I made a post about E3 needing to change a few days before this year's show. I was in favor of a change then, and I don't see this as anything but a good thing for the average consumer now. I agree with some of the editors complaining that E3 is a noisy mess, but I'll say that it is not only so for the media on the scene. It's a mess for all of us sitting at home refreshing Gamespot every 5 seconds, complaining on the forums that a video hasn't started. It's a mess to figure out what has been updated, what new pages sites are using for E3, where to click, when will the press conferences happen and when will they be available for download. Even when you're tracking all your favorite games, it is still hard to find out what's going on with them. Ultimately, a lot of news gets lost in the transition. There's so much interference from every source: the volume of news itself, the occasional site crash, the delayed press conference, the manic forum poster creating fifty posts covering the same topic (and the overreacting moderators banning the first person to create a thread discussing the ludicrous PS3 price). Notice that I did not once mention the big spectacle of the actual show itself. That is because I don't get any of that, except through the language of the occasional buzzed journalist. No one here on the other end of the data stream enjoys any of the show girls or the lights, the 80 decibels. It's not hard to find pictures of these same girls on the internet sans Walmart / IGN employees. I can only see that this jibber jabber probably makes organizing all the news a lot harder on the journalists. It's a lot of waste, in my opinion. I can see why the media guys will miss it. It's a nice perk, but there will be other parties throughout the year, I'm sure. Lastly, the date change is a good thing, but it is too little, too late. Having the major cavalcade of videogame news hit during final exams every year throughout college and law school was no fun. I, for one, am glad it's moving to July. I just wish they had done that sooner.