Top 10 Most Memorable E3 Moments
Danny digs through almost two decades of expo footage to uncover the best and worst moments from the history of E3.
LOL stage flap! Oh and the historically correct giant crab! Oh the memories!!! Gotta love Sony's sass; gotta say, I was cheering along at home watching their live stream last year. As for Microsoft; we'll they'll have to earn my respect back. I'm hopeful they'll win me over this conference.
Sad fact. Tak Fujii from Konami has cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment. And yes, he had to cut the dreads.
Only thing missing might have been a few Iwata and/or Reggie moment involving kicking ass and taking names.
Awesome show. Number 10 is the best: The kinect fiasco run by Kudo tsumoda!. btw, what the hell is he doing now?
"Scan your gear" ...my ass
Thank you for the memories. I went to E3 from 2000(which I snuck in!) to 2010. I miss every second of those three days. I hope to go back soon.
I jumped outa my chair and screamed out loud "YES!!!!!!!" when I saw Sony's conference last year streaming, it was so farking epic!
I wonder who will be going first MS or Sony?
Because all Sony did last year was is listen to the crowds reaction to the MS portion and then go against everything MS proposed that the crowds didn't like. Genius
On reflection I agree with number 1 although it was capitalising on the Xbox One reveal blunder, it genuinely was a watershed moment. After the arrogance prevalent in Microsoft first became apparent with #DealWithIt Sony's response shifted the balance of power, not to Sony but to the masses.
The thing is in terms of what they actually showed that conference it was pretty slim. Their killer feature was being much more in touch with gamers than either of their competitors.
I still don't know why people were so angry about the Microsoft stuff. I mean yeah okay it was different and it was kind of restrictive as a general rule but most of the stuff was minor at best.
Just take the always online stuff. Sure it is a pain if your internet goes out but how often does that happen for most of us? I can't remember the last time my Xbox was turned on without an internet connection going through it. Probably when I was playing Dark Souls I actually because I used to remove the ethernet cable. About three years ago!
If people are online constantly anyway how is that any different to requiring an online connection?
Seems to me so many people are scared of change. I say let them do it. If their always online policies were that bad it would have hit them where it hurts most, in the sales. Microsoft would learn a much better lesson.
Right now they went back on their policies because a bunch of whiny children on the internet started crying and they will always view it as the gamer's fault.
If they kept the policies there would be NO excuse they could come up with that explained why their sales were crap except their own failure. I know that sort of failure would have made them a better company in the end.
Basically evolution. Survival of the fittest. If we don't let people fail and stay exactly as we have always been that is exactly where we are going to stay forever. The same. This gen is already feeling like last gen mark 2. Nothing has changed except the power in the consoles.
I predict E3 2014 will be in MS's favor. The one thing MS knows how to do is adapt, maybe not in the gamers favor but as a business they know what to do.
Sonys last year presentation being number one? No sorry. That was a cheapshot.
Forgot to mention Sony was gonna do the same thing
I've only really been watching E3 in the past three years. I can't believe how it's escalated from a few guys in a dark room with a podium and a Powerpoint presentation to the giant exhibition with (unwanted) guest appearances from Eminem.
That Sony presentation in '95 was pretty boss. Petty they didn't watch that before the '06 show.
I was in the same spot, last year. I had a lot of faith in the XBOX (In spite of my 360 Elite getting bricked by a required update and then being told "that's not possible" ) and I was looking for an excuse to buy a new one and not replace my old. It was not a welcome surprise when I saw all these "features"
japanese people are very well educated but they are REALLY horrible when they speak english
LIKE HORRIBLE XD
hire me next time
I remember Nintendo, I thought you were going to dash my hopes for a proper Zelda game only to turn of my PC more excited than ever. Though it turned out Zelda Twilight Princes wasn't as good as the Wind Waker anyway so my hope was once again dashed, (especially on Wii the motion controls were rubbish it was a much better game on Gamecube).
I have to agree with #1. It was the first time watching (or reading) about E3 where I witnessed one company look like fools, and the other coming up smelling like roses.
Number one is so very true. I'm a big Xbox fan and that E3 made me actually resolved to not buy an Xbox One. I did cautiously change my mind after they fixed most of their mistakes, and haven't regretted yet, but to this day I still call it the XBone. Also, Nintendo press conferences usually succeed because Shiggy is God.
8 had me rolling. Whose idea was that to let Japanese guys who clearly didn't know much English do a press conference?
I don't see what all the fuss was about with the DRMS, or always online whatever you want to call it. not like i'm not signed into xbox live every time i'm playing it. but the used game thing was a crap blaster.
@vadagar1 yeah he got fired. Good riddance.
@eze_sl89 MS or just Xbox ...? ;-)
@homey_d_clown <non pending version>You piiip hurt by that? Stop being fanboy.
@WeWerePirates Sometimes that's all you need. The games will come eventually. Why piss off your fans. (Customers) What was MS thinking?
@Dannystaples14 Best analogy is that my smart phone is about all the time online too, but if it is not and not going to be in next 24 hours or so, it can still make phone calls and send sms, the things it was mainly designed and marketed to do.
@Dannystaples14 The point is that shouldn't be a requirement to begin with. If you really must know. I got disconnected from Xbox live several times. As far as used games goes. Since MS,Sony,Nintendo all have ridiculous prices on digital games. Until that goes away they will never destroy the used game market. PC got it right. Dunno why they don't understand that.
@turtlag562 adapting? You're joking right? Microsoft was doing great with the 360. Then Kinect happened. All the sudden they forgot they had a game console. Is really a shame their focus went all casual. Because that market dried up quickly.
Nope, I still feel Sony going to take the crown again this year.
@turtlag562 They've not adapted well to Google or Apple in the past few years.
@voreo Thats why it deserves number one. I remember my face when I saw how many shots Sony fired during E3 2013. It was devastating and as an MS fan it was sad to see the direction they took in the industry.
@LpcWarrior Welcome to corporate world!
@caseypayne69 that was the best. Along with Ravi drum on the wii.
@mcmflyguy <non pending version> Best analogy is that my smart phone is about all the time online too, but if it is not and not going to be in next 24 hours or so, it can still make phone calls and send sms, the things it was mainly designed and marketed to do.
You really are piiiip if you think those DRM policies were good idea.
@mcmflyguy go try to install one legit copy of a game on your pc from ea with drm, and install the same game's pirated version. check the time difference. compare the problems you face. after that dont come here wrting the same comment, as it would be purely a lie.
@mcmflyguy You're joking right? With DRM you HAVE to be online to play anything. You are the audience they were shooting for in 2013.
@turtlag562 @voreo Exactly! Like the 1995 announcement of PlayStation's price point of Sega's face. That was even more epic! The video was about most memorable thing not about best contents.