Gaming's annual grand exhibition, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is only a few more days away. But why does it look like a shadow of its former self?

E3 used to be the thing we waited all year for. Now it feels like it’s just one event among many. Brian Crecente at Variety Gaming gives us a window into the organization behind the trade expo and why they’ve struggled to keep up with the rest of the industry. Plus, Dan and Arman get into how nostalgia can be a powerful drug.

Brian story at Variety: Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3.

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