June 21, 2017

E3 2017 has come and gone, ushering in a new era for the premier event in the video game industry. The biggest news from the showroom floor was the fact that this year is the very first time in its history that tickets were up for sale to the general public, as the event had previously been exclusively an industry-only one. While lines aren’t new to E3, this year featured extraordinarily longer ones that snaked back and forth throughout the many booths on the show room floor.

Josh and I witnessed this sudden change first hand, so we thought it’d be a great idea for you folks to experience what it’s like to be at the big show. Better yet, we whipped up this experience in full 360-degree glory courtesy of the 2017 Samsung Gear 360 camera. As much as the lines were painfully long for many of the demos, some of which had wait times in excess of 4 hours, there was no denying the amount of fans and passionate gamers that were there in abundance across all the different exhibition zones.

Due to it being open to the public this year, there were more attendees cosplaying as well! For virtual reality, its presence at E3 2017 was subdued in comparison to last year. However, we did notice an explosion of fun multi-player VR games – indicating a new trend that might very well develop over the next year. Beyond that, E3 2017 will be known most for its extravagantly long wait times for demos and an even more packed sea of attendees roaming the showroom floor.

Don’t forget to check out the 360-degree video above to see what it was all about!

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