Open-source game developers have the power to sink mega conferences like E3

Contrary to popular belief, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, was alive and well, this year. But the rise of Ouya, Steam Box, and GamePop later this year could mark the end of an era. With relatively small revenue generated by a typical open-source game, indie developers simply won’t be able to afford to go.

At the same time, there’s going to be more and more of them, playing a huge part in the gaming ecosystem.