Sony’s E3 Press Conference: Liveblog

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Sony’s E3 Press Conference: Liveblog


Last one today folks! It’s been conference marathon for me over here in Los Angeles, but this is that last one. It might be the biggest. To be fair to Microsoft, Sony has a tough act to follow. A lot of new games, plenty of intriguing exclusives… what can we expect from Sony? Stay tuned to find out!

I’m hoping Sony plays up on its ‘man of the people’ act. The whole ‘we’re about games things’. I also hope it shows off some of the indie games coming to PSN. It’s a real strength and proper point of difference for Sony now, and they’d do well to give it some shine.

Also, some exclusives? I’m very keen to see what some of Sony’s internal studios have been working on. Get… hype perchance?

10.45: Oh, and I almost forgot. I want to see what the console looks like! And the price!

10.48: I really don’t know what to expect from this show. I have a feeling it might be a little… flat. Sony showed off a lot in the console’s debut, so they don’t have all the barnburners under the hat.

10.52: You know what — I could really do with another 20 minutes demo about cars. How about you? ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzz…

10.55: The Last Guardian comes on screen. How do you react? WHAT DO YOU DO?

11.00: So I don’t really feel like Destiny is going set my eyeballs spinning. I don’t know if it’s as innovative as they think it is. Struggling to really think what Sony has in store… I’m really hoping they play on the Indie games angle. I’d love to see a series of really innovative games get to shine on the big stage. But I would say that wouldn’t I. HIPSTER.

11.03: They should make a game called Drive Pub, where you try to convince your idiotic drunk friend that he shouldn’t drive.

Actually no-one should make that game. SHUT UP MARK.

11.06: Man, in hindsight it did feel weird that MGS5 was on the Microsoft stage. It’s one of those games isn’t it? Can’t imagine playing it with a 360 controller. Imagine playing Gears on the PS4.

MAYBE THAT’S THE SURPRISE.

Babble babble babble.

11.10: Bloody hell, how long do they want! Let’s get going. I don’t have all day! (I have all day).

11.13: Some serious padding going on in this show right now. The Last of Us, right guys? AM I RIGHT?

11.15: What if Sony just spent the whole two hours talking about the PS Vita? WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

11.16: One minute more! Almost there!

11.17: AND HERE WE GO!

11.19: DANCING. LOUD NOISES. COLOURS. ARGH.

11.20: How about GTA V only on PS4? (and previous gen consoles?) That could happen. (I’m just making stuff up now)

11.21: Oh Jack you old smoothie. I wish you were my Dad. Or my cool Uncle. Yeah… my cool uncle. I’d like that. Uncle Jack.

11.23: Sure Jack, I’ll humour you. Let’s talk PS3/PS Vita. What’s kicking, Uncle Jack? What’s kicking. What’s going on my man?

11.24: Mhhmmm. Yep. Yep. That’s interesting. Tell me more. Yep. [Nods head]

11.25: Flower for VITA? I’m in bro.

11.26: I’m sure it is Jack, I’m sure they all look great [continues nodding head]

11.27: Guys! The Last Of Us is good! Don’t forget everyone! Yours, Uncle Jack.

11.28: Oh, it’s that rain game. I always thought that looked good. I’m from Scotland. Rain is mah shit.

11.30: A rather action packed showing of Beyond. Cool, I suppose. ALSO IT HAS THE GREEN GOBLIN IN IT.

11.32: This driving music is sexy.

11.35: Was never really sold on Arkham Origins, but this looks rad. Very cool trailer.

Also: the joker is really shit at jokes

11.38: OKAY! LET’S GO!

11.40: First impressions? Looks like the Xbox One!

11.42: I guess its Sony’s turn to pitch for your living room.

11.47: Sony is doing a good job of keeping this boring stuff not… boring. Very snappy presentation.

11.48: It’s that dastardly troll Yoshida!

11.49: Alright… getting into dick swinging territory here. Too much fat. Get on with it.

11.53: Well, I’m a bit lukewarm on The Order. We’re shooting at things again. Again. That said, seems quite stylish.

11.57: Second Son seems pretty snappy — cute dialogue, great motion capture. Seems nicely written. Actually genuinely believable performances. I thought it looked great.

12.00: OH SHIT IT’S THE OLD EMOTIONAL GUY. HE BRINGS TEARS TO MINE EYES!

12.02: Ha! This is great. Nice little twist. Loved it. Really loved it.

12.04: I was hoping they would do this: make a big deal of Indie stuff. Hope it gets a pretty extended slot.

12.06: Transistor is interesting, but Bastion didn’t really get me in the way it got others.

12.07: Oh, self publishing. Great news!

12.08: This is great: shows a massive depth of support, gives a lot of cool games space to shine. Love it.

12.12: Okay — calling it early. Sony is going to show The Last Guardian. I’m calling it right now!

12.16: I am a bit confused by these Final Fantasy trailers to be honest. What game is what now?

12.18: Oh cool — Kingdom Hearts III. That’s a proper surprise. Never saw that coming. I couldn’t care less! But it’s a cool surprise!

12.19: PIRATES DON’T WEAR HOODIES!

12.22: This little stealth section is pretty cool. Sort of allays some of my fears…

12.23: Seamlessly from free running to combat, to sailing. That was goddamn slick. Until the end LOL. But yeah, really loved that.

12.28: Okay dokey. Watch Dogs now!

12.32: This game continues to wow me. Production values are through the roof. Real high level of cool. This is serious shit bro.

Oh okay, using a tablet? That would be pretty cool.

12.38: Argh, my internets! ARGH. Sorry guys/girls. My internet is buggering me.

12.46: Bloody hell I missed the no DRM thing when my internet went kaput didn’t I? ARGH!

12.48: Playing catch up it seems like Sony is just destroying right now.

12.50: Whoa, this looks better than I expected… Destiny looks crisp. Has that Halo feel.

12.53: I’m really liking these enemies. I’m liking everything about this so far. The scale of these environments are amazing.

Okay so it’s Bungie Borderlands. Hmmm. I sorta hope not.

Really nice sense of detail. These environment feel lived in, designed, and real. I think I like the look of this game.

13.04: Sorry for radio silence. Internet is busy killing itself. But $399 US. Wow. Difficult clawback for Microsoft.

And that’s all she wrote! Stay tuned to the site for the rest of the afternoon. We’ve got a lot of stuff coming! Thanks for sticking with me through a long and crazy day!

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