E3 kicks off

E3 Media & Business Summit, the annual video game conference, kicked off today in Los Angeles and the industry is trying to promote itself,...

E3 Media & Business Summit, the annual video game conference, kicked off today in Los Angeles and the industry is trying to promote itself, even as some companies are distancing themselves from the event and the Entertainment Software Association. News from video game giants including Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony is expected to come out this week.

"It's more important than ever for the industry to be able to speak with a clear voice on those issues," said Graham Hopper, chairman of the Entertainment Software Assn., which puts on the E3 Media & Business Summit, and the SVP of Disney Interactive Studios, in an article from the Los Angeles Times. "The game industry is emerging as an important cultural voice in the entertainment world."

But, at the same time, CNET asks "Is E3 game gathering still influential?"

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