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Sony’s E3 2011 – Vita global this FY at $249, much more

Monday, 6 June 2011 14:11 GMT By Staff

Those who stayed up for Sony’s E3 conference were not disappointed, with exclusive content announces, impressive 3D and PS Move pushes, and the official debut of the PS Vita.

Before the press conference began, Sony began handing out 3D glasses, suggesting another strong push of stereoscopic tech with supported titles like Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, an assumption that proved correct.

Outside, a carnival-like feel was backed up by food trucks, DJs, and and drinks. Nathan Drake stood at the entrance, handing out sandwiches to starving journos.

The event kicked off with a montage of first- and third-party games including Mortal Kombat, inFamous 2, Uncharted 3, and many, many more, before Jack Tretton arrived.

He welcomed 6,000 audience members as well as those joining us from home; Sony previously predicted over a million viewers.

The Sony executive took the first opportunity to personally address the extended audience regarding the PSN outage.

Commenting that press thrives on bad news, Tretton offered a “you’re welcome” to media and extended thanks to the help and support of third-party partners.

He apologised personally and on behalf of the company for any distress caused by the outage.

“It is you that both causes us to be humble and amazed by the amount of dedication and support you give to the PlayStation brand,” he said.

Tretton confirmed network activity had returned to 90 percent of the level prior to the outage.

Content partners were briefly highlighted, including MLB, NHL and Netflix, with the revelation that 30 percent of all Netflix use is PlayStation 3 based.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Uncharted 3 story trailer

Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra then came on stage to introduce Sony’s flagship PlayStation 3 franchise with a new demo of Uncharted 3.

Drake was seen sneaking around what looked like a cargo ship, engaging in stealth melee combat.

Spotting an enemy’s shadow around a corner, he pulled him into the shadows of a corridor and knocked him out, before descending a staircase to the bowls of the ship.

A short climb sequence later, Drake was ambushed by a pirate, but when the attacker attempter to tie him up, he responded with melee and gun fire, setting off a grenade in the process.

A fancy white sedan rolled away from the scene as water began to flood the cargo hold and Drake began a gun battle in the rapidly filling arena.

Evidence of Naughty Dog’s dynamic environments was clear, as the roiling waves rolled Drake into a area.

Trapped underwater by a piece of falling debris, Drake was forced to swim through murky air vents, pulling off a grate aft an on-screen button mash prompt.

As the demo drew to a close, Drake wasn’t out of trouble yet, rushing towards the camera down a corridor, away from a gush of water.

Naughty Dog then announced US players will have the chance to access the game’s full multiplayer – not a beta – through a promotion deal with Subway.

We were then treated to the game’s E3 trailer – with the audience experiencing it in 3D.

“We are going to sell a few copies of that bad boy,” Tretton concluded, chuckling.

Another 3D push

Insomniac’s Marcus Smith arrived to talk up the 3D-compatible Resistance 3, which will feature several different groups of survivors throughout the course of the plot.

The demo was presented in 3D, and introduced a young rebel group, the Remnants, based in St. Louis.

We saw an attempted ambush on the Chimera turn bad as ground troops were powered up by some sort of beam from support drones.

Skipping ahead slightly, the player was forced to retrieve a power core, the target of the mission, and leg it ahead of pursuing dropships.

Sony then highlighted upcoming HD, 3D-compatible collections – the God of War Origins collection, bundling revamped versions of the PSP spin-offs, as well as Team Ico classics.

Suddenly, Sony pulled a 3D surprise to tie it all together – a 24 inch PlayStation branded 3D display, which supports two users, viewing different image, on the same screen. The glasses needed for this sport active-shutter technology and will go for $69.99 individually.

However, the display will be bundled with Resistance 3, cables and 3D glasses for $499.

PS Move

Sony then began warming up its Move catalogue, moving on to NBA 2K12, which will use PS Move in a new feature called NBA On the Move.

Promising to deliver “the best NBA simulation experience”, NBA On the Move is said to be accessible to everyone – including the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, who came on stage to demonstrate it.

“It’s so realistic it’s frightening,” Bryant commented. “Hats off to you, man. Kudos to you.”

NBA 2K12 is due on October 12 this year.

Tretton then welcomed Sports Champions veteran Umrao Mayer to show off Medieval Moves: Dead Man’s Quest, a new PS Move-only title.

The game doesn’t have any inventory or menu system, relying entirely on gestural controls, such as reaching back to a quiver to switch to a bow rather than throwing stars. Melee combat is possible too, with sword and board.

Mayer commented on the game’s 1:1 motion tracking, and said the game is not entirely linear, offering branching and secret paths. It’s due in autumn.

Tretton then waxed lyrical on the PS Move’s growing library, adding that PS Move enhances core experiences like inFamous 2, which will update with PS Move support later this year.

The trailer that followed showed off the game’s massive enemies plus plenty of high-octane action including battles against helicopters.

LittleBigPlanet 2 will also be updated with more Move support, adding “millions of new PS Move games to play” thanks to the huge library of user generated content.

Starhawk was up next, with a spaghetti western trailer slowly zooming out to galactic scale and ending with the words “welcome to the new frontier”.

Teasing a “family friendly franchise that even hardcore gamers couldn’t put down”, Tretton treated us to a surprise Insomniac trailer. Sly Cooper Thieves in Time is due in 2012.

CCP arrived to announce what its countdown site revealed this week – that Dust 514 will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive with Move support.

It will share a single persistant universe with EVE Online, and will even extend to the NGP when it releases in spring 2012.

The trailer that followed showed a polished shooter, and communication between ground troops and orbital units. A closed beta kicks off in Autumn.

BioShock: Infinite

Sony managed to score an exclusive BioShock: Infinite trailer, debuting the longest preview of the multi-platform title seen so far.

We got a look at skyway gameplay before Ken Levine arrived on stage to talk it up.

In a Gabe Newell-like retraction, Levine commented on his public criticism of motion control in core games, saying Sony pulled out all the stops to convince him.

“We’re talking about removing this barrier of entry to people who love your stores and love your world … what if they could play your game?” Sony reportedly asked Levine, before sending him a PS Move to play with.

“We’re gonna have PlayStation Move on BioShock: Infinite,” Levine confirmed in a rush, somewhat wryly.

Levine then teased a new Irrational game, set in the BioShock infinite, which he said had never really fit any platform – until the NGP.

Tretton then announced BioShock: Infinite will ship with a copy of the original BioShock on the same BluRay.

Exclusives, extras

Sony really pushed the exclusive content this year; it’s partnering with THQ for an exclusive multiplayer mode in Saints Row 3.

Another partnership with Paramount sees exclusive content for the recently outed Star Trek game based on the recent JJ Abrams film, including a phaser peripheral for the PS Move. That’s due in 2012.

Shoring up EA’s own presser, Sony has struck a deal with the mega-publisher, and SSX will feature a PS3-only run down Mt Fuji. Epic.

Need for Speed Run PS3 will ship with an exclusive, extra BluRay with eight new super cars, and Battlefield 3 will ship with Battlefield 1943.

Goodbye NGP, hello PS Vita

Kaz Hirai turned up next to mock Jack Tretton’s tie, and incidentally, to do what we’ve all been waiting for – unveil the NGP.

Referencing Sony’s ten-year plan to introduce inter-connectivity in all its devices, Hirai also thanked consumers for their faith during the PSN outage.

Harking back to the 2004 release of the PSP, Hirai said that phones at the time could not deliver PlayStation content, but with PlayStation Suite – the Android platform – that has now changed, and the service willa ct as an entry drug for consoles.

On that note, Hirai teased us by reiterating the NGP’s known, gaming-centric features – the touch pad, dual cameras, and OLED screen, constantly referring to it as “our next generation portable”.

“What you’ve come to know as NGP … is officially named PlayStation Vita,” he finally revealed.

“What does Vita mean? Vita means life. We’re confident PS Vita will be the first product that blurs those lines between gaming and life,” he explained.

Harping on the ability for augmented reality inherent in the dual cameras, Hirai also highlighted 3G and wireless functions like social features, location-based gaming, and network gaming.

To a chorus of shocked moans and desultory, unimpressed applause from the US audience, Hirai announced Sony will be partnering exclusively with AT&T for 3G service on the Vita. Other territories’ carrier partnerships will be announced soon.

There will also be a number of AT&T Vita-specific hotspots going live.

Two network services were announced, Party and Near. The first allows players to form groups for gaming, while Near allows connections with nearby gamers.

The Games

Scott Rohde, president of SCE Worldwide Studios, turned up to introduce the console’s launch line up, starting with Uncharted: Golden Abyss from Sony Bend.

A short section of one level was demoed – the Temple of Serpents.

“The bar for production values is incredibly hard,” one of the Bend guys commented, highloighting the system’s memory, which allows for water shaders and dynamic lighting, so the game’s world looks and sounds as PlayStation 3 users expect.

The entire screen acted as a control, so in combat, players tap icons around the screen to fight. The Sixaxis gyroscopic controls were also demoed.

Touch controls can be used for traversal, too – drawing a line across a series of ledges to show Drake where to go.

Meanwhile, traditional controls can be used – “play how you want to”, is the game’s control design manifesto. Shooting mechanics using the twin analogue sticks allows for snapping from cover and other familiar Drake combat moves. Still, touch controls can be used to switch weapons.

There will be two demos of the game on the E3 floor.

Rohde came back to talk up “social action RPG” Ruin, a collaboration between Simple Minds and Sony San Diego.

We saw the Infernal Warrior in action on a dynamic battlefield.

Apparently keen to foster competitiveness, the game will feature a rivalry system which allows you to help, hinder or harm your nominated rival, and push your actions to social networks, the PSN, and the game’s community site.

As a player grows and levels up, his or her lair and protective dungeon evolve. And as this all happens in real time across the networks, you’ll need your Vita with you all the time.

The game will also feature a PS3 version which utilises cloud saves to blend seamlessly into the Vita version.

Next up was ModNation Racers, which is promised as an entirely new product, not a part of the PSP or PS3 version of the game.

Track creation was demoed, showing the touch screen used to trace a path before entering a 3D view mode to add jumps and other features.

The back touch panel was used to create background such as mountains, with the front lowered land to make a lake.

The PS Vita version of ModNation Racers will be able to use all the user gen content from the other versions from day one.

Rohde returned to reiterate the message of the Vita’s cross-platform connectivity – cloud saves, cross-platform multiplayer, and content sharing under the Play.Create.Share banner – which led, of course, straight into a LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita trailer.

Again, the touch screen is used to create content, and the game will be able to access all current LBP user-gen content.

Moving into third parties now, Capcom arrived to discuss Street Fighter X Tekken. InFamous 2′s Cole will be a PS Vita exclusive character.

The game’s latest build was shown off, running in real time, demonstrating Cole taking on Tekken’s Jin, his electrical moves and flying attacks gelling neatly with the Street Fighter system.

The PS Vita section closed out with a demo reel showing off a number of upcoming titles, including wipEout, ModNation Racers, Reality Fighter, Super Stardust Delta, Sound Shapes, Hot Shots Golf, Hustle Kings, Ruin, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

The PS Vita will be available by the end of the year, in both 3G and WiFi only models. The WiFi only model will go for $249 and €249. The 3G model will be $299 and €299.

Returning to stage, Tretton avenged his tie honour by referencing Hirai’s famous Ridge Racer moment before closing out the presser with the hope that the audience is as excited about PlayStation’s future as Sony is.

Shortly thereafter, a number of Taiko drummers kicked off a musical and multimedia entertainment section, and we thankfully tuned out.

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63 Comments

  1. Christopher Jack

    Most interested in Sony’s, for the past few years they’ve had the most AAA exclusives & I don’t see that ending anytime soon so I’m hoping for at least a couple huge PS3 game announcements & a price for the NGP & am interested to see some AAA ports almost as much as new game announcements for it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. xino

    is it really 5 hours long?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    The actual conference isn’t, that would be ridiculous!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    The event – such as catering, press conference and hands-on stuff like PS3/NGP – is five hours long. The press conference itself isn’t.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Razor

    I think it’s amazing that some people on GAF think Sony don’t need to mention the PSN outage at E3.

    It’s just mind-boggling.

    There had better be bowing from Tretton and Kaz :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. rrw

    @5 most of them actually think like that. it predictable. but is not like sony will wasted 1 hour about PSN and we need to discuss how they say sorry

    #6 4 years ago
  7. bluffbluff03

    I´m not expecting anything! Can someone help me? What could be announced. I´m not interested in God of War and also not in Uncharted 3 gameplay sequences – I´m just interested in new announcements. Is their something? I really missed it… :(

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Razor

    What to do to kill an hour?

    Think I’ll have a few quick races on GT5 (for which there had better be an update shown).

    #8 4 years ago
  9. rrw

    @8 do some gym to make sure your body is ready :D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    guys, can someone give me the link where i can watch Sony Press conference with the best quality?

    I remember that they wanted to stream it through Playstation blog or whatever.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gama_888

    http://blog.eu.playstation.com/

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @Gama_888, Oh Yes. Thank you very much.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Fin

    @8

    Put the GT5 disc into a new PS3 over the weekend. Took 90 minutes between inserting the disc and getting to the menu. NINETY. MINUTES.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. moargamezpleeze

    How much montage are we going to get?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @14, i will puke if that is going to happen.

    what i like in MS Press Conference (except that their content is CRAP) that everything is fast and every message is clear.

    but Sony likes montages… blergh…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Gama_888

    @12 YOUR WELCOME ERTHAZUS :-D

    @14 Oh yes the infamous Sony montages. Indeed credit to M$ for none of that, They show you it propperly and move on. Even if what they show you is crap.

    Kids flying through disneyland with peter pan, jeez these shows get weirder every year.

    As for Sony conference, NGP INFO,KTHNX.

    Some new titles for both systems would be nice, Especially NGP, The launch line up only really contains 1 must have title.

    Looking forward to seeing Dust 514 aswell, How far along is the timer now? :)
    -edit
    http://www.dust514.com/
    18 minutes :)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. rrw

    nv mind

    #17 4 years ago
  18. fortelv999

    http://www.nowlive.com/ms/sonyplaystatione3

    this worked better for me, it’s just music right now

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Christopher Jack

    @15, WATCH THE START!! >:D

    Typical Sony :P

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    Not sure who is worse, SOny with their selling 3d or MS with the Kinect.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Christopher Jack

    Loving the 3rd party announcements right now.
    @20, MS with Kinect, 3D isn’t alienating anybody since all of them are still playable in 2D although that small 3D display looks very intriguing.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @21

    I don’t play MP or Co op at home. I can find a bigger 3d tv for about the same price and will be far bigger.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    No surprise in the PlayStation Vita’s name.
    It’s getting Party Chat! What about current PS3 owners? :’(
    Golden Abyss looks like a must buy.
    Ruin looks pretty great.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    @23

    It will use AT&T so they want the platform to fail.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @24, I don’t live in the US of A, the worst Sony could do here is sign up with Telstra, even then I don’t care, not really interested in the 3G version.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    Just found it to be interesting. I am hermit when I play games so I typically don’t play with other plus the games I do play doesn’t have a social aspect.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Christopher Jack

    The price :O
    I don’t know whether I’m more happy or surprised…
    I’m expecting a $400 AUD price tag though despite our stronger dollar =\
    Don’t disappoint me Sony!
    Most I’ll spend is $350 AUD which is still a little lower than the EUR price.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    I’m dissapointed with PS3 Press conference. Not much of PS3 games. the only new announcement was basically DUST 514

    Not a lot of big news, but NGP looks amazing and game lineup is very nice. 249$ for the device is a great price.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Christopher Jack

    @28, I entirely agree. Where’s the new PS3 games?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. moargamezpleeze

    I was disappointed. The only 3 PS3 games I cared for in that conference were UC3,Sly 4 and GOW Origins. Sure the NGP price reveal was sweet but other than that not much else.

    Right now I think Sony has done no better than MS.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. ruckus

    Zzz-_-zzZ

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    THe price was nice but I am waiting to see the 3rd party support for not only the Vita but the 3ds to make my decision on which one I want. I agree the SOny conference wasn’t that impressive besides UC3 and Sly.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. mathare92

    No Agent again. :( Besides that omission and that of a huge announcement megaton, I was really pleased with how it went.

    They understandably took a lot of time out for Vita, innit.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. strikkebil

    worst show in years. no new games, no surprises. nothing. i stayed up for this and now im pissed. if nintendo got gta5 ps3 is going in the trash(or at least back to gamestop)

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Phoenixblight

    People have this illusion that GTAV will be at the shows they will not. Rockstar already stated they will not be at the show. Move on.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. thesupersakura

    Sorry, but I watched their whole conference and was never impressed. I don’t think they killed anything. They just are putting out cheaper items to people to make up for the whole PSN hack and there is supposedly going to be another attack so who knows what will happen with them then.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Christopher Jack

    @33, Just because Sony’s conference is over, doesn’t mean that we won’t hear any exclusives from the other 3rd parties. Agent could be an important feature in TakeTwo’s showcase.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. mathare92

    @37 Perhaps. It’s a long-awaited PS3 exclusive though, so you would naturally assume there’d be no better time than the Sony presser to make an announcement.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. xino

    Sony lost the conference man! tad boring!
    i always hated Sony’s conference and in the future i will never look forward to them again.

    I can’t believe Microsoft’s version was quite better this year and BETTER than Sony’s. Nintendo will dominate all tomorrow.

    I mean seriously, Sony spend half of the time ALWAYS talking shit about their brands and uselessness. I love Microsoft conference, they had a brief talk and show footage. But SOny was just all about talking talking talking!

    And the WORST of all is that we already knew many about their announcements:/

    no fret anyway because Sony were never good at presenting and pitching their games to gamers. They should go back to pitching electronic goods since that’s all they are good at.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Phoenixblight

    @37

    Rockstar stated they won’t be attending so if the Publisher wants to announce something without the developer actually being there its a bit moronic.

    “Hey guys we just want to mention that Agent or GTAV is being made but can’t go into it because Rockstar not here and we have no actual footage because there is nothing to show.”

    We know its being made, its just pointless for the publisher to mention it.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. makots

    Jack, where the hell is God of War 4????

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    @41

    There was never going to be one some “insider” some how took God of War Origins as God of War 4.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Razor

    I dunno, pretty underwhelming I thought.

    Though this happens every year; I go in with massive expectations, then come out disappointed.

    Still, Jack’s jibe about Ridge Racer was lol worthy.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Moonwalker1982

    Kills it? I’m sorry but they killed shit!!!!!

    Where was this Syphon Filter 4? We KNEW about Uncharted 3, and yes it’s obvious its gonna be amazing, even though for Uncharted 3 , this footage was a bit underwhelming to be honest. And we knew about Starhawk too. So Sly 4….but no gameplay, nothing.

    Where were my other exclusives? Maybe its my own fault, i was jus expecting a rather amazing conference from them. But we got boring-ass Move crap which nobody cares about. and PS VITA…very impressive but tbh, i’d only buy it for Uncharted and that’s just not enough for me. Vita’s definitely not a day one purchase for me, need to see other games.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Brenna Hillier

    There, I’ve changed the title. Now engage with the material instead of the headline, please.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Moonwalker1982

    I hope Nintendo will surprise us all tomorrow. I want them to aim at the core gaming crowd again too. It’s a new system unveiling so Mario will definitely be there, but maybe a realistic looking zelda? Or a brand new IP? I am looking forward to tomorrow.

    Very dissapointed with both MS and Sony’s conferences.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Christopher Jack

    I think that Netflix remark is a hint that they’re in talks of a takeover.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Phoenixblight

    @46

    “It’s a new system unveiling so Mario will definitely be there, but maybe a realistic looking zelda”

    Only Zelda game that there will be is Skyward Sword it will be very much a repeat of Twilight Princess where there will be a Wii version and a Wii2 version. Probably a pokemon or WII 2 Sports game. Not sure if there will be any 3rd party games announced for it but if so very little and no big titles.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Razor

    “Now engage with the material instead of the headline, please.”

    We shall do no such thing! :D

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Moonwalker1982

    @ 48

    How do you know that? :)

    I don’t think anyone knows anything really, but the rumours that are going around sound very very good. That they are hard at work getting third party support. Stories about GTA V maybe a timed exclusive (highly doubt that though) but also Mario but not in the style of Galaxy but more like Mario 64 in terms of gameworld. We’ll see man.

    But one thing is for sure…they need more than just a Wii 2 before they can get me to buy a new system, more hardcore games..that’s for sure. I hope Nintendo realizes this.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. lexph3re

    So you let these imbeciles bully you into changing the title? A lot of you are just cry baby morons. “I’m upset because I didn’t hear about games that were already completely rumors” well that’s your own damned fault. Sonys conference showed not only is sony getting continued support for core titles but also securing what the majority of you twats complain about! Quality 3rd party material and content.

    They actually are giving you ungrateful bastards everything you asked for. A close tohand written apology for psn down time. Move support in the majority of their 1st and 3rd party titles pricing on the mysterious handheld console and more insight on soon to come games. They confirmed vita will have over 80 games within its first year and that it will have flawless connectivity from ps3 to vita and back. Online functionality with a handheld console to its big brother system.

    Microsoft confirmed kinect and youtube. You guys are just unfrucking believable. Can’t please any of these twats

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Phoenixblight

    Rumors are only that, rumors. They won’t make another Zelda game specifically for the Wii2 when they will have a fully developed one so close to release. To get the core gamers they need the 3rd party support and Nintendo doesn’t do or pay for exclusive titles they would rather put the money into their own developers. So GTAV being exclusive, hell even announced is a pipe dream this year. Nintendo will probably have a first party title built for their new system.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Ireland Michael

    Completely sold on the Vita. Day one purchase for me.

    I never expected them to go *that* low on the price.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. triggerhappy686

    just finished, best presser yet. so whats 249 euros in £’s???

    uncharted vita looks very very good, loving the finger dragging ledge grabbing climbing :D

    ^^ me too, hopefully uncharteds a launch title

    edit 249 euros to pounds = £222

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Mike

    3D, absolutely don’t care. Handhelds, really don’t care. Sly 4, whatever. Fail.

    MS, new IP but it’s all for kids and the “adult” stuff looks shite. Fail.

    Nintendo?

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Christopher Jack

    @55, All your comments seem very negative, is there any game or genre that you actually like?

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Mike

    Yeah, Witcher 2, Mass Effect, The Old Republic. I’ll also enjoy playing the Kinect stuff with my kid. But there’s nothing really new for me that has been announced.

    I’ve got an iPhone and I’m getting an iPad – don’t need a handheld. All the Vita games were existing IPs/genres anyway – compare that to the innovation on iTunes and it pales into comparison.

    I’m looking forward to Halo 4 and Halo HD, too. And the Ico HD stuff.

    Also, the XBLA stuff coming over the summer looks the cream of the crop so far.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. OlderGamer

    I didn’t like it(Sonys show), didn’t hate it either.

    Highlights to me:

    UC3 got a big focus(I just never enjoyed the franchise, and I thought the new Tomb Raider looked more intreging).

    Move, Move, Move. Sure I own a wand/cam. But I like Kinect more. Move feels too much like the Wii. And in truth, I don’t use Kinect/Move/Wii for much of anything ‘cept the odd family/party game once in awhile anyways.

    3D. Sorry but no. Lack of a 500$ 3D TV bundle was never why I didn’t own/use 3D. I just don’t like it. I don’t like glasses. I don’t like the resolutions. And while its neat for ten mins it gets old soon after that and isn’t anything that I feel like I am missing.

    NPG. It looks neat. Is priced lower then I expected. And I get the impression that they are doing it right. Thats great. Presonaly, I am not a big fan of handhelds. But for those that are, bonus. PSP2/Vita looks nice.

    Some odds and ends here and there. Some looking hit and some looking miss.

    Thus far I would give MS a C+ grade and would give Sony a C+ grade.

    Neither one grabed me. Maybe its just time to finaly move forward into next gen. You guys think this years E3 bored you, wait till next year. W/O new consoles and new focuses/gameplay experiences, its going to be more of the same.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Blerk

    I don’t think it’s as bad as that, OG. I’ve seen a bunch of really great-looking stuff, but most of it was away from the platform holders’ conferences.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. OlderGamer

    Well if more stuff pops up later thats cool, but that was just my impressions of the conference shows themselves. Not so much the companies or their respected platforms.

    I think thus far the best stuff(in my eyes) of entire E3 has been from 3rd parties.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Blerk

    It has indeed.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. frostquake

    The only concern I have is Move, and Kinect, OlderGamer. Not my kind of thing. I did see quite a few core games, and as long as I am not Forced to use Move or Kinect, such a Resistance 3 and Gears 3, then I am fine with it.

    I guess my Real Concern is in the next few years when at E3 they announce the New Xbox and PS4…if Kinect and Move are integrated, they may start forcing us…so I hope they don’t do that…I see it as a Kinect and Move as a Niche.

    The Wii Motion Controllers never did it for me..and if a Game gives me an option to plug in a wired controller, I do.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. NightCrawler1970

    So where can i download that E3 2011 of the PSN??? they always do that every year…

    #63 4 years ago

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    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.