[Originally published on Nintendojo on June 13th 2012]
Ah, Nintendo, how you toy with our excitable E3 hearts! You tease us with amazing Wii U games and then you show us reel upon reel of game footage that many of us have already played. It may not have been everyone’s favourite show this year (that’s for sure), but don’t despair, dear readers, because it’s not all doom and gloom out there. In fact, hidden away amongst all those pre-announced games and trailers lay a veritable treasure trove of top quality moments that will surely go down in the E3 history books.
We’re talking the introduction of Non-Specific Action Figure, countless Reggie antics, and of course, one of the best entrances from Nintendo’s top man in years. But while we’d love to focus on all the best bits of Nintendo’s press conference this year, we do feel rather compelled to talk about the bad bits too, just for the sake of fairness.
So join us as we count down Nintendo’s best and worst moments from this year’s E3. It may not be remembered for its games, but by the power of Mario’s moustache, it sure will be remembered for its comedy gold.