5 VIDEOS THAT MADE THE HISTORY OF VIDEO GAMES,The modern history of video games has been marked by many iconic moments , including multiplayer sessions that have become legendary, partnership announcement videos, surprises at E3 and unforgettable commercials. Inviting you to report your legendary videos related to the gaming world, we decided to offer you five truly special ones, for completely different reasons. From the useless charge of Leeroy Jenkins, up to the “fight” between the late Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils Aime, former president of Nintendo of America.


The most iconic scream in World of Warcraft

Among the undisputed lords of the MMO RPG, World of Warcraft has given us a precious example of how video games can manage to unite people, form communities of enthusiasts and give life to great shared adventures. All this is contained in a single video linked to the Blizzard Entertainment title, which has become a very famous meme and capable – alone – of writing a page in the history of gaming. The great protagonist of this marvel lasting less than three minutes is the warrior Leeroy Jenkins , alter ego of a player called Ben Schulz.

Gathered with a large group of companions to launch into a raid, Schulz momentarily left his gaming station to go eat some chicken , while the others prepared a plan down to the smallest detail to try to emerge victorious from the battle that awaited them. Once back in Leeroy’s shoes, Ben acted on impulse and decided to charge straight towards the horde of enemies, shouting his character’s name like a battle cry .

The others, caught off guard, followed him, in defiance of everything they had established: they were all exterminated , and one of Schulz’s companions called him stupid for his behavior. The boy’s response is recorded in the annals: ” at least I ate the chicken “. Needless to say, the video got millions of views, and the warrior Leeroy Jenkins first became an NPC of World of Warcraft, and then a hero of Hearthstone (here is our special on Leeroy Jenkins ).

A revolutionary tattoo

Considered by many to be the best chapter of the series, Halo 2 clearly expanded its imagery , delving deeper into the beliefs and hierarchies of the Covenant forces and allowing fans to control both Master Chief and the brave Elite known as the Arbiter (here he is special summary of the history of Halo ). If we add to this the beloved multiplayer dimension of the experience, it is no surprise that the game is one of the most important ever for the first Xbox.

The video we propose is linked precisely to Halo 2 and represents a historic moment for the marketing of great videogame blockbusters. It was the Microsoft conference at E3 2004, the Bungie guys had just shown a demo of the game, with the public dying to know when they could buy it in stores. The great Peter Moore

, at the time at Microsoft, answered the question , surprising onlookers with a Halo 2 tattoo that read “November 9th”. The manager’s sly smile as he showed off his arm was imprinted in the minds of millions of fans and according to a 2006 interview with Kotaku, that tattoo was real. “ My mother didn’t leave it, so I guess it’s fine ,” Moore’s daughter told reporters about this surprising art attack.

A cringe conference

Have you ever found yourself in a situation so embarrassing that it made you wish you were Bugs Bunny , so you could dive into the ground and leave the area for a sought-after tourist destination? This is how Kaz Hirai must have felt, again during a conference at E3. This famous episode dates back to 2006 and concerns a fundamental communication window for Sony. In fact, the good Kazuo was in the middle of a demonstration dedicated to the PSP and at a certain point he started a game for the first PlayStation on the laptop, challenging the public to understand which one it was.

Shortly afterwards he answered himself, first saying the name out loud, and then shouting it, feigning an enthusiasm that practically infected no one : the shout of ” Riiiiidge Raaaacer ” soon turned into a famous meme, and like some of you will know it was by no means the only misstep of the Sony conference at E3 2006.

At the end of the event, in fact, the price of the PlayStation 3 was announced, very high in general and significantly higher than that of the Xbox 360, but there ‘It is also another situation that we want to remember. The live gameplay demo of Genji: Days of the Blade , a particularly bad title and at the center of a major gaffe.

The man who was playing it first highlighted a key feature of the production: its inspiration from Japanese history and real battles that occurred in ancient Japan. Not even two minutes after saying it, however, he found himself facing large crabs surrounded by a demonic aura , the minions of the immense creature that went down in history as the ” giant enemy crab “, a far cry from the historical fidelity boasted shortly before.

Fight between titans… of gaming

Two important key figures of a major label who give life to a funny gag. At first we thought of recalling the hilarious video dig at Xbox, put together by Yoshida and Boyes of Sony to demonstrate the simplicity of sharing used games on PS4 compared to Xbox One (here the special on the evolution of the console war ). But then we remembered the commercial starring the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata , and former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé .

In the video to announce the arrival of Mii avatars in Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the managers battled in a spectacular acrobatic battle worthy of Dragon Ball. After a few exchanges of blows like consummate masters, the two continued the challenge within the game, with their digital alter egos beating each other up. Initially defeated, Iwata returned to the ground as Mario , thus turning the tide of the duel and sending the real Fils-Aimé into the air. 2 minutes and 18 seconds that we will always carry in our hearts.

The return of Hideo Kojima

After users and managers, it is right to conclude by giving space to game designers, specifically one of the most important of all time. We will never know the full story of the disagreements between Konami and Hideo Kojima. What we know, however, is that it was a very complex period for the father of Metal Gear Solid , who in 2015 – by order of his former employers – was not even able to participate in the Game Awards awards ceremony. To everyone’s surprise, a few days after the Keighley event, Kojima appeared in a video alongside an emotional Andrew House , the then president of Sony Computer Entertainment.

The purpose of the film was the announcement of a partnership between PlayStation and the new Kojima Productions, for the creation of a mysterious project that we knew nothing about at the time. It was a visionary work, which once again demonstrated Hideo’s talent, as well as his passionate colleagues: Death Stranding (here is the review of Death Stranding ). It’s strange to think about the game now, born in a bright era for Sony and in a time when taking risks to try to deliver something fresh and unexpected to users was still possible.