GamesCom: Sony Press Event liveblog

Tuesday, 18th August 2009 17:13 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Sony’s GamesCom presser’s approaching like a tidal wave. But while other sites cower in fear of the towering newsmass, we embrace it. So we’ll be liveblogging it, because we love that sort of thing.

The conference begins at 6.30pm CET (5.30pm BST, 12.30pm EST, 9.30am PST).

Jump past the break for all the updates!



  1. g00nerz

    Bring this shit on!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. SlayerGT

    It be Sony’s time to shine suckas!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan

    is there a live feed anywhere?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    I’m so hyped…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. theevilaires


    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Sukioden Fan – Na, no feed.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dannybuoy

    I love Sony! Wooohoo ;-)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    I predict they’re going to announce a slim model and that it’s going to have a 120gb HDD and retail for $299.

    I’m good at predictions.

    (They’ll also show GT5, GoW and MAG)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. theevilaires


    #9 5 years ago
  10. Len

    Man, I finish wk at 5.30.

    Do I leg it home and miss 45mins or stay and ‘watch’ the lot…?

    Choices, choices…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Seraphemz

    TEA – Its D Day!!!!

    Aug 18th…a day that will live in infamy..

    #11 5 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    you’re good at damage control :P

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Kmart. Shorts on the highway.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Seraphemz IS HERE! its official YEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAA!

    #14 5 years ago

    OK, I’m here.

    /sits in front row.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Robo_1

    In just over an hour, we’ll either be face palming all over the shop, or Sony will be on track for a fight back.

    Damn I love conference time :)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Seraphemz

    I wouldn’t miss this buddy….wheres Shatner?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    “wheres Shatner?”

    Resting snugly on his own ego.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Solid_Snake

    Well two hours I hope they don’t just talk about the PsP >.>

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Seraphemz

    PT – Lol…

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Johnny Cullen

    This whole post is turning into a bigger Playstation fanboy central then the whole of N4G. :D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Cort

    I’m stunned Sony haven’t arranged a live video feed.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Seraphemz

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiitttssss TIME!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. g00nerz

    Yeah, you’d think they’d want this broadcast if they’re going to announce what we think they will.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Peffy

    Theoretically –

    #25 5 years ago
  26. bugmenot

    i dont why everyone is getting hyped practically the entiriety of their conferences get leaked beforehand. Only disappointment awaits, dont get you’re hopes up.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Withnail

    Expect to see some EU-developed games that were absent from the E3 conference (because that’s SCEA’s gig).

    Heavy Rain
    Motorstorm Arctic Edge

    Add to this GT5 and Ratchet & Clank (which has barely been shown at all), and several PSN games (Housemarque new one, Gravity Crash, PJ Shooter hopefully dated). And Wipeout HD on Blu-ray.

    Plus the widely expected other stuff: PS3 Slim + price, PSP App store, PSN movies for EU, PSN cards (maybe).

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “i dont why everyone is getting hyped practically the entiriety of their conferences get leaked beforehand”

    There should still be some surprises.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Sony post the conferenc in the PS Store after it.

    So they don’t do live.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. SplatteredHouse

    I’d far rather watch it, but i suppose gametrailers will have an on-demand version later, or something…Still, it’s not the same as the spontaneity you only get from reaction to the live feed. :(

    Anyone enjoyed EA’s live stream – what was that guy getting at, at the end of his conference? keyword: eventful.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Cort

    @Peffy, that’s where I’m at, but I don’t believe them. How would they have what no-one else does? Well, we’ll see.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Robo_1

    Shouldn’t this be on now?

    #32 5 years ago

    Did website died?

    (definitely an occasion for keyboard cat)

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Seems ok now.

    #34 5 years ago


    #35 5 years ago
  36. Hunam

    Kotaku fell over too, some nasty DOS attacks going on or something?

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    I want to drive an Audi around the home spaces! Make it happen.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Bulk Slash

    Waffle, waffle. Let’s hear about the PS3 slim, Sony! I don’t care about sales.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Syrok

    Yay, PSN cards. About time. :)

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    I already have the camera, how much is EyePet without it!

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Blerk

    Did I miss anything? I was cooking my tea. :-D

    /eats tea
    /types too

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    Still really looking forward to Heavy Rain. I really enjoyed Fahrenheit. (Sue me, it was good)

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Blerk

    It was good until it went shit. If they leave the shit bit out this time then they should be onto a winner. :-D

    #43 5 years ago
  44. RomaTotti10

    Excellent LiveBlog. I love the pictures and the text. Nice work,

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    Now we’re talking.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Blerk

    Come on, get on with it, Kaz. Jesus, they drag these damn things out.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Psychotext

    Go go photopat

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Blerk

    Ha! Looks like that leaked Chinese stuff was real! :-D

    #48 5 years ago
  49. theevilaires


    #49 5 years ago
  50. Psychotext

    Yeah, that’s the one that was leaked.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Blerk

    So, 299 euros is what – £250?

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Psychotext

    What, no. Where the fuck is GT5?

    #52 5 years ago
  53. theevilaires

    lol they cant keep secrets :P

    #53 5 years ago
  54. SlayerGT


    #54 5 years ago
  55. Blerk

    “Development Hell”, last time I checked. :-D

    TGS, I’d imagine.

    That was a surprisingly brief reveal of the Slim. And are the old models really dropping to the same price? Who wants a stinky old one?

    #55 5 years ago
  56. theevilaires

    tokyo game show kid calm down

    #56 5 years ago
  57. theevilaires

    the old ones are still cool :)

    #57 5 years ago
  58. No_PUDding

    Rubbish price cut xD

    And wheres GT5, bitches.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Roybott

    Hmmm…. I was expecting something more… Damn you internet hype you suck! :)

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Blerk

    The old ones are yesterday’s news! Only squares want the old one.

    Actually I’m not bothered about the new one either, but that’s the way the cookie disintegrates. :-D

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Seraphemz

    Cool… Love that I get GT PSP with the Go!

    #61 5 years ago
  62. Seraphemz

    Cool… Love that I get GT PSP with the Go!

    Is it me or is this site slow as shit…

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Roybott

    Seraphemz, the Site seems to be struggling a bit…

    Are you experiencing record traffic? or did your hosting pick a bad time to suck?

    #63 5 years ago

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