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E3 2013: The Plan

You already know (but just in case you don't, here's a rough idea of when to catch our live shows).

We're expecting to finally hear more about the long-awaited Master P/Seth Green video game. No we aren't.
We're expecting to finally hear more about the long-awaited Master P/Seth Green video game. No we aren't.

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.

Just envision me behind the wheel, slightly less Japanese writing, and me singing along to satellite radio until I crash.
Just envision me behind the wheel, slightly less Japanese writing, and me singing along to satellite radio until I crash.

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.

This year you'll watch the Xbox One. Next year? The Xbox One watches you.
This year you'll watch the Xbox One. Next year? The Xbox One watches you.

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!

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Where's the chat? It's about to start and it's not even up yet.

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@regal@zithe They will be streaming the conferences, just without commentary from the crew. Stream is going to be provided by GameSpot, but they'll have the chatrooms running like with the CrossBone reveal.

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.

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@regal: Nope. Those streams you see are the late night (for them, not so much for you) post-E3 Bombcasts that I was talking about. Whether you call them livestreams or Bombcasts isn't really important. The guys aren't going to be streaming these conferences like they did the others because they will actually be there in the audience. At least for the big ones.

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@zithe: Sure but who said anything about the bombcast? I am referring to their E3 live stream that they show in their 'coming up' section on the front page. According to that thing, they will do their first live stream 12 hours after the microsoft conference starts. I guess it's a glitch but I'm not sure - I figured I could watch that here on giant bomb like we could watch the xbox one reveal live here.

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@regal: There isn't a twelve hour delay. The twelve hours your are talking about is between Microsoft's conference starting and the Giant Bombcast starting. They don't do the Bombcast until every conference for that day is done. There is only about a 2 or 3 hour period between the end of the Sony conference and the beginning of the Bombcast.

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@slab64 said:

I do believe Drew can function as a Slender Man substitute. Someone alert the modding community!

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CONSOLE WARS!!!

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Posted By Tupacalypse

YES. IT IS ON PEOPLE.

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Are the conferences being streamed on GB? Out of all the E3 threads I've read on here, none of them say where exactly I'm suppose to watch any of this.

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reread the main post and saw this:

:Rorie will be back in the lab, keeping the chat room pumping as we feed inGameSpot's press conference live streams on Monday and their main stage broadcast

So I guess that answers that.

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@darji said:

@regal said:

@cirdain said:
Useful! :D
Useful! :D

I wonder why the giant bomb homepage says the first stream (day zero) is supposed to be june 11th 07:00 AM for me, when according to everything else it's on in about 5 hours (6:30 PM june 10th). I'm in Europe.

It is 7 in the morning for you.

That's strange. Microsoft press conference starts in four and a half hours, it's 2 PM here, it'll be 6:30 PM when that starts, June 10. Yet GB says it'll only get around to it's 'day zero e3' 7 AM the next day. That mere twelve hour delay is still rather more than the usual time it takes for them to actually get going with a stream.

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Only 3 1/2 hours to go!

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@regal said:

@cirdain said:
Useful! :D
Useful! :D

I wonder why the giant bomb homepage says the first stream (day zero) is supposed to be june 11th 07:00 AM for me, when according to everything else it's on in about 5 hours (6:30 PM june 10th). I'm in Europe.

It is 7 in the morning for you.

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@cirdain said:
Useful! :D
Useful! :D

I wonder why the giant bomb homepage says the first stream (day zero) is supposed to be june 11th 07:00 AM for me, when according to everything else it's on in about 5 hours (6:30 PM june 10th). I'm in Europe.

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Useful! :D
Useful! :D

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Posted By Haruko

@darji: "I dont know about you but I think we need to lay some groundwork for a new console if you know what I mean"

*Insert Porno music*

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So looks like they upgraded to a porno studio?

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That is a really nice upgrade XD

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It's early Monday morning and there's still nothing E3 related on the site, WHATS UP?

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Posted By InternetDetective

I EXCITE!

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Posted By sins_of_mosin

Looking forward to all the 360 games. All I want is a list of 360 games with their expected/official release date and any videos of them.

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Posted By Luck702

I'm so much excite

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Posted By fatbody75

Let the E3 mysteries COMMENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By Enigma777

I've got the day off and a bucket of KFC on standby. MY BODY IS READY!

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Posted By MforMaverick

As a native New Orleanian I have to say I love the No Limit Record picture. I'm bout it bout it!

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Posted By MurderSlingshot

Will these be archived besides a podcast? I can't stay up each night to watch them sadly

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"Dear friends! On Monday, June 10 at 19:30, Moscow time, we are waiting for you live from E3 2013." - Gamebomb.ru

Yes. We need them to meet up with the Giant Bomb guys.

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Posted By Tophat666

Body = Ready.
I might get to sleep early so tomorrow comes faster.
Trying to find a way to watch Microsoft on my phone.

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Posted By TheHBK

I hope that Jaffe doesn't try to make this about him.

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Posted By tomance

e3 is such an awesome time every year. Can't wait.

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Y'already know. May there be many lobthta monthtas and thupergangthtas.

...gotta get that lithp fixed

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I love Giant Bomb at E3. Late Night Bombcast's all week are going to be mind blowing ! <3

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Similarly pleased Jeff made it to the restroom and the hotel in one piece. Hopefully his Lexus is still in good shape after dragging that one car part for forever from a wreck he went past, though!

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Posted By OGred

the mixlr was gold. tyty jeff

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That car ride was way more entertaining than I expected it to be. Thanks for letting us ride along Jeff, and glad your Bladder survived that final dash.

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E3 HYPE TRAIN

amidoingitright?

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Fuck. Guys, I can't wait to hear Justin McElroy this year.

Oh God..

Time Belt!

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E3 HYPE TRAIN!!!!!!!! Woohooooo choo choo

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Posted By JJOR64

Can't believe this thing kicks of tomorrow. Wanting to see the new Nintendo Direct the most this year. Sadly, that is on Tuesday.

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Are there going to be podcasts of the live shows this week (like last year if I remember) so I can catch up while I am supposedly working hard?

Anyway have fun running around like nutters and existing on Redbull with little sleep this week! But I look forward to your shows and coverage.

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Posted By Blu3V3nom07

I just doubt China cares..

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Posted By cikame

Wait Jeff finally got a new car at some point?

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God, I'm so ready for this.

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Aww yea E3 is nigh, time to lock your door tell your mom "NOOOoo MEHM EHHHTREE" and stay glued to your screens, also grab a bucket to shit and piss in.

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Well, I went a whole hour without an idiot forcing me to see a pony.

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Posted By ThreeRoneC

I've been listening to Jeff drive to LA for almost 3 hours now on mixlr. Great start to E3. And there's still about another 3 hours until LA.

Listen to Jeff http://mixlr.com/jeff-gerstmann/