Marquis: “E3 2014 Predictions: Can Sony manage to keep the throne this year?”

Sony E3 Experience

Sony E3 Experience

Last year’s E3 was big for Sony, having destroyed Microsoft with their onslaught of interesting upcoming titles, their complete support of Indie games, and their message that they would be focusing purely on the core gamer. At that moment, it seemed clear that Sony had fully learned from their mistakes from the last generation and were ready to bring it with PS4. After Microsoft’s sloppy performance in getting there message out, Sony took full advantage of that and showed us in bullet points why the PS4 was better in every single way, so much so that after the conference, millions of people went to pre-order a Playstation 4 as fast as they could. So here we are a year later, and Sony remains on top. While Xbox One isn’t too far behind, it still is nowhere near the success of Playstation 4. So what can we expect from Sony this year? Is there a weakness Xbox One can exploit? And what does Sony need to do to keep the ball rolling so that they can stay on the path of success.

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III

Well while Sony did win E3 2013 in a lot of people’s minds last year, one thing that is clearly evident is the lack of games. Now when I say “lack,” this doesn’t mean that Sony didn’t announce anything last year, it just wasn’t much that we know about. We had Destiny which comes out in a few months, The Order 1886, and Final Fantasy XV but the rest were games that either came out last year, or we still know little to nothing about. Sony did say last year that all of their big studios are working on games for the PS4, but if this year Sony’s job is simple…deliver. Sony made a lot of big promises to us of experiences we can only get on PS4 and it’s important that they show us what we can expect from now till 2015. Obviously bigger titles are almost guaranteed to come out next year but what’s in store for us this Fall on PS4? What games are coming that are really gonna wow us and make us have to have a Playstation 4 this holiday season? But Playstation 4 isn’t the only console they have to worry about; Playstation Vita is definitely in need of some love at this year’s E3.

Destiny

Destiny

Since the Vita’s release, there still haven’t been enough core games to really make that console shine. The console itself is still brilliant from a technological stand-point and if done correctly could actually out-do the 3DS, but good hardware is nothing without good software as Nintendo has proved time and time again. So this year, it’s finally time for Sony to give us a reason to buy a Vita aside from just the ability to play Indie games and ports. Another big thing that Sony is almost guaranteed to address is Playstation Now. If you are unaware, Playstation Now is a streaming service, in which you’ll be able to play Playstation 1, Playstation 2, and Playstation 3 games on your Playstation 4, Vita, and select TVs and mobile devices. The beta that started earlier this year just recently came to a close, and it’s due for release this Summer. That being said, I’m sure more news on this is coming and with the big deal backwards compatibility is to gamers, it could just be another reason for people to feel at ease about dropping the 400 bucks for a PS4 knowing the full library of Playstation titles is open to them.

Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4

So it’s clear whether it’s Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft, the big thing that all of them have to do this year is show us the games. Last year was the time for the consoles to make their case, but this year it’s time for the games to sell us these consoles. For a lot of people, this E3 will decide what console they go with this generation, and in Sony’s case, they have the stage set to deliver, so all they have to do is show us the same big titles we have come to know from Sony as well as a bunch of new IPs as well. Of course, the big title we all hope to hear more about is Uncharted 4, especially with all the news of different parts of the development team leaving the project, making the state of that game a bit worrisome. But we also wanna see more of what was revealed last year in more detail and as well as new games to get excited about as well. Vita also has to bring it in a big way if they have any hopes of competing with the Nintendo 3DS. Still, with all that being said, this is an exciting time to be a gamer, because this year all three companies are competing for our love. And more so than loyalty to any of these companies we as gamers should let the games guide us to which console we find best. E3 2014 is drawing close, and you can count on El Mundo Tech to keep you posted on all the big reveals as they happen at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Sony’s E3 Conference to be shown at selected movie theaters live | La conferencia E3 de Sony se mostrará en cines seleccionados en vivo

PlayStation's E3 2014 Press Conference

[EN]: Many gamers hope to ever attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo to check out all the events, even the ones before the start of the expo, such as the E3 Press Conferences of the big gaming companies.

Sony Computer Entertainment America would be showing its Press Conference at over 40 movie theaters around the US and Canada for the first time to reach more gamers.

The PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference will be hosted by Geoff Keighley on June 9th at 8:30pm EST (show starts at 9pm). Space will be limited, but what’s best of all is that it’ll be free.

If you live near the movie theaters, right now may be the best time to register. For more info: [http://eventgrid.com/Custom/playstatione3].

[ES]: Muchos jugadores esperan asistir alguna vez a la Electronic Entertainment Expo para visitar todos los acontecimientos, incluso los que hay antes del inicio de la exposición, tales como las conferencias de prensa E3 de las grandes compañías de juegos.

Sony Computer Entertainment America estaría mostrando su conferencia de prensa en más de 40 salas de cine de los EE.UU. y Canadá por primera vez para acercarse más a los jugadores.

La conferencia de prensa será presentada por Geoff Keighley el 9 de junio a las 8:30 pm EST (el show comienza a las 9 PM EST). El espacio será limitado, pero lo que es lo mejor de todo es que va a ser gratis.

Si ustedes viven cerca de las salas de cine, este momento sería el mejor momento para que se registren. Para más información: [http://eventgrid.com/Custom/playstatione3].

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“Project Morpheus”: Sony’s Virtual Reality System for the PS4 | El sistema de realidad virtualde Sony para el PS4

Project Morpheus

Project Morpheus

[EN]: During its presentation at GDC 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced “Project Morpheus,” the company’s virtual reality device coming to the PS4. Morpheus features the same technology used in PlayStation Move. At GDC, Sony showed VR demos of God Of WarThief, as well as of titles especifically made for use with the device such as The Deep, The Castle, as well as EVE Valkyrie, a multiplayer dogfighting shooter game playable on the current game development kit.

The new device will work with the PS4′s PlayStation Camera, PS Move, and its Wireless Controller. The Morpheus SDK is still under development, and will be available when ready.

[ES]: Durante su presentación en la GDC 2014 , Sony Computer Entertainment America anunció el “Proyecto Morpheus (Morfeo)”, el dispositivo de realidad virtual de la compañía que llegará al PS4. Morpheus cuenta con la misma tecnología utilizada en el PlayStation Move. En la GDC, Sony mostró demos VR (realidad virtual) de God Of WarThief, así como de los títulos específicamente hechos para usar con el dispositivo, como The DeepThe Castle, al igual que EVE Valkyrie, un multijugador juego de peleas de disparos que se puede jugar en el kit de desarrollo de juego actual.

El nuevo dispositivo funcionará con la Cámara PlayStation, el PS Move y su mando inalámbrico del PS4. El SDK  (kit de desarrollo de software) de Morpheus está todavía en desarrollo, y estará disponible cuando esté listo.

< Specifications of “Project Morpheus” Prototype >
Component Processor unit, head-mounted unit
Display Method LCD
Panel Size 5 inches
Panel Resolution 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
Field of View 90 degrees
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection interface HDMI + USB
Function 3D audio, Social Screen

[Source/Fuente]: Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Jack Tretton to say good-bye to Sony Computer Entertainment America after 19 years | Jack Tretton dirá adiós a Sony Computer Entertainment America tras 19 años

Jack Tretton / SCEA

Jack Tretton / SCEA

[EN]: Jack Tretton will be saying good-bye to the company he has worked for for 19 years. On March  31st, 2014, Tretton will be working for the last time at Sony Computer Entertainment America after years for being one of the persons responsible for the success of the PlayStation platform since the PlayStation 1. According to the press release, “this is a result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship.”

“Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career,” said Tretton. “Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I’m very excited about starting the next chapter of my career. I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades. I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation.”

Shawn Layden, who currently works as Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, will take Tretton’s position, starting April 1st. During his 15 years at Sony, Layden has worked for SCE Worldwide Studios, and was one of the founding members of Sony Network Entertainment International.

Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, said: “I’ve worked with Jack for nearly two decades and I want to personally thank him for his leadership and the considerable contributions he’s made to the SCEA business and PlayStation brand over the years. I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. I also want to welcome Shawn to the Sony Computer Entertainment America team. I have the utmost confidence in Shawn’s leadership capabilities, and his deep knowledge of the gaming industry and commitment to gamers, will help keep PlayStation at the forefront of entertainment and innovative gameplay.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to join Sony Computer Entertainment America and be a part of the team that is leading the next generation of gaming and entertainment,” said Layden. “SCEA is committed to delivering breakthrough gaming experiences that inspire fans and exceed their wildest expectations. As PS4™ shows us every day, there has never been a better time to be part of the PlayStation community and I look forward to working with our retail, development, publishing and network partners to further demonstrate why PlayStation is the best place to play.”

[ES]: Jack Tretton estará diciendo adiós a la compañía que ha trabajado durante 19 años. El 31 de marzo de 2014, Tretton estará trabajando por última vez en Sony Computer Entertainment America, tras años de ser una de las personas responsables del éxito de la plataforma PlayStation desde el PlayStation 1. Según el comunicado de prensa, “este es el resultado de un acuerdo mutuo entre el Sr. Tretton y SCEA de no renovar su relación contractual”.

“Trabajar en SCEA durante los últimos 19 años ha sido la experiencia más gratificante de mi carrera”, dijo Tretton. “Aunque yo profundamente extrañaré al talentoso equipo de SCEA y la pasión demostrada cada día por nuestros aficionados, estoy muy contento de comenzar el próximo capítulo de mi carrera. Quiero agradecer a los empleados, socios y clientes por su incansable compromiso con la marca PlayStation y, por supuesto, a nuestros aficionados que nos han llevado a nuevos niveles de innovación y de entretenimiento en las últimas dos décadas. Me voy de PlayStation en una posición de fuerza considerable y el futuro sólo se hará más  brillante para PlayStation Nation”.

Shawn Layden, quien actualmente se desempeña como vicepresidente ejecutivo y COO de Sony Network Entertainment International, tomará la posición de Tretton a partir del 1ro de abril. Durante sus 15 años en Sony, Layden ha trabajado para SCE Worldwide Studios, y fue uno de los miembros fundadores de Sony Network Entertainment International.

“Es un honor y un privilegio unirse a Sony Computer Entertainment America y ser parte del equipo que lidera la próxima generación de juegos y entretenimiento”, dijo Layden . “SCEA se compromete a ofrecer experiencias de juegos innovadoras que inspiren a los fans y superen sus mayores expectativas. Como el PS4™ nos muestra todos los días, nunca ha habido un mejor momento para ser parte de la comunidad PlayStation y espero con interés trabajar con nuestros minoristas, desarrolladores, publicadores, y socios de red de seguir demostrando por qué PlayStation es el mejor lugar para jugar”.

[Source/Fuente]: SCEA.

Sony / Sucker Punch: “inFamous: Second Son” [PS4] – Official Neon Reveal & Release Date

“Infamous: Second Son”

[EN]: During the PS4 Press Event a few hours ago, Sony Computer Entertainment America showed a brand-new trailer of its upcoming Infamous: Second Son game for the PS4. The release date is set for March 21, 2014.

[ES]: Durante el evento de prensa PS4 hace unas horas, Sony Computer Entertainment America mostró un nuevo avance de su próximo juego Infamous: Second Son para el PS4. La fecha de lanzamiento está programanda para el 21 de marzo de 2014.

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[Source/Fuente]: SCEA @ YouTube.

PS4

PlayStation 4: Lack of support for DLNA, MP3 & CD audio | Falta de soporte para DLNA, y audio MP3 y CD

[EN]: Most PS3 owners would love to have the features their Sony console has and a lot more when the PS4 gets to be on sale next month, but one of the best ones won’t make it at launch or anytime soon it seems, as well as a few others.

Many people love the PS3′s streaming media capabilities (known as DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance), but should be more than disappointed after Sony stated the PS4 won’t work as a client for your home media server. For many people, it’s the best way to bring video from a computer or wilress device to the living room.

So, why will Sony remove the media server feature? It is still unknown, though many users believe the company wants users them (the console users) to get used their online store not just to buy additional game content, but also to buy movies, music and more.

At least, Sony’s Shueshi Yoshida did listen to the gamers’ opinions of disappointment: “Thanks for the feedback to the lack of MP3 and DLNA support at the launch of PS4. I’ll share with the PS4 Dev team for future consideration.”

What’s also disappointing is the lack of MP3 and audio CD support, game trails at launch, and no support for the PS3 Bluetooth Remote. Also, the PS4 will let you listen to play to music while playing your games, but you have to be subscribed to its Music Unlimited service.

The 5400 RPM SATA II internal hard drive will be replaceable (as done on the PS3), but it has to have at least 160GB and not thicker than 9.5mm. As External hard drives go, users won’t be able to connect them to the PS4.

For more info on what you will be able to do on the PS4, check out the PS4: The Ultimate FAQ page: [http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/30/ps4-the-ultimate-faq-north-america/].

[ES]: A la mayoría de dueños del PS3 le encantaría tener las características que su consola Sony tiene, y mucho más cuando el PS4 llegue a estar a la venta el próximo mes, pero una de los mejores no llegará al lanzamiento o en el corto plazo según parece, así como algunas otras.

A mucha gente les encanta capacidades de streaming (transmitisión por red) de medios de comunicación del PS3 (conocido como DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance), pero deben estar más que decepcionados después de que Sony dijo que el PS4 no va a funcionar como un cliente para el servidor doméstico multimedia. Para muchas personas, es la mejor manera de traer vídeos desde un ordenador o dispositivo inalámbrico a la sala de la casa.

Así que, ¿por qué Sony quitará la función de servidor de medios? Todavía no se sabe, aunque muchos usuarios creen que la compañía quiere que ellos (los usuarios de la consola) se acostumbren a la tienda en línea de Sony no sólo para comprar contenido adicional para juegos, sino para comprar películas, música y más.

Por lo menos, Shueshi Yoshida (de Sony) hizo caso a las opiniones de la decepción de los jugadores: “Gracias por los comentarios de la falta de apoyo de MP3 y DLNA en el lanzamiento de PS4. Lo compartiré con el equipo de desarrollo de PS4 para su futura consideración”.

Lo que también es decepcionante es la falta de soporte de MP3 y CD de audio, demostraciones de juegos el día del lanzamiento, y no hay apoyo para el Remoto Bluetooth de PS3. Asimismo, la PS4 le permitirá escuchar a jugar música mientras juega a sus juegos, pero hay que estar suscrito a su servicio Music Unlimited.

El disco duro interno SATA II de 5400 RPM podrá ser reemplazado (como se hace con el PS3), pero tiene que tener por lo menos 160 GB y no ser más gruesa que de 9,5 mm. Y al hablar de los discos duros externos, los usuarios no podrán conectarlos al PS4.

Para obtener más información sobre lo que van a ser capaces de hacer con el PS4, echen un vistazo a la página PS4 : La última página de preguntas frecuentes (en inglés): [http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/30/ps4-the-ultimate-faq-north-america/].

[Source/Fuente]: PlayStation.com: PS4: The Ultimate FAQ [http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/30/ps4-the-ultimate-faq-north-america/].

SCEA/Magic Pixel Games: “Carnival Island” [PS3] – Trailer & Screenshots

From: Sony Computer Enertainment America

Carnival Island invites you to take a trip to a magic carnival and experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun with over 35 interactive carnival games and delightful attractions. In this new title hitting the stands on November 15th, players will use the PlayStation®Move controller’s precise tracking technology, with every toss, roll, throw, spin and slam translated directly into the game for the most accurate and responsive console gameplay to date. Carnival Island’s intuitive and natural game mechanics also lends itself to all ages and player types, making it perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers with friends!

With both an enchanting single-player mode and a fantastically fun party mode, Carnival Island can handle up to four players and one or two Move motion controllers. Players can also create their own cheering squad consisting of lovable pets throughout their experience as they complete challenges, and like any classic carnival, the game includes interactive fun house mirrors and photo cut-outs, and also allows players to upload snapshots of their experiences and share them with their PlayStation®Network friends.

As the debut title of the recently established studio Magic Pixel Games (led by award-winning veterans from many high profile console game companies- such as THQ, Electronic Arts and Activision- and whose core members previously developed the acclaimed title Boom Blox) this new developing team illustrates their commitment to “finding the fun” in Carnival Island for the PlayStation®Move. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA), players will get their chance to join in on the fun when Carnival Island makes its exciting debut on November 15th.

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Source/Fuente: SCEA.

Sony: PlayStation Vita – Release Date | Fecha de lanzamiento

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Durante su presencia en la Cumbre Web 2.0, Sony Computer Entertainment America anunció la disponibilidad de su próximo dispositivo portátil. Por fin, varios aficionados de los videojuegos ya saben que a partir del 22 de febrero, el PlayStation Vita estará a la venta a nivel nacional (EE.UU) a un precio de $249.99 por el modelo Wi-Fi y $299.99 por el modelo 3G/Wi-Fi. En Europa y Canadá, los precios serán similares y la fecha de lanzamiento la misma que en Estados Unidos. Mientras tanto, solamente la versión Wi-Fi del PS Vita estará en las tiendas de algunos países de América Latina desde ese día que en otros rincones del mundo. La fecha en otros países latinos dependerá del cumplimiento de procesos de aprobación. 

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From: Sony Computer Entertainment America

PlayStation®Vita Launches February 22, 2012 in the United States

 The Ultimate in Handheld Entertainment, PS Vita Launches Simultaneously in Europe, Canada, Latin America and United States on February 22

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit 2011 that the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system will launch in the U.S. on February 22, 2012. Available at major retailers for $249.99 (MSRP) for the Wi-Fi model and $299.99 (MSRP) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model, the PS Vita system will offer unparalleled interactive entertainment anytime and anywhere. The PS Vita system will launch on February 22 in Canada for $249.99 (MSRP) for the Wi-Fi model, and Europe for euro 249.99 (RRP) for the Wi-Fi model and euro 299.99 (RRP) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model. The PS Vita system Wi-Fi model will also launch in Latin America during the February 22 launch date.*

“PlayStation Vita will redefine traditional boundaries of gaming and blur the lines between entertainment and reality.  Its launch will serve as a pivotal point in the history of portable gaming and create a new fan base of PlayStation gamers for generations to come,” said Jack Tretton, president and chief executive officer, SCEA. “With its technological prowess and social connectivity, PlayStation Vita offers an experience beyond anything available on the market. Features such as the dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and front and rear touch pad are all designed to deliver the unique, powerful gameplay experiences consumers have been asking for and enable new ways for users to connect with the world around them.”

Leveraging PlayStation’s legacy of delivering deep and immersive gaming experiences, the PS Vita system will bring consumers new ways to play through inputs such as a stunning OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras. With more than 100 games currently in production from first and third party studios including “Sound Shapes™,” “wipEout® 2048,” “Resistance: Burning Skies™,” “UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss™,” Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed,” EA SPORTS ‘FIFA,’ Activision’s ‘Call of Duty®’, and many more, the PS Vita system is poised to deliver gameplay experiences unmatched by any handheld or mobile device on the market.

In addition, with both 3G and Wi-Fi support on some models, PS Vita will draw consumers deeper into the gameplay experience and enable them to connect and play with the world around them, including their friends and other PS Vita owners throughnative PS Vita applications – near and Party. A variety of social networking and communications services such as Facebook, foursquare, Skype™, and Twitter will be available on the PS Vita system.

Product Outline

PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product name PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black
Product code PCH-1101 AA01
Release date February 22, 2012
MSRP $299.99
Included
  • PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model x1
  • USB cable x1
  • AC adaptor x1
  • Power cord x1
  • Printed materials x1
  • SIM card x1 (Inserted in the system)

 

PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product name PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black
Product code U.S. & Canada: PCH-1001 ZA01LATAM: PCH-1010 ZA01
Release date February 22, 2012
MSRP $249.99
Included
  • PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model x1
  • USB cable x1
  • AC adaptor x1
  • Power cord x1
  • Printed materials x1

 

PlayStation Vita Product Specification

Platform name PlayStation®Vita
Model number PCH-1000 series
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
Main memory 512MB
VRAM 128MB
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largestprojection)
Weight Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)
Screen
(Touch screen)
5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLEDMulti touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear cameraFrame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)
Sound Built-in stereo speakersBuilt-in microphone
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxiselectronic compass
Location Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS buttonPower buttonDirectional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless
communications
Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)For U.S., 3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GRPS/EDGEIEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Slots/Ports PlayStation®Vita card slotMemory card slotSIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In],

Power Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAhAC adaptor: DC 5V
Operatingenvironmenttemperature 5 degrees C ~ 35 degrees C
Supported
AV content
format
MusicMP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)Videos

MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile

(AAC)

Photos

JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

*Launch date exceptions may apply in certain Latin American countries, depending on current government safety and compliance approval processes.