Monthly Archives: June 2010

Our Favorite E3 Moments – Sony’s E3 2006 Press Conference

It’s been four years since the debut of the PlayStation 3. Four years that have been one hell of a ride filled with great promise, embarrassing moments, and stupid decisions. Thankfully, it seems that Sony’s gaming platform has haphazardly found its way. Whether “how successful” is another argument to be made; what I want to focus on is the E3 event which started that strange journey.

E3 2006. Before a crowd of media correspondents and journalists from publications far and wide, Sony unveiled its third iteration to its gaming console series – the PlayStation 3. Most historians would mark this event as Sony’s downward spiral complimented with foolish arrogance and constant stupidity. And they are so dead on that even I, a full-time internet white knight, can’t sugar coat it enough.

This precious keynote is one of those unexpected hilarious moments that show how the King can quickly become the fool in no-time-sharp. Not only did you have Sony’s CEO Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai, shock the crowd by announcing such a laughable $500 price point, but later he would utter the phrase that would become one of the most famous internet memes known to modern gaming.

And if that weren’t the icing on the cake, the presentation of Genji: Days of the Blade, featuring a giant crab battle (hehe), made the entire event seem like a huge prank – as if pretty-boy Ashton Kutcher was waiting to jump out and quickly point at the hidden cameras to the crowd present.

*Ignore the whole Wii360 comment at the end of this video, or not whatever :P

Yeah, it’s gotten a lot better, and cheaper too! *hugs PS3*

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Man, and I Thought the Behind the Bullet Trailer was Awesome. Here’s Some KZ3

Here’s a teaser trailer for the upcoming Killzone 3. I remember being blown away by the Behind the Bullet trailer for KZ2, but this looks even more awesome.

via http://www.allgamesbeta.info/

Nintendo Releasing Mario Playing Cards

It pretty easy to always just associate Nintendo with video games, seeing as they out-dominate the market so strongly, but for historians of the company, such as myself, we also remember their early beginnings as a playing card manufacturer. It’s a part of their business that has never been forgotten, and still continues today with the announcement of these wonderful Mario branded playing cards.

Being release this July, in Japan, these three sets of Mario playing cards will go on sale, and feature three unique graphical designs. The first set borrows the 8-bit motif from the classic Super Mario Bros. – personally my favorite out of the bunch, the second has a hand-drawn art style – very similar to Mario from his Super Mario Super Show days, and finally a set that represent his modern-day look from the Super Mario Galaxy games.

They’re great looking cards, and seeing as they are from Nintendo, they should be of good quality too.  Hopefully we might see these cards as a US’ Club Nintendo reward item soon in the future, so start saving those points!

Nintendo Releasing Three Sets of Playing Cards – [GoNintendo]

Our Favorite E3 Moments – Mortal Kombat 3 Debuts at E3 1995

We often hear complaints from angry gamers and journos about the current state of E3. They say that the show’s not what it used to be. It’s getting there. E3 2010 was definitely a few steps up from what 2008 and 2007 were in presentation: lights, colors booth babes with swords.

Still, if you ask the OBG staff what they think of E3, we will tell you that we don’t mind the show the way it is right now. Then again, we had no problem with E3 2008, because games didn’t get lost in the crowd. One thing we can sure as hell tell you is that it’s a relief to know that E3 isn’t the same event it was in 1995.

This presentation of Mortal Kombat 3 at E3 1995 (actually the first E3 ever) is so bad it’s good. Next time you want to whine about how E3 isn’t what it used to be, force yourself to watch this video:

Our Favorite E3 Moments – Rock Revolution Demo

Rumors are in the air and geeks on message boards are posting their predictions like children writing letters to Jolly Saint Nick,  as the Electronic Entertainment Expo is a brisk two weeks away. Now we, here at One Bored Gamer, couldn’t care less about such Nostradamus-ish  activities and fanboy wankery, because the true entertainment is the event itself.

So, without further adieu, our humble blog presents Our Favorite E3 Moments! During the course of these few weeks before the start of E3, every now and then, we’ll be rummaging over some choice moments from past events. Things from the bizarre, to the down-right hilarious, and everything in-between. Let’s get started shall we!

Our first foray is from two years ago, at E3 2008 in Los Angeles, California. At the height of the music-gaming genre, Konami finally entered into the ring alongside Activision and Harmonix, but in their attempt to, would instead give us one of the most embarrassing on-stage displays of musical ineptitude.

Watch as this on-stage demo for Rock Revolution goes from funny to just sheer disappointment, while at the same time almost destroying a classic Punk Rock song in the process. If I were The Ramones, I would have probably sued for damages of some sort, but then the game failed pretty badly, so… justice I guess? I dunno.