Submitted by halocursed 920d ago | news

Bungie Explains Why Those Guys at the PS4 Launch Didn't Know What to Do with Their Hands

GR - "No, they aren't moonlighting as a boyband" (Culture, Destiny, PS4)

Irishguy95  +   921d ago
Yeah I have to say that looked odd haha
blackbeld  +   920d ago
I personally thinks it's better if they not come on stage.

I can't remember what they saying either. Only they stand there like a pupped.
aCasualGamer  +   920d ago
I don't understand the fuss over their hands, it's not like they are constructing something they're just standing there what else would they do with their hands. The odd thing is that they came up there to begin with and just stood there. The second guy from the left was the only one talking so why did the other three have to come up there and just stare at the audience?

That's what creeped me out, not the hands. The hands is just icing on the awkward cake after the three stooges behind the guy just stood there and stared the whole time.
Matt0611  +   920d ago
UnholyLight  +   920d ago

In business, body language is everything. People study this stuff endlessly and subconsciously it affects how people view things such as this presentation. Someone with great presenting/speaking skills would be the guy (forget his name) that hosted the PS4 reveal event and spoke most of the time.

Their body language conveyed some serious lack of confidence in what they presented and that they didn't want to be on the stage.

But yeah, I understand why you were confused by the extra people standing there but those were people that were very important to the product being presented.
vickers500  +   920d ago
"Their body language conveyed some serious lack of confidence in what they presented"


"and that they didn't want to be on the stage.


Chances are, those guys aren't exactly audience speakers. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe that they lack confidence in their product, it's FAR more likely that they are just nervous to be on stage.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   920d ago
Body language is important when you're speaking. When you're not speaking you're supposed to keep your hands by your side. not crossed, not in your pockets, not in the air. By your side. That teach that in basic level public speaking classes in college. These people only looked awkward because there were so many of them that weren't speaking.
BluEx610  +   920d ago
Why is this author calling the even the PS4 Launch??? It's an announcement not a launch event lol. I blame that guy for telling them no hands in pockets lol.
UnholyLight  +   918d ago
guys...Im taking Commerce (AKA Business) in university right now. Im second year, this is all they tell you over and over. I have done presentations myself. You never stand awkwardly the way they were or have arms folded or in pockets. Hands interlaced above waist is fine.

Their body language DID convey a lack of confidence. That's textbook right there.

Anyways, stupid argument, just need to show you guys I do know what I am talking about
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vickers500  +   918d ago

You took a class at college, which means you can analyze with 100% certainty what is going through the mind of some nerds on stage?

I'm not arguing that they lacked confidence in their presence on stage or their speaking abilities, they definitely lacked confidence in BEING ON STAGE, but there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to think that they lacked confidence in their PRODUCT. Just because they were nervous, doesn't mean they thinking "oh no, our game isn't good enough, we suck, :'(

It, in all likelihood means they were thinking something like "I don't want to be up here, I feel uncomfortable standing in front of large groups of people, why do we have to be up here anyways? We're the developers, not PR.".

But if you still insist with 100% certainty that they lacked confidence in their product and that you KNOW IT, then I (and many others)are going to have to write you off as one of those college a-hole idiots who think they know everything about people and the world just because they took a class. Don't be that person, please.
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UnholyLight  +   913d ago
No no no.....just nevermind hahhaa. Im not saying they ACTUALLY lacked confidence in the product, for some reason the psychology of other people that view the people on stage will think that is the case.

It's something that's written about in a Psych class I took as well as three classes I have taken over the last 2 years when I was presenting something.
ilikestuff  +   920d ago
ricky bobby
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g2gshow  +   920d ago
lmao this is one of my favorite articles lmao bunch or rich stiffs they should have got booo i would have cried lol
g2gshow  +   920d ago
i just cant stop laughing at this one those guys are so lame lol we are bungie someone should have thrown a shoe at them lol
yeahokchief  +   920d ago

I'd recommend that these Socially Awkward Penguins pick up a book by retired FBI agent Joe Navarro titled "What Every Body is Saying".

It's an interesting book that will make you not only recognize the body language/limbic responses/microexpressions/ of others, but it will help you recognize your own habits.

For starters, here is what they should have done. So freaking simple...


1. I would have gone with the steeple as it conveys confidence and studies have shown more positive results from listening to speakers who use it as opposed to closed fist with thumb pointing up. (I remember Obama went with closed fist with thumb pointing when laying out his objectives in some speech or debate)

Steeple shows that you are open and receptive while you are giving your presentation and audiences therefore feel like they have a better connection with the speaker.

2. At least we don't have to worry about them pointing at the audience. lol. You never want to point at pretty much anyone when you're speaking because it elicits a very negative reaction in any situation. Joe Biden did the pointing when he had his debate against what's his face in the VP debates and I couldn't get over how bad he was. People who listend to the debates on radios thought Biden won, but people who watched it on TV thought the other guy won. All because of body language.

3. Alternatively they could have gone with the Regal stance if they are not speaking. I'm a big fan of the Regal stance myself, but when they're talking you want to be able to see their hands. It's an ingrained response. We like seeing each other's hands because it helps us determine each other's motivations. It's like an innate survival mechanism that helps us determine if someone is going to jack us in the face with something pointy.

4. If they were told not to put their hands in their pockets that is good because you never want your hands with your thumbs pointing down. It makes you look like a little kid who lacks confidence in what they're doing or someone who is lazy and not in control of their situation. TLDR: Thumbs down- bad. Thumbs up - good.

So yeah steeple or hand gestures or regal stance would have been natural. They look like the kids who got picked last for dodgeball. Not exactly the type I see taking over teh worldz!
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DanyBrown  +   919d ago
congratulations on the use of your only bubble
DigitalSmoke  +   920d ago
-Gespenst-  +   920d ago
That was so funny. So awkward.
Neixus  +   920d ago
yeah, but imo, the infamous one was the funniest.


It's almost like i feel sorry for him ;-;
Blackdeath_663  +   920d ago
i was freaked out at that point, looked like he was going to have a mental break down on stage. i thought he was on stage to start an anit-government campaign until he started talking about superheroes at which point i was thinking "da fuq is goin on?!" or the guy guy who came on to introduce drive club who looked like he was going to orgasm on stage. the second time i watched the press conference i couldn't stop laughing when i watched it live it was 2am and i was too tired.
-Gespenst-  +   920d ago
Yeah, it was so funny the way it started off as this serious political speech, but then suddenly he throws away all pretense of reality and just says "but what if there were people with superpowers?" haha, like suddenly it just became so childish.
g2gshow  +   920d ago
i don't think you should make fun of that infamous dude he might just come find you lol
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yaz288  +   920d ago
I thought the sony presentation was perfect.. but hey, you gotta love the internet where people love to make fun of other people.

the infmouse dude put allot of effort into his segment so at least try to respect that before you make fun of him, also the drive clup dude made me explode with excitement for his game but oh again with internet.
ichimaru  +   920d ago
It was like he was having a flashback of the protest against the police he spoke of
Septic  +   920d ago
Lol mate....I'm in tears right now. That is brilliant!

So true what Blackdeath says too.....man, my mates and I in a whatsapp group were creasing up.

Lol + funny for you guys
Shadow Flare  +   920d ago
I just found the infamous man's dog

zerocrossing  +   920d ago
There's no denying that it looked a little unprofessional.
madduey  +   920d ago
Not sure why they all came out together. Still makes me laugh thinking about it
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TomOfAllTrades  +   920d ago
They looked really unsure, almost as-if someone had just flogged them some cash and said: "Hey go on stage and pretend to act like game developers!"
Count  +   920d ago
Well, how did you expect them to act?
Knight_Crawler  +   920d ago
Normal or like they want to be on stage...Funny how PS3 fanboys made a big deal about Kojima acting strange when he came on the 360 stage at E3 but downplay how Bungie looked on the PS4 stage.
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Tonester925  +   920d ago
Why does this matter?
cleverusername  +   920d ago
It doesn't but they worn out putting the machine down so now it's the presenters turn and when they're done with that it'll be the venues turn, then the toilet facilities etc etc etc
madduey   920d ago | Off topic | show
e3kehoe  +   920d ago
Well im sure that its quite intemidating being a tech geek going on a stage in front of a bunch of people watching and judging every little thing.. That is not there natual envioment. How many of you making fun would be able to do better? Lol
Monkeycan8  +   920d ago
I like the one comment on that article.

"'Cuz the Ps4 event was really meant for investors only, to save the sinking boat (the stock value could've been worse if waited 'till E3) and Bungie was invited and forced to say good things for the phantom plastic-station-4, without pay. They're just not quite comfortable with overhyping."

Great >.>
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Dark5tar1  +   920d ago
That was so awkward, it made me think of Talladega Nights. Idk what to do with my hands.
cleverusername  +   920d ago
Because they're developers, not presenters! I wouldn't like to go LIVE around the world either!! A lot of politicians actually hold BLANK sheets of paper while speaking to the public to give there hands something to do and they do A LOT more public speaking than games developers!!
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ironmonkey  +   920d ago
Their just shy is all.
yewles1  +   920d ago
NVM, wrong article
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KillrateOmega  +   920d ago
I lol'd when I looked at the article picture.

Up until now, I never noticed how they were just kind of standing around with their hands like that. I was too engrossed in the Destiny awesomeness tbh :)
Lifebanisher  +   920d ago
the 3 went up there for moral support, cause the guy in the middle is scared and needs bodyguards for any xbox fanboy back-lash that they might get in a sony conference lawls.
Krew_92  +   920d ago
I still don't get why all of them came out, if only one spoke?

I even said this when it was going on live, overkill man.
lovegames718  +   920d ago
You ppl dont get tired of making the same type of comments all the time? "Is funny how the Sony fanboys made a big deal about Kojima during the Micro E3, but downplay this blahhh blahhh blahhhh"

Its funny how you dont hear no one saying anything about the Ps eye for ps4 but kinect gets massacred blahhh blahh blahhh

Give it up already its so cliche and dumb!!!!! Wtf does that? lol
aLucidMind  +   920d ago
The main reason why they didn't know what to do with their hands is probably because they may not be used to presenting anything themselves, let alone doing so on a public stage. It's very common for people inexperienced in presentation or just being on stage to behave like they did, nothing wrong with that.
ArtificiallyYours  +   920d ago
That thing Obama does with his hands, please keep it out of Videogame events... Please... Don't care who you are or what your stance is, THAT GETS TACKY....
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danthebios  +   920d ago
A new boy band that sings songs related to video games?hahaha joking guys
Sony360  +   919d ago
..but why is this even a thing?

Why am I reading an article dedicated to explaining why someone stood a certain way?
perfectCarbonara  +   919d ago
They should've just done a Ginyu Force stance behind the speaker.

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