January 11, 2011

I’ve got a Golden Ticket, oh wait it’s a fake…

So with a new year brings a new E3 (Elec­tron­ic Enter­tain­ment Expo). As all gamers are aware its the place to see all the newest and upcom­ing games and projects from all the com­pa­nies in the busi­ness. Would­n’t it be awe­some to actu­al­ly be there though? That answer is yes. How­ev­er E3 is not open to the pub­lic. Only peo­ple who work in the indus­try or press can get access. So the peo­ple decid­ed to fight back in a way. Some of the sam­ller web­sites who were for­tu­nate enough to get one of these gold­en tick­ets decid­ed to sell them off. Some of these pass­es sold for as much as $700 and that’s hop­ing you did­n’t get a fake copy. E3 heard about the black mar­ket E3 pass trade and decid­ed to do some­thing about it. To do this instead of get­ting the actu­al pass in the mail, you will recieve a bar­code. This bar­code will be redeemed at the doors of E3 where they will be giv­ing out the pass itself. It won’t com­plete­ly get rid of the prob­lem but they hope it will help.
Now thats all good and fine but I got­ta ask, why not open the doors for at least a day to the pub­lic? There is noth­ing to lose from this. Here E3 let me help you help us. Step 1: Open for 1 day to the pub­lic Step 2: throw a price tag on those pub­lic tick­ets ($50-$100), that’s easy mon­ey to make and peo­ple would prob­a­bly pay more than that. I don’t under­stand the issue here, peo­ple get to come in and play the new demos and see all the new stuff while E3 makes mon­ey off us and gets all kinds of  pub­lic­i­ty. After all, the peo­ple are what dri­ves those sales any­way, why not get real feed­back?


  1. ScrotusKilmystr - January 11, 2011 8:01 pm

    so whats to stop peo­ple from sim­ply sell­ing the bar­codes in mass quan­ti­ties? find me a bar­code and will start ebay­ing them bitch­es!!

  2. AceOfNades69 - January 13, 2011 2:31 pm

    That’s just the thing, they won’t fix the prob­lem it will just add anoth­er hur­dle real­ly.


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