G4 announces interesting E3 promotions

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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


LOS ANGELES – May 10, 2005 - G4, the only 24/7 television network dedicated to videogames, is building the ultimate fantasy booth for gamers at this year’s E3 – the “Electronic Entertainment Expo.” The booth will feature daily events including host appearances, autograph signings and live shows from G4’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 world’s largest videogame convention taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 18-20.

Check out G4’s daily booth activities:

Host Appearances & Signings – 10:00AM – 1:00PM

G4’s most popular hosts take a break from their duties on set to sign autographs and chat with fans.

Thursday, May 19
10:00AM – 11:00AM - “X-Play” – Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler
11:00AM – 12:00PM - “Attack of the Show!” – Kevin Pereira, Kevin Rose and Sarah Lane
12:00PM – 1:00PM – “Cheat” – Kristin Holt
Friday, May 20
10:00AM – 11:00AM - “G4tv.com” – Tina Wood and Laura Foy
11:00AM – 12:00PM – “Filter” – Diane Mizota
12:00PM – 1:00PM – “X-Play” – Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler

“E3 ’05 LIVE” – 4:00PM – 6:00PM

A co-production of G4 and IGN Entertainment, review skein “X-Play” and G4’s daily live program “Attack of the Show!” 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 (7–9 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 – Friday, May 18-20 (7–9 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 – 10:00AM – 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 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Booth visitors can play old-school games like “Super Mario Brothers” on the world’s largest working NES controller, which measures 8 feet long and 3 feet wide!

Thumb Massages – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

G4 “Booth Babes” will be on hand to provide zealous gamers with much-needed thumb massages to provide relief from their three-day immersion into E3.

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