Quantcast
Are publishers doing E3 badly on purpose? - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Are publishers doing E3 badly on purpose?


2:40 PM on 06.14.2011



One of the highlights (or lowlights, depending on your point of view) of this year's E3 was the debut of Ubisoft new mouthpiece, Mr. Caffeine. Considering how badly he bombed, he might not be back again next year ... or will he?

I've got a hypothesis. Ever since the famous Sony press conference of 2006, we've been seeing a number of meme-generating presentations. 2008 had Cammie Dunaway and the embarrassing Wii Music demonstration. Last year, Konami turned heads with an Engrish-heavy presser that included the now-famous phrases "One Mirrion Troops" and "Very Very Exercise."

This year, it took only minutes before Mr. Caffeine exploded all over Twitter and remixes began to hit Youtube. Just watch the video above, which manages to "accidentally" promote Ghost Recon even though we're supposed to be laughing at how bad the presenter is. 

Are publishers deliberately giving us bad press conferences so that we're advertising their shit on Youtube? By posting this, am I falling prey to a savvy marketing stunt dressed as corporate incompetence? Are these press conferences memes, or are they advertising dressed as memes?

More importantly, why does Mr. Caffeine want to poop on my toothpaste?






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






E3

2:30 PM on 07.01.2014
Evolve, No Man's Sky win big at the E3 Game Critics Awards

The Game Critics Awards for E3 2014, as determined by 29 media outlets including Destructoid, have been announced. After seeing the nominations, it's no surprise that Turtle Rock's one-versus-four multiplayer shooter Evolve c...more



2:00 PM on 06.28.2014
Hollywood loves the E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V

It should go without saying that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain had a great showing at E3. Not only was the official trailer a stellar piece of work, and a big indication of how grim the game will be, but the 30-minute ...more



5:15 PM on 06.25.2014
Photo realistic cat heads in Wii U's The Devil's Third

It's weird clicking a mature content warning on a video on Nintendo's YouTube with Mario staring innocently at me. But the collaboration between Itagaki and Nintendo for The Devil's Third, revived as a Wii U exclusive, is we...more



View all E3






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more