E3 2014 Photos: See the Buzzy Parties, Press Conferences, and Booths

Brands grabbed attention with production-heavy events and exhibits, on and off the show floor.

By Alesandra Dubin June 16, 2014, 7:58 AM EDT

Photo: Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Sony Computer Entertainment America

The Entertainment Software Association’s high-energy Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, wrapped its three-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday. It drew 48,900 video game industry pros from more than 100 countries.

About 200 exhibitors showcased their gaming hardware and software on the show floor, as well as at production-heavy press conferences hosted by major brands like competitors Sony and Microsoft. And after hours, brands’ parties kept the crowd entertained late into the night all week.

Overall, the show’s 28,000 room nights and fanfare generated an estimated $40 million for Los Angeles. And participants broke the show's previous social media numbers across all social channels, with more than two million posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram combined.

Here's a look at photos from the show floor exhibits, press conferences, and parties that dominated the week.

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