The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is set to kick off in Los Angeles next week. Here's how to watch all the major announcements live in Australia from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Bethesda and the rest. (Warning: This will involve some early mornings!)
When does E3 start?
E3 proceedings officially kick off 5am on Sunday (11 June) with an independent conference from EA, the makers of Battlefront, The Sims, Command & Conquer and various sports games including FIFA. The show concludes on Wednesday 14 June.
E3 announcements to watch out for
The E3 rumour mill suggests that this year's show will be worth getting up for: you can expect fresh news about Super Mario Odyssey, the Xbox Scorpio console, Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Crackdown 3, new Assassin’s Creed, Wolfenstein and Far Cry games, Star Wars Battlefront 2, new Switch titles and various virtual-reality announcements.
How to watch E3 2017 live
All of the E3 conferences will be streamed live around the world. Kotaku will be providing access to all of these streams, as well as live blogs for the big ones. You can also watch live streams via Twitter. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will be streaming their conferences via their official YouTube and Twitch pages.
E3 2017 Schedule
As always, all of the major games publishers and console manufacturers will be holding their own separate conferences over the course of the show. Here are the main ones:
Microsoft E3 conference start time: Microsoft's E3 2017 conference begins at 7am AEST on Monday, June 12.
PC E3 conference start time: The PC gaming show conference begins at 3am AEST on Tuesday, 13 June.
Sony E3 conference start time: Sony's E3 2017 conference begins at 11am AEST on Tuesday, 13 June.
Nintendo E3 conference start time: Nintendo's E3 2017 conference begins at 2am AEST on Wednesday, June 14.
You can find the rest of the major conferences in the chart below. Don't forget to set your alarm clock!