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G4 to broadcast half-hour blowout on Old Republic, Valve presser to be shown live

Tuesday, 25th May 2010 08:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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G4′s announced its plans for E3, including a massive half-hour blowout on Star Wars: The Old Republic.

X-Play host and G4′s editor-in-chief of games Adam Sessler is obviously stoked for what’s to be shown from the BioWare MMO in two-and-a-half weeks.

“Never before have we granted so much time to one game at E3,” he said. “Star Wars: Old Republic is a game of such breadth that the excitement around it and the time we are dedicating to it will have a huge pay-off for the viewers.”

As well as the blowout on the MMO, the broadcaster also plans to show five major press conferences live, including Valve for the first time ever, with over 25 hours worth of content planned for the channel throughout E3 week, 40 hands-on demos and more.

Please hurry up, E3. The wait’s killing us.

The party kicks off on June 15, and lasts until June 17.

Thanks, Ripten.

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13 Comments

  1. SplatteredHouse

    Microsoft has their own deal with MTV, right? That may have put a few noses out of joint!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    The MTV deal’s only for the Natal thing iirc, I don’t think they’ll stop people filming the proper press conference. I seem to remember watching a bit of the Sony conference live on G4 last year, it worked pretty well.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    ok, but looking at the Ripten article, it’s clear that Microsoft is NOT one of the five press conferences that G4 will broadcast, so I was looking for the most likely explanation.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    G4′s mostly rubbish when it comes to streaming E3 conferences tbh.

    E3 2008 was a learning experience, lets just say.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    I’m excited to watch Valves conference

    Although I don’t really want to spend five hours hunched over my laptop again like last year (although thats half the fun) Will we be able to download them in HD from anywhere?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    They’re usually archived for view on-demand, soon after (+3-6 hrs from the live feed), but you may need a free login to specifically download it.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    valve must have something up their sleeves to be doing this surely? Episode 3 finally?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Len

    @7 Exactly my thoughts, it has to be surely…? Can’t wait… :)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    it’ll be a 20sec teaser trailer featuring a crowbar and the the numbers 2012….late 2012

    and thats if we’re lucky :)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    As far as I know, G4′s not showing live the Valve presser online, just on TV only. Everything else yeah, but not Valve. :/

    #10 5 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    oh ffs why!!? :(

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Len

    @9 But said crowbar will be beautifully lit and modelled in the new Source engine so it’ll be great… ;)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mington

    whats Valve like for dropping news about upcoming games compared to the games actual release. They only just revealed portal 2 with a 2010 Q4 release window. I would hope that if they showed anything half life, the game would be out within a year…as in we’d get it before gears of war 3

    whats with all this shit
    http://www.allgamesbeta.info/2010/05/gears-of-war-3_25.html
    11 months before its release date?

    #13 5 years ago

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