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E3 brings $40 million to Los Angeles

Just over 48,200 professionals attend the event

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that 48,200 video game industry members attended this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The influx of attendees generated nearly $40 million in revenue for the city of Los Angeles.

"This year's E3 showcased the best that our industry has to offer and channeled the immense energy, drive, and enthusiasm for video games onto a global stage," said ESA president Michael Gallagher. "Thanks to our members and exhibitors' boundless capacity for innovation, billions of consumers are seeing the future of our industry through this outstanding landscape of creativity, technology, and content."

The ESA also announced that E3 2014 will be taking place on June 10-12, 2014. The event will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Mike Williams: M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.