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Sony At Gamescom 2012 – All The Announcements

If you’ve been watching our live stream you’ll know that Sony’s gamescom 2012 press conference in Cologne, Germany has just come to a close. There were plenty of big announcements to take in, so, in the interest of putting everything tidily in one place, here’s a comprehensive rundown of all the news.

We’ve also got individual posts from many of the developers concerned – please follow the links below to learn more about the games in question. And, of course, we’ll be going into more detail on all these titles later this week and into next, right here on PlayStation Blog.

So, without further ado:

Brand new titles:

  • LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule took the lid of its keenly anticipated new project: Vita title Tearaway. See our dedicated post from the Guildford, UK studio for a closer look.
  • Puppeteer is on its way to PlayStation 3 from Sony’s Japan Studios. Developer Gavin Moore introduces this charming, eccentric platformer below.
  • Looking for a PlayStation 3 teen horror fix? Move-enabled spine-tingler Until Dawn is incoming from Supermassive Games – let the game’s Executive Creative Director Will Byles tell you more.
  • Also coming out of Sony’s Japan Studio, Rain is a dark, atmospheric and breathtakingly stylish new PSN title. We’ll be talking much more about this game in the coming months.
  • We offered up your first glimpse of Killzone: Mercenary for PS Vita. Read more from developer Guerrilla Games here.

Vita Cross-Buy:

  • As of later this year, buy the PlayStation 3 version of a compatible game and you’ll be able to download the Vita version at no additional cost. PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, Ratchet & Clack: QForce (yes, that’s now a Vita title too) and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time are the first games confirmed to support this new feature.

PS One Classics on PS Vita:

  • Yes, you’ve been asking for it! From 28th August you’ll be able to play select PSOne titles on your Vita. Titles confirmed so far: Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil 2.

New PS Vita firmware

  • Vita firmware 1.8 is on its way. See our dedicated post for full details of what to expect.

New characters showcased for PlayStation All-Stars:

  • A few new additions to the brawler’s burgeoning roster for you: Sackboy, Dante from Devil May Cry, Spike from Ape Escape, and Ratchet from Ratchet & Clank. See our post from developer SuperBot to find out more.

New trailer for The Last Of Us:

  • Check it out below!

God of War: Ascension:

  • There’s a multiplayer beta incoming for Kratos’ latest PlayStation 3 adventure, and a brand new trailer to wrap your eyes around.

Wonderbook:

  • After E3’s Book of Spells reveal, it was the turn of stylish detective caper Diggs Nightcrawler – from Oscar-winning studio Moonbot – to take the spotlight. Disney Interactive Studios is also working on projects for the platform, as is the BBC who is readying a Walking with Dinosaurs title.

PS3 Essentials:

  • Later this year we’re launching a new line of high quality catalogue titles at a reduced price of €19.99. Stay tuned for details of the first wave of releases.

New PS Vita bundles

  • As well as the Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation bundle announced at E3 earlier this year, we’ve a number of other hardware packs incoming, including LittleBigPlanet Vita, PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified sets.

PlayStation Mobile:

  • PlayStation Mobile launches this Autumn across a variety of PlayStation devices. A number of titles were confirmed for the service during the conference, including Super Crate Box, Aqua Kitty, Samurai Beatdown, Passing Time, BeatSlider and Flick Hockey.

PlayStation Plus:

  • Your PS Plus cloud storage limit has been raised to 1GB.
  • Rockstar’s peerless Western epic Red Dead Redemption joins the Instant Game Collection line-up next month.
  • Lunatic Sega platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit will be October’s Game of the Month.

If you’ve come to this post straight from the conference, we’ve got a fantastic panel event kicking off at 20.45 CET/19.45 BST/04.40 Sydney. Some of the biggest names in game development are joining us to chew over the ‘games as art’ debate. It will stream live below – please enjoy!

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actually the announcment for ps1 on vita has gone. Guess they didnt like my comments

Bacon_Crispies 14 August, 2012 @ 19:52
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So not all PS1 titles will be compatable with Vita from that start?
Whats next, we have to buy them again I suppose.

Does the cross buy apply to retail purchases as well or just digital?

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It applies to both. If you purchase either a physical or digital version of an applicable PS3 title, you can download the Vita version at no extra cost.

TheBigBoss0001 14 August, 2012 @ 19:55
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We can’t play ALL PS1 Classics on Vita? What’s up with that?

pretty lame. only old stuff hardly anything new.
instead off all this how about actually making SCEE get some content on the damn store update for all countries but that seems 2 much work for such a lazy bunch.

ryannumber3gamer 14 August, 2012 @ 19:55
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If we can ask Q&A questions here’s mine
1. How does cross buy work?
2.Who do you want to play as the most in playstation all stars?
3.Will Black Ops Declassifed have zombies?
4.Why did you delay Sly coope thieves in time until 2013?
5.Will the Black Ops declassifed ps vita bundle come with a memory card?
6.Will Daxter & Clank be playable alone in playstation all stars?

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1. Buy either a physical or digital version of an applicable PS3 title and you can download the Vita version at no extra cost.
2. Spike from Ape Escape, obv.
3. That’s a matter for Activision – stay tuned for more details nearer launch.
4. I’ve not got word for you on that
5. I’m double checking…
6. There’ll be more reveals as launch approaches

@TheBigBoss0001

sony this Gen only making fake promises off improvment. but don’t worry about the ps1 not all working on vita cause guess what EUROPE hardly get’s PS1 classic they only get SHOVELWARE.

ryannumber3gamer 14 August, 2012 @ 19:59
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When is the Q&A starting? It’s almost 8:00 pm! it was ment to start at 7:45 pm

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Any minute guys – sorry for the delay

hitman_stephen 14 August, 2012 @ 20:01
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Wonderbook doesn’t look as bad as it did in E3.

Happy for the Vita titles, just hope it doesn’t take a year for them to come out.

As for people saying why arnt all ps1 classics available from the start, well they have to test them and make sure they display and control correctly first before releasing them, they’l also have to ask the companies and publishers if its okay for them to release it on the Vita – so many things are involved – just wait, it takes time but there coming ;)

Playstation Mobile – Im a rookie games developer, main market is IOS and I’m starting to merge onto Android, hopefully these new features and updates will allow rookies like myself to make and publish games for the PS Vita and let people around the world play them :)

TheBigBoss0001 14 August, 2012 @ 20:04
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@ dgnfly

I know man, but imagine if we had to wait for them to convert every PS1 game to Vita. Not even my grandkids would’ve been able to play them.

“Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit”

Has me interested in Plus even though RDR doesn’t

I think I’m going to renew even if I’ll regret it.

Can you guys get us plus subs some discount on the Dark Souls DLC that comes out later in the year?

That would make me very happy.

Dies the cross buy apply to retail purchases or is it just digital purchases?

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Both

I missed the announcements good job too as it was rather pityful pathetic only 3 got me excited.

1. Vita joins the plus family

2. vita cross buys sound good.

3. cloud storage get a rise limt.

but the rest just recycle trash we know about vita to get a 1.8 update for Ps1 classic, we already know about those other games.

you never learn SCEE. :(

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@ryannumber3gamer

Q1 » probably in order for you to get both versions they will force you to buy digital version of the ps3 one.

I don’t want to be forced to get ps3 digital version to get the psvita digital version aswell neither want to buy ps3 retail and be forced to get psvita digital version. They should allow get ps3 retail and get psvita also retail but we all know that’s not gonna happen and we’re also already used to be forced on going digital so you can expect the psvita versions of those games being digital now the real question is, do ps3 version have to be digital aswell?

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The offer applies to both physical and digital version of PS3 games. Buy either and you can then claim the digital version of the Vita title.

ryannumber3gamer 14 August, 2012 @ 20:11
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Hey Fred will does the answers we ask here get answered since it says it’s a live Q&A?

ryannumber3gamer 14 August, 2012 @ 20:14
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@PSGC
1. How does cross buy work?
2.Who do you want to play as the most in playstation all stars?
3.Will Black Ops Declassifed have zombies?
4.Why did you delay Sly coope thieves in time until 2013?
5.Will the Black Ops declassifed ps vita bundle come with a memory card?
6.Will Daxter & Clank be playable alone in playstation all stars?

Sorry for the double post i didn’t know we had to add the PSGC part.

@TheBigBoss0001

it will probably be done extremely slow or not at all just look at how little psp got converted for Vita, and not 2 mention the aermy off psp games still missing. let’s be honest with SCEE they just coulden’t care less about us the games the ppl who pay their damn paycheck.

Need to know if Cross Buy applies to Retail as well as Digital. Will you get a download copy if you buy Retail?

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Buy either a digital or physical version of a PS3 title and you can claim the digital version of the Vita game.

RED DEAD REDEMPTION? Yes! Also the fact that PS+ is being extended to the PS Vita might lure me into buying one :D

So so so much better than the E3 presentation.
My favorites: Tear Away, Rain, and Puppeteer.
The PSOne/Vita news is great too.
Great work, Sony!

wow the black ops declassified looked so bad I threw up twice then i got the runs… (10 points to whoever gets the reference lol) seriously tho it looked awful… just… awful. At least the other stuff seems good except the vita web browser needs improvements far beyond easier scrolling.

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My work on the wall! Oh my … what is … that’s really AWESOME!
If someone need HARCORE EMOTIONS art … take it here: http://images.ps-vita.ru/images/others/hardcoreemotions.png
:o)

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Congrats, great stuff.

Will the playstation mobile games feature thropies for the Vita?, if so it looks very intresting, hopefully it will not make the same fault as the Minies did, almost nobody buys them without trophy support!, if they feature it I can guarantee you the sales will get boosted!

Puppeteer is quite a surprise. Looks like LBP on drugs. :)

I’m a bit disappointed about the “new” Last of Us trailer. It isn’t really new when you show old scenes just with some music in the background.

The news about Plus are awesome. Any news if the announced 25% discount will be for new subscribers only?

@fred

so what ever happend with that survey you did last time that was only for like 5 countries?you said the rest would follow or was that just a lie.

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No, no lie! I try not to do that! It’s still in the works – more info soon.

Cloud space is good.

The three new PS3 games looked good.I like the look of Until Dawn,so full of cheese.If it’s a proper horror game,i’ll buy it.

Started cringing when the name Wonderbook came up.But it was well presented this time.Like the look of Diggs,but the horrible PSeye resolution makes Wonderbook a no buy.

RDR is nice.I didn’t buy it because it was sub HD.But will play it now.

Again with Vita,it hasnt captured me in any way.I like the system,but worry about real long term support.

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I love the last of us trailer. Man i cant wait any longer for this game. :(

@dark_angel69

“I love the last of us trailer.”

switched it off aff that point,dont want to see or read anything until it’s in my PS3.Game deserves it.

Oh 3 new games i missed out but still meh they all for vita it’s official Ps3 is DEAD R.I.P

i was expected to hear what sony’s cloud gaming for Ps3 like andy house said or was that just a lie a missed opportunity maybe SCEJ at TGS annouce that.

1 other thing if true is Ps3 to get a Youtube app it out now in SCEA get from the store get it on our EU store 6 months or 5 years if you unlucky :p

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Hi
at E3 sony announced that remote play would be extended to more games (e.g. god of war 1 and 2). it wasnt mentioned in the conference, is this coming?
this is one of my most sought after vita features to be able to play ps3 games anywhere in the house or when im travelling with work.
thanks

ryannumber3gamer 14 August, 2012 @ 20:50
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@Fred

Will the black ops declassifed ps vita bundle come with a memory card? & is cross buy games retail or download from the playstation store?

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I’m afraid I don’t have too much extra detail on a lot of these queries right now. We’ll be posting more content from Gamescom as the week goes on. Hopefully, I’ll be able to answer some of your questions then.

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Sorry, can you just clarify – because frankly, it sounds so good I *just don’t believe it* – if I buy PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for Vita, I’ll be able to download the PS3 version for *free*?!

Please say yes!!

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You got it chief

Many apologies – I got my facts wrong here. If you buy the PS3 version, you get the Vita download – not the other way round.

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Extremely disappointed by how Sony have handled PS1 support

A year of delay for 3 games. All of which were compatible on the previous gen psp…
Sales that greatly played on our anticipation of PS1 support

Suddenly we get the real news:

Infinite delay to full ps1 support :/

chrisandsheva 14 August, 2012 @ 20:53
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Am just happy that yet another game/dev/publisher ‘get together’ is over, it is over ?. only am sure thats what Fred meant above, Why, because it ‘seems’ to be too much for scee staff to do their day jobs And cover these events.. ie answers to questions/complaints, ‘everything is hectic atm, Because of X games-show.. I guess IF i ever seen something ‘truly’ productive And original result from a show i may have other views.
Am also glad i don’t like ps1 games to, as the promised ‘magical’ update for vita play looks very disappointing, Can i ask IF remote play got mentioned ?.. as that was main reason i got my vita. But have heard Nothing for months, i was led to believe i ‘Could And Would’ be playing some ps3 titles on my vita, still have the pr videos showing Killzone/other (similar) games being played via remote, So IF this isn’t now going to happen can i get my £300(plus) back, from retail outlet ?. Seriously, i mean doesn’t it fall under misold goods act or something ?.

Until Dawn seems interesting, anything new as a horror game is a plus as that genre is sorely lacking this gen. Not sure why people were complaining about move games earlier – move is brilliant in House of the Dead. It can get tiring when playing rpgs but I see no issue with more games using move as its not a bad peripheral.

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“No, no lie! I try not to do that! It’s still in the works – more info soon.”

You see that’s the problem, listen to yourself and instead of “try not to” why not simply “don’t do it”.

The moment you say the word “try” you’re implying that you there’s 50% chances you will actually lie and that my friend doesn’t look good in your end.

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Sigh. I was trying to be lighthearted. For the sake of public record: I do not lie to you.

@Fred Dutton

i hope it’s not gonna be like our store is handled cause that would mean i’ll be asking about it 5 years later.

How many months did it take to add ps1 support? And only a handful of games supported day 1?

Unbelievably lazy from sony, no wonder vita is bombing so hard…

It’s been confirmed that Cross Buy will apply to both retail and digital purchases. Nice.

http://www.shoptonews.net/2012/08/14/playstation-cross-buy-applies-to-digital-and-retail-purchases/

@Skookie30

or like some countries had with the Vita version off youtube Not at all.

Youtube app for europe?

@Kajax
got released for U.S today

YouTube (US Only)
Introducing our new app for PS3. Discover and watch your favorite videos and channels on YouTube.
File Size: 22 – 27 MB

“You see that’s the problem, listen to yourself and instead of “try not to” why not simply “don’t do it”.”

You see, Mr. Dutton – you just can’t win!

You won Sony. I pledged to myself that I would never subscribe to ps+. now I am waiting for the discount. Thats how the service should have looked from the very beginning.

ryannumber3gamer 14 August, 2012 @ 21:16
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The reason i ask is that the games would take a lot of the ps vita’s memory card if the cross buy games had to be downloaded from the store. I mean if i got playstation all stars ps3. would i get a code to get the ps vita version or is it like a bundle pack?

Please please, if someone else could ask aswell if I dont get my answer. Please can we get the image that was on the screen at the beginning of the presentation, it had all different Playstation characters with the X O SQUARE TRIANGLE logos. i really want it, it was awesome! :( :(

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Is the 25% discount for Plus subscribers, includes renewing?
Please say yes :(

Immortal-Wolf-- 14 August, 2012 @ 21:26
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dgnfly Wrote:pretty lame. only old stuff hardly anything new.
instead off all this how about actually making SCEE get some content on the damn store update for all countries but that seems 2 much work for such a lazy bunch.

@dgnfly your spot on the mark there. Seems PSN can’t even do gamertags on the blogs here how lame.

http://www.yourgamercards.net/profile/Immortal-Wolf-

The future of PSN isn’t set wait yes it is i just set it.

Thanks Sony to listen our voice (and mine) :) about buy a ps3 game take the vita version for free the best move ever !
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/05/18/sly-cooper-thieves-in-time-coming-to-ps-vita/#comments
Thanks for another great show with this all new amazing games

I have a question about Cross-Buy. Does this apply to if I buy a physical retail copy of a game (say Sly Cooper) I get a voucher to get a downloadable version or do I have to purchase it via PSN?

Also, what about the possibility of getting a a physical copy of the game instead of a downloadable copy. My PS Vita memory card is already getting short on space.

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i would love a answer about monster hunter if its coming for vita i tried to put on live feed but twitter was messed up i know so many others who asked the same question is there going to be and when what edition please answer i waited almost then entire time in hopes of someone going to bring it up thank you.

Nice bunch of announcements

Immortal-Wolf-- 14 August, 2012 @ 21:49
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Dear Fred Dutton – SCEE Blog Manager

It’s time you upgrade these outdate blog’s my friend and add a update that shows people’s gamertags like

http://www.yourgamercards.net/profile/Immortal-Wolf-

or showing people’s short but sweet gamer video’s of Pro play on PSN games like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4mxb3SDEA

if SCEE wants to hire me to give you guys more bright ideas then email me at my PSN ID email. I could make SONY A REAL MAKE BELIEVE.

ryannumber3gamer 14 August, 2012 @ 21:52
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My highights

Sly cooper thieves in time trailer
Playstation All Stars battle royale trailer
Cross buy for ps3 & ps vita
Ps Plus stuff.
Lbp vita
Lbp 2 vita control dlc
Lbp karting.
Black Ops Declassifed
Assassin’s creed 3.

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Question about the crossbuy option: Is this a retail thing or only for PSN store purchases? If it’s retail how will it work? PSN redeemable code?

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No promises, but I’m going to do my best to put together a cross-buy FAQ answering as many of these queries as possible. It likely wont be this week – probably next.

since i am reading this on my vita i cant watch the last of us video…. flash anytime soon? love the buy one get both formats idea. good news on plus for vita. wish remote play would be addressed either
way.

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To the SCEE Blog Manager: Please please PLEASE use the “playstation-plus” category if your post contains any information about PS+. Plenty of us don’t read every single blog post, and that little bit of info there is easily missed to anyone just skimming through.

I only discovered the Red Dead Redemption news because a friend mentioned it on Twitter.

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I was in two minds about getting a PS Vita due to a lack of any top of the range games, but after tonight’s announcements as well as cross-buy, PS Plus & PS1 classics, I am now absolutely sold, going to get one next week . Thanks Sony for pulling the iron out of the fire

still nothing on versus then? :( very sad. very much missing the good old days when I would have classed myself as a ps fangirl. very meh about the whole lot now

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You gotta be mad at SquareEnix for that, not PlayStation.

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so acording to this post u can by either vita or ps3 cross buy title and get the other free as a download. this is the only place that ive heard that.I hope thats right ive just swapped my pre order to a vita copy.

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so acording to this post u can by either vita or ps3 cross buy title and get the other free as a download. this is the only place that ive heard that.I hope thats right ive just swapped my pre order to a vita copy.

chrisandsheva 14 August, 2012 @ 22:55
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I seen a comment about ps-plus to soon cost 25% less, is this true, theres a link above saying something similar, but am on ps3 atm so it won’t open for it, i could get pc out but it’ll prob take 10 minutes updating security first, so can anyone tell me If i can find more info anywhere, or give me a quick rundown of details, i Was going to renew tonight as well, (funnily enough), as i was waiting to see if there may of been similar deals to last year first, though with the new plus i suspected it would be unlikely, Still i have 22 days left And If i can benefit from ‘whatever’ this new announcement is then happy days.
Thnx.

chrisandsheva 14 August, 2012 @ 23:08
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Was thinking about the friends list last night, and seeing a comment above i just remembered it, when the ps4 or orbis, comes out wouldn’t it be well cool if instead of it just saying so n so is online, playing whatever, it gave you the option, user permitting, to actually spectate, or just veiw them, i guess it might be unerving if your playing something and you get a pop up saying friend x, or even multiple friends where watching you play, But fingers crossed this, and features we prob couldn’t even imagine make next gen Truly .. Well next gen.

@chrisandsheva
That isn’t actually a new idea. Streaming services as Onlive allow exactly that and as Sony bought Gaikai you can pretty much expect similar services.

@Immortal-Wolf–
Dude, I’ll try to say that as politely as possible but … if you really want to work for Sony you should improve your views, manners and language first.
No hard feelings, but you wouldn’t be among the candidates if I had to pick one, considering all your comments that we had to witness during the last months.

So, the Agent wasn’t anounced again this year. So disapointing.
And for all the prommisses made by Sony, rething what happened to the stuff they said in the past about PS3, PSGo and PSVita and rethink your purchase or don’t cry when it again turns out to be a lie…

Very good show guys. More announcements than E3, and pretty much all of it was not leaked before hand. The leaks ruined E3 for me.

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I hope Rain and Tokyo Jungle will get retail releases in the future here in Europe. The same way it happened with Gravity Rush, that started out as DD only in US/EU…

Immortal-Wolf-- 15 August, 2012 @ 01:20
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Golwar Wrote:@Immortal-Wolf–
Dude, I’ll try to say that as politely as possible but … if you really want to work for Sony you should improve your views, manners and language first.
No hard feelings, but you wouldn’t be among the candidates if I had to pick one, considering all your comments that we had to witness during the last months.

@Golwar first things first i had a Immortal_Wolf PSN account and a Immortal-Wolf- account both listed as PRO CALL OF DUTY player accounts PSN banned those accounts for unknown reason. REASON I PLAY BLACK OPS II NOW ON PS3. Im listed as worlds best pro player on all Call of Duty games even now as we speak i have Call of Dudy Online a new call of duty run by neversoft. PSN are slow behind the times in Tec like how im using Windows 8 now wile i write this message to you my PS3 has a 1 terror bite hard drive and a built in UMD disc drive to play my PSP GAMES on my PS3.

Immortal-Wolf-- 15 August, 2012 @ 01:35
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I own about 31 PS3 consoles and loads of imported japan SONY goods changing A PS3 hard drive to a SONY LAP TOP hard drive so easy How you think PS Vita was made from old TEC like PSP UMD to PS3 combined to easy SONY PSN are way behind the times in tecs and improving updates reason PSN store are slow on updates THERE WAY beyond the times of not improving TEC!

so where are all the Vita games seems 2 me U.S is again the only country that’s getting a army off vita games i still see no.
persona 4 golden
DJMax Technika Tune
Dragon’s Crown
Orgarhythm
Ragnarok Odyssey
Sumioni: Demon Arts
The King, The Demon King and the Seven Princesses: New King Story
and probably a army more games that gonna be U.S only with no support from sony 2 get any off these games released here means VITA=DEAD pretty much how SCEE let the PSP DIE.

Lies, lies, lies… Lies everywhere!

@ dgnfly

Are you ever not negative? Besides, you should complain at individual publishers rather than Sony for each specific game. SCEE didn’t let the PSP die, there were plenty of good games going around in its end of the road. If you didn’t like those that’s your problem.

As for some of those, search some gamestores that are known to import games from the US. I have found one that sells US imports at normal prices, the only catch is that you need to wait a little longer, but that’s nothing new to Europe. It’s not the ideal option, but if those games really aren’t going to be released here, you can still play them since Vita is region free.

“Your PS Plus cloud storage limit has been raised to 1GB.”

YES! Thank you very much for this!

these new games are awesome!

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Red Dead Redemption as game of the month & Cloud storage space raised to 1GB!

Well done guys! :)

@Immortal-Wolf–

Uhm, how is your answer related to what I wrote?
Did I claim that you aren’t enough of a gamer? Nope.
Did I say that all Sony products are flawless? Nope.

The topic was your lacking communication skill. Now read just your last comment and tell me if I was wrong about you.

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@ Immortal-Wolf–

Oh, how i’ve missed your deranged posts……welcome back lol!

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“I own about 31 PS3 consoles….”

Why?

They finally got it right with Cross-Buy – someone at Sony realised that this is actually an incentive to buy.

I wasn’t planning to buy Ratchet & Clack: QForce, but now that it comes with cross-buy, I think I will!

Hopefully save file sharing will be seamless too.

Kudos!

But now a slight slap on the wrist:

We’ve been waiting so long for PSOne classics on Vita.

And you give us 3 (THREE) titles?

(Fortunately I own FFVII, but stil…)

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There’ll be plenty more coming – those three are just a sample.

mickaelcpereira 15 August, 2012 @ 11:29
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Sorry to bother but I wish to know who is developing Rain for PS3 inside Japan Studio?

As some of us don’t have a large vita memory card, is it possible to buy the physical ps vita game and get a downloadable copy on ps3?

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Alas, I’m afraid it’s not going to work that way.

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remote play for PS3 games?

great conference overall but I’d really want some information on remote play

Carnivius_Prime 15 August, 2012 @ 12:00
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Not impressed. There’s so very little there that appeals to me at all. Yes I’ll buy The Last of Us but it doesn’t seem to have any real replay value from what I’ve seen so it may be a title I sell a couple weeks after purchase like so very many in the past few years.

And as for Plus, YES finally a heck of an increase to the cloud saves (cos I’m already having to clear space in my current 150MB space so 1GB will be great) but boo to Red Dead Redemption being the Plus freebie. One of the most godawful, boring, glitch ridden, hugely disappointing and overrated games of this generation. Played it from start to finish when I stupidly bought it a few years back and it never seemed to actually go anywhere.

@ Mr Dutton: Are crossbuy codes for the Vita region locked?
Or kill the regionlock on the PSvita. I buy most of my games in the US/UK but my Vita can only handle 1 account. I’m sure Sony hasn’t figured this out.

@ Mods aka Fred Dutton

Got the following questions that I and I bet a lot of others would like see some answers for:

1. When will the 25% discount on PS+ will get active, at what exact date? For a two week period?

2. Can you give the definition of ‘new subscribers’?

I’ve bought a 1 year subscription + 3 months free at launch of PS+ but after it have been no member anymore. Am I a new subscriber, or am I seen as one that had PS+ already and can’t get that 25% discount?

That would disappoint me a lot gotta say. Otherwise I am subscribing again.

3. Also, there was PSVita support announced for PS+. Which month will this be active with some games/content for PSVita?

I hope you can answer these soonish and when the discount is up I’ll subscribe. That is, if I get the discount :-)

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These are largely questions for Ross. He’ll be online tomorrow with his update post so please chime in there. There’s no firm date for PS Plus Vita support but you shouldn’t have too long to wait.

bob_the_squirle 15 August, 2012 @ 12:44
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Why isn’t the ps+ plus update revealed yet? :)

Prem-aka-Prince 15 August, 2012 @ 12:47
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Hey Fred,

Thanks for this post. It’s really helpful having this summarised in one place rather than having to skim headlines and maybe missing some important points. Links in post are also a very welcome sign of taking a little extra time to make things easier for us.

It’s not your problem, but I am pretty disappointed with the two announced ‘game of the month’s for PS plus, which kind of ruins my anticipation for the next two and a half months. However, there is still more to come this month and no doubt those months will have many other things as well.

On the subject, though, I think it would be prudent to mention under that subtitle that there is a big PSplus discount upcoming, assuming what I’ve read is true. I know that when that time comes I am going to do my best to convince everyone I know with a PS3 to buy it! It’s fantastic!

Anyway thanks for reading,
Prince

p.s. I can’t seem to stop the video at the bottom. Don’t know if it’s just me but right now I’m not in a place where...

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Hey Fred,

Thanks for this post. It’s really helpful having this summarised in one place rather than having to skim headlines and maybe missing some important points. Links in post are also a very welcome sign of taking a little extra time to make things easier for us.

It’s not your problem, but I am pretty disappointed with the two announced ‘game of the month’s for PS plus, which kind of ruins my anticipation for the next two and a half months. However, there is still more to come this month and no doubt those months will have many other things as well.

On the subject, though, I think it would be prudent to mention under that subtitle that there is a big PSplus discount upcoming, assuming what I’ve read is true. I know that when that time comes I am going to do my best to convince everyone I know with a PS3 to buy it! It’s fantastic!

Anyway thanks for reading,
Prince

p.s. I can’t seem to stop the video at the bottom. Don’t know if it’s just me but right now I’m not in a place where I can watch videos so it’s just wasting bandwidth…

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It’s my pleasure, happy to hear you found it useful.

Your PS+ related queries should all be cleared up tomorrow in Ross’s update post.

What is the deal with changing the goalposts for the cross buy. That is not what was announced in the conference. I would much rather buy the vita version as vita storage is so expensive

ChameleonVector 15 August, 2012 @ 14:02
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“Yes, you’ve been asking for it! From 28th August you’ll be able to play select PSOne titles on your Vita. Titles confirmed so far: Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil 2.”

Wait, what? So we’ve been waiting months for what should have been a launch feature, to only have select games work? I have every PSone Final Fantasy, and I want to be able to play them all when this comes. Also both Oddworld games, all the Crash games. What about the other Resi Evil games? This makes me sad.. :/

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Just learned that Playstation Mobile is NOT going to be available all over Europe at once! Wh, oh why does Sony keep limiting functions to certain countries?

If it’s a language thing, why not have the opportunity for all to simply use the English (GB) version, and then get access to this wonderful new function?
*Somewhat disappointed after the great upbeat of yesterday’s conference*

cone_donkey08 15 August, 2012 @ 14:46
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Am I the only one that was expecting/hoping Sony would confirm the ps4/orbis

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Hey Fred!

Can you clarify, loads of people are confused:
If I buy the VITA version of PSASBR will we get the PS3 version for free or does it only work if I buy the PS3 version and then get the Vita version for free?

Please help!

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The latter – if you buy the PS3 version you get it on Vita too, but not vice versa.

without my daily question on when the videoservice will be available for the remaining EU countries, as shown in Gamescom 2009
the Remote play availability for PS3-Vita as shown in E3 2011

now only 1 question for this year,
if you have PS+ for the PS3, is it automaticly enabled if you have a PSvita also or do you have to purchase another service ?

Immortal-Wolf-- 16 August, 2012 @ 10:15
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Did you all notice all playstation all stars playstion blogs has been removed as follows complaints about new dante so much rage went into this that PSN got over 100.000 death threats (NO JOKE)

Edward Ma removes the truth!
Im sorry but i will not be buying a copy of PlayStation All-Stars. As PlayStation All-Stars is just another copy from other game titles. Truth be told PlayStation All-Stars is just another SONY scam to make us Suckers i mean customers to buy PlayStation All-Stars. Do what i do don’t buy this silly PlayStation All-Stars £49.99 SONY SCAM!!

It’s incredible how many people don’t read the comments before asking a question… I’d just like to say two things:

First of, Fred, you are a really patient guy!!

Second, sucks that you can’t by the vita version in Cross-Buy and get the PS3 version free especially since the PS3 has more Gigs in it than the Vita. I prefer to have a physical form for Vita then downloadable. I’m guessing that it’s because the PS3 version is more expensive but even though, Sony should at least give a 40 or 50€ discount depending on how much the Vita version cost…

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has to be increased cloud storage, so many awsome games coming out gonna need more storage for saves. well done Sony for looking at consumer needs

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