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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.

E3 2010: Just a Few More Weeks

In just under a month E3 will again be underway. The speculation is starting to build as all the major gaming sites post rumors relating to what we might see at the show. Somehow, it doesn’t yet seem as exciting as last year. Something’s missing.

Most of my friends think that I’m crazy for this, but I am the type who enjoys all the pre-show hype. Last year by this time we had Kojima teasing games while rumors of motion controllers and a non-UMD PSP system set the gaming blogs ablaze. We knew a bit of what was coming but is was all vaguely hinted at. It was just enough to make me want to know and guess and want to see more.

This year, we already know that the 3DS is going to debut at the show, Zelda will make an appearance and we will see more Natal. The suspense isn’t there. This is when the big three are supposed to make me giddy and tell me that “huge” things are in store for next month, but I haven’t heard much from the companies. And Nintendo head-honcho Iwata even said in an interview that he didn’t want to hype E3 because he didn’t want fans to set unrealistic expectations, then be disappointed when the real announcements weren’t what the had anticipated.

Iwata has a point, but I love riding the E3 hype and speculation train as the final weeks before the show wind down. It just doesn’t feel like the E3 I love without it.

Btw. This was written on an iPad. I wanted to test out the wordpress app while showing the OBG blog some love.