It's pizza-and-cole o'clock here in the EG Brighton office. How are you guys bearing up?
This is going to be interesting. Microsoft had a strong showing earlier, showing off an impressive slate of games as well as announcing Project Scorpio, the new, all-singing Xbox One that promises to be the most powerful console yet. What can Sony do to counter? It's already said it won't be talking about PS4K, but will the earlier announcement force it to change its tune? We'll find out for sure either way at 2am BST.
I've got to tell you, two days in a row of this is quite a challenge.
No, I wasn't sleeping. I was playing Monster Hunter thank you very much.
And stocking up the EG office fridge with beer.
The joys of working above a 24 hour off licence.
I'm amazed we haven't turned to drink sooner, to be honest.
Honestly, I'm not complaining. There's something magical about this part of E3, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
If anyone's been drinking since the Microsoft conference and is still powering through, I salute you.
I've watched them all sober. Yes, even the pre-Battlefield One mp stream when they interviewed "celebrities" like it was the Oscars. It wasn't.
No-one in that Battlefield stream was sober either.
Hopefully Sony will announce that The Last Guardian is available today!
I have been hoping for this exact thing for two years on the trot now.
Getting ready for the final live nipple watch of E3, bets on whose will be most prominent?
After Scorpio earlier Sony might have to go nuclear and get Cerny's nipples involved somehow.
Beer has just been opened. Let's get through this together.
Reports of a full orchestra assembling in the auditorium.
Sony are being a lot more out there with their shirt selection, going from this pre-show at least.
Five minutes to go. What to expect?
Whatever happens, it won't top last year. Surely?
A Spiderman game from Sucker Punch is rumoured. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a new zombie game of some sort.
The Last Guardian release date, surely.
Thing is, we know what so many of Sony's studios are up to - they're all announced.
The problem is so much that was announced last year still hasn't released, so I imagine there'll be a lot of updates.
Oh, one more thing to look forward to (potentially) is Kojima's game. He hasn't had long to work on it, so I doubt we'll see much.
Anything would be nice, though.
This is a beautiful venue - an improvement on the soulless arenas Sony typically uses for its conferences.
There's applause in the audience. Lord knows what for, though.
Did Jim Ryan's nipple just pop out?
Is that Brian Crecente?
Oh, no - it's the composer of the orchestra they've got in to start the show.
This sounds like it could be the soundtrack to a new God of War.
Not really a fan of God of War, but the nipple count in those games is off the charts.
Who needs gameplay when you've got men singing?
I think Sony's lost the plot.
men singing to get the nipples ringing
This, then, is the soundtrack to Knack 2.
UNLEASH THE NIPPLES.
And there we go. God of War. You're a dad now.
It looks very Naughty Dog.
Kratos is a dick
This is a very different take on God of War - a closer third-person view rather than the more detached action viewpoint of old.
I'm not really feeling the new take. It feels like it's lost all that gave God of War its character, and now just looks fairly indistinct.
Where's the wonderful OTT God of War that, y'know, people liked?
God of feels.
As Jeffrey just pointed out, taking God of War seriously isn't the most appealing idea.
Anyway, here's Shawn Layden, one of the more loveable execs around.
A touching pause for the recent events in Orlando.
Sony Bend Studio's project - one of the few teams who's project remains shrouded in mystery.
This looks like The Last of Us. All of Sony's games are blending into one.
Days Gone is the title.
And now, The Last Guardian.
A release date please!
This changes everything!
There it is.
And now Horizon. Enjoying the snappiness of this.
Still getting over the fact we have a release date for The Last Guardian.
Did they give a date for GoW?
Nothing on that.
Horizon continues to look like a very pretty video game.
And that is some lovely grass right there.
She's riding a mechanical bull. It's basically the Saddle Ranch simulator.
(A reference hopefully lost on those of you with enough good sense to avoid LA's most despicable watering hole).
So, this is running on the Neo then?
That's a question I think we're going to be asking a lot over the next few months.
It's a proper RPG, with dialogue wheels, elemental damage.
It's also very pretty. Out early next year.
Detroit next. Not much room to breathe, but I'm not complaining.
Would be nice to have time to open that bottle of beer on the other side of the office though.
Elements of detective work mixed in with Cage David's usual cauldron of emotions.
Awful acting, but I think maybe that's the point.
Or at the very least Cage David has a good excuse for it all.
This is Kitchen.
Capcom's VR experience.
I think it's also a teaser for something else.
WHAT COULD IT BE THOUGH.
(It's a new Rival Schools).
Resident Evil 7, everyone.
June 24th, 2017.
A demo is live on PS Store now, apparently. That's a surprise.
January 24th, that is.
October 13th release date for PSVR.
$399 - though we knew the price already.
Now, a quick VR showcase.
They really are getting a lot in!
Farpoint. Which stars someone called Dr. Moon. Fancy that.
Star Wars Battlefront VR.
It looks like Eve Valkyrie with X-Wings. I'd buy that.
I figured this'd be the remaster - but this is still the VR section.
Batman Arkham VR, by Rocksteady. Coming this October.
(Batman obviously has some final nipples, at least in Joel Schumacher's beautiful vision. Can't wait to see them in VR).
VR Chocobo Racing?
VR support of some sort for FF15 too.
This one's new to me.
Ah, it's Call of Duty.
I got excited for a second there.
We've had almost zero stage presence from execs, celebs etc.
Just game after game after game.
It's a very effective approach.
And a pretty overwhelming one, too.
Almost enough to paste over the fact this new Call of Duty looks.... simply okay.
We're getting reports in that Days Gone does indeed feature zombies. Thus making it the most generic game of all time.
Back to Call of Duty.
Bang bang boom etc.
And here's Modern Warfare Remastered, the Call of Duty game that people actually want to play.
Crash Bandicoot now.
Well, you did ask for it.
Crash 1, 2 and Warped being remastered for PS4.
And he'll be in Skylanders. Happy now? IS THAT WHAT YOU WANTED?
Lego Force Awakens now. Out the end of this month.
Andrew House is now taking to the stage, which would normally mean a pretty sizeable announcement.
That, or nipples.
Nah, it's Kojima.
So, here's our look at his game.
Ten years on, we're getting tiny enemy crabs.
Ugh, too much nipples.
Norman Reedus nipples, of all things.
E3 was always building up to this.
Kojima's new game, Nipples, exclusive to PS4.
Or Death Stranding, okay, call it that if you want.
It'll always be Nipples to me.
Spiderman, I think.
Yup, by Insomniac and not Sucker Punch as we thought.
They could really Arkham this up. SpidermanPS4, quite simply.
I think that's a wrap.
No, we're getting one final game.
Oh, and it's Days Gone.
It's The Last of Us, with more zombies and a bit more action.
Not feeling this in the slightest.
And kind of wish we'd ended on that Kojima weirdness.
Still, that's a lot of zombies!
Funny that Sony Bend's last game was a Naughty Dog cover with all the charm removed. And this...
Well, anyway, that aside that was a cracking conference.
Pretty much no filler, a relentless stream of games most of which looked amazing.
and Hideo Kojima's Nipples, of course.
Nice one Sony.
So, Resi 7, new Kojima, a Spider-Man game from Insomniac. That's a good haul.
We're wrapping there. Thank you for joining us. We'll be back tomorrow for Nintendo's Zelda event. Hopefully see you there!