E3 Opens Itself Up To The Public – Sort Of

Many gamers out there have the same dream: to some day attend E3 to see all of the upcoming video games. The main obstacle for many is that the show is not open to the public. It’s for industry partners and media only.

This year, the ESA (the folks who organize E3 every year) is hosting a new event called E3 Live. It will take place just a few blocks away from the L.A. Convention Center (E3 show floor) at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. This free event will begin on Tuesday, June 14 at 5 p.m. PT and run all three days of the show. On both Wednesday and Thursday it will open at Noon.

You will need a ticket to get in, of which you can register for one on their site. The ticket will give you a five-hour window to enjoy free demos, including the opportunity to try out some VR entertainment. In addition to game demos, there will be live entertainment, meet and greets with industry personalities, and exclusive merchandise for sale.

As of this writing there aren’t any details as to which game demos to expect at this event. No matter, it could be a fun and exciting time to check out some of the latest gaming technology. This won’t be the same as getting to attend E3 proper, but it’s a nice free event – one that I’d attend if I lived in the area.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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