May 3, 2000

The Gist of E3

With E3 just a week away now, the E3 coverage has started to pop up all over the place. Yesterday, our old friend Geoff Keighley at Gameslice posted his latest "The Gist of it" list, and in it, he talks about several issues related to E3, one of which is our decision regarding Duke Nukem Forever and this year's E3 show.

E3 is just over a week away, but news has already trickled down that two big 3D shooters, Duke Nukem Forever and Team Fortress 2 will not be on display at the show. While some will no doubt equate this news to near-blasphemy on the part of developers like 3D Realms and Valve, I predicted this very trend two years ago in an editorial on E3 (read it here). In that editorial, which received a lot of positive feedback from developers, I questioned the real use of an E3 demo, especially when developing such a demo can stall a project 6-8 weeks....... .....While we know Duke Forever and TF2 won't be at the show, it will be interesting to see if any other big-name games don't make it to E3 this year.

Geoff has a lot more to say about E3, including his remarks about the (oh so relevant) keynote speech at the convention, so head over to Gameslice today and check it out!

Posted by Joe Siegler on May 3, 2000 at 1:30 PM | Permalink
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