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Feb 20
By Matt Gander In Blog 5 Comments

Tonight at 11pm GMT Sony is holding a conference in New York, where everyone is expecting the unveiling of the PlayStation 4. The live video stream of the event followed by our live blog is below.

Update: They did in fact announce the PlayStation 4, due for release this Christmas, as well as a bunch of new games. Full details in the following live blog.

The live blog is archived below.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 20131:06 am

That’s a rap, folks. We’re off to bed now, or else we’ll be proper stroppy at work in the morning.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 20131:05 am

That was a long two hours.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 20131:04 am

The conference is ending with 3.2 million viewers. Pretty amazing.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 20131:04 am

Oh, Holiday 2013. For a random sum of money.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 20131:03 am

PS4 version of Destiny will have exclusive online functions. I want physics-based tea-bagging.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 20131:03 am

I think they’re about to finish. Will they mention a release date? November? A price?

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 20131:01 am

How will people find it in the shops? :(

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 20131:00 am

The PS4 is clearly the world’s first invisible console, Adam.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:59 am

Destiny, again, for those who missed it on Sunday.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:59 am

Matt do you know what the PS4 looks like?

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:58 am

Looking forward to all of tonight’s speakers performing a Harlem Shake while PS4 footage plays in the background.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:57 am

Have they actually shown the physical PS4 hardware yet? Is it a sphere?

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:56 am

ERROR 37

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:55 am

If Diablo III isn’t on 360 too, i’ll eat my hat.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:54 am

Diablo III for PS4 and PS3. Mmm.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:52 am

Watch Dogs looks great. Hard to tell if you’re playing as a good or bad guy though. Perhaps there’s a moral choice system in place.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:52 am

Ooh, Blizzard are about to show something…

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:47 am

It’s like E3 all over again.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:45 am

We’re watching Watch Dogs.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:43 am

“Ubisoft has become an extension of the PlayStation family”

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:42 am

A new Final Fantasy title. To be shown at E3 this year. Not shown today.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:40 am

Apparently this is real time?

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:36 am

Square-Enix are up now, showing a demo of Agni’s Philosophy. It’s something that’s been shown before.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:35 am

Panty Raid?

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:35 am

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:34 am

And it’s called Deep Down.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:33 am

It’s a game engine, powering a new IP that looks a bit like Dragon’s Dogma.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:32 am

Capcom are developing Panta Rhei. That’s a codename title. Or the name of a new game engine. The feed is so laggy it’s hard to tell.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:28 am

Yoshi Ono’s invisible piano

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:26 am

2.8 million people are currently watching Media Molecule fart-arse around with a PS Move controller.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:20 am

PS4 will have the best wrinkly old men

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:19 am

This reminds me of that 2000 Emotion Engine presentation. And Jimmy Savile.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:17 am

Oh. This presentation has turned a little pretentious. Jonathan Blow followed by that French Heavy Rain guy talking about emotions.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:17 am

Jonathan Blow’s new game is called The Witness. 2.5 million viewers were just witnesses to that.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 21 February, 201312:13 am

That doesn’t look very thrilling at all.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:12 am

“All thriller, no filler” – just like a Now CD.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:11 am

Braid creator Jonathan Blow is telling us now about a game that’ll “take us from confusion to understanding”

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:08 am

…inFamous: Second Son.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:07 am

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:05 am

Oh, we are. It’s a Sucker Punch title, called….

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:04 am

Looks like Watch Dogs is being shown. UNLESS WE’RE BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:03 am

Drive Club looks great. Checkmate next-gen Forza.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 21 February, 201312:00 am

“Cars are being created with obsessive love”

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:58 pm

Drive Club – “Drive the greatest cars in the world, in the greatest locations in the world”

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:57 pm

A car game from Evolution Studios called Drive Club.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:55 pm

Some nice lighting and smoke effects on show. But not in this screen grab.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:54 pm

Killzone. Lots of shooting.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:51 pm

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:49 pm

Guerilla are describing the premises of Killzone Shadow Fall. It’s all about “The lengths people will go to defend their home”, apparently.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:48 pm

Killzone Shadowfall. I think I mentioned a new Killzone game on Twitter an hour ago…

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:46 pm

Oh. He just said “synergy”…

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:46 pm

Michael Denny up on the stage. He’s going to go all Nathan Drake on us. Maybe.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:41 pm

Back up to 1.5 million now. Sony is promising stuff…

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:39 pm

The amount of people watching has just dropped from over 2 million to 1.3 million. Too much hyperbole and too few games being shown.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:38 pm

You’ll be able to remote play your PS4 games on your PS Vita. Mmm-hmm.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:37 pm

Gamers will be able to help one another – drop health packs and such into one another’s games. That’s taking the Miiverse concept to another level, that is.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:31 pm

Gaikai founder Dave Perry’s up. So yes, Gaikai’s definitely involved then.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:31 pm

Just give us what we want, Dave – a new Earthworm Jim. Will also settle for a new MDK.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:28 pm

A peak at the PS4 interface. Or what was just described as such.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:26 pm

As reported, the PS4 will record footage as you play which can be shared online.

Get ready for endless clips of gamers tea-bagging fallen foes.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:26 pm

“Instant play. View friends’ matches.” Oh wait, this sounds pretty much like Gaikai / OnLive…

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:24 pm

“On PS4, you can start to play a game as soon as you start downloading it”. Nice.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:23 pm

A new PS4 game called Knack

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:22 pm

Adventure game Knack featuring cartoon-like goblins is being shown now. The fed is getting a bit laggy….

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:19 pm

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:18 pm

Ooh, the DualShock 4 – it’s just like the leaked images.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:18 pm

Sony are showing the new PS4 controller now. It’s officially called the Dual Shock 4.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:17 pm

8GB of memory, X86 CPU and and enhanced PC GPU. Local storage remains.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:17 pm

I have a feeling this show could be long, slow and buzzword driven.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:14 pm

I like fun

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:13 pm

If Sony are thinking of focusing on download games for the PS4, they might want to stop charging £59.99 for new games.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:12 pm

Nice use of Crash Bandicoot music during the conference, there. The good old Crash Bandicoot – not Activision’s soulless reincarnation of the series.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:11 pm

The word “Orbis” is now only to be mentioned alongside “Nitro”, “Dolphin”, “Black Belt” and “Dural”

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:09 pm

The word “PS4″ just flashed up on screen. So long, Orbis.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:09 pm

It’s official, he said “PlayStation 4″.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:09 pm

Sony promises they’re about to give us a glimpse of the PlayStation’s future. “Expect the best franchises to be even better”

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:06 pm

Sony are talking about the desire to share content. Miiverse much?

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:03 pm

2 million people now tuned in. That really is millions.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201311:00 pm

I hope there’s canned laughter, like on The Flintstones.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201311:00 pm

Oh, it’s on!

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201310:56 pm

The PlayStation logo looks quite handsome in blue.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 201310:52 pm

1.6m people are currently tuned in. That’s….millions. Well, 1.6 million.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201310:44 pm

Tea? Check. Biscuits? Check. Cadbury Creme Egg because the shops have started promoting them for Easter… check.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201310:33 pm

The video stream is starting, with 1.2 million people currently tuned in.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 201310:30 pm

Prediction: The PS4 CPU will be referred to as the Ennui Engine.

Matt Gander Matt Gander 20 February, 20138:45 pm

Hopefully Sony aren’t just using this conference to officially unveil Superfrog HD.

Adam Philbin Adam Philbin 20 February, 20138:41 pm

It all starts in a little over two hours. My bet’s on a giant crab appearance.



Published Wednesday 20th February 2013 by Games Asylum


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