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    E3 2019

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    The 25th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, which took place June 11-13, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

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    Overview

    For the third year in a row, the ESA opened E3 registration to the public. Starting on February 2019, 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. Those changes remain for 2019. 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 1111:00 AM - 7:00 PM2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, June 129:00 AM - 7:00 PM12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Thursday, June 139:00 AM - 6:00 PM9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Giant Bomb vs. E3 2019

    Press Conferences

    GB vs E3 2019 gets wet and wild.
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    Abby's Vlogs

    My Third First E3

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    Giant Bomb @ Nite

    Nite 1 - June 11, 2019

    Video - Podcast

    Segment 5
    Segment 5

    Nite 2 - June 12, 2019

    Video - Podcast

    Segment 1
    Segment 1

    Nite 3 - June 13, 2019

    Video - Podcast

    Segment 7
    Segment 7

    Press Conferences

    Xbox E3 Briefing

    Sunday, June 9 - 1:00 PM PDT - Microsoft Theater

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    Bethesda E3 Showcase

    Sunday, June 9 - 5:30 PM PDT - ?

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    Devolver Digital

    Sunday, June 9 - 7:00 PM PDT

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    Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2019

    Monday, June 10 - 1:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater

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    • Immediately before Ubisoft's presentation, a live symphony performed music from the Assassin's Creed series accompanied by cinematics from games in the series, labelled "Assassin's Creed Symphony", to highlight the symphony's worldwide tour.
    • The presentation opened on an extended trailer for Watch Dogs: Legion, highlighting the game's gameplay loop and recruitment mechanic. Following the trailer, Clint Hocking (Creative Director at Ubisoft Toronto) took the stage to further discuss Watch Dogs: Legion's story, setting, and mechanics, followed by a second trailer announcing a March 6, 2020 release date.
    • Rob Mcelhenney (Creator of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) appeared to announce a partnership with Ubisoft for Mythic Quest, a fictional television show about an MMO development team, as well as premiere a trailer for the show.
    • Parker Mackay (an eSports commentator) appeared from a Ubisoft stage outside of the conference hall to mention a post-presentation Rainbow Six: Siege competition featuring celebrity guests, as well as show a trailer for Warden, a character introduced by the game's thirteenth season.
    • A trailer for Brawlhalla was shown, announcing a crossover between the game and the Adventure Time series.
    • A narrative trailer for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint was played, followed by Jon Bernthal (an actor and voice of Breakpoint character Cole D. Walker) appearing on stage, joined by a dog. While on stage, Bernthal discussed the game's basic concept and story, followed by a second, cinematic trailer for the game.
    • After the second Breakpoint trailer, Laura Cordrey (Community Developer at Ubisoft Paris) appeared on stage to announce that the game would feature AI teammates, as well as "Delta Company", a community hub focused on the Ghost Recon series. Cordrey was followed by Nouredine Abboud (Executive Producer at Ubisoft Paris), who announced the game would release on October 4, 2019, following a September 5, 2019 beta period.
    • A trailer for Tom Clancy's Elite Squad was shown.
    • A ten-year anniversary trailer for the Just Dance series was shown, leading a group of dancers (including a dancer in a panda outfit) to take the stage for a live dance routine announcing Just Dance 2020.
    • A trailer teasing For Honor's "Shadows of the Hitokiri" event was shown.
    • An announcement trailer for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine was shown, slated for early 2020. Bio Jade Adam Granger (Lead Game Designer at Ubisoft Montreal) took the stage to discuss the game's design principles and ambitions, alongside a few core details of the game.
    • A highlight reel of influencer's reactions to Tom Clancy's The Division 2 was shown, followed by Terry Spier (Creative Director at Red Storm Entertainment) appearing on stage to announce a free play period for the game, alongside detailing the game's first three "episodes" of content updates, concluding with a trailer for Episode 3 and the announcement of a partnership with Netflix for a movie themed around The Division series.
    • Brenda Panagrossi (V.P. of Platform & Product Management at Ubisoft) took the stage to announce Uplay+, a subscription service for Ubisoft's titles, followed by a montage showing various Ubisoft titles alongside the announcement of a partnership between Uplay+ and Google Stadia.
    • An announcement trailer was shown for Roller Champions, with Stephane Drapeau (Product Manager at Ubisoft Montreal) appearing to discuss the game, announce a demo for the game available following the presentation, and show a gameplay trailer for the game.
    • Yves Guillemot (CEO of Ubisoft) went up on stage to conclude the presentation with a statement about the value of video games, as well as bring Marc-Alexis Cote (Senior Producer at Ubisoft Quebec) on stage to introduce Gods & Monsters (later known as Immortals: Fenyx Rising), as well as a trailer and February 25, 2020 release date for the game.

    Square Enix E3 Showcase 2019

    Monday, June 10 - 6:00 PM PDT

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    Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2019

    Tuesday, June 11 - 9:00 AM PDT

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    Game Critics Awards

    No Caption Provided

    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.

    The Outer Worlds came away with the most nominations (4), while Xbox Game Studios was the publisher with the most nominations (9). However, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Square Enix won the most categories (3 each), both winning Best of Show, Best Console Game, and Best RPG Game.

    Bolded titles below denote which game won in each respective category.

    Best of Show

    Nominees

    Best Original Game

    Nominees

    Best Console Game

    Nominees

    Best PC Game

    Nominees

    Best VR / AR Game

    Nominees

    Best Hardware / Peripheral

    Nominees

    Best Action Game

    Nominees

    Best Action / Adventure Game

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    Best Role Playing Game

    Nominees

    Best Racing Game

    Nominees

    Best Sports Game

    Nominees

    Best Strategy Game

    Nominees

    Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Wicked Witch / Xbox Game Studios

    Desperados III - Mimimi / THQ Nordic

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Intelligent Systems / Nintendo

    John Wick Hex - Mike Bithell Games / Good Shepherd Entertainment

    Phoenix Point - Snapshot Games

    Best Family / Social Game

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    Best Online Multiplayer

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    Best Independent Game

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    Best Ongoing Game

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    Special Commendation for Graphics

    Cyberpunk 2077 - CD Projekt Red

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