I stink. It's a great weekend for a heatwave. I can only hope that Los Angeles will somehow be cooler than it is here in my house, because super heat is very much not my thing, at least when running around to see video games is concerned.
Look, E3 2013 is right around the corner, people. And we're going to start coming at you with a variety of live shows.
The first one will be tomorrow, Sunday morning. Against all advice, I've decided to keep the dream alive by driving to E3. By myself. Hey, I was looking for a good reason to drive my car real fast, so maybe this works out. Along the way, I'll have my iPad on the passenger seat, where it will hopefully be pushing my lonely, open road voice out via Mixlr.
Depending on how quickly I wake up and get my shit together, that show should start no later than 10AM. It'll happen right here: http://mixlr.com/jeff-gerstmann/ - I'll be posting that link to Twitter when it starts, but since the cell towers along the interstate are made of tin cans and signs that read "food grows where the water flows," I can't guarantee that it'll be a solid six hours of me slowly going insane. Mixlr has a chat room, if you want to sign up for their service, so depending on how dedicated I am to almost wrecking my car, maybe I can take some questions.
The real show starts Monday night, around 10PM PDT, with the first live video show from our all-new (to us) studio located just minutes away from downtown Los Angeles. That'll be the press conference day, so we should have plenty to discuss, but we'll bring in some guests, too, to help liven things up.
For the rest of the show, we'll be back in the evening. So on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, expect to find us up on your internet screens around 8PM. We have a mixture of old and new broadcast favorites lined up as guests, and if you've been with us in years past, you know that you're in for a great, loose, and probably weird time.
We'll also have a handful of interviews hitting the site over the course of the show along with a bonus podcast where we talk about the E3 things I saw prior to the opening of the show an make a few last-minute predictions.
If you're looking for a chat room to crash in, we've got your back for that, too. :Rorie will be back in the lab, keeping the chat room pumping as we feed in GameSpot's press conference live streams on Monday and their main stage broadcast for the three days of E3 Actual. I've caught a few glimpses of their stage show schedule, and it looks like they've got just about all of the major players there to give demos and talk about their games.
So turn out all the lights, close your blinds, break your phone, unplug your Kinect, wrap the tinfoil over your head, put a piece of bubble gum over your webcam, and order a billion pizzas (but tell them to leave the pizza on the doorstep and get the hell away from your dwelling). E3 is on!