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PlayStation Fans: Watch E3 Online Right Here

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on May 29, 2011 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Last year, we invited three hundred fans into our press conference. This year, we’re shooting for a million.

You’ve been requesting it, so for the first time, we’ll be broadcasting the entirety of the PlayStation press conference directly into this Blog. Additionally, we’re setting up a mini-studio in the PlayStation booth, and we’ll be bringing in developers while the show floor is open for interviews, live demos and to answer your questions via a built-in chat module. It all starts right here on June 6th.

Kaz Hirai, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

UPDATE: We’ve got several hundred more entries than we’ve got spots open, so we’re cutting off the entries now. We’ll grade the papers over the next few days and contact winners by email. Thanks for entering!

Since this is an LA event, we’d still like to do something for some of our Southern California fans. Because our press conference is already at capacity, we unfortunately won’t be able to get anyone into building (again, everyone can watch the livestream right here). However, we were able to secure over one hundred 3-day passes to the E3 Expo, where attendees can visit our booth and go hands-on with NGP and our stellar PS3 lineup as a guest of PlayStation.

We want to make sure only the biggest local PlayStation fans get in, so instead of having folks queue up in the unpredictable Spring weather (as has been the case in past years), we’ve created a web quiz you can take from the comfort of [wherever you are sitting].

Here are a few things to note:

  • E3 takes place from June 7-9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, so you’ll obviously need to be in SoCal during that time to attend. Don’t bother taking the quiz if you won’t be there!
  • You must be 18 or older to attend E3 – that’s their rule! Your ID will be checked when you go to pick up your badge, so if you’re under 18… don’t bother taking the quiz!
  • E3 badges are non-transferable, so if you’re not sure if you’re going to be able to attend… don’t bother taking the quiz!
  • The information we’re asking for (name & email address only) is required for all attendees by the ESA, who run the E3 Expo. We won’t ask for any additional info!
  • We’ll grade quizzes and select winners by late next week, and contact winners via email with information on how to pick up your passes.

Good luck!

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+ akab211 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

Awesome!


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+ Destiny89 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Looking forward to Sony’s E3


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+ ICEJACKEL on May 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Sounds Good!


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on May 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Nice, guess I’ll be watching the conference here then.


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+ devilmosh on May 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

While I’ve no problem with tuning it at the blog, is there a chance we could watch the live stream in Playstation Home, like perhaps the Sunset Yacht space or Mansion? Just curious.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:22 pm said:

    The team is working to make this a possibility! Look for more details here soon.


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+ Battlepope190 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

EXCELLENT!


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+ Butters360 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

WOOT!


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+ yazter on May 29th, 2011 at 12:24 pm said:

It’s like Super Bowl Sunday.

Except better

Ahh yeee XD


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+ EatDeath on May 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

I cant wait to see it via stream (East coast)! Cant wait to hear more on the mini booth! Please let NGP come to US in 2011, please! Im dying to preorder and play it already!


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+ bigbren97 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

awesome!!


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+ Claude_Giroux_28 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

Any news on the store? Would love to get an official date for the 2nd Black Ops Map Pack. Thanks.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

    When we have an update, you’ll read it here.


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+ nino1911 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

Finally.


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+ nick9221 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

Jeff OMG why wont you tell us about the store man??? we all REALLY want to know badly


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+ monyking on May 29th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

well, this is good news…just too bad you have to be in California…oh well.


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+ NinjaNabs on May 29th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

cant wait!i hope the ps store will be back up before E3.


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+ BAEZE_L on May 29th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

GODDAMNED!!!! I HATE CANADA!!!!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

    Canada > LA.

    Just not on June 6-9


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+ TotallyOriginal on May 29th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

blast, two months too young!


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+ BAEZE_L on May 29th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

And I Mean THAT In The NICEST Way.


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+ TotallyOriginal on May 29th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

what about the rest of E3, the microsoft and Nintendo portion, will it be broadcasted?


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+ fredster90 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

can’t wai to see this…ngp!!!!


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+ TomHoang on May 29th, 2011 at 12:29 pm said:

So this is the live stream and not just a live blog? I’ll be sure to watch it here instead of another site!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:35 pm said:

    Yes a full on livestream. You all made it pretty clear last year that a liveblog wasn’t cutting it!


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+ Skater_Ricky on May 29th, 2011 at 12:29 pm said:

hey Jeff.. your everyday local gamer that follows PlayStation news around everywhere… anyways.. Awesome I can tune into the Blog to get my gaming News Like no other place in the world.. trust me no sites compare when it comes to PlayStation news :)

When could we see the US PlayStation Blog go Mobile again.. I have to wait ages before the full site loads.. well not ages but just few seconds longer.

Got to rock the Blog on my HTC Inspire 4G :) by the way love a App Wink Wink Hope you got it coming along Jeff.

Chat with you more later here or on Twitter :)

Your True Everything PlayStation Gamer,


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:35 pm said:

    Hmm, we have a mobile version. I’ll have to check on this when we’re back in the office.


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+ Santos21 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

Jeff why don’t you and Sid do the playstation recap and what we read posts any more?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

    We’ll pick that stuff back up post E3. Working on some changes to the format.


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+ mixedkidbx on May 29th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

Ive always wanted to go to an E3 ever since i was a kid, and im over 30 now. Just wish E3 was on the east coast. Anyway good luck to all of you.


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+ Sparx88 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

Hooray! No crappy Gamespot coverage this year! At least for Sony that is. I may use it to watch the other two out of curiosity like always.


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+ TheACP on May 29th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

MAY is almost over when is the store gonna be up


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+ Surfaced on May 29th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

Omg, SCEA your Social Team is incredible. I can’t make it out there even if I win, but thanks for providing an easy way to stream the conference live! Last year and the year before that, everyone was scrambling to find a site that didn’t crash due to overload.

So that’s really my final request… please plan for overload… Over-prepare your servers… Please don’t let us down.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

    We’ve got a good stream service, so hopefully there won’t be any issues…


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+ iiClubD on May 29th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

Jeff this is some pretty awesome stuff seeing as i usually miss E3 cuz im playing games or something so ill finally be able to watch it :D and i know what im about to say is off topic but do u have any news about how close Sony is to getting the store up? I dont need an exact date. Reply please :D


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+ Mexican_MAN-96 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

I like turtles :)


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+ Nokesmehh on May 29th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

Please tell me Sony didn’t forget about the store..


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+ Skater_Ricky on May 29th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

By the way.. Left a Big piece of information out that I wanted to share with everyone.

I put together a Facebook Event for E3 2001 every great site to check out Live Coverage and other Links to gaming websites that will be holding Live Coverage and or news about E3 2011.

Event is Called: E3 2011 (Live Coverage Links) “Electronic Entertainment Expo”
(Search for it in the above search box on facebook.)

Hope to see more people Join the Event

Thanks for Reading everyone :)


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+ HBKO on May 29th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

Cool. Sony All The Way


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+ xAllanKx on May 29th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

Why the E3 it’s during thr week and not on the weekend ???


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+ NoGodsOnlyMan on May 29th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

yes SONY that is major fan love!!!!!

for years watching E3 was a big issue for me (i really want the Sony conference)

now it will be a breeze!

super


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+ Spacerac on May 29th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

I wish I lived in L.A and could go. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve dreamed of going to E3.


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+ KILLSON13 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

If we “win” this quiz, will the winner have to pay for transportation and hotels or is that included with the ticket?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:52 pm said:

    It’s passes to E3. That’s it. If you’re not in LA/can’t get to LA – don’t enter.


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+ Ziggy3069 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

Are we gonna have a full blown space in Home for E3 like last year? It makes you feel like you are there even if you are on the East Coast.


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+ Globox_82 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:38 pm said:

Ok I’ll watch it here, unless it is like on Justin.tv and other sites that have chat room on the side. I don’t want to see 13yo’s go at each other for 2hr and slow connection.


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+ LuiguiPR on May 29th, 2011 at 12:38 pm said:

May is over and is the end of the month (end of month is the last days of a month) and a dond see any Ps Store, if my Uncharted 2 code do not work…..


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+ kiratachibana on May 29th, 2011 at 12:39 pm said:

I really want to go… but wasn’t able to take a break from work…


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+ i2PLY on May 29th, 2011 at 12:39 pm said:

G4tv.com always has the best coverage of everything E3 :D

They’re even bringing a 360(degree, not xbox) camera to the floor this year, that you can use to look around in real time, as if you were there and could only stand in one spot lol.

Recommend checking that site out if you aren’t able to go, it’s been the next best thing the past few years.


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+ liljuice707 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:40 pm said:

so when will the store be back up


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+ that-acmilan-guy on May 29th, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

Awesome, in the event GameSpot stream doesn’t work for me, I will tune in here.


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+ akab211 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

But is it going to have a good quality?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

    Yes. From what I’ve seen, ours could potentially be the best out there…


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+ Globox_82 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:42 pm said:

Hopefully it will be worth watching for us PS3 fans. In therms of new content. U3, R3 and all that I know already about and I am getting those games. So I hope there are some surprises from first/second party.

I am afraid that show will be too much NGP focused and I personally don’t care about NGP.


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+ pdt826 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:44 pm said:

I apologize but i have an off topic question that hopefully you can answer for me if you don’t mind. Why do I need the PS store to be able to play DC Univeres if it runs out of SOE Station? Just a little frustrated, I purchased the game the same day the network went down and I still cant use it. Thanks


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+ bigbaddoom31 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:44 pm said:

@42 read the comment made on posting 11


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+ WillPG1212 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:44 pm said:

will this work for users from outside the US?

or will it be one of those “this video isn’t available in your country” type of thing. -_-

either way, still a cool move from you guys, sure many people appreciate it :)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

    It should be available to anyone with an internet connection, anywhere.


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+ furykiller972 on May 29th, 2011 at 12:46 pm said:

wait when it said built in said built in chat module i really hope he means cross game and private chat it would be awesome!!!!!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 29th, 2011 at 12:55 pm said:

    It’s in the web player.


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+ LightningZombie on May 29th, 2011 at 12:46 pm said:

was hoping this would be a post about the store especially sense they put PSN is back online you think they would wait untill everything is fully restored to make such an announcement


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