It’s June and anyone who follows the video game industry knows what that means. E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is finally upon us! The gaming world’s biggest event is sure to bring an abundance of high profile announcements and reveals that will set the tone and hype for the next year! We’ll be on the ground in LA next week to play the games and report back but our coverage actually starts this weekend! The event kicks off with several major press conferences (EA / Microsoft / Bethesda) over the weekend which will then lead into the main event next week in Los Angeles from June 12 - 14! Keep reading to learn more about our plans and how you can be a part of the conversation all week long!
Our ground team (consisting of Nick, Chris, and Krispy) will be flying out to LA on Monday to cover the show but you can find our full coverage plans and schedule below! We hope you will join us!
Sunday, June 10, 2018 (12:00pm CST) - Join us at noon (CST) on Sunday for a day of streaming! We will be playing games related to projects that are rumored to be at the show and live commentating the Microsoft and Bethesda press conferences! We’ll be closing out the day with our first official E3 2018 podcast covering all of the news from the EA/Microsoft/Bethesda showcases!
Monday, June 11, 2018 (4:00pm PST) - 4Player recounts and reacts to the Square Enix and Ubisoft Press Conferences followed by Live Commentary of the Playstation Presser and Podcast # 2!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (8:00pm (PST) - Tuesday marks the first day that the show floor is open. The LA team will be on the show floor most of the day and will be going live when they return in the evening at about 8:00pm to discuss the Nintendo Direct and all the games they saw and played!
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (8:00pm PST) - The team will be on the show floor all day long for Day 2 and will be live in the for another podcast in the evening when they return!
- Thursday, June 14, 2018 (9:00pm PST) - The final day of E3 will conclude with our annual community meetup at Button Mash LA followed by our last podcast of the week! For more information about community meetup, check back later today!
How to Get Involved
E3 is the biggest event in the industry and there will be seemingly endless topics of discussion all week long. We want you to get involved with our discussions and help make our coverage even better! You can do that in a number of ways!
Email - News will be breaking all week long, even while we are on the show floor! Write in to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or thoughts that you would like to hear us address on the podcast! We’ll read these throughout the podcast each night and respond accordingly!
Twitter - We will also be keeping a close eye on Twitter so feel free use the hashtag #4PNE32018 anytime you are tweeting about something related to E3!
Discord - Our community Discord is the place to be on a daily basis and that is even more true on a week like E3! If you haven’t already, jump on in and hang out in our E3-2018 channel to chat with everyone about the show! The 4Player staff will frequent this room throughout the week so don’t miss the opportunity to chat with us directly while we scour the show floor!
One last thing! All E3 podcasts will forgo the 24-hour early access period for Patrons in favor of making sure EVERYONE can get the most out of our coverage all week long! Each episode will be made available to everyone each morning by 8:00am CST.
There you have it! E3 2018 is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! We hope to see everyone on Sunday as we usher in E3 with a bang! Cheers!