This year is the ninth time I have personally gone to cover the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Better known as E3, this is the only place to be every year in May. Each year, journalists, developers, publishers, and gamers who manage to sneak in, go to LA to see what is new in the gaming industry. It is at E3 where we see new titles in development, hear major announcements, see wars between the “Big Three” console manufacturers, and it is our job at CVGames to cover all of this and deliver it to you in an easy to read format. The task of covering E3 is not at all easy, but we promise to work our butts off to deliver you the coverage you seek. This year with our new layout and format, I think you will find our coverage is easier to follow than before.
I was extremely disappointed in last years E3. The industry was in a transition year and there just wasn’t anything very exciting to see or play. While the promises of the Nintendo Revolution, now known as the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 were all nice to hear about, the show just lacked anything special. In fact, it was the most disappointing E3 I have ever attended. This year will not be the same. For the first time in a very long time, we will see a true battle between all three console manufacturers. The “Big Three” will be out in full force and should put on an incredible show. On top of that--we should finally see some true “Next Generation” software for these new consoles. But who will take the huge risks and be declared the winner at the show? Can Nintendo win with a much weaker console but more innovative controller? Will Sony continue to dominate the industry with PS3? Can Microsoft continue their push to be the market leader? On top of that, will the Nintendo DS still have better software than the PSP or will developers finally embrace the new handheld with the software its 16X9 screen deserves?
Many years ago, before CVGames was dynamic, we had a difficult time providing you coverage. Since few websites used a database back then, our job was very hard. However, now that the Internet has matured, it has given us the ability to sort data and filter it. Three years ago, we launched a new E3 section that has been copied by several other gaming sites. However, this year we have modified it to make it a bit simpler. Instead of separating our E3 coverage into Pre-E3, E3, and Post-E3 sections, we now have an E3 News section, E3 Previews section, and E3 Editorials section that will include all of Pre-E3, E3, and Post-E3 stories. We hope you find this layout to be helpful in reading the information you are seeking about the show. You can access our E3 section by clicking on the links on our menu navigation bar from the right side of the screen. In addition to this, you can click on the Feature Article starting Monday or just go to e3.cvgames.com. After E3 2006, this link will be modified to be e32006.cvgames.com.
Here is the list of writers we have covering E3 from the show floor:
Kaleb Rutherford, Editor & Publisher
Emily Rutherford, Assistant Editor
Andrew Thivyanathan, Content Editor
Ryan Schaefer, Content Editor
Andrew Bruck, Contributing Editor
In addition to these writers, we have several other staff members who are covering the show from the “home office.” We all are looking forward to delivering you the excellent E3 coverage you have come to expect from us. Please be sure to keep coming back to our E3 section as we will be updating it often throughout the week of E3. We also are planning to continue our coverage until the end of June. This will ensure we can get you as many previews as possible.
This year also is the start of a new partnership with Digital Entertainment News. Former CVGames writer Daniel “Monk” Pelfrey has teamed up with us at CVGames to share content and help cover the show together. We will be utilizing his team to cover areas of the show we did not have time to see. The result of this is Digital Entertainment News content from E3 will appear on CVGames. Likewise, our E3 content will appear on Digital Entertainment News. We hope to continue working together in the months ahead after E3. Who knows what the future holds for this new partnership. Perhaps it will even lead to the formation of an all-new gaming network…
Thanks for reading and get ready–-the fun is just about to start! CVG is your ticket to the best E3 2006 has to offer!