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Online media need "minimum of 8000 uniques" to attend E3

Expo places cap on press attendance due to "tremendous" demand

This year's E3 show is apparently to introduce more stringent restrictions on media wishing to attend.

An email claimed to be from the E3 Media Team and sent on to Joystiq claims that the LA show is suffering a "tremendous number of requests for media badges."

With the rise of online media, E3 and shows like it have been subject to pass requests from a vast array of smaller sites and blogs. With this in mind, "We require that sites be fully launched, operational for six months, and that the website receives a minimum of 8,000 monthly unique impressions as a baseline for each media badge issued."

The show organisers will use third party traffic monitoring services,, and Alexa to assess whether sites meet its critera.

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