Almost more fun than E3 itself is the spin that people take on the events afterward. I'm sure I don't have to remind anyone of the famous "Never" bit from Giant Bomb from years back, and there are innumerable other examples I could throw down right here. That's not the point. Or...it's mostly not the point. The point is that I'm trying to lead-in to talking about the E3 recaps from VideoGamerTV, one of those Youtube groups that has all sorts of folks uploading to the same channel, I believe. Probably. Gonna be honest, I didn't look into them at -all- aside from collecting the recap videos because I'm at a surplus for Youtube channels I watch yet my time is heavily, heavily budgeted already, so I don't need or want more. The recaps are hilarious, thus I'm going to talk about the recaps.
The Playstation one above was the first one of the three I saw and was quite fantastic the first time I went through it. Of the three, it's probably the least out-and-out funny, but that's more than likely because it doesn't -need- to be funny. One of the things it plays up pretty heavily is, of course, Sony's triumph at E3 and it does so in a way that, while humorous, really sort of captures the mood or the thinking of the majority of us that was likely going on while it was happening live. So I didn't have to stop the video and belt out a peal of laughter at any point, but it -was- still entertaining the whole way through. Definitely worth a watch, if just for the Indie section alone.
"Do you guys like Indie Games? Because we've got all of them. Fuckin' all of them. Count it: all of them."
If there can be anything said about the Microsoft video, it's that it 99% -only- covers the actual E3 presser, which is pretty much a good thing overall, I should say. No sense bringing that negativity into it, though there are just a couple bits where a little snark is thrown that way if you're thinking along those lines. It is a shame that the video was taken from a laggy livestream, thus making the video choppy as hell, but, well, that was likely the E3 experience most people got anyway, so, true to form again. If I had to pick a favorite part of that video, it'd definitely be the bit where they tried to make sense of the "Driveatar" because.....yeah.
Good luck with that.
I've gotta be honest. My whole reason for doing this post was just so I could post the Nintendo abridged one. It is by far the best of the three and it is -still- funny even though I've watched it half a dozen times. It's just stellar and really kind of captures the feeling that it might not exactly be all the games we -wanted-, but they're games we'll play and enjoy all the same. Really, the whole thing, aside from the Wind Waker bit which I just didn't understand, is all fantastic. It just didn't feel right -only- posting this one even though it's the one I enjoyed the most. So really, if you haven't watched the other two, at least watch this one.