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E3 2011: Here's the schedule for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony

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(Read caption) E3 2011 kicks off with five big press conferences. Xbox and PlayStation land on Monday. Nintendo, which makes the 3DS, pictured, steps up on Tuesday morning.

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E3 2011 is here. The annual video game expo kicked off Monday morning after tons of pre-show hype and Wii 2 gossip. There will be constant news pouring out of the Los Angeles Convention Center this week, but perhaps the most anticipated events will be each company's press conference.

These keynotes will announce new games, dive deep into much-anticipated titles, and outline a road map for the coming year.

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So when are the press conferences? Here are the big five:

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Monday, June 6

Microsoft – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific time – Expect news on Gears of War 3, new Kinect titles, and maybe Halo 4. Live stream.

EA – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific – Look for news on Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, and other huge sequels. Live stream.

Ubisoft – 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific time – Get ready for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Live stream.

Sony – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pacific – Cross your fingers for Uncharted 3, NGP (or is it PlayStation Vita now?), and maybe Last Guardian? Live stream.

Tuesday, June 7

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Nintendo – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific time – Anticipate updates on Wii 2 and loads of new 3DS games. Live stream.