E3 Schedule and How You Can Watch

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is back and will begin in about two days and a half as of writing this. Depending on your time zone that would probably be either the 6th or 7th of June. Like the last few years I am planning to watch most of the press conferences — especially the Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony ones — and since I can’t go to the actual expo in Los Angeles (and since it wasn’t held in 1947 you won’t see it in L.A. Noire) I choose to do so with live streams.

There are many ways to visit E3 in digital spirit and with every year more show up, but if you don’t know where to look this won’t help you. That’s what I am here for! To avoid confusion with different time zones (Seriously, when are they going to make a universal Internet Time Zone?) I will not list the starting times of the press conferences in say, Pacific Time, but with countdowns. These may be off by a few minutes of course, but they should save you the hassle of having to calculate what any given time in Pacific Time or Eastern Time would be in your time zone.

Microsoft
The first of the big E3 events is the Microsoft press conference where we can expect to get more news revolving around Gear of War 3, that rumored HD remake of Halo: Combat Evolved, and a lot more pushing for the Kinect.
Microsoft’s official stream
Gamespot
G4TV
This press conference has ended.

EA
Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and more! This is going to be an awesome-filled show if I ever saw one!
EA’s official stream
Gamespot
G4TV
This press conference has ended.

Ubisoft
What more reason do you need to watch Ubisoft’s presentation than Assassin’s Creed: Revelations? Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier?
Ubisoft’s official stream
Gamespot
G4TV
This press conference has ended.

Sony
Despite (or maybe because of) the recent issues Sony has been having I’m looking forward to their press conference again this year. With titles like Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Resistance 3 and the NGP (or should I say the PS Vita?) how could you not?
Sony’s official stream
Gamespot
G4TV
This press conference has ended.

Nintendo
And at last, Nintendo. Project Cafe, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and surely a lot more. I dare say this will be a nice way to end E3, but probably not the most exciting press conference overall.
Nintendo’s official stream
Gamespot
G4TV
This press conference has ended.

There are certainly more ways you can watch E3 than listed above, but these should do just fine unless somehow you’ve gotten yourself banned and locked out of all these sites. If you have issues with live streams you don’t have to worry because these press conferences will surely be uploaded to different sites like YouTube as soon as they are over. Still, there is that special feel to watching these things live so if you can stay awake a few extra hours I strongly suggest you do — hey, I have to get up before 6 am (or stay up the night before) if I want to watch Microsoft live so a few hours should not be a big deal.

As for my personal preference, I will be watching the official streams where available and probably go to Gamespot for the remaining ones. What shows will you be watching and how? As usual, feel free to leave a comment or tell me on Twitter!

TAGS: e3, e3 2011, ea, microsoft, nintendo, sony, ubisoft

2 Comments

  1. Shirou says:

    Thanks for that, this Might be helpful after all ^.^

    • Jason says:

      I did want to say that this site was a huge savior! I’m in Australia and was all confused with the time zones! Thanks so much, I am in love with this site because of such a simple article. Thanks a lot. :D

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