E3 2018 last edited by Marino on 11/18/18 09:24AM View full history

Overview

For the second year in a row, the ESA opened E3 registration to the public. Starting on February 12, 2018, anyone could register for a "Gamer Pass" at a price of $249 USD. After a mixed reaction to allowing the public into the expo in 2017, changes were made to the schedule for 2018. On the first two days of E3, industry professionals are given three hours on the floor before the public is allowed inside.

DateIndustry PassGamer Pass
Tuesday, June 1211:00 AM - 7:00 PM2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 139:00 AM - 7:00 PM12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 149:00 AM - 6:00 PM9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Giant Bomb vs. E3 2018

Press Conferences

The 11th battle of GB vs E3!
The 11th battle of GB vs E3!

Giant Bomb @ Nite

Nite 1 - July 12, 2018

Video - Podcast

Nintendo joins the show for the first time ever.
Nintendo joins the show for the first time ever.

Nite 2 - July 13, 2018

Video - Podcast

Some people didn't get the memo on the uniform requirements.
Some people didn't get the memo on the uniform requirements.

Nite 3 - July 14, 2018

Video - Podcast

That's Matt Kessler's music!
That's Matt Kessler's music!

Press Conferences

EA Play 2018

Saturday, June 9 - 11:00 AM PDT - The Hollywood Palladium

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Xbox E3 2018 Briefing

Sunday, June 10 - 1:00 PM PDT - Microsoft Theater

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Bethesda E3 Showcase

Sunday, June 10 - 6:30 PM PDT - ?

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Devolver Digital

Sunday, June 10 - 8:00 PM PDT

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Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018

Monday, June 11 - 10:00 AM PDT

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Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2018

Monday, June 11 - 1:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater

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PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase

Monday, June 11 - 6:00 PM PDT

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Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2018

Tuesday, June 12 - 9:00 AM PDT

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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 28, 2018. Winners were announced on July 2, 2018. Leading the nominations with five was Anthem. Ubisoft Entertainment, for the second year in a row, had more nominations than any other company.

Best of Show

Resident Evil 2

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

Runners-Up

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Best Original Game

Dreams

Runners-Up

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Best Console Game

Marvel's Spider-Man

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Best VR/AR Game

Tetris Effect

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Best PC Game

Anthem

Runners-Up

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Best Hardware/Peripheral

Xbox Adaptive Controller

Runners-Up

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Best Action Game

Anthem

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Best Action/Adventure Game

Marvel's Spider-Man

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Best Family/Social Game

Overcooked! 2

Runners-Up

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Best Fighting Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Runners-Up

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Best Racing Game

Forza Horizon 4

Runners-Up

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Best RPG

Kingdom Hearts III

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Best Sports Game

FIFA 19

Runners-Up

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Best Strategy Game

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Runners-Up

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Best Online Multiplayer

Battlefield V

Runners-Up

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Best Independent Game

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Runners-Up

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Best Ongoing Game

Fortnite

Runners-Up

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Special Commendation for Graphics

Special Commendation for Sound

  • The Last of Us Part II - Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Special Commendation for Innovation

  • Cyberpunk 2077 - CD Projekt Red / CD Projekt SA

Exhibitors

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