G4TV, the channel some gamers love to hate but still watch anyway, sends word that they'll be blowing things out this year at E3. Between thumb massages from booth babes, host autograph sessions, and the chance to check out the monster NES controller they built it sounds like an interesting setup. Not sure if it tops the free tattoos they gave away two years ago but it's pretty close
G4 â€“ VIDEOGAME TV â€“ INVITES GAMERS INTO ITS E3 BOOTH
FOR LIVE SHOWS, HOST SIGNINGS AND PREMIUM GIVEAWAYS
LOS ANGELES â€“ May 10, 2005 - G4, the only 24/7 television network dedicated to videogames, is building the ultimate fantasy booth for gamers at this yearâ€™s E3 â€“ the â€œElectronic Entertainment Expo.â€ The booth will feature daily events including host appearances, autograph signings and live shows from G4â€™s custom-built E3 stage. Additionally, G4 will offer visitors a piece of the action with a t-shirt bar and a chance to step up to the biggest working NES controller ever made. E3 is the worldâ€™s largest videogame convention taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 18-20.
Check out G4â€™s daily booth activities:
Host Appearances & Signings â€“ 10:00AM â€“ 1:00PM
G4â€™s most popular hosts take a break from their duties on set to sign autographs and chat with fans.
Thursday, May 19
10:00AM â€“ 11:00AM - â€œX-Playâ€ â€“ Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler
11:00AM â€“ 12:00PM - â€œAttack of the Show!â€ â€“ Kevin Pereira, Kevin Rose and Sarah Lane
12:00PM â€“ 1:00PM â€“ â€œCheatâ€ â€“ Kristin Holt
Friday, May 20
10:00AM â€“ 11:00AM - â€œG4tv.comâ€ â€“ Tina Wood and Laura Foy
11:00AM â€“ 12:00PM â€“ â€œFilterâ€ â€“ Diane Mizota
12:00PM â€“ 1:00PM â€“ â€œX-Playâ€ â€“ Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler
â€œE3 â€™05 LIVEâ€ â€“ 4:00PM â€“ 6:00PM
A co-production of G4 and IGN Entertainment, review skein â€œX-Playâ€ and G4â€™s daily live program â€œAttack of the Show!â€ will fuse during E3 to create a two-hour LIVE show bringing viewers an inside, up-close look at the world of E3.
o Tuesday, May 17 (7â€“9 PM ET/4-6 PM PT): Direct from the G4 E3 stage, G4 and IGN will deliver news round-ups of the press conferences kicking off the show the day BEFORE the E3 floor opens, including announcements from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
o Wednesday â€“ Friday, May 18-20 (7â€“9 PM ET/4-6 PM PT): From new titles and game systems to industry players and celebrity appearances, G4 and IGN will give their audiences the best of E3.
T-Shirt Bar â€“ 10:00AM â€“ 6:00PM
G4 offers instant gratification to visitors, who will have their pick of four different colors and four killer designs to create a customized iron-on t-shirt.
Jumbo NES Controller â€“ 10:00AM â€“ 6:00PM
Booth visitors can play old-school games like â€œSuper Mario Brothersâ€ on the worldâ€™s largest working NES controller, which measures 8 feet long and 3 feet wide!
Thumb Massages â€“ 10:00AM â€“ 6:00PM
G4 â€œBooth Babesâ€ will be on hand to provide zealous gamers with much-needed thumb massages to provide relief from their three-day immersion into E3.