So this year, 2023, was supposed to be the first in person E3 since the pandemic came and swept us all away into the shores of time. People have been saying E3 is dead for as long as I can remember but it's finally feeling true. Despite this, E3 had an incredible impact on the industry and was the best way to spread word of mouth for new games, especially in the early days of the internet. I would pour over gaming magazines detailing new reveals from the show. The hype associated with E3 announcements is a gaming tradition that carries on today at other, similar shows and events.
I thought this might be a good time to go back and remember some of the good, the bad, and the memes of E3 and some of those legendary reveals.