Every year, E3 brings gamers around the world breathtaking presentations, new stories, and innovations that we can't wait to get our hands on, and meme-worthy moments that don't happen anywhere else. ("My body is ready" will live on the Internet forever.) The incredible amount of streamed coverage, paired with real-time reactions on Twitter, make us all feel like we're sitting in the front row of each presentation together... and we have opinions.
Here are just some of the funniest, smartest, and most intriguing reactions on Twitter from this year's E3. Give these folks a follow if you're a fan of live-tweeting and gamer gut reactions.
Bethesda's Todd Howard was a rock star at the company's presentation, which wasn't afraid to make fun of itself. With meme-worthy videos, a peek at Fallout 76, and a new Elder Scrolls game announcement, Twitter lit up the night of Bethesda's presentation.
— Anthony (@SilverAtrain) June 11, 2018
I sneezed right as Todd said “a blessing” and I thought he said “bless you” and my blood turned to ice
— Sam King (@SamanthaCKing) June 11, 2018
Assassins Creed Odyssey, which offers a choice of Spartan protagonists, might be the game that stole the show this year. Kassandra and her possible romance options caught the eye of more than one live-tweeter.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 11, 2018
Sony's presentation got a lot of attention this week, thanks to a look at Kingdom Hearts III, the frenetic energy of Spider-Man, the gorgeous graphics of Ghost of Tsushima, the jaw-dropping gameplay of The Last of Us Part II, and... whatever it is Death Stranding is. No one's quite sure still.
— Gib of war the 95th (@Gib_reel) June 12, 2018
— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) June 12, 2018
Me for the past two years:
"Okay, I don't understand what's happening in #DEATHSTRANDING but I'm sure as soon as I finally see gameplay I'll understand"
Me after seeing gameplay: pic.twitter.com/xvAckokzYg
— Professor Thorgi (@ProfessorThorgi) June 12, 2018
— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) June 7, 2018
— Venom @ AX soon (@VenomDeathNinja) June 11, 2018
WHERE IS THE LAMB SAUCE, SORA!? pic.twitter.com/qAqMFFQ286
— Rainn (@ExoRainn) June 11, 2018
Nintendo's presentation was just on video rather than a glittering stage this year, but that didn't make their announcements any less exciting for JRPG and Super Smash Bros. fans. Animal Crossing fans, however, had their hopes smashed for seeing their favorite villagers on the Nintendo Switch any time soon. (Although many tried to cast a spell to make it happen.)
There's also some understandable concern for Mega Man and Mario after Metroid's Ridley got his claws on them...
— Reb (@serinide) June 12, 2018
When it hasn't even been 5 seconds since you got back in Smash and Kirby already ate your brother pic.twitter.com/gW71n7nsYM
— Tylor (@theSirToasty) June 12, 2018
New #SmashBros now has Daisy... and Ridley...
Daisy and Ridley...
— Andre ▶️ #Vidcon (@BlackNerd) June 12, 2018
— XITO (@XITOXITOXITO) June 12, 2018
Overall, this year's E3 has had positive reactions, especially to the number of women featured as protagonists in the most anticipated games coming in 2018 and beyond.
— kae (@idkmybffkae) June 12, 2018
this has been like every e3 game shown so far pic.twitter.com/cTVRYtTeQJ
— sploggles 🎣🍃 (@sploggles) June 11, 2018
What are some of your gut reactions from the show? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured Image: Nintendo (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
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