As of me typing this we are just a little over month away from E3 this year...so let’s get the hype train going.
Date: E3 will officially be going on from June 14th to June 16th this year. Of course this doesn’t include what any other conferences that may happen before these days. Dates for conferences and events will be placed below.
Rumor Mill(on going progress up until the end of the conferences)
The Crash Bandicoot rumor that won’t die:
There’s this thing that keeps popping up but never fully shows - http://en.yibada.com/articles/104652/20160217/crash-bandicoot-reboot.htm
As of currently though the news is that Sony revealed that Activision still owns the rights - http://www.gamespot.com/articles/crash-bandicoot-rights-still-belong-to-activision-/1100-6439612/
Take note though that while Boyes does say that the rights do belong to Activision...he doesn’t say that a new Crash isn’t coming in some capacity. As unlikely as it is if it were to be made it’d be a partnership with Activision. That’d be an interesting surprise...again though it’d be highly unlikely.
Updated iterations of current hardware:
There’s been some reports of a ‘PS4K’ and ‘Xbox 1.5’ floating around - http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/18/ps4k-rumors/
There’s a lot more info floating around about PS4K than Xbox 1.5 at the moment...most of the information is pretty convincing on PS4K while Xbox 1.5 recently had this show up - http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Xbox-1-5-Isn-t-Happening-According-Company-Head-128627.html
PS4K seems pretty likely at the moment.
Mother 3 western release?:
There's been a lot of talk about this game and the lamentations over it never having reached the states. It's only been in the recent months that the rumors about this game finally getting localized over have been starting to get pretty intense.
I'd like to think that they'd finally announce this game coming over at E3 but Nintendo seems intent on showing mostly Zelda at the conference. It may still happen but I'm not expecting it during E3 week.
Devil May Cry 5:
Something that action fans have been waiting for some time for. Rumors about this game haven't been really big considering Capcom seems really iffy on the franchise at the moment and arguably trying to sabotage interest in through their choices of making DMC 4 available to the west. What makes things interesting is this
Very interesting that these 2 are doing motion capture together again. That would reeeeally suck if it was just for that dumb Devil May Cry X pachinko
God of War 4:
There's been small rumblings of this happening here and there along with a semi official confirmation. It's almost not even a rumor at this point what with the leaked concept art.
Main Conferences: Conference dates and times will be placed here as I become aware of them
EA: Sunday June 12th @ 1:00 PM PT/ 4:00 PM ET
Bethesda: Sunday June 12th @ 7:00 PM PT / 10:00 PM ET
Microsoft: Monday June 13th @ 9:30 AM PT/ 12:30 PM ET
PC: Monday June 13th @ 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET
Ubisoft: Monday June 13th @ 1:00 PM PT/ 4 PM ET Preshow begins 30 min before
Sony: Monday June 13th 6:00 PM PT/ 9:00 PM ET
Ninten-err...Zelda?: Tuesday June 14th @ 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
Square Enix: TBA
Other Events: Any other major events not directly tied to a main conference like tournaments I will place here as I am made aware of them.
Microsoft: They will be doing streaming of games throughout most of the event on Xbox Daily
Nintendo: uhh....hope you like Zelda because thaaat’s pretty much what they’ll be streaming for most of the show from what I understand.
Kodakawa Games: Sooo these guys are holding a press event for E3 but it's gonna be in Tokyo. The conference will not be streamed but it will be happening Monday June 13th 1:30 JST (which apparently is June 12th for the US @ 930 PM in the US...doesn't say ET or PT though so gonna have to figure out the time exact for this one) http://www.gamespot.com/articles/dark-souls-devs-parent-company-hosting-e3-press-co/1100-6439872/
(US Local Times for Kodakawa Games conference: June 12 at 9:00 p.m. PDT / June 13 at 12:00 a.m. EDT)
Something that started last year...unknown if any SRKers are gonna put their chips on the table again this go round.
Neogaf’s gif thread
Last year’s gif thread
Past E3 conference moments
Konami's Infamous E3 2010 Conference
Nintendo's E3 2008 Conference
Sony's E3 2006 Conference
Microsoft's E3 2010 Conference
Microsoft's E3 2010 Conference Highlights
Microsoft E3 2010 - Skittles....
Admittedly this one isn't so much bad since it actually does a pretty good job as a demonstration...that however doesn't prevent it from being awkward and gif worthy.
Guile Theme Goes with Everything - Dance Central Demonstration
Microsoft's E3 2011 Conference
Ubisoft E3 2010 Conference - Battle Tag
Ubisoft E3 2009 Conference - James Cameron talks about Avatar: The Game for what seems like forever...and doesn't show one screenshot or any footage
Ubisoft E3 2011 Conference - Mr. Caffeine
To be fair...Ubisoft's conference that year isn't that bad considering the content...but DOODLY DOODLY DOODLY DOO brought it down a few notches.
Mr. Caffeine Metal Remix
Microsoft E3 2012 - Usher whips out a concert for Dance Central 3 out of nowhere
The game shows up about a bit 3/4 of the way through the performance and at first it seems like he's finally demonstrating it...but then you realize the truth lol.
Microsoft E3 2009 - Kudo tries to be cool and show off Project Natal but ends up accidentally showing that the device isn't where it needs to be
Activision E3 2007 Conference - Jamie Kennedy
what was jamie thinking!?
Peggle 2's awkward announcement during Microsoft's E3 2013 conference
Sony Announces AT&T as Vita's 3G service provider
Disney tries to hype High School Musical Sing It @ E3 2007
Sony curb stomps Microsoft's conference at E3 2013 with No DRM
Twilight Princess reveal @ Nintendo's E3 2004 conference
Killer Instinct's reveal for the Xbox One @ Microsoft's E3 2013 conference
Final Fantasy Versus XIII's shift to XV and next Gen along with KH3's first reveal at Sony's pre-E3 2013 PS4 conference
Sony drops bombs during their E3 2015 conference
Final Fantasy 7R announcement reaction
Shemue 3 E3 2015 announcement reaction
Last Guardian isn't dead
Bonus: GT's reactions