LOS ANGELES– If you could not or didn’t make it to E3 2019, you’re not the only one. Anecdotal proof recommends this was the most badly participated in E3 in a long time (though its organizers at the ESA firmly insist that this E3 had just 3,000 less participants than 2018’s packed affair), owing possibly to Sony’s no-show or the abundance of live-streamed alternatives for delighting in the occasion at your own house.

That being stated, we participated in, and Ars Technica returned from Los Angeles with plenty to reveal for it. In addition to a couple of more hands-on sneak peeks coming (which will build on the best-of E3 2019 list we currently submitted), we took our video cameras out at both the main E3 halls and close-by occasions (Xbox Fan Fest, EA Play).

The outcome is a massive 3 image galleries here. The very first is a catch-all for the majority of the standard, anticipated fare, while the 2nd and 3rd concentrate on retro aspects: a DOOM– particular mini-museum, and a curated collection of extremely unusual video gaming hardware and antiques thanks to the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Tex. (If you have actually never ever been to that physical place prior to, we highly motivate you to reserve a journey)

And we could not leave E3 without a walk through the practically carnival-like choice of suppliers and creations in the exposition’s extremely back hall. Look listed below at the program’s odd “et cetera” area.

Noting image by Sam Machkovech