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Long lines for big video games define this year's E3 convention

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Game enthusiasts and industry personnel attend the Sony Playstation E3 conference at the Shrine Auditorium on June 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The E3 Game Conference begins on Tuesday June 13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Electronic Entertainment Expo just wrapped up at the L.A. Convention Center.

Just like it happens every year, there were tons of announcements made about what the future of gaming will look like. 

The biggest difference, though, is that this year's E3 was open to the public. So that meant one thing: long lines. Lots of them. Some lasting for hours on end. 

"In all the shows I've been to -- and I've been to, like, 12 of these -- this was one of the harder ones to get around," KPCC's Redmond Carolipio tells Take Two's A Martinez.

Carolipio says that the long lines were usually due to people wanting to get their hands on the latest releases before the general public. "Like many people, I didn't get to play nearly as much as I've done in the past. At this show I think if you got to play two big things a day, that's amazing progress."

The big titles on the way from SoCal Gamemakers:

Marvel's Spider-Man by Insomniac Games in Burbank

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy by Naughty Dog in Santa Monica

Call of Duty: WWII by Activision

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