Although June does seem a while away right not we absolutly cannot wait for E3! For that reason we’ve decided this blog post will feature what we already know about this years E3 and will be regulary updated with the latest news. So you don’t miss out on this we will regularly post on our Google+ page when this post has been updated, be sure to check it out and please like this post. Here is a quick link to our Google+ page https://plus.google.com/u/0/103896170333263244118/posts Don’t worry if you are new to gaming, have never heard about E3 before, or currently do not know who will be at E3, all is explained and revealed below, just for you.
When is E3?
This year E3 is on 11th to 13 June at Los Angeles Convention Center, California. The show hours are; 12:00PM – 6:00PM on Tuesday 11th June 2013, 10:00AM – 6:00PM on Wednesday 12th June 2013 and 10:00AM – 5:00PM on Thursday 13th June 2013. Please note all times are Pacific Time Zone, UTC-8.
What is E3?
E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo. If you want to be among the first to know anything that happens in the gaming universe then it probably will be announced or revealed at E3. As quoted on the website the event;
“…draws tens of thousands of professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. The most influential people leading the most innovative companies in the industry attend E3 to see groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems, mobile and social, and the Internet.”
This is the largest trade show and covers all aspects of gaming. You cannot rightfully be a true geek until you have either been lucky enough to attend or sat on your laptop at home watching live the latest streaming of E3 coverage. (Or so that is my definition) An Expo floor pass for all 3 days will set you back $795 ($995 after 29th April 2013), a Industry pass is free with the catch being you have to be a qualified Interactive Entertainment Industry, meaning professionals only.
Who is attending?
There are over 90 exhibitors so far! To see the full list visit the ‘E3 exhibitor directory’ link at the end of this post. We have selected the best below;
- Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
- CI Games
- Disney Interactive
- Electronic Arts
- Epic Games Inc.
- IGN Entertainment
- Microsoft Corporation
- NAMCO BANDAI Games America
- Nintendo of America Inc.
- Sony Online Entertainment
- Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment Software Association (ESA) have announced they will continue to hold this event in Los Angeles until 2015.
There is a possibility of Sony announcing the PS3 for the first time. This has been hinted at with the past with Sony being in no rush to make an announcement, with the GDC (Game Developers Conference) happing in March maybe Sony will wait until June.
If you are a Nintendo fan then you’ll like this. Nintendo has confirmed that the next Super Smash Bros. game, which is to be a new 3D Mario game and a Mario Kart for Wii U will make their debut at E3.
More News Coming Soon!!
Such as the E3 2013 mobile app! (if you prefer you now download the E3 2012 mobile app (available for Apple devices only) which features maps, photo gallery and a special E3 insider feature)
E3 (2013) Exhibitor Directory. [online] Available at: http://e313.mapyourshow.com/5_0/exhibitor_results.cfm?type=alpha&alpha=@&CFID=78168060&CFTOKEN=f5644dccd231e99-1963A875-E1AA-7D72-EA0FE36A9180FC2C [Accessed: 23 Jan 2013].
E3 (2013) Welcome to E3 2013 . [online] Available at: http://www.e3expo.com/homepage/ [Accessed: 23 Jan 2013].
GenGame (2013) Major Nelson is Particularly Excited About E3 2013 for Some Reason | GenGAME. [online] Available at: http://gengame.net/2013/01/major-nelson-is-particularly-excited-about-e3-2013-for-some-reason/ [Accessed: 23 Jan 2013].
IGN (2013) Smash Bros, Mario, Mario Kart Confirmed for E3 2013 – IGN. [online] Available at: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/01/23/smash-bros-mario-mario-kart-confirmed-for-e3-2013 [Accessed: 23 Jan 2013].
pwnrsmanual (2013) Dates for your geek calendar! (Part 1). [online] Available at: https://pwnersmanual.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/dates-for-your-geek-calendar/ [Accessed: 23 Jan 2013].