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At the end of a long, exhausting day it was finally time for Sony to show off their goods. They started by plying all the journalists with food and drink, something much appreciated after a long day of conferences. But we were there for the news, and they certainly had loads to say.

PlayStation started things with a big bang – Destiny. Showing off some beautiful new visuals. Destiny will go into Beta 17 July, but wait, there’s more. Starting on Thursday, PS4 owners will be able to play the Alpha first look. Plus, gamers can grab a Destiny PS4 bundle later this year, including a white console.

Next up was some very eery and creepy video of The Order 1886. We got a sense of gameplay, as well as how gorgeous that game will be. I’m excited for it, but I’m also terrified by it – perhaps that’s a good thing.

Next came a colourful and quirky game, Entwined. It’s a new take on a dual-stick game and is available now. Infamous: Second Son will be getting a standalone DLC (you can grab it without even owning the original game) that gives us insight into Fetch’s story.

Little Big Planet 3 was next, garnering some big big applause from the audience. We were treated to a live demo (including some failed jumps and random accidental killings).

From Software’s new IP: Bloodborne was next and it looks absolutely terrifying. Presumably this is the Project Beast that we’ve been seeing in leaks, and it made me more than a little afraid.

Next up was even more Far Cry 4 – that game is shaping up to offer some amazing visuals and gameplay. Killer elephants that can destroy all the things? Sign me up!

I enjoyed the next part, a funny and silly trailer for Dead Island 2. It was followed by more zombie infected news – The Last of Us is getting integrated in Diablo III’s Ultimate Evil Edition with some custom enemies and special attacks.

Battlefield Hardline was next, but the fact that Disney Infinity 2 will have special features for the PS4 was honestly more interesting. The only place you’ll be able to Hulk Smash is on the PS4 (so they say).

Next up were some more off the wall titles. Magicka 2 is coming, as is a Grim Fandango remaster. Devolver games showed off a bunch of indies, primarily featuring Broforce and making us ridiculously happy. Let it Die is the new game from Suda 51 while ABZU is from the makers of Journey and will show more aesthetically inspiring content.

No Man’s Sky was then shown off in all its glory. This was another title that hadn’t really done it for me, until I saw it at the Sony press briefing. Now I think I’ll need to get my paws on it.

Time for a lull in the conference during which Sony went on for far too long talking about the PSN and new hardware. Sure, I’m keen to see more about Morpheus, but not in this setting.

Waking us from our slumber was the glory that is Mortal Kombat X. This time, the game showed off actual in-game content and looked incredible. I can’t wait to get my fatalities on.

Oh look, another lull in the conference as Sony spends far too long talking about the original programming coming to PlayStation. TV!

Two remasters are on their way: Ratchet and Clank and The Last of Us. Next we saw the new trailer for MGS: The Phantom Pain, which is also what they call it when amputees still feel pain in their missing limbs.

GTA V is coming to PS4 in the fall (Northern Hemisphere) of this year. But way more exciting, especially for Darryn, Batman time! The new trailer showed off so much, it is truly a sight to behold. I will definitely need to play this iteration – it is too beautiful to pass up.

With only one game left to reveal, the hall was abuzz, waiting for news of The Last Guardian or perhaps a JRPG. But no, it was more love for Naughty Dog as we got some Uncharted 4.

Last Updated: June 10, 2014

62 Comments

  1. Pieter Kruger

    June 10, 2014 at 10:31

    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 10:39

      Francis rages, it’s his job

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      • Pieter Kruger

        June 10, 2014 at 10:47

        Yeah, I also posted that vid to the Xbox E3 post, but MS came of lighter than MS for sure! LOL! Believe….in Francis..????.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2014 at 10:53

          I do believe in Francis,helped me decide what to buy.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 10:54

            Francis should get his own TV show on HBO.

          • The Lost Guardian

            June 10, 2014 at 10:56

            Well done

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 11:01

            Francis laid down the muthafruiten’ law!

        • Rinceinantici

          June 10, 2014 at 10:59

          MS came off lighter than MS? Sho, you really do have MS on the mind eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • Pieter Kruger

            June 10, 2014 at 11:02

            Fixed that once already, same number of new (hopefully AAA) IP’s Sony announced! ????

      • Rinceinantici

        June 10, 2014 at 10:50

        Tuche ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Pieter Kruger

    June 10, 2014 at 10:37

    tvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtv!

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    • Spathi

      June 10, 2014 at 10:38

      You can do better than that Pieter!

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        June 10, 2014 at 10:39

        No, Sony could have……

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        • Spathi

          June 10, 2014 at 10:40

          Well maybe, but seeing as they had the best conference at E3 AGAIN, I think they will be satisfied with their showing.

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          • Pieter Kruger

            June 10, 2014 at 10:43

            Thing is, even if that new guy( who by the way got contracted to interpret for Zuma’s next speech) only sat their on a toilet taking a dump the whole show you’d still have said the same thing!????

          • Spathi

            June 10, 2014 at 10:45

            Not this year. Last year yes, but this year they had opposition. The MS conference was good, unfortunately they just don’t have a lot of good games to show. But kudos for them for trying ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 10:48

            Yeah, Microsoft actually had a back-to-basics conference. It was probably their best in 6 years. The fact that they’re no longer toe to toe with Sony has done wonders. They’re no longer this annoying arrogant behemoth, and I actually appreciated the humility (even though it felt a little contrived at times).

            Having said that, Sony’s conference stole the show.

        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2014 at 10:42

          True, but MS couldn’t do worse than last year no matter how hard they tried.

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          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 10:51

            Oh I don’t know. They’ve wowed us this year, in all the WRONG ways.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 10:53

            I’m just shocked they didn’t throw in Usher or Bieber.

            Phil is doing a great job! Keep at it Phil!

        • Guest

          June 11, 2014 at 06:03

          8 minutes of it was tv/movie/app talk, the rest was actually games related (PS Now, small sized Vita, Morpheus, and Free to Play). The rest of the show was wall to wall games trailers and reveals, 110-120 minutes total.

          PS4 games not on Xbox One revealed at E3 2014: LittleBigPlanet 3, Entwined, Bloodborne, The Talos Principle, Let It Die, Rachet & Clank, Infamous sidestory, Kingdom Under Fire 2 and tons of indie games. No Man’s Land, Grim Fandango, and ABZU timed exclusive.

          You’re just trolling.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 10:39

      The Kinect not listening again?

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    • The Lost Guardian

      June 10, 2014 at 10:41

      Opposed to BRO BRO BRO BRO PEW PEW PEW VROOM VROOM VROOM DANCE DANCE DANCE? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 10, 2014 at 10:42

      BRO BRO BRO PEW PEW PEW MASTERCHIEF PEW PEW BRO BRO VROOM VROOMM DLC MAP VROOOM VROOM BRO BRO PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW DANCE PEW PEW PEW BRO BRO BRO. SNORE! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

      Reply

    • Guest

      June 11, 2014 at 05:47

      8 minutes of it was tv/movie/app talk, the rest was actually games related (PS Now, small sized Vita, Morpheus, and Free to Play). The rest of the show was wall to wall games trailers and reveals, 110-120 minutes total.

      PS4 games not on Xbox One revealed at E3 2014: LittleBigPlanet 3, Entwined, Bloodborne, The Talos Principle, Let It Die, Rachet & Clank, Infamous sidestory, Kingdom Under Fire 2 and tons of indie games. No Man’s Land, Grim Fandango, and ABZU timed exclusive.

      You’re just trolling.

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 10:41

    The Last of Us is getting integrated in Diablo IIIโ€™s Ultimate Evil Edition?
    My mind can’t process this. How will this exactly work?

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    • Rinceinantici

      June 10, 2014 at 10:51

      Just wrote that too, what does that mean?

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 10, 2014 at 10:53

        What does it all mean?

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        • Rinceinantici

          June 10, 2014 at 10:54

          42

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          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 10:55

            Have my towel handy

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 10:55

            Potato!

        • CAE9872

          June 10, 2014 at 11:47

          *Goes off to speak to the mice*

          Reply

  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 10, 2014 at 10:41

    Sony delivered a pretty good conference. I think I gave it a B-. They showcased a bunch of games, but there was a period in the middle where they lost a bit of momentum because of two suits yapping.

    Memo to Sony: Keep the suits on a tight leash. No, we do not care about their life stories. And why are you wearing a damn suit?

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 10, 2014 at 10:42

      DANCE MONKEY DANCE

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 10, 2014 at 10:46

        I don’t think that’s what Ubisoft are calling it :/

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    • The Lost Guardian

      June 10, 2014 at 10:42

      Whats your take on the new guy? I actually really liked him. I mean he’s no Tretton, but he did a good job

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 10, 2014 at 10:44

        I think he’ll relax a bit in the future, but he did come off across as a bit too stiff and corporate. Otherwise, Sony showcased a ton of games, and trolled MS just as they divorced Kinect from the boner, by throwing the PS camera into the PS4 box – for lulz.

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        • The Lost Guardian

          June 10, 2014 at 10:48

          LOLz yeah, he was pretty stiff. The kotaku article chronicling all his hand gestures was pretty funny. And yeah, gotta love the trolling!

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 10:59

            I think he just needs to unlearn whatever crap they taught him while he was doing his MBA. The excessive hand movements and corporate jargon work in a boardroom, because it distracts the corporate monkeys.

            Normal, intelligent and non-B.Com folk just find it annoying.

          • The Lost Guardian

            June 10, 2014 at 11:04

            ROFLOL sorry I just ignored your entire comment for the non B-com statement!

      • Pieter Kruger

        June 10, 2014 at 10:52

        He’s previous job was as an Outsurance traffic warden……

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      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        June 10, 2014 at 10:52

        I miss Jack Tretton already.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 10, 2014 at 10:55

          Uncle Jack knew how to work the crowd. The man is a genius.

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        • The Lost Guardian

          June 10, 2014 at 10:55

          Yeah true that hey!….Last year was a ball!…But still, new guy was respectable

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  5. Rinceinantici

    June 10, 2014 at 10:48

    What does this mean? “The Last of Us is getting integrated in Diablo IIIโ€™s Ultimate Evil Edition”

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 10:50

      That’s what I asked, SOMEONE HELP ME!

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 10, 2014 at 10:51

      Diablo 3 for the Ps4 will have tickers and other TLoU enemies.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 10, 2014 at 10:53

        So THAT’S what happens when people read the whole sentence. It expands on the first bit. O_O

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 10:56

        Sjoe thanks, thought my head was gonna blow.

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  6. The Lost Guardian

    June 10, 2014 at 10:57

    So did you know that Uncharted video was in game graphics

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 10, 2014 at 11:00

      I did not know that… sweet mother!

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      • The Lost Guardian

        June 10, 2014 at 11:00

        BOOM Next Gen. When the lines between CGI and in-game blurs

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 10, 2014 at 11:01

          My body.. is ready!

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2014 at 11:02

          I played Watch Dogs a bit this weekend and honestly I cant imagine it looking that much better on a standard PC gaming rig.

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          • The Lost Guardian

            June 10, 2014 at 11:03

            Yeah, it’s Ubi ๐Ÿ™ Watch Angry Joe’s review. Companies deserve more flack for downgrading

          • CAE9872

            June 10, 2014 at 11:48

            No really? I didn’t notice ๐Ÿ™‚

            Enjoying it?

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 11:49

            Loving it, it’s not GTA but it’s very fun to play

          • CAE9872

            June 10, 2014 at 11:59

            So do I buy this or Wolfenstein…Wolf edging it in my current want stakes!

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 12:02

            You’ll play Wolfenstein twice because there are two paths so it helps the replayability while WD has hours and hours of game time. It all depends really on your personal choice

  7. Ryanza

    June 10, 2014 at 11:07

    Sony E3 2013 was a bore fest with a really good troll at the end. This year Sony’s E3 conference put me to sleep but for a different reason.

    Microsoft’s message this year was, 4 player online co-op games on dedicated servers for games that looked like it should be single player. So the DRM message from Microsoft was strong this year.

    Sony I felt did a good job with a good show. I liked the indie guys getting representation on stage, I liked the new games shown, and Sony announced the biggest game getting next gen and PC release. Sony had a little bit of everything people love about gaming. Indies, lbp 3, shooting games, story game, fighting game, adventure game horror game. Just no driving and JRPG but that’s Sony’s bread and butter, so no need to show it.

    Not like Forza and Halo, that needs to be shown, every single time.

    Overall Sony did a good job with a message of good games for gamers.

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  8. Mabenito

    June 10, 2014 at 11:46

    Last year’s E3 was different and epic because new gen (consoles + games) were announced. It’s only year one. Too early for ultra hypes. I’m not expecting “WOWs” until 2018 E3. The playing fields will be level then. Hopefully we will be in the MS-Cloud with a 1ms ping <—– Not trolling

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  9. CAE9872

    June 10, 2014 at 11:53

    Sony conference was good. And seeing as I am not Switzerland, I will go on record to say that I think they edged it from MS again. Not by miles but they had a few more surprises even if they are sequels i.e. they were not pre-announced announced versions of pre-released games announced before…or something.

    Now do I sign up for Alpha for Destiny. Never partaken in a Alpha or Beta before – I like to keep my games minty fresh until I say “its time.” Oh the conundrum!

    Oh and for anyone wanting to know Entwined is now available on the Sony site – that games looks gorgeous! Get to see how the opposable thumbs do on this one if I understand its context correctly.

    Reply

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