Electronic Entertainment Expo

Will the public save E3?

Will the public save E3?


The decision to make 15,000 tickets available to the public for E3 2017 was met with groans from some members of the press, who can already envision the sweaty masses swarming the convention halls and forming lines that'll make last year's Nintendo booth for Zelda look accessible by comparison. You know what? No problem. Let them in!

Yes, inviting 15,000 consumers into one of the year's biggest video game trade shows will make life challenging for the people who descend upon Los Angeles in June to work. But the E3 show isn't the biggest dog in the yard anymore; not with PAX and even Gamescom drawing attention from publishers and...