Tuesday, July 15, 2008

E3 2008 Sony Conference Highlights

A very detailed demo of Resistance 2 is shown, in what appears to be a very intense boss battle.
8-player online co-op.
60-player online multiplayer.
Resistance 2 trailer shown, all the footage in it was captured right from the game, suggesting that this "trailer" is actually the opening movie to the game.

Sony was able to show all of their hardware and software stats, by creating a very impressive custom level in Little Big Planet.
PS3 will soon launch in Latin America.
Greatest Hits PS3 titles will only cost $29.99

More than 130 titles coming to PlayStation 2 this year.
PS2 only costs $129 now.
New LEGO Batman PS2, comes with LEGO Batman game and Justice League DVD for $149. The bundle will be available this fall.

All PlayStation users will have a single log-in for PSN, making it "easier to migrate from PS2 to PS3."

Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Announced!
It begins where Tools of Destruction left off.
It is a shorter game, that's at a cheaper price point, but is made out to be a good start for anyone just getting into the franchise.
It is a PS3 exclusive to be released this summer for $15 over PSN!!!

Sony calls Home "the binding factor of the PlayStation Network"
They show a trailer of PlayStation Home.

They are now bragging about having many companies providing content to Sony for download on PlayStation 3. Many of the companies they mention also already provide content to Microsoft on the Xbox 360.

Uh Oh, it takes about an hour to download a 2-hour movie in standard definition....
But there is a progressive download feature, which is nice.

All of the new content will be available on the PlayStation Store tonight.
And they are adding new titles every week.

New PSP Ratchet & Clank Bundle comes with Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, National Treasure: Book of Secrets UMD, a 1GB memory stick, and Ecchochrome for $199.

Resistance: Retribution Announced for PSP and dated for 2009!

Software highlight reel was then showed for the PSP.
It showed Star Wars: Force Unleashed, Madden NFL 2009, Loco Roco 2, Super Stardust Portable, LEGO, Patabon 2, and some others.

For MLB the show, videos can be uploaded directly to YouTube after a partnership with Google. This will be available by the end of the month.

80GB PS3 for only $399!

God of War III Trailer shown. Very brief. BEAUTIFUL graphics.

Infamous dated for Spring 2009.

M.A.G. Announced (Massive Action Game)
Trailer shown.

Conference Ends.

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