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    E3 2015

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    The twenty-first annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place June 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

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    The Bethesda E3 Showcase

    Todd Howard
    Todd Howard

    Sunday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM PDT - Dolby Theatre

    • Pre-show hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb.
    • Pete Hines (Vice President of Bethesda) welcomed everyone to the show.
    • Marty Stratton (Executive Producer at id Software) presented the first gameplay footage of Doom.
    • Pete Hines introduced, a hub for all of the company's franchises.
    • Lucas Davis (Design Director at BattleCry Studios) presented a new trailer for Battlecry.
    • Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio (Co-Creative Directors at Arkane Studios) introduced the debut trailer for Dishonored 2 and then announced Dishonored "Definitive Edition" for PS4 and Xbox One.
    • Matt Firor (Game Director at ZeniMax Online Studios) introduced a trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited showing features coming to the game in 2015.
    • Pete Hines revealed the debut trailer for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a strategy card game.
    • Todd Howard (Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios) gave a presentation on Fallout 4 focusing on design decisions and concept art. He then showed the character creation tool, tutorial, and early areas of the game. Mini-games playable on the in-game Pip-Boy were shown.
    • A replica Pip Boy was announced for the collector's edition of the game, which allows players to insert their phone. Bethesda will release an app as a second screen experience that integrates into the main game.
    • Todd Howard revealed Fallout Shelter, a vault simulator for mobile devices. The game was made available on iOS platforms immediately.
    • Todd Howard showed a video detailing the extent of Fallout 4's crafting and building systems.
    • The release date for Fallout 4 was revealed to be November 10, 2015.
    • Pete Hines thanked everyone for coming and closed the show.
    • Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb hosted an hour-long post show interviewing many the night's presenters.

    Xbox E3 2015 Briefing

    Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
    Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

    Monday, June 15 @ 9:30 AM PDT - Galen Center

    EA World Premiere: E3 2015 Preview

    Star Wars Battlefront
    Star Wars Battlefront

    Monday, June 15 @ 1:00 PM PDT - Shrine Auditorium

    • The presentation began with the world premiere trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Dated for Holiday 2016.
    • Andrew Wilson (CEO of Electronic Arts) welcomed everyone and gave a quick rundown of what would be shown.
    • The world premiere trailer for Need for Speed was shown. Marcus Nilsson (Founder of Ghost Games) spoke at length about the features of the game, then presented a gameplay trailer.
    • Jeff Hickman (Studio General Manager of BioWare Austin) announced Knights of the Fallen Empire, an expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. A cinematic trailer was shown.
    • Patrick Söderlund (Executive VP of EA Studios) presented the world premiere trailer for Unravel.
    • Martin Sahlin (Creative Director at Coldwood Interactive) spoke about the inspiration for Unravel, then showed a gameplay trailer.
    • Jeremy Vanhoozer (Franchise Creative Director at PopCap Games) spoke about Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, then introduced a live, on-stage gameplay demonstration of the game. A new trailer was shown after the demo.
    • A trailer was shown for NHL 16. Matt Bilbey (EA Sports) spoke about the changes in this year's entry in the franchise. He then presented a trailer for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour touting it as the first EA Sports game on Frostbite 3.0. He then spoke about EA Sports Ultimate Team and improved training modes in all EA Sports titles.
    • Sean O'Brien (Executive Producer) and Tha Hoop Gawd (Community Manager) gave a live demonstration of NBA Live 16's face capturing technology. A trailer was shown after O'Brien discussed the new features of this year's game.
    • Samantha Ryan (Senior VP of EA Mobile) took the stage to discuss many of the new titles coming to mobile platforms including Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
    • Mike Rasmussen (General Manager of EA Mobile) introduced a trailer for Minions Paradise followed by a gameplay trailer.
    • David Rutter (Executive Producer) introduced soccer legend, Pelé, to the stage to discuss FIFA 16. A new trailer was then shown.
    • Sara Jansson (Senior Producer at DICE) presented the world premiere trailer for Mirror's Edge Catalyst. Dated for February 23, 2016.
    • Robert Flores (ESPN) and Seann Graddy (Senior Producer at EA Tiburon) introduced Draft Champions, a new fantasy football game.
    • Seann Graddy then ran through some of the new features in Madden NFL 16, then presented a trailer.
    • Peter Moore (COO of EA) spoke of the importance of Star Wars: Battlefront.
    • Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir (Senior Producer at DICE) discussed the many features of Star Wars Battlefront then introduced the first gameplay footage of the game. Dated for November 17, 2015.
    • Andrew Wilson thanked all the EA teams, Pelé, and the fans for joining him.

    Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2015

    South Park: The Fracture But Whole
    South Park: The Fracture But Whole

    Monday, June 15 @ 3:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater

    • The event began with a surprise, world premiere trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
    • Aisha Tyler welcomed everyone and introduced Trey Parker and Matt Stone to the stage to explain why they decided to make another game.
    • Aisha Tyler then introduced Yves Guillemot (Co-Founder/CEO of Ubisoft Entertainment) who unveiled the world premiere trailer of For Honor.
    • Jason VandenBerghe (Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal) took the stage to talk about For Honor's inspiration and development. A live 4-on-4 gameplay demonstration was given.
    • Aisha Tyler introduced trailers for expansions to 2014's The Crew and Trials Fusion.
    • Ryan Barnard (Game Director at Ubisoft Massive) presented a new gameplay trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division. He announced beta programs on all platforms early next year and a release date of March 8, 2016.
    • Aisha Tyler presented a world premiere trailer for Anno 2205.
    • Jason Altman (Executive Producer) introduced Jason Derulo who performed a song on-stage in conjunction with Just Dance 2016. A streaming service called "Just Dance Unlimited" was announced for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.
    • A new trailer for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege featuring Angela Bassett was shown. Aisha Tyler brought Angela Bassett onto the stage to discuss her role as Agent Six in the game.
    • Genevieve Forget (Community Manager at Ubisoft Montreal) announced Terrohunt mode was returning to Rainbow Six and then introduced a live, 5-player on stage demo of the game. A beta starts September 24, 2015.
    • Aisha Tyler presented a world premiere trailer for TrackMania Turbo.
    • François Alaux (Creative Director) and Tommy François (Editorial VP) gave a live gameplay demo of TrackMania Turbo on PlayStation 4.
    • Aisha Tyler presented a new cinematic trailer for Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
    • Marc-Alexis Côté (Creative Director at Ubisoft Quebec) spoke about the development of Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
    • Yves Guillemot returned to the stage for a final announcement. He revealed a world premiere trailer from Ubisoft Paris for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
    • Aisha Tyler recapped the show and thanked everyone for watching.

    PlayStation E3 2015 Press Conference

    Adam Boyes announces the Final Fantasy VII Remake
    Adam Boyes announces the Final Fantasy VII Remake

    Monday, June 15 @ 6:00 PM PDT - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

    Nintendo Digital Event

    Star Fox is back.
    Star Fox is back.

    Tuesday, June 16 @ 9:00 AM PDT

    Square Enix E3 Conference 2015

    Yoko Taro
    Yoko Taro

    Tuesday, June 16 @ 10:00 AM PDT

    Game Critic 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 2015 Game Critics Awards were announced on June 30, 2015. Winners were announced on July 7, 2015.

    Star Wars Battlefront led the nominations with six while Fallout 4 and Horizon: Zero Dawn both had four. Electronic Arts and Sony Computer Entertainment America led publisher nominations with eleven each. And, by platform, PlayStation 4 narrowly beat out Xbox One with 47 nominations.

    Best of Show

    Fallout 4


    Best Original Game

    Horizon: Zero Dawn


    Best Console Game

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End


    Best Handheld Game

    The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes


    Best PC Game

    Fallout 4


    Best Hardware

    Oculus Touch

    • Developer: Oculus VR


    Best Action Game

    Star Wars Battlefront


    Best Action/Adventure Game

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End


    Best Family/Social Game

    Super Mario Maker


    Best Indie

    No Man's Sky


    Best Online Multiplayer

    Star Wars Battlefront


    Best Racing Game

    Need for Speed


    Best RPG

    Fallout 4


    Best Sports Game

    FIFA 16


    Special Commendation for Graphics

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End



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