Geeking Out at E3 2011

Loud. Bright. In your face. This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, was another huge show for the gaming industry to show off their upcoming videogame releases, and they pulled out all the stops to get you to pay attention to their giant booth displays.

I had a chance to walk through the chaos this year thanks to the Best Buy On team, and wow, was I glad I got to go and see the spectacle. I was there to provide a Geek Squad Agent (and regular geek) perspective on everything we saw, as well as roaming shutterbug for the team. You can see some of the photos I took on the Best Buy On E3 Flickr page.

Personally, I came away looking forward to more gaming titles that I expected, including Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City. Now I have to go clear some time on my calendar and start saving up for when they get released later this year.

I Survived 2010’s E3

This week thousands of game industry insiders (and a few outsiders) met in Los Angeles, California for the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Running from June 15th through the 17th, it was three days full of giant convention displays filled by equally giant videogame companies showing off both their latest releases, as well as upcoming game titles and hardware.

I was there in the middle of the gaming chaos to help with coverage for this month’s online issue of Best Buy On. Helping to cover the show with photos and articles meant a lot of running around the convention floor, which can be a lot of work, but it also meant I was pretty much guaranteed to see just about every part of the show floor. I even had a number of opportunities to stop and talk with the smaller companies who came with hopes of attracting new fans to their products, as well as see some “unique” hardware accessories that were shown along with the big show stoppers.

Even though it was my first time at E3, I had a blast, and can’t wait until next year. In the meantime, check out the rest of the Best Buy On E3 coverage.