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Game companies unveiled their new games and plan for the next big thing in gaming technology this year xbox playstation nintendo were all their eastport were huge as they held one of the biggest outdoor live video game tournaments ever in north america but to give you an even better idea every thing that went down and what it all means for the world video games julia alexander is here over the line from los angeles where she's spending the last week taking in everything at e three jill excuse me julia senior internet culture reporter for the video game outlet polygon julia going i'm good i mean i'm out of breath a little bit from trying to describe each how would you describe your there three is kind of like aig conglomerate of every single major video game publisher and developer coming out and showing their biggest titles to both if you hundred lucky fans who manage to get tickets and video game so what does it look like what does it paints a picture a major convention center in downtown los angeles ever the rooms are incredibly dark because there are vibrant neon signs lighting up publishers like sony and microsoft and intend to people are running around and darting trust trying to get their hands on the newest game games like super smash brothers which you mentioned people just wanna get their hands on it there's a lot of people walking around and pointing at games that they can't wait to actually get their hints on it's kind of like a beautiful chaotic mess you've also said it's like the oscars of the video game world right yeah i think or comic con is another great example if this is the big event for the game industry this is where everyone comes out and shows up the biggest games that they're working on or into where all the base executives you can talk to them but what's coming up i mean this is kind of like chris christmas comes early every year of the view game industry in june you mentioned super smash brothers earlier a favorite game of mine l say that and you said it was one of the biggest titles of the year one of the biggest moment that he three was the unveiling of super smash brothers what super brothers all about julia correct bunches like conic characters think mario and donkey tongue and and sam from the metro games and puts them all in one game where players can come together and fight each other basically just a fighting game but it's really cute and it takes place in a bunch of very recognizable intended game seems and all these characters that you really grew up with another game it's getting a lot of attention is cyberpunk twenty seven seven what's that all about guess 'cause i couldn't twenty seven seven is a game we waiting years for it's a futuristic rpg kind of has varied cyberpunk vibe well the cyberpunk vibe to it it's very cool aesthetic i think this game really was one of the top contenders for winning the show they show up trailer for it and it is studying and the question was whether we'll get our hands on it but it is a beautiful beautiful game that in this kind of just open future that people who like any hippo cyberpunk type movies will really enjoy just sitting in i'm tom power i'm speaking with julia alexander about this year's electronic entertainment expo e three so outside the of the big as you said like nondescript convention center was one of the biggest if not the biggest game exhibitions of the year for pretty much the biggest game of the decade call fortnight there's a tournament held in a football stadium thousands of fans people watching online some of the world's best fortnight players including a guy named ninja we've talked about on this show before again this sounds more like the super bowl then video game tournament julia you were there can you set the scene for us what was it like yes so when i first arrived it was incredibly hot the sun was beating down pretty hard and people were lined up around bank stadium in los angeles where the los angeles football club play and it was a lot of.

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