E3 is almost here, a merry time of hype and trailers and demos and of course, press conferences. From June 10—13, video game publishers from around the world will descend on Los Angeles like a swarm of eager beavers, ready to try to sell us on the next big thing. Yes, beavers. A massive swarm of beavers.
Kotaku will have all hands on deck to cover the big event, with reporters on the ground in LA and writers in the home office working around the clock to bring you comprehensive coverage of the show. And as usual, that show is preceded by a raft of big press conferences, all of which will be streaming right here at Kotaku.
For your planning consideration, we've put together a schedule of those conferences. (If you want to sound like a cool industry insider, you can call them "pressers.") (You don't have to, though. Purely optional.)
Since the shindig is in Los Angeles, all times are noted in Pacific Time, so add or subtract the appropriate number of hours for your respective timezones.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Konami Pre-E3 Show
10:00 AM PDT
SUNDAY, June 9
Call of Duty gameplay preview
11:00 AM PDT
MONDAY, June 10
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
TUESDAY, June 11
Nintendo (Via an Online Nintendo Direct)
7:00 AM PDT
Future of Final Fantasy (not livestreamed)
9:00 AM PDT
In addition to all that, publisher Square Enix will be streaming all week from their spot on the show floor. We'll update this post with new information should any of that change.
Sony will also be streaming demos of PS3, PS4 and Vita games all week.
The easiest way to follow along with Kotaku's E3 coverage will be to follow the Kotaku E3 2013 tag. Let's get ready to do this thing; don't forget to pack a lunch.