GameIndustry.biz has apparently confirmed
that Microsoft will not be attending the E for All expo in LA at the end of October. Microsoft joins Sony now in ignoring
the event organized by IDG World Expo, which was intended as a consumer-based replacement for E3. Sega, Capcom, SOE and Midway (who probably couldn't afford it anyway
) will also not be attending.
On the bright side of things, Nintendo and Electronic Arts have confirmed their attendance
. They'll be joined by Konami, THQ, Namco Bandai and others. With Microsoft and Sony's non-attendance, this event would have been a total bust without Nintendo. Makes you wonder what it took for them to be an anchor? We're not saying anything, we're just asking.