Countdown To E3

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Hello everyone, my name is James and I have the exciting – and I’ll admit, slightly scary – task of reporting from this year’s E3 in sunny California. I’ve been writing for for some time now and am looking forward to cutting my blog teeth in the City of Angels as one of the contributing authors.
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I’ll be bringing you the big stories as they happen, as well as providing an overall feel of the event and stirring up some epic conversation with you, the PlayStation Community.
Keep an eye on our Twitter and Flickr feeds for breaking stories and any juicy morsels that spring to mind from the show floor, as well as pictures – if I catch any Kratos and Nariko cosplayers canoodling in the cafeteria, you’ll be the first to know.
I’ll be posting video interviews courtesy of my new friends over at SCEA’s PlayStation Blog . We will be producing our own video content soon enough and they’re going to be helping us out while we get on our feet – we will be in their back garden, after all.
If you are making the trip to E3 then please come over and say hello, salut, tag, hola, ciao, ahoj, hallo, moi, yia sou, hej, cześć, servus, bună ziua or any other greeting I’ve forgotten; I’ll be the one with a camera and a nervous look, until the first E3 post goes live on June 1, at least.
Anyhow, SCEE’s PlayStation Blog is as new to you as it is to me and now I’ve introduced myself, it’s over to you. Post a comment telling us which games you’re aching to learn more about, or if you have any special assignments you’d like to see me take on, and I’ll do my best.

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  • Don’t drink the water!
    Have a good time at E3.

  • wish i was there :(

  • I really want to hear from Kojima at E3!

  • Good luck, let’s hope it will be good :)

  • Im looking forward to Battlefield 1943, (check it out and report back here). =P
    Dont worry about it, enjoy yourself and have fun!

    • James Gallagher

      I’ll keep Battlefield 1943 on my radar as quite a few people have asked about it. Not long to wait until it comes out though…

  • ^ Me too.
    Announce something great, sony. We’ll love you for it!

  • I’m looking forward to reading all the news from E3!

  • Desperate to know about the MEGATON announcement doing the Internet rounds at the mo.
    Also cant wait to see what all this teasing about MGS is about, i am hoping for a new MGS game for PS3.

  • Anything Kojima or FF13 (too much to hope for an FF7 remake announcement?) related!

  • I’m really excited

  • Can’t wait to find more about Ratchet and Clank: ACIT. So, any details/screenshots/videos on that would be great. Im hoping for an online component on it too.

    • I’ll be sure to catch up with Insomniac – I’m hyped about Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time too.

  • Will you be covering the Game ON! event in London next month?

  • Get in the US Blog’s good books.
    Take them some Jaffa Cakes.

  • I can’t wait!
    It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been so excited about E3.
    I’m really curious about the whole Kojima teasers… The world needs more Zone of the Enders! (please?)

  • Well, seeing as you mentioned assignments I’d certainly love to learn more about ‘The Agency’. Also, any news (at all) about Uncharted 2 would be absolutely awesome! :)
    In fact, shall I just come with you? It’s always handy to have an extra set of hands around and I can imagine that there’ll be quite a few games to try out. Can’t let you have all the hard work can we? :D

    • James Gallagher

      Hi Bear,
      I’ll definitely be checking out The Agency. Thanks for the offer of help, although I’m sure quite a few people here would offer their services, and you know what they say about too many cooks..!

  • I would like some more info on MAG and whatever MGS related stuff you can find! :)

  • Will there be a live feed in home?

    • James Gallagher

      You will be able to watch the SCEA press conference in Home, in a new space called the Presentation Podium. We’re still waiting for confirmation of when.
      I know quite a few of you have been asking this question, so apologies for not replying to every one – busy times!

  • great to hear :) the blog becomes better and better! keep on the good work.

  • Don’t be nervous, fly me to E3 and i’ll give you a hand. :D

  • Oh and Iittlebigplanet PSP, thanks

  • Oh and Iittlebigplanet PSP, thanks
    Yes, yes, yes ! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Have a good time at E3. Uncharted: Among Thieves would be the game I would be most interested to hear about, but most of all probably, I’m most interested in knowing the new stuff that Sony will reveal during E3.

  • I’m interested in the Metal Gear Solid 5 teasers on the Konami site.
    Please please please please pleeeeease don’t let this title fall to be multiplatform. From the looks of the teaser site, letters are flashing up which make up “PS3”, “PC”, and “360”.

  • It would be nice to know more about God of War III, Heavy Rain, MAG, Fat Princess, Battlefield (Bad Company 2 & 1943), any FF game, Home related content… maybe a bit too much? :d

  • Gran Turismo 5!!
    It’s been sooo long since we’ve seen anything of it, surely PD are going to be there, right?

  • just wondering, will there be live streaming of Sony conference here? (sorry if i missed something)

  • Here’s hoping that E3 will be open to the public next year. I have to go! It’s a gamer’s Mecca!
    Great to know that SCEE will be on the floor, filling us in. I think I’ll be glued to this PC early next week! :)

  • Hello James Gallagher,
    I have a question regarding E3…. and Playstation Home. Recently an ‘Events’ space has opened up in Home and I was wondering whether or not Sonys E3 Press Conference will be shown via the ‘Events’ space?
    – Matt –

  • looking forward to seeing any new footage of God Of War 3 , Uncharted 2 , MW2 and some Dragon Age Origin looks pretty good :)

  • It would be cool if you could get an interview with Jack Trenton or someone else from Sony that is involved in the E3 press conference and get their thoughts on anything that has been announced.

    • James Gallagher

      Hey SabbathRider,
      I don’t know what the US blog guys have lined up, but we’ll have some great E3 interviews, both here and on, offering a European take on what happens in LA.

  • GT5, MW2, and Uncharted 2 are the games which I want to know more about.
    I’m sure you’ll have a great time at E3.

  • Slim ps3 and Trico news please :)

  • OMG! I completely forgot. Heavy Rain. I must learn more about this incredibly intriguing title. If they have a demo on display, be sure to ask for a copy of it. I need to get my hands on that game as soon as possible – despite it being pushed back, again. :D

  • Está a criar-se demasiada excitação em torno desta E3, vamos lá a ver se não sai um fiasco xD

  • MAG,
    Assasins Creed II,
    Modern Warfare 2,
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,
    God of War III,
    Many more I forgot.
    Have fun!!

  • A lot of games they reach one thing: PlayStation 3 is better than Xbox 360 !

  • Anything Final Fantasy! Oh, and best of luck. I know it will be lots of hard work and very exhausting in a way. Don’t take it too far, you hear? And welcome to this blog of course, I hope to hear more from you in the future.

  • I’ve got the week off work and am looking forwards to this.
    any news on the PS3 slimat E3? -hehheh-

  • What’s the deal with Home? Will there be a live feed on the Presentation Podium?

  • Nice job you got, a all payed trip to sunny California…lucky bastard! One advice..stay out of range of Arnold Schwarzenegger. :-)
    This E3 is gonna be a big one…for Sony it is. And I love it. Cant wait for al the awsome PS3 news….

  • great cant wait so hyped about e3 this year

  • Hopefully we’ll find out more about the PSP-Go and PS3 Slim. Oh and some awesome games of course :P
    I think you must have landed the jammiest job ever, James. :)

  • Smoutefretter_BE

    games I’mlooking forward to:
    Uncharted 2
    Mafia 2
    More MAG
    socom fireteam bravo 3
    motorstorm arctic edge
    Let’s hope some new PS3 titles
    e.g. Syphon filter PS3, Eight days?, Resistance 3
    and the “stuff” I’m looking forward to:
    PSP 2 or GO! or wathever the name will be
    some footage off Vidzone
    the now rumored new FW update?
    With other words:

  • E3’s gonna be awesome – I’m very jealous of you! After all the speculation about a new PSP, PS3 slim, etc… etc… I’m sure you’ll have some surprises in store for us. Those who read Three Speech may know that Uncharted 2 is my favourite upcoming title. It’d be great if you could let us know how that title is shaping up – hopefully there’ll be some new footage on show (and a demo maybe?) at E3. Heavy Rain is another one that I have my eye on.

  • Please Sony give us a Final Fantasy VII remake!!! :(

  • I want to go to E3 aswell. Damm you blog moderator :)
    I hope you can find the time to learn/find out/spot some of the following topics :
    – Vidzone (is it exclusive to EU?, when is it released?, amount of content)
    – is the videostore comming to Europe?
    – next firmware? (in-game chat for all those who keeps asking :))
    – is PlayTV comming to more countries?
    – MAG
    – Heavy Rain
    – Uncharted 2
    – GT5
    – Brik (new game of bethesda)
    – upcomming features for the ps3/psp/psp2 :p
    – God Of War III (no we can’t get anough :))
    – MGS5 ??? Metal gear Sunny ? :p
    – …
    Sorry for the long list but it is all worth it. :D
    Is there going to be a live feed on the blog ? or on home ?
    And maybe all the conferences and not only sony’s one.
    greetz from belgium,
    I’ll try to be their next year.

    • James Gallagher

      I’ll definitely be getting some more VidZone info, and I’ll do my best to address the rest of your list.
      Metal Gear Sunny = egg frying sim?!

  • Don’t worry there isn’t much that you can mess up. This blog have confirmed to me and a lot of others that Sony truly is their for the gamer. And come on look at the line up… Even if there wasn’t a new announcement this will be such a great year. The only thing though…. PSN Prepaid cards. Yes I know, tax problems and all but the Xbox does have it in Europe for some time know. Any clearification via this board would be cool.
    And hey allmost forgot the Video Store lol ;)!
    Thanks for the introduction and make it a fun journey !

  • Nice to meet you James :).
    Go for it with your camera ;).

    • James Gallagher

      Nice to meet you. The camera is charged and after a good rest this weekend, I will be too!

  • Hi James,
    I’m very curious about the EU Blog’s E3 coverage. I’m sure you’ll do well!
    There is one thing I’d like you to ask you:
    Could you please talk to someone from Sony who is involved in firmware-development when you’re at E3? There are a few things people really want to know:
    • Will there ever be cross-game voicechat/partychat?
    • Could it perhaps be that Skype will be added to the PS3’s XMB, just like with the PSP?
    • Will there ever be voice-messages?
    Thanks a lot.
    Have a blast in LA!

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