It's no big secret that next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 for short, is "The Big Show" for the gaming industry. Due to the sheer size of the conference and amount of activity, it can be difficult for gamers to keep track of all their interests during the show. Luckily for gamers, Examiner is here to make your June 9th-12th easier.
First and foremost your best resource will be right here on Examiner's E3 2014 page.
Next we recommend taking a look at the slideshow attached to this article in order to get a look at just a few of the titles that will be shown off at E3.
Twitch will play a major part in reaching the masses at E3 2014, being the official streaming partner of E3, they released a full streaming schedule for the entirety of the expo. The full streaming schedule for the show can be found at a special Twitch.tv blog page.
IGN has revealed they will be streaming live gameplay demos of some big titles from the show floor, the schedule for IGN's demonstrations is as follows;
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Batman: Arkham Knight - Tuesday, June 11 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. PT
- Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - Wednesday, June 12 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Thursday, June 13 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT
IGN has their content being posted directly to a centralized hub page, as well as it should be expected their main webpage will update accordingly. The outlet also has livestreaming events planned beginning at 9:00 AM Pacific, roughly 30 minutes prior to Microsoft hitting the stage for their presentation.
Gamespot has shown their plans to livestream starting at 9:00 AM Pacific Time, just similar to IGN's scheduled events. Gamespot has also centralized their coverage HERE. Commenting is currently open on Gamespot's livestream pages for the respective conferences, and each presentation has been granted an individual page for discussion.
Polygon, while not comitting to any livestreaming or coverage in the live format, has confirmed via Twitter that coverage will be found on a central E3 tagged page. Polygon also typically updates their YouTube page frequently with content on a near daily basis, and Chris Plante of Polygon confirmed that, while there may be delay, there will be a wealth of video content available on both YouTube and Polygon.com.
Gametrailers, as one of the most star-studded and quickest to get interviews following conferences, continues that trend this year with another installment of E3 All-Access Live. Host Geoff Keighley has confirmed that such figureheads as Jack Tretton, Adam Sessler, and Kevin Pereira will be on the show to provide analysis, opinion, and speculation about what may be to come as well as reactions in the moments following some shows. Gametrailers has put up the full All-Access schedule for all to see, and reveals that Keighley will have the first crack at Phil Spencer (Xbox), Karl Magnus (DICE/Battlefield: Hardline), and Hideo Kojima (Kojima Productions/Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain).
Giant Bomb has also announced some interesting exclusives, including interviews with figures like Phil Spencer, and other teased interviews. As a highly regarded and well liked outlet in the gaming world, it would behoove gamers to keep eyes on the Giant Bomb video shows, as they typically do some evening shows that are not only informative, but entertaining.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo of 2014 is set to deliver one of the most thrilling and game-filled shows to date, and gamers are certainly chomping at the bit to get some more footage of these upcoming titles, as well as some new reveals. After speculation that the 2014 show would leave Los Angeles, figures showing E3 2013 generated over $40 million in revenue for the LA economy, and solidified plans for E3 2014 to return to the "City of Angels".
Where will you be watching E3? What kind of news do you expect? Let us know in the comments!