This week is E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Needless to say, folks are very excitited
about this show, because this is where all of the big names in the business do their best to get everyone just jaw-droppingly pumped about their latest product. In some cases, all it takes is to say "we're [name of company
] and we've got a new product. Thanks for your support." Of course, with all of the hype being thrown around like beads at Mardi Gras, a lot of consumers would dearly love to be in the thick of things, just absorbing all of the pronouncements as they come out. But E3 is a tradeshow and they won't let just anybody come in to see the lavish multi-media displays, displays costing large amounts of money, displays that were (let's be honest) meant to be seen. Oh no. Only folks in the industry can attend. Everyone from the CEO at Nintendo to the lowliest cleark at EBgames get the honor of a free ticket to the exhibit hall. Oh, and the media of course. But no minors. Okay, maybe a few, but no pets. Oh, who are we kidding...
By the way, I will not be attending the E3 show this year as I'm too busy finishing my current game. Fortunately, we've arranged to get the actor who shares the name of the Mayor of Quahog, Adam West
, to spread the word at E3. It should be (dare I say it) freakin' sweet.