GamesCom 2009: Sony Woohoooo, Microsoft Boohoooo

Yes indeed. Xboxkings can't make anything else from what the company's both showed in their conferences. Sony's conference at GamesCom in Cologne just was a big blowout of several new services on the PSP and PS3, although totally different from this years E3 conference, it showed confidence and they showed they're ready to compete. Microsoft on the other hand let Lionhead do the talking, ofcourse in Peter Molyneux's person, and the only thing showed in their conference of 10.00 o'clock this morning –where Xboxkings was waiting for some exciting news to emerge- was Fable III.

Fable III is a great announcement. But also one that didn't surprise everyone. Every important IP on a console gets another part, and in 99% of all those games, they start with the next installment as soon as the last one is done. We all know Killzone 3 is made at the moment (release in 2011 is our guess), just as Gears of War III is (Christmas 2010 for sure), like Resistance 3 probably is (2010 release also) etc. etc. Not as likely as a new COD every year, but you got it I guess. So Fable III. Right. And? Wut? Nothing else? Conference is over? Really? You're joking now, right? No?

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gambare3761d ago

"but why fight the impossible war in the land of the rising sun, while you can win Europe by investing more and bringing more on GamesCom Microsoft? Microsoft, we’re disappointed. In anger I’ve just booted up my PS3 and Home to watch Sony’s press conference again."


El Botto3760d ago

True next gen gaming can only be found on the PS3. PERIOD.

The real gaming experience: GT5
The real stealth action experience: MGS4
The real Fantasy experience: FFVS13, FF13, FF14, Whiteknight, Valkyria and more.

The real fighting experience: Tekken 6
The real shooting experience: MAG, R1 & 2, Kz2, MW 1 & 2
The real singing experience: Singstar
The real platform experience: Uncharted 1 & 2, Ratchet
The real story experience: Heavy Rain
The real hack and slash experience: GOW3, NG Sigma 2

Everything is best played on PS3. Lets be honest.

Lord Shuhei Yoshida3761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

Excellent.MART and Xbotkings agree that Sony won this conference hands down and Microsoft was laughed at as the gaming industry continues to question their worthless existence on the console market.

I am glad to see unbiased reporting from Xbotkings "again"

TheMART3761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

Don't forget to read the part about Xboxkings members playing the games at the PS3 zone though. Thats the most interesting for you.


I'll just get that part here, as I see Eagle in the gamer section only quotes very selective ;-)

"Back to the real games shown though. We’ve talked about Microsoft already, so its Sony’s turn. We’ll just go through it game by game. Let us tell you this: we’ve already seen footage from Uncharted 2 that was great. We can tell you this: in real life its only even better. We’d say, GOTY 2009 confirmed. That’s the good part of the story. The bad part is: God of War III disappoints. Yes, ofcourse it looks better then God of War II on the PS2, no doubt about it. BUT it doesn’t surprise. It doesn’t add anything except for a little bit more gore. Where in Uncharted one can direct the camera to any position wanted, so one can view the entire surrounding in its gorgeous details, God of War III won’t let you. A fixed camera, heck Kratos almost seems to move scripted if one moves the analogue stick. Really, take this serious from what we’ve seen: Uncharted 2 rocks and God of War III not so much.

The other games, it’s a mixed bag of experiences. We can say this about MAG: terrible name already confirmed, terrible graphics seen with our own eyes, mediocre gameplay. If everything adds up, known that this dev never brought something really great, keep your money in your pocket for something else that doesn’t scream “Quantity over quality, come see our 256 lagfest!”. Heavy Rain is what many feared, a Quick Time Event button smash CGI video something. It reminded us of the Philips CD-I. Yes we want to bring a new experience with never seen before things done. Problem is, we promised too much and give something very different. Really, the constant QTE’s in choices and things to grab/use/etc. are the breaks in between the cinematics that get triggered by the buttons one chooses. Gran Turismo 5 on the other hand surprised, with actually working damage modeling. We played GT5 and Forza 3 and have to say: we need intensive extra playing time on both and get in the small details as both racing games are top notch. Racing lunatics really should get both games, period. "

Lord Shuhei Yoshida3761d ago

Yes I did.The light of truth has finally shined on the xbots starting at $299

Saaking3761d ago

I don't think MAG is as horrible as you say. The graphics are obviously going to take a hit, it is 256 players after all. I can't say about the gameplay but from videos it looks like fun.

TheMART3761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

Well Saaking, difference is, you're watching video's many maybe even released by the dev themselves showing some good parts.

I can say, the graphics look really, really bad, they hurt the eyes. The gameplay isn't good, its like really really mediocre. Just in short, the PS3 might have its Flop Of The Year on its hands again, with 2007 Lair and 2008 Haze. Its like THAT bad.

Maybe I may remind you, I played Haze @ Leipzig Games Convention back in 2007 also. When they announced it was a PS3 exclusive. I then said, based on what I played it was like really, really bad. I got attacked by PS3 fanboys that I said it because it was announced to be only on PS3 and not coming to the 360 (anymore). I was just very right, my view was spot on.

Saaking3761d ago

I agree with what you're saying and can't argue with it since I haven't played MAG. I'll have to reserve judgment till January.

Hallucinate3761d ago

good job mart your growing up

gambare3761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

"Where in Uncharted one can direct the camera to any position wanted, so one can view the entire surrounding in its gorgeous details, God of War III won’t let you."

Uncharted and GoW3 are two totally different styles, while one is an adventure TPS the other is a hack and slash platformer, so it's obvious the camera management is different so they don't receive the same treatment... tsk.. you still fail,

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eagle213761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

MS has had the worst exclusive game line-up in the history of consoles for 2009. Now the stores are selling out of PS3's. Can it get any worse?

deadreckoning6663761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

I hate ta say it, but M$ most likely did that on purpose to surprise everyone later on. Do you really thk they'd just let Sony dominate Gamescom if it wasn't for a reason??? Expect Microsoft to drop the price of the Elite sometime in September. Either way, the PS3 is still blatantly the better value at 300 bucks. The only thing I could imagine that could keep M$ competitive is if gold membership became free and they put a 60gb hardrive in the arcade and sell the system for 200 bucks.

JonnyBigBoss3761d ago

I thought I was the only one who noticed.

chaosatom3761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

Now it's all fair ground.
MS can launch a market campaign for the arcade but that would be a bad idea.

MS don't have enough first party exclusives and reliable hardware to keep up with sony.

soxfan20053761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

Worse than what? PS3's sales slowed dramatically in the last months in anticipation of the price drop. Now, Sony is starting to make up that lost ground. Meanwhile, 360 sales did not suffer - 360 continues to sell consistently month to month. People continued to buy 360's in the past months even with the knowledge of PS3's impending price drop.

The PS3 price drop will help Sony, but will not hurt MS.

"Worst exclusive lineup ever"? About what I expect to hear from a PS3 extremist.

EDIT @ 1.9 - Am I hating on PS3 like he's hating on 360? You're blind if you can't see the difference.

BX813761d ago

So what did Sony have before Uncharted?

Cold 20003761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

"MS has had the worst exclusive game line-up in the history of consoles for 2009."

That is so outlandish its clear what you're trying to do.

Whats so bad about getting Tales of Vesperia, Halo Wars, L4D2, and Forza 3 ?(and the Lost and Damned even though its only DLC). Notice hows there's something for everyone right there ?
We got Shadow Complex too, which is probably the best downlaodable game to ever come out on any console with Braid.

"Now the stores are selling out of PS3's" ?
What did u expect ? Like I said before its absolutely normal, it even happended to the Gamecube when Nintendo cut its price... You have too see the figures for October too see the real impact of the price cut.

"Can it get any worse?"
You mean software ? For 2010 alone we have coming for 360 Mass Effect 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Crackdown 2, Alan Wake, Halo Reach and Fable 3. And that's ONLY the announced games...

Or maybe you mean sales ? 360 has outsold the PS3 since 01/01/09.

Your post is just bursting with fanboyism and hatred for the 360.

evrfighter3761d ago

Not to rain on your parade because I'm considering a ps3 now myself. But. Wtf is a GamesCom? E3 is the only show that matters =\

ultimolu3761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

Hell yeah.

Sony laid the smackdown on Microsoft. :)

And the other side will slam disagrees as usual. Don't hate.

ZOMBIEMAN13761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

your comment is what i expect from a MS extremist like you

and to Cold WTF what makes Shadow Complex the best downloadable game on any system waw a side scrolling shooter waw , hello does Flower & Fat Princes not count yeah Shadow Complex looks awesome with good reviews but greatest like hell it is

Cold 20003761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

Shadow Complex is currently outscoring Fat Princess and Flower.

And simply read the reviews for Shadow Complex. Just take a minute...

Cenobia3761d ago

Mines still bigger than yours though.

..oh wait...what were we talking about again?

soxfan20053761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

@Cold2000 - you should know the drill by now. If a 360 game outsells a PS3 game, the response is "sales don't equal quality". If a 360 game gets consistently higher review scores than a PS3 game, it's "the media is biased".

@ultimolu - you make a comment like that, then accuse the other side of hating?

Jinxstar3761d ago

I just can't believe mart and his site posted this...

Timesplitter143761d ago

I personally think both conferences were kinda... "meh".

New console models don't even slightly interrest me. And there weren't enough games shown in both conferences.

ZOMBIEMAN13761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

ok i can admit i was wrong about Shadow Complex because i'm man enough to admit it ( unlike other ppl here ) but i don't think it's the greatest ( opinion ) i think Flower is because it's extremely unique and artistic but even than i don't call it greatest i prefer calling it beautiful ( which fits )

krauler3761d ago

my console of choice is better than your console of choice!

ultimolu3761d ago

Lighten up soxfan.

That was the truth.

boodybandit3761d ago (Edited 3761d ago )

I can't form a rational thought ;)
I'm tired and gamed out. Been playing ALL day today (had off from work).

Information Minister3760d ago

What the hell is going on here? Has hell frozen over? This is madness!

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Cajun Chicken3761d ago

Hmm, so it wasn't just me who thought the conference was a little undersold.

Pete_Approved3761d ago

Yeah, I think the GC of 2007 was better. At least better for MS :P
Sony had some good stands 1-0 for Sony :D