A strong first impression: It’s important for meeting new people and it’s just as important for meeting new games. These days, those gaming first appearances increasingly come during flashy E3 press conferences, where game publishers and hardware makers give presentations that can make or break important product launches.

These conferences have had their fair share of embarrassing, exciting or just plain inexplicable moments since E3 made its start back in 1995. We’ve chronicled what we think are the 10 most memorable of these moments below, but there were many more that didn’t make the cut. Check out the honorable mentions for more E3 press conference goodness.

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