Bethesda E3 Conference Liveblog: E3 Starts Early This Year!

Yes we're still live blogging in 2015! Why? Because it's fun for me and you all keep reading it!

We're keeping it simple here at Kotaku Australia, just refresh the page every five minutes or so and we'll probably have a new snarky/informative/interesting thing written. You can watch a livestream of the Bethesda conference here!

11:14: What's up friends, just getting in early. As I've said almost everywhere (on Kotaku, on Twitter) it feels really strange getting ready for E3 at 11am on a Monday morning. We usually get a breezy day of prep for this. NOT THIS YEAR MY FRIENDS.

[sips 10th can of Red Bull]

11:24: What's everyone expecting to see? Pretty obs at this point. Are we hoping for like a walkthrough on Fallout? I guess that's what we'll get. Oh god, who knows really? We'll find out soon enough. I'm just typing words.

11:29: Argh it's happening!

11:30: Oh wait, it's not happening. That's cool. I'll just chill here for a bit. Should I go for a pee? Man, I drink way too much water. Waaaaay too much.

11:35: Hahaha! I just read in the comments:

Kermitron I’m going to get a coffee and praise the overseer that my boss is worknig from home today.

You lucky bastard. You lucky, lucky bastard.

11:39: OMG.

jupiterofthemonkey Kojima and Del Toro walk out on stage and announce Silent HIlls is now being developed by Bethesda.

The internet would... be no more.

11:42: Okay, so at least they have a wee 'stand by' thing up now. PHEW. Old timey music and whatnot. Brilliant.

11:45: ALRIGHT. Now it's happening.

11:50: I think it's easy to joke about hosts and whatnot. So I'm going to try really hard to be nice. Really hard.

11:52: Actually, you know what? They're not that bad. Good on them. GO TEAM.

11:54: A man after my own heart.

Batto No uni and a midday bowl of cereal. i'm ready!

Would kill for a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes right now.

11:57: Also: there's nothing like an E3 press conference to remind you that you pee too much. BRB.

12:04: URRRRRRGHH. Okay let's get this show on the road. This stalling for time is lllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

12:05: Awww yeah.

Cakesmith That moment of terror when the IT guys message you on internal comms asking if you're streaming E3...

...and say "nice" when you say yes.

12:06: Alright starting for real. FINALLY.

That intro was cute.

12:08: Oh christ, how good was the Skyrim soundtrack. Still get chills.

12:11: Kicking things off with Doom. Not too keen for this. Dunno why.

12:17: Okay, I'm going to wait until this trailer finishes, but this looks a bit average.

12:19: The one guy in the crowd who went YEAH when they guy ripped the arm off. lol.

12:21: Alright, I thought that was — to quote Immortan Joe — a little mediocre. The shotgun felt glib, the enemies seemed a bit boring. It sort of makes me feel like Doom's time has really passed it by. The chainsaw looked interesting but asides from that I'm not sold to be brutally honest. I think there was a chance to reinvent what Doom meant in a modern video game and make it super 'visceral' (sorry). It all feels a little flat to me. And super, super generic. I hope I'm wrong.

12:25: Yep, this is falling a bit flat for me. A missed opportunity in my opinion. When you're watching and you're not sure if your bullet hit the enemy or not — that's a problem. A game like this needs some seriously good, visual feedback.

12:33: Okay, let's see the next game. Hey Battlecry! Shout out to Australia and NZ! WHOO! THAT'S WHERE WE COME FROM!

12:34: Also, Bethesda really doesn't need to be creating a new uPlay. Please God no...

12:35: Okay, Dishonored. I loved that game. Come on Bethesda. Let's get this cracking.

12:39: Not sure how much of this translates to actual gameplay, but Dishonored 2 is a game I'm excited about. I like the direction the story is going and I'm confident in where the team is taking the series. I can't wait to see more of this. Not really much more to say.

12:42: Anyone playing Elder Scrolls Online? I actually don't know anyone who plays...

12:43: Christ I really need another pee.

12:45: The Elder Scrolls Legends is a card like Hearthstone and urgh. Hard not to be cynical about this.

12:47: Alright Fallout 4 time. Todd Howard has great bone structure. Sorry, he just does.

12:55: This is a great presentation. Can't lie.

1:01: Well, I'm sold on this game. Man, it looks great. I don't know what else to say. It will devour lives.

1:07: Oh man, I'm really down with this iPhone Fallout game. I am down. This might destroy my life harder than Fallout 4.


1:13: Okay, all of this stuff. The upgrading houses, building stuff, all of that. Personally, this is the kind of stuff I will never, ever touch.

1:19: Overall: how can you argue with this shit. It's fairly insane. The scope of this game seems pretty incredible. This is also such a good E3 presentation. Just really going into the nitty gritty of multiple different aspects of the game and how it works. As E3 presentations go, this is up there with some of the best I've ever seen.

1:20: And Jesus Christ. November this year. Great. Absolutely brilliant. What a finish.

1:24: Alright, that's that. Thanks for watching with me. I had a blast. See you for Microsoft at [GULP] 2:30am.


    I'm going to get a coffee and praise the overseer that my boss is working from home today.

    Obviously we'll see more of Fallout 4, but I hope they shed some light on Doom as well.

    I've been quoted in the article. MY TYOP WILL LIVE IN INFAMY.

    Not keen for Doom Mark? I'm not watching the stream so I'm keen to see what they show/offer when I get home from work this evening, but I personally feel like the time is right for a new doom done well. Maybe it's because the last old FPS franchise to get the revive treatment was a disgrace (Duke Nukem Forever) but Wolfenstein has been a hit, so... I dunno.

    Do not give a toss about TES Online. Destiny is the closest thing to an MMO that I intend to tolerate.

    They're going to give us a release date for Fallout, right?





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      I just got a coffee and am safe in the fact that my boss got walked out the door last Thursday morning by some head honcho from the overseas office.


      Haha, I'm supervising a few people at the moment and Im allowing one of them to stream it to keep us updated while we work. Seems fair rather than everyone checking in every five minutes.

        you should do the right thing and put it up on the big screen!

      This is better than Mark's blog - the suspense is riveting!

      that's getting a run

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        I'm not even watching the stream, I am completely reliant on Mark. What iPhone game is he talking about?!

    Hell yeah. I need to experience it vicariously through everyone else since I can't watch it from work.

      I have almost no data, so I'm in the same boat. Well, a different boat, but it has the same effects.

    What’s everyone expecting to see?

    It's unlikely, but I reeeeeeally hope we get to hear something about The Elder Scrolls VI.

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    Kojima and Del Toro walk out on stage and announce Silent HIlls is now being developed by Bethesda.

    Actually I just want anyone to announce that they're reviving Silent Hills :'(

      If it's anyone it'll be be Microsoft.

        With forced Kinect.

          Did the devil himself shit in your cereal this morning or what.

            No, I don't pay attention to what Konami is up to now.

          also putting Nintendo powergloves back into production... Not optional.

    Im hoping they are going to announce something brand new. I doubt it but, you know....just a new experience.

    Right, coffee and constant refreshing of the live blog, because damn that twitch not working (also keeping toddler entertained with Bob the Builder on Netflix)

    Just a F4 release date prior to Christmas will do me fine.
    And thank you for live blogging! I can't watch streams at work.

    9.55am (Perth) - my work calendar reminds me I have my fortnightly catch up with my boss in 5 mins. Seriously considering my options here.....

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    So I've got the YouTube stream up but it's just a black screen saying "Please stand by." - Is mine working as intended, or has it started and I just can't stream it?

    No uni and a midday bowl of cereal. i'm ready!

    Coworkers and I crowded around the screen. Dis gon be gud.

    That moment of terror when the IT guys message you on internal comms asking if you're streaming E3...

    ...and say "nice" when you say yes.

      You've got a whole department's respect right now. :)

    Anyone else notice the female host announced the stream was 5994 frames per second?

    Working from home today. Just need to grab a cup of tea and a biscuit, put my pants on and I am ready!

      You had a choice of wearing pants or not wearing pants, and you chose pants?

      tea and biscuit I can understand. pants? not so much.

      Working from home? Tea? No pants? ARE YOU MY BOSS?

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        Kermitron just got fired everyone.

    Starting with the F4 trailer?! Are we going to get some gameplay too still 7 minutes till start time...

    Should really be studying for my test on Wednesday, even more so because I'm going to EA's E3 celebration in Sydney tomorrow evening, but I've got no Uni today and I DID have Crunchy Nut for breakfast!

    This would be a great comment to quote in the article.

    Avoiding work and hitting refresh... also now emotionally invested in Mark's toilet breaks :-/

    Reading this live on my way to a 2pm exam

    I need to upgrade my computer before Fallout 4 and maybe Doom

    Would kill for a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes right now.
    Me to. Stupid nutritious vita brits.

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