Tag Archives: Live

Watch The Nintendo & Sony Conference Live

I reported a few days back that both Nintendo and Sony are going to be holding their own pre-TGS conferences. For those unlucky not to be in attendance, you don’t need to feel like you;re missing out because Japandaman Dailies has you covered!

Nintendo are holding their 3DS themed conference on September 13 at midday, Japan time, making it 1PM Australian Eastern Standard Time. On the day of the event, you should be checking this page at the mentioned time and watch out for a uStream or a NicoNico link. Both will allow you to watch the conference live from the comfort of your house or workplace.

One day later, Sony will be holding their own conference on September 14 at 1PM Japan time, making that 2PM Australian Eastern Standard Time. The Sony conference can be accessed by visiting this page.

Just keep in mind that as they’re aimed at the Japanese market, it’ll more than likely be in Japanese and it’s highly unlikely that there will be subtitles or translations during the live broadcast. Maybe after the event, both sites will repost the video with English subtitles but this is a BIG maybe ๐Ÿ™ And if you some happened to miss both links in this report, I’ve included the links below to both conference site.

Nintendo 3DS pre-TGS Conference (September 13 – 1PM AEST)

Sony pre-TGS Conference (September 14 – 2PM AEST)

Vita Online Specs Go Live

I reported the other day, the tech specs of the upcoming PS Vita, today I have the online specs and what we can look forward to with the social interaction abilities that the Vita packs in. At the recent Develop 11 conference, Sony went on the record and revealed the following tidbits of info.

First up is what they’re calling “Near” which basically will allow gamers to swap data with each, leave gifts for each other and find out info about the games they’re playing. So it sounds like the Nintendo 3DS Streetpass ability where you’ll be able to see what games your friends are playing.

Next we have “Party” which will be for gamers to have real time chats much like Xbox Live’s party chat where you’ll be able to communicate with up to 4 other gamers via voice or text chat. Pretty cool ๐Ÿ™‚

Next is “LiveArea” which will be the PS Vita launch pad from where you’ll have access to your library of games and incorporates three modes called Index, Live and Game. Here you’ll be able to have a closer look at each game and discover if there’s new DLC for the title or any updates. There may be a function that can be utilised using the GPS function but however there wasn’t any further mention of it.

And lastly there’ll be the “Activity” section where everything you do will be recorded which sounds like the Activity Log section in the 3DS. Any trophies garnered along the way will be recorded here as well as a function where people will be able to comment on what you’ve done lately.

Sounds like a great way to encourage social interaction amongst friends and like minded people ๐Ÿ™‚

Check back periodically for more updates on the upcoming Vita launch.