Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is the world's largest trade event exclusively dedicated to showcasing interactive entertainment and educational software and related products. The industry's annual focal point, E3 draws tens of thousands of industry professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. The industry's most influential people leading the most innovative companies come to this event to showcase groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems and the Internet. Show attendees also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of learning workshops and conferences focused on the specific interests and educational needs of professionals in the interactive entertainment business. New products expected to be announced at the 2010 E3 include Microsoft's Kinect gesture-recognition accessory for the Xbox 360, a new, smaller Xbox 360, Sony's Move motion controller for the PS2 and the Nintendo 3DS.
Note: E3 is a trade event and is not open to the general public.
For more details, view the E3 site.
California Extreme 2010 - Hyatt Regency Hotel - Santa Clara, California
California Extreme is the classic arcade games show. In a nutshell, it's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties once found in game arcades. It's two days that celebrate this exceptional entertainment medium, featuring tournaments, speakers, parts vendors, and an opportunity to play games you may have not seen for years. All the games on display are set for free play. The 2010 show takes place July 17 and 18 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.
See the California Extreme Web site for more details.
Classic Gaming Expo 2K10 - Tropicana Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada
Classic Gaming Expo enters its eleventh year as the world's largest event paying tribute to the people, systems and games of yesteryear. This year's event will be the biggest and best ever, with lots of surprises to be announced as the show draws near. The Classic Gaming Expo features dealers, game industry pioneers, keynote speeches, gaming contests, a museum, a swap meet, and more. The 2010 show is being held at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino (I'm talkin' Vegas, baby!) on July 31st and August 1st.
For more info, take a gander at the CGE Web site. (Yeah, Vegas, baby!)
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) - Washington State Convention & Trade Center - Seattle, Washington
PAX 2010 is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we've got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the weekend-long Omegathon event, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content, the best part of PAX is meeting with other people who know their stuff when it comes to games.
For more information, visit the PAX Web site.
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