E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2014 was, once again, presented by ESA (Entertainment Software Association). For the last several years, the most popular computer and video games trade show was in California at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 10-12.
For those who don’t know exactly what E3 is, E3 is the place where many big-name video game developers showcase their near-future developments, such as hardware, software or accessories.
Day one of the E3 2014 live show began at 12:00 P.M PT on June 10. Day two of the live show began on June 11 at 10:00 P.M. and day three began on June 12 at the same time. The press conferences (June 9) began at 9:30 P.M.
Press conferences by Microsoft, Electronic Arts (EA), Ubisoft and Sony were held in order on June 9. Nintendo decided not to have a press conference for the second straight year, and instead aired a digital event on June 10. The major highlights were about upcoming popular sequels and a white PS4 bundle with “Destiny.”
The following is a list of the other popular exhibitors at E3 ‘14: 2K, 505, Activision Blizzard, Atlus, Aksys Games, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Capcom, CD Projekt RED, Crytek, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Disney, Epic, Konami, Natsume, NIS, Rockstar Games, Sega, Square Enix, Tecmo Koei, Telltale, Warner Bros., XSEED and Zynga. For a full list, see the Exhibitor List.
Because there are so many exhibitors, there was a ton of games shown at E3 '14. For a full list of notable games, click here. There were a dozen games that stood out throughout the four days of E3 '14:
“Batman Arkham Knight” – action-adventure for PS4, One and PC – Release date: TBA 2015
“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” – first-person shooter for PS3, PS4, 360, One and PC – Release date: November 4, 2014
“The Crew” – open world/racing for PS4, One and PC – Release date: November 11, 2014
“Destiny” – action role-playing, first-person shooter and online multiplayer for PS3, PS4, 360 and One – Release date: September 9, 2014
“Far Cry 4” – open world, first-person shooter and action adventure for PS3, PS4, 360, One and PC – November 18, 2014
“Forza Horizon 2” – simulation racing for One and 360 – Release date: September 30, 2014
“Grand Theft Auto 5 (Next-gen)” – open world/action-adventure for PS4, One and PC – Release date: Q3/Q4 2014
“Halo 5: Guardians” – first-person shooter for One – Release date: Q3/Q4 2015
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” – MMO, third-person tactical shooter and action role-playing for PS4, One and PC – Release date: TBA 2015
“Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” –action-adventure, third-person shooter and platform for PS4 – Release date: TBA 2015
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” – open world/action role-playing for PS4, One and PC – February 24, 2015
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Official website: http://www.e3expo.com/
E3 website: http://www.e3expo.com/home
Wiki website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E3_2014
IGN website: http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/E3_2014
GameSpot Live Show: http://www.gamespot.com/e3/live/
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