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E3 '09: Sony Keynote Deconstruction

GrE Writes, "After the resounding thud that was Nintendo's E3 conference, I was pacing nervously; wondering if Sony would pull the manhole cover over themselves upon completing their keynote today. Seeing as the PSP GO had leaked and everyone already knew God of War 3 was en route, it was important that Sony redeem itself to its core audience and breathe new life into the most expensive console on the market. I couldn't speculate how they would combat Microsoft's tsunami of motion camera innovation, incredible software and user-friendly apps from Monday without looking like the desperate and defeated champions of yesteryear."

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Spolodaface3457d ago

Sony's display was kinda disappointing compared to Microsoft's. I dunno, I just didn't feel like I was seeing much NEW - and their motion sensing isn't really tangible at the moment.

Neco5123457d ago

Uncharted 2, MAG and GOW 3 all look great! But Halo ODST, Splintercell Conviction and Left 4 Dead 2 look better

bgrundman3457d ago

I think that their PSP announcements were pretty remarkable though.

Spolodaface3457d ago

That's true, their PSP lineup is STRONG at the moment.

CrAppleton3457d ago

PSP Lineup.. VERY strong.. PSP Go? I'll stick with my 3000

Struz3457d ago

True, I'm with you. But that was the entire point of the device. It is being concurrently supported. Now there is a choice between digital and physical media for the PSP which is good in my opinion.

La Chance3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

Sonys conferance was dissapointingt.It was NOT EVEN CLOSE to what it was hyped to be.

By the way guys where has sonys incredible 2009 lineup gone too ??

No Heavy Rain, no GT5, no GOW3

MAG looked dissapointing, by the way is it coming 2009 ?

The only exciting game for PS3 this year is Uncharted 2...theres nothing else at all.

There 2009 lineup has really vanished into thin air.

Its not that the show was underwhelming just nowhere close to the hype.Last guardian looked fantastic either than that....yaaawn.

Im a FF fan but will be skipping FF14 with great pleasure just like the majority of FF fans with FF11.

All in all I think this E3 was overhyped particularily because of Sonys "nothing incredible at all" show.

edit : all that concerns the PS3.
The PSP showing was strong.I'll surely be switching my psp back on again soon.

SL1M DADDY3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

How is Sony's motion control not viable at this time? Think about this, they already have the camera on the market. All they need to do now is send out a DLC packet for software and release a wand for the camera to track. Now, looking at MS, they have a camera device that includes two processors and two cameras. Imagine the price of such motion controls and I say that Sony's new hardware ideas are far more feasible than MS's... Explain to me why you think otherwise.

@ La Chance:

You should know there are far more games than that coming in 2009 but given your history of comments here, I see the MS Blinders keep you from seeing the truth. Also, you should know that Sony never blows their whole wad but rather spreads it out over time. They have already released great games to date this year and their remaining line up looks great to us gamers. Mix the PS3 games with the 360 titles coming out this year and you have a library that is so wide that few people will have time or money to play them all.

Lastly, some folks forget about MAG. Sure it might not be your cup of tea but show me another title on any other console that looks as good as it does and actually allows for 256 players simultaneously to play online together. It was a seamless battlefield and that alone is something to be excited about, especially if you like war games.

Why o why3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

nobody knows about gt5. We've had games throughout the year. You may have a busy few months but wtf happened to the first 6-8 months of the year for the 360?????

no matter what sony showed you were always going to downplay it. Why do you even follow sony news especially when you're so selective with the facts??

kevoncox3457d ago

I've divided the Sony confrence into 2 parts.
PSP and PS3.

The PSP part while boring to me was exceptional. You would think that the PSp was their falgship console. Their major inovations were all tied to the PSP. The PSP is getting MGS not the PS3.

Their PS3 conference sucked. We really didn't get anything we didn't plan to see. FF14 was a megaton until online flashed on the screen. The team Ico game showed no gameplay but only a emo dog bird thing.
Uncharted looked fantastic but didn't we already know that. Was it satisfying to see a level from a game you already knew was solid. Same with GOW...Don't answer that because GOW3 was very satisfying. My point, is MAg looked boring. THis brings us to the MS vs. Sony tech, which was actually working with Burnout. It tells me it is much further along than Sonys and we may actually see it in action. Lastly on the Sony tech, you need an eyetoy and this wand contoller???? Hummm!

kevoncox3457d ago

GOW3 was shown. It looked damn good. It looked to be exactly the same as all GOW but great nonetheless.

SL1M DADDY- They showed MS tech with Burnout. While to get the Ps3 tech to work you need to but 2 peices of hardware.

ultimolu3457d ago

What the hell is this, "Operation Bash PS3 Conference"?
I was pretty impressed with the conference and even if I wasn't a Sony fan I still would have been impressed.

And La Chance, seriously? I mean, seriously?!!!

Only Uncharted 2?

Tomdc3457d ago

in terms of just games playstation conference was better. A couple less exclusives obviously announced than microsoft but microsoft had pretty much nothing before the conferance.

The only game i REALLY liked that was exclusive for 360 was the splinter cell conviction, i thought the Halo ODST demo looked really poor, tbh its bungie and im sure it will en up a lot better but that demo was dissapointing. I was suprised by left for dead 2 so soon especially since the first was released so recently and valve's support for downloadabe content...

Sony showed of some great demos of thier exclusives and I prefer the lineup to be honest =/ but thats why i own the console =P

However that natal looked amazing! IF they can pull it off that is to the extent they claim! I would buy a 360 for that deffo

La Chance3457d ago

What am I downplaying exactly ?

And yeah I forgot R and C and Sigma.But looking at the threads concerning ratchet and clank doesnt look like Ps3 gamers themselves really care that much for it.

Sigma is a updated version of a game I really enjoyed ONE YEAR AGO and that was dissed by ps3 fans.

And if you check ly commen history I think this is the Sony news thread Ive posted in since the begging of E3.

Funny how you guys diss the 360s e3 but find a way to think that sonys dissapointing show was a whole lot better.

Why o why3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

'you guys' is a generalisation. Secondly sigma 1 was better than ng so i suppose this one will also improve upon ng2 because of dev time alone( it was well known it had a few issues). 3rdly ps3 fans love ratchet I dont know what made you think otherwise. Just look at the articles. Did I diss MS's e3???? is it any different from what you yourself have done in regards to sonys... thats hypocritical. Im sorry but i saw playable games that i want to play and saw exclusives that sparked my interest from sony so im good. I wont enter into a pissin contest because i would never win against known total f'boys. Its like trying to stop time.....Time wont listen nor budge. Just list your 09 games please La chance. I bet you want every single one ¬_¬ Oh and i forgot demon souls and white night C for this year. Im sure there are more so in actual fact the ps3's WHOLE 09 lineup was/is pretty fine. show me yours

I didnt answer what made me feel ur downplaying the lineup. Thats simple. When you 'forget' to mention titles it makes you look either....stupid or like your trying to change opinion by altering the facts especially when thats what the crux of your point is. You sure remembered what slipped or what you assumed would be announced for 09 but the same cant be said for the ones that WILL release this year.....kinda selective. Finally what makes you the judge about what gamers 'care about' Last I heard games like R+C were never as popular as shooters so who made you the judge of what the level of care should be. For me personally i cant wait for it.

again show me yours.....

I_am_rushin3457d ago

Are you people blind?

They showed 4 games we have never heard about, 5 if you count GT5.

Agent
FF14
Modnation
The Last Guardian

MS only showed 1 new game! Halo Reach.

whoelse3457d ago

It's not a good sign when you have to clap at your own announcements, and that's what Microsoft did on Monday.

SL1M DADDY3457d ago

If you are referring to the Microsoft Fanboys here in this thread, I think it is safe to answer, yes.

They ignore the exclusive new Rockstar North Title. They are blind to the new SquareEnix MMO exclusive to PS3 and PC. They are blind to what 1:1 motion capture looks like and they are in denial that Uncharted 2 will be the next best looking console title released this year... And is on the PS3 only.

It's sad really, they talk smack when they see a Sony exclusive go to their machine but never a word when new and fresh 3rd party IP's are released exclusively to the PS3.

AAACE53457d ago

I know what you mean, but I feel a bit different.

I didn't like Uncharted 1, but Uncharted 2 looks great and will be a worthy buy for alot of people!

I was excited to hear more about MAG before the show, but when they demonstrated it, I got kind of bored and went to sleep. So my interest has dwindled.

GoW 3 looked beautiful at first, but the more I watched the demo, the more it looked like GoW 2 with slightly better graphics.

On the flip side, some games MS had changed my thoughts!

I didn't care about Alan Wake at all! Honestly I forgot it was supposed to come out! But what I saw made my interest in that game skyrocket.

Splinter Cell Conviction fell off of my map last year when they showed that crappy video, but I was F'in amazed with what they showed this year! I didn't think Ubisoft was able to do something like that.

I am looking foward to the faco-off of the racing games. It is clear that FM 3 is calling GT 5 out! Did you see the dudes teeth clinch up when he said, "And Turn 10 has delivered!"... Hahaha!

You fanboys need something new to argue about besides FFXIII and MGS 4, so there's a freebie... you can thank me later!

I really hope all consoles get some more surprises in the coming days though...

Genesis53457d ago

I thought Sonys conference made MS's look really thin. I mean even Cnet gave Sony the advandage. We all know Cnet does not have a lot of love for anything Sony.

Unicron3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

La Chance... I found both MS and Sony to be about a B rating. Both showed a TON of titles we already knew about. There were very few surprises at all from either side. Motion controls? Yeah cool, whatever, I care about games. Both systems have great 2009 lineups. To dumb down the PS3 or 360 2009 lineups to "just Uncharted" or "just ODST" is really, really stupid frankly.

It's hypocritical, I feel, to call out MS or Sony for something that both conferences suffered from. Especially when the "big announcements" of Halo Reach, FFXIV, MGSR, and Agent were all done with practically NO footage, concrete details, or dates.

And to answer your question of "What am I downplaying exactly ?"

Well... let's see, Ratchet & Clank, Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Bayonetta, Brutal Legend... there are SOOOO many games to get if you own a PS3 in 2009, it's sickening. Are many multiplatform as well? Sure, but it doesn't make me any less excited for them or any weaker of a lineup. Not mention 2009 has already given us Killzone 2 and Infamous. Let's not forget, MS doesn't have the monopoly on titles like MW2 or Lost Planet 2.

xwabbit3457d ago

Some people in here r rlly blinded by MS lol. 360 fanboys say this... OMG NATAL!!!!! its freaking amazing!, PS has the eye toy for how long now ? 360 fan boy ... OMG ITS NOT THE SAME DUDE!! DIDNT U SEE THOSE DIFF GAMES! AND SOUND THINGS!, Um ? sony only needs to release a patch for the eye toy to do such thing if they wanted to lol ? 360 fan boys....... OMG ALL THOSE EXCLUSIVES!... um... splinter cell and alan awake and halo odst, the same games we been waiting for over how many years? no new IPS. Sony games their games with the live gameplay + 3 new Ips.

eagle213457d ago

Alan Wake looked weak from that boring demo and MGSR is NOT exclusive.

Sony has heart and soul. Just bow down MS fans, you can't be serious. PS3 has the best games that will surely win AIAS awards. No MS game can top any of the big Sony games!

Gue13457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

:::two hour presentation:::

God of War
Heavy Rain
Uncharted 2
MAG
The Last Guardian
Agent
Gran Turismo 5
Lost Planet 2 is also on PS3 now
Final Fantasy XIV not on X360
Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time

A real Metal Gear game for PsP that is not a spin-off(they said this multiple times in the conference)

Gran Turismo Movile

PsP GO

Metal Gear Solid Rising is also on PS3

====Demon Soul
====White Knight Chronicles
====New footage of FFXIII
====Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

That's like double of what MS announced... plus a motion sensing controller that kicks the Wii-mote ass.

VS

:::one hour presentation:::

Alan Wake
Splinter Cell
Halo ODST

some rip-off of the PS eye.

What an incredible presentation MS had... /sarcasm

MS presentation was all a pretty display with a bunch of commercials of families playing together(just like nintendo) with a lot of white and green and other pretty decorations.

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Neco5123457d ago

I'm surprised they're still keeping PS2 alive. It's GOT to be hurting the sales of PS3

Spolodaface3457d ago

I guess the price difference is so drastic, the consumer audience for both may differ - with some parents getting the PS2 as their kid's first hardcore gaming system.

resistance1003457d ago

However i suspect they are making very big profit margins on it and at the moment while the PS3 is priced high, its providing a good option rather than the wii, the people buying the PS2 now will most likely buy the PS3 in a few years time.

Neco5123457d ago

That's true, good point. But how long can Sony wait for the PS2 newcomers to bite on the bait and snag a PS3? Might be too little too late, no?

bgrundman3457d ago

I don't think it is hurting sales anymore, I mean the software support for PS2 is mainly 3rd parties anyway...

CrAppleton3457d ago

I agree.. I would think that the PS2 being around for so long would hurt PS3 sales. When Xbox 360 came out.. Xbox died.. instantly.. and fans rushed to get the new box. But when PS3 came out, and strong support still showed for PS2, there was no reason to rush

NotSoSilentBob3457d ago

You do know why the Xbox died when the 360 came out was because Invidia Stopped any and ALL production of the Chipset MS Used in it. So they only had a limited supply left. Thats why they Lanched the 360 and did not keep the original xbox around.

AAACE53457d ago

The money they are making from the Ps2 are filling in the losses created by the Ps3.

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bgrundman3457d ago

Sony put up a good fight, but ultimately the Microsoft keynote had more remarkable announcements and tech. Hope Sony can get used to the catch up game.

GrE-Jace3457d ago

I love the PS3 but I have to agree with you, Microsoft had the best keynote and had me the most excited. Nintendo did show off some nice games, such as the new Metroid (!!!) but as an overall package it wasn't as exciting as Microsoft's.

roblef3457d ago

I thought the PSP announcements were great. The PSP is turning into the portable console we all wish it had been back in '05. I think the Go, once it drops to $169 or so, will be the next big thing.

Montreafart3457d ago

Sony didnt just 1up Microsoft. They fking CRUSHED and ANNIHILATED MS E3 conference.

Rofl MS wasnt even close.

But nice try stupid bots. As if anyone would believe you lol

enjoi1873457d ago

how...because they talked about gow and gt5 trailer.....like the past 2 e3's.....ff online LOL no thanks...and if sony Microsoft will get ther cut in the PC version.....only thing good THIS YEAR is gonna be uncharted 2 for my ps3..playing beta now and its phenomenal.

psnid enjoi187

mircosoft killed sony

crackdown 2
l4d2
alan wake
mass effect 2
project natal

xbox live
- watch netfilx with friends
- no more downloading full 1080p or shows from the marketplace...it will all be instant...(bye bye sony)
........xbox live announcements alone killed sony.

nuff said

Montreafart3457d ago

The only thing that was actually pretty good, was Modern Warfare 2 demo (which is a multi platform game also appearing on PS3, so advantage: ZERO) and Natal.

Natal is inferior to Sony's project.

EVERYTHING ELSE, Splinter crap, alan vaporwake etc were absolute GARBAGE.

Underwhelming pieces of garbage. Truth, biatch. Peace out. Silly xbot lmao how old are you. The thought that you actually think those games you mentioned were significant, means youre 10 years old most likely. Or not much older lol.

So dont go "Im 14!" on me. Cos when youre 14, youre JUST AS INSIGNIFICANT as 10.

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3457d ago

This lot KILLS that CR*P List!!! -

Uncharted 2
God Of War 3
GT5
Agent
Heavy Rain:Of xBots Tears
Ratchet&Clank:ACiT
FF 13 Versus
FF 14
MAG
White Knight Chronicles (Rest of the World)
EyePet:pp
The Last Guardian
Fat Princess[Gabe Newell]
DC Universe Online
PJ:Shooter
+ MGS:PSP
+ PSP-Go...
etc etc... ;-P
(Some weren't shown but they are still coming!!!) ;-P

Gue13457d ago

:::two hour presentation:::

God of War
Heavy Rain
Uncharted 2
MAG
The Last Guardian
Agent
Gran Turismo 5
Lost Planet 2 is also on PS3 now
Final Fantasy XIV not on X360
Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time

A real Metal Gear game for PsP that is not a spin-off(they said this multiple times in the conference)

Gran Turismo Movile

PsP GO

Metal Gear Solid Rising is also on PS3

====Demon Soul
====White Knight Chronicles
====New footage of FFXIII
====Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

That's like double of what MS announced... plus a motion sensing controller that kicks the Wii-mote ass.

VS

:::one hour presentation:::

Alan Wake
Splinter Cell
Halo ODST
L4D 2

some rip-off of the PS eye.

What an incredible presentation MS had... /sarcasm

MS presentation was all a pretty display with a bunch of commercials of families playing together(just like nintendo) with a lot of white and green and other pretty decorations.

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GrE-Jace3457d ago

I was interested in Final Fantasy XIV until it said "online" and realized that it is just a sequel to Final Fantasy XI. I didn't enjoy my time with XI, and unless they drastically change how it plays with XIV, I won't be playing this.

Last Guardian was the best thing at the Sony Keynote in my opinion.

TheTwelve3457d ago

Agreed... FFXI is torture. I don't know why people put themselves through it. But I do believe Square knows this and will make it better for FFXIV.

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gamesmaster3457d ago

yea, i think people are being too quick to write this off. Square enix has the opportunity to improve their online offering.

if XIV uses the same battle system as XIII i will definitely pick this up. How cool would it be chaining moves and magic combos with your friends to defeat a huge boss?

CrAppleton3457d ago

Yeah.. I wasn't too impressed with Sony's presentation.. I wanted more exclusives

GrE-Jace3457d ago

Yeah, and the fact that they didn't have anything for Metal Gear Solid: Rising was weird, considering it was already confirmed to be a multi-platform game. Also, why no Heavy Rain footage? I was looking forward to that!

Struz3457d ago

I agree about the Heavy Rain footage, I would have liked to see that. But why announce Metal Gear: Rising when it's already been done for you? That AND they were hella pushed for time anyway, cutting the kart racing demo short.

gamesmaster3457d ago

you guys need to read the line up for e3 over the 3/4 days.

http://uk.video.ign.com/str...

heavy rain and MAG have showings on Thursday too, its not just a 1 day show..

Struz3457d ago

Oh I know, it's just that the Sony press conference should showcase the best games and I believe Heavy Rain is one of the best.

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