- 17 Jul 08, 17:25 GMT
E3 always provides its fair share of magic and stand-out moments - and it's not always just the games themselves.
So here are mine from 2008 that will remain with me for some time:
Todd Howard's moment of horror
It's one of the most public ways for technology to go wrong. Standing in front of the world's gaming press to demo Fallout 3, and just as you begin to play up pops "Please reconnect your controller."
As Todd Howard later told me: "I thought I was going to die on stage." Luckily for him, it was a momentary glitch and the game was soon up and running.
Eurogamer's Ellie Gibson loving Wii Music a little too much
We asked games journalist Ellie Gibson to give her selection of the best of E3. And she picked out Wii Music from Nintendo. And as you can see in the video, she really digged those drums.
Cliffy B playing You're in the movies
In a lighter moment, it was nice to see Epic developer Cliffy B, master of the chainsaw, messing about and playing the Xbox title You're In The Movies. Even Cliffy B likes some downtime from all that gore.
Seeing Phil Harrison at the Xbox event
The former PlayStation executive is one of gaming's most towering icons, in part because he is so tall. Now at Atari, he was among the crowd at the Xbox press conference and looking very relaxed with his new role. He even apologised to me for not contacting me as I'd asked him to on this blog after his surprise exit from Sony.
Duffy being asked about digital distribution plans for Lips
All companies use celebrity endorsements for their products. But it's asking a bit much of your hired talent when you expect them to answer marketing and strategy questions.
Poor Duffy was left on the spot when the developer of Xbox's shameless Singstar-clone Lips rushed off stage following a demo and a European journalist asked her about what kind of downloadable tracks the game would offer.
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