[MA-SOC] Important: If You Are a Gamer You Must Read This - Not Spam

Alain-Christian mynamebackwards at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 14:58:19 EDT 2008


Personally I feel GDC should be the last place to "open up" to the
general public. There are plenty of open events throughout the year.
Perhaps write a letter to 1up/EGM asking for a list of such events.
One might already exist.

On 10/23/08, Sean Su <sean.su at sean.su> wrote:
> Have you guys been to the last E3 anyway? It totally sucked. They chose
> those decisions for economic reasons. Finally the Game Developer Conference
> was much better, open that one why don't you?
>
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Rob Kohr <kohrtoons at me.com> wrote:
>
>> Every industry needs their own professional conferences.  While I feel
>> that
>> E3 could be open to the public I fear that if it does it will dilute the
>> offerings into more of a fan fest than an actual professional conference.
>>  Case in point, animation festivals have a very different feel than anime
>> festivals, even ones that feature asian animation.  The key difference is
>> the use of a market place. The animation festivals are more about the art
>> of
>> the film and meeting the directors and creators of the shows.  E3 could
>> also
>> be made public but it would need to keep a level of professionalism and
>> not
>> descend into a market place.
>>
>> Rob Kohr [animator]
>> :: kohrtoons.com ::
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 09:58AM, "Alain-Christian" <
>> mynamebackwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >Online petitions are garbage and pointless. Of course, I didn't follow
>> >the link and for all I know actual letters get sent out. Though if the
>> >link was petitiononline then what I'm saying rings true.
>> >
>> >Why not go to PAX instead? E3 was NEVER open to the public.
>> >
>> >On 10/23/08, Michael TheZorch Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> My group, Zorch Central, an online group of amateur writers and video
>> >> game fans is sponsoring a petition demanding E3 2009 and future E3
>> >> events to be opened to the public.
>> >>
>> >> The main point of the argument is that opening E3 to the public makes
>> >> good business sense, not only for the electronic entertainment industry
>> >> but to the local economy of the city hosting the event.  The money that
>> >> would come in due to the tourism which a public E3 show would attract
>> >> cannot be ignored.  At the same time, its is the buying public whom the
>> >> electronic entertainment industry must impress not the media.  It is
>> >> not
>> >> the press who pay their bills and buy their games keeping them in
>> >> business but "you", me and everyone else who buys their products and
>> >> services.  It is for this reason that the North American International
>> >> Auto Show is a public event and just one day is media only.
>> >>
>> >> E3 could be the Leipzig (the world's largest "public" video game trade
>> >> show held in Germany) and Tokyo Game Show of the United States, a
>> >> premier event that would attract attendees and companies from around
>> >> the
>> >> world, and contribute to improving our lagging economy by promoting
>> >> tourism.  Anything else is a disgrace for the electronic entertainment
>> >> industry and sends a message to the buying public that the ESA
>> >> (Entertainment Software Association) doesn't care about their
>> >> customers.  That's not the kind of message they should be sending right
>> >> now as our economy is in such a downturn.
>> >>
>> >> Here is the petition URL, I urge everyone to please sign it.
>> >> http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/opene3/
>> >>
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