E3 2006 Sony press conference Finished

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  • TVeyes 8 years ago

    Why did they show GT(4)-HD? They messed up the wow factor. They should have gone from strength to strength games. Instead they start with a very WIP GT5 and Genji 2(!!!??). Very bad conference planning.



    Luckily it got better but those two games ruined what could have been a good conference. Warhawk is still going to be sweet though, if the reports on the controller feedback hold true. However, Solid Snake in the final scene has already got my money down for a PS3 much like the Halo 3 music got me to keep the Xbox360 on the desk. Not to forget Heavenly Sword, nice.



    It is going to be a great next 12 months.



  • SeesThroughAll 8 years ago

    Ares:



    "My love of Nintendo simply arose from the fact that they serve my gaming fan needs with such great love and care."



    Ares, you are unable to think for yourself, aren't you?
  • dk_rare 8 years ago

    Stickman - The subtlty of the Sony moles is rather shocking these days. I remember when they used to TRY and get us to like them ^_^
  • Stickman 8 years ago

    I heard that Sony said you guys were all fags.
  • T4RG4 8 years ago

    Just watched the presentation... yawnsville. Seriously, what is so exciting about that lot? I didnt see ONE SINGLE THING that made me want to buy a PS3. The games look better graphically of course, but is that all we're gonna be using the machine for? Tarting up old games? In the past this might have been okay, when we'd have huge leaps in gfx, but these days... I'm not so sure we're leaping, rather I'm confident we're stumbling.



    Show.me.a.cool.game.
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  • HarryB 8 years ago

    hahaha, glad i didnt wait for that stinker...maybe in a year itll be good ,though.
  • Baz_Dude 8 years ago

    Halo 3 and Gears of War look better than any PS3 game i have seen so far. Come on Sony, where is the 'true next gen' material
  • dr_faulk 8 years ago

    Ares:



    "My love of Nintendo simply arose from the fact that they serve my gaming fan needs with such great love and care."



    Hear hear! (or is it 'here here'?). Well said, as for the rest of your post.



    As an extension of it, I'd like to say that this whole generation might be a repeat of the last, except if the Wii becomes as popular as the DS, that'd be refreshing.
  • Triggerhappytel 8 years ago

    Most of that event did sound like bollocks (doesn't it always?), but I am interested in Lair, Resistance and now that jungle-based game from the wonderful Naughty Dog. They really should leave Jak be and move on.



    Pleased to hear the underrated Genji is getting a sequel, although I hope the gameplay is a little deeper this time (I suspect it won't be, in all honesty).
  • Ares 8 years ago

    Touchez, Sony. You've given your userbase an answer to Wii fans which will surely cause them to explode with frustration upon hearing it.



    All it takes is a poorly implemented and imitated feature and your users blindly believe that they have matched and possibly surpassed the functionality of rival consoles. I foretell (based on past experience) that the complexity argument raised by Yossarian will be lost on the average PS owner. Concepts such as sophistication, refinement, depth and subtlety are beyond the aptitude of such puny mortals. If you don't agree with what I'm saying, remind yourself of the common practice of these types to immediately dismiss masterpieces such as Smash Brothers Melee, Wind Waker and Mario Sunshine based soley on their inability to control the characters because either they are too impatient or hopelessly incompetent, or perhaps, even more criminally, they dismiss them based on appearance.



    I'd take comfort in knowing that these people are missing out on such wonderful entertainment but for the fact that they can't just leave Nintendo fans be. They have to deride us for our choice. They feel they need to remind us that we did something 'unusual' when we played a colourful game, or bought a purple console. It's human nature to persuade others of your superiority and so they try their best to do so. When one spends so much time and money on an activity, or even lifestyle, such as gaming, the demons of doubt and insecurity fuel debate over who made the right choice. And before anybody points out that all I'm doing is arguing why I'm better than you, I'd like to take the opportunity to admit that that's exactly what I'm doing. Unfortunately for anybody that disagrees, I've got an actual bases for my argument :p



    I'd glady and quietly let the PS3 users do their thing and beat their chests proudly over their shiny new computer box, were it not for the fact that their habits are threating the future of my beloved Nintendo. It's a question of evolution. It's not a case of the better animal surviving, it's a case of the better-suited animal survibing. In this environment, i.e. a market of 100's of millions of idiots, sorry, I should say, uninformed consumers, the PS is the more suited animal. Of course this raises the question of what is meant by 'better' in this analogy, but I've been snobby enough for one post, so I'll spare you the philosophy.



    Finally, I'll make one thing clear. First and foremost I am a gaming fan, not a Nintendo fan. My love of Nintendo simply arose from the fact that they serve my gaming fan needs with such great love and care. /takes a moment to cry. And as a gaming fan I acknowledge that PS games such as Grand Theft Auto, Tekken, Metal Gear Solid etc. are fantastic examples of how games are done. And I own an Xbox, so Halo, Halo 2, Rallisport Challenge, Ninja Gaiden et al also share a corner of my cold, dark heart.



    If the price comes down and developers manage to harness the incredible power of PS3 both graphically and er... gameplayically and produce something worthy of being termed 'next-gen', then BAM!... I'll start saving and THEN get one. MGS4 looks amazing. That off-road mud racing game has got me all excited and has me giggling like a camping Counter-Stiking AWP noob. And Unreal 2007: Daaammmmnnnn. But if behind the image lurks the shallow, hollow, crude or whatever you want to call it, aimed-at-average-joe level of interaction then what a shame that would be it. It will keep me awake at night knowing what unfulfilled potential the PS3 may end up having.



    Sony users can preach all they like about how features like Blue-Ray and Home Entertainment Hub functionality are what make the system such a superior purchase, and they're right, if that's what you're into. But when they arrogantly and ignorantly make the claim for the greatest gaming platform then that's when I will get pissed off. Now? Well now, I'm feeling normal. I'm always this irritable.



    What's wrong with me you ask? Well, you'd cranky if you stayed up till 3 watching Sony's uninspiring conference. What, you did? Good. Now we're all cranky.
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  • Yossarian 8 years ago

    the point is not that motion sensors are a new idea or that the new PS3 controllers rips off the Nintendo one wholeheartedly, it's that Sony are clearly knee-jerk reacting to lessen some of the uniqueness of the Wii. I'm sure it'll add an extra dimension an' all, but it's not in the same ballpark of complexity as the Wii-mote, and they'll get found out.



    similarly, everything about their Online sounds like Live.
  • dr_faulk 8 years ago

    lol, plagiarism!



    I had a discussion with my friends about this the other day. One reckoned that once Sony and Microsoft introduce motion sensor controllers to their machines, Nintendo's machine doesn't really have anything going for it. But we felt that even if they did (introduce motion sensor controllers), swinging a dual shock like a baseball bat or making a chopping motion with it would be awkward.



    I don't see the point in having a controller where you can steer a car via a control stick AND motion sensing. Jef Raskin must be spinning in his grave.



    The momementum of PlayStation is still going to carry Sony through this generation and they'll be the 'victors', for sure. I think once Nintendo pull out all their magic titles (and no crappy cash-in's a-la Martio Party) and people manage to mod their 360's, we'll all be sick of PlayStation by the next generation.



    Oh, and, God of War is fucking terrible. I had to say it.
  • bloodflowers 8 years ago

    I'm not sure that I really expected anything better, but seeing so many of the previews stacked on top of eachother really rammed home the fact that this is more of the same, with shinier graphics (and most of those looked pre-rendered anyway).



    Oh well. On the 'only going to buy if some really good software comes out that ALL my friends are playing online' list. EDIT: and I'm really -really- tired of this "TRUE high def" shite. Seriously Sony - stfu please, it's getting tired.
  • Scimarad 8 years ago

    Wow, so that's what a thread drowning in fanboy bile looks like:-)
  • Xerx3s 8 years ago

    'The next generation doesn't start until we say it does'



    Perhaps someone should break the news to them, the next generation started last year. Yes that right, without your permission. :)
  • floW 8 years ago

    And no-one shouted out "rip-off"?
  • c.lo 8 years ago

    I love Sony. CORPORATE!



    Would the consumer be able to see the difference between PS3 controller movements and the Revolutions? Thats what scares me.



    Im still hoping there will be some nut journalist who 'Boos' the Wii name when they say it for the first time on stage tomorrow.



  • Galvanizer 8 years ago

    What a sad day for Miyamoto. Well Wii controller can do more things anyway!
  • DaveT 8 years ago

    Underwhelming games, too costly and blatent stealing of ideas, but not particulary well.



    Sod off sony.



    That's (probably)one 360 and one nintendo for me then
  • GordonJ@work 8 years ago

    Right, as suspected (unless there's some flap to hide them) a bunch of the ports have gone AWOL from the back.



    2 HDMI ports = 0 HDMI ports

    3 Network ports = 1 U/D Network port

    2 USB's = 0 USB's



    It gets worse http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/
    release/pdf/060509ae.pdf



    no HDMI port on the 20gb version, one on the 60gb

    one ethernet port on both, wireless b/g only on the 60gb

    4 USB 2.0 ports, and the memorystick/sd/compactflash port has also gone walkabouts from the 20gb version.

  • bluem4gic 8 years ago

    A good price for one very expensive geogre foreman and a microsoft sidewinder



    fools
  • Nikanoru 8 years ago

    Motion sensitive.



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



    You lose, Sony. You just sold me an Xbox360.
  • admir 8 years ago

    its a good price i payed 600 $ for the ps2 when it came out ( whit 3 games) thats what MS should have done a 20GB and 60 GB
  • Vin 8 years ago

    Does anyone have a link to the video of the entire Sony Conference?
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Right, as suspected (unless there's some flap to hide them) a bunch of the ports have gone AWOL from the back.



    2 HDMI ports = 0 HDMI ports

    3 Network ports = 1 U/D Network port

    2 USB's = 0 USB's



    They've neatened the case up a lot though. Looks great in black.
  • bluem4gic 8 years ago

    you guys are thinking too hard...





    the orgins of this pad can be found back to a few years ago



    look



    http://www.joystickreview.com/mi
    crosoft/sidewinderfreestylepro.a
    sp



    my god its a MICROSOFT SIDEWINDER





    REMEMBER GUYS



    SONY DOES WHAT NINTENDID

  • Steroyd 8 years ago

    didn't the PSP have a motion tilt sensor?
  • GordonJ@work 8 years ago

    thane_jaw, if they use the $ prices to work out the UK price then we wont be getting screwed.



    But I suspect the UK prices will be worked out from the euro prices, then you can just bend over.
  • Bumbuliuz 8 years ago

    The price is bullcrap
  • yiannis 8 years ago

    "Nintendo did not invent the idea of a motion sensor."

    of course not. But.. what they have done is way ahead than simply motion sensing. Sony's plagiarism sounds nothing like what ninty's controlls will feel when the star wars game is out (yep it's officially under development as we type) or a tennis game or any hack and slash game or sword swinging, arrow swishing, link as soon as Wii launches.. Red Steel anyone? or fliping your skateboard by flipping your nintendo controller?





    and furbs.. nintys controller is .. oh well read above :)

  • Calgon 8 years ago

    Anyone else think they both looked ashamed showing:



    a) the online interface? (did they even try to make it atleast look like they didn't TOTALLY copy from MS? they must have took a photograph and worked from that)



    b)the controller?(I dont know what to say about that except... no thanks, I think the wii is quite safe from that last minute decision, oh and is that a 360 style guide button in the middle too? *rolls eyes*)

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  • tonynibbles 8 years ago

    Its all bollocks.

    Could you say Ninty ripped off Sony? Wii Stick / Eyetoy - they are both similar in their application.

    This new controller has just got some motion sensors in. Its nowhere near as good as the Wii Sitck.
  • klixman 8 years ago

    So no mention of next gen gta then. I noticed the mention of rockstar under the list of developers, but does this mean the gta franchise is no longer a limited time exclusive as has been rumoured?
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  • chub 8 years ago

    Kaz Hirai said at the beginning that there's lots going on for PS2. OK then, I'll keep that and buy a 360 for the other stuff
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    how can they get away with being so blatantly plagiaristic?



    Not only that, did you see how happy they were about it.



    INNOVATION! You've never seen anything like this before!
  • Kiigan 8 years ago

    Nintendo did not invent the idea of a motion sensor. However, it is hard to see this move by Sony as anything other than an attempt to take the wind out of Nintendo's sails. That said, I think the games will speak for the themselves - the clunky demo of Warhawk is unlikely to make Nintendo feel nervous when they are showing off WarioWare and Zelda later today.
  • Yossarian 8 years ago

    I'm still giggling over the motion sensors/gyroscopes



    how can they get away with being so blatantly plagiaristic?
  • Gunstars 8 years ago

    So, how long will MGS4 be exclusive?

    The conference has actually put me off getting a PS3, I think I might get a 360 next week and a Wii for sure whenever it comes out.
  • Harmonica 8 years ago

    News just in: J Allard has died laughing.
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    Can any of the bitching Ninty fans do a google search for the Logic 3 steering wheel that came out on the Amiga and the Microsoft Sidewinder Freestyle? Thanks.
  • chub 8 years ago

    Microsoft are probably laughing all the way to the bank
  • deaddwarf 8 years ago

    omfg - heavenly sword!!!!!
  • Yossarian 8 years ago

    a few good prospects peeking their head out from behind the smoke and mirrors, but sheesh. I hope Nintendo and Microsoft eat them for breakfast tomorrow.
  • Kiigan 8 years ago

    Pretty disappointing show, overall.



    Highlights for me were the Insomniac game, the Naughty Dog game, and the MGS4 trailer. Raiden looks fucking cool! And I'd like to know what that Afrika game is all about. Heavenly Sword looks decent in a God of War sort of way, but I personally can't be bothered with dumb hack'n'slash anymore.



    Price was what I expected. Controller was sort of what I expected - a traditional, familiar Dualshock layout for a start... the motion sensors in the pad looked pretty clumsy from the demonstration - perhaps one of those areas where "the Nintendo difference" will make all the difference. That said, the controller is a pretty safe, smart decision for Sony IMO regardless of how well the motion stuff works.
  • fawe3 8 years ago

    They've stolen nintendos idea, but the way I see it its only a poor mans Wii remote, it dont have remote aiming, apparently only a cheap tilt senzor.
  • Gl3n 8 years ago

    The wii controller will offer lightgun style antics as well don't forget. And it's got that funny nun-chuk analogue thing to mess with. I can't imagine the PS3 one working out as well. They've clearly bolted it on last minute.



    Pretty average conferance i thought. MGS looked cool but there wasn't anything else that really stood out other than final fantasy.



    PS3 - ugly machine, edit: and UNSTACKABLE :/



    Controller - Boring old design which surely could have been improved. I bet they shat themselves after the boomerang reception last year and added that gimmicky gyroscope lickety split. It looked cack on that WarHawk demo. How the feck are they going to show that off in demo pods in-stores?



    Price - Expensive! 1st generation will be buggy ala Sony. MS will surely drop 360 price. Ninty are most likely going to have another cheap as chips launch.



    Launch games - Nothing to write home about.









    I mean there really were no unique features... Excited to see what nintendo have to show now :)
  • klixman 8 years ago

    A bit underwhelmed by that, but lets see what microsoft and nintendo have to show before passing judgement. Time for bed I think.
  • Elfish 8 years ago

    I think it's sad that Sony fans will go on about how awesome the motion sensitive controller is now, when previously they would have mocked the Nintendo Wii controller as stupid. Sony are playing dirty. Dirty!
  • smelly 8 years ago

    Its nowhere near as good as the nintendo controller.



    No depth perception, and no pointing mechanism





    But it IS a bit suss that this time last year the controller was a standard controller which looked like a bomerang. Nintendo announce their controller.. And then this year - oh Look.. Sonys controller is doing similar stuff.

  • WicKeD 8 years ago

    So, with exception to that battlecard games, did Sony bring us anything new? Seems to me they copied everyone else and bolted it to a Blu-Ray player. In so far as to copy Microsoft's dual SKU and worldwide launch, despite the major disapproval of such a strategy last year.



    Poor show really.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    right i'm off to bed you'll be fascinated to know, l8trs ya'll
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    I need that MGS4 trailer in 720p PRONTO!
  • Mauve 8 years ago

    Sounds like they've just bunged in tilt switches in the past few weeks to make their E3 presentation a bit less bland. I'm sure it'll pan out better in the Wii which was designed with them in mind.
  • Calgon 8 years ago

    MS could add an attachment to do the same thing I suppose but I'm not sure if they need to... this has been tried before in the PC hardware market, Nintendo spent the money on research for a reason it doesnt work that well on a normal controlpad setup.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    I only want MGS4 & Heavenly Sword out of that lot so I'll wait until 2k7... Xbox 360 for me at Xmas, prices are bound to drop.
  • Gunstars 8 years ago

    That controller is so stupid it's not even funny.
  • quantumsheep 8 years ago

    Will be getting one at some point.



    Still more excited about the Wii mind.



    The movement stuff in the PS3 controller seemed like a rush job to me - they 'knew' about it two weeks earlier?
  • yiannis 8 years ago

    I really want to see what sony fanboys will say now about the controller.
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    Good work Eurogamer. See you later when we can do all this again :)
  • sturgeon 8 years ago

    excellent news but c'mon, motion sensor controllers are old shit.



    http://www.bhreviews.co.uk/Hardw
    are/microsoft_free_style_pro.htm




  • chub 8 years ago

  • caligari 8 years ago

    Playable booths? Really...what would you want to play after that?



    Roll on Nintendo.



    /goes back to playing Shadow of the Colossus



    edit: but I still want a PS3 in sexy black!
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    Comon guys youre still going to buy it because you know the games will be the best evetually. plus the movement is optional.
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    Out of my price range. Fuck you Sony.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    /looks for tom in the midst of the leaving crowd
  • spillz 8 years ago

    $500 - lol. why $100 for an extra 40gb (makes me wonder what features will be disabled on the cheaper ver?)
  • Ares 8 years ago

    It happened with the analogue stick, the rumble pak, and now this...



    He actually had the balls to use the word 'innovation'! Sony, I hate you. You and your success. You and your billions of dollars and golden jet pack equipped executives, with their laser guns. Beeuummmmmm Beeeummmmm



    Now I'm angry and tired.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    well that was pretty meh overall
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    "300 sheets for the PS3 on November 17th... Nice!"



    Try 400. At least.
  • Durandle 8 years ago

    Hmm what a load of carp - Ninty rip-off, just not as good. You try swinging a dual-shock controller like a golf club or use it as a sword or gun-sight.
  • IMO 8 years ago

    If there is a decent 360 Price drop in November, and Wii is cheap enough, I have a feeling Sony will lose quite a bit of market share.
  • ruckus 8 years ago

  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    300 sheets for the PS3 on November 17th... Nice!



  • IMO 8 years ago

    $600 for 60GB Hard Drive

    $500 for 20GB Hard Drive



    !!!!!!!!1
  • tonynibbles 8 years ago

    SingStar and Eyetoy, and MGS4 were best



    Retail Nov 14th price: 499 USD 20gb

    60gb 599 Euros
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    $500! *kneels over*
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Oh...prices. Here it comes!





    ...





    ...





    Ouch! AH WELL, my DS and PS2 will serve me well for many years to come.
  • IMO 8 years ago

    2 SKUs - 20GB and 60GB
  • thane_jaw 8 years ago

    does anyone think that they'll be able to beat either 360 or Wii at their own game?



    Je ne sais pas.



    That is really really underhanded.
  • RMXtreme 8 years ago

    What a stupid controller, it doesn't look very comfortable to operate.
  • spillz 8 years ago

    despite the cheesy rip-off its brilliant way to control a flightsim game... and i like that its a controller that fits comfortably in two hands and not a f'ing remote control
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Nintendo execs must be cursing after seeing that.
  • yiannis 8 years ago

    they actually did it !!! they Copied Nintendo AGAIN!!! can you believe these geezers!?!?!
  • jmcoo7 8 years ago

    HA despite being a fan of nintendo , game over i fear now for them .
  • Toonster 8 years ago

    Oh my god, you're fucking kidding me.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    This must have been in development for alot longer than the Wii controller has been know about so
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    Remember when Nintendo said they were worried about others stealing the controller idea and we all laughed? Yeah...
  • davidw 8 years ago

    all those years we have mocked inexperienced other halves/friends/parents for moving the controller about whilst playing and now you're meant to do it????
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    LOL! Spaz alert.
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Heh. The Boomerang has struck back...right in Nintendo's eye.
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    They've stolen Nintendo's controller! Go Sony!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    awwwwwsome ! man alive Nintendo must be crying
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    they had a "sneak peak" last fucking year! when they saw the Wii press release
  • Ares 8 years ago

    I thought he was going to apologise to Nintendo, the obvious brains behind the operation...
  • Calgon 8 years ago

    They did it.. rip off MS with the interface and rip off Nintendos Controller... my god they are just asking to be sued infact its basically a rip of of MS's sidewinder controller too.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    LMAO.. Great.. the only interesting thing in the whole show..... and they dont show us it
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    Come on! We all knew Sony was gonna rip it off.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Ooooooooo Sony have taken the Wii stick from Nintendo!
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    Ken looks embarressed....
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    :o



    Blimey! Nintendo just got screwed.
  • davidw 8 years ago

    its the playstation wii!

  • IMO 8 years ago

    No way!! they ripped off the Nintendo controller, seriously.



    EDIT: Let me not say ripped off, it is VERY similar though...
  • Ares 8 years ago

    THOSE BASTARDS! FUCK!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    CUT TO THE SCREEN YOU RETARDS !! GAGDJHHFHGHG
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    ken looks like hes just swaggered out of the bar, leabning against the table and smiling at everyone like a gormless tawngo. Love the white suit though.
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    Is this going to be what i think it's going to be?
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Ohhhh, is this the controller?
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    wait wait.. is it about to take wii's crown
  • thane_jaw 8 years ago

    coming xmas 2007... more like.



    not exactly lies, but I'm assuming a fair amount of disinformation.
  • IMO 8 years ago

    "Some heroes are meant to die"

    "Some bloodlines are meant to come to an end"



    Last two subs I think.
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    I hate that controller so much
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    MGS4 pumps my nads
  • Calgon 8 years ago

    Oh no it's KEN!
  • davidw 8 years ago

    +1
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    RAIDEN'S ONE BAD-ASS MOFO NINJA DUUUDE!
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    MGS4 looks awesome. Raiden!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    yeah nice one gamespot.. cut away to a wide shot while the most important sub titles are on screen.



    Looks lovely though :)
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Woohoo! Hideo!... DO IT HIDEO!
  • Gl3n 8 years ago

    MGS4!!! :D
  • ruckus 8 years ago

    Psychotic Woods was hilarious.

  • Calgon 8 years ago

    Camera man fell asleep?



    I dont know what to say... quite boring most of what was shown and Im not seeing anything that would make me want a ps3 there. The graphics arent what sony was hyping them up to be(but the smart people knew that was coming) and the games themselves well wheres this real next gen?



    They really need MGS4 dont they?
  • rauper 8 years ago

    IE users haven't had updates for a while - just fixing now. Firefox etc all fine.
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Bastard stream, WORK!



    At least it's during the E3 stuff!
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    Tiger looks fantastic, but it'll be interesting to see what a true next gen woods game would look like running on a 360, and not just the knocked up version that they slung out the door.
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    That Tiger Woods thing is perhaps the most cringe-worthy bit yet.
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    Tiger Woods may be a great golfer. But he's no actor! ;)
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    no problemo:), video getting too choppy, going down to 100k
  • klixman 8 years ago

    thanks twistedchimp
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    yep refresh and feed back
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    Got the ads back... and the feeds back to. Just reloaded it.
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Yep, do a TwistidChimp and refresh the Gamespot page.
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    EA? I wish the feed stayed dead!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    try going to the media settings and hitting apply changes, worked for me
  • klixman 8 years ago

    anyone got the feed back yet?
  • Ares 8 years ago

    Anyone else cut off? Maybe it was God hinting that I should go to bed, cut my energy losses and dream of Sony execs being made to stay up very late and get force fed near lethal doses of their own bullshit.



    Night all.
  • Thurmio 8 years ago

    Have to wake up in 3 hours XD
  • fawe3 8 years ago

    from EG: "F1 game for PS3 shown. And there's a gimmick - your PSP can act as a wing mirror, synchronised with what's going on in the main race. There's free software for that, which you upload to the PSP via USB."



    Not a word on how bad the actual game looks like? Im getting a fealing this guy got a six pack off beer from sony at entrance.
  • ruckus 8 years ago

    Feeds gone - just when the best stuff was going to be shown (I hope)...
  • Calgon 8 years ago

    Camera man fell asleep?
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    ditto, refreshed and its working now
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Doh! feed just died! :(... not impressed, interesting to hear about the plans for the PSP but content wise... I think MS got the jump on Sony.
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    Me too
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    GS feed is dead. S.o.b's
  • Gl3n 8 years ago

    watching on Gamespot, i've not seen anything yet that really sticks out.. theres some promising stuff.. but it's not clear if the graphics are really that different from 360, if at all. Yet to show anything AAA worthy :p wheres MGS4?
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    ermmm gamespot feed has died for me...
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    ermmm gamespot feed has died for me...
  • Ravenlore 8 years ago

    Being able to use the PSP to see a different view in a game to me is really neat.



    I guess they are showing a lot of games to say that there will be no shortage like XboX 360. That is the only thing I can think of why not focus on a few and show off the tech in the game that makes it different.
  • IMO 8 years ago

    When's the good stuff on...??



    Apart from Heavenly Sword
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Tekken has MOTORBIKES!
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    Are there any games without gunz?
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    i dunno, if it wasn't CG (which i doubt) that indiana jones/far cry thing looked pretty cool.
  • Ravenlore 8 years ago

    on gamespot you can see it live. I also like to read what he thinks from here but its nothing VERY entertaining. I wanted more, though maybe my expectations were just higher than a not released consoles games should look like. IF MS does not pass this up then It really does have no hope.
  • wayn3h 8 years ago

    I thought they would have learned about using CG footage after the whole Killzone flameage last year.



    Very average so far, apart from HSword and Afrika. They were rather 'Zomg!'.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    ooo look! its... Killzone... with a different name... and rather nice real time graphics
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    I like the sound of Afrika! Maybe because it's not the same old-stuff-but-prettier.
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    I wonder how you control Eight Days when the camera's changing every 3 seconds?
  • Ares 8 years ago

    LOL Who are they trying to fool with that crosshair!
  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    Getaway: Arizona (lets make this pre-rendered and put sum cross hairs in
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Oh dear oh dear. I'm going to the toilet. I can't watch this Getaway trailer.
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    I'm of to get some hi-definition sleep



    night all
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Looks like Otacon has his own game!
  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    Bet Bill Gates is loving this poor effort from Sony
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    Fuck me. Do we really need another Getaway? The others were distinctly average. Oh, I forgot. Now we can HI-DEFINITION averageness. :/
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    LOL, did you see those Zebras' arses wobble! XD
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    oh fuck fuck fuck they've changed the city of the getaway just when they had the hardware to do london justice. bastards
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    yep, back to pre-rendered stuff
  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo not another getaway
  • Ares 8 years ago

    Without the benefit of a cinema sized screen, the wow-factor is entirely diminished. Underneath all those extra pixels are the unimpressive mechanics of everyday current-gen animation and gameplay design.



    Oh Wait! Except that last gladiator one there. Nice. And that dragon thing that I missed typing this. ; )
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    really looking forward to heavenly sword though, been following that one for quite a while.
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Woohoo, CG trailer!
  • thane_jaw 8 years ago

    ripping off ms is fine, as long as you can better the service.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Heavenly Sword.... MUST HAVE!
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Jah. Most impressive game so far. Looks kind of like an 'even prettier' God Of War.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Heavenly Sword.... MUST HAVE!
  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    HEHEHE here we go pre-rendered crap
  • tonynibbles 8 years ago

    Dual shock is teh w1n
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    +1 to the wing mirror. It's like the Cube/GBA link. But shitter!
  • Fallen_Angel 8 years ago

    What happened to that "We dont need gimmicks" at the beginning of the presentation then?
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Weyhey, now we're talking HSword. Very fluid indeed.
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    What the bloody hell is this crap? "Design ninja"? A ninja wouldn't produce a game that looked as poor as this one does.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    Big phil doesn't look too comfortable up there either... All of his jokes are dying on his arse.
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    the psp wing mirror - lol



    There's desperation!
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    LMAO they're taking the piss, "I'll buy another PSP so I can use them for wing mirrors!!!"



    A useful demonstration of the ability would have been nice, if there is one.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    Aaaaay, Heavenly sword ftw
  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    *yawn* really is boring
  • RMXtreme 8 years ago

    Why don't show me a game thats makes me want to buy a playstation 3, isn't that the idea behind this presentation.
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Oh no. Not F1. Please not F1.
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    "looks like a PS2 game in ultra high res"

    Anyone get the feeling this may well be how the next-gen comes to be remembered? ;)
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    er..... I can only asume the entire audience is asleep by now.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    This guy is hardly revving things up either... He cant talk and play at the same time.
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Finally! Genji 2, looks nice in the screens too but not so fun to play from his demo.
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Not just me whose finding this ridiculously unexciting then? So low-energy.

    Hopefully Nintendo will put soome oomph into theirs tmrw.
  • Lukus 8 years ago

    Ha ha- "real time character changing". Uninspiring.
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    Genji 2. Eww.
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    So far, so goddamn predictable. The only (vaguely) exciting thing is downloading PSone games to PSP. Otherwise this is snoresville.
  • Calgon 8 years ago

    So theyve deffinatley copied MS in a big way then?.. shameless!
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    Glad your happy - I'm finding this all very ..... grey
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    SHOW THE PROPER GAMES!
  • ElephantMonkey 8 years ago

    They kept the dual shock controller! I'm so happy!
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Wrahawk, "Buy additional levels, buy additional weapons". Oh dear. Shops also built into games. KERCHING
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    http://www.scee.presscentre.com/
    imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDet
    ailsID=28984



    High Res version



    Effort -50.
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Microtransactions
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    That PSone on PSP thing looks awesome.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    does this mean.. downloadable ps1 game emu on psp ?
  • tonynibbles 8 years ago

    NEW DUAL SHOCK
  • IMO 8 years ago

    Card game looks pretty good if fleshed out properly
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    OH FFS - Eye Toy!....
  • neonlok 8 years ago

    I applaud Eurogamer for doing such great work on the site, Live coverage and all, but I feel sorry for them, they can't even enjoy the show like we do now. Don't you think?
  • Yossarian 8 years ago

    Sony's conference so far has been a damp squib
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    The EYE OF JUDGEMENT
  • RMXtreme 8 years ago

    I don't even own a 360 and I'm not blown away by the looks of it, the AI still looks crappy.
  • Aretak 8 years ago

    High-resolution GT4 -- the REAL next-gen!
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    That was chitty chitty bang bang on the PS3
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Can you ram into the crowd though especially when it looks like they give you the finger when you drive past!
  • caligari 8 years ago

    I guess its hard to be 'blown away' after PGR 3.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    I just dont see the point of it. Its just old gen with beefed up resolution... and i own a 360 for that...
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    Cant believe they opened with this
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    No more GT stuff, please!
  • Calgon 8 years ago

    GT-HD looks a bit bland to me, maybe its the poor quality feed but Im not seeing the real next gen there...
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    I'd be impressed if the backwards compatability allowed the game to run at full res with improved UI but I doubt that's what they're doing.
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Oh god...this is getting uncomfortable.



    Someone shoot the poor guy.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    yes but will the AI cars ever come off the racing line? Will there be any damage? Is it pointless asking these questions?
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Booooooooring....



    /gets crate of rotten veg from under chair ready to throw
  • saysomething 8 years ago

    It's got motorbikes, though...

  • Calgon 8 years ago

    GT-HD looks a bit bland to me, maybe its the poor quality feed but Im not seeing the real next gen there...
  • saysomething 8 years ago

    It's got motorbikes, though...

  • armyourfists 8 years ago

    The mention of bikes in the next Gran Turismo has me interested.
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    Ducks?
  • RMXtreme 8 years ago

    It doesn't look all that good to me.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    i know its just gran turismo bumped up in terms of resolution but christ what an anti-climax... unless he nabs GT5 from under his sleeve. Hope this gets better. Quickly
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Hmmm. Well, it's a racing game. What else can we expect?
  • saysomething 8 years ago

    It's got motorbikes, though...

  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    colour me unimpressed. Did I hear him right when he said GT4 assets ?



    (not that you can tell much of anything at this resolution)
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    bit confused about this 'clear black unit' on the eg feed. Not silver then?
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Wahey they do magic now!
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Gawd...I'm nervous...I'm SOOOO nervous.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    bet killzone will look crap though ;)
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    PLAYABLE GAMES HE SAYS
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Playable booth titles!
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Ohhhh...still insists on a November launch.



    In BLACK too.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Damn Sony are slick.... must buy Sony... Sony FTW!...
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    are we sure we're not watching last years show
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    All the women I know are so very excited about Blu-ray.
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    PS3 is going to take over the world! run for your lives!
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    http://www.scee.presscentre.com/
    imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDet
    ailsID=28942



    Gran Turismo HD.
  • Calgon 8 years ago

    PS3 will make you monkeys!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    seriously.. sony are so street its making my eyes bleed
  • monkeymagic 8 years ago

    Have sony hired microsofts marketing people? this whole benetton commercial rip off is getting tiresome now
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    Geez, this crap is painfull to watch. Sony are so hip.
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    ... and there's a great new version of the SNES emulator out. Maybe he won't mention that though.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    Ayyyyy flash support on psp finally
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    I just had to refresh to get the new text...
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    No sign of PSP Gran Turismo anywhere...
  • ruckus 8 years ago

    ZZZzzzz....
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    they're trying to sell a product hat do u expect?
  • tonynibbles 8 years ago

    http://uk.gamespot.com/e3/e3live
    .html?event=e32006



    FTW!
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    'The next generation doesn't start until we say it does'



    Arrogant bastards
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    yup see you soon guys
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    oop ok, works on 300k aswell, see you all in a while :)
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    omg thats a big screen
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Yay I have video!
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    there is video now
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    take it down to 100k, then it works
  • Ares 8 years ago

    Just logo here too : (



    The brainwashing seems a lot more sinister without the shiny coloured moving pictures.
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    n/m video now
  • Thurmio 8 years ago

    me either :(
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    same here
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    Real production PS3s? or dev units?
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    ditto
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    so is this just an audio feed? no video? as it just shows the playstation logo for me
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Oooh it's started its started !!!!!!!
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    I'm not getting a picture on GS, just a logo.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    @Chub



    The other pics at the media centre:



    Heavenly Sword and Genji2 look the biz, I like the look of Grand Tourismo HD Prototype as well. Resistance Fall of man looks very interesting never heard of that one before, dunno why the files are named Manchester maybe it's set there or it's where the dev house is based.



    Click here http://www.scee.presscentre.com/
    imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDet
    ailsID=28953 and increment the number manualy till you get to number 7



    The Eye of Judgment gets a meh.
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    "So people actually go to bed at this time?



    What happened to those 'hardcore' nights of playing games until the birds start to sing? "



    They made MoO3 and killed off the soul of the "one more turn" syndrome.
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Wow...it seems to have started!



    edit - oops, deleted the naughty language
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
  • Ares 8 years ago

    Yay!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    Yyeeeeeeeeeeess !
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    oh ohoh its kicking off!
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    Yay!
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    What day?

  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 8 years ago

    by playing Michael Jackson I think that just means they're aiming for a younger crowd with the PS3
  • Deathspleen 8 years ago

    "After this CD music demonstration the PS3 will then play the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy showing off the awesome power of the.... eh? Oh teh DVD drivers aren't ready. Sorry."
  • caligari 8 years ago

    So people actually go to bed at this time?



    What happened to those 'hardcore' nights of playing games until the birds start to sing?
  • mikethemaster 8 years ago

    urgh the music is a poor choice, they want to keep us on our toes ready, not make us switch off and sleep
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    GT5's looking... early judging from these presspass shots. :/
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    sean paul ftw :D
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    remote queing FTW
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    I bet the moment I decide to go to bed - that'll be when it all kicks off
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    I'm waiting until 01:00. After that, it's just getting ridiculous.
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    MJ!!
  • Gunstars 8 years ago

    Tune!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    lol, could be deathspleen. the 4D graphics are interpreted in our dimension as crap early 90's pop music
  • Knife 8 years ago

    Maybe we should fly over there and kick their arses, it would be fuckin quicker!
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    I'm gonna pluck my eyebrows while I wait.
  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    woooo Holiday

  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    woooo Holiday

  • captbirdseye 8 years ago

    Holiday wooooooo
  • Razz 8 years ago

    MADONNA! NOOOOOOOOOoooooo.....!!!
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    work closing in



    /drinks
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    But /how far/ in the queue?
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    45 minutes and still not in.

    I love my bed.

    cya.
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    lol probably chimp
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    remote queing FTW
  • chub 8 years ago

    /turns mute off briefly

    still crap

    /turns mute on again

  • Deathspleen 8 years ago

    Are we sure this isn't the keynote speech?
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    maybe gamespot are trying to drive people away to ease the server burden so they can start
  • Knife 8 years ago

    Talk about taking the piss, by the way if you need to go it seems like u got ages so dont rush.
  • Fallen_Angel 8 years ago

    Oh, Sony are going through technology progress till it hits PS3 it seems, they just got stereo sound :D
  • MrAtheist 8 years ago

    oooh stereo
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    :( just :(
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    you could turn your speakers off, although I excpect a pc speaker version will continue
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Is he rapping about spanking the brass monkey? my hearings going.
  • Fallen_Angel 8 years ago

    They taking requests? TWO PRINCES!
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    I can't stand the crap music playing.



    (help!)
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    FUNKY MONKEY!!!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    I'm guessing Spin Doctors will be next
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Ooops! O_o



    So that's who it was.



    /leaves room to buy another Orange lolly
  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 8 years ago

    Hurry this shit up Sony, I'm going out in a couple hours.



    /realizes Sony isn't listening
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    I think they must have panicked and put NOW! 25 in the cd player
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Big tune
  • MrAtheist 8 years ago

    OOH baby baby
  • Razz 8 years ago

    PUSH IT REEEAL GOOD!
  • Fallen_Angel 8 years ago

    You sir shall die a horrible death. AC-DC does not equal Cock rock.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Kate Bush? I've had no Kate Bush? I've got some more cock rock now.
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    AC-DC!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    speaking of Chas & Dave...



    coincidence ?
  • Ares 8 years ago

    00:27 The 'Powered By Alienware' logo in the navigation menu fails to download.



    00:28 Right clicks on the 'red x' rectangle. Chooses 'Show Picture' from the menu.



    00:28 Image successfully downloads. Site looks perfect.



    00:29 Smiles



    00:30 Craps pants upon hearing Guns 'n' Roses suddenly kick in on Gamespot's feed.



    ; ) Thanks EG. Live report magic working nicely. Good luck with ironing out those traffic issues.
  • MrAtheist 8 years ago

    Gamespot now playing Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights!
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Maybe it's Gamespots next venture "Now that's what I call music to wait to at E3"
  • Fallen_Angel 8 years ago

    Since when has Run DMC been Chas and Dave?!?
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    this is RUN DMC - It's like that.
  • Fallen_Angel 8 years ago

    Since when has Run DMC been Chas and Dave?!?
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    still, atleast it will stop me drifting off and breaking my keyboard with my head
  • Deathspleen 8 years ago

    Ths queue's like that and that's the w..... ah sod it.
  • MrAtheist 8 years ago

    Gamespot now playing Chas & Dave!
  • Fallen_Angel 8 years ago

    Seems its actually Sony playing the music I think. The audio keeps switching between stereo and left ear mono on my headphones. Final soundchecks me thinks
  • ruckus 8 years ago

    Gamespot playing crap :/
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    gamespot is just music and logo. yet. still, blur is a nice touch. don't think they actually paid the copyright though
  • GordonJ@work 8 years ago

    When all else fails, there's always guns and roses (gamespot)
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    Why play Sweet Child of Mine Gamespot?! :(
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    OOOhhh Gamespot has started!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    gamespot is a go go... or maybe not... just seems to be some Guns & Roses and a Playstation 1 logo
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    If they aint even gone in yet, this thing aint starting until at least 1am...



    ....aint i right?
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    If they aint even gone in yet, this thing aint starting until at least 1am...



    ....aint i right?
  • Heitzu 8 years ago

    Can't wait for the Nintendo and Microsoft conferences... :)
  • spazmo 8 years ago

    If they aint even gone in yet, this thing aint starting until at least 1am...



    ....aint i right?
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    gamespot playing music... showing logos...
  • chub 8 years ago

    @GitSomE UK

    There was a gap in the numbers but 28910 onwards seem to work. There's pictures of Heavenly Sword and Genji 2 now. I'm not sure where these pics end yet.
  • ProfessorLesser 8 years ago

    Half an hour. Balls to this.



    Might be a lost cause, but I need all the beauty sleep I can get.



    It'll make for an interesting morning coffee, anyway.
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    The PS3 really is JESUS. It's just gonna take a while to get him up to speed with current tech developments before the show.
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    I concur. Loving the fact that they care enough to do a live stream, hats off



    (in response to Caligari's post :)
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    Gamespot is doing somethjing :o



    Edit - or not *sigh*
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    Dod come on you're not pre school just sit down damn it. This thing better be good, damn fanboyism (me).
  • grazerx8 8 years ago

    i now whats happend all the ps3 have over heated and killed everyone.
  • twinbee 8 years ago

    Another site says "Estimated start time could be about 5:00 PM PDT"



    Aaaargh!
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Hey, let's show a bit of support for the guys that are waiting in line for us.



    I can't believe people have waited this long...and then suddenly they're going to bed because of a slight delay.



    Let's show a little love!

  • Deathspleen 8 years ago

    Extremely Elusive Entertaniment.
  • Sko 8 years ago

    Given we can't corroborate much of what they said, I'd just start making it up... :)
  • Gunstars 8 years ago

    what's with the double posts?



    That's what happens when you enter 4D space.
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Gonna give it til one they the hay is gonna get hit
  • herflet 8 years ago

    entertain us! just make shit up!



    "Yeah, and we saw Keita Takahashi yawning. Must be the jet lag."



    "And wait, isn't that Yuji Naka, from Sonic Team? In a Sonic the Hedgehog cosplay outfit?"



  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    "what's with the double posts?"



    Queuing; so good they posted it twice.
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    20 minutes into this thing and they haven't even entered the hall.
  • sir_tripod 8 years ago

    Time for bed.
  • zozart 8 years ago

    If you think this is bad, the gamespot stream is just a blank screen saying "Stay tuned", alongside a chat room full of whining children (in real-time, oh yes).
  • stuarty_2003 8 years ago

    Listening to new RHCP album to pass the time...
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    the comments weren't coming up properly btw they are now ... i think.
  • ProfessorLesser 8 years ago

    Are you serious?
  • Bitkari 8 years ago

    what's with the double posts?
  • ProfessorLesser 8 years ago

    zing
  • nightsparkle 8 years ago

    realy cool that you're doing this live text feed. great thing!
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    Now they're talking about the weather. This is the crappiest thing since Gigli.
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    Well those pics chub mentioned are of F1 for the PS3, Singstar and MotorStorm (Which look like stills from last years trailer)... hey ho! F1 looks ok.
  • tonynibbles 8 years ago

    Holy fuck this site must be busy
  • Yossarian 8 years ago

    great conference sony
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Heh heh!



    I was meant to be watching 'They Live' Prof.



    In fact, I think I'll put it on in the background. I need a bit of Roddy action (take that how you will).
  • tengu 8 years ago

    Fuck this, I'm off to bed :/
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    OH COME ON DO SOMETHING.



    How long does it tke to find a damn seat. :p
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    I'm watching futurama in this time of need.
  • ProfessorLesser 8 years ago

    I'm glad I chose this over Die Hard.
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Bed at 12:18?



    School doesn't start for a few hours yet Dire.



  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    what u on about urban?
  • Dire 8 years ago

    ah well bugger this 4d bullshit. im off to bed.
  • urban 8 years ago

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee its go go go
  • caligari 8 years ago

    "Complete gridlock outside. No announcements about why - just lots of people looking at each other and moaning."



    Maybe Bill Gates has blocked the door on the other side with a 360. :)



  • Toonster 8 years ago

    Reason for delay:



    /imagine Sony execs backstage



    Shit! The controller! We forgot to change it!
  • TwistidChimp 8 years ago

    maybe the 4D generator has broken down and theyre trying to fix it
  • barchetta 8 years ago

    Just in from work... check

    Quick kiss for missus... check

    Grab *huge* plate of lasagne... check

    Strapped myself infront of Mac... check

    Waits for live feed... check



    arrgh - internal server error - can't see any of latest (or indeed this, soon to be lost to me) comments.



    Goes back to lasagne...
  • chub 8 years ago

    Screenshots have appeared: http://www.scee.presscentre.com/
    imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDet
    ailsID=28887 through to http://www.scee.presscentre.com/
    imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDet
    ailsID=28926
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    have they just realised they've got nothing to show?
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    23:09:25 -

    Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored.



    This post is marked 11 o'clock. Heh.
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    23:09:25 -

    Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored.



    This post is marked 11 o'clock. Heh.
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    "Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored."



    Wait. Waaait. Waaaaait!
  • ProfessorLesser 8 years ago

    Rauper: "...hold on!"



    Why am I put in mind of that mock Star Wars simulator/ride at Disneyland?
  • souljah 8 years ago

    I think Hideo is stuck in a queue and he is looking bored. Thrice.
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    02:08.56 - Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored.



    ...so they all agree? Sony sucks? The PS3 is Satan and not Jesus?
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    I wonder what size mem stick gives away? I reckon 512mb.



  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    :( gamespot haven't started yet, I'm so psyched >.
  • Dire 8 years ago

    George Forman running into the conference in a thong running after Kuturagi offering him some free low fat samples.
  • Dire 8 years ago

    George Forman running into the conference in a thong running after Kuturagi offering him some free low fat samples.
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    did everyone else break then aswell
  • rauper 8 years ago

    The chaps are Just doing a bit of bugfixing - Hold on!
  • Zond3 8 years ago

    Hideo Kojima is stuck in 3 seperate queues!
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    This is great! We are getting live updates from the E3 Queue :) Lol!
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    omg Hideo Kojima :o
  • foamy 8 years ago

    The guy updating the page, just inserted 3 times the same thing : <



    Kojima must be REALLY bored ^^
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    Internal Server Error



    figures.
  • Toonster 8 years ago

    Damn it, another server error!
  • Toonster 8 years ago

    /waits for Kuturagi to run in wearing a thong
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    we're relaying every EG comment back here? everyone keeps updating everyone? is Jesus the PS3? these pressing questions and more when EG live report returns...
  • klixman 8 years ago

    I just got in from work. I might as well stay up for a little bit. A nice surprise for me this. Opens a can.
  • caligari 8 years ago

    "Little bit of movement."



    Yep, me too.



    Just got to flush and get back to the computer.
  • Zond3 8 years ago

    There has been movement!
  • Dire 8 years ago

    delayed till march next year you say?
  • Toonster 8 years ago

    Delaytion.



    And yes, it went borked for me too.
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    I can't belive I stayed up late for this. They'd better have some UFO evidence or some shit to justify for all this build up. The PS3 might be Jesus.
  • chub 8 years ago

    Mine's working ok
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    This 'live update' system must be saving eg a ton of traffic.



    /hits F5 to update comments
  • justMe 8 years ago

    The Wii controller has a built-in speaker... :)
  • GordonJ@work 8 years ago

    I'm getting intermittent 'internal server errors', also the godfather advert decided to take up half the screen at times.
  • caligari 8 years ago

    Ohhhh, delayed start huh?



    That gives me time to go poo poo.



    Thanks Sony! :)
  • Dire 8 years ago

    arf 4 minutes after midnight and it goes borked
  • pantherboy 8 years ago

    /rudely awakened



    Oi, some of us are trying to sleep u know!
  • quantumsheep 8 years ago

    Did it just break? :o
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    @xerx3s



    I think the 'we've entered the future' comment was refering to eg's lovely live update system.
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    Bah Firefox ftw :D
  • zoidberg 8 years ago

    It works! I actually read a live update! Go EG go!
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    My watch just turned over... HAS IT STARTED YET?!?
  • chub 8 years ago

    @Zond 3

    They've already posted 2 comments
  • UncleLou 8 years ago

    Doesn't auto-update in Opera, what a surprise.



    /shakes fist at EG ;)
  • Xerx3s 8 years ago

    "Weve just entered the future!"



    Didnt we do that yesterday? And the day before that? And before that? ??



    Plz ppl, its the Sony pres conference, not the end of the world. Remember last year eh?
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    That'll be the radioactive power used to push them out to all of our browsers.
  • binky 8 years ago

    do what i just did and open the comments page in a new window.
  • octo 8 years ago

    freebee a go go
  • spindizzy 8 years ago

    @sharpkiddie - bit of a bummer that we can't read the article and comments at the same time (since it went to page 2 that is)
  • Zond3 8 years ago

    Maybe they should test if it works by typing hello world or something
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    So, why do the new comments glow green for a second?
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    cool memory sticks, sendme one for my psp please :D
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    oh - there's another one!
  • octo 8 years ago

    Try watching channelchooser and this at the same time.



    I have no life.
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    It's hard to resist hitting F5 to see if there's anymore
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    It's so exciting!



    /runs to the toilet to take a wii
  • sharpkiddie 8 years ago

    Hello! You should see a big green box at the top of the article. If you don't see that, just do the one refresh and you should see it. Then you are WIRED FOR LIVE TEXT.



    BTW, IE6 should be fine.
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    Oh my. I think I just came. How exactly does this piece of interweb trickery work, then?
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    IS ANYONE GONNA ANSWER - HOW LONG IS THIS EXPECTED TO BE?



    :'( got uni in the morning.
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    Nice Eurovision tribute there Mr Morriss. Dix points.
  • Bi50N 8 years ago

    wowzers! technology and magic and everything





  • morriss 8 years ago

    hello from Denmark you lucky lucky lucky lucky bbbbastards!
  • Dire 8 years ago

    come on George show me your low fat grilling machine!
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    Cool
  • Bitkari 8 years ago

    how very exciting.
  • Zond3 8 years ago

    Weve just entered the future!
  • Bertie 8 years ago

    Technology is taking over!!!
  • chub 8 years ago

    Auto comments thing has appeared!
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    I'm getting Internal Server Error as well ... Nooooooooooo keep it together EG



    /said in the voice of scotty ... "You've got te keep her runnin EG"
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    The site is flickering already, gonna be a bumpy ride. Please fasten seatbelts.
  • MightyPenguin 8 years ago

    "(assuming your web browser can handle that sort of event-cone defying magic). "



    I'm assuming that IE6 won't cut the mustard?
  • Razz 8 years ago

    The forum is fucked again
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    Have some faith wabe, I'm sure they'll fix it.



    HOW LONG IS THIS SUPPOSED TO LAST BTW!
  • Bertie 8 years ago

    Bring on the booth babes!



    RAAAWWWWRAARRRRRR!



    YES YES YES, it's the only reason I stay...



    I'm looking forward to some insightful speeches on the technology and future of the gaming industry.
  • chub 8 years ago

    I still have the same page as before

    Edit: Oh you mean the TV page, sorry
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    "Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.



    Please contact the server administrator, mark@eurogamer.net and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error."



    ...



    That's EGTV gone fubar then.



  • Zond3 8 years ago

    Where on the page are these little lines of text supposed to appear?

  • Gunstars 8 years ago

    Bring on the booth babes!



    RAAAWWWWRAARRRRRR!
  • GitSomE_UK 8 years ago

    /walks in



    So what's all this noise about... I see EG ticker tape thing going to start... cool.



    /Buys orange lolly and takes a seat and stares into space whilst waiting.
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    furbs u noob, i got 50



    why?







    why?











    CAUSE I EARNED IT!
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    They're not stupid. Unlike Nintendos choice of console name.
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Imagine if the redesigned controller incorporates some of the Wii control functionality, the comments threads would be insane tomorrow.
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    'With my finger!'



    that's a relief
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    @Any Eg Staff



    How long is the conference expeced to take?
  • chub 8 years ago

    @Wabe

    I have to F5 this comments page manually! With my finger!
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    I'm going to make a bedtime brew and hope the big news comes first. although I can imagine 1am rolling round without any massive annoucements. Anyone know how long the conf. is scheduled to go on for?
  • tonynibbles 8 years ago

    Can't wait to see what they pull out the bag this year.

    New controller ftw! Next gen SingStar ftw! New Eyetoy?
  • Wabe 8 years ago

    So that page is really going change without refreshing?



    /eyes very static looking page with suspicion
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    rofl posts but he's off the mark a bit. :p
  • morriss 8 years ago

    50 what?
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    50
  • spindizzy 8 years ago

    @patlike: cheers mate. I'm struggling to stay awake here so I hope it starts soon!
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    50 and page two is spawned
  • Zond3 8 years ago

    I got so excited about all this E3 business just now I almost exploded.
  • patlike 8 years ago

    Tom's about to go into the conference. We're going to start getting updates soon.
  • spindizzy 8 years ago

    Anything happening yet EG staff?
  • ROBATRON 8 years ago

    EG you donkey's! you made me think I'd missed this by putting 12.00am Monday!

    Tuesday @ 00:00 hours would have been way better.



    anyway, not to worry, I'm here now :)
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    lol If you click on the live stream from Gamespot it just says Stay Tuned :(
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    OMG PS3 GAMES ALREADY



    http://uk.gamespot.com/e3/e3stor
    y.html?sid=6149412



    FF13 :o Oo w00t \o/
  • Darkuss 8 years ago

    WOW I'm excited..... Less than an hour till the SONY's conference kick off...
  • Razz 8 years ago

    That E3TV thing is really cool. :)
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    You're not wrong. Infact, in #EGE3 on Quakenet....thats #EGE3 on Quakenet, we're having lesbo sex and eating Twinkies.



    #EGE3 on Quakenet btw. Not endorsed by Eurogamer in anyway.

  • caligari 8 years ago

    Wow...this is like a sleepover!



    /giggles like a girl
  • Razz 8 years ago

    Excellent Stuff. I owe you a pack of Jaffas mate :)
  • patlike 8 years ago

    This is on the main page now. Nearly there!
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    i' m on irw bit sojeon spammd thrLe eds colouRs and mu eues burdt



    hpws mu tiych typinh?
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    morriss. Two words and you had to edit twice? :p
  • patlike 8 years ago

    I'm "holding the fort" this year. It feels as though I've lost an arm.
  • Razz 8 years ago

    EVERYBODYS JIIIIIIVE TALKING IN THE IRC CHATROOM! :D
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    #EGE3 is your onestop unofficial chatroom on Quakenet if anyone cares.
  • Razz 8 years ago

    Shinji: Are you at e3 this year? OR did you have to staay behind and hold the fort?
  • morriss 8 years ago

    /hates Furbs
  • morriss 8 years ago

    @Shinji....clever......



    ;)
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    Good call Shinji...might want to mention that somewhere on the main article?



    Linky for those too lazy to check latest comments.
  • Shinji 8 years ago

    "If we can't refresh, how do we 'chat' in the comments section?"



    Open the comments page in a separate tab?
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    Wheres the text?!? I'm blind!!
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    Semaphore?
  • morriss 8 years ago

    If we can't refresh, how do we 'chat' in the comments section?
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    This site really needs javachat.
  • richardiox 8 years ago

    Revs engine (willy)
  • Furbs 8 years ago

    The date of this article is confusing me :)



    It says the 6th...so is this Live or is it Memorex?



    Oh and we dont even need to F5 for the comments? Wow, I wont get any exercise at this rate.
  • morriss 8 years ago

    Wow...the whole thing is changing in front of my eyes...
  • Razz 8 years ago

    sharpkiddie: It should be Tuesday 00:00. People aren't so stupid as to not know what that means. You guys are just confusing people. Except me of course, I am t3h l337 :)
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    Everyone getting excited about tonights sillyness?



    I'm oiled up for this, i've got drafts of all kens past speeches, i expect no less than 2160p really really real reality across 7 axies and 8 plains of existence!
  • DB2k 8 years ago

    Shold have put Tuesday 12am in the brackets. It confused me a moment ago - thought I'd missed it or something.



    Good luck guys.

    D
  • patlike 8 years ago

    We try our best :)
  • Xerx3s 8 years ago

    I must say that EGtv's quality is in general better than other sites. That and no irritating popups + hour long adverts before you can watch.



    \0/
  • patlike 8 years ago

    It's 12.00am UK. That's midnight. 12.00pm's midday. No, I don't know why either.
  • sharpkiddie 8 years ago

    No, it's 12am UK time (=midnight) which is technically tomorrow, but people will just get confused if we start putting Tuesday. I'm posting this at 11am BST on Monday 8th May 2006, and the conference is in 13 hours. Does that clarify matters? :-)
  • bionutz 8 years ago

    Isn't it 12:00pm UK?
  • myiagros 8 years ago

    ill probably be watching on gamespot and reading the ramblings at the same time. (best of both worlds)
  • rauper 8 years ago

    myiagros: But how would you live withyourself?



    And they won't have Tom's comedy ramblings either!
  • Razz 8 years ago

    Well actually it's Tuesday 00:00GMT if you mean the UK.
  • Xerx3s 8 years ago

    "or you could just watch it live over on gamespot"



    Sellout.
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    ok is that tonight?
  • myiagros 8 years ago

    or you could just watch it live over on gamespot
  • floW 8 years ago

    Wha?! F5 refreshes! God damn, that just saves me loads of mouse movement! To think I once hit those damn spinning arrows!

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

21:43 By Mark Kennedy

Test!

21:43 By Mark Kennedy

ANOTHER TEST

21:43 By Mark Kennedy

This is another test

21:43 By Mark Kennedy

And I'M THE MAYOR

21:43 By Mark Kennedy

It's test city right here

23:50 By Mark Kennedy

New line, man. See it go green!

23:50 By Mark Kennedy

jhkhkjhkj

21:43 By Rob Fahey

Mic check, mic check, one two, one two...

21:59 By Rob Fahey

Breaking news: Man in monkey outfit tucks Ken Kutaragi under his arm and runs away (this is a test)

21:59 By Rob Fahey

Harrison throws pie at Moore, cackles wildly - more news on this shocking development soon. OMG This is the new MSN.

21:59 By Rob Fahey

Let's test again, like we did last summer...

23:50 By Rob Fahey

Welcome to the Eurogamer.net live text feed from the Sony pre-E3 conference! Our intrepid team is on the ground outside the Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City, Los Angeles (and our less intrepid teams are in a hotel in West Hollywood and keeping a watchful eye back in England). We're waiting to hear that Sony have opened the doors to the conference venue - there's been no announcement of any delay as yet, so we assume that we're going to get our dose of PlayStation flavoured goodness on schedule.

23:56 By Rob Fahey

Sony has handed Memory Sticks containing trailers and other such goodies to attendees at the conference. Naturally, we'll be sharing the love in our screenshots section and on Eurogamer TV just as soon as the Memory Stick is pressed in the waiting sweaty paws of our video geeks back at Eurogamer base camp LA, so look out for that after the conference is over!

00:03 By Rob Fahey

Everyone's drifting towards the queue for the conference hall but nobody seems to be making it inside yet. Clearly going to be a delayed start. The jokes just make themselves, don't they?

00:05 By Rob Fahey

Little bit of movement. It's conceivable we might actually go in. Today. Probably.

00:08 By Rob Fahey

Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored.

00:17 By Rob Fahey

Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored.

00:17 By Rob Fahey

Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored.

00:13 By Rob Fahey

Complete gridlock outside. No announcements about why - just lots of people looking at each other and moaning.

00:22 By Rob Fahey

Still queuing. At least the weather is nice! We'll let you know if we spot anyone else really interesting looking really bored.

00:21 By Rob Fahey

Still queuing. At least the weather is nice! We'll let you know if we spot anyone else really interesting looking really bored.

00:28 By Rob Fahey

Movement. A bit more concerted, but not exactly swift. It's going to be ages before everyone's in. A late start and only a few people can get in to begin with? We couldn't possibly comment.

00:44 By Rob Fahey

Apologies to anyone encountering errors trying to load pages at the moment - there are rather a lot of you reading, and our web servers get stage fright sometimes in front of such large audiences. Rest assured that our EG tech team are burning the midnight oil to fix the problem as we type - and if you're just viewing the Livetext, you shouldn't see any errors or interruptions in your feed. Which is nice. Oh, we're still in the queue, by the way. It's great.

00:52 By Rob Fahey

We're inside. Two PS3s sit on a podium in front of a gigantic PlayStation logo. NBA Live 07 pods are off to the left. Larry Probst [EA's CEO] just walked past. Soon.

00:53 By Rob Fahey

"Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Kaz Hirai."

00:54 By Rob Fahey

"Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Kaz Hirai."

00:55 By Rob Fahey

Hirai [Sony Computer Entertainment America's boss] is talking about how we want to be entertained in new and unique ways, and how PS3 is an "arsenal of media compatibility" bringing people together, connecting to the net and downloading stuff. "Make no mistake - PS3 is the most ambitious project we at SCE have ever undertaken."

00:56 By Rob Fahey

00:58 By Rob Fahey

Woo, stats! It wouldn't be a Sony conference without enough stats to make Football Manager fans weep. He turns to PS2 - Japan/Asia 23.27m, North America 41.82m, Europe/PAL 38.60m - 103.69m. With another ten million to come. 1.047 billion software shipments - 204m Jap, 477m NA, 366m Europe/PAL.

00:59 By Rob Fahey

01:01 By Rob Fahey

Hirai finishes with PS2 and is now throwing around PSP bluster. "At its core, PSP delivers unsurpassed gaming experiences in a portable system rivalling PS2." Plays up the multimedia side, including digital delivery. Now it's sales figures - Japan/Asia 4.7m, NA 6.39m, Europe 5.94, 17.03m overall. "No signs of slowing down." They forecast shipping another 12 million. Software sales are 47.3m - 10m Jap/A, 22m NA, 15.3m Euro.

01:02 By Rob Fahey

PSP videos. A trailer reel featuring Killzone, World Tour Soccer 2, Ape Academy 2, LocoRoco, B-Boy and others plays. Also mentions PlanetPSP - some sort of digital guide. Lengthier videos including Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and Gangs of London play. TalkMan too. Nothing massively new.

01:03 By Rob Fahey

PSP "Greatest Hits" - budget titles, basically. Ape Escape On the Loose, ATV offroad Fury, Hot Shots Golf, Twisted Metal, Wipeout Pure. Coming to North America.

01:04 By Rob Fahey

They're not ditching PSP, is what he's saying - reeling out stats to support the idea that movie UMDs and others are popular. Now he's pointing out how the PSP's had new functions added in the last year.

01:05 By Rob Fahey

Later in the year we plan to add RSS video, voice over IP, camera and GPS peripherals, says Hirai.

01:08 By Rob Fahey

Another video - people talking about how great PlayStation is. "I've been waiting forever" says one bloke about PS3. At least you didn't have to wait outside today, pal.

01:09 By Rob Fahey

Some chick says she's excited about Blu-ray. "When I play games, I become a monkey" says a Japanese man. Er, it's a bit anticlimactic so far.

01:12 By Rob Fahey

"So, now onto PS3." We're going to review its vital stats, apparently. Cell, Blu-ray, HD, "pre-installed HDDE", wireless controllers, etc. All stuff we know.

01:13 By Rob Fahey

Hard disk is removable, but is there to begin with - just in case anyone was still debating that one. No sign of ducks yet incidentally.

Back catalogue compatibility - over 15,000 titles, PSP "interoperability with PS3 via network, USB, Memory Stick".

Hirai turns to Blu-ray. "Five of the six studios that represent 80% of all Hollywood content are backing Blu-ray."

01:14 By Rob Fahey

Apparently PS2 is 95% DVD, 5% CD-ROM now in terms of new releases. "Imagination" is the only limit now apparently. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

01:14 By Rob Fahey

"That's right - every PS3 will ship with a hard disk drive." Download content and network, and HDD can serve game performance, with game saves and caching etc. "Simultaneously throughout the world this November," he says about release date.

01:17 By Rob Fahey

Clear black unit in all territories at launch, says Hirai. More than 10k dev systems to 208 devs in 11 countries. Final kits shipping now, 6 months prior to release.

01:17 By Rob Fahey

Playable PS3 games confirmed on Sony's E3 booth. "Despite what you may have heard." And now Phil Harrison [Sony's worldwide studios boss] is on his way to the stage.

01:20 By Rob Fahey

Kazunori Yamauchi is on stage. He's going to show us a GT prototype - Gran Turismo HD - for E3. At 1920x1080p resolution. He's holding a normal Dual Shock pad.

01:20 By Rob Fahey

Four tracks. Tokyo R246, Nordschleife, others. 7 cars and 3 bikes. Racing and commercial "down to scooters".

01:22 By Rob Fahey

It's very sharp. Apparently it's reusing old assets, but the resolution is what it sounds like. The frame-rate's certainly what he says - 60 frames per second.

01:24 By Rob Fahey

As a reference point, the average broadcast TV HD is a third as good as this, apparently. The difference between this and GT4 PS2 is 12 times. No, we're not sure how exactly you measure that either. Some kind of special ruler, probably.

01:25 By Rob Fahey

Other tracks are Circuit de la Sarthel and Grand Canyon. The load-times will be lower than GT4's 10-15 seconds. 2-3 seconds, he says.

01:27 By Rob Fahey

It's like the ludicrous CG stuff they used to show for PS2 GTs, except it's actually there. We're being shown old GTs. GT1's up on the screen. It looks like a NES game by comparison. Even GT4 looks very rough after watching GT HD running.

01:30 By Rob Fahey

The track-side people models are static mostly, with flashbulbs a la GT4, but the effect at pace and from above is much better, with some people moving about. The Grand Canyon looks amazing, with a particularly incredible over-the-cliff view.

01:32 By Rob Fahey

The car detail isn't perfect, the bounding boxes look a bit suss on the older models - open wheel cars don't lock together like they do in TOCA 3, for example.

Still, amazingly impressive. "We think the next GT will easily surpass the quality of Gran Turismo HD," Yamauchi says.

01:33 By Rob Fahey

GT4 Online PS2 beta testing will take place after E3 in Japan and the US, he says. With full network capabilities, GT will "not expand, but explode".

Ambiguous as to whether he means GT4 Online PS2 is coming soon, or if he's talking about the ramp-up to PS3. Next GT "not too far from the launch of PS3" - he hopes.

01:34 By Rob Fahey

Next demo of something to be revealed at E3, says Harrison. Card battling, power of PS3, and EyeToy. "The Eye of Judgement" - developed by SCEI.

You place cards with your actual hands (as in, the ones attached to your arms), from which monsters then appear on on-screen. They then fight.

01:35 By Rob Fahey

Harrison adds a card. A duck materialises. Inevitably. And breathes fire on a two-headed demon. It'll be playable at E3 he says.

01:37 By Rob Fahey

It's back to Kaz Hirai, who's smiling even more broadly than he was earlier. Online network strategy's the next topic.

More than three million US registered users he says, right now. He says there are no lines between online and off in gamers' minds.

01:38 By Rob Fahey

Account management, friends list, profiles, voice and text messaging, video chat, rankings, and latest info as basic services - i.e. free of charge, he adds.

01:39 By Rob Fahey

Games, music, movies or whatever will be digi-downloadable. For PS3 and PSP owners. E-distribution coming later this year, as said in Tokyo.

He pulls out a PSP running one of the first PSone titles released years ago. He flicks to the Game menu, Memory Stick, then clicks "PlayStation".

01:40 By Rob Fahey

The old PS logo screen appears. And then there's the Space Invaders loading screen. It's Ridge Racer. It's 4:3 in the middle of the screen - not stretched.

You can change the screen size by hitting Select, it looks like - zooming in a bit if you want.

01:41 By Rob Fahey

More online stuff - microtransactions. Including a pre-pay PlayStation Card. With exclusive info for people who sign up for that.

And now Harrison rejoins us.

01:43 By Rob Fahey

The shop interface shows content for sale for WarHawk. Stuff's listed with prices. Highest is $6.95 for Arid Wasteland, a map - this is all presumably placeholder stuff, though.

01:44 By Rob Fahey

He's showing SingStar PS3 - you can download songs, with videos in HD too. You'll be able to try SingStar on PS2 and PS3 at the Sony booth.

01:45 By Rob Fahey

Browse catalogues in SingStar - Pop, Rock, etc. You select a song, confirm and download. There's a wallet system, spending limits. No word on prices for songs.

01:46 By Rob Fahey

"My SingStar" community. Profile, scores, customisation, details on who's playing. You can add your video performance, snapshots and golden moments for friends to see.

01:46 By Rob Fahey

Genji 2 is here. And will be at E3. Game Republic's Bill Rich is demoing it.

01:47 By Rob Fahey

Genji 2 looks like a PS2 game in ultra high res. Real-time weapon and character changes in-game. Lots of battles in the background.

01:50 By Rob Fahey

The fighting system looks similar to Genji 1. You can charge up a spinning combo, switch out your character for the other, etc. There's a giant crab there now.

It's very visually detailed, but ultimately it looks like a regular third-person action game. He just flipped the boss then leapt on it and stabbed it in the gut.

01:52 By Rob Fahey

F1 game for PS3 shown. And there's a gimmick - your PSP can act as a wing mirror, synchronised with what's going on in the main race. There's free software for that, which you upload to the PSP via USB.

01:52 By Rob Fahey

All these are being played real time by the way. Heavenly Sword shown. And this looks very, very cool. God of War fans will love the look of it.

01:54 By Rob Fahey

There's a Prince of Persia style glow to the dancing female swords-lady dicing up enemies in a coliseum. Chains them, slams them and slices their nuts.

01:55 By Rob Fahey

It'll be playable at E3, as will the others. The camera snaps to different angles to frame awesome moves. Swinging men around, spiral spin slices, dual swords... The combat is incredibly fast, creatively shot, and full of exotic moves - now there's a Fahrenheit style button presses sequence in mid-air for the final boss.

01:56 By Rob Fahey

A video of games "a bit further out". Factor 5's dragon-riding, mid-air battling, Shadow of the Colossus meets Panzer Dragoon looking "Lair" to start.

01:58 By Rob Fahey

Next video! A street in what looks like Amsterdam. Cars zoom past. People stroll along. The camera pulls back to within a house. A man with a gun is there - he's just shot someone. It's another Getaway.

02:00 By Rob Fahey

A game from one of Sony's Japanese studios next. An African horizon; a giant, astonishingly detailed and organic rhino on a plain; a giraffe appears, nibbles some trees. Now zebras and wildebeests mingle next to an oasis. Now it's sunset. Very pretty but not clear what it's about. Called Afrika - working title.

02:01 By Rob Fahey

Hot Shots Golf/Everybody's Golf - still cute and stylised, but with lots more draw distance and resolution. Very loud and bouncy.

Next up, a crazy surreal foreign land, pixies dancing (I'm not making this up), a bloke with a dodgy blue tattoo. Oh, it's Monster Kingdom - from Game Republic.

02:04 By Rob Fahey

Two new games now, says Phil. London Studio's Eight Days looks like a third-person shooter with driving. Set in Arizona; we see gunplay outside a diner - it looks ridiculously detailed, like CG. Who knows, eh? A guy leaps over a bonnet, dives through a window, dodges an exploding tanker. If it's real, it's astonishing.

02:05 By Rob Fahey

Next! Detailed jungles, treasure maps, platform-jumping in jungle ruins. The animation is astonishing, facially as well as general behaviour. Imagine Prince of Persia meets Far Cry. From Naughty Dog.

02:06 By Rob Fahey

Of all the demos so far, the last two were the only really suspect ones, graphics wise. Now Ted Price from Insomniac is on-stage talking about Resistance.

02:07 By Rob Fahey

Re: the "suspect" videos. As in - it's hard to believe they were anything other than Killzone-style CG videos, as much as we'd like to.

02:08 By Rob Fahey

Back to Ted and his Resistance game. It looks a bit like a Call of Duty FPS, certainly some sort of high-end PC fare. He's really playing it though, fighting aliens in ruined English streets.

02:09 By Rob Fahey

Sniping, throwing grenades that spit out crazy barbed spikes. "Press L1 to fire both barrels" his gun says. Ok Mr Gun.

02:11 By Rob Fahey

It'll have 32-player online multiplay too, and will be on the booth at E3.

Harrison says thank you and wanders off. Kaz is back. Beaming as usual.

02:14 By Rob Fahey

"What about third parties?" says Hirai. Assassin's Creed video, Mobile Suit Gundam, Coded Arms Assault, Ridge Racer 7... [Tom became very excited at this point and said some things I don't think he wanted me to put on the Internet. - Rob]

02:26 By Rob Fahey

Still going! Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (sorry, Ridge Racer does things to me), Tekken 6 (looking like DOA4 did, honestly), Sonic the Hedgehog (3D, Adventure in ninja res), Virtua Tennis 3, Virtua Fighter 5 (lots of swinging legs)

02:26 By Rob Fahey

John Woo's Stranglehold, Fatal Inertia ("Available at launch"), Bladestorm: Hundred Years War, Armored Core 4. That's the trailer reel done with.

Larry "I run EA" Probst is on-stage. Talks about a "special partnership" between Sony and EA. Two brief demos, he says. NBA Live 07's been beaming at us from the left of the stage for an hour, so it's not surprising the first is that.

02:21 By Rob Fahey

He demonstrates what he calls "procedural awareness," showing how the player's eyes and body follow a ball cursor believably. He compares this with the PS2 - which, he says, couldn't do that.

He talks about importance of footplanting for PS3 animation. "No matter what the sport, footwork plays a huge role." Freedom of movement is fully 360 degrees

02:22 By Rob Fahey

We see two players playing in a gym, with impressive movement - there's only the odd graphical glitch on the bouncing of the ball.

"This is not a video you are watching folks. This is running live on the PlayStation 3." NBA will be athletes' delight, EA reckons.

02:26 By Rob Fahey

Now they're doing a demonstration of their PS3 facial modelling and animation system, which was built using motion-captured faces. Tiger Woods' face, to be specific - it's an amazing facsimile - the smile's unmistakable, and Tiger's reactions and vocalisations look very believable.

"This demo wasn't a movie, this was Tiger running live on PS3."

02:27 By Rob Fahey

EA plans to support PS3 "with more than 10 titles" including Army of Two, MOH Airborne, Madden NFL 07 and others. We'll be able to play Madden PS3 on EA's booth.

"Kutaragi-san, thank you for your leadership and vision - you can count on EA's support every step of the way," says Probst, who now wanders off.

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02:30 By Rob Fahey

Hirai's back again again. "Please give your attention to Metal Gear Solid 4 on PlayStation 3." We'll see what we can do, Kaz.

02:31 By Rob Fahey

Old Snake is rambling again - war has changed, it's become a business transaction. ID-tagged soldiers with nanomachine enhancements. He's not a fan apparently.

02:33 By Rob Fahey

It's all very similar to what we saw in the Tokyo Game Show demos, except a bit more back to reality perhaps. There's a showreel of familiar characters - Naomi Hunter, Colonel Campbell, Meryl (!). "We are the new FOXHOUND." Otacon's on now. And, yes, Raiden. Liquid. Ocelot. "Old Snake" is their term, by the way.

Raiden had a Darth Vader motif going on - a face mask peeled back very sinisterly. "It's my turn to protect you Snake."

Old Snakesays he has one thing to do. He puts a gun in his mouth. As the screen goes black, the trigger's pulled. "Coming 2007."

02:34 By Rob Fahey

Hirai: "It wouldn't be a proper E3 without introducing the man known in some circles as 'The Father of PlayStation'." Ken Kutaragi's on. He asks if we're enjoyed ourselves. Americans yelp.

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02:35 By Rob Fahey

"I have one more big thing that we have kept secret from you." Back in 1994, he says, the controller shape was quite unique. The new controller is out. It's a Dual Shock 2, or so it looks - but it's not, with a little Xbox-guide-style button in the centre.

Phil Harrison's brought out with the controller, which has new technology inside it too, he says.

"It's not what it looks like, it's what it does." A box appears on screen saying "Not to be opened until E3".

02:37 By Rob Fahey

He's put the pad down. A pad is on screen. He picks it up, the one on screen flies. Has six degrees or freedom built in as standard with no external sensor required, says Harrison.

02:38 By Rob Fahey

This'll come with every PlayStation 3, says Harrison. Fluid movement in games is completely possible, he says. Imagine leaning into corners, basically.

And now Harrison's moving a duck around by moving his hands, without pressing any buttons. He says the new controller's lighter than the PS2 version. It'll ship with every PS3 he says.

02:39 By Rob Fahey

Thank you, Kutaragi says, leaving the stage. Harrison's still up there. "Finally, I have to make a slight confession" he says. They've modified a game to take advantage, having known about the controller for "a couple of weeks", he says - it's WarHawk.

02:40 By Rob Fahey

Dylan from Incognito comes on and he's controlling a plane on-screen by wiggling the pad with his hands, using the buttons to fire and nothing else. It looks like one of those dodgy virtual reality film concepts, except, er, he's doing it.

Unleashes rockets, Panzer Dragoon/Rez-style at ships, which he dodges past using deft hand gestures.

02:41 By Rob Fahey

Dylan Jobe: "It's incredibly exhilarating." The sensitivity, the weight "is what we were hoping for the PlayStation 3". "Very kinetic control mechanics" possible, he adds.

02:42 By Rob Fahey

"Ladies and gentleman, thank you very much - don't you just love surprises?" says a clearly enthusiastic Harrison. Kaz Hirai is back. The sun is basically shining out of his face at this point.

02:44 By Rob Fahey

We're nearly at the end apparently. "Today we're pleased to announce the global PS3 launch plan. Two configuration plans for launch - one with 60GB HDD, one with 20GB.

Japan: November 11th. 20GB: 59,800 yen. 60GB will have open price retailers will set.

America: Nov 17th. 20GB: USD 499, 60GB: USD 599.

Europe: Nov 17th. 20GB: EUR 499. 60GB: EUR 599.

02:45 By Rob Fahey

We will ship 2 million during launch period, 4 mil by he end of 2006, and 2 mil more by March 31st 2007, he says. So, six million by then.

02:47 By Rob Fahey

Hirai name-drops some more games to be expected - including Devil May Cry and Resident Evil. "And as I mentioned previously, at E3 we have a sampling of software titles playable for the first time."

It's all over. I'm going to lie down now. Thanks for reading - and remember, tune in tomorrow for Nintendo and Microsoft's conferences!