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05.23.2013

GAMESPOT TO OFFER THE MOST EXTENSIVE LIVE AND ON-DEMAND VIDEO PROGRAMMING OF E3

Pre-E3 Show to Air on CBS Television Stations Nationwide 

Wall-to-Wall Coverage Across All Platforms to Examine New Consoles, Games, eSports and Other Emerging Trends

            SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2013 -- CBS Interactive's GameSpot.com, the #1 gaming information destination, today unveiled comprehensive E3 coverage plans, which will include more than 100 hours of original video programming from the show floor and, for the first time, on-air integration with CBS Television stations.

            GameSpot’s comprehensive E3 coverage will span all platforms – from television to online, mobile to Xbox Live – and will examine all aspects of gaming at E3, including the newest PlayStation4 and Xbox consoles, the latest games, and the continued rise of eSports.

            GameSpot’s coverage of E3, which takes place June 11-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, has begun in earnest and includes:

  •  Interactive social media programs: Now through the end of E3, GameSpot is hosting an open forum on Twitter in which users can ask GameSpot hosts questions about games being demoed using the hashtag #GSE3. Additionally, the site is hosting a “Battle of the Next Gen Twitter Campaign” in which viewers can “kick off the next console war” by tweeting their allegiance with the #GameSpotPS4 or #GameSpotXbox hashtags.
  •  A pre-E3 show for CBS television stations: This specially produced 30-minute television show, GAMESPOT'S E3 2013 PREVIEW, will highlight the latest industry trends and anticipated E3 announcements. The special will air on select CBS stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle and Sacramento, as well as CW stations in San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle, beginning Monday, May 27.
  •  More than 100 hours of live and on-demand video coverage: GameSpot will live stream all major press conferences, including Konami’s on June 6 (GameSpot is exclusive provider), as well as press conferences from EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft on June 10. The site will also offer continuous coverage of product announcements and industry news from two stages on the show floor, giving viewers real-time updates. Last year, the site streamed more than 100 million minutes of coverage from the show floor.
  •  An interactive show-floor map: On June 6, GameSpot will roll out an interactive map that details each exhibitor’s location within the Los Angeles Convention Center. Users can click on each booth to see GameSpot news and social media updates relevant to each publisher.

           “E3 is the biggest gaming event of the year and only getting bigger, as more people identify as gamers,” said Ben Howard, GameSpot’s Vice President of Programming. “As the number of gamers grows, we’ve vastly expanded our programming to ensure we reach fans on every possible platform – from online to mobile to television – with complete insights, analysis and breaking news, before, during and after the show.”

 

About GameSpot

GameSpot's (www.GameSpot.com) expert editorial team provides more than a million daily visitors with comprehensive, engaging and unbiased game information for console, PC, and portable platforms.  The site's award-winning coverage includes previews and reviews on the hottest titles, breaking news, live Web casts, online tournaments, game downloads, videos, guides, hints and more.  GameSpot also has one of the world’s most active online gaming communities.  GameSpot is a part of the CBS Interactive Games division which includes GameFAQs, GiantBomb, Game Rankings and GameSpot Trax, the industry's premier real-time market intelligence tool. 

 

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