As one of our favorite events of the year, we cannot wait to attend E3. The question is, are you ready?
Taking place June 11-13, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is rumored to be anything but the typical E3, while also promising to be the gaming event of 2019. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from E3, and the tips you need to prepare for three full days of nonstop electronic excitement.
E3 2019: What to expect
Even if you consider yourself a seasoned gaming expo attendee, we are quite certain that E3 holds a few tricks up its sleeve. Here is what we know for sure:
Sony PlayStation will not be attending.
Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, Shawn Layden reportedly stated that E3 wasn’t the ideal stage for Sony’s 2019 plans, while also criticizing the event as outdated. Not cool, Layden.
Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Square Enix, and just about every other major player in gaming have scheduled announcements.
From Animal Crossing to Zelda and Star Wars to Fable, there are bound to be some exciting game previews as well as major game announcements. To see a full schedule for E3, visit GameSpot’s press conference schedule.
Google Stadia will take center stage.
Following Google’s Thursday presentation, we are bound to learn a lot more about the cloud streaming service.
So, so much more…
Honestly, there is going to be so much going on this year at E3, it is quite literally impossible to list it out here. All we can say is, watch this space!
E3 2019: Survival tips
Whether you are attending E3 for the first time or the fifth, below are some of our favorite tips for surviving major conferences.
#1. Carry a marker.
You are going to meet a lot of people at E3, so to avoid the frustration of getting home with a bag of miscellaneous business cards try using a marker to take notes on the cards as you receive them.
#2. Hold on to your water bottle.
Dehydration is real and it is not your friend. Be sure to drink lots of water and aim to eat one meal while sitting down each day.
#3. Get a map (like, in your hand).
Electronics are great! However, being in crowded places can force your phone to work overtime looking for a signal, thereby killing your battery. Find a paper map for emergencies and carry a charged extra battery if possible.
#4. Dress in layers.
Bouncing from frigid conference room to sweltering conference room can be frustrating, but layers will help you avoid getting too hot or cold.
You are never going to see everything that E3 has to offer. Our best advice is to prioritize three events each day, travel in small groups, and do the best you can without getting overwhelmed.
#6. Follow E3 hashtags on Twitter,
Twitter is the best for up-to-the-minute information. Be sure that you are following #E3, #E32019, and other important hashtags to stay in the loop while at the expo.