May 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM ET
If you like video games, then you're going to love the comingweek. The Electronic Entertainment Expo -- the biggest andpossibly most important video game show of the year -- is about to getunder way in Los Angeles.
We here at msnbc.com's In-Game blog are on hand and invite you to join us as we bring you breaking news, hands-on impressions of games, developer interviews and everything inbetween.
The E3 trade show is traditionally the place where many of the biggest games and most important gaming devices are revealed by their creators. This year's E3 will fill the Los Angeles Convention Center with dazzling displays of new games, gadgets and other innovations from more than 200 industry representatives.
Technically speaking, the doors to E3 swing wide for three days fromTuesday, June 7, to Thursday, June 9. But the fun gets under way this morning when Microsoft begins its big E3 press conference at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to follow our live blog and coverage of the event.
And it doesn't stop there. Today Sony,Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are kicking things off with press conferences. Meanwhile on Tuesday morning, Nintendo will follow up its surprise Sunday evening Wii U presentation by unveiling its own closely guarded game secrets at a press conference.
To keep up with everything that's happening, we invite you to followour team -- In-Game editor Todd Kenreck, video producer Matt Rivera, reporterDevin Coldewey and yours truly.
Todd will alsobring you ongoing snapshots from the E3 floor via his @ToddKenreck Instagramaccount. And don't miss the E3 experiences Matt will be posting via his Twitter and Instagramaccounts here: @MattMRivera.
The team will be on hand in L.A. posting stories throughout next week, but to get you in the E3 mood, check out our look at some of the biggest E3 rumors already making the rounds.
Then be sure to check out our breaking coverage of the big press conferences Monday and Tuesday. The schedule looks like this (times are PST):
Monday, June 4
Microsoft press conference: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
EA press conference: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Ubisoft press conference: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sony press conference: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5
Nintendo pressconference: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
And now, for a preview of what's to come, check out Todd's look at whatto expect from this year's E3: