E3 is perhaps the biggest annual event in gaming, but the PC is usually overshadowed by the presence of the big three console makers. That's changing this year, because AMD and PC Gamer Magazine have teamed up to hold a dedicated event for our favorite platform. The aptly named PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
While we'll never argue against more exposure for PC gaming, it's interesting to note the rationale for this dedicated event. The event's sponsors say that "PC gaming is in a golden age, with more affordable hardware than ever before," and they also cite the rise of e-sports and the wide availability of PC games through digital distribution services like Steam. None of this is news to TR readers, but it's probably worth articulating for E3's primarily console-focused audience.
Other sponsors for the event include DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive, livestreaming video provider Twitch, Killing Floor developer Tripwire Interactive, and custom PC builder Digital Storm. Twitch will stream the event live for those unable to attend in person, and we plan to tune in.