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*
Posted in E3, General Gaming, Humor, PlayStation, PS3, What Did I Find On The Internet
Tagged E3 2006, Genji, giant crab, Kazuo Hirai, PlayStation 3, Ridge Racer, Sony
Everyone’s favorite (or not) neighborhood friendly analyst Michael Pachter is getting the spotlight in a new video segment on GameTrailers called Pach-Attack!
And indeed that is what you will get in these short bits staring the Wedbush Morgan Securities forecaster; who has also guest stared in other GameTrailers’ programs like the Bonus Round.
So if you are like me, and enjoy Pachter’s insightful and funny outlook on the game’s industry, check out the first episode below where he lists his biggest winners and losers of 2009. And if you’re one of those people who don’t… well there’s a NeoGaf forum thread for you somewhere to vent your nerdy disgust.
Pach-Attack! Episode 1 [GameTrailers]
In other video game related awesome links of the day: an airport in Hong Kong have partnered up with Sony to install PlayStation 3 kiosks, Microsoft of Japan is launching a bunch of new commercials, and a Bitmob contributer argues for the use of Quick Time Events (which will make someone here angry and comment below.)
Plus you can also check out the discussion of the challenge of blending both game play and narrative with Rainbow Studios senior game designer Ara Shirinian on Gamasutra, and lastly, coming to Japanese theaters later this year (and a DVD rack at a Best Buy near you) is a live action movie based on Capcom’s Dead Rising series.
While this might not be Burger King, these awesome links are still flamed broiled hot – hot – hot!
Hong Kong International Airport Gets PS3 Kiosks [Joystiq]
New Xbox Japan Ads Are Reminiscent of Old Dreamcast Ads [Kotaku]
Quick Time Events When And When Not To Use Them [Bitmob]
The Uneasy Merging of Narrative and Gameplay [Gamasutra]
Capcom Making a Dead Rising Movie [GoNintendo]
Posted in awesome links of the day, Microsoft, NeoGAF, Only From Japan, PS3, Uncategorized, Xbox 360
Tagged Bonus Round, Dead Rising, gametrailers, Michael Pachter, PlayStation 3, Rainbow Studios, Xbox 360
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Tagged Christmas, DS, DSi, Games, Gaming, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PS3, PSP, Wii, xbox, Xbox 360
Some dude on NeoGAF got married on Saturday, so kudos to him on that.
The wifey made some awesome Sackboy and Sackgirl cake toppers. Check ’em out:
Congrats to this guy.
Finally. You have announced the PS3 Slim, and you decided to drop the price.
Now, let’s just hope that the system’s sales start picking up.