E for All Pricing Information Revealed to All

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Last month, magazine publisher and E for All Expo organizer IDG announced that Nintendo would be the premier sponsor of its upcoming consumer-level gaming event. This weekend, the company announced ticket pricing information for the event, which runs from October 18-21 and will be open to all members of the public. Starting June, prospective attendees may purchase tickets for October 18-19 for $45, October 20-21 for $65, or October 18-21 for $90. On site-pricing for the three tiers respectively is $50, $75, and $110.

IDG claims that its event allows the public "unprecedented access to the video game industry," presumably referring to those members of the public who have not created websites for the purpose of attending E3 in the past. The company has high hopes for the breadth of its customer base, claiming that those who should attend include "consumers..., media, software developers, buyers and retailers, programmers, distributors, entertainment industry representatives, financiers and venture capitalists, importers and exporters, manufacturers, resellers, researchers, educators, financial and industry analysts."

Along with demo kiosks of recently released and upcoming games, the event will feature tournaments, a Video Games Live concert performance, and the Into the Pixel game-inspired art exhibit.

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    April 2, 2007 11:17 AM

    I'm scared. The smell of just those working in the industry (and the countless EB and Gamestop flunkies) was unbearable enough in the convention halls at E3; soap is apparently not big among a lot of people in the field. When you start letting every gamer with $90 in the door you are gonna have BO the likes of which the world has never seen...

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      April 2, 2007 11:32 AM

      Yeah this thing is pretty much going to be an odor holocaust.

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        April 2, 2007 11:37 AM

        And don't forget, there will also likely be hordes of wild, rampaging, snot-nosed little brats running around since it's open to kids too.

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          April 2, 2007 11:57 AM

          Do people really have 75 bucks a pop to blow on taking their family to an expo like this?

          And I'm sure the organizers reserve the right to kick you out if you're not controlling your under 13s.

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            April 2, 2007 12:21 PM

            If they're willing to spend $600 to get Timmy a PS3, I'm sure they'll find $75 to get them into the show

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          April 2, 2007 12:56 PM

          Kids are going to be there now too?

          Fuck.

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          April 2, 2007 1:30 PM

          The majority of the people there are going to be the little punks who bitched and complained about not going to E3...despite it being primarily an INDUSTRY event.

          I may got for one day just to check it out...but the ticket prices they are charging are outrageous.

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            April 2, 2007 2:54 PM

            GDC ticket prices are outrageous =[

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              April 2, 2007 2:57 PM

              I've never gone but I hear they are...but at least with GDC you can get something out of it with the conferences, keynotes, workshops, etc.

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                April 2, 2007 3:17 PM

                It's awesome, but the most 'regular' pass is still at least $900. Even more if you wait too long. The pass that gets you into pretty much everything is like $1200 if you buy super early, closer to $1800 if you wait till the last day.

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                  April 2, 2007 3:21 PM

                  Well by th en just pray that if your company wants you to go that they will reimburse you of those costs...or you can save up for it. :-)

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          April 2, 2007 2:07 PM

          Hah, it's not like you didn't get those at E3 either!

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            April 2, 2007 2:37 PM

            Umm...actually I started going to E3 in 1999 and went continuously through last year (2006.)

            I went first as a student (I went to an art school) and now I work in the industry.

            So yea...shows what you know.

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      April 2, 2007 12:31 PM

      If you say soap to half of the people there, they will all start quoting Samuel L Jackson.

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      April 2, 2007 4:04 PM

      is the smell really that bad?

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        April 2, 2007 7:38 PM

        It's worse because on top of the smell, these same people are basement dwelling mouth breathers with no concept of the phrases "excuse me", "pardon me", or eye contact as they shove their way through the hall.

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          April 3, 2007 1:31 AM

          Bingo!

          If there was anything I HATED about E3 it was the assholes who would bring these ginormous bags to the show floor and just push their way through.

          These were also usually assholes in suits who had this smug attitude that they were somehow "above" you.

          Regardless of what the industry is...if you wear a suit...chances are you already are (or will become) an asshole.

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      April 2, 2007 4:11 PM

      In some areas it was but I never really thought it was THAT bad to be honest.

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