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Weekly Poll for 8-04-2008I can understand why there's a popular sentiment to open up next year's E3 to the general public, but I'm going to have to selfishly disagree and wish that the expo would return to the old fashioned large bright blow-out that keeps the current invitation-only structure.  There's a lot to see and do in a flashy E3 and lots of work to be done.  Opening the doors to the public leads to jamming the Los Angeles Convention Center so full of people that it would be very difficult to complete assignments with any sort of punctuality.  Then there's general conduct issues to consider.  Have you ever tried to play a demo kiosk at Wal-Mart, Target, or other big box store?  The general public can't be trusted to treat shared property with any consideration.  It's a virtual guarantee that these demo units are damaged, vandalized, or otherwise destroyed.  I shudder to think of trying to cover an expo plagued with gouged touch screens, broken control sticks, and cracked casings.  I just don't see a general admission E3 working out for the best.

The time draws near, my friends.  In a month or two I shall take the leap into high definition gaming with the purchase of a Sony PlayStation 3, as even though Ghostbusters has been delayed into next year, I'm more than ready to finally take on Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.  This will be the second current generation console to be welcomed into my home.  How many current generation consoles do you own?  Just one?  Two?  All three?  Let's hear about it.