The reasons why are numerous. For one, many believe that E3 influence and cultural relevance is slowly evaporating. Roughly 66,000 people attended the show last June, down from 69,000 the year prior. For comparison, Gamescom Europe largest fan festival and industry focused gaming convention has stood firm with roughly 370,000 attendees the past two years. E3 is still an exciting show with an unmatched selection of press conferences and video game reveals. But it an expensive place to exhibit,...

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