PlayStation Meeting invites are beginning to hit the inboxes of games media, but they’re completely fake. Sent from a standard Gmail account as opposed to an official Sony address, the emails promise a 20th February blowout, which will purportedly reveal the “future of PlayStation”. It’s similar to the correspondence the...
Just a day before it actually kicks off, Sony has finally confirmed that it'll be livestreaming its PlayStation Meeting direct from its New York venue. The event is set to begin at 20:00PM BST / 21:00PM CET / 12:00PM PT / 15:00PM ET, but there's been no word yet on how long you can expect it to last. Right now, the safe bet is that...
Shock and awe
Sony’s marketing team often bears the brunt of the entire industry’s ire. Forum posters lament the company’s inability to successfully build excitement around its products, journalists and bloggers ridicule the department’s shortcomings, and developers no doubt privately ponder why their titles aren’t receiving the attention...
The wait is over. After weeks of speculation, deliberation, and leaks, Sony is finally ready to share the future. You’ll be able to witness the drama exclusively on Push Square, as we bring you live video and text coverage from New York City, where the Japanese giant is expected to announce the PlayStation 4. Be sure to tune in at 6PM...
You know what happens there
Forget journalistic ethics, we’re dashing our scruples and slipping into tabloid mode. Following a round of careful Twitter stalking, the eagle-eyed anarchists over at NeoGAF have discovered that Quantic Dream’s co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière is currently in New York, whining about the weather. Unless you’ve been...
SCEA's whacked up footage of this Thursday's Next Generation Portable announcement on the PlayStation Blog, allowing you to relive the historical moment in full 1080p
The press conference includes plenty of gameplay snippets, including Uncharted NGP and Little Deviants. Sony's also put up an official website for the PlayStation Meeting event through here. Hit the jump for the first part of the..
As expected, Sony has revealed the successor to the PlayStation Portable this morning
The device is currently codenamed the NGP, or 'Next Generation Portable'. According to the platform holder, the NGP has been designed around five core pillars: user interface, social connectivity, location-based entertainment, converging real and virtual gameplay, and PlayStation Suite connectivity. PlayStation..
Kotaku's just gone live with some overwhelmingly positive first impressions of Sony's Next Generation Portable
The site describes the system's OLED screen as "stunning", while explaining that the touch components provide "a new experience for PlayStation Portable gamers". The site adds that the device is much lighter than expected, serving up an explanation from Worldwide..
The one thing that's been missing from all this morning's NGP action has been actual games footage
Now we've got a smattering courtesy of Engadget. The reel demonstrates Uncharted, Wipeout (please remove the tilt controls), as well as Resistance and others. As expected, everything looks stupidly pretty. We know it's a cliche, but we can't wait to see more. Alongside the big block-buster titles..
So now we've heard the marketing line on Sony's NGP, it's time to digest the specifications
We'd love to give you a colourful commentary on what all the specs mean, but errr, we don't understand any of this stuff. Feel free to peruse the technical details as released by Sony after the jump though. If the thing can run PS3 games, we're assuming it's a beast. We don't need to understand anything..
Some elements of this NGP concept video are agonisingly cringe-worthy, but it gets across the main pillars of Sony's new handheld device
It showcases the handheld's top-tier features such as trophies, "Near" GPS connectivity and the PlayStation Network. Get the trailer after the jump.
Yakuza: Of The End and Lost Planet 2 are PlayStation 3 games
But that doesn't stop them running on Sony's latest portable device, the NGP. During Sony's PlayStation Meeting press conference in Japan, Capcom's Jun Takeuchi took to the stage to demonstrate Lost Planet 2 running on the new handheld. Takeuchi said the demo was running MT Framework Mobile and was put together in just two weeks. Takeuchi..
Epic Games' Tim Sweeney dropped by at Sony's PlayStation Meeting this morning to demonstrate that the Unreal Engine 3 runs on the NGP
Sweeney showcased an updated version of the iPhone's "Epic Citadel" tech demo, which featured more interaction and characters than the iPhone version. Sweeney claimed that the NGP is "four times as powerful" as any other handheld we've seen. Mmm.
Sony's new handheld, the NGP, is an absolute power-house
During Sony's PlayStation Meeting in Tokyo this morning, the platform holder brought Hideo Kojima on-stage to demonstrate PlayStation 3 title, Metal Gear Solid 4, on the portable system. "There's no announcement of a new title today," Kojima confessed, "But I'd like to talk about the future perspective." Kojima went on to..
Amongst its ridiculously powerful specifications and control interfaces, Sony's NGP also has some pretty neat GPS functionalities
An application built into the device called "Near" is an ongoing map allowing you to track where you are and where you have been. Near connects with the PSN to find out what games are popular in your current location, allowing you to buy games on the spot and..
According to Sony, LiveArea is the NGP's "game oriented communication platform"
It will replace the popular XMB interface that has graced numerous Sony products over the past five or so years. LiveArea will support popular PlayStation staples such as the PlayStation Store, Trophies, PSN friends, messaging and more. At long last: trophies on the go!
With the likes of Killzone and Uncharted heading to the NGP, there's certainly an emphasis on big blockbuster titles for Sony's new flagship handheld
Blockbuster titles don't get much bigger than Call Of Duty, an iteration of which has just been confirmed for NGP by Activision's Phillip Earle. Details were scarce, but Earle billed the game with the following anecdote: "We believe Call of Duty..
Sony's bringing out the big names to support their newly announced portable platform, the NGP
Amongst the in-development content includes familiar franchises such as Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout, Killzone and Hot Shots/Everybody's Tennis. Taking the stage to demonstrate the new Uncharted title, Shuhei Yoshida showcased how the device's touch-screen can be used to jump, while the system's..
So y'know all we've been hearing about the PlayStation Phone? Well PlayStation Suite is not that, though it kinda is at the same time
PlayStation Suite is PlayStation on phones and tablets. The service will provide "PlayStation content to other devices", including, of course, Android powered smart-phones. SCE top-bod Kaz Hirai noted that, "We will first emulate the first generation..
This time tomorrow, we're 99
9% sure we'll know a little more about the direction of Sony Computer Entertainment's handheld strategy. At 3PM JST Sony's scheduled an event in Tokyo, Japan deemed "PlayStation Meeting 2011". Last time Sony held a PlayStation Meeting (in 2005), details of the PS3 were revealed. With the 3DS months away from general release, it would be a fitting time to..