Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 10, 2012 19:22:15 GMT -5
With E3 '12 in the can, I thought it would be interesting to take a trip back in time to see some footage from the earliest days of E3. A YouTuber named Grooveraider has been to pretty much every E3, and he took a lot of his own video. There's a lot of footage of them on his channel (as well as other vintage gaming stuff).
Here is Nintendo showcasing the N64 at E3 1996. You'll notice that their press conference looks like an actual press conference, and not like the Academy Awards. The audience is much smaller and more reserved, rather than acting like a bunch of fanboys. And hey, it's hosted by Howard Lincoln and Peter Main!
Part 2 (with Ken Lobb!):
And just to blow your mind, from the very first E3 in 1995, here is the 3DO press conference, with Trip Hawkins trying to convince everyone that the system was successful:
That's the thing with E3... back then, video games were popupar but they weren't considered a popular alternative to other media like TV and movies... video games were seen as toys in the 1980's and 90's. That's probably why E3 of the 1990's looked more like actual press conferences than a gaming fanboy conventions. I think what changed is that the gamers of the 1980's and 90's grew up and now can travel/afford to attend E3. That's the way I see it.
Great videos, though. Thanks for reminding me how excited I felt when I first saw Super Mario 64 in action.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5