E3 is all about presentation and it can be hard to see through some of the smoke and mirrors. But there's genuine excitement around the games shown there, too.
Some game makers spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on gigantic displays to draw the attention of E3 visitors. Others lurk in quiet corners, winning hearts one at a time.
Even at a show like E3 which is an escape from much of the rest of the world, a person's anxieties about real world tragedy can seep in.
Just because being at E3 means playing a ton of games doesn't mean you kick every game's ass. But as Kotaku comic artist Elizabeth Simins shows, that's totally OK.
Have you ever wished you could be in the audience at one of E3's big press conferences? Kotaku comic artist Elizabeth Simins' experience might change your mind.
Kotaku's resident comic artist, Elizabeth Simins, is on the ground at E3 2014, where the realization of a childhood dream clashes with cowls and scowls.
There are many ways to write about video games and many reasons to do so. Kotaku's own comic-creating duo, Cara Ellison and Elizabeth Simins, have their own several-panel suggestion for how to do it well.
2014 is still young and the bets are still on, so what will it be for video games in this new year? Comic-creating duo Cara Ellison and Elizabeth Simins think they have some really sound ideas.
They just might be hiring over at the evil corporation featured in Resident Evil games. The comic strip writing/drawing duo of Cara Ellison and Elizabeth Simins thought you might like to apply.
What good are realistic graphics? What good are next year's even more realistic graphics? Cara Ellison and Elizabeth Simins return for their latest Kotaku comic strip, and they've brought an answer that's five panels long.
Artist Elizabeth Simins has completed the final chapter of her wonderful four-part series Manic Pixel Dream Girl, in which she takes a long look back at her life growing up as a girl who plays video games. I recommend reading the whole thing from the top, and you can read the final chapter on its own here.
Go check out Manic Pixel Dream Girl, a wonderful comic miniseries by Elizabeth Simins about growing up as a girl who likes video games. Part three just went up yesterday, and there's still one more part to go.