Devolver’s E3 conference is the weirdest thing you could ever watch

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Devolver is an indie publishing house that also does things a little differently at E3. They generally camp out in the parking lot across from the LA Convention Center, showing off tons of games to adoring fans. They help small indies get their games out to the masses and are a really fun company who typically send out the best press releases. But their E3 conference is something all together different.

It’s only 15 minutes long, so you can watch it for yourself. Basically, they showed off some gameplay for Ruiner that you can watch here:

As well as Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour:

And then there was a weird fake reveal from Suda 51…

But mainly the spent their entire conference poking fun at the ridiculousness of E3. With the usual silly staging, odd overly enthusiastic presenters, references to even earlier access and funny indie T-Shirts, this thing is basically a psychedelic trip of note. If you need some silliness on a Monday, or just to stop wondering about the real news out of E3, just watch this bizarre and hilarious press conference.

On a side note, there’s a South African developer on site in LA with Devolver. The team behind Semblance, that cool game I told you about last year, is actually in LA. They will be showing off Semblance in the car park I mentioned above. Well done to them for partnering with Devolver. It’s great that South Africans will be showcased at E3 again.

It feels like so many publishers have already done their press conferences, but there are still a bunch to look forward to. We still have the PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft’s press conference, Sony’s Playstation Press Conference and the usual Nintendo Direct silliness. If you’re wondering when the showcases are live, you can check out all the details here. I will be remembering the Devolver one, though, and laughing at all the E3 tropes.

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Last Updated: June 12, 2017

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Graeme Selvan

    OMG that was brilliant

  • Hammersteyn

    Ruiner o/

    • MonsterCheddar

      IKR. FUCK.Looks quite awesome.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Reminds me of a modern Crusader game.

      • Hammersteyn

        Yes, oh hell yes!

  • pfftt Indie guys, shave your bears people. *runs

    • Original Heretic

      You have scrunched my brow with this comment. “Shave your bears”?! What does that even mean?
      If I don’t have a bear, does that mean I have to get one?
      Must I become a Russian convert?
      What? WHAT?!

      • Hammersteyn

        He can’t grow a beard, ergo, he can’t say or type the word beard.

        • Original Heretic

          Makes about as much sense as a cum flavoured lollipop. Rince THAT!

          • Hammersteyn


          • just. wow 0_O

          • Original Heretic

            I know, I also thought I was impressive there. No need to bow down or anything.

          • After that comment I’d venture people walk very upright around you

          • Original Heretic

            *sudden hissing intake of breath*

            Them’s fighting words!!
            But you’re right, people don’t bow to me. They should, though. *sniff* They SHOULD!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Change “should” to “will” and replace the sniff with some maniacal laughter.

          • Original Heretic

            You get me. You really get me.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        All indie devs try their utmost to look like lumberjacks. And lumberjacks traditionally wrestle bears because they’re badass. Telling them to shave their bears means that indie devs’ bears are actually tame, and therefore they’re not badass.

        See, makes perfect sense.

        • BWAHAHAH!

        • Original Heretic

          You’re in his camp…. You’re just sticking up for your buddy, dammit!

          Though your explanation does make a twisted kind of sense.

      • Yes, get a bloody bear!

  • Hammersteyn

    Devolver Digital Earliest Access XD

  • BakedBagel

    This was professional shitposting

    I love it

    • Hammersteyn


      • BakedBagel

        “tomorrow’s unethical business practices today!”

        Not even 5 seconds in.

        • Hammersteyn

          All the verys!

  • fleshtwister

    woah o.o

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