Eurogamers Live Report of Sony's GC Conference

Sony will be the only one of three platform holders to deliver a Games Convention 2008 press conference this afternoon, despite the Leipzig-based show commanding the some of the largest numbers of attendees on the event calendar.

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Fishy Fingers5665d ago (Edited 5665d ago )

Shame nobody is streaming this. Still I've been refreshing the IGN live blog here> http://uk.ps3.ign.com/artic...

Early on still but here are 2 points that interest me (and probably any other music lover) >

~ 8:22 a.m. -- Speaker is -- again -- pleased to announce a new music service for 23 PAL territories. VidZones. It's going to be seperate from the already established video service. Intriguing. Unlimited streaming of music on demand, totally FREE of charge. Um, all kinds of awesome? Yes, yes it is.

~ 8:23 a.m. -- You can use this streaming content to create custom playlists and it can be accessed via Remote Play on your PSP, and also including phone support. Wow, I'm actually pretty impressed by that

Trailers have just begun. Ooooohh

lunaticpanda1015665d ago

this blogger is making me laugh sooo much

AIi_The_Brit5665d ago





SONY - OWN - GC 08

AngryXbot5665d ago (Edited 5665d ago )

Cmon Sony, I believe.

AIi_The_Brit5665d ago

yeh and there should be shown gameplay tonight

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Steam has discounted this game so much that it's now even free to play

WEPC writes: "We’ve spotted that Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently free to play for a limited time, with a 90% discount currently available as well as big DLC price cuts too."


Lords of Exile review - Games Asylum

Games Asylum: "Late last year the world was presented with Prison City, a NES homage that fused together the little-known gems Shatterhand and Power Blade. Just a few months later, we’re now on the receiving end of another 8-bit mash-up, with Lords of Exile playing like an amalgamation of Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden. With so many Castlevania alikes on the market, it certainly helps to have an extra kick."

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Microsoft Losing to Sony Is a Wrong Perception, Says Pachter; They Want to Win Business, Not Console

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes it's an incorrect gamers' perception that Microsoft has lost to Sony.

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Christopher3h ago

"If we change what our goal is, we're not losing" attitude. Kind of like how Microsoft didn't lose to Valve, they just changed their business model. And they didn't lose to Android and iOS, they just changed their business model. They 100%, after spending 3 generations competing heavily in console hardware, aren't losing to Sony, they're just changing their business model.

You can't ever lose if you just 'change your business model'!

Jin_Sakai3h ago

Pachter is full of crap. Always assume the opposite of what he says.

Cacabunga51m ago

This clown is still around? I cannot remember he ever got one prediction right

crazyCoconuts2h ago

What's kinda crazy to me is - if they retreat from consoles they're left with a business model that depends on making great games that people want to buy.
What has been Xbox's biggest issue over the last decade or so?
It's not like they're falling back to a strength...

GamerRN57m ago

They didn't retreat and even promised the biggest generational leap! Where did you get retreat from?

crazyCoconuts4m ago

@Gamer if you don't see it yet, there's nothing i can say to convince you.

PhillyDonJawn1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

Business is all about money not actual sales. If I sell 1 thing for 1 million and you sell 10000 things for 900k Who really won.

remixx11656m ago

The person who sold 10000 things because he has developed a consumer base and consistent revenue stream while simultaneously showing that he has the capacity to obtain market share.

The person who sold 1 thing for a million hasnt proven much outside of the simple fact that he can get an idiot to pay a copious amount of money for a single product. Holla at me when he has proven he can do it consistently overtime.

This is a nuanced subject matter

The Wood54m ago(Edited 54m ago)

How about the gamers perspective

Xbox as a console business is last in the gamersphere. Pivot after pivot, swerve after swerve. If it wasn't for pc the xbox console would died a while back. Console owners need to choose what's best for them, their experiences or the console owners profits

Christopher49m ago(Edited 49m ago)

Great. Guess who is in third place (just talking the main console market, not even including mobile and PC) both on software sales, hardware sales, and video game revenue?

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Eonjay1h ago

The obvious rebuttal to Pachter's cray cray notion is that you wouldn't have to change your model if you were winning.

Reaper22_1h ago(Edited 49m ago)

Sony said similar things when their Walkman was beaten by Apple and when Samsung surpassed them in the TV market. I can go on and on but I'm sure you get the picture. Business is business. All companies take a whippen every now and and then. The difference is how you bounce back. Microsoft net worth has grown over the years. Business wise they are very successful and no matter what, sony would love to be where they are financially. Sony isn't the competition microsoft worries about. That been clear for a long time now. Microsoft wants gaming to be a part of their ecosystem. Sony needs it. Big difference there.

Christopher42m ago(Edited 41m ago)

There's a lot wrong here.

First, the attempt to turn this argument into one about other failed businesses. Which, surprisingly, you make the argument I'm making but then...

Second, the attempt to confirm that Microsoft isn't competition when Microsoft admitted in court that they are.

Third, the attempt to act like Microsoft, from a business perspective, doesn't need what they spent over $100b to acquire but Sony does? Laughable.

Businesses are about profits. If you stop earning enough profit in a division, it goes away. Simple as that. Xbox is a division competiting against Valve, Epic, Sony, Nintendo, Android, and iOS. Simple as that. Xbox, to remain 'part of the ecosystem' needs to not cost the company more than it brings in. Simple.

Rude-ro40m ago(Edited 39m ago)

They actually won.

The whole point was to force Sony into playing ball so that they could not put “windows” in more jeopardy than it was at the time.
Apple, Google, then Sony innovating while partnered with Linux…

When will people realize it has never been about gaming as to why Microsoft got into gaming?

Trojan horses people.

Christopher36m ago

Tinfoil hats people.