That's similar to how I feel as well. Every year for many years now I free up my schedule for several days, stock up on beer and food, make bets with my family, discuss what we've seen afterwards. I don't cherish the idea of it dissapearing at all. If the L.A. Convention Center has to go together with the show-floor - so be it, but can we at least have all the big players come out with what they've got at the same time? I personally don't care about Sony having their thing one month, then someone else two weeks later, then some one else another month. For me it won't be nearly as exciting or entertaining. I like what Nintendo does. Have a presentation and then have days to actually show the games. Ubisoft has a conference and then also showcase their games for days. And it's all on the same dates, just different hours. If E3 (not an ESA run event) is gone is gone, I'll just loose one of my favorite holidays. And yes, for me, E3 is a holiday.I contend E3 isn't FOR the press, or the industry devs and analysts. I understand that is its roots but to me, E3 is for us fans at this point. For people who are lucky enough to be able to go and for forum goers who are really passionate about the industry. I hate the idea of getting rid of it. It's a mecca of gaming. It's a celebration. I want everybody to be at the party as a fan. For people like Mat, for devs that are stressed, it's a job. I get it, they'd like to be able to skip. But, again, it isn't for them.
I will be sad to see E3 go, if it eventually comes to that.
Microsoft does Inside Xbox to drop minor stuff once a month but they clearly prefer to rally around E3 and X0 for the big announcements.
1PM PST is the stock market close time, and at times companies may hold an announcement till then to control the market reactions a bit.
Because it's nothing and the less we talk about Manabyte the better.
Nope but without the hype of their conference I'll just check in on a forum like this one and watch the specific trailers from the games I want to see.