I was amazed at how common the Dorito Pope thing is,
Its what everyone was calling him in regular discussions before the show started and then like 90% of the audience shouted it during the after show.
LBP3 reveal was the most fun reaction in Minneapolis, followed by the white PS4 and probably Batman I'd say. There was a ~10 minute period where the stream was constantly fucking up with the entire screen scrambling and cutting to black with audio breaks so people were kinda upset about that. It happened during the end of Farcry 4 and the part where they were reading "letters" about indies or whatever.
It went. I had fun, but I didn't meet anybody from GAF, unfortunately. Guess everybody was too scared to yell out "GAF?" to people in the line. But yeah, this was a great idea, and I hope it didn't cost Sony much to not do it again next year.
The show had its highs and lows throughout the night. Here are just a few of mine:
Collective groans during the Kingdom Heats Remix trollveal
More Collective groans when the triangle icon appeared on Galahad during the 1886 gameplay footage
The surprise cheers from the crowd when LBP3 showed up
The groans from the crowd when the lady on the LBP3 demo was TOO FUCKING LOUD
INDIES! (I actually want a Brobocop game now)
Pop for Bloodborne reveal
The whole attack sequence in FC4
The previously spoiled No Man' Sky and MGSV trailers
Getting the weirdest boner from female Waspinator in MKX
Sub Zero's icicle prison shank grab animation
Theater's laugh at TLOU's spoiler warning
Theater's gasp at the first spoiler arguably being the biggest in the game
Theater's slow realization that they were watching the GTAV PS4 edition trailer
The pop when Trevor shows up on screen
Iron Batman suiting up and being shit hot awesome
The theater losing its shit thinking the glitches and hiccups they've been experiencing all night on the stream had somehow managed to fuck up the entire stage during the Batman trailer
Screams when the Naughty Dog logo showed
No Jack Tretton
Jack Tretton's replacement going STATSTATSSTATSSTATSSTATSSTATS
No TLG (TGS, I guess?)
This dude that I ended up sitting next to snarkily critiqued everything the entire night. It also didn't help that his breath was so fucking terrible that it literally permeated my clothes. I smelled his mouth fungus all the way home. Took my shit off before I even got near my wife, then febreezed it before I threw it in the hamper.
It was weird, though. I enjoyed seeing the games, but I thought the overall show was pretty weak. I still want Sony to do another one next year. ATL GAF'll just have to have a set meeting time or something.
[*]This dude that I ended up sitting next to snarkily critiqued everything the entire night. It also didn't help that his breath was so fucking terrible that it literally permeated my clothes. I smelled his mouth fungus all the way home. Took my shit off before I even got near my wife, then febreezed it before I threw it in the hamper.
Ohhh I thought that time seemed too soon. Can someone help me then? I feel really dumb, but every time I go to the url it just pops up blank. Like it's the sony site but there is no place to put in a code...
The best part of the Toronto showing for me was the No Man's Sky. It started silent when they showed the initial footage but when it was explained that everyone starts on a different planet and no two planet is alike there were audible gasps.
Meh. I was at that one as well, it was nice to hear the positive feedback when the Naughty Dog logo showed up at the end for Uncharted 4. I just couldn't get as hype because I was sure it was going to be there.
I was shocked at the responses in our theater. Like it seemed the audience was dead during Destiny, GTAV, Far Cry. Just mild applause(hell I dont even remember any for GTAV) but people erupted during Mortal Kombat? It was kind of weird. Didn't help that I had some wise guy behind me cracking lame ass jokes the entire time.
A very well produced conference, with some annoying anti-Xbox people behind me. Came off as a bit juvenile, but hey, they probably were. I like to think that anyone over 17 doesn't actually "hate xbox". That's dumb.
I'm glad our theater was pretty responsive the whole way through. The only time it dulled down was the obvious TV section, but everything else was met with screams, laughs, groans, etc. The KH 2.5 troll trailer had the entire theater booing lol.
I went to the St. Louis one. I didn't notice a reaction from the audience when GAF was mentioned, so I don't know how many gaffers were there. The video was mostly great, but there was some hiccups. Luckily, the hiccups weren't during important gameplay videos.
I'm slightly disappointed in the gifts only because I don't have a PS4. I think a T-shirt or something would appeal to a lot more people, but maybe that's just me.
Was in Omaha, and had the same thing occur. Though I will say the groans turned into definite excitement by the end of the trailer.
Also, and I could be mistaken, but I think Mortal Kombat gameplay footage got the loudest clap. Bloodborne was great, but leaked, and it showed.
Ya that one guy screamimg came off as very childish. The crowd in general felt super young. But it seemed like people were having a good time.
Hey man, its all good! I had brought a friend with me so I wasnt forever alone or anything haha. When are you guys seeing GotG? Im glad you all had fun.
Outside of online forums (not including MK centric ones), Mortal Kombat is quite big and lets not forget the movies (and the soundtrack) were a huge success that seems even parents taught their children as I've seen many kids screaming "Mortaaal Kombaaat".
Is part of the reason Sony has a good relationship with the MK team and even published MKII on PS3 (among other things): it has been an established multi-million seller which they recognized...and the latest one ended been the highest selling entry in the franchise so things has been going up.
No deadline mention from what I remember, E3 isn't even over and only up for a day to redeem it. Pretty disappointed because I'm not even interested in the $5 since I just really wanted to try out Destiny.
Maybe I'll have better luck with the Alpha sign up page.
I did the same thing and signed up for the alpha. I think this was Sony's way to recoup some of those millions they were giving out in vouchers...but really it feels underhanded. I like Sony quite a bit and it makes sense for a company to do this, but it burrrrns nonetheless.
Oh well, Beta is next month so it's not so bad....I guess ._.
So after decompressing a bit, what'd you guys think of the movie theater concept?
It was a bit of a bummer that the stream had some issues, since that stuff -terrifies- me (I have some small experience in that sort of thing), but it seemed to have worked alright for the important stuff.
I liked that the stuff we got was related to the conference itself, as well as some small goodies like the PSN money and Music Unlimited trial. I know people were expecting more, but that just felt like a pipedream.
I loved that, in Philly, they put us in the RPX screening, which was the biggest one Regal has, and also the one with the really nice recliners and such. Was a great experience there. People getting hype for surprise announcements was a pretty fun deal and made it seem like a bigger thing to me too.
I'd definitely do it again if I had the chance. I just hope that next year I can swing actually going!