A life-size Katamari ball.
Pre-CNET, I was considering several career options, including joining the Imperial forces.
Oddly, the pedal-powered GameBike never caught on.
That's a pretty big inflatable Spider-Man.
The only place I've ever seen a hot dog wrapped in bacon. But maybe I've just led a sheltered life.
Our first look at the Sony PSP handheld.
The girls of Tecmo's Dead or Alive.
Getting ready to hit Los Angeles and the Electronic Entertainment Expo for the 11th time, I was inspired to peek back at photos I had taken over the years at E3. Most of these are from the years 2002-2005 -- considered the heyday of the show's over-the-top displays. From bikini-clad women to a life-size Katamari ball, we've seen plenty of unusual things at E3 -- this year's show will have to be pretty far out there to stand out.
This aspiring product presenter seems to have forgotten her pants.
Inside the Los Angeles Convention Center is the perfect place to host a slumber party.
Booth babes plus prizes -- pretty typical for past E3 shows.
Crash Bandicoot caught eating an unemployed actor.
Our first look at the Nintendo DS.
A ComputerSpace machine from a vintage gaming exhibit.
We don't recall what these dancing girls had to do with the driving game on display here, but we're sure it all made sense at the time.
Now that's an E3 booth.
Katamari's little prince.
Hulk smash bad licensed games!
Hey buddy -- that's a "no helicopter parking" zone.
It's not a party without Spongebob.
This fight ended badly.
A famous example of vaporware -- StarCraft: Ghost.