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E3 2017 | General Information and FAQ



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Welcome back to E3! This is the 23rd edition of the expo, and the first one in many years open to the public.

This thread provides an overview of the event and how to get the most out of it. New this year is an Attendees section due to the show being public this year.

What: The world's premier trade show for computer and video games
When: June 13 - 15, 2017 (press conferences start June 10)
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
How: Live streams or via attendance
Website: https://www.e3expo.com / https://www.e3insider.com
The spotlight this year will likely be on Microsoft and the reveal of Project Scorpio. Of course, great experiences and surprises from Nintendo and Sony are to be expected as well.
We'll have the first good look at Super Mario Odyssey and Sony is bound to share more details on big titles such as God of War, Spider-Man and Days Gone.
EA and Ubisoft will have a lot to share as well, so I think it's gonna be a great show.

E3 Special Notes and Policy Reminders

Special Notes:

1.) During E3 (Saturday, June 10th *through* Thursday, June 15th) all reaction threads will be locked. A reaction thread consists of such things as "Wow Sony just won E3!", "God of War has the best graphics ever!", "Is the PS4 doomed now?", "Where is Final Fantasy VII?? Where's Kingdom Hearts 3!?", "Are you buying an Xbox One now?", "Does Warner Bros have anything left? They announced so many games!", "Does Nintendo have the best Western third party support of any console?", or anything else that is just a thread about immediate reactions to events. For the duration, these threads will be locked on sight. If you feel you have somethings important to say on these matters, either ask in the main conference threads, or write-up a really good thread on it and post it on Friday, June 16th.

2.) If you post a news thread, make sure it contains actual details of the news at hand. If your thread is simply Title: "OMG ANIMAL CROSSING 3DS 2 ANNOUNCED!" Body: "ON THE STREAM!" your thread may be locked and we reserve the right to junior you, since this goes against normal thread policies anyway.

3.) Do not post new news from E3 in a pre-E3 thread. Either make a new thread, or pick an existing thread made during E3.

Policy Reminders:

1.) Do not complain about the purpose of a thread. This includes complaining about people judging gameplay in a gameplay video thread, judging graphics in a screenshot thread, or calling something too nitpicky or biased in a review/technical analysis/critique thread. Instead, if you disagree, either post the reason (in detail) that you disagree with the point being made ("I think the graphics look great, just look at the shadowing and texture detail!", "I don't notice frame hitching at 60 fps personally, so it doesn't bother me.", "In my experience with the game, I found the encounter design to be great actually, for example..."), or simply avoid the thread if you feel you are unable to.

2.) If you feel there's a problem with someone breaking the rules, simply PM a mod and do not engage. There are only ~20 mods and tens of thousands of posts a day, so we simply cannot be everywhere and see every infraction without your help.

Other Notes:

1.) All other rules obviously still apply. For specifics, see our FAQ forum and the Terms of Service. For general information on how to post in high volume, high tension situations, read this note by EviLore.

2.) If you have any questions, please PM a moderator. If a question comes up frequently, we will post an update here. If not, you will receive an answer via PM. Due to volume, your answer may not be immediate.
Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=113677771

This section is mainly for people who will attend the show. If it's your first time pay attention. First and foremost, the E3 2017 Attendee Policy:

  • No one under the age of 17 is permitted.
  • Photo ID is required. E3 Show Management or an E3 security officer may require attendees to show ID at any time.
  • The E3 badge is non-transferable and is the property of E3 Show Management. E3 badge swapping and/or sharing is strictly prohibited. Any attendee found using another attendee’s badge will have the badge confiscated and will be removed from the premises. The E3 badge must be worn at all times.
  • All registration fees are nonrefundable.
  • Harassment is not acceptable. Cause for removal includes, but is not limited to:
    • Verbal harassment;
    • Intimidation or threats;
    • Physical violence;
    • Stalking; and/or
    • Sexually explicit, suggestive or provocative behavior
  • E3 does not tolerate discrimination or abusive treatment in any manner, including, but not limited to, in relation to national origin, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status.
  • If E3 Show Management determines in its sole discretion that an attendee’s attire, including, but not limited to, cosplay, violates E3 policy, then E3 Show Management reserves the right to require the attendee to change into appropriate attire and/or remove the attendee.
  • If attendees have concerns or issues about their safety, the decorum of other attendees, or other matters, then they should contact a security officer or E3 Show Management (located at West Hall Room 509).
  • No photography, videography or other recording of the E3 show floors is permitted prior to June 13, 2017 at 12 PM PST.
  • Each attendee assumes all risk and danger incidental to E3, whether occurring prior to, during or after E3, and agrees to hold harmless E3 Show Management, including, but not limited to, the Entertainment Software Association, in the event of harm incurred during or incidental to E3.
  • Each attendee assumes all risk and danger of being injured as a result of performances and/or demonstrations at E3, and agrees to hold harmless E3 Show Management, including, but not limited to, the Entertainment Software Association, in the event of harm incurred as a result of performances and/or demonstrations at E3.
  • By entering the E3 show, each attendee consents to release any and all rights such attendee may otherwise have to the attendee's likeness, and to any photographs, recordings or other images owned or created by E3 Show Management, by any exhibitor personnel, and by any member of the media. Attendee grants E3 Show Management, all exhibitors, and media the right, permission, and license to use attendee's name, voice, image and likeness, and releases E3 Show Management, all exhibitors, and media from liability resulting from such use.
  • If an attendee violates this policy, causes any disruption and/or violates any other E3 rules or policies, then E3 Show Management reserves the right to remove the attendee, confiscate the badge and prohibit reentry at future events.
  • The decisions and judgments made regarding potential violations of any E3 policy shall be made in the sole discretion of the Entertainment Software Association, E3's owner, and are final and cannot be challenged.
  • Click here to see the E3 Weapons Policy for further guidance.
I would also like to add that you should be respectful of those who are at E3 to do their job.

Full FAQ: https://www.e3expo.com/attendee/2903/attendee-faq/

Show Hours

Exhibit Halls

Tuesday, June 13: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 14: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 15: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Second Floor Meeting Room Hours

Tuesday, June 13: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 14: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 15: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

What are the Registration Hours On-Site?

Sunday, June 11: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Monday, June 12: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, June 13: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 14: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 15: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration is located in the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Is Identification Checked On-Site?

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. E3 Show Management and/or E3 Security Officers may request attendees show ID at any time.

How do I get to Los Angeles Convention Center?

Check here for information on various ways to travel to LACC: https://www.e3expo.com/attendee/2906/attendee-housing-travel/

Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to all E3 Attendees who have booked reservations in the official hotel room block.

Where should I park when I arrrive at the LACC?

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) has 5500 parking spaces with easy public access. The parking fee is $25/day. In addition to the LACC parking, there are multiple lots available nearby, including at L.A. Live adjacent to the LACC.

What dining options are available at the LACC?

Concessions schedule and availability are subject to each show. Best is probably to check http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/restaurants for a good guide on LA food culture. That way you can see more of Los Angeles than its Convention Center.

Any particular items I should bring to E3

I would recommend bringing these items:

  • Deodorant
  • Water Bottle
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Comfortable Shoes

Disclaimer: Sony pre-show at 5:00 PM PDT, press conference at 6.00 PM PDT.


June 10

This presentation has now concluded.

Time: 12:00 PM PT
Length: 90 minutes
Host: Andrew Wilson
Venue: The Hollywood Palladium
Official thread by Nirolak: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1388949

Main hub: https://www.ea.com/eaplay2017


Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ea
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9BB0ambDQw

June 11

Xbox at E3 2017: Everything You Need to Know

This presentation has now concluded.

Time: 2:00 PM PT
Length: 90+ minutes
Host: Phil Spencer
Venue: The Galen Center, Los Angeles
Official thread by Relix: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1389489

Main hub: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/e3


Mixer: https://mixer.com/xbox
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/xbox
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/e3
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xbox
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/xbox
Fuse: http://www.fuse.tv/ (cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S.)

This presentation has now concluded.

Time: 9 PM PT
Length: One hour
Host: Pete Hines
Venue: Los Angeles Center Studios
Official thread by spons: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1389716

Main hub: https://be3showcase.bethsoft.com/


Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bethesda
YouTube: https://youtube.com/BethesdaSoftworks

This presentation has now concluded.

The Devolver Digital: Mega Press Conference! will be part of the E3 2017 - Pre Pre Show on Twitch.

Time: 10:00 PM PT
Length: ≈15 minutes
Host: N/A
Venue: N/A
Official thread by schaft0620: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1389733&page=14

Main hub: https://www.twitch.tv/events/52471


Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/events/52471

June 12

Official press release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...nting-sponsor-300451303.html?tc=eml_cleartime

This presentation has now concluded.

Time: 10:00 AM PT
Length: N/A
Host: Sean "Day[9]" Plott
Venue: The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles
Official thread by MRORANGE: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1390025

Main hub: http://www.pcgamingshow.com/


Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/pcgamer
YouTube: https://gaming.youtube.com/pcgamer

This presentation has now concluded.

Time: 1:00 PM PT
Length: 60 minutes approx.
Host: Ubi devs
Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles
Official thread by Volotaire: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1390161

Main hub: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/event/e3-2017-pre/


Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ubisoft
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ubisoftus

This presentation has now concluded.

Note: Pre-show starts 05:00 PM PT. Actual press conference starts 06:00 PM PT.

Time: 05:00 PM PT
Length: 60-120 minutes
Host: Shawn Layden
Venue: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Official thread by ULTROS!: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1390352

Main hub: http://live.playstation.com/


Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/PlayStation
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/PlayStation
Via the PlayStation E3 Experience in theaters across the US

June 13

Note that Nintendo doesn't have a press conference. They have a pre-recorded presentation called Nintendo Spotlight, and live streaming afterwards (Treehouse Live). Nintendo is listed under press conferences for ease of access.

Time: 9 AM PT
Length: ≈25 minutes (initial, live streams will continue the whole day)
Host: Nintendo executives & Treehouse Team
Venue: N/A, LACC
Official thread by BY2K: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1390740

Main hub: https://e3.nintendo.com/ / https://www.nintendo.co.jp/e3/index.html


Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/nintendo
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Nintendo/
YouTube (JP): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIgmqI3oTpk
NicoNico: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv300051443

You have plenty of options to choose from.


Easy Allies @ E3 2017 Streaming Thread & Schedule


IGN & Twitter

IGN coverage at E3 2017 will be hosted and produced by IGN. The live shows will feature all major press briefings from Sony, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and more, including live pre- and post show commentary from IGN hosts and special guests. Coverage will also include exclusive hands on demos, new gameplay, live interviews from the industry's biggest game creators and producers, the very best of gaming cosplay, and eSports news and competitions.
Source: http://e3expo.vporoom.com/2017-04-0...obal-Live-Stream-Partnership-for-E3-Expo-2017

YouTube Live @ E3


E3 on Twitch


New for this year is the E3 Coliseum. You'll be able to watch it on Twitch and YouTube.

Source: https://www.e3expo.com/show-info/3204/e3-coliseum-schedule-of-events/

Discord rooms for at least the conferences of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo should be provided. I won't post the address to these here directly.
Instead ask in each respective thread. Twitch can of course be used as well.

E3 2017 | Archive and Spoiler - Free Thread
E3 2017 Summary Thread
E3 2017 | Countdown, GIF & WEBM Thread
E3 2017 | Snacks, Food, and Drinks Thread
E3 2017 Meetup

The annual Spotify playlist features songs from game OSTs, but also songs used in video game commercials. This year with some tracks from recent sci-fi and horror films as well.


The press sites of the major companies. Most useful for journalists of course, but can be good if you want some assets for a thread etc.

Microsoft provides press material in a very nice way. Artwork, box shots, logos, photos, screenshots, videos etc. No password protection.

Xbox Media: http://news.xbox.com/media
Microsoft News Center: http://news.microsoft.com/

No password needed.

Nintendo's main press site is password protected, but they usually provide temporary login credentials for their E3 press kits.

Main: https://press.nintendo.com/
E3 press kit: http://nintendo.e3press.com

Check here for more info.

Sony's press sites are password protected. If you need a login, you have to contact SCEA/SCEE via phone/e-mail.

PlayStation Press Center: http://presscenter.playstation.com/
Sony PressVault: http://www.sceuk-press.net/

General press releases are available here: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/corporate/press-releases/

Password protected site under PressXtra.Net.


EA has two press sites, one for North America and one for Europe.

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

Password protected.

Ubisoft Press Extranet: https://www.ubisoft-press.com


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

Here's 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.



Oct 23, 2012
Fantastic thread as always Rösti. Thank you for the collating the E3 information. Very useful.


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Some things, such as who will be creating the threads for each press conference, need to be confirmed. I will continue to update the thread, though June 10 (Saturday) I will be occupied with some other things so I may not be in time for EA's press conference. But all other days I will have uninterrupted access.
Jan 4, 2017
Damn, OP did an amazing job making the thread.

Looking forward to Scorpio reveal, Sony exclusives, and whatever Nintendo has up their sleeves the most this year.


Aug 28, 2016
Thank you for making this comprehensive thread!

Tiny thing though: the colours for Tuesday and Wednesday in the timetable are the same, Wednesday should be green.


Membero Americo
Sep 12, 2010
For posting threads it's one hour before the conference/presentation starts, correct?


Unconfirmed Member
For posting threads it's one hour before the conference/presentation starts, correct?
I believe so, yes. You could always post it earlier though and ask a moderator to lock it until the press conference is about to start.

Thank you for making this comprehensive thread!

Tiny thing though: the colours for Tuesday and Wednesday in the timetable are the same, Wednesday should be green.
I've corrected that now, and the time for Sony's press conference. As far as I can tell it's 5 PM PDT and not 6 PM PDT as the timetable earlier said.


Nov 13, 2013
Spokane, WA
Ah, that time of year that crashes GAF servers. Here's hoping scorpio really is what they are hyping and has a good price point to boot.



Feb 23, 2015
Nice. Came for the legendary playlist. Will stay for all the other useful features.

Cheers Rosti. The playlists are great.


Jun 2, 2013
Is there a decent amount of parking at the convention center (5500 sounds like a lot, but I've never been so idk)? Is there a parking pass for all 3 days or do you just pay as you enter? Hours?


Apr 13, 2010
Question for E3 pros. I am scheduled to work Wednesday at my job. I got a free pass due to PlayStation thing. I'm trying to get my Wednesday covered.

If I can't. Is there any difference goin Tuesday (the first day) from 12-6 or Thursday 10-5? Is any preferable. Will either day have specific advantages. Thanks for the answers.


Feb 22, 2014
Great thread. Can't wait anymore. Hope EA won't be boring like last year. Cmon EA you can do it.

Giga Man

Apr 13, 2012
Has Sony always used this logo?

I feel like I haven't seen it since the PSOne. It's making me nostalgic when I think it shouldn't.


Oct 23, 2013
Rösti;239825305 said:
I've corrected that now, and the time for Sony's press conference. As far as I can tell it's 5 PM PDT and not 6 PM PDT as the timetable earlier said.

Sony press conference is 6 PM, but Sony is also hosting a 1 hour pre-show with (smaller) announcements.


Aug 28, 2014
Is there a decent amount of parking at the convention center (5500 sounds like a lot, but I've never been so idk)? Is there a parking pass for all 3 days or do you just pay as you enter? Hours?

I've been to a few cons there. You pay as you enter so if you go 3 days that's $75 deep. My advice is to find other local parking lots near the convention, they generally run $10-15 for the day and the walking distance isn't too far. It isn't too bad if you go with others and everyone chips in for parking.


May 11, 2014
Will there be a spoiler free thread with links to watch the conferences that already happened in the OP? I'm going to miss some and don't want to open Gaming Discussion as it'll be full of announcement titles.


Jun 7, 2014
Anyone know a stream that has closed captions for E3 stuff? I have a friend who is deaf and he's trying to find one


Oct 23, 2012
Is someone making a summary thread this year? I think its Ami who usually makes that?

He did from 2015 and before that year, but last yer he did not make one.

if anyone else can make one, it would be very useful!


Oct 20, 2013
Is the youtube gaming with Jeff going to broadcast both MS/Sony press conference in 4k ? or just other content