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This is it. Lock up your partners, stock up on party-size Doritos; the silliest week in the games industry calendar is about to rugby tackle you right in the shins - and CVG is your bosom scrum-half. We've got your back.

The mayhem kicks off - officially at least - on Monday, June 6 at 17:30pm BST, when Microsoft's E3 press conference thunders into existence. The whole spectacle is set to be streamed live on, but the good news this year is all three platform holder press conferences, bar any technical disasters, will also be streamed live on CVG.


There's no time for the dust to settle after Microsoft, as EA kicks off its own shindig - where we expect to see the first Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3 gameplay - at 20:30pm BST on Monday night. This will be streamed live on

Then, just when you think you've got time to visit the bathroom and get the last train home, Ubisoft starts showing videogames at 22:30pm BST on Monday night, where it's expect to show Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon and drop some big game announcements. This will be streamed live on

Then, for those not in need of sleep, Sony kick starts its PS3 and NGP extravaganza at 1:00am BST on Tuesday, June 7. We'll likely be in bed, praying for it all to end, but our ever-reliable LA team will make sure you get every ounce of news as it happens - and of course the conference will (fingers crossed) be streamed live here on CVG, and on your PS3.

On Tuesday, when we've rubbed the salt out of our eyes and marched straight back into video embed hell, you can have a little breather until arguably the biggest conference of the show, Nintendo's E3 presser, kicks off at 17:00pm BST on Tuesday, June 7. It will be streamed live here and on and you won't want to miss it.

E3 doesn't end once the press conferences are wrapped of course; CVG's bigger than ever squad of hall-roamers will be reporting news, media and opinion live from Los Angeles, 24/7 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

We reckon it's going to be CVG's best E3 ever. We're looking forward to you helping us make it go off with a bang.