The second of the three manufacturers showing was Sony. We already thought we knew a lot of the stuff that they’d have on show, the NGP’s one true name had been leaked, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3 and a host of other things previously unveiled. Did Sony have anything in reserve for our discerning panel of staffers?
Whatever they had, they started really, really late.
Chris: So, ummmm Sony lose?
Stefan: here we go?
Chris: Also, why haven’t Sony learned that 3D doesn’t translate on streamed broadcasts
Stefan: I can see a man in a dark room.
Joshua: We send Alex, and he breaks the press conference. Christs sake.
Chris: Sony presser has been hacked
Gareth: by alex
Stefan: hacked and slashed.
Gareth: 2 minutes
Joshua: yaaaay blog one is up, and HD:D
Peter: This is going to be awesome. Proper awesome
Joshua: gonna try get screencaps for posts too btw
Blair: finished my nachos
Chris: PlayStation Move #calledit
Gareth: c’mon sony, I’m waiting here
Peter: dubstep. Awesome already
Gareth: god damn the NGP does look gorgeous
Chris: oh hai PS Move
Blair: I’ll point out Al if he pops up:p
Stefan: I spotted MNR on the NGP. That’ll be ace:)
Joshua: There was some Kratos in there too.
Chris: Katamari would be ace on PSV, make it happen
Peter: Mon Tage
Adam: a conference for gamers this time
Joshua: Was that Resident Evil too?
Peter: monster hunter…
Gareth: green lantern?
Peter: that’s out in a couple of weeks
Chris: out this week, see TSA for details:p
Gareth: I wanna see the film
Gareth: Ryan Reynolds <3
Stefan: They must have had quite a lot of fun putting that montage together
Tretton struts out on stage sporting a rather… striking clothes combination.
Greg: Plenty of Moves set up on stage
Gareth: ah Tretton, I like that guy
Chris: Thought we were going to have a 5hr montage then
Blair: I love Tretton
Adam: he is the same colour as his shirt
Adam: been a bit tangoed
Stefan: He’s not wearing a shirt
Gareth: NOW I CAN’T UNSEE IT
Blair: oh, we’re getting this edited together *puts pun cap on*
Joshua: Straight up addressed [the PSN outage].
Gareth: You’ve just ruined the whole conference for me now
Gareth: I can’t take my eyes off his shirt
Stefan: WHAT SHIRT! :P
Adam: That’s what he wants!
Adam: deflect them with the Shirt
Peter: hmmmm, PS fanboy Tretton. I wonder what Greg has to say about those sales numbers :-P
Greg: Not enough qualifiers to be useful. :)
Adam: hands shouldnt be that colour
Chris: hands look blue too me, same colour as his tie
Adam: looks like they have been dipped in make up to me
Chris: 90mins? hopefully that includes the past 24mins
Blair: that’s a few bingo hits ;)
Stefan: I think he was wearing his shirt when he went to get a spray tan earlier today…
Gareth: Are you saying his entire outfit has been set to match his oddly coloured body parts?
Greg: He was obviously suspended from his hands when dipped in peach juice.
Blair: this better be good
Stefan: tell me when I can look again?
Gareth: oooh excited face
Adam: straight to thew big gun
Gareth: It’s still weird that they’re the same guys that did Crash Bandicoot
Joshua: yay im back!:D
Greg: Liking the look of the rain on the deck.
Peter: That is awesome boat movement
Gareth: and the sloshing water in the pool
Adam: uncharted 3: titanic
Gareth: love the way the chandeliers are moving too
Chris: how could that guy not hear the footprints
Peter: Uncharted Gear Solid
Blair: Looks like Uncharted 2 with that move..
Joshua: You know how Tomb Raider is like Uncharted, it’s actually going to have exactly the same start:P
Greg: Stealth kills… my crushing mode favourite.
Gareth: I love stealth kills in all games.
Chris: hate stealth, with a passion
Chris: unch does good stealth though
Joshua: I love stealth in uncharted because it feels hefty
Joshua: nice lighting
Gareth: yeah, it feels solid, it’s pretty great
Gareth: I like that they don’t usually force it too
Greg: Nice use of light to lead the player again.
Blair: Jumping looks… better?
Gareth: wow, terrible aim
Gareth: wow, that water looked impressive
Blair: hope there’s QTEs in cutscenes like that!
Blair: Nice aiming reticule ;)
Chris: holy shit
Blair: Uncharted 2 had awesome snow… this has awesome water!
Adam: honestly almost feel like im there
Gareth: That is amazing gameplay
Gareth: I didn’t think they could do this to me again
Peter: urgh, water isn’t very responsive to him
Greg: Now it’s Uncharted: The Poseidon Adventure
Peter: hopefully that’s early
Gareth: I reached when I saw that triangle prompt
Chris: its no hydrophobia, but the animation of surface water was great, lacking in fluid dynamics though
Joshua: I actually reached for my controller when that button prompt came up:/
Gareth: yeah I did
Joshua: oh wow
Joshua: go is
Adam: better than expected!
Chris: someone waker Teffers up
Greg: They do like running towards camera in vechiles at odd angles…
Gareth: I didn’t expect to get the same kind of reaction I had to U2 when they showed that building
Gareth: the one that falls down when you’re in it and all that
Peter: water looked lovely but didn’t react much like water. Looked amazing otherwise though
Gareth: entire multiplayer before it hits stores?
Joshua: I DONT HAVE NO GLASSES
Gareth: I have glasses but they’re not stereoscopic ones
Blair: Sully looks older:(
Chris: needs LA noire’s mocap, it’s not bad but has been outclassed
Gareth: the animation on sully looked superb then
Blair: Looks awesome, where’s Elena?!
Greg: Elena <3
Gareth: stop horsing around
Adam: Best of E3 right there for me
Chris: flying transforming horse?
Gareth: yup, that looked superb
Joshua: FUCK YEAH ELENA AND EVERYONE WOOH
Adam: Kris needs a PS3 if only just for that
Greg: Bingo #7
Gareth: shit, stream stopped for me
Blair: Repinkstance 3
Stefan: Is UC3 over yet?
Chris: yes res3 now
Greg: R3 in 3D?
Stefan: Yay! I can start watching again
Blair: you missed out man!
Chris: R3 3D
Gareth: Resistance 3! ALSO, I hate the HUD
Gareth: what was that thing!?
Stefan: I’m avoiding UC3 so I can play it as fresh as possible.
Chris: Can’t believe they’re releasing the multiplayer before the game is out… anti-cod tactic?
Stefan: I still don’t quite understand the health in R3. It doesn’t recharge at all anymore?
Blair: Resistance is meh:/
Greg: Did we know before that it was in 3D?
Gareth: I’m not sure
Adam: Much better graphics tahn R2
Joshua: What a crap demo.
Stefan: Everything is in 3D from Sony now.
Blair: 3D isn’t really a big thing anymore
Gareth: Oh well, no R3 announcement [on TSA] Stefan: When was the last time a Sony game wasn’t in 3D?
Gareth: R3 sharpshooter bundle
Greg: Sep 6th
Adam: good choice!
Chris: pew pew
Adam: something for Move
Joshua: Doomsday Edition
Gareth: R3, sharpshooter, nav, move controller, eye
Gareth: That worth reporting on?
Stefan: Move control? Is that new info? But again, that’s a bit like the 3D thing. Every ‘core’ title has it.
Blair: God of War Origins
Blair: on it
Peter: “commitment to 3D is unwaivering” admission that 3D is taking a battering?
Chris: CANNOT WAIT
Peter: Eye-co, not Ee-co. Septics!
Stefan: EE-co, as they say it in Japan.
Gareth: 24in? wtf
Joshua: okay cool
Gareth: and it’s ugly
Joshua: playstation tv 24″ screen
Adam: Clever though, guys. Get 3D in peoples homes like they did with blu-ray
Stefan: Unique views, though. THAT’S impressive.
Peter: awesome split screen stuff
Blair: Aw, that’s cool!
Joshua: oh cool
Peter: I predicted that when they announced 3D
Chris: that is cool, let me know when the 50″ is announced
Peter: I’m Michael Pachter
Peter: and $69.99 for extra glasses. not bad.
Joshua: must be making a loss on those
Adam: £50… good price point
Chris: $69.99 for the PS branded glasses, compatible with a range of TVs inc non-Sony
Gareth: It comes with Resistance 3 too.
Chris: @josh No loss, Samsung have dropped there’s to £35 now, were £70 when I bought mine (although I got them for £50
2K Sports’ Move demo
Peter: 2K sports on… Not EA… hmm
Stefan: You’re amazing Cb:) [re: Cb’s prediction of the 3D] Peter: yeah, I can even tie my own shoelaces now :)
Chris: Think EA are partnering close to Ms now, as EA Sports titles have Kinect
Gareth: wish I could do that
Stefan: bunny ears or round the tree?
Adam: Crowd look so bad
Peter: loop it and swoop it
Stefan: Bunny ears for me.
Adam: not much exciting
Stefan: This demo is….
Gareth: that’s Kobe Bryant, right?
Gareth: He’s pretty funny
Stefan: Demo didn’t want to work, then?
Gareth: new move title
Blair: What’s happened to Sorcery?
Gareth: when they say Medieval do they mean another game in the Medieval series or is it unrelated?
Chris: Cool but what about Sports champs 2, whic his badly needed
Peter: Medieval Moves? Huh? What’s this? New IP?
Gareth: nvm, must be unrelated. that looks fun.
Chris: developers of sports champs, medievil moves
Adam: hmmmm interesting
Adam: quite cool
Blair: This is very similar.
Gareth: could do with two move controllers
Joshua: It is
Stefan: Much simplified archery controls
Gareth: he’s only got one
Blair: Why is it on rails? They could use the sub:/
Chris: I remember how much my arms ached in Sports Champs archery, it was tres difficile after a short time
Joshua: This looks shit, what happened to Sorcery?
Stefan: Or actually, I forget, doesn’t the archery and gladiator mode play like that in Sports Champs?
Gareth: I think it looks fun.
Chris: yes, ait looks an exact mix of sports champs archery & gladiator, with an on-rails game tacked on to it
Chris: that is interesting:\
Stefan: Yup. Bet it has the much better controls apply if you have the 2nd move…
Greg: A Woo Hoo at that?!
Adam: in game woo hoo i think
Joshua: Uncharted has been the only good demo so far.
Chris: shoot the green thing, just like in the last puzzle
Blair: This is bad as some Kinect stuff, tbh.
Greg: Utter shite. Sorry.
Chris: worse, kinect looked fun & was all multiplayer… well, most
Joshua: Yeah this is terrible.
Peter: Did anyone get that Dead man’s chest thing?
Peter: er.. vest
Blair: Dead man’s vest?
Chris: crap, just crap
Joshua: There was more in the Sorcery demo than that shit.
Chris: nothing, nada… if that’s it as far as Move exlcusive games are concerned they may as well bin it
Adam: great effects in this infamous 2
Chris: Cheer up Tretton, you’re dragging me down with you
Stefan: yes, then a subtitlte. Anyway… moving on:)
Stefan: September is a crazy time away…
Greg: Bingo #6
Stefan: Was expecting it sooner than tha….. STARHAWK!
Gareth: why is that man glowing?
Blair: Very western.
Gareth: Good, there aren’t enough of those
Chris: ooooh Bike-y thing
Peter: Was Medieval Moves on rails?
Greg: Warhawks in Spaaaaaace!
Gareth: yes it was,
Stefan: yup, on the reails
Chris: omg omg omg…. show more, moar, moar
Joshua: Jak? Sly?
Chris: wtf… get back to starhawk
Gareth: Sucker Punch are really working lately
Stefan: Been meaning to pick up the collection…
Blair: Never paid Sly… should buy that collection.
Stefan: Will this be Sucker Punch? They’re still quite small, aren’t they?
Gareth: wasn’t there a hint or somehting about it in infamous?
Chris: don’t know anything about sly
Adam: back to the human salmon
Stefan: Think it was a bonus trailer on the Sly Collection.
Blair: Who’s got this? I’ve never plaid Sly.
Gareth: me neither
Adam: plaid? lulz
Chris: Well, ummmm STARHAWK
Gareth: eve online ps3?
Gareth: oh right Dust, forgot about that
Chris: First True cross platform experience
Chris: , oh thought you meant dust
Adam: Dust now
Adam: pretty space shots
Adam: very halo tho
Chris: So this links to PC Eve Online?
Stefan: Dust looks like the kind of game, the concept of which I just love.
Adam: Exclsuive PSN game
Stefan: Hope it lives up to the concept.
BioShock, now with Move and NGP
Adam: bioshock 3?
Stefan: Dust’ll be PC too.
Stefan: Bioshock Infinite
Blair: Infinite Boobs.
Stefan: Did she just shout “booger!”
Greg: Same section that was in the previews a few weeks back
Blair: This is a big… jumpy.
Chris: roller-coaster, cool. I like roller-coasters
Stefan: Nothing new on that one. (yet?)
Greg: This trailer made entirely from PC in-game footage…
Adam: not too impressed with that trailer compared ot previous
Greg: This year’s Gabe moment
Gareth: subbed CB
Chris: oh, doing a Gabe then
Adam: what. a.weirdo.
Gareth: yeah, this is weird.
Gareth: He’s weird
Gareth: it’s his voice
Gareth: Seen recess? He sounds like the leader of the nerds in the basement
Stefan: Reading between the lines, Jack Tretton went round and made Ken Levine his bitch. [to get move incorporated] Gareth: Knarf?
Stefan: Rolled those sleeves up at him
Blair: Amazing how they did this over the phone…
Chris: he said ‘core’ who’s keeping count
Greg: My “core” counter wrapped around a while back.
Blair: Cool, game gets Move support… move on.
Adam: wow… taking a long time
Stefan: Bioshock NGP?
Gareth: so far he’s said ‘Move in Bioshock’
Blair: Bioshock NGP!
Blair: right, that was NOTHING.
Stefan: Pretty much!
Gareth: So what is it Bioshock NGP or is it something else on NGP in the universe?
Stefan: NGP game set in Bioshock universe
Chris: Bioshock universe, not necassarily bioshock ngp
Adam: free copy of bioshock on ps3 with bioshock infinite?
Stefan: wait… did they say that?
Adam: dont know what with though
Adam: think it was bishock infinite
Blair: Star Trek?
Gareth: phaser peripheral
Chris: Star Trek peripheral for Move
Gareth: Star Trek coop game has Move
Chris: out same time as movie next year, but original story
Adam: Not impressing me..
Blair: Mass Effect.
Peter: CBS logo on that Star Trek… TV series coming?
Gareth: that said only PS3 there then
Gareth: Is it exclusive?
Peter: Star Trek is PSN exclusive
Stefan: Looked alright. It’s a movie tie in, though. So could be good for that
Gareth: ooh, didn’t realise
Stefan: CBS just own the overall Star Trek franchise
Chris: SSX ps3 exclusive mount fuji
Adam: 7 extra cars for PS3 on blu ray disc
Gareth: Fuji, yeah that’s right
Gareth: holy god
Adam: battlefield 1943 for free with BF3 on blu0ray
Gareth: exclusive 1943
Chris: bf3 blu-ray includes bf 1943
Gareth: not too much use if I already own it though
Peter: Mt. Fuji in SSX, 7 Supercars in NFS: The Run, Free BF1943 with BF3
For the NGP naming, head to Page 2.