E3 2018 is here and it's scheduled full of games, even without a new Xbox or PlayStation

CNET | 6/10/2018 | Ian Sherr
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I'm not expecting to see any new Xboxes or PlayStations. But I'm counting on E3 to showcase enough new video games and gadgets arriving in the next year to keep avid gamers, including me, excited about what's coming next.

Over 65,000 people are expected to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week, a convention that plays host to the biggest announcements coming out of the $108 billion-a-year video game industry.

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Many of the 2.6 billion gamers around the world will be watching, as will the 15,000 excited fans who paid $249 each to attend the show. It's the second year in a row E3 is open to the public (before then, only industry insiders and press could attend). And while having so many fans in the Los Angeles Convention Center means there will probably be plenty of long lines to play new game demos -- and lots of people dressing up as their favorite game characters -- that's far from the main event.

The real action happens before the "expo" floor opens, during the press-only media days. This year, everything starts Saturday, as Electronic Arts kicks off three days of nonstop announcements, with news from game makers Bethesda and Ubisoft, and console makers Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

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Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller was one of the more surprising pre-E3 announcements this year.

On the console front, Microsoft's long-rumored Xbox VR headset is unlikely to make a showing, and the company already announced its Xbox Adaptive Controller for disabled gamers, in May. Meanwhile, Sony said it's holding off on a new PlayStation console for a few more years to "prepare the next step." And Nintendo's hit Switch console just came out last year.

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So what does that mean for E3 2018?

Fans are especially looking forward to details on Kingdom Hearts 3, the latest in the...
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