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E3 2017 Opens Doors to the Public

The Entertainment Software Association has announced some exciting news – this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo will finally open its doors to the public.

There will be 15,000 consumer tickets up for sale beginning February 13th, for $150 a pop via the early-bird discount, followed by a standard price of $250. Tickets will get you access to the show floor, panels, and more.

E3 2017 goes down from June 13th to June 15th.

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9 comments
  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    February 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Interesting move. This could deteriorate the quality of the audience during the presentations, but the couldn’t be much worse than some of the journos.

  2. Espio419
    Espio419
    February 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Maybe now we can finally get people that actually know how to play video games on the demos.

  3. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 8, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Of course, now that E3 isn’t that big a deal anymore and no one really cares.
    It’s not like it used to be; now it’s just a bunch of publicly accessible demos and commercial presentations for stuff we already knew was coming, that will be posted online 2 hours after the fact anyways. Anything REALLY good will still be under lock and key like always.
    I’ve seriously never known anyone who really wanted to go, who couldn’t get in one way or another. But I guess this is one way for them to recoup some money and try to sucker in the SDCC crowd.

  4. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 8, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Only an idiot would pay 150 smackeroonis toward something that died about a decade ago.

  5. sanic
    sanic
    February 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    interesting but I’ll just watch a stream.

  6. TehFineztJoker ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ?
    TehFineztJoker ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ?
    February 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Meh from what I heard, it isnt all that great especially with these past recent years. By the time you arrive a shit ton of gaming news has been leaked before it can be shown at E3. Also what took them this long to allow the public in? Other conventions have done so for quite a longtime now.

    Heh perhaps this time we’ll actually see videos of people who participated and are good at games unlike the media playing the E3 demos.

  7. Belfry
    Belfry
    February 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Again? They did that in the late 2000s then stopped because it was turning into more of a circus than it already was.

  8. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    February 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Okay, but can they please not release E3 trailers and reveals for everything the week leading up to it this year?

  9. Ace
    Ace
    February 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve been to E3 5 times and I heard that when it was opened to the public, people were literally shoulder to shoulder in many sections of the convention floor. Hopefully a 15,000 cap will alleviate that.