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Power Outage Plagues E3

The power went out at the LA Convention Center this morning, but was isolated to mainly the media and administrative facilities. Luckily it was available on the show floor where various game publishers, developers and hardware makers had set up their booths.

“The power outage stemmed from a problem with the city’s power grid. We’re working with them to rectify it as soon as possible,” said Carolyn Rauch, vice president of the Entertainment Software Association.

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said the cause was still undetermined, but about 10 percent of the show facilities had no power at late morning. A crew was delivering a backup transformer to the Convention Center, which was expected to have full electricity back by 4 p.m. local time.