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After testing the waters with "E3 Live" at E3 2016, the twenty-third annual E3 was the first to offer entry to the public. On February 8, 2017, the ESA announced that they would sell 15,000 "consumer" badges beginning on February 13th. For $250 ($150 early pricing), buyers gained access to the show floor for all three days of E3 as well as a new "E3 Coliseum" where various panels were held (hosted by Geoff Keighley).

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Press Conferences

EA Play 2017

EA once again was not officially part of E3.
EA once again was not officially part of E3.

Saturday, June 10 - The Hollywood Palladium

  • Andrew Wilson (EA CEO) started the show with a preview of Madden NFL 18's first-ever story mode called Longshot. (Trailer)
  • Andrew Gulotta (Producer at DICE) introduced the next expansion for Battlefield 1, In the Name of the Tsar, which includes two night maps. (Trailer)
  • Patrick Soderlund (EVP of EA Worldwide Studios) announced new championships for FIFA and Madden.
  • The Men in Blazers took the stage to discuss the new features in FIFA 18 including the continuation of the story mode from last year. (Trailer)
  • Marcus Nilsson (Executive Producer at Ghost Games) talked about what's new in Need for Speed Payback. (Trailer)
  • Patrick Soderlund returned to announce a new EA Original, A Way Out, which is the next game from Hazelight. Josef Fares talked about the co-op story of the game. (Trailer)
  • Patrick Soderlund announced a new team at EA called SEED, Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division. An elite team of developers that are designing new game ideas.
  • A teaser trailer for Anthem was shown with a promise of a full reveal at the Microsoft briefing.
  • Sean O'Brien (Executive Producer) spoke about how his team has spent two years overhauling the NBA Live franchise.
  • Stephen Gibbons (Community Manager) gave a gameplay presentation of NBA Live 18.
  • Sean O'Brien revealed a new story mode called "The One" which incorporates street ball and NBA league play into one career. (Trailer)
  • Andrew Wilson spoke about EA's Play to Give charity program as well as new games coming to EA Access.
  • Janina Gavankar (Commander Iden Versio in Star Wars Battlefront II) spoke about the story mode in the game that tells a tale between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens. (Trailer)
  • John Boyega appeared via video to confirm his character Finn will appear in the free DLC along with Captain Phasma.
  • A live demo of Assault on Theed, one of the multiplayer maps in Battlefront II, was shown.

Xbox E3 2017 Briefing

Phil Spencer reveals Xbox One X.
Phil Spencer reveals Xbox One X.

Sunday, June 11 - 2:00 PM PDT - The Galen Center

The Bethesda E3 Showcase

Bethesda built an actual theme park.
Bethesda built an actual theme park.

Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 PM PDT - Dolby Theatre

Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2017

An E3 moment in time.
An E3 moment in time.

Monday, June 12 - 1:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theatre

PlayStation E3 Media Showcase

Sony returns to The Shrine.
Sony returns to The Shrine.

Monday, June 12 - 6:00 PM PDT - Shrine Auditorium

Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017

Reggie taking a relaxing walk on the beach.
Reggie taking a relaxing walk on the beach.

Tuesday, June 13 - 9:00 AM PDT

Game Critic Awards

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The Game Critics Awards are decided by an independent group of worldwide 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 2017 Game Critics Awards were announced on June 27, 2017. Winners were announced on June 29, 2017. Leading the pack with four nominations each were Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Ubisoft Entertainment ran away with the most nominations as a company with fourteen. The next closest was Sony Interactive Entertainment America with seven.

Best of Show

Super Mario Odyssey

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Best Original Game

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

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Best Console Game

Super Mario Odyssey

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Best PC Game

Destiny 2

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Best VR Game

Lone Echo

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Best Mobile / Handheld Game

Metroid: Samus Returns

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Best Hardware

Xbox One X

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Best Action Game

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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Best Action / Adventure Game

Super Mario Odyssey

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Best Family / Social Game

Hidden Agenda

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Best Fighting Game

Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Best Independent Game

The Artful Escape

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Best Online Multiplayer

Star Wars Battlefront II

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Best Racing Game

Forza Motorsport 7

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Best Role-Playing Game

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

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Best Sports Game

FIFA 18

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Best Strategy Game

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

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