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sony logoSeems like June 2, 2009, is a busy day for press conferences. Sony’s going to be holding it’s E3 2009 media briefing after Nintendo’s at 11 a.m. PST (1 p.m. CST, 2 p.m. EST). We’ll be live-blogging the entire conference right here, so you can get all the latest information.

So, bookmark this page and be ready to refresh so you don’t miss out. The PSP Go may already have been announced via Qore, but Sony probably has other exciting secrets to reveal.

Also check out all of our great E3 coverage, including live, from-the-floor reporting.

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Live blog entries will update every 20 seconds.
at 8:08 Jenni Lada said:
Personally, I'd have liked to have seen more of a focus on games than statistics.
at 8:07 Jenni Lada said:
Thanks for joining us while we live-blogged! The presentation's over. So what did you think?
at 8:07 PJ Hruschak said:
That was a long one.
at 8:07 PJ Hruschak said:
(context-sensitive, that is)
at 8:07 Jenni Lada said:
Jack's back again to close the keynote presentation. The whole presentation clocked in at 2 hours. Wow.
at 8:06 PJ Hruschak said:
More contest-sensitive goodness especially for larger opponents.
at 8:06 Jenni Lada said:
More brutal, extremely violent and bloody slaughter of legendary monsters. The demo ended before Kratos faced against the Titan. It'll be out March 2010. The demo, with 20 additional minutes of play, is at E3.
at 8:05 Jenni Lada said:
(By the way, Todd Papy is playing the demo)
at 8:05 Jenni Lada said:
And Kratos is slaughtering the chimera. But it looks like a minotaur stepped into as well.
at 8:05 PJ Hruschak said:
Just showed a 16-move combo on one opponent. Included pull-ins, mid-air swipes and close-up attacks.
at 8:04 Jenni Lada said:
Loks like Helios dropped off a neat weapon for Kratos to use. Some sort of turret to use against the titan. Too bad a chimera showed up to get in the way.
at 8:04 Jenni Lada said:
The touch screen combo system to brutally slaughter/gut the centaur was kind of cool. Now Kratos is heading towards the titan.
at 8:03 Jenni Lada said:
There's a good amount of action on screen, but that isn't slowing the demo down.
at 8:03 Jenni Lada said:
Now he's taking down multiple skeleton warriors, as an armored centaur joins the fray.
at 8:02 Jenni Lada said:
Wow. Did Kratos just temporarily grow wings?
at 8:02 Jenni Lada said:
And now there's a flame titan. Helios popped up to offer some assistance, distracting the titan.
at 8:01 Jenni Lada said:
Now Kratos is hanging onto the harpies as he destroys them, using them to cross a chasm.
at 8:01 PJ Hruschak said:
(I assume "last" is a loosely used word. They'll milk that franchise for a while.)
at 8:01 Jenni Lada said:
Looks like Kratos is facing a Harpy.
at 8:00 Jenni Lada said:
Kratos is running down and destroying some absolutely terrified soldiers. He's using weapons and fire spells. Or is his weapon just firey?
at 8:00 Jenni Lada said:
Stig Astinson announced it.
at 7:59 Jenni Lada said:
It's a live demo, and the last of the God of War 3 trilogy.
at 7:59 Jenni Lada said:
Another franchise announcement. It's an eagerly anticipated. We're going to see the first few minutes of God of War 3!
at 7:58 Jenni Lada said:
Gran Turismo 5 looks absolutely stunning. It looks like I'm watching a Nascar race, not a video game. It is beyond impressive.
at 7:57 Jenni Lada said:
(@ commenter Dan: Happy to see The Last Guardian? Sony's saving the most impressive games for last.)
at 7:57 PJ Hruschak said:
Sony's getting to the 2 hour mark - maybe they can outdo Ubisoft's 2 hour press conference.
at 7:57 Jenni Lada said:
It looks incredibly lifelike and gorgeous.
at 7:56 Jenni Lada said:
It's absolutely beautiful. Now we're watching a brief video of Gran Turismo 5.
at 7:56 Jenni Lada said:
The ruins are all a grey, lifeless area, but it almost seems like the boy is trying to bring the creature to a green, lush area.
at 7:55 Jenni Lada said:
My initial thought was that perhaps the creature was taking care of the boy, but it's starting to seem more like the boy is protecting the creature from strange, masked soldiers.
at 7:55 Jenni Lada said:
Now we see lots of sweet moments where the boy is interacting with the beast. Taking care of it, exploring the ruins...
at 7:54 Jenni Lada said:
It almost has a dog, cat-like face.
at 7:54 Jenni Lada said:
Wait, the creature is his friend! It saved him from falling. It's some sort of combo character. It almost looks like a griffin. The two are in an abandoned region.
at 7:53 Jenni Lada said:
A young boy (who looks like Ico's character iwthout the horns) is running from the creature.
at 7:53 Jenni Lada said:
A bird was squawking, and some sort of reptilian beast was moving towards the feather.
at 7:52 Jenni Lada said:
We're watching a feather drop down to what looks like a chained well.
at 7:52 Jenni Lada said:
It's third in the Ico, Colossus trilogy.
at 7:51 Jenni Lada said:
Sneak peek at another PS3 exclusive from Team Ico! The Last Guardian trailer is playing!
at 7:51 Jenni Lada said:
Mod Nation Racers will be out in 2010. Jack is taking the stage again.
at 7:51 Jenni Lada said:
Wow, the Sony press conference is nearing the two hour mark!
at 7:50 Jenni Lada said:
You can upload, download and remix tracks, not to mention online sharing.
at 7:50 Jenni Lada said:
Test drive mode again.
at 7:49 Jenni Lada said:
Now sheep are being added to the track. (Could they end up being obstacles?) Also the lake was made larger and a sunset was added in.
at 7:49 Jenni Lada said:
Adding details is as easy as dragging it around. The backdrops pop up as you drag. Safety cones are added in a similar manner, as are weapon boxes.
at 7:48 Jenni Lada said:
I'm not a huge racing fan, but Mod Nation Racers looks adorable! He's added dirt around the track, as well as a forest and some water areas. It's neat how you can add it around the track.
at 7:47 Jenni Lada said:
Dirt roads are being added in, as well as backgrounds (mountains) and other neat items for ambiance.
at 7:46 Jenni Lada said:
It automatically puts in overpasses. Also, you create tracks using normal driving controls. Now he's already done, and in test drive mode.
at 7:46 Jenni Lada said:
Track Studio is the creator for making tracks. It turns out the track we just saw was created with the creator. James is now tasked with creating a new track in 5 minutes.
at 7:45 Jenni Lada said:
Players can implement weapons to use against other drivers.
at 7:45 PJ Hruschak said:
All the feeds seem to be having some issues.
at 7:45 Jenni Lada said:
The character's now racing, and it looks very pretty. While the characters are cartoonish, the backgrounds and tracks are realistic.
at 7:44 Jenni Lada said:
William has created a pink dune buggie, but James put his new character (who looks a bit emo) in a smooth teal racer.
at 7:43 Jenni Lada said:
Video's playing, showing these adorable figures being created, as well as customized carts. William's Monkey Butler character is up.
at 7:42 Jenni Lada said:
It's a racing game people can pick up, play, create characters, tracks, cars. Mod Nation Racers is a modern take on cart racing.
at 7:42 Jenni Lada said:
It's part of Play, Create, Share.
at 7:41 Jenni Lada said:
Ooooh... new franchise. William Ho and James Greeve from United Front Games is bringing Mod Nation Racers to the PS3. It'll be another exclusive game.
at 7:41 Jenni Lada said:
The Disney Little Big Planet content will be out in Fall 2009.
at 7:40 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're going onto Little Big Planet. There's going to be new licensed content for the PS3 game (like from Disney) and it's coming to the PSP.
at 7:40 Jenni Lada said:
Jack's taking the stage again. The PlayStation Motion Controller will be out in Spring, 2010.
at 7:39 Jenni Lada said:
Everybody loves the archery tech demo.
at 7:39 Jenni Lada said:
It uses pretty much the exact same movements.
at 7:39 PJ Hruschak said:
Applause for the archery demo and "oohs" at the sound effects.
at 7:38 Jenni Lada said:
The archery tech demo is giving me flashbacks to Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort archery mini-game.
at 7:38 PJ Hruschak said:
This is the most entertaining demo. Them with virtual weapons in hand is pretty fun to watch and surely fun to play.
at 7:38 Jenni Lada said:
(Using two of these controllers at once)
at 7:37 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're watching a fighting tech demo.
at 7:37 Jenni Lada said:
(Note to Bob, who commented earlier: The PS3 Final Fantasy XIII quality looked pretty much identical to the Xbox 360 footage from the game.)
at 7:36 Jenni Lada said:
I'm pretty sure that Anton is Anthony McKalugh.
at 7:36 Jenni Lada said:
Now he's set up a domino track, and he's using the pointer to organize real time strategy troops.
at 7:35 Jenni Lada said:
Wow, with the spray paint demo part, the angle the controller is held at controls the dripping of the paint.
at 7:35 Jenni Lada said:
Wow, there's sub-millimeter accuracy for the tracking for the drawing tech demo simulation.
at 7:34 Jenni Lada said:
Now there's a new tech demo where he's building stuff using blocks and the remote. (Perhaps this new control could be used with Little Big Planet creation.)
at 7:33 Jenni Lada said:
Now it's a laser whip.
at 7:33 Jenni Lada said:
It's to be used for casual and gamer experiences. Now it's in first person shooter mode, with Anton moving around the room to shoot things.
at 7:32 Jenni Lada said:
People are having more fun oohing and aahing over the tech demo's items that the remote is simulating, than the actual remote. Now it's a foam dart gun. Now a gold desert eagle.
at 7:31 Jenni Lada said:
Now it's a huge sword.
at 7:31 Jenni Lada said:
The remote is changing to a tennis racket, golf club and stop sign.
at 7:30 Jenni Lada said:
We're watching as the controller moves in front of a TV with the PlayStation Eye in the demo. It has 1 to 1 tracking.
at 7:30 Jenni Lada said:
We're going to see tech demos of this new controller. Anton is the name of the man at his side, working the demo.
at 7:29 Jenni Lada said:
It's a new controller. It looks like a Wii Remote, except black with a glowing sphere at the end that the PlayStation eye can track.
at 7:29 Jenni Lada said:
Dr. Richard Marx and some man who's name I didn't catch are on stage. It's the Eyetoy successor, sounds like.
at 7:28 Jenni Lada said:
Hm. Now we're going onto motion controllers now.
at 7:27 Jenni Lada said:
Looks like Final Fantasy XI has a successor. Jack joked, "There's one that didn't leak out."
at 7:27 Jenni Lada said:
Ah, it's Final Fantasy XIV Online.
at 7:27 Jenni Lada said:
Wait, those are machines as well! Perhaps it's more like a mesh of FFX and FFVII, setting wise.
at 7:26 Jenni Lada said:
We're seeing the first video footage now! Eorzea is the land where it takes place. Looks very fantasy based, like FFIX and FFX.
at 7:25 Jenni Lada said:
FFXIV will be out 2010 and be a PS3 exclusive!
at 7:25 Jenni Lada said:
WOW! Final Fantasy XIV!
at 7:25 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like the "them" refers to a race of people. It looks like a young boy and girl. Wait, sounds like it's Falsee, not Elesee. We're seeing a combo of gameplay footage and FMV..
at 7:24 Jenni Lada said:
Elesee? They're the "us"? Wait, what's wrong with the lead female? She was clutching her chest and a red light was coming out. She said she couldn't take care of herself, let alone some kid.
at 7:23 Jenni Lada said:
It looks beautiful!
at 7:23 Jenni Lada said:
The girl (Lightning) said that her group got "One of them"
at 7:22 Jenni Lada said:
"With us dead, things will go back to the way they were before" Who's us?
at 7:22 Jenni Lada said:
Wow. Voice acting!
at 7:22 Jenni Lada said:
It's a video of Final Fantasy XIII. No sign of Versus.
at 7:21 Jenni Lada said:
Oh, now we're going onto Final Fantasy.
at 7:21 Jenni Lada said:
Both Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed Bloodlines will be out Holiday 2009.
at 7:20 Jenni Lada said:
Etcio (I know I'm miss-spelling the name) is an assassin first, a warrior second.
at 7:20 Jenni Lada said:
Assassin's Creed Bloodlines connects with Assassin's Creed 2 to unlock new weapons in the PS3 game.
at 7:19 Jenni Lada said:
There's a new seeker character, which means that there's no way to really be safe.
at 7:19 Jenni Lada said:
Etcio has more assassination techniques. He has double hidden blades, and the audience went "ooooh" as it was used to dispose of two people.
at 7:18 Jenni Lada said:
Etcio is using Da Vinci's flying machine to get into an inaccessible location to get his target.
at 7:18 Jenni Lada said:
Patrice Desilets! That's who's on stage with Sebastian. He's describing what we're seeing in the demo.
at 7:17 Jenni Lada said:
He's friends with Leonardo De Vinci, who makes all his weapons and equipment
at 7:17 Jenni Lada said:
Desmond's new ancestor Etcio (spelling?) is the main player. He isn't an assassin initially, but becomes one.
at 7:16 Jenni Lada said:
A demo of Assassin's Creed 2 is up. It's set up in the Italian Renaissance.
at 7:15 PJ Hruschak said:
Assassin's Creed 2 mention. Ubisoft is sure getting around to promote this game.
at 7:15 Jenni Lada said:
Sebastian Poole and a man whose name I didn't quite catch are here to show off Assassin's Creed 2.
at 7:14 Jenni Lada said:
Now we have a Rockstar game announcement. Rockstar North is bringing Agent to the PS3 as an exclusive title. It's set in the 1970's and deals with mysterious intrigue and assassins.
at 7:13 Jenni Lada said:
He just mentioned Lost Planet 2 is on it's way from Capcom as well.
at 7:13 Jenni Lada said:
Jack's back on stage again.
at 7:12 Jenni Lada said:
I think it's more like 3-5 second spots. It's difficult to even get a clear sense of what the games are like, since they images are kind of small as well. There were SingStar and Katamari games shown as well, along with Little Big Planet footage.
at 7:11 Jenni Lada said:
God of War just flew past. At least, I think it was God of War 3. Really, stuff is flying by so quickly. I think it's more ike 3-5 second spots for each game.
at 7:10 Jenni Lada said:
Buzz and Godfather 2 just flew past, as did a Saw game.
at 7:10 Jenni Lada said:
Each game is getting only about 5, maybe 10 seconds of footage. Uncharted 2 appeared, as did Arkham Asylum, Final Fantasy XIII and some sports games.
at 7:09 Jenni Lada said:
(I like the video montages, I really do, but I wish they'd take the Nintendo approach and devote floor time to individual titles of note.)
at 7:08 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're seeing what's headed to the PS3 in another video montage.
at 7:07 Jenni Lada said:
The video is a lot of people who first are appearing in the real world doing something, then transitioning into Home doing the same activity. Once again, a catchy song plays in the background.
at 7:06 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're going to see a Home video.
at 7:06 Jenni Lada said:
Infamous, Buzz and SOCOM content is headed to Home.
at 7:05 Jenni Lada said:
6.5 million people use it, 85% return users.
at 7:05 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're moving on to PlayStation Home as we reach the one hour mark.
at 7:04 Jenni Lada said:
50 PSOne classics are added to the PlayStation store this year, and Final Fantasy VII is being added today.
at 7:03 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're talking the PlayStation Network again. Over 475 million things have been downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
at 7:03 Jenni Lada said:
Rock Band Unplugged reminds me a bit of DJ Max Portable, based on the brief video snippet.
at 7:02 Jenni Lada said:
And then there are the Petz (hamsters, dogs, horses) and Hannah Montana game.
at 7:02 Jenni Lada said:
Crimson Gem Saga appeared momentarily, as did what looked like Fate Stay Night, Pangya, and Pixel Junk.
at 7:01 Jenni Lada said:
What's the weird game with a fist going after a teeny robot? Oh! It's gone. There's a Tiger Woods game, other sports titles and RPGs.
at 7:01 Jenni Lada said:
Oh, there's a Monster Hunter game. And some sort of figher as well, possible Soul Caliber. Then there's Persona!
at 7:00 Jenni Lada said:
Little Big Planet footage is up first. Then a Jak and Daxter game. Also Final Fantasy Dissidia and what looks like SOCOM.
at 6:59 PJ Hruschak said:
Lilac PSP get s a few cheers again.
at 6:59 Jenni Lada said:
SOCOM Fire Team Bravo 3, Hannah Montana, Harry Potter and Little Big Planet are headed to the PSP. We're now going to see a brief video, showcasing a few of them.
at 6:59 Jenni Lada said:
A Resident Evil Portable graphic is up on the big screen! It's coming to the PSP in 2010 in a PSP exclusive game.
at 6:58 Jenni Lada said:
He's invited everyone to stop by the Sony booth to see the PSP Go and Sony Products. Jack's now back on stage.
at 6:57 Jenni Lada said:
Kaz is back on stage.
at 6:57 Jenni Lada said:
The end has Snake hiding inside the trademark cardboard box, and an enemy coming by after the fact. It'll be out in 2010.
at 6:56 Jenni Lada said:
Lots of applause for that.
at 6:55 Jenni Lada said:
Outer Heaven's there. We're mainly seeing really awesome looking gameplay footage as Snake sneaks around and takes out enemies.
at 6:55 Jenni Lada said:
Snake's boasting a beard and... could it be, a mullet?
at 6:54 Jenni Lada said:
It's set during the Cuban Missile Crisis and nuclear showdown. 1974, an unknown force is in Costa Rica, and Snake's there to take care of this unknown, hostile force.
at 6:53 Jenni Lada said:
Wow, English voiceover.
at 6:53 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're going to see the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker trailer.
at 6:52 Jenni Lada said:
He's deeply involved, writing the script and producing it. Also the Metal Gear Solid 4 teams working on it. Once again, he's also reiterating that it ISN'T a side story. Good to know.
at 6:51 Jenni Lada said:
It's set 10 years after Metal Gear Solid 3 in the 1970's, and a true sequel.
at 6:51 Jenni Lada said:
Snake is headed to the PSP in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
at 6:50 Jenni Lada said:
Ah, now we have a Metal Gear Solid announcement. Hideo Kojima's on stage now.
at 6:50 Jenni Lada said:
Sorry, Kaz's is back on stage.
at 6:50 Jenni Lada said:
Grand Turismo PSP's out October 1, 2009. And Jack's back on stage.
at 6:49 Jenni Lada said:
Those cars look incredibly realistic! If I didn't know better, I'd think that the PSP Go was showing a trailer from a PS3 version of Grand Turismo, and not Grand Turismo PSP.
at 6:48 Jenni Lada said:
Grand Turismo PSP is on display at E3, ready for people to stop by and check it out. Now we're going to see a gameplay video.
at 6:46 Jenni Lada said:
Ad-hoc wireless multiplayer for 4 players is supported. You can also trade and share cars with other players.
at 6:45 Jenni Lada said:
It offers a full Gran Turismo experience.
at 6:45 Jenni Lada said:
Single player mode will have standard races, missions, time trials and tutorial options.
at 6:44 Jenni Lada said:
Grand Turismo PSP will have 800 cars and 35 tracks
at 6:44 Jenni Lada said:
It's running on the PSP Go Kazunouri is holding right now. Running at 60fps.
at 6:43 Jenni Lada said:
Gran Turismo is headed to the PSP
at 6:43 Jenni Lada said:
Kazunouri Yamauchi has taken the stage.
at 6:42 Jenni Lada said:
Showtime, G4, E, HDNet, Stars, T&N, Magnolia Films and anime shows are on their way!
at 6:41 Jenni Lada said:
Starting today, video delivery service is coming to the PSP
at 6:41 Jenni Lada said:
It'll be $249 or Euros and released October 1, 2009 in North America and Europe. November 1, 2009 release in Japan.
at 6:40 Jenni Lada said:
So there's no need to worry, hard copies will still be available.
at 6:40 Jenni Lada said:
The goal is to bring all kinds of new content to the PSP. All PSP titles will also be released on the PlayStation Store and in stores.
at 6:39 Jenni Lada said:
The PSP toolkit price is dropping 80%
at 6:39 Jenni Lada said:
New PSP application: Sense Me. 12 tone technology recognition to help you create playlists based on the mood you select.
at 6:38 Jenni Lada said:
New application launched for PC PlayStation Store users: Media Go. It replaces the Media Manager.
at 6:37 Jenni Lada said:
16gb flash memory, built in Wi-Fi, slide out feature for controls, memory stick micro media port and bluetooth support.
at 6:37 Jenni Lada said:
It's 50% smaller and 40% lighter than a PSP 1000
at 6:37 PJ Hruschak said:
"We call it the worst kept secret of E3. It's called PSP Go." "An object of desire and an object of functionality."
at 6:37 Jenni Lada said:
It is not replacing the PSP-3000 or the UMD. It's designed to compliment that handheld.
at 6:36 Jenni Lada said:
He's called it the Worst Kept Secret of E3.
at 6:36 Jenni Lada said:
He's holding a silver one, and man is it tiny!
at 6:35 Jenni Lada said:
He's officially introducing the PSP Go, for those with a more digital lifestyle.
at 6:34 Jenni Lada said:
I wish I had a lilac PSP instead of a silver one.
at 6:34 Jenni Lada said:
Kaz Hirai is now taking the stage.
at 6:34 PJ Hruschak said:
Hanna Montana with lilac colored PSP July 2009. (cheers and "woo woos").
at 6:34 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're talking bundles: Rock Band Unplugged, Assassin's Creed Bloodlines, Final Fantasy Dissidia bundles. Not to mention the lilac Hannah Montana bundles. People applauded for the Hannah Montana PSP.
at 6:33 Jenni Lada said:
50 million PSPs have been sold.
at 6:32 Jenni Lada said:
I think this is the PSP Go announcement many are waiting for.
at 6:32 PJ Hruschak said:
Sound issue - only a few seconds.
at 6:32 Jenni Lada said:
Jack's back! Now we're talking about the PSP
at 6:32 PJ Hruschak said:
Playable at E3 - that got positive hoots from the audience.
at 6:31 Jenni Lada said:
MAG's at E3 and people are invited to stop by and check it out. "Pick up a controller"
at 6:31 Jenni Lada said:
They're heading to the wall to link up with the other squads at the wall.
at 6:31 Jenni Lada said:
An air strike's being called in!
at 6:30 Jenni Lada said:
An Air Raid siren went off! It's alerting people that the anti-aircraft's changed hands.
at 6:30 PJ Hruschak said:
"Bonus points for every action he takes" - a squad-based game with score? Interesting.
at 6:30 Jenni Lada said:
Now they're taking care of an anti-aircraft battery.
at 6:29 Jenni Lada said:
Players get bonus points for completing their squad's objectives.
at 6:29 Jenni Lada said:
Bunkers are taken down by taking the turret down from a distance, and planting explosives at the base.
at 6:28 Jenni Lada said:
The six man squad we're watching is going to destroy a bunker right now.
at 6:28 Jenni Lada said:
Blue dots = friends. Red dots = enemies.
at 6:28 PJ Hruschak said:
Applause as some of the players are announced. 256-player game, that's truly impressive. How often do you think they'll actually hit that number?
at 6:27 Jenni Lada said:
We're seeing the gameplay interface and looking at the gameplan of one of the squads. 4 squads make up the Raven Assault.
at 6:27 Jenni Lada said:
It's a Raven Assault battle on a depo.
at 6:27 Jenni Lada said:
We're going to see a live, 256 person battle in MAG.
at 6:26 Jenni Lada said:
Andy Boudwin's here to unveil MAG gameplay!
at 6:26 Jenni Lada said:
He talks about how "Only on PlayStation" refers to games that can only be played on the PlayStation 3
at 6:25 Jenni Lada said:
Jack's back on stage.
at 6:25 Jenni Lada said:
Nate just can't seem to bring that helicopter down. The battle took down a whole building as Nate leapt to safety.
at 6:25 PJ Hruschak said:
Big applause there.
at 6:24 Jenni Lada said:
While this is clearly gameplay footage, it looks a lot like a movie sequence. Quite a substantial presentation as well.
at 6:24 Jenni Lada said:
I'm loving how active the game is. Nate's gone from outdoor to indoor environments, and there are all kinds of enemies after him (not to mention the helicopter). But there's no slowdown or loading.
at 6:23 Jenni Lada said:
Now it's a frantic rooftop chase, trying to escape from the helicopter and unknown assailants.
at 6:22 Jenni Lada said:
Nate's shimmying across a beam as a helicopter appears out of nowhere to shoot him down!
at 6:22 Jenni Lada said:
I like how the characters are commenting ad-libbing as the player goes through the game. Nate has a woman following him through environments.
at 6:21 Jenni Lada said:
Seems like we're not watching a trailer, but someone actually playing Uncharted 2.
at 6:21 Jenni Lada said:
He calls Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Naughty Dog's most ambicious game. The beta begins tonight. Now, he's here to show us the single player campaign.
at 6:20 Jenni Lada said:
Evan Wells, co-president of Naughty Dog, is on stage to talk about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
at 6:19 Jenni Lada said:
First up, Infamous! It's the PS3's summer blockbuster title and an exclusive. (Now available in a store near you!)
at 6:19 Jenni Lada said:
Here we go, now he's talking about games!
at 6:19 Jenni Lada said:
24 million worldwide PlayStation Network accounts.
at 6:18 Jenni Lada said:
(Get to the games Jack!)
at 6:18 Jenni Lada said:
2 million PS3s sold last year.
at 6:18 PJ Hruschak said:
"We're committed to this system as long as consumers see value in it." The 10-year cycle gets extended.
at 6:17 Jenni Lada said:
He keeps mentioning the $99 price point. (And he just mentioned the 2,000 games.) 100 new games are coming out for the PS2 this year.
at 6:17 Jenni Lada said:
The PS2 is nine years old. He says we won't see an end to the system after 10 years.
at 6:16 Jenni Lada said:
Wow, Jack's starting with PS2.
at 6:16 PJ Hruschak said:
Oh, switch to PS2 focus.
at 6:16 PJ Hruschak said:
Ratchet and Clank, Heavy Rain get applause.
at 6:16 Jenni Lada said:
He lists popular games coming to PS3 (Modern Warfare 2, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Heavy Rain, Rock Band Beatles, Final Fantasy XIII)
at 6:16 PJ Hruschak said:
First focus is on PS3.
at 6:15 Jenni Lada said:
PlayStation did 30% of total retail sales in 2008
at 6:15 PJ Hruschak said:
"2009 will be our best year ever. Even better than our successful 2008."
at 6:14 Jenni Lada said:
40x80 screen. We'll be seeing lots of live code apparently.
at 6:14 PJ Hruschak said:
Jack Tretton takes the stage. "We consider ourselves to be industry leaders at Playstation and press leaks are no exception. We are not going to be outdone by anybody."
at 6:14 Jenni Lada said:
364 games coming out on PlayStation platforms this year!
at 6:13 Jenni Lada said:
He just joked about how hard it is to keep stuff confidential, press leaks and such. Probably referring to PSP Go or PS3 Slim?
at 6:13 Jenni Lada said:
Jack Tretton's (Sony's President / CEO) our host.
at 6:13 Jenni Lada said:
Looks like a video montage of games that could be either announced during the keynote or coming this year. People are cheering it.
at 6:12 Jenni Lada said:
Great, now this "One World One Vision" song is going to be stuck in my head all day.
at 6:12 PJ Hruschak said:
Lots of PSP screen time.
at 6:11 Jenni Lada said:
Looks like Sony's slogan may be "One World One Vision!"
at 6:10 PJ Hruschak said:
Intro video - lots of shiny PlayStation logos, a la HBO's shiny logo from the '70s/'80s.
at 6:10 Jenni Lada said:
Will do Dan! Any Project Ico product will be vividly described!
at 6:08 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're "moments" away from beginning.
at 6:06 Jenni Lada said:
(It was 2 minutes away 5 minutes ago! :P)
at 6:05 Jenni Lada said:
2 minutes away from beginning, according to the announcer.
at 6:05 PJ Hruschak said:
Seems to be starting a few minutes late.
at 6:05 Jenni Lada said:
Sony better have something good planned. I'm still giddy over Nintendo's announcement of Golden Sun DS.
at 6:04 PJ Hruschak said:
Sorry for the dupe post - internet went down for a sec.
at 6:04 PJ Hruschak said:
A lot of people are hoping for a graphic novel srevice. Maybe the company will put a stop to that rumor.
at 6:03 Jenni Lada said:
(I'm hoping for Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep news as well!)
at 6:00 Jenni Lada said:
Take your seats! It's starting!
at 5:58 Jenni Lada said:
I bet we'll see Mass Effect 2, Little Big Planet PSP, a new Metal Gear Solid PSP and God of War 3.
at 5:58 Jenni Lada said:
Or confirm that rumor.
at 5:54 PJ Hruschak said:
A lot of people are hoping for a graphic novel srevice. Maybe the company will put a stop to that rumor.
at 5:53 Jenni Lada said:
We already know the PSP Go is real and on the way. What else could Sony have in store for us?
at 5:52 Jenni Lada said:
Okay, we're about 10 minutes away from Sony's press conference.
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