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Sony's GamesCom conference in Europe took place on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard).




Here's a recap from Examiner.com.
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  • The conference opened up with Kill Zone footage.
  • This also served as a live demonstration of the social features on the PS4.
  • Cue montage of how awesome PlayStation is.
  • First up was Gand Turismo 6 (PS3).
  • Cue epic music for... Grand Turismo?
  • Lots of talk about it's new physics engine, with key product placement (Nike).
  • Launch's December 6th, globally.
  • Obligatory Last of Us mention for applause.
  • LittleBigPlanet Hub, a new Free-to-Play service for PS3 launching this year.
  • Grand Theft Auto V gets a PS3 hardware bundle.
  • Any Pre-Ordered GTAV on PS store gets 75% off on other Rockstar Games.
  • PlayStation Vita is up next.
  • Various games shown, including Border Lands 2, being ported to the PS Vita.
  • Indie development gets spoken about, including games like Fez coming to both the PS4 and PS Vita.
  • PS Vita gets a price drop to $199 in both the NA and EU.
  • PS Vita memory cards get a price reduction as well (about time).
  • First party PS Vita games are discussed next.
  • Murasaki Baby announced - very Tim Burton like.
  • Big Fest music festival creator shown next - E-Zoo style Roller Coaster Tycoon.
  • More indie games spoken about for the PS Vita.
  • Mark Cerny takes the stage next to discuss the PlayStation 4.
  • "PlayStation 4 is the worlds most powerful gaming console."
  • Shahid Kamal takes the stage to talk Indie's (It's just a cycle of people at this point."
  • Rogue Legacy, The Binding of Isaac and Volume coming to PS4 & PS Vita exclusively next year.
  • Guns of Icarus will make console debut exclusively on PS4.
  • Hot Line Miami will make console debut exclusively on PS4.
  • Michael Denny retakes the state to talk about the PS4 and World Wide Studios.
  • Santa Monica, Media Molecule and Naughty Dog are all working on unannounced PS4 projects.
  • Dear Esther developer making "Everybody's Gone to the Rapture."
  • Tequila Works showed off "Rime" - beautiful, cell styled game.
  • Arrowhead showed off a PS4/PS3/PS Vita game called "Hell Divers."
  • Hell Divers is a top down shooter, looks pretty, with cross play across all platforms.
  • House Mark showed off "Resogun" a pure arcade action space shooter.
  • A re-imagined "Shadow of the Beast" was shown off next, exclusive to the PlayStation 4 - it looks damn good.
  • PlayRoom is pre-installed on every PlayStation 4... regardless if you own a camera or not.
  • Infamous: Second Son was shown next - first game to really show off the PlayStation 4's power - it looks brilliant and beautiful.
  • Kill Zone: Shadow Fall multiplayer footage was shown next - finally getting into the meat of the PS4's arsenal.
  • And just as things were getting good, we get into media services.
  • Music Unlimited and Twitch.TV are discussed.
  • Emphasis on no pay wall to access these applications.
  • Partnership's with Orango, Ono and Virgin media for custom gaming broadband plans (up to 200mbps).
  • Sony offering a free 14 day trial of PS Plus to any new PlayStation 4 owner.
  • Next up is Ubisoft games.
  • Assassin's Creed IV shown with remote play and no crashes.
  • Naval gameplay shown again - looks beautiful as always.
  • Some off screen play was shown, fighting looks more fluid - frame rate looks MUCH nicer.
  • They seem to be pushing remote play, odd they were quick to downplay that function upon Wii U reveal.
  • Aveline character is exclusive to the PS3 and PS4 versions of Assassin's Creed IV.
  • Next up is Watch_Dogs. Gone over all exclusives to the PlayStaiton - 4 exclusive missions, character models and 60 min of gameplay.
  • MineCraft makes it's debut on the PlayStation 4 to very little crowd response
  • War Thunder is up next, an exclusive Free 2 Play PlayStation 4 game.
  • Discounted Price for gamers who buy current gen games than transition to next gen PlayStation 4 (Digital only)
  • "We focus on you, the gamer"
  • Shots fired at Microsoft for shifting policy - Awesome.
  • PlayStation 4 launching in 32 country's on November 15.

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From what we know, the Vita will have a strong showing as well as (of course) a ton of great stuff to be featured for the PS4. The PS3 won't be neglected either, since software continues to sell on it. Once the show is over, I'll have a summary edited into this post.

Sony is advertising five ways to enjoy their presence at the show:
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The Euro Sony blog posted up its first write-up on the conference today, which includes confirmation of unannouced titles to be revealed.
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On Tuesday 20th August – the evening before the doors open – we’ll be holding our regular Gamescom press conference, where we’ll be showcasing the future of all things PlayStation. The show will be packed with news on both announced and unannounced titles – suffice to say, you won’t want to miss it.

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Less than a week away and we should know the release date for the PS4!

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I would be shocked if the launch date was not announced by the end of the conference.

Here's some news that might be factored into the show:
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Last Friday, Sony Computer Entertainment America registered the domain "helldiversgame.com." The Helldiver was a bomber aircraft employed by the US Navy during World War II, so perhaps "Helldivers" or "Hell Divers" could be an air combat game. Or if Sony wants to be incredibly literal, the title could be a reference to diving into the underworld and demon stuff.

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I saw something on Neogaf stating that Gamescom will be heavily focused on the PS4.

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=637903

My hype levels are building...

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My guess is 60% PS4, 30% Vita, 10% PS3 and other stuff.

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Hopefully we get a PS3 price drop so I can replace my broken unit.

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I think you'll be happy, but it probably not coming until fall.

No way they'll have $399 PS4's sitting next to $299 PS3's.
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Rumor points to the 12GB PS3 coming to the US for $199. Not a terrible price for a hdd free model.

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Yeah, that is a great deal for the PS3. I'd love to have had that option last fall when I got a new unit since I replaced the HDD anyway.

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Little hype vid:
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First post updated with various official Sony links related to the show.

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Gametrailers will also have a live stream of Sony's press conference also:



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http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/59511/sonys-live-ps4-press-conference-headlines-gts-coverage-of-gamescom-2013
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A guy on neogif that claims insider knowledge said to not get our hopes up for a lot of new announced stuff. It’s all heavy rumor, but he hinted that Sony is feeling pretty good about where they’re sitting and the pre-order situation, so they’re going to hold on to their aces for if need be (multiple title announcments for 2014). So we're most likely getting only the date, and much more indepth info about what we already know about. Idea being that MS had already gone deep into their 2014 plans and won't have much to show for later when Sony can toot their horn.

Still, GG is working on a new IP and being a big European developer, I’d be surprised if they didn’t tease something about it. Still, they already got KZSF in the hole.

Guess we’ll see tomorrow.
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Another insider that has even more contacts said that there were some surprises coming for Gamescom. (This one is as close to Cboat as Sony leaks gets, but Sony is keeping everything quiet, very few people are actually talking about what they are working on.

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Cool. Early insider info is great and all, but I always like a few good surprises at the actual shows.

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I'm ready. Hoping for an Oct release. Also want some Killzone MP info.
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I'll be up and checking the net for news. I'll post when I can.

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I'll be watching the livestream.

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Happy Gamescom day!

I'm looking forward to today's presentation. It's a bit exciting that we don't know too much of what's happening, but that also sets up some mild disappointment for those who get upset if we don't get a dozen unbelievable uber-megaton announcements before show's end. tongue.gif

Like usual I'll post up a blow by blow account of the stuff I see on the stream as it happens, and then add the main bits of info to the first post with links for later reference.

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3 hours to go, man I can't wait for this!!!

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I don't want to get too OT, but Dead Rising 3 and Ryse were shown earlier today and man they're currently looking like stinkers. Capcoms game looks terrible and not next gen at all, and there's a noticeable visual downgraded vs what they showed at E3. If this is on actual hardware, there was no way it was shown on a dev kit at E3. Way too many low resolution textures and jaggies.

Ryse looks nice, but the animation and gameplay looks terrible. Very clunky and jarring. It's making me think that this will be MS's LAIR, a good idea that ended up with terrible execution.

Here's hoping Sonys games are a bit more ready for prime time.... I'll especially be looking for infamous being playable and Driveclub looking more like the media they released at the Feb showing.
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The Vita has dropped in price to $199 on Amazon, alongside Target and Bestbuy. At the risk of stating the obvious, that's the new pricepoint for the Vita that will surely be announced today. Amazon is also selling the 32gb card for $79.99, possible new MSRP? Which IMO is still about $20-30 too much....

Too many systems and games....not enough time or money!

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As long as the Vita uses proprietary mem cards, those mem cards can not be massed produced like SD cards and therefore will remain more expensive.

Still, a $20 price drop on the 32 GB is better than nothing. I also hear that a 64 GB card will be introduced to be sold at that $99 price point.

So a week ago it cost $250 + $100 to get a Vita with a 32 GB card. Today it is $200 + $80. That's $70 in savings with the new price points.

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here the YouTube live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCkC6NGkS0Y
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Cool. Here's the Sony stream in case it has better quality. There may be some minor tidbits dropped after the conference since Yoshida will be interviewed at the link:
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After the conference, stick around to see a live panel discussion featuring Worldwide Studios president (and Treasure Park master) Shuhei Yoshida, Beyond: Two Souls director David Cage and Assassin’s Creed writer Darby McDevitt for a lively discussion around storytelling and narrative development in game design. Should be a good one — don’t miss it!

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Thanks for the youtube link, hopefully it does not crash...

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I had the least problems with youtube at E3.

Anyways, hmmm.... (From GT's site)

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