E3 Electronics Entertainment Epo 2013
Will you be there? The E3 Electronics Entertainment Expo 2013 will be held June 11 - 13, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California. E3 is by far the video game industry's largest annual business (and fun) event.
Watch Dogs Video Game Aiden Pearce
For sure, lots of video game information will be shared and exchanged during the expo. However, after being fed leaks upon leaks about video game via trailers, screen shots, release dates and more -- the question remains -- Will there be any surprises at E3? At E3 2012 the surprise, in my opinion was the hit video game Watch Dogs by Ubisoft. Not only was it a surprise hit, but again in my opinion, Watch Dogs was the highlight of the event in 2012. It is not surprising to me that Watch Dogs will most likely have a place on the convention floor at E3, 2013.
Nintendo's Super Mario Bros video game
A surprise could have been a no show for Nintendo at the press conferences. I salute Nintendo for sparing the surprise of simply not showing up at E3. Days before the event, Nintendo was upfront and "revealed" that they would not be having a press conference at E3. Nintendo fans -- do not fret. Instead of having a press conference at E3, Nintendo will be streaming a series of Nintendo Directs online. In Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata words as to why there will not be an Nintendo press conference at E3:
"We decided not to host a large-scale presentation targeted at everyone in the international audience where we announce new information as we did in the past. Instead, at the E3 show this year, we are planning to host a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the U.S. market. There will be one closed event for American distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media."
Microsoft and Sony introduce their next generation video game consoles, the Xbox One and the PS 4, respectively.
Since both Microsoft and Sony had media press events prior to E3, they may just expand upon the information that was already presented -- this time possibly, with an emphasis on the video games. It's uncertain if there will be any surprises; however, after having attended E3 myself, I can attest to the excitement and video game anticipation that's in the air of the convention -- surprises, notwithstanding.
Hopefully you will be able to attend the event in person, so that you will not only get to see, hear and experience the event, "live and in living color", but you will be able to actually touch and play some of the block-blusters video games that have been teased this year. If not, your plan b could be to listen to the press conferences online or remotely from wherever you may be. The press conferences are scheduled one day prior to the event starting.
Here's the E3 press conference schedule as of June 1, 2013 should you choose to go with plan b.
Microsoft, June 10, 2013 -- 9:30 a.m., Pacific Standard Time
Electronics Arts, June 10, 2013 --1:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time
Ubisoft, June 10, 2013 -- 3:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time
Sony, June 10, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time