I have no idea what to expect from this E3 PC conference thing. That's why I want to liveblog it. JOIN ME!
You can watch the show streaming live here.
9.50 Okay, I'm finally chowing down on my porridge and waiting for this to start. This is a weird one. E3 has always felt like more
09.54 Wait, the livestream hasn't started yet? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW IF THIS THING IS HAPPENING OR NOT?
Oh god, was just told this thing starts in an hour. Great.
10.50 Alright we're back. Sorry about that. We had been told 10am. Turns out that was just the bloody doors opening on the thing, not that actual start time.
10.54 Talk about your all time E3 moments.
35 I expect nVidia to masturbate on stage
11.00 I'm loving the dreams of Half-Life 3. But yeah. Come on guys. Come on.
11.02 The PC Master Race subreddit must be soiling their drawers at this intro.
11.04 I had a look at the speaker list for this. Almost 30 dudes. Zero women. In an E3 that's been so good for diversity, that's a pretty massive oversight.
11.07 This is already reminding me that I need to get a new gaming PC. It's been too long.
Also — Killing Floor 2 looks like it does Doom way better than the new Doom does. Easily.
11.10 "Come and play our game we will not delete your stats"
Hahah. This guy seems lovely.
11.13 I feel like Chris Roberts has the political clout to mount a coup for the PC Gaming Master Race throne. Sorry Gaben.
11.16 Chief Gaming Scientist.
Chief Gaming Scientist.
Did this guy just make up his own nickname?
11.17 Sorry PC graphics cards and tech and whatnot — this is not really my area of expertise, so please don't get too made at the radio silence.
11.19 "It's not about trying to trick you into buying new stuff".
This is like the opposite of the Apple ethos. This guy is alright I guess. You're a good guy 'Chief Gaming Scientist'. If that is your real name.
11.23 So this is super low budget and not what we're used to at all with E3 conferences. But I'm finding it kinda goofy and charming so far.
11.25 Okay the Deus Ex guys are on the stage.
"SO MANY CUCUMBERS"
And oh man, we're really starting to up the nerd quotient with all the details of how the engine works. This is what I expected from this show and I'm kinda down with it.
11.29 "Half-Life 3" shout a man from the crowd. Oh dear.
11.33 Yeah, I don't thing we're going to see anything newsworthy or new from this. Most likely just a retread of what we've already seen in a conversational format. A couple of game demos and whatnot. Kinda okay with that. This feels like a completely different pace.
Total War: Warhammer guys currently on. Talking about character classes and stuff.
11.35 Phil Spencer is here. This is hilarious. I have no idea what this is going to look like.
"There have been times when we've lost our way with PC gaming."
Nice to hear him admit that. Games for Windows was pretty terrible.
Killer Instinct on the PC. WHO CARES ABOUT HALF-LIFE!
Yea, Killer Instinct is the weirdest thing. Was anyone really clamouring for that series to come back? Let alone for it to be on PC.
11.41 Alright, Fable lost its lustre after Fable 2 so I don't really give two hoots about this one. I doubt it's gonna be a humdinger on PC either.
11.43 Gigantic on show right now — the cel-shaded games shown at... Microsoft I think? I like the look of it. Good to see more of it in motion. Folks are currently talking about how it has MOBA elements in it, so that's interesting.
11.46 Rod Fergusson is on-stage. Gears of War Ultimate Edition is coming to PC. Well that's a bit of news! It's going to support mouse and keyboard, along with the Xbox controller and the new fancy (expensive) Xbox controller.
11.51 Oh shit. American Truck Simulator. MEGATON. DROP DA BOMB PC GAMING SHOW.
That trailer had the worst music of all time. And it made so much sense.
11.53 Okay now I'm hungry and this is all seeming a little less charming.
11.57 Okay, Dean Hall is on stage with his super New Zealand accent.
Man. It really is pretty awesome and broad when you're looking for it.
Dean Hall truly belongs on Flight of the Conchords.
12.05 Yeah, pretty safe.
Braaains Sony’s conference is looking pretty safe so far…
12.08 It is now lunch time and I need a pee. I'm totally regretting my decision to liveblog this.
12.10 Pillars of Eternity on stage, some proper questions being asked about Kickstarter. That's quite refreshing.
"In the excitement of the Kickstarter, you can sometimes offer too much. And I think we did that."
Interesting comment. Pillers of Eternity has an expansion coming btw.
12.16 Planet Coaster? That looks fun. Not what you might expect from this show. I like the look of it.
12.24 Okay a Hitman 'man' is now here. I wonder if we'll actually get to see the game.
(Or hear him. Bloody hell someone turn this guy's mic on)
Well, Hitman looks visually stunning. Fully.
12.30 SOUND THE ALARMS. THERE IS A WOMAN ON STAGE. THERE IS A WOMAN ON STAGE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
12.37 Bohemia is here. Showing off some Arma III stuff. This is where these guys belong.
They want a Dinosaur mod. I want a Dinosaur mod. Everyone wants a Dinosaur mod. So yeah, let's get it done.
12.42 Hey, Beyond Eyes! I remember thinking this looked really cool. Good to switch things up from talk about engines and technology.
12.47 This is going on too long. Way too long.
12.50 Okay Tacoma, rescue me by being interesting and good.
12.52 Good to hear that Tacoma is keep the scale small. That's a good thing I think.
12.54 Some never before seen footage of SOMA. Gonna need a pillow to hide behind.
12.55 Day-Z stuff. I'm going to have to bail soon. I legitimately have a meeting at 1pm! Didn't expect this to run so long.
12.58 Okay, apologies, I have to head off. Thanks for joining me. You can watch the remainder of the show here if you aren't watching already!