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gamescom 2010 – Sony press conference liveblog is go! go! go!

Tuesday, 17th August 2010 18:25 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Microsoft came out of the blocks early with its gamescom announcements this morning, but Sony’s keeping its cards close to its chest until later this evening. The company’s Cologne presser kicks of at 6.00pm CET, and we’re covering it live.

We suggest you should keep an eye on this one: it’s going nuclear.

We’ve heard nothing on a PSP2 hint or a look at the rumoured PSP phone, so unless we’re 100 percent wrong – and we’re 99 percent sure we’re not – don’t expect any hardware reveals compared to last year’s PS3 Slim announcement.

Keep an eye on the software, though: Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, inFamous 2, Motorstorm: Apocalypse and more are certain.

It’s very likely we’ll hear a European date for Gran Turismo 5 as well. It’s already been confirmed for a November 2 launch in the US at E3, so it’s possible we’ll know the same for Europe this evening.

And word to the wise: you’re going to hear at least one massive software announcement from Sony. Don’t blink.

Pat and Keza are doing this one.

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  1. kingofscotland

    ‘And word to the wise: you’re going to hear at least one massive software announcement from Sony. Don’t blink’

    Does Jonny know something or just guesing?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Who is Keza?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Aimless

    @2 Keza MacDonald. I know of her from Eurogamer as she has a tendency to p/review games I’m interested in.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    @1 – dont know but it’ll probly be resistance 3

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Suikoden Fan

    not trying to ruin the day but i want a live feed, not a blog. Is there anywhere doing a feed?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    only EA is doing a feed as far as i know

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Herlock

    @4
    I guess not, Insomniac make an annoncement on PAX september 04

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    @7 – if it aint insomniacs new game then maybe starhawk? Cant think of anything else thats obvious anyway =/

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    Insomniac said between ‘then’ and PAX, GC counts, i’d say…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    ah ha! :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Herlock

    @9 – Indeed, my bad ;)

    Medievil perhaps…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Crysis

    They’re going to announce a PS3 3rd person shooter called “Office Panic” where you, playing as Kevin Butler, inavde an Microsoft building, going all commando, & wipe out the competetion with some high powered machine guns (the last level is a boss fight with Bill Gates)
    *Features drop in/out co-op with Marcus (step your game up: with PSP connectivity)
    *over 8 hours of Microsoft employee-slaughtering fun
    (we do not encourage realistic slaughtering fun of MS employees) I am mucking around with this ofcourse, noone take me literally or you’re a fool

    #12 4 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    @11 – i’d love a new medievil =(

    @12 – awesome XD

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    theres a chance we’ll see what Sony Liverpool & Cambridge are up to. Thing about Insomniac is that they’re American so them showing their game at a European event is abit odd.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Aimless

    @14 Haven’t Insomniac committed to show their game at PAX? Perhaps today is just its announcement, the ‘proper’ unveiling being saved for the fan event; seems fairly in keeping with their focus.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    I’m interested to hear about PSP 2 or other Sony devices + i’m interested in Cloud Gaming that CEO mentioned about at this E3.

    New games? I doubt it will be Resistance 3 or any other big blockbuster game. Probably some Liverpool, Cambridge, London, Novarama piece of s***. Maybe Quantic Dream will show something, but i think it will be next year.
    Maybe Dutch team from Guerrilla will show Killzone 3 multiplayer. I expect a LBP 2 blowout information about beta and new DLC skins. Evolution Studios will show Motorstorm 3, finally.

    But thats probably it.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Dannybuoy

    Uncharted 3. If only.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. justiceblob

    We’ll probably see more of SingStar Dance with move…. london studios have been quiet recently

    #18 4 years ago
  19. cookiejar

    A few new games, loads of hands on stuff of games already announced, and some services for the PS3 and PSN.

    I reckon dead certs are – 40D/LoveFilm and maybe some other video stuff for PSN. Play TV 2, Updated PS3 software with some new bits and bobs.

    Games wise, perhaps Resistance 3 and R&C, maybe that Mass Effect rumor might come true as well, but probably EA would announce that.

    I reckon it’ll be a decent enough show.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    omg please bring lovefilm to ps3!!!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. TIMCSS

    AGENT, Resistance 3, Something from london studio

    #21 4 years ago
  22. justiceblob

    @8 I’d love to see Starhawk, Warhawk is my favourite game this gen, and I’ve sunk more than 300 hours in it… a bit sad really.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. mrblobby666

    How long till this starts?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. ExclusivesMostly

    Must I remind you guys that Sony loves this show…I think they could potentially blow us away today.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    Well, if nothing else we should finally get a few more solid details on GT5.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    Ummm why does SONY always go last? :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. onlineatron

    What time UK?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. reask

    5pm

    #28 4 years ago
  29. jeff_rigby

    Massive software announcement; Google Chrome?

    Reason for Yahoo Widget removal from Bravia Internet for PS3?
    We really need a browser update….

    #29 4 years ago
  30. onlineatron

    @29

    I would fucking love Chrome on PS3.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DrDamn

    @jeff_rigby
    That would be rather good.

    LoveFilm would be nice, they already do it in their TVs and BR Players.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. kkzooi123

    They’ re gonna anounce Mass Effect 1 ofcourse for the PS3

    #32 4 years ago
  33. cookiejar

    Chrome could be it. Anything could happen really. I’m more pumped about the little service/software updates than actually games. PS3 has a ton of great games now, it just needs to be a better experience under the hood.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. The Hindle

    Im thinking Resistance 3 wont be shown, doesnt make sense to have two first party fps going up against each other. Apart from that im expecting new information on Infamous 2 and the other games.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Peetry

    I would like Starhawk please Sony

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Yoshi

    Any live streams?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Gekidami

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-presse-konferenz-sony-gamescom-2010
    This maybe. Doubt its official though so expect poor sound and a dodgey image. Thats if it even works…

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Orobi

    SPIDERMAN DIMENSIONS SCARLET SUIT GAMEPLAY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duTCFDwd8F0

    #38 4 years ago
  39. KrazyKraut

    its funny..they produce video and photocams…but no live stream… lolz. shame on ya sony.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. KrazyKraut

    it will start later…the doors are still closed

    #40 4 years ago
  41. KAP

    Its safe to say its the sony fans well excited for the world class SCEE Conference thats crashing the site lol

    #41 4 years ago
  42. cookiejar

    160GB PS3 SKU up on Amazon already – http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-160-GB/dp/B003VUO6H4

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Galathor

    @Stephany
    http://twitter.com/PLAYSTATIONEU

    The pressconference seems to start one hour later than usually planned. So it should start in about 45 minutes.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. 52pickup

    Sony be trolling the attendees,careful they might lean out the upstairs window and throw water balloons!

    #44 4 years ago
  45. smenman

    @37 yes that is the “official” steam site.

    You can find more here: http://www.gamestrust.de/content,14,sony_presse_konferenz_2010_gamescom.html

    #45 4 years ago
  46. justiceblob

    It appears Realtime worlds has gone into administration….

    #46 4 years ago
  47. 2plus2equals5

    Stephany Sony’s behalf is not your fault ;)

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Crysis

    Maybe they’re reeinforcing the roof so noone blows the top off

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Stephany Nunneley

    @46 yeah. we have that on the to do list for after the conference. its a bit sad, really.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Stephany Nunneley

    …among many other posts…

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Herlock

    Thanks Steph for the photo :)

    #51 4 years ago
  52. SplatteredHouse

    Makers of Crackdown are now closed… :( That’s a real pity.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. onlineatron

    @52

    Really?!
    Realtime worlds has closed?

    Sucks for the APB subscribers.

    EDIT: latest news I can find says they’ve entered admin.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Crysis

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! *Head explodes

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Stephany Nunneley

    @52 & 53 and all – We will tell you all about it in a bit. Right now we can’t hardly post anything because the site is crashing thanks to over 5K viewers at once. Which, BTW I am NOT COMPLAINING about :D :D

    #55 4 years ago
  56. onlineatron

    Sony calling it a ‘SCEE preview event’ doesn’t make me optimistic that there will be new announcements.

    I’m assuming it will be more akin to the MS conference.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Peetry

    It’s like a behind the scenes from a porno

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Gekidami

    From the PSBlog:
    “SCEE President Andrew House is set for the stage and, after announcing the slimmer PS3 last year, the world will be watching for a glimpse at the future of PlayStation.”

    Sounds like there’ll be something on stage at some point…

    #58 4 years ago
  59. onlineatron

    @55

    You can thank Media Molecule for that: http://twitter.com/mediamolecule/status/21413620539

    #59 4 years ago
  60. KrazyKraut

    ROFL ROLF
    “Patrick Garratt:
    As an aside, I’ve just seen David Reeves come out of a ladies toilet.”

    #60 4 years ago
  61. dirigiblebill

    “We’re assured there is going to be a press conference.”

    Looks like you’re going to have to help things along. Get up on stage and announce Gears of War for PS3.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Gekidami

    Take photos of this new room!

    #62 4 years ago
  63. SplatteredHouse

    Any description of this Move dude, or is he just a dude with a Move wand, or video of the same?
    I’m trying to picture the scene, whilst we wait for something else to happen ;)

    #63 4 years ago
  64. The Hindle

    Is there an actual conference?

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Gekidami

    Yeah, there should be.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Monk

    what the hell ?
    why it takes so long :( ?

    #66 4 years ago
  67. GamesPlayer1

    the conference actually starts 7pm europe time…they are not 1 hour late >_>

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Blerk

    Pft. Balls to this, I’m going to go and watch the end of Dr Strangelove and come back later. :-)

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Gekidami

    Why is David Reeves there?

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Gekidami

    PSBlog says its “Alive”.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. distraet

    I would be scared by now, if I were trapped in that room supposedly waiting for a “press conference”.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. Suikoden Fan

    Patrick “Music getting louder”

    Stephany “That usually signifies ‘something’”

    I gather that something would be someone turned the music up :P

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Suikoden Fan

    come on sony announce something wild like a legend of dragoon remake

    #73 4 years ago
  74. SplatteredHouse

    @70: just their blogger’s connection, lol.

    #74 4 years ago
  75. distraet

    @67 – it’s now 7.24 CET. I would call that being late.

    #75 4 years ago
  76. The Hindle

    This is taking the piss now, its half an hour late.

    #76 4 years ago
  77. daytripper

    lol@61 yeah just get up and do it and take photos of pointy things.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. GamesPlayer1

    @75 still not 1 hour late :|…or now 1 hour and half…

    #78 4 years ago
  79. Gekidami

    Apparently Kaz Hirai is around there somewhere.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. SplatteredHouse

    Kaz = GT5 confirmed…Standing up = audience participation? :D

    #80 4 years ago
  81. Erthazus

    There is a live stream?

    #81 4 years ago
  82. Gekidami

    No, none.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. SplatteredHouse

    Where did the Liveblog go??

    #83 4 years ago
  84. Erthazus

    The screen is with the blood all over it :D

    #84 4 years ago
  85. reask

    Gone here as well. :(

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Gama_888

    goddam i wish i could be watching this :(

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Erthazus

    http://qik.com/video/10824758 Piece of shit Stream from a Mobile phone.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. KrazyKraut

    lol mike looks now like ludacris in white..

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Yoshi

    What is this 1967? Why is there no offical livestream :(

    #89 4 years ago
  90. Stephany Nunneley

    Its back. The embedd must have crashed when the site did.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. Gekidami

    There were vehicles in the KZ3 trailer. Vehicles in MP.

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Erthazus

    INSOMNIAC IS ON STAGE!

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Erthazus

    New Ratchet game.

    #93 4 years ago
  94. SplatteredHouse

    Ratchet and Clank… *groan* D:

    #94 4 years ago
  95. KrazyKraut

    News about Journey plz…

    #95 4 years ago
  96. cookiejar

    R3 Time :D

    Latest: insomniacgames Oh, you wanted Resistance? Well why not two games? We are also incredibly excited to (finally) announce Resistance 3. Coming to PS3 in 2011! Retweeted by you 1 minute ago

    #96 4 years ago
  97. distraet

    What a shock. Resistance 3. Looking forward to the trailer, though.

    #97 4 years ago
  98. Crysis

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Resistance 3!

    #98 4 years ago
  99. Stephany Nunneley

    That’s the second time I tried to add to the liveblog and was shut out at the end of it.

    #99 4 years ago
  100. justiceblob

    Thank god for that… now lets move on the the spoiliers!

    Also, that Mubi was announced a while agoMubi was announced a while ago Vg247 even reported on it: http://www.vg247.com/2010/05/18/mubi-streaming-service-coming-to-ps3/
    ….. Lots of press releases and conferences lying to you today arent there?

    #100 4 years ago
  101. Gadzooks!

    Gah, not interested in new Resistance. I thought the last two were cack.

    New Ratchet and Clank though, I’d be up for that. Slightly concerned about thier prior statements of dropping the lovely smooth 60fps framerate for pointless postprocessing and 30fps though.

    #101 4 years ago
  102. DGOJG

    That was terrible

    #102 4 years ago
  103. 2plus2equals5

    I wanted to see it :(
    No games for psp?
    @keza: you have made the best liveblog!;)

    #103 4 years ago
  104. Erthazus

    As i said in the Resistance 3 post:

    Sony was good.

    2 games announced + Mass Effect 2 is coming for PS3

    EA was good too. Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, Bulletstorm, Shift and e.t.c.

    Microsoft? Well, it’s Microsoft. Announced as always a shitty Online game from the amazing Age Of Empires franchise. >:(

    #104 4 years ago
  105. Blerk

    Well, so much for that, then. What a load of old rubbish.

    EA win! They should make a console.

    #105 4 years ago
  106. distraet

    Highlight of the day: Guessing whether Keza would drink a third beer or not.

    #106 4 years ago