Readying for Day One of E3 2013

Posted June 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am


The first offical day of E3 has arrived with the show floor opening up at noon PT for six hours. Sports games readily available to play will be Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, NHL 14, and NCAA Football 14. Behind-closed-doors presentations for next-gen versions of Madden, FIFA, NBA Live 14, and EA Sports UFC are also expected but only FIFA has been confirmed to be playable.

Make sure to follow on Twitter for coverage from the show floor. I’ll be sending out nuggets of information, pictures, and vines throughout the day. After getting back to the hotel I’ll be able to start answering questions, writing up impressions, and uploading the gameplay videos. Thankfully where I’m staying has excellent internet but even still those will take some time to upload and process so please be patient.

Yesterday was eventful with the Microsoft, Sony, and EA press conferences delivering a ton of news and first looks at upcoming next-gen games. Check out the recaps of the events and sports game trailers that debuted at them:

Recapping the Sony Press Conference and NBA 2K14 TrailerFirst Madden NFL 25 Next-Gen Screenshots and Features DetailedRecapping the EA Press Conference and Madden, FIFA, NBA Live, UFC TrailersRecapping the Microsoft E3 Press Conference

The evening was closed out with a live hangout discussing all the news of the day. In that you’ll also get to see me struggle with the Youtube feature that is supposed to show the videos for the entire audience – instead you’ll just see me watching the trailers that should have been on screen for everyone. That’s awkward but thankfully each trailer was only like one minute each.

For those in the market for the new consoles and next-gen games Amazon has them up for pre-order. The PS4 is shaping up to be the no-brainer here for both the general gamer audience and sports gamers. Pre-orders on Amazon are not charged until the item ships so if you change your mind on any of them they can be cancelled without penalty up until they do.

PlayStation 4
Xbox One
♦Madden NFL 25: PS4One
♦FIFA 14: PS4One
♦NBA Live 14: PS4One
♦EA Sports UFC: PS4One
NBA 2K14: Not yet available for pre-order

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  • MoneyMayweather

    awesome pasta thanks.

  • J. Alfred Prufrock

    Pasta, you state the PS4 is a “no-brainer” for those making a decision between the two consoles. What do you base that on? I am hoping that is case, because MLB The Show is by far my favorite game.

    • First off its got MLB. Second its $100 cheaper and won’t have built-in DRM. Those are the main points but there’s others in PS4 favor, while the One would make sense if the television features matter to someone suppose.

  • Details

    You’re the man Pasta! If could can capture some vids of both Madden & Ncaa using the Zoomed gameplay cam it would be much appreciated. Thanks!


    not sure id say the no-brainer. there is a lot to like about sony’s press conference and to dislikes about a lack of transparency with microsoft but i do think there is a higher ceiling for the Xboxone based on what we know. I think all the anti xbox one rhetoric that has been promoted by this blogger is unfortunate and short sighted. where is the critical analysis? $100 more includes a kinect how much for a similar peripheral on a ps4? what about second screen integration with a device u have already vs. buying a vita? I visited this site often before i may not going forard if there arent more intelligent analysis provided.