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With the drama of E3 now a distant memory, it's time for Sony to return to the stage once again at GamesCom 2013. The platform holder's press conference is scheduled to start at 18:00PM BST (10:00AM PDT / 13:00PM EDT), where the company is expected to bring news of the PlayStation 4's release date, as well as reveal what's next for the PlayStation 3 and Vita. Tune in live to learn what the future holds for PlayStation.

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What do you make of that PS4 release date?

15th November release date in North America, 29th November in Europe.

One million PS4 pre-orders worldwide.

Andrew House takes a sneaky strike at Microsoft there. Ouch.

You'll be able to upgrade from retail PS3 titles to digital PS4 versions. Ubisoft, Activision, EA all confirmed to support the initiative.

12GB PS3 will cost $199 in North America.

Andy House is taking to the stage. Time for a release date?

Minecraft is coming to the PS4. War Thunder on its way, too.

Four exclusive missions and a costume in Watch Dogs on PlayStation platforms.


get2sammyb said:

I'm excited for Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed, but I just want to play them at this point. I'm sick of seeing trailers for them.

Watch Dogs movie in production. A partnership with Sony Pictures.

Yves Guillemot is on stage. This conversation with Jim Ryan is awkward.

Remote Play appeared to work. We're getting an Aveline trailer now.

This will be exclusive content in the PlayStation version of the game.

We're about to get a demo of Remote Play with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Assassin's Creed III coming to the Instant Game Collection.

Free 14-day trial will be included with all PS4's.

ResoGun will be part of the Instant Game Collection, as well as DriveClub.

Sony offering broadband packages designed for gamers.

Stream music from Music Unlimited in-game.

Over 20 video services coming to PS4 in Europe. Music Unlimited, too.

Twitch is coming to the PS4.

"15 new PS4 exclusives announced today," recaps Jim Ryan.

Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer footage rounding things out.

Looks like you'll be able to really customise your playlists. You can then share these game types and browse the most popular ones.

inFAMOUS: Second Son continues to look amazing. Yum.


get2sammyb said:

inFAMOUS: Second Son is my most anticipated PS4 title.

The Playroom will be pre-installed on every PS4 at launch.

This is actually pretty cool. Check out our preview for more information.

PS4 is getting a reimagining of Amiga classic Shadow of the Beast.


get2sammyb said:

Can't beat a good ol' Housemarque sh'mup.

ResoGun is the latest title from Housemarque. Looks colourful.

Rime looks like ICO crossed with Journey and Wind Waker. Beautiful.

Mmm, this looks pretty.

The Chinese Room of Dear Esther fame working on Everybody's Gone to the Rapture for PS4.


get2sammyb said:

Hotline Miami was so awesome on Vita. That's exciting.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will make its console exclusive debut on PS4 and Vita.

Volume from Mike Bithell will make its world exclusive debut on PS4 and Vita.

N++ will debut exclusively on PS4 this winter.


get2sammyb said:

Shahid dropping bombs.

Binding of Isaac will make its console exclusive debut on PS4 and Vita.

Free for PlayStation Plus members.

Rogue Legacy will make its console exclusive debut on PS4 and Vita.

Shahid Ahmad is taking to the stage to talk indie games.

"We've been listening to indies," he says.

"PS4 launch lineup is strongest in PlayStation history," says Cerny.

Development is quicker, economical, and efficient.

Yes, Mark Cerny is taking to the stage.


get2sammyb said:

We'll have more from James Marsden from FuturLab later today. Full interview about Velocity 2X on PS4 and Vita.

Indie developers talking up PlayStation, specifically the Vita.


get2sammyb said:

I'm all over this Big Fest game. Sounds like my cup of tea.

Big Fest is a free-to-play music festival management game.

Murasaki Baby looks amazing. Coming to Vita from Oversonica.

Tasty art style.

Michael Denny is up on stage talking first-party content. Nice shirt.

PlayStation Vita price drop. $199. Memory cards also getting cheaper.

Fez, Velocity 2X, and more coming to Vita.

More indie games on the way.

Football Manager Classic 2014 and Borderlands 2 are coming to Vita.


Three new Mega Packs coming to Europe.

Available in hardware bundles or with an 8GB memory card

Pre-order GTA5 from the PlayStation Store and you'll get 75 per cent off any Rockstar title. Not bad.

LittleBigPlanet Hub launching later this year on PS3. Free-to-play.

This is perfect for free-to-play. Makes sense.


get2sammyb said:

LittleBigPlanet 3?

Yes, that Gran Turismo 6 film is real.

It's based on the GT Academy experience, apparently.

That's a global release date, by the way.

Gran Turismo 6 releases 6th December.

That was an epic trailer, huh?

As expected, Jim's talking about PS3. Gran Turismo 6 is up first.

"Polyphony Digital has always been at the cutting edge of simulation racers." We're even getting Oscar Wilde quotes now.

That was Shuhei Yoshida operating the UI. Haha, nice to see him get some stage time again!

Jim Ryan from SCEE is up on stage. Looking dapper as always.

Alex Evans, David Cage, and many more talking about PS4 on top of some soft rock.

Straight out of the UI and into a game of Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer.

Sony's starting out with a demo of the interface. Love those noises.

Whomp. Whomp. Whomp.


antdickens said:

well the UI looks nice.

This is an interesting opening to the press conference. Looks like we're getting a demo of the UI.

Join us for the PlayStation press conference. It's starting now.

Montage time!

Have an obligatory picture of some PlayStation heroes to help with the wait.

Five minute delay already. That's the Sony we know and love...

How long will the PlayStation press conference be delayed? It's a tradition for Sony to start late, after all!

What's with the audio? Sounds like games are being played in the background?


get2sammyb said:

Time to get some Doritos. (And test the chat functionality properly.)

Less than ten minutes to go. Who's getting excited?

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