More Reviews
REVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Review
Obsidian Entertainment creates a retro Infinity Engine RPG funded by Kickstarter. Is it as good as previous Infinity Engine games, or does the novelty quickly wear off?

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - "Th Review
Either you win or you die... or you just stay the same.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Final Fantasy: Record Keeper Preview
The official Final Fantasy 2D sprite-based demake I never knew I wanted.

LATEST FEATURES 9 of the Best Indies at PAX East 2015
Indie gallery alert! We're featuring the likes of Titan Souls, Pollen, NOCT, and We Happy Few.

Evolve's New Behemoth Is Terrifying
Behemoth is bigger than your average Evolve monster, but he sure knows how to roll quickly.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
The perils of the Hype Train…
By shandog137
Posted on 03/09/15
The recent release of Evolve and The Order 1886 really got me to thinking about the disparity between the perspective of sales-driven publishers and the quality-driven purchases of consumers. The “Hype Train” is nothing new, but the way it is utilized has been creating far more...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Press Start To Play

Posted on Wednesday, May 10 @ 00:47:31 Eastern by Ben_Silverman
What do you get when you cross four press briefings with three hours of sleep? The beginning of the end, or rather, the beginning of E3 2006.

While the GR monkeys went about uploading obscene numbers of screenshots, cranking out summaries and getting an awesome night's rest in their cozy if somewhat unwashed gamer beds, I've been roaming about the wasteland of smog, tits and sunglasses called L.A. attending pre-show briefings. Shuttle buses are my horses, taxi-cabs my steeds. They call me the lucky one.

Since you've likely scoured the Internet for every juicy morsel regarding Sony's wacky new controller, Nintendo's impressive Wii lineup and Microsoft's terrifying plan to obliterate your social life, I'll dispense with the expert analysis.

Instead, here's E3 Bingo.

Contrary to the fanboy slant, you sit through a lot of boring stuff during these exciting press briefings. Executives and developers yammer on about how their company rules and why their company rules, followed by an assortment of fascinating details that better illustrate their hows and whys.

Except, they all use the same words. Buzz buzz buzz.

So a few years ago, I was hipped to E3 Bingo by a fellow journalist. It's easy - you just write down a bunch of fancy gaming buzzwords, then mark 'em off during the press briefings. The tricky part is not standing up and screaming out BINGO! in the middle of a Mario trailer.

Check here for the before and after of E3 Bingo - 2006. We nailed the bingo about three minutes into the Microsoft briefing, a good hour and a half before the deadline. No applause necessary, we did plenty ourselves.

And we'll do plenty more over the next few days as we dive into the E3 expo itself. Expect a steady stream of blog posts from the show floor, complete with absurd thoughts and embarrassing photos. And maybe another Bingo.



comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution