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E3 introduces new series of panels called E3 Coliseum

Geoff Keighley will host two days of discussion with game creators and other special guests

We're a little over a month away from E3 2017, and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has now revealed another new component to the show. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, E3 Coliseum will take place on June 13 and 14 at The Novo at L.A. Live. and will offer ticketed consumers a chance to hear from game creators as well as talent from film and other entertainment industries. Publishers scheduled to host panels include Activision, Bethesda, Gearbox, Sony, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Xbox - and more should be announced soon, organizers said.

"The E3 Coliseum adds rocket fuel to E3's position as the pre-eminent global event for the video game industry," said Michael D. Gallagher, ESA president and CEO. "We are incredibly proud to give the most exciting voices in video games a unique opportunity to connect directly with fans and create a platform celebrating the role video games have in shaping popular culture."

"It's an honor to partner with the video game industry and ESA to add this exciting new element to the E3 consumer experience," said Geoff Keighley, producer, E3 Coliseum. "We are working around the clock to produce programming that will give fans unprecedented access to the biggest games and news from E3 and celebrate this industry's importance to entertainment culture."

While the best way to see the panels is to attend E3, the ESA is also teaming with Twitch and Facebook Live to live stream "select panels" from the show. Additionally, Facebook is working with E3 to offer the global video game community a chance to ask their questions of panelists.

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James Brightman: James Brightman has been covering the games industry since 2003 and has been an avid gamer since the days of Atari and Intellivision. He was previously EIC and co-founder of IndustryGamers and spent several years leading GameDaily Biz at AOL prior to that.
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