One of the funniest things to come out of this week's PlayStation 4 event was the four Bungie guys, standing stock-still with their arms at their sides, looking… uncomfortable. Also, a bit like a Boy Band.
The odd appearance was best encapsulated by this image, which has become something of a meme over the past week:
In an update to the Bungie blog, Bungie community manager David Dague has addressed the question, and they're all being really good sports about the whole thing.
"What in the world was up with those four Bungie guys on Sony's stage?"
I know, right? We've been chasing the answer to the question from the moment we picked ourselves up off the floor and stopped laughing. Details are still murky, but from what we can gather Marty may have instructed our four friends to "keep their hands out of their pockets." We also may or may not have a Men's Warehouse directly below our studio.
From their idle hands ushered forth an invitation to a new community of gamers. Though this foursome clearly didn't appear enthusiastic—or capable of experiencing any human emotion—we are super stoked and incredibly fortunate to be able to welcome a whole new group of gamers into the Bungie fold.
At the end of the update, in a move that I can only describe as sporting, Dague has posted the picture at the top of this article. (High-res version here.)
In it, we see just about everyone who works at Bungie wearing blazers, standing in solidarity with their four PlayStation representatives. Standing, of course, with their arms at their sides. Ha.
(Hat-tip to Mr. Mike McWhertor for catching this.)