Fallout 4 and Mass Effect 4. Then there's the all-new technology and peripherals! Basically, we'll get to see what the big boys really have, as they're given the opportunity to flex their muscles on the next-generation hardware. In terms of hardware, that should mean a much more in-depth look at some of the virtual reality devices that are being developed, including the Oculus Rift as well as Microsoft's augmented reality device.

Beyond Fallout and Mass Effect, it's been confirmed that Street Fighter V is set to make a big splash at the conference. The title marks the first new numbered entry for the franchise since Street Fighter IV reinvented the game for the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2008.

The series has seen new life with some thanks due to a dedicated eSports fanbase at popular gaming tournaments. It also continues to dominate the casual market with a series of spin off-like games, including stripped-down offerings for iOS and Android in addition to slot-based versions of your favorite world warriorsa dedicated fighting stage and some kind of special photo-op, so we'll be keeping an eye on that.

Luckily, those not fortunate enough to get access to this year's conference will be able to enjoy the whole thing at home. Twitch.tv has announced that it will join the fray alongside YouTube to live-stream much of the event online. In doing so, gamers and geeks from all over the world will be able to follow all the action and news of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, no matter where they are.

This is a guest post by Jordan Polak, a freelance writer based out of Miami, Fla. When he isn't writing about or playing video games, you can find Jordan fishing at one of the local beaches.