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E3 Returns to Convention Center

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Last year, to the chagrin of thousands of gamers nationwide, the LA-based Electronic Entertainment Expo (popularly known as E3) was massively scaled down to exclude the public in what was widely considered one of the biggest industry flops of the year. While the gaming masses were offered an alternative convention in October called E for All, industry professionals (specifically press) were none too pleased with the scattered layout of the show. While a majority of companies exhibited at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, several other high profile companies had private suites at various hotels around town. You could imagine trying to make an appointment in Beverly Hills just 20 minutes after hanging out at the beach. Luckily however, the annual event returns to the LA Convention Center this year in July, even though the public still will not be granted access. I guess we'll just have to wait until October to see the next Bioshock teaser.

Previously: LAist's coverage of last year's E for All