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Inside Eurogamer: What it's like to be press at a show like E3 or Summer Games Fest

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For years now, we've been bringing you coverage from the biggest gaming events on the calendar, be it E3 - the annual epicentre of it all - or its Summer Game Fest stand-in, or Gamescom, the Game Developers Conference, the Tokyo Game Show, BlizzCon, QuakeCon, PAX, EGX and the myriad other conferences and events which fill the schedule the year around.

There are so many - or there were, pre Covid - that it was possible to be at an event every couple of weeks if someone really wanted to. I think Rami Ismail, the co-founder of Vlambeer and general indie development figurehead, probably has done it. I used to see him everywhere I went.

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