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Dunaway: No E3 Snowboarding This Time

Posted by Damien McFerran

NOA exec says it will be ‘all about the games’

Last year’s Nintendo E3 press conference was mildly painful to experience. Cammie Dunaway, NOA’s executive VP of sales and marketing, made a somewhat misguided attempt to ‘sell’ the Balance Board, and ended up looking a bit silly.

Dunaway is back for this year’s event, but you’ll be glad to know she will resist the urge to replicate the art of snowboarding:

“Well, because, I’m going to be up on stage presenting, something that your fans ought to love. But I’m not gonna snowboard, I’m not gonna show my mother’s day card. I’m just going to talk about the games.”

Thank goodness for that.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (34)

Outrunner

#5

Outrunner said:

Show some real games this time please. Hopefully there's news of the new Wii Zelda.

Ian_Daemon

#9

Ian_Daemon said:

"I’m going to be up on stage presenting, something that your fans ought to love" Does she think we actually want to see her on stage? Or was she saying that we'd love the 'something'. Either way, what an ego!

@Bahamut ZERO: Not always...

Yasume

#12

Yasume said:

Oh, heck no. Cammie is terrible. I was hoping that she wasn't going to make to a return.

Atlantis1982

#13

Atlantis1982 said:

To only prove themselves worthy is they get their acts straight and bring in Fatal Frame 4 and Disaster Day of Crisis. Oh, and speeding up the Wii Shop releases. All of this announced in E3, either that, well...i'll just pout. T_T

DaVeMaN99

#17

DaVeMaN99 said:

@Ian Daemon
I think she was being sarcastic xD

I too hope she doesn't have that creepy smile on her face. But her presenting wasn't so but, just what she WAS presenting.

wanderlustwarrior

#18

wanderlustwarrior said:

I just thought of who she reminds me of now. Sarah Palin. In my mind, that's not a good thing.

There already IS a Zelda Wii, plus 2 Zelda DSs. I know you're "A True Zelda Fan", but expecting another is highly unreasonable.

ATRUEZELDAFAN

#19

ATRUEZELDAFAN said:

@ wanderlustwarrior: There is no zelda wii. There is a zelda gamecube that was ported to the wii becuase the gamecube was on the way out. AND they already said they are working on a zelda game built ground up for the wii.

thewiirocks

#20

thewiirocks said:

Last year’s Nintendo E3 press conference was mildly painful to experience. Cammie Dunaway. FULL STOP. :P

Honestly, it was her air-headed delivery combined with that creepy smile that really annoyed me last year. The snowboarding was just icing on an already strange piece of cake.

Though it's not fair to place too much emphasis on Cammie. She was obviously trained by Reggie. And let's face it, Reggie is a very dull and measured public speaker. Except that he's cool, so he gets a pass. :D

Despite the amount of misinfo Ms. Perrin used to spout, I always thought she was a far more interesting face for Nintendo. She was friendly and personable, but also had a realistic edge to her style that prevented her from coming across as air-headed as poor Ms. Dunaway.

motang

#21

motang said:

that your fans ought to love

Your? Doesn't she mean our fans!?!

Well that's good hear that it's about games I guess they forgot that last year considering the fact it's a gaming system! :)

Objection

#22

Objection said:

Last year’s Nintendo E3 press conference was mildly painful to experience Cammie Dunaway. I corrected it for you! ;)

Chunky_Droid

#23

Chunky_Droid said:

Oh how I miss Kerrin :(

That Nintendo Minute on IGN she does with them every week is cringe worthy every time.

We all love Shiggy, she'll probably present him, lol

CBattles6

#24

CBattles6 said:

Cammie's E3 debacle probably soured a lot of people on what turned out to be a great game (Shaun White Snowboarding). Oh, that and the fact that Mr. White looks homeless half the time.

Bahamut_ZERO

#27

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@lan Daemon: In the context he used it in it is.

Unless Wiiloveit is Aetheist (I have no idea how to spell that), Hindu, Buddhist, or some other multi-or no god religion. Then he would be correct.

Besides, he edited it. Im right ;)

XCWarrior

#28

XCWarrior said:

She can snowboard, that wasn't the problem. It was the constant reference of SMILES! Smile this, smile that... yikes.

She better hold to her word and just talk about games. CORE games. Not semi-core games like AC: CF, real live hardcore games.

...yeah that doesn't sound dirty.

i8cookie

#29

i8cookie said:

why can't we just have a Japanese nintendo representative? Then we can at least have the illusion that they know what they are talking about! Reggie and Cammie make me want to buy an xbox.
Fingers crossed for FZero Wii tho eh?

Starwolf_UK

#30

Starwolf_UK said:

why can't we just have a Japanese nintendo representative? Then we can at least have the illusion that they know what they are talking about!
We did. He was called Iwata and he was talking about pictures and the expanded audience stuff we've heared for the past three years...

We also had Miyamoto playing some Wii Music. Honestly, the Wii Music was the worst bit of that show, as you felt sorry for the performers while Cammie you can just laugh at...

Heres a quick referesher of E3 '08:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XR7LaJLLf8

Personally, Cammies ending statement about what the expect at E3 had me worried...it was along the lines of:
“All I can say is I hope we have something.”
:(

i8cookie

#33

i8cookie said:

@starwolf - maybe i should have put more emphasis on 'just'! But ur right about the wii music bit, unbelievable... i know miyamoto looked stupid but i'm sure cammie and reggie put him up to it.

geek-master

#34

geek-master said:

E3 gets boring to have to watch just marketing sale's and boring3rd party games. cammy is what makes e3 fun to watch and not just stare at youtube for an hour!

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