Cologne, Germany… August 17th 2010… GamesCom 2010… Sony takes to the stage for their eagerly awaited press conference. Can they possibly top last year’s announcement of the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim? Could we get our first glimpse at the oft-rumoured PSP 2? PSP Phone anyone? Let’s find out in our 2 minute rundown...
New PlayStation 3 Move bundle with 320Gb HDD to be available to coinside with the September 17th PlayStation Move UK launch date.
Standard PS3 Slim bundle gets a capacity upgrade from 120Gb to 160Gb.; price stays the same.
New 360GB HDD PS3 hardware bundle coming to Europe… I would expect well in time for the Christmas rush.
Loads of PlayStation Move titles were demoed, most of which you have seen at E3.
New XMB based ‘catch-up’ streaming TV services for UK and Australia announced. Expected 2010.
Play TV also gets the social network treatment with an update that promises the ability to post comments about what you’re currently watching directly to Facebook et al, live chat with others whilst watching live TV, as well as the standard PVR features of being able to pause, rewind, record your favourite programmes.
MUBI – A new independent movie streaming service starting soon throughout Europe that will offer indie movies via the PSN Video Store. MUBI also promises a ‘social’ experience.
Insomniac announce two new titles: ‘Ratchet and Clank: All4One’ & ‘Resistance 3‘.
The new R&C game returns with the tried and tested Pixar style madness – this time with a focus on 4 player multiplayer action. We were also treated to the first official confirmation of the [self-professed] worst kept secret in gaming, Resistance 3… all be it in the form of a live action teaser trailer. Neither games have been given a solid release date yet (R&C is teased for “fall 2011”)but it’s nice to see Insomniac showing they still have love for the PS3 exclusives following their recent multi-platform announcements.
Killzone 3 Is shown-off (again). Check out the multiplayer video below...
Infamous 2 is teased again, this time to the theme of "House of the Rising Sun”. The trailer style is kinda artsy but it’s nice to see a return (of sorts) to the “old Cole”. The game looks like it’s shaping-up nicely for an early 2011 launch. Check out the trailer below...
Media Molecule touted LittleBigPlanet 2 and offered another chance to see their much improved creation tools in the form of a new music editor and cut-scene creator. Although the US release date has been scheduled for November 16, 2010 there is still no solid date for the UK release.
Gran Torismo 5 release date.. err… dated. You can get your hands on the long overdue driving simulator on November 3rd 2010.
Sega's announced Virtua Tennis 4 will be hitting the PS3 in 2011 and will not only be Move compatible, it will also support stereoscopic 3D – for those of you with a couple grand to spare for a shiny new TV.
2k Sports’ NBA 2k11 released a debut trailer including your favourite NBA stars of past and present, of course featuring cover-art superstar Michael Jordan.