Unlike PAX or locally-based IndieCade, E3 was never really meant for gamers. After all, this video game mecca that glues salivating gamers around the world to their computers was technically an industry-only event. But this year, the video game convention is opening up the public with a limited number of consumer passes. Even if you don't manage to procure a badge, there are enough party tents, promo trucks and swag bags hanging around Figueroa to make a visit worthwhile—and once you've seen the gridlocked crowds and endless lines of the sensory overload inside, that might just be the best way to enjoy E3.
|Venue name:||Los Angeles Convention Center||Contact:|
1201 S Figeroa St
|Price:||Free for industry attendees; $150-$250 consumer pass|