E3 Primer, What You Need To Know.

June 7, 2013

If you haven’t realised, E3 is in a couple of days, so I’m here to inform y’all (as always) ;)

In this article you’ll find what conference is when, and what games will be there. (Tip: Sony will be showcasing 40 games!)

Now, it’s pretty obvious what conference’s are on already, Xbox, Sony…… EA and Ubisoft are also holding their own conference. (Not Nintendo this time, sorry)

But let’s get to it then.

All times are Pacific Time (PT)

Here are the livecast shows for PS

Tuesday 11th June: PlayStation LiveCast show – 8.00pm/9.00pm to 2.00am BST/3.00am CET
Wednesday 12th June: PlayStation LiveCast show – 6.00pm/7.00pm to 2.00am /3.00am
Thursday 13th June: PlayStation LiveCast show 6.00pm/7.00pm to 2.00am/3.00am

And Microsofts:

Show Day Time Where watch

Xbox: A new Generation of Games Revealed

June 10 12:30p – 2p ET Xbox LIVE Xbox.com &
Spike TV (US/Canada)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 11 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 12 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 13 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com

Major Nelson also said on his blog post telling us how to watch the shows that he’ll be hosting a 1 hour even after each of the shows. He says:

‘ I’ll be hosting a live one-hour show from the show each day. During each hour we’ll take a closer look at some of the announcements, interviews with developers, gameplay and more.’

Right what do we know about E3 already, well there’s the Playstation E3 teaser video I reported on which shows snippets of the PS4 console itself. There’s  also been an Xbox E3 video announcement, and here it is!

I looked through the video, and what I got from it was:

  • Forza 5
  • Halo 4
  • Halo Live Action Series
  • Splinter cell Blacklist
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Gears of War: Judgement (?)
  • UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Madden NFL 25
  • Fifa 14
  • NBA Live 14
  • Dance Central 4(well, at 0:24 there’s usher dancing)
  • South Park: The Stick Of Truth
  • Battlefield 4
  • Dark Souls II
  • Quantum Break

Not bad, and remember they’ll be showcasing 15 more exclusives at the show. It’ll be a long night for me.

Along with the games/ tv programs, they showed the console, controller, kinect, and a few apps being ‘snapped’

PlayStation have also showed an E3 conference trailer, I’ll stop yabbering and put a link to the video here:

What I saw in this video was:

  • The Witness
  • Diablo (I think, at 0:22)
  • Unreal Engine 4 tech demo
  • Knack
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Tearaway

And that’s it from the video, but in the description they have listed a few more games:

  • Beyond: Two souls
  • Destiny
  • DriveClub
  • The Evil Within
  • Gran Turismo 6
  • Killzone:Shadow Fall & Mercenary
  • The Last Of Us
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

It also says in the description, ‘and many, many more. All told, we’re planning to showcase more than 40 games across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.

If you fancy watching the livestream on your Vita, it says it will be hosted on the nico nico app, although it doesn’t seem to be in the EU store… Fred Dutton, PS.Blog manager of the EU has said they’ll find a way to do so, however, but there’s been no news on that yet.

I did a time conversion for UK time, and it turns out the Sony conference will be on at 2AM joy!

What are you most anticipating at E3?

Here’s something that you may not know about:

I’m guessing a few of these games are some of the exclusives, I can’t make out a few, all I’ve got is Banjo Kazooie Fable IV, Forza, Quantum Break, Halo Spartan Assault that’s about the ones I can recognise, if you can see more, comment below!

Oh! And don’tforget that Sega logo that Tonakai reported on a few days ago.

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