If only Mr. Caffeine could “doodly doodly doop” these moments out of our memories.
Ah, E3. There’s so much to love about you- the hype, the reveals, the gameplay demonstrations, and of course, everybody’s favourite guilty pleasure- the cringe. Every year, E3 brings with it a barrage of embarrassing moments, and though these moments have grown less frequent than they once were, there’s still plenty of them to keep us all happy. As we prepare for 2019’s E3 to roll around and the annual hype cycle around the event reaches its crescendo, let’s take a look back at some of the worst – but in many ways the best – moments of E3 through the years.
Of course, given how spoiled for choice any list such as this one would be, there’s a whole lot we won’t be mentioning- so sound off with your favourite embarrassing E3 moments in your comments below.
SONY’S WEIRD SHUFFLING AROUNG – E3 2018
Nobody can deny that Sony’s E3 show actually had a lot going for it on paper- there were some excellent gameplay demonstrations – such as The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima – and some exciting reveals – such as Resident Evil 2 and Nioh 2. But everything other than that in Sony’s press event was just… weird. For some reason, they thought it would be a good idea to spend the first section of the show in a small hall, where they would show The Last of Us 2’s gameplay, which would be followed by everyone being asked to move to the main hall where the rest of the event was taking place. While all of this was happening, those who were streaming the whole thing on show had to watch some people on couches awkwardly talking to each other for a whole ten minutes.