A brief tour of the Los Angeles Convention Center -- soon to be swathed in flashing and impossibly loud video game booths -- reveals an early portent of E3
's revitalization. Advertising has returned in full force, with humongous banners draped across buildings and video game characters towering over attendees.
Oh, and there's a bit of money-wasting eccentricity too. Try the gigantic pile of junk outside the South Hall (courtesy of the homeward-bound Rabbids
?) or the cruel, cruel Final Fantasy XIII
cast teasing their arrival in ... 2010. Click through our gallery and pretend you're there!