Google Gaming Demo Fails Live On Stage At Google I/O

Google Gaming Demo Fail

Don’t you just hate it when your live demo doesn’t work, so you try it again, and once again it doesn’t work. That just happened a few minutes ago at the Google I/O Conference in front of a huge crowd during the keynote address. Google was attempting to show-off some of the cool new multi-player gaming features they announced today and with the demo up and ready to go, things didn’t go quite according to plan.

Google Live Demo Fail

After trying it a second time they decided to go for a third try but after a third fail they decided to call it off with the moderator blaming the issue on challenging networking issues at the Moscone Center. While the moderator wanted to keep going and even suggested that they even show one player mode, they decided to scrap the demo and move on. Hey, it happens, and companies like Microsoft have definitely experienced some of the most embarrassing demo fails.

For all the startup founders reading this hopefully this gives you a bit of solace next time you have a demo fail in front of a few hundred people. Just know that tech giants like Google have the same problems, it’s all part of life and what’s important is how well you do when things don’t go according to plan.

Morgan

Co-Founder at Fashion Metric
Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Homero A Gonzalez May 15, 2013, 10:02 am

    Well, these things happen. What’s good is that they did not Blame Bush for the failure…. LOL!!

  • Mike May 15, 2013, 10:48 am

    These accidents seems to happen in no matter how big or small the audience is :)

    Its like 50/50 to have some failures :)

  • Ariel Kaminski May 15, 2013, 11:04 am

    Yes Morgan failures are susceptible to anyone, but we will not consider this little incident of a stone fountain in the giant Goliath, is worth learning and strengthens us as too small when we fail. Good afternoon to all.

  • Louise May 15, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Don’t you just hate it when your live demo doesn’t work, so you try it again, and once again it doesn’t work.

    Adds credence to the saying that Google is the new Microsoft! LOL!

    Sorry, but when software doesn’t work for the company itself, it says something about the inferior copy they allow the individual to wrestle with . . .

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