E3 2012 and You!

#1 Edited by Marino (4647 posts) -

E3 2012 and You!

E3 2012

One week from right now, we're going to be neck deep into E3 2012 aka The Electronic Entertainment Expo aka The Electronic Three. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past seventeen years, you know that E3 is the biggest trade show for the video game industry. We're gonna see dozens of new trailers, demos, announcements, and interviews over the next ten days or so. What does that mean in relation to you and Giant Bomb? It means there's going to almost as many new threads created to talk about this stuff and almost as many wiki submissions for new games. That is...unless you follow these simple steps to surviving the forums during E3 that fellow moderator CitizenKane put together over the last couple years.

A lot of what you'll see below should be utilized year-round, but especially during the insanity of E3.

Press Conferences

2011 Sony Press Conference

Starting Thursday night and then continuing on Monday and Tuesday, you are going to see threads dedicated to each press conference (Konami, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo). These threads will be posted and stickied shortly before each press conference and are the go-to place for any and all discussion for their respective press conferences before, during, and after the show is over. So, don't go posting a brand new thread each time someone new walks out on stage and says something dumb/funny/insane/amazing. Let's try to keep it all in one place.

If you're interested in creating a banner for the Press Conference threads, check out the photoshop contest thread!

CitizenKane's Patented Bullet Points of Recapping

  • There will be an official discussion thread for each of the six major press conferences.
  • These threads will be pinned to the top of all boards and to each company's respective forum.
  • Only general discussion of the press conferences will be allowed in these threads.

Individual Games

We know you want to talk about all these glorious new games that are about to get announced. But, there's no sense in fifty duders creating a new thread to talk about that thing that Hideo Kojima just announced 18 seconds ago. And, in case you didn't know, every game in the Giant Bomb database has a forum attached to it. Tidy organization is built right in! All you have to do is utilize it. Did Ubisoft just announce some crazy new feature in Assassin's Creed III? Well, guess where you should start a thread to talk about it? You guessed it.

The idea here is to not clog up the General Discussion. Any thread that is about a specific game should be attached to that game's forum. If a moderator spots your thread about Connor's pre-order bonus exclusive tomahawk in General, it's going to get moved, so help us out and just start by posting it where it should go.

If you're confused, CitizenKane put together some handy pictures last year to help out.

...AND THEN...

Once you're there, take a moment to see if there's already a thread talking about what you want to talk about.

Another way to attach your thoughtful, non-duplicate discussion to the right forum is right from the "Start New Topic" screen. Here's how...

E3 is fast and furious, so we know there are going to be duplicates, but help us out by taking a few seconds to check first. The dupes that get through will soon be locked anyway.

But...but...but...What if there's no page for the game I want to talk about?!

Well, the answer is pretty simple. Go ahead and make a page for it. Before you do, though, make doubly sure there's not already one created. Sometimes, when a new page is created, it takes a bit of time to show up in search. Here's a tip for you. This page right here will show you all of the most recently added games to the database. Even if someone submitted it 3 seconds ago, it's going to be there. So, use that instead of just checking the search bar. The mods will be monitoring the wiki queue like hawks trying to get the new stuff through as quickly as possible.

CitizenKane's Patented Bullet Points of Recapping

  • Any topics about individual games should be placed inside their respective games' forums and NOT in GD.
  • Check for already existing threads about what you want to talk about.
  • Topics not in the correct place will be moved by moderators immediately.
  • Any user who continues to post such topics in GD will receive an official warning. So be cool. Follow these simple steps, and have fun. It's E3 time!

Summary

E3 is one of the most fun times of the year for anyone who loves games. It's fast. It's chaotic. It's sometimes ridiculous and/or hilarious. All of us here in the Giant Bomb community want to have a good time with all the news, announcements, trailers, and late-night podcasts. So, let's all do our part to keep things as organized as possible so everyone can find anything they're looking for during E3 2012.

Got questions? Feel free to post them here so that anyone else with the same/similar question can get helped at the same time.

Let's do this!

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#2 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

great post, looking forward to seeing E3 with the rest of giantbomb.

#3 Posted by FLStyle (4651 posts) -

I'm not Will Smith but if I was I would approve of this message.

#4 Posted by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

Will there be E3 Quests?!

#5 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Our bodies forums are ready.

#6 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1238 posts) -

That picture at the bottom is actually great

#7 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

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#8 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

Illuminati

#9 Edited by 49th (2722 posts) -

You should also list the times for each press conference.
 

Microsoft E3 Conference:

June 4th  

- 10:00 PST

- 13:00 EST

- 18:00 GMT

- 19:00 CET

Sony E3 Conference:

June 4th  

- 18:00 PST

- 21:00 EST

- 02:00 GMT (June 5th)

- 03:00 CET (June 5th)

Nintendo E3 Conference:

June 5th  

- 09:00 PST

- 12:00 EST

- 17:00 GMT

- 18:00 CET

#10 Posted by Marino (4647 posts) -
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#11 Posted by evilrazer (481 posts) -

Oh, I hate the fact that I work during E3 and won't be able to watch it live, but I hope to catch up to you, guys, in the evening.

#12 Posted by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -

Also people, as you are discussing and doing all sorts of rad things during and before E3, remember to make a list of the things that wowed you/piqued your interest most during E3! Go to this thread to know how to make your list right so I can tabulate it like I did for the GOTY lists!

#13 Posted by falserelic (5398 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Illuminati

I was thinking the same thing.

#14 Posted by ADAMWD (580 posts) -

What do you guys think the best source is for watching the press conferences? I've always watched on TV in the past and might do that again this year, but if the coverage blows and there are too many ads/cutting away from the conference, I'll be looking for some streams. I'm sure a lot of the big sites do streams, but are there any in particular that have coverage that is better than the other sites?

#15 Posted by bigsmoke77 (788 posts) -

If some news breaks at E3 and you think to yourself " Maybe I should start a topic about this" your too late because somebody started a topic while you thought that out.

#16 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i need a stream of it. i'll probably be working some of the stuff :(

#17 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (449 posts) -

@skyline7284 said:

Will there be E3 Quests?!

i wish

#18 Posted by FinalDasa (1592 posts) -

If you can you should add the links to possible streaming locations for all the conferences. I assume most of them will be hosted by company websites but sometimes those get too much traffic and having an alternative is never bad.

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#19 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

E3 dude, it's coming!

#20 Posted by Cirdain (3049 posts) -

@49th said:

You should also list the times for each press conference.

Sony E3 Conference:

June 4th

- 02:00 GMT (June 5th)

Oh for fucks's sake. Fucking 2 am...... Oh Dear dear Fucking Balls

I'm slightly annoyed. Good thing I don't own a console......... not like I want one or anything..............

Online
#21 Posted by DallasTheGamer (154 posts) -

Awesome post. But damn, I'm gonna miss Sony's Conference this year. It's in the middle of the night. T.T Unless I prepare for an allnighter and ruin my day. xD

#22 Posted by MattyFTM (14366 posts) -

@Cirdain said:

@49th said:

You should also list the times for each press conference.

Sony E3 Conference:

June 4th

- 02:00 GMT (June 5th)

Oh for fucks's sake. Fucking 2 am...... Oh Dear dear Fucking Balls

I'm slightly annoyed. Good thing I don't own a console......... not like I want one or anything..............

It's worse than that. 2 am GMT is 3 am BST.

Moderator
#23 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Hot damn I'm stoked for this years e3 and all of GB coverage. Here we go duders, .

#24 Posted by Cirdain (3049 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

@Cirdain said:

@49th said:

You should also list the times for each press conference.

Sony E3 Conference:

June 4th

- 02:00 GMT (June 5th)

Oh for fucks's sake. Fucking 2 am...... Oh Dear dear Fucking Balls

I'm slightly annoyed. Good thing I don't own a console......... not like I want one or anything..............

It's worse than that. 2 am GMT is 3 am BST.

Wait, sorry I'm really bad with thinking about time. Even though I do Maths A level but meh. Does that mean that in england the sony conference will be at 2am bst not gmt or will it actuall be on when my clock in england says 3am...

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#25 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

we have a public holiday in thr UK on the 4th and the 5th so can stay up late and watch the conferences and not have to worry about work in the morning.

a big thank you to the queen and stuff

#26 Edited by Winternet (8012 posts) -

@Cirdain said:

@MattyFTM said:

@Cirdain said:

@49th said:

You should also list the times for each press conference.

Sony E3 Conference:

June 4th

- 02:00 GMT (June 5th)

Oh for fucks's sake. Fucking 2 am...... Oh Dear dear Fucking Balls

I'm slightly annoyed. Good thing I don't own a console......... not like I want one or anything..............

It's worse than that. 2 am GMT is 3 am BST.

Wait, sorry I'm really bad with thinking about time. Even though I do Maths A level but meh. Does that mean that in england the sony conference will be at 2am bst not gmt or will it actuall be on when my clock in england says 3am...

It will be at 2am on the UK. Now if that's BST or GMT fuck if I know. It's all the same to me.

#27 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

@Winternet said:

@Cirdain said:

@MattyFTM said:

@Cirdain said:

@49th said:

You should also list the times for each press conference.

Sony E3 Conference:

June 4th

- 02:00 GMT (June 5th)

Oh for fucks's sake. Fucking 2 am...... Oh Dear dear Fucking Balls

I'm slightly annoyed. Good thing I don't own a console......... not like I want one or anything..............

It's worse than that. 2 am GMT is 3 am BST.

Wait, sorry I'm really bad with thinking about time. Even though I do Maths A level but meh. Does that mean that in england the sony conference will be at 2am bst not gmt or will it actuall be on when my clock in england says 3am...

It will be at 2am on the UK. Now if that's BST or GMT fuck if I know. It's all the same to me.

So it's going to be 4am here? Yeah I'm going to miss everything or go to bed early.

#28 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

@Rappelsiini: here? What is that, Eastern Europe?

#29 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

@Winternet said:

@Rappelsiini: here? What is that, Eastern Europe?

That something is Finland. Home of that ugly mug you have as your avatar.

#30 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

@Rappelsiini said:

@Winternet said:

@Rappelsiini: here? What is that, Eastern Europe?

That something is Finland. Home of that ugly mug you have as your avatar.

Oh. I thought Finland had the same time as Norway and Sweden.

#31 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2358 posts) -

So no conference chat, huh. That's too bad.

#32 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Marino: Any chance we're going to get a new quest set this year, too?

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#33 Posted by Marino (4647 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Marino: Any chance we're going to get a new quest set this year, too?

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Not sure. I haven't heard anything about that or a themed list creator.

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#34 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

New Gears of War game, you guys. For the 360. Which means no 720 on 2013, right?

#35 Posted by Ramone (2961 posts) -

<> E3 <>

#36 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -
@Winternet

@Rappelsiini said:

@Winternet said:

@Rappelsiini: here? What is that, Eastern Europe?

That something is Finland. Home of that ugly mug you have as your avatar.

Oh. I thought Finland had the same time as Norway and Sweden.

Same region, same(ish) culture, but different time zone.
#37 Posted by Brackynews (4059 posts) -

@ADAMWD: I don't always go to Gametrailers, but when I do, it's for the crazy fucking shit they know how to point a camera at.

#38 Posted by Demoskinos (14733 posts) -

775

Look forward to being up at 3am delirious as hell in the chat watching the bomb livestreams with you guys.

#39 Posted by face15 (1285 posts) -

I'm mostly just excited to have the press conferences streamed on Giant Bomb so we can watch and chat in the same window.

#40 Posted by Coafi (1483 posts) -

E3 Livestreamed on GiantBomb?! #E3mystery solved!

#41 Posted by saptis (9 posts) -

Is there some some E3 Live Show schedule at Giantbomb ?

I don't want to miss live steams or stage shows. ;)

#42 Posted by sthusby (382 posts) -

"If a moderator spots your thread about Connor's pre-order bonus exclusive tomahawk"

Mad prediction skills.

#43 Posted by Sin4profit (2921 posts) -
#44 Posted by TheHT (11102 posts) -

@Sin4profit:

"It killed my mood."

"You were in a mood?!"

"There were boobs on the screen!

#45 Edited by Rain_1 (121 posts) -

Is there a page with all the GiantBomb E3 background images?

I've made wallpapers for my computer from the 2010 and 2011 ones and I was waiting for the 2012 one, but there isn't one on the homepage itself and I didn't find anything on the forums, so I'm just wondering if i'm missing something or if there won't be one this time around.

I also never managed to get the Bear vs T-Rex one, but I managed to find this thread that has it: http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion/30/could-we-have-the-t-rex-vs-gizzly-image-for-desktop/246704/

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