E3: Sony’s press conference

I’m watching Sony’s press conference and will try to blog live.

  • Jack Tretton enters Home (president of Sony)
  • 80GB $599
  • 60GB $499
  • PlayStation2 – 180 million consoles worldwide
  • PSP – 90% rise in sale since price reduction this Spring
  • PSP games: Sucom, WipeOut Pulse, Syphon Filter: Logan’s shadow, NBA 08, God of War: Change of Olympus, Silent Hill – Origins, Patapon, Tiger Wood PGA Tour 08, Sonic Rivals 2, Sims 2 – Castaway, Swat – Target Liberty, Final Fantasy Tactics, Castlevania
  • Kaz Hirai enter the stage
  • Eveloution of the PSP (new moddel) – It’s lghter and slimmer, better battery life. It also have a video out. Comes in Black, Ice Silver.
  • Chewbacca enters shows a StarWars PSP
  • StarWars Battlefront Renedage Squadron – PSP trailer
  • PlayStation Network – PlayStation Store – HOME – PS3/PSP connectivity
  • Phil Harrison enter the stage
  • PlayStation Store download games: echochrome, WipeOut HD, Pain, WarHawk, Sucom: Confrontation
  • Playstation HOME – the Home client is running on mobilephone
  • Phil Harrison is taking a photo of the audience and send it to a picture frame in HOME
  • You can use your PSP in HOME to launch a game in PS3. When you quit the game, you get back to HOME where you started it.
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  • Tretton talks about the price cut and the new 80GB PS3
  • He also talks about Blue-ray
  • 200 Blue-ray games worldwide
  • Haze trailer
  • Unreal Tournament 3 trailer (PS3 exclusive)
  • Trailer show: Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare, Assasin’s Creed, Kane & Lynch – Dead Men, Resident Evil 5, Burnout Paradise, Madden NFL 08, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Simpsons Game, Guitar Hero III – Legends of Rock, Medal of Honor – Airborne, Rock Band
  • Hideo Kojima enters the stage. He’s the creator of Metall Gear Solid 4 – Guns of the Patriots and shows a trailer (Metall Gear Solid fransiche is 20 years this summer). This is the last game in the series.
  • PS3 exclusive titles: Rachet Clank Future – Tools of Destruction, Folklore, Heavenly Sword, NBA 08, Little Big Planet, Uncharted – Drake’s Fortune.
  • Infamous trailer
  • Grand Turismo trailer
  • Killzone 2 video
  • Jack Tretton wraps it all up

E3: Nintendo’s press conference

Nintendo’s press conference starts 9.00am PDT (Los Angeles time) or 18.00 CET (Eurpean Central Time). Spellingmistakes may happen.

I will try to blog live, while watching GameSpot’s live stream.

  • The show starts with a vidoe montage of Wii, DS and newsclips
  • Reggie welcome us
  • Game growth is up 50% in US, 42% in UK, 114% in Japan
  • 69% of game industry growth comes from Nintendo
  • 2002: 70% home consoles, 30% portable
  • 2007: 50-50
  • The gaming audince is getting older (more people play videogame), and more female gamers are joining
  • Nintendo games appeal to a wider audience
  • DS is selling 40 million units worldwide
  • Wii sold out worldwide for 33 weeks
  • “Nintendo is the future”
  • US: 60 Wii games, 300 DS games
  • More news clip
  • Wii-zapper is presented (to hold Wii-mote and Nunchuck) – retail price $19.99
  • Showing some Wii games
  • Super Smash Brawl – US launch December 3rd
  • Video showing the community
  • DS: Talk and show of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Wii: Metroid Prime 3
  • Video (news clip) showing Nintendo online features
  • 5.5 million DS users have been online
  • 5.6 million game downloads on Wii Shop Channel
  • WiiWare – new downloadable content, comming next year
  • Check Mii Out – a new channel, vote on other Mii’s
  • Madden NFL 08 and FIFA Soccer 08 – will be online game, Dragon Quest
  • Mario Kart online, comming in Q1 next year (Wii-Wheel will come package with the game)
  • New video showing people play Wii and DS
  • Satoru Iwata (president of Nintendo) enters the stage – talks about what atracts players
  • Vision: “Destroy the pshycological barries between new and hardcore players, games are for everybody.”
  • Another video showing family play
  • Brain Age 2 – August 20th in US
  • Super Mario Galaxy – November 12th in US
  • Highschool Musical – DS & Wii
  • Rayman Raving Rabbits 2 – Wii
  • My Word Coach – DS
  • My Life Coach – DS
  • Video showing the Wii gaming is healthy
  • Wii Fit – exercise game (comes with a Wii-balance board)
  • Shingeru Myamoto enters the stage
  • Myamoto talks about Wii Fit
  • Reggie’s BMI is 27.51
  • The show ends with a new video real

It was and OK show. No supprises. I realy look forward to see more of Mario Kart and Mario Galaxy.

E3: Xbox 360 trailer

Mircosoft show a trailer with Xbox 360 games on their press conference, and here’s the list and picture.
  • Preject Gotham Racing 4
  • Dynasty Warriors: GUDAM
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Strangehold
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Lost Odyssey
  • NBA Live 08
  • Mass Effect
  • Fatal Interia
  • Medal of Honor – Airborne
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
  • Ace Combat 6:Fires of Liberation
  • NHL 08
  • Assasin’s Creed
  • Spider Man: Friend or Foe?
  • The Simpsons Game
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction
  • NASCAR 08
  • Eternal Sonata
  • BioShock
  • Madden NFL 08
  • Tony Hawk’s Ground
  • Crash of the Titans
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Orange Box
  • Bee Movie Game
  • Rock Band
  • NARUTO: Race of the Ninja





























E3: Xbox Live Arcade

Microsoft showed a trailer of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game which will come this year. Here’s the list and picture.

  • Bomberman Live
  • Undertow
  • Hexic 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (available for download)
  • War World
  • Sensible World of Soccer
  • Every Extend Extra Extreme
  • Geono
  • Wing Commander Arena
  • Feeding Frenzt 2: Shipwreck Showdown
  • Track & Field
  • Spyglass Board Games
  • Golden Axe (available for download)
  • Space Giraffe
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix
  • World Puzzle
  • Marathon: Durandal
  • Poker Smash
  • Switchball
  • Tetris Splash
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
  • Boku Sudoku


















E3 – Mircosoft’s press conference

Microsoft will be the first to kick-off the E3 press conferences. It start at 8.30pm PDT (Los Angeles time) or 05.30am CET (Central European Time).

I will try to blog live if I manage. I’m watching live stream online from IGN.com, Gamespot.com and G4.com.

Keywords of what’s happening:

  • Petter More opens the show
  • Viva Pinata – Party Animal (trailer)
  • Mass effect (trailer) – comming November
  • They showing a bunch of trailers (can’t write them all)
  • Jeff Bell enters (visepresident of international marketing)
  • He talks about Seen it? and a new controller (like the Buzz for PS2)
  • Naruto – Rise of a Ninja trailer
  • Reggie Bush enters, play Madden ’08 with Bell
  • There is 7 million Xbox Live members (a new member every 8 seconds since last E3)
  • 45 mill. game downloads
  • Xbox Live Arcade trailers: Bomberman Live, Hexic 2, Sonic the Hedgehog, War worlds, Sensible soccer, Wing Commander, Track & Field, Spyglass broad game, Golden Axe, Tetris Splash, Boku Suduko (and some more, probably lot of spelling mistakes, since they came fast)
  • Sonic the Hedgehoge and Golden Axe are availbe to download today
  • 2000 hours of video on Markedplace, 500 hours of HD
  • Users have used $125 mill. on download content since the 360 launch
  • Disney Classic movies is comming to Xbox Live Markedplace, will be available do download to night in HD (in US)
  • HD video download is comming to Canda and Europe this fall
  • Elite is comming to Europe August 24th
  • Shane Kim (vise president) enters the scene
  • They are playing PGR4 on the scene
  • Lost Odyssey trailer
  • Games for Windows: Viva Pinata and Gears of War (comming this holiday)
  • Cliffy B. lead designer of Gears of War enter to show the game
  • Peter More get back on stage
  • Sega, Eidos, THQ signed on to Games for Windows Live
  • Games for Windows trailers: Flight Simulator X, Bee Movie Game, Hellgate: London, Stranglehold, Gears of War, BioShock, Crysis, Blacksite: Area 51, Lost Planet, Kane & Lynch,Zoo Tycoon 2, Viva Pinata (and others, to fast to type)
  • Call of Dudty 4: Modern Warfare – trailer (360/Windows) – two of the designer show the game on stage. A beta version will be available online.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – trailer (comes to US and Europe in October)
  • Moore talks about Japanese developers supporting Xbox 360
  • Resident Evil 5 trailer (the game is comming next year)
  • Assassin’s Creed is beeing played buy the Ubisoft developers
  • They are showing a Halo 3 short trailer
  • Halo 3 special edition console comming this Fall (it’s green)
  • More Halo 3 trailer
  • The show is over

My first reaction is that it was an OK press conference. There where no big suprices, but more of confirmation that we may have heard roumers about or thougt would be announced to night (or morning, depends on where you live).

PlayStation 3 price-cut in North-America

Sony is cutting the the price of PS3 by US$100, so the 60GB PS3 will now cost you $499. Sony have also confirmed that they will release a 80GB PS3 version with Motorstorm included at $599. This version is available from August in North-America. There is now when and if Europe will get a price cut. (Source: Playstation.com)

The PlayStation 3 sale on Amazon.com have gone up 2700% the last day since news of the price-cute was released yesterday.

E3: The press conferences

The Big Three, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will have press conferences before E3 starts. And they hopefully will reveal some good news about upcoming games. I’m looking forward to it and will when the conferences are over, post news on my blog that interest me (and maybe you too).

This is the press conferences (the times are for LA, USA):

Microsoft – Tuesday 10th at 8:30 PM PST (Wednesday 11th, 05.30 AM CET)

Nintendo – Wednesday 11th at 9:00 AM PST (Wednesday 11th, 18.00 CET)

Sony – Wednesday 11th at 11:30 AM PST (Wednesday 11th, 20.30 CET)

The time and date in ( ) is for Central European Time. People in UK have to -1 hour. I do hope my time calculation is right.

The good new is that you can watch these conferences LIVE on the web from several different websides. You should head over to:

IGN.com

GameSpot.com

1UP.com