The lights are on
With Microsoft and Nintendo out of the way, we turn our gaze to Sony. Though many think Sony's already run out of tricks with the recent Infamous 2, Killzone 3, and LittleBigPlanet 2 announcements, we know better than to expect nothing new out of its Tuesday press conference. Here are our best guesses:
Rockstar Teases Agent AgainLast year Sony teased a PlayStation exclusive game from the uber-talented Rockstar North team called Agent. Sony and the public have waited impatiently for the Grand Theft Auto IV creators to show off the fruits of their labor, and we expect a short video teaser to run at Sony’s press conference. After that, it’s probably back to a long dormant period away from the public eye as the team simultaneously chisels away at Grand Theft Auto V, which Take Two shareholders and financial analysts alike are clamoring for unrepentantly.Sony Goes All In On 3DSony isn’t always on the cutting edge of technology, but it certainly holds its place on the expensive edge. Most of the company’s CES booth was dedicated to a wide array of pocket-gouging 3D capable products, from a new line a Bravia HDTVs to 3D-ready Blu-ray players. This trend will continue at E3 as Sony attempts to position the PlayStation 3 as the console leader for the decades-old technology that has received a new lifeline thanks to Avatar and active shutter glasses. Press conference attendees will be handed 3D glasses to be wowed by old games with stereoscopic 3D updates and new announcements featuring full 3D integration.Sony Announces More HD PS2 CollectionsIt was hard to pass up the God of War Collection earlier this year. It took two of the best games of all-time, gave them a beautiful HD makeover, and released them together at the affordable $39.99 price point. It was a fantastic deal for fans, and introduced many to the series that missed out the first time around. Considering how many classic games were released on the PS2, it only makes sense for this trend to continue. There are already rumors of an Ico/Shadow of the Colossus pack, and other no-brainers would include series like Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, and Ratchet & Clank. It makes sense for Sony to continue this trend, as it's easy money for them and a great bargain for fans.Killzone 3 Demoed with PlayStation Move And 3DKillzone 3 is one of Sony’s big guns this year, and the company will arm that gun with the bullets that are going to be driving its business strategy for the next couple of years: 3D tech and PlayStation Move. Using Sony’s new motion controller, players will be able to shoot and move around the virtual battlefield in explosive sci-fi battles. By adding optional 3D effects to the battles, Sony will tout it as "the most immersive shooter experience ever made."
The Last Guardian Steals The ShowThe new info on Team Ico's highly anticipated project, The Last Guardian, will reinvigorate the crowd at Sony's press conference after suffering through 97 PlayStation Move demos. The beautiful third-person action/adventure game was first revealed at last year's E3, and we have a hunch we'll finally get to see more. Amid chatter about things we're already aware of: The future of PSN, Move, and the push toward 3D, a new breathtaking trailer or gameplay demo of The Last Guardian featuring the young boy and the gigantic mystical creature will easily steal the show. The huge mystical creature will also be in attendance wearing stylish 3D glasses. Sony Details Paid PSN Subscription ModelSony's paid PlayStation Network subscription model announcement is going to ignite the Internet in a storm of nerdrage rivaling the Left 4 Dead 2 reveal. The outrage at having to pay for things runs strong in forum posters, and when Sony offers expanded services for a small fee, they will be "sellouts and liars confirmed" within seconds online. Nevermind that gamers have been complaining about PSN's inferiority to Xbox Live since before it launched. Then again, if Sony puts even the basic functionality that exists now behind a paywall, we'll be howling for blood along with everyone else.
Microsoft, Sony, And Nintendo All Claim Dominance In 2009Even
though Nintendo is the only console manufacturer that can truly brag
about being number one on all fronts (home consoles, portable consoles,
first-party software), Microsoft and Sony will slice the data just right
to make themselves look good. Microsoft’s spiel will focus on the Xbox
360’s dominance in third-party game sales and Sony will tout that PS3
sales have been ramping up since the price cut last year. Since we all
know what you guys are going to say can we skip the graphs at the press
Motion Controls Fail To Impress Enthusiast GamersOne of the
conundrums Nintendo faced when announcing the Wii was the lukewarm
response from the enthusiast press more interested in new Mario and
Zelda games than waggle controls. With cutesy graphics and dumbed-down
controls that made its games accessible to the masses intimidated by
14-button controllers, the announcement left many enthusiasts feeling
underwhelmed. Sony and Microsoft face a similar challenge in rolling out
their new motion control technologies this year, and trying to win over
jaded journalists poisoned by the deluge of Wii shovelware is likely a
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this prediction is probibly the most accurate of all three
My prediction for Sony is they are going to introduce the wii-mote for the PS3, then talk about what Nintendo is currently building is stupid while they pay for researchers to have something like it in five years. The highlight will be when they introduce the blu-ray again, Grand Theft Auto 7, Metal Gear Solid 8, and Final Fantasy 27 epic Sony only edition
Lets see what happens when E3 does show up. I'm still iffy on 3D. I don't like wearing glasses.
Deus Ex 3! I want Dues Ex: Human Revolution.
It's pretty predictable, but the thing about surprises is you don't know they're coming. Even though this will all probably happen, I'm extremely excited to hear the details about all of these topics.
This seems to be a pretty accurate prediction. I'm hoping for some sort of "wow" moment though. Something we don't even see coming. Those are usually the best moments of E3.
What makes stomaching sales figures and corporate rah-rah cheering so much easier?
If it's done in a LittleBigPlanet or ModNation Racers level. Sony.
PLEASE. MAKE THIS HAPPEN. AGAIN.
yeah even though rockstar said they dropped out of e3, i think they will still show off agent. lately(by lately i meant 1 hour ago) ive been having this glitch where i randomly get a wanted level for no reason at all 6 times in a row, so every time i let them catch me the loading screen comes on and the god dam* game freezes! Im a LITTLE pissed at rockstar right now.
I look forward to this one the most.
Come on, Twisted Metal!
Who the hell's idea was it to say DMC series is a no-brainer for HD remake? LOL! You can probably go to the DMC boards on GameFAQs and poll how many of them will buy it, and that will be the final sales numbers for the re-release of the series, ever.
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I sure hope that Last Guardian steals the show. It's probably one of my most anticipated games. I'm probably going to be crying harder seeing a trailer of that game than all of the Nintendo fanboys combined watching a new Zelda trailer.
ELDER SCROLLS V!!!
This year's E3 is going to rock.
I agree with chris bishop, most accurate of the three in my opinion as well.
IM clamoring for an Elder scrolls v announcement. oblivion is probalbly my favorite rpg of all time. OF ALL TIME!