E3 Finally Gets a Dedicated Show For PC Gamers

By Gerald Lynch on at

E3, that annual behemoth of the games industry calendar, is all well and good if you're a console gamer. But what if you couldn't give a toss about Nintendo's mushroom-munching Mario? Or find the thought of playing a shooter without a keyboard and mouse horrifying? For years now E3's mostly ignored the hardcore computer gamer.

E3 2015 will be different.

Teaming up with AMD, our buddies over at PC Gamer will be hosting the first-ever PC Gaming Show, a showcase dedicated to the very best in computer gaming.

The PC Gaming Show will be hosted by Sean "Day[9]" Plott, and will feature appearances by Dean Hall of DayZ fame, Cliff Bleszinski of Boss Key Productions, and developers from studios including Blizzard, Bohemia Interactive, Cloud Imperium Games, Tripwire Interactive, Square Enix, Obsidian, Paradox, Devolver Digital and the Humble Bundlers. More guests are to be announced closer to the show's June debut.

"We’re living in a golden age of PC gaming, but unlike other platforms the PC has no format holder, no marketing department, and—until now—no event during E3 week purely devoted to it," added Tim Clark, global editor-in-chief at PC Gamer.

"We think a show like this, which brings together people from every corner of PC gaming to celebrate the exciting things happening, is long overdue. We hope you’ll join us, in person or on stream, to be part of it."

The PC Gaming Show will kick off on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, and will be livestreamed on Twitch. Find out more at PCGamingShow.com. [PC Gamer]