A lot has been said over the last few weeks about whether E3 is still relevant, but nevermind that. For many gamers, E3 is still the biggest event of the year, and like every year, the ‘big three’ platform owners and the major publishers will be putting on a show for the world to see.
E3 isn’t a consumer show, so the best way for gamers to catch the action is by tuning in to live streams and reading live blogs of the various press conferences.
Below you’ll find comprehensive information on the dates and times (IST, of course) for each of the press conferences, links to where you can watch/follow them, as well as what you can expect when you tune in.
Konami’s pre-E3 press conference was held on 1st June. It was a pre-recorded presentation, and in case you missed it, you can catch the entire 30-minute video on Youtube. Games showcased were Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, amongst others
Date and time: 4th June, 2012, 10 PM IST
Watch it live at: Gamespot (via Youtube), IGN, Gametrailers, Xbox on Facebook
Live blog: Eurogamer
What you will see: Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Gears of War: Judgment
What you could see: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gameplay
A long shot: Next Xbox details
Date and time: 5th June, 2012, 1:30 AM IST (Monday night)
Watch it live at: Gamespot (via Youtube), IGN, Gametrailers, EA.com
What you will see: FIFA 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Dead Space 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, SimCity, Crysis 3, Battlefield 3 DLC
What you could see: New Battlefield game
A long shot: Mirror’s Edge 2
Date and time: 5th June, 2012, 3:30 AM IST (Monday night)
Watch it live at: Gamespot (via Youtube), IGN, Gametrailers, Ubisoft (via Youtube)
What you will see: Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, Rainbow Six: Patriots, Rayman Legends
What you could see: New Splinter Cell
A long shot: Beyond Good and Evil 2, New Prince of Persia
Date and time: 5th June, 2012, 6:30 AM IST (Tuesday morning)
Watch it live at: Gamespot (via Youtube), IGN, Gametrailers, Playstation.com
What you will see: The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Playstation All Stars, Sly 4, New PSN/SEN features
What you could see: New Quantic Dream game, Assassin’s Creed Vita
A long shot: PS4 details, PS3/Vita price drop
Date and time: 5th June, 2012, 9:30 PM IST (Tuesday night)
Watch it live at: Gamespot (via Youtube), IGN, Gametrailers, Nintendo.com, Nintendo on Facebook
What you will see: Wii U reveal, Wii U first and third party games
What you could see: Wii U price and release date, Mario for Wii U
Of course, these press conferences are only the beginning. In the days that follow, there will be lots more revealed by from the E3 show floor, and we'll have it all here at MCV India.
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