Learn all about what we'll be bringing you, starting next Tuesday.
By Tim Colwill on June 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm
With this year’s E3 set to kick off in only a few short days, gaming sites everywhere are preparing to run themselves ragged trying to keep up with the ceaseless thundering of newsfire pouring from the convention centers and hotels of downtown Los Angeles.
Here at games.on.net, we’ll be funneling all of our resources into bringing you as much coverage as we possibly can over the three days that the convention will be running, and for several days thereafter.
Attending E3 for us this year are two of our finest freelancers: Patrick Stafford (whose work you may have seen at our last E3), business reporter for Smart Company and writer for places like Edge, Hyper and PC PowerPlay; and David Wildgoose, former editor of Kotaku Australia, as well as former group editor of both PC PowerPlay and Hyper.
Together, these two men will be dashing about the show floor bringing you games.on.net’s unique brand of cynicism, insight, and fart jokes disguised as complex metaphors. We’ll have hands-on time with some of the biggest releases, and also with some of the smallest releases — because when it comes to PC gaming, there’s plenty of choice.
What can PC gamers expect from this year’s show?
This is what is known as a “hardware year”, which is when major console players deploy their new hardware. Unfortunately for PC gamers, this means that a lot of the messages we’ll be seeing this year will be focused around console exclusives and discussions of just how many AAA releases each console will be capable of supporting.
Despite this, there’s a goldmine of PC gaming information to be had at E3, and we’ll be looking for just that. We’re taking the time to visit the smaller players as well as the big AAA studios and everything in between, so look forward to information on everything from Thief to DayZ and Battlefield 4 to Blackguards.
Don’t forget to play along from home
You can watch along with all of the major conferences from the comfort of your own home thanks to the magic of the internet. In order, these conferences are:
- Microsoft: 2:30 AM AEST on Tuesday 11 June
- EA: 6:00 AM AEST on Tuesday 11 June
- Ubisoft: 8:00 AM AEST on Tuesday 11 June
- Sony: 11:00 AM AEST on Tuesday 11 June
Nintendo will not be hosting a conference at this year’s E3, probably due to the overwhelming noise coming from both Sony and Microsoft camps. However, a Nintendo Direct stream is expected at 12:00 AM AEST (midnight) on Wednesday 12 June. You can watch this at e3.nintendo.com.
If you have a Twitter account, the common practice is to make snarky commentary as the show goes along. This should a particularly good time for PC gamers to do so, as both major consoles are expected to reveal at this year’s show.
We’ll be bringing you as much news as we can as often as we can — and to rest up in preparation for this we’ll be taking Monday off (it’s a public holiday anyway, so please forgive us). Other than that, you can tune in from Tuesday to see only the finest PC gaming news and impressions direct from the show floor. We hope you’ll enjoy.