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Tue, May 06, 2008 | 22:42 BST
Keep your eyes open this afternoon, PlayStation fans, as SCEE will hold its 2008 PlayStation Day press conference at 4pm: it’s gearing up to be a whopper.
In the absence of E3, companies are now trending towards showing their end-of-year line-ups to the trade in April and May at their own events, and from what we’ve been told in private you can expect today’s reveals to be significant.
- 15.30 – Venue open
- 16:00 – Press conference
- 17:30 – Play time with games
We can’t tell you where it’s going to be held, but it’s a huge London venue and the guest list is described as “substantial”. We know a good portion of what’s going to be shown and all we can say is that it will be worth your while to keep watching for updates.
Kaz Hirai and European boss David Reeves will both be giving talks at the event, and there’s a heap of rumours circulating about what’s going to be shown. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that you’re about to hear pretty much everything about Sony’s 2008, so make sure you’re paying close attention at 4pm BST, when – God willing – we’ll be bringing you live updates from the venue.
It’ll probably just be Kaz talking about “brand equity”, a few PSPs and some warm beer, in reality. Don’t let us down, SCEE.
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 | 17:15 BST
Take. A. Camera. So cruel. Anyhoo, Boomtown’s posted about midnight GTA IV openings at Tesco and Asda stores in west London, and it was no bed of roses from the sound of it. From the piece:
At one local West London Tesco store the mood was ugly just before midnight. The store was only holding 33 copies of the PlayStation 3 version and 27 copies of GTA IV on Xbox 360. So just sixty copies for over 100 very grumpy people waiting in line…
The eight am store opening at another local (non-24 hour) Tesco was sedate and well mannered by comparison. With people chatting in line waiting for the store to open. But just 20 copies would be available.
More through the link. We’ve added it to the list.