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E3 2005: Five years later

CELEBS, COSPLAYERS AND MORE

Yeah yeah guys, move along. Seen it.

Yuna/Rikku as seen in Final Fantasy X-2.

A li'l Katamari Prince hovering around Namco's booth.

Oh. It's Pac-Man. Hi.

Who's the most relevant character we could get to stand around our booth? One that really speaks to today's kids? Gotta be Gumby.

Link and Zelda, two of many that descend on E3, Comic-Con and PAX each year.

Michael Chiklis takes a break from The Shield to sign posters of the upcoming Pile of Shit (later retitled Fantastic Four). Also pictured: the guy who played Mr Fantastic. I care so little I can't even google "guy who played Mr Fantastic," even though I just typed it here.

G4's giant NES controller captivated all those waiting in line for custom G4 t-shirts. Turns out playing Super Mario Bros is really hard when you're basically 5cm tall.

Can't remember who this Mega Man SUV belonged to (other than maybe Capcom), but it was a great choice to put on car, especially during a time when classic Mega Man was kinda dead.

Truly one of my E3 2005 highlights, watching the Batman Begins Batmobile roll into the hallway and park right under the stairs. Who walked out? Not Christian Bale, not a Batman cosplayer, but a man with a feather duster who then politely cleaned the outside of the car. Lovely.

A close-up look at the Batmobile (Tumbler) details.

In 2005, I attended E3 as a freelancer and had no real agenda. That's why I was standing around ol' Adam Sessler, waiting for a glimpse of his television prowess live, right in front of my eyes. Apparently I caught him right as he wondered "who the hell is this guy pointing a camera at me?"

Sorry Sessler!


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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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