Well hello hello hello. I've just got into our Brighton office, having fought my way through what passes for nightlife here at 1am on a Monday morning.
It's a late one - or an early one, depending which side of dawn you're most comfortable with - but Bethesda's conference this year should be worth it. We have a fair idea of what's going to be shown, with a new Wolfenstein, some more on Dishonored 2 and the re-emergence of Prey 2, but seeing it all for real will be quite something else. Join us from 3am BST when it all kicks off.
I wish I had some of what they'd been having, as it might make staying up 'til 3am for the Bethesda conference a little easier.
We'll have our team out in LA at the event itself, while here in Brighton we're just going to play Overwatch another hour or so before getting stuck in.
Well done for still being awake! So, we've heard quite a lot about the Bethesda line-up, notably that there will be a Skyrim Remaster for PC, PS4 and Xbox One; there will be The Evil Within 2; there will be a new Wolfenstein: New Order game; and that there will be Prey 2. That's on top of the promised Dishonored 2 world premiere.
Our Ian Higton tells us he's in a long and non-moving queue for Bethesda's conference in LA. "It's ridiculous," he said. Hot take.
I wonder if the Brighton guys are still awake;p
YES I'M AWAKE I was just resting my eyes
Time for another energising game of Pocket Card Jockey.
Bethesday Triva Time - How many bugs did we ship Fallout 4 with?
Right, 13 minutes to go. Let's coffee up and power through.
This godawful pre-show isn't helping things though. These guys....
Chris Avellone is in the audience! He's Tweeting about it. HE MUST BE MAKING A NEW FALLOUT FOR THEM or maybe he's just at the show.
Wet trivia can only mean one thing, right?
So, it's coming up to 3am - so excuse any tardiness or tiredness over here. But has this conference started?
Right now we have Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler playing Fallout 4.
I think I'm going to reach for the hipflask.
Johnny: "A guy on the right of the screen has Starbuck's wedding tattoo from Battlestar Galactica."
is this the show?
No, this is the "preshow". They're running late.
The most exciting thing happening right now is that chap in between Adam and Morgan who keeps changing his t-shirt.
In fairness, it's probably more exciting than anything that happened during EA's conference.
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I'm so tired and confused I'm not sure if this weird pre-show that's going through last year's show is all some very dull hallucination.
Nipplewatch: Harvey Smith is already prepping his for onstage later on.
It's been a big show for nipples so far today after Peter Moore's brazen bumps under that black shirt during the E3 conference.
After all that, I think we're finally ready to go.
I can't let Sessler's tie, suit jacket and jeans combo go without comment though. The shame of it!
This, though, is what we stayed up for. Bethesda's E3 2016 conference is go.
With what looks like a new Quake.
Yup, I'm intrigued. id did such a bang-up job of Doom I'm well up for anything new from them.
Quake Champions - Tim Willits is on-stage to tell us more.
Like Sessler, he's got jeans and suit jacket.
But - and here's the knockout - there's a v-neck t-shirt as well. As someone just pointed out, it looks like he's put a suit over his pyjamas.
Quake Champions is PC only, it seems. A competitive arena shooter.
Will it be better than Doom's MP?
And why is there a reason Willits is hiding his nipples under that jacket?
There'll be more on this at Quakecon in August.
Pete Heinz everyone!
no nipples here either :C
For some reason I'm pretty sure they'd be pierced.
Hearthscrolls is now taking up its allocated slot during the conference.
More specifically, the *story* for Hearthscrolls is taking centre stage.
Well, it would be if the stream didn't just die. We're back up again.
Ian Higton is our man in the auditorium who's able to fill us in during these dead moments.
I think it is Mr Higton screaming in the audience.
He does have a super distinctive scream.
And, Legends is coming to iPad and mobile and whatnot.
Oh god, yes!
Contraptions, which introduces new building stuff, is out next week. While Vault-tec, which allows you to build your own Vault, is coming this summer.
And, finally, Nuka World, which is due this August.
Todd is now teeing up the Skyrim remaster.
And there it is - a quite splendid looking makeover for one of Bethesda's best-loved games.
New snow shaders, new water shaders, god rays, mods on console.
26th of October release for the Skyrim remaster.
The real deal now - Arkane is about to take to the stage to show off Dishonored 2.
And, maybe, Prey 2.
More exciting, though, is getting to see what's going on with Harvey Smith's nipples.
Before then, though....
A pre-rendered trailer for what looks like a very different Prey 2.
Or, as it's simply called now, Prey.
A deep psychological bent, it seems.
Curious to see how much, if anything, has survived from Human Head's take on the game.
Which looked pretty good, back in the day.
Arkane's Prey will be out next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Curious about them keeping the Prey name, too - surely it comes with more baggage than anything, and I'm not sure how valuable it is to a wider audience. Anyway, the premise looks good - even if we can't tell much about the game from the CG trailer.
Doom's Multiplayer DLC is now being detailed - this is all being done in-house at id now.
There are new modes coming for free to all players - and the first premium DLC is coming next month, introducing three new maps.
Hey everyone! I finally got enough signal in the Bethesda conference to log onto the live text. It's hot in here.
This is lovely - you can now download the first level of Doom for free on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
It's a demo - or, in old man's speak, shareware.
If you haven't played it, please do. It's probably the best game I've played so far this year.
Some horrible, horrible cheering for The Elder Scrolls Online.
Lots of love for the ESO crabs in the audience.
big, big fan of original dishonored. is 2 this fall or 2017?
I believe it's this year. Hopefully we'll find out for sure shortly.
I don't think I can take this woman screaming much longer. And I'm not even in the auditorium.
Anyway, Elder Scrolls Online, for those of you that care.
There's Dark Brotherhood DLC coming later this year. That should keep you happy.
Ian's going to see if he can politely tell her to shut the hell up.
Is that Pete Hines' mum doing the screaming?
Blink 182? I might just bail now...
Blink 182 are playing after the show, Hines reminds us. The screaming woman, for once, is silent.
There's a VR experience for those in the audience at the event.
Doom is one of the games.
And Fallout 4 in VR too.
Fallout 4 in VR?! 3 people just fainted. I was one of them.
And... Fallout 4 is coming to HTC Vive.
Someone's got the memo to that woman and she's piped down a bit.
We're about to wrap up, but before we go here's a look at Dishonored 2.
More importantly, let's have a look at Harvey's nipples.
Not so much a demo as a flythrough of levels within the game.
I guess they're keeping gameplay back for, well, when we've got the game in our hands. Lovely water effects, though!
I could be wrong, though - this could just be a long, long build-up to something proper.
And here it is, in all its glory.
Emily and Corvo both playable, both offering different perspectives on the story.
I think Harvey's nipples are playing up, he's beginning to look a bit uncomfortable.
What did I miss? Had to free the cat from something she'd trapped herself in. Damn, long talk about Dishonored 2 today.
You missed some long talking about Dishonored 2. We're into the real meat now, though.
Have they talked about The Evil Within 2 yet? That's all I came here for really.. Saw this trending on FB.
A no-show, and unless something drastic happens I don't think it's going to be announced tonight.
I'm still very excited for Dishonored 2. I don't know if it's just the fact that it's 4am, or the complete lack of energy in this presentation, but this is doing very little for me at the moment.
It does look *gorgeous* though.
We do have a release date - and I think this was already known - and it's going to be November 11th.
I wonder if there is still a moral component attached to the play style. This guy is just slitting throats with abandon.
I'm sure there will be. I't just that the softly softly approach doesn't play so well on an E3 stage, sadly.
Grungey covers of classic rock = the new dubstep. Always nice to hear a bit of Mac though.
Our first look at the gameplay trailer, which features a Fleetwood Mac cover.
Not of The Chain, though, for shame.
I want to know what this song is
Fleetwood Mac's Gold Dust Woman. I feel bad for knowing that, but I'm kind of old.
God it's getting light out.
So let's bow out with Blink 182.
Cheers Martin. I'm guessing this is a cover?
Yup, I'm afraid I don't know who's done the cover!
We are wrapping there. We'll be back tomorrow, hopefully with a little more energy.
Microsoft kicks off at 5.30pm, and we've got a full evening of conferences all the way up to Sony at 2am.