After two days of speculation, the Entertainment Software Assocation has announced their plans for the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
As previously reported, the show will be expanded, and will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between June 2 and June 4. The ESA is saying that attendance will be open to "all qualified computer and videogame industry audiences," lumping media, analysts, retailers, developers, and other partners together.
Other changes will include increased booth size and "intensified focus on reinforcing the high-octane growth, innovation, and captivating entertainment that are driving the computer and video game industry." Whether that's all PR speak for "booth babes" is unclear.
What is not mentioned are any plans to include the public in the announcement; the dates of the show are Tuesday through Thursday, not making the show consumer friendly. We've contacted the ESA to get their official response to the "open to the public" rumors, but we'd say that if you want to attend next year, it's never too early to start up your own gaming blog. Or to start working at GameStop.
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