Posted on July 16, 2008,

E3 2008: Penny Arcade's Summary of the Three Press Briefings

If you’ve been holding out on watching the Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony press briefings from earlier this week, Penny Arcade has cooked up a comic strip today that summarizes them up very nicely.

As for the backstory, check out Tycho’s blog post for today. The gist for Sony’s panel goes like this:

There is nothing I hate more than a foregone conclusion. Beneath every vicious (that is to say, factual) statement I have ever made regarding the company, there has existed the indubitable truth of their ultimate victory. This certainty extends, yea, even unto the company itself, which is why they have done so little to earn your love. The rumble-free controller with built-in batteries, the one that turns off while you’re updating your console every other week, that one that inexplicably loses signal from time to time but everyone is too chivalrous to discuss it, the one that is now obsolete because two years ago they tried to save money on something they knew they would have to pay anyway – this “six axis” is the icon of a system coasting on global brand inertia. Announcing features that your competitors have had for coming up on two years does not a riveting presentation make. Exclusive PSN content (like a movie length Ratchet and Clank game, or thatgamecompany’s Flower) are still the company’s most compelling asset.

Hilarious and bound to piss off fanboys. Gotta love something that has those two traits.

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7 Comments on E3 2008: Penny Arcade's Summary of the Three Press Briefings

MrMister

On July 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Best comic strip I’ve seen all year. :lol:

Gauldar

On July 16, 2008 at 2:25 pm

“Hilarious and bound to piss off fanboys. Gotta love something that has those two traits.”

Yeah, that’s probably why I like Penny-Arcade and Zero Punctuation the most.

ManOfTeal

On July 16, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Oh boy who wants to bet that Norbit shows his ass on this one? :lol:

Go Marlins!!!!

CSGRR

On July 16, 2008 at 2:47 pm

I don’t get it. Who’s supposed to be who and why?

Stephany

On July 16, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Microsoft… Nintendo… then Sony

Davn Kincade

On July 16, 2008 at 3:16 pm

That…is…brilliant! :smile:

Penny Arcade is always good for a chuckle.

Steve

On July 16, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Fanboys exist to amuse the (relatively) silent masses.

Self-ridiculing autonomy.