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#1 Posted by Marino (4580 posts) -

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

#2 Edited by Marino (4580 posts) -


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.


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

Electronic Arts

“EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”


“Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2014“


“PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference“

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


“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:


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!


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!


#3 Posted by Marino (4580 posts) -
#4 Edited by Marino (4580 posts) -

@vincentvendetta: Classy. I also love the reference to it being the 20th E3. My only criticism is that while Hohokum looks super fun, I'm not sure it's the most iconic thing to put there.

#5 Posted by Marino (4580 posts) -

@5grand: I really like this ticket idea.

#6 Posted by Marino (4580 posts) -

@Trace: @zombiepie: You guys are trying really hard to put a damper on this whole thing. :(

#7 Edited by Marino (4580 posts) -

@trueheresy: Big ups for being the brave first entry!

That should be 9 AM, though, not PM. But, again, some people have won with incorrect info before!

#8 Edited by Marino (4580 posts) -

The Contest

Alright, duders. E3 2014 is nine days away. Get on that hype train, and ride it! Well, if you've been around Giant Bomb for a while, you know that since 2009, the moderators have held a contest for users to create the banners that will be placed at the top of each press conference's discussion thread. Whether you're a Photoshop master or a can't find the color red in MS Paint, you could win! So, read the rules carefully and start making pretty and/or funny stuff!

The Prize

Aside from having your banner featured at the top of a stickied press conference thread during E3, each of the five winners will also get a free month of premium membership. If you already are a premium member, an extra month will be added to your current subscription.

face15 has set the bar pretty fucking high, y'all.

The Rules

  • You each can submit up to THREE banners for EACH press conference. So, if you've got multiple genius ideas for whatever the hell Nintendo is doing, have at it!
  • Although you can submit many banners, you can only win ONCE. For example, if you win Microsoft, you can't win Sony. We gotta spread the love.
  • All banners must be 650 x 150.
  • For the first time ever, GIFs are now LEGAL (hard G’s or otherwise) but not required.
  • General forum rules apply. (i.e. no nudity or otherwise NSFW stuff)
  • Deadline is next Sunday evening (June 8).
  • While everyone is encouraged to give feedback and pick their favorites, winners are chosen by the moderators.

The Info

If you enter this contest, please do not disappoint Emma Stone.

Here are the details about when each conference is being held. Use these as you wish. Or don't. Or use incorrect information if you want! It hasn’t stopped people from winning in the past. For your own personal convenience, I have also provided a link that will magically convert the listed time into your local time.

As you can see, we've decided to go ahead and include Nintendo even though they won't be doing a live stage presentation. Nintendo will be releasing a Nintendo Direct-ish video on Tuesday morning before E3 officially starts, so I'm sure we'll have a discussion thread about that too. Also, there is no Konami...thing this year. Pre-E3 or otherwise as far as we know.


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

  • Monday, June 9 @ 9:30 AM PDT - Galen Center (Local Time)

Electronic Arts

“EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”

  • Monday, June 9 @ 12:00 PM PDT - Shrine Auditorium (Local Time)


“Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2014“

  • Monday, June 9 @ 3:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater (Local Time)


“PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference“

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


“The Nintendo Digital Event”

Wrap It Up

Now you know the rules and the basic info you should probably include. So, get to photoshopping, drawing, or even photographing! There's a template if you need a visual aid. And, if you need some inspiration, just check out all of the past winners below.

2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

#9 Edited by Marino (4580 posts) -

@bocam said:

@reisz: The way Penny Arcade sells their tickets is horrible.

How would you suggest they do it? There's no good way. They're going to sell out immediately no matter when they do it.

#10 Posted by Marino (4580 posts) -


Round 12! (for me)