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Sony confirms November for Home open beta

Ron Festejo, Home’s creative director, has confirmed that Home will enter its open beta phase in November this year. “Home is currently in a closed beta phase,” he said, speaking at last week’s SCEE PlayStation Day in London. “We have between 8,000 and 10,000 users in this closed beta phase. Around July we’re going to […]

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Scee Playstation Day headlines

  • Reeves admits PSP's lacking games

    Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz earlier this week, SCEE president David Reeves has admitted that the firm would like the PSP games roster to be larger. “Hand on heart, would we like more PSP games? Yes, we would. We really would,” he said. Reeves did add, however, that more games were on the way to Europe from […]

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  • Home was too ambitious, says Reeves

    Speaking to CVG, SCEE president David Reeves has admitted that Home’s been delayed because the initial vision was too ambitious. “We’ve realised that maybe we were too ambitious with the non-gaming applications within Home, getting sponsors and stuff like that,” he said, speaking at this week’s SCEE PlayStation Day. “In that sense we were deserting […]

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  • Euro PSN update brings the PS Day massive

    Our laptop’s battery ran out half way through this, but don’t despair: you can now download a heap of video of this week’s SCEE PlayStation Day from the European PSN. See Kaz and David speak. How can you not? Playable content Race Driver GRID demo (free) Add-on content Guitar Hero III “Def Leppard” track pack […]

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  • Hirai: We will be in leadership position at the end of cycle

    Kaz Hirai’s told the BBC that he’s confident that PS3 will be the eventual winner of the current generation of hardware. “I am very confident that after the 10-year lifecycle we will have the install base that we are looking for and that is obviously to be in the leadership position,” he said. The SCE […]

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  • Another off-screen Killzone 2 video

    On IGN. This one was shot from a tripod from the look of it. It’s a bit… dull. Watch it anyway. It’s taken from the SCEE PlayStation Day ealier this week.

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  • Killzone 2 shaky cam vids posted

    Gamercyde’s posted four Killzone 2 videos from the SCEE PlayStation Day earlier this week, showing vehicles, rocket launchers, shooting and more. Take a look.

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  • My SingStar Online to hit net this year

    According to PS3F, SingStar producer Paulina Bozek confirmed at the SCEE PlayStation Day last night that a web version of My SingStar Online will launch this year. The site will allow internet users to see uploaded videos from the game. Apparently SingStar players will be able to say whether or not they want their videos […]

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  • We hope LBP sales are higher than GT5: Prologue, says SCEE boss

    Speaking to GamesIndustry, SCEE president David Reeves said at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday that he hoped LittleBigPlanet sales would be higher than those for GT5: Prologue last month. “We’re hoping sales will be higher than GT5: Prologue,” he said. SCE boss Kaz Hirai added: “These are genre-defining titles, something we’re very proud of, and […]

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  • "You probably will see" PS3 GTA IV DLC, says SCEE boss

    Speaking to Videogamer.com at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that there’s a good chance of the PS3 version of GTA IV getting downloadable content at some point in the future. “Well I think you probably will see it, it’s just that a deal obviously was struck between Microsoft […]

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  • No other PS3 hard drive configurations planned for Europe, says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that PS3′s hard drive is staying at 40Gb in Europe for the foreseeable future. “I don’t know that any other hard drive configuration is even planned,” he said when asked when an 80Gb SKU – so popular in the […]

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  • European DualShock 3 launch is "imminent", says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves confirmed that DualShock 3 will be launching in Europe very soon. “The DualShock 3 launch is imminent,” he told us in answer to a remark we made on the fact a Sixaxis is included in the newly-announced European MGS4 bundle. […]

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  • Passing Xbox 360 is important because we've been mistreated, says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that the company decided to make an announcement about passing Xbox 360 sales in Europe in the event’s press conference because of previous ill treatment, both from consumers and Microsoft. “I think the fact that [Microsoft] launched 18 months before… It […]

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  • Difference between PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii is "so little", says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said it’s “little things like PlayTV” that will swing consumers towards PS3 as the differences between the three major consoles on the market are so slight. “Just as when you see two top football teams playing, the margin of error [is so […]

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  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Last sets of screens from the asset disc

    Just to add to this lot of screens and movies, here are the last shots we missed from the asset disc handed out at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday. MotorStorm Pacific Rift shots Siren: Blood Curse shots SingStar Vol. 2 shots SingStar PS3 shots PlayTV shots Elefunk shots PixelJunk Eden shots

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  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Home hands-on

    Gamespot’s posted a hands-on with Home from the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday. From the piece: As long as you have a game installed on the hard drive or in the disc tray, you can jump straight into an online lobby from within Home. This means that you skip any of the game’s introductions, and in […]

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  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Hands-on with Killzone 2

    IGN’s posted what appears to be the first hands-on with Killzone 2 from the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday. From the piece: Some of the game’s appropriations were sadly wide of the mark – when one of the grunts exclaims he feels ‘like a spare prick at a gang bang’ we couldn’t help but squirm at […]

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  • Episodic Siren Blood Curse for summer release in Europe

    According to this PS3F story, Siren Blood Curse will release in Europe this summer is 12 downloadable parts. The news came from an asset disc from the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday. There was no mention of Siren at all in the keynote at the event, but the game was playable on the showfloor. […]

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  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Media wrap-up

    Here’s all the shots and video we can see from this afternoon’s SCEE PlayStation Day so far. You can find all the rest of our coverage here. Stardust HD Team mode screens WipEout HD screens Killzone 2 shots LittleBigPlanet screens Resistance 2 screens Mirror’s Edge movie Resistance 2 movie

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  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Kaz Hirai interview

    Kaz is a nice chap. He only flew in to the UK this morning for the SCEE PlayStation Day in London, but he was still the consummate, media-trained super-exec we know and love when we tracked him down on the O2 showfloor. Hit the link for the SCE president’s thoughts on Europe, “changes” to E3, […]

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Scee Playstation Day Latest

  • Sony confirms November for Home open beta

    Ron Festejo, Home’s creative director, has confirmed that Home will enter its open beta phase in November this year. “Home is currently in a closed beta phase,” he said, speaking at last week’s SCEE PlayStation Day in London. “We have between 8,000 and 10,000 users in this closed beta phase. Around July we’re going to […]

  • Reeves admits PSP’s lacking games

    Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz earlier this week, SCEE president David Reeves has admitted that the firm would like the PSP games roster to be larger. “Hand on heart, would we like more PSP games? Yes, we would. We really would,” he said. Reeves did add, however, that more games were on the way to Europe from […]

  • Home was too ambitious, says Reeves

    Speaking to CVG, SCEE president David Reeves has admitted that Home’s been delayed because the initial vision was too ambitious. “We’ve realised that maybe we were too ambitious with the non-gaming applications within Home, getting sponsors and stuff like that,” he said, speaking at this week’s SCEE PlayStation Day. “In that sense we were deserting […]

  • Euro PSN update brings the PS Day massive

    Our laptop’s battery ran out half way through this, but don’t despair: you can now download a heap of video of this week’s SCEE PlayStation Day from the European PSN. See Kaz and David speak. How can you not? Playable content Race Driver GRID demo (free) Add-on content Guitar Hero III “Def Leppard” track pack […]

  • Hirai: We will be in leadership position at the end of cycle

    Kaz Hirai’s told the BBC that he’s confident that PS3 will be the eventual winner of the current generation of hardware. “I am very confident that after the 10-year lifecycle we will have the install base that we are looking for and that is obviously to be in the leadership position,” he said. The SCE […]

  • Another off-screen Killzone 2 video

    On IGN. This one was shot from a tripod from the look of it. It’s a bit… dull. Watch it anyway. It’s taken from the SCEE PlayStation Day ealier this week.

  • Killzone 2 shaky cam vids posted

    Gamercyde’s posted four Killzone 2 videos from the SCEE PlayStation Day earlier this week, showing vehicles, rocket launchers, shooting and more. Take a look.

  • My SingStar Online to hit net this year

    According to PS3F, SingStar producer Paulina Bozek confirmed at the SCEE PlayStation Day last night that a web version of My SingStar Online will launch this year. The site will allow internet users to see uploaded videos from the game. Apparently SingStar players will be able to say whether or not they want their videos […]

  • We hope LBP sales are higher than GT5: Prologue, says SCEE boss

    Speaking to GamesIndustry, SCEE president David Reeves said at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday that he hoped LittleBigPlanet sales would be higher than those for GT5: Prologue last month. “We’re hoping sales will be higher than GT5: Prologue,” he said. SCE boss Kaz Hirai added: “These are genre-defining titles, something we’re very proud of, and […]

  • “You probably will see” PS3 GTA IV DLC, says SCEE boss

    Speaking to Videogamer.com at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that there’s a good chance of the PS3 version of GTA IV getting downloadable content at some point in the future. “Well I think you probably will see it, it’s just that a deal obviously was struck between Microsoft […]

  • No other PS3 hard drive configurations planned for Europe, says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that PS3′s hard drive is staying at 40Gb in Europe for the foreseeable future. “I don’t know that any other hard drive configuration is even planned,” he said when asked when an 80Gb SKU – so popular in the […]

  • European DualShock 3 launch is “imminent”, says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves confirmed that DualShock 3 will be launching in Europe very soon. “The DualShock 3 launch is imminent,” he told us in answer to a remark we made on the fact a Sixaxis is included in the newly-announced European MGS4 bundle. […]

  • Passing Xbox 360 is important because we’ve been mistreated, says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that the company decided to make an announcement about passing Xbox 360 sales in Europe in the event’s press conference because of previous ill treatment, both from consumers and Microsoft. “I think the fact that [Microsoft] launched 18 months before… It […]

  • Difference between PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii is “so little”, says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said it’s “little things like PlayTV” that will swing consumers towards PS3 as the differences between the three major consoles on the market are so slight. “Just as when you see two top football teams playing, the margin of error [is so […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Last sets of screens from the asset disc

    Just to add to this lot of screens and movies, here are the last shots we missed from the asset disc handed out at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday. MotorStorm Pacific Rift shots Siren: Blood Curse shots SingStar Vol. 2 shots SingStar PS3 shots PlayTV shots Elefunk shots PixelJunk Eden shots

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Home hands-on

    Gamespot’s posted a hands-on with Home from the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday. From the piece: As long as you have a game installed on the hard drive or in the disc tray, you can jump straight into an online lobby from within Home. This means that you skip any of the game’s introductions, and in […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Hands-on with Killzone 2

    IGN’s posted what appears to be the first hands-on with Killzone 2 from the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday. From the piece: Some of the game’s appropriations were sadly wide of the mark – when one of the grunts exclaims he feels ‘like a spare prick at a gang bang’ we couldn’t help but squirm at […]

  • Episodic Siren Blood Curse for summer release in Europe

    According to this PS3F story, Siren Blood Curse will release in Europe this summer is 12 downloadable parts. The news came from an asset disc from the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday. There was no mention of Siren at all in the keynote at the event, but the game was playable on the showfloor. […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Media wrap-up

    Here’s all the shots and video we can see from this afternoon’s SCEE PlayStation Day so far. You can find all the rest of our coverage here. Stardust HD Team mode screens WipEout HD screens Killzone 2 shots LittleBigPlanet screens Resistance 2 screens Mirror’s Edge movie Resistance 2 movie

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Kaz Hirai interview

    Kaz is a nice chap. He only flew in to the UK this morning for the SCEE PlayStation Day in London, but he was still the consummate, media-trained super-exec we know and love when we tracked him down on the O2 showfloor. Hit the link for the SCE president’s thoughts on Europe, “changes” to E3, […]

  • Hirai: “GTA has always been associated with the PlayStation platform first and foremost”

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London this afternoon, SCE president Kaz Hirai has said no uncertain terms that he believes Grand Theft Auto is primarily a PlayStation franchise. “I think Grand Theft Auto, the franchise, has always been associated with the PlayStation platform first and foremost, and so I think consumers […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day press conference – full audio

    You can hear the entire presentation from SCEE’s PlayStation Day in London by hitting the play button below. Included is a speech from Kaz Hirai and a massive show-off from SCEE boss David Reeves bearing a ton of info you can read in text form here and here. Watch your ears: a lot of the […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Everything else from the press conference, audio uploading now

    Note to self: get bigger battery. You’ll be able to hear the entire press conference from the SCEE PlayStation Day in about 20 minutes. It ran to around 1 hour 20 mins, and we’re afraid our poor old laptop couldn’t handle it. Here’s what happened after it died: MGS 40 Gb bundle confirmed for Europe […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Live blogging now!

    OK, here we go. We’re in and we’re waiting to for the presentation to start at the SCEE PlayStation Day at the O2 in London. The most recent updates are at the top. Hit the link to read the news live. Update: You can read everything that happened after our battery died here. You can […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: Line-up revealed

    It’s on the back of the registration card. Killzone 2, Resistance 2, Home, yada, yada. Image after the break.

  • SCEE PlayStation Day: It’s so on, seats taken at 3.30pm BST

    We’ve just registered at the O2 for the SCEE PlayStation Day, and we’re practically crapping ourselves with excitement. We’ve been told that press will be allowed to take seats at 3.30pm and that Paul Oakenfold’s DJ’ing later. We won’t be listening to Paul’s “rinsin’” turnes: we’ll be updated as much as possible. Kick off for […]

  • User-content planned for Echochrome

    Speaking in this this official US PLayStation blog post, Echochrome producer Kumi Yuasa has promised that user-created puzzles will be available to download for the puzzler, for free, on a regular basis. From Eurogamer: The developers will hand-pick each batch, and they will be playable for as long as it takes the team to select […]

  • Siren New Translation renamed Blood Curse

    According to this CVG report, Siren New Translation has been renamed Siren Blood Curse, presumably for release in the west. New footage of the game is to be shown today. Apparently the information came from a PSN update list for today, which also shows that a new Motorstorm 2 trailer’s going to be released. All […]

  • SCEE PlayStation Day kicks of at 4pm BST – all the news here

    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 […]

  • Edge Prince of Persia Prodigy reveal scanned in entirety

    Here. They’re good quality scans and perfectly readable. There’s a lot of new art in the feature, a few new screens and a full interview, so fill your boots. We wouldn’t be amazingly surprised if this showed up in the SCEE PlayStation Day tomorrow.