Gaming Industry Getting Psyched up for E3 2009

Gaming Industry Getting Psyched up for E3 2009


The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is going to rock your gaming socks off!

E3, set to invade Los Angeles from Jun 2 nd to the 4 th , is bringing more than 150 of the video game industry’s biggest movers and shakers. This year promises to be the best E3 yet, with a return to the expanded-audience format dropped at last year’s event. The conference will be expertly covered by the crew here at Cheat Code Central, so even if you don’t qualify to attend, we’ll bring you all the best from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

If you’ve got the time or the interest, check out the official rigmarole below.

Press Release:

April 28, 2009 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced that nearly 150 leading-edge computer and video game companies purchased space to show off the most innovative and advanced computer entertainment at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) from June 2-4, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A full list of current exhibitors is located on www.E3expo.com. Produced by IDG World Expo, companies still interested in exhibiting at E3 Expo should contact the team at (877) 216-6264.

“We are incredibly pleased with the quickly growing list of exhibitors and overwhelming support for the E3 Expo. We anticipate a packed house and a full line-up of industry-driving news and unveilings that will continue to propel the computer entertainment industry’s growth through the year and particularly in the holiday season.” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA. The ESA is the trade association that represents the U.S. computer and video game publishers and owns the E3 Expo.

“Microsoft is gearing up for a big presence at E3 which will completely transform how people think about home entertainment,” said Don Mattrick, senior vice president for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “We’re excited about the momentum that is building in the industry in anticipation of our June 1st media briefing, which will kick off E3 in blockbuster style.”

“Nintendo has been a long time attendee of E3 and it has our full support,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO, Nintendo of America. “E3 brings a wide variety of key audiences into contact with products from many companies, including Nintendo. It’s the place where creativity is on display, and as a ‘sneak peak’ for our entire industry it helps generate excitement for gamers around the world.”

“Sony Computer Entertainment America is looking forward to another great showing at this year’s E3 Expo,” commented Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “The audience of North American-based and foreign media and key industry partners makes E3 Expo an ideal place for us to unveil the latest PlayStation news and products at our press event on June 2.”

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