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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Radio Die View Post
    Why not have a public E3 type of convention that IS open to the public? God forbid the gaming industry get some actual press that doesn't involve random acts of teenage violence or some member of Congress trying to make a name for themself.
    Actually, the people that used to run E3 left that group and started a new show called "E for All". It will be at the LA Convention Center this October, but they're still having a hard time getting the videogame companies to agree to spend money on the show and get a booth.

    Basically, E3 as it was in the past would cost companies anywhere from $1 million to $15 million. We spent $3 million on our booth last year. The smaller companies couldn't compete and get the same exposure that the larger companies got, so they didn't get the same bang for their buck. The show was downsized to a more fiscally responsible show - we only spent $300,000 this year. But at the same time, it went from being a multi-faceted show (PR, Sales, Product Development) to a show solely about PR. None of the major retailers came to the show this year.

    My boss is trying to get our CEO and other top Executives to agree to pay $100,000 or $150,000 to have a booth at E for All. Right now, the mindset is "no" - it's all about dollars and cents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drum4Pigs View Post
    Actually, the people that used to run E3 left that group and started a new show called "E for All". It will be at the LA Convention Center this October, but they're still having a hard time getting the videogame companies to agree to spend money on the show and get a booth.

    Basically, E3 as it was in the past would cost companies anywhere from $1 million to $15 million. We spent $3 million on our booth last year. The smaller companies couldn't compete and get the same exposure that the larger companies got, so they didn't get the same bang for their buck. The show was downsized to a more fiscally responsible show - we only spent $300,000 this year. But at the same time, it went from being a multi-faceted show (PR, Sales, Product Development) to a show solely about PR. None of the major retailers came to the show this year.

    My boss is trying to get our CEO and other top Executives to agree to pay $100,000 or $150,000 to have a booth at E for All. Right now, the mindset is "no" - it's all about dollars and cents...
    3 million vs $450,000 for the same thing and your CEO won't do it. Weird

    E for All seems like a cool concept. I bet your boss is waiting for other companies to bite first.

    http://www.eforallexpo.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    3 million vs $450,000 for the same thing and your CEO won't do it. Weird

    E for All seems like a cool concept. I bet your boss is waiting for other companies to bite first.

    http://www.eforallexpo.com/
    Yeah, when we were first approached by E for All 6 months ago, we weren't going to think about it until competitors like EA signed on the dotted line first. Now it's just a matter of $$$. The $150,000 spent on this show will buy us a ton of TV coverage, not to mention the word-of-mouth of the consumers.

    By the way, I have to go down to San Diego next week for Comic-Con. We'll have a booth there with playable versions of our games that aren't out yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drum4Pigs View Post
    Yeah, when we were first approached by E for All 6 months ago, we weren't going to think about it until competitors like EA signed on the dotted line first. Now it's just a matter of $$$. The $150,000 spent on this show will buy us a ton of TV coverage, not to mention the word-of-mouth of the consumers.

    By the way, I have to go down to San Diego next week for Comic-Con. We'll have a booth there with playable versions of our games that aren't out yet.
    You have anything to do with Stuntman: Ignition? I tried the demo last night and it was really good.

    I'm not sure it is good enough to buy for $60 but it is a good rental. Looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    You have anything to do with Stuntman: Ignition? I tried the demo last night and it was really good.

    I'm not sure it is good enough to buy for $60 but it is a good rental. Looking forward to it.
    I'm not working on Stuntman, but the game is really fun - a coordinator in my department couldn't stop playing it, and had to keep getting new builds to play as they became available.

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    I'm not working on Stuntman, but the game is really fun - a coordinator in my department couldn't stop playing it, and had to keep getting new builds to play as they became available.
    I always forget you work at THQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drum4Pigs View Post
    I'm not working on Stuntman, but the game is really fun - a coordinator in my department couldn't stop playing it, and had to keep getting new builds to play as they became available.
    Can you find out if the game has force feedback support with the wireless wheel? I can't find yeah or neigh anywhere on the internets.

    It is okay if you can't say though.

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