Spike TV and GameTrailers today announced that the biggest news, reveals and announcements at E3 2012 will premiere first during "E3 All Access Live featuring Nerd Machine," the network's live multi-platform coverage of E3 2012.
The live special on Spike TV, in HD, kicks off on Monday, June 4 (Noon-5:30pm ET/9:00am-2:30pm PT) followed by a primetime special that night at 10:00-11:00pm ET /7:00-8:00pm PT. Spike TV will broadcast four more live hours on Tuesday, June 5 (noon-4:00pm ET/9:00am-1:00pm PT). "E3 All Access Live" will also be supported through additional digital pre and post shows as well as through online simulcasts, offering fans more than 17 hours of complete multi-platform coverage of E3 2012.
Some of the top gaming news and interviews debuting throughout the network's live special include:
"Fans will be blown away as we've got more than 50 exclusive gaming reveals, world premieres and interviews with the biggest names in entertainment and gaming," said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-platform Programming, Spike TV. "'E3 All Access Live' will be the biggest E3 coverage ever and we're excited to bring it to our fans on which ever platform they choose."
Spike TV and GameTrailers will also treat fans to a Pre-E3 episode of "GTTV with Geoff Keighley," airing tomorrow, May 31 at 1:00am ET/10:00pm PT, which will offer a first look into select elements from Konami's "Pre-E3 show," featuring "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" as well as exclusive footage of Square Enix's "Tomb Raider," Bethesda's "Dishonored" and other anticipated titles to be announced.
As a part of the network's "All Access" offerings, "E3 All Access Live" will feature an upgraded interactive social media experience using Twitter(#GTE3) and Facebook to engage audience participation and provide up-to-the-minute feedback. Viewers will be encouraged to interact with show hosts in real time by sharing thoughts on new products, participate in opinion polls, view the social conversation surrounding E3 live on-air and ask questions directly to hosts and special guests. They will then be able to receive answers from hosts and guests, view poll results, track the E3 conversation live or see their comments pop up on screen instantaneously.
Spike's E3 expert team, Geoff Keighley, Amanda Mackay, Daniel Kayser, Justine Ezarik and Katie Linendoll, will broadcast all of the top E3 news and announcements from its own E3 studio overlooking the Los Angeles Convention Center and will also be joined by Zac Levi's Nerd Machine to provide viewers with entertaining segments highlighting their adventures throughout Spike TV's coverage of E3. From the E3 show floor, Nerd Machine's Zac Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislipwill give fans at home an exclusive look at what it is like to be on location at the video game industry's most-anticipated event of the year with visits to the top press events, the hottest parties and most exciting areas of E3.
"E3 All Access Live" will be supported on Spike TV through "GTTV with Geoff Keighley," "All Access Weekly" and "Playbook 360;" online on Spike.com and GameTrailers.com; socially through its Facebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV; on popular gaming blog, Kotaku; through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone®, iPad™ and Android™ devices; as well as on the big screen in New York City's Times Square. Spike will also partner with sister Viacom Media Networks, including MTV2; MTVU; MTV.com; VH1; Tr3s: Música y Másand others to provide additional programming coverage.
For a more information about Spike TV's live E3 multi-platform special, please visit www.gametrailers.com/e3.