|E3 Booth Babes Take A Hike|
|Posted by: AceBHound on Jul 8th, 2007 9:03 PM|
|Looks like the E3 organizers have had enough of the multi-million dollar exhibits and near naked booth babes. To the dismay of many video gamers, this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (renamed the E3 Media & Business Summit) will be booth babe-less in order to bring the event back to its intended purpose -- making connections with industry leaders.
After last year's expo, organizers decided it had become too big for its own good. With more than 60,000 people cramming into the Los Angeles Convention Center, there was a feeling that the needs of no one — be it the media, retailers or video game publishers — were being addressed particularly well.
"It had gotten out of control and needed to die," said Mike Wilson, chief executive of Austin, Texas-based game publisher Gamecock. "It was hot, techno was blasting everywhere, there was no place to sit and the microwave cheeseburgers were $8. It just wasn't pleasant."
Cheer up, there's always E for All for the general video game consumer to look forward to, tho word is each booth will be ESRB rated.. just kidding!