Jun 10, 2013

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E3 2013: Sony E3 Press Conference Live Blog


Prepare yourself for Sony’s E3 presentation tonight at 6pm PDT/9pm EST. Sony has a great deal on the line with their presentation, especially following a solid showing from Microsoft earlier today. Strong exclusives and shocking reveals, however, such as the shape of the actual PS4 console, may yet win the day for them. Perhaps Naughty Dog has a trick up their sleeves following the critically-acclaimed The Last of Us? Maybe Kingdom Hearts 3 or a new Final Fantasy are waiting to be announced. Be sure to tune into this Vivid Gamer live blog for the latest.

20:07 pm

This is Rubin, signing out. Special thanks to Michael for his amazing screen shots. Those on Twitter, be sure to visit Vividgamer.com for more news.

20:05 pm

That appears to be it for Sony’s conference. They had an extremely strong showing, to say the least.

20:03 pm

PS4. 9. Not bad at all.

20:03 pm

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20:02 pm

Cloud Service for PS4, PS3, Vita announced. Gamers can access full games from the cloud.

20:00 pm

Destiny in 2014. Partnership w/Bungie/Activision announced for further growth of the game.

20:00 pm

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19:58 pm

Ease of dropping into the fight with your friends is shown. Action quickly escalates as now three players battle together.

19:54 pm

Crowd cheers at every big kill and earth-shattering explosion of Destiny. Two demo-players having genuine fun on stage.

19:53 pm

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19:52 pm

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19:51 pm

Destiny looks absolutely stunning. Showing persistent online co-op as two friends live-demo an assault on a wall.

19:47 pm

Bungue and Activision present Destiny. World gameplay premiere.

19:46 pm

PS+ members get Drive Club immediately for free at launch.

19:45 pm

Ps+ memberships carry over to PS4 as well as PS3 and Vita. Unified membership.

19:43 pm

In a direct stab at Microsoft, PS4 games also don’t require any forced online check-ins. Crowd explodes in joy.

19:42 pm

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19:41 pm

PS4 does not restrict Used Games. Crowd goes compltely wild. Rightly so.

19:40 pm

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19:40 pm

Mad Max officially announced, likely in time for the upcoming Tom Hardy film. PS4 has exclusive survival kit.

19:40 pm

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19:38 pm

We move on now to what appears to be Mad Max! Quite unexpected.

19:38 pm

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19:37 pm

Elder Scrolls Online trailer features 1st person combat, massive scale, rousing music. Spring 2014.

19:35 pm

NBA2K14 transistions logically to Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls Online.

19:35 pm

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19:34 pm

We move into sports showings. Lebron James and Video Game Lebron have a conversation. Hysterical.

19:34 pm

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19:33 pm

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19:33 pm

Watch Dogs on PS4 features extra hour of gameplay and exclusive costume on PS4.

19:31 pm

Watch Dogs demo has protagonist manupulating environment to assist his friends escape.

19:31 pm

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19:31 pm

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19:27 pm

The amazing-looking Watch Dogs gets a live-demo.  The protagonist attempts to rescue T-Bone. A friend.

19:25 pm

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19:25 pm

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19:24 pm

Kenway leaps from cliffs, to the mast of a ship, begins a naval battle, all in a few smooth, real-time motions.

19:22 pm

Live demo of AC4 features stealth in the jungle, as Kenway follows two conspirators and kills quite a few people.

19:21 pm

Seems almost sad to go from the excitement of the new to yet another AC4 trailer. Looks great and swashbuckling.

19:19 pm

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19:18 pm

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19:18 pm

Kingdom Hearts 3 is real. Wow. And FFXV. Exclusives. Amazing announcements.

19:18 pm

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19:17 pm

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19:17 pm

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19:17 pm

Could it be? Could it really be Kingdom Hearts 3?

19:16 pm

Combat and movement are fluid and very fast. Lots of leaping from enemy to enemy. Final Fantasy Versus XV! Rebranded.

19:14 pm

Trailer begins, if only to prove that Final Fantasy Versus 13 still exists and still looks beautiful.

19:12 pm

Tetsuya Nomura of Square Enix to discuss a new game! The crowd cheers wildly.

19:11 pm

Final game is Galaxy. Far too brief for so much creativity. All exclusive console debuts on PS4.

19:11 pm

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19:10 pm

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19:10 pm

Oddworld Inhabitants with a full remake of the original game, Oddworld: New and Tasty!

19:09 pm

Mercenary Kings, Don’t Starve, OctoDad, Secret Ponchos, Outlast all previewed. All very cool.

19:09 pm

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19:07 pm

PS4 allows developers to self-publish. Earns a spirited applause from the audience.

19:07 pm

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19:06 pm

Transistor, Supergiant Studios follow up to Bastion, is now being shown. Gorgeous.

19:06 pm

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19:04 pm

Adam Boyes, VP, 3rd Party Relations, SCEA steps out. Introduces Supergiant Games.

19:04 pm

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19:03 pm

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19:03 pm

Tone shifts as it turns out old man was only acting. The Dark Sorceror. To be continued tomorrow at 1pm.

19:01 pm

Quantic Dream has developed a 12 min tech demo. Shows hyper-detailed old man from facial demo months ago.

18:59 pm

Knack, Killzone, and Drive Club all confirmed for launch, with Infamous Second Son for Q1 2014.

18:57 pm

Narrative trailer for Prototype Second Son. Emphasis on verticality and banter.

18:56 pm

New trailers for Killzone Shadow Fall, set in the woods, and Drive Club, set on a race track.

18:56 pm

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18:54 pm

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18:53 pm

The Order 1886. Looks great.

18:53 pm

Has a nice steampunk feel, with trains and carriages and muskets and monsters in the fog.

18:51 pm

12 new IPs. One of which is by Ready at Dawn. The trailer begins with a quote.

18:48 pm

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18:48 pm

President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shu Yoshida, steps out.

18:47 pm

Redbox Instant, Netflix, Live Events Viewer, Flixster are all heading to the PSN/PS4.

18:46 pm

Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited on Day One, with absurd amounts of media. Just for you.

18:45 pm

Lynton announces brand new content/programming exclusive to PSN and PS4. Focus on gamers.

18:42 pm

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18:42 pm

CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Michael Lynton, has started speaking.

18:41 pm

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18:40 pm

ThPS4 design has just been revealed. Interesting, slanted rectangle shape. Very sharp and stylish.

18:38 pm

GTA 5 gets a PS3 bundle with a unique headset, for 0 out soon.

18:37 pm

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18:37 pm

Batman Arkham Origins out October 25th, with Knightfall and 60s Batman skins exclusives.

18:35 pm

Batman Arkham Origins gets a great trailer outlining the plot and new voice of Batman himself.

18:33 pm

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18:33 pm

Beyond Two Souls gets an action-packed narrative trailer, segues to Gran Turismo 6.

18:30 pm

Blue danube in the background of a trailer for a charming looking game, Rain.



18:28 pm

The Last of Us gets a trailer now for some reason, followed by a new game, Puppeteer.

18:26 pm


18:25 pm

The Walking Dead: 400 Days is a sequel heading to the Vita! No word if exclusive or not.

18:24 pm

Gameplay clips of Batman Arkham Origins, Killzone Mercenary, and Tearaway.

18:23 pm

Tretton talks about Playstation Vita first. Says Vita is only just getting started.

18:20 pm

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA, stepped out and began speaking.

18:18 pm

Here we go! There’s nice sizzle reel of tons of titles to look forward to.

18:18 pm

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18:16 pm

One minute till showtime! Seriously, this time.

18:08 pm

A bit of a delay before the conference, it would seem.

17:59 pm

The show is right about to start.

17:45 pm

Fifteen minutes till Sony’s conference. Get ready.


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About Rubin Quarcoopome

When I was a kid, I was hopelessly addicted to a PC game starring a Rambo-esque jackrabbit named Jazz. He would run through his vibrant, pixelated world shooting turtles with a comically oversized gun - it practically dared you to wonder where a rabbit got a firearm - all to rescue his one true rabbit love. Now that I type that, it's hard not admit that Jazz Jackrabbit had a pretty ridiculous story. But it was fun, and it got me into gaming, and now, in my 20s, that love for the medium hasn't dulled in the slightest. I've a very special place in my heart for RPGs, platformers, and fighting games, with Chrono Trigger, Spyro the Dragon, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl being some of my favorite titles ever. Now, I play pretty much everything I get the chance to on my Xbox 360, 3DS, PSP, and PC. Feel free to follow or add me on Twitter (@rujabes) and Xbox Live (Rujabes), or take a look at my humor blog (rujabes.wordpress.com). I'm always up for a chat or a match or two of something or another.