E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is traditionally one of the biggest events for gaming in the year, with the big names in gaming lining up to showcase their new stuff.
This year however, Nintendo isn't doing a keynote, instead opting to continue their Nintendo Direct broadcasts...
The move makes a lot of sense; after all, both Sony and Microsoft will almost certainly be showcasing their hardware, as well as possibly Valve. Since the WiiU is already released, the only upcoming Nintendo announcements are software related, meaning a keynote speech wouldn't be worthwhile.
Nintendo will of course still be attending the expo, and showing off various games in development. This however leaves the stage clear for an all out conflict for our hearts between Sony and Microsoft, and the still-unknown quantity that could be Valve's Steambox.
So, it comes to this. All out war between two huge companies for the hearts of console gamers. Who will win? Is this soft of combat just mutually assured destruction? Tell us what you're looking forward to the most at E3!