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E3 2018: What's Going On

We're off to Los Angeles!

Hey everyone! E3 is almost upon us (some say it might have even begun already), and I wanted to give you a quick rundown of what we’ll be putting on the site this week. You can also check out Marino's blog for more info about forum posts and making new wiki pages during the show!

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Friday: The Prelude

Friday: Jeff will be livestreaming his drive down to L.A. in the chat, and Marino will also start posting up trailers as they start to hit. The biggest games will be featured up at the top of the page, but you can also head here or scroll down to the trailer module at the bottom of the home page if you want to see everything that goes up. This is a travel and setup day for most of us, but we’ll probably be tweeting and I’ll try to throw some stuff up over on our Instagram page over the course of the day, and I'm sure there'll be some millenials contributing to IG as the week proceeds. Needless to say, there won't be a UPF on Friday!

Saturday-Tuesday: Press Conferences!

As per usual, we’ll be talking over the press conferences that are now spread across the entire weekend before the show actually opens. The fun starts Saturday morning and will roll through Tuesday morning. All of the times here are Pacific! Keep in mind we’ll start streaming around fifteen minutes before each of these press conferences begin, though, so tune in early.

EA Play 2018Saturday, June 911:00 AM PDTYour Local Time
Xbox E3 2018 BriefingSunday, June 101:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
The Bethesda E3 ShowcaseSunday, June 106:30 PM PDTYour Local Time
Square Enix E3 ShowcaseMonday, June 1110:00 AM PDTYour Local Time
Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2018Monday, June 111:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
PlayStation E3 2018 ShowcaseMonday, June 116:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
Nintendo Direct: E3 2018Tuesday, June 129:00 AM PDTYour Local Time

Tuesday - Thursday: Giant Bomb At Nite

Everyone’s going to be on the show floor for most of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but we’ll be ramping up our usual nightly shows around 6 PM Pacific each night. (This time may vary, so tune in early!) We’ve got an exciting set of guests who’ll be swinging by to talk about E3 and everything else gaming-related, so swing by the chatroom and hang out.

We’ll be keeping the chat open 24/7 during the week and will be embedding the GameSpot daily show during the day, so feel free to swing by anytime to discuss the latest goings-on. We’ll also be streaming to YouTube and Mixer if you feel like hopping over there. Giant Bomb Infinite will continue to stream for Premium members during E3.

After Thursday night's show we will pack up the set and get it back on the road to SF! No UPF next week either as we'll all be in transit. If you have any questions feel free to throw them in the comments but I am about to hit a plane so I won't be able to get to any of them until tonight.

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"Needless to say, there won't be a UPF on Friday!"

I love the use of the exclamation point!

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@rorie The EA Play time and date link has the wrong starting time I think, just a heads up!

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I hope everyone makes it through E3 unscathed.

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Respect for not trying to talk over what will be the best press conference -- Devolver Digital, Sunday 8 PM PST.

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I know it probably won't be a big deal but wish you guys would do something for the PC games show thingie. Oh well, still looking forward to everything!

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sirgregmac • 

As much as I'll miss UPF and a GBE friday stream, with a bunch of Quick Looks posting this morning and streams all week long (including Sat. and Sun.) by next friday my podcasts will be backed up as I'll have to eschew them in favor of GB streams. Long way of saying thank you for all the "content" GB will be making even if it's out of the usual routine.

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Don't know which I'm more excited about - the announcements or GB's casting couch at night.

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Yay! I play fewer and fewer video games each year it seems, but this is still one of my favorites parts of the year.

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Finally! I no longer have Dave Lang's old number, hopefully Johnny V can correct this error in the next few days.

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Can’t wait for E3 week as always! GB talking over the conferences is one of the few things I look forward to every year!

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It's a lockdown, baby!

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Lockdown MUST be played at some point... or this isn't E3.

I agree that it would be awesome to see you cover the PC conference but I know you'll be busy as hell over E3.

Safe journey.

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This E3 has got me SO nervous...

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A very happy E3 to all!

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The times are confusing me a little - in the UK, the conferences seem to line up with starting 1 hour earlier than the site linked to says... Perhaps it's factoring in for Daylight Savings or something?

Edit: I figured it - the first link for the EA one is incorrect, it starts at 11AM but the link takes you to the time converted from 2PM. Just keep a heads up!

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I'm eager to see the new Smash. I suspect Mega Man will return, but with his Mega Man 11 model, and either Shovel Knight or Waluigi will finally get their due.

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@machofantastico: someone(I can't locate the thread) here made an incredible gritty, solomn version of lockdown. I hope the crew uses it in something. It's very well made.

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Did Abby make it? She had "Giant Bomb" taped on her laptop at the airport.

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Let the festivities begin!

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I mean... I was super hyped month ago but now everything leaked :(

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@merxworx01 said:

@machofantastico: someone(I can't locate the thread) here made an incredible gritty, solomn version of lockdown. I hope the crew uses it in something. It's very well made.

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Wish I could watch all of these live, but not really a realistic possibility with my working hours. I'm able to watch the EA one tomorrow, that's about it.

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The times are confusing me a little - in the UK, the conferences seem to line up with starting 1 hour earlier than the site linked to says... Perhaps it's factoring in for Daylight Savings or something?

Edit: I figured it - the first link for the EA one is incorrect, it starts at 11AM but the link takes you to the time converted from 2PM. Just keep a heads up!

Noted, thanks.

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@glots: that's the one! Thanks!

I too work more or less when the conferences start so I guess I'll be one of the chumps catching this on archive assuming they are talking over the reveals this year.

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The times are confusing me a little - in the UK, the conferences seem to line up with starting 1 hour earlier than the site linked to says... Perhaps it's factoring in for Daylight Savings or something?

Edit: I figured it - the first link for the EA one is incorrect, it starts at 11AM but the link takes you to the time converted from 2PM. Just keep a heads up!

You are doing God's work. Thank you.

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Love this time of year. Off to visit my brother tomorrow so we can watch all the pressers together, it’s become an annual tradition. Happy E3, duders!

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@hiczok said:

I mean... I was super hyped month ago but now everything leaked :(

Yeah I get what you're saying. I think many have followed the right strategy though following the leaks.

If you have something more substantial to show at E3, then you can still win.

If it's leaked and you don't have something new then at worst people will be uninmpressed

If you try to make up for a poor E3 showing that's been kept under wraps by hastily releasing a new trailer after the event, then you've already lost the audience.

TLDR; I'm not an expert. It can't be the best year to report on this event though.

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@heelbill said:

I know it probably won't be a big deal but wish you guys would do something for the PC games show thingie. Oh well, still looking forward to everything!

I don't believe we'll talk over it but we'll see about throwing it in chat while it's going on.

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The PDT time for EA Play is wrong, it says 2:00 PM

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Haven’t had much time for gaming in recent months but I always tune into the GB E3 streams like they’re the Super Bowl. It’s a lockdown baby!

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Let's feast! :wefeastin

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Happy E3 week everyone!! This and the GOTY discussions are my favorite times of the year. Like Christmas in June :)))

@rorie I missed the Jeff drive live streaming, any chance it will be posted? Stay safe down here duders!

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Based Rorie. Gonna have to be up and ready early tomorrow for the EA mess...er stream.

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@rorie any idea about how long after the conferences the stream archives will be posted for us working folk?

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I hope Dave Lang has his burner phone ready, for when the number gets tweeted out ;-)

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They're not talking over the PC show because it's a PC Gamer show . Like, from the folk at PCgamer.com

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Thank you Rorie for this extremely easy to read layout of the whole e3 weekend. Very helpful dude. Awesome

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E3 and Giant Bomb, cant get any better then this.