Sometimes, I am very proud to be a member of the game industry.
Texas Governor Rick Perry delivered his E3 keynote speech to a drastically lower than expected number of attendees. Shortly before Perry began his speech, the room’s 1000 seats remained largely empty with an audience numbering in the single digits which slowly grew to a maximum of just over two dozen, according to Gamespot.
I’ve never encountered a smarter group of people or a more instinctively individualistic group, regardless of their political ideology. Seriously, what other industry would completely blow off a governor? It reminds me of the time that the news of federal building being bombed in Oklahoma City first broke and inspired a loud cheer and round of drink-buying at the CGDC bar.
I’m only surprised that the handful of people there didn’t get up and leave. They were probably all media.