GameSpot will be bringing gamers live coverage of this year’s E3.
GameSpot’s editorial team will be joined by prominent YouTube gaming personalities including iJustine, Kinda Funny and ScrewAttack to cover the industry’s biggest show from every angle beginning on June 12.
Follow the jump for details.
GAMESPOT CONNECTS GAMERS TO E3 2016 WITH LIVE COVERAGE, SPECIAL GUESTS AND GAMING ENTERTAINMENT
Console Announcements and Virtual Reality to Dominate Industry Mega Event
In-Depth, Live Previews of More Than 60 Games from the GameSpot Main Stage and Three Days of Original Gaming Content From the GameSpot Co-op Stage
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2016 — GameSpot, the #1 destination for gamers, will bring the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to life for gamers worldwide with more than 100 hours of original live programming. GameSpot’s expert editorial team will be joined by prominent gaming personalities from YouTube, including iJustine (Justine Ezarik), Kinda Funny and ScrewAttack, to cover every angle of the industry’s biggest show, from the massive press conferences to individual deep dives of the newly announced games. GameSpot’s comprehensive coverage of E3 will begin on June 12 on GameSpot.com.
“E3 sets the tone on what we’ll see from the gaming industry for the entire coming year,” said Michael Powers, Senior Vice President and General Manager for GameSpot. “We want gamers to be right there with us for the excitement of the unexpected news, reviews and demos of all the new games and to experience the energy around E3.”
Two Live Stages to Watch
GameSpot will stream live from two separate stages at E3. The GameSpot Stage, sponsored by Airheads Bites, the brand long loved by people of all ages for its tangy fruit flavor and bright colors, will be the best destination to get a closer look at all the top games announced and previewed this year. Members of GameSpot’s editorial team will chat with developers and demo more than 60 new games, giving gamers worldwide a firsthand look at the most anticipated titles. The GameSpot Stage Show will also be the main destination for reactions to this year’s press conferences and all major stories developing at E3.
The Stage Show will also be a place for the GameSpot team to discuss this year’s biggest stories coming out of the show. In particular, the team will weigh in on the announcements made by console titans Xbox, Sony and Nintendo as well as the future of virtual reality and gaming.
Airheads Bites’ stage presence at E3 will be extended to the GameSpot booth (Booth #4712 in the West Hall) in the form of a giant candy mural depicting the GameSpot logo, created entirely out of thousands of Airheads Bites.
The Co-op Stage
Today, GameSpot released a sneak peek at the cast of well-known gaming personalities who will guest appear on the GameSpot Co-op Stage, sponsored by LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™. The video parodies the intro credits of beloved ’90s sitcoms Full House and Step by Step and features YouTube stars including Justine Ezzarik of iJustine (Justine Ezarik), Kinda Funny and ScrewAttack. The Co-op Stage is at GameSpot’s booth (booth #4712 in the West Hall). The video can be viewed at http://www.gamespot.com/videos/gamespot-teams-up-with-kinda-funny-screwattack-and/2300-6432489/
“The Co-op Stage is an exciting platform for our friends in the industry,” said Ben Howard, Vice President of Programming for GameSpot. “We look forward to sharing our booth at the heart of E3 with this incredibly creative crew and connecting their audiences on YouTube to GameSpot.”
Live Feeds of All Press Conferences
GameSpot will stream the major press conferences from Bethesda and Electronic Arts on June 12; Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft on June 13; and Nintendo’s stream of its new Legend of Zelda game on June 14, with expert commentary on all announcements. GameSpot will also report in real time on major news made at the show, including the top titles announced for the Xbox One and Playstation 4, as well as the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality systems.
For gamers following along on social media, GameSpot will stream Facebook Live video from the show floor, which will be available at https://www.facebook.com/GameSpot/ and at https://www.facebook.com/GameSpotUniverse. Nearly all video streamed from E3 this year will be available on GameSpot’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/gamespot. GameSpot’s Twitter account (@gamespot) will keep up a steady pace of announcements and stage show updates, and cosplay enthusiasts as well as gamers interested in seeing what the industry’s biggest event looks like will be able to enjoy photo galleries on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gamespot/.