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Reaction: Sony Delivers the Greatest E3 Press Conference of All Time

Sony Delivers the Greatest E3 Press Conference of All Time

Seriously

Push Square Towers is in a state of shock. Uneasiness quickly dissolved into ecstasy, as Sony dropped bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb during its E3 2015 media briefing this evening. Prior to the show, we'd warned that it would be too third-party focused; in the days leading up, we'd pondered whether Project Morpheus woul

Reaction: The Remaining E3 Pressers Will Need to Be Bloody Good to Better Bethesda

The Remaining E3 Pressers Will Need to Be Bloody Good to Better Bethesda

Nailed it

DOOM, Dishonored 2, and Fallout 4. Only a handful of games were relevant to PlayStation at Bethesda's E3 2015 press conference, and this minimal focus was perhaps key to the publisher's incredibly successful showing. By concentrating almost purely on its biggest releases, the company crafted a presser that was devoid of filler, and...

Reaction: Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, But Also a Hard Sell

Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, But Also a Hard Sell

Hot and cold

After a year of token statements without much substance, we suppose that it made sense for Sony to return to the scene of its virtual reality reveal with new information about Project Morpheus. Speaking as part of a private press conference at the Game Developers Conference this week, the Japanese giant announced that its ambitious...

Reaction: PlayStation Experience Keynote Closes the Year with Copious Content

PlayStation Experience Keynote Closes the Year with Copious Content

Are you experienced

Sony’s always been a fan of announcing a new title or two in December, but PlayStation Experience appears to have taken this particular penchant to a whole new level. The platform holder initially hinted that its Las Vegas get together would include a few fresh reveals, and we instantly attempted to temper expectations,...

Reaction: The Good Intentioned Game Awards Needs a Little Tightening Up

The Good Intentioned Game Awards Needs a Little Tightening Up

Games rise fine

It’s so easy to be cynical in this industry: one misstep and we pile on a given publisher or platform holder with a perverse form of glee. Geoff Keighley, the Canadian journalist who both bank rolled and organised last night’s The Game Awards, will have already been aware of this going into his big show – after all, the well...

Reaction: EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

Dead too soon

Sony managed to squeeze a double-decker bus onto its booth at EGX London last week, but we didn’t spot a single PlayStation Vita. The flailing format has been largely ignored at the platform holder’s various press conferences this year, but has always enjoyed a strong showfloor presence, with titles such as Freedom Wars and

Reaction: Destiny's PS4 Launch Proves PSN Isn't Tied Together with String

Destiny's PS4 Launch Proves PSN Isn't Tied Together with String

Sony's servers survive

And breathe again. By penning this article we’re all too aware that we’re foreshadowing the kind of outage that would rival 2011’s widely publicised hack attack, but at the time of writing we can say with confidence that the PlayStation Network is fine. For websites such as this – the kind that break traffic records...

Reaction: PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper

PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper

On closer reflection

Sony usually marches into Gamescom unobstructed. The platform holder has been holding press conferences in Cologne for as long as we’ve been running this website, even revealing the PlayStation 3 Slim – the redesign which would eventually reverse its flagging format’s fortunes – at the event some five years ago. In...

Reaction: Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Reading between the lines

Kudos to Microsoft, it actually dropped a press conference megaton. While we’d argue that Jack Tretton’s corporate beatdown at E3 2013 was a memorable media briefing moment, it wasn’t exactly a huge surprise – in fact, those are becoming rarer as the major industry players all merge into a similar entity. The fact...

Reaction: Price Is the Reality That Threatens to Pull Project Morpheus Out of the Matrix

Price Is the Reality That Threatens to Pull Project Morpheus Out of the Matrix

Red pill, blue pill

Sony was in a jubilant mood at the Game Developers Conference once again last night. The platform holder is starting to really enjoy the industry focused convention, having spent the previous show flaunting its newfound indie focus. This year’s event was always going to be all about virtual reality, though, and Worldwide Stu

Reaction: PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on Sony's Vision of the Future

PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on Sony's Vision of the Future

Positive outlook

Sony has a vision. The embattled manufacturer has gone through a torrid time of late, and has found itself muscled out of the markets that it helped to pioneer as a result – but it’s clear that under the leadership of former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai, it’s found (to use an old cliché) a man with a plan. There was a...

Reaction: Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Off the hook

Ubisoft called in some unexpected news earlier today when it delayed Watch Dogs into the vague window of spring 2014. The Chicago-based sandbox excursion had been set to tap into systems next month, but now it will be locked down until next year. The shock decision will have a negative impact on each of the major home consoles’...