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The Press Conference Through The Eyes of Sev1512 and Chris Rah Osiris

July 15, 2008 Written by Azariah Ellington II

Sony Press Conference

Special thanks to whoelse for bringing the up to the minute news from the press conference. Here are the notes that I took during the press conference which generally recap my emotions as these things were announced and displayed. Sev1512 will be uploading video from the press conference as well. We will be uploading various pics of us through the day.

  • 11:36- Press Conference begins
  • Opening video highlights released and unreleased Playstation Titles
  • All 3 consoles are featured in the video as well as PSN
  • 11:38- Jack comes out
  • Jokes about how stressful preparing for E3 was and other events that have taken place in     the Shrine Auditorium
  • Says that we will say Kratos and upgrades and services will be coming to the Playstation     Brand
  • 15 years ago the Playstation Brand was born
  • Talks about the history of the Playstation and Playstation 2- details when key titles were     released
  • Now talking about PS3
  • Talks about Blu-Ray victory and how PS3 is the most complete Blu-Ray player on the     market
  • Back to the games
  • Talks about the power of the PS3 and how MGS4 is exclusive to the console
  • 3 successful products on the market at once
  • 11:47- Jack Talks PS3
  • Resistance 2 time, looks amazing. Plays amazing too, trust me
  • That leviathan is crazy. Huge. Run Hale, RUN!!!!!!!!
  • Did he just get thrown across the city? Yes, he did
  • Ted Price: Key word to describe R2 is Scale
  • This trailer is amazing, but this Insomniac we are talking about
  • Hale looks like he could kill everyone, all by himself
  • 11:55- Jack Returns
  • Time for Little Big Planet, this is pure fun.
  • Stresses user-generated content
  • LBP helps to explain the business condition of Playstation- creative
  • He put Sack Boy in a Celtic Uniform. Darn shame, lol
  • 1.8 million PS3s sold this year and 1.6 million PSPs: 5 million total Playstation consoles     sold in US this year
  • LBP is the best game I’ve seen in years. This game will change gaming. Coming Oct 08
  • 12:02- Back to games away from business
  • PS2 time
  • 130 titles are coming to PS2 in 08
  • Glad that they aren’t letting PS2 owners down
  • Talks about Buzz going to the PSP and PS3
  • PS2 Lego Batman Bundle- $149
  • Lego Batman and Justice League New Frontier
  • 12:08- Playstation Network
  • Single sign-on for all Playstation related sites starting this Fall
  • 180 million piees of content downloaded since 2006
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty $14.99
  • Coming this Summer, YAY!!!
  • Fat Princess looks rather unique
  • I like the look of Crash Commando
  • Ragdoll Kungfu
  • Some GT TV highlights- Starts August 1st
  • This is a must for car enthusiasts
  • 12:20- Playstation Home
  • This is the binding factor of PSN
  • Video of Home
  • 12:23- PSN Video Store
  • There is support from other studios
  • Fox and the like. Yes. I was hoping for good stuff
  • Same interface as the PS Store
  • You can use this stuff on your PSP and PS3 at the same time
  • I like
  • PSP can get the movies through the PS3 or PC
  • Store goes live tonight
  • 12:30- PSP
  • October- Ratchet & Clank Size Matters Pack
  • Silver PSP
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • EchoChrome Voucher
  • PSP: Resistance Retribution-Spring 2009
  • There is a strong line up coming to the PSP
  • 12:38- PS3’s time to shine
  • Life with Playstation- Available by the end of the month
  • Jim Lee- SOE DC Universe Online
  • This game is bad ass
  • September- 80GB $399
  • God of War 3- In the end there will be only chaos
  • InFamous- Spring 09. Can’t wait
  • Zipper Interactive- MAG
  • up to 256 players
  • 8 player squads
  • player growth
  • ongoing campaigns