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E3 Expo 2010:
MEDIA BLOW OUT

The 2010 E3 Expo is over but you can still get a glimpse inside the show with our amazing media blow out. See hundreds of images from the show floor and watch videos of the hottest games at E3. It's all just a click away!

The Best of E3 2010

Exclusive Game Videos

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The Best of E3 2010:
Our Picks for the Best Products and Software

Now that the dust has settled and the convention center has grown quiet we take the time to pick our favorite products and software from the 2010 E3 Expo. There are many big surprises on our list. Plus we have a few "best of" catagories you won't find on any other web site. We covered the show like no one else. We're sure you'll enjoy our picks of the best of E3 2010.

The Best of E3 2010

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Leonard Nimoy gets a Video Game Arcade Token from DigThatBox.com

Earlier today we attended a demo of a new game called Yoostar 2: Movie Karaoke. Now here is the best part... Not only did we get to see an early preview of this fantastic new software but the demo was hosted by none other than television and movie star Leonard Nimoy! And we were on hand to give him a very special gift!

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E3 2010 ARCADE TOKEN GIVE-AWAY!!!

Token Tuesday is here! DigThatBox.com announces a massive arcade token give-away in honor of the 2010 E3 Expo™.

To celebrate this historic event we will be handing out over 5000 custom Arcade Tokens created especially for this show. We will also be giving away 500 tokens to our loyal online readers. Click the link to see how you can get your hands on a piece of E3 history!

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E3 MEMORIES:
NOW ONLINE

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The staff from DigThatBox.com shares their favorite moments from past shows. Share the fun, witness a revolution, get up close and personal with Lara Croft, and get a big sweaty hug from Mr. T! Its all part of the glory and the mayhem of the e3 expo. You'll quickly see why we consider it the real greatest show on earth!

MR T SHARES THE LOVE

TOMB RAIDER MODEL VIDEO

THE NINTENDO REVOLUTION

SO MANY MILES

NINTENDO.COM TO HOST LIVE VIDEO OF NINTENDO'S E3 PRESENTATION

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Are you excited to hear all the news from Nintendo's E3 Presentation but can't make it to Los Angeles? Nintendo.com has you covered. The website is setting up a special portal for fans around the world to watch full start-to-finish video coverage of the event.

Nintendo's E3 Presentation will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 15. Just visit e3.nintendo.com to get a front-row seat to all of Nintendo's announcements.

For more information about Nintendo, please visit
www.nintendo.com.

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E3 2010 Exhibitor List Revealed

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The exhibitor list for the 2010 E3 expo has now been posted online. The list is filled with over 120 developers, publishers, and other industry related exhibitors. The list contains the biggest names in the video game industry. E3 2010 is promising to be a massive show. Inside sources expect major announcements from all the big 3 players, including Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. It appears the entire video game industry will be on hand to witness this historic event.

Last year the 2009 E3 Expo gave the industry a much needed shot in the arm during a period of major economic uncertainty. The hype generated by the show was an engine that drove video game sales for months after the event.  This once again proves how important the E3 Expo is to the survival of the video game industry. With a healthy roster of major exhibitors the 2010 show will continue to develop the industry in many positive ways. It will foster artistic development, create valuable business relationships, and encourage the growth of the video game media.

Be sure to check out the list online.

http://www.e3expo.com/exhibitors/92/exhibitor-list/

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E3 2010 Registration Now Online!
Show Dates: June 15th to June 17th

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The madness begins! Registration for the 2010 E3 Expo is now online. Video game fans everywhere have begun the countdown to the greatest show on earth. Last year the E3 Expo returned to its roots. The show was a massive carnival of sights and sounds. All of the major industry players were on hand.  It was an expo filled with fun, excitement, and big surprises. 

The 2009 Expo was a major success.  It gave the video game industry a serious boost in a year filled with economic uncertainty. This once again proved the vital importance of the E3 Expo.  This year event organizers promise the 2010 Expo will be twice as big as the 2009 show! So get your registration in early as things are sure to fill up fast.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

REVIEW OUR COVERAGE OF THE 2009 E3 EXPO

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Big Zelda Surprise Planned for E3 2010

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Recently the Official Nintendo Magazine scored an exclusive interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. Aonuma tells ONM to "expect  [zelda related] surprises at e3 2010." This is when Nintendo is expected  to reveal the next chapter in the legendary saga. Rumors state the new game will be a complete over-haul of the Zelda series. The game will use Nintendo's popular Wii Motion+ technology. It may also include a radical departure from the typical Legend of Zelda gameplay structure. Devoted fans of the series await the big annoucement with baited anticipation. Its yet another reason why the entire world will be watching the 2010 e3 expo.

The full interview will be published on December 18th in the pages of The Official Nintendo Magazine. Until then stay tuned as we count the days until the e3 2010.

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Official E3 Expo T-Shirts Available Online

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eCompanyStuff.com has some outstanding e3 expo t-shirts in stock on their official site.

Its no secret that a 3rd of my wardrobe comes from the Official e3 Expo Merchandise Store. The store is run by the nice folks at CompanyStuff.com. Not only do they cover e3, but they also provide merchandise for the illustrious Mac World Expo. Their products are top notch. Over I the years I have purchased 100s of items from the store. I have actually purchased something every year for the past 10 years. Each year as we approach the e3 I look forward to seeing the new selection of merchandise. Although prices are very reasonable, can't escape without spending at least $300. There's just that much good stuff.  So be sure to hit the link and check out the merch that is currently available on-line. We'll keep you posted as new items arrive in the coming weeks and months.

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Sixty- Eight Percent of U.S Households Play Computer or Video Games

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June 2, 2009 - Los Angeles - Sixty-eight percent of American households play computer or video games, according to new research from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. The number of households playing games increased three percent over 2008, illustrating the expanding use of entertainment software across all demographics. The ESA released these findings as part of its Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry 2009 report during the E3 Expo, the computer and video game industry’s annual trade show.

“This is the new golden age of entertainment software. Our products are now being enjoyed by over two-thirds of Americans,” said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA. “As the findings of the 2009 Essential Facts illustrate, more and more Americans across all demographics are now embracing the interactive entertainment experience that computer and video games provide.” Other findings of the survey include:

  • Forty-two percent of American homes have a video game console;
  • Adult gamers have been playing for 12 years on average, a decrease from 2008, an indication that more Americans are picking up video game controllers for the first time;
  • The average game player is 35 years old;
  • Seventy-seven percent of parents believe that the parental controls available in all recent video game consoles are useful;
  • Almost half of all games sold (45 percent) are rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board; and, Forty-three percent of online game players are female.

In addition, the report includes statistics about the high level of parental involvement in video game play. Sixty-three percent of parents who have children under 18 with a gaming console in the home believe games are a positive part of their children’s lives. Those parents are present when games are purchased or rented 92 percent of the time and report always or sometimes monitoring the games their children play 91 percent of the time.

The research for Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry 2009 was conducted by Ipsos MediaCT and is the most in-depth and targeted survey of its kind, gathering data from almost 1,200 nationally representative households that have been identified as owning either or both a video game console or a personal computer used to run entertainment software.

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 E3 Expo, business and consumer research, federal and state government relations, First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts. For more information, please visit www.theESA.com.

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The ESA Announces 2010 E3 Expo Dates:
     June 15th to 17th

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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today closed the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) and announced that the 2010 E3 Expo will take place from June 15-17, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Over the course of the 2009 E3 Expo, more than 41,000 attendees from 78 countries viewed hundreds of new products and developments from 216 exhibitors. 

The 2009 E3 Expo was designed to better meet the needs of exhibitors and attendees by focusing on value, while maintaining the excitement and energy that fuels the $22 billion U.S. marketplace for computer and video game entertainment.

“We are pleased that this year’s E3 Expo was so successful for our members and exhibitors in terms of sales, business development and profile-building,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers and owns the E3 Expo. “E3 Expo is truly the world stage and spotlight that the interactive entertainment industry has earned as a leader in entertainment. We are looking forward to building on this great momentum for 2010.”

"The E3 Expo has returned as the premiere annual destination for the global games industry," said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. "The excitement the show generates and the ability for us to showcase our portfolio to a worldwide media, retail and consumer audience is an important business driver."

“The ESA has put on a great show for the game industry," said Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello. "E3 2009 reflected the vitality, innovation and global presence of a rapidly growing industry. I'm already looking forward to next year's event."

“Xbox 360 was pleased to be a part of a rejuvenated E3 this year and to see the interactive entertainment industry really shine and reach new audiences,” said Don Mattrick, senior vice president, Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business. “We look forward to being at E3 next year and continuing to redefine the future of home entertainment."

“This year’s E3 exceeded expectations and SouthPeak Games was proud to be a part of it,” commented Richard Iggo, vice president for marketing at SouthPeak Interactive Corporation. “For us, E3 is about building our brand, showcasing titles, and making the business connections necessary to deliver high-quality entertainment and we were able to accomplish all of that. This is once again the industry’s launchpad for computer and video game news.”

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.

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