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A Day in The DigitalLife 5

Roger Helgeson at eToyChest has up a multi-part look at this past weekend's DigitalLife Summit. A consumer games event thrown by Ziff Davis, his write-ups include general impressions from the hall, and commentary on the public's perspective of the gaming world. From the article: "My assumption was verified when I arrived Saturday afternoon. The same booths existed with the same games and gadgetry, but the show floor was now jam packed with people. Now, there were lines almost everywhere. The PlayStation 3 and HD-DVD areas reminded me of Nintendo's deathtrap Wii booth back at E3, with people lined up in square perimeters. There were also more shows and public speeches and, it seemed, more contests. Additionally, the tournament I had previously attempted to qualify for was now filled to the brim with potential contestants. This time around, family-oriented gadgets were being promoted in full force, especially mobile phone and camera/camcorder technology. There was no spot on the main concourse in which someone would be out of earshot of one of the various camcorder booths. Additionally, there was much more swag on Saturday than on Thursday, though 'much more' didn't really amount to that much: a few extra pens, Verizon was handing out a few game packs on CD, and so forth."
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A Day in The DigitalLife

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  • Maybe all conferences will open up to the public and grow in size. I know if I wanted to go to E3 I could and in fact I've been to the CES show many times and quite frankly I'm not in the industry. If these kind of events were just geared to the public in the first place it would make a lot more sense.
  • The same booths existed with the same games and gadgetry, but the show floor was now jam packed with people. Now, there were lines almost everywhere. The PlayStation 3 and HD-DVD areas reminded me of Nintendo's deathtrap Wii booth back at E3, with people lined up in square perimeters.


    Translation: People want a public version of E3, even if its a E3-lite version. Long lines cannot stop them. If you host it, they will come.

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