Sony took the stage at 9pm EST (6pm PST) Monday night.
Typical of Sony, they opened with a huge cinematic show, featuring all of their characters and IP’s to a soundtrack of…you guessed it: Dubstep. Seems to be the popular choice this year.
Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Entertainment then took the stage. He started with thanks to the gamers. He thanked them for their loyalty and their dedication to the brand. He also thanked Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corp. who stood up and received a short standing ovation.
Then the show kicked into high gear.
Today, at E3, Microsoft took the stage at about 12:30pm EST (9:30am PST).
They opened with a gameplay demo of HALO 4. It looks great, the gameplay looks similar to that of Halo 3 and ODST. There seems to be a new type of enemy shown as well, an orb-type foe that seems to be able to fly at the speed of light, interesting stuff. There was also some kind of fiery skull monster, looking scary and great. About 5-7 minutes of demo there, and it was pretty impressive.
Then, we got nearly 10 minutes of gameplay from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The game looks FANTASTIC! The kill system of tagging enemies is back, and implemented in a great way here. Watching the demo-er take Sam through a desert-style level and silently killing people, while using the targeting mode to kill multiple enemies at a time made the whole experience seem very well executed. This game should be a whole lot of fun.