Sony gamescom conference Finished

Sony Europe boss Andrew House was joined by Kaz Hirai in Cologne, Germany this evening to deliver the platform holder's gamescom keynote and finally unveil the PS3 Slim.

We also saw graphs, heard that Gran Turismo PSP will be free to people registering PSPgo, got a date for the European video rental service, heard about a new PSP Minis dev tool and witnessed even more besides.

Read on for our full live coverage of Sony's 2009 gamescom conference. The earliest updates are presented first.

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  • propellerhead 5 years ago

    i want this so bad even i if already have a 360: http://uk.dealbit.com/p/VideoGam
    es/67645...
  • JahB 5 years ago

    Ok, so my second 360 has just died. After this announcement, I'm buying a PS3.



    that's gonna break too if you move it with a disc inside
  • SuperNashwan 5 years ago

    " It's over, Nintendo and Microsoft are FINISHED, FINISHED"



    Jesus Wept. I hope that was a troll because I can't imagine anyone that sad in real life.
  • Domovoi 5 years ago

    Damn, no Jack Tretton? No chilling on the deck?



    Gotta admire their guts coming to Europe and going "Yeah, we just changed the dollar sign to the euro sign. Ha!"
  • Scimarad 5 years ago

    Isn't that rather down to the taste of the individual? I could name considerably more than 2 exlusives I'm interested in.
  • TheJuriel 5 years ago

    Sony says about backwards compatibility: "It's not as big as a purchase intent driver as you may be hearing," he claimed. "We've got such a substantial lineup of titles on the PS3; most people are buying the PS3 for PS3 games."



    They keep touting their large games library, and I'm still just not seeing it. That's 360, while PS3 still has perhaps two exclusive to it games of interest.
  • lolife.se 5 years ago

    The european PS3 install base is almost half of the whole worlds? You wouldn't think it, seeing how marginalized it has been by Sony.
  • Wildsleven 5 years ago

    people who bought a 80gig ps3 will feel a bit cheated when the slim comes out



    but anyways, free GT? instant registration!
  • KrissAkabusi 5 years ago

    The Engadget pics made me realise how attractive I find the original version. Okay it's a big girl, but big girls are beautiful too. The slim looks soooo cheap and nasty. It's like a Mega Drive!!
  • Stoatboy 5 years ago

    Liking your work again, Yossarian. Got here late and ended up reading back a few pages to see what you'd been up to. Hehe. :D
  • SpaceMonkey77 5 years ago

  • mkreku 5 years ago

    Ok, I am disappointed that instead of adding backwards compatibility again, they actually removed yet another feature (the other OS thingie). Not that I know anyone who used it, but still.. Sigh. I really want BC.
  • tafkap 5 years ago

    No backward compatibility, and no media card slots - I wish I hadn't sold my original PS3 now!



    Granted, the large HDD is a step forward and Microsoft need to get on the case with that one.
  • GamesConnoisseur 5 years ago

    NotSoSlim



    Good for ya re PSPGo



    I take it you will also be NotSoPS3Slim?!
  • NotSoSlim 5 years ago

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  • migasUK 5 years ago

    yeah big flop for PS Slim, not worth the money! and by the way this conference was boring nothing new, old news, I believe most of the people already knew and saw pictures of this PS Slim.



    I hope MS bring something fresh cuz sony lately have become so dull!

  • GamesConnoisseur 5 years ago

    http://uk.playstation.com/games-
    media/ne...


    Those wanting to confirm UK details ... check out the link provided as direct from Sony.



  • KayJay 5 years ago

  • old_skool 5 years ago

    Here's a slew of pictures from Engadget



    http://www.engadget.com/photos/s
    onys-sli...
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

  • phil.evans 5 years ago

    I was secretly hoping for software emulated backwards compatibility, but I was clearly off my moobs on that one.



    However, I'm really excited about the new price if it means that more of my mates will go and get themselves a PS3!



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  • JDub 5 years ago

    @kj - re: ignore button

    I agree and I think there's only 2-3 on there, but it does come in handy...
  • Machiavellian 5 years ago

    Blu-Ray Player in bedroom and media stream for all my porn and anime
  • spongebob 5 years ago

    Umm.. Anyone know where I can watch a video of this conference? Thnks!
  • Retroid 5 years ago

    Glad the Slim has finally been revealed, and some of the new firmware 3 features sound nice!



    /Offtopic



    @Bazfrag: you can set your 360 profile to ignore voice comms from people who aren't on your friends list by default, and various games have options to only listen to your own teams, as examples.
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    No screwing around with other operation systems though... Bye bye Linux... :-(



    "Removal of Install Other OS feature

    The new PS3 system will focus on delivering games and other entertainment content, and users will not be able to install other Operating Systems to the new PS3 system."
  • andywilkie35 5 years ago

    that were shit
  • KayJay 5 years ago

  • Machiavellian 5 years ago

    @kj66246

    Thats why I do not see the excitement. Its barely smaller width wise. You only loose the top so basically it takes up the same amount of space in my Home Theater. It doesn't look better than it's older brother and thus I cannot see the excitement.
  • MiniAmin 5 years ago

    I was certain PS3 slim would be svelte. It doesn't look as good as the original one. I've been thinking about buying a PS3 so I was excited about the slim. I'm impressed by the size reduction though.
  • bad09 5 years ago

    So..bit of a wash out then. A slim model we all knew about, more on waggle, more waiting for Euro video store, comics???????? and simple small PSP games 'cos Sony wants to be all IPhone. Oh well....
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    There are some very insecure fanboys in here, sheesh.

    There are. But you didn't hear that from, sir!
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    Looks like those supposedly fake pics a while back were not far of.
  • MuppetThumper 5 years ago

    @Machiavellian - why do you need 2 PS3s out of interest?



    the PS3 slim is ugly as hell, im very disappointed. PS2's second iteration much lovelier effort.
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    "It looks like a PS3 phat but slimmer" Are you kidding... Thats the idea.. :-)
  • dingo75 5 years ago

    Damn nice coverage by Ellie as always!

    Looking forward to see the MS one tomorrow. :)



    Oh and Tanja is a sweetie.

    Know her from back when she was main editor of a German game magazine.
  • Machiavellian 5 years ago

    Now that I have seen the pictures of the PS3 Slim, I really cannot see the excitement. It looks like a PS3 phat but slimmer and neither is a looker. Oh well, I am happy enough with the two PS3 systems in my home.
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    I dont like the ignore button. I like to read everyones views. I shouldnt moan but the button does get hovvered over quite a bit... :-)



    /assumes your telling me to ignore people and not other to ignore me... ;-)
  • phil.evans 5 years ago

    As far as I can tell they haven't actually given the sterling price yet, they have only given Euro, USD and Yen.



    The Euro price, compared with the current http://www.amazon.de price is a 49,95 cut.
  • JDub 5 years ago

    As I was reminded earlier, the ignore button's there for a reason. Works nicely.
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    I like the matte like finish. A little like the MGS special edtion Jap Release... Its got the far away factor sorted.
  • Rodchenko 5 years ago

    To be honest, people like Yossarian are exactly why i'd never bother with PSN, however tempted.



    He's been doing that for so long now, that I find it funny that people still fall for it.
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

  • RedSparrows 5 years ago

    There are some very insecure fanboys in here, sheesh.
  • JDub 5 years ago

    Ah, nice one. So, it's looks a bit shorter and a little flatter then?

    Might look more accessible for the Wii crew... :)



    EDIT: Yeah, it was fine - I hadn't heard about the 3.0FW, so a bonus there!
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    All everyone has been banging on about for the last month is a Slim PS3 and a price cut. We got it.



    Some people are never happy. Not sure we really needed to hear about any new games. There are plenty in the pipeline to keep our attention... September, October & november are busy months for releases and there we be a few specials over Christmas. Then we are into a whole new year with lots more things to look forward to.

    Just stop this pathetic moaning.
  • phil.evans 5 years ago

    pictures are here: http://www.scribblelive.com/Embe
    d/v4.asp...
  • canIdoyabombsforya 5 years ago

  • Bazfrag 5 years ago

    "To be honest, people like Yossarian are exactly why i'd never bother with PSN, however tempted.



    And i heard XBL was bad."



    Im sorry, where was he acting like a racist loudmouth homophobic twat who's only vocabulary is fuck you qu**r/n**ger??



    (Bazfrag is not a good gamertag to have. Take away the "r" and thats what a typical opponent screams at me)
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    Jesus, Could all the fan boys please sod off... Its boring.



    Go play with your Lego or somthing
  • smelly 5 years ago

    >if ms don't drop the price they are on their way to third place.



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!



    You should do stand up! You're funneee!

  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    I just did a big yawn, and now it is time for a light supper. I'll see all of my new friends at the next major event/exclusive review!
  • Gl3n 5 years ago

    To be honest, people like Yossarian are exactly why i'd never bother with PSN, however tempted.



    And i heard XBL was bad.
  • michaelangelo 5 years ago

    something about that matte finsh and the fact its still the same width and hieght as fat one, i won't be get rid of my fat one anytime soon. what an anti-climax!



    Gamespot have a few pics already btw!
  • phil.evans 5 years ago

    I think even though there is a price cut in euros it's gonna be interesting to see if we see that change in pounds given the announcement that MS has made recently about the price increase.
  • Bazfrag 5 years ago

    Gotta admire his spirit though. I hope he gets paid well :()
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @Yossarian, just go back and read. The new game announcements were just the minis. If these were big PS3 exclusives don't you think they'd maybe have.. said something about them?



    I don't know why people are complaining about thow the Slim looks though.. basically just a smaller PS3, definitely much nicer looking than the existing model.
  • RedSparrows 5 years ago

    Yossarian is toying with you fools.

    Or someone is toying with him.



    Or he's changed entirely in one day.



    In other news, why was my comment downrated? it's a genuine question! I'm not sure *why* a slightly aesthetically changed console is such a big deal? Sure, it's good news if you want to buy one, but.....
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    Im sure pics will follow soon... But at that price I will be looking to invest in a Slim PS3 to go with my launch machine. 30's the magic number Weight, Size & Power consumption... I like it.
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    Yossarian check the PS blog - it states what they are there as well as the names of 5 titles - all of which, once again, were and are currently released iphone games
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    @Yossarian please be quiet, you are giving us normal PS3 users a bad name... theres no room for crazy fanboys here... normal fanboys are fine.
  • rob177467 5 years ago

    You are a fucking retard Yossarian.
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    You would think a slim and a price cut would be quite a big thing but people are also wanting to see lots of new games/new videos etc etc... people are never happy :D
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "Are you aware that these "15 new games" are for the PSP indie channel?""



    liek I said to the other poster before you, WERES YOUR SOURCE???



    maybe one or two of these titles are PSP titles , good PSP title, but the rest will be PS3 exclusive for q3/4 2009 and beyond into 2010 which will be year of the PS3 AGAIn



    tide has turned , war is over, lets all celebrate
  • majestic 5 years ago

    Pretty nice they put a 100 Euro less on both the slim and the regular versions.



  • Monkey_Puncher 5 years ago

    This was the German game convention, why does everyone expect every show these days to be E3 2.0?



    *sigh*
  • Scimarad 5 years ago

    Wasn't there basically one thing people were waiting for them to announce - the slim? Surely that's exactly what they've done.
  • davisorle 5 years ago

    Liek i said before it starts PS3 Slim for 299$ 24th August US release. Didnt nor know still about EU date. Might be the same :). Also the PS3 will go down by 100$ each model already out.



    Sooooo Whats new? Adding movies which already is in the XBL, old PSPGo news which is too expensive :S, though for those interested for it and also the GT for PSP the offer sounds good for them I bet :) aaaand nothing new other than showing back again the Uncharted and Rain? :p well was funny reading Ellie's comments, Reminds me of another brit chick i know she's crazy and I luv that witch. I'll give her a call now actually o.O lol..



    Last note lol do NOT call them fags... my brit same friend calls them that cause she knows it pisses me off "Smoke that FAG!!!" every time i light one up ffs xP
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @Yossarian

    Are you aware that these "15 new games" are for the PSP indie channel? AKA, games that are on the same level as the indie 360/iPhone app games. That is nothing to brag about, at all.
  • chessboxer 5 years ago

    The PSN wasn't taken down. My PS3 has been online all day.
  • KayJay 5 years ago

  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    conference rating (my rating not afiliated with eurogamer,net): 9/10



    FIFTEEN new games, ps3 slim is small , light ,with low power and price cut, heavey rain interaction, comics reader , etc etc I could go on



    -1 point deducated for no new metal gear/no playable god of war shown



    or maybe theyre always just leavin me wanting MORE lol
  • davymackie 5 years ago

    299 EUR = 255.14 GBP
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    The Price cut is only for the old PS3 - the Slim stays at the same price point it seems?
  • RedSparrows 5 years ago

    Why is a slim a big deal? Price cuts are better, surely?
  • Dude_90 5 years ago

    That 3.0 update is awful. The box in the top right looks tacked on.



    Come on sony we need cross game/ party chat.
  • B0MBJ4CK 5 years ago

    Finally the PS3 is out!!!!
  • Kenshin001 5 years ago

    That was rather crap. No new games, no GT5. PS3 Slim, yeah great. I already have a PS3.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    wait waht was price cut??



    I need to know coz ive been saving for slim edition ps3
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    yeah but 15 games half of which are already out on other platforms so no excitement from me - sorry I love the PS3 but this was a poor showing for anything other than slim and the price cut.
  • kingmob 5 years ago

    So why was the PSN taken down again?
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    @byron_hinson but this is part of the problem with the internet and the rumour mill... so many stories have been mentioned it creates a unhealthy situation that no one is happy. Doesnt help that all the news has already been leaked way in advance and makes it all kind of a disappointment.



    I knew they couldnt do too many things as this is a smaller show, but they also have the TGS coming up as well so they have to keep something for that also... its not easy being a console manufacturer, keeping everyone happy all the time :)
  • SeesThroughAll 5 years ago

    Nice news on the price cut + GT5 date + minis for PSP.

    Sony doing something right for a change. A shame about BC though. :(
  • KayJay 5 years ago

  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    A THIRD SMALLER

    A THIRD LIGHTER

    A THIRD LESS POWER THAN FAILBOX 360 :DD



    can only be the PS TRIPLE



    always thinkin in threes ^__^
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    I wasn't expecting much, but yeah that was pretty weak.. Slim line PS3/price cut is great for those that don't already own one, I guess, but I was at least expecting something new to be announced.
  • Gl3n 5 years ago

    Jesus, what the fuck is that? It looks like something 3DO shat out.
  • Bazfrag 5 years ago

    "Gran Turismo 5 11/12/09"



    Fina-flipping-lly

  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "Well apart from the price cut and slim - I have to say it's a waste of time "



    uhhhhh wtf? (sorry to swear)



    FIFTEEN GAMES ANNOUNCED dude



    dont know what else to tell you haha
  • JDub 5 years ago

    Where's the pics?
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "@Yossarian - they announced some of the titles on their blog and how do I own them? They are OUT on the iphone muppet "



    okay dude calm down im factchecking the sources now
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    Well apart from the price cut and slim - I have to say it's a waste of time
  • myiagros 5 years ago

    Gran Turismo 5 11/12/09



    http://www.game.fr/acatalog/GRAN
    _TURISMO...
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "/ pics on VG247.com "



    just thought to repost in case anyone misssed this its just insane looking...



    PS3 but smaller same as ps2 and original ps1 in their day ah memories ;)



    cant wait to interact with heavey rain on the ps3 slim
  • phil.evans 5 years ago

    it's 299 euros, that's a price cut, isn't it?
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Slim is Fugly.
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    @Yossarian - they announced some of the titles on their blog and how do I own them? They are OUT on the iphone muppet
  • JDub 5 years ago

    Oh-uh...all CURRENT...that means it's the same price??
  • miiiguel 5 years ago

    I thought this was Sony conference, though it seems to be a show from a bad comedian on London known bad weed called Yosomething.



    I bet the guy will end a Britney sing'a'long:

    All eyes on me in the center of a ring,

    Just like a circus





    Fucking hate myself..., why do I have to choose this hobby... FFS!





    /slams door, buys golf clubs
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    PS3 Slim Shady
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    @Yossarian, just chill dude, nothing to get crazy over... its only the Sony conference. :)
  • 5 years ago

  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    P S 3 S L I M ANNOUNCED AT SONY GAMESCOM (new slim PS3 full features and back compatable)



    finally!!!!!



    big sigh of relief here dont know about u guys ;) I know I can be crazy for these news



    edit: reformat for bolding thx to psychokitten
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    Yossarian, they announced the names, and all of those games are already on the iPhone.
  • chessboxer 5 years ago

    Slim
  • JDub 5 years ago

    ...and there it is. Pictures anyone?!?
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    sorry everyone to swear
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Ta-daaaa ps3 slim
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "@Yossarian - what was my source they were iphone ports? I own them you dumbass. Minigore, Hero of Sparta, Fieldrunners - all iPhone games"



    ok how can you own them if they HAVENT EVEN COME OUT YET





    @_@



    (seriously dude they just got announced and u make claims WE DONT EVEN KNOW THE TITLES YET so STFU okay sorry to swear but this is ANNOYING ME the way you guys always bring the announces down)

  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Oh its not. Apparently, it was a 'joke'.
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    Yossarian we dont need your updates we all watching the main update pages from Sony or EG... much easier :)
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    @Yossarian - what was my source they were iphone ports? I own them you dumbass. Minigore, Hero of Sparta, Fieldrunners - all iPhone games
  • JDub 5 years ago

    Oh...here we go....
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Its over lol. WTF anyone?
  • drumbaby 5 years ago

    "Firmware 3.0 is disappointing."



    Firmware 360 would be much better. Well...a higher number, anyway.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "It's not hard to simply click "ignore" on Yossarian guys... "



    dont listen to this post



    iif u do ignore my posts than youll MISS ALL THE UPDATES I put together for you



    I repeat dont listen this post or any posters like this guy who tell u what to do
  • Gl3n 5 years ago

    All of the scenes in the game will be fully realtime-3D and interactive. You can interact with the game in this way.
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    so far .... 3/10
  • TheStylishHobo 5 years ago

    It's not hard to simply click "ignore" on Yossarian guys...
  • Bazfrag 5 years ago

    I see the ramdom karma trolls have been let out their creches



    I want 3.0 now. when is it available??
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    The indie channel has about 15 new games added each week.
  • dr_zoidthrob 5 years ago

    Good grief, the 'Ignore Poster' option is handy :)
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    weres your source for them being iphone ports tho?



    same old line of attack u guys just want to pour water on any announces straight away
  • Gl3n 5 years ago

    Once i was so desperate to poop i nearly pooped myself but made it just in time.

    I decided to make an interactive blu-ray PS3 game about my harrowing experience.
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    @Yossarian - how can it be 15 new games when half were iphone ports? IPHONE ports!!!
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "@Yossarian

    It's a platform to allow indie/small developers to release their games.. So yes, it is.

    Except this seems to consist of nothing but iPhone ports, so it's already achieved the massive accomplishment of being even more worthless."



    this isnt about indie games and its not worthless like the xbox platform u mentioned because its FIFTEEN NEW GAMES



    how hard is that to follow ,u cant compete with as many games as that in the fall/winter window for release. MS struggling allready because they pushed their titles for release back into 2010 so now its plain sailin home for the year for Sony
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    How long will this take?
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    Go to the sony site if you are having problems with the live text...



    Nothing that impressive so far, but its made far worse by it just being text :D
  • KayJay 5 years ago

    I bloody love you Ellie... Your Killing me. :-)



    Back to it...
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @Yossarian

    It's a platform to allow indie/small developers to release their games.. So yes, it is.

    Except this seems to consist of nothing but iPhone ports, so it's already achieved the massive accomplishment of being even more worthless.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    UNCHARTED 2 & HEAVEY RAIN SHOWN AT SONY GAMESCOM



    cant wait for these trailers these are the real deal games if youve seen there graphics youll know what im talking bout.



    just insane graphics...
  • JDub 5 years ago

    You can watch a 3.0 walkthrough on the US blog...



    /watches it



    OK, so maybe not a walkthrough, but still...
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Its Heavy Rain, AGAIN.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "Yossarian - is it not spelt rhetorical? "



    sorry yes ur right my spellin isnt always good specially when im excited like today with these announces comin all the time. Sony got me in a tizzy for information and I was just tryin to be clever beyond my means with that question because I didnt want any more freakin stupid replies like i bin gettin from u guys all the way through this lol. but dont have time to edit the post so ull just hav eto live with it!!!!!!! :D sorry







    "@Yossarian

    The Indie/XNA channel.. it's.. the same thing? "



    no.
  • Danoxth 5 years ago

    Seems the exhibition center is having WiFi issues =/
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Yakuza 3..... meh





























































    :) Not really
  • 5 years ago

    Firmware 3.0 is disappointing.
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    Yossarian - 5 of those games are iphone titles - minigore etc etc numb nuts
  • Widge 5 years ago

    Guys, if you're using Firefox, engage the irony plug-in! It helps get rid of the black background.
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    "Hannah Montana bundle "



    *sigh*
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    breaking new: if u buy a new PSP GO and register the PSP in october ull get a free copy of GT5



    deal of the summer. dont forget to tell ur friends bout PSP GO/GT5
  • chessboxer 5 years ago

    Free Gran Turismo PSP? Cooool.
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @Yossarian

    The Indie/XNA channel.. it's.. the same thing?
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Free GT Portable o/

  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    Yossarian - is it not spelt rhetorical?
  • 5 years ago

    jesus, the conference is depressing so far. Maybe they will give us a huge climax for the end?
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    what do u guys think the games are



    new ips or sequels? obviously all exclusive so Sony devs..... narrows it down for yoru guessing
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Lilac Purple bundled with Hannah Montana!!!!!!!!!
  • JDub 5 years ago

    Bundled with Hannah Montana! Now that's what I'm talking about! \o/



    EDIT: Nice one Widge!
  • Widge 5 years ago

    retorical question = pre-jurassic era question, encased in amber, rare relic from the retoric era
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    Oh great - now Sony nick some of the iphone developers - wait that's actually a good thing - as long as the mini games also cost 59p
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "Jem Alexander:



    15 new games available at launch on 1st October. 50 titles coming in 2009."



    FIFTEEN new games count em lol



    50 title in 2009



    what has microsoft got in q3/4 to cope with FIFTEEN new titles??





    before u reply lern what it is to ask a retorical question ^____^

  • psychokitten 5 years ago

    Did they give an ETA on the clock fix? I don't think I can wait anymore. Megatonnnnn.
  • Widge 5 years ago

  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Wow - TETRIS!!!!
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    With an industry as big as this an no website can manage live sound or video, shame really. :|
  • coolbritannia 5 years ago

    One would wonder why M$ would want a digital reader for the 360 in the first place...
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    XNA on the PSP?

    Nobody buys those things on the 360, who's going to on the PSP?



    @Yossarian

    Services MS doesn't have? What are you smoking?

    Not to mention the fact most of these things are already available to the PS3 in the US.
  • Bigglesworth 5 years ago

    Lol @ some people. If you like comics, great; if you don't, what have you lost??
  • coolbritannia 5 years ago

    lol, seems the sony boys really don't like anyone dissing the comics.
  • TheStylishHobo 5 years ago

    LOOP UNTIL FOUND=TRUE



    *Ctrl-F "Slim"*



    *Nothing returned*



    *Waits 5 minutes*



    END LOOP
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    rent and buy movies online and digital reader are new exclusive services to that M$ doesnt have



    the noose tighten......
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    PSPWare now. Meh.
  • byron_hinson 5 years ago

    If I wanted comics I'd go to Forbidden Planet - not my damn console
  • JDub 5 years ago

    Comics?!
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    Yossarian you penis
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    PSP games now... /facepalm
  • saysomething 5 years ago

    This is going well. :(

  • coolbritannia 5 years ago

    Comics? Really?
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Someone tell Sony I bought a PS3 for games.
  • 5 years ago

    go here if the EG is borked, pics are added too.





    http://www.vg247.com/2009/08/18/
    gamescom...


  • PlugMonkey 5 years ago

    Christ it's certainly boring with no video. I'll be back for the news when it's over.



    Same here. I've got more fun things to be doing than watching an official Sony blog, coming to me LIVE and DIRECT from the mid 1990s...



  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "this is the milennium of the PS3 "



    QFT!!!
  • Nemesis 5 years ago

    I'm watching the feed over at VG247 as I'm not getting a thing here. Shame, really. Comics *sigh*
  • Genome 5 years ago

    I'm sure this is a lovely liveblog. If it worked properly.
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    They didn't even add a PSN store for Malta :( - racists! :p
  • JDub 5 years ago

    Latest Safari version - No screen updatee.... :/

    EU Blog it is...



    EDIT: At least comments work...
  • Bazfrag 5 years ago

    Fs the whole internet has died!!



    500 - Internal Server Error.....



    and some people think onlive or cloud computing is going to work....
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    Anyone else really willing Sony to do well.



    It's like watching your loveable old dog unable to walk up the strairs when once he leapt them two at a time.
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Who cares for comics :(
  • Widge 5 years ago

    this is the milennium of the PS3
  • miiiguel 5 years ago

    Yos... mate, you've been here for a long time, and I hate to do this, but you tottally lost it. You just got an ignore from me.



    That stunt, was annoying.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    btw to that one guy who asked.. noone hired me im just doin this to help SOny out in the year of ps3



    all gotta do our bit....
  • Bigglesworth 5 years ago

    Posting here that you can't see anything isn't going to fix anything. Take it to the Bug Reports forum!
  • pp8226 5 years ago

    Kotaku are running a good live blog reading it on my ipod touch
  • Psiloc 5 years ago

    Yossarian, FUCK OFF.
  • TheStylishHobo 5 years ago

    My one is working now for some reason.
  • JohnnyWashnGo 5 years ago

    Oooh VidZone... just what I didnt want.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    ****REPOSTED NEW PAGE****



    makin this comment space for new announces



    any new announces ill paste them in as the show happens on so their in this one post for everyone 2 read









    sony announce#1



    ANDREWS HOUSE PRESIDENT OF SONY SAID.. "The PS2 is the Michael Shumacher of games consoles. " (today at gamescom sources: IGN and eurogamer.net)





    sony announce #2 SALES FIGURES/HOME IS SUCESSFUL



    17:58

    Jem Alexander:



    Home is proving very popular and we're determined to continue adding content to the service.

    17:56

    Jem Alexander:



    Andrew House is now talking about the PSN. We have 27 million PSN users worldwide (11 million in SCEE territories). 560 million global downloads.

    17:54

    Jem Alexander: There are now 23.7 million PS3s in peoples' homes worldwide and the SCEE install base has exceeded 10 million

    17:54

    Jem Alexander:



    Sales of PSP have continued to grow at a very healthy rate with 52.9 million globally (17 million in SCEE territories)



    (more than 360 btw.. see my other posts below)



    UPDATE AUDI CARS COMIN TO HOME IN SEPTEMBER AUDI CARS

    UPDATE2 UPDATE FOR HOME IN SEPT ALSO

    PSN CARDS LIKE ON 360 only better

    FIRMWARE 3.0

    etc

    etc



    BREAKING BREAKING SONY DIGITAL READER ANNOUNCED



    for readin comics Batman Superman Spiderman etc all available on new exclusive service to Sony



    sony announce #3 RESERVED





    sony announced #4 RESERVED





    you get da idea lol

















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    ..

    ..

    ..

    ..

    ..

    ..

    ..

    whats u guys guess for shjow closer? im guessing stage demos of god of war 2 or mgs5 or another ff game (exclusive ff >_



    eurogamer cut off my post it was a guess about new final fantasy oh well ill see if im right soon enuff ;;)

    Edited 5 times, most recently on 18/08/09 @ 18:04





    P.S. I gotta few complaint about this bein hard 2 read so im gonna clean it up as we go along



    thanks to psychokitten also for helping with bold italic etc format
  • Gl3n 5 years ago

    18:04

    Jem Alexander:



    (for those interested, the battery meter has been moved in Firmware 3.0)



    AT LAST.
  • bad09 5 years ago

    Christ it's certainly boring with no video. I'll be back for the news when it's over.
  • coolbritannia 5 years ago

    Sony have finally got their act together, finally, I can roll a dice, flip a coin and roll a ball "at any time". 2009, year of teh PS3
  • NotSoSlim 5 years ago

    Yay voucher cards
  • Scrumhalf 5 years ago

    Doesn't work at all on Safari on the Mac - so I suspect iPhone is a no-no.
  • miiiguel 5 years ago

    Who hired Yossarian dude to do the entertainment? Lousy job...
  • woodnotes 5 years ago

    iPlayer sounded great until I realised that it was just a link to the web-site! Lame, we can do that already from the browser and then watch jerky iPlayer.



    I wanted a proper PS3 iPlayer app. /angry
  • Genome 5 years ago

    Yeah, not working. Tried it in Fx3.5, Chrome, IE and Safari.



    Maybe I should see if Lynx can handle it?
  • Psiloc 5 years ago

    You get the first update (Ellie is queueing...) for a few seconds when you first load the page, leave it and the live ones start coming in.
  • chessboxer 5 years ago

    BMW should put the BMW Films on the Home cinema. There were quite good, I hope they do more in the future and get Clive Owen back behind the wheel.
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    I'm using IE and still black screen - mind you the select all text function does seem to work for me.
  • Findus 5 years ago

    House has just announced Firmware 3.0 -- animated themes, a What's New section and some other great interface changes.
  • coolbritannia 5 years ago

    Yossarian, please, stop pasting the friggin feed into the comments thread.
  • TheStylishHobo 5 years ago

    The "select all" fix doesn't work for me.
  • JohnnyWashnGo 5 years ago

    firefox 3.5, HTML5 and CSS3 support - about as modern as browsers come and I still see no updates on this page :)



    edit: keep the page open for awhile - it takes time to refresh :(
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    Go to Edit in menu bar then hit Select All.



    Its against a blue background but at least it can be read.

  • Findus 5 years ago

    anyone having difficulty try the EU Playstation blog http://blog.eu.playstation.com/
  • Genome 5 years ago

    I see nothing. Absolutely nothing.
  • TheStylishHobo 5 years ago

    Am I the only person who is not seeing these updates?
  • Bigglesworth 5 years ago

    Yossarian's been drinking espresso's all day for this.
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Great, adverts for German cars on Home too :/
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @PlugMonkey

    Try Second Life. Actually, don't.
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    Yossarian you donut - I expect PSP sales to be higher than the Xbox.



    Indeed, I expect sales of a Ford KA to be higher than that of an Audi R8.



    I know what I would prefer...
  • subtlesnake 5 years ago

    Is anyone else unable to see the Eurogamer updates? All I get is the first one.
  • El-Dev 5 years ago

    Is there really a need for all the smart arse remarks after everything?
  • phil.evans 5 years ago

    Yeah I just got the black screen too, not even getting the updates!
  • PlugMonkey 5 years ago

    Home has been downloaded 7.5 million times globally, 3.5m times in PAL territories. It's all about "the increased quality of the content available", says Andrew. Big fish.



    I'm one of those. I went on it for the first time last weekend. It was the most depressingly awful pile of shit I've ever witnessed.
  • chessboxer 5 years ago

    Will this much "humour" be added to the MS conference tomorrow?
  • Everblue 5 years ago

    Oh god no. Singstar again.
  • Widge 5 years ago

    I want meat. Between two slices of bread.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    second announce sales figures this time



    17:56

    Jem Alexander:



    Andrew House is now talking about the PSN. We have 27 million PSN users worldwide (11 million in SCEE territories). 560 million global downloads.

    17:54

    Jem Alexander: There are now 23.7 million PS3s in peoples' homes worldwide and the SCEE install base has exceeded 10 million

    17:54

    Jem Alexander:



    Sales of PSP have continued to grow at a very healthy rate with 52.9 million globally (17 million in SCEE territories)







    thats more than 360 btw for those keepin score ;)

  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    Ok guys - those with black screen of death on updates I found a crude (crap) way to read it all.



    Go to Edit in menu bar then hit Select All.



    Its against a blue background but at least it can be read.
  • PlugMonkey 5 years ago

    sas_man - yep, me too.



    I can't believe there's no live stream of this. If Sony don't WANT me to be excited about their products then I guess I'll just forget about it and go home.
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @Yossarian

    I don't think it's necessary for you to be copying all the updates in here, when everyone is likely checking them anyway.



    And again, I think you're getting a little over excited for this event, it's not E3 and is primarily going to serve to hype up the slim line and PSP go, don't go expecting any massive new announcements, you're just setting yourself up for disappointment.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    FIRST BIG ANNOUNCE



    The PS2 is the Michael Shumacher of games consoles.







    (adding to post above one sec)
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    [09:47] Here we go, it's starting!



    [09:48] There's an intense trailer about to start, I can feel it.



    [09:48] Invisimals is the first game shown, then some LittleBigPlanet love is displayed on screen. Oh hell yeah, God of War III action. Some SOCOM PSP. PixelJunk Shooter.



    [09:49] Lots of stuff. Intense music continues. Oh god it's Home! And the next Ratchet. Now Heavy Rain. The dude sitting behind me is saying all this to the woman behind me. It's kinda annoying.



    [09:49] Oh hell yeah Greg Miller, SingStar is being shown. Man this music makes me want to dance. Oh, VidZone is shown. Could there be another media announcment?



    [09:50] Hustle Kings also popped up for a moment, along with MAG. And Gran Turismo for the win. Now Some sweet slow-motion Uncharted 2 footage.



    [09:50] Whew. I'm out of breath. President and CEO of SCEE, Andrew House takes the change. He welcomes us.







    thats everythin so far more as it happens

    this is all comin from IGN guys if u want 2 check the source
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    By the way - is anyone else updates on a black screen on Eurogamer? I have ot highlight the text so I can actually read it.
  • Sashamaz 5 years ago

    i see halo reach ps3 exclusive lol :)
  • Gl3n 5 years ago

    Sony Fail.
  • davisorle 5 years ago

    In the US PS3 drops from 399$ to 299$ the 80GB and the 120 drops to 399$ from 499$.



    Also the slim will be out on August 24th and I think it will be for 299$ !? i dont remember exactly. You will hear it all now. But why is the text freaking black and dissapearing in the background? ffs
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    "crecente: Andrew house is taking to the stage. President and CEO of scee "



    PRESIDENT OF SONY JUST TOOKT HE STAGE



    JUST GOT REAL IN HERE
  • Beano 5 years ago

    I'm pretty sure they will anounce/hype the MAG beta since I just got a beta key via e-mail :D
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    false alarm!!!! soz
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    HERE WE GO GANG ITS HERE!!!!!!



    i am connecting 2 all the feeds to bring u da updates
  • the_sas_man 5 years ago

    I work in advertising and there have been strong rumours for some time that Sony are planning a multi-million pound campaign here in the UK for September. A lot of people believe it's relating to the PS3 price cut - so I think it's a given.



    Not sure if they will release the PS3 Slim in the same month - we will have to see.
  • gribb 5 years ago

    Poor Ellie surrounded by those sweaty, hunky Germans.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    sorry links broken and I cant edit?? wtf





    anyway heres the REAL link to all announces ,trailers ,updates etc etc



    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_t
    hread_po...
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    guys dont forget u can check out all the announcements in my thread or on thise page I will also be puttin the updates as they happen (space reserved for four maybe five BIG announces to stop M$ in there tracks)



    link is below plz click it for all the updates



    http://www.eurogamer.net%2Fforum
    _thread_...
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @Yossarian

    This isn't E3, I wouldn't expect anything of that magnitude.



    I suspect most of what they'll show will be the new PS3, the Go and a recap of the games they're releasing shortly. Maybe one or two new games being announced, but nothing like MGS5 (we have rising anyway, and like it or not Snakes story is finished).
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    just anxious to see da games mate



    year of ps3 finally here we shud all be excited that da tide is turnin at last
  • belziah 5 years ago

    Yossarian



    You alright mate? Seem somewhat anxious..............
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

    Im guessing theres no live video feed of this?
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    also heavey rain demo on psn later today mates herd it int his post first





    the real alan wake killer ive seen it and the GFX are UNREAL
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    makin this comment space for new announces





    any new announces ill paste them in as the show happens on so their in this one post for everyone 2 read









    sony announce#1



    ANDREWS HOUSE PRESIDENT OF SONY SAID.. "The PS2 is the Michael Shumacher of games consoles. " (today at gamescom sources: IGN and eurogamer.net)





    sony announce #2 SALES FIGURES/HOME IS SUCESSFUL



    17:58

    Jem Alexander:



    Home is proving very popular and we're determined to continue adding content to the service.

    17:56

    Jem Alexander:



    Andrew House is now talking about the PSN. We have 27 million PSN users worldwide (11 million in SCEE territories). 560 million global downloads.

    17:54

    Jem Alexander: There are now 23.7 million PS3s in peoples' homes worldwide and the SCEE install base has exceeded 10 million

    17:54

    Jem Alexander:



    Sales of PSP have continued to grow at a very healthy rate with 52.9 million globally (17 million in SCEE territories)



    (more than 360 btw.. see my other posts below)



    UPDATE AUDI CARS COMIN TO HOME IN SEPTEMBER AUDI CARS

    UPDATE2 UPDATE FOR HOME IN SEPT ALSO

    PSN CARDS LIKE ON 360 only better





    sony announce #3 RESERVED





    sony announced #4 RESERVED





    you get da idea lol

















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    whats u guys guess for shjow closer? im guessing stage demos of god of war 2 or mgs5 or another ff game (exclusive ff >_



    eurogamer cut off my post it was a guess about new final fantasy oh well ill see if im right soon enuff ;;)
  • dr_faulk 5 years ago

    @McBradders - lolz, I'm about to get on the train home. I'm hoping it will.



    Shite... no credit.





    SHITE!
  • McBradders 5 years ago

    Will this livestream work on an iPhone over 3G?
  • alimokrane 5 years ago

    PLEASE PLEASE let there be some gameplay of God of War III hopefully released after the coference that is!
  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    I wouldn't expect backwards compatability.. if it has it, there's no reason it can't be patched into all models, it's simple emulation.
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    no not slim pickings this is the year of the PS3 ya herd?? lol



    course not everyone got da memo like dis fool >_>
  • Trigga_Tybalt 5 years ago

    slim pickings?
  • Yossarian 5 years ago

    go big or go home sony nows the time all eyez on u playboy!!!!!!



    this is were the big guns get shown today m$ is DOOMED
  • dr_faulk 5 years ago

    PS3 slim will not be announced.
  • JDub 5 years ago

    ...Conference feed dead already. DB could not connect.
  • JDub 5 years ago

    ...don't forget to add the 'if MS can do it...' tax!
  • smelly 5 years ago

    >If it costs 70% less to produce surely they can afford 30% drop.



    The UK exchange rate probably means the price has gone up for them 40%... See?

  • groovychainsaw 5 years ago

  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

    @evilfoxhound

    Take a look at the Xbox thread. The voting down isn't exclusive to any one system, some people just seem to be going through the threads and voting everyone down.
  • bogmonster 5 years ago

    it would be soo funny if they said Assassins creed 2 is only for PS3.. imagine how many people will be gutted MWHAHAHA
  • zarglu 5 years ago

    Conference feed

    http://thegameraccess.com/multip
    latform/...

    meh... text streame
  • zarglu 5 years ago

    GT5 delayed, but GT5 Prologue 2 available in november.
  • onezeonx 5 years ago

    anyone know of feeds to WATCH the sony conference????
  • 5 years ago

    Probably wont happen but a new firmware would be nice.
  • Xerx3s 5 years ago

  • NorUraeus 5 years ago

    A PS3 slim + a price cut is almost for sure. I wouldn't be surprised though if the announcement is coupled with GT5. Maybe a PS3Slim+GT5 bundle before Christmas? I doubt we hear anything about PS2 support in the PS3, I think at this point the closest we will ever get to PS2 support is Sony making it easier for developers to re-compile the PS2 games on the PS3 in order to sell them on PSN.



    I also think we will get European video store news from Sony, maybe even with a hard release date for that.
  • kissthestick 5 years ago

    will they sell ps2 games on the psn store i wonder
  • Finalsquall 5 years ago

    I'm hoping for a Ps3 slim to go with my Ps3 phat!
  • busboy33 5 years ago

    If they were willing to sell that vomit-green monstrosity that was the Halo 360, then I'm sure you're right MS will try to make a re-designed "slim" 360 (probably the Natal SKU), but give me a bigger hard drive (FOR A REASONABLE GOD DAMN PRICE MS!!) and I'll be fine with my "fat" 360.



    Of course, if I hit the lottery and just don't know what to do with my millions, maybe I'd buy another. Right now, a "replacement" console purchase is just too extravagant for me.
  • pinochet_cz 5 years ago

    busboy33> sure, but having console of main competitor neat a sexy is good for us on other side :) I have no doubt there are plans for slim xbox somewhere at MS, they just need right kick.
  • DonnieDarko333 5 years ago

    PSPGo info (maybe price cut?), Video Store for Europe and obviously the PS3 Slim! Surely theres way too many rumors for this not to be true!!!???
  • busboy33 5 years ago

    "+1 on PS3 slim. This should wake MS boys to make something with our poor hardware."



    I'm with onezeonx on this . . . while a new console shape is neat and all, I don't get the excitement about it.



    Sure the current PS3 console is big and all, but a slim isn't going to be the size of a clipboard or anything like that. It's going to take roughly the same footprint, give or take a inch here or there, and even if the hight is chopped in half, that saves what, 2 inches? I wouldn't put anything on top or under my console, so the extra space doesn't seem to me to be too relevant.



    Then again, I've never understood the manic excitement that seems to attend a console color change (if you reeeeeealy need a black wii, why not just paint the damn thing?), so I have to assume that I'm missing something that lots of people see.





    btw, the 1up.com podcast hinted heavily that GT5 would be dated for 09 at the presentation. They presented it as a verified fact they wern't allowed to reveal yet, saying that a major title expected for early '10 was coming '09 instead. "So what are you DRIVING at?", followed by much snickering and giggling. That would be interesting.
  • pinochet_cz 5 years ago

    +1 on PS3 slim. This should wake MS boys to make something with our poor hardware.

    //

    wow..you still don't have GT5 wonder? I thought someone said it is much better then forza 2 year ago. Some lunatic or what. Hope you get it soon.
  • Goffee 5 years ago

    With microsoft prices going up, I think cuts will be minimal in the UK. Also, guessing there will be confusion as they usually announce prices in Euros/Dollars don't they?
  • JahB 5 years ago

    I don't understand why people who own a ps3 already care about the ps3 slim!



    My 80gb plays movies and games....what I bought it for!!



    so does mine, but it takes up quite a bit of shelf space and certainly isn't the prettiest of things. if the slim comes at a reasonable price(and looks any good) i'd consider trading mine in and getting a new one
  • onezeonx 5 years ago

    I don't understand why people who own a ps3 already care about the ps3 slim!



    My 80gb plays movies and games....what I bought it for!!
  • makeamazing 5 years ago

  • knightmt 5 years ago

    If it costs 70% less to produce surely they can afford 30% drop.

  • X201 5 years ago

    I think we'll get...



    PS3 Slim

    Vid Store for Europe

    PSN cards



    + a huge announcement of the magnitude of GTA 4 DLC, or GTA 5 to be PS3 exclusive. Something really big and unexpected, Forza on PS3 etc.







  • WinterSnowblind 5 years ago

  • r4z0rbl4d3 5 years ago

    Is there ANY sites actually streaming video from this event? I've searched quite a bit and it only seems to be liveblogging going on. Is it GamesCom policy not to alow streaming?
  • mkreku 5 years ago

    Hopefully we'll hear more about Home!



    ..what?
  • NotSoSlim 5 years ago

    They will announce the GT5 release date..fully playable at TGS!!
  • Darkuss 5 years ago

    Bring on the PS3 Slim, Sony.
  • Twin_snakes 5 years ago

    Hopefully we'll hear a bit more about The Agent.
  • bad09 5 years ago

    With Rockstar and Konami re-issuing PS2 games I wonder if they will announce B/C will finally get put in it's rightful place tomorrow.



    That and the Video store launch is all I'd like to hear tomorrow. I already know about 2011's games from E3. ;)

  • earthlet 5 years ago

    If they do announce a PS3 Slim how much of a scrum do we think there will be to get hold of one on release day?
  • woodnotes 5 years ago

    Hopefully Genji 3 is on the cards.
  • Milk 5 years ago

    I just hope we get some GT5 info.
  • JohnnyWashnGo 5 years ago

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

17:27 By Robert Purchese

Good afternoon! Ellie is queuing to take her seat at the Sony press conference. We'll begin shortly.


17:35 By Robert Purchese

HELLO WEMBLEY. Here we are at Sony's gamescom conference in Cologne.


17:36 By Robert Purchese

So far there has been an announcement about not using tripods on the ground floor. And not much else.


17:37 By Robert Purchese

A big screen is displaying some lovely lifestyle ribbons of light zooming round a spacey landscape. Lots of squares, triangles, crosses etc.


17:38 By Robert Purchese

Playing in the background are some jolly beats. I believe it's Track 4 on The Best Pre-Games Conference Contemporary Yet Unchallenging Mid-Tempo House Music Album in the World Ever Vol II.


17:39 By Robert Purchese

I am sitting between Phil "GamesIndustry.biz" Elliott and Tanja "Eurogamer Germany" Menne.


17:40 By Robert Purchese

At the front of the stage are big white letters saying "THE GAME IS JUST THE START". I ask Tanja if she is offended that the message is in English, seeing as we are, you know, in Germany. "No." Kristian from Eurogamer Germany says, "German is a very clumsy language. So it's fine."


17:42 By Robert Purchese

"The press conference will begin in five minutes." Crikey oh riley, what are we going to do?


17:43 By Robert Purchese

Let's take some bets on what's about to be announced. PS3 Slim: 2-1. Price cut: 4-1. PlayStation 4: 10-1. Shuhei Yoshida and Kaz Hirai to take part in civil partnership ceremony live on stage: 50-1.


17:44 By Robert Purchese

So much for that SingStar Beatles to be announced at EA rumour. Unless they're about to announce it now? 8-1 I reckon.


17:45 By Robert Purchese

Tanja has a lovely tan. I do not. It's like a pint of milk sitting next to a cup of tea.


17:47 By Robert Purchese

Eurogamer TV's Johnny Minkley is sitting just behind me, How are you enjoying the conference so far, Johnny? "I'm just glad I got here massively late and Sony are even more massively late than I am. Did I miss any sausages?"


17:48 By Robert Purchese

"The press conference is about to begin." Come on then! We are PUMPED, as VG247's Patrick Garratt would say.


17:48 By Robert Purchese

Aaaa it's starting. Video of ModNation Racers, God of War III, some old PSP nonsense, EyePet.


17:48 By Robert Purchese

PlayStation Home! Is it out yet?


17:49 By Robert Purchese

Ratchet & Clank and Heavy Rain. These are all just brief clips though. SingStar, My SingStar Online community share. Dizzy Rascal really is Bonkers, isn't he?


17:50 By Robert Purchese

Buzz, billiards, DC Online, White Knight Chronicles. Yes very nice WHERE IS THRILL DRIVE.


17:51 By Robert Purchese

"Please welcome to the stage, Andrew House." We don't have a nickname for him at Eurogamer, but every time we say his name we do the big box-little box-cardboard box move.


17:51 By Robert Purchese

"I've been part of the PS family for over 15 years." How come we only heard of you six months ago then? [After SCEE boss David Reeves retired - Ed]


17:52 By Robert Purchese

He's definitely trimmed his goatee specially. It's as neat as that bit in Police Academy when he uses the megaphone with the shoe polish round the end. "When we launched PS2 in 2000" yes yes very nice well done NEW GAMES PLEASE.


17:52 By Robert Purchese

"We began to see gaming coming out of the bedroom and into the living room." And yet, strangely, pornography remained where it was.


17:53 By Robert Purchese

"Tonight I'd like to take you through our business strategy" oh good. "But before we talk about where we're going, let me remind you about the solid foundations of our current business." GRAPHTIME!


17:53 By Robert Purchese

PS2, "Or as I like to call it, the Michael Schumacher of games consoles."


17:53 By Robert Purchese

138.8 million PS2s have now been sold globally. That includes 52m in SCEE regions alone.


17:54 By Robert Purchese

PSP now. Global sales at 52.9m, 17m in SCEE regions.


17:54 By Robert Purchese

"We're confident PSP will go from strength to strength."


17:54 By Robert Purchese

PS3. Global sales are 23.7 million, and SCEE installed base has broken through the 10 million barrier. In just over 2 years.


17:55 By Robert Purchese

"But that's only half the story. The industry has changed and we now find ourselves in a networked world." Didn't they already do a network adapter?


17:56 By Robert Purchese

Oh right. PlayStation Network. The number of PSN "registrants" is now over 27m, including 11m in SCEE alone. That's a "connection rate" of 60 per cent.


17:56 By Robert Purchese

The number of global downloads has now passed 560 million.


17:57 By Robert Purchese

They've generated over $280m worth of revenue, says Andrew. Take it home, House!


17:57 By Robert Purchese

And he is. PlayStation Home. "PS fans are using PlayStation Home in the same way people use other social media." To send them invites to take part in zombie fights and go to barbecues?


17:58 By Robert Purchese

Home has been downloaded 7.5 million times globally, 3.5m times in PAL territories. It's all about "the increased quality of the content available", says Andrew. Big fish.


17:58 By Robert Purchese

He's announcing a new game space for Home - SingStar.


17:59 By Robert Purchese

A quick video of it now. The SingStar Rooms, Music Quiz, Video Jukebox, Interactive Dance Floor, more to come...


18:00 By Robert Purchese

Also, Audi is involved with Home. In September you'll be able to see Audi TV content in the Home cinema, and they'll launch a proper space before the end of 2009.


18:01 By Robert Purchese

More dance moves and animations are coming to Home. You'll be able to roll a dice, flip a coin and roll a ball "at any time". Shrinking potions. Crumbs.


18:01 By Robert Purchese

"We will be implementing a host of new features that will make PSN even better" from 1st September, improving "both navigation and aesthetics".


18:02 By Robert Purchese

There will be a new area called What's New where you can view recently uploaded content. There will be shortcuts to TV websites like... iPlayer!


18:02 By Robert Purchese

The initial channels on board are BBC iPlayer in the UK then some other ones I don't know about in the other countries because I live in Lewisham.


18:03 By Robert Purchese

"As of next month, we'll be launching PSN voucher cards." In denominations of 20 euros and 50 euros. You won't need a credit card to buy stuff in the PSN store, is the point.


18:04 By Robert Purchese

I miss David Reeves. Andrew House doesn't speak German or quote Bob Dylan or sweat.


18:05 By Robert Purchese

VIDZONE! "We will be rolling out VidZone" to various Scandinavian regions "by the end of this year".


18:05 By Robert Purchese

They're rolling out that video delivery service by the end of this year, just like they promised. "Hundreds of movies straight to your PS3 and PSP".


18:05 By Robert Purchese

Pirates, Potter, Batman, Terminator - available to rent or purchase in HD or SD.


18:06 By Robert Purchese

DEPP. "The latest releases at the click of a button. Coming November 2009 to PSN."


18:07 By Robert Purchese

They've signed deals with Lionsgate, Paramount, MGM, Walt Disney, Fox, Universal, Universumn, Warner Bros, Constantin.


18:07 By Robert Purchese

You'll buy them using the usual wallet system. You can watch films shortly after download begins. The service will launch in the UK, France, Germany, Spain this November, and will be rolled out elsewhere throughout 2010.


18:08 By Robert Purchese

Say hello to the digital reader for PSP, available this December. It can read "many different types of media" and will launch with "digital comics" - hundreds to start with, many being added each month.


18:09 By Robert Purchese

They will include Marvel comics like Spider-Man and X-Men, plus Transformers, Archie, Star Trek... From big graphic novels to small indie type stuff. Marvel exec Ira Rubenstein is coming on stage to tell us about it. Is that a Wolverine jacket he's wearing? Yes. Doesn't look that hot with a shirt and suit trousers, to be honest.


18:10 By Robert Purchese

However it's a bit big for him so the sleeves do extend over the tops of his hands, making his fingers stick out like flesh-coloured titanium claws. Sort of.


18:10 By Robert Purchese

"This service could eventually become our most significant," he reckons. It's almost as if Hugh Jackman is actually here.


18:11 By Robert Purchese

Digital Comics video now. Sony London Studio logo. That flicky comic thing that always happens at the start of Marvel films.


18:11 By Robert Purchese

Spider-Man! X-Men! Hulk! Captain America! Iron Man! Fantastic Four! Wolverine! Daredevil! Thor! Bedingfield!


18:11 By Robert Purchese

Maybe not the last one.


18:12 By Robert Purchese

Reading is "made easy with autoflow".


18:13 By Robert Purchese

FIN. Now Andrew House is on about PSP again. LocoRoco, Eye of Judgment PSP to be on show floor.


18:13 By Robert Purchese

"Content, content and more content" is their policy, says Andrew, Plus "a completely new offering". WHAT IS IT, ANDREW? Draw a picture with your glowstick.


18:14 By Robert Purchese

It's a new initiative - "Minis on PSP". What are minis? "Minis allow many developers who have never developed for PSP before to do so for the first time. They offer smaller, downloadable games at low prices." They will have a 100MB size limit.


18:14 By Robert Purchese

Gameshasta in India and Halfbrick Studios in Australia are involved.


18:15 By Robert Purchese

So are more traditional games publishers - EA is doing Sudoku and Tetris, "With other titles to follow before the end of the year."


18:15 By Robert Purchese

The Minis thing will launch on 1st October. 15 new games for launch. 50 games before the end of the year.


18:17 By Robert Purchese

Time for a Minis video now. Top-down brawling, Meteos/Lumines-style block matching, a hack-and-slasher, something to do with Space.


18:17 By Robert Purchese

Andrew's back now. New PSP-3000 colours - Lilac Purple ("OH MY GOD," says Tanja), Blossom Pink and Turquoise.


18:18 By Robert Purchese

Hannah Montana bundle YES HEADLINE NEWS QUICK BERT WRITE A NEWS STORY!


18:19 By Robert Purchese

Gran Turismo PSP now. "To celebrate the launch of PSPgo," there's a special offer. PAL people who register their PSPgo between the 1st and 10th of October will get a free downloadable version of GT PSP. It's not a cut-down or demo - it's the full version.


18:20 By Robert Purchese

"Continuing with the theme of games," yes good idea, "EyePet will retail at an RRP of €44.99, which will include the PlayStation Eye camera as well as the game."


18:20 By Robert Purchese

Uncharted 2 logo is on the screen. Time for another video.


18:20 By Robert Purchese

Nathan is climbing a mountain in a blizzard. "I suppose I should have quit while I was ahead... Little late for that now." He's wounded and collapses in the snow.


18:21 By Robert Purchese

Now we see him exploring old tombs, on that Kathmandu rooftop, embracing some kind of native, the blonde chick with a gun to her head, slow-mo fighting and hand-grabbing, jumping off a bridge.


18:21 By Robert Purchese

"What's that saying? Fortune favours the bold? Lucky me."


18:22 By Robert Purchese

"Also at E3," yes yes Andrew that was YEARS ago.


18:22 By Robert Purchese

It's Heavy Rain O'clock. David Cage is coming on stage to talk about his game. Or as we call him, Caaaaage David.


18:22 By Robert Purchese

"How far would you go to save someone you love?" The Watford Gap, I reckon.


18:23 By Robert Purchese

"Would you kill someone to save someone you love?" Yes, if the people in question were Jimmy Carr and Ben Fogle.


18:23 By Robert Purchese

Heavy Rain will feature four characters, four lives, four ways to answer the question.


18:24 By Robert Purchese

We're going to meet the two last characters - Shelby, a private detective, and another one who is inspired by a personal experience.


18:24 By Robert Purchese

Cage David lost his son in a shopping centre. He was found 10 minutes later though. "I wanted to write a story that would convey a fraction of that panic."


18:24 By Robert Purchese

The character lost his eldest son in a crowd two years ago. The kid was hit by a car and killed.


18:25 By Robert Purchese

Ethan, as he's known, now has just four days to save his surviving son from who he has become distanced. Or something. Sorry, the computer seized up for a moment and so did my brain.


18:26 By Robert Purchese

Video time! There's Ethan with his wife, sons, playing with light sabers in the garden. He leaps out to save the kid from the car.


18:26 By Robert Purchese

But fails, obviously. Cut to him putting the other kid to bed. Lots of rain. RAIN. DO YOU SEE.


18:27 By Robert Purchese

He picks up a newspaper, the headline is about the Origami Killer. Looks like his surviving son has been kidnapped by him. A car chase, a bit of gunplay, some police kick down a door and someone says, "Everything I did, I did for love." Presumably Bryan Adams.


18:27 By Robert Purchese

"All the images in this trailer are real-time 3D and fully interactive."


18:28 By Robert Purchese

"Heavy Rain will be a different type of game" yes we've heard that before "based on something deeper and more emotionally involving."


18:29 By Robert Purchese

"Ask yourself how far you are prepared to go to save someone you love." Well, I've come to Cologne because someone's paying me. No motion controller stuff today, says Andrew - you'll have to go to Tokyo Game Show for that. Good job I booked the tickets last week.


18:30 By Robert Purchese

We do get a video though. It explains how you can be "bang in the centre of the action... Gone are the days of just standing there waving your arms around." Movements are captured with amazing precision, apparently, "down to a sub-pixel accuracy".


18:30 By Robert Purchese

Colour and light signals - "it's all about game feedback."


18:30 By Robert Purchese

The motion-sensing controller can be a sword, a torch, a shield... Everything you want it to be.


18:31 By Robert Purchese

Andrew's back "Tokyo Game Show will be well worth the wait." And the 12-hour flight, hopefully. Special guest! Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's... KAZ!


18:32 By Robert Purchese

For the first time ever in Europe, Laydees and gennulment. Nice chinos. His shirt looks beautifully ironed and so does his hair.


18:32 By Robert Purchese

Phil's pointed out the chinos are high waisted. Kaz goes Retrooo.


18:33 By Robert Purchese

Anyway yes what's he saying? Something about Europe being brilliant at making games - LBP, Killzone 2, yadda yadda.


18:33 By Robert Purchese

"But of course, I'm not just here to celebrate this fantastic event." Come on Kaz, Slims out for the lads.


18:33 By Robert Purchese

Here it is... "Did you think this podium was here just to stand here for the entire evening?" Pull it out!


18:33 By Robert Purchese

"In 2004" SHUT UP SHUT UP SHOW US YOUR BITS


18:34 By Robert Purchese

"Allow me to introduce the latest version of PS3, available in stores throughout the world from the first week of September."


18:36 By Robert Purchese

It looks thin and square and matte, not fat and shiny and pianoy like the old one, but still curved.


18:35 By Robert Purchese

32 per cent smaller, 36 per cent lighter, consumes 34 per cent less power than the original.


18:36 By Robert Purchese

"Two nine nine." That's the price. In Euros. Er, AND dollars. And it's 29.980 yen. So that's about 400 pounds then? That price will apply to the old model too, from tomorrow.


18:36 By Robert Purchese

Bye Kaz! Thanks for that. Andrew's back!


18:37 By Robert Purchese

"I hope you've found tonight interesting and informative. PS is a company with a vibrant future" etc.


18:37 By Robert Purchese

"We believe everyone enjoys entertainment differently" and should have a choice.


18:37 By Robert Purchese

"PlayStation is all about individuality."


18:37 By Robert Purchese

"Please join us for a celebratory drink in the next room." We'd love to, Andrew.


18:38 By Robert Purchese

And it's over. The PS3 slim is being mobbed like Keeley Hawes dipped in honey and handing out free fags.


18:39 By Robert Purchese

See you tomorrow for Microsoft!