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Don't sulk about missing E3, make your own!

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Apparently, it started on twitter with some complaining and pouting about missing E3.  Now, PlayStation is sponsoring an alternative event in London – Etoo.  Looks pretty cool for Londoners, and it’s free!

Based in Soho, the event will run concurrently with E3.  With Playstation as a sponsor, attendees will obviously be getting to watch the E3 presentation, but there is more – they will also have hands-on time with The Last of Us and Rain.  Head of PR for Playstation UK is even teasing that there might be some extra surprises as well.

Plenty of other developers will be there, too.

Developers, publishers and games there include New Star Games (with an unseen new build of New Star Soccer!), Hello Games (Joe Danger), Mediatonic (showing forthcoming title, Foul Play), Nyamyam Games (Tengami), Big Robot (Sir You Are Being Hunted), Simon Roth (Maia), Tom Francis (Gunpoint), Tiniest Shark (Redshirt), Alistair Aitcheson (Slamjet Stadium), Curves Studios and Projector Games (Fortress Craft).

Capcom will also be in attendance, according to a statement issued to TheSixthAxis, running playable demos of Lost Planet 3 and the new HD version of classic platformer Duck Tales. More mainstream publishers are to be announced.

How cool is that?  Let this teach all those whiners – don’t complain, do your own thing.  How much you wanna bet that this takes off and becomes an annual tradition?  Would be interesting if something similar could happen in SA; instead of people being upset that rAge only takes place in Joburg, do your own thing.  Could turn out to be really cool, even if it’s not as big or high profile.

Last Updated: June 3, 2013

26 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 13:38

    I REALLY hope rAge this year is better organized. MOAR aircon for one. BETTER entry for two.

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    • Lardus

      June 3, 2013 at 13:51

      And the new consoles! Last one I liked had lots of Xbox stuff and Fatality was there. Since then…not too much to talk about really 🙁 Hope this year rocks my socks off!

      Reply

      • ElimiNathan

        June 3, 2013 at 14:03

        Was that 2005 or 2006 ? I drove up from East London for that. Was awesome

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        • Argentil

          June 3, 2013 at 14:06

          Hah, I was there lanning for that one. I was very irritated trying to sleep with the Xbox lazors and lights and speakers making it somewhat difficult. Was good fun though. I still remember the launch titles: Ninety Nine Nights, Rock* table tennis, PGR (I think) and DoA. Come to think of it, that was a pretty pathetic launch line-up.

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          • ElimiNathan

            June 3, 2013 at 14:07

            Haha ye wow I was in Matric then, time flies.

          • Lardus

            June 3, 2013 at 14:38

            You tried to sleep during a LAN? Blasphemy!! How dare you?! LoL, I remember my days of lanning, but with these new games and their online requirements we stopped almost completely 🙁

    • Gareth L

      June 3, 2013 at 14:11

      That’s because it’s managed by NAG, not LazyGamer. 😉

      Maybe what we need is the ION Expo: Homegrown Hotties, and showcased tech and gaming. Hosted by Darryn, Gavin and Geoff. Kinda like the TopGear Festival, but for gaming. 😀

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      • Purple_Dragon

        June 3, 2013 at 14:30

        Problem is the quality of the homegrown “hotties” hehe.

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        • Admiral Chief Commander

          June 3, 2013 at 14:31

          XD

          Well, we will see once Zoe decides to post

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          • mancera

            June 3, 2013 at 14:32

            Whenever that may be

          • Zoe

            June 3, 2013 at 17:00

            i’ve told all of you – once i’m batman, i’ll go for ion girl 🙂

          • mancera

            June 4, 2013 at 09:08

            Quick LG, get Zoe an authentic Bat suit!!!

  2. Gerhard Davids

    June 3, 2013 at 13:40

    HD version of Duck Tales….
    I shudder at the thought.

    I think this is a great move by Sony and might even turn into something bigger eventually.

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  3. Tbone187

    June 3, 2013 at 13:42

    That is quite cool indeed…

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  4. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 3, 2013 at 13:44

    We should all have a get together and stream E3 , could be fun

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    • Slade Boender

      June 3, 2013 at 13:50

      Thats actually a pretty rad idea man

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 3, 2013 at 14:01

        Indeed, get a small hall , large Tv, CoD haters, recipe for awesomeness !

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        • Argentil

          June 3, 2013 at 14:13

          I’m doing my own small-scale version. E3 is like Christmas for me!

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        • Slade Boender

          June 3, 2013 at 14:53

          scratch the hall for a bar and we have a winner!

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  5. Trevor Davies

    June 3, 2013 at 14:11

    Oh well played Sony.

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    • Argentil

      June 3, 2013 at 14:15

      This is such a good idea. It’s just a shame about the time difference, they could have had a live stream of their E3 event if it weren’t at 2AM BST or whatever.

      Reply

  6. Argentil

    June 3, 2013 at 14:12

    You know, this is actually a great idea. If E3 were somehow represented in more than one country that would be perfect, but EToo sounds like the next best thing. The problem is that even if it did grow big enough, there would be no first-party showings from Nintendo and MS, with Sony sponsoring the event. Very smart move on their end, it should seal the EU territory deal for them.

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  7. Trevor Davies

    June 3, 2013 at 14:13

    Yes we can do our own in CT, I hear the Comic Con venue is available trollol.

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  8. Kromas

    June 3, 2013 at 14:40

    And they even left space for Microsoft to host a EOne. Works out perfectly.

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    • Argentil

      June 3, 2013 at 14:49

      Followed by Wii3?

      Reply

      • Kromas

        June 3, 2013 at 14:56

        No .. it needs to at least have the E in it. How about E3U or E64 or E=familyfun or WEEU.

        Reply

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