If you’re not into video games, firstly why did you click on this article? And secondly, you may want to go offline for a couple days in June because the biggest event in the entire video games industry is happening very soon. For everyone else wanting some solid gaming content, prepare your emotions and bank balances for the convention of your dreams as the annual E3 Expo (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is being streamed in it’s entirety on YouTube Gaming from June 13th.
Last year, Fallout 4 was the standout announcement of the entire show and it quickly went on to become one of the best-selling games of 2015, in case you didn’t already realise how crucial this event is to the industry. But don’t worry if you’re not physically in LA to watch the show unfold, the folks over at YouTube Gaming will be streaming coverage from unmissable E3 shows, talks and tournaments all in one simple event hub – opening very soon.
In an announcement posted to the official YouTube Blog, the website revealed that they will be going up against streaming rivals Twitch to make sure their fans are able to see as much of E3 as they desire; “YouTube will give gamers around the world front-row access to everything E3 again this year with dozens of live streams scheduled through the week. To make moments like this even better, we are launching event pages in YouTube Gaming, which serve as destinations for watching the biggest gaming and eSports events. Kicking things off, we’ll have a unique event hub for E3, available at gaming.youtube.com/e3 in June”.
The most important streams to get your eager eyes upon will be the EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, PC Gaming, Ubisoft and Sony conferences (time listed below) where they will be announcing any brand new video games or hardware such as consoles and controllers. When the developers are out of the way, Rooster Teeth and Geoff Keighly will be leading you through 12-hour live streams with special guest appearances from MatPat, iHasCupquake and CaptainSparklez.
We’ve done the hardwork for you and translated all of the live conference times into PST, EST and GMT to make sure you don’t miss a single second of what I deem to be the most exciting video game event in the entire WORLD.
Order: PST / EST/ GMT
- EA = 12th @ 1pm / 4pm / 9pm
- Bethesda = 12th @ 7pm / 10pm / 3am (13th)
- Microsoft = 13th @ 9.30am / 12.30pm / 5.30pm
- PC Gaming = 13th @ 12pm / 3pm / 8pm
- Ubisoft = 13th @ 1pm / 4pm / 9pm
- Sony = 13th @ 6pm / 9pm / 2am (14th)
While you’re waiting with your popcorn and pj’s to witness the start of E3 2016, why not watch this week’s SLAY or NAY in which we reveal the best and worst news stories from the world of YouTube.