E3 2011: GamesRadar’s E3 photo diary

This year’s E3 was a big one. According to the ESA, over 46,000 industry professionals and fellow gamers flocked to Los Angeles to experience one of the largest gaming conventions in the world. This is where “The Big 3,” Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony make the most important announcements of the year. This is where publishers and development studios set up shop to showcase their latest titles for the public. And this is where fans get treated to hands-on demos, mountains of game swag, and overpriced food vendors.

E3 was an exciting place to be this year. But if you weren’t able to make it to the Los Angeles Convention Center to witness the madness firsthand, you can get a picture of what E3 2011 was like by browsing through GamesRadar’s photo diary below.

Above: Entrance to the West Hall was guarded by a caravan of tanks promoting World of Tanks, a team-based, tank-on-tank MMO. Attendees received miniature tank models

Above: Moving past the tanks, we see some RAGE mutants crawling about above the front doors. Read our 
hands-on impressions and check out our video interview for more

Above: When the convention center's doors opened, the crowd rushed in

Above: Most journalists arrived at the convention center via taxi or the metro. Brett Elston shunned these inferior modes of transportation in favor of this sweet truck

Above: Hulk Hogan puts the hurt on TalkRadar's Chris Antista

Above: We did. And the guy on the right certainly did. But from what we saw, it seemed that most dudes were too busy to soap up their controllers before heading back to the show floor

Above: Peter Molyneux insists that Fable: The Journey is "NOT ON RAILS," and asked all games journalists to sign his whiteboard declaration

Above: Future US had a strong presence on the show floor in the South Hall. It was a meeting place for editors from PC Gamer, OXM, PTOM, Nintendo Power, and GamesRadar to work on articles between appointments

Above: We also gave away a free car!

Above: We also gave away fun iPhone skins!

Above: There were podcasts aplenty

Above: TV star Zachary Levi (Chuck) also stopped by Future’s booth to podcast it up with the TalkRadar crew

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  • The_Tingler - June 15, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    It will. You know what I'm responding to.
  • 510BrotherPanda - June 15, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    @db1331 Brett has one on his right arm, Carolyn on the left (I think). They've had it for some time now. Two halves of a whole. Thanks for all the pictures, TAI-LORE!!!
  • grizzly311 - June 15, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    I love the whiteboard pic!!!
  • db1331 - June 15, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    Is that half a kinstone from the Minish Cap on Elston's arm, or am I just a fucking geek?
  • NanoElite666 - June 15, 2011 4:58 a.m.

    THANK YOU for getting a picture of the M4 Sherman and T-34-85 that the World of Tanks crew drug to the show. Gamespot put up a bunch of E3 pictures recently, but for whatever reason they neglected to ignore the FREAKING TANKS sitting out front. Although they did have a picture of the Hetzer at the WoT booth, which you guys don't have here... ... Did GR take a picture of the Hetzer too?
  • lilspooky - June 15, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    Sonic Brett made me laugh. The glasses really tie it together. Great photos!
  • MoChilla - June 15, 2011 3:38 a.m.

    Arrange, like what? A tour of (what's in LA?)Dodgers Stadium or an "accident" for mr. caffeine? joking.
  • Yeager1122 - June 15, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    I wish i could go to an E3 just once even if it suckec i just wanna go.
  • ZidaneAlcor - June 15, 2011 2:30 a.m.

    Damn... all that flashy new stuff from everyone and not one word whispered about Phantasy Star Online 2... Tisk tisk, Sega... when will you pay attention to what made you great?
  • EnigmaSpirit - June 15, 2011 2:19 a.m.

    I am disappointed by the lack of sarcastic remarks at the bottom of each picture. MOAR!!!
  • bobob101 - June 15, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    i wish i was there, maybe some E3 will be lucky enough to have my attendance :)
  • HankVenture - June 15, 2011 1:59 a.m.

    well cmon, charlies sister-in-law was SmoKING.. but still .. creepy, I wish I was a booth babe. I need the Ego boost
  • Pytor - June 15, 2011 1:51 a.m.

    So random hot booth babe? Whaddya say :) Great album Tyler. I give you a gong! Tank yoo!
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - June 15, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Awesome collection of photos, it is so cool to see all the booths! That is half the fun to me, so it was awesome getting to see so many of them!
  • DaMaJaDiZ - June 15, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    Out of all the things that i miss about going to E3, the booths have to be in the top 3 for sure.
  • boronben - June 15, 2011 1:38 a.m.

    Awesome Photos