You heard it right! The Entertainment Software Association has announced that they are hosting E3 Live at the same time as the Electronic Entertainment Expo . Did i mention that its open to the public?
E3 Live will take place at L.A. Live, the entertainment, dining, and shopping district right across the street from the convention center that houses E3.
“The biggest event in video games is bringing gamers to the next level,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and chief executive officer of the ESA, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “We are excited to introduce E3 Live, an exciting, high-energy video game event that brings some of the best in video games directly to fans. E3 Live will give gamers the chance to test-drive exciting new games, interact with some of their favorite developers, and be among the first in the world to enjoy groundbreaking game experiences. For fans of video games, this will be an event like no other.”
E3 Live is not to be confused with the Electronic Entertainment Expo(E3). While the two events are pretty similar and will be hosted by the same company, you will not have access to the press conferences such as Sony and Xbox that will take place throughout the week. However, you will get to see and play some of the upcoming titles. With a little luck, you possibly could meet with some of the developers attending the conference.
Registration and cost to attend this event is absolutely free! It’s also limited. If you plan on attending, you better start clicking. You can register for the event here. Once the tickets are gone….well… they’re gone. Tickets are first come first served so if you are thinking of attending, you better think fast as this may very well become the second hottest ticket in town.
Attendees under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There may be material at E3 LIVE that is not intended for certain age groups. Attendees are encouraged to observe ESRB game ratings.