Video Gaming at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as "E-3," has invaded downtown LA once again, showcasing new games on competing platforms. The public is not invited, but we'll hear how first-person combat may be challenged by games without violence and how Virtual-Reality goggles may finally have come of age. Also, a federal court ruling that could upend the culture of Hollywood: interns who've been working for free will now have to be paid.
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Gamers Gather in Downtown LA ()
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E-3, is crowding hotels and restaurants again in downtown Los Angeles. It's not open to the public, but electronic games are wildly popular and they’re big business.
- Ian Sherr: Wall Street Journal, @iansherr
- Stephanie Barish: IndieCade, @IndieCade
- Palmer Luckey: Oculus VR, @PalmerLuckey
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