E3 Streaming Lineup

Featured - E3

It’s that time of year again. Summer. It must be, because I’m barely able to think straight. It’s too damned hot. I realise that it being a paltry 16 degrees outside (that’s Celsius or centigrade, mind you – none of this Fahrenheit nonsense) is nothing to shout about in some parts of the world. But you see, this is Scotland. At 8:30pm. It’s not meant to be this warm during the bloody day, never mind the evening.

It wouldn’t even be too bad if I didn’t have the setting Sun glaring in my window until the horizon finally swallows it. But I do, which makes my room approach the 30 degree mark during any given evening. No doubt this is aggravated by the monitor and/or TV being on, alongside my PC and probably a console. Not to mention my inability to open my window, lest bees and moths from miles around all congregate to seek entry. All the light and heat, they must think it’s fucking heaven or something.

Such is life. Roll on Autumn, when it’ll be sensibly cool. But for the moment, I’ll just have to be content with looking forward to E3.

1 - E3

Twitch has recently released its line-up for the various E3 streams it plans to show. Take a gander below:

Monday 6/9 PT
● 9:30am – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing
● 11:00am – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing Post show
● 11:30pm – Hotline Miami 2 (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital)
● 12:00pm – EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview
● 1:00pm – EA Special Event
● 2:00pm – EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Post show
● 2:30pm – Bethesda (Unannounced title)
● 3:00pm – Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing
● 4:00pm – Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing Post show
● 4:30pm – Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED)
● 5:00pm – Dying Light (Techland)
● 5:30pm – Final thoughts
● 6:00pm – PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference

Tuesday 6/10 PT:
● 9:00am – Nintendo Digital Event
● 10:00am – Deep Silver (Unannounced title)
● 10:15am – Deep Silver (Unannounced title)
● 10:30am – Dragon Age: Inquisition (EA)
● 11:00am – Ubisoft (Unannounced title)
● 11:20am – The Division (Ubisoft)
● 11:40am – Farcry 4 (Ubisoft)
● 12:00pm – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
● 12:20pm – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
● 12:40pm – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
● 1:00pm – DRIVECLUB (SCEA)
● 1:20pm – Evil Within (Bethesda)
● 1:40pm – Lords of the Fallen (NAMCO)
● 2:00pm – Destiny (Activision/BUNGIE)
● 2:20pm – The Order: 1886 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
● 2:40pm – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
● 3:00pm – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)
● 4:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Invitational (Nintendo)

Wednesday 6/11 PT:
● 10:00am – Alienware
● 10:30am – Twitch Time
● 11:00am – Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft Studios)
● 11:20am – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
● 11:40am – Killer Instinct: Season Two (Iron Galaxy/Microsoft Studios)
● 12:00pm – Square Enix (Unannounced title)
● 12:20pm – Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade (Square Enix)
● 12:40pm – H1Z1 (Sony Online Entertainment)
● 1:00pm – EA (Unannounced title)
● 1:20pm – Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
● 1:40pm – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
● 2:10pm – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
● 2:30pm – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Unannounced title)
● 2:50pm – Crytek (Unannounced title)
● 3:00pm – Sony Computer Entertainment (Unannounced PS4/PS3 title)
● 3:15pm – Sony Computer Entertainment (Unannounced PS4/PS Vita Digital title)
● 3:30pm – Hohokum (Honeyslug, SCE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
● 3:45pm – Helldivers (Arrowhead Game Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment)
● 4:00pm – Alien Isolation (The Creative Assembly/SEGA)
● 4:20pm – Civilization: Beyond Earth (2K)
● 4:40pm – Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 (Blizzard)
● 5:00pm – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)

Thursday 6/12 PT:
● 10:00am – Tetris w/creator Alexey Pajitnov
● 10:15am – Zombies Monsters Robots (Ying Pei Games)
● 10:30am – Guinness World Records – certificate presentation
● 11:00am – Fable Legends (Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Studios)
● 11:20am – Microsoft Studios (TBD)
● 11:40am – Project Spark (Team Dakota/Microsoft Studios)
● 12:00pm – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
● 12:20am – Square Enix (Unannounced title)
● 12:40pm – PlanetSide 2 PS4 Edition (Sony Online Entertainment)
● 1:00pm – 505 Games (TBD)
● 1:20pm – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Unannounced title)
● 1:40pm – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Gearbox/2K)
● 2:00pm – Ubisoft (Unannounced title)
● 2:20pm – The Crew (Ubisoft)
● 2:40pm – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
● 3:00pm – Tecmo Koei (Unannounced title)
● 3:20pm – Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Disney Interactive)
● 3:40pm – SEGA Sonic BOOM! (SEGA)
● 4:00pm – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)

2 - Twitch

Wow, that was a long list, huh? Of course, all of those times are for you lot across the pond and I have to spend time calculating what stupid hour of the night I’m going to need to stay up until to watch everything. Nevertheless, since this is Twitch’s first year as official E3 live streaming platform, I’m expecting great things. Previous offerings have been patchy at best and I really hate Ustream, so I’m super-glad that people are wising up to Twitch superiority in this matter.

So many unannounced titles. Such potential for more hilarity from Microsoft as they continue attempts to justify their current nosedive. Maybe we’ll even see some actual games coming from Nintendo this year. Hell, their 666% increase in Wii U sales in the UK thanks to Mario Kart 8 is certainly a good sign.

Now, please excuse me while I melt.

About Chris Smith
A twenty-something gamer from the North-East of Scotland. By day, I’m a Computer Technician at a local IT recycling charity, where I fix and build PCs. Outside of that, most of my time is spent either sleeping or gaming, which I try accomplish in equal amounts.