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All-Digital E3 Was A Mess

Another E3 has come and gone. This year’s multi-day commercial for upcoming video games sure…happened. Was it terribly exciting? No, not that we were expecting it to be. Was it downright terrible? Also no. But in failing to find its footing on an all-digital stage, E3 2021 ended up being a showcase for the many different ways that cramming a bunch of announcements into one week doesn’t really make sense anymore. On this week’s Splitscreen, we discuss what went wrong.Ash Parrish, John Walker (Fahey was sick, so we called in his British replacement), and I begin the episode on a…

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We’re Not Expecting Much From This Year’s E3

Somehow it’s June again, which means it’s almost time for E3 to start—and also, depending on who you ask (Sony, Sega, Blizzard), it’s already started. Still though, this must mean that several volcano bursts of white-hot excitement are just around the corner, right? You’d think, but after the year we just made it through, you might be better off tempering your expectations. On this week’s Splitscreen, we make maybe the most tepid E3 predictions ever.To kick off this week’s E3 pre-interlude (pronounced “printerlude”) episode, Ash Parrish, Mike Fahey, and I prepare for this year’s weird E3 by going down a…

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E3 Fan Registration Opens Up Next Week

Following a year off as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, E3 will return next month as an all-digital event. It’s free—despite what some earlier reports suggested—but you’ll still have to register if you want access to what passes as a show floor at an online event without an actual show floor. Registration will kick off in various phases, the Entertainment Software Association announced in a press release today. On May 31, industry professionals and “creators/influencers” will be able to sign up. On June 3, registration opens up to everyone. You can sign up right here.Signing up gives you the…

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It’s Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12

Following the cancelation of 2020's event due to covid-19, and much rumor and speculation regarding this year’s iteration of what was once the most important video game trade show in the world, the Entertainment Software Association today announces E3 2021, a free all-digital event running June 12 through 15. Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media are already slated to participate. The good news is everybody gets to go to E3 this year for free. The other good news is nobody needs to fly across the country or around the world to participate in…

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E3 2021’s Live Show Has Been Cancelled According To LA Tourism Documents

Shocking nobody, it seems there won’t be a big, physical live E3 event this year in Los Angeles. As spotted by Resetera user Rösti and reported by Twinfinite, newly filed documents from the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Commission appear to list E3 2021's live show as cancelled.Earlier this month, it was reported that the Entertainment Software Association was planning to hold E3 2021 completely digitally. This new document, part of a larger 84-page PowerPoint slideshow intended for a March meeting of the board, seems to confirm that an all-digital E3 2021 is indeed happening. In the document,…