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Sony Press Conference Live-Blog

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Posted July 15, 2008 - By Yodapollo

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1:04 PM - Zipper Interactive introduces MAG, a game that will feature multiplayer campaigns of up to 256 players. The teams can be broken down into squads of 8 players each. The game will also support paratrooping and helicopter insertions. There will be ongoing, faction-based online campaigns that encourage daily playing. Characters can advance in experience and rank throughout the game.

Stay tuned for more E3 coverage.

1:00 PM - inFamous trailer! Incredible power is at your fingertips in this game. Shooting lightning out of your hands, picking cars up and tossing them. This is some sweet Sith stuff that you're bringing to New York! Also coming in 2009.

12:58 PM - God of War III Trailer! Short, sweet, and an awesome look at Kratos standing over a wartorn Olympus. Coming in 2009.

12:55 PM - Another video showing some of the titles coming out later this year:

  • Killzone 2
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • SoulCalibur IV
  • Resisitance 2
  • The Agency

12:50 PM - A short video features game developers on some the biggest titles of this year and last talking about the processing power and storage capacity of the PS3 and how it enables game development that isn't possible on other platforms.

12:48 PM - SONY will focus exclusively on the 80GB PS3. The new 80GB PS3 will have the same functionality as the 40GB (meaning no backwards compatibility) for $399.

12:44 PM - Legendary comic book artist Jim Lee takes the stage to introduce a sneak peek at DC Universe Online! In the game, you'll be able to fight along side your favorite DC superheroes or villains, including Batman, Superman, and The Joker.

12:35 PM - Several PSP announcements:

First, a new Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PSP Pack which includes:

  • Silver PSP
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets on UMD
  • 1GB Memory Stick
  • Voucher for Echochrome via PSN

Secondly, Resistance: Retribution announced for the PSP! The game features more fighting with the Chimera in Europe. We wre then treated to video of games that will coming out for PSP:

  • Resistance: Retribution
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Madden 09
  • Loco Roco 2
  • Super Stardust Portable
  • Lego Batman
  • Patapon 2
  • Buzz Master Quiz
  • Valkyria Chronicles

12:28 PM - We're treated to look at the updated video store on PSN. Movies from major studios such as Lionsgate, Fox, Paramount, and Warner Bros. are now available online, in both SD and HD and available for both rental and purchase. These updates to video delivery service will be available Tonight, July 15th, 2008!

12:22 PM - Jack Tretton moves on to talk about PlayStation Home. He stresses that everyone's patience will be greatly rewarded. He shows a short video that reveals some of the "shared game spaces" where people can gather to play a certain game. Games included were: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Warhawk, and Resistance: Fall of Man.

12:18 PM - Gran Turismo TV announced! The PSN channel will feature videos and reviews of the latest in automobile news, including Super GT races and the BBC smash-hit Top Gear!

12:15 PM - Another short video showing off some upcoming titles for PSN:

  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
  • Crash Commando
  • PAIN Amusement Park
  • Flower
  • Siren: Blood Curse
  • Rag Doll Kung-Fu: Fists of Plastic

12:11 PM - Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty announced! The game will be shorter and available over the PlayStation Network. It picks up right where Tools of Destruction left off. The game will be available over PSN this summer for $14.99.

12:07 PM - Buzz Quiz! will be coming to the PSP with 6 exclusive new rounds. Buzz will also come to the PS3 later this year.

A PS2-LEGO Batman bundle announced! The bundle will also come with a Justice League animated film and be available for $149 this fall.

12:06 PM - 130 titles will be coming to the PS2 in 2008. We're given a short video showing off some of the titles, inlcuding Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and Mercenaries 2.

12:04 PM - He also announces a lineup of Greatest Hits titles that will be available for $29.99 retail price, including Resistance: Fall of Man, Motorstorm, and Assassin's Creed.

11:58 AM - Tretton has retaken the stage and shows off some of the character customization in LittleBigPlanet. His new, Boston Celtics emblazoned character moves through a custom level of the game, showing off SONY's incredible business achievements over the last year, including the sales of 1.8 million PS3's, 1.6 million PSP's, and 1.5 million PS2's.

11:55 AM - The Resistance 2 trailer shows a terrifying look at a fictional America, where everyday people have been turned into monsters of unspeakable horror. The game will also feature 8-player Onine Co-Op and 60-Player Competitive multiplayer modes.

11:47 AM - Time for some Resistance 2! Beautiful cityscape. Some park benches and oh my god a gargantuan freakin' monster! It looks like you'll get tossed around a good bit in this game.

Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price takes the stage to tell the story of Resistance 2, where the Chimera have crossed American borders and captured Chicago. He introduces the new trailer for Resistance 2.

11:39 AM - The intro video has played: Resident Evil 5, Bioshock, and NBA 09. Nothing shocking here, but enough to write off any word about Sony "not having any games."

Jack Tretton takes the stage and reminds us that Sony introduced CD technology in console gaming with the PlayStation and DVD technology with the PlayStation 2. The PlayStation 3 will do the same with Blu-Ray technology. Tretton also goes on to explain how Folding at Home has allowed incredible research to be performed by scientists searching for treatments to disease.

11:28 AM - Well, here we are, waiting for Sony to kick off the last of the Big 3 press conferences. There have been some rumblings of what might be in store for us over the next couple of hours. God of War III? A possible price-cut? Maybe a final release date for Home? We'll see soon enough!

Remember, we're airing the Sony Press Conference live on-air and streaming on the website. However, if your boss isn't too keen on you watching television or web videos at work, stay with us and we'll bring you all the news and announcements from Sony's E3 press event.

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