Why I’m Not Covering E3

Today is the day that we find out what we have in store for the rest of the year for the Xbox One and Playstation 4, but honestly I won’t really be paying any attention to the PS4 today and I can’t guarantee that I’ll even watch the Xbox One conference because I’m honestly not interested.

I know you’re probably thinking what kind of gamer isn’t interested in E3 right? The truth is there are about 100 different things that I would rather be doing than sitting on my ass watching a press conference about upcoming games. I could be playing a game for example. How about I watch a good movie at the theaters instead? What about just spending some quality time with my kids?

I don’t associate myself with gamers in real life because I don’t like the gaming community as a whole. I know I might get some heat for saying that, but that’s how I feel about it. That’s a topic for a different day though. E3 is supposed to build hype for any upcoming game that’s going to be coming out this year or next year.

The reason why I’m not covering it is simple. Everyone other game journalist or any inspiring game journalist will be watching it with their laptops, tablets, phones, or even a pen and paper to write down what they’re going to be covering today. Everything will be the same and that leaves little room to improvise and make it my own piece of work.

I’m going to be writing what everyone else is writing about and that honestly doesn’t appeal to me. This probably isn’t the best idea I’ve ever had, but honestly I don’t care much for quantity on this site. I care about quality and there won’t really be any of that if I write about what thousands, maybe millions, of other writers are going to be writing about in just under 30 minutes.

Have fun with E3 guys. I’m most likely going to watch it because I have nothing better to do today, but I will not be covering it.

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7 thoughts on “Why I’m Not Covering E3”

  1. I can see and understand that.

    Honestly, my posting was something just so I could start writing. The “flood” behind it somehow makes it easier in my head. For me it is an assurance that my fingers are hitting the keyboard again, even if it is a simple “like vs not liking so much” statements.

    1. I understand. I don’t really cover game news because there is just way too many people doing it and honestly it’s all the same in my eyes. I try to just be myself.

  2. I think you are right – there are already so many sites reporting the same news all you’ll end up doing is get caught in the flood.

    Best I will do is watch the Xbox presentation and then be in a good mood about seeing Crackdown and Halo (best collection ever!) and chat amongst friends.

    1. That Halo collection is awesome and it’s all going to run butter smooth too :].

      I’m also really excited about Crackdown too. I think Xbox had a great show yesterday.

    1. That was my point with this article. So many people covering it that I have no need to because I’ll just be saying the same shit that everyone else is talking about. There were some pretty cool announcements today though. I’m excited to see Crackdown make a comeback :].

  3. Yes I agree with you! It’s all going to be recycled information. I understand your frustration with the gaming community, we are some of the most passionate people. Unfortunately, respect is lacking in the community and it causes people to dislike it. E3 is a bunch of hype and promises that lets face it, has not come to pass so far, delay after delay its understandable to not want to watch. I totally agree with your stance on this issue, quality over quantity any day!

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