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SCEA E3 2011 Press Conference: A Whopping 5 Hours

Um...well, maybe there's a lot to talk about.

Normally, E3 conferences will run a few hours, which in our estimation is plenty long enough. A company will start with the boring financial stuff, move on to the slightly more interesting projects and new game titles, and end things with a bang (or a series of consecutive bangs). Last year, Sony finished with that epic Twisted Metal announcement, the one that saw Sweettooth's ice cream truck on stage. So what can we expect this year? That's anyone's guess, but we do know it'll be 5 hours long. On the invitation to SCEA's E3 2011 press conference, it clearly shows the location (Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena), date and time:

June 06, 2011

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Ooookay. If attendees are gonna be sitting that long, Sony better have a gigantic slate. Obviously, you can expect more official replies and apologies for the recent Network unpleasantness, but we can't imagine that this unforeseen addition to the conference would add several hours.

So yeah, next Monday just...get comfortable.

Tags: e3 2011, sony e3 conference, sony press conference

5/25/2011 10:45:54 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (62 posts)

WolfCrimson
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:58:49 AM
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I'm guessing they have alot of new exclusives and features and programmes to announce? I mean that's the only logical thing I can think of that would need 5 hours.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:08:30 AM
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Maybe a typo? I refuse to believe that the presentation is 5 hours.

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P 10 Gaming
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:52:21 AM

most likely a typo

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:26:24 PM

On the invitations that went to basically every member of the press?

...that's one big typo.

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 7:13:15 PM

It's believable.

If Kojima demonstrates a new trailer, for example, that's 30 mins gone.

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:10:05 AM
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well, i had a strong feeling twisted metal would appear last yrear despite jafee's attempts to say it would not be twisted metal. the real surprise was gabe.

5hrs is a long time. they will surely address the psn outage and probably apologize again. then show off the ngp. that still leaves a long time. ps3 price cut.

i'm actually very interested in the boring finincial stuff. i want to know sony's exact place in the console war. what's their marketshare versus last gen? i'm very interested in their na console sales since they seem to struggle here in na. maybe that battle is already lost, but i at least hope they have closed the gap against the 360 here.

anyways, i hope they have something spectacular up their sleeves.

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BIGRED15
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 3:59:19 PM

@Jdog and deleted user

You guys are kidding right, about the whole only real gamers own both consoles? You guys have to be because thats completely and totally naive. Ive only ever *owned* a playstation console. In the last 10 years ive owned over 80 games. but the games ive played outside of sony exclusives probably doubles the ones ive owned. Let me redefine what a real gamer actually is: Its someone who plays anything, someone who dabs into any and every kind of game. Ive played on all last gen consoles, super nintendo, N64, all current gen consoles. I have quite the spectrum of played games under my belt. I only own a PS3 but does that make me a fanboy, no, I have a preference, but that preference is more unbiased than any ordinary fanboy's would be. Saying someone isnt a gamer just because of a preference when in all actuality most of them have been gaming for years is ridiculous and irrational

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souljah92
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 7:37:23 PM

^ well said

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RobiinzZ
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:13:31 AM
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Hopefully they have a ton of new goodies to show us to fill the time :P

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:13:55 AM
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Here's to Sony dropping one bombshell after another.

Sony needs to figure out why it's not having the success in the United States, and address it.

With the PS3's library, there is not one logical reason as to why the PS3 isn't selling more consoles.

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:25:48 AM

@max

i absolutely agree with your sentiments about sony needing to figure out why its not having success here in na. i know that's not a popular topic here, but something is wrong. i think it's a combination of the ps3's initial bad impression at luanch, and the view that live is so superior.

i get a little disheartened here in na surrounded by 360's. it's almost unbeliavable how much marketshare sony has lost here considering how popular the ps1, and ps2 were. they need to address it, or they're always going to be fighting an uphill battle.

sony has an image problem here in na concerning the ps3. there is no other logical reason to explain it.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:36:15 AM

I believe you nailed it with your assessment on on how the PS3 is perceived.

Way to many people out there have a bias towards the PS3 from it's launch. I also blame the media outlets like IGN and Kotaku for the PS3's continued struggles in the US.

I was once a 360 exclusive gamer, and once I bought the PS3, I will never go back. What XBox Live offers is not that much better then the PSN, and surely isn't worth $60 bucks a year.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:04:22 PM

If I had the time I used to have when I was in high school I'd probably have all consoles too but that's not the case at all anymore :/

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:08:14 PM

@sony360

i assure you that you do not have to own both consoles to be a real gamer. some people just prefer the ps3 and feel no need to own a 360. there is nothing wrong with that.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:12:22 PM

You're not a real gamer Excelsior1 just admit it

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:21:40 PM

@jdog

you're right, i admit it. i'm just a casual gamer who will never reach the level of a real gamer until i own a 360:/ if you guys only knew how much time and money i spend on games.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 1:40:09 PM

You're not a real gamer unless you had the good sense to leave M$ well alone in the first place! The best thing max and I can do is keep going to counselling.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 1:43:38 PM

By the looks of it not enough

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 6:32:56 PM

@max
Theres also the employees that make people buy the xbox when they wanted a ps3 in the first place.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 6:36:56 PM

Do you need all systems to call yourself a gamer? Hell no. However you can expand your gaming experience if you own all 3.

If you don't own a 360..you should..if you can find one for a low price. Nobody would be disappointed with Alan Wake or Gears of War.

Either way you're not missing out on anything as a gamer other then the mentioned franchises.

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 6:42:39 PM

@sony360
I find it funny you call yourself a gamer when you were talking trash about 360 fanboys and how they have no lives. Your the fanboy.

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Clamedeus
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 3:58:06 PM

If there isn't anything else on the other console that doesn't interest you I don't see why you would buy a 360 in the first place.

People have different tastes in games/consoles just like I prefer my PS3 over the 360, none of the games on the 360 interest me, neither Halo or Gears, and I'm not interested in Alan Wake. The PS3 has all the games that interest me, it might seem bias to you but that's how preferences work, it's just that people either don't like your choice of how you like to play or what you like and start calling you names because you don't own all the consoles or don't agree on something.

Why jump ship when all you need for games is in one place? It wouldn't make any sense. The only games on the 360 that interest me is Mass Effect, and Bioshock, those are on the PS3 as well but not Mass Effect 1.

That wouldn't be logical to buy a console for 1 or 2 games because of that.

People have choices, no need to tell them they aren't a real gamer or not because of the choice they picked. A real gamer to me plays any games no matter what genre they are, not many are able to have multiple consoles, but that doesn't make them less of a gamer in my books. They are dedicated to that console and what it has to offer.

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Riku994
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:17:58 AM
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Anyone know what sites will be streaming the conference?

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Underdog15
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:18:40 AM
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eLLeJuss:
"FF7 remake. I just know it."

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Kiryu
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:21:27 AM
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Presentation is for 2 hrs but the next 3 hrs might be for the Audience Hands-on.
Guys did u see the new Infamous 2 The Beast is Coming Trailer?
Epicness!!!

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:37:42 AM

yes, i've seen it and it's pretty amazing. i liked the trailer featuring the repair shop with the RROD symbol on top. nice jab at the 360's infamaous hardware problems.

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Claire C
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:52:51 PM

Yah! I don't wanna spend anymore money right now but that game looks sooo good. :(

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sirbob6
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 9:49:27 PM

That was awesome. It was also to see the newish Cole in the classic jacket. Plus the beast looks like it will be awesome.

By the way have you seen the new wallpapers for the huge Corrupted? They look obscenely epic.

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sticklife
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:34:29 AM
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no way it's going to be 5 hours, that has to be a typo. I would love it if it was 5 hours though. every time I watch E3 i spend the first hour really enjoying it then the next hour sad that it's getting closer to the end.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:41:11 AM
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Maybe this is Sonys way of apologizing to an even greater level

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BIGRED15
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:54:44 AM

I highly doubt that, but 5 hours, if thats indeed correct, sony should steal the show no problem, regardless of the PSN goof up. but i have to feel that an extra 5 hours? What kind of filler are they going to use? Usually the conference takes around 3 hours, and we all know the great deal of exclusives coming out, but I assume they'll need to talk a great deal about the NGP but there will still be a lot of time left even after the games and tech are revealed for NGP and PS3 Maybe there is just a whole other slew of PS3 exclusives we have yet to hear about. I'd be ok with that.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:00:23 PM

We'll see about that. I still think they have more than enough content to fill in those hours

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Kiryu
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:56:08 AM
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5-10 min talking about PSN Hacking Incident.
After that they start of with the Uncharted 3 Demo in 3D.
Resistance 3 Demo in 3D.
NGP announcement.
Uncharted NGP Demo.
Hideo Kojima NGP and PS3 games announcement.
Many other NGP Demos using new controls.
New Playstation Move games Demoed.
Agent Trailer
StarHawk Demo
Quantic Dream's new IP Trailer
Sony SantaMonica's new IP Trailer
The Last Guardian Demo.
Many other new Exclusives announced
The Conference will go more than 2 hrs for sure.

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 7:17:14 PM

Have to say, that sounds pretty damn awesome!

Might be something Final Fantasy related in there too.

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:29:55 PM

nice Kiryu!

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leatherface
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:10:13 PM
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Ben, do you know if this event will be open to the public and not just media? i ask only because the L.A. sports arena is a big place just to hold a conference, instead of it's usual place at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:14:24 PM

I for one don't consider the wii a console more like a child's play thing

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 3:04:13 PM

@ jdog

WTF? He didn't even mention the Wii.

@leatherface

I think its still only opened to just the media.

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 3:21:59 PM

He edited the comment

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 6:33:51 PM

What he said about wii?

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 7:19:02 PM

lmao, I really want to know what he said about the wii.

Makes Jdog's comment look so random lol

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:12:41 PM
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I honestly don't really know why this conference is unusually long or what exactly is going to happen. But what I do know is that it's definitely going to be interesting to find out.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:20:07 PM
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5 hours due to their feed and presentation probably getting hacked and delayed..... ooooooh burn =p

nah jk, I look forward to it!
A whopping 5 hours needs a Whopper's worth of calories to see me through it all.

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gangan19
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:28:52 PM
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Their probably gonna talk alot about the NGP, and the ton of games coming out for it. They have the playstation phone and the features and games for that. The original psp might have a hours worth of content also, then I guess the ps3 got the finally.

Then they probably gonna talk about the hacking, maybe tell us about the new servers they made...

you never know I believe it's 5 hrs

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godsdream
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 1:12:09 PM
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Ben are you guys going to the event and have a live feed link right... right???? Because I feel this event will be like a Review, and I don't want to see or read ignorant and childish dumbs just trashing whatever news Sony reveals. I mean I'm open for real constructive critics but not for..... Oh you know what I mean.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 2:02:29 PM
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Man I don't kno about u guys but i'm so excited this year for all ps3 owners... it's gonna feel like a eternity waiting for June 6... Can't wait to hear what new IPs they got and sequels

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Danny007
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 2:38:52 PM
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Time flies when you're having fun.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 2:43:11 PM
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So Ben, is this great PSX reveal ever going to come, and why am I getting the feeling that it has to do with some serious YouTube video coverage of E3?

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karneli lll
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 3:37:42 PM
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1 hour dedicated to showing the security of the PSN and what not...then the good stuff

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hadouken
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 4:13:23 PM
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So ready to see what's in store for my shiny black box. Five hours is probably their estimation, not an exact time frame.

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Lairfan
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 4:16:30 PM
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Hey, I'm all for 5 hours provided they have enough awesome announcements and demos to fill it up. Which I have no doubt that they will.

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I007spectre
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 4:56:01 PM
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If they stream it in hd ill watch all 5 hours.

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 7:19:38 PM

And you wouldn't otherwise?

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 5:42:24 PM
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Let's just hope it isn't 5 hours because it's like that fiasco Activision put on last year.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 6:10:29 PM
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If it's truly going to be 5 hours, I'm stoked for whatever Sony's got planned & it should be epic.

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 6:38:02 PM
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1 hour of move.
1 hour of xperia play.
1 hour of NGP.
2 hours of ps3.
Hopefully they don't spend too much time on games they announce already .
p.s. ben you going to e3?

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 7:20:31 PM
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Yeah, I also wanted to know, Ben you have the honours of going to E3?

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sirbob6
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 9:43:31 PM
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Wow, that sounds like it will be awesome. It will also completely destroy my usage plan for this month.

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StangMan80
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 9:51:50 PM
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Who airs this show? Is there a web site I can watch it live from?

five hours is a long time, apologies wont last long. A lot of news, features and games coming our way.

I'm looking forward to this. And a "hoard" of exclusives sounds amazing! Maybe we can finally get all the games we loved playing in the early PSX days. Fingers crossed. :)

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CoolBLKguy
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:38:04 PM
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I'm going to set an alarm so I can be woke after all the PSP and statistics talk that always put me to sleep every year.

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___________
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 5:08:51 AM
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the conference is not 5 hours, its 3 then there having a "special event" which lasts 2 thats where the 5s coming from.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 6:31:30 AM
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Anyone think about how awsome it would be if Sony did their entire conference using SmartAR technology? If they did, I would spend quite a lot of change to sit in that room.

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