Zero Punctuation: E3 2014 - Deflate Your Hype Balloons

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E3 2014 - Deflate Your Hype Balloons

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews E3 2014.

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So....I'm unclear. Is Yahtzee excited for E3? When he dropped at the end, that was him passing out from joy, right?

(the actual sound effect killed me. Maybe because I didn't expect it)

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prettymuch what i expected from my angry austrailian games journalist

good vid

Zachary Amaranth:
So....I'm unclear. Is Yahtzee excited for E3? When he dropped at the end, that was him passing out from joy, right?

It's either that or he wishes to engage in carnal relations with the robot vacuum cleaner.

Speaking of, I have this FANTASTIC idea for a new IP...

Micah Weil:
It's either that or he wishes to engage in carnal relations with the robot vacuum cleaner.

I wonder if that interacts with his Nathan Drake fantasies.

Speaking of, I have this FANTASTIC idea for a new IP...

Rule 34: the game?

He was spot on about EA. I was expecting a wildstar review this week though.

Kinda odd to comment on how the other publishers tended towards CGI trailers when Nintendo had few if any of those with actual gameplay on constant display, but I suppose one has to do a bit more work to de-hype Nintendo this time around relative to the rest.

"De-hype is to the benefit of the consumer" has been his mantra WRT E3, after all.

Let's Drown Out is bursting into Zero Punctuation to such an extent that it can't breathe.

But for the most part I agree, and the hype for the new Zelda comes for it just existing rather than what it's about anyway.

The Xbox One controller will always be more comfortable and better looking than the 360 controller.

From what I saw of E3 I have two points of interest: Phantom dust and Bloodborne. Phantom dust because it's a (remake? Prequel?) of the original xbox game of the same name. And Phantom Dust was the best game on the Xbox. Do not try to argue that point, you are wrong.

And bloodborne is the new From game. So yeah.

Unfortunately this means I would have to get both a ps4 and a xbox one to play both games. Because fuck.

Excellent video this week, lots of parts had me smiling, especially "POUND POUND POUND" bit. lol

All consoles had interesting games but none really sold a console for me. I think E3 is more of a teaser show now, to wet your appetite until they release more info and gameplay later in the year. Was disappointed there was no Fallout 4. Although a lot of games seem to be on last gen as well so no real reason to buy a new console yet.

Come on Yahtzee, give Nintendo some credit - they finally came out with a new idea/IP instead of rehashing Mario all the time.

I mean really, what is E3 these days if not a giant three day long convention on why you should just buy a gaming PC and give up on the consoles all together?

Also can we can Splatoon something else? Like...Nintendo Splooge?
Just because it looks A. Awful, B. brimming with cream and C. covered in a sticky mess that makes me wonder how the designers got the green light.

Meh, a lot of these werent all that correct, I dont even like Battlefield Hardline (or 3, or 4) but white guys beating black guys? What!? Where did he picked up that?

At least he could have complained about EA simply showing devs all jolly while talking how "fullfilling" it is to work on whatever IP only showing about 5 seconds of a static enviorment for most games but no, I guess inexisting racism is a better joke.

Also the Fable joke didnt work since the bad guy doesnt have direct control over the enemies, only broad commands. The part where Microsoft only had old games as exclusives doesnt hold up that much either since there were plenty of new stuff there.

The Sony jokes could have been about the way they present stuff as exclusive while they arent (Grim Fandango being in PC too, GTA V and the online progression transfer, that shit is in all versions) or the "lets talk about POWERS for 20 minutes" but instead it was about how he doesnt like Uncharted or something.

Overall, this one felt very weak as usually the fun in this is to hear you rant about stuff while having some truth to it.

All this and no reiteration of "but it doesn't justify forcing us to buy a clunky new console with no backwards compatibility"? Well, at least there's mention of the possibility of Sunset Overdrive being a timed exclusive. That flattens the only reason why I'd get an XbOne.

I guess the "grandad" analogy of Nintendo is fitting enough. Sure, they "play the jazz or country music" of having enough innovation of their old franchises. They also have the "take on some funny thing they saw the kids outside play with" in the forms of Splatoon and Devil's Third. But they're still

and "randomly mentioning dancing with some broad back in the '50s" by showing Zelda 1 and Mario 1 gameplay.

See, this is why I love Yahtzee. When moviebob did his "E3 thing", it was this annoying nonsense crossover of nothing at all to say with "hey, did you know I have this youtube thing", and all it did was leave my palm in my face.

Yahtzee mumbles about how he doesn't even want to mumble about E3, but at least it's genuinely funny like any zero punctuation.

Don't mind me. I'm just going to sit here being smug about how all the games I actually am hyped for didn't get a single mention by Yahtzee. :P

While I'm certainly hyped for some games (Splatoon and Sunset Overdrive stand out for me), I see where he's coming from here... E3 just doesn't feel hype anymore. The hypest thing that happened was the big Nintendo Smash Bros tournament, but that had nothing to do with new games.

It really feels like PAX is becoming the best gaming convention in the country... there's gameplay everywhere.

Yeesh, he sounded like he was getting pretty genuinely pissed off when it came to the EA segment. Yeah, I'm gonna have to say that apart from Rainbow Six the Siege and the new From Software game, I didn't see anything at this E3 that I wanted that hadn't already been announced. Maybe that would've been changed if I had actually watched it, but frankly, I couldn't be bothered.

Micah Weil:
Speaking of, I have this FANTASTIC idea for a new IP...

Daresay someone has already done that somewhere...

...

Ok, totally not more interesting in that smug, teasing cat.

I can usually tank/tolerate Yahtzee's Nintendo-hate, but can't Yahtzee give Nintendo a FEW points at least for how humorous their E3 Direct/Presentation was?

And for the record, I don't think Splatoon would be in Smash Bros at all.

Nintendo stuff aside, I don't really get hyped for E3 stuff. When it comes to games announced at E3, I usually think something along the lines of "Seems interesting, but I'll wait until it's actually out".

Zachary Amaranth:
Rule 34: the game?

I was thinking more along the lines of playing a Roomba that goes Skynet. Don't think we need another Rapelay...

Carbo:
Come on Yahtzee, give Nintendo some credit - they finally came out with a new idea/IP instead of rehashing Mario all the time.

Actually they gave that to the new playerbase and the underground ROM hackers worldwide.

Carbo:
Come on Yahtzee, give Nintendo some credit - they finally came out with a new idea/IP instead of rehashing Mario all the time.

Actually TWO new IPs. Codename S.T.E.A.M. had an entire 90 minute roundtable dedicated to it. Really Yahtzee? You wonder why Nintendo doesn't make new IPs when that's how you and pretty much every schmeg w/ the gall to call themselves a gamer acts when they actually DO make new IPs?

Micah Weil:
I was thinking more along the lines of playing a Roomba that goes Skynet. Don't think we need another Rapelay...

Do they send Roombas back in time to clean up history's greatest messes?

<.<

Sorry, this sounds more interesting than E3.

Looks like it's confirmed! Yatzee is officially a member of the "elite PC master race". XD

Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. But considering his massive disdain for this new console generation, I think he's officially stopped giving even the slightest HOPE of a shit about it.

....I'm still hyped for Nintendo's stuff, though. They did have a lot of good stuff in my opinion.

Jman1236:
He was spot on about EA. I was expecting a wildstar review this week though.

reviewing a multiplayer focussed game that is also an mmo?
i don't give it much chance to be honest

The best Zed-Pee for some time; genuine high-quality vitriol. Now all that remains is to sit back & watch the console apologists' foaming rants.

aegix drakan:
Looks like it's confirmed! Yatzee is officially a member of the "elite PC master race". XD

Which is fitting since he is the one who coined that phrase in the first place

Oh come on yahtzee, you gotta admit that No Man's Sky was at least a little bit exciting. I mean, space combat and procedurally generated planets? That's gotta be something, right?

LordTerminal:

Carbo:
Come on Yahtzee, give Nintendo some credit - they finally came out with a new idea/IP instead of rehashing Mario all the time.

Actually TWO new IPs. Codename S.T.E.A.M. had an entire 90 minute roundtable dedicated to it. Really Yahtzee? You wonder why Nintendo doesn't make new IPs when that's how you and pretty much every schmeg w/ the gall to call themselves a gamer acts when they actually DO make new IPs?

Exactly. And I also feel like this is Yahtzee's biggest fucking problem nowadays; He's got too much god damn wax in his ears that he can't read anything farther than Mario, Zelda or any of Nintendo's other IP's. He was really fucking late for the whole "Hyrule Warriors (name not final)" joke, plus there was also shit I expected him to bash on, A.K.A. the whole Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker fiasco, amiibo stuff and hell, even Miyamoto's new games, Yarn Yoshi and Xenoblade Chronicles. There was a ton of stuff from Nintendo that he missed. And i'm sorry if I still sound like Nintendo Fanboy #18422, but i've said my point before, and i'll say it again: Yahtzee HAS NO REASON to avoid Nintendo and their new things. He needs to get the gunk out of his ears and eyes and actually LOOK at the new things Nintendo's doing, instead of just saying "Oh there's Mario and Zelda and that's about it". And really, the more he's doing this the more it's not doing him justice.

Zachary Amaranth:
(the actual sound effect killed me. Maybe because I didn't expect it)

Me too. The "slide to the floor and get smothered to death by the Roomba" line amused me. Hearing the actual thud cracked me up.

Yahtzee, if you come across another dry-spell in game releases, could you review Star Wars: Battlefront II? I genuinely think it was and still is one of the best military-based shooters out there and there's a sequel/reboot being made by DICE that is set to come out in 2015. So basically we just want you on our side when they screw it up.

03.04 well yeah I do hang out with different human beings, and just because the people you hang around with are apparently assholes who don't understand the concept of stealth, doesn't mean that everybody does.

I liked this video but I do feel like he was grasping at straws for his anti hype arguments.

There wasn't a 10-second post-credit clip of Yahtzee's head getting bonked by the Roomba? I'm disappointed.

E3 press conferences in a nutshell: cg trailer cg trailer scripted demo scripted demo cg trailer scripted demo cg trailer.

What a waste of time and money.

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