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E3 Needs Fanboys

July 25th, 2008 by Derrick Schommer · 7 Comments

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It’s official, E3 would be a lively show if they packed a few fanboys into the press events to cheer on their favorite brands. As Microsoft’s Peter Moore said it, “let’s invite the community. With the right planning, involving our biggest fans in E3 would bring back some of the raw passion the event has lost.” (kotaku)

The offhand comment may not go as unnoticed as those the rest of the blogging community have been making. It seems most “normal gamers” are telling the industry E3 needs more fans to liven the show, but it’s going to take “top executive” like Peter Moore and others to make it a reality.

Imagine going to a rock concern where all the fans are critics waiting to see your performance, stoned faced and unexcited. Obviously your show is going to be a little limp in comparison than a stage full of crazy fans excited to hear anything at all from you.

We’re not saying to bring in 100,000 ravaging fans, we’re just asking for a few rows of excited fanboys to help cheer everyone on. The show would be less flat if you knew you were going on stage to present information you’re fans have been waiting to hear.

E3 doesn’t have to be another Woodstock nor does it have to be an staged audition with critics waiting for you to screw up.

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  • 1 EDITORIAL: E3 Needs Fanboys | Game Stooge // Jul 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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  • 2 Jonah FalconNo Gravatar // Jul 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    The problem with just a few is that you’re basically seeding or hiring people to cheer. It’s one or the other, Derrick.

  • 3 Derrick SchommerNo Gravatar // Jul 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Not even close. Why so binary? You only think in black and white?

    You can open the doors to fans with a limited allocated number of tickets, make them pay like a concert to get in, you _absolutely_ have options besides black and white. Anyone that says otherwise isn’t thinking out of the box.

  • 4 Jonah FalconNo Gravatar // Jul 27, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    No, seriously.

    “Let’s bring in a few people to cheer for us, so it doesn’t seem so stuffy.”

    Oooooooookay.

  • 5 Derrick SchommerNo Gravatar // Jul 27, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    I’m not here to argue as you’ve already decide your opinion, I just believe your opinion is wrong.

  • 6 Jonah FalconNo Gravatar // Jul 27, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    LOL I’m just saying you can’t manufacture spontaneity. Either you open it to the public or you don’t.

  • 7 Derrick SchommerNo Gravatar // Jul 27, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Okay, I’ll try again:

    “You can open the doors to fans with a limited allocated number of tickets, make them pay like a concert to get in, you _absolutely_ have options besides black and white. Anyone that says otherwise isn’t thinking out of the box.”

    That’s open to the public, with limited number of tickets.

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