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Post by Dan @ 09:08am 07/06/11 | 49 Comments
Well it's already been an epic day with some major details from Xbox, EA and Ubisoft and to round out the evening, we have another big press conference from Sony.

With their recent misfortunes, Sony will be surely pulling out all the stops tonight and the press conference is reportedly going to be followed up by a high-profile musical guest.

You can watch a live stream of the event at playstation.com and things are expected to kick off at 5pm PDT (10am AEST). If you miss it, don't fret as we'll be once again following up with a report on all the highlights.

UPDATE: For those that missed the conference, you can catch up with our handy notes of all the noteworthy bits while we grab all the good stuff and get it online!



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Latest Comments
Eorl
Posted 09:29am 07/6/11
Is the press conference starting earlier then expected?
Linker
Posted 10:03am 07/6/11
Lady gaga. Calling it.

PS vita and psn discussion will be interesting to watch.
Enska
Posted 10:04am 07/6/11
Lulz, if it ever starts. hacked again.
Enska
Posted 10:07am 07/6/11
started, kinda.
Linker
Posted 10:13am 07/6/11
Official Sony E3 stream- you can change camera angles on the fly and everything!

http://www.nowlive.com/ms/sonyplaystatione3
ravn0s
Posted 10:20am 07/6/11
are all these conferences going to be available to watch later on?
Khel
Posted 10:26am 07/6/11
That was a rather selective apology, he apologised for the PSN being down and for people not being able to play games online, but didn't actually apologise for putting millions of people's private information in the hands of hackers.
Enska
Posted 10:27am 07/6/11
yeah poor apology. even poorer reassurance that it won't happen again.
Linker
Posted 10:28am 07/6/11
They're a Japanese company. It would be wrong of them to admit fault like that, even though it should be addressed. Who is talking? Tretton or Kaz? Can't watch, at work. :(
Enska
Posted 10:29am 07/6/11
Tretton is.
Khel
Posted 10:37am 07/6/11
Tretton looks like Shatner, when he first came out I thought they had Shatner doing their press conference
Enska
Posted 10:45am 07/6/11
He even has the big blingy rings like Denny Crane does, haha.
oh, it was the f*** off Gold watch, not rings ;P
Pinky
Posted 10:49am 07/6/11
Pushing 3D like motherf*****s. I likey.

What's with the Playstation branded TV though? lol. Bizarre.

Good price on the glasses though - $70 USD (compared to $100 USD for nVidia's glasses).

NBA on the move looks s***. Point the move controller, which looks like it has frustratingly little precision (compared to a mouse), in order to target who you need to pass to.
Khel
Posted 10:47am 07/6/11
That thing with the tv, where you can play two players and they both get full screens, is pretty damn awesome
Pinky
Posted 10:57am 07/6/11
That thing with the tv, where you can play two players and they both get full screens, is pretty damn awesome

True. That has been way too long coming. Split-screen has killed side-by-side multiplayer since the dawn of time.

That Medievil Move looks pretty good for younger kids.
Khel
Posted 11:00am 07/6/11
Great job Jeremy.
Khel
Posted 11:06am 07/6/11
Hah, Dust 514 is a PS3 exclusive, thats gonna piss off a lot of PC players.
Eorl
Posted 11:17am 07/6/11
Holy crap, so much bloody Move s***. I DON'T WANT THE DAMN WAGGLING, IT IS STUPID AND UTTERLY POINTLESS AND NON-RESPONSIVE.
Eorl
Posted 11:21am 07/6/11
Wait what, 1943 comes free with PS3? What the hell happened to that coming to PC?
Eorl
Posted 11:26am 07/6/11
Humm, if the Vita is under $350, then it may do well against 3DS. And lol at boo's with bundling with AT&T.
Door
Posted 11:26am 07/6/11
PS
ravn0s
Posted 11:28am 07/6/11
lol so it is called vita? how did they explain the name?
DM
Posted 11:29am 07/6/11
Slightly off topic but same hackers who got to sony, also took a config file from a nintendo server as proof they hacked them. They couldn't/didn't take anything except that single file because in their own words (from twitter)

Things we would never harm: Sega, Nintendo, Neopets, Old Spice Guy, anyone that owns a boat for the sole purpose of being a pirate


Also apparantly nintendo fixed the issue almost straight away.

EDIT - OH, this is also from their twitter. "Presenting Sony Computer Entertainment Developer Network source code" bad news sony?

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Pinky
Posted 11:39am 07/6/11
lol so it is called vita? how did they explain the name?

Just that it means 'life' and it has a social context - two modes 'party' and 'near' for speaking with your friends via headset or inbuilt mic/speakers and setting up gameplay.

Uncharted demo was impressive, although the touch method of moving through the level, you might as well just watch a movie.

Ruin looks good. Other players setup lairs, you can attack or help other people. It's all saved to the cloud so you can pickup where you left off again.
Midda
Posted 11:37am 07/6/11
Hah, Dust 514 is a PS3 exclusive, thats gonna piss off a lot of PC players.


Well it was always going to be console-only. They said that when they first announced it.

Saves me from having to pay for Xbox Live though.
Eorl
Posted 11:37am 07/6/11
Yeah heard that, also been hearing one of em got caught by FBI.

Man these guys are heavy breathers. Vita ain't looking like anything I'm interested in. No price yet, games look generic as well. If it's gonna cost $300-$350, then I'd rather go get a damn PS3.
ravn0s
Posted 11:38am 07/6/11
vita has uncharted so i'm sold already
Eorl
Posted 11:40am 07/6/11
On one game? Holy crap even more heavy breathers.
Eorl
Posted 11:40am 07/6/11
And Dust 514 is a conjoined MMO with PC's EVE. Apparently PC controls what the consoles do.
Mantorok
Posted 11:44am 07/6/11
ravn0s
Posted 11:48am 07/6/11
lol
Eorl
Posted 11:49am 07/6/11
Hey this translator is actually better then last years notepad one!
Door
Posted 11:49am 07/6/11
Hahahha the streetfighter x tekken presenter is hilarious!
DM
Posted 11:52am 07/6/11
Ahahahahah that gif was awesome.
Pinky
Posted 11:57am 07/6/11
lol Mantorok.

Hahahha the streetfighter x tekken presenter is hilarious!

? Because he's Japanese? I didn't find him that hilarious.

Ruin looked like the best thing on offer on the Vita for my liking. I wouldn't buy a Vita though - suits daily PT commuters, uni students and high-school kids IMO. I'm D) None of the above.
Midda
Posted 11:57am 07/6/11
Wow, impressive pricing for the PSVita.

$249 USD for the Wifi only model, $299 USD for the 3G model.
deadlyf
Posted 12:00pm 07/6/11
They need to put google maps on it, would make a decent navman.
Eorl
Posted 12:02pm 07/6/11
The hell is happening.
DM
Posted 12:05pm 07/6/11
According to a few places they had to cut some of the guts out of the thing to drop it in price. Lemme see if I can find the post about it.

EDIT - Oh it's just a rumor but still, bad if true.
A few other specs were rumored, but haven’t been officially confirmed at this point. Those unconfirmed specs included that the NGP would pack in 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Another rumor has turned up that claims those rumored specs have been changed now. The new rumor claims that in order to cut production costs and allow the NGP to compete with the 3DS on a price basis, those two key specs have been changed.

The RAM has reportedly been changed from 512MB to 256MB and the internal storage as been removed altogether. Rather than 16GB inside the machine, it will use memory cards as the current PSP does for storage. The big benefit according to the rumor is that those cuts will let the NGP sell for the same $250 that the 3DS goes for. As long as the chopped specs don’t impact performance significantly, lowering the price is the best thing Sony could do. That is assuming this rumor is accurate at all.



last edited by DM at 12:05:40 07/Jun/11
Door
Posted 12:04pm 07/6/11
? Because he's Japanese? I didn't find him that hilarious.


Hahah Easy tiger! Jeez, oversensitive towards race much? He was eccentric (even his shirt) and the audience agreed with the funny - unless they were laughing at the game? How's Aunty Flow's visit going? lol
Eorl
Posted 12:11pm 07/6/11
The hell is happening.

Khel
Posted 12:18pm 07/6/11
Seemed to be quite a lot of laughs when Kaz announced they were partnered with AT&T for the PSV
Midda
Posted 12:19pm 07/6/11
Yeah, AT&T are a bit of a joke in the States. Their network coverage is woeful.
Pinky
Posted 12:25pm 07/6/11
Hahah Easy tiger! Jeez, oversensitive towards race much? He was eccentric (even his shirt) and the audience agreed with the funny - unless they were laughing at the game? How's Aunty Flow's visit going? lol

Nah, I'm not claiming you are racist. I'm just saying he seemed like a pretty stereotypical Japanese gamer to me. Since we're watching a games presentation, I just don't see the funny part.
Seemed to be quite a lot of laughs when Kaz announced they were partnered with AT&T for the PSV

Yeah, I just ignore that Sprint vs. AT&T bulls*** (obviously irrelevant here anyway). To me it's like Holden vs. Ford and COD vs. Battlefield - artificially created conflicts to spur on consumers. It's all garbage.
Eorl
Posted 12:37pm 07/6/11
No actually Pinky, it's widely know that AT&T is the s***test provider ever in America. Hence the groans.
Pinky
Posted 12:45pm 07/6/11
No actually Pinky, it's widely know that AT&T is the s***test provider ever in America. Hence the groans.

Ah well, as long as it stays over there. Don't really see the business case for Sony to partner with any provider really - why not just make it so you can put in any SIM card with 3G? Just corporate politics as usual.
Eorl
Posted 12:51pm 07/6/11
Yeah. I would like an "unlock" version, but then again, I think I'd stick with just WiFi, no doubt it being connected to 3G 24/7 would be nice on a bill.
Midda
Posted 01:33pm 07/6/11
My phone is connected to 3G 24/7 constantly syncing mail and signed into Google talk and such, costs f*** all. No reason a game console would be any more expensive.

AT&T is on the 850Mhz spectrum, which is what Telstra NextG uses, so there's a chance they'll partner with Telstra over here. Saves them having to have different radios for different countries (unless it also supports 900Mhz/2100Mhz as well, then you could use it on whatever network you like).
trog
Posted 02:22pm 07/6/11
Ah well, as long as it stays over there. Don't really see the business case for Sony to partner with any provider really - why not just make it so you can put in any SIM card with 3G? Just corporate politics as usual.
Because the US telco situation is the most f***ed in the world, with the possible exception of third world dictatorships where they don't even have mobile networks. Basically AT&T have massive monopolies all over the place, and they leverage those monopolies and lots of money to make exclusive deals like this (and like they did with the iPhone).

There is very little short term advantage for hardware types to go with all providers when they can pitch all the massive US phone companies against each other in a bidding war for up-front cash to go with their network.

Or possibly, they're giving AT&T money to do nothing but pimp the product, but I can't see that being a realistic scenario - like the iPhone, if it's good enough, people will put up with any sort of s*** to get it, even signing up with AT&T.
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