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Sony E3 2008 presser rundown

Here we are with the lowdown on what went on at the Sony presser: Sony waffled – as they tend to do – about how great the PlayStation was / is and will be. That’s how they kicked things off at their conference, as cocky and arrogant as ever. It was all about old games (Tekken, Crash, GTA etc) and sales figures, then they cut to the now and revealed a few goodies. All for you, short and sweet, after the jumperoo.

Resistance Fall of Man 2
This got a fair bit of screen time needless to say, but it’s old news now isn’t it. They id say it’s more than a single player game now with 8 player co-op and 60 player competitive. It also “offers more than any shooter in 2008”…. Riiiiight.

God of War III PS3 announced
No one was shocked at this announcement and there was diddly all else said about it other than pretty trailer with lots of, well, GoW mayhem.

MAG: Massive Action Game by Sony
Sony announced a new game presently titled ‘MAG: Massive Action Game’ – though it looked a little SOCOM – and they’re saying it will be playable with up to 256 players. I have to say I’m dubious of such a claim given my experience online with the PS3 with less than 10 players, but we’ll see. The game will include large scale airdrops and squad combat.

LittleBigPlanet delayed a tad
Apparently it will be October now and reiterated upon, so not that much longer to wait. Not that shocking given just how many PS3 titles hit the slippage road.

Greatest Hits retail US for $30.
Titles in the Greatest Hits for PS3 include: Assassin’s Creed, COD3, Fight Night, MotorStorm, NFS Carbon. Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Oblivion, Resistance, R6 Vegas. Staggered release dates.

PS2 rolling out over 130 titles
Yes the PS2 is still a hot property with loads of titles coming out over the next 12 months or so. Some of the big ones: Yakuza 2, Madden, Mercenaries 2, NCAA Football 09, SingStar Pop Vol. 2, Star Wars Force Unleashed, Tiger Woods, Warriors Orochi 2. To list but a few.

Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty announced
Don’t get too excited, it’s a PSN title. It will be cheaper, but also shorter, oh no, please tell us episodic gaming isn’t coming to Ratchet and Clank! Seems so. Other PSN titles shown: Fat Princess, flOwer, PixelJunk Eden, Ragdoll Kung Fu, Siren Blood Curse.

LocoRoco 2 announced for PSP – Yay!
Amongst the PSP titles announced at E3, one stood out for us, yes it’s LocoRoco 2! We loved the first, so here’s hoping the second is just as zany. Also announced: Buzz! Master Quiz, Midnight Club: L.A., NBA 09 Inside, Patapon 2, Resistance: Retribution, Super Stardust Portable and Valkyria Chronicles.

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5 Responses to “Sony E3 2008 presser rundown”

  1. Zefbot says:

    I think nearly everything Sony had to say was inadvertently leaked a few weeks ago so nothing was much of a surprise.
    They must be hurting from losing Final Fantasy XIII exclusivity though, ouch!

  2. nipomo says:

    Still learning about PS3, what’s a PSN title? How is it different from a regular title?

  3. PSN stands for PlayStation Network. This is the network Sony use online (for gaming and their store). A PSN title is therefore a downloadable title available over the Sony Network from the PlayStation Store – much like the XBL Marketplace.
    Hope that helps!
    Note to self.. try not to use gamer jargon without explaination!

  4. Nipomo says:

    Thanks very much! That was a very clear explanation. I’ll have to explore the PSN. Been mostly working on getting my charectors to act coordinated as they explore the games. I’m looking less like a drunken sailor all the time now.
    When I write about games I try to use the acronim (sp?)then the real name in ()like KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic) for the first mention and then use the acronim for the rest of the post. That way newbies can learn and its a clear signal I mean to be helpful not snotty. I don’t always remember but I try.

  5. Digital Angel says:

    Am sad, but not surprised about LittleBigPlanet getting the all too familiar release date push back. It looks to be such an awesome title.
    Another interesting announcement from Sony was the removal from all new PS3 units of backwards compatibility to play PS2 games. I know that they did it here in Aust to drop the price, but now world wide? Wow.

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