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PlayStation at E3 2012: Watch Live, Attend the Press Conference

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on May 29, 2012 // Sr. Social Media Manager

We’re less than a week away from E3 2012! This is what we’re feeling right about now.

SCEA PRESS CONFERENCE

First, I’m uber-hyped to share details about our ambitious livestreaming plan. Once again, we’ll be streaming E3 to you live, worldwide, over four jam-packed days. The live E3 broadcast begins this Monday, June 4th at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern with the PlayStation E3 2012 Press Conference, the most exciting (and most Tweeted-about) event on the PlayStation calendar. We’ll then continue the live broadcast through the rest of the week with live gameplay demos for hot upcoming PS3 and PS Vita games — 25 to 30 new game demos in all. We’ll even be snagging your questions from Twitter and posing them to the developers. Make ‘em count!

You’ll find the livestream here on PlayStation.Blog, as well as PlayStation Home, PlayStation.com, Facebook, Google Plus, and Ustream. And, for the first time, you’ll be able to watch E3 live directly on your PS3 — a handy icon will be located under the What’s New section on your XMB. PS Vita’s even getting in on the E3 action, with the new Nico Nico video app supporting a beta feed of our E3 livestream. Technology!

PlayStation Move: PixelJunk Lifelike

If you live in the Los Angeles area, though, we’ve got an even better offer. How would you like to attend the PlayStation E3 2012 Press Conference? I’m holding close to 200 seats at the LA Sports Arena for you — all you have to do is show up (and cheer). It won’t be hard. Deal? Here’s what you need to know.

You’re Invited: PlayStation E3 2012 Press Conference

Date: June 4th, 2012

Time: Get there no later than 3:30pm for check in. We can only admit 200 people max, and it’ll be first come, first served!

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
3939 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Parking:
Self parking will be available for any guests who are driving their personal vehicles. Please enter Parking Lot 5 on MLK Boulevard at Hoover and when you arrive please tell the lot attendant that you are attending the Sony Press Event.

Restrictions: You must be at least 21 years old to attend. We will be checking IDs!

Look for this sign!

blog check in e3

Note that we’ll need you no later than 3:30pm, because you’ll be helping us out with our pre-show festivities. But worry not – we’ll have food and drink to keep you fat and happy.

The weather is looking perfect, the games will be awesome, and I hear we serve the best sliders in town. Hope to see you there!

//Add Your Own

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+ Brian_Pinky on May 31st, 2012 at 8:55 am said:

Could you please fix the live show countdown at http://us.playstation.com/e3-2012/ ?

It uses the local clock time instead of a server based time and it does not properly reflect time zones.

For me the countdown in 9 hours off.


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+ DrkrZen on May 31st, 2012 at 12:35 pm said:

Will we see a list of what’s going planned to be free for June PS+ subscribers, at E3? Can’t wait to see what’s new, but also more of what I’m already hyped for!


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+ Jc__307 on May 31st, 2012 at 12:42 pm said:

I just have one question, What time will the Playstation expo live stream be.


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+ krae_man on May 31st, 2012 at 12:44 pm said:

@Jeff, that’s why I said make them prove it by having a small window to book flights and Hotels.


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+ krae_man on May 31st, 2012 at 12:49 pm said:

Also you gave away some E3 Badges last year didn’t you? That’s what I meant. You could totally offer something for non locals that way. What better way to prove you’re a hardcore Sony fan then springing for a flight and hotel no?

I realize more work would be involved, but I think the payoff would be worth it. How cool would it be to have people from all over US/Canada/world traveling to see you guys.


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+ SlashGashTerror1 on May 31st, 2012 at 1:03 pm said:

What Time Does The Live Stream On PS3 Start on June 4th on the East Coast of The U.S.?


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+ Tidusfanboy on May 31st, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:

I’m definitely looking forward to this. I think I’m all prepared for what I want so I can lay back on my bed and watch it:

-PS3
-Rootbeer
-Ice cream (To make a root beer float!)
-Potato chips

BRING ON THE CONFERENCE, SONY! Haha. Oh many, even though its only a few days away it feels like a decade!


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+ NetworkerC on May 31st, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:

So let me get this straight. Anything for a E3 LiveStream on a Vita ISN’T available on an EU Vita? Well there goes having my lunchtimes planned…

On another note. Will both, one or the other, or neither upcoming LittleBigPlanets (Karting or Vita) be covered there or can it not be told yet?


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+ krazipanther on May 31st, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

Don’t suppose you could be good enough to let us know when you get to 200 peeps? Not sure what time I can get out of work and would hate to get on a bus out there and find out I was too late :’(


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+ steelydeely on May 31st, 2012 at 3:30 pm said:

pretty pumped up about being able to watch live on PS3 especially since i have DirecTV and they no longer carry G4


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+ Hikaru_Kazushime on May 31st, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Will we need an E3 pass? Like registration or pass to normal E3 or can anyone show up?


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+ Apeman24 on May 31st, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

Ok Ill create a time machine go three years into the future pull back my 21 year old self and come back to see the show… but that would mean I could ask my self what fantastic games will be shown, and Ill say do not spoil it because it will be a fantastic show. now all I need is 1.21 gigawats and I am good to go.


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+ Simeon718 on May 31st, 2012 at 4:58 pm said:

All I hope for is a PS4 announcement and hopefully a price and date before next Christmas with the Last of Us and Quantic Dream’s new title as the launch games on day 1.


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+ Jc__307 on May 31st, 2012 at 5:07 pm said:

I live on Eatern time, and I really want to see Playstation All stars Battle royale coverage on teusday. But I’m busy, will you guys keep the live coverage on so that people who miss it still are able to watch it. I’ve been waiting forever for this game to come up, and I don’t want to miss a single reveal or demo of the game. What I wouldn’t give to be there and see E3 Live in person


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+ IIIBlackoutIII on May 31st, 2012 at 5:16 pm said:

Wow!! didn’t see this coming thank you Jeff and everyone at Sony Playstation for this once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the conference see you guys there and again THANK YOU VERY MUCH.


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+ tommyvercetti389 on May 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm said:

all i can say is DOOM3 BFG Edition about freaking time playstation gets some doom 3 love


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+ tommyvercetti389 on May 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm said:

awesome i couldn’t watch it last year from ps home cause of my internet provider but i got a new one and it’s kinda faster and a more popular company around my area so hopefully ill be able to watch this year if all else fails ill watch it on spike


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+ Xayias on May 31st, 2012 at 10:21 pm said:

Good thing the Press Conference is in the evening! I already planned a trip to Hooters for lunch without knowing E3 starts that day! Guess I will miss Microsoft’s Conference… Oh well! :) Hehe


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+ Bcrazyman on June 1st, 2012 at 7:21 am said:

cant wait its going to be awsome to see playstation live!


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+ Bcrazyman on June 1st, 2012 at 7:26 am said:

hey jeff do you think think they will be letting us know about things for playstation plus this summer like free games and maybe free games for the ps vita because im getting my vita also do you think that they will also be bringing the price down for the vita and the ames for it thanks!


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+ Bcrazyman on June 1st, 2012 at 7:28 am said:

also is there any ps2 games like grand theft auto games coming to the playstation network!


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+ Bcrazyman on June 1st, 2012 at 7:32 am said:

also will they be showing us black ops2! and will call of duty be coming to the vita? i need to know thanks!


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+ Bcrazyman on June 1st, 2012 at 7:36 am said:

cant wait for the summer games coming to the playstation network im a plus member i need more free games i love my playstation plus+ thanks playstation you made really happy also will playstation be giving games away for free again! i need to know! thanks!


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+ CiscoKid_22_ on June 1st, 2012 at 9:58 am said:

Nice…will be able to get home from work, relax and then watch the press conference on my PS3. That and watch the eight hours of Spike TV coverage I recorded that day!


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+ Soundless-Abood on June 1st, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

Where can we watch it live ?? and what time??!


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+ JEC94 on June 1st, 2012 at 4:47 pm said:

Will watch it using the What’s New icon


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+ Erty109 on June 1st, 2012 at 11:33 pm said:

Why do u have to be 21?I’m only 11.could i come with my cousin?


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+ mogogogo on June 2nd, 2012 at 6:45 am said:

How can i get an invitation to the E3? (Not for this year)..
or i can just join it without an invitation?.
please, can any one tell me.


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+ harley2947 on June 2nd, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

Willl you guys be showing all the characters for Playstation AllStars Battle Royale? I really hope Crash Bandicoot and Spyro are in the game.


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+ Regor91 on June 2nd, 2012 at 11:26 pm said:

I’ll be in California on Wednesday and I’ll be 21 in September. I just barely missed it on both accounts! Mayhaps I’ll get in next year? Save me a seat!


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+ Grave13 on June 3rd, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

I’m so ready for E3! I really feel like you guys are gonna blow me away this year!


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+ MarkakaJin on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:42 am said:

This year, only the PS Vita have impressed me but not that much. Still not able to play PSone Classics on my Vita. I hope there are more titles for the Vita to choose from. So far, there are no games that interests but a few so far.


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+ igorrocks2 on June 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

@Mealox
Official site state that there shall not be infants and persons under age of 17 enterance will not be allowed |
Actually E3 managment is crazy with these rules also it’s say that’s not a generel public event /// I will have to argue about that


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+ igorrocks2 on June 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

Hope next year I will be there


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+ igorrocks2 on June 3rd, 2012 at 2:12 pm said:

@efrenlive
Actually dude you a bit wrong on this… PlayStation is most mature community in the world with most of the players are above 21 to 30 years on average…You see most of us even have PSOne the dark grey onne from 1998 and it’s still works….


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+ iccanabif on June 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm said:

awesome, I live a few blocks away, I can get there as early as 8 am….can I check in as early as 8 am? hopefully i get a spot.


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+ j0se_tony on June 3rd, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

I wanna go so bad it hurts….unfortunately my wallet was stolen and I don’t have my license.


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+ Fylian on June 3rd, 2012 at 9:17 pm said:

When will the E3 Home space be live and available to visit?


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+ farscaper11 on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:08 pm said:

@jeff rubenstein;

Will a backpack be permitted?


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+ farscaper11 on June 4th, 2012 at 6:54 pm said:

@jeff rubenstein

well i went stood in line 3 hours, and guess what number i came in…. number 201. I also like to add i feel terrible for the people that did not get in, the line was unsupervised and people were cutting in. Well time to watch on the ps3.


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+ j0se_tony on June 4th, 2012 at 7:53 pm said:

I can’t believe the only reason I didn’t go was because some a-hole stole my wallet. I could have a free year of PS+ in my hand right now…


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+ Jolt1030 on June 4th, 2012 at 10:21 pm said:

At the end of the stream they said that the people who showed up got 3 day passes for e3 but i was one of the 200 and didnt get a pass, do we show up and tell them that we went to the sony conference D:? if its true ill go crazy lol


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+ Ashendark on June 4th, 2012 at 11:34 pm said:

Thanks to all the staffs at the Playstation blog that made this possible I had a blast! I hope you guys do this again next year.


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+ CLoverInTheSkieS on June 4th, 2012 at 11:47 pm said:

Dear Playstation Blog,

Thank you guys so much for the 200 open seats for this year’s E3 Sony Press Conference! We had an awesome time waiting, anticipating, and venturing. By any chance, are you guys letting us onto the show floor this year?

Please and Thanks,
Clover


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+ Xiang_Mao on June 5th, 2012 at 8:50 am said:

Clover, you missed the part where they said that EVERYONE THAT GOT IN THRU PLAYSTATION COMMUNITY WILL GET INTO E3??? Go NOW to the registration at the Convention Center!


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+ proud2be on June 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm said:

@Jeff Rubenstein well this year its super choppy. audio is good, but video is terrible. its sad when sonys own stream dont work great on their web browser. maybe ps4 well fix this since i never see any updates fixing this.


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+ proud2be on June 5th, 2012 at 2:50 pm said:

I have to ask, so if i didnt buy a pass to go to e3 i could of just went early and got into sonys press conference for free???please let me know if so, im camping out next year for this for sure.


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+ Ashendark on June 5th, 2012 at 8:36 pm said:

@Proud2be Yup all you had to do was wait in a line they only allowed 200 of us in. I was lucky enough to get number 197 lol. Free food,alcohol and games what more could you ask for?

I didn’t know we were also allowed to attend E3 until I read the comments on here this morning after that I took off! lol


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