E3

E3 is back with a new offering this year – E3 Coliseum- brought to you by Geoff Keighley. You may be familiar with Keighley’s past productions – he’s responsible for The Game Awards.

The 2 day event will feature live game demonstrations, gaming panels, and celebrity appearances and interviews and is open to all E3 badge holders. Some of the celebrities scheduled to appear are:

  • Jack Black
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • James Gunn
  • Chris Hardwick
  • Gennifer Hutchison
  • Ivan Reitman
  • Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Interested in attending? Grab your badge and line up starting at 7 a.m. June 13. E3 Coliseum is located at The Nova, which is only a short walk away from where E3 is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information on E3 Coliseum access, guests, schedule, etc. please visit www.e3coliseum.com.

Here’s the full line up for E3 Coliseum, per their website:

E3 Coliseum Schedule of Events

Date
Event
Speaker/Guest
Tuesday, June 13, 11:00 AM
God of War: Behind the Curtain
Michele Morrow
Cory Barlog, Shannon Studstill, Jeet Shroff, & Ariel Angelotti – Santa Monica Studio
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00 PM
Inside Bungie
Big Show – WWE
Pete Parsons – Bungie
Tuesday, June 13, 12:30 PM
World Builders
Chris Hardwick – Actor/Comedian/TV Host
Neil deGrasse Tyson – Hayden Planetarium
Randy Pitchford – Gearbox
Kiki Wolfkill – Microsoft
James Gunn – Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, June 13, 1:30 PM
Assasin’s Creed
Panel To Be Announced
Tuesday, June 13, 2:15 PM
What Game From E3 Will Make You the Next Online Gaming Superstar?
Matthew Patrick – Theorist Media
Tuesday, June 13, 2:45 PM
Bethesda Software
Panel To Be Announced
Tuesday, June 13, 3:15 PM
Square Enix
Panel To Be Announced
Tuesday, June 13, 4:00 PM
Epic Games
Panel To Be Announced
Tuesday, June 13, 4:30 PM
Swing Behind the Scenes With the New Spider-Man for PS4
Bill Rosemann – Marvel Games
Jon Paquette & Bryan Intihar – Insomniac Games
Ryan Penagos – Marvel Digital Media
Tuesday, June 13, 5:00 PM
Project Scorpio: The Most Powerful Place to Create and Play
Larry Hryb & Albert Penello – Microsoft
Chris Tector – Turn 10 Studios
Mike Rayner – The Coalition
Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 PM
Jack Black in Conversation with Tim Schafer
Jack Black – Actor
Tim Schafer – Double Fine Productions
Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 AM
New Realities: Gaming in VR, AR, and Gaming
Ivan Reitman – Director/Producer
Curtis Hickman – The Void
Will Smith – The Foo Show
Tanya Watson – Squanchtendo Games
David Ellison – Skydance Media
Brandon J. Laatsch – Stress Level Zero Games
Wednesday, June 14, 10:45 AM
Sea of Thieves: Community Spirit
Joe Neate, Mike Chapman, Adam Park, & Christina Parker – Rare
Wednesday, June 14, 11:30 AM
Gaming Evolved: New Voices, New Visions
Panel To Be Announced
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00 PM
Crash Bandicoot Reunion
Jason Rubin – Oculus
Andy Gavin – Naughty Dog
Mark Cerny – Cerny Games
Bob Rafei – Big Red Button Entertainment
Connie Booth – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Wednesday, June 14, 12:45 PM
Mortal Kombat: Celebrating 25 Years
Ed Boon – Mortal Combat
Geoff Keighley – The Game Awards
Wednesday, June 14, 1:30 PM
Far Cry 5: A Trip to Hope Country
Dan Hay & Drew Holmes – Ubisoft
Wednesday, June 14, 2:00 PM
Call of Duty: WWII – Sledgehammer Games’ Journey Back To The Franchise’s Roots
Michael Condry, Greg Reisdorf, & Glen Scholfield – Sledgehammer Games
Wednesday, June 14, 2:30 PM
Stories Across Screens
Gennifer Hutchison – Better Call Saul
Emil Pagliarulo – Bethesda Game Studios
Josh Scherr – Naughty Dog
Dan Tractenberg – 10 Cloverfield Lane
Wednesday, June 14, 3:15 PM
A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Hideo Kojima – Kojima Productions
Jordan Vogt-Roberts – Kong: Skull Island
Wednesday, June 14, 4:15 PM
The Indie Revolution
Robin Hunike – Funomena
Brendan Greene – PlayerUnknown’s BATTLEGROUNDS
Eli Cymet – Built by Snowman
Wednesday, June 14, 5:00 PM
Middle-earth: Shadow of War – A Behind the Scenes Look
Troy Baker – Actor
Michael de Plater – Monolith Productions
Wednesday, June 14, 5:30 PM
Square Enix
To Be Announced
Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 PM
To Be Announced
Exclusive Surprise Discussion with Renowned Figures

 

Last year The ESA gave away 5000 passes to consumers, with total attendance hovering around 50,000. This year The ESA has decided to sell 15,000 passes to consumers (some of which are still available here). Needless to say, this will be a much different show and there will be a lot of noobs… so, for all you that are new to E3, this is for you.

What to Bring

  • A bag – backpack or sling bag is a good idea, they also usually have a bag check area if your bag is too heavy and you cannot drop your items off in your car
  • Deodorant – seriously. Please bring it, use it and reapply it during the day. There is nothing worse than a funky smelling gamer. PLEASE.
  • Gum/Breath mints – see deodorant. PLEASE.
  • Cell phone – no brainer
  • Camera – use your cell phone camera, saves weight
  • Portable Charger – something lightweight but powerful
  • Charging cable w/plug – because your portable charger will only get you so far
  • Money – cash is easy but all vendors (food/drink) do take plastic
  • ID – because you will get carded for booze and may get carded for your E3 pass. I’ve seen it happen.
  • Snacks – not everyone has a ton of cash and food onsite isn’t cheap. I suggest Power Bars or granola bars as well as a bottle of water that you can refill. The lines during lunchtime can also get quite long
  • Networking Cards – if you’re trying to network re: a product you sell, or promote yourself as a streamer, etc. get yourself some nice networking cards aka business cards. Mine have my company name, email and all my social media links
  • Small portable seat – something that fits in your bag, like these. There will be long lines – many now that all you newbies are coming, and you’ll wish you’d brought one. TRUST ME.

What to Wear

  • Comfortable shoes – this goes for you bro’s, too, not just chicks. You are going to walk around SO much. Make sure you have a good pair of shoes or bring an extra pair to change into.
  • Clean clothes – see deodorant above. Seriously. People are disgusting.

NOTE: Some people say dress up – I say who gives a fuck. Wear what your style is – t-shirt and jeans or polo and slacks.

What to Do Right Now

  • Book a hotel room – the cheap/close ones sell out fast, book them now
  • Book a rental car – unless you plan to use Lyft or a taxi service
  • Review the exhibitors list – decide who you want to see first and make a plan. There’s nothing worse than going to E3 to see something or meet someone and then realize you should have gotten in line 2hrs earlier. TRUST ME.
  • Follow us on Twitter for the latest E3 updates – we will Tweet a LOT of updates, we promise.

 

E3 is upon us, fellow gamers… and I, for one, am worried about what will (or more importantly WON’T) be shown this year.

As most of us know, EA is not exhibiting at E3 this year. Instead, they have decided to rent out space at LA Live (now dubbed EA Live) for a 3 day fanfest. With big titles like Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and Mass Effect Andromeda coming up you’d expect a powerhouse like EA to have a seat on the showroom floor. It’s nice to see publishers do things for the fans but E3 is primarily for the gaming industry. Well, it used to be anyway. Now it’s starting to look like PAX.

We should see more about Star Wars as well as EA Sports games like Madden, FIFA & NHL 17. With VR being such a big push (and hit) recently our guess is they will make that a part of their presentation.

More and more there are fan-centric events – from parties at night to fanfests that are held offsite. With EA’s departure from the actual expo, though, it begs the question, what does the future hold for E3? EA isn’t the only publisher not at the expo. Activision, Disney Interactive and Wargaming are also absent. Instead they will also produce fanfest events at LA Live. Even Nintendo, who isn’t short on titles, has confirmed the only titel they are actually demonstrating ont he showroom floor will be the new Legend of Zelda game.

E3 coordinators have said these major absences wont have any effect on the overall draw to E3 this year – I think that remains to be seen. When a powerhouse like EA, and even Activision, say “thanks but no thanks” to the biggest showcase of the year you have to be afraid for the future of the event. If I were on the E3 payroll I’d be scared shitless and scrambling to see what needs to change to continue the great expos that have preceded 2016.

But what do I know… I’m just a gamer.

 

I’ll admit it… I squealed and clapped with every Bethesda fanboy during last years E3 press conference when Fallout 4 was announced. I’ve since platinumed the game on PS4 (neener, neener) and have been lucky enough to beta test some of the DLC’s.

This year Bethesda is doing it’s 2nd ever press conference and without a big title like Fallout 4 we’re left scratching out heads wondering “What the hell have you got up your sleeve Todd Howard?!”

Here’s what we think we’ll see – well, at least what we’d like to see”

  • A new Fallout title by Obsidian. Remember that time they did Fallout New Vegas? So do we. It’s coming… we know it.
  • Wolfenstein sequel – because who doesn’t love killing some Nazi’s?
  • The Evil Within sequel – because we’re still scratching our head trying to understand what the hell the first game was about. All the while shitting ourselves with the freaky scary monsters.
  • Dishonored 2 – this is a gimme, especially since they’ve already showcased it at E3 2015
  • Prey 2 – why renew the games website domain if you’re not planning something for E3, you tricky, tricky software geniuses
  • Skyrim Remastered – because that game was epic and we love to pay twice for the same game

What do you want to see from Bethesda? Sound off via twitter and tag us!

Hello fellow gamers! E3 is less than a week away CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!?!

Here’s the list of press conferences we will have the streams embedded here as we get closer to E3, so bookmark this page and come back at the start time to watch everyone’s event. We will also be attending them all so stay tuned for up to date info on every single one! Please note all times listed are PST.

Sunday 6/12

  • 1pm EA
  • 7pm Bethesda

Monday 6/13

  • 9am Microsoft (Xbox)
  • 1pm Ubisoft
  • 6pm Sony (PlayStation)

Tuesday 6/14

  • 9am Nintendo

 

 

Hello fellow readers – you may have noticed we have been quiet with content for the last 2 weeks. We’ve been making all our plans and prepping for E3 2016 – accepting press invites, setting up demos, ordering swag to give away to you awesome people – and now that we are almost 100% done you should see new original content posting again!

Thanks for your patience and support!

– Maverick Gamers Staff