The last of the three main conferences ended today with Sony taking up the last slot of the Big 3. Here at Neowin we blogged all three of the main events as they unfolded and we hope you enjoyed our coverage of gaming news as it starts to expand.
We have gathered our thoughts of today's Sony conference with a general run through with the games, software and hardware that were shown.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Game play Footage
David Corris (Corris): Uncharted 2 was a good opening, as someone who loved the first game and can't wait for the second, I really loved how this one is playing out.
The graphics were pretty impressive, and it seemingly had some immense draw distance going on at the showing and the game is continuing the same film like quality in its story telling.
Can't wait for this one, and I can't wait to jump into the beta later tonight.
Live Game play
David Corris (Corris): It was nice to finally see MAG in action, they had been throwing around the "256 players" a lot since it was announced, and I have been a bit weary of pulling it off without it looking horrific or running as fast as a turtle, but they did what they said they would and showed off a full 256 player game.
It looked pretty good, the map looked huge, and it will be nice forcing people into squads to play properly, though the lack of a microphone with every Playstation 3 will hold proper team work back.
David Corris (Corris): As Jack Tretton said, the PSP Go was one of the worst kept secrets for this years E3.
Was it impressive? not at all really, but it was nice to see them going somewhere with it, even if it was forcing it to be a digital only device.
Though keeping them both in the market might confuse some customers, but I think we all would have preferred a PSP2.
The price point of $250 is far too much, it should be getting cheaper not more expensive.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): The concept is good. The look and price though is nothing short of ugly. 250 dollars for this? Definitely not really worth it yet. My guess is the reason for the huge price tag is because of the built in flash memory.
Media Manager, SenseMe & Native Video Downloads
David Corris (Corris): What to say about these extra services, its nice to see they are putting more effort into their software packages, but it has never really been where Sony's strength lies.
Native Video support for the PSP however will be wanted by some who might want to download a quick film to watch before they go on a journey.
Gran Turismo for PSP
David Corris (Corris): Gran Turismo for the PSP was shown many years ago, and it has finally reared its face again, and for a racing series that has always prided itself on its graphic quality, it looks pretty good on the PSP from what was shown.
Those who love the racer and own a PSP will no doubt want to get their hands on this for some portable driving action.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): This is exactly what I wanted and Sony did not disappoint. The game looked amazing and with 800 cars including NASCAR and the WRC license the good couldn't get much better. Not only that, it looks like a PS2 game. This is definitely going to be Sony's marquee game for their handheld.
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker for PSP
David Corris (Corris): I thought it was interesting how much emphasis Kojima was putting on Peace Walker being a true sequel to the Metal Gear Solid series so far.
It looked nice, better than the PS1 metal gears, but doesn't have quite the shine or textures of the PS2, but that is to be expected, I look forward to its release, i can't resist a good Metal Gear game.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): The true sequel to Metal Gear 3? And Kojima is producing the game? This is going to be great. The trailer looked awesome and the multiplayer concept of the game seems pretty cool as well.
Resident Evil for PSP
David Corris (Corris): I think this was possibly rumoured to be coming a good while ago, but now that Capcom are actually getting around to making a brand new game for the PSP I hope it turns out to be a hit, maybe it might take the game back to its more horror and less action origins.
Final Fantasy 7
50 other classic PS1 games heading to PSN
David Corris (Corris): Final Fantasy 7 for the Playstation had already hit the Playstation Store in Japan, but now it is finally coming out in other countries, I for one am happy for it, I have had to replace my Final Fantasy 7 on numerous occasions due to losing or scratching a disk.
Its also nice to see Sony pushing for more Classic PS1 games to appear on the store, but we all really wanted some sort of PS2 store to go live.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): This is definitely good news, now all we need is a remake of the game.
6.5 million users worldwide
100 virtual items come to Home each month
Infamous, Buzz and Socom coming to Home and more developer support.
David Corris (Corris): Sony have continued to support Home and are trying to keep it relevant as possible, it definitely seems to have a fanbase that is growing as they keep it updated with as much content as they can.
And seeing how they are getting more spaces out there for users to run around in, I can only hope the content is coming to keep them entertained as well, though the poker game seems to be really quite popular.
Exclusive from Rockstar
David Corris (Corris): Barely anything was said or shown about "Agent" from Rockstar besides that it will be based during the 1970's and that you will be going around the world, who knows what that measn when it comes to game play, but I will be looking forward to it either way.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): I would be excited if I knew what to be excited for? No real info shown, but it's from Rockstar so it should be good.
David Corris (Corris): From what was shown the game is looking really good, I enjoyed the first even though certain game play aspects were rather limiting at times, graphically it looks damn good, and being able to swim is great seeing as in the first when you hit water you drowned.
With the added ability of flight, which hopefully wont be one of these silly things developers only shove in for one mission, the game looks to be a hit, and if the bugs and annoyances from the first have been worked out, then it should be a really polished game.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): Never really was a fan of the first (doing the same thing over and over can only be so much fun), but this one looks promising. Graphically the game is stunning.
Final Fantasy 13 & Final Fantasy 14 Online
FF14 Exclusive announcement
David Corris (Corris): Nice to see Final Fantasy return to a Sony conference, after last year they hadn't said much, but with a new trailer for Final Fantasy 13, and the announcement that Final Fantasy 14 Online will be coming, I can only look forward to both games.
Though I rarely touch a MMO, this might be the one to change my mind if done right.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): More Final Fantasy! Can never be a bad thing. The new MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 looks pretty cool. Maybe this will be the first MMORPG I'll actually play?
Playstation 3 Motion Controller
On Stage Demo
David Corris (Corris): What was shown for the Playstation 3 Motion Controller wasn't too bad of a showing. From the looks of it, it has a more advanced way of tracking a users gestures than Nintendos Wii Controllers, but is still something you hold in your hand which Microsoft seem are trying to progress from, and it looked a bit odd to say the least but it was a prototype.
I look forward to seeing what they do with it, maybe that Lightsabre game can show up on the Ps3.
Garrett Dodd (rajputwarrior): I thought it looked really cool. It's kind of like a combination of Microsoft's Natal Project and the Nintendo Wii. It looks really cool and we should see some cool stuff.
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