E3 2013. Sony. PlayStation 4.
Okay team, we made it. 2AM is not far away and with it comes the Sony E3 Press conference. It has been a long day, and all this time spent staring at screens has caused heavy tiredness, especially on my part.
So what do do we expect to see? The PlayStation 4 console and Bungie’s Destiny are two confirmed items, but more than likely we will see some more Killzone 4, some God of War and if we are lucky they will spend way too much time on sales figures from last year.
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Well with all todays news I think It is bed time!
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Microsoft and Nintendo drop out of the console market, begin to solely develop titles for PlayStation.
Microsoft titles non-transferable.
Part of me is thinking ‘poor Nintendo’, part of me thinks this will benefit them hugely. Early days last gen it was the Wii60 combo, this time the WiiS4?
I feel like the TV segment was there just to fuck with everyone
That was a technical hiccup in an alpha game build, I wouldn’t read too much into it. There was the TV segment too. I think they made up for those
The DRM and price news have overshadowed a lot of news… especially the AC Black Flag fail
Let’s just consider, too, that the PS4 is MORE GRAPHICALLY CAPABLE and has more RAM than the Xbox One, and is selling for almost £100 less.
I must have missed several things
Tonnes of indie exclusives, The Elder Scrolls Online, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XV, exclusive content for multi-platforms. This is all before we got the DRM revelations and prices
So… feel sorry for Dew and Doritos right now.
You get Drive Club for free. That’s a full priced title. PS Plus is fucking fantastic already, there’s no reason not to have it on PS3 right now. It was underhanded but I can take it.
People are complaining about PS online charge.
Why are the bothered, pay for it with cancelled XBL Gold!!
This is where I am right now
Elder Scrolls Online
The INdie Games
You can sell your games
You can lend your games
£349 Price tag.
Oh you Sony <3
Very difficult to let that bother me at all!
Hard to feel aggrieved, isn’t it
Yeah, still less than Xbox One for a better console.
£349 is still a rip off when you convert it, but it’s still considerably cheaper.
Did someone shit inside every model? Why is this all too good.
£349… Sony you glorious bastards. You brought a tear to my eye
I have to believe that. Nobody who can’t afford to buy every console would actively choose the Xbone, and I say that as someone who has a 360 and not a PS3.
The thing is Microsoft signed their own death warrant when they didn’t have to.
They’ve won it.
I’m not there yet
PS4 TO BE $399
Shame to lose all my Achievements though, could Sony accept them over haha!
So I know what console I will be buying Destiny for
@SgtPooptickler: MICROSOFT TOLD STATUS:
[ ] NOT TOLD
[ ] TOLD
[x] FUCKING TOLD
[x] KNIGHTS OF THE TOLD REPUBLIC
Thats cool, public events
Referring back to the DRM news.
So its basically DriveClub with a free years worth of Plus
Or Plus Year Subscription with a free copy of DriveClub
Oversimplifying a bit but it’s a fair point
@PhillipCostigan: By the way, your entire first year of Plus will be paid by the free copy of Driveclub, so it doesn’t matter that MP is behind a pay wall.
Halo crossed with Borderlands is what I’m seeing
I’m majorly hyped for Destiny, but the DRM with PS4 has over hyped me!
That video is hilarious.
My god thats hilarious haha
Looks nice this. It’s almost irrelevant. Could you even imagine this beforehand? People not really caring about Destiny so much as the stuff before it?
@Cheesemeister3k: Sony to Microsoft: “Just let it happen, it’ll be over soon.” #PS4NoDRM #PS4 #XboxOne #JumpOut
haha oh this is just cruel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA
Listen to the music. Its Marty O’Donnell 😀
It’s kind of amazing that they haven’t showed The Last Guardian yet again, and people are still totally stoked
I can hear Marty’s soundtrack already…
I don’t think they really have to mention a price. It would be good if they do though.
That doesn’t matter. People will pay for online with their cancelled Gold subscriptions
It seems like you have to pay for online now, but that will still include Plus. You don’t need to pay for media services though
They’ve already belittled Microsoft, they can pretty much do what they want now.
Laura’s right, the price is still the biggest factor for most people. They might not even announce it here.
No periodical checks HAHA
Just waiting for a lower price now 😛
He’s Xboning Microsoft
Best conference ever. of all time.
Announce a price for under £400 and you’ve got me Sony!
Is this the best E3 conference ever?
NO ONLINE REQUIREMENT
It’s kind of sad that he can effectively milk this for applause. We won’t steal your money! CLAP CLAP
OMG THOSE CHEERS
I love Jack Tretton all of a sudden. Forgive me Jack
This is massive. I didn’t expect that at all.
PS4 supports used games!!
Right, can we Destiny now.
NO USED GAME DRM
Ah the wasteland and Bathesda lured me into Fallout
IT’S MAD MAX
Is….is this Fallout?
ESO BETA exclusive for PS4
hello there, what’s this
So the forces of Oblivion are the enemy
What are the odds on him doing 10 mins of voicework and dying
This is the Elder Scrolls Online, spring 2014, on PS4.
Yeh Gambon did a previous trailer I beleive
Who is that doing the voice over? Definitely recognise them
Well done Sony, you have just won.
I thought it would be PC only
Talking of Skyrim…TESO
I’m not sure, I think so, to the same extent as GTA I would expect
Linear narrative, you have areas you can partially explore
It’s not open world, is it? Not completely
Actual in engine footage though, unlike Xbox One, unless I’ve forgotten already
I imagine that would be like getting 15 more min in Skyrim…
In an open world title, that isnt too impressive
Now we are talking about sports, hohoho
And now we are in a boat!
An extra hour of exclusive gameplay on PS4, that is pretty impressive
Me neither D:
How did he go bullet time? I can’t see the text
It looks insanely good
This chase looks a lot better, absolutely
@KazHiraiCEO: You need to save T-Bone from the enemy, XBONE #PlaystationE3
This is actually quite a nice little gameplay segment!
Sections like this seem a lot less dynamic and spontaneous than I first imagined. Pick a thing to interact with and interact with it
Just get Destiny on now!
yeah it seems like a strange way to pad out a big 2 hour reveal
Another seizure warning
Its not an asset to one console. Its a next gen asset. Let Ubi show it themselves.
This is exactly how I feel @JimSterling: Kind of burned out on Watch Dogs. One of those games where I’m as confident in it as I’m gonna be. Seeing more won’t change it. #E3 #PS4
Watchdogs just looks gorgeous. You can really see the details when your stream freezes.
I’m wondering if you drive like a lunatic, will you get spotted and pulled up?
Nice to see driving in Watch Dogs!
Aveline confirmed for Black Flag though, that should be great. I gave them a bit of flak for not considering a female protagonist for that one
Ah shit 😐
Gameplay of watch dogs.
When the AC demo lagged out and died, they basically had to run away under cover of darkness
I missed alot
When did we get to Watch Dogs?
And now Watch Dogs guys are on. Couldn’t just go well could it Sony
And actually died to the extent they’ve had to stop and play the theme music
It’s not just me, the game froze, three times.
I’m not sure if it’s just my stream but they had a mid air freeze when jumping onto a ship
I’m having an absolute ball ache with streams right now!
Okay this looks great
Two guns, now that’s just not playing fair.
You’re not alone there @ultrabrilliant: Nooo, show the open seas and exploring. This makes it look like every other AC.
@JimSterling: Assassin’s Creed IV NPCs confirmed as the supporting cast of Hot Fuzz, apparently. #PS4 #E3
Looks like your usual affair, I’m much more interested in ocean travel and underwater swimming
Liberation’s protagonist involved in Black Flag? or did he just mention that at random?
HEy Finally Assassins Creed Black Flag gameplay!
I missed anything to do with Final Fantasy XV
Me too :/
Unfortunately I’ve missed half of that with net problems. Looked nice though, sounded better.
Kingdom Hearts 😀
AMG DISNEY and SQUARE ENIX
Yes it is. I really am sturggling to work out how it links to the current FFXIII story
ID’D @JimSterling: Fabula Novella Crystalis Numero Humerus Stankmasterson Finalus Fantasus #PS4 #E3
If only Curt hadn’t wussed out and gone to bed!
I am so not the person to speculate on that
Wait…. is this Final Fantasy Versus XIII ?
Not much info yet, but we do get a trailer
Square Enix dropping a FInal Fantasy trailer
Square Enix video message. They need good games more than Sony do
but they are also making a new one, so this bodes well
Oddworld remake was already happening but not confirmed for PS4
Enjoying this too much to comment.
You can tell from the amount of caps
Oh Oddworld remake
Did not expect an Oddworld title!!
I am loving this indie segment, loving it
Secret ponchos? is this where Master Chief was off to?
NO GIANT ENEMY CRABS. A demon has been exorcised
OH MY FUCK OCTODAD
Scott Pilgrim game devs creating new ip
Lots of big indie names being bandied about. It’s only fucking Octodad
Sony confirms self-publishing for Indies!
Just like Microsofts conference, quite a lot of 2014 releases
Looks like it is so!
Do we have another female protagonist for the tally? Maybe several by the looks of things
I can’t recall
Transistor. This rings a bell, named at the PS4 reveal?
Bastion’s Super Giant on stage!
It was technically very impressive, I’d concede that much
May have to give the entire thing a watch!
It’s not a game. It’s a masturbatory David Cage tech demo.
@geoffkeighley: David Cage wasn’t joking earlier today. 12 minute Quantic Dream PS4 demo now showing at briefing. Not a game they say.
Hey its Mr. detailed face from the PS4 reveal!
did we know about this one??
Quantic Dream tech demo, very wizardy
The Dark Sorcerer from Quantic Dream
The power of spellcheck!
I love that you keep using the accent
Viva Piñata is based in your heart
IS that where Viva Piñata was based?
Hahah whats a seattle?
So another fictional city.
People noting that the first two Infamous games were set in fictional cities, and this one is in…Seattle.
here we go, Knack. THis looks to be Sony’s new Ratchet and Clank style game
I only played a little bit of the first, seems quite a lot more character driven story- and NIrvana.
This looks interesting..
is this Drive Club?
YEAH MORE CARS
Killzone Shadowfall does look good
@leighalexander: IS THIS SERIOUSLY A KING ARTHUR THEMED STEAMPUNK WEREWOLF SHOOTER? SOLD PS4 DAY ONE PURCHASE OK IM DONE
It won’t look this nice, but good to see a new game
The Order 1886
These guys ported Okami to the Wii. Just remember that as you watch these people shoot laser guns.
This is all in-engine.
I’m very intrigued
Steampunk alternate Victorian england setting
It’s set in London!
Santa Monica, Ready At Dawn, yesyesyes
PS4 exclusive new IP!
he said brand new IPs, we might be in luck
I love Goatse designs like that, you know whoever created it was laughing so hard while making it and then seeing their creation on screen!
I want to see some games.
That goatse stage again, for your viewing pleasure.
and then I went back to being bored again.
Yoshida takes the floor
OH GOD @ultrabrilliant: Goatse stage.
Which came BEFORE the game department
At least Sony already has a section dedicated to film, tv and music unlike Microsoft.
He has a point, it does have angles.
@ultrabrilliant: Xbone is a big, square, sexless block. PS4 has angles. ANGLES.
You missed nothing.
I missed all of that, stream broke.
haha he said Jack White twice because it was the only thing anyone cheered
I refer back to this image:
I am an equal opportunities offender. Give me a reason not to hate your machine Sony
Oh look, Sony are doing that thing everyone railed Microsoft for doing
Tom confirmed for buying a Wii U
Sony Pictures Entertainment eh?
Great two black generic boxes to go under my TV.
Has the same part gloss part matte thing going down as the Xbone
It looks awesome!
Also stream crash
Looks like a PS2
It doesn’t look that bad. Very angular.
Here we goo…
They need this to be the sexiest thing ever designed
No, we are getting very impatient mate.
Sorry Andrew, but you know it’s true.
Bit of Daft Punk to bring him on with!
it’s House, but not the cool one
Now on to the PS4
dat Midnight Club 3 DUB
This is PS3
GTAV bundle includes GTAV branded headphones
GTAV exclusive bundle revealed
@JimSterling: If that 60s Batman skin doesn’t come with an Adam West voiceover, Sony loses #E3 FOREVER. #PS4 #PS3
It does, and I do have high hopes. The developer interviews at announce were encouraging
No thats my issue as well. Who is voicing the Joker this time?
Quality dialogue. Shouldn’t judge, but I don’t see how this game can be better than Rocksteady’s
It looks like a Batman Arkham game
Batman Origins trailer
I don’t even know any more
Or THIS kind?
This kind of Magic?
I thought she was magic
Was anyone else completely baffled by why Ellen Paige was fighting terrorists, by the way
I have seen so many car games today, I jut feel no hype.
Technically Rayman Legends had a female protagonist
Mine’s working perfectly
Gran Turismo on screen
Suddenly my stream is fine haha!
First female protagonist of E3!
I would just like to point out.
Tom you’ve infected me with your stream curse
A few game trailers being chucked at us now, not really doing service to any of the games. Puppeteer, Rain and Beyond
I have a PS3 but no money, and Lovefile keep sending me the shite around it
I might just be annoyed because I don’t have a PS3
Surely they don’t need to sell The Last Of Us any more, you’d think everyone slapping GOTY on it was enough
Oh good a trailer for a game thats already out! (The Last of Us)
At least they are, Jack Tretton is like a non-comedy Jack Dee
Or better paid
Crowd seem to be more lively.
Wasn’t most of this already announced or heavily rumoured? Yes, Walking Dead port
Show a trailer please. Walking Dead: 400 Days
Did he just say Walking Dead?
Flower on Vita I can see working well
Desperately trying to revitalise the Vita.
Big Vita push straight off the bat, expected as much
This bollocks is the reason no one likes your conferences Sony.
I miss Don Mattrick
Tretton is not a hype building guy.
maybe it’s the insincerity
He always reminds me of Bill O’Reilly and I have no idea why
Tretton takes the stage, let’s do this
Maybe a cheeky reveal of the PS4?
There we go! and instant freeze again
Clips of games we saw last E3 – the dungeon crawler, Watch Dogs etc. wubwubwubwub
I would love to see it
Classic inspirational gameplay montage
Strange electronica fuelled light show, commence
And instantly my stream freezes
1 minute to go!
Sony aren’t expected to release a price.
This is almost bigger for the Vita than the PS4, they have to talk about it. If they said nothing about the PS4 people would still buy it. It’s almost better not to know about it.
Minecraft PS3/4 ?
I can’t wait to see how they’ll keep it consistently interesting over 2 hours. A fair few journalists and devs hinting at big surprises and new indie games.
I honestly hope they don’t talk numbers or Vita.
They’ve got the jump on Microsoft twice now. it’s ultimately a big game of Battleships, playing blinds and guessing what people want, but it’s Sony’s to lose.
They do have the advantage, presenting after Microsoft
Haha, I wouldn’t be surprised
“Ohhh, so they don’t want $599” again!
People joking on Twitter that Sony are editing their presentation to change the price
I was generally expecting Crash to implement into Skylanders in some way after Crash left being a Sony exclusive
Also, don’t make plans to go to bed. The conference is expected to last 2 hours.
CTR CTR CTR CTR CTR CTR CTR
There hasn’t been a Crash Bandicoot game for five years, although it’d need an exclusivity deal.
As a huge Microsoft gamer and massive Halo fan.
Please save me Sony.
It may be some sort of CG reveal or tease like Star Wars Battlefront or… Halo 5.
One interesting one is Naughty Dog – people always thought they would only work on one game at a time, until The Last of Us overlapped with Uncharted. Obviously The Last of Us isn’t even out yet, but they could easily have a new game ready to show.
Jet Set Radio please. Just going to say it until it happens.
5 more minutes to wait before the Sony conference begins!
I’m still banking on Parappa the Rapper. Any other games they could bring back?
I’m not sure you can even take Geoff’s fuck-ups seriously
It is known GT Geoff always knows everything before the shows
Uh oh, Geoff slipped “Will you be excited when … I mean if.. Last Guardian is revealed”
The Last Guardian is the one we’ve been expecting for several years and continually disappointed on. That would be absolutely enormous – SotC is the one game people point to as art.
GameTrailers usually has a lot of love for Xbox so thats quite interesting.
Conference to be 3 minutes late
GameTrailers say insider sources feel it’s distinctly better than Xbox One. Take that as you will.
I hope it looks good!
It’s really what they show us today, and what they hold back on for the Sony dev conference post-E3. We’ll definitely see what the PS4 looks like, and surely find out how much it costs. Games are all up in the air apart from Destiny.
PlayStation 4 console said to be “gorgeous” says Sony staff…on Spike GT.coverage
I think this is the one everyone expects to be the saviour or the destroyer (in terms of DRM)
This is the one I’ve been looking forward to
No, in seriousness. We know that there will be some more Killzone 4 shown, along with Bungie’s Destiny (which I am super excited for)
Seizure warning for photosensitive liveblog viewers
I predict Sony will reveal some games
Right after I make a cup of tea. Start predicting things Tom
Last episode of Game of Thrones watched – I am ready to party.
15 minutes to go!!
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