Activision E3 extravaganza had star-studded line up

Tuesday, 15th June 2010 08:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Actvision’s E3 show tonight, which can only really be described as a party, was full of famous people. Literally.

There were also about 5,000 attendees at the Staple Center in LA to participate in the festivities.

  • Usher performed, DJ Z-Trip threw some mixes into the joint, Dead Mau5 played some fucking loud house, Jane’s Addiction performed Mountain Song, Been Caught Stealing, Rihanna performed, and then with Eminem, and David Guetta was there as well.
  • There was a stripper with a new True Crime: Hong Kong trailer in the backdrop doing her “thang”. We saw that trailer this week already. The game’s out this year.
  • Christ Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) was there too. Played Black Hole Sun with the LA Philharmonic. We died inside when we heard about that.
  • Maynard from Tool sang Bohemian Rhapsody. We died again.
  • There were more strippers. They danced to No One Ever Really Dies  by  N.E.R.D.,with Travis Barker on drums.
  • There were fireworks, flames, explosions, stuff blowing up and then Eminem closing the show with a BANG!. Shouting at the crowd, getting them riled up. He did three songs. Last one was with Rihanna – who came back out on stage.
  • Tons of  singing, dancing, a giant cock thing, the whole nine yards. What a show.Apparently.
  • Games shown while the musicians played were: DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero: Megadeth,  Tony Hawk: Shred.
  • Speaking of Hawk, Tony himself was there, and confirmed there would be a hanging ramp in the game “but we had technical issues” – the game looked more old school skater with players skating on roofs, buildings etc.

Pat was there. Blogging it. In a private box. We were watching him type.

Estimated cost for the show, according to a very senior PR rep with Pat at the show: $5-6 million.

He reckons Eminem would be paid “something like a quarter of a million.”  About the cost of a really big booth at E3.

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  1. Phoenixblight

    All fluff for a couple of games. Waste of cash imo.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    I ought to slap you. :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    I have an image of Bobby Kotick dancing like John Prescott.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight


    #4 5 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    “a giant cock thing”


    #5 5 years ago
  6. frostquake

    This kind of thing really only matters to those there! Its like coming home and trying to explain how cool a Michael Jackson Concert was to your Cat!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    @3 – omg! Spot on! :-D

    Anyway, all flash and no substance? The show might’ve been great, but that’s a very slim line-up from Acti.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight


    Exactly I was thinking atleast Guitar Hero with that line up. True Crime? really the first was god awful why do it again?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Filofax

    They spent all that cash and never bothered to show the next 4 or 5 instalments in the Call of Duty/Guitar Hero franchise? I do have two questions though, Was Bobby there? and if he was did he eat all the pies?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    they didnt show any new games? Even cod wasn’t there??

    what was the point of this tbh? O_o

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Freek

    All that for 3 very unremarkable games?

    #11 5 years ago

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