Neoseeker : News : Count 2K out at E3 2013, developer plans to show games through other means
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Drogo Baggins Apr 26, 13
Interesting.

I wonder if this is going to become more of a trend. I imagine revealing games through the internet or smaller conventions is cheaper and more practical in terms of time constraints and whatnot, so it wouldn't surprise me if developers and publishers started dropping out of conventions in favor of things like that.

Though E3 is still a pretty big deal so I may just be overreacting, but it's just a thought.
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BlackScythe Apr 26, 13
Well realistically.most people come out of E3 having spent a ton of money without much to show for it. Only a few games get a lot of attention, and from my own view the hype those few games get tends to die pretty quickly due to a severe lack of new info that follows E3.

For all but the biggest of games their main way of getting attention will be articles at game sites and magazines. All of which can be done without spending any money at E3 just to get overshadowed by other presentations.

I think if E3 was more open to the public it might be a different story... but currently these are merely my own uneducated thoughts.
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Duncan Idaho Apr 26, 13
i see they are taking nintendo's approach, very intresting.
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Dilweedle Apr 27, 13
I actually prefer this, E3 hasn't been fun to watch since they closed it to the public.
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ambing1 Apr 28, 13
E3 seems to be still a good place to show wares off but 2K must have an equally or more interesting option to consider.
I don't think it will hurt their products, especially the NBA 2K series. 2K is solid, well-established developer with a good track record so skipping E3 will be nothing.
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Mishtram Apr 29, 13
E3 kind of carries with it some structural limitations, doesn't it? There have been a lot of situations where things rushed to meet deadlines, regardless of if it was a convention, some PR event or going gold itself, has massively screwed over the game's development, or the timeline for the promotion of the game. Getting out of E3 seems to provide a lot more ability to maneuver, for me at least, since you don't prep for E3 so much as you prep your releases for when it works for you.

Plus, honestly, the last E3 I cared fully about was 2006 and you kind of get the feeling a lot of folks are the same. Maybe it's better to wait for E3 to pass over, to wait for all the news to calm down, and then be the only thing hitting the news for gaming a month or two later.
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