3D Gaming - Killzone 3 demoed live in 3D - out February 2011 - will use Move controls - Gran Turismo, Sly Cooper, and Motorstorm coming in 3D (not sure if these are new releases, or patched existing games) - other 3D games shown in a highlight reel - MLB The Show, The Fight, Tumble, Tron, Shawn White, NBA 2K11, Mortal Kombat; some of these will use Move controls too
PS Move - Sorcery, a third-person fantasy game - out Spring 2011 - Heroes on the Move - basically sounds like Smash Bros. but with Sony characters like Ratchet, Clank, Sly Cooper, and Daxter - Move releases Sept. 19. $50 for a wand by itself; $100 for a bundle with the camera, a wand, and Sports Champions - Socom, Echochrome II, EyePet, and Killzone will have Move - Resident Evil 5, Toy Story 3, and Heavy Rain will be patched to support Move
PSP - InviZimals - "an augmented reality game" - another God Of War game - Valkyria Chonicles PSP
Other Stuff - LittleBigPlanet 2 looks really cool - Medal of Honor has exclusive PS3 content - PlayStation Plus is a paid online subscription which gets exclusive features, early demos, beta invites, full games, and a discount on the PSN Store - $18 for 3 months or $50 for a year - Steam integration with PS3 - Portal 2 coming to PS3 - Assassin's Creed multiplayer beta will be PS3-only - Gran Turismo 5 out Nov. 2 - PS3 Twisted metal out next year
- hype for the PS3 of the PS Move. Out September 21st (all dates for North America). The main controller itself is $49. If you're like most people, you'll also need to pick up the PS Eye (required for Move to work; calibration will be trick), so a bundle with the main controller, the camera, a game (their version of WiiSports) and a demo disc will be $99. A new PS3 with all of this is "only $399". 40 games before March '11 will support or require the Move, and they announced a lot of games just emphaize games will be using the Move. Surprised to be thinking about this but $50 is cheaper than I was expecting and I already have the Eye.
- official announcement of PlayStation Plus, the rumored premium pay service. Everything you get for free on PS3, you will continue to get for free (that's what they always say), but subscribers will get exclusive content, early access to betas/demos, free full games, and a feature that will automatically detect/download/install updates. That last one really should be free; they never really take things away, but they stop giving things you would've otherwise recieved once they start charging. It'll be $18/3months, or $50 a year, and it sounds like the first thee months will be free (for a limited time, so don't hesistate to give them your credit card number.) The big push is that they'll be giving you $50 worth of content every month, so you'd be silly not to sign up.
I sound more against the idea than I actually am. If the full games are any good, this may be a better bargain than GameFly.
- PSP will have 70 new games between now and the end of the year. And a new ad campaign. And still no one buying it, oh well.
2011 - Twisted Metal - this is the one I'm most excited for - Infamous 2 - Killzone 3, in 3D & useing Move - Sorcery, a Move game. Think Harry Potter. - Dead Space 2 - Portal 2 - notable because Portal 1 on PS3 was disappointing and the developer called the PS3 a joke. They made many jokes about it here.
Unclear Date (which might mean someone knows and I just don't know) - Heroes on the Move - see name! Sony first part characters (Jax & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank) - Time Crisis, uses Move - SingStar Dance, uses Move - Echochrome 2, uses Move
Other Stuff - After being a major topic the last few years, it feels like PS Home was given as much emphasis as the PS2. They mentioned that you can visit a replica of the E3 booth on Home, but no hype of exciting new developments or such.
- There was a super great rant by Kevin Butler than I need to see.
Originally posted by thecubsfanSurprised to be thinking about this but $50 is cheaper than I was expecting and I already have the Eye.
$50 is just the price of the ice cream cone, it's another $30 for the nunchuck.
The nunchuck isn't any of the bundles, which I hope means it's going to be non-essential. Even if it's meant to be, if dramatically fewer people are going to get it to begin with, it doesn't make sense to design for it and maybe it'll become non-essential that way.
Weird to see Gabe Newell there. He still doesn't care for console development, especially the PS3, and the company's future still so heavily tied with the PC.
It does seem like he's getting to do the game the wants to do it. Maybe this is part of some plan to irradiate the feelings about PS3 being tougher to develop for by converting the least convertible.
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quick review: inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood is a nice short trip thru inFAMOUS 2 world. Familiar but different enough that it's worth the $10. Also, you get to go running around the city collecting things, and that's catnip for me.