It’s that time again – time for all us video gamers to sit in front of our computer screens, or stay glued to G4, waiting for news about our favorite games and consoles from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The conference starts tomorrow at the Los Angeles Convention Center and runs through Thursday, June 9th, with pre-conference activities starting today. E3 was started back in 1995 by Infotainment World and the Interactive Digital Software Association (now Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which currently owns E3). It’s basically the be-all-end-all of video game conferences, with big production names from all over the world attending to showcase the latest in video game technology and innovation. The conference was open to the public for many years until the boom of video game popularity in the mid-2000’s brought in 70,000 attendees, which overwhelmed the organizers and exhibitors. To the dismay of gamers everywhere, E3 is now invitation only.
But don’t dispair! If you want to keep up with the newest news from E3, head over to the conference website’s “All Access” section powered by GameTrailers.com to view Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo press conferences, as well as game debuts and announcements from big game developers such as Konami, LucasArts, EA Sports, Ubisoft, and more. Other sites such as IGN and G4 are also offering live feeds and updates; G4TV.com has a great E3 Guide for Noobs in case you are new to the video game world. Follow E3 on twitter with the hashtags #E3 or #GTE3, or follow @e3expo, @GameTrailers, @IGN, or @E3 for the latest news. And just for you, my readers, I have updated the twitter feed on the sidebar to follow @E3 from G4, so now you can follow E3 right here on LSF! I’ll also be posting videos throughout the conference. Enjoy.