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E3 2014 | Schedule, General Information, and FAQ



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Mesdames, Messieurs, chers amis,

First of all, welcome back to E3. This is the 19th edition of this epic event, and also the first one after the release of all "next generation" consoles (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One), so there's much at stake here. All of the big five have potential megaton (if not gigaton) announcements to make, and the battle for supremacy is as hot as ever. And we're just mere days away from it all.

I've created this thread, just like last year and in 2012, to provide a small guide on what press conferences to follow and when they happen as well as what's happening around the event and from where to gather press assets and more. One change this year is that I won't post an exhibitor list with games connected. I might provide some general summaries of announcements, but new threads for new news of course. And those we won't have a shortage of for quite a while.

The expo itself doesn't start until the 10th of June, but as early as 9:30 AM PDT on June 9th will Microsoft start the press conference schedule when they will reveal new games for the Xbox One (and perhaps some latecomer for Xbox 360). Halo 5: Guardians, Sunset Overdrive and Fable: Legends are hot titles MS will show, but there's also rumors of high definition remasters of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4, with emphasis on Halo 2. It ought to be quite an extraordinary presentation, if they can top the great Halo 2 showing at E3 2004 we're in for a treat. Following Microsoft on the 9th are Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and lastly Sony who will present their respective products, which range between everything from Star Wars: Battlefront to Assassin's Creed Unity, to name a few. I know quite a few peeps are anticipating a great many things from Sony, with Uncharted 4 and... The Last Guardian being top tier.

Finally, Nintendo, who just like last year foregoes a traditional press conference, will in a so called Digital Event on the 10th of June, shortly before the doors to the expo open, reveal new games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, including a new The Legend of Zelda and NFC titles as well as disclose more information about already revealed titles such as Super Smash Bros., Bayonetta 2 and likely loads more. Whether this event will be pre-recorded or a live broadcast is currently unknown, regardless they won't be up on a stage
in front of thousands of press folks like in earlier years.

Anyway, the schedule's packed, we're just a few days away from gaming nirvana and the hype trains stand ready. Have a great E3!

Press conferences are what most people care about the most, so let's start with them, but first of all a handy table of regional times for the press events (thanks, DeMatador and Cheesemeister):

Press release from May 6

Another May is upon us, which can mean only one thing: E3 is just a few short weeks away. Today we’re confirming that Xbox: Game On, the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing, will take place Monday, June 9 beginning at 9:30 a.m. PDT. During the briefing, you’ll be treated to everything from in-depth looks at previously announced games to trailers for our unannounced games coming in 2014 and beyond. You can stream Xbox: Game On live beginning on June 9 at 9:00 a.m. PDT with our pre-show coverage on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and Windows Phone globally. You can also watch Xbox: Game On on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada at 9:30 a.m. PDT.

Time: 9:30 AM PDT / 12:30 PM EDT / 16:30 PM GMT
Length: 90 minutes
Host: Phil Spencer
Venue: The Galen Center - 3400 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Official thread by Relix: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=833809


The conference has now concluded, you can read about the games announced/shown here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/jun14/06-09e32014xboxonegamespr.aspx

E3 Hubs:

Press release from June 6

Be a part of the action when Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) unveils all new gaming experiences for players around the world on Monday, June 9 at 12:00 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. ET) exclusively on Spike TV and streaming via Twitch on www.ea.com/e3. “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview” will feature the first look at the all-new Battlefield™ Hardline from Visceral Games, the latest from EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15, Madden NFL 15, EA SPORTS UFC, NHL 15, Dragon Age™: Inquisition, The Sims™ 4 and more. EA will also give fans a behind-the-scenes look on new projects in development from DICE, Criterion, and Waystone Games™.

Time: 12:00 PM PDT / 3:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM GMT
Length: 60 minutes
Host: Andrew Wilson
Venue: Shrine Auditorium - 665 W Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90007
Official thread by Nirolak: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=833973


The conference has now concluded, you can read about the games announced/shown here: http://news.ea.com/press_releases


From blog post (with lineup) from May 22

Ubisoft’s Media Briefing: June 9, 3p.m. PDT, at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted by actress and comedian Aisha Tyler.
Broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch.

Time: 3:00 PM PDT / 6:00 PM EDT / 10:00 PM GMT
Length: 60 minutes approx.
Host: Aisha Tyler
Venue: Orpheum Theatre - 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Official thread by Lavalamp1138: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=834129


The conference has now concluded, you can read about the games announced/shown here: https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/en-US/investor_center/press_releases.aspx?type=All&year=2014&month=6

E3 Hubs:

E3 2014 is almost upon us! Continuing our annual tradition, PlayStation will livestream the full PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference on Monday, June 9th at 6:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm Eastern, beginning with a quick pre-show 15 minutes prior. You’ll be able to watch right here on PlayStation.Blog, PlayStation.com, or Ustream. RSVP here if you know what’s good for you.

Then, starting Tuesday at 12:00pm Pacific / 3:00pm Eastern, we’ll serve up a three-day LiveCast smorgasbord of live game demos, developer interviews, and new game trailers. Justin, Ryan and I will be joined by the talented Anthony Carboni and Meredith Molinari, so you know it’s gonna be good. Or, at the very least, serviceable!

Time: 06:00 PM PT
Length: 60-120 minutes
Host: Supposedly Shawn Layden and Andrew House
Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena - 3939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Official thread by ULTROS!: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=833937


  • 70+ games to be featured at the booth

    The conference has now concluded, you can read about the games announced/shown here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/ [PH]

    E3 Hubs: Streams:

    Every year, Nintendo looks for the best way to show its games and share its news with fans, media and other key audiences. In 2013, Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference and use a video – in that case a Nintendo Direct – to share its news from E3. The company is building on that approach at E3 2014 with the "Nintendo Digital Event," a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 10.
    They have several other events going on as well, which you can read about here.

    Time: 9:00 AM PDT / 10:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM GMT
    Length: ≈60 minutes
    Host: Supposedly Mr. Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime
    Venue: N/A
    Official thread by BY2K: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=834728


    The conference has now concluded, you can read about the games announced/shown here: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41718

    E3 Hubs:Streams:

    Twitch, as mentioned earlier, is the official live streaming platform of E3, and all of the major press conferences will be broadcast on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/Twitch.
    There will also be tons more content. This is the broadcast schedule for the full duration of E3:

    Monday 6/9 PT

    9:30am – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing
    11:00am – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing Post show
    11:30pm – Hotline Miami 2 (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital)
    12:00pm – EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview
    1:00pm – Battlefield Hardline Live Stream
    2:00pm – EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Post show
    2:30pm – Battlecry (Bethesda)
    3:00pm – Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing
    4:00pm – Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing Post show
    4:30pm – Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED)
    5:00pm – Dying Light (Techland)
    5:30pm – Final thoughts
    6:00pm – PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference
    Tuesday 6/10 PT

    9:00am – Nintendo Digital Event
    10:00am – Deep Silver (Unannounced title)
    10:15am – Deep Silver (Unannounced title)
    10:30am – Dragon Age: Inquisition (EA)
    11:00am – Ubisoft (Unannounced title)
    11:20am – The Division (Ubisoft)
    11:40am – Farcry 4 (Ubisoft)
    12:00pm – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
    12:20pm – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
    12:40pm – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
    1:00pm – DRIVECLUB (SCEA)
    1:20pm – Evil Within (Bethesda)
    1:40pm – Lords of the Fallen (NAMCO)
    2:00pm – Destiny (Activision/BUNGIE)
    2:20pm – The Order: 1886 (SCEA)
    2:40pm – Nintendo Demo
    3:00pm – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)
    4:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Invitational (Nintendo)
    Wednesday 6/11 PT

    10:00am – Alienware
    10:30am – Twitch Time
    11:00am – Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft Studios)
    11:20am – ID@Xbox (Unannounced title)
    11:40am – Killer Instinct: Season Two (Iron Galaxy/Microsoft Studios)
    12:00pm – Square Enix (Unannounced title)
    12:20pm – Square Enix (Unannounced title)
    12:40pm – H1Z1 (Sony Online Entertainment)
    1:00pm – EA (Unannounced title)
    1:20pm – Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    1:40pm – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    2:10pm – Nintendo Demo
    2:30pm – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Unannounced title)
    2:50pm – Crytek (Unannounced title)
    3:00pm – SCEA (Unannounced title)
    3:15pm – SCEA (Unannounced title)
    3:30pm – Hohokum (Honeyslug, SCE Santa Monica Studio)
    3:45pm – Helldivers (Arrowhead Game Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    4:00pm – Alien Isolation (The Creative Assembly/SEGA)
    4:20pm – Civilization: Beyond Earth (2K)
    4:40pm – Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 (Blizzard)
    5:00pm – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)
    Thursday 6/12 PT

    10:00am – Tetris w/creator Alexey Pajitnov
    10:15am – Zombies Monsters Robots (Ying Pei Games)
    10:30am – Guinness World Records – certificate presentation
    11:00am – Fable Legends (LionHead/Microsoft Studios)
    11:20am – #IDARB (ID@Xbox)
    11:40am – Project Spark (Team Dakota/Microsoft Studios)
    12:00pm – Nintendo Demo
    12:20am – Square Enix (Unannounced title)
    12:40pm – PlanetSide 2 PS4 Edition (Sony Online Entertainment)
    1:00pm – 505 Games (TBD) 1:20pm – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Unannounced title)
    1:40pm – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Gearbox/2K)
    2:00pm – Ubisoft (Unannounced title)
    2:20pm – The Crew (Ubisoft)
    2:40pm – Nintendo Demo
    3:00pm – Tecmo Koei (Unannounced title)
    3:20pm – Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Disney Interactive)
    3:40pm – SEGA Sonic BOOM! (SEGA)
    4:00pm – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)
    Source: http://blog.twitch.tv/2014/06/twitch-broadcast-schedule-for-e3/

    For those equipped only with mobile at the time of the conferences and cannot use the screen, there's now a handy Audio Only Mode for Twitch App for iOS v.3.0.4.

    With Twitch for iOS v3.0.4’s new Audio Only mode, you can continue listening to live broadcasts when your phone is locked or the app is in the background. Activating this new playback mode is as easy as tapping the Video Options icon (the cog) in the video player and selecting ‘Audio Only’ mode.
    Source: http://blog.twitch.tv/2014/06/twitch-app-for-ios-v-3-0-4-with-audio-only-mode/

    GameTrailers/Spike has the following broadcast schedule:

    All Access Live Pre-Show presented by GEICO: Driveclub and Jack Tretton Live!

    11:45 AM ET – 12:Noon (8:45 AM PT – 9 AM PT)
    Our coverage kicks off when Sony's Scott Rohde drops by to give us the first look at the E3 demo of Driveclub for PlayStation 4. Plus, meet our special correspondent for the day: Industry veteran Jack Tretton, who will answer questions from the community and provide his insight on what's in store for E3 2014. And we check in with Michael Pachter to get his thoughts on what to expect from the day ahead.
    All Access Live: Homefront 2, Phil Spencer, Shadow of Mordor

    12:00 ET – 12:30 PM ET (9 AM PT – 9:30 AM PT)
    We kick things into gear with the first-ever gameplay demo of Homefront 2 from CryTek, the exclusive first look at the E3 demo of Shadow of Mordor from Monolith and WBIE, plus another surprise game demo! Geoff Keighley chats with Xbox's Phil Spencer at the Galen Center to preview what Xbox has planned for its annual E3 briefing. Then Jack Tretton, Adam Sessler and Tina Amini from Kotaku run down what to expect from XBox at E3, and we go live to the Xbox "Green Carpet" as developers arrive for the press conference.

    Xbox: Game On
    12:30 – 2:00 PM ET (9:30 – 11 AM PT)

    Live from the Galen Center, Phil Spencer and Xbox reveal the next step in the Halo journey, world premiere Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, and more.
    All Access Live: Phil Spencer, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Halo, Crystal Dynamics Game Announcement, and More

    2:00 – 3:00 PM ET (11 AM – Noon PT)
    Immediately following the briefing, Geoff has the exclusive first interview with Phil Spencer about everything that was announced on stage and his new vision for Xbox. Plus, tune in for the world premiere of Sunset Overdrive multiplayer with Marcus Smith from Insomniac Games. Glen Schofield and Michael Condry drop by to discuss Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, we get the latest on Halo E3 news from Frank O'Connor of 343 Industries, the team behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt drops by, and Crystal Dynamics visits All Access to make a new game announcement exclusively on Spike — with the first footage too! Also, GT's own Kyle Bosman visits to report on the social sentiment coming out of the Xbox press conference.

    EA World Premiere 2014
    3:00 – 4:00 PM ET (Noon – 1 PM PT)

    Live from the Shine Exposition Center, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson reveals Battlefield: Hardline and world premieres nearly a half-dozen new games, including updates on Mirror's Edge, Dragon Age: Inquisition, a new project from Criterion Games, and much more.
    All Access Live: Alien: Isolation, Oculus Rift Founder, Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age and More Surprises

    4:00 – 5:00 PM ET (1 – 2 PM PT)
    Immediately following the EA briefing, Karl Magnus from DICE joins us to discuss the studio's announcements at the press conference. Oculus Rift founder Palmer Lucky drops by to discuss the latest on VR and world premieres a new VR demo for the first time anywhere. We also premiere a new demo for Dragon Age: Inquisition beyond what was shown in the press conference with BioWare's Aaryn Flynn. In addition, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg comes by to answer our questions, we get the first look at the Battlecry E3 demo from Bethesda, and don't miss a special surprise executive interview you definitely don't want to miss.
    All Access Live: Hideo Kojima, Project Morpheus, Evil Within, and More

    5:00 – 6:00 PM ET (2 – 3 PM PT)
    Geoff gets a live in studio visit from his friend Hideo Kojima, plus Richard Marks from Sony Computer Entertainment America's Magic Lab comes by to give an update on Project Morpheus and showcase brand new content. Also, don't miss the first E3 demos of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within with Bethesda's Pete Hines, plus EA's Andrew Wilson and Patrick Soderlund drop by to answer all the burning questions about EA's press conference. Then don't miss our Ubisoft press conference panel with special guests Kevin Pereira and Stephen Totilo from Kotaku.

    Ubisoft E3 Press Conference
    6:00 – 7:00 PM ET (3 – 4 PM PT)

    Join host Aisha Tyler for the latest world premieres from Ubisoft, including Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Division, The Crew, and other upcoming projects.
    All Access Live: Yves Guillemot, Jade Raymond, The Portal Board Game, The Crew and More!

    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET (4 – 5 PM PT)
    Immediately following the Ubisoft press briefing, CEO Yves Guillemot and Ubisoft Toronto Managing Director Jade Raymond visit with Geoff to discuss all the announcements and answer your questions. Plus, don't miss interviews about The Crew, a first look at the new Dark Souls II DLC, a demo of the indie darling Below from Capy Games, Fantasia: Music Evolved with Harmonix, and yes, we're even world premiering your first look at the Portal board game from Valve and Cryptozoic. Plus a surprise game demo we can't announce just yet.

    All Access Live: Alienware Alpha Steambox World Premiere, Lego Batman 3, and More Surprise Demos
    8:00 – 9:00 PM ET (5 – 6 PM PT)

    Alienware comes by to reveal its new Alpha Gaming Console powered by Steam for the first time with a live demo on our stage. Plus, don't miss demos of Lords of the Fallen, Lego Batman 3, and two other surprise E3 games we can't tell you about just yet. Plus, we lead into the Sony press conference with analysis from Jack Tretton, USA Today's Mike Snider, and Kotaku's Stephen Totilo.

    PlayStation Press Conference
    9:00 – 10:30 PM ET (6 – 7:30 PM PT)

    Live from Los Angeles, PlayStation returns to the stage where it dropped the mic in 2013. Find out what's next for the PlayStation 4, including The Order: 1886 and much much more.

    IGN and GameSpot will stream the press conferences and other content as well. To preserve space, I'm simply going to link to their schedules:

    IGN: http://www.ign.com/events/e3?schedule
    GameSpot: http://www.gamespot.com/e3/live/


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One great thing with E3 is the reactions and discussions during and after the press conferences. And what better way to experience it all in real time via chat?

Below are some chat channels that can be used during E3 (to be expanded upon):

The Steam NeoGAF group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/neogaf
The NeoGAF Tinychat: http://www.tinychat.com/tinygaffers

IRC chat for at least the conferences of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will be provided. I won't post the address to these here directly (due to password protection etc.), so you better ask in each respective thread (going up about one hour prior to the conferences).

Spoiler-Free E3 2014 Conference Thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=831274&highlight=e3
E3 2014 NeoGAF Meet-up Thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=824455&highlight=e3
E3 2014 | GIF & WEBM Thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=816445
E3 Food?: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=832573
E3 2014 Bingo Thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=832735

WIN your Favorite Games of E3 2014: http://www.favslist.com/E3

Bingo is usually something that's done around here during E3. Currently I have the Microsoft and Nintendo templates readily available, Sony version coming soon:

Microsoft: http://abload.de/img/xbox_bingo_template7qsa4.png
Nintendo: http://abload.de/img/nintendobingo_templat4eb9m.png

Like last year, I have created a Spotify playlist (video game music), for when waiting on conferences to begin (click on image):

These are the questions I best think are suitable for NeoGAF, for both enthusiasts and attendees on a more general level.
The official FAQ is of course readily available as well here: http://www.e3expo.com/attendee/1798/faq/

If you want anything added to the FAQ, just gimme a shout.

1. What exactly is E3?

E3 is the world's most prominent trade show for computer and video games and related products.
The show houses opportunity for game developers to show their latest projects, for retailers and distributors
to get together and for the press to get the biggest scoops.

The most exciting by far at E3 are the respective press conferences of the industry's top tier companies.
Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and Ubisoft each year host large briefings where they show new games and hardware.
It's here where new hardware, such as Wii U, is announced.

2. Is the show open to the public?

Nope, the show is not open to the general public. It's intended only for professionals from the industry.
Loopholes exist though and while often problematic, non-professionals are known to have entered.
But industry qualification is needed to gain access to E3, and those that cannot document their current professional
affiliation to the industry are not qualified. Though if you haven't got business at the show, you really shouldn't be there.
And besides, most of it is broadcasted (often live) by several news outlets, so it's hard to miss anyway.

Click here to view Industry Requirements.

3. When and where does E3 take place?

E3 2014, the actual expo, is scheduled to take place June 10-12, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Press conferences of Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and Ubisoft happen some days prior.
The Los Angeles Convention Center is located at the intersection of the Santa Monica and Harbor Freeways.

4. Where is on-site Registration located at the Los Angeles Convention Center and what are the hours of operation?

On-site Registration counters are located in the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Badge Pick-up counters are located outside of both the South and West Hall Lobbies.

On-site Registration Hours:

Sunday, June 8, 2014: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Monday, June 9, 2014: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 11, 2014: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 12, 2014: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

For questions about your registration, contact the E3 Registration Customer Service team at 877-216-6263.
For calls outside the U.S. dial 708-486-0718.

Do I need to show ID to get my badge?

All E3 Attendees will be required to show a government issued photo ID (driver's license or passport) in order to pick up their badge holder on-site and gain access to the event. Do not use a fictitious name. The name on your ID and the name on your badge must be the same.

5. I work in the industry but I missed the April 29th deadline for free show floor admission. Can I still attend?

Yes. Registration will be available online and on-site at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) through show dates. The admission charge after April 29, 2014, is $995 for a three-day show floor pass.

5. What are the exhibit floor hours?

The exhibit floors will be open:

Tuesday, June 10: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 11: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 12: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Same goes for Meeting Rooms, but they open one hour earlier on Wednesday and Thursday.

5. Who is exhibiting at E3?

Software and hardware developers, news outlets, financial agencies, government bodies and many more exhibit at E3. The focus is on software and hardware developers though, where Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are the main attractions.

The exhibitor list is available in two versions:

Static version: http://e314.mapyourshow.com/5_0/search.cfm
Interactive version: http://www.mapyourshow.com/shows/index.cfm?Show_ID=E314

6. Does the Los Angeles Convention Center feature a parking lot?

Yes, it does. The LACC has 5500 parking spaces. The parking fee is $12 and does not include in and out privileges.
Should the parking lot be full, there are plenty of other parking lots nearby.

7. Is there any restaurant/café at the Los Angeles Convention Center?

The LACC has a Food and Beverage Services Department by Aramark. I'm not sure on what menu will be available this year,
but you can browse the full menu offered here: http://www.lacclink.com/lacclink/documents/foodservices/CateringMenu.pdf

Two examples:

Restaurant outlets operating at the LACC are Compass Cafe, Galaxy Court, Trade Winds Cafe and Starbucks. Several concession stands, with seasonal menus, are also available.

Otherwise, Los Angeles features many restaurants to choose from. And with the variety of food, it'd be a shame if you didn't at least try one restaurant.
LA Tourism & Convention Board has created an excellent guide of dining places: http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/restaurants

8. What facilities are available for media on-site at E3 2014?

The E3 2014 Media Center, in Petree Hall, offers convenient support for journalists covering the show free of charge. It features a fully equipped, large working newsroom including:

  • Mac and PC computers
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Wi-Fi network access
  • Standard office equipment
  • Photocopy machine
  • Media-only hospitality suite
  • Lockers
Media Center Hours:

Sunday, June 8: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Monday, June 9: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday, June 11: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday, June 12, 2014: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

During E3, we will be looking at tons of information from various sources. As there is a myriad of gaming websites, I will only link to the most notable (that are also known to attend E3 and report explicitly from the show). General media sites are also linked as many of them cover E3 as well.

Though prior to the list, I would like to take a moment to once again link to some press sites, this time to those of the big five (EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft and Sony). While mainly for journalists, some of these sites can be useful if you want to create an official thread for a certain game.


Microsoft provides press material in a very nice way. It's readily available for anyone as there is no password protection (except for some press releases),
and you can find anything from game covers in PSD format to logo files in vector format (EPS/AI mostly).

Xbox Media: http://news.xbox.com/media

Connected to the Xbox Wire blog.

Microsoft News Center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/

All things Microsoft! Here you can download assets not only for Xbox but for all of Microsoft.
Event photos (from E3), logos, press releases, product shots, video and much more.
No password needed.


The hub we will be looking at during E3 is this:


Hosted via Nintendo of America's media site as far as I know. That page is password protected (and the guest pass was removed late last year), though the above press room can be accessed without a password, at least currently. Should it be changed and it prompts a login, it's usually something like this:

User name: Nintendo
Password: E32013

I will update the above once more details are made available. If you need a permanent login, you can contact Golin Harris associate Deanna Avila.


Sony's press sites are password protected, and the PlayStation Press Center underwent some large changes last year, purging a lot of account and removing the guest login. The page is available here though

PlayStation Press Center: http://presscenter.playstation.com/

If you need a login, I believe you need to contact SCEA via phone/e-mail as I can find no way to register via that site.

Sony PressVault: http://www.sceuk-press.net/

This is Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's press site. Operates as the one for SCEA.

General press releases are available here: http://us.playstation.com/corporate/about/press-release/[/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT]

Electronic Arts

EA has two press sites, one for North America and one for Europe (well, UK to be specific).

EA NA Press Site: http://www.info.ea.com/

Features press releases, product packshots and screenshots mainly. Mostly supplied in JPEG format,
but videos are available in high quality (many in 1080p format). No password needed for download.

EA EU Press Site: http://ea.gamespress.com/

Similar to the NA site, but features files in other formats than JPEG. Password is needed for download though.


Ubisoft Press Extranet: http://ubisoft-press.com/

Password protected site, like Sony's. Most material will be available on other press sites as well though.

If you are in need of a good press hub to download assets from, I suggest you take a look at (quote to see) . Please don't send an application if you are not a journalist however.

One site that can also be very useful during E3 is Business Wire: http://www.businesswire.com

This requires no password and many companies, Nintendo for example, use this service for press releases. Easy to navigate and the search function is great.

But now that we are done with that, let's get to the list of news sources:

Gaming/tech media

General media

All of these attended E3 last year, so there should be news about the event coming.

If you have suggestions on sites to add to the list, just post as a reply and I will see what I can do.


Magnificent OP's.The paragraph formatting for the Company write-ups is a bit messed up though.

The glorious week is nearly upon us.
Great OT, and the Spotify playlist is an excellent touch. NEXT WEEK WILL BE AMAZING


I have the day off from work, so I'll get to catch most of the shows live. I already know I'll probably have to do without GAF for a while, but I stop by here so often, it's just habit now. "Damn, GAF's down... better check GAF."


Is embedding GIFs in this thread frowned upon? I remember reading Nirolak post about wanting the first page (100ppp) of E3 threads to not have so many GIFs so they don't cause the page to load for a long time.
It's time GAF.


Subbed. Cred to whoever made the gif back in 2011, edited the year.
DrForester (he's the one who made it) made a general version that can be used for any E3.



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Time for some sleep. I'll be fine tuning some stuff over the weekend.


Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
So bummed I can't take time off for this. Made all the more frustrating by Monday in Australia being a public holiday. Short week is a plus, but all the conferences fall on early Tuesday morning for me, Nintendo Wednesday morning.


So bummed I can't take time off for this. Made all the more frustrating by Monday in Australia being a public holiday. Short week is a plus, but all the conferences fall on early Tuesday morning for me, Nintendo Wednesday morning.

I'm going to be around all week for this. Shame I have to moderate Tinychat at the same time as this.


Rösti;115095319 said:

If you guys don't know yet the newest Twitch app release has audio-only for those of us who can't "watch" it live. If you can "listen" to music during work - this may be an option

I've used it a bit for Dota lately and it's butter smooth with zero lag since you only need the audio. Might also be a good option 2 for home viewers if the lagging starts lagging.


Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
I'm going to be around all week for this. Shame I have to moderate Tinychat at the same time as this.

Lucky. Hmm. Tuesday should be a fairly easy day. Maybe I can force myself an early night, get up, watch the conferences, and endure a day of work :p.
sweet, my fucking PC is about to die right before E3. I haven't really ever looked into console browsers, which streams can I watch on either a PS3 or WiiU? And how stable are they usually on a console?


Took the latter half of the work day off (EDT) to watch the Nintendo event at home with my wife and two kids. I always try to watch the Nintendo Directs with them, and the E3 event should be fun. So I'm basically father of the year, right?

Gonna watch the Sony press conference in theaters. MS one during lunch break at work. I haven't been this hyped for E3 in a while.
So are there any IRC chats set up if GAF goes down?

We're just over 48hrs away and unless I've missed it, there doesn't seem to be much talk about this or any plans in place. Both the chats last were incredible, so would love for the GAF community to be together in one chat instead of spread across multiple ones...


So are there any IRC chats set up if GAF goes down?

We're just over 48hrs away and unless I've missed it, there doesn't seem to be much talk about this or any plans in place. Both the chats last were incredible, so would love for the GAF community to be together in one chat instead of spread across multiple ones...

In the OP it says they are, you just need to PM for passwords as the conference threads go up.

I'm not sure if I should join this year.

IRC chat for at least the conferences of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will be provided. I won't post the address to these here directly (due to password protection etc.), so you better ask in each respective thread (going up about one hour prior to the conferences).


Ps blog says us europeans can watch the sony conference on ps4 with the ign app.
Does anyone know if I can watch the ms, ea and ubi conferences as well, or is there some exclusive thingy because I'm watching via ps4?


Ps blog says us europeans can watch the sony conference on ps4 with the ign app.
Does anyone know if I can watch the ms, ea and ubi conferences as well, or is there some exclusive thingy because I'm watching via ps4?

You can watch the other conferences too on the app, since its IGN's app. If there's a twitch, youtube, gametrailers, gamespot app on PS4 too, you can watch via these sources as well.


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The OP has the wrong time for Ubi in London. Here's a fixed version.

Thanks, Cheesemeister.

I updated the thread with some listings of games. Due to the character limit (24 000) I had to move some sections to the second post. That limit ought to be increased I think.
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