E3 2011: Where to watch if you aren’t there


Microsoft is expected to make some new annoucements about the Kinect at its live-streamed E3 presentation next week. (Ronda Churchill/BLOOMBERG)

Luckily, we live in the age of the Internet.

While it would be impossible to have streaming video of every booth at every time, there are quite a few places where those who aren’t attending can watch the big announcements.

GameTrailers.com: GameTrailers.com is the go-to source for streaming convention video, according to E3’s official site. The coverage will start Monday at 11:30 a.m., Eastern, a day ahead of the official conference.

Xbox.com/Microsoft News Center: Microsoft will be livestreaming its pre-conference press event on the future of the Kinect Monday at GameTrailers.com, Spike TV and Xbox.com and the Microsoft News Center, to name a few places.

Nintendo: Nintendo is live-streaming its E3 presentation Tuesday, starting at noon, Eastern. The company will be showing off the Wii 2, so if you’re just dying to know how many of the rumors are true, bookmark e3.nintendo.com and set aside your lunch plans for the day.

PlayStation Home: If you want to chance it — just kidding, Sony! — the PlayStation Blog team is streaming the Sony press conference live on its PlayStation Network starting at 8 p.m. Monday. The company will also have a virtual booth that will feature a 3D rendering of its next-generation portable.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.

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