E3 2012: Backstage Pass: Confessions of an E3 virgin
What really happens behind the dazzle
by Nicholas Capozzoli
©2012 Nicholas Capozzoli
A lot of work in games journalism is undertaken on a part-time basis, and I’m no exception.
I’ll confess I’m relatively new to the industry, with barely half a year of writing about it to my name.
So when OXCGN offered me the chance to be part of the live coverage team for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), I was surprised, and flattered.
Needless to say, I hadn’t expected such an opportunity so early into my writing career.
I knew right away that I wanted to share the day-to-day of the experience, somehow. A journal of the trip seemed like a good idea.
The plan is also to use E3 as a chance to get a feel for the industry, which is probably a bit like trying to gain an understanding of fluid dynamics by hurling yourself off Niagara Falls.
Also, your swimming experience begins and ends with having once seen the movie Splash. So yeah, there’s a 64% chance that I won’t survive past day 1.
I ended up experiencing the underside of L.A., the glitz and outrageousness, the celebrities and parties, and all the madness of the show.
And even a bit about games too.
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