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It’s time for the biggest gaming convention in the world, E3 ladies and gentleman! Let us take you through everything you need to know, where to be, what not to miss. Here’s your Complete E3 2014 Guide:

What is E3?

E3 is the world’s biggest computer and video games fair, it’s an annual event dedicated to the year ahead in games, so expect to see teasers, trailers and launches. The next generation of gaming is about to unfold at this year’s biggest international video games event – the E3 fair at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. The show, now just weeks away, is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and some of the biggest players in the industry will be there to showcase the exciting year ahead in video games.

Last year Sony revealed its lower-priced PS4, the hottest titles of 2013 were also unveiled including Fifa 14, Titanfall and Thief.

If teasers and leaks are anything to go by, this year’s show is not to be missed, so stay tuned for updates, latest news, and rumours as the big opening approaches.

When does it start?

The event will take place between 10-12 June 2014.

Date Hours
Tuesday 10 June 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Wednesday 11 June 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday 12 June 10:00AM – 5:00PM

 

Presentations not to miss

If you are lucky enough to go, then be sure not to miss these presentation times…

Conference Scheduled date Pacific Standard time GMT
Microsoft Monday 9 June 09.30am 02:30am
Electronic Arts Monday 9 June 12:00 noon 05:00am
Ubisoft Monday 9 June 15:00pm 08:00am
Sony Playstation Monday 9 June 18:00pm 11:00am
Nintendo Tuesday 10 June 09:00am 02:00am

 

What games can we expect to see?

It’s all rumours at the moment, but expect to see Microsoft with some Halo 5 teasers, EA with some next generation Star Wars gossip, as well as the anticipated FIFA 15 and Battlefield 5.  French publisher Ubisoft are also likely to make an appearance with more exciting news of Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Assassin’s Creed Unity. E3 wouldn’t be the same without Sony who will be making their appearance with the Playstation press conference, and we’re expecting big news on Uncharted 4 and plenty more teasers. Finally, Nintendo will of course be there, to give us the latest lowdown on the likes of the latest Super Smash Bros instalment.

IGN has put together this very handy table of games that we can expect to see, with links to show you more:

 

Game Publisher Platforms Confirmed?
Alien: Isolation SEGA PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC Yes*
Assassin’s Creed Comet Ubisoft PS3, Xbox 360 No
Assassin’s Creed Unity Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PC No
Batman Arkham Knight Warner Bros. PS4, Xbox One, PC No
Battlefield 5 EA TBA No
Below Capybara Xbox One, PC No
Borderlands the Pre-Sequel 2K PS3, Xbox 360, PC No
Broforce Devolver Digital PC Yes*
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision TBA Yes*
Civilization: Beyond Earth 2K PC No
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair NIS PS Vita Yes*
Deep Down Capcom PS4 No
Defense Grid 2 505 Games Xbox One, PS4, PC Yes*
Destiny Activision PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Yes*
Disgaea 4 NIS PS Vita Yes*
Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition – Marvel Super Heroes Disney Interactive Studios Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS, iOS, PC Yes*
Dragon Age: Inquisition EA Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC Yes*
EA Sports UFC EA Xbox One, PS4 Yes*
Elite Dangerous Frontier Developments PC, Mac Yes*
The Evil Within Bethesda Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC No
Evolve 2K PS4, Xbox One, PC No
Fable Legends Lionhead Studios Xbox One Yes [1]
Fairy Fencer F NIS PS3 Yes*
Fantasia Music Evolved Disney Interactive Studios Xbox One, Xbox 360 Yes*
Far Cry 4 Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, 360 Yes*
FIFA 15 EA TBA Yes*
Game of Thrones (Telltale) Telltale TBA No
Gears of War 4 Microsoft TBA No
Halo 5: Guardians Microsoft Xbox One Yes [2]
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Microsoft Xbox One No
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd SEGA PS3, PS Vita Yes*
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Devolver Digital PC Yes*
Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Wii U No
Kingdom Come Deliverance Warhorse PS4, Xbox One, PC No
Kingdom Hearts 3 Square Enix PS4, Xbox One No
The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Nintendo Wii U Yes[3]
Lords of the Fallen CI Games PC, PS4, Xbox One Yes*
Madden NFL 15 EA TBA Yes*
Mad Max Warner Bros. PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC No
Mass Effect 4 EA TBA No
Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain Konami PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 No
Metro: Redux Deep Silver PS4, Xbox One and PC Yes*
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Warner Bros. PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC No
Mirror’s Edge 2 EA PS4, Xbox One, PC No
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Capcom 3DS Yes*
Natural Doctrine NIS PS3, PS4, PS Vita Yes*
NHL 15 EA Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 Yes*
No Man’s Sky Hello Games TBA No
Not a Hero Devolver Digital PC Yes*
The Order: 1886 Sony PS4 No
Persona 5 Atlus PS3 No
Pokemon Omega Ruby Nintendo 3DS No
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS No
Project Spark Microsoft PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One No
Quantum Break Microsoft Xbox One No
Transistor Supergiant PS4, PC No
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Atlus Wii U No
The Sims 4 EA PC Yes*
Skylanders Trap Team Activision TBA Yes*
Sonic Boom SEGA Wii U, 3DS Yes*
Star Wars Attack Squadrons EA PC No
Star Wars Battlefront EA PS4, Xbox One, PC Yes*
Star Wars (Visceral Project) EA TBA No
Sunset Overdrive Microsoft Xbox One No
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Nintendo 3DS Yes[4]
Super Smash Bros for Wii U Nintendo Wii U Yes[5]
Tales from the Borderlands Telltale TBA No
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15 EA TBA Yes*
Tom Clancy’s The Division Ubisoft Xbox One, PS4, PC Yes*
Ultra Street Fighter IV Capcom PC, Xbox 360, PS3 Yes*
Uncharted (PS4) Sony PS4 Yes[6]
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Warner Bros./Bandai Namco PS4, Xbox One, PC Yes*
Wolfenstein: The New Order Bethesda PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 No
WWE 2K15 2K TBA No
World of Tanks Wargaming PC, Xbox 360 Yes*
World of Tanks: Blitz Wargaming Mobile Yes*
Xblaze Code Embryo Aksys PS3, Vita Yes*
X (Monolith Project) Nintendo Wii U No

 

Games we’re most excited about

We’d write down all of about 50 games if we could, we’re THAT excited about this event. We tried to cut it down to only a few in this post. Also worth mentioning is Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield 5, Far Cry 4 and Mass Effect 4.

Alien: Isolation

Alien Isolation

It’s been a while since we hunted some Xenomorphs, and we can’t wait to get back at it. This game seems to be all that, and will raise the bar when it comes to tense, action-filled good old fashioned alien hunting. Developed by Creative Assembly due for release in late 2014, Alien: Isolation will be available on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and will be set on a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of space. Invoking the spirit of Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 film, you’ll be tasked with avoiding the ruthless Xenomorph stalking the shadows.

“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, creative lead at Creative Assembly. “Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.”

Watch this trailer and tell me you’re not already shitting in your pants! That cursed ping-radar device is back. Ping……Ping……Ping…Ping..Ping.Ping! Ping! PING! PING!!!


 

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

We featured the trailer here a few weeks ago. We’re all set for E3 to get a deeper look into some gameplay footage, and more trailers!

Originally Dragon Age III: Inquisition) was announced by Mark Darrah on the official BioWare blog on 2012 September 17. Set to arrive in late 2013, Dragon Age 3 will be built on a new RPG engine using DICE’s Frostbite 2 technology as a foundation. According to a post from executive producer Mark Darrah on the game’s official site, the development team contains many of the same people that have been working on the franchise since Dragon Age: Origins.

Mr. Durrah was able to confirm a few details about the game as well. The game has been in production for two years as of its announcement in September, 2012.

BioWare will be using a new engine (FrostBite 2) which will allow BioWare to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices, and more customization. At PAX East, customizing armor and followers using FrostBite 2 was discussed for Dragon Age 3.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of our top games to look forward to 2014

 

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The trailer leaked online a few days before the actual release date, and it looks freakin’ awesome! Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. It seems we can expect every piece of future war tech known to man which includes exosuits, highly specialized drones and hover bikes to name a few things.

The game is set to be released on November 4.  (Next-Gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One)

 

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5

What was the biggest tease of E3 2013? Most definitely the moment when Master Chief pulled off a dusty cloak to reveal his iconic armour as he stood in the desert. At Microsoft’s press conference, Chief made his first next-gen appearance, and now even more about the sequel has been revealed. There was no gameplay yet, but we have a feeling we’ll know much more about Halo 5: Guardians come E3 2014. And if a next-gen Halo isn’t enough to get you excited, we don’t know what is.

There’s also rumours that a remastered version of “Halo: Combat Evolved,” “Halo 2,” “Halo 3” and “Halo 4” will launch in HD ahead of the upcoming Halo 5. Sad news is it may only be released fall 2015. Meh.

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Also mentioned as one of our top 10 most anticipated next-gen games of 2014, Geralt of Rivia returns to his old habits of wandering the countryside and taking part in all sorts of debauchery, monster hunting, and saving the common folk from some ill fate. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt has more freedom to explore the vast open world. But just because you’re free to go anywhere you want and do as you please, doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences. Your decisions still impact the world around you, so if you decide not to save that village from monster attacks, that village just may not be there later (along with the quest options the residents would have offered).



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