Devolver's "Press Conference"
Sazime last edited by
@Inustar I can totally understand people hating it, but I loved it because it defied everything about the show.
Then again, it's not late where I am, I didn't have to stay up beyond my regular bedtime to watch it, etc. That couldn't have felt great to some folks, I'm sure.
Bosman is living proof that you can make fun of press conferences and be funny. This was the antithesis of that.
Guest last edited by
It was in poor taste, I get it but it was still in poor taste.
They probably figured anyone tuning in would've been coming in after bethesda's show so no harm no foul, I wasn't here for it (Picked up a pizza after Bethesda finished) and it was over before I came home, but I saw everyone's reactions when I returned lol.
But yeah, this wasn't the best idea to do at E3, especially when they really DO have games to show.
naltmank last edited by
I chuckled a few times...
bard91 last edited by
I didn't stay up to see it, now I'm interested in seeing what the hell it was.
notjack last edited by notjack
I agree with the assessment that a lot of the jokes went on too long, but I appreciate the idea for its novelty. More importantly, some of my favorite EZA crew members took it a little too seriously. A few members just started to ignore it which wasn't the best reaction; you're allowed to be excited over video game conferences while realizing it's a funny idea at the same time.
Mbun last edited by
See people trying to find meta, political meaning in this conference or applaud Devolver for "trolling" everyone, but that's giving Devolver way too much credit for their forced comedy, poking fun at E3 quirks that are barely relevant today versus newer ones. Most of it was nonsense for the sake of nonsense wasting everyone who tuned in to see their games' time, but they did pretty much announce ahead of time that this is exactly what this conference would be so fair enough Devolver. In my opinion they failed in two main ways. They should have actually shown off their games more significantly between bits to dangle a carrot to get people uncomfortable with the skits to continue to watch their nonsense, and they should've gone much longer with more skits and games. As it is now, this came off as a dumb publicity stunt that most people hated, and the only people who liked it only like it cause others hate it which says something about those people in itself.
Then there's the people who are straight up angry right now about this "press conference", which is silly considering as I mentioned above Devolver pretty much gave away they were going to do something like this before it started even. Even if they were oblivious and unaware, they could've simply turned it off the moment it showed to be nonsense, instead of watching the entire trainwreck, and then searched later for any gameplay videos they might have shown off during it. Frankly, these are people who get offended at the slightest thing not to their liking, and we all know these people tend to pretty much completely forget about whatever they're mobbing against after like a week.
Earlier yesterday in the EZA Discord someone was saying it's a shame Geoff Keighley's E3 show is sponsored by Tostino's® Pizza Rolls, because "Still a very funny way to undercut your plea for games to be taken seriously, by tying it to the classic man-child-in-basement snack", which I disagree with but also now find anecdotally hilarious now considering the show Devolver put on. One would do much more to hurt the image of gaming than the other, if gaming wasn't already pretty much past that point of needing to be taken seriously to break into mainstream culture. The only image hurt by this show was Devolver's own brand, if even that, because again this was so lackluster people are seriously going to forget about this in a week. This is no Konami 2010 Press Conference, no matter how much people want to treat it like the same thing.
Faaip last edited by
Wow I'm glad I didn't stay up for that.. I thought the days of serious E3 disasters were over haha
Honestly I thought it was funny for a little while, but it was really just a waste of time
FallenBlade last edited by
Huber seemed really offended by it, and just wanted to talk over it or shut it off, and I'm not sure why. Yes it was weird, strange and a lot of people don't like it. But I just don't understand why he was so uncomfortable. Ian and Kyle seemed to react better. Discuss it, discuss why it's bad.
LinkJr last edited by
It is basically what I expected from Devolver, but there is really a certain point when the joke goes from "yeah, that's funny" to "yeah, I get it, please move on". But Huber did seem to overreact to it, there are still people watching it with you on twitch, you don't just shut it down even if it is not good.
tyler travis last edited by
I loved it! Sure, some of the bits outstayed their welcome, but the satire was on point.
@Mbun You can't take down Konami, haha. The funniest part about 2010 was that all of the funniest moments were completely unintentional.
tyler travis last edited by
@FallenBlade This is exactly the way I felt. I love the hell out of Huber, but bow out if you hate it so much.
@tyler-travis None of them were enjoying it at that point. Should they all have bowed out and just left an empty desk? lol
It's like previous years where they've gone for bathroom breaks during sports stuff that overstays it's welcome, or that first PC show that was making everyone super sleepy.
Hanabi last edited by
I had to bow out before it started because I was already staying up way too late for the day I had tomorrow (well, today) to catch Bethesda's press conference but after catching it on youtube just now I gotta say it wasn't very good. Not in a "this is insulting and I'm offended" way but in a "these jokes either didn't land or went on too long and ruined themselves" way. Except for the bit about early access I was rolling on the floor from it.
I appreciate the effort at least. It's not really that far from what I expected outta Devolver when I heard they were doing something for E3.
Axel last edited by
@Mbun You've summed it up perfectly.
jipostus last edited by
This was fun for a while, but it wasn't neccesary at all. Hopefully this won't happen again, because it will only get worse.
Greymarch last edited by
The part I enjoyed the most was that all Devolver said afterwards was a winky face on their Twitter lol