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Test!

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ANOTHER TEST

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This is another test

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And I'M THE MAYOR

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It's test city right here

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New line, man. See it go green!

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21:43

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

21:59

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

00:08

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

00:17

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

00:17

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

00:13

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

00:22

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

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

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

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

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

"Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Kaz Hirai."

00:54

"Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Kaz Hirai."

00:55

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

00:58

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

01:01

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

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

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

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

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

01:08

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

01:22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

01:47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02:11

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

02:29

02:30

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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!

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    TVeyes 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    I heard that Sony said you guys were all fags.
    T4RG4 12 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.
    dk_rare 12 years ago
    HarryB 12 years ago
    hahaha, glad i didnt wait for that stinker...maybe in a year itll be good ,though.
    Baz_Dude 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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.
    septimus 12 years ago
    Yossarian 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    Wow, so that's what a thread drowning in fanboy bile looks like:-)
    Xerx3s 12 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 12 years ago
    And no-one shouted out "rip-off"?
    c.lo 12 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 12 years ago
    What a sad day for Miyamoto. Well Wii controller can do more things anyway!
    DaveT 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    A good price for one very expensive geogre foreman and a microsoft sidewinder

    fools
    admir 12 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 12 years ago
    Does anyone have a link to the video of the entire Sony Conference?
    Zero-Beat 12 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 12 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/microsoft/sidewinderfreestylepro.asp

    my god its a MICROSOFT SIDEWINDER


    REMEMBER GUYS

    SONY DOES WHAT NINTENDID
    Steroyd 12 years ago
    didn't the PSP have a motion tilt sensor?
    GordonJ@work 12 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 12 years ago
    The price is bullcrap
    yiannis 12 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 12 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*)
    mr_steve100 12 years ago
    tonynibbles 12 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 12 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?
    thane_jaw 12 years ago
    Steroyd 12 years ago
    chub 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    I'm still giggling over the motion sensors/gyroscopes

    how can they get away with being so blatantly plagiaristic?
    Gunstars 12 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 12 years ago
    News just in: J Allard has died laughing.
    Furbs 12 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 12 years ago
    Microsoft are probably laughing all the way to the bank
    deaddwarf 12 years ago
    omfg - heavenly sword!!!!!
    Yossarian 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    right i'm off to bed you'll be fascinated to know, l8trs ya'll
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    I need that MGS4 trailer in 720p PRONTO!
    Mauve 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    That controller is so stupid it's not even funny.
    quantumsheep 12 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 12 years ago
    I really want to see what sony fanboys will say now about the controller.
    spazmo 12 years ago
    Good work Eurogamer. See you later when we can do all this again :)
    sturgeon 12 years ago
    excellent news but c'mon, motion sensor controllers are old shit.

    http://www.bhreviews.co.uk/Hardware/microsoft_free_style_pro.htm
    chub 12 years ago
    caligari 12 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 12 years ago
    JediMasterMalik 12 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 12 years ago
    Out of my price range. Fuck you Sony.
    monkeymagic 12 years ago
    /looks for tom in the midst of the leaving crowd
    spillz 12 years ago
    $500 - lol. why $100 for an extra 40gb (makes me wonder what features will be disabled on the cheaper ver?)
    Ares 12 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 12 years ago
    well that was pretty meh overall
    Aretak 12 years ago
    "300 sheets for the PS3 on November 17th... Nice!"

    Try 400. At least.
    Durandle 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    300 sheets for the PS3 on November 17th... Nice!
    IMO 12 years ago
    $600 for 60GB Hard Drive
    $500 for 20GB Hard Drive

    !!!!!!!!1
    tonynibbles 12 years ago
    SingStar and Eyetoy, and MGS4 were best

    Retail Nov 14th price: 499 USD 20gb
    60gb 599 Euros
    twinbee 12 years ago
    $500! *kneels over*
    caligari 12 years ago
    Oh...prices. Here it comes!


    ...


    ...


    Ouch! AH WELL, my DS and PS2 will serve me well for many years to come.
    IMO 12 years ago
    2 SKUs - 20GB and 60GB
    thane_jaw 12 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 12 years ago
    What a stupid controller, it doesn't look very comfortable to operate.
    spillz 12 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 12 years ago
    Nintendo execs must be cursing after seeing that.
    yiannis 12 years ago
    they actually did it !!! they Copied Nintendo AGAIN!!! can you believe these geezers!?!?!
    jmcoo7 12 years ago
    HA despite being a fan of nintendo , game over i fear now for them .
    Toonster 12 years ago
    Oh my god, you're fucking kidding me.
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    This must have been in development for alot longer than the Wii controller has been know about so
    twinbee 12 years ago
    Remember when Nintendo said they were worried about others stealing the controller idea and we all laughed? Yeah...
    davidw 12 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 12 years ago
    LOL! Spaz alert.
    caligari 12 years ago
    Heh. The Boomerang has struck back...right in Nintendo's eye.
    Aretak 12 years ago
    They've stolen Nintendo's controller! Go Sony!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    awwwwwsome ! man alive Nintendo must be crying
    monkeymagic 12 years ago
    they had a "sneak peak" last fucking year! when they saw the Wii press release
    Ares 12 years ago
    I thought he was going to apologise to Nintendo, the obvious brains behind the operation...
    Calgon 12 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 12 years ago
    LMAO.. Great.. the only interesting thing in the whole show..... and they dont show us it
    twinbee 12 years ago
    Come on! We all knew Sony was gonna rip it off.
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Ooooooooo Sony have taken the Wii stick from Nintendo!
    spazmo 12 years ago
    Ken looks embarressed....
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 years ago
    :o

    Blimey! Nintendo just got screwed.
    davidw 12 years ago
    its the playstation wii!
    IMO 12 years ago
    No way!! they ripped off the Nintendo controller, seriously.

    EDIT: Let me not say ripped off, it is VERY similar though...
    Ares 12 years ago
    THOSE BASTARDS! FUCK!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    CUT TO THE SCREEN YOU RETARDS !! GAGDJHHFHGHG
    monkeymagic 12 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 12 years ago
    Is this going to be what i think it's going to be?
    caligari 12 years ago
    Ohhhh, is this the controller?
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    wait wait.. is it about to take wii's crown
    thane_jaw 12 years ago
    coming xmas 2007... more like.

    not exactly lies, but I'm assuming a fair amount of disinformation.
    IMO 12 years ago
    "Some heroes are meant to die"
    "Some bloodlines are meant to come to an end"

    Last two subs I think.
    twinbee 12 years ago
    I hate that controller so much
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    MGS4 pumps my nads
    Calgon 12 years ago
    Oh no it's KEN!
    davidw 12 years ago
    +1
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    RAIDEN'S ONE BAD-ASS MOFO NINJA DUUUDE!
    Aretak 12 years ago
    MGS4 looks awesome. Raiden!
    TwistidChimp 12 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 12 years ago
    Woohoo! Hideo!... DO IT HIDEO!
    Gl3n 12 years ago
    MGS4!!! :D
    ruckus 12 years ago
    Psychotic Woods was hilarious.
    Calgon 12 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 12 years ago
    IE users haven't had updates for a while - just fixing now. Firefox etc all fine.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    Bastard stream, WORK!

    At least it's during the E3 stuff!
    monkeymagic 12 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 12 years ago
    That Tiger Woods thing is perhaps the most cringe-worthy bit yet.
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 years ago
    Tiger Woods may be a great golfer. But he's no actor! ;)
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    no problemo:), video getting too choppy, going down to 100k
    klixman 12 years ago
    thanks twistedchimp
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    yep refresh and feed back
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 years ago
    Got the ads back... and the feeds back to. Just reloaded it.
    caligari 12 years ago
    Yep, do a TwistidChimp and refresh the Gamespot page.
    twinbee 12 years ago
    EA? I wish the feed stayed dead!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    try going to the media settings and hitting apply changes, worked for me
    klixman 12 years ago
    anyone got the feed back yet?
    Ares 12 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 12 years ago
    Have to wake up in 3 hours XD
    fawe3 12 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 12 years ago
    Feeds gone - just when the best stuff was going to be shown (I hope)...
    Calgon 12 years ago
    Camera man fell asleep?
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    ditto, refreshed and its working now
    GitSomE_UK 12 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 12 years ago
    Me too
    twinbee 12 years ago
    GS feed is dead. S.o.b's
    Gl3n 12 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 12 years ago
    ermmm gamespot feed has died for me...
    mikethemaster 12 years ago
    ermmm gamespot feed has died for me...
    Ravenlore 12 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 12 years ago
    When's the good stuff on...??

    Apart from Heavenly Sword
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    Tekken has MOTORBIKES!
    spazmo 12 years ago
    Are there any games without gunz?
    monkeymagic 12 years ago
    i dunno, if it wasn't CG (which i doubt) that indiana jones/far cry thing looked pretty cool.
    Ravenlore 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    ooo look! its... Killzone... with a different name... and rather nice real time graphics
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 years ago
    I like the sound of Afrika! Maybe because it's not the same old-stuff-but-prettier.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    I wonder how you control Eight Days when the camera's changing every 3 seconds?
    Ares 12 years ago
    LOL Who are they trying to fool with that crosshair!
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    Getaway: Arizona (lets make this pre-rendered and put sum cross hairs in
    caligari 12 years ago
    Oh dear oh dear. I'm going to the toilet. I can't watch this Getaway trailer.
    Wabe 12 years ago
    I'm of to get some hi-definition sleep

    night all
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    Looks like Otacon has his own game!
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    Bet Bill Gates is loving this poor effort from Sony
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 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 12 years ago
    LOL, did you see those Zebras' arses wobble! XD
    monkeymagic 12 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 12 years ago
    yep, back to pre-rendered stuff
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo not another getaway
    Ares 12 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 12 years ago
    really looking forward to heavenly sword though, been following that one for quite a while.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    Woohoo, CG trailer!
    thane_jaw 12 years ago
    ripping off ms is fine, as long as you can better the service.
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Heavenly Sword.... MUST HAVE!
    caligari 12 years ago
    Jah. Most impressive game so far. Looks kind of like an 'even prettier' God Of War.
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Heavenly Sword.... MUST HAVE!
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    HEHEHE here we go pre-rendered crap
    tonynibbles 12 years ago
    Dual shock is teh w1n
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 years ago
    +1 to the wing mirror. It's like the Cube/GBA link. But shitter!
    Fallen_Angel 12 years ago
    What happened to that "We dont need gimmicks" at the beginning of the presentation then?
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    Weyhey, now we're talking HSword. Very fluid indeed.
    Aretak 12 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 12 years ago
    Big phil doesn't look too comfortable up there either... All of his jokes are dying on his arse.
    Wabe 12 years ago
    the psp wing mirror - lol

    There's desperation!
    Zero-Beat 12 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 12 years ago
    Aaaaay, Heavenly sword ftw
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    *yawn* really is boring
    RMXtreme 12 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 12 years ago
    Oh no. Not F1. Please not F1.
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 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 12 years ago
    er..... I can only asume the entire audience is asleep by now.
    monkeymagic 12 years ago
    This guy is hardly revving things up either... He cant talk and play at the same time.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    Finally! Genji 2, looks nice in the screens too but not so fun to play from his demo.
    richardiox 12 years ago
    Not just me whose finding this ridiculously unexciting then? So low-energy.
    Hopefully Nintendo will put soome oomph into theirs tmrw.
    Lukus 12 years ago
    Ha ha- "real time character changing". Uninspiring.
    Aretak 12 years ago
    Genji 2. Eww.
    Pac-man-ate-my-wife 12 years ago
    So far, so goddamn predictable. The only (vaguely) exciting thing is downloading PSone games to PSP. Otherwise this is snoresville.
    Calgon 12 years ago
    So theyve deffinatley copied MS in a big way then?.. shameless!
    Wabe 12 years ago
    Glad your happy - I'm finding this all very ..... grey
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    SHOW THE PROPER GAMES!
    ElephantMonkey 12 years ago
    They kept the dual shock controller! I'm so happy!
    richardiox 12 years ago
    Wrahawk, "Buy additional levels, buy additional weapons". Oh dear. Shops also built into games. KERCHING
    richardiox 12 years ago
    Microtransactions
    Aretak 12 years ago
    That PSone on PSP thing looks awesome.
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    does this mean.. downloadable ps1 game emu on psp ?
    tonynibbles 12 years ago
    NEW DUAL SHOCK
    IMO 12 years ago
    Card game looks pretty good if fleshed out properly
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    OH FFS - Eye Toy!....
    Yossarian 12 years ago
    Sony's conference so far has been a damp squib
    neonlok 12 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?
    richardiox 12 years ago
    The EYE OF JUDGEMENT
    RMXtreme 12 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 12 years ago
    High-resolution GT4 -- the REAL next-gen!
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    That was chitty chitty bang bang on the PS3
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Can you ram into the crowd though especially when it looks like they give you the finger when you drive past!
    caligari 12 years ago
    I guess its hard to be 'blown away' after PGR 3.
    monkeymagic 12 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 12 years ago
    Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    Cant believe they opened with this
    twinbee 12 years ago
    No more GT stuff, please!
    Calgon 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    Oh god...this is getting uncomfortable.

    Someone shoot the poor guy.
    monkeymagic 12 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 12 years ago
    Booooooooring....

    /gets crate of rotten veg from under chair ready to throw
    saysomething 12 years ago
    It's got motorbikes, though...
    Calgon 12 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 12 years ago
    It's got motorbikes, though...
    armyourfists 12 years ago
    The mention of bikes in the next Gran Turismo has me interested.
    Wabe 12 years ago
    Ducks?
    RMXtreme 12 years ago
    It doesn't look all that good to me.
    monkeymagic 12 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 12 years ago
    Hmmm. Well, it's a racing game. What else can we expect?
    saysomething 12 years ago
    It's got motorbikes, though...
    TwistidChimp 12 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 12 years ago
    bit confused about this 'clear black unit' on the eg feed. Not silver then?
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Wahey they do magic now!
    caligari 12 years ago
    Gawd...I'm nervous...I'm SOOOO nervous.
    monkeymagic 12 years ago
    bet killzone will look crap though ;)
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    PLAYABLE GAMES HE SAYS
    caligari 12 years ago
    Playable booth titles!
    caligari 12 years ago
    Ohhhh...still insists on a November launch.

    In BLACK too.
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Damn Sony are slick.... must buy Sony... Sony FTW!...
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    are we sure we're not watching last years show
    Wabe 12 years ago
    All the women I know are so very excited about Blu-ray.
    monkeymagic 12 years ago
    PS3 is going to take over the world! run for your lives!
    Calgon 12 years ago
    PS3 will make you monkeys!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    seriously.. sony are so street its making my eyes bleed
    monkeymagic 12 years ago
    Have sony hired microsofts marketing people? this whole benetton commercial rip off is getting tiresome now
    spazmo 12 years ago
    Geez, this crap is painfull to watch. Sony are so hip.
    Wabe 12 years ago
    ... and there's a great new version of the SNES emulator out. Maybe he won't mention that though.
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    Ayyyyy flash support on psp finally
    MightyPenguin 12 years ago
    I just had to refresh to get the new text...
    richardiox 12 years ago
    No sign of PSP Gran Turismo anywhere...
    ruckus 12 years ago
    ZZZzzzz....
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    they're trying to sell a product hat do u expect?
    Wabe 12 years ago
    'The next generation doesn't start until we say it does'

    Arrogant bastards
    mikethemaster 12 years ago
    yup see you soon guys
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    oop ok, works on 300k aswell, see you all in a while :)
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    omg thats a big screen
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Yay I have video!
    mikethemaster 12 years ago
    there is video now
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    take it down to 100k, then it works
    Ares 12 years ago
    Just logo here too : (

    The brainwashing seems a lot more sinister without the shiny coloured moving pictures.
    mikethemaster 12 years ago
    n/m video now
    Thurmio 12 years ago
    me either :(
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    same here
    Wabe 12 years ago
    Real production PS3s? or dev units?
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    ditto
    mikethemaster 12 years ago
    so is this just an audio feed? no video? as it just shows the playstation logo for me
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Oooh it's started its started !!!!!!!
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
    twinbee 12 years ago
    I'm not getting a picture on GS, just a logo.
    GitSomE_UK 12 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?MediaDetailsID=28953 and increment the number manualy till you get to number 7

    The Eye of Judgment gets a meh.
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
    MightyPenguin 12 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 12 years ago
    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
    caligari 12 years ago
    Wow...it seems to have started!

    edit - oops, deleted the naughty language
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    W00T ITS STARTING FINALLY
    Ares 12 years ago
    Yay!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    Yyeeeeeeeeeeess !
    mikethemaster 12 years ago
    oh ohoh its kicking off!
    twinbee 12 years ago
    Yay!
    Wabe 12 years ago
    What day?
    Bill-Gates-is-Evil 12 years ago
    by playing Michael Jackson I think that just means they're aiming for a younger crowd with the PS3
    Deathspleen 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    GT5's looking... early judging from these presspass shots. :/
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    sean paul ftw :D
    Wabe 12 years ago
    remote queing FTW
    Wabe 12 years ago
    I bet the moment I decide to go to bed - that'll be when it all kicks off
    MightyPenguin 12 years ago
    I'm waiting until 01:00. After that, it's just getting ridiculous.
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    MJ!!
    Gunstars 12 years ago
    Tune!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    lol, could be deathspleen. the 4D graphics are interpreted in our dimension as crap early 90's pop music
    Knife 12 years ago
    Maybe we should fly over there and kick their arses, it would be fuckin quicker!
    twinbee 12 years ago
    I'm gonna pluck my eyebrows while I wait.
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    woooo Holiday
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    woooo Holiday
    captbirdseye 12 years ago
    Holiday wooooooo
    Razz 12 years ago
    MADONNA! NOOOOOOOOOoooooo.....!!!
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    work closing in

    /drinks
    MightyPenguin 12 years ago
    But /how far/ in the queue?
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    45 minutes and still not in.
    I love my bed.
    cya.
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    lol probably chimp
    Wabe 12 years ago
    remote queing FTW
    chub 12 years ago
    /turns mute off briefly
    still crap
    /turns mute on again
    Deathspleen 12 years ago
    Are we sure this isn't the keynote speech?
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    maybe gamespot are trying to drive people away to ease the server burden so they can start
    Knife 12 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 12 years ago
    Oh, Sony are going through technology progress till it hits PS3 it seems, they just got stereo sound :D
    MrAtheist 12 years ago
    oooh stereo
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    :( just :(
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    you could turn your speakers off, although I excpect a pc speaker version will continue
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Is he rapping about spanking the brass monkey? my hearings going.
    Fallen_Angel 12 years ago
    They taking requests? TWO PRINCES!
    twinbee 12 years ago
    I can't stand the crap music playing.

    (help!)
    richardiox 12 years ago
    FUNKY MONKEY!!!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    I'm guessing Spin Doctors will be next
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Ooops! O_o

    So that's who it was.

    /leaves room to buy another Orange lolly
    Bill-Gates-is-Evil 12 years ago
    Hurry this shit up Sony, I'm going out in a couple hours.

    /realizes Sony isn't listening
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    I think they must have panicked and put NOW! 25 in the cd player
    richardiox 12 years ago
    Big tune
    MrAtheist 12 years ago
    OOH baby baby
    Razz 12 years ago
    PUSH IT REEEAL GOOD!
    Fallen_Angel 12 years ago
    You sir shall die a horrible death. AC-DC does not equal Cock rock.
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Kate Bush? I've had no Kate Bush? I've got some more cock rock now.
    richardiox 12 years ago
    AC-DC!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    speaking of Chas & Dave...

    coincidence ?
    Ares 12 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 12 years ago
    Gamespot now playing Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights!
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    Maybe it's Gamespots next venture "Now that's what I call music to wait to at E3"
    Fallen_Angel 12 years ago
    Since when has Run DMC been Chas and Dave?!?
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    this is RUN DMC - It's like that.
    Fallen_Angel 12 years ago
    Since when has Run DMC been Chas and Dave?!?
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    still, atleast it will stop me drifting off and breaking my keyboard with my head
    Deathspleen 12 years ago
    Ths queue's like that and that's the w..... ah sod it.
    MrAtheist 12 years ago
    Gamespot now playing Chas & Dave!
    Fallen_Angel 12 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 12 years ago
    Gamespot playing crap :/
    zoidberg 12 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 12 years ago
    When all else fails, there's always guns and roses (gamespot)
    twinbee 12 years ago
    Why play Sweet Child of Mine Gamespot?! :(
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    OOOhhh Gamespot has started!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    gamespot is a go go... or maybe not... just seems to be some Guns & Roses and a Playstation 1 logo
    spazmo 12 years ago
    If they aint even gone in yet, this thing aint starting until at least 1am...

    ....aint i right?
    spazmo 12 years ago
    If they aint even gone in yet, this thing aint starting until at least 1am...

    ....aint i right?
    Heitzu 12 years ago
    Can't wait for the Nintendo and Microsoft conferences... :)
    spazmo 12 years ago
    If they aint even gone in yet, this thing aint starting until at least 1am...

    ....aint i right?
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    gamespot playing music... showing logos...
    chub 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    Gamespot is doing somethjing :o

    Edit - or not *sigh*
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    Dod come on you're not pre school just sit down damn it. This thing better be good, damn fanboyism (me).
    grazerx8 12 years ago
    i now whats happend all the ps3 have over heated and killed everyone.
    twinbee 12 years ago
    Another site says "Estimated start time could be about 5:00 PM PDT"

    Aaaargh!
    caligari 12 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 12 years ago
    Extremely Elusive Entertaniment.
    Sko 12 years ago
    Given we can't corroborate much of what they said, I'd just start making it up... :)
    Gunstars 12 years ago
    what's with the double posts?

    That's what happens when you enter 4D space.
    richardiox 12 years ago
    Gonna give it til one they the hay is gonna get hit
    herflet 12 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 12 years ago
    "what's with the double posts?"

    Queuing; so good they posted it twice.
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    20 minutes into this thing and they haven't even entered the hall.
    sir_tripod 12 years ago
    Time for bed.
    zozart 12 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 12 years ago
    Listening to new RHCP album to pass the time...
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    the comments weren't coming up properly btw they are now ... i think.
    ProfessorLesser 12 years ago
    Are you serious?
    Bitkari 12 years ago
    what's with the double posts?
    ProfessorLesser 12 years ago
    zing
    nightsparkle 12 years ago
    realy cool that you're doing this live text feed. great thing!
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    Now they're talking about the weather. This is the crappiest thing since Gigli.
    GitSomE_UK 12 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 12 years ago
    Holy fuck this site must be busy
    Yossarian 12 years ago
    great conference sony
    caligari 12 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 12 years ago
    Fuck this, I'm off to bed :/
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    OH COME ON DO SOMETHING.

    How long does it tke to find a damn seat. :p
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    I'm watching futurama in this time of need.
    ProfessorLesser 12 years ago
    I'm glad I chose this over Die Hard.
    caligari 12 years ago
    Bed at 12:18?

    School doesn't start for a few hours yet Dire.
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    what u on about urban?
    urban 12 years ago
    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee its go go go
    caligari 12 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 12 years ago
    Reason for delay:

    /imagine Sony execs backstage

    Shit! The controller! We forgot to change it!
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    maybe the 4D generator has broken down and theyre trying to fix it
    barchetta 12 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...
    Wabe 12 years ago
    have they just realised they've got nothing to show?
    zoidberg 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    "Even Hideo Kojima is stuck in the queue. He looks bored."

    Wait. Waaait. Waaaaait!
    ProfessorLesser 12 years ago
    Rauper: "...hold on!"

    Why am I put in mind of that mock Star Wars simulator/ride at Disneyland?
    souljah 12 years ago
    I think Hideo is stuck in a queue and he is looking bored. Thrice.
    zoidberg 12 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 12 years ago
    I wonder what size mem stick gives away? I reckon 512mb.
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    :( gamespot haven't started yet, I'm so psyched >.
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    did everyone else break then aswell
    rauper 12 years ago
    The chaps are Just doing a bit of bugfixing - Hold on!
    Zond3 12 years ago
    Hideo Kojima is stuck in 3 seperate queues!
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    This is great! We are getting live updates from the E3 Queue :) Lol!
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    omg Hideo Kojima :o
    foamy 12 years ago
    The guy updating the page, just inserted 3 times the same thing : <

    Kojima must be REALLY bored ^^
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    Internal Server Error

    figures.
    Toonster 12 years ago
    Damn it, another server error!
    Toonster 12 years ago
    /waits for Kuturagi to run in wearing a thong
    zoidberg 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    "Little bit of movement."

    Yep, me too.

    Just got to flush and get back to the computer.
    Zond3 12 years ago
    There has been movement!
    Toonster 12 years ago
    Delaytion.

    And yes, it went borked for me too.
    zoidberg 12 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 12 years ago
    Mine's working ok
    Wabe 12 years ago
    This 'live update' system must be saving eg a ton of traffic.

    /hits F5 to update comments
    justMe 12 years ago
    The Wii controller has a built-in speaker... :)
    GordonJ@work 12 years ago
    I'm getting intermittent 'internal server errors', also the godfather advert decided to take up half the screen at times.
    caligari 12 years ago
    Ohhhh, delayed start huh?

    That gives me time to go poo poo.

    Thanks Sony! :)
    pantherboy 12 years ago
    /rudely awakened

    Oi, some of us are trying to sleep u know!
    quantumsheep 12 years ago
    Did it just break? :o
    Wabe 12 years ago
    @xerx3s

    I think the 'we've entered the future' comment was refering to eg's lovely live update system.
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    Bah Firefox ftw :D
    zoidberg 12 years ago
    It works! I actually read a live update! Go EG go!
    MightyPenguin 12 years ago
    My watch just turned over... HAS IT STARTED YET?!?
    chub 12 years ago
    @Zond 3
    They've already posted 2 comments
    UncleLou 12 years ago
    Doesn't auto-update in Opera, what a surprise.

    /shakes fist at EG ;)
    Xerx3s 12 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 12 years ago
    That'll be the radioactive power used to push them out to all of our browsers.
    binky 12 years ago
    do what i just did and open the comments page in a new window.
    octo 12 years ago
    freebee a go go
    spindizzy 12 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 12 years ago
    Maybe they should test if it works by typing hello world or something
    MightyPenguin 12 years ago
    So, why do the new comments glow green for a second?
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    cool memory sticks, sendme one for my psp please :D
    Wabe 12 years ago
    oh - there's another one!
    octo 12 years ago
    Try watching channelchooser and this at the same time.

    I have no life.
    Wabe 12 years ago
    It's hard to resist hitting F5 to see if there's anymore
    GitSomE_UK 12 years ago
    It's so exciting!

    /runs to the toilet to take a wii
    sharpkiddie 12 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 12 years ago
    Oh my. I think I just came. How exactly does this piece of interweb trickery work, then?
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    IS ANYONE GONNA ANSWER - HOW LONG IS THIS EXPECTED TO BE?

    :'( got uni in the morning.
    Furbs 12 years ago
    Nice Eurovision tribute there Mr Morriss. Dix points.
    Bi50N 12 years ago
    wowzers! technology and magic and everything
    morriss 12 years ago
    hello from Denmark you lucky lucky lucky lucky bbbbastards!
    Wabe 12 years ago
    Cool
    Bitkari 12 years ago
    how very exciting.
    Zond3 12 years ago
    Weve just entered the future!
    Bertie 12 years ago
    Technology is taking over!!!
    chub 12 years ago
    Auto comments thing has appeared!
    GitSomE_UK 12 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 12 years ago
    The site is flickering already, gonna be a bumpy ride. Please fasten seatbelts.
    MightyPenguin 12 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 12 years ago
    The forum is fucked again
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    Have some faith wabe, I'm sure they'll fix it.

    HOW LONG IS THIS SUPPOSED TO LAST BTW!
    Bertie 12 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 12 years ago
    I still have the same page as before
    Edit: Oh you mean the TV page, sorry
    Wabe 12 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 12 years ago
    Where on the page are these little lines of text supposed to appear?
    Gunstars 12 years ago
    Bring on the booth babes!

    RAAAWWWWRAARRRRRR!
    GitSomE_UK 12 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 12 years ago
    furbs u noob, i got 50

    why?



    why?





    CAUSE I EARNED IT!
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    They're not stupid. Unlike Nintendos choice of console name.
    richardiox 12 years ago
    Imagine if the redesigned controller incorporates some of the Wii control functionality, the comments threads would be insane tomorrow.
    Wabe 12 years ago
    'With my finger!'

    that's a relief
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    @Any Eg Staff

    How long is the conference expeced to take?
    chub 12 years ago
    @Wabe
    I have to F5 this comments page manually! With my finger!
    richardiox 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    So that page is really going change without refreshing?

    /eyes very static looking page with suspicion
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    rofl posts but he's off the mark a bit. :p
    morriss 12 years ago
    50 what?
    Furbs 12 years ago
    50
    spindizzy 12 years ago
    @patlike: cheers mate. I'm struggling to stay awake here so I hope it starts soon!
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    50 and page two is spawned
    Zond3 12 years ago
    I got so excited about all this E3 business just now I almost exploded.
    patlike 12 years ago
    Tom's about to go into the conference. We're going to start getting updates soon.
    spindizzy 12 years ago
    Anything happening yet EG staff?
    ROBATRON 12 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 12 years ago
    lol If you click on the live stream from Gamespot it just says Stay Tuned :(
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    OMG PS3 GAMES ALREADY

    http://uk.gamespot.com/e3/e3story.html?sid=6149412

    FF13 :o Oo w00t \o/
    Darkuss 12 years ago
    WOW I'm excited..... Less than an hour till the SONY's conference kick off...
    Razz 12 years ago
    That E3TV thing is really cool. :)
    Furbs 12 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 12 years ago
    Wow...this is like a sleepover!

    /giggles like a girl
    Razz 12 years ago
    Excellent Stuff. I owe you a pack of Jaffas mate :)
    patlike 12 years ago
    This is on the main page now. Nearly there!
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    i' m on irw bit sojeon spammd thrLe eds colouRs and mu eues burdt

    hpws mu tiych typinh?
    Furbs 12 years ago
    morriss. Two words and you had to edit twice? :p
    patlike 12 years ago
    I'm "holding the fort" this year. It feels as though I've lost an arm.
    Razz 12 years ago
    EVERYBODYS JIIIIIIVE TALKING IN THE IRC CHATROOM! :D
    Furbs 12 years ago
    #EGE3 is your onestop unofficial chatroom on Quakenet if anyone cares.
    Razz 12 years ago
    Shinji: Are you at e3 this year? OR did you have to staay behind and hold the fort?
    morriss 12 years ago
    /hates Furbs
    morriss 12 years ago
    @Shinji....clever......

    ;)
    Furbs 12 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 12 years ago
    "If we can't refresh, how do we 'chat' in the comments section?"

    Open the comments page in a separate tab?
    Furbs 12 years ago
    Wheres the text?!? I'm blind!!
    Furbs 12 years ago
    Semaphore?
    morriss 12 years ago
    If we can't refresh, how do we 'chat' in the comments section?
    Furbs 12 years ago
    This site really needs javachat.
    richardiox 12 years ago
    Revs engine (willy)
    Furbs 12 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 12 years ago
    Wow...the whole thing is changing in front of my eyes...
    Razz 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 years ago
    We try our best :)
    Xerx3s 12 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 12 years ago
    It's 12.00am UK. That's midnight. 12.00pm's midday. No, I don't know why either.
    sharpkiddie 12 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 12 years ago
    Isn't it 12:00pm UK?
    myiagros 12 years ago
    ill probably be watching on gamespot and reading the ramblings at the same time. (best of both worlds)
    rauper 12 years ago
    myiagros: But how would you live withyourself?

    And they won't have Tom's comedy ramblings either!
    Razz 12 years ago
    Well actually it's Tuesday 00:00GMT if you mean the UK.
    Xerx3s 12 years ago
    "or you could just watch it live over on gamespot"

    Sellout.
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    ok is that tonight?
    myiagros 12 years ago
    or you could just watch it live over on gamespot
    floW 12 years ago
    Wha?! F5 refreshes! God damn, that just saves me loads of mouse movement! To think I once hit those damn spinning arrows!