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Video Games: E3 Electronics Entertainment Expo - 2013 -- Surprises?

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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

Enjoy!

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How to Celebrate Star Wars Day, May 4, 2013

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Calling all Star Wars fans! Star Wars Day is May 4, 2013.  This day is sometimes called May the Fourth be With You Day,  which is a play on words from the well-known line spoken in many of the Star Wars movies -- "May the Force be with you."

How will you celebrate Star Wars Day?  The easiest way, in my opinion, is to just sit back, relax and watch your favorite Star Wars movie, or you may decide to watch the movies in sequence.

If you are not already in the area,  you may want to travel to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and enjoy all the Star Wars festivities planned.  Also in Florida, Lego Land has the whole weekend dedicated to Star Wars activities.  If you are on the west coast, Star Wars festivities include an art show scheduled in Alhambra, California.

Video games are also in the celebration mix!  You may decide to play a Star Wars video game, including a free IOS game being offered on May 4, 2013 -- Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles.

By the luck of the draw, May 4, 2013 is also Free Comic Book Day, so if you enjoy comic books, you may choose to pick up some free comics which by the way also include a Star Wars comic book.

Remember to check your local area where you stay to find out about other Star Wars activities planned.

However, and wherever you decide to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4, 2013, be safe and have fun.

Happy Gaming! -- RealMsH

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Mom's Minute Video Game Show Monday's Snippet Preview

Hello Everybody!

Mom's Minute live Video Game Show moves to Monday's at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time beginning March 25, 2013 due to scheduling overlaps. Previously Mom's Minute Video Game show aired live on Tuesday's.      

Here's what you can expect from our first show airing live in the new Monday time slot.  Lots of interesting video game topics will be discussed including two video games I played.  Find out which video game gave the Xbox 360  "Happy Wars" game that I reviewed last week  a run for its money.  In fact, I can use "money" as a clue for the name of the video game that you may enjoy playing -- just as much as I did.  I will also be reviewing Gears of War: Judgment on the Xbox 360, and let you know how and if this game can, in my opinion, compete in any way, shape or form against Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Additionally, find out about the  innovative type video game system for retro games that I played during my video game field trip to Area 51 Arcade & Family Fun Center.  I'll fill you in on how this arcade ties in with my previous video game trip to American Indoor Karting.

You will find out more about the character Master Chief from Halo -- who tied with Ezio from Assassin's Creed and Lee Everett from The Walking Dead as video game characters of the week.  Also new video game releases will be discussed as well as the latest hot topics in video game news, and I'll share a special saying I created just for you.

Thanks for listening.  I'll see you Monday, March 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST at chat.allgames.com.

Happy Gaming! -- RealMsH

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