First off, no disrespect to Tak Fuji and Naoki Maeda, you try giving a presentation for a multimillion dollar company in front of hundreds of people in your second language. Even so, it%26rsquo;s hard not to cringe at the awkward results of two eccentric Japanese developers trying to hype their games in broken English. The totally unresponsive audience doesn%26rsquo;t help things either, leading to lots of awkward jokes that go over like lead balloons.
The rough English is made even funnier when you turn on the %26ldquo;transcribe audio%26rdquo; option in the YouTube video (click the CC button).
Yikes. While the idea of having the developer pitch their gameseems a lot better than having a PR guy spit buzzwords and hype at you, this vid reminds us that there's a reason those guys are paid: because they can give a presentation without baffling everyone in the room.
Jun 21, 2010