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February 28, 2007 11:08 PM   Subscribe

Giant Crab, Enemy Crab
After a Sony exec gave gave a really bad demo at E3 for an upcoming PS3 game, mean gamers re-edited the embarrassing footage to segue into a cool dancefloor remix.
posted by w0mbat (39 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
The ytmnd wiki has some background. Here are a few good ones.
posted by euphorb at 11:33 PM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Don't forget the Sony E3 press conference in 1 minute, one of my favorite YouTube videos.
posted by metaly at 11:36 PM on February 28, 2007


Crab make Dizzy head hurt make stop now?
posted by Dizzy at 12:13 AM on March 1, 2007


I think he uses the little comb.
posted by id at 12:18 AM on March 1, 2007


Bugger - an enemy apostrophe crept into my heading. Massive grammatical error for massive damage.
posted by w0mbat at 12:44 AM on March 1, 2007


Definitely not strong enough a link for a single-link FPP.

Sigh, Sony--.
posted by disillusioned at 12:47 AM on March 1, 2007


well, that one arrangement of sentences is funny as hell, but I feel like the original video presentation is more amusing than the crappy dance remix.

"Based on actual Japanese history. So here's this Giant Enemy Crab."

oh man, priceless.
posted by shmegegge at 12:49 AM on March 1, 2007


RIIIIIIIIII...
posted by terpsichoria at 1:28 AM on March 1, 2007


...DDDDDDGEEEEE...
posted by Faux Real at 1:49 AM on March 1, 2007


RACER!
posted by Colloquial Collision at 4:01 AM on March 1, 2007


:D
posted by Colloquial Collision at 4:02 AM on March 1, 2007


How well is the PS3 doing, exactly? From the way I've been reading about it seems like it's tanking, which is ironic given how I'm pretty sure the PS1 is the most successful console ever.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:03 AM on March 1, 2007


When was it that the Japanese overharvested giant enemy crabs so as to result in their extinction? Was it before the 18th century or was it more recent than that? I forget.
posted by psmealey at 5:15 AM on March 1, 2007


Listen, our forefathers did not risk it all fighting giant enemy crabs so that we could sit back today and laugh at some Sony jerk.

They did it for our freedom.

Great Historical Creature Fights:

10. Napoleon vs Giant Sting Ray (1807) Napoleon single handedly takes on the giant protector of of the Dutch harbor.
9. Third Battle of Ypres (1914) Bees, bees, bees!
8. Benedict Arnold vs "The Canadian Leviathan" (1775) Scholars now believe that Arnold's account of "a massife beaste covered in fangf, flame, and terror like unto Revelationf" was actually a wayward dairy cow.
7. Teddy Roosevelt vs the Lobsters of San Juan Hill (1898) Victory wasn't the only thing savored by the Rough Riders that night!
6. Tokugawa Ieyasu vs the Giant Ape of Marune (1560) Ieyasu-sama wisely planned ahead for this fight by bringing the Giant Ape's only weakness, fire and lots of it, to the seige.
5. Saladin vs Nur al Din (1169) Nur al Din, empowered by his horrible lycanthropy is dispatched in his sleep by his nephew Saladin with a silver scimitar. By freeing the Muslim world from the werewolf's curse, Saladin unites the people and later retakes Jerusalem.
4. Octavian vs the Walrus (31 BC) Anthony and Cleopatra, desperate to avoid a military confrontation with the future Emperor dispatch an unique assassin. The assassin fails, and later as Emperor, Augusts bans all walrii from the Empire.
3. George Washington vs Lakitu (1779) Our future First President stomps on spiny Hessian mercenaries before defeating their leader with a hammer.
2. Native Americans vs Microbes (1492 - 1860) Sadly, the beasts won this one.
1. Sparta's 300 vs Xerxes' Elite (480 BC) Herodotus records the perfect precision used by the Spartans to flip over Xerxes' elite giant crabs in order to deliver Massive Damage.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:21 AM on March 1, 2007 [90 favorites]


Like kids will learn elsewhere about pubic hygiene? I commend Sony!
posted by Firas at 6:02 AM on March 1, 2007


XQ, you're half right. The PS1 WAS the most successful console ever. Then it got beat by the PS2, which has sold over 115 Million consoles worldwide (and still continues to outsell the XBOX 360 to this day). Grain of salt: I work in marketing for PlayStation.
posted by jonson at 6:54 AM on March 1, 2007


599 US Dollars
posted by owenkun at 6:55 AM on March 1, 2007


Robocop: you forgot Queen Victoria vs Bees
posted by Hogshead at 7:02 AM on March 1, 2007


Robocop: you forgot Queen Victoria vs Bees

Well, I was only doing the top 10. The Clash of Queens (1884), while a great fight that leveled much of Covent Gardens, was after all a stylized ritual fight that added the Great Bee Kingdoms to the Empire through single combat. Scholars state that the British military at the time could likely have taken the Bee Kingdom on their own with the use of their giant smoke cannisters and that the fight itself was mainly an act of personal pride for the Queen bent on restoring her image as England's premier cage fighter.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:22 AM on March 1, 2007 [14 favorites]


the fight itself was mainly an act of personal pride for the Queen

As you are well aware, I've been saying the same thing about Tokugawa Ieyasu vs the Giant Ape of Marune for years.
posted by pokermonk at 8:12 AM on March 1, 2007


I wish I could favorite robocop's list a hundred times.
posted by metaly at 8:12 AM on March 1, 2007


wow, robocop is bleeding. I bow to your top ten prowess.
posted by ericbop at 8:48 AM on March 1, 2007


I wish I saw the remix video last year. -sigh-
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:49 AM on March 1, 2007


Bravo, robocop is bleeding. Very Hodgemanesque.
posted by EarBucket at 8:59 AM on March 1, 2007


We've come to expect this sort of brilliance from robocop on the comments page. His favorites to comments ratio is off the charts.
posted by psmealey at 9:21 AM on March 1, 2007


The guy's name is Kyle Shubel.
Interview with him here.

"The fun part is, the heike crabs, the giant crabs, are actually real creatures. There are over two meter crabs that exist in Japan."
posted by CRM114 at 9:55 AM on March 1, 2007


Massive damage to giant crab.
posted by EarBucket at 10:14 AM on March 1, 2007


Also, he's full of crap about them being 2 meters long. They grow to a maximum of 1.2 inches.
posted by EarBucket at 10:15 AM on March 1, 2007


My bad. He's presumably got it confused with this scary-ass thirteen-foot monster.
posted by EarBucket at 10:18 AM on March 1, 2007


Crabs, schmabs!
Giant robots all the way down, babe.
posted by Dizzy at 10:19 AM on March 1, 2007


"When was it that the Japanese overharvested giant enemy crabs so as to result in their extinction? Was it before the 18th century or was it more recent than that?"

Battle of Danno-Ura, 1185.


"Grain of salt: I work in marketing for PlayStation."

You have my sympathies.

Good link, that was funny!
posted by zoogleplex at 10:28 AM on March 1, 2007


What I want to know if it will feature women battling a giant octopus, and if you get to be the octopus.
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:39 AM on March 1, 2007


XQUZYPHYR writes "How well is the PS3 doing, exactly?"

Right now, it's sucking pretty hard. But as soon as the AAA titles are released (Metal Gear, FF13, etc.) it should turn around.
posted by graventy at 12:02 PM on March 1, 2007


I wish the video remix had included other Sony games past, and then come back to "Giant Crab, Enemy Crab" for the chorus. That's really the only part of the "remix" that worked for me as an audio/video combo.

I wish I had time to make stuff like this, though. Sucks being an adult with a life sometimes.
posted by davejay at 12:32 PM on March 1, 2007


There's something extremely satisfying about that YTMND wiki.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:20 PM on March 1, 2007


While flipping over giant crabs does indeed result in massive damage - it's far more effective (and delicious) to douse them with vats of boiling butter.

I'm just saying...
posted by The Light Fantastic at 3:47 PM on March 1, 2007


hello i found this page on goolgle, a giant crab attacked me and i had to run away, this was the first hit that came up for "weak point" + "enemy crab" is what you are saying ture? i dont havem uch time
posted by DigDugDag at 4:18 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, Japanese history is a lot more awesome than I've always though! :D
posted by sleeplessunderwater at 12:34 AM on March 2, 2007


...That would be "thought".
posted by sleeplessunderwater at 12:34 AM on March 2, 2007


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