Where and when to watch the "Big Five" E3 2014 press conferences LIVE

Since E3 2014 is as exclusive as the House of Lords (if the second chamber of UK parliament were inhabited by small men in Mario costumes), it is no secret that tickets are difficult to come by.

Unfortunately for mere mortals, it's an "industry experts only" event. In other words, you’re more likely to score a ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory than chance upon a pass into the Los Angeles-based expo that will pull the cloak on the biggest gaming giants’ plans for the coming year.

So if the only people allowed in are media and games industry professionals, how can you keep up to date with what’s going on?

Read more: E3 2014 schedule: What not to miss

Thankfully, the “Big Five” press conferences by Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA and Ubisoft are all being livestreamed – and we’ve been busy hunting down all the links that will allow you to watch the action in minute-by-minute detail.

Check out the full schedule of events below which include details of dates, times and links to the video streams themselves (please note: Links may not yet be live until the press conferences move closer.)

Company

Date

Conference Time PT

Conference Time BST

Link

Microsoft

9 June

9.30am – 11am PT

5.30pm – 7pm

Xbox live stream

EA

9 June

12pm- 2pm PT

8pm – 10pm

EA live stream

Ubisoft

9 June

3pm – 4pm PT

11pm – 12am

Ubisoft live stream

Sony

9 June / 10 June

6pm – 7.30pm PT

2am – 3.30am

PlayStation live stream

Nintendo

10 June

9am – 10.30am PT

5pm – 6.30pm

Nintendo live stream