Hello friends! It is the Sony Press Conference! This is the fun one because it's at a reasonable hour and everyone is awake!
Welcome! We are liveblogging this thing! I have ingested a lot of caffeine and sugar!
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10.45 What are we expecting to see today? I feel like this one is more of a mystery. Sony has said they're not bothering with showing the PlayStation 4.5 thing, which might just free this up as a 'gamesfest' of sorts.
I want to see more of Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian and really more of the awesome indie games that have really defined the PlayStation 4 platform this generation.
Also — is it too much to ask for Bloodborne 2?
10.52 I'm actually really excited about this one. Sony has really brought the pain in the last couple of years. I expect another solid conference this year.
This is some Night at the Opera style shit. This looks like the start of Assassin's Creed III.
Man that was a cool scene. Shame the rest of the game got weird.
11.01 Goddammit Luke...
11.03 Well this got a bit weird. I legit though Rahzel was in the building.
This is the new PlayStation menu music that comes in Firmware update 3.6 #PlayStationE3
— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) June 14, 2016
11.07 Well that is defo God of War. And that is defo a crowd of dudes losing their goddamn shit.
11.07 Man, Kratos is a terrible Dad.
11.12 Well that was pretty fucking awesome. A different kind of God of War game for sure. I think I even noticed a different type of skill upgrade thing going on.
Alright, Kratos' parenting skills redeemed. HE'S NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL.
Oh man, this scene is actually pretty hard to watch. And well written. How is this God of War? This is really cool. I did not see that coming.
11.19 Days Gone. Well I have no idea what this is, or what I just watched. But sure, that sounded interesting. A teensy bit hammy, but yeah why not. Not terrible at all.
11.23 The Last Guardian looking as glorious as ever and the end is in sight! Oct 23 2016. I cannot wait. Looks like there's some bad CatDog... things.
11.25 Honestly this Sony presser is off to an absolute flier. I cannot keep up with this shit. Now we're onto Horizon: Zero Dawn and it still looks amazing. Sony is absolutely killing it so far. And no fat or filler so far...
Man I am loving this open-ended stuff. This game is looking phenomenal. I just love the design, the aesthetic of the whole universe. The shooting looks responsive and fun. I'm so in for this.
12.31 Metal GEEEEEEAAAAAR...
12.32 "Hi... I'm Conor... I sound a lot like Keanu Reeves"
11.35 Detroit: Beyond Human... dialogue so bad it had to be David Cage. Still looked awesome though. I liked Heavy Rain, I'm not afraid to admit it! Hahaha!
11.38 Man, Sony is really rattling through this shit. So maybe some time is gonna be dedicated to something big?
11.39 Holy shit. That was a Resident Evil game? Whaaaaaaaaa? That was weird as fuck. RE is about to be properly scary again. And set for Jan 2017? Jesus.
And in PlayStation VR? NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.
11.41 OK so October 23 for PlayStation VR. Checking with local folks to see when the Australian date is. Stay tuned.
11.42 Man PS VR has such a good chance of success just based on the content it's getting. Oculus doesn't have jack shit right now. This stuff looks great. And REVII? Holy shit.
11.45 Well Star Wars, Batman in VR. Goddamn. Just goddamn. The Batman thing is being developed by Rocksteady, it's gonna be great.
11.46 Holy shit FFXV looks goofy as fuck.
Wait this is VR as well. Yes it is. Damn. I do not understand how the hell this is gonna work. Is this a separate thing?
11.49 Wait, what is this? It has a real Mass Effect vibe. Again: this looks fantastic. I guess this is another VR experience. Sony is bringing it with the VR man. Really bringing it.
Wait, this has to be Infinite Warfare. Has to be.
Holy shit, I take back anything negative I said about Infinite Warfare. This is pretty ridiculous.
11.55 I hate to be that guy, but Microsoft's conference... compared to this. Night and day. Can only think of maybe a couple of games I wanted to play on Xbox One. This is just... out of control. Too much to take in almost.
11.56 Well I guess that's Crash Bandicoot is coming back. Remastered stuff. Appearing in Skylanders first.
11.58 Well, I think my kid is starting to get to the age where I have to start caring about LEGO games again. Star Wars seems like a good start.
12.00 I'm loving the fact they've embraced the fact that Kylo Ren is goofy as shit.
Cool, it's available in two weeks! Awesome.
12.02 Holy shit. That Hideo intro. Jesus H. Christ.
HAHAHAHAHAHA I'M DED.
12.06 Okay so holy shit, what did I just watch. Death Stranding, the newest Hideo Kojima game. Looks goddamn wild. Stars Norman Reedus. Actually felt original and different and I have no idea what's going on. I suspect this game is a long way from completion and Sony just wanted to drag Hideo out on stage for the applause, which he got in spades.
12.08 Oh, and a new Spiderman game.
12.16 Okay well days gone just looks like The Last Of Us mixed with Dead Rising, but just also... um unreal? Just another in a long list of video games I know really, really want to play.
12.17 I am feeling really pumped and excited about video games again.
12.19 Okay, well that's that. Honestly that might be the best E3 conference I've ever seen. Not just in terms of content, but in terms of pacing, production everything. Damn Sony. Damn.