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 10am PST (3am AEST)
MONDAY, June 10
Microsoft 9am-11am PST (2am-4am AEST) Electronic Arts 1pm-2pm PST (6am-7am AEST) Ubisoft 3pm-4pm PST (8am-9am AEST) Sony 6pm-9pm PST (11am-2pm AEST)
TUESDAY, June 11
Nintendo 7am PST (midnight AEST)
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.
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.