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Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show

More than 45,000 people expected to attend three-day video game conference and show in Los Angeles

Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
A Lakers basketball-based game by K2 Sports is demonstrated at the Sony Playstation media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry. (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
Don Mattrick, Senior Vice President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Corporation, announces developments at Xbox Live during the Xbox 360 media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, presents the Playstation Vita at the Sony Playstation media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
Attendees wear 3-D glasses to watch game demonstrations at the Sony Playstation media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
Developers demonstrate the interactive Kinect Fun Labs games at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
People attend the Microsoft Xbox 360 media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
A guest reacts as he plays a pre-release version of 'BurgerTime World Tour' from Japanese game developer Konami at a Konami Pre-3E press conference in Culver City, California June 2, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
Rapper Ice-T demonstrates the Gears of War 3 game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
Developers demonstrate the Dance Central 2 game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry. (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
A representative from Japanese electronic game developer Konami uses a Sony PlayStation Move motion controller during a pre-release demonstration of 'Puddle,' a new Konami game in which players control the flow of various liquids such as water, blood, acid, pesticide or molten metal through their native environments, at a Konami Pre-3E press conference in Culver City, California June 2, 2011. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the largest annual video gaming show, runs from June 7-9 in Los Angeles. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
A member of the media using a video camera records the front entrance of the Los Angeles Convention Center in preparation for the E3 Expo on June 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Electronic Entertainment Expo officially starts on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
Gaming fans gather in California for annual E3 show
Adam Ghiggio from Australia poses next to mutant mannequins which are lined up to be used as displays for the video game 'Rage' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Electronic Entertainment Expo officially starts on Tuesday. (Getty Images)