updated 01:55 pm EDT, Wed August 23, 2006
Leipzig: Sony, Part 1
Despite the absence of a playable PS3 at the show, there's still Sony news coming in from Leipzig. Notice the word "playable" - The Inquirer had a chance to touch a final prototype unit, but a Sony representative said it couldn't be plugged in, as that would reveal a feature the company is trying to keep quiet. If the feature actually exists, we'll probably see it by late September, when Sony expects to have 27 playable games at the Tokyo Game Show. Two of those games will be Ridge Racer 7 and Devil May Cry 4. Moving on to the PSP for a bit, there's a GPS navigation add-on coming that should also have support in a few games. The two titles announced at Leipzig so far are Hot Shots Golf and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. Sega is working on GPS-enabled planetarium software called Homestar Portable. UPDATE: New footage of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is available. UPDATE 2: There's a more complete list of the playable PS3 games coming to TGS. Highlights are Gran Turismo, MotorStorm, Armored Core 4, Resistance: Fall of Man, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight.