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E3 2008 - What Did You Think?

Well, the Sony E3 2008 press conference is over. As I predicted, Sony was relatively quiet and didn’t announce much that was new. In case you didn’t see the conference or read the news, here’s a quick recap:

  • Video Download Service
    The new video download service goes live tonight! It looks like Sony got all the major players aboard, if memory serves. That’s cool. As well, you’ll be able to download your content to your PSP, which is also cool. To me, prices seemed inline with what you have to pay at iTunes or elsewhere. In other words, slightly too much. 🙂
  • Resistance for PSP
    Sony announced a new Resistance title for the PSP, not developed by Insomniac.
  • PSN Ratchet & Clank
    There’s a new Ratchet & Clank game coming to the PS3, and it’s a $14.99 PSN title.
  • DC Universe Online
    DC Comics MMO by SOE. This is the first time that this title has been shown to the public.
  • MAG
    By Zipper Interactive, this is a new shooter with 256 players online at once! They showed a teaser video with example gameplay. Parachuting from the skies!
  • New PS3 Hardware
    Sony is upping the storage of the current 40GB PS3 to 80GB PS3. And while they didn’t say it, I assume this means that the current 80GB PS3 will fall by the wayside. In my mind, this is actually bad news. It means that Sony will no longer be selling a PS3 with BC or 4 USB ports or memory card readers. Doh!
  • God of War 3
    Sony officially announced God of War 3 for the PS3. They showed a teaser video, but no gameplay.
  • Greatest Hits
    Some greatest PS3 hits are getting a $30 pricetag, like the original Resistance, Warhawk, MotorStorm, and Call of Duty 3.

Tosh, Gary, Darrin – feel free to expand the list.

One of the coolest things was the use of a LittleBigPlanet level to help present some of the facts and figures surrounding the PlayStation universe. I want to play that level! 🙂

What do you all think? I am unhappy to be proven correct in that nothing really new and significant was shown off. MAG is cool, sure. But it’s not the knock-out punch that Sony really needed to deliver.

Or is it?