E3 game expo kicks off in LA, shows strength of video game industry

E3 game expo kicks off in LA, shows strength of video game industry 

Attendees pose for a souvenir photo at Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, Jun 12, 2018. EPA-EFE/MIKE NELSON

Los Angeles, USA, Jun 12 (efe-epa).- The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicked off on Tuesday in Los Angeles, with thousands of industry professionals and video gamers expected to attend.

The E3 expo is organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and will be held between Tuesday and Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be attended by thousands of enthusiasts and professionals from the global video game industry.

After several days of press conferences in which major game production companies such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft gave the media a glimpse of their new products, it was the turn of gamers to explore the new digital adventures offered by the expo.

Dozens of people queued to try out long-awaited games like «Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!» or «Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey».

Although the expo was traditionally conceived as a professional and business event, tickets for fans have sold out in recent years.

Gaming accessories and trials were on display in the exhibition hall, including high-tech computers and consoles, along with huge posters advertising the latest model PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X.

Fans of «Resident Evil 2» could take pictures with a zombie attacking them in a car as well as see the zombies from «Dying Light 2» unexpectedly walking into the fair.

Following the rising trend of eSports, the fair also reserves spaces for competitions with live narrators and commentators.

Armchairs with luxurious accessories, sophisticated keyboards and consoles as well as high-definition gaming monitors are among the additional products exhibited at the event for the fans to try out.

Energy supplements and electronic muscle stimulators are provided at the expo so that physical exhaustion cannot interrupt gamers’ digital marathons.