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Sony Conference at E3

So what can I say. Overall this was a great show. Alot of great games announced a few suprises and even tho their motion capture control that they showed was not as impressive as Project Natal by Microsoft. The feel of the whole show and all the great trailers made this overall better. PSP GO was talked about and several new PSP games were announced such as Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker seems to be a multiplayer experience for the PSP. Hideo Kojima was also sure to mention that the game was not a spinof from the metal gear story, but a new episode of the saga already loved by so many.

Resident Evil for PSP was just mentioned and sadly not alot of information was given on this title.

Final Fantasy XIII was ofcourse shown with a great new trailer that would probably take your breath away if you were there in person (That was some huge screen they had to show trailers on). Soon after this trailer they also announced a Playstation 3 exclusive game: Final Fantasy XIV – Online. A new online game in the FF univserse, and maybe this time it will truly break out as a great game (looked good from where I was sitting).

The live multiplayer presentation of the game MAG made my jaw drop. When they told us about this PS3 exclusive game with a multiplayer capability of 256(!) players at the same time. This may just be the game that pushes me over to get a PS3 now togheter with Killzone 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4.

Sony was finaly able to really show what the PS3 can do and the quality they’ve been aiming for. Even tho its been slow uptil now, the tide seems to turn as several new and great games are exlusivly released for PS3. A few examples are:

The third game in the ICO saga called: The Last Guardian. To really understand and see the artistic feel of this game I will urge you to go and look for the E3 trailer of this game. It looked amazing!

ModNation Racers which is somewhat of a followup on Little Big Planet gives us a world of racing where we can customize, create and share anything and everything. A casual game for gamers? Intresting.
Ofcourse this also gave us my favourite quote from this E3: “I like mountains, he likes cheep.”

Several other games that are worth and will be mentioned in this blog within the coming days:
God Of War III
Assassins Creed 2
Uncharted 2
Assassins Creed Bloodlines
The new motion controller from sony.
PSP GO and and PSN.

And much much more.
Thank you Sony for a great show.

/Alex
@Start And Select
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E3 News 2 – EA conference.

So lets get togehter and look at what EA had to show us this year. I must say that I wish that DICE had been there to tell us about Bad Company 2. No such luck im afraid, no showing of Army Of two: 40 days either. Sad, would have been a good showing.

The games that really stood out this evening were:
Need For Speed – Shift
The cockpit vision for this game was insane, the graphics as well. Im not much for motorsports game (or sports games for that matter), but this looks intresting and I will look into it.

Mass Effect 2 (Tho it was a bit short).
Not much to add to this really. Mass Effect 2 continues the saga!

The Saboteur
This game just keeps on growing on me, the trailer still looks awesome, and the ingame photage impressed me. A gta4 meets assassins creed in world war II… cant be less than perfect.

Crysis 2 (announcment)
Announced for 360, ps3 and PC. Awesome for all console gamers out there. Not much was revealed about this title except for… well… the title.

APB – All Points Bulletin
It started by looking so good with everything that you could customize, a open world like gta, but it kinda made me lose intrest half through the trailer. To repetetive… but it looked great and may be worth looking into in the coming months.

Star Wars – Old Republic.
The trailer that kicked your ass! Literally. Even tho im not a big mmo fan this trailer… wow let me tell ya… well acctualy. Let me post it once I find it shall I? You will have to make it out for yourself.

Brutal Legends
Ozzy and Lemmy!? And Jack Black! Humour assured… the game itself… well who cares did I mention Jack Black and Lemmy?

Other titles mentioned:
Dantes Infero
Sims 3
Littlest Pet Shop
Charm Girls
Dragon Age
Fight Night Round 4
EA Active Expansion
EA Sports – Mixed Martial Arts
EA Sports online
EA Team Builder (to customize your teams in EA sports games)
Grand Slam Tennis

So overall… im not impressed really. APB looks intresting but wasent making me go: omg omg omg! The Saboteur was the best part for me personally. Good game looking good and I want to see more!

/Alex
@Start And Select
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Alan Wake – Metal Gear Solid for 360.

Its true. Metal Gear Solid will be comming to the xbox 360, as it seems. The game will be called: Metal Gear Solid: Rising. More news about this will be released in about two hours (hopefully).

And finaly! Some photage of Alan Wake, isnt it about time?
Take a look first ingame photage:

/Alex
@Start And Select
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