After a few E3s they all start to blend together, but my favorite E3 moment would have to be my first, in 2006. I wasn't covering the show for work, but I had offered to help write up a few things for a site that I was volunteering at. There’s nothing like going to your first E3. You’re excited, you have no idea what to expect, and you’re swamped with random appointments, but you don’t really care. I was blown away by the sheer spectacle of it all; the huge booths, the lights, the booth babes, the amount of sweaty nerds in one place - it was like… Vegas.
It’s hard to remember what the big surprises were that year, since I was too busy trying to see everything on the floor and Kentia Hall. Oh Kentia hall, I miss you. Little did I know that once I started covering the show for GameSpot and now GamesRadar, it becomes very difficult to see the entire show floor, so I treasure that first year when I got to wander around aimlessly without worrying about deadlines.