GameCola at E3 2012

Did E3 finally accept GameCola's application this year?

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e3Once again, GameCola has decided to register for E3. Sure, they’ve rejected our application for two years in a row, but third time’s the charm, right?

Registration started off normally. First, you fill out a bunch of standard information, like your name, address, what company you represent, etc. I was invited to create a registration account with them, and I’m pretty sure that I picked a nice, subtle password:


After that, there was the “describe which industry you work for” screen. For the first time, E3 is accepting podcasters as media reporters. GameCola has been doing a podcast for years now, so that must mean our chances of getting in are better than ever.


Ah, but filling out the online registration forms is only half the battle. You still need to submit your credentials. E3 wanted to see proof that GameCola is a legitimate gaming enthusiast website, and they wanted to see the three most recent articles I’ve written for the site.

…The last article I wrote for GameCola was about a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fangame. And the second-to-last time I wrote something for GameCola—and I mean, legitimately writing for GameCola, not just copy/pasting an article from somewhere else—was in November 2010. So maybe it wasn’t the best idea ever to have me send in the application, even if I’m the only staff member within driving distance of the convention.

In any case, I was able to scrape together a few semi-recent articles that I did for GameCola. In reality, I just copy/pasted them from my blog, but don’t tell that to E3. I sent in the application, and hoped for the best. Maybe it would be reviewed by a major fan of My Little Pony, who would instantly accept it!


Oh…never mind. Looks like GameCola won’t be visiting E3 this year.

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About the Contributor

From 2007 to 2016

Michael Gray is a staff writer for GameCola, who focuses on adventure games, videos and writing videogame walkthroughs.


  1. PAX East gave me a more concise rejection. “Unfortunately, only commercial media outlets qualify. We are very sorry. Best of luck :)”
    GameCola: Not Recognized As A Real Videogame Media Outlet By Anybody

  2. Aww, Michael, that’s a bummer!!! I was really looking forward to hearing about all your E3 adventures… Whoever said no to you is crazy.

  3. In the words of a wise man:

    “Wonk wonk”

    Ah well, GameCola can come to Me3! It’s hosted randomly on my computer screen. Hope to see you there!

    Just kidding I’ll see you there regardless because I have complete control of everything. Ever.

    Periods make things resolute.


    1. Yes! That’s it! We’ll hold our OWN online videogame convention, inviting only those game developers who E3 and PAX East didn’t consider important enough to invite. Perhaps we can do it in Palace Chat, if that’s still a thing.

      …it’s not? Everybody stopped using that in 1998? OK, SecondLife, then.

  4. Maybe this is for the best. We don’t necessarily need round-the-clock coverage of the latest in the Nancy Drew saga or the hip happenings of the Majesco booth.

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