Geoff Keighley is skipping E3

Yuntu

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Nov 7, 2019
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Keighley could probably pull off his own E3 if he asked publishers. But honestly we don't need one centralized event. Of course its exciting but whats the purpose of it at this point.
 

Hawk269

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Oct 26, 2017
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Has no effect on me. I don't like Geoff all that much as far as how presents things and never been a fan. As long as Giant Bomb still has their Sofa interviews all is good with me. Really love Jeff G. interviews and always look forward to them, especially his interviews yearly with Phil Spencer.
 

AR Starts

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Oct 25, 2017
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Geoff has a competing product with TGA. Every industry has big trade shows. E3 is a big moment each year for the industry and Q2 timing is critical. If E3 dies something will take its place.
 

Ketch

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Oct 25, 2017
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Now if Giant Bomb declines to go I’ll literally have no reason to care about E3
 

Prime2

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I look forward to when it dies and nothing takes its spot and people complain about the lack of news and big event.
 

night814

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Oct 29, 2017
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I also think it’s funny this forum loved E3 but all of a sudden E3 isn’t good.
Well something big did change the past year, they did reveal a bunch of people's personal info and announced that the next e3 was going to feature celebrity and influencers which to me is the absolute last thing I want to see. It's not like people are turning on e3 just because Sony is skipping or Nintendo hasn't done a live press conference there in yeaes., They've actually done things that merit people disregarding the show.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I look forward to when it dies and nothing takes its spot and people complain about the lack of news and big event.
We'll just get twitter announcements or out of nowhere dropped trailers. We reaaaaaaaally don't need the big spectacle of revealing anymore.
I mean you still have Directs. If everyone does them I feel as tho people would be okay with that. Sure it's not the all in one E3 holiday but yeah.
Direct-style conferences are way better because they're much more focused, better paced and cut alot of the stupid fat in conferences. I embrace the transition to Directs instead of actual conferences.
 

ducktape

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I also think it’s funny this forum loved E3 but all of a sudden E3 isn’t good.
Because E3 actually was good a few years ago, and now they’re rebranding it into nothing more than a fan festival for “influencers” and celebrities. I get what you’re doing, but people are allowed to call out bullshit when they see it, you know. E3 is dead.
 

LabRat

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Mar 16, 2018
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maybe gamescom will take over and get all the big reveals now. games still have to be revealed somewhere right. not only first party games but lots of third party games.
 

Viale

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's kind of funny. The other stuff was pretty telling of what was to come (ea and Sony bowing out), but Geoff bailing is legit what is making me realize e3 is dying and won't be around much longer if this keeps pace.
 

Smokey

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not really surprising considering Sony bailed, and Geoff doesn't have the same energy or excitement towards anybody else.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Because E3 actually was good a few years ago, and now they’re rebranding it into nothing more than a fan festival for “influencers” and celebrities. I get what you’re doing.
Let's not forget this

And their completely trash response to it.
 

Zombine

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How awkward is it going to be when people find out that most influencers have no stage presence and rely on heavy editing and dozens upon dozens of takes to even sound mildly competent. Shit is going to be so lame.