A relatively new and very welcome part of E3 is the PC Gaming Show, where some of the lesser sung - and generally more interesting - games are allowed to take centre stage. We're expecting new looks at Dawn of War 3, and hopefully some news from Ark developer Studio Wildcard as well a handful of surprises. It's all live from 7.30pm BST.

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Coverage

19:14

Er, hello *runs in, hair askew, zips up flies*. Wasn't expecting this to start so soon!

19:15

We're still dealing with the aftermath of the Xbox conference, but we'll be here shortly. Very shortly, in fact - only 15 minutes to go.

19:27

I kind of feel sorry for them - this is sitting awkwardly between Microsoft and Ubisoft at 9pm so they might struggle to get the numbers.

19:30

We're watching from the office, though, where we have chocolate covered cornflake cakes and it's all feeling a bit like Christmas.

19:32

That is a cheap, cheap tie. But I love this guy's enthusiasm. It begins!

19:33

And, this is 100 minutes. Which means it's overlapping with the Ubisoft show.

19:33

Which also means we'll be tuning out before the end. What a strange thing for them to do.

19:34

Anyway, let's get straight into Dawn of War.

19:34

I'm a fan of this talkshow format - it's laid-back, fun and I think it works well.

19:34

Also this stage is giving me flashbacks to Whose Line Is It Anyway's set.

19:35

Which can only mean that Mike McShane and Ryan Stiles are going to pop up soon.

19:35

We'll have a Dawn of War 3 preview up on the site shortly, by the way - should be dropping at 9pm BST.

19:38

I've only just noticed that huge space marine.

19:38

Is that Josie Lawrence in there?

19:41

This whole thing is greatly improved if you have the Whose Line Is It Anyway theme played over the top.

19:41

Also, man - you wouldn't get away with those opening credits today.

19:42

And while I was doing that, we got a brief look at Oxygen Not Included, the new game from the gods at Klei.

19:42

Ark is up right now. Dinosaurs.

19:47

Apologies for the silence on this end, we're setting up the next report at the moment and will be back shortly!

19:48

Giant Cop is about to take to the stage.

19:48

I find it peculiar this is from Other Ocean - the studio behind the less-than-successful Street Fighter 4 PS4 port. This does look great, though - everyone was going nuts over it at EGX.

19:51

Mount & Blade is up, and somewhere Chris Bratt's nipples are pointing skywards.

19:54

Surge, from Lords of the Fallen developers.

19:54

It's sci-fi Dark Souls, right? I mean, I think that's what a lot of people really wanted from From.

19:56

Promenade, an all-new map for what looks very, very much like Lawbreakers.

19:56

Oh, it is Lawbreakers! Hi Cliff the B!

19:56

Suit jacket, jeans, pumps, death.

19:58

Lawbreakers is Cliff doing civil engineering, basically. I think I can get behind that.

20:06

The AMD section is fast becoming my favourite part of E3.

20:06

It's a box of hardware. It gets straight to it. I love it.

20:08

Someone is now wearing a PC as a backpack, along with Vive. I mean, you just wouldn't get this at Sony or MS, would you? It's beautiful.

20:09

"Isn't that cool," says our guest. Yes, it emphatically is. There's nothing cooler than wearing a PC on your back.

20:09

'We each have two eyes. Shouldn't we have two GPUs?'



QFT.

20:12

The strongest performance yet at E3 from AMD.

20:14

A good look at Vampyr, then onto Tripwire's Killing Floor 2.

20:22

News news news - Superhot is coming to Oculus Touch.

20:22

That's a pretty perfect fit.

20:30

SteveMsater says:

This guy has a face like a pie in the Beano

I feel bad for missing out on this now.

20:50

I've been enjoying this so far, but this Razer section is stretching into self-parody.

20:50

We've ten minutes until Ubisoft starts.

20:51

Not that I'm saying you should tune out of this particular conference!

21:00

We're abandoning this thread to turn our attentions to Ubisoft. It's been a fine show. Thanks!

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    SkankwOn 3 years ago
    Did I win?
    Badb0y 3 years ago
    test
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    So looking forward to the new System Shock by Specter. Great guy.
    Kasper_Finknottle 3 years ago
    Best bit of the night so far :0)
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Warframe quidditch?
    Krychek 3 years ago
    Rocket Warframe League
    Minmat 3 years ago
    Thats why i have two monitors.
    TekMerc 3 years ago
    I don't buy Ubi games anymore so I couldn't care less what they are showing.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Listening to Queen while watching this
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Off to see how much Ubi can delight and lie
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Strange dance show at Ubi, not missing much over there.
    HuckQ 3 years ago
    Not something I'm used to say about gaming hosts...
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Splurge tomatoe sauce sound everywhere.
    HuckQ 3 years ago
    That host is quite good :)
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Not sure about complexity but I Loved Rise of Nations and Empire Earth
    Minmat 3 years ago
    @SpaceMonkey77 you get Halo wars 1 remaster if you pre-order. this has been confirmed over on IGN.
    Pulsar_t 3 years ago
    And let's not kid ourselves, classical RTS games were about tank-rushing your opponent's bases.
    Pulsar_t 3 years ago
    I don't like CoH2 either.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    I'm dabbled in the genre, but I'm not too familiar with RTS games. What would be a good example of the old-fashioned, complicated games be?
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    You mean the second one? I have that sitting in my Steam library just haven't got into it if I'm honest.
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Man, old school RTS you have been missed. Hope they can build a bit upon it though.
    Pulsar_t 3 years ago
    Is Dan Ayoub Chris Roberts in disguise?
    Minmat 3 years ago
    Halo wars 1 definitive edition announcement for PC also
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Say it with me. Ayoub.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    rofl-stomping, ugh
    Minmat 3 years ago
    DIAF you bastion player pos lol jk
    HuckQ 3 years ago
    That ribbon. Respect, my friend.
    Minmat 3 years ago
    I hope they have a open beta. i want to try this without sinking money into early access first.
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Hope their servers are up to it
    Krychek 3 years ago
    Voxels, procedural, 100% seamless and MMO.
    D_13 3 years ago
    Ya this is pretty enjoyable and the host seems cool
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Voxels yum!
    Minmat 3 years ago
    I will say this is much, much better than last years show. they've already shown more games this year than last.
    Scimarad 3 years ago
    Bugger, did he just say MMO? :(
    Scimarad 3 years ago
    Oooh, hold on a sec:)
    HuckQ 3 years ago
    I love this conference! Developer centered and no corporate sweet talking.More please!
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Ooh, this looks cool
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    $20 rather.
    Minmat 3 years ago
    a lot of unique games. i like this.
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    We have 1000 keys! (if you pay £20 for pre-order)
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Speedrun puzzle solving
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Unbranded companion cubes.
    Badb0y 3 years ago
    ok i watch this afterwards
    vert1go 3 years ago
    It's dev diarys BUT WITH GAMEPLAY.
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Ooooh it wasn't 4? darn my stream cut out, my bad.
    Badb0y 3 years ago
    damn it
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    @Badb0y: No Serious Sam 4 sadly, only Sam VR
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Yes but with AMD showing it off
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    @Badb0y: hey, you are a bit late to the party ;)
    Minmat 3 years ago
    Some good games so far
    Badb0y 3 years ago
    was croteam with serious sam 4 there?
    Badb0y 3 years ago
    hi all
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Applaud that man!
    Pulsar_t 3 years ago
    I still play Arma 3.
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Perve...r...
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    I fear disco as well
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Oh GOD no not a nightclub, my worst fear!
    SteveMsater 3 years ago
    This guy has a face like a pie in the Beano
    smenj 3 years ago
    So it's a dementor, then?
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Get cardboard, a copy of TrinusVR and Tridef and try whatever the hell you want in VR right now.
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    I hope Tyranny gets some good depth I can see the whole be evil thing being very shallow if not done just right
    daviejambo 3 years ago
    I thought that trailer said Tranny at the end
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    @Pulsar_t It sounds horrifying
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    @Pulsar_t: It sadly doesn't work anymore, I played through the whole game on the DK2 ;).
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Yes tyranny! First trailer was bad. This looks good.
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Pillars of Eternity is great, looking forward to Tyranny.
    Pulsar_t 3 years ago
    There is already a VR "hack" for Alien Isolation.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    I've come to the conclusion that Alien Isolation in VR would be horrifying
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Superhot VR oooooh
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Oh no. Not with the knees out.
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    I'll give it a go
    Pulsar_t 3 years ago
    Spam on live chat. Neat.
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Update is loading indeed, not bad
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    yeah maybe
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Lock on target, suck it dry.
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    they never go top end for recomended
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Looks interesting
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    i think 1070 for recomended would probably be about right
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    6700k and 1080 would be too much for recomended i think
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Shittier Alan Wake... I mean Vampyr
    Strite 3 years ago
    Excited for Vampyr.
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    yeah probably
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    DOOM in a sterile environment - the scientist in me approves
    Krychek 3 years ago
    Zen = Scorpio's CPU.
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    i wonder if vega 10 will be the 490 and 490x
    vert1go 3 years ago
    The backpack is handy because then you can smash the PC when you inevitably fall over while wearing it, too!
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    no 490x
    Bravestinsane 3 years ago
    @kamakazilucas, 480, 470 and 460
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    the people that would buy it don't leave the house anyway
    [maven] 3 years ago
    Does it run off body heat?
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    portable PC VR might be viable in a few years, but I don't see anyone using the current backpacks
    [STARS]TyranT 3 years ago
    Serious Sam still relevant now Doom has come back to reclaim the throne?
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 3 years ago
    @kamakazilucas 460,470 and 480
    kamakazilucas 3 years ago
    what gpu was in the box?
    Krychek 3 years ago
    AMD has the console market fucking RSVP'd, their hardware is powering everybody. Those contracts must be rather lucrative.
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 3 years ago
    Renee's expression is one of a person who drew the short straw...
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Wtf WHY?
    Bravestinsane 3 years ago
    no 490... gutted
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Hmm, what about the sensors?
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Renee looks less than happy to be there.
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Oh dear...
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 3 years ago
    Renee is a pack-horse :/
    [STARS]TyranT 3 years ago
    Doom
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Here we go
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Got it done
    [STARS]TyranT 3 years ago
    I only enjoy watching Capcom fighter tourneys - watching FPS tournaments are so boring.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Did EA prepare this segment?
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Bless the eSports fans, it's just not for me.
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Grassroots buzzword!
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    much better than the standard approach of carefully pretending competing games don't exist
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    he is talking about overwatch and how he plans to differentiate his game from it, props to him for that
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Cnty B.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    "Overwatch with cursing"
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Cliffs b in da houz
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 3 years ago
    Cliffy B really loves Ice-T doesn't he?
    fastitocalon 3 years ago
    is that Ice T
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    I'm finding it hard to listen to the guy. I just want to throw rocks.
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Lords of the Fallen showed promise, I hope they can build on that.
    TheStoneRoses 3 years ago
    The guy doing this looks a bit like Jeff Gerstmann taking the piss.
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 3 years ago
    Mount and Blade twoo!!!
    [STARS]TyranT 3 years ago
    It's worth saying the despite launch niggles, the PS4 port of USF4 is perfect now.
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Main character design by rob liefeld
    Bravestinsane 3 years ago
    What I like about this is that even though AMD are sponsoring this it isn't shoved down my throat every 5 minutes and the focus is on the games.
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    Game is hilarious. One of the most popular games at Rezzed.
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    none of these have had much real energy
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    It's kind of Tokyo Jungle-esque.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Poop and mate button? Sold.
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 3 years ago
    Glad that they are having fun because I can't hear a word that she is saying as her mic isn't up!
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    Ark's version of capital ships only with less player despair and economic doom.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Was that an ewok?
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    genuinely shocked me when it moved, I assumed it was a statue
    Mazzle 3 years ago
    The Don't Starve team with a new IP, yes please! Oh that was quick...
    macondo 3 years ago
    Whose job is it to stand in that space marine costume, moving every now and again? Poor bastard.
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    @G-Lord I'm here, my cuppa is warm and I have nothing but time :)
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Guy on the left needs to iron his shirt
    G-Lord 3 years ago
    @vorpalmaan: Wait for the AMD GPU that can run it at 60 fps announcement ;)
    macondo 3 years ago
    It's pre-alpha but so far looks like everything I wanted DoW3 to be. Looks brilliant.
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Whose Nipple Is It Anyway?
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Pre alpha footage at 12fps
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    bravestinane it's already at preview-ready stage, so to be expected. Looks like they announced it quite late
    vert1go 3 years ago
    Yes, yes but will all the pixels be fully uncompressed? #concerned
    Bravestinsane 3 years ago
    It feels way less scripted and more natural I quite like it.
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    I see they're doing the late-night interview format again
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 3 years ago
    And then the stream breaks...
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    That tie hurts my brain dear god.
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Clap clap
    El_MUERkO 3 years ago
    Microsoft and Ubisoft can suck camel nuts, PC FUTHAMUCKING MASTERACE!!!
    Bravestinsane 3 years ago
    They said Polaris will be priced between $199 and $299, 480 is $199 so they have announce something at some point, hope it's now and the 490!
    vorpalmaan 3 years ago
    Cmon amd! Please force nvidia to drop the 1080 price :)
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Dub step? How 2012.
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    launch the polaris, the end doesn't scare us
    Bravestinsane 3 years ago
    After AMD's twitter saying we shouldn't miss this I'm hoping they announce the RX 490
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    Hatoful Boyfriend gets a mention at E3
    jiveguy 3 years ago
    :D
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    jiveguy that's not a meaningful distinction
    jiveguy 3 years ago
    Is this an ad or part of the show?
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    It's like super market sweep but for nerds.
    megatronix 3 years ago
    Must be Nipples f the show so far
    megatronix 3 years ago
    Nipples
    Ramza 3 years ago
    would take some time to get all cards with idlemaster :D
    jiveguy 3 years ago
    What is this? WHAT IS THIS!?
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    This is horrible
    holymarine 3 years ago
    Looking forward to some Dawn Of War 3 gameplay
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    You can expect copious AMD promotion
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    I didn't watch last years, can we expect any kind of real announcements here?
    AmicableWalrus 3 years ago
    This was so painful last year I'm not sure I can watch