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It's Sony's E3 To Lose

We're not stepping onto a soapbox to confirm any rumors or even to add more weight to said rumors. We're merely making an observation: at this point, it really seems like Sony should absolutely dominate E3 2009.

Of course, we specifically keep an eye on Sony-related rumors and news for the upcoming show, but as we're gamers first and foremost, we're interested in all major occurrences at E3. Therefore, we've been looking towards Microsoft and Nintendo to see what they may have planned; what kind of bombshells they may be planning to drop. ...for whatever reason - and trust us, we've looked - we really can't seem to find much. While on the flip side, we're currently examining a whole horde of PlayStation-oriented rumors, many of which would be downright gigantic if they came true in a few weeks time. A PlayStation 3 price cut alone might trump anything the competition brings to the table, but there's also the possibility of a redesigned PS3 and a new PSP (the PSP Go! is a much talked-about name now), along with potentially immense software announcements. We're still waiting to see Team ICO's project, and there's a good chance Hideo Kojima is going to show off whatever he's working on. And let's not forget about the very high probability of a new Twisted Metal and the admittedly slim chance we'll hear about Kingdom Hearts 3.

Really, at this point, it's Sony's show to lose. The only way they come up short behind the competition is if all of the previously mentioned items fail to appear at the show. Besides, you have to give the edge to Sony heading into the show to begin with; we've already seen Killzone 2 this year and the rest of 2009 has several other huge exclusives (inFamous, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, MAG, Heavy Rain, etc.). Normally, we don't like to say "so-and so 'won' E3," but let's face it: this is a competition, and it always has been. We should at least own up to facts, as unflattering as they may be. And at this point, Sony is absolutely in the driver's seat...let's just hope they don't drive off a cliff.

5/18/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (88 posts)

Zemus101
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:19:19 PM
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and I can't wait to watch all of this unfold over the next little bit. Hope they don't get my hopes up for all this new stuff. I like new stuff...

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Alienange
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:33:07 PM
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It's becoming the the WWE of consoles. It's ok to like a couple of the wrestlers, but you always have your favorite.

Will Nintendo even be showing up this year after last years embarrassment?

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GuernicaReborn
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:36:29 PM

Nintendo is on a completely different playing field. They should hold their conference at a craft fair to make sure all the soccer moms see it.

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Hexen
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:47:32 PM

That was way below the belt GuernicaReborn but you're some what right;Nintendo haven't been showing up to E3's since the Wii came but who really cares .

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GuernicaReborn
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:02:32 PM

I wasn't referring to their conferences, I was referring to their key demographic. The Wii and DS are geared toward young children, thier mothers and women. Three types of people you rarely see at or interested in E3.

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coldbore
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 9:28:42 AM

you are right, but isnt the wii the number selling of the next gen systems, so they must be doing something right, oh well im still going to enjoy my ps3 and even my xbox more

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 3:32:15 PM

the cheapest price will always have the most sales

no matter how much quality your getting

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 3:55:56 PM

That's not true when you think about it. Remember Gamecube? lol MS just had a 1 year headstart and the result was RROD and - contrary to popular belief - I believe a good majority re-bought out of warranty 360s.

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GuernicaReborn
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:34:22 PM
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It's not over till its over, and I think Microsoft has something big up its sleeve. Wether it is enough to topple Sony's loaded press conference... we'll see. I haven't looked forward to E3 like this in a while, it's actually exciting again!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:05:50 PM

I'd bet the farm they have something big to try to counter Sony.

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Qubex
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:10:19 AM

Yhea, I have to agree... there is something lurking in their crack, I am sure!

Q!

"i am home"

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kevinater321
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 8:55:43 AM

probally a new xbox, All we can do is hope it doesn't come to that.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:01:25 AM

That's what I was thinking. Both M$ and Nintendo have been awfully quiet. M$ made waves last year with announcing FF XIII going multiplatform, and Nintendo's was simply a train wreck. I think they both will have something up there sleeves. It should make for a very interesting couple of days though.

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Qubex
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 8:56:06 PM

That would be a disaster Kavinater321

Q!

"i am home"

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:11:36 PM

@kevinater321

here comes xbox 720 :O

i hope ms actually puts some effort into this system...

but an announcement of a 8th gen console so close to the start of 7gen seems like a pre-emptive strike aimed at ending the war they started and are losing at. because think about it... 8gen introduction will put sony on high alert, forcing them to compete (if the new xbox happens to be superior to the ps3) and forcing the end of 7gen war pre-mature...

sure the decade lifespan rule still stands... but support may be drafted away from the ps3 to focus on the playstation 4. which i think would be sad, because the ps3 has so much potential, and dev's might not feel a need 2 push last gen software.. but i could be wrong

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Morals
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:39:45 PM
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Spoiler Alert.

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Microsoft unveils
1. MGS4 coming to 360
2. 360 to get blu-ray, free upgrade at next RROD
3. all current PS3 exclusives are now 360 excusives.
(sarcasm)

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Scarecrow
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:54:42 PM

Morals....

It's not moral to joke 'bout such atrocities.

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NiteKrawler
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:55:05 PM

Ohz no! What are we gonna do!? :)

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King James
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:27:41 AM

He may have something with that Blu-ray theory.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 1:43:03 AM

isnt Blue Ray a Sony technology? wouldnt MS have to make a deal with the "Devil" in order to use Blue Ray?

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The Stig
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 6:20:27 AM

It was Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung that started Blu-Ray.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:55:35 PM
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I agree. Nintendo will seek forgiveness and redemption. Microsoft will unveil a new camera no one will care about (I won't) and they may try to prove Alan Wake is not vaporware. Sony really has real momentum right now, not just vague promises of entertainment revolution (like ms).

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Scarecrow
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:56:28 PM
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I agree with the article.

SCEA has got to put on a show, a grand one, where they're supported big time by SCEE and SCEJ.

Sometimes SCEJ likes to hold off so that they can have things to unveil at TGS....

So yes, I hope we see Team ICO's new game. I can almost smell Gran Turismo 5 shocking the hell out of E3

Sony will punch the competition madly! MADLY I TELL YOU!

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Mamills
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:59:12 PM
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i bet 360 will get the bluray upgrade. they have to talking about changing the way media is viewed in the home. and both consoles seem to both be flirting with Wii envy (ie motion controls) which im really not a fan of. sorry motion controls arn't accurate enough for me to switch over.
Kojima's new project will be unveiled, but something tells me it will head to 360 for sure. i've been reading all over the net that he is going to continue teasing all the way up until Microsoft's press announcement.
seriously hoping to see some RPGs for PS3. valkyria has been holding me over but i need more.
FF7 REMAKE ANYONE!? (J/K i can only dream)
SONY better have something truly Epic that we haven't heard of before. the ball is in their court, what they do with it is up to them.
they have been lagging behind this entire generation and to be honest it's tiring to see them play catch up.
here's to what will (hopefully be a truly Epic E3/SONY Comeback) and if not, well we'll see how much longer i stick with supporting them

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Oxvial
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:35:30 PM

But wouldn't that make the xbox 360 cost the same price the ps3 has? plus still paying online?..also if ps3 makes a price cut now xbox 360 gonna cost more.

hehe that would be fun .

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Mamills
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:18:42 AM

well right now the 360 is the same price as the PS3 once u add in everything to get it up to the same specs (- the bluray)

im sure they will be able to shave it down.

either way, it's microsoft, they are a software company 1st, their hardware is shit, so it'll just break anyway. where as sony is vice versa (with the exception of the crazy Lineup coming)

i mean SONY already has promised it to be their biggest E3 Ever so i am just gonna sit back and wait for the news to come rolling in

im sure they have something that no one is expecting, im not even gonna speculate on anything they may have lined up.

C'mon SONY we the Fans are waiting for ya

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Jawknee
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 1:45:09 AM

Again, isnt Blue Ray something MS would have to ask Sony in order to Use? i thought Sony invented Blue Ray.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 3:08:19 AM

360 wont add that, MS would rather die.

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Qubex
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:12:49 AM

I don't know WorldsEnd... they may have no choice... die once or die many times trying!

Q!

"i am home"

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:18:50 AM

It takes M$ a few to several YEARS to admit they did anything wrong/boneheaded. I doubt they would do a new 360 w/ built-in Blu-Ray, but COULD do another external drive. If they did, it would still be a player-only like the HD-DVD unit...not for actual gaming use.

No, Sony doesn't OWN Blu-Ray (alone, at least)...they kinda developed it w/ Pioneer and a consortium of them and several other companies got together to finalize the spec. So yeah, they get a royalty cut, but are not the sole royalty collector. HD-DVD was kind of an off-shoot when Toshiba and others decided BD was too expensive and wanted a cheaper option...M$ was one of the companies that joined Toshiba in the 'revolt.'

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 2:03:03 PM

@xnonsuchx

HD-DVD was Toshiba's baby the whole way, they owned it completely, with the exception of those parts that were purely DVD. Sony doesn't, and never has, owned BluRay - any more than Pioneer has. The BluRay consortium owns BluRay and is made up from all the CE companies with the exception of Toshiba. Toshiba were invited several times, but wanted to impose their own constraints on BluRay, the other consortium members declined to agree with Toshiba's demands.

Microsoft partnered with Toshiba to develop the software for HD-DVD, and NEC did some of the chip work and other technology.

People always criticize Sony and bitch about them owning BluRay when the simple truth of the matter is that Sony never has owned BluRay, and BluRay is very far from being a proprietary Sony technology. Unlike HD-DVD which is almost the definition of proprietary, especially when you consider that there was only ever one tier one manufacturer of HD-DVD - Toshiba themselves. The fact that Sony got unfairly and wrongly criticized over the supposedly proprietary BluRay (that Sony apparently 'own' and forced down everyone's throats)was one of the key indicators of media bias. It sometimes seems that the tech media in the US has signed a deal with Microsoft and no longer report fact. Instead they appear to report distortion and FUD at the behest of Microsoft.

Microsoft may wish that they'd been a little more open to BluRay way back, because there's no way they can produce a BluRay drive for the 360 without it being a huge climb-down. However there really have no incentive to do so. No 360 game could ever be done on BluRay simply because there are already 20-odd million working 360s without BluRay. It would make no sense for any publisher to put a 360 game on a BluRay. So BluRay for the 360 is limited to movies, in which case folks should go out and buy a stand alone BluRay player or for a better bang for their buck, a PS3.

BluRay was a stroke of genius, and a brave decision, it will pay off long term for Sony - Just as the PS3 will pay off big time in the long run.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:23:15 PM

@highlander

First sentence from wikipedia: Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage medium designed by Sony to supersede the standard DVD format.

more down the page:

Sony started two projects applying the new diodes: UDO (Ultra Density Optical) and DVR Blue (together with Pioneer), a format of rewritable discs which would eventually become Blu-ray Disc (more specifically, BD-RE).[8] The core technologies of the formats are essentially similar.

clearly sony has some ownership over bluray, or at the very least, played the most important role in the invention of the bluray disk..

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 12:25:18 AM

@Mordakai

Have a look at the list of consortium members, check the ownership on the BluRay rights, and have a look at Pioneer's technology portfolio.

Sony starts a lot of blue-sky (no pun intended) technology projects. Wikipedia is both right and wrong.

If you want to start dueling with quotes try this one;

"Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson)."

...that's from the BDA. Too biased a source? OK, try this;

"Sony started two projects applying the new diodes: UDO (Ultra Density Optical) and DVR Blue (together with Pioneer), a format of rewritable discs which would eventually become Blu-ray Disc (more specifically, BD-RE).[8] The core technologies of the formats are essentially similar."

Did you note the bit about Pioneer? Which is precisely what I said is it not?

Alright "On February 19, 2002, the project was officially announced as Blu-ray,[11][12] and the Blu-ray Disc Founders was founded by the nine initial members."

That's Feb 2002, when was the first BluRay player launched? Oh, yes, June 2006, more than four years of intensive product and technology development later.

Even then the original BluRay players - including the PS3 were at the absolute bleeding edge. The Blue laser diodes were getting very low yields in production and cost over $100 a piece. Had Microsoft not jumped the gun with the 360, the difficulties in development of the technology should have kept BluRay from the market until 2007 when diode manufacturing began to normalize.

Oh, sure Sony has some key patents on parts of BluRay, so does Pioneer, and so do a few others. But that is not the same as owning BluRay.


So, please let's not get into the Sony owns BluRay argument, or anything else along those lines. I've been through just about every variation of the discussion and argument on forums all over the Net, and I really don't feel like rehashing it all more than a year after the death of HD-DVD.

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sticklife
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:03:23 PM
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i think microfoft will show some more of that one 'create you own game' game, maybe a video of forza(doubt it will be out for s while though), and maybe some DLC. who knows though. Did anyone else hear of the music download thing for the ps3? i wonder if it's true and if they'll show it. that would be big.

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karneli lll
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:37:50 PM

ms will show halo, announce gears 3, gta dlc and forza 3,some timed exclusives and a ps3 exclusive they stole.

Plus their motin control

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Qubex
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:14:02 AM

Karneli... what you have listed sounds very realistic...

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:09:04 PM
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As far as any pre-E3 rumors, hints, hopes, and innuendos go I think it would be pretty hard for Sony to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory this year. Call me a sadist but I want MS to get whupped and look absolutely pathetic (as is their 2009 lineup).

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kevinater321
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 9:04:38 AM

But microsoft is smarter than that they know what they are doing if they do have nothing to anounce then they will bash on the ps3 and people will just eat it up. It's compleatly ridiculous how people follow microsoft like that.

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 3:43:05 PM

microsoft already admitted that sony's software line-up will be more superior this year

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Xra897
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:16:44 PM
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agree

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isaya85
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:30:34 PM
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I agree this is the year Sony needs to come full force cause as of right now M$ has this gen in the bag sad to say but Sony can change the game and E3 is the ticket, I say price drop $249 and more exclusive games is the most important for them at this point in time

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The Stig
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 6:26:52 AM

MS has it in the bag? Maybe a year ago.

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 6:57:02 AM

The only thing MS has in their bag is tricks. I game for treats not tricks!

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b3mike
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 9:17:39 AM

I think Nintendo won this gen even though their console isn't even "next gen" but a repackaged Gamecube, who cares what Microsuck thinks they're still losing. I am not defending the wii, I don't even have one, nor would I want one until they put out an HD model only for mario and zelda. SD looks like crap on plasmas/lcds.

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 3:46:17 PM

microsoft would be dead if it wasnt for their early launch and lower price than ps3

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AntDC
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:39:07 PM
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I hope as much as you guys that Sony give the best E3 presentation, but I hope the presentations themselves are good. Last year Microsoft just seemed to have more weight behind their announcements. Like the FFXIII announcement. Sony's announcements sort of just got pushed into the backround. I think this E3 Sony won't let that happen. They can't afford to let that happen.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:45:20 AM

Lets hope no one says "Oh just one more thing..."

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King James
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:45:22 AM
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I have faith that Sony will outshine M$ and Nintendo this year. But u ppl thinking that Sony has to announce something spectacular that you don't knowing about, are just fooling yourselves. I predict Sony will announce 3 times that you don't know about and only 1 them will appeal to you. And it most likely won't "WOW" you.

I think for Sony to win...they have to announce 2-3 new IPs, release dates for games like MAG, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2, WKC, Demon's Souls, etc; and maybe something like firmware expansions or new hardware.

They do that and that'll crush Nintendo and surpass M$.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 1:00:55 AM
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WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HAS EVERYONE FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT GOD OF WAR III - YOU GUYS GOTTA KNOW THAT THEY WILL BE SHOWING SOME REAL-TIME FOOTAGE OF THAT!!!

That will make Sony win either way - no question about it.

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xnonsuchx
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 2:06:32 AM

Only for the people that CARE about GoW. Yes, the big fans of the previous games will eat up whatever they can, but counting on a single title to get almost EVERYONE excited is a longshot. I'm not knocking it at all...just saying I think titles with a wider appeal have a better chance of getting an amazing amount of attention.

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jlch777
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 1:23:22 AM
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The only thing they need to announce is a release day for GT5 and the game is OVER!!!

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kevinater321
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 9:08:29 AM

What game?

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hobgoblin
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 1:29:08 AM
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I think that at the moment, E3 hype seems to be like PS3 firmware hype: everybody guesses whats going to be included, and when it's not the PS3 community is throwing insults at Sony from all sides.

While I would love Sony to dominate this year and completely put Microsoft to shame, I'm not gonna count my chickens before they hatch. If they announced a European video store that would launch there and then (similar to last years E3(?) with USA), and firmware update with cross-game chat/invites & for it to be mandatory for devs to include in-game personal music (to silence the complainers), that would be great.

They also need to announce something (like Microsoft did last year with FFXIII) that no-one will see coming and for it to affect ALL PS3 owners not just one or two continents. I have both consoles and apart from Alan Wake (if its coming to 360) I can't really think of any other big "exclusive" coming out for the 360 that I want. PS3 wise there's numerous (Unchartered 2, inFamous, Heavy Rain, Fat Princess, God Of War 3).

Here's hoping that Sony are going to put on a good show :)



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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 2:38:18 AM
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Okay, lets see the competition here.

PS3 Exclusives
God of War 3
Uncharted 2
Gran Turismo 5
Heavy Rain
Infamous
ICO 3
FF Versus XIII
Ratchet and Clank: Crack in Time
Rockstar's unannounced IP
Possible price cut
Possible new PS3 hardware
Possible PS3 remote (Wii ripoff)

360 Esclusives
Halo ODST (an expansion... sigh)
Alan Wake (a lousy Bourne ripoff)
Mass Effect 2 (the only good thing that's also on PC, getting that version)
Motion Camera (PS2 did it first, no one will care)

Tally:
11 good PS3 exclusives
2 good 360 exclusives

Okay, so looking at the stats, PS3 will still be on top even if M$ port MGS4, half the price of a 360 and abolish all RRoD problems out of present and future 360s.
AND 360 would have to steal 6 PS3 exclusives just to play catchup. Good luck to them!!

:-D

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 7:38:57 AM

360 also has Splinter Cell as an exclusive. Maybe we'll see a trailer or some gameplay footage.

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Jian2069
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 8:34:41 AM

Mostly all of the 360 "exclusives" end up on PC.
I'll get splinter cell for pc.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 9:40:27 AM

Isn't going Alan Wake to pc too? so really isn't exclusive..I'm going to get the free version of that one =p.

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 3:58:14 PM

what the hell is alan wake anyway

also microsoft might be getting magna carta 2 exclusive

sounds like microsoft writing more checks, yet again

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Robochic
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:00:17 AM
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I think Sony will be able to hold it's own like every year.
M$ has nothing really from what I see coming out that goes WOW,I fortell another Halo oh wait thats all they ever show.
Nintendo I think could have something neat but like people say its only for "children and soccer moms" Oh wait if another zelda comes out i guess all the guys I know love zelda what would they be called. Honestly i do take offense to the "soccer mom" comment due to thats not a demographic it's woman and younger audiences thank you very much.

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Turbey
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:02:19 AM
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I`m afraid that Microsoft will show something big, like they always do. My guess they`ve stolen a PS3 exlusive, AGAIN.
So I wouldn`t say they won`t show nothing at E3, because they problably will.

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b3mike
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:09:42 AM

Microsoft, failure, and stolen go very well together

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Qubex
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:24:01 AM
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This year I honestly feel Sony has the upper hand. Sony just need to make this work and tie up many of the "lose ends" that need tightening...

I would like to see;

1] Release dates for the top exclusives mentioned above (maybe more information on games having the ability to be played in true 3D - as shown in the GT5 3D demo earlier this year)

2] World Wide Video Download Store (Europeans will be happy)

3] Further enhancements to PS3 functionality through better Firmware updates - like updated 3D music visualisers, updates to PS Life; and a better idea of what HOME will morph into in the future

4] PS3 Price Cut announcement would be earth shuttering!!!

Not concerned about;

1] Backward compatibility being brought back

2] The new look PS3 does not look appealing, so not caring much about a PS3 slim

3] Don't care about the Wii mote ripoff

Q!

"i am home"

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dveisalive
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:36:18 AM
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I think the Big N is gonna Win cause they are gonna go back to the hardcore at this E3, Sony will be 2nd and Microsoft dead last in showings. I cant wait to see heavy rain in action !!! And for Sony to show me my Grand Turismo 5!!!!!

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 6:44:18 AM
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I wouldn't be too sure about Ninty, unless you're a Ninty fan. What I mean is, their biggest offerings are usually their own games. Not saying their games aren't good, no not at all. Sure Conduit will be a solid game, but that's a genre that's very graphic-reliant, and there's just too many FPS offering superb graphics that will overshadow it. Nintendo will probably bring in the same re-hashed franchises like Zelda, Mario, etcetera. That's good for Ninty's fans and all, I just won't care. They will grab their core fans respect back, but I think that's all they'll do.

I'm putting my money on Sony and PS3 this year. Too much momentum going for them, and a price drop would be epic even if they don't need it (which arguably they don't).

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Perry Katy
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 7:04:00 AM
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I hope Sony announce Killzone 3. :p

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Turbey
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 7:14:47 AM
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b3mike!

I couldn`t agree more. They should stopp stealing and throw money at developers and make games "timed exlusives...man, that`s annoyning! Instead of steeling and thoss money at developers, they could make some games themselfs.

And yeah. I`m looking forward to what Sony has to show at E3. Just give me a GRAN TURISM date this year, and I`ll be VERY happy :P

I will most likely logg on to Home when E3 starts. Home is getting better and better now :)

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b3mike
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:01:34 AM

Turbey,

Microsoft is really destroying this generation for me. And here's why:

1. Their first party developers are practically nonexistent, so they try shove Halo and their 5hr "rpg" series down our throats (Fable)

2. They pay off 3rd party developers to make exclusives for them, timed exclusivity and even demos!


3. Developers purposely rush out unfinished games and call it "DLC."

4. The 360's limited media storage (DVD) forces 3rd party developers to dumb everything down to make both platforms "equal"

5. Developers are not taking advantage of blu ray. Why should I pay for DLC? They have 50gbs of space to work with, why should I have to pay for something that should have been in the disc to begin with?

6. They keep stealing all my RPGs. We all know that rpgs don't usually fare well on the 360 but yet Microsoft goes through hoops an hurdles, cockblocks Sony and keeps the rpgs off our hands.


7. Due to Microsoft's monopolistic, greedy, and unethical business practices I have been forced to boycott several developers that I used to faithfully support. Which are; Namco, Capcom, and Square Enix



I might just give up gaming for a while thanks to MIcrosoft, I don't see them going away anytime soon =(





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Highlander
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 2:08:08 PM

@B3Mike

Namco should get some love again, they are supporting the PSPo well, and they have already produced Eternal Sonata on PS3 with enhancements and now Tales is coming our way too, again with enhancements over and above the original version. CapCom is moving in the PS3s direction and have already noted that the PS3 will account for more unit sales of Capcom products in the coming year than either 360 or Wii. Some publishers are getting the message and changing their ways. Plus those exclusivity deals are reaching the end of their life, and there is no real business justification to renew the deal or continue the practice. SquEnix is hamstrung by their far more recent deal with Bill. It's their own fault though.

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PSNclaw18
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 7:25:40 AM
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I'm sorry... did I miss something? Have they started giving out awards to who ever has the best E3 show??

Come on now! Just show me some good stuff Sony and you'll have my happy with excitement. Never mind what Nintendo or M$ does (even though I DO own both systems).

I'm sure Sony will turn some heads this year.

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 7:51:31 AM

Actually they do give awards in the form of press reviews (If that counts), also IGN names certain games as "Best of (insert genre here)". :P But who has the "best" show is definitely subjective, and I think that's what you mean.

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PSNclaw18
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:46:58 PM

Yea that's what i meant ;p

Thanks, i didn't know that about the awards

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:09:52 PM

my hate for microsoft grows as they use cheap tricks with there money to get ahead of the competition

is fair play a thing of the past now

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KOSMOS111
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 8:02:31 AM
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I think sony will surprise us with white knight chronicles release date

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 8:06:33 AM
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I've been looking around too for hints on what the other guys might be doing. And like Ben, I'm not finding much. Where as I'm hoping this means that this is Sony's E3 this year, the thing that worries me is that it's too quiet on the other fronts..I don't see Nintendo making much of a show but I'm more worried about MS having something up their sleave that could be a show stealer.

Let's face it, Sony needs the good publicity this year to generate hype and sales, if MS steals it, we're going to have to deal with another year of everyone spouting doom and gloom for Sony.

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Turbey
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 8:29:07 AM
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As long as White Knight Chronicles and Demons Soul comes to EU, I won`t really complain about RPG anymore! Because that`s two good exlusives right there.

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Tommmm0858
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 9:28:06 AM
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I hate to say this, but Microsoft will not go down without a fight. I think it's bad that they're staying quiet, especialy since I heard Hideo Kojima's MGS5 announcement is on the day of Microsoft's press conference. I have a feeling that's their "show stealer". All of sony's e3 announcements last year got over shadowed by microsoft's FFXIII announcement. I have a bad feeling the same thing is gonna happen this year, and it'll either be, MGS4 ported to 360, or MGS5 multiplatform. Either one will make me sad. But we still have a good year ahead of us! UNCHARTED 2!

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b3mike
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:06:47 AM

MGS is by far my favorite series, if Konami goes multiplatform I will BURN my MGS collection!

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Turbey
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:12:32 AM

Kojima has said many times over that he`s done with MGS, and that he wants to start something fresh:) And IF MGS4 will come out to the Xbox360, it will not be ported over by Kojima`s team. I`m pretty sure of that.
I think Kojima is working on Snatcher, hence the S at the teaser site, not MGS5.

And yeah, most likely Kojima`s next game will be for PS3 and Xbox360, since Kojima has been saying that he wants to attract to western gamers.

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piratedrunk
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:39:34 PM

Imagine how hilarious it would be though.. If Kojima's announcement on that day was for a ps3 exclusive mgs5. Nobody would even care what MS had to say that day

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:16:11 PM

my prediction on kojima's new project

mgs only on ps3

or

a different game will be multiplatform

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:07:07 AM
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What happened to quantum theory??? i hope ms didnt get that one

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Turbey
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:17:47 AM

No, I really don`t think they got Quantum Theory:P Sony will likely show the game at E3. But I must admit, I`m really sceptical about that game.

But then again, I`ve been wrong before ;)

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:23:15 AM
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MS has been very quiet recently. Too quiet perhaps. I think they have something up their sleeve. I don't think that they have anything that will top Sony overall, but Sony definitely needs to bring it's A game and play all of it's cards as brutally as they can this year.

Not sure about Nintendo at all, they already shipped the updated DS, and I don;t believe that the Wii is due for a refresh yet. The've kind of exhausted the alternate control scheme genre, unless they have a new wearable controller. But somehow I don't see Nintendo going down the line of wearable controllers with force feedback. That said, Nintendo has been quiet for a long time as well. Still I don;t see what they have that they can crow about, unless there are a pile of Mario/Zelda/Metroid games we don't know about.

It's definitely Sony's E3 to loose, but the longer this year goes on, the more it feels like Sony will play it's hand how it wishes, and everyone else can deal with it.

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telly
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:59:20 AM
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While I'm sure Microsoft and Nintendo must have SOMETHING up there sleeves, I have to agree with Ben on this one. Sony's lineup over the next year or so is scary good. Microsoft could release Halo 4 and Gears of War 3 and Sony would STILL have the edge. Nintendo could release the next Zelda and a new Metroid series and Sony would still stand tall. Pretty crazy to think about. I can't think of another console every having so many jaw-dropping games coming out over such a short period of time.

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DiminishedAngel
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:28:40 PM
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I really hope MGS goes multiplatform. I personally would love it to stay exclusive, because it going multiplatform would sort of be the end of an era, but I am sick to death of the rumors about it going to the 360. Just port it and get it over with so we can all get on with our lives.

Also, the past few E3's, Microsoft has largely based their shows on stolen exclusives (GTA, FF13). What will they do next year? If MGS goes multiplatform, there won't be anything left to steal!

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:21:34 PM

i would have to disagree

if mgs was on 360 it would definitely leave a bruise

but it seems sony has quality and quantity this time around

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:37:30 PM
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well rumor has it mgs 4 is not coming to the 360 but a kojima multiplat game is
and microsoft is planning on releasing a handhled called zunex that can play xbox live arcade games and onlive games also

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learte
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 4:39:49 PM
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OHHH and do't forget all the fuss Sony has done on the camara, and the Tivo tipe thing they have going on. Im actually hoping the camara video games kick ass(eyedentify, eyepet,ETC). all the fuss about some new motion controler from sony is probaly do, to the new games they are planing for the Eyetoy. OHHH and don't forget last year they showed games for this year, soo this year they are probably showing games for next year. amm hoping for metro 2033, Quantum theory, demon souls and all the new MMO's they are going to bring to PSN. anddd of course uncharted 2, god of war 3, Heavy Rain, MAG, FFXIII, Fat Princess. as for microsoft i just hope the start making games, couse iven my friends with Xbox 360 ask if they can borow my Ps3 after tese games como out. and i just awnser "buy one Bitch" jajajajajaj

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