VG247 podcast: Why E3 should be a consumer and trade event in Las Vegas

Monday, 21st July 2008 12:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

E3′s provided enough drama in the past week to last the American games industry a lifetime, and the criticism is both heavy and relentless in the aftermath. Is the show relevant any more? Is there even a point in trying to change it? We sat down with editor Tom Bramwell and talked over the issues surrounding the event. Sorry for the sound quality. If you want us to do this again we’ll buy a couple of microphones, or something.



  1. yupyup

    Sounds a bit like one of those dodgy recordings on a Trevor MacDonald expose.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Tom didn’t know I was recording it, obv.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Were you eating the mic?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    I have no idea what the background noise is. The mic was just sat in front of us. I’ll sort it out for the next one. If we do one.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. scratchy69

    What it lacks in professional polish it more than makes up for with MANLY SWEARING.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Keep listening, they wrestle at one point.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    That’s right, scratchy. I’m from the street. I’m so real it’s amazing.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Syrok

    More of this, please.

    “Do you think the casual stuff is a!?”

    Brilliant! \°/

    #8 7 years ago
  9. mart

    Kinda needs a download link to be a podcast innit. GIVE ME ONE.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. patlike

    Heh. OK, I’ll try to make it sound like it’s not in a cement mixer next time.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. patlike

    Turn it on if you want, mart.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    Maybe you could go for a bustling city street for background noise next time. Mix it up a little.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. patlike

    Honestly, we were just sitting in a quiet room. I should probably have researched it a bit. Or at all.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Yeah, sitting in a quiet room is a good idea. A better idea is having the mic in the quiet room with you.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Psychotext


    #15 7 years ago
  16. patlike

    It was in front of my face. It’s not my fault digital recording can’t cope with the relentless sexiness of my voice.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    There was clearly far too much testosterone in the room.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. patlike

    Must be it. The microphone was swooning.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. morriss

    no one tells me anything any more :) i’ll download it once i get the internet again.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. El_MUERkO

    put it in the biggest exhibition hall in vegas

    let the punters in

    bring back the babes

    else leipzig will kill it

    #20 7 years ago
  21. patlike

    There’s so much exhibition space in Las Vegas. They could do anything there. And it’s all self-contained by the Strip. And there are a million hotels. LA’s just a joke. They need to do something.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. El_MUERkO

    sackboy knows the score

    #22 7 years ago
  23. wz

    it’s \o/

    #23 7 years ago
  24. morriss

    Funny how Tom said that in order for MS to come up with a new killer app MS would need to spend so much time, money etc., and then who knows if they’d come up with something or not.

    “Funny why, morriss?” Because it’s ‘exactly’, and I mean ‘exactly!’ what I wrote in that MS-madals to rival Trophies story.

    Almost to the word.

    Great minds, I reckon. ;)

    #24 7 years ago
  25. Mugwum

    I never have any idea what I’m saying when I do this sort of thing. One Life Left is the same. If I’m even remotely coherent it’s a complete accident.

    Morriss: ““Funny why, morriss?” Because it’s ‘exactly’, and I mean ‘exactly!’ what I wrote in that MS-madals to rival Trophies story.”

    Obviously I steal everything I write and say. I’m probably stealing this comment. That said, it’s a pretty self-evident truth of Microsoft’s failure to get casual to work, so it might be that. Although since I can barely remember what I said, let’s go with your analysis.

    #25 7 years ago
  26. morriss

    it was just a joke, mate. I found it a bit uncanny is all. I never implied you steal everything you say either. It’s just we said exactly the same thing almost to the word.

    #26 7 years ago

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