1. Ninety-Nine Nights II / Dance Master (Konami, E3 2010)
"...Hi." Such a timid utterance is the start to so many of life's most awkward moments: asking your crush out on a date, starting an intimidating job interview, calling your parents to tell them you're in jail. With this one word, Tak Fuji ushered in what would be the most excruciating, toe-curlingly uncomfortable E3 moments in industry history. And by God, was it glorious. Konami opted to forego a trained host and just let the game developers speak for themselves, in a language they were not yet comfortable with. The result was a Holy Trinity of awkwardness.
With Tak Fuji, Naoki Maeda, and Thomas Nagano's powers combined, they created the Captain Planet of incomprehensible presentations--one filled to the brim with quotable lines like "Extreeeeeeeeme hack-'n'-slesh tattle," "You will be sucked," and "One million troops...WOW." We would quote Maeda, but--no disrespect--we have no earthly idea what he's saying. Cut to Maeda and Nagano kneeling before a virtual Lady Gaga doppelganger like cultists worshipping their dark lord. If there was any justice in this cruel world, all three presenters would've left the stage to a standing ovation.
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