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Indie Picnic Announced for E3 2017

THE PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER’S SOUTH HALL AND NEXT DOOR TO HOOTERS – May 15, 2017Semi-truck enthusiasts at Devolver Digital opened their impressively defined arms today and announced Indie Picnic, a free indie games showcase across the street from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), June 13 – 15, as the company has gleefully obtained the lease to both of the remaining and coveted parking lots.

Indie Picnic is free to badge holders of any kind and will be located in the front parking lot located directly across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center’s South Hall and will run each day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Indie Picnic includes the Devolver Public Access area offering a hand-selected lineup of stellar indie game demos from Devolver Digital and extended families Indie MEGABOOTH, X-Split, and Gambitious with hardware for the event sponsored by NVIDIA, Logitech and Alienware. The Devolver Public Access area will also include choice music, food trucks, cold beverages, an indie arcade by Polycade, and carnival games with prizes provided by Special Reserve Games. Devolver’s usual by-appointment-only game demo oasis will still be located in the back lot.

“This is the week the entire industry and fans everywhere celebrate video games as entertainment and art with numerous events now happening across Los Angeles,” said Mike Wilson, co-founder of Devolver Digital. “Indie Picnic is our way of giving back to the fans and celebrating a mutual love for games and art.”

The Devolver Public Access area of Indie Picnic is set to be live-streamed and full of questionable content for the duration of the event in partnership with best friends X-Split. All those watching from home who want to see what’s going on the week of E3 from the vantage of the outer reaches of the indie bubble will be able to tune in live all three days.

Be sure to hit up Devolver Public Access at https://www.twitch.tv/devolverdigital and X-Split at https://www.twitch.tv/xsplit to catch the shenanigans.

More information on the Indie MEGABOOTH can be found at http://indiemegabooth.com/ or follow @IndieMEGABOOTH on Twitter.

Become acquainted with Gambitious’ sweet lineup of indies at www.gambitious.com.

Get the latest semi-truck trailer news at www.devolverdigital.com or follow Devolver at @DevolverDigital on Twitter.

Microsoft Announces Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference Date and Time

Microsoft has announced that its annual E3 Xbox briefing will be moving its time from Monday to Sunday, June 11 at 2PM. Microsoft has not announced the reason for this scheduling change, but we will update you as soon as we hear more.

The big topic for Microsoft at this upcoming briefing will likely be the upcoming Xbox Scorpio game console, which is slated for a release later this year.

E3 2016 Photo Gallery

Another Electronic Entertainment Expo has come and gone. E3 2016 was a fun event where I got the chance to see a lot of upcoming titles from a variety of publishers and developers. Still, there was a strange sense of emptiness while on the show floor – and no matter how large booths became, that emptiness hung in the air like a bad smell. Was it the big companies that pulled out of the show that caused this or simply a lack of some “killer apps” on the horizon? I do not know. What I do know is that E3 is still the premiere industry gaming show in the United States and there is so much of the media spotlight to be had, I don’t see where it is going anywhere anytime soon. The big game houses seem to do this mass exodus every so many years – but history has shown that they always come back soon after.

Here is my photo gallery from around the expo, enjoy!

Photo Gallery

E3 2016 Attendance Facts and E3 2017 Dates Revealed

E3 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo

Los Angeles – June 16, 2016 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that more than 70,000 people participated in the week’s events, including 50,300 video game professionals, analysts, journalists, and enthusiasts attended this week’s trade show, and 20,000 fans attended E3 Live. The premier global video game event displayed more than 1,600 products from more than 250 exhibitors.

ESA also revealed that E3 will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“Gamers were the winners at E3 this year. The advancements in technology unveiled at E3 will redefine entertainment for the world,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry and owner of E3. “The innovation and creativity on display will propel our industry to new heights and expand opportunities for remarkable growth.”

E3 broke records for social media numbers across all channels, with more than seven million posts on Twitter alone. Instagram had more than 500,000 likes on E3-related posts this month. In addition, more than 42 million gamers watched E3 content on Twitch, the official streaming partner of E3. The Twitch viewership was the highest of any video game convention broadcast on the network.

Also announced during E3, a blue-ribbon panel of industry professionals and experts selected Savannah College of Art and Design as winner of the 2016 E3 College Game Competition with its winning video game, Brobot Beatdown.

E3 is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the ESA, the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.

For more information, please visit www.E3Expo.com or follow E3 on Twitter: @E3.

Micrsoft Sends out Invites to E3 2013 Event


Microsoft has sent out invitations to their E3 2013 press event, which will take place at the Galen Center on Monday, June 10, 2013. We are anticipating that the event will begin at 9am or 10am, given that the Electronic Arts briefing begins at 1pm. They will send out additional information, including start times, in a separate email which should arrive to us shortly. Stay-tuned!

E3 2012 Expo Photo Gallery

Here it is, folks, the GamingShogun.com E3 2012 expo floor photo gallery. We had a great time at the show this year and you can expect several more previews and articles about the show up here in the next day or so. Enjoy!

E3 2012

E3 2012 Pre-Expo Photoblog

So, I went on over to the Los Angeles Convention Center today to pickup my E3 2012 media badge. While there, I took some photos of the area for your viewing entertainment – enjoy!

p.s. They sort of.. “frown upon” people taking photos before the show – also, the expo halls themselves are closed off. Hence, the smaller-than-usual number of photos. Will be posting more this week for sure as we do our appointments!


E3 2012 Press Conference LIVE Streams

For those of you wondering where you will be able to stream your favorite E3 2012 press conferences, look no further! Checkout the schedule and locations below for the live stream of your choosing.

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Monday 4th June:

  • Microsoft 09:30 PT
  • Electronic Arts 13:00 PT
  • Ubisoft 15:00 PT
  • Sony 18:00 PT

Tuesday 5th June:

  • Nintendo 09:00 PT
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Live Stream Links


Xbox 720 Due in 2012 with Announcement in January (RUMOR)

File this under rumor for now, but EDGE is reporting that Ubisoft Montreal developers are currently working on build computers tricked out to match the specs of the next-gen gaming console from Microsoft. According to EDGE’s unnamed source, more of these build computers should be reaching other developers prior to Christmas of this year, pointing to an Xbox 720 (or whatever it will be called) launch later in 2012. With CES coming up in early January, it is not too hard to speculate that, if another rumor is correct, we will see some sort of announcement during the Microsoft keynote.

This other rumor, recently posted at VG247, claims that the new Xbox runs a hex-core CPU with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and will utilize an AMD processor.

Aliens: Colonial Marines E3 2011 Video Demo Released

SEGA ans Gearbox Software have finally released the full video demo presentation for their upcoming squad-based shooter, Aliens: Colonial Marines, from June of this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. You may recall our video footage of entering the demo area, but we were restricted from showing more. Now, you too can see the awesomeness! Aliens: Colonial Marines is due out in 2012.

E3 2011 Demo Walkthrough