E3: Ghosts of expos past

What happens at E3 and what happens afterwards are two completely different things.

No, we’re not talking about your marital loyalties after a trip to the Saddle Ranch – it’s the announcements made during The Big Three’s press conferences, plus the news that emerges from the show floor, that can transform over time.

We have absolutely no idea what will be announced next week (well, we have a few shrewd ideas and no small amount of items on our optimistic wishlist), and we have even less idea if any of it will pan out. Yes, we’ll be just as excited as you but we’ll have copious pinches of salt at the ready.

Not sure what we mean? Perhaps a demonstration is in order, then. Below, we’ve looked back through five different issues of MCV from E3s past and mulled over what became of the big revelations that stoked our fires over the years. Enjoy.

TEN YEARS AGO: Friday, May 23th 2003

EIGHT YEARS AGO: Friday, May 27th 2005

FIVE YEARS AGO: Friday, July 18th 2008

TWO YEARS AGO: Friday, June 17th 2011

ONE YEAR AGO: Friday, June 8th 2012

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