So, say I’m giving a presentation for Intel at a very public event like CES in front of a large amount of press, and I want to demonstrate Direct X 11 on some notebooks. What better way to show off this new technology than to show it playing Formula 1? Oh, wait, I suck at these things. I don’t want people to laugh at me when I’m bad at the game… we’ll just use a pre-recorded video of the game and no one will be the wiser.
Sounds like a solid plan, right? Intel thought so, and they would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling video playback controls! Mooly Eden, Intel PC Client Group VP, managed to botch it all up – in front of the whole world.
There is so much wrong with this. Did Intel seriously think we were that stupid? They’re demonstrating a game that can run Direct X 11 by playing us a video of it. I can do that on my Eee PC and that thing’s lucky to run iTunes.
There are not enough fail memes or pictures of Picard face palming to even begin to cover this one.