Memorable Moments From E3
Through the annals of history, there have been many E3 press conferences that have stood the test of time as bastions of quality, humour and downright weirdness. Some E3 moments typify a generation of gamers, led to the creation of internet memes and have left gamers in a sense of wonderment and disbelief. Today we remember those moments from E3s of yesteryear that made us chuckle, gave us hope and made us merry gamers.
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Most Hilarious: Konami E3 2010
The press conference was in general a hilarious experience with outbursts of Engrish characterising the whole event, which was not to be out done by the general awkwardness of the Silent Hill developers who appeared to have some underlying issues. Tak “Extreme” Fujii, a producer at Konami Digital Entertainmnet, was the star of the show, and constantly exclaimed that everything in Ninety-Nine Nights II was “extreme” and that the game had nearly “one million troops” for you to battle. Naoki Maeda, another producer from Konami Digital Entertainment, was hilarious too, and participated in one of the most embarrassing dance routines. However, one cannot forget the hilarity and absurdity of Mexican wrestlers (Luchadores) fighting out a mock-fight in the middle of the stage, during the press conference. All of this made Konami’s E3 2010 press conference one of the most hilarious sights at E3. At least it was far more entertaining than Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal.
Most Internet Worthy: Nintendo E3 2007
When Reggie Fils-Aime, the president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, uttered the all important “My body is ready” a generation of gamers became enlightened and achieved a perfect state of “lulzy” nirvana. It was during the introduction of the Wii Balance Board that both Reggie and Shigeru Miyamoto competed against one another in Wii Fit soccer, that the infamous internet meme was born. Prior to starting the soccer game, both Miyamoto and Reggie were required to do a “body check” with the Wii Balance Board to obtain their BMI (Body Mass Index). At that moment, Reggie uttered the memorable line, “My body is ready” and it has become a staple of internet meme culture ever since.
Most Memorable Personality: Sony E3 2010
Kevin Bulter, portrayed by actor Jerry Lambert, was a fictional Vice President of Sony’s PlayStation division, and a major part of Sony’s marketing plans until 2011. Following which, in 2012, Jerry Lambert was sued for contravening his contract with Sony in an advert for Firestone. Kevin Butler was employed in many PS3 adverts and reached mass popularity in no short time. He performed a speech at Sony’s 2010 E3 press conference in which he delivered an amazing, and often humorous speech, that spoke about gamers’ passion for gaming. It would be an amazing feat if Kevin Butler could return to Sony’s press conference. We can only hope and pray.
Most Memorable Game: Ubisoft E3 2007
For many of us at eGamer, the moment in Ubisoft’s 2007 E3 conference that stood out was when producer Jade Raymond and director Patrice Désilets introduced Assassin’s Creed to the world. Many gamers hold the first game of the series in high regard, with perhaps the second entry in the series being slightly more revered. Watching both Raymond and Désilets play the game and introduce us to the universe of the Creed and the Templars was striking, and ushered in the current-gen experience as something both new and fresh. Assassin’s Creed will always be remembered with great fondness.
In conclusion, this was our pick of memorable moments from E3 that we remember with much fondness. We hope that this year’s E3 lives up to gamers’ expectations and blows them away. If not, at least there will be some amazingly awkward moments because as we all know the number of polygons in a character model increases the number of emotions we experience in a game. So let us hope for higher polygon counts in this year’s E3 press conferences.