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Submitted by leonHurley 707d ago | opinion piece

Sony’s Gamescom conference win: everything you need to know

Here’s all the info, all the details and all the win from Sony’s 2012 Gamescom conference. Find out about the games, the news and why the future looks rosy. (Gamescom 2012, Industry, PS3, Sony)

dboyc310  +   707d ago
Even though Sony is going through tough times right now I salute them for giving us MORE GAMES and not hesitating one bit. New IP'S are announce and they aren't afraid to invest on them even if they aren't for the common "core"gamer. As a customer I salute them and wish for better days to them but they seriously deserve respect from gamers because they give us games after games after games.
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Irishguy95  +   707d ago
Wait...I haven't been paying much attention these last few days...what new things did Sony show?

---Serious question

Edit---Oh wait - I read the article/
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NewMonday  +   707d ago
PS3:
Puppeteer (Must have)
Rain (Must have)
Until Dawn (very interested)

PSV:
Tearaway (Must have)
Black Ops 2: Declassified(very interested)
Killzone: Mercenary(interested)
Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation (Must have)

previous PS3 "Must haves":
NiNoKuni
Last of Us
Beyond
GOW Ascension
Tales Of Xillia

total 7

previous PSV "Must haves":
Soul Sacrifice
LBP Vita
Sly 4
PS All Stars BR

total 6
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Freak of Nature  +   707d ago
Yes with games like Puppeteer,tearaway and Rain you can see this clearly. They take more risks, and look to be more innovative.Cookie cut games be damned. Creativity and style hello!

In tearaway I love that you can personalize and customize your world to your heart’s content, more info on that has been promised in the future, I think they will show lots of diverse gaming options with this too

MM invested a lot of money for research for their new game? I am assuming their big research will be for their other game and not tearaway? I want this and a new PS3 game from them, but they never said that this game will be Vita exclusive, could be coming on both the vita and PS3. There other game will probably only rear it's beautiful head when PS4 is shown...

I love the new twists in gameplay beyond the eye candy too...
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goldwyncq  +   707d ago
@ dboyc310
I see it as Sony's retort to those who said that the PS3 has no games.
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berndogskate  +   707d ago
yeah true same cannot be said about the competition, they just want to milk the xbots
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   707d ago
I honestly don't understand how Sony can afford to make so many freaking games for PS3/Vita owners!!!

The sad truth of this is...people don't care how many incredible titles there are/will be for PS3 and Vita. They will buy a 360 with Black Ops II and Halo 4 because they are household names and the 360 is cheap.

Sony can keep pushing out more games than Nintendo and Microsoft combined and they may never break even. People will buy anything, if you can convince them they need it.
DaThreats  +   707d ago
They never are bankrupt for their gamers
<3 SONY
jonboi24  +   707d ago
I care about their incredible titles!
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   707d ago
I'm glad you guys are in. :) If Sony is the greedy, self-indulgent mega corporation that people say it is...it has an odd way of showing it.

They've given me experiences that no other company in the history of the world could.
Soldierone  +   707d ago
They did break even though. PS3 isn't selling at a loss anymore and it climbed a huge mountain to get there, the other two didn't do that. They also broke records (and still hold the records?) for PS2 sales, and that had the same formula behind it.

I think PS4 will be huge for Sony if priced right and if development for it is easy.
Xperia_ion  +   707d ago
People should focus on what they like and not what other people like, I like Sony and I'm sticking with them not because I'm loyal, but because *drum roll*...... I like their games its that simple.
Bathyj  +   707d ago
Thats what the haters fail to recognise. I dont buy most my games on Playstation cos I love Sony, (even though I've loved Sony since the 80's), I buy them because I love their games and want to invest in a games library on Hardware I trust.

I bought most of my games on Xbox last gen, but brand loyalty doesnt stop me from going to who I feel is serving me best at the moment.

OT
Still putting out new IP's even this late in the game. Awesome stuff.
Xperia_ion  +   707d ago
My favorite thing about Sony is the options they give me, you want the same games you like and just play those games we got you, do you want different new experiences we got you, do you like your old ass ps1 classics we got you, do you like 2$ minis we got you, do you like motion controls we got you, do you like indie games we got you, do you like play create share we got you, do you have a lot of Blu rays we got you, do you want to upgrade your memory space we got you.

Do you want a game like smash bros ? We definitely got you.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   707d ago
@Xperia_ion

People don't understand that. They understand Call of Duty and "can I use it as a cup holder?".

You are right though. Sony gives EVERY type of gamer several options. Luckily, my tastes vary. ;)
HaHa_Ostrich  +   707d ago
Media Molecule aquisition was a remarkably good decision by Sony. Now I want a Vita dammit!
Biggest  +   707d ago
Totally agree. Tearaway looks sick. Minus FIFA (because I'm more of a bball guy) there was something for everyone in my household. They didn't show any games, but the Disney logo for Wonderbook got my little girl excited. My son is also excited about the BBC Earth stuff (nerd kid) and everything Vita related. I got my Last of Us fix along with the Japan Studios games. My wife just secured herself some extra me time. I think I won Gamescon!!!
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   707d ago
Wonderbook seems to be getting a lot of hits. I think this is something that families could enjoy, without having to deal with that whole competitive/arguing aspect of it, like Wii Sports/Kinect Adventures/Sports Champions.

The Wonderbook, if marketed correctly, could be Sony's big "in" to the casual crowd.
Ethereal  +   707d ago
Yet again Sony comes out to innovate with new IPS. Very excited to hear about MM's new game, KZ:M,All-Star buy once get both and the new PS Vita update =) Long Live Play.
Relientk77  +   707d ago
I love that Sony keeps on bringing the new IPs
jonboi24  +   707d ago
Got to love Sony, they really didn't have try so hard seeing as their competition didn't even show up but man did they go all out. I mean just this year alone PS3 has had more new IPs announced than the Xbox has had in last couple of years. Sony is losing money and they still give us free games, madness. While Microsoft is shafting their core gamers for casual games, entertainment apps and the transition into the next-gen, Sony is building up their core base into the next-gen. Sony you may be last but you guys ain't going down with out a fight.
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dubt72  +   707d ago
Sony fans get on MS for XBLA and Kinect games and then brag about a Move game and a PSN title, lol
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   707d ago
XBLA doesn't have Journey, Sound Shapes, Rain, or Puppeteer...

Kinect doesn't have precision, which (as it turns out) is pretty important if you want to have any real competitive fun.
Bathyj  +   707d ago
Whose giving MS crap about XBLA? Their best games this year have been downloads.
jalen247  +   707d ago
I was very impressed. Sony never fails to satisfy my gaming needs...and for that they have my loyalty.
elda  +   707d ago
I been with Sony since the first Playstation & I'll will remain a loyal Playstation gamer always,love their diversity when it comes to developing & licensing games.
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DiRtY  +   707d ago
- Tear Away: COOL!
- Killzone: Meh!
- Rain: okay!
- Until Dawn: Really bad!
- Puppeteer: Bad!
- CoD on Vita: Bad!
- Playstation Mobile: pointless (Who plays phone-games on the Vita? Isn't the point of the Vita that you get deeper games than that?)
- Fifa with Move: Terrible!

That was the conference IMO.
Skateboard  +   707d ago
Your opinion: FAIL!!!

Edit: Forgot to put the caps, it was that bad.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   707d ago
I have to admit the footage for COD for vita did look bad and only 4 x 4 via wifi....not a great reason for biying a vita.
DiRtY  +   707d ago
Tear away: Looks really cool and is the perfect type of game for a handheld. This is the first time that Sony understood how a handheld works. It is the right software for the right device. People blame MS for not supporting Kinect with core games, but that would be the wrong software for such a device. I am a core gamer and even I would not play these games. I play Dance Central and Kinect Sports with a couple of friends though. So Sony got it finally right this time. The bad part is, that they need another 5-8 games like that.

FPS on Handheld is not working that well. And Killzone is the wrong software for such a device.

Rain has a nice concept, let's see how it turns out.

Until Dawn looked bad, is move only and developed by a studio that only produced casual games so far.

Puppeteer looked bad. Plattformer that offers nothing special and could be a PSN title.

CoD another FPS on a handheld, that looks awful.

Fifa with Move support? Fifa never did well on Wii. People prefered the controller for this type of game. Now they try to sell the move controller as the new cool device for this game.

Just to be a little bit more reasonable.
TimeSkipLuffy  +   707d ago
you don't need to buy all the games you do not think worthy but I'm really happy to see something new on the Vita and PS3 as well! ^^

It's especially good to own a Vita to enjoy some exclusives on the go ^^
fei-hung  +   707d ago
- Tearaway: Awesome
- LBP2 Vita DLC: amazing
- Until Dawn: awesome
- Rain: Good
- Killzone Mercenaries: awesome
- AC Liberations: Awesome
- Puppeteer: Awesome
- Wonderbook: Amazing
- CoD BO2: shit graphics but will do amazing things
- PS Mobile: buy indie games and play them on all devices from tablets to handhelds?! Awesome!
- Cross Buy: friggin awesome

IMO, with the variety of games, tech and value for money, if that doesn't convince a gamer, than the problem isn't with Sony, but you.
Nutsack  +   707d ago
Sony saved Gamescom with the absence of both Microsoft and Nintendo.

Oh and WiiUpgrade, die just die, with LBP2 Sony showed that the PSVita + PS3 and multitouch is the way how touchscreen controlling a homeconsole should really be. Shame on you one touch big fat bulky WiiUpgrade tablet, thats so last gen. Basically its a blown up DS ready for a weak one touch stylus touch.
BitbyDeath  +   706d ago
Until Dawn has gotten my interest.
It may be a move title but it has been confirmed that it won't be on rails which is a huge plus.

The genre looks awesome too.

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