In today’s episode of Pregame Discharge, Pokemon Sleep is a real thing and not a fever dream you’re currently having!

Will it save you from the sleep paralysis monster? Probably not!

While Lyle continues to expose what every barber does after their done cutting hair to the world, here’s what’s been happening in video games this past week:

  • The Sonic movie was delayed until Valentine’s Day!
  • The Pokémon Company press conference was an odd one!
  • Dauntless is out now and we’re in it and more!

Last night’s Pokémon Company press conference was simply bizarre and I’m not even referring to the fact they’re releasing a game called Pokémon Sleep. As someone who’s been following games journalism for over a decade now, I’ve been watching E3 every year since the early 2000s, and I’ve noticed over the years how press conferences have shifted in terms of presentation.

I don’t think The Pokémon Company got that memo. This press conference had numbers, graphs, a new board member, and the most monotone translator imaginable having to explain the concept of Pokémon Sleep to people. I found it oddly incredible and nostalgic. Also, that weird jingle that played anytime someone came out from behind a Poké Ball needs to be a ring tone, seriously. It was so good!

Discharged question of the week: What was your favorite press conference? I’m a big fan of Konami’s E3 2010 press conference.

Dan Roemer
Local video person. I've been enjoying and dabbling in Destructoid since 2014, became staff in 2017, co-hosted Podtoid, and my spirit animal is that of wild garbage. Disclosure: I backed Shenmue 3 on Kickstarter and I'm a current Patreon supporter of Nextlander, NoClip, and Mega64.