E3 2009 – Press conference and liveblog timings

Thursday, 28th May 2009 07:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt


It’s time. Mike’s got his Speedos and “Super Bunny” mask on. Steph’s been over-drinking preparatory coffee for weeks. Nathan’s so wired he’s only capable of muttering the words “airline” and “spreadsheet”. It’s E3. In LA. We’re going. You’re watching. You probably want to know when to tune in and what to expect.

Below are listed the press conference timings for next week. Note: All times are for west coast US (PST). That means you add eight hours for UK time (BST) or nine hours for Euro time (CET). We’ll be flagging up the conferences in the hours before they happen, so you shouldn’t get lost.

For planning purposes, though, here’s a run-down of what we’re liveblogging. This isn’t a definitive list of what’s happening at E3 – this is just the stuff you can watch here live.

Monday, June 1

10.30am – Microsoft press conference

2.00pm – EA press conference

5.00pm – Ubisoft press conference

Tuesday, June 2

9.00am – Nintendo press conference

11.00am – Sony press conference

6.00pm – 7.30pm – Miyamoto round-table (Note – We’re a little unclear what format this is going to take or how it’s going to pan out, but we’ll do our best)

Wednesday, June 3

3.00pm – Konami press conference (Note – We very well may not be able to liveblog this. We’ll keep you updated)

Obviously, we’ll be bringing you a head-fucking amount of news from the showfloor, so keep it locked VG247. We will never tire. We will never surrender.

Any questions, pop them in the comments.



  1. Razor

    Don Mattrick isn’t doing the MS conference is he?

    Cannot stand that guy at all…it’s not the same without Peter.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Getting excited now! Which ultimately means ‘huge disappointment’ if previous years are anything to go by. :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    Good luck gang. Will be checking the site every few minutes for the breaking news! ;-)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. f1r3storm

    /Votes for Steve Ballmer opening the MS conference.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Nah, I really can’t. It’s just Nathan at the show. Steph, Mike and I will all be updating from home next week.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. El_MUERkO

    bring extra laptop batteries!

    also bring a good camera and take photos of stuff, booth babes obviously but also other stuff

    do competitions for some of the pointless tat you get given!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    Cheers :D

    Yep, EM, we’ll try. Looking at the schedule, I think Nathan may have his hands full, though ;)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. El_MUERkO

    of booth babe?


    #8 5 years ago
  9. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “We will never tire. We will never surrender.”


    #9 5 years ago
  10. matirishh

    I thought that Microsoft press conference is at 10:30,
    or is 9:00 a time when you start livebloging?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Jesus. It is as well.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt


    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Is it? I had it down for 5pm (i.e. 9am) as well. Did they change their plans recently?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    It definitely is 10.30am. Maybe 9.00am’s the registration opening.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Mike

    My Speedos are crotchless.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    Fucking hot.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Prof Power Glove

    Not there this year but looks like it IS the one to attend – hopefully lots of cool stuffs. I shall be depending upon you peeps to have the latest and greatest.

    Will Nathan be Twittering things up?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    I’m sure he will be, yeah. During the liveblogs it’ll all be on here, though.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. No_PUDding

    I am getting butterflies…

    But that’s not because of E3… Well Partially.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    You’re coming out? At E3?


    #20 5 years ago
  21. SniperWolf

    better to be a TRICO game this time

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Monk

    anyone know who the speaker in Sony conference?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. endgame

    :D i’ll be carrying my lappy with me all the time, even at exams. can’t wait. this is going to be awesome.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Enkeixpress

    Ahh man.. I’ll be trying my utmost best to catch all the news, for sure!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    I am so excited right now, its unbeliveable.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Johnny Cullen

    “anyone know who the speaker in Sony conference?”

    Jack Tretton.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    @Pat Like the song goes “I’m coming out, I want the world to know, I want to let it show”


    Need to find the youtube vid!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Seraphemz

    cant wait… ( i saw PST )

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Patrick Garratt

    Pud – :D

    #29 5 years ago
  30. No_PUDding

    Just as a heads up, that song actually did stick in my head all the way over night.

    Which is not fun, especially since I didn’t sleep that well.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. fearmonkey

    though last year was a disater for Nintendo and lackluster for Nintendo, I am saddened that there will most likely not be a RAVI drums moment this year…sniff…

    #31 5 years ago

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