Live: Electronic Arts E3 2013 Conference Finished
It's a strange year for Electronic Arts. The arrival of new consoles is a long-awaited transition for a lot of consumers that it will be keen to capitalise on with games like Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14, but at the same time the company is currently without a CEO and public opinion among gamers is very low. Perhaps its E3 press conference, held at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, will be an opportunity to change that. I did say perhaps. It starts at 1pm PST, which is 9pm BST / 10pm CEST.
You'll be able to follow it live here, both on video and with Eurogamer writers on both sides of the Alantic. Together, we can find out what it means to be "more human".
Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...
Judging by BioWare team tweets, we will be seeing Dragon Age 3 today. How different will this Frostbite 3-powered game look to the previous incarnations?
Let's hope it looks better than that. "ENCHANTMENT."
Of course EA's Peter Moore isn't evil...
EA is without a figurehead at the moment following John Riccitiello's relatively recent departure.
Is it finally time for a new Mirror's Edge? Will people buy it this time?
If you do a QR scan on Faith's tattoo, you get a link to the Ticketmaster website.
Will we see a new, next-generation Mass Effect game? Chawncy, Chawncy is that you?
Yes there's a new generation of FIFA to look forward to, and it should be better looking than ever.
Good evening everyone. I shall be enjoying this next part of E3 with a slice of gala pie, a small glass of Sauvignon blanc and a tangerine. How about you?
Hello all! Continued apologies for patchy service. It's probably DDOS, although we also fiddled with the heating about an hour ago.
@Ceelion - any chance it was Fruit Loops Dreams by Shonen Knife?
Apparently several seats at the EA show have been reserved for LucasArts/Disney execs. Is a Star Wars announcement due?
Moore Moore Moore! How do you like it?
Peter Moore! COO! (Also his job title.)
Suit's a bit shiny, P-Mo. Nice how it matches your beard though.
Show us a Hardnut and all is forgiven.
This looks marvellous. Not even being sarcastic. More disco balls in games I say.
Squint and this is almost Bulletstorm.
PopCap used to be teams of four or five people working on a project for years. I suspect that's not how this one got made.
Peggle 2. It's an ARPG.
It's Vince Zampella! Or, by his superhero name, The Plaintiff.
Oh it's this guy and this game again. I was so hoping to see more of both.
Titanfall looks more like the new PvZ game than I was expecting.
Would the ultimate evolution of a tank need two legs?
I miss Ratchet and Clank.
If Zampella leaves the stage in an ejector seat, I will buy his game.
Funny old spacecatmonkey and his weird metal baby. They were great.
Show us some ducks or we won't understand any of this tech stuff.
It takes a lot of guts to say "Gaming on consoles will never be the same again" while standing in front of three giant screens displaying a car, a football stadium and a war.
Dear EA, you have left someone's mic on backstage. I suggest none of you go to the toilet right now.
But has it got drivatars?
Alldrive. Man, there goes my favourite baby name.
That was a rare observance of the right-of-way bit of the driving test in a racing game.
People are conserving their applause for Mirror's Edge.
Lovely speech delivered with all the enthusiasm of a man planning a trip to Argos.
It's Jesse from Breaking Bad!
This movie is headed right for the till area of an off license.
This trailer would be much better if the music was Madness' I Like Driving in my Car.
It's BioWare, now lead by one of Dr Ray's failed clones.
It's Dragon Age 3!
"I bought it in Primrose Hill, from a bloke, from Brazil."
Winter is coming! Again!
Please let there be a Madden movie.
It's Andrew Wilson. Hopefully with some stock tips.
One Eurogamer staff member who shall remain nameless just announced he is "*****ing himself" over that Dragon Age trailer.
EA loves the sports. Sports sports sporty sports. Come on then, show us your sports.
This gentleman sounds a bit cross. I suggest a nice sit down with a mug of Horlicks and The Archers omnibus.
Which of these two men is the sportsman?
I'm going to ask all my interviewees about dribbling from now on.
THEY ARE REDEFINING DRIBBLING.
REDEFINING THE DRIBBLE.
DRIBBLE. REDEFINED. Welcome to the future.
Next-gen games: the moment they announce all last-gen games were basically terrible.
That graphic is how a renaissance artist would have depicted sainthood.
Maybe they really have redefined dribbling.
Onto Madden. They've given players the ability to think intelligently.
The day I care about EA Sports will be the day they start doing games about badminton.
This year, John Madden goes in search of an heir.
BTW, it looks like Dragon Age Inquisition is coming to current gen as well.
Breaking news: this year's Madden game will have a new cover.
We are - ha ha - far from the Madden crowd in this country.
Sure, Christian, but it certainly is a Hardy perennial.
A poetic look at Fifa there. And now it's Drake.
Wherever Drake goes, people want to talk soccer.
He is connected to Fifa.
Sir, if you really want to broaden your mind through travel, come to Catford. I do not wish to talk soccer or play FIFA.
Is he still going out with Rihanna?
Not Matt Bilbey.
New innovation: pro instincts! More intelligent decisions for players.
MASSIVE GAMEPLAY INNOVATIONS. Square balls?
Messi explodes out of every step apparently.
Probably not a feeture. Ha ha.
I'm going to leave UFC to the expert - Ellie?
Please tell me they're actually going to box.
I think it stands for Ultimate Focaccia Challenge?
Andrew Wilson looks like the lead character model in an NCIS video game tie-in.
US spin-off of The Great British Bake-Off. Mary Berry goes round the mid-west checking for soggy bottoms.
HE DOES NOT CARE WHAT COLOUR YOU ARE. I like that he had to make that clear.
Now you get to feel what it's like when that cage door slams closed behind you.
EA are pioneers.
It's a hamster simulator.
"you want to know what it feels like to be punched in the face." SIM CITY.
Rule of trailers - historical opening means they haven't got much material.
It's about time we had a trailer of some boxing with all spit going everywhere in slo-mo.
Emotion, immersion, and being connected.
E3 2013 is all about Shanghai so far.
Commander mode - a top-down view for tablets, by the looks of it.
I'm pretty sure he said "Camaros" there, Christian - didn't he?
Nothing says "I'm pumped" like a middle-aged executive on stage at a games conference saying "I'm pumped".
This looks like the metropolis level we saw in the alpha multiplayer screenshots earlier, albeit with textures this time.
Jetski up steps: Monty invented that move.
Fun fact: an estimated 42 per cent of Sweden's population watch the Eurovision song contest every year.
War has never been so polite. "Nice!" "Thank you!"
That means that if all 64 people on this stage are Swedish, 27 of them watched Denmark's Emmelie De Forest sweep to victory with her song Only Teardrops last month. Weeping bitter tears of enmity themselves, no doubt.
NOW: Mirror's Edge 2?
Kicking people, sliding across floors. It's like she was never away.
Coming when it's ready. That means it's going to clash with Half-Life 3?
New Mirror's Edge! In which our heroine must escape from the video for Kylie's Can't Get You Outta My Head.
Rather combat heavy for Mirror's Edge, but it's still nice to see all that white paint.
Seriously P-Mo, that suit. Bit too Roy Walker.
And to play us out, the worst piece of music ever written.
Right! Onto Ubisoft!
Imagine the tension in Yves Guillemot's dressing room right now. He's splashing on some cologne, perhaps a little too much. "Doucement," says his wife, lighting a Gitane as she reclines on the chaise longue, "doucement." See you at 11pm.