For all practical purposes and intentions, E3 is a yearly 3-day video game convention. Words can't do it justice. Everyone from huge conglomerates like Sony and Nintendo, to independant developers are present to show off and generate hype over their upcoming products. Simply put, E3 is THE MOST BAD-ASS ARCADE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. No carnival, circus, or disco you have ever been to is as lit up by lights and sounds of thousands of games and gamers. All of them available to be played for free by convention-goers. They also give out lots of knick-knacks and freebies with logos... and then there are the booth-babes.
During 1997 and 1998, E3 was moved from Los Angeles to the GWCC in Atlanta, a 15 minute walk from Tech campus. A friend of mine and I scored free Press Passes to the event in 1998. If you ever have an opportunity to go to E3, take 1 or 2 days off and go! Make sure to bring a friend or two as well.

The E3 logo at the convention hall entrance

Video games as far as the eye can see, and then some!

Press photo from E3

Electronic Arts and their Sim-City 3000 set-up

Nintendo's set-up was extremely large. Second only to Sony

EIDOS and their Lara Croft look-alike (along with several other models)

Dozens of computer nerds and geeks drool and ogle their fantasy-turned-reality

Lara poses on her motorcycle from Tomb Raider 3

Hot babe + tight rubber shirt. Ladies, if you look anything like this CALL ME!

Lara and I all set to go raid some tombs

Cheerleaders and video games... simply put... geek heaven

Tony playing some boring, lame video game

3DFX's booth, back when dual 12MB SLI was the bomb!

Oh yeah! Its virtual makeover time!

PowerVR's forsaken tournament

Its time to kick ass and chew bubble gum!

Tony flexing his puny muscles with Duke Nuke'em

Booth displaying the then-forthcoming southpark game