At the end of Nintendo's gameplay demo for ZombiU, perhaps the most anticipated game on the upcoming console, Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aime used the game's augmented reality feature to turn himself into a zombie. Essentially, the feature allows players to use the tablet's front-facing camera to take on zombie-like characteristics in real time.
Sure, this seems like it might be a fun little add-on, but Fils-Aime essentially used it as an excuse to groan inappropriately while watching himself on video. All of this might be fine in the comfort of your own home, but when you're on stage in a two thousand dollar suit, keep the groaning to yourself.
I'm pretty sure that advice works in any situation. Feel free to write it down.
In an apparent attempt to make their audience more uncomfortable than Microsoft already did, Ubisoft held their own little dance party featuring Flo Rida and a heavily bedazzled microphone.
Now, don't get me wrong, both Usher and Flo Rida are very good at what they do. But there were very few women in the room and men don't generally dance unless compelled by the prospect of meeting attractive females. So, all that Flo Rida did was remind us how lonely we actually are.
I'm not sure why Sony thought that the PS3 needed yet another proprietary peripheral, but they proudly trotted out the Wonderbook at their press conference. The announcement was met with confused applause from the audience, which obviously baffled presenter Dave Ranyard. To make matters worse, the tech demo repeatedly malfunctioned.
The folks at Sony seemed pretty proud of themselves for keeping the Wonderbook a secret, but I would imagine that this was primarily due to a lack of interest from would-be spies. The world doesn't need a new peripheral. Especially a peripheral that requires another peripheral in order to work.
Sony ended their conference by showing off The Last of Us, which almost made me forget the Wonderbook. Luckily, I take exceptional notes.
Date: June 13, 2012
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