10:57AM “We should begin very shortly.” Same old routine – cell phones off; please take your seats request; us trotting out the “where should we take them” joke. 10:27AM PT: We’re live at the Shrine Auditorium, waiting to take our seats and begin the ritualistic dance we both know as a “liveblog.” Will there be a PS3 price cut? Plus, there will be additional pre-order bonuses depending on the overall number of STEAM pre-orders for Tropico 5 – check out the Steam store page for more details. But first and foremost, a Tanker is hard to kill, hence the fact that defensive powersets come first in selection and allow players to get more Resistance as a Tanker than anyone else. After purchasing every ability in the inner wheel of a select weapon, players are given a unique coat. 11:14AM “Wow, thank God you guys showed up. Given this industry’s inability to keep confidential information” Jack didn’t think anyone would want to show up.
11:12AM Exclusive titles include previously-revealed Uncharted 2, MAG, God of War 3. Crowd cheers at sight of Kratos. Now it’s exclusive time! At the beginning of the game, a portal opens up, and Wren and Reynold’s friends (who are now adults with kids of their own) step out, explaining that they are from the future where Halloween has been outlawed and Dr. Orel White has basically taken over the world. Now we’ve zoomed into first-person, looking through the eyes of just one of those blue dots. One of the coolest adventures they talked about sends you inside Raven’s mind to fight her tormented-soul-self. 11:12AM We’ve got a montage of PS3 games – not all exclusives, mind you, but all things PS3. Sure, my parents found it strange, but it was a safe environment and they felt there were a lot worse things for a teenager to be doing than running around in a costume with her friends.
Tell us a little bit about that costume. 11:31AM Graphics seem a bit low quality for the current generation, but you certainly can’t argue with the scope of things. They will be available separately, of course, but they will also be available in the new Legacy Pack, which I will discuss a bit later in this column. We don’t know yet, but you will as we cover Sony’s presser live. 10:43AM We just want you to know that we’ve holed up in a corner to bring you these updates. I’m sure the writers have a narrative in mind, but it’s hard to know how much balance ANet is intending to maintain between story and gameplay, and how much the lore might need to bend, twist or retcon its way into providing explanations for eclectic bits of update content from week to week. The fact that it’s short might actually work in its favor, as it makes it the sort of adventure that people can turn into a Halloween tradition, which is not something that can be said about too many games.
Today, Larry Hryb revealed even more games coming to the program today. Today we have more from the question-and-answer portion of the DC Universe Online panel at the San Diego Comic-Con last week. And with that, the panel was over. The cash shop seems to loom in the corner of the game screen, casting a shadow over your playing experience. Originally an Xbox One exclusive, PS4 owners can experience the Christmas-themed mayhem for the first time this year, alongside a bunch of additional downloadable content that has been released for the game. 11:15AM The screen is 40×80′ “and only the PlayStation 3” can push that many pixels Jack assures us. Good one, Jack! The crowd loves it. Plans also inlcude a playable area on the moon, a volcano with angry, intelligent albino gorillas, and the mysterious Area 51. In the last one, Brainiac is on the attack. Better yet: Most of these are things you have scattered around your house already! There are two things that can introduce wrinkles, however.