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    The 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 7-9.

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    Preparation

    Day 00

    Day 01

    Day 02

    Day 03

    Interviews

    Press Conferences

    Links to archives of all the press conferences can be found here.

    Konami

    June 2, 2011 - 5:00 PM PDT / 12:00 PM GMT (Pre-Recorded)

    Shinji Hirano introduces Konami's lineup.
    Shinji Hirano introduces Konami's lineup.

    Microsoft

    June 6, 2011 - 9:30 AM PDT / 4:30 PM GMT

    Microsoft Press Conference
    Microsoft Press Conference

    Electronic Arts

    June 6, 2011 - 12:30 PM PDT / 7:30 PM GMT

    Ubisoft

    June 6, 2011 - 2:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM GMT

    Sony

    June 6, 2011 - 5:00 PM PDT / 12:00 AM GMT (June 7)

    Sony Press Conference
    Sony Press Conference

    Nintendo

    June 7, 2011 - 9:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM GMT

    Nintendo Press Conference
    Nintendo Press Conference

    Game Critics Awards

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    The Game Critics Awards are decided by an independent group of North American media outlets. They have selected the most promising games of each Electronic Entertainment Expo since 1998, and have thus become recognized as the most respected "Best of" awards that come out of the annual show. Games qualify for nomination by having hands-on playable versions of the game at the show.

    Nominees for the 2011 Game Critics Awards were announced on June 21.

    BioShock Infinite and Batman: Arkham City led the game nominations with four each, while EA and Sony led all companies nominated with fourteen.

    BEST OF SHOW

    BioShock Infinite
    BioShock Infinite

    BioShock Infinite - Irrational Games / 2K Games

    BEST ORIGINAL GAME

    BioShock Infinite - Irrational Games / 2K Games

    BEST CONSOLE GAME

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda

    BEST HANDHELD / MOBILE GAME

    Sound Shapes - Queasy Games / SCEA

    BEST PC GAME

    BioShock Infinite - Irrational Games / 2K Games

    BEST HARDWARE

    PlayStation Vita - Sony Computer Entertainment

    BEST ACTION GAME

    Battlefield 3 - DICE / Electronic Arts

    BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE GAME

    BioShock Infinite - Irrational Games / 2K Games

    BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME

    Bastion - Supergiant Games / WB Games

    BEST FIGHTING GAME

    Street FIghter X Tekken - Capcom / Capcom

    BEST MOTION SIMULATION GAME

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo EAD / Nintendo

    BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER GAME

    Battlefield 3 - DICE / Electronic Arts

    BEST RACING GAME

    Forza Motorsport 4 - Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios

    BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda

    BEST SOCIAL / CASUAL GAME

    Sound Shapes - Queasy Games / SCEA

    BEST SPORTS GAME

    FIFA 12 - EA Canada / Electronic Arts

    BEST STRATEGY GAME

    From Dust - Ubisoft Montpellier / Ubisoft

    Exhibitors

    Over 200 exhibitors are set to converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the seventeenth annual E3.

    • O-Games Inc.
    • OnLive, Inc.
    • Optoma Technology, Inc.
    • Orbotix Inc.
    • Ozhill Studio
    • Video Game Voters Network
    • Virtuos
    • Voxler

    Venue

    West Hall (left) and Staples Center (right)
    West Hall (left) and Staples Center (right)
    • This may be the last E3 held in the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) for a couple years. AEG Worldwide, the company that owns the Staples Center, which is located right next to the LACC, is currently in negotiations with the city of Los Angeles to build a brand new stadium in downtown. The current plan would be to tear down West Hall, which is traditionally where Nintendo and Sony's massive booths are held. West Hall is the oldest portion of the LACC. Once removed, AEG proposes building a multipurpose, $800 million, 75,000 seat stadium in its place. The new stadium's main purpose would be to bring the NFL back to the city for the first time since 1995, but could also be used for other sporting events, concerts, and conventions such as E3. AEG's CEO Tim Leiweke expects a deal to be approved by the city in early 2011 and the stadium to be completed in time for the 2015 NFL season and Super Bowl L. Depending upon how quickly construction begins, E3 may need a new home between 2012 and 2015.
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