E3 '07: UT3, MGS4, new PSP bring Sony conference Home

Exclusivity announcements for Epic's shooter and Konami's stealth-actioner complement extensive new footage of Sony's Second Life-like virtual socialization network, unveiling of new portable model.

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Before he had his derriere handed to him at Waterloo, the French Emperor Napoleon had a saying, "An army walks on its stomach." That lesson was not lost on Sony Computer Entertainment. Each of the game giant's events are catered like a celebrity wedding, as the numerous waiters serving gourmet nibbles and cocktails outside the company's pre-E3 Media and Business Summit briefing could attest to.

But as distracting as the free sustenance and libations were, all eyes became laser focused once the door to Studio #16 at Culver City Studios opened. The satellite of the sprawling Sony Pictures Studios is hosting this year's pre-E3 briefing, and with Microsoft and Nintendo's press conferences already in the can, the onus is now on the Japanese electronics giant and its console, the PlayStation 3.

More than two days before today's happenings, the PS3 dominated headlines worldwide when Sony announced both a $100 price cut on the 60GB model and the introduction of the 80GB model to North America in a $599 bundle, to include MotorStorm. So did Sony steal its own thunder with the announcement? Or, do they have new surprises up their sleeves--a new PSP? An iTunes-like music and video-content download store? New exclusives, perhaps? GameSpot is on the scene, live-blogging the latest details.

[11:33] Conference begins with an abstract video montage of Sony logos and the requisite techno music.

[11:34] Jack Tretton arrives via his PlayStation Home avatar.

[11:34] He chats up some ladies on a virtual boardwalk, then emerges in the flesh.

[11:35] Jack jokes about how his avatar needs broader shoulders, then elicits laughs by joking about hi own wooden persona

[11:35] Tretton: "We're extremely proud of PlayStation Home, and that's why we started with it."

[11:36] He mentioned MotorStorm sold 1 million units--DRINK!

Tretton takes the stage.

[11:37] Tretton brings out SCEA's biggest success story, the PS2.

[11:38] $26 billion in sales for PS2 games, hardware, and accessories in the US alone. That's a lot of cheddar.

[11:38] Talks up God of War II, and how the kids in Europe like the Buzz! series.

[11:39] Tretton talks about the PSP price cut, and the "Dude, get your own marketing campaign," er, campaign. Note to Sony: Get a new ad agency.

[11:39] More than 140 games coming to PSPs in North America this year.

[11:40] Here comes the PSP game montage.

Giant PSPs on giant screens.

[11:42] SOCOM US Navy Seals, Tactical Strike, Wipeout Pulse, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow, NBA 08, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Silent Hill: Origins, Patapon...

[11:43] ...Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08, Sonic Rivals 2, Sims 2: Castaway--apparently being marooned is like a Jamaican BBQ...

[11:44] ..SWAT: Target Liberty (What, you hate freedom?), Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions...

[11:45] ...Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (Calling all goths!), and that's it. Smattering of applause.

[11:46] Tretton showing off his fat pad where he hopes "those hot chicks" can come over. "Are you playing 'Riiidge Racer: Kaz?" Massive laughter.

[11:46] Tretton is going to "chill here on the deck" of his virtual pad. Righteous, dude.

Meet the virtual Jack and Kaz.

[11:47] SCE president Kaz Hirai takes the stage to show off...an all new PSP that looks just like the old one.

[11:48] The new PSP is 30 percent lighter than the old PSP and 19 percent slimmer with...VIDEO OUTPUT!

[11:48] Shows off new PSP, and is going to plug it into a Sony HDTV (naturally).

[11:49] Shows trailer for Spider-Man 2, then hits the display button. The image is then displayed onto a huge screen overhead and looks remarkably crisp and clear.

[11:50] He hits the display button again, the image goes back to the screen.

Kaz and the new PSP. Can you spot the difference?

[11:50] Video output will allow for showing video and playing games on a TV.

[11:51] Real, sustained applause--people really wanted this. A very good first step.

[11:51] "We encourage people to think beyond the norm--that's what the PlayStation brand is all about," says Kaz. This guy is as smooth as glass.

[11:52] Tretton comes out and makes some more funny, self-deprecating remarks. (They hire Bruce Vilanch to ghost write this show?)

[11:53] And, out of nowhere, they introduce an all-new "ice silver" PSP which will come with the Family Guy: Freakin' Sweet Collection UMD.

[11:54] Suddenly, Chewbacca takes the stage to introduce the new Star Wars: Battlefront PSP pack, which will include Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron and a White PSP with Darth Vader's face on it.

[11:55] It will be available in October for just $199.

[11:55] Tretton: "Thanks, Chewbacca!" Chewbacca: "ROARRRGHGHGH!"

Chewie and the PSP. Who woulda thunk it?

[11:56] Next up: A PlayStation Network update.

[11:57] 950,000 users in NA, 20 million downloads worldwide on the service.

[11:57] Enter Sony Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison.

[11:58] He touts the fact every PS3 has a hard drive, a big benefit for developers.

Phil Harrison on screen.

[11:59] He intros an all-new puzzle game for both PSP and PS3 called "Echo Chrome"

[12:00] Super-low graphics--game shows an art-class figurine negotiating a series of M.C. Escher-like stairs and mazes.

[12:00] Player rotates the mazes in real time, letting the figure jump from level to level, Lode Runner-style.

Echo Chrome features simple black-line graphics.

[12:01] Very minimalist, very interesting. Crowd is genuinely intrigued.

[12:02] Harrison touts Wipeout HD, which will be presented in "eye-blistering" 1080p HD.

[12:03] Send in the montage! Wipeout HD, SOCOM: Confrontation, and Warhawk. Harrison also brings the (PS3) Pain.

[12:04] Warhawk won't just be online MP ala MotorStorm--it will also have four-way split-screen offline.

[12:05] All four games shown off can be bought either via boxed Blu-ray discs or via digital download to the PS3's HD. SOCOM developer touts the fact that if it's on your HD it loads faster.

[12:05] Harrison: "I think those games alone demonstrate the power of the PlayStation 3 platform."

[12:06] PlayStation Home update: Everything is going to plan, apparently...

[12:06] And what? Harrison shows that the Home service will extend to mobile phones.

[12:07] The 3D avatars will be only for the PS3, but there will be home functionalities on mobile phones.

[12:08] Cut back into Home. Harrison's avatar struts down the boardwalk, and he intros some new spaces "under construction," which Home users will be able to purchase.

[12:09] Montage of an amazing pad reminiscent of the mansion in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The avatars there apparently are living it up!

[12:09] Harrison then visits his own Home, er, home--a Norwegian ski lodge where he apparently likes to kick it in full ski gear.

Virtual Harrison strolling the boardwalk.

[12:13] Harrison continues to show off Home features, such as the ability to upload images from mobile phone directly into your private space on the virtual service.

[12:14] Bringing up Home's common PSP interface, Harrison announces the ability to meet up with your friends and launch games directly from within Home.

[12:15] Publishers will have the chance to create game-specific lounges where Home users can meet up as well as discuss or play their favorite titles.

[12:17] Tretton returns to the stage to reiterate the new 80GB PS3 model and the price drop for the original 60GB version, sales of which have doubled at a number of retailers since Monday's announcement.

[12:18] Blu-ray movies are currently enjoying a two-to-one sales advantage over HD-DVD titles, thanks in large part to the PS3.

[12:19] 15 exclusives coming to PS3.

[12:19] NCsoft is "joining the PlayStation camp."

[12:20] Under the agreement, NCsoft will make a series of PS3-exclusive MMORPGs.

[12:21] Tretton now touts the fact that Ubisoft's Haze will be exclusive this holiday season to the PS3.

NCsoft now in the PS camp.

[12:22] Trailer showing the corporate soldier hero of Haze and how he broke away from the private military.

[12:22] Big montage of huge battles between Mantelcorp soldiers and rebel forces, which apparently the hero joins.

[12:23] Actor playing the hero breaks the glass in live-action scene.

[12:24] Tretton back on stage, and he introduces Unreal Tournament III.

[12:25] Tretton says that Unreal Tournament III will be exclusive this year to the PC and PS3 (Epic Games vice president told GameSpot the game won't come to the Xbox 360 until "early 2008.") and it will allow the importations of mods made for the PC version to the PS3. That's pretty big stuff, especially for the mod community.

[12:28] Following a UTIII trailer, a montage hits the screen: Call of Duty 4, Assassin's Creed (to the tunes of UNKLE), Kane & Lynch, Resident Evil 5 (same clip that was at last night's Microsoft conference), Burnout: Paradise...

[12:31] ...Madden NFL 08, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the Simpsons game, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, the delayed Medal of Honor: Airborne...

[12:32] ...and Rock Band, which is looking better and better.

[12:33] Tretton comes back to introduce "one last third-party platform," which he is "happy to say is only on PlayStation 3."

[12:34] Enter Hideo Kojima to introduce Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. He's nearly blinded by flashbulbs.

[12:34] Onto the stage comes Konami's Hideo Kojima to present Metal Gear Solid 4, which he says will complete the story of Snake. He also says it will be his last time making a game in the hallowed franchise. Like we haven't heard that before...

Kojima(center), Tretton, and a translator on stage.

[12:35] Kojima says all the mysteries of the MGS series will be revealed and solved in the fourth game. It will also bring stealth directly into the battlefield.

[12:36] Enough talk! Show us the new trailer already! It's composed entirely of in-game footage.

[12:37] Colonel Campbell's gravelly narration talks about Snake's final mission. It's not an order from Washington, nor is it sanctioned by the UN. "This isn't justice, it's a covert assignment. A hired hit. Will you do this for me? Will you terminate Liquid?"

[12:37] There are scenes of Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, and others stalking Revolver Ocelot, whom Liquid Snake seems to have taken control of.

Old Snake still packs the heat.

[12:39] Suddenly, the entire attacking force is overcome by vomiting and convulsions--the victims of nanomachine attack? Liquid/Ocelot has taken control of an entire army via these nanomachines. "He's planning an insurreciton."

[12:39] Snake: "You're planning to take him by force? That's crazy. It isn't that simple."

[12:41] This game will be the ultimate Metal Gear fan service. A bombastic scene of Raiden fighting MGS2's Vamp amid several of the biomechanical bipedal Metal Gears. This is one acrobatic and extremely bloody fight.

[12:42] Raiden impales himself in order to impale Vamp--yet the two keep fighting. The end of the trailer indicates a simultaneous worldwide release for the game, coming in "early 2008."

[12:43] Kojima-san to play MGS4 demo at Metal Gear event next week in Tokyo. Wish you could be there!

[12:44] Tretton moves things over to Phil Harrison, as his Home avatar appears onscreen in a Ratchet and Clank costume.

[12:45] Via a PlayStation Home theater, he introduces a trailer for Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction.

[12:46] Montage of Rachet giving the business to some opponents with some signature cartoon violence.

[12:47] Next up is some footage of Folklore, which features some witchcraft-inspired, soul-sucking action.

[12:47] Now it's time for Heavenly Sword, from Ninja Theory.

[12:49] Harrison says the game will take advantage of the PS3's high-capacity Blu-ray disc drive.

[12:49] Big montage of the God of War-like game--crowd delivers solid applause.

[12:50] Montage of NBA 08--the only NBA game in true 1080p HD!

[12:51] Now comes a new clip from LittleBigPlanet, the Media Molecule game that was the talk of GDC 2007.

[12:52] Montage shows off game's level-creation abilities. This thing is halfway between mad genius and totally adorable.

[12:53] Last but not least is Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

[12:53] Trailer looks like a cross between Far Cry and Tomb Raider--very slick, smooth graphics.

[12:54] Short clip highlights facial animations before cutting off suddenly.

[12:55] Next up, Harrison announces a new game from Sucker Punch, developer of the Sly Cooper series.

[12:55] Trailer begins with a dead-serious tone, showing darkened streets.

[12:56] Shows lone hero with a shaven head fighting off foes with lightning--game is called "Infamous."

[12:56] Now comes the latest on Gran Turismo.

GT 5: Prologue's London-based Nissan.

[12:57] Gran Turismo 5: Prologue coming for digital download...sometime. No date given.

[12:58] Clip shows immaculately rendered racing cars whipping down tracks and streets. Graphics border on photo-realistic.

[12:58] Ends with shot of an Nissan parked in London. Harrison, an Englishman himself, signs off and hands over the baton to Tretton.

[12:59] Apparently Harrison "forgot one thing..."

[12:59] BAM! Hellghast appear on every screen, the new Killzone 2 trailer begins.

[1:00] Harrison assures everything onscreen is in real time, and it looks almost as good as the 2005 trailer.

[1:01] A group of ISA commandos arrive in another drop ship into the midst of a war zone. Graphics get a bit choppy then, but it still looks pretty impressive.

[1:01] On one screen, a camera shows someone playing the game in real time on the corner of the stage.

Killzone being played in real time.

[1:03] Human troops run into the interior of a building. Big lag after checkpoint. Apparently this is nearly the exact same stage demo as last night's preview event.

[1:04] And like that, it's over! Harrison bids farewell to everyone, then gives it over to Tretton--but for real this time.

[1:05] Mop-up time. Tretton hopes audience has seen Sony's commitment to gaming. Uplifting montage of PlayStation logos and hardware.

[1:06] Tretton wishes everyone good luck and thanks them for their attention. That's it!

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Discussion

819 comments
tilboron
tilboron

Well, Sony defeats the Xbox, I mean the best games mostly appeared first on the Playstation and games like Gran Turismo, Kingdom Hearts, MGS are great games, and the only games I liked for the Xbox were Oblivion and Halo, which I play on my pc now, because Microsoft is so clever, to release some of their Xbox ''exclusive'' games on pc, so that non-xbox owners, can play them on pc. And I think Sony's going to win the Console Wars, Anyway Sony you have my €500 ^^ (Yes I'm from Europe :) )

My_Name_Is_Sin
My_Name_Is_Sin

I have been a loyal Sony fan since the original playstation. Although I have my doubts about blue-ray I am still buying a PS3 because I have faith in Sony. I mean the PS2 was considered a risk because the pioneered with DVD. Have some faith people and stick with a good gaming company

Elevate07
Elevate07

You have to admit the 360 took some pages out of Sony's book. Like releasing it's console early to establish a fanbase. Also, MS is paying all these developers for exclusives for the 360 while those who went to Sony went there because the knew the PS3 has potential. Furthermore, for all the people who complain about the PS3 freezing problem, that was because PS3 just got started and 360 did more than just freeze, it destroyed games. Now all the 360 has to rep is Halo 3. Can one game really hold up to MGS4, Heavenly Sword, Killzone 2, and all these other games that are beginning to overwhelm these end of the year and '08 360 titles? But that's just my take.

wjkflke
wjkflke

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TTDog
TTDog

@Ninjamunkey: If you could spell the word it might make more sense.... all I could see was just someone doing farmyard impersonations. If you can't see through the hype and PR garbage thats your problem, don't try and hide behind your huge slab of a console.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

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NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

I agree with sippy_123 like me loads of people rushed to get the first console out impatiently and are now getting the concequences for it. luckily I also bought a ps3 at launch so when my 360 does suffer the crash thing I can use my reliabe ps3. cant wait for lair and killzone! I have always liked sony scince the ps1. they never fail to deliver QUALITY. something microsoft has unfortunately forgotten about. Just out of interest does anyone care about halo? It is just an easy run and gun shooter with a jumpy framerate. The story it okay but this game is not really on my wish list. I want darkness, killzone, nfs pro street and ur3.

JelloHawk
JelloHawk

Sony is never an upset to me.

falconian_uk
falconian_uk

Hi all I paid over 800 $ for my PS3 (corruption in the Philippines) I don't regret any of it, I have been with SONY from the beginning, the company is a pain in the arse, but they do good products weather you like them or not. Once the games are available just you wait and see the 360 deserters come flying in LOL. Oh it's already happening with Peter dumping MS LOL. No seriously guys n gals, both machines are good (PS3/360) just the 360 has bad hardware problems, the ps3 has software problems :)

ooJmong
ooJmong

I'll be a Sony fan until the end. No matter how you look at it, the Sony consoles have a subtle difference that others don't possess. To those of you who propose that the PS3 does not have a good lineup: think Metal Gear Solid 4, Tekken 6, DW6, Gran Turismo 5, Infamous, and Time Crisis 4. Not to mention DMC4, Assassin's Creed, the Darkness, and Guitar Hero 3, which are like the BEST that Microsoft's 360 can offer (besides HALO) when for the PS3, it's simply part of the package. As for the Wii, I'm looking forward to see how long they can keep their streak up. Probably won't be long until they run out of "revolutionizing" ideas. But...I hope I'm wrong, for the Nintendo fans' sake. Finally, PS3's got Home as its trump card. End of story.

pep_u
pep_u

you all must remember that sony might had the worst start in all of this but what they offered at e3 they might just bounced back big time.

FordLynx
FordLynx

I don't care if the PS3 cost $499 or $599 or $699 or whatever. When MGS4 comes out, I'm gonna buy one!

cookie_the_shed
cookie_the_shed

i agree. wii is backward, not what people want unless they have tiny brothers and sisters who always scream 'i wanna go!' when they play a real single player game or online. i hope there are plenty of split screen ps3 games by the time i get one cos i have a little bro and i WILL NOT get a wii however cheap it is.

condemned100
condemned100

Ps3 and xbox 360 are the two power houses no doubt about that but Wii. I'm sorry to say but it has no chance in ever competing with Sony and Microsoft in graphics and power and that is fact.

brutal_kid
brutal_kid

wow, i thought sony was going down, but now it seems that they might turn out to be the winner again in the "console war." it seems like experience always counts for something.

bobkrishnan
bobkrishnan

Raiden's fight scene in metal gear was the best part of the whole conference!

Twinturbo120
Twinturbo120

u kno wat i would love to happen one day....halo go to PS3 that would just make ms fan's cry....omg....that would be just great....sony is back ms is goin down...u kno it face the truth

sippy_123
sippy_123

" Ring of death " is the reason that the era of MS XBOX 360 is coming to an end. Mine broke twice and i finally gave up on it. It's a "blunder mistake" for a company to produce a product so faulty. I don't think that ppl will now ever trust MS and give em another chance . The only reason they sold 360 was bcoz they lauched first. that's it , now the wait is over . SONY IS BACK. A MUCH BETTER , MUCH TRUST-WORTHY AND RELIABLE PRODUCT FROM SONY . BETTER GAMES LINE UP. Sony is the best....................

BIGboss600
BIGboss600

500 or 600 is to much for a ps3 for some people well 250 is to much for a gamecube(i love my gamecube) with no online play talkin bout that wii and 400 dollars is to much for a defective console out of the box thta destroyed 2 of my games im not gonna make that mistake 2 times Microsoft get a ps3 now or later .

TTDog
TTDog

I sense fanboy clutching at straws. There's little point releasing either Haze or UT3 on 360 at the end of this year, any FPS fan will be obsessed with Halo 3, those two wouldn't get a look in, and if they pick up a bonus from Sony for a timed exclusive just for follwoing a common sense release policy more power to them.

GameWiz47
GameWiz47

"Unreal Tournament III exclusive to the PS3 this year? And it is going to come out pretty late in the year, and it comes out on the 360 early '08. So whats the point of declaring a game exclusive for only a few months. It makes you think that they are simply just putting more time into making the 360 one better by putting more time into it, so whats the point of bragging about it being exclusive but only for a few months?" I sense jealousy :P. Great show Sony, but MS and Nintendo's weren't bad either, MS has to get some of its conference off the sales and all though.

TTDog
TTDog

"gastoncruz: Yea . PS3 the best console ever....!!!!!!!!!!! im looking forward to play GRAN TURISMO 5, metal gear, and killer zone..." I think the "killer zone" bit of that shows just what people Sony are appealling to with the PS3.

gastoncruz
gastoncruz

Yea . PS3 the best console ever....!!!!!!!!!!! im looking forward to play GRAN TURISMO 5, metal gear, and killer zone...

Nstl
Nstl

Wii is not a stupid console! Its the best:-)))

CALBORN
CALBORN

It looks like going 2 be BIG!!!!!! Come on Ps3 , i know u can defeat the stupid wii console(not a nintendo fan) and the 360 console... After i read the this confrence review i feel proud to be 1 of the PlayStation Family(I got Ps1 and Ps2).....Although now i cant afford to buy a Ps3 but i am woking my a$$ of to earn the money .... by the time i can afford to buy a Ps3 i hope all the new game will be out.....I am looking foward to play killzone 2 , MGS4, DevilMayCry4(although not a Ps3 exclusive anymore, i feel that is the most stupid move CApcom will make)and ET3 and etc ...... The main reason y i wan to buy a Ps3 (although is expensive ) is bec of 1 game call GTA IV....That games juz like a life and feature most of the real life thing... thats all i can say i hope Ps3 can kick a$$ out of nintendo wii and x360...bye 4 now

reeco411
reeco411

wow people are beefing over to many shooters, thats comical. i am just glad sony is finally getting the ball rolling. this next year will be interesting. PS3 sales doubled since the price drop.... thats whats up. TTdog where did you get that avatar it looks familiar.

TTDog
TTDog

Amazing how the sony fanboys always have a go at the 360 for having too many shooters, but at the same time go totally overboard about "TIMED" exclusives for Haze and UT3.... two First Person Shooters....and getting overly wound up by the Killzone 2 trailer... another First Person Shooter... double standards much?

god13g
god13g

sony is the best!!!:)

Law_man
Law_man

sony definately had the most exciting and news filled conference. the ms was very boring and filled with old news. i didnt watch the nintendo but i also heard they didnt announce anything exciting. the conference made me a bit more comfortable that i own a ps3 and i cant wait to see what's gona be shown at TGS!!!!!

bow_hammer17
bow_hammer17

Sony dominated E3 this year. All MS did was tell about how much money they made off your a$$’s. So what that people spent 2.6 billion dollars for ass. And other things. But they don’t bother to tell the people how much of that money was spent on repairs. And they forget to realize that the Xbox 360 has been out longer then PS3 or the Wii. Xbox 360- Oldest of the three consoles. Good games and some great games. Brakes down a lot, and people HAVE to buy ass. For their Xbox. Has Halo 3, Gears of War, Mass Effect, and some good one‘s coming out soon. Getting owned by the Wii. Beating the PS3. Wii-Sounds gay and cool at the same time, but they don’t have the type of games that I like. I feel if I bought the Wii that I will have to wait for a long a$$ time for a good game (besides the Mario games , and the Zelda games.) Tell me some really good shooting games and some RPG’s or racing games like Midnight Club, what you can’t. Well it’s beating the Xbox and the PS3 in sales. I really don’t think that the people who buy a Wii don’t get that they got some lame a$$ games. And I feel that Nintendo is trying to say that gamers are fat and they need the Fit Board and lose some poundage. PS3- Ahhhh, the PS3 (I’m a owner) PS3 is losing the Console War. Getting owned by the Wii and the Xbox. But apparently it’s out sold both the Wii and the Xbox in Australia. Has some great games out, but is taking awhile for good games come out. Has Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Warhawk, Home, Assassin’s Creed, Turok, GTA IV, UT 3, Ratchet & Clank, Lair, Heavenly Sword, CoD 4, RE 5, Black Site, MoH: Airborne, Army of Two, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, and yea I know that the Xbox has some of those games, but not all of them. I say all the consoles has their goods and their bad, but I still vote for all of them because I will get all three. But I would like to see the PS3 come out on top. (I just got the most expensive one first.)

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

No good games for the 360 came out until a year after release. Until games like Gears of War came out what was there on the 360? Dead Rising, a few ports of PS2 games and that was about it. As a general rule you always wait a year after a console comes out to see the good games, not a couple of months.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Sony had the best E3 this year, I'm really impressed. They were humble, showed lots of great games, announced some good exclusives, a PSP redesign, and of course KILLZONE! So hell yeah, they deserve credit.

rocky2k32000
rocky2k32000

it's not hard to see that SONY seriously impressed this E3. lol at super mario galaxy. and at the m$ conference the most interesting games were the 3rd party ones. apart from halo. xbox needs to do something. they have no outstanding exclusive rpg, no lovable platforming character. infact m$ hardly has any 1st party muscle. and ps3 seems to be packing a huge punch. as for the Wii, i cannot be bothered to even talk about it.

msudude211
msudude211

The new PSP really isn't new. :(

jogunther
jogunther

Unfreaking believable. Can't wait for this fall. I don't know if I'll have time to work to support my habit lol.

bamaman92
bamaman92

I watched this and the Microsoft Press Conference... SONY'S LINE-UP IS FAR MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN MICROSOFT! Microsoft may have started out in the first couple of innings with some points but I think the PS3 is about to start with the homeruns! Great games!

bigben
bigben

MGS saga is ending. no more snake. i feel bad now. i hope playstation 3 gets better because the PS E3 presentation sucked.... it was too speechee.

malmeid2
malmeid2

New psp looks cool. I'm glad I didn't buy an old one too. I would be pissed if I got the bulkier version, with no TV compatability.

jboonzaier
jboonzaier

MS core business is not games, its PC and the company wouldnt risk it's core business on XBOX, its costing them an arm and a leg to replace consoles, so dont be stupid and thing that just because MS is a wealthy company it extends to its games division...

Pablo620
Pablo620

This owned. I love that freaking Killzone 2 trailer and i love that Sony gave it to us on the PSN as well as the MGS4 trailer and others. Cant wait, the next 8 -10 months will be gaming nirvana especially amongst all 3 consoles

xTheExploited
xTheExploited

Unreal Tournament III exclusive to the PS3 this year? And it is going to come out pretty late in the year, and it comes out on the 360 early '08. So whats the point of declaring a game exclusive for only a few months. It makes you think that they are simply just putting more time into making the 360 one better by putting more time into it, so whats the point of bragging about it being exclusive but only for a few months?

cuneofamily
cuneofamily

If you want to play a wii, just play a gamecube, lol

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

wow .this next console war has to be one of the most competitive,I have ever seen and been gaming since the days of the Atari,NES etc etc,I'm 28 so to me this is not new ,but at the same time I feel like the industry has evolved dramatically, and Sony showed a great conference as well they. showing so many games, and the online features are awesome as well,Sony pulled out the big guns,great conference for sure,kudos to Microsoft and Nintendo as well, let the battle begins.gotta go play Ninja Gaiden Sigma,later.

Sannerkind
Sannerkind

What you all have to remember the Wii Is just total fun, for the people who have not played a Wii you do not get a say but for the people who have played a Wii and say Its crap, there Is one of three things that could be the result In what you are saying. One:You are lying. Two:You are the type of person that likes to pick up and play...Wii sadly Is not that type of Game Machine. Three:It's a bit too much for you, In the sense that you did not see It coming therefore you are still a bit cynical.

Sannerkind
Sannerkind

Hey who said that I'm a fan boy(I'm female) I am not a HUGE fan of any game machine I just think that PS3 Is at the bottom of the barrel this time.Last time with PS2 they were the KING of anything game related and alot of people thought "ok PS2 was AMAZING therefore PS3 has to be AMAZING too" but that Is not the case.Wii has done something different and It has worked really well and XBOX 360 has support like no other...PLUS with the wallet of Microsoft I don't think they will be short of great games.

Dark_SoulWraith
Dark_SoulWraith

And btw, I do want all three consoles (all i have left is the PS3) and I have enjoyed games from all three (Raving Rabbids for Wii, Lost Planet for 360, and my buddy's Resistance Fall of Man on his PS3 to name a few) I will admit, I did think Sony put on the better conference, but the titles coming out for all three (except maybe WiiFit lol, and I love my Wii) have me really excited and proud to be a gamer :)

Dark_SoulWraith
Dark_SoulWraith

Let me just state one last thing; Fanboys to ANY of the consoles (360/Wii/PS3) FORGET ABOUT WHO'S COOLER ANDS LETS FOCUS ON SOFTWARE!! All the systems are gonna have great, memorable games, and quite a few horrid ones!!!! Forget who's got exclusive this and that, just enjoy the damn things; that's what they are for!!

meharu
meharu

interesting but why Sony is not going to release an 80gb model in Europe they always don't give a damn about European gamers,and when home is going to be available.

Dark_Nexus3367
Dark_Nexus3367

Well I wish the best of luck with Sony in the future because I plan to purchase a ps3 again [sold 20gb model online] and they have quite the tasty line-up in store for 07-08.As for MS,its clear that this year will have some awesome games on the 360 as well,if only I could get my 360 back from repairs(crappy customer support takes forever).As for the Wii fan-boys,can u name a game since launch that was AAA status that wasn't twilight princess or paper mario?Also,where are your games between September and November after Metroid 3 and before Mario galaxy?Exactly,the Wii does not have anything interesting to offer me,so much so that I plan to sell my wii.Nintendo blew it at this E3 by only talking about how many Wiis and DS's they sold and they have totally abandoned where Nintendo's fan base came from with crappy online support and lack of in depth games,not those crappy party games comin out.Obviously its selling well to the mainstream,but by 08 the Wii will go the way of the gamecube:almost no games and average ports.I hate having to say that about nintendo,as I was expecting big things from the wii.Regardless,I will make up the loss with my 360 and ps3 games.

Gir777
Gir777

Ya know, this kind of reminds me of what happened to the Japanese in WWII, I remember their famous words after America started fighting back: "We've awoken a sleeping dragon." I think history is repeating itself, only in reverse roles.