Sony E3 2012 Press Conference | CNET

Sony E3 2012 Press Conference

Live coverage of Sony's major E3 announcements

  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:02:31 AM
    I predict this show will start late.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:02:33 AM
    Ok, we're kicking off -- we'll add pics as we can. Deep music, and Sly Cooper.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:03:42 AM
    Most of the games in this montage are either already out or already announced.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:04:02 AM
    Soundtrack is Cee-lo, always appreciated.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:04:05 AM
    So, lots of cool looking games.ich more vibrant than Microsoft's.
  • Daniel Terdiman 6/5/2012 1:04:33 AM
    Welcome to the Sony presser, everyone!
  • Daniel Terdiman 6/5/2012 1:05:06 AM
    We're having horrible connection problems, folks...but bear with us!
  • Daniel Terdiman 6/5/2012 1:05:22 AM
    Here comes Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:05:26 AM
    Jack Tretton, SCEA CEO.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:05:50 AM
    Says Sony has the most passionate consumers in the world.
  • John Falcone 6/5/2012 1:06:00 AM
    Reminder: press "play" on the video feed above to see the livestream
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:06:03 AM
    What? People lined up at 4:00 yesterday?
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:06:15 AM
    Calls E3 the Superbowl of the game industry -- true, but obvious.
  • Daniel Terdiman 6/5/2012 1:06:31 AM
    This is the Super Bowl for those of us who live and die int he game industry, Tretton says. It'll be all about who won/who lost...it'll be scrutinized for everything.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:08:33 AM
    Kaz Hirai in the audience, Tretton gives him a nice little shout out.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:08:53 AM
    Sony does seem to have a little more passion thus far, or a more vocal crowd.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:09:10 AM
    Also, many people in this audience have been drinking beer.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:09:54 AM
    I love that Sony honors and encourages games like Heavy Rain.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:09:57 AM
    Now showing the next game from Quantic Dream, makers of Heavy Rain. QD's David Cage takes the stage.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:10:13 AM
    Ok, Im usually pretty cynical, but I love everything David Cage and Quantic Dream does.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:10:24 AM
    The next game's name is Beyond.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:10:33 AM
    All the way back to Omikron, with David Bowie.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:10:45 AM
    'Two Souls" sub title.
  • James Martin 6/5/2012 1:10:57 AM
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:11:30 AM
    "For the first time in a video game, we will live the life of a character"
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:12:05 AM
    The actress playing the role of Jody Holmes in the game will be played by Ellen Page.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:12:15 AM
    This info actually leaked out earlier today via a few screens.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:12:18 AM
    New game Beyond, stars Ellen Page -- Scott says that's gamer fantasy casting.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:12:36 AM
    Now showing demo of Beyond, with everything running in full time.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:13:19 AM
    The model in the game does indeed look like Ellen Page.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:13:38 AM
    Reminds of the the awesome face animations in LA Noire.
  • James Martin 6/5/2012 1:14:02 AM
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:14:08 AM
    A silent Ellen Page.
  • James Martin 6/5/2012 1:15:10 AM
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:15:32 AM
    The scene is entirely cinematic. There's no heads-up display or on-screen text.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:16:11 AM
    Police office interviewing an apparently catatonic Jody Holmes (Page). Then a SWAT team bursts in.
  • James Martin 6/5/2012 1:16:15 AM
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:16:53 AM
    Yeah, just a big cut scene so far. Hope they're not all as long in the game.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2012 1:16:56 AM
    Looks better than Heavy Rain. Significantly.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:17:36 AM
    Now going to action montage. Jody running, using some apparent telekinetic powers.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:17:40 AM
    Still, great creepy "
    Fringe" vibe.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2012 1:17:51 AM
    Quantic Dream games are always flawed, to be sure, but they fail on levels other game designers don't even aim for.
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:18:24 AM
    "Beyond will be...emotional, mature unique. Also breathtaking and spectarcular."
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:18:47 AM
    'We invite you to a unique journey with Jody Holmes, and if you make the right decisions, maybe you will discover what lies beyond."
  • Rich Brown 6/5/2012 1:18:53 AM
    Tretton back on stage.
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