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E3 Predictions For Sony's Conference

Sony's E3 press conference is Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. PST (meaning 3:00 p.m. for everyone here on the east coast), and although we've heard about many huge games already, but that doesn't mean we won't see some surprises.

The PSP2

It just seems as if the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming; multiple sources have reported that such a concept certainly exists, and some industry insiders consider the PSP2 an inevitability. Furthermore, Sony has spoken out about the PSP Go, saying it was more of a litmus test or experiment, designed to test the consumer's likes and dislikes concerning digital hanheld media. Lastly, you may remember that the PSP Go was never meant to replace the PSP-3000; they coexisted for a reason. But you can bet that when the PSP2 is announced and finally launched, it will be the definitive portable for Sony.

Another financial rundown with the help of Sackboy

We will freely admit that despite the obvious importance of the financial and numbers update, which typically kicks off the conference, it's easily the most boring part of the show for gamers. But Sackboy helps to cutesy things up a bit, and with LittleBigPlanet 2 headed our way at the end of the year, it's very likely that SCEA boss Jack Tretton will enlist the little hero's help once again.

The unveiling of one major PlayStation 3 exclusive

While it will not be the exclusive we at PSXE know about, we have reason to believe that at least one new exclusive will be revealed, likely towards the end of Sony's conference. It may be entirely unexpected and it may also be a ways off, but it should certainly be a surprise. And just to clarify, we're referring to a game you wouldn't automatically anticipate, like Uncharted 3.

The Last Guardian

The timing seems just about right to learn a lot more. Unless the development process has hit a big snag, the developers should be ready to give us a new trailer - loaded with gameplay, we hope - and a release date. The surprise would be if they confirmed it for holidays 2010, but Sony may want to do exactly that to create a bad-ass Christmas trio that includes Gran Turismo 5 and LBP2. It's too early to hear anything about David Cage's new title (apparently entitled Horizon), but this one is long past due.

Absolutely nothing Final Fantasy-related

Square-Enix isn't bringing Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the show and we refuse to get our hopes up for Final Fantasy VII HD. Done.

Of course, now that we've made these predictions, none of them will come true. One of the popular rumors involves a new PlayStation 3 model of some kind and while we're not ruling out that possibility, we think the focus of the conference will be on the PSP2, along with PlayStation Move and 3D.

6/13/2010 9:20:50 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (111 posts)

Hitch
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 9:49:00 PM
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How can you say none of them will come true then say the focus will be on the PSP2? lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 9:55:26 PM

This isn't difficult. Superstitiously speaking, if we say them, they won't come true. But we think - "think;" i.e., that's what predictions are - the focus will be on etc, etc, etc.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 8:36:31 AM

@Hitch
Seriously? Humor appears to be quite evasive these days.

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thepill
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 6:36:33 AM

I'm beginning to suspect that this "exclusive" that "we at PSXE know about", is a bigger example of vaporware than Duke Nukem Forever!!! There, I have officially acknowledged the elephant in the room.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 9:52:26 PM
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By pressing various button on his keyboard, that's how.

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Hitch
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:04:12 PM

I believe you mean "keys" not these "buttons" you speak of...

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Highlander
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:20:44 PM

Hitch, you're not making friends here, you do know that right?

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Hitch
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:23:52 PM

Highlander I guarantee not having your friendship won't kill me.

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Highlander
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:27:10 PM

I guess I need to be clearer. I was not referring to myself.

Making petty corrections in reference to long standing regular poster's comments will not make you friends here.

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Hitch
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:29:32 PM

I was only responding to a sly comment with one of my own. If you don't like that take your words somewhere else.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:13:36 PM

Cool down there you both.

Nothing to make a fuss here on PSXE.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:39:06 AM

Hitch, just don't post unless you actually have something to say.

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Titch1794
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 7:51:51 AM

I think Hitch has the record for the most 'thumbs down' in one post. Ouch.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 8:38:49 AM

lol @ Hitch thinking his comment is sly. You're about as hilarious as my grammar-policing mother-in-law. Only she thinks she's hilarious.

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Random_Steve
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:33:17 AM

Calm it, he can make that correction if the other person is going to reply to his. You can be my friend, Hitch.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 11:28:40 AM

If I was a betting man, I'd say the one out of line belongs to he who hath been downvoted into obscurity.

Edit: P.s. The Highlander is officially, and I do mean capital "O" fficially, the best comments section contributor. So, people are going to defend him.

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TEG3SH
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 11:45:28 AM

@ Underdog

so ur Mother in law is a Nazi. Grammer nazi that is :)

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bearbobby
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:53:46 PM

lol, classic.

"If you don't like that take your words somewhere else."

Yeah! We don't take kindly to you and your words. Now take your words, and get out!

Lots of love in the comment section today.

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Hitch
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:13:35 PM

Ummmm Underdog,you are irrelevant...

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Jawknee
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:42:31 PM

Take bearbobbys advice.

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Hitch
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 11:16:27 PM

Oh Jawknee dont let me start on you...

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SmokeyPSD
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 9:54:37 PM
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I still think the PSP2 will not be at E3. Why would they undercut so many great games which are being worked on or just about to be released by so many developers. The PSP still has legs. Sony would be stupid to cut them off when they are just starting to get their footing again with with software.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 9:56:12 PM

What makes you think the PSP2 wouldn't play PSP games?

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Kangasfwa
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:00:07 PM

Didn't God of War 2 launch after the PS3?

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Highlander
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:18:26 PM

PSP2 will (in my opinion) be 100% compatible with downloadable PSP games, PSP Minis, and PS1 games. I don't know about UMD< I don't expect the PSP2 to include one. Personally I'd prefer a Read Only version of the memory sticks for games and Sony can replace the UMD drive with a larger battery.

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chedison
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:52:46 AM

I would like to see those things as well, Highlander, but its not likely the psp2 will NOT have a UMD drive. Way too many people complained when the pspGo came out that it had no UMD drive. Sony also stated (I believe it was in the article Ben posted about the pspGo being a test product) they learned people love their physical media library.

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:59:02 AM

@Chedison

Oh I agree. I was suggesting an alternate media to UMD. A read only version of the Memory Stick.

I think that the PSP2 will have physical media, but I don't think it will be a disc. Solid state devices (Flash memory and Read Only Memory) have very high capacities for very cheap prices these days. There's no reason why Sony could not opt for a read only version of the Memory Stick to act as game cartridges for the release of games for the PSP2. That way people that want a physical media get what they want, and the PSP2 has 2 memory stick interfaces allowing double the amount of local storage for those that want to go all digital.

And a side benefit of this would be that there would be more room in the design for a bigger battery. Battery life is very important, I think that the PSP2 needs to have about twice the battery life of the original. So either the chips and screen need to get more efficient. Or the battery needs to be bigger, or both.

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chedison
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 1:29:37 AM

Oh ok I misunderstood you. I think that sounds like a good idea, really. Wouldn't it also take less power to read from flash memory as opposed to the current disc reading? I don't know I'm only assuming.

Also the removal of the large disc drive has several benefits as well. First, room for a bigger battery which we both agree it needs badly. If they opt to choose a similar size battery, it can make for a smaller unit which makes it more portable.

Also on the topic of portability, I think another reason for a change in how the physical media is distributed would make the device much more portable. Like the DS, their small tiny cartridges makes for carrying the device with multiple games very very easy. I think this is a necessary change for the PSP. The UMD discs are just too big for a portable device.

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:10:37 AM

Nothing makes me think that, I'm sure it would be compatible, but with the amount of activity on the development scene, my bet is that Sony isn't quite ready yet for a successor is all I'm saying.
I'd be more expecting just games right now, than hardware, that's 3 years in a row now we've had hardware related to the psp. My bet is on next year an unveiling, with the time until then for the current market to consolidate on the current models with the current push of software and digital support

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:38:23 AM

@Smokey,

I agree with you on an unveiling next year. They haven't had time to digest whatever lessons they are learning with the PSP Go yet. Besides too many very capable multi-function devices just landed (Droid/iPhone 4) I think Sony may want to re-evaluate their position in light of that.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 8:44:58 AM

@Kangasfwa
FFXII released less than a month prior to PS3, as well.

Other great PS2 games released after PS3 aside from GOW2...

2007 was a great year for RPG'ers:
Rogue Galaxy
Odin Sphere
Persona 3
Wild Arms 5
and more!

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Kangasfwa
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 9:58:54 PM
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So what's the ratio of secret knowledge to things PSXE can talk about?

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Guest
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:08:59 PM
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I guess Resistance 3 is completely "off-the-radar", huh? I was really hoping to see the cliffhanger-ending resolved this Christmas.

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Snicket
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:13:55 PM
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I have seen a few websites list Verses being at the big show. But its square, so who knows? But at least FF: Online should be there.

I am having growing doubts that Resistance 3 will be there, if its not I will cry...:(

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Highlander
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:16:52 PM
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Last year's Sony conference was big time full of games, games, games and more games. And then some more games. It was a huge success because of...let's see, oh yeah, the games. I hope that they continue the full court press of games this year. I'm not sure that their line up is as strong as it was last year, and there is no new SP3 model or price cut in the pipeline to talk about. 3D and Move are fine and certain to be big topics, but Sony needs to retain their focus on games, games, games and even more games.

I don't think that the PSP2 will be there this year. The reasons for this include the recent landing of numerous Android devices and iPhone 4, as well as the frosty reception for the PSP-Go. I think Sony will be analyzing the performance of the Go, as well as recent phone developments and focus on bringing PSP2 next year.

The biggest obstacle that Sony has on the PSP2 is that they cannot do as Apple has and subsidize sales through a cellphone subscription plan. So the cost of the hardware will be an obstacle. PS3 sells for $300, even without a price drop Sony has an upper bound of $250 for a handheld, and they already know that $250 was a major hurdle for the PSP-Go. PSP2 has several tricks to pull off.

If you start with the PSP-Go and go from there, Sony has to include some kind of external media, more internal storage, more RAM, more CPU/GPU, plus bluetooth, wi-fi, and USB. I think that it makes sense for Sony to have a next generation Cellphone chipset at the heart of the PSP along with better GPU support and a higher clockspeed. That way they can use all the R&D that they put into their phones for two devices. That doesn't mean the PSP2 will be a cellphone, but how much sense does it make to develop two completely separate handheld devices? If Sony does something along these lines, the feature set of the PSP2 will read like an Android phone on steroids. It's not going to come cheap though, so no one needs to look for a sub-$200 device, it's just about impossible to pack in all the features for a price even near $200, so below that is out of the question.

One idea that occurs to me is that if Sony was to block purchase data capacity on the major national GSM carriers an them sell a subscription to PSP2 buyers, the PSP2 could be all digital using 4G data technology, and no cellphone contract is required because Sony subcontracts with the user. That way the PSP2 could essentially be a souped up multi-function device with voice calling disabled.

All that said, Sony needs to focus on one thing, and one thing only, regardless of platform. Games, games, games and more games.

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godsman
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:30:32 PM

That's right nothing but games this year. I'm actually really excited over Sony sequels. It's like they are trying to make the jump from Uncharted 1 to 2 quality for all their sequels. Killzone definitely getting a boost in visual. Can't wait to see what else can benefit from PS3 SPE's

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kraygen
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:31:59 AM

One thing about the mobile gaming device and smart phone that has me confused. Why are ppl willing to pay well over $300 for a smart phone, but cringe at the thought of a $200 psp. I'm not a phone junkie tho so maybe it's just me, love my psp.

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:23:54 PM

@Kraygen,

I totally agree. I don't understand why people are willing to spend so much to purchase a device that really isn't any more powerful than the existing PSP. The only real difference is the inclusion of cell phone capability, and the thing about that is that you pay a monthly subscription to use that function anyway. So you are effectively paying out twice.

I have never understood why people show almost no sensitivity to the price of things like the iPhone and yet bi*** that the PSP is more expensive than the DS (despite being about 32 times more functional).

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Snicket
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:41:32 PM
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Well we know microsoft will show a "slim" 360, with built in wi-fi, and "Kinect" (Natal) will be in full force, what will kill them however is the price points, with Kinect well over $100 and a suspected cost of $299 or more for the new 360, they really are not doing themselves any favors with hardware, IF it was cheap, that would be a diffrent story, so despite MS attempts to catch up to Sony hardware wise, its going to come down to games.

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main_event05
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:57:19 PM

Lets hope they can keep the failure rate on the new models to below, I'll be nice and say, 20%.

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Highlander
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:11:01 PM

PC World (yes a PC magazine known to be somewhat favorable to Microsoft) recently did a price comparison of PS3 vs 360.

They concluded that the PS3 was cheaper in a real world configuration, and after factoring in the ownership costs (XBL costs) the PS3 was 50% less expensive over the life of the console. If Microsoft's Natal product comes in at over $100 and the new slim 360 is $299, they will not be doing themselves any favors.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:52:57 PM
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I hope we get a little nugget of uncharted 3 thrown our way. didn't we first see something about uncharted 2 a year and a half before it released?

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Superman915
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:56:54 PM
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i want dc universe online, last guardian, Resistance 3, and Uncharted 3. Id also like to know if the PSN premium service will let me change my PSN tag.

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main_event05
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:58:59 PM

I like my tag. I feel it was earned during the good ol' Metal Gear 3 Online days. They don't call me Main_event05 or nothing :D

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Superman915
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:08:33 PM

I like mine too, but the idea I have for my next tag is better. Id gladly pay $20 like MS does to change it, or at least create it separately and transfer my sweet sweet trofees.

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kevinater321
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 8:37:51 PM

Yeah mine is sick too, Racist_Teddy how badass does that sound?

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godsman
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 10:57:53 PM
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We definitely will see Final Fantasy, but its Final Fantasy IV.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:14:07 PM

You mean FFXIV?

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Jawknee
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 1:40:32 AM

Square is showing off some new stuff for FFIV. It's for Nintendo.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:15:14 PM
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Move will probably make the headlines.

But to me and probably most of everyone, an Uncharted 3 news or teaser will be the show stopper.

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maxpontiac
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:23:40 PM
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Lets be honest here. To me, E3 2010 is all about GT5. GT3, GT4, and GT5P have run their course for me. Everything outside of GT5 at this years E3 is pure bonus.

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Fatcat3788
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 11:39:06 PM
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Hmmm... I find it funny... I think that seeing an Uncharted 3 trailer wouldn't blow me away. Not saying I wouldn't be excited but we all KNOW it's coming sooner or later.

I am personally hoping for some new IP's to pop up and surprise me. New IP's PLEASE!!!
That being said I am DEEPLY interested in Enslaved. Hoping to learn some more info there.

As for sequels... I am giddy with excitement for Dead Space 2. The next Socom also interests me. The people who play that game make it amazing. All the strategy and tactical gameplay found in multiplayer cannot be found in any other game. And while we are on the topic of sequels I am hoping to see a new Shin Megami Tensei Persona in the mix. That would make my day.

Bring on the E3!

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shadowpal2
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:05:44 AM
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You know...I really don't know what to expect this E3. Sony certainly did a better job to avoid the press leaks LMAO!!

I'm honestly just waiting to see Jack Tretton's slick-back hair, his smile, and him just coming out with the announcement of a major new exclusive that will make us roar @ E3.

I'll be watching from my computer @ home Tuesday...- skipping M$. I certainly have a feeling that Wada kun guy has something to say of a certain Final Fantasy that Square Enix is keeping hidden from us PS3 fans for a long time.

*sigh* - I'm fully expecting it. All the major gaming sites erupting into a 360 fanboy mode and saying that "PS3 will fail" all because FF Versus XIII goes multiplatform.

Thumbs me down to hope I'm dead wrong.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:15:27 AM

I agree on that shadow. If it goes multiplatform I wouldn't be surprised at all. Well considering how long its been in development on the ps3 and they decide now we are definitely gonna get the short end of the stick again. Ben where you and arnold given passes for E3? Just wondering it would be awesome to go.

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SaintX
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:10:32 AM
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Well one thing for sure is that theres definitely no PSP 2. Why? because if there is one, we would have seen the PSP 2 by now and hear about it all over the news. Sony is never good with keeping secrets, I've haven't gotten any big surprise from Sony for a long time. 3 major exclusives (KZ 3, inFamous 2 and Motorstorm 3) have been revealed, I wonder what else is in Sony's basket? Will Sony make a huge mistake by revealing the exclusives before E3?

One of the theory for Sony revealing the exclusives before E3 is because their line up of games to be revealed in E3 is just too many and their schedule is too tight and wanted to give those 3 exclusives as much exposure and attention as possible. That will be the good news. The other theory is that before Sony announced the exclusives, the titles were first spotted on game magazines. So I guess Sony wanted to have the honor to announce the games first, therefore they had to quickly make the announcement before the game magazines went public, just like what happened to Ninetendo 3DS. If that is true, then Sony might not have much to blow us away in E3. I hope that I'm wrong.

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Robochic
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:20:07 AM
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When it comes to announcements I really think sony will be revealing a great exclusive. LBP2 can't wait for that.

I could see Sony taking all of the info they received from consumers on the PSP-3000 and PSPGo and making a combo of their best qualities and mixing them together.

Would love more info on the Last Guardian as well.

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SayWord
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 1:04:57 AM
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No legend of dragoon 2 from you people!? Ahhhh haha please tell me I'm not the only one who wants a sequel.

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chedison
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 1:30:33 AM

oh TRUST ME you're not the only one. I just choose not to be very hopeful for stuff that is nothing close to likely lol. That way I'm not upset when nothing comes along, but I'm just as excited if it actually does happen :).

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kraygen
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:37:51 AM

I really need to play the first one, I've never heard anything but praise for that game.

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Clamedeus
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 6:22:58 AM

Legend of Dragoon is awesome, haven't played it in awhile but might boot it up soon to play it.

@kraygen If you're into RPG's i think you will no doubt, will like it.

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Dealnightfire
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 1:58:07 AM
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Ummm FFXIV is going to be mentioned. Its coming out this year and there is giant video banners at E3 for it. There is even an ad on the stairs. I doubt they would pony up cash for ads for a game they don't plan on showing.

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natho86
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 2:04:00 AM
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Im hoping for a heap more info on Infamous 2, like some gameplay footage.

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NightHawk17
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 2:32:28 AM
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I dont think the Last Guardian will be coming out this year, I mean fall isn't gonna work for that type of game. Q1 2011 will be much better for it like Heavy Rain.

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Snaaaake
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:13:32 AM
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I want some news on Agent, I sometimes forget about it.

God damn Jack if you're not gonna give us any detail AT ALL then why bother announcing it......

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:34:42 AM
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*Sigh* Color me underwhelmed by Microsoft, but this was found in a newspaper report about Microsoft's Kinect (Natal) product that will be announced at E3.

<<<begin>>>
"Though Microsoft remained tight lipped that which games will launch with the device, the software maker did show off four "tech demos" to some journalists at its campus in Washington. Speculation is rife that those games will become part of the package. The expected lineup is:

River Rush: It is expected that the new technology will help the gamers to experience the thrills of adventure of Shaun White's river rafting, by sitting in their living room rug. The game is popular because it allows the user to experience white rafting in a pretty good manner. Ricochet: The early version of this game was unveiled by Microsoft during last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Now two players can play the game simultaneously. The camera makes use of the facial recognition software to check who is playing and pulls up their personal avatars on the screen. Living Statue: This is a very popular game. In this game, the players record their avatars dancing and singing karaoke-style, then e-mail the video to their friends. Living Statue is an ambitious attempt by Microsoft to encourage its players to check into Xbox Live and make friends."
<<<End>>>

OK, so, the first one sounds like something I've done in several different PSEye/Eyetoy games already. Snore. I'm pretty sure that my living room rug will not let me experience anything remotely like white water river rafting, but hey, maybe their rugs are wetter than mine.

Game two is Ricochet - red balls. ooooohhh! Feel the technological excellence of an Eyetoy game!. Oh, but it allows two players! Stunning achievement really, almost as if it's never been done before. Oh wait, it uses facial recognition to identify you and bring up your scores. Not sure why you'd want to know how many times you'd waved your hand vaguely in the direction of an invisible red ball. I wouldn't want my friends knowing I ever played this crap.

Last up (I thought that there were four?) is something that let's you record your avatar doing crazy stuff, and then send that to your friends on XBL (Gold account required). Wow. That's like...so revolutionary. It's not like people don't already video themselves doing all sorts of crazy crap and post it on You tube. Never mind that Home already allows you to make movies with your avatars. Nope, this is revolutionary stuff here folks.

Kinect sounds like a big steaming pile of mediocre blended with super duper EPIC FAIL. I can hardly wait. At least Move won't require us to video ourselves doing dumb stuff - like playing Ricochet - we'll have controllers and real games and well, won't have to make gun shapes and shout Pew! Pew! Pew! Kablamm!

Seriously though. Apart from having a second lens for stereoscopic optics, how does this differ from the PSEye? OK, I get that the two points of view allow the 360 to process the video feed and track things more or less in 3D (precision is questionable...). But in reality, the PSEye can already do this with reasonable accuracy using perspective. In fact the PSEye is a decent resolution camera with microphone input. The total difference between PSEye and Natal/Kinect is a second point of view (right next to the first) and software on the 360 to process the video feed. But in reality, 90% of what is going on here can be done by the PSEye already, without any modification or enhancement. someone somewhere is laughing their ass off, and it's not Microsoft. I think they have been sold a pig in a poke. Ah well, at least we have a new product name - Microsoft Kinect. Almost evokes movement, you know Kinetic - Kinect.

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:35:56 AM

Here's a link for the story I found. It's not really PS3 news as such, it's more pre-E3 and it's about MS Kinect. But since this is the direct competitor and provides context for PS Move, I thought it was worth talking about.

http://www.usanewsweek.com/news/Microsoft-To-Launch-Controller-Free-Games-For-Xbox-360-1276428778/

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chedison
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 4:03:11 AM

I have just two things to say to that: 1) lol and 2) I've been thinking that all along.

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kraygen
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:42:52 AM

I think calling it mediocre blended with epic fail is a huge insult to all mediocrity and epic failures out there.

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TEG3SH
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 7:00:24 AM

Pew! Pew! Pew! Kablamm! classic.lmfao

How does it differs u ask??? How dare u this is a revolutionary device created by the most technological company ever, EYE T....ops Natal capture ur movement in real time and let u do all sort of crazy actions to play the most interesting games i.e hit the red ball, hit the blue ball, and interact with a little brat called Millo, How awesome is that?????

SARCASM SARCASM (If it didn't show)

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Simcoe
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:00:12 AM

Now, now, I can see my 5 and 8-year old nephews getting a real big kick out of that red ball game...for about 30 minutes, then they'd be back playing Pokemon on their DS for the next 90 minutes.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:02:25 AM

Well, the way I see it, you need 3 players to make the river rafting realistic. Not 2.

2 people to move the raft, and a 3rd to throw water at you to emulate it "pretty good".

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 6:59:10 PM

When I first read the game title "Living Statue" the first thing that popped into my head was...they made a game where you have to try to stand as still as possible for the longest period of time? Gee, sounds fun.

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___________
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:57:30 AM
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im expecting all of those except the psp 2.
its just too soon, they just released the PSP go last september it just seems too soon.

i certainly hope there going to announce more than 1 game at E3, if they only have one left than i wish they kept motorstorm 3, KZ3 and such till E3.
though the one game i REALLY! want to see at E3 is ape escape!
one of playstations greatest, and one of the very few series still with us!
that + syphon filter 5 = great E3

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Karosso
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 4:21:46 AM
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Damn it! Sony's E3 conference is right on the same date and time Brazil is playing its first World Cup match :(
Well, at least I have a two monitors setup LOL
Hope its a win win situation on both fronts.
Viva Brazil! Go Sony!

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Masry_XI
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:03:51 AM
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E3 explodes with a release date and gameplay videos of Final fantasy versus XIII

and Final fantasy X HD for the Ps3.

A new DMC 5 wrapping up Nero's story.

An new Re5 Cg Film

And Boxart of MGS Rising

That would be a perfect E3.
Oh and i forgot , a summer release date for KOF XIII for the PS3

Oh yeaaah !!!

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Sithis
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:07:41 AM
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@ Highlander

You are my new best friend. xD. I have been bombarded with questions like, "what you gonna do now with Natal coming to kick PS3's ass?" by my Xboy friends. Can I use stuff from your comment to answer their questions?

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kraygen
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:46:36 AM

people are actually using natal to brag about 360? . . . . . . 5 minutes later.

Sorry I was busy laughing. I'm sorry but if I was a 360 fanboy, I'd be doing everything I could to keep ppl from finding out about natal. If I was a gamestop employee I'd probably be telling ppl that natal was for ps3.

lol who knew they would actually be proud of such crap.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:36:55 AM

Those aren't friends! Those are Xbots!

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:27:35 PM

Dude, go for it. I haven't send anything from MS about Kinect/Natal that left me in any way impressed yet. Truly I wish that I had because competition is what has made gaming what it is. If Kinect is what it appears to be, it provides no competition for either Sony or Nintendo.

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tridon
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:15:48 AM
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The ONLY thing that matters to me at this moment is finding out when I'm going to get my hands on 'The Last Guardian'. Besides MGS4, the next Team ICO game has been my most anticipated game since the launch of the PS3.

Other than that, I'm really looking forward to seeing what Hideo Kojima's new teaser Web site means. I'm hoping it means MGS5 or a port of Peace Walker to the PSN (in all reality, though, it'll probably just be information about Rising).

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TEG3SH
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 6:53:21 AM

I don't think it's rising as Kojima as I recall has nothing to do with it , I think

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:37:04 PM

With all the food, woodchopping & cutting utensils on Kojima's new teaser site, maybe Konami commanded Kojima to make a new "Cooking Mama:At the Campsite" for the DS.

Ahhhh, Lemon pepper salmon on a bed of wild rice & truffles, perfectly seasoned & cooked to perfection, over a smoked mesquite wood chipped campfire.

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kraygen
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:48:31 AM
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I want sony's conference to end with, and oh yeah ff7 HD will be out in november in time for christmas.

I expect some good stuff from sony this year and they always manage to bring at least one really nice surprise to the show.

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ro kurorai
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:57:43 AM
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I dunno, I have very ambivalent feelings about Sony's E3 conference this year.

The pre-E3 leaks of major sequels might hint at a 3D/move focus at Sony's conference but I doubt it.

Recently I've seen the official E3 Schedule at ign and it listed quite numerous "confidential" spots (new game announcements?!).

We all know that Sony support their first party game developers heavily, thus I wouldn't be surprised about a slew of fantastic exclusive game announcements.

Honestly, I can't picture Sony pointing their press conference spotlights at 3D and Move only, they HAVE to got some killer game announcements (not "killer-game" ^^) up their sleeve.
Especially as all major sequels have already been confirmed and everybody is expecting an Uncharted 3 teaser at the end of Sony's conference anyways.

Plus, there's still that mysterious Kojima Productions E3 teaser site online - http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/e3_2010/ - and while it's highly unlikely to be an exclusive announcement for PS3 I'm still looking forward to major third party announcements made by Kojima.

A confirmation of FFvXIII remaining exclusive (and the proper 'next-gen' FF experience :P) would certainly cause the hall to go nuts, but as Sony don't make a habit of buying Companies' loyalty *cough* as certain other major publisher/platform holder *cough* and instead rather support their loyal first party developers, this seems like my ideal dream.

I know that Nomura doesn't want vXIII on 360 as he's not a greedy prick, but unfortunately he's not the boss of SE and consequently he's not the guy making such important decisions unlike a certain greedy Japanese CEO -_-

I really wanna see some amazing exclusives and new footage/demo or even a solid street date for Last Guardian.
I don't need to mention the mandatory Uncharted 3 teaser again, do I?

Move and 3D don't interest me in particular. Not because I ain't interested in the technology - I really am - but because I can't utilize any of it.
I've got my PS3 hooked up to my WUXGA PC-display via DVI-HDMI cable and my 5.1 system. It works for "normal" gaming like a charm but 3D/motion controls are not possible on my set-up.

That's why I'm most interested in what was the reason I bought a PS3: great (exclusive) games.

I'm certain Sony won't let me down this year =)

cheers, ro

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Clamedeus
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 6:31:15 AM
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I'm really excited for E3, can't wait to see what they unveil at the show. I do hope we see FF7 in HD, that would make my day might not be there, but anything is possible.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:04:00 AM

You sure? They'd probably make it multi-plat.... *anger*

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TEG3SH
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 6:51:43 AM
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could it be the new microwave ps3 sony has been rumoring lately. lol

On a serious note, I hope to god that twisted metal will be unveiled at E3, cmon sony I'm dying heya. The last guardian is guaranteed TBH if they don't show gameplay at E3 that will be super stupid.

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JackC8
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 7:18:18 AM
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If they just came out with a PSP 3000 but - with a second analog nub - it would be much bigger news than all the newfangled technology in the PSP world.

A cheaper PS3? Hey, cool. If they dropped it to $200 I'd get a second one just for the heck of it :)

Hoping for a big new totally unannounced exclusive that will have everybody gasping for breath!

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coyo18
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 11:24:05 AM

But it would be odd having a psp (or psp2 if it comes out) at $160 to maybe $200 and a ps3 at $200; so either they lower the price of the psp to lower the ps3 price or they make the psp (or psp2) worth it

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:30:19 PM

@Coyo,

Forget the price of the PS3 ($299) for the moment. The PSP competes against the DS, and at the moment, the newest DS is more expensive than the PSP-3000.

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THEGODSLAYER
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:09:12 AM
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lol you know im watching micorsofts conference just for the laughs and to see all the multiplatform videos there gona show us =] im sure we will see an elder scrolls 5 and metal gear rising vids

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eLLeJuss
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:32:50 AM
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Major Unveiling of FFVII REMAKE. I know it.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 11:29:29 AM

I'll get you a copy if it's done. I mean it! lol

>--^> *Underdog15 has been smacked*

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TEG3SH
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 11:49:29 AM

I'll chip in

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JDC80
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:45:02 PM
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I might get thumbs down for this question why is the M$ press conference on Spike and not on G4? G4 coverage of the Xbox 360 has been positive since it came out. I'm not saying I'm going to miss seeing M$ treating COD: Black Ops and other multi-platform titles as 360 exclusives on G4. But I'm curious about the move.

I'm looking forward to see Sony's conference tomorrow and this site coverage of that conference and everyone's comment what they believe is going to be the next big thing from the conference.

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JDC80
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:45:02 PM
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I might get thumbs down for this question why is the M$ press conference on Spike and not on G4? G4 coverage of the Xbox 360 has been positive since it came out. I'm not saying I'm going to miss seeing M$ treating COD: Black Ops and other multi-platform titles as 360 exclusives on G4. But I'm curious about the move.

I'm looking forward to see Sony's conference tomorrow and this site coverage of that conference and everyone's comment what they believe is going to be the next big thing from the conference.

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Wraith
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 2:17:17 PM
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Hmmm. Microsoft unveiled the new xbox with 250gb for 299 with wifi. Does that mean that sony might have to lower the price of the current 250gb slim?

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TEG3SH
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 2:34:55 PM

for an extra 100 u get a Blue-ray player thats a bargain in my book.

although I believe as rumored, sony will introduce 500 gb bundled with move and it will drop the price of the 250 to 199 and discontinuing the 120

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:11:30 PM

No, it means that the 250GB model will become the new base and the 500GB model will come with a bundled game and/or Move for a higher price.

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:27:05 PM
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Interesting, MS exclusive content announced;

CoD maps debut first on XBL (timed exclusive)
Kinect (plus 15 exclusive shovel-ware games)
Gears of War 3
Fable 3
Codename Kingdoms
Halo Reach (already known)
Forza title (unnamed, only shown in demo)
Star Wars title (works with Kinect, looked like the only non shovel title for Kinect).

They showed off Kinect and made a lot of noise about voice control of the 360 interface.

They also showed a pretty cool video conferencing feature where the camera tracks you.

Finally there was he ESPN on demand exclusive - unless of course you already have cable or satellite TV in the US, which is the only location where this will work in any case.

Overall, I am underwhelmed by Kinect. The vide conferencing feature was cool, but the voice control has been done before, I use it to control Singstar on my PS3 and have done so, for free, for almost a year. PS3 could easily have a voice control interface if Sony wanted it. The Kinect games look relatively polished but in general star the Xbox Avatars that look a little Mii too and cartoony. Basically, the Kinect games looked like Wii titles. Yay....I think?

Overall, I thought that the number of games announced was very poor. It looked like there were even fewer than last year (not counting the shovel-ware). I can't wait for Sony's keynote address to see where their focus is. Microsoft's focus is clearly on trying to become the sole entertainment device in the living room, even encompassing video chat. The ESPN contract sounds cool, except of course most people who can afford a game console and XBL subscription already have cable or satellite TV.

G4 is talking about MS' keynote as if it was massive. Not so sure myself. There were 6 mainstream exclusive games announced, and two of those were expected sequels, one was already known about and another has no official name or date. Wow.

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Jawknee
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 4:31:17 PM

The bots at IGN are still saying Blue Ray doesn't matter. lol!

Their new model still doesn't hold the value of a PS3 Wifi or not.

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TEG3SH
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 3:43:59 PM
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Apparently I have a stalker who downvoted every comment I made.

A step closer to being a celebrity:

1 have a stalker.......... check.
2 doing it with megan fox or jessica alba............. pending :(

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kevinater321
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 8:39:00 PM

Haha thats funny, don't worry though i have one too :P or at least i did, not sure if he is sill chillin around me.

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 4:09:12 PM
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Some "might be's" for Sony portion of E3?.....


New PS3 models outed by FCC just days ahead of E3
By Thomas Ricker Jun 11th 2010


With the big E3 Expo set to kick off, we must admit to being more than a little intrigued at finding a new PS3 model bumble its way out of the FCC test labs.
PlayStation 3 models CECH-2501A and CECH-2501B are both certified for 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR differing only in hard disk drive configurations.
We're also seeing a pair of PS3 DECH-2500A and DECH-S2500A debugging stations -- interesting since a debug unit is typically only required when there's been a change in the chips on the motherboard.
Feel free to speculate as we prepare for E3 to kick off on June 15th.

You can see the FCC info here:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/11/new-ps3-models-outed-by-fcc-just-days-ahead-of-e3

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Sony announcing PS3 bundles with more storage, faster WiFi, and Move?
By Tim Stevens Jun 14th 2010

We're just a day away from Sony's official press conference at this year's E3, and CVG has heard rumors from a supposedly reliable source that some refreshed PS3 bundles are on the docket for officialdom.

Word is that the new PS3s will pack 802.11n WiFi (up from 802.11b/g currently) and will come in 250 and 500GB flavors.

Both bundles are said to be coming with at least one Move controller included, a move (zing!) that Sony had already said it would make, but the word of faster WiFi flies in the face of last week's FCC filing for new bundles still offering only 802.11b/g.

So, will a new 802.11n-equipped model become the standard edition, or does this "industry source" not have a clue? We'll find out tomorrow.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/14/sony-announcing-ps3-bundles-with-more-storage-faster-wifi-and/


UPDATED: Looks as if Sony has updated Move's official online portal with a slew of working titles. Have a peek while we get ready for the full reveal at E3, won't you?

http://us.playstation.com/ps3/playstation-move/index.htm

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Highlander
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:53:53 PM

Nice find on that link detailing move capable games. Should we call them "Movable" games instead of Move enabled or Move capable?

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kevinater321
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 8:40:23 PM

Thats actually pretty catchy lol, i like it.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 8:43:58 PM

I remember reading this on Friday/Saturday. Read the testing results (FCC site) in great detail. Interesting stuff.

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ryu
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:37:02 PM
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whatever happened to that tri-ace rumor? aren't they working on something??

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 6:55:20 PM
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BTW, Kojima's new teaser site is for his new MGS game, it's "Rising" on the 360.!!!!

It's all about the swordplay & cutting anything & everything in sight, hence all the cutting going on at his new teaser site.

And since I've already been called certifiable in the past, lol......
I "WILLINGLY" certify that this game will be the best, biggest, and A#1 "F'ing" baddest game that the 360 has ever seen, has ever had, or game the 360 will even get for a long time coming, and you can take that to the bank(sorry, deposits only, & no cash withdrawals)!!!!!!

Here's all the trailers and screenshots for "MGS: Rising" right here:

http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/e3_2010/en/index.php

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Orvisman
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 1:34:37 PM

Yes, but on his site, there is another teaser section that hasn't been updated yet. It is waiting on an announcement. Are we going to see ZOE 3 announced?

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 2:01:20 PM
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Yeah, I saw that too but since it was still a question mark, I didn't bother to say anything.

But I hope you're right on it being a new ZOE

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