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#1 Edited by Marino (4749 posts) -

KENTIA IS NIGH

Ohhhhhhhhh man. E3 is soon!

A few days from now, we're going to be neck deep into E3 2014 aka The Electronic Entertainment Expo aka The Electronic Three. Unless you've been living under a Sega Saturn for the past nineteen years, you know that E3 is the biggest trade show for the video game industry. We're gonna see countless new trailers, demos, announcements, interviews, and live streams over the next week or so. What does that mean in relation to you and Giant Bomb? It means there's going to be a tidal wave of 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 former moderator @citizenkane put together a few years ago.

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

Press Conferences

Andrew House dropped the bomb of all E3 bombs last year.

All day Monday and continuing Tuesday morning, you are going to see threads dedicated to each press conference (Microsoft, Electronic Arts, 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!

We'll be streaming all of the conferences all day Monday in the Giant Bomb Chat, so make sure you're up bright and early with enough Diet Coke to get you through the day and late into the night for the legendary, guest-filled E3 Giant Bombcasts. Here's a list of the who, what, when, and wheres along with a nifty link that will aid those afflicted by the plague known as not understanding time zones that runs rampant around here.

Microsoft

“Xbox: Game On, the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing”

Electronic Arts

“EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”

Ubisoft

“Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2014“

Sony

“PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference“

  • Monday, June 9 @ 6:00 PM PDT - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Your Local Time)

Nintendo

“The Nintendo Digital Event”

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 the E3 2014 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 Adam Boyes 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 Bungie just announce some crazy new feature in Destiny? 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 Dragon Age III’s exclusive pre-order bonus 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, let's break it down.

...AND THEN...

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 HAS THE MOST RECENTLY ADDED GAMES !!! >>>>

Even if someone submitted it three 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: Part Deux

  • Any topics about individual games should be placed inside their respective games' forums and NOT in General Discussion.
  • 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!

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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 2014.

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 shit!

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#2 Edited by Yummylee (22304 posts) -

#3 Posted by Marino (4749 posts) -

@yummylee: Glad to see we're on the same page.

#4 Posted by Eder (444 posts) -

I have a question. Will the press conferences be archived?

#5 Posted by Uppercaseccc (115 posts) -

I also have a question where do I get my E3 bingo card?

Online
#6 Posted by ZombiePie (5733 posts) -

@marino: We honestly should change our wiki page rule to "if you are thinking about creating a new game page, it probably has already been created."

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#7 Edited by GaspoweR (3369 posts) -

@yummylee said:
Eat this TRI BEAM....motherfucker..

Fixed!

also

BANG!

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11458 posts) -

Hype is building!

#9 Posted by Farkas (54 posts) -

ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN

#10 Edited by Itwongo (1236 posts) -

It's finally here!

#11 Edited by Sgtpierceface (640 posts) -

#12 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5903 posts) -

<E3 hype>

#13 Edited by FormulaDeuce (240 posts) -

#14 Posted by Marino (4749 posts) -

@marino: We honestly should change our wiki page rule to "if you are thinking about creating a new game page, it probably has already been created."

True.

#15 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

You should mention that those without live edit privilege shouldn't try creating new pages for announced games at all, even if it hasn't been added yet. It's sure to have been added by the time it makes it through the queue.

I'll stick to creating pages only for games revealed outside of the press conferences. Less likely to be scooped.

#16 Posted by Brake (1118 posts) -

Looks like I'm waking up 4AM for Sony. I feel like I've done this before...

#18 Posted by dannyodwyer (365 posts) -

Dat gif...

#19 Posted by Fattony12000 (7597 posts) -

I'm already wiggle wiggle wiggling.

#20 Edited by dudeglove (8165 posts) -

Is GB's E3 coverage part of the illuminati?

#21 Posted by Marino (4749 posts) -
#22 Edited by rmanthorp (4048 posts) -

I'M. PRETTY. READY.

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#23 Posted by Cerberus3Dog (383 posts) -

...and that was E3

#24 Posted by onlineatron (178 posts) -

what's the sitch on those press conference commentaries? will they be archived? gonna watch raw first but don't want to miss out on gb shenanigans

#25 Posted by AMyggen (3533 posts) -

@onlineatron: Nothing said on that subject, but I would be shocked if they're not archived.

#26 Posted by mustachioeugene (520 posts) -

Thanks for compiling all of this @marino!

#27 Posted by Zauzazu (71 posts) -

Almost time for it to be a lockdown (baby)

#28 Posted by rkofan87 (150 posts) -

what's the sitch on those press conference commentaries? will they be archived? gonna watch raw first but don't want to miss out on gb shenanigans

what commentaries ????????????? and I hope the live shows are on youtube this year.

#29 Posted by FLStyle (4842 posts) -

My body is ready but my mind is not! arrrrrrrrrrgh E333333333333

#30 Edited by cbk486 (184 posts) -

This is probably a stupid question, but can someone explain where the <> thing came from? I obviously missed it...

EDIT: I've seen this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cogBqfKUyqw ) before, but is that it? No context?

#31 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

My body is always ready!

#32 Edited by Wannabe_Hipster (55 posts) -

@cbk486:This is probably a stupid question, but can someone explain where the <> thing came from? I obviously missed it...

You and me both, brother.

#33 Posted by SomeJerk (3364 posts) -

Are they going to skip out on the Sony E3 conference or forget about the last 30 minutes of it?

#34 Edited by MTSaSquatch (36 posts) -

@wannabe_hipster: @cbk486: It's a "Sims 3 Gangsign" mentioned by Paul Barnett ... originally. It's at 23min of the 3hour ustream video Giantbomb: Live From Los Angeles 06/17/10

#35 Posted by Skyfire543 (750 posts) -

SO READY. <>

#36 Posted by SomeJerk (3364 posts) -

If they are going to watch and comment from the live-podcast/stream location, will they continue the Sony conference commentary into the live-stream time? Yes I will consider it a sham if they don't do it from start to finish.

#37 Posted by Marino (4749 posts) -

@somejerk said:

If they are going to watch and comment from the live-podcast/stream location, will they continue the Sony conference commentary into the live-stream time? Yes I will consider it a sham if they don't do it from start to finish.

There will likely be short breaks in between each conference. But, since they won't be physically at each conference, the transition to the night show should be smoother than years past.

#38 Posted by VooDooPC (335 posts) -

Just so my simple mind understands. All of the "We're Talking Over the <> Press Conference" will be happening at the Live Stream location with the full crew and no one will be physically at any of the press conferences?

#39 Edited by Chaser324 (6716 posts) -

@voodoopc said:

Just so my simple mind understands. All of the "We're Talking Over the <> Press Conference" will be happening at the Live Stream location with the full crew and no one will be physically at any of the press conferences?

That's my understanding. It'll probably be a better experience for both us and them.

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#40 Posted by The_Nubster (2324 posts) -

@voodoopc said:

Just so my simple mind understands. All of the "We're Talking Over the <> Press Conference" will be happening at the Live Stream location with the full crew and no one will be physically at any of the press conferences?

That's my understanding. It'll probably be a better experience for both us and them.

This is how I feel about it. They don't want to be there and be rushing around, and if I wanted to watch a live version without commentary, I could go to a billion other sites. I'm here for the GB flavour and if I wasn't working I'd gladly listen to eight hours of them talking over press conferences.

#41 Posted by Wikitoups (870 posts) -

Only thing I will missed from them being at the press conferences live was this great video that @drewbert did last year!

#42 Posted by Marino (4749 posts) -

@wikitoups: I'm sure Drew will work his magic regardless of where he is.

#43 Posted by ZGoon (273 posts) -

Is there a way to stream just the audio from the conferences? I have a dentist appointment during the ubi and sony ones.

#44 Edited by Chaser324 (6716 posts) -

@zgoon: You'll be pleased to learn that the Twitch app has just recently added an "audio only" mode.

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#45 Posted by MTSaSquatch (36 posts) -

SO READY. <>

Play this music while looking at Marinos gif above... dear god.

#46 Posted by ZGoon (273 posts) -

@chaser324: Oh sweet, GB streams aren't on twitch though right? Just plain bland press conference.

#47 Posted by Chaser324 (6716 posts) -

@zgoon: The GB streams might be getting broadcasted through Twitch as well, but I'm not sure. Scope things out tomorrow during the earlier conferences.

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#48 Posted by Cuuniyevo (137 posts) -

@skyfire543 said:

SO READY. <>

Play this music while looking at Marinos gif above... dear god.

Good call. That's perfect. xD

#49 Posted by Th3irdEye (261 posts) -

Only thing I will missed from them being at the press conferences live was this great video that @drewbert did last year!

I just started watching some of this because you posted it and I completely forgot that the new consoles were expected to have price subsidization with a contract similar to cell phones before they came out. What ever happened to all that buzz that was going around?

#50 Posted by Dryker (511 posts) -

Only thing I will missed from them being at the press conferences live was this great video that @drewbert did last year!

Watched the whole thing. That was a treat. Best. Ending. Ever.

GB's coverage of GDC was great. E3 will be epic.