Sony GamesCom Press Conference Thread

chubigans

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MEGATONS

-PS3 Slim Revealed. $299. Coming September 1st. "Same features and function. 120gb drive 33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter." All the features of the current Fat PS3 are in the Slim.
-Effective immediately, all fat PS3s are having a price drop. $299 for an 80GB, $399 for the 160GB. They will eventually be phased out and the Slim will be the new standard.




MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
-Firmware 3.0 announced. "animated themes, a What's New section and some other great interface changes." Coming September 1st, "PSN is getting a new look!"
-CONFIRMED: The battery overlay on the clock has been fixed with 3.0. Seriously. :lol
-PSN Cards confirmed for Europe. 20/50 denominations, coming September.
-VidZone being expanded in Europe this year
-Video Download Service announced for Europe, coming to the UK, France, Germany and Spain in November. More markets coming 2010.
-"Digital Reader" announced: buy virtual comics on PSN! Graphic Novels, Indie comics and local comics too -- hundreds at launch. "Biggest names in the comics world (including Marvel, Spider Man, X-Men, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Thor...)"
-New service announced: Minis for PSP. "These will be exclusive to the PSN Store and will have a 100MB size limit. 15 new games available at launch on 1st October. 50 titles coming in 2009. Tetris and Fieldrunners, are two examples."


GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS
-Gran Turismo 5 details: Over 1,000 cars, damage confirmed, and tons more!
-Eye of Judgement PSP
-Loco Roco Midnight Carnival PSP
-Minis for PSP (a new game download service, see above)


MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS
-Motion Controller will debut at TGS. A trailer was shown with some of the uses of the controller.
-The PS3 will be rebranded. No more Spider-Man font. There's not much more info outside of this, and if game art will still have the old logo.
-Home update coming September: new build for devs, plus more content for users like a shrinking potion, plus more Home spaces like Audi and Singstar.
-PSP 3000 is getting some new colours -- Turquoise Green, Lilac Purple (bundled with Hannah Montana!) and Blossom Pink.
-Get Gran Turismo PSP for free if you preorder the PSPGO October 1st through 10th. Euro is the only market confirmed right now for this offer.
-A few games were showcased, like Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain.





There IS NO LIVE STREAM of this event, text streams only. Here's a few:

Eurogamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/sony-gamescom-conference-live-report
IGN UK: http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/101/1014844p1.html
Official Euro SCEE Blog: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/08/18/live-from-gamescom-scee-press-conference/
Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/5339926/sony-2009-gamescom-presser-liveblog-spectacular
GameSpot: http://gamescom.gamespot.com/story/6215296/sony-gamescom-press-briefing-live

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VegaShinra

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Moment of truth. We have retailers around the world dropping the PS3 price and taking Slim preorders. Now Sony must deliver the good word and officially announce the Slim. If they don't, it'll be hilarious.