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Video game convention loses another key player

E3, the video game industry’s largest trade show, is struggling with an exodus of publishers.

Activision-Blizzard late Tuesday announced it would not have a booth on the E3 show floor. Instead, the company plans to showcase its new “Call of Duty” game at Sony‘s preshow news conference and hold private business meetings in suites at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The news comes roughly one month after Electronic Arts also announced it would not have a presence on the show floor.

“In June, we’re going to be at E3 showcasing gameplay from Infinity Ward’s ambitious new game,” Activision said in a blog post. “We’re looking forward to sharing exciting new details about the next great “Call of Duty” game in partnership with our friends at PlayStation. We’re proud to be participating in this premier video game event, but won’t have an Activision booth on the show floor.”

The decision by Activision and EA to largely skip E3 raises questions about the viability of the event. The show has historically been the tentpole event of the video game industry, where big game and system announcements are unveiled.

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A Stern Superfan Remembers Joan Rivers


I pretty much grew up listening to Howard Stern and the comedy of Joan Rivers. I first found the comedy of Joan on The Tonight Show ,  and her comedy album was the first comedy album I ever purchased. I remember listening to the album with my parents and we were just laughing our asses off at the barbs Joan was throwing out there.  I think the bond that Howard and Joan had , was that they were both cut from the same cloth, they said things that people thought about but didn’t have the balls to say in public.  I always loved when Joan came into The Howard Stern studio, because you could feel the respect they had for one another.  I was very lucky to see Joan perform live twice , first at the season finale of America’s Got Talent at NJPAC when she performed with final contestant Comedian Tom Cotter. The other time I got to see Joan perform was at The Howard Stern Birthday Bash in 2014. I was very lucky that through the love of The Howard Stern Show , I got to see the legend that was Joan perform.  Thanks for the memories and the laughter Joan , and YOU will never be forgotten in the Stern World.  


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