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Sony ignoring E for All


The point of E for All was to provide gaming to the masses, replacing the mega E3 of yore. However, it doesn't look like E for All will come anywhere close to the comprehensiveness of a traditional E3 show. The biggest absence in the upcoming consumer show? Sony. Sony Computer Entertainment America corporate communications spokesperson Kimberly Otzman told FiringSquad: "At this point in time we don't have any plans to participate in the E for All Expo."

In addition to Sony, other noteworthy publishers opting out of the show include Sony Online Entertainment, NCSoft, Sega and Capcom. Although Nintendo is planning a presence at the program, it doesn't appear rival console manufacturer Microsoft has plans to attend either. With so many noteworthy publishers absent, will E for All really fulfill the E3 niche that gamers are so hungry for? Most likely not.

[Via Joystiq]

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1. I just don't get it...

Posted at 10:09PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by Justin

2. me neither

Posted at 10:32PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by ekbigpimping

3. Yeah, most likely not. Who the hell is gonna go to that?

Posted at 10:33PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by John

4. E for all sounds like some bullshit.

Posted at 10:51PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by Popfrogs

5. I just hope Sony is saving the big guns for TGS.

And i mean they better have some BIG ones.

Posted at 10:52PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by Justin

6. :(

Posted at 11:04PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by Dreadhead541

7. I think sony should have shown up, it would be a great chance to scope out "indy games" for PSN and to show off some of the new PSN downloadable titles. I think Sony knows that if they don't blow everyone away with there conferences at these conventions people will start raggin' on them, and with all the announcements from E3 and GC, and TGS just around the corner, there's little to talk about.

Posted at 1:51AM on Aug 24th 2007 by Random1448

8. E For All sounds to me like whomever was in charge of E3 decided to split up E3 into two different forums to try to squeeze more money out of the companies and consumers.

Posted at 7:38AM on Aug 24th 2007 by Andir3.0

9. That kinda sucks. I wonder why everybody is bowing out of the E for All thing? No one is really paying attention to PAX, either.
And Nintendo isn't going to be at the TGS, I believe.

It kinda makes me think they miscalculated how big E for All would actually be.
...which is a shame, because I was really hoping for some big SSBB news.

Posted at 11:51AM on Aug 24th 2007 by samfish

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