Building E3, or Crushing Your Dreams

Right now, they're setting up E3, dressing the pig that is the Los Angeles Convention Center until she becomes the belle of the ball. Anyone who dares venture into the show's main halls right now will not be treated to sneak peeks of the hottest games, but rather an endless procession of ladders, mysterious boxes, plastic tarp-topped walkways, surly teamsters, freewheeling forklifts, and huge cranes.

It?s all the rage to post pictures of booths being constructed, but really, it?s sort of like knowing how the magician is performing his tricks?while you?re noticing he?s not wearing any pants.

Also, the picture is blurry, but accurately reflects the tsuris going on before the storm. Note the guy who's got the mask over his mouth to keep from inhaling...stuff.