E3 2014 guide - conference times, games, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA

Our schedule of all the main shows at E3 2014, details of how to watch them, and what you can expect to see revealed at each one.

UPDATE 10/06 5.54PM BST: Nintendo's just wrapped up its digital E3 presentation, and we've added all of the biggest announcements from the event further down the page.

ORIGINAL STORY: E3 kicks off in Los Angeles in a few days' time and we're expecting the typical feast of new game announcements and elaborations on last year's big reveals, not to mention awkwardly staged conference moments that seemed like such a good idea on paper.

We'll be there to hoover up all of this information for you, of course, with live reporting on each major press conference and big game from people on the ground in LA, and more insight and analysis from our war room back in the office. (Well, it's more of a cardboard fort, but we have active imaginations.)

To get you primed for next week's event, we've put together a quick Q&A covering everything you need to know about E3 this year, from the starting times of each conference to what we expect each platform holder to show. As soon as each conference has finished, we'll also update this article with links to all of the key information that comes out of them. That way you can catch up on everything nice and quickly, should you decide that staying up late to watch Sony's insane 2am stream isn't so appealing after all.

Microsoft E3 2014 press conference

What time does Microsoft's E3 conference start?

Microsoft's live E3 show kicks off at 5.30pm UK time (6.30pm CEST) on Monday 9th June.

Where can I watch Microsoft's E3 conference?

We will have a stream of Microsoft's presentation for you right here on the site. We'll add a link to this article as soon as it's available, so check back here nearer the time and we'll whisk you straight over to it. Tom Bramwell in the UK and Martin Robinson in LA will be providing chit chat as it unfolds. The conference will also be shown on Xbox Live and Xbox.com.

What will Microsoft show at E3 this year? What are the Microsoft E3 rumours?

Life after spycams. With Kinect effectively dead and buried, expect all eyes - barring one lonely, mechanical one - to be on the Redmond outfit as it seeks to make good with boring old-fashioned stuff like gameplay. What's needed now for the Xbox One is games, and games we shall certainly see.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer reckons we will also see fewer suits doing things on stage that no one else in business is ever forced to do. He's also promising a few exciting sequels, more collaborations with third-party studios, and even a new intellectual property or two - all of which should give the Xbox One a much-needed shot in the arm.

For our money, you'll see more of Forza Horizon 2 and Halo 5: Guardians, not to mention the first confirmed details of Halo Master Chief Collection - the rumoured HD bundle of Halos 1-4. What about virtual reality's recent renaissance? Maybe - just maybe - we'll get a glimpse of whatever the company's cooking up to see off the likes of Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift. Hopefully there will also be more on previously announced games like the promising Sunset Overdrive.

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What did Microsoft announce at E3 2014?

As expected, Microsoft kept it all about the games for this year's conference. Here are some of the biggest announcements made during the event, with plenty more to tuck into via the homepage.

Nintendo E3 2014 press conference

What time does Nintendo's E3 conference start?

Er, it doesn't technically. Nintendo has opted to shy away from the live-show anarchy of E3 and will instead broadcast a special Digital Event over the internet at 5pm BST (6pm CEST) on Tuesday 10th June. This will supplement its very healthy presence on the show floor of the LA Convention Center.

Where can I watch Nintendo's E3 Digital Event?

You'll be able to watch Nintendo's special broadcast over at its dedicated Nintendo E3 website. As with Sony and Microsoft's shows, we'll be providing live text commentary as the news from Nintendo's video event breaks. Check back here nearer to the time for a link to the discussion.

What will Nintendo show at E3 this year? What are the Nintendo E3 rumours?

Now that the runaway success of Mario Kart 8 has given sales of the Wii U a much-needed boost, a captive audience of gamers awaits more good news for their recently acquired console. The increasingly healthy back catalogue of games will only feed the masses for so long, so what lies ahead for Nintendo's revitalised console?

The new Super Smash Bros. will likely form the centrepiece of Nintendo's presentation, with plenty of gameplay footage to be absorbed and analysed. We're due an extra dollop of information on Bayonetta 2 too, not to mention more on Monolith Soft's enigmatically titled X.

Superb though last year's HD remake of Wind Waker was, it could only tickle at the itch that demands a brand new Zelda. Even if it's just a very small one, a glimpse of Link's next adventure seems like a smart bet. A Metroid announcement as well? Surely too much to hope for.

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Sony E3 2014 press conference

What time does Sony's E3 conference start?

Sony's conference this year starts at - thanks Sony - 2am UK time (3am for you poor people on CEST) on Tuesday 10th June.

Where can I watch Sony's E3 conference?

Just like the other conferences this year, we'll have an article up on the site which contains the stream itself, as well as plenty of commentary as the event plays out. We'll update this page nearer the time so you can jump straight into the action.

What will Sony show at E3 this year? What are the Sony E3 rumours?

Sony has a tough act to follow after last year's triumphant conference. Gifted an open goal by a Microsoft reeling from the backlash to the Xbox One reveal, all Sony had to do was show up and not do the same things as the other lot. Much has changed in the last 12 months, however, and Microsoft's comprehensive U-turn puts the focus back on games. Where does that leave Sony?

For the sake of everyone's sanity, let's just pretend The Last Guardian doesn't even exist until it hits the shelves. Instead, we can look forward to more details on Project Beast, the suspected sequel to Demon's Souls by From Software, as well as the more mainstream DriveClub. We're also expecting to hear more about Uncharted 4 - how could we forget? Third-party exclusive content for the likes of Assassin's Creed and Destiny will no doubt be fanfared too.

Games aside, there may be one more twist in the tale this year. With Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset a matter of public discussion, we may discover more about the company's plans to release the device, throwing a new gauntlet down for the competition in the process.

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What did Sony announce at E3 2014?

Sony made the most announcements of any of the conference runners in a two-hour address that featured loads of new games and exclusives, including E3's biggest surprises so far. Here's all the good stuff.

Electronic Arts E3 2014 press conference

What time does EA's E3 conference start?

EA's E3 show kicks off at 8pm UK time (9pm CEST) on Monday 9th June.

Where can I watch EA's E3 conference?

We'll have a stream of EA's show right here on the site, and we'll add a link to this very article nearer the time so you can hop straight over to it. As with the other conferences, Tom Bramwell and Martin Robinson will be casting their wry eyes over proceedings, and we hope you'll join in with the discussion too. You can also watch it on EA.com if you're so inclined.

What will EA show at E3 this year? What are the EA E3 rumours?

The usual refreshed roster of sports games will no doubt get a good airing during the difficult middle third of EA's show, almost certainly including FIFA 15, but all eyes will be on the publisher's push for Battlefield Hardline, the upcoming police-themed Battlefield game that's set to give the series a tropical taste.

With Disney no doubt looking to churn some serious butter from its eye-watering Ł2.5bn acquisition of the Star Wars brand, it was no surprise to learn of a confirmed showing for Star Wars: Battlefront 3 last month. A release date to coincide with the 2015 launch of Episode 7 at the cinema? We'll see.

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What did EA announce at E3 2014?

EA kicked off its presentation with a very warmly received second look at DICE's take on Star Wars: Battlefront, followed by the first details of Mass Effect 4. Here are all of the biggest announcements the publisher made this evening, with more E3 coverage available from the homepage.

Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference

What time does Ubisoft's E3 conference start?

You can find out what Ubisoft's cooking up for this year and beyond by tuning in at 11pm BST (midnight CEST) on Monday 9th June.

Where can I watch Ubisoft's E3 conference?

We'll have a stream of the show up on Eurogamer, as well as live reporting from Tom B and Martin and the chance to discuss the proclamations alongside their nonsense. Or the nonsense alongside their proclamations - whatever. We'll pop a link in here as soon as the article's live.

What will Ubisoft show at E3 this year? What are the Ubisoft E3 rumours?

You can expect Ubisoft's flagship open worlds to take centre-stage this year, with more details on Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed: Unity and the rumoured last-gen Assassin's Creed game for anyone still - aptly for the series - stuck in the past. Ubisoft's fond of chucking a surprise announcement or two into the end of its conferences, Watch Dogs-style, so expect a little of the unexpected before the show's wrapped up.

As well as the publisher's core titles, there will almost certainly be the usual stuff like Just Dance that sells by the bucket-load that most of us who are up this late to watch a video games conference don't care that much about. It pays the bills though, so fair play.

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