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E3 2013
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanE3 2013
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Time Out says

For years, E3 was never really meant for consumers. This video game mecca that glues salivating gamers around the world to their computers was technically an industry-only event for hands-on coverage for upcoming games and business meetings.

But a couple of years ago, the annual L.A. Convention Center event began offering a limited number of consumer passes. (Coincidentally or not, this coincided with some of the industry’s biggest publishers, including Microsoft and Sony, pulling out of the event.) Now, after a pandemic pause, it seems like that’ll be the case going forward: ReedPop, which is known for producing consumer-facing events like PAX and Star Wars Celebration, will come on board as a partner for the June 2023 in-person edition of E3.

All that said, even if you don’t buy a badge, expect 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.

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