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The E3 2016 floor plans are up

Zen_Arcade

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That is an obscene amount of floor space for 1 game. I don't see how any game could ever justify that, even Zelda.

And Take-Two taking that prestigious spot for Red Dead to be front and center.
The justification is that if you forfeit your floor space at E3 someone else can come in and grab it the next year.

If they keep the floor space this year and eat the cost they still get first dibs on that large area for the future. If they don't someone can swoop in, take it, and Nintendo will have to pick from a bunch of much smaller booths.
 

Imperfected

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I mean, it's pretty obvious Nintendo's retaining their floor space because of booking requirements and not because they really thought Zelda needed all of it, but as long as their confidence in it is justified they shouldn't have too much trouble using that space with just Zelda.

These convention spaces tend to be pretty disgustingly crowded, with lines often getting snaked around in stupid ways and even getting capped/cut because of fire codes. No one's going to complain about having a little room to breathe while they're playing.
 

ClayKavalier

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E3 is completely closed to the public right? I thought it was press only but the College Games Competition seems odd if that's the case.

I started a job about a month ago that's a couple blocks away from the convention center, it'd be fun to walk through on my lunch break.
 

Dreamwriter

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All of that floor space for one Nintendo game...
Don't forget, Nintendo is suggesting that the media set aside 90 minutes for the two demos. If each person is going to be taking up a station for 90 minutes, then they need a whole ton of stations to be able to let as many people as possible do the demo. That's the reason for all that space - normally Nintendo limits play at one station to 15 minutes at the most to keep people moving.

E3 is completely closed to the public right? I thought it was press only but the College Games Competition seems odd if that's the case.

I started a job about a month ago that's a couple blocks away from the convention center, it'd be fun to walk through on my lunch break.
Well, technically you can buy a ticket for like $900, though they keep that quiet. And I think they've already stopped selling badges anyways. But it wouldn't be a waste to head out there on your lunch break, there's always stuff going on in the parking lot around the center (that's free for everyone), and you can walk in the front doors to check things out inside (you don't need a badge until you go through a second set of doors in the back).
 

Drazgul

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What do people think the odds are of us getting a new Elder Scrolls game announced (not a card game or any other such bullshittery)? Seems like Bethesda has some good floor space.

I'm guessing not this year. I remember Todd Howard mentioning in an interview how well the Fallout 4 reveal turned out and how they'll likely keep doing a similar short span between reveal and release in the future - TES VI coming out in 2017 already seems very unlikely.

Then again, that's a big space. Hope dies last. :p
 

Camarasketch

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Now that I think about it...Nintendo needs room for the Treehouse area, so I guess that will be part of the space shown there.
 
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The floor plans are now available on the E3 Insider site as well: http://www.e3insider.com/mapexperience

 

Simo

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Take Two/2K announced what's going on with their booth and how they're transforming the entrance to South Hall..
This year we’re bringing the streets of New Bordeaux to #2KE3 – in every sense of the word. We’re transforming the entrance to the E3 South Hall into a little slice of southern hospitality.

If you’re at E3, here’s a taste of what awaits when the show opens at the 2K booth (South Hall #1601):
  • Discover your fortune with tarot card and palm readings from genuine mediums;
  • Enjoy live soul music from 4-6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday;
  • Catch a glimpse of your favorite 60’s TV programs at the Empire Electric storefront;
  • Document your time in New Bordeaux by snapping photos at our retro photo booth!
  • Outside the convention center, we’re serving up some down-home cooking: alligator tenders and jambalaya.
  • Heck, you might even catch a jazz funeral procession if you’re lucky.
https://blog.2k.com/news/2k-brings-mafia-iii-experience-and-more-to-la-for-2ke3-2016