1200+ Photos from PAX West 2019

Hey, y'all.

C'mon 'n ride it.
C'mon 'n ride it.

I'm back again with a slew of photos from the show. If you haven't seen this before, I've been "photo documenting" PAX since 2008. And I was doing this before PAX for eight years from E3 1999 to E3 2006. After each trip, I upload all of my photos here on GB.

My general goal is to photograph practically every booth as well as every area of the show. The entirety of the Expo Hall, the new tabletop areas at the Hyatt Regency, the Annex (classic arcade, classic console, BYOC, etc), and more are all captured here. So, if you missed anything or if you weren't there and just want to see what it was like...I got you.

I also have photos from six different panels from the front row. Some of them (like GB) include photos from before the doors opened.

Also, I've organized the photos into folders of each booth/area for your convenience.

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Expo Hall Preview

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Data Dump: Who Won E3 2019?

The Real E3 MVP
The Real E3 MVP

It's always been a dumb question. But, what if we applied a little math and science to it anyway? If you were in chat during any of the press conferences media briefings showcases, then you may have seen a poll at the end asking you to rate the show from 1-10. Well, I took all that data and used it to determine who the Giant Bomb Community thinks "won E3 2019."

I'm only running data on the conferences that Giant Bomb was present for because the others, while available in chat, had far fewer viewers than these main five.

Unfortunately, there was something wrong with polls during Xbox, so the totals are lower than how many actually voted, but I still think it's enough of a pool to say it's an accurate representation.

Of course, the true winner of E3 was the gamers a tie between Keanu Reeves, Ikumi Nakamura, Bam Bam the Dog, and Gooigi. But, here's the data anyway...

Microsoft

While Xbox brought a lot of stuff, many felt underwhelmed by the Scarlett announcement and Halo trailer at the end.
While Xbox brought a lot of stuff, many felt underwhelmed by the Scarlett announcement and Halo trailer at the end.

Bethesda

People were hype for DOOM Eternal, but not much else it seemed.
People were hype for DOOM Eternal, but not much else it seemed.

Ubisoft

Ubisoft announced a slew of Clance games, which didn't seem to connect with the GB crowd. And their big dog leaked ahead of time, which probably hurt them.
Ubisoft announced a slew of Clance games, which didn't seem to connect with the GB crowd. And their big dog leaked ahead of time, which probably hurt them.

Square Enix

Square put on a solid show, but their big reveal of Avengers left people confused, which I think left a bad taste in people's mouths right before the reaction poll.
Square put on a solid show, but their big reveal of Avengers left people confused, which I think left a bad taste in people's mouths right before the reaction poll.

Nintendo

Nintendo straight up killed it this year according to the GB Community.
Nintendo straight up killed it this year according to the GB Community.

Overall

Prior to the first GB @ Nite show on Tuesday, I asked everyone who they thought won E3. This was the result:

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So, if we take this data and compare it to the data collected after each conference, what do we get?

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Hey! They're in the same exact order. That worked out pretty well.

Either way you look at it, Nintendo dominated this year's E3 according to the Giant Bomb Community.

Until next year, <>.

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GB vs E3: The Official Player's Guide (w/Foldout Conference Time Zone Poster!)

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Formerly known as our "E3 & You!" info dump, this is now the Giant Bomb vs The Electronic Three Official Player's Guide. For a quarter of a century now, E3 has been the biggest trade show for the video game industry. We're gonna see a slew of new trailers, demos, announcements, interviews, and live streams over the next week.

So, here's all the information you need to survive a week-long marathon of live chat, the tidal wave of new forum threads, and an onslaught of wiki submissions for new games!

Press Conferences

The Electronic Three is once again starting early this year. While E3 2019 is officially Tuesday through Thursday, the press conferences media briefings showcases start with Xbox on Sunday. But, Electronic Arts is still doing...stuff...on Saturday.

**Not all of these will be
**Not all of these will be "talked over" by Giant Bomb.**

From Saturday afternoon through Tuesday morning, you are going to see threads dedicated to each of the major publisher's presentations (EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Nintendo). These threads will be posted and stickied shortly before each press conference. They are the go-to place for any and all discussion for their respective press conferences before, during, and after the show is over. Let's try to keep it all in one place.

The Chat

Here are the details on when the Giant Bomb crew will be streaming live throughout the week. For either the conference commentary or the night shows, you'll want to be hanging out in GB Chat. If you click, the "Local Time" link should translate the time automatically to your local time.

Keep in mind that GB will typically go live about 30 minutes ahead of each conference.

Jeff's Solo Drive TimeSaturday, June 8?:?? AM PDT???
Xbox E3 BriefingSunday, June 91:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
The Bethesda E3 ShowcaseSunday, June 95:30 PM PDTYour Local Time
Ubisoft E3 Live at E3Monday, June 101:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
Square Enix Live: E3 2019Monday, June 106:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
Nintendo Direct: E3 2019Tuesday, June 119:00 AM PDTYour Local Time
GB @ Nite - Nite 1Tuesday, June 116:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
GB @ Nite - Nite 2Wednesday, June 126:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
GB @ Nite - Nite 3Thursday, June 136:00 PM PDTYour Local Time

The Forums

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We know you want to talk about all these glorious new games that are about to get announced. But, there's no sense in fifty duders creating a new thread to talk about that thing that Phil Spencer just announced 18 seconds ago. And, in case you didn't know, every game in the Giant Bomb database has a forum attached to it. Tidy organization is built right in! All you have to do is utilize it.

E3 is fast and furious, so we know there are going to be duplicates sometimes, but help us out by taking a few seconds to check first. The dupes that get through will soon be locked anyway.

The Wiki

Get in there and edit some stuff!
Get in there and edit some stuff!

But, what if there's no page for the game I want to talk about?!

Well, the answer is pretty simple. Go ahead and make a page for it. Before you do, though, make sure there's not already one created. We have a some hardcore wiki users that are going to be lightning quick on new stuff. Sometimes, when a new page is created, it takes a bit of time to show up in search. Here's a tip for you:

** THIS PAGE HAS THE MOST RECENTLY ADDED GAMES **

Even if someone submitted it three seconds ago, it's going to be there. So, use that instead of just checking the search bar. The mods will be monitoring the wiki queue like hawks trying to get the new stuff through as quickly as possible.

And That...

The 25th E3 is Giant Bomb's 12th!
The 25th E3 is Giant Bomb's 12th!

E3 is one of the most fun times of the year for anyone who loves games. It's fast. It's chaotic. It's sometimes ridiculous and/or hilarious. All of us here in the Giant Bomb community want to have a good time with all the news, announcements, trailers, and late-night podcasts. So, let's all do our part to keep things as organized as possible so everyone can find anything they're looking for during E3 2019.

Got questions? Feel free to post them here so that anyone else with the same/similar question can get helped at the same time.

Let's do this!

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A Decade of Giant Bomb vs The Electronic Three...in Polaroids

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This is the promo image I'll be using for the E3 Banner Contest next week, but I figured y'all might enjoy it now. Hopefully, out of the 65 images, I picked most of the major moments anyone can remember from the last ten years. If you need help reminding yourself what some of these moments are, I created a numbered legend below.

It's time to get hype.

Legend

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  • 1. Drew on the way to Kentia Hall. (2009)
  • 2. Phil Spencer visits for WEED3. (2016)
  • 3. Vinny on green screen for the E3 pre-roll intro. (2012)
  • 4. Patrick and Austin in their Waypoint uniforms. (2018)
  • 5. Shuhei Yoshida shows off his incredible gift from Johnny V. (2014)
  • 6. Michael Pachter and Jeff Green visit the new E3 house. (2012)
  • 7. Tetsuya Miziguchi makes his first appearance. (2018)
  • 8. Mary Kish chugs a beer to celebrate E3 being over. (2017)
  • 9. Simultaneous sunglasses with Johnny V and Dave Lang. (2014)
  • 10. Jens Matthies enters the vapor chamber. (2017)
  • 11. Tim Schaefer and Greg Rice have an epic Jenga battle in the green room. (2016)
  • 12. Danny O'Dwyer and Samantha Kalman stop by. (2015)
  • 13. A shirtless Greg Miller smashes some empty beer cans as Garnett Lee looks on. (2014)
  • 14. Jeff runs into Greg Kasavin on the floor. (2009)
  • 15. Xavier Woods and Eric Pope play "air guitar". (2015)
  • 16. Johnny V gets a gift from Ryan. (2011)
  • 17. The millennials take over E3. (2017)
  • 18. Brad gets secrets from Nintendo's Denise Kaigler. (2009)
  • 19. Patrick checks out the fridge cam. (2011)
  • 20. Paul Barnett and Jeff put an end E3. (2014)
  • 21. Brad enjoys some catered lunch. (2018)
  • 22. "Raw" footage of John Drake massaging Johnny V. (2013)
  • 23. After press conferences. (2009)
  • 24. <3 (2016)
  • 25. Ben and Abby flossin' in the green room. (2018)
  • 26. We win and lose together! (2017)
  • 27. Abby scares Vinny on the street. (2018)
  • 28. <> (2010)
  • 29. Dave Lang throws his phone away. (2015)
  • 30. Brad and Alex check out the PS4 that Adam Boyes brought. (2013)
  • 31. Jeff at Xbox's conference. (2011)
  • 32. Janina Gavankar shares a special message. (2017)
  • 33. Vinny and Dan try to figure out what E3 Live is. (2016)
  • 34. Jeff checks out the studio they'll be using for the week. (2013)
  • 35. Abby and Ben get pumped for their first E3. (2017)
  • 36. Justin McElroy (with Griffin McElroy and Queen Elizabeth II) shares another Sherlock Holmes story. (2014)
  • 37. Dan offers to share his coffee with Austin. (2016)
  • 38. Jeff interviews Harmonix's Alex Navarro. (2009)
  • 39. Brad collapses at the end of the night show. (2014)
  • 40. Alex hates escalators. (2018)
  • 41. Vinny runs into Jeff Green outside E3 Live. (2016)
  • 42. Adam Boyes realizes Johnny V just tweeted out Dave Lang's phone number. (2015)
  • 43. Kessler and Dave go to Outback instead of E3. (2010)
  • 44. John Drake double fisting Diet Cokes. (2013)
  • 45. Greg Miller gets inappropriate with Xavier Woods. (2016)
  • 46. Vinny and Jeff put on faces to read an ad. (2015)
  • 47. Janina Gavankar gets comfy for My First E3 Two. (2018)
  • 48. Patrick tries to tell Jeff about Yoshi's new game. (2014)
  • 49. Jeff forgot his cool shades. (2015)
  • 50. Vinny films the crew after the Sony press conference. (2013)
  • 51. Producers producin'. (2018)
  • 52. John Drake chugs a 2-Liter Diet Coke as John "Cowboy" Bellomy looks on in horror. (2018)
  • 53. Drew walks in on himself. (2013)
  • 54. Abbie Heppe hides amongst the cardboard standees. (2014)
  • 55. Ed Boon shares his Hawkman Midway story with Adam Boyes and Johnny V. (2012)
  • 56. Matt Kessler tries a rare delicacy known as a tomato. (2017)
  • 57. Jeff Green and Lorne Lanning share some veteran insight. (2015)
  • 58. Dan offers Austin a snack. (2016)
  • 59. Johnny V impersonates Adam Boyes. (2017)
  • 60. Xavier Woods and Samoa Joe stop by. (2017)
  • 61. #FreeKessler (2018)
  • 62. Jeff asks Phil Spencer and Kudo Tsunoda about shipping broken games. (2015)
  • 63. Jeff and Alex outside the house. (2011)
  • 64. Vinny goes into business for himself by selling Coke ads on the stream. (2016)
  • 65. Matt Rorie approves. (2018)
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PAX Guide 2019: East Edition

Eight years, y'all. EIGHT YEARS! We've been doing this guide for a long damn time. Admittedly, it hasn't changed much in recent years, but that's because I think that thanks to countless duders' input, we've kinda nailed it down at this point. But, I always want to post it again with the current PAX's schedule and whatnot. I've also reluctantly removed all the EverQuest icons because they look like garbage on the mobile version.

Whether PAX East 2019 is your first PAX or your twenty-second like me, this is for you. Despite years of refinement, if you have something that needs to be added, let us know in the comments.

Boston

We probably won't have to deal with six feet of snow this year.
We probably won't have to deal with six feet of snow this year.

It's gotten better in the last few years, but the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is still kinda in the middle of nowhere. Logan International Airport is just a few minutes from the convention center, but it's about a mile walk from there into the heart of Boston where most of the fun stuff is.

If you're landing at the airport, you should almost definitely hop on the Silver Line. It's FREE going into the city from Logan and, if you were lucky enough to get a hotel near the convention center, it'll take you right past most of them. If you weren't so lucky, the Silver Line will drop you at South Station, which is a hub that will get you to basically anywhere else in the city. If you're going to be in town all week and plan on going anywhere that's not right by the convention center, throw $10 or $20 on MBTA "Charlie Card" since each ride you take is going to cost about $3.

Check for your hotel on Google maps, locate the closest "T" station (it'll be real easy), and work backwards to South Station. Even if you're not a city kid, it's quite simple. If you need help, there's plenty of Boston natives hanging around on the site, so ask away in the comments below.

Giant Bomb (and Fam) @ PAX

You might spot a Giant Bomb staff member randomly on the show floor (just don't bother them if they're shooting something), but your best bet is one of these panels. As usual, I've also included some other panels that might be GB adjacent? Translation: "Wrestlers and/or Dave Lang are involved."

For most panels, you're going to need to line up early if want a good seat. As a general rule, I'd suggest going to most panels an hour early. For the super popular ones, there's a bit of loitering skill involved. Enforcers will not allow you to line up until the line for the previous panel goes inside, so...do what you need to do to get in the actual line as soon as that happens.

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This is a perfectly normal example of your typical PAX panel.
This is a perfectly normal example of your typical PAX panel.

The Enforcers

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Enforcers are a legion of volunteers that make PAX run efficiently. It would be a hot mess without them. In the old days, they would don the black. But, now that there are multiple versions of PAX, East Enforcers are coated in red. If you need help with anything, just look for one of them. They’re never too far away. And if they ask you nicely to do something (like move out of an aisle/walkway), please do so.

They don't always wear armor like this guy to the right. Just most of the time.

#PAX

Welcome home.
Welcome home.

Even if you don’t normally use Twitter, you should sign up just to follow these accounts while you’re at PAX. It’s the best and easiest way to get up-to-the-minute updates on what’s going on.

  • @official_pax - The important stuff.
  • @pax_lines - Updates on theatre/panel lines and when they get capped.
  • @paxparties - An unofficial feed for the unofficial parties going on all weekend.

The Packing List

Here's what you need to bring with you especially if you're coming in from out of town.

Money

Most places (including vendors in the expo hall) will take credit/debit cards, but it’s probably a good idea to carry a little cash just in case. And if you need to hit an ATM, do it early in the day as they sometimes run out of money later on.

Backpack

Whatever your style of choice is, bring one. Don’t rely on getting a free bag at the show. They’re often cumbersome and there’s no guarantee you’ll find one anyway. Trust me…carrying a bunch of random stuff you pick up throughout the day is going to suck without a backpack.

Phone & Charger

Duh. You need your phone. But don’t be a dumb and forget your charger and/or wall plug. Pro Tip: Turn your brightness down as far as you can tolerate. Keeping up with your friends at night through texts/Twitter/Discord is gonna be tough if your phone dies by 2 PM.

Battery Pack

Consider buying an external USB battery pack. It’s been a life saver for me the last few years. Worth every penny.

Portable Gaming

You will undoubtedly find some downtime (like waiting in line), and you will never be in a better place for local multiplayer. So, go ahead and take your Nintendo Switch out for some commercial-esque multiplayer.

Hand Sanitizer

There will be dispensers scattered around the buildings, but do yourself a favor and toss a little bottle in your bag and use it every time you play something.

Poster Tube

If you can fit it in your luggage, this is a veteran move. You might get a cool poster at PAX. You might even get it signed by Todd Howard. Make sure you have a way to get it home without crushing it.

Trash Bag

Yep. A trash bag. Just throw it in your luggage. Use it later for dirty clothes, which will keep your stank-ass, sweaty socks off of the cool stuff you bring back on the way home.

Every Alex panel is a roller coaster of emotions.
Every Alex panel is a roller coaster of emotions.

The Daily List

Here's a few things that you should do every day. Every. Day.

Shower/Deodorant

For the love of Bristlebane, please! It’s not difficult. You're probably paying an arm and a leg for that hotel room you got, so use those amenities.

Eat/Drink

Walking around for sixteen hours a day for three days requires fuel. It may sound crazy, but you might actually forget to eat and stay hydrated. There aren't a ton of options real close to the convention center. There is a food court on the north side of the convention center, but it's super crowded and generally shitty. There's usually some carnival-type food scattered around in the expo hall as well. Recently, there's also been some food trucks outside the main entrance and on the southern lawn.

But, scope out some of the few nearby locations ahead of time and maybe hit those instead. Try to eat two actual meals a day and carry some snacks for in-between. Alternatively, you could attempt to live on Dunkin for four days.

Sleep

Time is precious at PAX, but you can’t go non-stop for 100+ hours. Try to get at least 5 or 6 hours a night.

Get Out

Don’t spend all of your time in the convention center. Get out of there once in a while, get some air, grab some real food, see some of the city, etc.

Be Yourself

There’s a special vibe that envelops PAX. If you’ve ever felt weird or strange about the nerdy things you love, know that you’ll never be in a place with more people that enjoy the same things that you do than you ever will be. So, be yourself. Talk to random people in lines. You’re going to have a blast. Welcome home.

That big red block is the convention center. It's about a mile from there to the Regina Pizzeria in the middle. As you can see, most of the food options are on the other side of the bridge.
That big red block is the convention center. It's about a mile from there to the Regina Pizzeria in the middle. As you can see, most of the food options are on the other side of the bridge.

The To-Do List

Now that you've got a checklist of what to bring and some daily advice, here's some tips on how to prepare.

Download Guidebook

Guidebook is the best, easiest way to keep up with all the official PAX info (schedule, maps, announcements, etc.)

Gameplan

The schedule is out now, so start making a list right now of the panels you may want to see and any potential games you want to play. Compare your list with your friends and get a rough idea of what you want to see and do. Inevitably, you’re going to have make some tough decisions as multiple things you’re interested in will overlap. Accept the fact now that you can’t see/do everything, but if you go in there with no plan at all, you’re going to be overwhelmed.

Plan a Backup

Shit happens. Panels get full faster than you thought. Lines get too long to be worth it. The game you wanted to play might actually just be a presentation. Try to have a backup whenever you can. If all else fails, just go spend some more time in…

Indie Megabooth

Arguably the best part of PAX is the slew of indie games available. And, over the last several years, the Indie Megaboothhas established itself as a primary feature of PAX. It houses over seventy games from nearly as many developers and you could spend hours there. It’s also great because you can play a bunch of games without waiting too long. If you see an open station, play it! I don’t care what it is.

Escape the Expo

The expo hall is an amazing spectacle. No doubt about it. But, it's also a trap. Get the hell out of there and do some other stuff once in a while. PAX has so much to offer aside from the expo hall and you shouldn’t miss it. Head upstairs to the Classic Console rooms or the Kickstarter Lounge. Head to the back with the massive Tabletop arenas. You get the point. Go do stuff.

Come to PAX. Meet your heroes.
Come to PAX. Meet your heroes.

The To-Don’t List

A couple little words of warning from a PAX veteran. You'll thank me later.

SWAG

We all love free stuff, but seriously…don’t be that guy. Don’t wait in line for 45 minutes to play a game you don’t care about just to get a shirt. And please don’t loiter around a headphone booth hoping to catch an inflatable hat. You will get free stuff without trying too hard, so don’t let SWAG ruin your PAX.

Lines

Okay, lines are unavoidable. If you want to do much of anything at PAX, you’re gonna wait in some lines. But, this is on the “don’t” list simply to help you make good decisions. Do you really need to wait in line for an hour to play something when it comes out in just a couple weeks? Think about it. Do you really want to wait in line for an hour to watch a new trailer that will be online Monday morning? Time is precious at PAX. Choose wisely.

The expo hall just keeps getting larger every year.
The expo hall just keeps getting larger every year.

The Optional List

Three PAX traditions that should not be ignored. Your interest will likely depend on who is involved, so take note.

Keynote

The “Storytime” session is typically a great opening ceremony for PAX, especially for first-timers. The Penny Arcade Q&A is once again immediately after this, so if you're a fan of those guys, you should probably go to the keynote to get a good seat. It's one of the few times they don't clear out a theatre before the next event. This year’s speaker is Arin Hanson.

Music

On Saturday night, the Main Theatre will be rocking late into the night. Whether you know anything about the performers or not, the concerts are a great time especially if you don’t have any other late night plans. Saturday night will feature the Doubleclicks, Bit Brigade, and Video Game Orchestra.

Omegathon Finals

The Omegathon is an elimination tournament that takes place throughout the entire weekend between a couple dozen attendees who were randomly selected prior to the show. The final game is always kept a secret until the very end. It’s usually a great closing ceremony, but it totally depends on the game. I’ve seen some great ones like Vs. Excitebike, Ikaruga, Trials Evolution, and (inexplicably) a stuffed animal crane game. But, I’ve also seen some pure train wrecks like Spaceteam and Cornhole. So, I can’t recommend it as much as I used to, but it still has the potential to be awesome.

The Rumble is returning home to Boston!
The Rumble is returning home to Boston!

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Celebrating 7 years of British people groping Americans at PAX.
Celebrating 7 years of British people groping Americans at PAX.

Well, that's all I've got. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or complaints, let me hear it. As always, hopefully this will help some people out and maybe I'll see some of you at PAX. Anyway, it's gonna be a blast. Have fun. And, yes, fog machines are still banned.

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Data Dump: GOTY 2018 Staff & Guests Breakdown

Please remember.
Please remember.

Hey yo! I love stats. And if you've been around here at any point over the last decade, you probably already knew that. Unfortunately, I don't have as many opportunities as I did in the past since it's been years since site data was easily accessible. You may remember the good ol' days of monthly Data Dumps, achievement tracking, and annual reviews data. Game of the Year is one of the few chances we have to put some spreadsheets together these days, so let's do this thing!

First off, some ground rules. Since not everyone decides to do a nice and tidy one through ten list, I had to get a little creative with how to tally everything. And I'm doing it slightly differently from last year.

  • A "regular" ranked list results in a total of 55 points available. (1 point for 10th, 10 points for 1st, etc.)
  • If a person gave 10 games but did not rank them, each game gets 5.5 points.
  • If a person gave less than 10 and did not rank them, they still only get 5.5 each.
  • If a person gave less than 10 and did rank them, they forfeited their points available for 10th, 9th, etc. (i.e. a list of 8 ranked is a total of 52 points)
  • If a person (@matt) is a weirdo and doesn't rank their list but specifically says the last game they talk about is their GOTY, then that game gets 10 points and the rest get 5.
  • If a person (@will) is a bigger weirdo and gives two games their #1 spot, yet doesn't rank anything else...I made it work.
  • If someone gave a spot a tie between two games, I split the allotted points. For example, if someone put two games in their 9th place spot (2 points), I gave each game 1 point. If you can't make up your mind, your choices take the hit. Sorry.

So, what are we actually doing here? Well, what if we good ol' mathematics to determine the site's GOTY rather than hours and hours of arguing? Sure, the deliberations are fun, but if we deployed a spreadsheet, how different would the final results be? As I've said before, I don't necessarily believe this is how it should be done, but it's just fun to compare the cold, hard stats to what went down in that hot, sweaty room.

Staff's Top 45

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As you can see, nine of the top ten games from the math are also in the official list that came out of that hot, sweaty room a couple weeks ago. They're in a slightly different order, but it's still pretty cool that it was that accurate. Especially since the only outlier was the #9 spot.

Despite ending up in seventh on the real list, Marvel's Spider-Man got votes from eight out of the ten staff members; the most of any game.

East vs. West

@mnzy brought up in the comments that they thought the West vs East split would make wildly different lists, so I broke out the spreadsheet again to have a look. And here's what we got:

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As you can see, eight games appear on both lists. The outliers are Moss and Astro Bot Rescue Mission in the East, and then Destiny 2 and Monster Hunter: World out West. Also, nine of the ten West games got on the official site list while eight of the ten on the East list made it. So, even though the eight games shared between the two lists are in a different order, the lists are quite similar.

Guests' Top 25

Now let's take a look at those guest lists. There's way more data to wade through with these. And since guests have no rules, I have to get a little more creative with the math sometimes.

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God of War mostly ran away with it here. Not as much as Zelda did last year, but still convincingly.

That's all for now. Hopefully I'll have another opportunity to share a bunch of stats in 2019.

Sav'orq, 2018.

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PAX Guide 2018: West Edition

It's hard to believe that I'm currently preparing for my twenty-first PAX adventure. That's almost as ridiculous as the fact that we've been building this PAX guide together for over seven years now. As always, whether you're a PAX rookie or a seasoned vet, this guide is for you. As the last few versions have been, this one is mostly unchanged aside from some minor updates and of course the info specific to 2018. If you have something to add or a question, please let us know.

Seattle

Do some touristy shit.
Do some touristy shit.

The Washington State Convention Center is a little old and a little small, but it is in a perfect location. Anything you could possibly want to see or do in Seattle is within walking distance (or maybe a short monorail ride).

From the moment you get off your plane at SeaTac, you can walk to the Lightrail, pay less than $5, and ride all the way into downtown. At that point, you’re close to all the major hotels, the Pike Place Market, dozens of great places to eat, an arcade, a 5-minute monorail to the Seattle Center (Space Needle and pop culture museum), and, of course, the convention center.

Giant Bomb (and Friends) @ PAX

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You might spot a Giant Bomb staff member randomly on the show floor (just don't bother them if they're shooting something), but your best bet is one of these panels.

For popular panels, you're going to need to line up early if want a good seat. As a general rule, I'd suggest going to most panels an hour early. For the super popular ones, there's a bit of loitering skill involved. Enforcers will not allow you to line up until the line for the previous panel goes inside, so...do what you need to do to get in the actual line as soon as that happens.

When/WhereWhatWhoStream
  • Friday
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Cat
Hidden Gems: Discovering the Undiscovered of PAX WestNo
  • Friday
  • 8:30 - 9:30 PM
  • Hydra

The Improvised PostmortemPAX2
  • Saturday
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Sandworm
Waypoint Radio LIVE!No
  • Saturday
  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Hippogriff
Let's Rank It!
  • Dave Lang
  • Darryl Wisner
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • Felix Kramer
  • Kelly Wallick
  • Pat Baer
No
  • Saturday
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Hippogriff
Mass Effect: USgamer Explores One of the Best RPGs Ever
  • Austin Walker
  • Matthew Allen
  • Nadia Oxford
No
  • Saturday
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Hydra
Kinda Funny's Inter-Website Video Game Tournament
  • Greg Miller
  • Dan Ryckert
  • Mike Mahardy
  • Andrea Rene
  • Kahlief Adams
  • and more!
PAX2
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 - 10:00 PM
  • Hydra
League of Heels presents West Coast WishesPAX2
  • Sunday
  • 11:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Hippogriff
Build With Baer Workshop: LEGO ChallengeNo
  • Sunday
  • 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Hydra
The (Personal) History of Video Games: Chapter 3
  • Eric Kanius
  • Felix Kramer
  • Rami Ismail
  • Abby Russell
  • Kate Stark
PAX2
  • Sunday
  • 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Sandworm
No Really, Does the Author's Intent Matter in Video Games?
  • Alex Zandra
  • Lena Raine
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • Aura Triolo
  • Undrea
No
  • Sunday
  • 8:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Sasquatch
Giant Bomb: This Panel Is Not About Anime
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • Dan Ryckert
  • Ben Pack
  • Jan Jerome Ochoa
  • Abby Russell
No

The Enforcers

The Parlor Live (the comedy club CBSi rented out) shut down a couple weeks after this happened in 2015. Coincidence?
The Parlor Live (the comedy club CBSi rented out) shut down a couple weeks after this happened in 2015. Coincidence?

Enforcers are a legion of volunteers that make PAX run efficiently. It would be a hot mess without them. In the old days, they would don the black. But, now that there are multiple versions of PAX, Prime Enforcers are coated in blue. If you need help with anything, just look for one of them. They’re never too far away. And if they ask you nicely to do something (like move out of an aisle/walkway), please do so.

#PAX

The Improvised Post-Mortem is the newest must-see panel.
The Improvised Post-Mortem is the newest must-see panel.

Even if you don’t normally use Twitter, you should sign up just to follow these accounts while you’re at PAX. It’s the best and easiest way to get up-to-the-minute updates on what’s going on.

  • @official_pax - The important stuff.
  • @pax_lines - Updates on theatre/panel lines and when they get capped.
  • @paxparties - An unofficial feed for the unofficial parties going on all weekend.

The Packing List

Here's what you need to bring with you especially if you're coming in from out of town.

Money

Most places (including vendors in the expo hall) will take credit/debit cards, but it’s probably a good idea to carry a little cash just in case. And if you need to hit an ATM, do it early in the day as they sometimes run out of money later on.

Backpack

Whatever your style of choice is, bring one. Don’t rely on getting a free bag at the show. They’re often cumbersome and there’s no guarantee you’ll find one anyway. Trust me…carrying a bunch of random stuff you pick up throughout the day is going to suck without a backpack. If it has weight reduction effects, all the better.

Phone & Charger

Duh. You need your phone. But don’t make a rookie mistake and forget your charger and/or wall plug. Pro Tip: Turn your brightness down as far as you can tolerate. Keeping up with your friends at night through texts and/or Twitter is gonna be tough if your phone dies by 2 PM.

Battery Pack

Strongly consider buying an external USB battery pack. It’s been a life saver for me the last few years. Worth every penny.

Portable Gaming

You will undoubtedly find some downtime (like waiting in line), and you will never be in a better place for local multiplayer.

Hand Sanitizer

There will be dispensers scattered around the buildings, but do yourself a favor and toss a little bottle in your bag and use it every time you play something.

Poster Tube

If you can fit it in your luggage, this is a veteran move. You might get a cool poster at PAX. You might even get it signed by Todd Howard. Make sure you have a way to get it home without crushing it.

Trash Bag

Yep. A trash bag. Just throw it in your luggage. Using it for dirty clothes will keep your stank-ass, sweaty socks off of the cool stuff you bring back on the way home.

Quite possibly the best photograph I've taken in 10 years of PAX.
Quite possibly the best photograph I've taken in 10 years of PAX.

The Daily List

Here's a few things that you should do every day. Every. Day.

Shower/Deodorant

For the love of Bristlebane, please! It’s not difficult. You're probably paying an arm and a leg for that hotel room you got, so use those amenities.

Eat/Drink

Walking around for eighteen hours a day for four days requires fuel. It may sound crazy now, but you might actually forget to eat and stay hydrated. There’s a ton of awesome places to grab food in downtown Seattle. Try to eat two actual meals a day and carry some snacks for in-between. Alternatively, you could attempt to live on doughnuts for four days. Just don’t get trapped by that Subway on the 4th floor. You’re better than that.

Sleep

Time is precious at PAX, but you can’t go non-stop for 100+ hours. Try to get at least 5 or 6 hours a night.

Get Out

Don’t spend all of your time in the convention center. Get out of there once in a while, get some air, grab some real food, see some of the city, etc.

Be Yourself

There’s a special vibe that envelops PAX. If you’ve ever felt weird or strange about the nerdy things you love, know that you’ll never be in a place with more people that enjoy the same things that you do than you ever will be. So, be yourself. Talk to random people in lines. You’re going to have a blast. Welcome home.

Seattle has many great places to eat.
Seattle has many great places to eat.

The To-Do List

Now that you've got a checklist of what to bring and some daily advice, here's some tips on how to prepare.

Download the App

The official app is the best, easiest way to keep up with all the official PAX info (schedule, maps, announcements, etc.). You can even build your own personal panel schedule in there and set reminders. Get it for iOS or Android.

Gameplan

The schedule is out now, so start making a list right now of the panels you may want to see and any potential games you want to play. Compare your list with your friends and get a rough idea of what you want to see and do. Inevitably, you’re going to have make some tough decisions as multiple things you’re interested in will overlap. Accept the fact now that you can’t see/do everything, but if you go in there with no plan at all, you’re going to be overwhelmed.

Plan a Backup

Shit happens. Panels get full faster than you thought. Lines get too long to be worth it. The game you wanted to play might actually just be a presentation. Try to have a backup whenever you can. If all else fails, just go spend some more time in…

Indie Megabooth

Arguably the best part of PAX is the slew of indie games available. The Indie Megabooth has established itself as a primary feature of PAX. It houses over seventy games from nearly as many developers and you could spend hours there. It’s also great because you can play a bunch of games without waiting too long. If you see an open station, play it! I don’t care what it is.

Escape the Expo

The expo hall is an amazing spectacle. No doubt about it. But, it's also a trap. Get the hell out of there and do some other stuff once in a while. PAX has so much to offer aside from the expo hall and you shouldn’t miss it. Head upstairs to the Classic Console and Console Freeplay rooms. Hunt down the Classic Arcade. Head down the street to the Tabletop arenas. You get the point. Go do stuff.

The Indie Megabooth is always a good time!
The Indie Megabooth is always a good time!

The To-Don’t List

A couple little words of warning from a PAX veteran. You'll thank me later.

SWAG

We all love free stuff, but seriously…don’t be that guy. Don’t wait in line for 45 minutes to play a game you don’t care about just to get a shirt. And please don’t loiter around a headphone booth hoping to catch an inflatable hat. You will get free stuff without trying too hard, so don’t let SWAG ruin your PAX.

Lines

Okay, lines are unavoidable. If you want to do much of anything at PAX, you’re gonna wait in some lines. But, this is on the “don’t” list simply to help you make good decisions. Do you really need to wait in line over an hour to play Spider-Man when it comes out next Friday? Think about it. Do you really want to wait in line for an hour to watch a new Assassin's Creed Odyssey trailer that will be online Tuesday morning? Time is precious at PAX. Choose wisely.

Let's Rank It! is back again. It is inadvisable to eat things presented during this panel.
Let's Rank It! is back again. It is inadvisable to eat things presented during this panel.

The Optional List

Three PAX traditions that should not be ignored. Your interest will likely depend on who is involved, so take note.

Keynote

The “Storytime” session is typically a great opening ceremony for PAX, especially for first-timers. But the Penny Arcade Q&A no longer immediately follows the keynote, so unless you're a fan of the speaker, it may not be worth it. This year’s speaker is the game director of World of Warcraft, Ion Hazzikostas.

Music

On Friday and Saturday night, Benaroya Hall will be rocking late into the night. Whether you know anything about the performers or not, the concerts are a great time especially if you don’t have any other late night plans.

    • Friday - Triforce Quartet, SAMMUS, Super Soul Bros.
    • Saturday - Video Game Pianist, The OneUps, Bit Brigade

Omegathon Finals

The Omegathon is an elimination tournament that takes place throughout the entire weekend between a couple dozen attendees who were randomly selected prior to the show. The final game is always kept a secret until the very end. It’s usually a great closing ceremony, but it totally depends on the game. I’ve seen some great ones like Vs. Excitebike, Ikaruga, Trials Evolution, and (inexplicably) a stuffed animal crane game. But, I’ve also seen some pure train wrecks like Spaceteamand Cornhole. So, I can’t recommend it as much as I used to, but it still has the potential to be awesome.

Maps

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Do not accept food from this man.
Do not accept food from this man.

Well, that's all I've got. If you have any suggestions, comments, suggestions, or complaints, let me hear it. As always, hopefully this will help some people out and maybe I'll see some of you at PAX. If you see a guy meticulously photographing everything in sight, that's probably me. Anyway, it's gonna be a blast. Have fun.

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Data Dump: E3 2018 Trailers Edition

Image by @fobwashed
Image by @fobwashed

The 2018 edition of The Electronic Three has come and gone. Over the course of the last week, we learned a lot about games, account management, matching shirts, steaks, pirates, White Chicks, and death threats. This was the seventh year that I was responsible for uploading trailers to the site and we ended up with just over 200 of them, which is the most I've ever done. So, if you missed any announcements over the past week, hopefully I got it covered. It's a job that's both hectic and fun. During the press conference days, there's a balance of being quick, being informative, and sometimes being funny. They're not all bangers, but hopefully I got some good decks in there this year.

Anyway... what this blog post is here to do is to review what the most popular trailers were here on Giant Bomb. I will say that the list is not 100% fair for various factors. For one, some trailers get a promo in the rotating modules on the front page, so they're visible a lot more. I deal with that a little bit below. Secondly, due to the rate at which trailers get posted, many of them don't stay on the front page for very long while the ones that get posted late in the day end up staying on the front page overnight and into the next day.

The Top 25 Most Viewed Trailers

  1. Our First Real Look at Cyberpunk 2077
  2. Hitsmas Comes Early with Hitman 2
  3. Battles Get Bloody in Dead or Alive 6
  4. Four Solid Minutes of Anthem Gameplay
  5. Miz Knows the Tetris Effect is Already Inside You
  6. Birds Are Terrifying in Days Gone
  7. Morgana Can't Stop You in Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
  8. Generation Zero Asks What If Robots Invaded 1980s Sweden
  9. Dreams Really Do Come True with Super Mario Party
  10. The Elder Scrolls VI is Real
  11. It's a Sad Kid Remix in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
  12. Feast Your Eyes on Planet Alpha
  13. Don't Fix the Wolves in Chernobyl; Fear the Wolves
  14. Sable is a Game You Just Have to See
  15. Soulcalibur VI's Story Mode Features Both Souls and Swords
  16. It's Truly Hell on Earth in Doom Eternal
  17. What Happened Last Night in Twin Mirror
  18. FromSoftware's Teaser is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  19. Devolver is Bringing the President and His Mech to America
  20. Nero's Got a Score to Settle in Devil May Cry 5
  21. Save the Last Bullet in the Final Season of The Walking Dead
  22. Two New Actresses Join Death Stranding
  23. Absorb the Latest from Indivisible
  24. Be Wondrous in Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  25. Everyone in This Room Should Be Afraid of Ellie in The Last of Us Part II

The Top 25 Most Comments

  1. Our First Real Look at Cyberpunk 2077
  2. Miz Knows the Tetris Effect is Already Inside You
  3. Hitsmas Comes Early with Hitman 2
  4. Nero's Got a Score to Settle in Devil May Cry 5
  5. Battles Get Bloody in Dead or Alive 6
  6. Four Solid Minutes of Anthem Gameplay
  7. Everyone in This Room Should Be Afraid of Ellie in The Last of Us Part II
  8. Birds Are Terrifying in Days Gone
  9. FromSoftware's Teaser is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  10. Two New Actresses Join Death Stranding
  11. Generation Zero Asks What If Robots Invaded 1980s Sweden
  12. Don't Fix the Wolves in Chernobyl; Fear the Wolves
  13. The Elder Scrolls VI is Real
  14. What Happened Last Night in Twin Mirror
  15. It's a Sad Kid Remix in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
  16. Six Years Later, Star Citizen is Entering Alpha 3.2
  17. It's Truly Hell on Earth in Doom Eternal
  18. Sega is Bringing a Slew of Games to PC Including Yakuza
  19. Mickey, You're Too Late for Kingdom Hearts III
  20. Lu Bu is Still a Threat in Total War: Three Kingdoms
  21. Morgana Can't Stop You in Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
  22. Devolver is Bringing the President and His Mech to America
  23. Dreams Really Do Come True with Super Mario Party
  24. Save the Last Bullet in the Final Season of The Walking Dead
  25. Sable is a Game You Just Have to See

The Top 20 Most Viewed with No Promo

  1. Generation Zero Asks What If Robots Invaded 1980s Sweden
  2. Feast Your Eyes on Planet Alpha
  3. Don't Fix the Wolves in Chernobyl; Fear the Wolves
  4. What Happened Last Night in Twin Mirror
  5. Devolver is Bringing the President and His Mech to America
  6. Absorb the Latest from Indivisible
  7. Be Wondrous in Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  8. Miami Provides Countless Options for Murder in Hitman 2
  9. Lu Bu is Still a Threat in Total War: Three Kingdoms
  10. The LEGO DC Super-Villains Are Gonna Getcha Getcha Getcha
  11. Break the Fourth Wall as a Ghost Giant
  12. There's a 3rd Catherine in Catherine Full Body
  13. Let's Go Bananas with My Friend Pedro
  14. Astroneer's 1.0 Launch is Coming in December
  15. Sega is Bringing a Slew of Games to PC Including Yakuza
  16. There Goes My Hero One's Justice
  17. Mr. Smiles is Here to Enforce the Rules of Scum
  18. Farming Simulator 19 is the E3 Trailer You Know You've Been Waiting For
  19. Skyrim: Very Special Edition Comes to Alexa, Etch-a-Sketch, and Refridgerators
  20. Starfield is Also Real

Press Conferences Media Briefings Showcases

These are the top five trailers that were shown at each showcase.

Electronic Arts

  1. Four Solid Minutes of Anthem Gameplay
  2. Get Hitched in Battlefield V Multiplayer
  3. The Anthem is All That Remains
  4. Loneliness is Truly a Monster in Sea of Solitude
  5. Activate a Rockworm in Command & Conquer Rivals

Microsoft

  1. Our First Real Look at Cyberpunk 2077
  2. FromSoftware's Teaser is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  3. Nero's Got a Score to Settle in Devil May Cry 5
  4. Master Chief's Adventures Will Continue in Halo Infinite
  5. Tunic Wins Cutest Game Award for E3 2018

Bethesda

  1. The Elder Scrolls VI is Real
  2. It's Truly Hell on Earth in Doom Eternal
  3. Fallout 76's Voice in the Morning, She Calls Me
  4. It's Time to Party in Rage 2
  5. Skyrim: Very Special Edition Comes to Alexa, Etch-a-Sketch, and Refridgerators

Square Enix

  1. PlatinumGames' Next Square Enix Joint is Babylon's Fall
  2. The Most Iconic Crossover of E3 2018 is Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter World
  3. Square Enix Ain't Talking About The Quiet Man
  4. An In-Depth Look at Weather & Destruction in Just Cause 4
  5. This Narrator Throws Dark in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Ubisoft

  1. Jade is Back for Beyond Good & Evil 2
  2. The Nintendo & Ubisoft Crossovers Continue in Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  3. The Fate of Greece Will Be Decided in Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  4. Piracy is Dead in Skull & Bones
  5. The Citizens of D.C. Need Your Help in The Division 2

Sony

  1. Two New Actresses Join Death Stranding
  2. Everyone in This Room Should Be Afraid of Ellie in The Last of Us Part II
  3. Almost Nine Minutes of a First Look at Ghost of Tsushima
  4. Several Familiar (Mean) Faces Arrive in Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. The Resident Evil 2 Remake Rumors Are True (Finally)

Nintendo

  1. Dreams Really Do Come True with Super Mario Party
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Big Enough for Ridley
  3. Measure Your Worth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  4. Over 25 Minutes of Everything You Need to Know About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Daemon X Machina Serves Up Some Heavy Metal Mecha

The Least Popular Trailer of E3 2018

Because I know someone will definitely ask. Just like 2016, Just Dance "wins" here. Why do y'all hate that panda so much? He just wants to have fun.

And that...was E3.

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Data Dump: Who Won E3 2018?

It's always been a dumb question. But, what if we applied a little math and science to it anyway? If you were in chat during any of the press conferences media briefings showcases, then you may have seen a poll at the end asking you to rate the show from 1-10. Well, I took all that data and used it to determine who the Giant Bomb Community thinks "won E3 2018."

Check a look!

Electronic Arts

E3 2018 got off to a mostly disappointing start.
E3 2018 got off to a mostly disappointing start.

Microsoft

50 games. 18 exclusives. 15 world premieres. Microsoft brought it this year.
50 games. 18 exclusives. 15 world premieres. Microsoft brought it this year.

Bethesda

When in doubt, just announce literally everything you're even thinking about making.
When in doubt, just announce literally everything you're even thinking about making.

Square Enix

They spent a month hyping this up and it didn't pay off.
They spent a month hyping this up and it didn't pay off.

Ubisoft

That panda definitely earned them some points.
That panda definitely earned them some points.

Sony

Did the banjo guy earn them some votes or hurt them?
Did the banjo guy earn them some votes or hurt them?

Nintendo

The Nintendo vote was all over the place. Unlike their show, which was basically one game.
The Nintendo vote was all over the place. Unlike their show, which was basically one game.

Overall

Prior to the first GB @ Nite show on Tuesday, I asked everyone who they thought won E3. This was the result:

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How does that single vote stand up to all the data collected immediately after the conference?

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Aside from Ubisoft and Bethesda being flipped (very narrowly), the data and the vote actually match.

Ultimately, it's clear that Microsoft won E3 2018 according to the Giant Bomb Community.

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E3 2018 & You! - Press Conferences, Chat, Forums, and Wiki Info

Welcome to the Vapor Chamber...Land.
Welcome to the Vapor Chamber...Land.

The Electronic Three is once again starting early this year. While E3 2018 is officially Tuesday through Thursday, the press conferences media briefings showcases start with EA on Saturday. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past twenty-three years, you know that E3 is the biggest trade show for the video game industry. We're gonna see countless new trailers, demos, announcements, interviews, and live streams over the next week. What does that mean in relation to you and Giant Bomb? It means there's going to be a tidal wave of new threads created to talk about this stuff and just as many wiki submissions for new games. But, if you follow these simple steps, you’ll survive the chaos.

A lot of what you'll see below should be utilized year-round, but especially during the non-stop nature of E3.

Press Conferences

It's always E3 somewhere.
It's always E3 somewhere.

From Saturday afternoon through Tuesday morning, you are going to see threads dedicated to each publisher's presentation (EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo). These threads will be posted and stickied shortly before each press conference. They are the go-to place for any and all discussion for their respective press conferences before, during, and after the show is over. So, don't go posting a brand new thread each time someone new walks out on stage and says something dumb/funny/amazing. Let's try to keep it all in one place.

Here's the details on when the shows are. For commentary by Giant Bomb staff, you'll want to be watching them streamed in chat. The "Local Time" link should translate the time automatically to your local time.

EA Play 2018Saturday, June 911:00 AM PDTYour Local Time
Xbox E3 2018 BriefingSunday, June 101:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
The Bethesda E3 ShowcaseSunday, June 106:30 PM PDTYour Local Time
Square Enix E3 ShowcaseMonday, June 1110:00 AM PDTYour Local Time
Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2018Monday, June 111:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
PlayStation E3 2018 ShowcaseMonday, June 116:00 PM PDTYour Local Time
Nintendo Direct: E3 2018Tuesday, June 129:00 AM PDTYour Local Time

Individual Games

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We know you want to talk about all these glorious new games that are about to get announced. But, there's no sense in fifty duders creating a new thread to talk about that thing that Shuhei Yoshida just announced 18 seconds ago. And, in case you didn't know, every game in the Giant Bomb database has a forum attached to it. Tidy organization is built right in! All you have to do is utilize it. Did Casey Hudson just announce that Anthem will never have loot boxes? Well, guess where you should start a thread to talk about it? You guessed it.

E3 is fast and furious, so we know there are going to be duplicates sometimes, but help us out by taking a few seconds to check first. The dupes that get through will soon be locked anyway.

The Wiki

The new wiki tools are great. Get in there!
The new wiki tools are great. Get in there!

But, what if there's no page for the game I want to talk about?!

Well, the answer is pretty simple. Go ahead and make a page for it. Before you do, though, make sure there's not already one created. We have a some hardcore wiki users that are going to be lightning quick on new stuff. Sometimes, when a new page is created, it takes a bit of time to show up in search. Here's a tip for you:

THIS PAGE HAS THE MOST RECENTLY ADDED GAMES

Even if someone submitted it three seconds ago, it's going to be there. So, use that instead of just checking the search bar. The mods will be monitoring the wiki queue like hawks trying to get the new stuff through as quickly as possible.

CitizenKane's Patented Bullet Points of Recapping

  • An official, pinned thread for each of the seven press conferences.
  • Any topics about individual games should be placed inside their respective games' forums and NOT in General Discussion.
  • Check for already existing threads about what you want to talk about.
  • Topics not in the correct place will be moved by moderators immediately.
  • Any user who continues to post such topics in GD will receive an official warning. So be cool.
  • Follow these simple steps, and have fun. It's E3 time!

And That...

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E3 is one of the most fun times of the year for anyone who loves games. It's fast. It's chaotic. It's sometimes ridiculous and/or hilarious. All of us here in the Giant Bomb community want to have a good time with all the news, announcements, trailers, and late-night podcasts. So, let's all do our part to keep things as organized as possible so everyone can find anything they're looking for during E3 2018.

Got questions? Feel free to post them here so that anyone else with the same/similar question can get helped at the same time.

Let's do this!

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