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E3 2005: Five years later

3RD PARTIES AT E3 2005

Activision was no less ominous five years ago. That dangling logo is the size of a bus, leering over the whole show floor like the eye of Sauron. Featured games were Call of Duty 2, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and some Tony Hawk game I can't recall. Probably American Wasteland. Sure, why not.

Speaking of CoD2, here's its base of operations. If only they loaded up that cannon with shirts.

Electronic Arts premiered its gargantuan 360 degree screen, complete with floor-sized speakers underneath. Really was something else, and used again in 2006.

Square-Enix came correct with a large assortment of Dragon Quest slimes, though none were for sale. Believe me, I asked.

Konami was pleased to show off its first DS Castlevania, Dawn of Sorrow, which we loved to death.

Atari put a lot of effort in its Path of Neo booth and play area. Nothing distracting about all that scrolling code, no sir!

And who could forget Rude Games, the life of any party past, present and future? Oh, the hilarity!

OBLIGATORY BABES

Oh hey, it's the Frag Dolls. What're they doing here?

Ah, they're playing America's Army. My, that looks entertaining.

Two well-paid women muster up enthusiasm for True Crime: New York City.

Namco brought its big ol' stage from E3 2004 back onto the floor, complete with yellin' ladies who love to throw shirts at people.

Saints Row, as represented by two extremely interested booth babes. And some guy.

Auto Assault had an entire group of stage performances going on throughout the week, be they fire eaters, jugglers or exotic dancers. A glamorous show ruined by sad reality: one day after the show, I was walking to my hotel and saw all of these performers hanging out on a corner, in-costume and seemingly crushed by life.

And what would an E3 be without some manner of bunny or cat girls? Pretty sure they were repping Final Fantasy XI, but it could have been a bit of XII as well.

Final page: Cosplayers and general crap that defied categorization

57 comments

  • CoolBowling - June 17, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    Cool E3 2005. This is the one and only E3 I've been to. The two things that I remember and really stand out is getting my picture with all four of the Mithra FFXI girls, and waiting 2 F'in hours to play Twilight Princess for 10 minutes. I also remember being underwhelmed watching the PS3 montage trailer they showed, and then exiting and seeing the boomerang controller.
  • super0sonic - June 15, 2010 8:22 a.m.

    God yes I lOVE this stuff!!! I really Dig the past and would love to read write ups of every E3 ever!! Also i really liked the old PS3 Controller.
  • Blackout1881 - June 14, 2010 5:34 a.m.

    I still would have just liked to have used that original controller once. You never know it could have been awesome.
  • CRUNKMUFFIN - June 14, 2010 3:17 a.m.

    The Sess was staring into your soul....
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  • EnragedTortoise1 - June 14, 2010 1:59 a.m.

    that PS3 controller looks like it was designed by Satan himself. Or just Atari.
  • JADENkOTOR - June 14, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    The PS3 controller sucks fat sack with its over-sized loose joysticks and no triggers to be heard of... the should have kept the baterang so it looked as shitty as it works.
  • InstantTitKill - June 14, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    Great article, I laughed so hard when i read the part about the Batmobile xD
  • Cleanser247 - June 14, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    I would love to attend an E3 one day.
  • HawtKakez - June 13, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    Adam Sessler looks like Showtime's Dexter in that close up. Ah 2005, how innocent we were then before this era of gaming. Where did it go so wrong.
  • Clovin64 - June 13, 2010 7:40 p.m.

    Sessler looks like he's going to crawl out of my monitor and kill me, Ring-style! Sessler stare FTW! P.S The original PS3 contoller truly sucked ass. Thank Zeus they changed it.
  • FantasticMrStarFox - June 13, 2010 6:14 p.m.

    lol Sessler looks pissed in that picture.
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  • philipshaw - June 13, 2010 5:04 p.m.

    Great article, hope to see some pics from this years E3
  • reveffect - June 13, 2010 3:44 p.m.

    wow the advertising in the comments is getting out of control now. it used to be one or two every article but this is rediculous (yeah i know i spelled it wrong. anyways this article brought back sweet memories and evil Sess stare FTW!!!
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  • Thelonius - June 13, 2010 3:08 p.m.

    That Sessler pic is EPIC!!!! lol i remember this E3 and going, "Wow, why are Microsoft and Nintendo trying? Psssssh, obviously the PS3 is gonna win..." And how wrong i was lol
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  • SwirlerMcCoy - June 13, 2010 1:46 p.m.

    Ah. I hope natal =\= the next eye toy.

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