E3 2011 - Sony Press Conference Discussion

Avatar image for enigma777
#801 Posted by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -

@Icemael said:

Was that a Vanillaware game at the end of the part with snippets from Vita games? Because if it was, I'm gonna have to buy that device.

I was thinking the same thing. Whatever that game was, it looks freaking sweet.

Avatar image for green_incarnate
#802 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1789 posts) -

Sony make money money money moneeeeey.

Avatar image for cupids_hitman
#803 Posted by Cupids_Hitman (172 posts) -

SONY, WHY NO LAST GUARDIAN?

Avatar image for gike987
#804 Posted by gike987 (1748 posts) -

Sony's press conference was the best by far. Made me want to buy a Vita.

Avatar image for penguindust
#805 Posted by PenguinDust (13092 posts) -

Wow, if you're planning to buy a Vita, this is a great time to be an American.  Since our dollar is in the crapper, we get a good deal on the device.
 
Good show from Sony.  I liked most of it.  I could have done without all that Move and 3D stuff, but it wasn't overwhelming.  Sly Cooper was a nice surprise, and I am looking forward to the next Uncharted, of course.  There was more that interested me in this conference than in the Microsoft one.  Next up, Nintendo.

Avatar image for agentj
#806 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
@AgentJ said:
Can we please just announce Valkyria Chronicles 3 release in america so I can stop watching?
:(  not happening, man.
But... BUT IT HAS TO! I NEED IT!  
 
Sony... You show us nothing but Sly Cooper, and NOT give us Valkyria Chronicles 3? Dead to me... again...
Avatar image for toma
#807 Posted by TomA (2787 posts) -

That DJ is not rocking anything, at all.

Avatar image for DELETE_chickenpants
#808 Posted by ChickenPants (931 posts) -

Fine conference. Feel like Sony are sitting on some bigger announcements related to games but astutely decided to dedicate the finale to the Vita. Honestly, I was expecting some Last Guardian, Agent, GTAV or GoW trailer at the end.

Avatar image for sickvisionz
#809 Posted by sickVisionz (1307 posts) -

Meh conference for PS3 imo.  Uncharted demo seemed way duller than what I'm sure the actual game will be.  I can't even remember anything else they showed.  Vita is nice though.  Decent price too.  3DS will have to do something.  Smh @ no Kevin Butler... wtf.  That would have at least made it fun to watch.

Avatar image for beer
#810 Posted by Beer (54 posts) -

Vita looks good and it's priced right (for Americans), I just hope it has some good unique games. Also curious about pricing on games.

Avatar image for zombie2011
#811 Posted by zombie2011 (5598 posts) -

That sucked, Uncharted 3 was the only good thing shown.

Online
Avatar image for edin899
#812 Posted by Edin899 (689 posts) -
@gike987 said:
Sony's press conference was the best by far. Made me want to buy a Vita.
HAHAHAHHAHhA are you crazy? They only showed old playstation games on it !  Sony press conference was 90 min of bullshit
Avatar image for vextroid
#813 Posted by Vextroid (1576 posts) -

That was a great conference. Can't wait to see what Nintendo brings!

Avatar image for edin899
#814 Posted by Edin899 (689 posts) -

This was horrible. 
They showed uncharted 3. 
And after that? NOTHING! 
They pulled out the vita and showed playstaion ip's on it that we all know. Nothing new, nothing special. 
Boring as fuck.

Avatar image for rmanthorp
#815 Posted by rmanthorp (4634 posts) -
Moderator
Avatar image for kaosangel-DELETED
#816 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

@Anwar said:

Why does Sony looks more sincere to me than the other conferences? No planted dumbasses wooing at every bullshit announcement, really cool games except for surprises and the lengthy montages it was awesome. And what do they get for it? Loud obnoxious laughter, mumbling even booing from the crowd? Why are they not doing it on other conferences, oh I know, they have no stamina and are bored, because it's the last one... pathetic

They fucking picked AT&T, even Apple got fucking boos for that. You think Sony would fucking learn from Apple's fuck up.

Really? AT&T?! Want to cram up their shitty 3g even more with the fucking iPhone users?!

Avatar image for slightconfuse
#817 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

just remembered what about twisted metal

Avatar image for steve_c
#818 Posted by Steve_C (1768 posts) -

Pretty solid. I wish they had gone back to some PS3 teaser type stuff at the end. Pretty glad about the vita support, but I don't really have any intention to buy one just yet.
 
Best one so far, but I think it'll still be pretty easy for Nintendo to top everything with the cafe stuff.

Avatar image for radixnegative2
#819 Posted by RadixNegative2 (547 posts) -

Great conference., my favorite thus far. I had no interest in Vita, but now I might consider picking it up.

Also Uncharted 3 looked amazing and their apology regarding psn going down was actually kind of effective.

The only thing missing was Kevin Butler.

Avatar image for luce
#820 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

Just when I was about to get a 3DS 
 
 
PSVita it is

Avatar image for trebz
#821 Posted by Trebz (488 posts) -

Man, you guys are cynical. I thought Sony did pretty well for a company in its position. I was expecting them to come out, apologize, show off a couple of Vita games, acknowledge the Move and walk off. While there wasn't much in the way of new IPs and there were a couple of low moments (such as Kobe playing NBA Move and "AT&T"), there was a lot to like (Sly 4, Bioshock Infinite, the Vita getting a reasonable price tag).  

 I'm very intrigued by the Vita, now. Sony seems like they're really serious about competing with Nintendo and this time, while I'll hold onto my skepticism, they might just pull it off.

Avatar image for tehflan
#822 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

I wonder if Sly 4 will have some kind of time travel shenanigans or something, cause that would be pretty awesome. Looking forward to seeing more of it in any case. I love the Sly Cooper games.

Avatar image for truitt
#823 Posted by Truitt (107 posts) -

I honestly can't believe they can go down to 250. Excited honestly.

Avatar image for theavy
#824 Posted by Theavy (95 posts) -

I was pretty disappointed with sony this year, the only PS3 game reveal was Sly 4.

Avatar image for filipholm
#825 Posted by FilipHolm (689 posts) -
@Turkish_Heavy said:

I was pretty disappointed with sony this year, the only PS3 game reveal was Sly 4.

I completely agree. I miss the big chocking announcements that I love about E3. Let's pray that Nintendo will blow us away tomorrow...
Avatar image for sin4profit
#826 Posted by Sin4profit (3501 posts) -

@filipholm said:

Let's pray that Nintendo will blow us away tomorrow...

I'd say Nintendo wins without even trying considering the quality of the pressers so far.

Avatar image for sumdeus
#827 Posted by SumDeus (1898 posts) -

I feel like I'm one of the only people who thought it was almost 2006 bad. I watched it with 2 friends and we were just in awe. Everything on Vita looks like bullshit and everything for Move looks like bullshit. I'm not a fan of Kinect either, but at least they have decent methods of integrating it into games without it taking over. The NBA 2K12 Move demonstration....what the fuck.

Avatar image for lunar_aura
#828 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

Vita is gonna make 3DS look like a stray bum. Good on Sony with that pricing.

Avatar image for kjellm87
#829 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

E3 has been decent so far, and watching forums have been half the show. Time to get some sleep, my fav devs are up next.

Avatar image for mbradley1992
#830 Posted by mbradley1992 (590 posts) -

I'm really glad to see the Vita price competitive. Too many times has Sony shot themselves before they started by having a high price tag on their hardware. It is priced at a very reasonable point, and it is a very easy pick over the 3DS at that price point. I was disappointed we didn't see Agent, or a Bungie/Respawn/Someone Else announcement on stage. It was pretty relaxed. There wasn't much to get mad or boo at (except the AT&T announcement), but there wasn't a lot of wow factor outside of Sly 4. It was much better than Microsoft, but I think Nintendo has every opportunity in the world to top the Sony conference tomorrow.

Avatar image for thesmashing
#831 Posted by TheSmashing (321 posts) -

I liked what i saw about the PS Vita, especially the price.

Avatar image for boom_goes_the_dynamite
#832 Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite (966 posts) -
@filipholm said:
@Turkish_Heavy said:

I was pretty disappointed with sony this year, the only PS3 game reveal was Sly 4.

I completely agree. I miss the big chocking announcements that I love about E3. Let's pray that Nintendo will blow us away tomorrow...
Me too, the problem is now all the new big game announcements are attached with the Video Game awards, I mean this year like 10 games were announced if not more at it.
Avatar image for lordxavierbritish
#833 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU JEREMY, WHAT A GOOD JOB YOU DID

Avatar image for monkeyking1969
#834 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7587 posts) -

The 3D HDTV with full view for spit-screen view, DUST the MMO shooter based off EVE, Uncharted games, Ken Levine making his Mea culpa about Move and talking about a BioShock NGP game, and then Vita revealed at a great price and actually showing off why touch front & back could be cool. Sony easily showed up everything else this monday. It will be interesting to see what Nintendo can do tomorrow.

Avatar image for djstyles92
#835 Posted by Djstyles92 (968 posts) -

The Sony press conference was so much better than the Microsoft press conference.  The Vita looked incredible, definitely the next handheld I'm gonna get.

Avatar image for hizang
#836 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

I haven't watched it due to my shit internet connection, but from what I've heard it seems to have been alright. But what are Sony thinking by puttng Little Big Planet on Vita? I mean why play Little Big Planet on a handheld when you can play a better version on a big screen!

Avatar image for lelcar
#837 Edited by Lelcar (1189 posts) -

@djstyles92 said:

The Sony press conference was so much better than the Microsoft press conference. The Vita looked incredible, definitely the next handheld I'm gonna get.

I agree. I have all consoles and I'm not a fanboy of any one company, but Sony definitely won the E3 war over Microsoft. They showed some awesome shit. Vita looks sweet with a great-ish launch line up and a very affordable price. I also really like the touch screen stuff, it makes some games like Modnation Racers more accessible to play. Good first party stuff. Uncharted 3 looks phenomenal, and Sony announced a magical television.

I liked it.

Avatar image for the_grindilow
#838 Posted by The_Grindilow (531 posts) -

Nice job Jeremy!

Best conference for me so far. The Move stuff actually looked pretty fun, Uncharted looks cool and tht 3D TV Deal is also good. Impressed with Jack's si ncere apology regarding the PSN downtime. Well done Sony!

Avatar image for sjupp
#839 Edited by Sjupp (1949 posts) -

I wonder what's making me not think like the rest of you. I thought the MS conference was pretty okay and this was perhaps a small step above it. Not by any means "super awesome waueuu". The lack of "The Last Guardian" is fucking shit. Uncharted 3 is pretty cool, Resistance 3 looks so meh, I have no affinity for star trek, that Dust game looks like a PS2 shooter connected to an MMO I couldn't care less about. Also, why do people keep insisting that 3D is the shit? The only people wanting 3D are families that bought the wii because everyone said it was cool. I bet the PSVita will have a battery life of four hours and handhelds are still going sort of irrelevant what with smart phones getting increasingly stronger.

Man I feel like a troll.

Avatar image for wintersnowblind
#840 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

I quite liked the MS conference too. I can't say a lot of the games were aimed at me, and the Kinect on-rails games look horrible.. but they still showed some impressive stuff and the games they did show were great. Sony's certainly wasn't any better. No new IP's, no surprises, and the Move stuff looked terrible.. I don't think either was particularly bad, but I don't see how you could rate one higher than the other.

Avatar image for evilhomer
#841 Edited by evilhomer (437 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:

I quite liked the MS conference too. I can't say a lot of the games were aimed at me, and the Kinect on-rails games look horrible.. but they still showed some impressive stuff and the games they did show were great. Sony's certainly wasn't any better. No new IP's, no surprises, and the Move stuff looked terrible.. I don't think either was particularly bad, but I don't see how you could rate one higher than the other.

A big difference for me was the kinect stuff was focused around little children that was incredibly awkward and hard to watch to the point that I just put it on mute til they got to the halo 4 teaser which wasnt much either.  The sony conference did a better job of going from game to game and even when they went to move or 3d stuff was more short and to the point while MS went on for the longest time about kinect and multimedia stuff that I just simply dont care about.
 
Id rather see the focus on games than anything and I liked what I saw in Sony with Star Trek, Dust seemed ok but not great, Vita looked awesome and got to see things from Uncharted 3 that I hadnt seen before.  MS had Lara Croft which looked good and MW3 but nothing else that was exclusive and interesting til Halo and a whole lot of amazingly cringe-worthy stuff in between.  Its really hard to watch those 10 year old kids pretend to play a game and shout scripted lines at eachother which is where I feel the MS conference really became a letdown and made their presentation seem awful in comparison.
 
edit: forgot about Gears3 for MS but wasnt too excited about it, on about the same level as resistence 3 for me in terms of interest level.
Avatar image for cynical_gamer
#842 Posted by Cynical_Gamer (103 posts) -

Microsoft's conference was terrible. They spent 99% of their conference talking about the Kinect. All their speakers were horrible. Sony's conference was just as bad but at least they talked more about game titles coming out this year. They started out strong with Uncharted 3 then everything went to crap until they showed off the NGP and announced the price. Both companies need to abandon motion controls now. Nintendo is already abandoning them with their next console. They also need to stop targeting families and dubebros for their audiences and leaving out the hardcore gamers with disposable incomes who buy most of their stuff. It's ruining gaming.

Avatar image for kishinfoulux
#843 Edited by kishinfoulux (3328 posts) -

Sony had way too much talking  Jack Tretton just isn't good at this thing. He's not an engaging speaker at all and leaves me bored. And people are greatly exaggerating the amount of kids stuff shown at the MS conference.

Avatar image for vexxan
#844 Posted by Vexxan (4636 posts) -

If they had shown Kingdom Hearts 3 I would've bought a PS3 instantly.

Like most I'm surprised by the price of the Vita...rather cheap if hardware can prove to be as good as they say.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.