Rumour – $6 million E3 Acti party to feature Gaga, strippers, Jane’s Addiction

Sunday, 13th June 2010 17:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Seriously. Like, seriously.

If the current round of LA chatter turns out to be true, tomorrow’s Activision “preview” event at the Staples Center is going to be both unmissable and ridiculous.

VG247 has been told that the party, which has cost $6 million, will “definitely” feature both Usher and Jane’s Addiction, as well as a mystery headline act – both Lady Gaga and Beyonce have been mentioned in the past 24 hours.

So has Eminem.

Not all. The event is actually taking place in the Staples Center. Not in an outside part of it. It’s in the actual auditorium. Why? Well, it’d be tough to have the LA Philharmonic Orchestra squashed into one of the outdoor bars. And how could you lower down a skate ramp while Tony Hawk is skating on it into anything but the home of the LA Lakers?

Think that’s mental? Apparently Activision has recruited the world’s “best strippers” for the party, and will have the ladies doing their thing at every corner of the crowd.

If you’re now thinking it might be a good time to try for a ticket, tough lines. The event is strictly invite-only, and all requests are non-transferable.

Are we going? Of course we are. It starts at 9.00pm PST tomorrow night.



  1. The Hindle

    Wow shame thier games are shit though. Giggety Giggety at Beyonce go on Pat show your stuff :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Joe Anderson

    Sounds awesome, pictures or it never hapenned :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Speechless. XD

    #3 5 years ago
  4. humanfish

    IW bonus cash is coming in handy for Activision then.
    Remember Pat, look but don’t touch. Your working let’s not forget.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Patrick Garratt looks like is going to have some fun xD

    But seriously, i expect something like this:

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    WOW!! They know how to flash their cash :P

    Now acti give us some original and good games >_>

    @5- oh god i remember that, oh god! O_O

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Enkeixpress

    … Is she trying to pull her head off? :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. scratchy69

    Sega drinks on Sunset still sounds more fun.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The_Red

    Hmmm… I’d rather they spend that money one a game that’s actually good. I don’t know but last time I checked, they were milking their franchises so hard, you’d think they were going bankrupt or something.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Bulk Slash

    Will these be the kind of strippers that will let you snort coke off their arses after the show for the right price?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight


    That was until they hit the gold mine COD and merged with Blizzard.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. humanfish

    @10 Is there another kind of stripper? lol Anything goes for the ‘right price’

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Uncontested

    Ah the decadence of activision.. This is how you know they are out of touch with gamers. No gamer I know gives a sh!t about lady gag.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DeSpiritusBellum

    There’s a huge disconnect in those rumors though. Jane’s Addiction and Usher are both over-the-hill acts who can’t be charging very much for their shows compared to actual moneymakers – Mixing them with one of the biggest guns around? Doesn’t really add up in my book.

    Either way, six million for a showcase in these financial times is pretty outrageous, even for Actiblizz.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Kysshin

    Looks like they’re compensating for something…sort of like saying : ”we have no good games but the best strippers in the world.”

    #15 5 years ago
  16. dirigiblebill

    /fond memories of certain God of War 2 gigs

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Bulk Slash


    Is that the one where they sacrificed a virgin and drank the blood of a goat?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. dirigiblebill

    Yeah, something like that :)

    Maybe Bobby Kotick will sacrifice Gaga at the Acti do. Maybe he’ll eat her liver with some fava beans, and a nice chianti.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. justiceblob

    ‘No gamer I know gives a sh!t about lady gag’
    I love Lady gaga, she is something a bit fresh in the the world of pop music. *Waits for all of the ‘rock is for ral gamers’ comments

    #19 5 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    i kinda like lady gaga too tbh =/

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Aimless

    It doesn’t really matter if the people commenting here like Lady Gaga or not, they aren’t invited. Those who are invited are games journalists who’ll bang on about how great the party was, Activision’s investors who will react well to being plied with bombast and various gradations of celebrities that’ll catch the eye of the general entertainment press.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Galactic_Barret

    Yeah, GaGa is awesome. The reason you don’t know anyone who likes her is because you haven’t asked. I won’t go around praising her, but she is a beast, in the best possible ways.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Coheno

    Image damage management!?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. frostquake

    No wonder their games are Shizen they spend all their money on strippers!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk


    #25 5 years ago

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