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E3 2008: Sony Press Conference Summary

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Sony’s press conference was a stark contrast to Nintendo’s, but unlike Microsoft’s it lacked the ‘megaton’ and highlight point which would send fanboys into a frenzy.

It was easier to watch thanks to the lack of embarassing casual gaming demonstrations. Regardless, they didn’t showcase anything too grand to make it worth watching live. Thus, if you missed the live showing, here’s the breakdown

PlayStation 3

  •  New PS3 80 GB SKU coming for $399.99 USD.
    • Coming September
    • It will have the same functionality as 40 GB. (ie: no backwards compatibility)

God of War III – PS3 Exclusive – 2009

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DC Universe Online – PS3 and PC

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InFamous – PS3 Exclusive – Spring 2009

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LittleBigPlanet – PS3 Exclusive – Fall 2008

  • LBP was used as a powerpoint slideshow demonstration. Awesome.

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Massive Action Game (MAG) – PS3 Exclusive

  • 256 players supported, broken down to 8 player squad, 1 world

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Resistance 2 – PS3 Exclusive – Fall 2008

Buzz! PS3

  • Downloadable quizzes for different topics

PlayStation Network

  • PSN unified sign-on coming (friends list, send messages, etc via Playstation.com)
  • PlayStation Movie Store available tonight
    • Rent and purchase movies, TV episodes etc.
    • Nearly 300 movies and 1200+ TV episodes available
    • $1.99 USD per TV episode.
    • $2.99 USD – $3.99 for SD movie rental
    • $5.99 USD for HD movie rental
    • Rental period is 14 days with 24 hour grace period once movie starts playing
    • $9.99 USD -$14.99 USD for SD movie purchase
    • No word on HD movies.
    • You can transfer movies onto your PSP
    • Movies upscalable

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Home

  • Expanded beta coming, but no time specified yet.

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Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty

  • Shorter and more concentrated game, but will cost only $14.99 USD

Other PSN Games

  • Crash Commando
  • Fat Princess
  • Pain: Amusement Park Expansion
  • Pixeljunk Eden
  • Ragdoll Kung Fu
  • Siren: Blood Curse
  • and more.

PlayStation Portable

Resistance: Retribution – Spring 2009

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Other PSP Games

  • Super Stardust Portable
  • Valkyria Chronicles  Sony made a boo boo with their montage.
  • Patapon 2
  • LocoRoco 2
  • and more.

Other Items of Interest

  • PS3 can upload videos to Youtube
  • Life with Playstation – News, weather and web feeds etc coming by the end of this month.
  • Gran Turismo TV coming providing international automotive programming. Including Top Gear! Starts August 1st, 2008 via GT5: Prologue.
  • 130 PS2 games still coming.

 

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