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Submitted by FuzzyPixels 971d ago | opinion piece

Sony E3 Press Conference Impressions

Dealspwn: "This was a press conference that, admittedly after some box-ticking waffle, got down to continuing the message Sony had delivered back in February. This wasn't a press conference of antagonism, we weren't presented with a product and forced to #dealwithit, Sony couched the PS4 specific terms, as if to say "Hey, we're listening," before Andrew House almost started issuing battle cries towards the end." (E3, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

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ZodTheRipper  +   971d ago
Slow start, epic finish.
GentlemenRUs  +   971d ago
Start was a little iffy but they blew it away after that!

So I agree.
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Septic  +   971d ago
Well, the price and consumer protection are what saved the show.

I actually think the games shown were somewhat lackluster and Microsoft had a better reveal in that respect (which is ironic considering how we were questioning whether it was a games console at all).
Cupid_Viper_3  +   971d ago
The best announcement from the conference hands down.
brodychet  +   971d ago
Was fantastic.

Needless to say; everyone was blown away.
aiBreeze  +   971d ago
The games shown were the best demonstrations of E3 plus their new game announcements like FF15 and KH3 were probably the best ones, it's just a shame they were all multiplatform games. Stuff like announcing exclusive betas for ESO seemed a little bit sad but they then stole the show at the very end. You usually finish on the highest note and the fact Sony chose the very end to announce everything they did, shows just how important it is for both them and the future of the industry.
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creatchee  +   971d ago
Honestly, all PS4 had going for it is the price point and lack of DRM. It was multiplat after multiplat and the few exclusives got little to no gameplay time. I was disappointed. Also, PS Plus to play online? Really? I understand the value of PS Plus, but the fact is that if you want to play online, you have to pay 50 bucks.

Sony could have shown so much more but all they seemed concerned with was upstaging Microsoft of price point and DRM. I could care less about the other stuff - I wanted to see games.
The Great Melon  +   971d ago

I love the characters that run Sony. All of them seem down to earth and genuinely friendly people. When I saw Yoshida display all the twitter comments I knew that that they were going to announce something with regards to the DRM later in the show.
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zebramocha  +   971d ago
This was the impression.
TheBlackSmoke  +   971d ago
I'll just leave this here
bootsielon  +   971d ago
What I loved:

1. Price point
2. No DRM bullsh1t
3. FFXV and Kingdom Hearts

What I missed:

1. Where was Kaz?
2. Where are The Last Guardian and Agent?
3. There should have been more first party made PS4 new IPs
4. Where were Uncharted and God of War for PS4?

What I wish to see:

1. A bundle with a 1TB+ HDD
2. Exclusivity on KH3 and FFXV to maximize use of the 7GB of GDDR5 RAM available for games on PS4
3. More 1st party new IPs for PS4
4. More Uncharted and more God of War
5. Respawn's and Insomniac's new IP's on PS4
pixelsword  +   971d ago
NOW the PS3 is front-running for me as my next console choice.

Good Job Sony.
NewMonday  +   971d ago


Akira proves for the second time in under 2 weeks he is a fantastic troll.
The Great Melon  +   971d ago

I agree with much of what you listed. I always like seeing Kaz, but I guess they are trying to push some of the younger blood up in front now that he is at the top of the company.

Although The Last Guardian was absent, I bet they will announce something at the Tokyo Game Show since that is a Japanese game. As for Uncharted and God of War I think that they should let them rest for a few years. Kratos can only slaughter so many things and Naughty Dog should take a stab at making another industry stopping game. Both Sony Santa Monica and Naughty Dog are amazing developers that surely have many other ideas in their heads that they are itching to work on.
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webeblazing  +   971d ago
same o same o. not really impressed gonna get a yr or 2 later. they showed to many multiplats but was expected. ill stick with my pc right now. i dont even have a powerful rig and im still not seeing these amazing gfx everyone is talking about.
Bigpappy  +   971d ago
Agree, their policies and the Multi-plat reveals at the end were the strong points. The start had too much chatter. They are in a better position than M$ after those conferences though.
wenaldy  +   971d ago
That's what he said.
yeah sony won.
Clarence  +   971d ago
Well said I concur.
onyoursistersback  +   971d ago
yep....the ending
share your games freely/no DRM
AngelicIceDiamond  +   971d ago
For the first year you have to choose between the games (which MS brought) and having to choose between MS new Ip's and well Sony's long stand on used games and a better price point.

In the long run PS4 sounds better. Despite MS having a better line up of games for the first cycle.
ZodTheRipper  +   971d ago
You didn't even hear about Santa Monica's, Naughty Dog's or Media Molecule's PS4 game yet ;)
They all have something in the works for PS4.
zeddy  +   971d ago
anyone pissed that ff13 verses is now ff15 and most probably no longer an exclusive?!
Nitrowolf2  +   971d ago
I'm okay with the name change. FF13 is tainted now, a name change will help.

It's prob multiplat though, but oh well for me cause I've been waiting for thsi f'n game forever.
ZodTheRipper  +   971d ago
At least we'll finally get to play them.
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Rainstorm81  +   971d ago
I thought they said FF16 was PS3 PS4 exclusive after the Kingdom Hearts 3 unveil

EDIT to the disagreers
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ZodTheRipper  +   971d ago
FF16? Didn't you learn how to read romanian numbers? FF14 is PS exclusive, FF15 seems multiplat right now.
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Rainstorm81  +   971d ago
Sometimes the Hand Slips on touch devices.....Hence a TYPO

OT: when did they show or mention FF14 during the presser? I mustve missed that i thought VS13 was renamed FF15
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wenaldy  +   971d ago
Dude, im grateful just because it finally will be released, forget about exclusivity.
Godmars290  +   971d ago
Given Square's current condition, only care that its a good RPG.
Flipgeneral  +   971d ago
the best part is they still did not announce a window of release of any sort HAHA
mario19   971d ago | Trolling | show
Relientk77  +   971d ago

no blocking used games, no RESTRICTIONS at all for NO REASON might I add

and only $400
chestnut1122  +   971d ago
Sorry X BOX One, Ur Doomed. Sony listened to their fans and customers. PS4 will win these for sure. As for those who will buy the X1, Good luck.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   971d ago
-Supports used games.
-Not always online.
-Kingdom Hearts III in development.
-Final Fantasy XV
-No Restrictions

Thats all they needed im Sold. PS4 day one
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Edward75  +   971d ago
What about needing ps+ to play online games?
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   971d ago
Im fine with that. Ive been paying for XBL gold for 5 years now. If I have to do it for Sony too im ok with that.
Catoplepas  +   971d ago
If Plus wasn't such a fantastic deal, I'd probably be slightly more pissed than I am.
badz149  +   971d ago
you will be getting Drive Club for FREE
isn't enough a compensation for that? free games for PS4, PS3 and Vita every month? not enough too? on PS4, your PS+ membership is already paying for itself DAY 1 and will continue to give you A LOT MORE a year than any other gaming service ON EARTH will ever be and you still think it's bad somehow?

it's now OFFICIAL that PSN will be better than XBL BUT I'll not be surprised if people will still be nitpicking and look for things to troll it!
Sharius  +   971d ago
my impression

daedra  +   971d ago
the whole conference sucked, sony gets last place lets see nintendo now, so far microsoft has the best
stage88  +   971d ago
Yep agree!

I loved when MS stated you :

1. need 24 hr internet connection to play any games
2. can't freely play used games
3. need a spy camera in your house always functioning

oh wait............
Sitdown  +   971d ago
I think you set your joke up wrong...
ZeroX9876  +   971d ago
the only things that`s bugging me is the PS+ required for online play, but the rest was just amazing. Kingdom Hearts kinda caught me by surprise!
ExPresident  +   971d ago
If you don't have PS+ yet just do yourself a favor and get it. You'll immediately realize why everyone who already has it loves it so much.
stuna1  +   971d ago
Yes and it's such a small price to pay considering the return you get on it.
badz149  +   971d ago
satisfactory rating of 95%
speaks for itself!
stage88  +   971d ago
Started off slow but then annihilated the competition in the end!
MrWonderful  +   971d ago
They did say more details in the coming days on ff15 so there is still hope
SJPFTW  +   971d ago
LOL now you have to pay for online. What a rip-off. Good time to build a PC gaming rig.
ExPresident  +   971d ago
You must not have PS+ yet, because if you did you'd know gamers absolutely win with it. Its really rather silly how much value I get out of my PS+ subscription.
Salooh  +   971d ago
I agree that ps+ worth it and i have two ps+ accounts right now. But i hate how it's not optional any more. I don't like paying 2 bills for the internet . I guess that's a sacrifice i will have to make. I still think it's lame. But i don't have a choice. I guess i will complain about it until ps5 xD .

So far 450$ for ps4 (Friendly to gamers ) + 1 year online ( with a collection of games for ps vita / ps3 and ps4 with discounts and features. )

550$ for X1 ( Unfriendly to gamers) + 1 year online ( What ever they will bring)
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SJPFTW  +   971d ago
PC got free online, and games on Steam are cheaper and they have huge sales all the time with real AAA games going for 50% - 75% off. Difference is you can keep those games forever, games you get for PS+ you lose access if you dont renew your account.

PS+ was only great when they gave you a choice, now they are forcing it on you.
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ExPresident  +   971d ago

I'm not arguing that STEAM has excellent sales, and that you can keep your games forever, and that is one of my biggest complaints with consoles. That being said I buy Playstation products because of the exclusive titles I get with them that I really, really enjoy. I can't play those titles on PC.

They aren't forcing PS+ on you, you don't have to buy it. Just like, while I hate Microsofts DRM stance, they aren't "forcing" it on me. I don't have to buy their product, and I don't have to buy PS+ either.

What we didn't see is a single mention of online passes and I think that may be because multiplayer, if it is truly required with PS+, is worked into the already excellent subscription price. PS+ is an absolute steal, and if it wasn't, I wouldn't get it.

Additionally, I don't go back and play my old games. I don't have the time or desire to. Its just not for me so PS+ is perfect.
slutface  +   971d ago
and we still havent seen anything from naughty dog!!!!
ZeroX9876  +   971d ago
nor Media molecule!
slutface  +   971d ago
there is still more megaton's to come!!!!!!! sony has the best 1st party devs on their boat. the war was won even before it begun.
givemeshelter  +   971d ago
Sony won because of the price point and No DRM policies. Pure win. As for the rest of their show? Let's be honest. It was boring and lack luster... But who cares. Sony will bring the games and not the DRM
solidsheep  +   971d ago
It was just like every playstation E3 conference smoldering fire for most part then ends in a inferno.

I don't get why people are complaining about lack of exclusive games ps1 ps2 ps3 all had great exclusives in the boat loads why would this change....
swerve121  +   971d ago
They lost straight up. The price and Drm is no excuse for the games they showed.
Red_Devilz  +   971d ago
Virtual_Reality  +   971d ago
Anyone knows why they didn't mention any F2P of the 5 announced?

The Planetside 2
War Thunder
Not even DC Universe.
stage88  +   971d ago
Not enough time, too many games.
tuglu_pati  +   971d ago
Yeah too many multiplatform games.
stage88  +   971d ago

Nah, that was Microsofts conference.
CaulkSlap  +   971d ago
Yeah that's really confusing. Those have all been confirmed right? Planetside 2 would be an epic launch title to grab the XBL shooter crowd.
Felonycarclub8  +   971d ago
I wonder that too but I think they might be saving them for other shows I don't know why but they still have unannounced games I wonder if they are saving them for gamescom and TGS ????
mandf  +   971d ago
Because e3 last 3 days
rickmodus  +   971d ago
looks like ps4/WIIU this gen
BuffMordecai  +   971d ago
Its official, anyone buying an xbone over a ps4, after the no DRM and lower price announcement, is a moron.
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Loki86  +   971d ago
Ugly console that seems to freeze and lag constantly, still don't know if FF XV is exclusive. The no DRM and price point are huge, but TitanFall really sealed this for me.
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Virtual_Reality  +   971d ago
So you are complaining about a technical issue like Assassins Creed demo that comes from Ubisoft side, not from the console.
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Loki86  +   971d ago
No it happens on every game including Destiny, looked less shaky there , Watch Dogs was real bad though.
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bsquwhere  +   971d ago
Don't feed the troll..he's just bitter.
Rob_From_GopRant  +   971d ago
I thought they should of shown more exclusive games. But after i thought about it - many are probably in early productions, so no need to show it. Save it for later. The ending was great with addressing the rumors. I never seen a crowd erupt like that at a E3 conference.
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BeAGamer  +   971d ago
I'm buying 2 PS4s
wenaldy  +   971d ago
So much butthurt..
smashcrashbash  +   971d ago
@ Septic.I disagree.The only reason you think that is because Microsoft barely showed anything about games in their reveal.Of course they had to bring the games this time or else they would have been laughed off the stage.But I saw nothing lackluster about Sony's games as opposed to Microsoft's own.They basically showed a bunch of games that we multiplatform or the same old stuff.I mean they just pulled another Halo and Forza AGAIN.Not exactly original or any less lackluster.If Microsoft didn't show Forza or Halo they wouldn't exactly have much else but multplats and a few games we don't know much about. I mean Sony showed KH3 for their console which I think blew everyone away more then anything else Microsoft showed. You can argue that Sony's games weren't your cup of tea but to say that Microsoft's showing was better? I don't see it.No one ever said Microsoft wouldn't bring the games for E3. It's their attitude towards doing it and their dodgy responses to people's concerns that got on their nerves. I don't think anyone seriously thought Microsoft was going to walk into E3 without any games to show.and to make it worse Microsoft barely scraped the indie surface after saying they support it more then anyone else.
tuglu_pati  +   971d ago
"They basically showed a bunch of games that we multiplatform or the same old stuff.I mean they just pulled another Halo and Forza AGAIN."

Are you serious? Sony did not have any Exclusive playable on stage, all they showed was videos. Second, Almost 3/4 of Sony PS4 Conference was all multiplatforms and time exclusive content (something Sony fans had criticize all this time) and Third, you talked a bout Halo and F5. I wonder what you think about Killzone and FF15 (15 been a huge number)

The only thing i give to Sony and i think won them this E3 was no DMR and Price.
smashcrashbash  +   971d ago
They had gameplay for their exclusives in their reveal.Also most of what Microsoft showed was either for other platforms or the PC.Sony still showed more exclusives then Microsoft plus they showed more indie games.Spare me. Microsoft's wasn't better by a mile.If they didn't show multiplats what would they have had? Almost nothing.And KH3 i am sure got people more excited then anything Microsoft showed.I am sure if you listened you could hear all the none Halo obsessed people say 'HALO AGAIN?'
RM-TatoTiburon  +   971d ago
well the conference suck it, AC4 freeze and Destiny with lag and bugs, no demo for exclusives, one hour for just trailers but in the end they gave what people want it, a cheaper console and not drm. I wonder how microsoft will responde to that.
kewlkat007  +   971d ago
Quite Ironic, I think MS had better games reveal and Sony won on price obviously $100 cheaper..The DRM thing I'm sure will be sorted out and will be a non issue.

I realize for that extra $100 with MS your are getting the Kinect bundled. Will it's features/voice activation/games...etc be worth the extra? We will see.

Sony might have had more of a buzz at the end because of these 3 important announcements relating to price/drm/used games but the somewhat lacking exclusives and the "pay to play" multiplayer soften that a little bit. This has been Sony's BIGGEST strengths to many this past Generation when comparing it to the Xbox360.(whatever justifications is used on why it's not a bad idea to pay, well I remember using them all and saying the same, while making a strong case for XBL early on.

Both consoles looked similar to me..with the two tone design except XboxOne is a 50/50 split of the matte finish while Sony uses a 60/40 it seems and the split level look. Not all that different really. Both look sleek/simple/fine/polished and will be welcomed on any entertainment center.

Does the PS4 finally come with a headset?

Well the games were there but not that punch you were looking for from Sony.(They usually do) I'll give XboxOne better game showing,which is all they had to do, but they still didn't answer some important questions.

I wanna see more games being played...I'm done with trailers.
Felonycarclub8  +   971d ago
GameStop employees probably jumped like crazy saying yes we still have a job
goldwyncq  +   971d ago
One of the best conferences they had in E3. Just disappointed that Media Molecule and Naughty dog didn't make an appearance.
i3eyond the Circle  +   971d ago
The DRM and price point issue seems to make a winner.

Microsoft had a stronger showing and Sony basically gave it more by touting several other multiplatforms coming to Xbox One.

I don't see it as a great conference...price or DRM nevers been a problem with me...I've gamed on PC without yeah..been there. I don't even think it's 100% free on PS4 because it's the publishers choice.

From a gaming standpoint MS brought more goods and Sony made it even better.
smashcrashbash  +   971d ago
Don't know why people keep saying that.Microsoft's STRONGER showing was a bunch of games you could either play on the PS4 or the PC.I still don't see how that was stronger.Without multiplats Sony would still have had more games to show then Microsoft.
badkolo  +   971d ago
stop being delusional, sony's show stunk, yes price and drm thing cool, but the show stunk, the ps4 does nothing special
swerve121  +   971d ago
Its funny that everyone is crying about DRM. But if your on here you have Internet. So what does drm mean 2 you
I_am_Batman  +   971d ago
Ok let me explain: I have Internet yes but I have Connection issues very often where I live and my Internet is slow as hell. Last week I didn't have Internet for 3 days. While this doesn't happen all that often It still can happen.

The other thing is I want to be able to give my games to a friend or the other way around if I want to. I want to actually own the games I bought and be able to play them in 20 years even if the servers are turned off.
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