Oh how I love my game shows. If there’s a giant spinning wheel, a showcase showdown, or a scenario where I have to avoid “Whammies” to win big bucks, I am so in like flint. And while I don’t have the means to acquire all those wonderful game-show set pieces, this tiny quiz of whos-who will do just dandy.
The premise is simple, caveman simple; guess these three games only by their screen shots! So get those brains of yours in first gear, and let’s begin.
What’s That Game?!
C) Hard mode!
Click and scroll down for the answers!
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
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.
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.
Posted in E3, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony
Tagged 3DS, California, E3, Iwata, Kojima, Los Angeles, Nintendo, PSP2, Sony, Zelda