Shooting E3 2014: photos from the show floor

Monday, 9th June 2014 04:14 GMT By Matt Martin

We took photos of E3 2014 being set up and got shouted at by security guards. Have a look and get hyped.

E3 is great but there are these rules that you have to follow and it’s a pain in the ass sometimes. As the show isn’t open yet security don’t let you take photos inside the venue, even though banners and art is already in place and as press you’re required to go inside to pick up your badge.

If you give the press access to the lobbies they’re going to take photographs of anything they can. That’s what they do – snap pictures and put them on the internet.


The West Hall is swamped by Sony. There’s no Microsoft-sized equivalent on the outside of the L.A. Convention Center building.


Elite: Dangerous. This is where your Kickstarter money is going (or the money from that $150 beta).


What’s in the Payday 2 boxes? Scary clown masks? High-powered assault rifles?


These Lords of the Fallen window banners look cool when the L.A. sun shines through them, giving them a stained-glass window effect.


Batman: Arkham Knight is everywhere you look. Inside and outside the convention centre, WB has spent some serious cash.


There’s loads of Mortal Kombat X banners too but only with this fairly basic Scorpion art.


It took us a while to remember what this even is. We suspect this won’t be winning much in the Game of the Show awards.


A security guard tried to make me delete this photo of an inflatable thing for Sunset: Overdrive like I was breaking an actual law or something. I didn’t, because I’m a REBEL.

On to the next page for more photographic anarchy…



  1. Obernox

    Wow, that stained glass of Lords of the Fallen is badass.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. The_Red

    What’s up with MKX banners?
    WB has clearly spent a ton of money to get so many of them and yet they really are just the basic Scorpion artworks as Matt says. Hell, the “Who’s Next” banners are even worse with lack of any MK dragon logo or character.

    Why pay for so many duplicate and lame banners (And I’m saying this as a huge fan of MK and someone who’s super hyped for MKX).

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    This made me laugh half a dozen times. Worth the price of Matt’s plane fare already.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. jonnymelamet

    The venue looks awesome.

    Also, I am liking the breaking news banner at the top of the page.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. 4G

    I want to know that [REDACTED] was. When will we hear about [REDACTED]? Y u do dis?! T_T

    #5 6 months ago

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