E3 09: One-shots

At E3 this year, we experimented with a new type of video, what we’ve dubbed the “one-shot.” The idea is simple: to capture as much of the thrill and bustle of the show floor as possible in a single 60 second take, closing with a velvet-rope cameo by a famed developer. Let us know what you think – if you like ‘em, we’ll do moar next year!


Final Fantasy XIII



Alan Wake



Supreme Commander 2

Jun 12, 2009


  • IHateMakingUserIDs - June 15, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    Final Fantasy XIII wins becasue it did it in the one minute time span. Supreme Commander 2 fails because it uses cheesey sped up motion. For shame!
  • WhiteCoco - June 14, 2009 5:58 a.m.

    Cool feature, feels like you're right there minus the BO.
  • Demonflare - June 13, 2009 2:32 p.m.

    Thats all in this article...zuh?
  • NanoElite666 - June 13, 2009 2:53 a.m.

    Cool idea. I like it.
  • IceManYEA - June 12, 2009 11:57 p.m.

    I dont get it
  • sensualCentipede - June 12, 2009 10:41 p.m.

    great idea! really like the concept, and execution wasn't bad either.
  • jballboy88 - June 12, 2009 9:25 p.m.

    ehh... next yr do it for the big three & the big publishers (ea, ubisoft, activision) instead of just 3 games (one of which isnt coming out nxt yr & the another whom i've never heard of) ALSO DO THE HL2: EP3 BOOTH FROM VALVE NEXT YEAR CUZ IT'LL BE THERE!! BETTA BELIEVE IT BABY!!!
  • Jax - June 12, 2009 7:58 p.m.

    First First First First First First First First First First First First First First First First Oh, and great article, I liked the idea of cramming in as much stuff in as possible. re: aztlan Guggenheim
  • Unoriginal - June 15, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    I like the concept. With a little better execution it would be really cool. Good start.
  • frmonth - June 15, 2009 3:02 p.m.

    yeah i though i spotted him right before the part where they went into the developer back room place walking towards the camera on the right side of the frame
  • iluvmyDS - June 15, 2009 3:50 a.m.

    Hey that was Major Nelson in that Alan Wake video.
  • GlassPants - June 14, 2009 6:34 p.m.

    Being at E3 myself, you guys gave an accurate representation of the show floor. I'm just glad that you didn't mash all the videos up into one, speed up the film, and put techno behind it...cause that would be dumb.
  • AnonymouZ - June 14, 2009 3:22 a.m.

    love the awkward look at the cameraman right after they say hello. like... "ok, we're done here? can we talk about our awesome game now, or do you want us to do more kiddie stuff?" xD Other than that, i do like the idea of showing us what's up at E3
  • IceManYEA - June 13, 2009 9:49 p.m.

    oh ok i get it
  • txtIanC - June 13, 2009 4:47 p.m.

    Great concept GR. Considering the majority of your readers don't get the opportunity to visit E3 (I'm generalizing here). Watching the trailers and reading the "Best of E3..." articles doesn't do the justice of actually being able to walk the halls of the convention center.
  • CARLINNIT - June 13, 2009 1:30 p.m.

    I think it'd be cool to take a long exposure shot on your camera at some of the booths, or anywhere crowded, and we can see who was the busiest over a set period of time.
  • lovinmyps3 - June 13, 2009 12:15 a.m.


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