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E3 2016 – Sony press conference round-up

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It’s over. It’s finally over. I can return to my bed. PRAISE THE SUN! After two days of press conferences that weren’t exactly paced in favour of anyone working on a normal Europen/African schedule, Sony ended the E3 gauntlet with a show that was downright perfect. Short, sweet and focused only on games. Missed it? Here’s all the action that went down.

First up, GOD OF WAR! Kratos is back, and beardier than ever. Sony’s flagship franchise strikes back with a decidedly Norse flavour, as Kratos guided his son on a hunt that went South real quick. It’s utterly beautiful in action, and worth a look:

Next up, was a sizzle reel for zombie apocalypse and Sons of Anarchy slash-fiction Days Gone. Zombies are everywhere, you’re losing a bit more of your humanity every time you murder a few hundred of them in a stand-off and the world is forever changed. But check out these sweet wheels on this fat endurance hog, yo:

Remember The Last Guardian? Sony certainly does, and they’re hellbent on getting this legendary title finally finished. The game will finally, finally be out on October 26, just in time for the holidays:

I have no idea what the hell David Cage is trying to build with Detroit. But I do know one thing for certain after that latest trailer with impossibly good visuals: Androids have blue blood. Or lubricant. I get the two mixed up quite often:

Horizon: Zero Dawn may have been delayed to next year, but it’s the kind of game that I’m happy to wait for. Guerrilla Games has something special on their hands here, and after years of work on the Killzone franchise, you can just feel their excitement to break out into a new universe of stone age technology and robotic eco-systems.

Resident Evil 7. Yay! Resident Evil 7 returning to more traditional survival-horror roots. Yaaaaaaay! Resident Evil 7 having a demo available from today. Capcom, we love yooooo! Resident Evil 7 taking all of that and being a fully functioning virtual reality experience from beginning to end…My body is not ready for this.

Speaking of PlayStation VR, it’ll be shipping out at long last on October 13 with 50 games and a recommended retail price of $399. Better start saving up. Sony showed off a VR sizzle reel, that included everything from Hawken through to Final Fantasy XV and Batman for the PlayStation VR headset, while pledging that the PS4 hardware would be capable of supporting it.

Crash Bandicoot is back. But why?

That partnership between Sony and Call of Duty is paying off. Infinite Warfare looks like Moonraker on 4K drugs, a phenomenal visual experience that looks set to wash away the sins of Infinity Ward’s previous stab at the franchise, Call of Duty: Ghosts. IN SPACE!

HE’S BACK! Hideo Kojima appeared on the Sony stage, and he didn’t come with empty pockets. Kojima showed off his next game, a what-thef***ery new title by the name of Death Stranding that features his PT colloborater Norman Reedus in what appears to be the weirdest Trainspotting sequel of all time:

Spider-Man, Spider-Man! Does whatever a Spider-Man can! Spidey is swinging back into action soon, and without any of Beenox development at all as Insomniac will be in charge of his next big digital adventure. And that alone is massively promising.

And that was it folks. Short, sweet and on point. That’s the kind of E3 press conference that gets everyone excited and hungry for more.

Last Updated: June 14, 2016

31 Comments

  1. Banana Jim is coming to Skylanders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 14, 2016 at 10:19

  2. Jonah Cash

    June 14, 2016 at 07:01

    Wow! That is some massive games coming. And now I strangely need a Playstation VR and the price point isn’t even that bad. Just the Rand that is going to eat us alive!

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    • Fox1 - Retro

      June 14, 2016 at 08:05

      We are currently sitting at R20/$. Best grab the goodies at launch specials.

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      • The Order of the Banana

        June 14, 2016 at 11:08

        Let’s hope Comrade Jacob screws up less in the following months and doesn’t end up tanking the rand again…

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        • Fox1 - Retro

          June 14, 2016 at 11:13

          Did you see the British stock ex shed 67bn pounds in the last 3 days? o_O

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          • The Order of the Banana

            June 14, 2016 at 11:16

            Yeah, the possibility of a Brexit is causing fear and unhappiness. Personally, I think they should have exited the EU ages ago. You know your exclusive club isn’t as awesome any more when Turkey no longer wants to be a part of it.

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 14, 2016 at 08:25

      Don’t you need the NEO to use VR?

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      • Jonah Cash

        June 14, 2016 at 08:59

        They didn’t even announce the NEO. Think they yanked it from the lineup last night as the Scorpio is probably a lot better… As far as I know the VR will work on the current PS4.

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        • The Order of the Banana

          June 14, 2016 at 10:26

          Yep, they probably banked on Microsoft flushing out the specs to the Scorpion boner, that way in August, SONY can reveal that Neo is 7-8 TERRAFLOPS OF DONKEY!!!!

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          • Fox1 - Retro

            June 14, 2016 at 11:12

            Neo to be cooled with Liquid Nitrogen is ON!

          • The Order of the Banana

            June 14, 2016 at 11:17

            Neo is the VIP… let’s kick it. Ice Ice Baby!

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 14, 2016 at 08:25

      I’m intrigued by it though

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      • The Order of the Banana

        June 14, 2016 at 10:26

        Yeah, I’m getting it.

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  3. cloudzn

    June 14, 2016 at 07:50

    Crash Bandicoot ????

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  4. Fox1 - Retro

    June 14, 2016 at 08:04

    Only 1 game coming in for the Holidays 2017? Where were the Indies? Are Indies still relevant as we move onto more powerful hardware?

    Resident Evil and GoW looked great but those games will be shown again next year and be delayed until the following year.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 14, 2016 at 08:19

      And the year after that like Horizon Zero Dawn the year before

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 14, 2016 at 08:20

    Everything looks so good! Even the Spiderman game which is impossible!

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 14, 2016 at 10:26

      IMPOSSIBRU!!!!!

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  6. Ghost In The Rift

    June 14, 2016 at 08:28

    Now i know why there was no PS 4 Neo, think that console peed a little after the Microsoft storm that is Scorpio, think its back to the drawing board for Sony, unless 4k on a console is something their not worried about and everybody body moving to Xbox which the affects of that will be heard throughout the whole universe.

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 14, 2016 at 10:27

      Smart move from them actually, it allows them to up the specs for Neo. First to 12 Terraflops wins a donkey!

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  7. Ghost In The Rift

    June 14, 2016 at 08:28

    Now i know why there was no PS 4 Neo, think that console peed a little after the Microsoft storm that is Scorpio, think its back to the drawing board for Sony, unless 4k on a console is something their not worried about and everybody body moving to Xbox which the affects of that will be heard throughout the whole universe.

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  8. Darren Peach

    June 14, 2016 at 08:48

    Hey guys. Were you also blown away by the start. The Orchestra playing that wonderful music leading into the very first title ? It gave me shivers to see that level if creative collaboration between a traditional medium leading into a digital one and they continued to play throughout the demo.

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  9. Pieter Kruger

    June 14, 2016 at 08:54

    Would love to see actual VR gameplay on the PS4 VR(Not the Neo) If Resident Evil VR gameplay on PS4 VR really looks like the advertised gameplay trailer I’ll be very impressed indeed, especially as some of the VR games shown on the more powerful OR looked terrible(Star Trek and that Paris Eagle capture the flag thing!) God of War looks stunning!

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    • oOqUiS

      June 14, 2016 at 09:15

      Hello Pieter……It’s been a while.

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 14, 2016 at 10:27

      I’ll hold you in this time of crisis Pieter… There there old man…

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  10. Darren Peach

    June 14, 2016 at 09:06

    That space VR game looked mighty impressive ftom a visual standpoint.

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  11. iusedtobe(a)regular

    June 14, 2016 at 09:24

    You forgot Crash Bandicoot!

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  12. The Order of the Banana

    June 14, 2016 at 10:24

    Another E3 win from Sony! The domination is real!

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  13. The Order of the Banana

    June 14, 2016 at 11:06

  14. The Order of the Banana

    June 14, 2016 at 11:21

    Sony this morning…

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