What made E3 2008 one of the worst in the show's history?
2. Nintendo's lack of core gamer titles
While sat in the audience for Nintendo's E3 conference we could feel the anticipation. For whatever reason everyone believed Nintendo was going to show that it hadn't completely forgotten about core gamers. We sat through the painful Shaun White Snowboarding demo and the less than spectacular Animal Crossing: City Folk reveal, always believing that the big news was still to come. It wasn't. When legendary video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto took to the stage playing a saxophone using a Wii Remote in order to demonstrate Wii Music, with Robbie Drums (apparently that's his real name) appearing to be mimicking Animal, the drummer from the Muppets, our Nintendo E3 dream was over.
1. Bungie and Microsoft's countdown conundrum
Have you ever seen more hype over a non-event? Rumours over Bungie's next project and when it would be revealed had dominated message boards for months prior to E3, so when Bungie.net turned into a countdown pointing towards a big reveal during E3 the internet exploded with excitement. Who could have predicted the PR nightmare that was about to unfold? With 12 hours left on the countdown it stopped and a message appeared explaining that the announcement had been cancelled. It also pointed towards Microsoft as the reason for the cancellation. For many Bungie's big announcement was seen as a potential saviour of a very poor E3, and it was snatched away at nearly the last moment. We're not sure countdowns will ever be the same again.
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