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Everything You Need to Know From Sony's Gamescom Event

PS4 launch date, a Vita price cut, and lots of new games, especially on the indie side.

Sony just wrapped its lengthy and jam-packed press conference at Gamescom today.

Most importantly, it announced the release date for PlayStation 4 is November 15.

The company has delivered a long overdue price cut for its struggling handheld, Vita. Effective immediately, the Vita is now $199.99. It was previously $249.99.

Additionally, the company has promised to significantly reduce the prices of the handheld’s ridiculously overpriced proprietary memory cards. No new price points were announced for the memory cards, though.

What else came out of the press event?

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Edited by Andheez

@stoffinator: Not to mention most of these are already out and have had discounted prices on multiple occasions.

Posted by connerthekewlkid

@anwar said:

@connerthekewlkid: well, I think one of the goals for the ps4 was to make it as similar to a PC as possible, goal achieved, I guess. I was hoping for more announcements about exclusive games, but it was alright. TGS might give us some unseen stuff.

But PCs still have MMOs and RTSs which are still barely touched by consoles.

Edited by lanerobertlane

@patrickklepek "Everything You Need to Know From Sony's Gamescom Event"...

FALSE. should read "Everything you need to know, if you're in the US, from sony's gamescom event"

I live in Europe and the release date is different. A lot of GB subscribers don't live in the US.

Posted by kpaadet

@connerthekewlkid: Helldivers, Resogun, Shadow of the Beast, Rime and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture are exclusives and that was just for the PS4. Yes the majority of games shown are also on PC but nobody was hiding that.

Edited by connerthekewlkid

@anwar said:

@connerthekewlkid: okay? Nobody said that those would appear on consoles.good for PCs, or whatever you want.

I just didnt get the whole PS4 is a like PC statement.

Posted by geekbot

@patrickklepek I'm assuming you mean the 120GB version of the PS3 and not 12GB? (Sorry if I"m the bajillionth person to point that out.)

Posted by HrMagni

@patrickklepek It would have been nice to mention the EU release date as well since we are at least 2 readers from that zone.

And by the way it is 29th. of nov. in EU.

Edited by djou

@nethlem: This seemed a bit gross to me but I don't live in Europe so I'm not sure how it will actually affect users but anything related to broadband capping by ISP is pretty lowdown.

@geekbot: Its actually a new 12GB version, not 120GB. Its a budget SKU designed to play disc and other smaller PSN titles, ie. not the downloadable version of Last of Us.

Overall, I'm surprised that they didn't publish an actual games launch lineup. Maybe waiting until after TGS where they finally announce that the Last Guardian is a launch title?

Edited by connerthekewlkid

@anwar said:

@connerthekewlkid: Sony said that, I didn't know that you didn't know that.

Oh I knew about the "Supercharged PC" bit I just thought that people just kinda rasberried that statement off.

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@lanerobertlane:

I thought Europeans were classier then how you're acting upset-dude?

Posted by Sergio

@nethlem said:

So kettle found pot and here we are now.

Huh? I'm not sure you understand what that idiom means to try to modify it like this.

Posted by StriderNo9

Rogue Legacy, can't wait.

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Posted by KittyVonDoom

How many article updates until Patrick remembers all the traffic this site gets from outside North America?

Uhhhhhhhhhh.

Posted by yakov456

Friday PS4 release? Hot damn what a weekend that will be. Wheee!

Posted by StoffInator

@andheez: That too. But at least a lot of these you get free with Plus.

Edited by President_Barackbar

GOD PATRICK DIDN'T PUT A EUROPEAN RELEASE DATE ON THIS US BASED AND US FOCUSED WEBSITE I'M SO ANGRY BLARRRRGH!

Posted by SpaceRunaway

@patrickklepek

Patrick, please, this is a Gamescom article. At least throw in the stuff that's relevant to Europeans. I'm American, and this article makes me kind of embarrassed.

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@somejerk said:

Nominating alexglass for biggest most obvious shill that should be banned from these forums.

Eh... he's just a really big Xbox fanboy who needs excuses to play up the platform he prefers. Just ignore him.

Posted by Nethlem

@djou: The only reason Deutsche Telekom can even pull this off, is because they have the majority market share in broadband sector (45%) and they own all the infrastructure (That German tax payers paid for in the first place, back in the day when it still was Deutsche Post).

So they silently added the volumen caps to all the contracts when somebody changed something about his plan or it's been time to extend it. Telekom states they won't enforce the volume caps until the year 2016. But that's an even bigger joke considering the most popular plan only come with 75 GB of free traffic. 75 GB of traffic are next to nothing today, in 2016 you won't be able to do shit with 75 GB of traffic.

But right now it's all a pretty big mess. Nobody knows if other ISP's are gonna follow suit or if other ISP's are gonna use this to steal as many customers as possible from Deutsche Telekom.

@sergio: Haha sorry about that! Guess the reason for that being that in German we have a similar idiom with a slightly different meaning. In German it's something like: "Zu jedem Topf gibt es einen passenden Deckel!". A rough English translation would be: "For every pot there is a matching kettle!".

In this context i simply meant that Sony seems to be the missing kettle that Deutsche Telekom, the pot, has been looking for ;)

Posted by ajamafalous

Twitch is a huge get.

Posted by connerthekewlkid

@anwar said:

@connerthekewlkid: not a cell architecture, etc. I don't get the whole 'they don't have MMOs and RTS' statement

Im was just taking about how there's still alot of stuff the PS4 doesn't have compared to a PC.

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@jasonr86: lol, classier? that's one of the nicest things I've heard about europeans for ages. Also I'm from the UK and don't really characterize myself as european, which is weird.

But na, I just get a bit annoyed when articles on the net say "everything you need to know about..." and then aim it solely at a US demographic, and then I end up getting bummed out when those features and dates don't apply to me. Luckily, I watched the stream of this so knew that the release date for me wasn't 15th Nov, but other EU people on here who didn't see the stream or were at work might get hype for the release date, not realising its US only.

Edited by Mystyr_E

you know I just might cave on that Vita now, Persona 4 and Gravity Rush look mightily delicious

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Posted by bemusedchunk

VITA IN FULL FORCE! LETS GO BABY!

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@nethlem said:

@sergio: Haha sorry about that! Guess the reason for that being that in German we have a similar idiom with a slightly different meaning. In German it's something like: "Zu jedem Topf gibt es einen passenden Deckel!". A rough English translation would be: "For every pot there is a matching kettle!".

In this context i simply meant that Sony seems to be the missing kettle that Deutsche Telekom, the pot, has been looking for ;)

Ah. Yea, the reference didn't make sense to me, since the idiom I'm used to is "the pot calling the kettle black."

Edit: thanks for the explanation.

Edited by PandaShake

Might look into a vita now and pick up P4G. Glad they're using twitch too!

Posted by chilibean_3

I will say, though, the PS4 is still missing a game that makes me go "oooooooh good I really, really want to play that." Microsoft would have that with Titanfall but, oh thank goodness, I can get it on PC. And I guess 360 but I'd expect that to be pretty well gimped.

Posted by JasonR86

So many whiny Europeans complaining that information they already know isn't in a NEWS article whose entire point for existing is to inform.

You guys have a point I suppose, but chill the fuck out.

Posted by JasonR86
Edited by Milk195

Seems like just yesterday Sony was the "C student" of the gaming world.

I totally understand being opposed to the Xbox One for whatever reasons (as there are many) but the games media have seriously just shit the bed on this whole thing. I would never wish failure on Sony because I'm not a dick, and I preordered it during the press conference too....what frustrates me (because I want to think these writers/podcasters/bloggers aren't swayed by hype of fanboy-ism - that's supposed to be why the get all the products for free) even after the stupid prisoner of the moment e3 hype died down the media is still not pointing out Sony failed to live up to what was expected of them in the past generation while MS continued to one up them with new things, i.e. reinvented their entire platform UI what three times?, constantly added tons of services, and had a network that actually worked and was secure.

Sure Microsoft doesn't deserve any pity for how poorly they handled the announcement and development process of this console, but they deserve way more credit and in the same regard Sony doesn't deserve all the fellatio they're recieveing for scrambling to find games to put on Vita over the past year and basically falling into a winning situation when the media has unanimously interpreted it as "Sony really gets the indie scene, maaaaan."

It's sorta how I feel about Steam fanboyism as well - I mean Steam as an actual program and interface is awful. The program is shit. Yeah, we all like to get stuff cheap but for fucks sake when I click on a game link to read about it and then hit the "back" button Steam can't even remember my place on it's store...I can't imagine allowing something that simple is broken yet nobody says shit. There's games on Steam even Steam doesn't know are there it's so hard to find stuff NOT on the four columns they want to show you. Yet I lost track counting how many times they slammed XBL interface on the Bombcast...seriously? How could you possibly get lost on their store, it's nothing special but it's laid out so clearly I used to want to scream...it was two buttons to find every new release each week and Vinny while being hilarious would be bitching about being lost in his Xbox LOL!...I don't know I got off on a tangent.

All in all - let's stop with so much hyperbole and stick to facts sprinkled with the funny.

ON TOPIC: I doubt you'll hear anything about Sony doing a "180" and copying Microsoft on using twitch as their central video sharing partner instead of Ustream.

Edited by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

Patrick Klepek does not sully his articles with references to Old Europe. It's a miracle Sony even managed to telegram it's conference from that godforesaken, urine soaked, hell-hole. It's better to bask solely in the warm glow of these United States, and November the 15th: the only date that matters.

Posted by SomeJerk

Well in that case you better not report the news that real cool looking red and blue DS4 pads will be around for the PS4 launch in Europe, wouldn't want to upset the few mouthy motherfuckers currently angry about European coverage.

Edited by KaneRobot

Patrick Klepek does not sully his articles with references to Old Europe. It's a miracle Sony even managed to telegram it's conference from that godforesaken, urine soaked, hell-hole. It's better to bask solely in the warm glow of these United States, and November the 15th: the only date that matters.

Agreed.

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Is Europe and the UK getting the Vita price cut at some point? There's nothing on the PlayStation EU blog about it and I'll be mightily vexed if it never appears this side of the pond.

Posted by lanerobertlane

@jasonr86: Yeah, I know. I guess it's not that important for a US centred site, and I'm not angry about it, just a bit annoyed/upset (To the same level as when you spill a drink. Not annoyed to the level where OMG ALL CAPS ANGRY! - Just so ya know the tone of my posts, lol) I just worry that some dude is gonna see this as his first source and get hyped, then let down when he checks another site and see that its the US release date.

Posted by spraynardtatum

Rime and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture look really interesting. Can't wait to see more. I was hoping to see some gameplay for The Order but I'll wait till later.

Edited by lanerobertlane

Is Europe and the UK getting the Vita price cut at some point? There's nothing on the PlayStation EU blog about it and I'll be mightily vexed if it never appears this side of the pond.

It's already at £169 here, the EU got a price cut to 199 euros. The EU and US price cuts bring it relatively closer to the UK price.

Posted by StrainedEyes

Here is a better video of the PS4 UI demo, still not a direct feed but much better than the stream.

Edited by OurSin_360

Lack luster to say the least, I felt the indie news took way to long we already knew they were being supported. Interface looked alright, i was hoping for news on the cloud service and if they would be doing anything like M$ with servers etc. Rogue legacy is good news, i have the demo but haven't bought it yet on pc. Was also hoping for a 500$ vita bundle, oh well.

And i don't think they dropped ustream, they'll probably support both.

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@kanerobot: Germany has more culture on its left pinky than america has on its right tit.

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That was alright.

Posted by SomeJerk

@strainedeyes: Ohh people gotta watch this. Shows touchpad typing of a very nice and accurate degree, it took seven seconds from clicking "join" on the stream until he came in and spawned ready to play, and that is enough of a Streaming machine to suit most people now as a PS4 webcam overlay turns out to be an actual thing.

Very good news. And it's like an expanded PS3 XMB and not a mess of a UI. What a beaut!

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Sony megatons: These skies don't stop raining good news for PS4.

The old Psygnosis game, Shadow of the Beast, is being “reimagined” on PS4. No developer was named.

No parallax scrolling, no sale!

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Kas what a noob, he totally one of them mp players you see standing looking aimlessly at the sky while spinning around like a daftie shooting team mates.

Edited by DukesT3

Damn.. no Madden or Fifa "upgrades" from the ps3 to ps4 copy. :(

Posted by beard_of_zeus

Nice showing from Sony, especially in the indie games department. Good stuff.

Edited by TheSouthernDandy

Pretty strong showing from the indie side at least. Getting Twitch is pretty big. The dig at MS was lame, it was great during E3 but now you're taking shots at the competition for changing to meet customer demands. Real classy.

I do think it's interesting they didn't say a word about Gaikai (unless I've missed something) so far there's been a long of game being talked about how it's as good as MS's cloud without much from Sony or devs to back it up.

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