Electronic Gaming Expo sadly announced that they will be canceling the 2022 event, leaving us only with our memories. However, E3 has given us plenty of memorable moments and memes from its two decades of history, so today we’re going to feature some of our favorites, from the breathtaking Keanu Reeves to the most memorable moments on PlayStation.
The Playstation 2 not only toppled the king of the Nintendo gaming world, but also beat out Microsoft’s upstart Xbox to become the best-selling console of all time to date. However, this dominance has perhaps led to over-trust in Sony, as by the time the console’s successor was announced, Sony president Kaz Hirai had taken to the stage to announce that the PS3 would be coming. priced at a staggering 599 USD, immediately silenced the audience
It was one of the most shocking moments in E3 history, made even worse by the fact that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 retailed at $399 at its most expensive, which in part led to the 360 dominated in the early stages of that generation’s sales, the Playstation 3 lead would take years to finally overtake.
However, it is not only Sony that has fallen victim to overconfidence because in 2013 Sony took revenge on Microsoft. Earlier that year, Microsoft unveiled its newest console, the Xbox One, and its reveal left gamers in awe. Not only does the company appear to be ignoring its core audience of gamers by focusing almost entirely on the console’s more multimedia capabilities, but the worst offense for many is A positive DRM policy will not only require the system to be always online for people to play games, but will also allow publishers to completely eliminate sharing and purchasing used games. As a result, Microsoft arrived at E3 with little public goodwill behind them, which Sony took advantage of. During their press conference, Sony released a hilarious video tutorial starring executives Adam Boyes and Shuhei Yoshida on how to share the game on their new PS4.