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The results of our puppy (and kitten!) E3 predictions!


4:00 PM on 06.17.2011
The results of our puppy (and kitten!) E3 predictions! photo



A week before E3, I posted a predictions post that featured the adorable (and adoptable!) animals of the Burbank Animal Shelter making predictions about what they thought would happen at this year’s mammoth industry event. (You can read the full article right here to see the “scientific” techniques I used to make these predictions.)

The entire process was highly emotional, unbelievably satisfying, and one of the greatest experiences of my entire life. In fact, every time I go back and read the original predictions article I still get a little teary-eyed. I fell in love with all of those amazing animals and can’t wait to visit them again soon. ACTUALLY I AM GOING TO GO RIGHT AFTER FINISHING THIS!

But now that E3 is over, how did the puppies (and kittens!) do? Did they make accurate predictions? Which animal was the most accurate? And was my ultimate goal in doing this experiment reached? Did any of these wonderful, beautiful animals get adopted?

As a quick summary, I went into the shelter with a list of yes/no questions provided by you, the community. By asking each animal the questions, I observed their reactions to determine their answers.

In addition, I had all the animals interact with three videogame controllers (Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3). Whichever controller they played with the most would decide who that animal thought would “win” the annual press conferences.

But, again, you can read the original article for a full breakdown of the entire, emotional experience, the detailed predictions that were made, and how everything worked.

This post is a just a roundup of the dramatic results.

Oh, and to make it official, we took a vote at Destructoid about which of the main three companies (Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony) “won” the press conferences. The majority voted for Nintendo, so that was used to help calculate these prediction results.

So, let’s get to it. How did these animals do? Did they make better predictions than the highly paid industry analysts?

Let’s go!

(Original prediction) manasteel88 asked: Will Kevin Butler be at the Sony press conference this year?
Baby said:
No.
Correct!

(Original prediction) SuperMonk4Ever asked: Will Star Wars: The Force Unleashed III be announced?
Baby said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) CorruptAI125 asked: Will there be a new Silent Hill: Downpour trailer with actual gameplay?
Baby said: No.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Wolfy-Boey asked: Will The Last Story finally get announced for U.S. and PAL territories?
Baby said: Yes!

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Nic128 asked: Will The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword be delayed and released on Nintendo’s next-generation console?
Baby said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Baby said: Nintendo!

Correct!

(Original prediction) Danzflor asked: Beyond Good & Evil 2?
Lady said: Yes.

Incorrect!

[Editor’s note: The game was brought up, but nothing official was shown.]

(Original prediction) ManWithNoName asked: Will there be a reveal of Persona 5?
Lady said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) SuperMonk4Ever asked: Will a new Prince of Persia be announced?
Lady said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Scissors asked: Will Valkyria Chronicles 3 be announced for North America?
Lady said: Yes.

Incorrect!


(Original prediction) CoruptAI125 asked: Will the NGP cost more than 400 dollars?
Lady says: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Lady said: Microsoft!
Incorrect!



(Original prediction) rexwolf2 asked: Will The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword meet its expected 2011 release date?
The Situation said: No.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) crackity jones asked: Will The Last Guardian release this year?
The Situation said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) SilverDragon1979 asked: Will Sony announce the PlayStation 4?
The Situation said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) SteezyXL asked: Will Mass Effect 3 win the Destructoid “Best of E3” award?
The Situation said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) that1dood asked: Will we see Final Fantasy VII HD announced?
The Situation said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
The Situation said: Nintendo!
Correct!

(Original prediction) Lenigod asked: Will we see L.A. Noire tech in the next Grand Theft Auto game?
Devon said: Yes.

Incorrect!
[Editor’s note: This could be true, but we didn’t find out during E3 specifically.]

(Original prediction) VGFreak1225 asked: Sly Cooper 4?
Devon said: Yes.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Morty asked: Will there be news about TimeSplitters 4?
Devon said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Hohojirozame asked: Will there be any new and exciting AR card "gaming" for the 3DS?
Devon said: Yes.

Correct!
[Editor’s note: Pokedex!]

(Original prediction) bbain asked: Will Fez be released for PSN?
Devon said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Devon said: Microsoft!
Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Ali D asked: Will there be a new game announcement from Rockstar?
Andre said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Knivy asked: Will Diablo III release this year?
Andre said: No!

Correct!

(Original prediction) jjjenigma asked: Will Double Fine's Sesame Street game make the Kinect a must-have peripheral?
Andre said: No.

Incorrect!

[Editor’s note: This question is very subjective, but after the amazing reception over Once Upon a Monster, I would say the answer to this question is “yes”.]

(Original prediction) LK4O4 asked: Will Prope announce a U.S. release for Rodea the Sky Soldier?
Andre said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) LazyEyelids asked: Will there be a new Onimusha?
Andre said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Andre said: Microsoft!
Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Time Glitch asked: Is the Halo remake real?
Peaches & Cream said: Yes.

Correct!

(Original prediction) CelicaCrazed asked: Will we finally get a new Jet Grind Radio?
Peaches & Cream said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Sir Legendhead asked: Will there ever be a true sequel to Hulk: Ultimate Destruction?
Peaches & Cream said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) ZombiePlatypus asked: Will we see anything from Doom 4?
Peaches & Cream said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Kylehyde asked: Will there be some more news about Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney?
Peaches & Cream said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Peaches & Cream said: Nintendo!
Correct!

(Original prediction) Projectexodus asked: Will we see the announcement of Grand Theft Auto V?
Patience said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) smurfee mcgee asked: Will Pikmin 3 be at E3?
Patience said: Yes.

Incorrect!

[Editor’s note: It was “confirmed” as a Wii U release, but no other information about the game was announced.]

(Original prediction) CoruptAI125 asked: Will we see Metal Gear Rising at Microsoft's press conference?
Patience said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Wolfy-Boey asked: Will Naughty Dog go back to the Jak and Daxter series?
Patience said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Lord Death of Murder Mountain asked: Will there be a Mirror's Edge 2?
Patience said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Patience said: Nintendo!
Correct!

(Original prediction) SuperMonk4Ever asked: Will the sequel to Darksiders be unveiled?
Beverly said: Yes.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Scissors asked: Will Double Fine talk about Psychonauts 2?
Beverly said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) rexwolf2 asked: Will Chad meet Miyamoto?
Beverly said: Yes.

Incorrect!

[Editor’s note: Dammit!]

(Original prediction) crackity jones asked: Will we get Metal Arms 2 due to Jim Sterling's recent article?
Beverly said: Yes.

Incorrect!


(Original prediction) SilverDragon1979 asked: Will a StarTropics sequel be announced for the 3DS?
Beverly said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Beverly said: Sony!
Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Blindfire asked: Will we see Torchlight 2?
Ryan said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Lenigod asked: Will we get any new information on StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm?
Ryan said: Yes.

Incorrect!

[Editor’s note: There was a trailer, but it was revealed before E3.]

(Original prediction) Hohojirozame asked: Will we be able to battle Pokemon using AR cards?
Ryan said: Yes.

Incorrect!

[Editor’s note: Not yet, at least.]

(Original prediction) Elsa asked: Will Sony announce cross-game voice chat?
Ryan said: No.

Correct!


(Original prediction) Handy asked: Will we get any info on El Shaddai?
Ryan said: Yes.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Ryan said: Microsoft!
Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Knivy asked: Will Sony switch to Steam as their online delivery system?
Babino said: NO.

Correct!

(Original prediction) that1dood asked: Will we get to see more of the gorgeous indie mech game Hawken?
Babino said: NO.

Correct!

(Original prediction) jjjenigma asked: Will we see some new 2D Castlevania games?
Babino said: YES.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) CelicaCrazed asked: Will we see Burnout: Crash City?
Babino said: YES.

Incorrect!


(Original prediction) Kylehyde asked: Will we see a 2D Metroid for the 3DS?
Babino said: YES.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Babino said: Sony!
Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Projectexodus asked: Will there be an announcement of a Metal Gear Solid HD collection?
“Dr. Yang” said: No.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) CoruptAI125 asked: Will there be a Final Fantasy XIII Versus gameplay trailer?
“Dr. Yang” said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) ChillyBilly asked: Will Project Cafe have cross-game chat similar to Xbox Live?
“Dr. Yang” said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) that1dood asked: Will Project Cafe be the first Nintendo console to break the $250 barrier at launch?
“Dr. Yang” said: Yes.

Incorrect!

[Editor’s note: This is most likely true, but there was no news at E3.]

(Original prediction) SuperMonk4Ever asked: Will the Simpsons arcade game be ported to PSN/Xbox Live Arcade?
“Dr. Yang” said: Yes!

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
"Dr. Yang" said: Nintendo!
Correct!

(Original prediction) Scissors asked: Will Retro Studios make the next Star Fox game?
Scarlett said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) that1dood asked: Will we see Half-Life 3?
Scarlett said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Kylehyde asked: Will a new Advance Wars be announced for the 3DS?
Scarlett said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Projectexodus asked: Will The Last Story get a western release date?
Scarlett said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) SuperMonk4Ever asked: Will we hear more about Alan Wake?
Scarlett said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Scarlett said: Microsoft!
Incorrect!

(Original prediction) SuperMonk4Ever asked: Will we see some more new characters for Mortal Kombat?
“Sabin” said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) bbain asked: Will Mother 3 ever be released in the U.S.?
“Sabin” said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Projectexodus asked: Will Nintendo show anything F-Zero-related for Project Cafe?
“Sabin” said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) ZombiePlatypus asked: Will Square-Enix announce a sequel to Super Mario RPG?
“Sabin” said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) crackity jones asked: Will PSN be up and running during E3?
“Sabin” said: No.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
"Sabin" said: Nintendo!
Correct!

(Original prediction) Wolfy-Boey asked: Dark Cloud 3?
Kate said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) ManWithNoName asked: Will Sony’s new handheld be officially named NGP?
Kate said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) garethxxgod asked: Will we get Star Wars: Battlefront III?
Kate said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) Scissors asked: Will they announce Klonoa 3DS?
Kate said: No.

Correct!

(Original prediction) VGFreak1225 asked: Will Microsoft announce the new Xbox?
Kate said: Yes.

Incorrect!

(Original prediction) Who will "win" the press conference?
Kate said: Nintendo!

Correct!

So, the animals of the Burbank Animal Shelter got 49% of the predictions right. Not amazing, but not too shabby either. I mean, they are ADORABLE ANIMALS after all, so getting approximately half of the predictions correct is pretty darn impressive, if you ask me.

As for each individual animal, here is a rank of the results from most correct to least correct:

Peaches & Cream – 83%
Kate – 66%
Patience – 66%
“Sabin” – 66%
The Situation – 66%
Devon – 50%
“Dr. Yang” – 50%
Ryan – 50%
Andre – 33%
Babino – 33%
Baby – 33%
Lady – 33%
Scarlett – 33%
Beverly – 17%

With a score of 83%, the dynamic duo of Peaches & Cream wins! Pretty good showing! Congratulations, you adorable pups, you.

But looking past all this harmless fun, let’s get to the most important thing. Did any of these animals get adopted since the article was posted?

Amazing news! Since posting the article, “Sabin”, Patience, The Situation, and Lady have been adopted. YAY! This news makes me feel so good. In the original article, I stated: “If even one of these fine, loving animals gets adopted because of this prediction post, I will be the happiest person on the planet.”

Well, I am now the happiest person on the planet.

And, even better, since the article, there have been numerous calls and visits to the shelter to check out the amazing animals. Which is incredible news. It is only a matter of time until all of these dogs and cats find wonderful homes.

And you can help make that happen! If you live in Southern California, give the Burbank Animal Shelter a call, check out their website, or, heck, drive down and pay the place a visit!

Any of these animals would make a wonderful addition to your family.

I may be taking one home myself soon ...

Thanks again to all the staff of the Burbank Animal Shelter for being absolutely welcoming and helpful through this entire process.

And, most importantly, thanks to the sweet animals. Not only for assisting with these E3 predictions, but for just being kind, gentle creatures, full of nothing but love.

Just being close to you changed my life.

I hope I can return the favor soon.






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