Like a battering ram through the basement doors of gamers everywhere, Sony hits us with an impact leaving us with just enough breath to say one word… “Wow!”
• Live demonstrations of the new Sony “Move”, show us that even though it still requires a hands-on controller, motion control takes a whole new leap. From Eye Pet to Socom, from Sports Champions to Little Big Planet, the Move has all our jaws on the floor in both shock and awe.
• Along with news of the Move, Sony shows us a list of its upcoming titles that already have everyone working on their Christmas wish lists such as Final Fantasy 14, DC Universe Online, Medal of Honor, Twisted Metal, Gran Turismo 5, Little Big Planet 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Killzone 3, Bulletstorm, and so much more.
• Not only can Ps3 and Ps2 users expect tons of great games, but PsP fans as well. With God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Parasite Eve 3: The 3rd Birthday and other glorious hand held titles…Sony wants to let everyone know that the PsP is back again and is going strong.
• The million of gamers who are also users of the Playstation Network (PSN) can expect a new service coming before the end of the month, PlayStation Plus. It’s a premium service much like the Xbox’s “Live” network… but with a few key differences. The PS-Plus will come with exclusive downloadable content (DLC) for pending and already released titles, free “Qore” subscription (Sony’s online magazine), three free months of said services, as well as goodies and treats not yet released to the public. Subscriptions start at $49.99 a year or $17.99 for three months. And fear not Playstation fans, those of you who do not wish to join the new Playstation experience can still enjoy your free PSN accounts with no change in services or support.
All in all, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony had very interesting press conferences and although the “console wars” are still in full effect…there will always be a winner, no matter the outcome…us… the gamers!