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Electronic Entertainment Expo goes public for 2017

In this file photo, gamers test new video games on display at the Sony Playstation area on the opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3 at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 16, 2015.
In this file photo, gamers test new video games on display at the Sony Playstation area on the opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3 at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 16, 2015.
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For frustrated or curious gamers who’ve always wondered what’s it’s actually like to check out one of the biggest video game trade shows in the world, 2017 is your year. 

Earlier this week, the Entertainment Software Association announced that E3 – known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo – will sell consumer passes to the public starting Monday at 9 a.m. on the E3 website.

A total of 15,000 passes will be available, with the first 1,000 of them priced at $149. After that, it’ll cost people $249 to check out all three days of the show, according to Polygon.

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This is the first time the show has been open to the public. It’s traditionally been an industry-only event where thousands of trade professionals get to check out video gaming’s future through mini-conferences, elaborate show displays and early demonstrations of some of the yet-to-be-finished games to be released in the coming year.

E3 is from June 13 to 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.