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E3 2009 is over but you can still review our coverage from the show floor. See exclusive images direct from the 2009 E3 Expo. Take a unique and revealing look inside the big show.

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Protesters Hit E3

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Great news! The floor plans for the 2009 E3 Expo have been revealed! Now you can get an early sneak peak at biggest show in gaming history! The 2009 Show appears to be the largest and most robust show in recent memory. Exhibitors have used every square inch of the Los Angeles Convention Center.  After seeing this we are even more excited for the upcoming mega event! E3 2009 is sure to be the biggest event in gaming history!

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E3 Expo 2009 T-Shirt Contest

Submit your best T-shirt design for a chance to win an interview
with the ESA!

This is your chance to be part of E3 Expo 2009! Design and create a T-shirt that you think describes what E3 Expo 2009 is all about!

Please read all rules and regulations carefully, as failure to follow them could disqualify your entry.

Design Guidelines
  • Your design should be appropriate for the back of a white T-shirt and include the words "E3 Expo 2009."
  • Promotion begins 12:00 AM EDT on May 6, 2009. All designs must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EDT on May 14, 2009 in order to be considered.
  • Your design must be original and should not contain any copyright material.
Design Specifications
  • To enter, send an email attaching your logo design in JPEG format (no more than 50 MB) to esa@theesa.com with subject line “E3 Expo T-Shirt Contest”.
  • One (1) winning design will be selected from the eligible Design Entries by a jury committee based on the following criteria: creativity (40%); representation of themes and spirit of the E3 Expo event (40%); and incorporation of the words E3 Expo 2009 (20%).
  • The contest winner will be notified by phone or email on May 15, 2009.
Submission Agreement
  • You must be 21 years or older to submit.
  • The winner will receive twenty-five T-shirts containing the winning design, and a print interview with ESA staff.
  • The ESA reserves the right to make adjustments to the winning design.
  • These and other rules are further explained in the legal rules and regulations here.
  • By submitting you are agreeing to all contest rules.

Charles Phoenix's Disney Land Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

Well known Los Angeles celebrity Charles Phoenix takes you on a tour of historic downtown Los Angeles. Along the way he points out many odd and unusual similarities between the design of Downtown LA and the layout of Disney Land.

Entertainment Software Association announces 2009 E3 Expo

Los Angeles to Host Video Game Industry Event in June

Washington, DC - October 22, 2008 - The 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will take place from June 2-4, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. The expanded E3 will welcome all qualified computer and video game industry audiences, including international and U.S.-based media, analysts, retailers, developers and business partners to preview the latest in interactive entertainment and technology.

"Video games are the fastest growing and most compelling sector of the entertainment industry. And, this upgraded event will reflect the growth, innovation and excitement of our industry," said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA, which represents US computer and video game publishers and organizes the annual event. "The breadth, scope and quality of the changes made to the show will make E3 the must-attend event of the year."

"The E3 Expo will be the pre-eminent North American gaming show next year. The new, larger event is better for industry leaders and for serious gamers," commented John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts.

After conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, ESA officials stated changes were necessary to better meet the needs of both exhibitors and attendees these changes include increased booth sizes, increased qualified audiences, and an intensified focus on reinforcing the high-octane growth, innovation, and captivating entertainment that are driving the computer and video game industry.

"The video game business will be twice as big in 2009 as it was in 2006 when we had the last real E3 Expo - so get ready for some fireworks!" said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft North America. "The changes made will ensure that the 2009 E3 Expo conveys the best of what makes us proud as entertainment leaders."

ESA also said IDG World Expo, whose principals have operated E3 since its inception in 1995, will produce the event with the ESA.

The event will be open to ESA members and non-members alike. Organizers noted they are expanding the list of companies eligible to participate. Companies involved in console, PC, online, and mobile game publishing and developing, qualified business partners, as well as makers of video game hardware and peripherals can exhibit.

Additional details, including registration, hotel and travel accommodations, and media credentialing, will be forthcoming in the next few weeks and will be available at www.E3Expo.com

About E3 ExpoTM

E3 Expo is the world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.e3expo.com or www.theesa.com.

About the ESA

The Entertainment Software Association is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. The ESA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, owning the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), business and consumer research, federal and state government relations, First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts. For more information, please visit www.theESA.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All® (E For All®), E3 Media & Business Summit, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data CenterTM (NGDCTM) and REVEAL Los Angeles... The Fashion & Design EventTM. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.



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