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Sony started late, and they started with the PS3. Gran Turismo 6 was shown off and dated for release. 6 December you can jump into some concept cars and race your friends. Or AI if you have no friends. The movie was also confirmed. More details can be found on PlayStation Blog.

LittleBigPlanet Hub is a free-to-play service for PlayStation 3 which will launch later this year and you will be able to buy extra goodies for your Sackperson.

http://youtu.be/pUHc7rTqDXM

GTA V will be getting a customised PS3 bundle and headset.

The PS Vita is still alive and well and a number of new titles are coming, including three new Mega Pack game compilations coming to the European market. Also coming to the Vita is Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Fez, Football Manager Classic 2014 and Borderlands 2. And if that wasn’t enough, there is a price drop coming – from tomorrow the PS Vita price will drop to €199 and $199, while the price of PS Vita memory cards will be “significantly reduced”. There are also seven new exclusive titles coming including Murasaki Baby and Big Fest. Indie seems to be flavour of the month, as the Vita is heavily focused on that too.

http://youtu.be/enAVaZbt5CM

The PS4 features the strongest launch line-up in PlayStation history. Mark Cerny again rattles on about indie games and that the PS4 is “by game creators, for game creators”. Sony’s Shahid Ahmad confirms this by claiming an “indie development revolution is happening”.

But what about the games you scream? Well, Rogue Legacy will be coming to PS4 and PS Vita next year. Then there’s Edmund McMillen’s Binding Of Isaac Rebirth which will be coming to PS4 and Vita next spring and will be free for PS Plus customers. N++ will be coming to the PS4. Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone) will release Volume – an exclusive debut on PS4 and Vita next year. Guns Of Icarus Online will also make its console exclusive debut on PlayStation 4. Wasteland Kings and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will both be making their console exclusive debut on PS4 and Vita next year.

http://youtu.be/OLtZW3xIix0

Alright guys. We get it. You are massive supporters of indie developers.

UK studio The Chinese Room’s game Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture is shown in a trailer, and followed by Tequila Works’ new game Rime.

Cross-platform title Helldivers will be coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita and is from Arrowhead, the team behind Magicka. Resogun is a side-scrolling shooter from the Super Stardust team. It’s old school arcade action.

Shadow Of The Beast – a remake of the Amiga classic – will be coming only to the PS4. Details on AllGamesBeta.

The Playroom will come “pre-installed on every PS4”.

inFamous: Second Son comes in kicking and screaming in a new trailer. Screenshots here.

DriveClub (check pre-order bonus details here) and Knack gets a mention and then there’s Killzone: ShadowFall. The footage shows off different match configurations you can choose from. You can make your own rules and save them as a ‘Warzone’. There are official Warzones, custom Warzones and you can share Warzones with friends. Sony has now also confirmed that all multiplayer DLC maps will be available for free “to ensure everyone can play”. Screenshots and artwork here.

On to TV! TV! TV! …or at least entertainment news. Sony will be featuring Twitch, and 20 other video services coming to the PS4 in Europe. Music Unlimited will also be available on launch which will allow a player to listen to music in the background while playing games. With Twitch, players will be able to directly stream gameplay to Twitch TV via the “share” button on the DualShock 4.

Sony will be entering into strategic broadband agreements with companies like Orange and Virgin Media to ensure parts of “the pipe” are dedicated to gaming. Whether any South African ISPs will join that list remains to be seen.

PS Plus subscribers will get DriveClub PS Plus Edition and Resogun free on the PS4 on launch day. Coming soon to PS Plus is Assassin’s Creed 3 and Sony also announced that if you sign up for a one year membership to PlayStation Plus this month, you’ll get an additional 90 days free.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag marks the first of the third party launch games, and the demo given on stage shows the game being played on PS4 and being switched to the Vita.

Ubisoft and Sony announce that they will be partnering to create a Watch Dogs movie. The most exciting thing mentioned tonight. Until the exclusive level is shown from the game.

Minecraft will be a PS4 launch title. Well, it’s been on every other platform already, so why not?

The trailer for World War II MMO War Thunder was thunderous. The game is a free-to-play next-gen combat game from Gaijin, and is an exclusive PS4 launch title. It will feature over 100,000 square km of battleground and over 100 vehicles on screen at once.

Sony has announced a drop in the price of the 12GB PS3. The entry level console will drop to €199 and $199.

Sony also confirmed that if you buy a PS3 version of an Activision, EA, Ubisoft or Warner Bros game which is also coming to PS4, you’ll be able to get the digital version of the PS4 game when it releases for a “significantly reduced price.”

With one million PS4 pre-orders so far, you can expect the console to release on 15 November in Europe and 29 November in Europe in 31 countries in total this holiday season.

**UPDATE**

The PS4 UI in action.

The Order: 1886 trailer. Screenshots here.

A Knack trailer. Screenshots here.

A Tearaway trailer.

A Killzone Mercenary trailer. Screenshots here.

Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus video.

A Helldivers trailer. Screens and details here.

A Resogun trailer. Screens and details here.

A trailer for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. Screen and details here.

PS Vita Developer Diary: Conversations with Creators.

Murasaki Baby. Screenshots and details here.

PS4_DualShock_Blue_01Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 Wireless Controller will be available in “Magma Red” and “Wave Blue”, and will launch concurrently with the launch of PS4 in Europe, at a recommended retail price of €59/£54.

A number of PS Plus incentives have also been detailed. Subscribers will receive 3 GB of cloud storage for the PS4, compared to the 2 GB offered on PS Vita and PS3. A 14 day trial period for PS Plus is being offered, which will allow access to the Instant Game Collection, online play, and cloud storage. On top of that, anyone that subscribes to PS Plus for a year before 20 September will receive an additional 90 days access on their account. As mentioned before Resogun and Driveclub (screenshots here) will be free to all PS Plus subscribers at launch.

PS4_DualShock_Red_01Sony has also confirmed that there will be 33 retail games available in North America for the PS4 by the end of 2013. The following 15 games are among those titles, all confirmed for a day-one launch:

  • NBA 2K14
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Skylanders Swap Force
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Battlefield 4
  • Madden 25
  • FIFA 14
  • NBA Live
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • #DRIVECLUB
  • Knack
  • Assassins Creed IV Black Flag
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes

The list of announced indie developed games coming to Sony’s platforms [via CVG]:

PS4

  • Assault Android Cactus (Witch Beam)
  • Fez (Polytron Corporation)
  • Final Horizon (Eiconic Games)
  • Guns of Icarus Online (Muse Games)
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital)
  • N++ (Metanet)
  • Rogue Legacy (Cellar Door Games)
  • Samurai Gunn (Teknopants)
  • Starbound (Chucklefish)
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra (Atomicom)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis)
  • Velocity 2X (FuturLab)
  • Volume (Mike Bithell)
  • Wasteland Kings (Vlambeer)

PS Vita

  • Age of Zombies (BlitWorks/Halfbrick)
  • A-Men 2 (Bloober Team)
  • Assault Android Cactus (Witch Beam)
  • Avoid Droid (Infinite State Games)
  • Broken Sword: the Serpent’s Curse (Revolution Software)
  • Eufloria HD (Omni Systems)
  • Fez (Polytron Corporation)
  • Final Horizon (Eiconic Games)
  • Flame Over (Laughing Jackal)
  • Gravity Crash Ultra (Just Add Water)
  • Gunslugs (Abstraction Games)
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital)
  • Joe Danger 1 (Hello Games)
  • Joe Danger 2 (Hello Games)
  • Kick & Fennick (Green Hill Studios)
  • Rogue Legacy (Cellar Door Games)
  • Samurai Gunn (Teknopants)
  • Supermagical (Tama Games)
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra (Atomicom)
  • Table Top Racing (Ripstone)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis)
  • Volume (Mike Bithell)
  • Wasteland Kings (Vlambeer)