The E3 is the great meeting between videogame professionals, in which the great novelties of the immediate future of the industry are revealed. Important announcements that are usually made in crowds and that are sometimes sponsored by the presence of a special guest. Great names such as Miyamoto, Phil Spencer or Cory Barlog join in making great announcements for athletes, actors and even presidents of the United States.
Before a possible appearance of George R.R. Martin during E3 this year to confirm the possible collaboration between the author of Game of Thrones and FromSoftware, we review some of the most unexpected, curious, embarrassing or interesting stellar appearances in the history of E3.
Stan Lee (E3 2004) The charismatic and smiling father of the Marvel Universe came to show his support for Activision with X-Men Legends. That same year the developer presented Spider-Man 2, in an exceptional 2004 marvelite. Unfortunately, Lee will not be able to see the most expected, and expected, appearance of the mysterious Avengers Project from Crystal Dynamics at this year’s Square-Enix conference. We will miss you.
Donald Trump (E3 2004) Before becoming President of the United States, Donald Trump showed his support for a video game industry that he now considers violent and dangerous. In a curious humorous sketch, Trump ordered some of the heavyweights of videogames the curious task of creating a successful MMORPG inspired by his life. Sony and Microsoft were facing this difficult task, whose result is … Unnerving.
Steven Spielberg (E3 2009) Do you remember Project Natal? Surely not Steven Spielberg, and that he took the stage of the Microsoft conference in 2009 to present this system of motion detection. The great film director is a frequent visitor to the Los Angeles fair, who has been tested for example Battlefield 4. Considering how much the games owe to In Search of the Lost Ark or Saving Private Ryan, is compressible.
James Cameron (E3 2009) James Cameron is one of the directors who most openly bet on the application of new digital technologies to cinema. Avatar was one of the best examples, and Cameron did not want to miss the presentation of the game at the conference of Ubisoft in 2009. The game was not bad, and like the movie, could be played in 3D, but was far off the economic success of his sister on the big screen.
Kobe Bryant (E3 2011) The big star of the NBA appeared at E3 in 2009 to help present NBA 2K12. It may not be too surprising that a basketball player presents a basketball game, but seeing Bryant demonstrate his sports skills using PS Move did a disservice to all parties. Not only showed that the player had not tested enough the title, also the shortcomings of Move as a control device.
Pelé (E3 2015) The great legend of football sat during almost 5 minutes at the 2015 EA conference to chat friendly about football. The excuse was, of course, FIFA 2015, although Pele seemed more interested in remembering some of the funniest anecdotes of his career, such as when the Swedish fans touched his hair with curiosity. EA has not yet implemented that mechanics in the franchise.
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