E3 2014: 17 Things We'd All Love To See Happen

Dare to dream... And then probably be disappointed.

You ready? E3 2014 is coming (it's all kicking off on June 10th and lasts until the 12th) and this years' event - always hotly anticipated amongst the gaming community - is shaping up to be a good'un. After the past couple of years saw Nintendo release the Wii U, Sony release the PS4 and Microsoft unleash the Xbox One, there's never been a more hotly anticipated E3 than this year's event. There's so much riding on this one; both Microsoft and Sony are keen to show how they're better than the other, while Nintendo is hoping to recapture the magic of the Wii and will - hopefully - have a stellar presentation that revitalises interest in the flagging Wii U. Rumours are already starting to fly about what we'll see at the event from each of the big three but - as usual - take these with a pinch of salt until the actual event comes around. Instead, lets all speculate on what we'd actually like to see happen at E3 2014!

17. Traditional Monumental Cockups/Embarrassments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecffZBdhAUU Let's call it what it is; E3 is a complete nerdfest. It's full of the gaming press, watched by millions of gamers around the globe and is packed full of everything you could possibly want about games. Unfortunately, this also means that there will be disastrous attempts (as per usual) at being all cool and getting down with the gamers. Let us not forget such examples as Ubisoft's Mr Caffeine (a bounding lunatic who simulated time travel and screamed 'Doodly Doodly Doop' at unsuspecting attendees), Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo announcing his body is ready (and spawning forth a long-lasting internet meme) or that time they actually brought Usher out and expected us to care. As cringey as they are, these moments make E3. It's great fun to see the cockups, embarrassing moments and downright insanity play out before your very eyes. This year, expect more of the same as nervous individuals who've never been before an audience try to sell us their new games whilst the system inevitably gets taken over by gremlins and draws to a shuddering halt. It's unknown (of course) at this point how this year's daft moments will go down, but you can take that bet straight to the bank that they'll be there. Tis traditional, after all.


Dan Curtis is approximately one-half videogame knowledge, and the other half inexplicable Geordie accent. He's also one quarter of the Factory Sealed Retro Gaming podcast.