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E3 2004: Five Years Later

ACTIVISION, NAMCO AND MORE

 
Spider-Man 2 was still more than a month away, but the hype train was chugging right along with replica Doc Ock arms…

 
…and a plus-sized Spidey balloon hugging the outside of the convention center. Too bad Spider-Man 3 turned out to be such a mess.

 
Namco was busy tossing Death by Degrees t-shirts off their probably-too-expensive stage. Really, you needed a stage for Death by Degrees and Xenosaga?

 
Remember when Bloodrayne was relevant enough to warrant cosplay? Funny thing is we saw her again at another event months later with the same costume. Wonder how much play it gets now.

 
Not sure what game these two sad sacks were promoting, but based on the backdrop, we’re guessing it’s some long-forgotten Korean MMO. Hm, we just found out it’s for Mu Online. Thanks, internet!

 
2004 was a big year for Vin Diesel – Chronicles of Riddick appeared in theaters, the game tie-in was a success and this E3 appearance gathered the largest crowd of the whole damn show. In the background: Half Life 2’s movie booth.

 
X-Play’s Morgan Webb came down to our level for a brief autographing stint, seen here posing with someone who probably still has this as cell phone wallpaper.

 
Wrapping it all up is the South Hall, then pasted with Atari ads and America’s Army pushers.

With that taken care of, be goddamn sure you follow GR’s many, many E3 2009 features, podcasts and other stupid crap we think up while running our asses off.

Jun 1, 2009



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5 comments

  • NipplesTheSuperHippo - June 1, 2009 4:13 p.m.

    cool article. PICTURESSSS!!! WOOT! but seriously, seeing the picture of the guys all around the bongos made some old memories resufrace. I waited to buy a GC to get the Silver one. I took it over a PS2 ;_; worst choice of my life.
  • pikachu2000 - June 1, 2009 11:42 p.m.

    Today's world is so full of family friendly casual crap. Face it, the good old days of E3 are over. Sure they will wow us with a few breaking announcments in the first few days, but Nintendo have nothing to lose and E3 will go back to the family friendly hell that we dispised so much. What the bastards are thinking right now: MORE BUSINESS, MORE CRAP, MORE MONEY, TO HELL WITH YOU!!!
  • Cyberninja - June 1, 2009 9:15 p.m.

    wow e3 09 has to unleash the best games ever to beat 04
  • kubes - June 1, 2009 12:43 p.m.

    nice article like the bunch o' pictures
  • solidslayerr - June 1, 2009 12:38 p.m.

    So sad how downhill its gone from 2004, hopefully this year its not another business meeting... BRING BACK THE BOOTH BABES!

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