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E for All is dead. Let's point and laugh

cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
Yep, that half-assed game expo that thought to cover up its deficiencies by being all xtreme and inviting legendary douchebag Fatalonety has closed its doors for good. The writing was on the wall since no game companies wanted to show up, but now it's official:
It appears that another trade show has closed its doors. According to Voodoo Extreme, IDG is shuttering the E3 alternative due to sparse attendance and the return of the larger E3 to Los Angeles. In a quote, IDG mentioned its plan to support E3 and thanked exhibitors for their support. "We want to thank all of our E for All partners for their support, and we encourage E for All exhibitors to participate in the E3 new event, which we believe will meet their needs as well as those of the industry at large. IDG World Expo is very pleased to be partnering with the ESA on E3 and continuing to play a central role in that important industry event. We look forward to furthering our contribution to the success of the video game community."

http://ds.ign.com/articles/923/923478p1.html

Anyone ever go to the thing and have happy memories to share, a la a happy wake? Or should we just pee on its grave and move on?

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    GnomeTankGnomeTank What the what? Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    PAX pretty much stabbed E For All in the balls this year. I doubt the return of the larger E3 is going to change much either, as PAX has pretty well seated itself as THE convention for gamers. It's oriented towards the final consumer, the gamer, while E3 has largely been a big media day that was hard for real gamers to get in to.

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    BehemothBehemoth Compulsive Seashell Collector Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    They were really trying to fill a niche that PAX already had. Maybe if they'd started at the same time as PAX they would have had more of a chance, but after it already has a huge audience? And then they tried to have it so close to PAX this year and actually had lower attendance than last year, it would have been sad to see it go on and continue to fail.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2008
    Was that the event some guy kept trying to shill at PAX one year?

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Was that the event some guy kept trying to shill at PAX one year?

    Yeah, he even got kicked out for it too for being an asshole I believe, I can't recall exactly though.

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    thepizzaelementalthepizzaelemental Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Was that the event some guy kept trying to shill at PAX one year?

    You mean the guy who was trying to pass around his little card like he was somebody important over there? Yeah, I think so. Also, they're the event that "Gabe" mentioned in a news post, regarding their "extreme" advertising campaign.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/2008/8/18/

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The rivalry between PAX and E for All was pretty goddamn funny. When E for All announced Fatalonety was coming, Gabe sent out a damn press release bragging that the guy wouldn't be at their show. "Seriously, if he shows up we won't let him in." That's fantastic.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I actually forgot there was an E for All this year until I saw this.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

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    TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

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    brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    A friend of mine went last year. He said it was okay.

    This doesn't surprise me at all.

    The stupid title alone was enough to let me know it wouldn't be around forever.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

    I'll admit, "E for All" sounds more like a rave than a videogame con.

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    BasticleBasticle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    please tell me I'm not the only one whos never heard of this thing.

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    TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

    I'll admit, "E for All" sounds more like a rave than a videogame con.

    Don't get me wrong, it sounds like a con...

    A con with drugs.

    Though I guess now it'd be more of an ex-con.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

    I'll admit, "E for All" sounds more like a rave than a videogame con.

    Indeed.

    It's a mario-style mushroom tin thing, though. :P

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    This little guy.

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    TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    yalborap wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

    I'll admit, "E for All" sounds more like a rave than a videogame con.

    Indeed.

    It's a mario-style mushroom tin thing, though. :P

    2928029938_251dbd48ce.jpg
    This little guy.

    Damn.

    That's pretty awesome.

    Now I wish I'd gone to E for All and gotten candy.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    If I wanted one of those, there's a videogame store in Montréal that sells them.
    I wouldn't even need to fly all the way to E for All.

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'd rather have a mushroom.

    You know... the GOOD kind.

    Yeaaaaaaaaah...

    *turns on Pink Floyd's Meddle*

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    minigunwielderminigunwielder __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    The rivalry between PAX and E for All was pretty goddamn funny. When E for All announced Fatalonety was coming, Gabe sent out a damn press release bragging that the guy wouldn't be at their show. "Seriously, if he shows up we won't let him in." That's fantastic.

    PAX:Sticking it to The Man.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The Man needs it stickied to him every once in a while.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I went to last years E-for-All, it wasn't terrible considering it was the first year of a brand new gaming con, I'd say going was absolutely worth it with the hundreds of dollars of swag I got coupled with free access. Oh and Fata1ity was quite cordial when I met him there, he may be a huge asshole, but just saying I at least didn't have a problem with him. Thanks to his staff I got a free graphics card.

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    GnomeTankGnomeTank What the what? Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I don't think him being, or not being, an asshole is the problem. I think it's the fake ass celebrity they try and make him out to be. He's not that famous, and most of us think what he does for a living is kind of silly. I mean, more power to him or whatever, for be able to play Quake and make a ton of money....but that doesn't make him some kind of draw to a convention. The emphasis E For All put on him being there, as if it was Tom Cruise coming to your indy movie festival, is what the funny came from.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    He's definitely good at his craft. The dude was there, and while I didn't meet him or anything, he had some serious skill. Christ, he had this ridiculous 'Quake hero' keytar thing and was still kicking ass left and right. While being double-teamed.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Pretty much. That and the fact that he spells his name with a one. It's a scientific fact that 97.2 percent of people who insert random numbers into their name are douchebags.

    ....wait, he has a staff? What the hell?

    Edit: That was directed at Gnometank.

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Fatalonety

    Now I get it! I seriously thought that was some kind of Italian name. "Fatta-low-nett-ee." I'm so using that in a novel.

    Yah, Fatal1ty is ... who's that again, and why is he known? He played Quake really well? Shit, I can beat Super Mario Bros. 2 playing with the controller behind my back, can I get an endorsement, Miyamoto?

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Not enough sharks.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

    I'll admit, "E for All" sounds more like a rave than a videogame con.

    Indeed.

    It's a mario-style mushroom tin thing, though. :P

    2928029938_251dbd48ce.jpg
    This little guy.

    Damn.

    That's pretty awesome.

    Now I wish I'd gone to E for All and gotten candy.

    Oh, we sell those in my store for like 1.99$.. we've got a bunch in the back because there's no good place to put them up front.

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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

    I'll admit, "E for All" sounds more like a rave than a videogame con.

    Indeed.

    It's a mario-style mushroom tin thing, though. :P

    2928029938_251dbd48ce.jpg
    This little guy.

    Damn.

    That's pretty awesome.

    Now I wish I'd gone to E for All and gotten candy.

    I have candy if you want, Its in my van..why dont you come on over~. 8-)

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    I actually went.

    ...There were like two games that weren't already released.

    On the plus side, I got to get up on a makeshift stage and play rock band in front of people as an impromptu band. And I got a mushroom filled with candy.

    Perhaps after eating the mushroom you thought it was filled with candy but given where you were...

    I'll admit, "E for All" sounds more like a rave than a videogame con.

    Indeed.

    It's a mario-style mushroom tin thing, though. :P

    2928029938_251dbd48ce.jpg
    This little guy.

    Damn.

    That's pretty awesome.

    Now I wish I'd gone to E for All and gotten candy.

    Oh, we sell those in my store for like 1.99$.. we've got a bunch in the back because there's no good place to put them up front.

    Next to the hookas, but behind the one-hitters.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Fawst wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Fatalonety

    Now I get it! I seriously thought that was some kind of Italian name. "Fatta-low-nett-ee." I'm so using that in a novel.

    Yah, Fatal1ty is ... who's that again, and why is he known? He played Quake really well? Shit, I can beat Super Mario Bros. 2 playing with the controller behind my back, can I get an endorsement, Miyamoto?

    Was it Fatalonety who said that console games were kid's toys for kids?
    EDIT: Doesn't seem like it, from what I read on interviews.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    Fawst wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Fatalonety

    Now I get it! I seriously thought that was some kind of Italian name. "Fatta-low-nett-ee." I'm so using that in a novel.

    Yah, Fatal1ty is ... who's that again, and why is he known? He played Quake really well? Shit, I can beat Super Mario Bros. 2 playing with the controller behind my back, can I get an endorsement, Miyamoto?

    Was it Fatalonety who said that console games were kid's toys for kids?
    EDIT: Doesn't seem like it, from what I read on interviews.

    No, that was the TIME article he wrote in praise of Miyamoto and Nintendo for the Wii, but yet somehow saying that the Wii was for his grandma and little kids.


    Or something.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Fawst wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Fatalonety

    Now I get it! I seriously thought that was some kind of Italian name. "Fatta-low-nett-ee." I'm so using that in a novel.

    Yah, Fatal1ty is ... who's that again, and why is he known? He played Quake really well? Shit, I can beat Super Mario Bros. 2 playing with the controller behind my back, can I get an endorsement, Miyamoto?

    Was it Fatalonety who said that console games were kid's toys for kids?
    EDIT: Doesn't seem like it, from what I read on interviews.

    No, that was the TIME article he wrote in praise of Miyamoto and Nintendo for the Wii, but yet somehow saying that the Wii was for his grandma and little kids.


    Or something.

    TIME should have fined him for wasting their time and asked someone actually important to rewrite the article.

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    TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Eventually age and carpal tunnel will take it's toll, there's no retirement plan for playing twitch shooters. So he made a smart move by pimping his nickname out to marketing companies.

    Save the hate for the douchebags who come up with these marketing schemes. Like the organizer who thought that a successful convention would just coalesce around a single gaming faux-celebrity appearance.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm surprised support for the event dropped so quickly; it seemed off to a good start the first year with Super Smash Bros. Brawl being playable for the first time there, alongside Super Mario Galaxy, if memory serves.

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    DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I really want one of those mushroom tins.

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    Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Somebody who mocked Gamer Grub met the guy who created it at E For All and then felt really guilty about having been a dick, because the Gamer Grub guy apparently was really nice.

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    MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Gamer Grub?

    Maybe its cos Im Australian but what the?

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    Mei HikariMei Hikari Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    MrIamMe wrote: »
    Gamer Grub?

    Maybe its cos Im Australian but what the?

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Somebody who mocked Gamer Grub met the guy who created it at E For All and then felt really guilty about having been a dick, because the Gamer Grub guy apparently was really nice.

    Yeah, but nice people make me want to spare them a snowball of embarrassment, and let them know how stupid their ideas might be.



    Plus, I get impatient and need to seem them squirm.

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    BehemothBehemoth Compulsive Seashell Collector Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Dubh wrote: »
    Somebody who mocked Gamer Grub met the guy who created it at E For All and then felt really guilty about having been a dick, because the Gamer Grub guy apparently was really nice.

    Yeah, but nice people make me want to spare them a snowball of embarrassment, and let them know how stupid their ideas might be.



    Plus, I get impatient and need to seem them squirm.

    IIRC, they decided to drop the stupid names and just sell them under less ridiculous ones.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It was dead before it was alive. Isn't this technically like some sort of funky abortion / still-born baby?

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