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May 8, 2006 at 11:33 AM

E3: L.A. without the traffic

LOS ANGELES — The streets here are eerily empty this morning. I’ve never seen such light traffic here. Two taxicab drivers I spoke with said it’s because of high gas prices. Commuters are being forced to look for other means of transportation. Taxis no longer cruise the streets downtown, looking for customers, said one. Now, they just wait at hotels so they can save gas.

L.A. without traffic? Are pigs going to fly here next? And, if so, can commuters hitch a ride?

Here are some E3-related links to kick off the week:

Predictions from Wired’s gaming blog:

Microsoft will take advantage of the fact that people have piled into their conference to hear about “Halo 3” by spending 45 minutes talking about Windows Vista. We’re all basically doomed — we know that Vista is a major focus of Microsoft’s conference, and I am assuming that I will have to do something to keep myself awake.

Kotaku: Sony’s E3 ad campaign hits the streets.

Next Generation: The 50 games you need to see at E3.

An L.A. Convention Center security guard gives sage advice to the writers of Joystiq: “Watch out for nerds.”

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