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sony logoSony’s E3 2011 press conference is happening later today (June 6, 2011), and we’re all excited about what’s to come. Make sure you’re here at 5 p.m. PST(7 p.m. CST or 8 p.m. EST) so you can hear all of the latest announcements concerning the PS3, PSP and NGP. There’ll probably be some Xperia Play news as well. Bookmark the site now and then join us as we live blog the event.

Sony will also be offering a live stream of the presentation at E3 2011, for all of those unable to attend this year. You can stop by the Sony E3 2011 site and see it all as it happens. So no matter what, you’ll be covered for all those crucial announcements.

While you wait for tonight, you can also read up on the other E3 2011 coverage Gamertell has to offer.

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Live blog entries will update every 20 seconds.
at 2:00 Jenni Lada said:
And now for some musical performances.
at 1:58 Jenni Lada said:
Woah, spoke too soon. Tretton is back again.
at 1:58 Jenni Lada said:
And that's it for the conference!
at 1:57 Jeremy Hill said:
Great price. It's very approachable.
at 1:57 Jenni Lada said:
WiFi model will be $249. 249 Euros. 24,980 yen. 3G model will be $299. 299 Euros. 29,980 yen.
at 1:56 Jenni Lada said:
Vita will be out in holiday 2011
at 1:56 Jenni Lada said:
Hirai is back on stage.
at 1:55 Jeremy Hill said:
While we wait for the video to end, I would really want to see another Onimusha game.
at 1:53 Jenni Lada said:
We're seeing a video of some forthcoming Vita game clips
at 1:53 Jenni Lada said:
I'm personally a little disappointed. The Nintendo 3DS announcement and initial game list was more exciting to me personally last year.
at 1:53 Jenni Lada said:
Rohde says 80 Vita games are in development
at 1:52 Jenni Lada said:
PS3 version of Street Fighter x Tekken is at both Sony and Capcom's booths at E3 2011
at 1:51 Jenni Lada said:
There will be touch panel controls to make it easier for beginners to play.
at 1:51 Jenni Lada said:
He's using a lot of lightning attacks at the moment
at 1:51 Jenni Lada said:
The graphics style is similar to Street Fighter IV
at 1:50 Jenni Lada said:
Now Ono's pulling out a Vita and will be playing a demo to show what Cole can do in Street Fighter x Tekken
at 1:50 Jenni Lada said:
Cole from inFamous will be the Vita version of Street Fighter x Tekken
at 1:48 Jenni Lada said:
Yoshinori Ono from Capcom Japan is on stage.
at 1:48 Jenni Lada said:
Capcom's bringing Street Fighter x Tekken to the Vita.
at 1:47 Jenni Lada said:
LBP Vita will be playable at E3
at 1:46 Jenni Lada said:
All LBP2 creation tools will be there. Costumes can be shared with the PS3 version. You can take pictures of real world items to use as props in the creation mode.
at 1:46 Jenni Lada said:
Pass 'n' Play and Multitouch multiplayer modes will allow same system multiplayer. There'll also be online multiplayer.
at 1:45 Jenni Lada said:
There'll also be tilt and rear touch controls
at 1:45 Jenni Lada said:
We're going to see a Vita LBP trailer now. There'll be touch screen controls.
at 1:45 Jenni Lada said:
Looks like LittleBigPlanet is on the Vita.
at 1:44 Jenni Lada said:
Rohde says many Vita games will be compatible with the PS3. For example, Wipeout 2048 crossplay. 8 players on Vita and PS3 play together at once.
at 1:43 Jenni Lada said:
Vita ModNation Racer owners can get the custom content from the PS3 version on the day the Vita version is released. At E3 people can try the PS3 custom tracks on the Vita.
at 1:42 Jenni Lada said:
Now it's time to race around the newly created track. The Vita version of ModNation racers looks a lot like the PS3 version.
at 1:41 Jenni Lada said:
The whole track is being created with taps and swipes on the OLED screen
at 1:40 Jenni Lada said:
A new ModNation Vita track is being created with the touch screen.
at 1:39 Jenni Lada said:
Eric Waas is now talking about ModNation Racers for the Vita. It was designed just for the Vita.
at 1:39 Jenni Lada said:
He says there'll be cloud based saves for Vita.
at 1:38 Jenni Lada said:
Rohde is back again.
at 1:38 Jenni Lada said:
There'll be a PS3 version. You can save your Vita data on the cloud and pick up where you left off on your PS3.
at 1:37 Jenni Lada said:
Can raid other players (rivals) lairs. Also, events happen in the game in real time.
at 1:36 Jenni Lada said:
Actions are posted on SNS like Twitter, Facebook and the Ruin site.
at 1:36 Jenni Lada said:
In Ruin, other players are your rivals. "You can help, hinder or harm them."
at 1:35 Jenni Lada said:
It's an overhead, 3D dungeon crawler. Jeff is an inferno warrior and attacking lots of enemies.
at 1:35 Jenni Lada said:
Travis Williams is now on stage to talk about Ruin.
at 1:34 Jenni Lada said:
Ruin will be a social action RPG that will be on the Vita and compatible with the PS3
at 1:34 Jenni Lada said:
Back to Rohde.
at 1:34 Jenni Lada said:
Two Uncharted: Golden Abyss demos will be on the E3 show floor.
at 1:33 Jenni Lada said:
Reese is now taking Drake into combat
at 1:31 Jenni Lada said:
I can see that screen getting really smudged, really fast.
at 1:31 Jenni Lada said:
Can move using typical controls, as well as touch screen or sixaxis controls
at 1:30 Jenni Lada said:
The whole touch screen is being used for combat
at 1:29 Jenni Lada said:
John Garvin and Chris Reese are on stage to show part of an Uncharted: Golden Abyss level
at 1:28 Jenni Lada said:
Uncharted: Golden Abyss will be on the Vita
at 1:28 Jenni Lada said:
Sounds like E3 attendees will get to play the Vita at the show
at 1:28 Jenni Lada said:
Scott Rohde is on stage now.
at 1:27 Jenni Lada said:
Near connection tool will let you play with people around you. You can share trophies, see what they're playing and more.
at 1:26 Jenni Lada said:
Party room will allow people to voice chat no matter where they are or what game they're playing.
at 1:26 Jenni Lada said:
The crowd did not seem too pleased with the AT&T exclusivity.
at 1:26 Jenni Lada said:
Customers with AT&T service plan will have access at AT&T hotspots worldwide.
at 1:25 Jenni Lada said:
AT&T will be exclusive PlayStation Vita carrier
at 1:25 Jenni Lada said:
WiFi and 3G WiFi models
at 1:25 Jenni Lada said:
2 analog sticks, multitouch 5" oled screen, front and rear touchpads, sixaxis motion tech and front and rear cameras for augmented reality
at 1:24 Jenni Lada said:
"Vita means life"
at 1:24 Jenni Lada said:
PSP successor is the PlayStation Vita.
at 1:23 Jeremy Hill said:
He's milking the announcement.
at 1:22 Jenni Lada said:
...We don't really care that much about PlayStation Suite for android and smartphones. We want to hear about the NGP
at 1:22 Jenni Lada said:
"How do we deliver a PlayStation level experience to a wider audience. The answer is PlayStation Suite."
at 1:21 Jenni Lada said:
"Devices connected to content and each other."
at 1:20 Jeremy Hill said:
Please let the NGP be under $300.
at 1:20 Jenni Lada said:
Kazuo Hirai is now on stage to talk about the NGP. Finally.
at 1:19 Jenni Lada said:
Nothing for Mass Effect 3? I'm disappointed.
at 1:19 Jenni Lada said:
PS3 version of Battlefield 3 will have Battlefield 1943 on the disc as well.
at 1:18 Jenni Lada said:
Need for Speed: The Run will come with an special Blu-ray with extra super cars
at 1:18 Jenni Lada said:
EA's up now. 3 PS3 exclusive offers are coming soon. SSX on PS3 will have a Mount Fuji exclusive level
at 1:16 Jenni Lada said:
Playable digital only PSN prequel will also be released. Both the prequel and main game will be in 3D. We're seeing Star Trek footage now.
at 1:16 Jenni Lada said:
Star Trek PS3 game will have Move controllers. There will also be a Move phaser peripheral released.
at 1:15 Jenni Lada said:
THQ Saint's Row The Third will have a PS3-exclusive game mode. It'll be out Nov. 15
at 1:14 Jenni Lada said:
Buy Bioshock Infinite will get the original Bioshock on the same Blu-Ray
at 1:14 Jenni Lada said:
Irrational is making another game set in the Bioshock universe for the NGP
at 1:13 Jenni Lada said:
Bioshock Infinite will have Move control options.
at 1:13 Jenni Lada said:
Sony also told Levine that they didn't have to alienate core gamers if Move was brought in.
at 1:12 Jenni Lada said:
Sony says they wanted to "Remove the barrier of entry" for people who couldn't normally get into Bioshock.
at 1:12 Jenni Lada said:
Sony wanted to make Levine a believer in Move controls
at 1:11 Jenni Lada said:
Levine is saying how he talked bad about the Move, and then Sony called him to talk about it.
at 1:11 Jenni Lada said:
Ken Levine from Irrational Games is now on stage
at 1:10 Jenni Lada said:
Wow. Songbird looks really cool!
at 1:09 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're seeing Irrational Game's Bioshock Infinite trailer
at 1:09 Jeremy Hill said:
BioShock Infinite next.
at 1:09 Jenni Lada said:
Closed beta at the end of 2011. Full release in 2012
at 1:09 Jeremy Hill said:
Dust 514 is also associated with Eve Online.
at 1:08 Jenni Lada said:
Except it looks like players are mercenaries, not soldiers.
at 1:07 Jeremy Hill said:
Reminds me of Halo.
at 1:06 Jenni Lada said:
Here's the Dust trailer.
at 1:06 Jenni Lada said:
There'll even be a Home space.
at 1:06 Jenni Lada said:
Dust 514 is a FPS cross platform game. It'll be on the PS3, PC and NGP
at 1:05 Jenni Lada said:
Hilmar Petursson is on stage
at 1:05 Jeremy Hill said:
Well, Bentley's return has been confirmed.
at 1:04 Jenni Lada said:
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time in 2012
at 1:04 Jeremy Hill said:
Up to his old thieving tricks again.
at 1:03 Jenni Lada said:
Sly Cooper!
at 1:03 Jenni Lada said:
Oh! Supposedly an old franchise from 2002 is coming back
at 1:02 Jenni Lada said:
"Welcome to the new frontier" is the tag line.
at 1:02 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like an old West-ish game on a desert, alien planet with mutant powers, cool cars, transformers and, of course, guns
at 1:01 Jenni Lada said:
Starhawk is coming 2012. Here's a trailer!
at 1:00 Jenni Lada said:
September 2011 - LittleBigPlanet 2 will get a Move update to allow people to make levels with Move and make levels that use the Move controller.
at 1:00 Jenni Lada said:
Fall 2011 players will be able to use PlayStation Move to make inFamous 2 quests.
at 1:00 Jeremy Hill said:
Ice monsters, tornadoes, explosions and lightning. What else could you want?
at 12:59 Jenni Lada said:
Wait, it may just be a beast. There was what looked like an ice golem too.
at 12:59 Jenni Lada said:
Wow - is that The Beast? Freaky!
at 12:59 Jeremy Hill said:
There's a good inFamous 2 demo in the PlayStation Store right now.
at 12:58 Jenni Lada said:
Now for an inFamous 2 trailer.
at 12:57 Jenni Lada said:
Medieval Moves: Deadman's Quest will be out in Fall 2011
at 12:56 Jenni Lada said:
Players also use motion controls to solve puzzles in Medieval Moves
at 12:56 Jenni Lada said:
This particular demo will be at Sony's E3 2011 booth.
at 12:55 Jenni Lada said:
Shooting certain areas can unlock secret areas and branching paths.
at 12:54 Jenni Lada said:
1:1 motion controll in Medieval Moves
at 12:54 Jenni Lada said:
It seems like it might be an on-rails game, based on what we're seeing so far.
at 12:53 Jenni Lada said:
It's a first person fighting game. No inventory system or weapon selection screen. Your motions determine which weapon you're using.
at 12:52 Jenni Lada said:
Medieval Moves: Deadman's Quest is being shown by Umrao Mayer and Jeremy Ray
at 12:51 Jenni Lada said:
October 4, 2011 NBA 2K12 will be released.
at 12:50 Jenni Lada said:
People are laughing at how bad Kobe is doing. He finally scored a basket
at 12:50 Jenni Lada said:
Kobe isn't doing very well. Maybe NBA on the Move isn't as easy to use as 2K Games claims? Joking...
at 12:49 Jenni Lada said:
Boenisch was playing as the Heat. Bryant is now playing as the Lakers.
at 12:48 Jenni Lada said:
LA Laker's Kobe Bryant is coming on stage to play NBA 2K12
at 12:48 Jenni Lada said:
The goal is to deliver "The best NBA experience ever."
at 12:48 Jenni Lada said:
NBA 2K12 demo has started. Boenisch is playing it using the Move controller. You use the controller to highlight who to use. Move controls are called NBA on the Move.
at 12:47 Jenni Lada said:
5 million units of NBA 2K11 have been sold.
at 12:46 Jenni Lada said:
2K Sports Cris Snyder and Erick Boenisch are now on stage. They're talking about NBA 2K12
at 12:46 Jenni Lada said:
Yeah... that's still too expensive for me. I still don't even have a standard HDTV yet
at 12:45 Jenni Lada said:
PlayStation 3D glasses will be $69.99
at 12:45 Jenni Lada said:
3D monitor and PlayStation 3D glasses, HDMI cable and Resistance 3 bundled together this year. Will be $499
at 12:44 Jenni Lada said:
No word on price yet. Will have a new kind of split screen technology, where one player sees one thing and the other sees another on the same screen.
at 12:44 Jenni Lada said:
2 new 3D hardware products in Playstation Portfolio. PlayStation 3D display. 24" display and affordable.
at 12:43 Jenni Lada said:
Ico and Shadow of Colossus Collection and God of War Origins Collection will be out in September 2011
at 12:42 Jenni Lada said:
God of War: Origins Collection will be in 3D. Remastered in HD and a port of the PSP God of War games.
at 12:42 Jenni Lada said:
Resistance 3 Sharpshooter Bundle. September 6. Move, Navigation Controller, Resistance 3, Eye camera and the sharpshooter peripheral $150
at 12:41 Jenni Lada said:
Resistance 3 will support Move and 3D
at 12:41 Jenni Lada said:
And as the demo ended, it looked like the bug monster did get the guy.
at 12:41 Jenni Lada said:
A giant bug creature almost crushed the guy Smith is following.
at 12:40 Jenni Lada said:
The demo has jumped ahead. Now Smith has to grab a power core and run from Chimera creatures and soldiers.
at 12:40 Jeremy Hill said:
They're cycling through a bunch of weapons.
at 12:39 Jenni Lada said:
Smith has his character taking shelter in a destroyed building while attacking people outside.
at 12:39 Jenni Lada said:
Lots of shooting going on, against armed humans and flying robots.
at 12:38 Jenni Lada said:
It's a 3D demo, so everyone's donning the glasses again.
at 12:38 Jenni Lada said:
Capelli is again fighting against the Chimera in New York City.
at 12:38 Jeremy Hill said:
The developer is rocking the pink PS3 controller.
at 12:37 Jenni Lada said:
Insomniac Games is coming to the stage! Marcus Smith will be talking about Resistance 3
at 12:36 Jenni Lada said:
Trenton is back again.
at 12:36 Jenni Lada said:
It's out 11/1/11 this year.
at 12:36 Jeremy Hill said:
Scarab beetles in Uncharted 3? It sure looks like it.
at 12:35 Jenni Lada said:
Lots of scenes with Sully are being shown!
at 12:35 Jenni Lada said:
Now we're seeing Uncharted 3 in 3D.
at 12:34 Jeremy Hill said:
The WHOLE multiplayer. Not just the beta.
at 12:34 Jenni Lada said:
October 2011 - early access to Uncharted 3 multiplayer at Subway.
at 12:33 Jenni Lada said:
June 28, 2011 the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta starts
at 12:33 Jenni Lada said:
And it's over. Did he make it off the ship? Maaaaybe!
at 12:33 Jenni Lada said:
Wow... Flashback to Tomb Raider Underworld with the escape from the ship!
at 12:33 Jeremy Hill said:
Quick-time button presses are back. Press triangle to live!
at 12:32 Jenni Lada said:
And now he's underwater, then swimming towards an exit.
at 12:31 Jeremy Hill said:
The camera is slightly tilted as the ship fills with water.
at 12:31 Jenni Lada said:
There was a smooth transition with no loading between what appeared to be a brief video segment and gameplay. An exploding car just made a hole in the ship.
at 12:30 Jenni Lada said:
Somebody just caught Nate. Time for a fight. Nate's shooting at enemies and used the bad guy's own grenade against them.
at 12:30 Jeremy Hill said:
No Sully on screen though. They aren't pushing co-op in this demo so far.
at 12:30 Jenni Lada said:
I like the movement too. It's very realistic and seems like he's actually on a moving ship in a storm.
at 12:29 Jenni Lada said:
Nate has entered what appears to be the engine room area.
at 12:29 Jeremy Hill said:
It's got some good dynamic lighting. It adds to the tension when sneaking around. Lots of shadows.
at 12:29 Jenni Lada said:
An armed man came down the hall towards Nate, and Nate reached out to incapacitate him.
at 12:29 Jenni Lada said:
And another sneak attack. He's heading into a dark cabin room.
at 12:29 Jeremy Hill said:
Higher emphasis on stealth it seems.
at 12:29 Jeremy Hill said:
Higher emphasis on stealth it seems.
at 12:28 Jeremy Hill said:
Higher emphasis on stealth it seems.
at 12:28 Jenni Lada said:
Another stealth choking attack. Nice Nate!
at 12:28 Jenni Lada said:
He's having trouble keeping his balance, and is heading into the dining room area. He just snuck up behind a bad guy and took him down.
at 12:28 Jeremy Hill said:
Looks like the classic AK-47 is strapped to his back.
at 12:27 Jenni Lada said:
We're looking at Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception now. Drake's running along a cruise ship dock in a rainstorm.
at 12:27 Jeremy Hill said:
Time for a demo.
at 12:26 Jenni Lada said:
Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra from Naughty Dog are on stage.
at 12:26 Jenni Lada said:
Now Trenton's talking up Uncharted.
at 12:25 Jenni Lada said:
CinemaNow access coming to PS3
at 12:25 Jenni Lada said:
PS3 is leading console for Netflix supposedly, with 30% of Netflix total streaming usage happening on PS3 systems.
at 12:25 Jeremy Hill said:
30% of Netflix usage comes from the PS3.
at 12:25 Jeremy Hill said:
Sony is still pushing the free aspect of the PlayStation Network.
at 12:24 Jeremy Hill said:
I can believe it. The store won't stay connected.
at 12:24 Jenni Lada said:
They're committed to making the network entertaining and secure for customers.
at 12:23 Jenni Lada said:
He says customers make Sony humble and amazed. Network activity is at 90% over original levels before outage.
at 12:23 Jeremy Hill said:
"You [customers] are the life blood of the company" says Tretton.
at 12:23 Jenni Lada said:
PS3 sales this year are exceeding last year. PS3 sales up 27% this last week.
at 12:22 Jeremy Hill said:
That one got some nervous claps from the crowd.
at 12:22 Jeremy Hill said:
Tretton says "You're welcome" to the games press.
at 12:21 Jenni Lada said:
Oh! He's bringing up the outage!
at 12:21 Jeremy Hill said:
6,000 people are inside the arena right now.
at 12:20 Jeremy Hill said:
SCEA President Jack Tretton takes the stage.
at 12:20 Jeremy Hill said:
Sony needs to be completely humble. No boasting. Just wow us.
at 12:19 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like 3D World Created by Sony may be a catch phrase for today's conference.
at 12:19 Jeremy Hill said:
They're just showing a bunch of first and third party games. Lots of 3D glasses being worn in the crowd.
at 12:18 Jenni Lada said:
I'm betting Move support for Mass Effect 3. It is getting Kinect support, after all.
at 12:17 Jeremy Hill said:
Maybe we'll see some more Move love. It's been quiet lately.
at 12:16 Jeremy Hill said:
It's a video for the NGP, PS3 and Move.
at 12:16 Jenni Lada said:
There's the PS3, the NGP (Vita) and a Move controller shown.
at 12:16 Jenni Lada said:
Time for a video montage!
at 12:14 Jeremy Hill said:
Nope, the music is back up. Late much Sony?
at 12:14 Jeremy Hill said:
The music is dying down. Is it time for the show yet?
at 12:13 Jenni Lada said:
The arena looks packed. I guess scheduling the conference at night this year was a good idea.
at 12:12 Jeremy Hill said:
They've cut away from the outside commentary. We're now back inside the LA Memorial Sports Arena.
at 12:10 Jenni Lada said:
(It's out tomorrow people, if you want it!)
at 12:09 Jeremy Hill said:
Brian Fleming from Sucker Punch is talking about inFamous 2.
at 12:08 Jeremy Hill said:
They're now having commentary from outside. No stage action yet.
at 12:07 Jenni Lada said:
And here we go.
at 12:07 Jeremy Hill said:
Yeah. I'm guess all positive stuff from them.
at 12:05 Jenni Lada said:
And, as Brian said, how many times Sony apologizes for the outage. My guess is - None. They'll try to pretend it never happened.
at 12:03 Jeremy Hill said:
Now we'll see what becomes of this whole PS Vita thing.
at 11:59 Jenni Lada said:
Hey everyone. The Sony E3 2011 press conference should be starting in minutes.
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