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Sony’s E3 Presser – The Highlights by Anthony Barlow
July 16, 2008, 4:27 pm
Filed under: Gaming News | Tags: , , , , ,

This is for those people who didn’t view the conference, missed the liveblog and can’t be arsed to read/don’t understand the transcription. I’m providing you, the readers, with the highlights of Sony’s 2008 E£ press conference.

Here goes:

  • Some new Resistance 2 gameplay footage was shown along with a new trailer. Tim Price (from Insomniac) talks about the game
  • Jack Tretton uses Little Big Planet’s Sackboy (In Boston Celtics gear) to navigate facts and figures about Sony’s systems.
  • Tretton Announces PS3 ‘Greatest Hits’ line of games coming to America (I think they’re gonna be called ‘Platinum’ over in the UK & Europe). The 1st batch are: WarHawk, Resistance: Fall Of Man, Motorstorm, Uncharted, Need For Speed: Carbon, Call Of Duty 3, Fight Night Round 3, Assasins Creed, Rainbow Six Vegas, Oblivion and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.
  • Tretton talks about PS2 and social games. Says the Singstore has had 1.9 million downloads.
  • New ‘Lego Batman’ PS2 bundle announced – black PS2, Lego Batman Game, justice League DVD
  • Tretton talks about PSN. Announces single sign in service. PSN has had 180 million downloads
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty ‘Announced’. Trailer plays. Announced that it’s gonna be $14.99
  • ‘GT TV’ (Grand Turismo TV) talked about. Top Gear in HD Whoot!
  • Jack talks about ‘Home’. Shows new trailer. Announces that Ubisoft, Lucas Arts, EA and Nike are all interested in Home and some are using the beta. Resistance, Uncharted game rooms within ‘Home’ are shown. They look cool.
  • Video Store Stuff. Major studios content announced. SD & HD downloads/rentals. TV stuff too apparently. Transferable to PSP.
  • Lempel takes the stage.
  • Lempel talks about video store.
  • Video Store announced for tonight. Very sweet!
  • New Ratchet PSP bundle announced – Silver PSP, Ratchet PSP game, Download code for Echochrome, 1GB memory stick e.t.c.
  • Resistance Retribution (Resistance PSP) announced. Trailer. Looks sweet. Released “Spring 09”
  • Super Stardust Portable Teased in montage
  • Life with PlayStation coming at the end of the month.
  • PS3 MMO’s talked about.
  • DC Universe MMO talked about. Trailer plays. Looks great a lot like that PC heroes MMO but better looking.
  • 80GB PS3 to replace 40GB PS3 80GB reduced to $399.99
  • Video plays of developers speaking about how good the PS3 is to work with
  • Snippets of POP, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2
  • God Of War 3 Teaser Trailer – slightly underwhelming
  • InFamous getting talked about now. Really cool looking. Trailer plays – looks like one of the games of the show.
  • MAG announced. 256 player online games and loads of other features.

There you have it folks, the complete guide to Sony’s E308 presser. Remember to check out all of the posts from this years event and the conference right here at XeNonX.

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