Gaming's big year is upon us, and Pocket-lint is on hand at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles to bring you all the latest coverage of what's set to be a bumper crop.

This year it's the battle of the big guns: 2013 will see both Microsoft and Sony launch their respective Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, ushering in the next generation of gaming.

READ: Sony PS4: Everything you need to know

Microsoft is set to announce a plethora of Xbox One gaming exclusives, while Sony will lift the lid on its hardware and reveal exactly what the PS4 will look like. Who knows, perhaps we'll even get the concrete pricing and release information that the world is oh so eager to learn?

We'll be playing the latest titles across all platforms, and boy are there bundles. Where to begin? Watch Dogs, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Need For Speed, Assassin's Creed 4, DriveClub and plenty more besides.

READ: Xbox One: Everything you need to know

But despite there being loads of gaming goodness for us to sink our teeth into, there will also be some major absences. No Nintendo at E3 2013 - does this mark the beginning of the end for the struggling Wii U? And big guns such as Rockstar won't be on site to show off Grand Theft Auto V - for that pleasure you'll have to wait until September.

Add beefed-up gaming PCs, mobile platforms and apps into the mix and you're guaranteed the full variety of gaming coverage right here on Pocket-lint. Keep eyes on the site for ongoing announcements, previews, videos and interviews throughout this week.