D.I.C.E. and GDC to become invite only expos

Game Developers ConferenceThe operators of E3, GDC, and the D.I.C.E. summit, are considering a move that would put large constraints on who is to be allowed into their events. Citing concerns that the conventions have been overrun by superfluous press and fans, they may change the structure of these events to invite only 

While the events would effectively become, press-only, all is not safe for game journalists either. Since the event will be invite only, a huge amount of attendees will be cut out as websites and magazines are allowed to send fewer and fewer employees for coverage.

While normally I would scoff at this notion, because one day this type of action could get my own invite revoked, after I saw a statistic from this year’s GDC I changed my mind.

Reportedly, there were 16,000 attendees present at the show, and over 1,000 of those were press. I think it’s safe to say that it’s time to crackdown. While this would be a new move for D.I.C.E. and GDC, last year E3 became press invite only. E3 will again be looking to downsize its attendance as it tries to become a more streamlined event.

All you folks out there who in past years have made up fake websites to get into E3…the blame falls squarely on your shoulders.

[via Kotaku]


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