Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
Following NamcoBandai and other major publishers, Sony has revealed plans for the PlayStation brand's presence at San Diego Comic Con. They're offering hands-on time with their entire holiday (and beyond) line-up at their show floor booth. Expect to see games like: Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Starhawk, Journey, Twisted Metal and more.
On top of that, Sony has revealed their panel planner:
THURSDAY, JULY 21 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Get Into the Indie Spirit with PlayStation Network Game Developers: Meet and chat with thatgamecompany’sJenova Chen and Kellee Santiago as they, along with Minority Games’ Vander Caballero (Papo & Yo) and OverKill Software’s Bo Anderson (Payday), provide insight on their creativity and the inspiration behind upcoming PlayStation Network releases, and discuss what it takes to be successful as an independent developer. We’ll also have a few hundred Journey t-shirts to give away on a first come, first served basis, so get there early. Room 23ABC
THURSDAY, JULY 21 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Exploring a 1950′s Altered America: The Continuing Creation of the Resistance Universe: Get an exclusive first look at new game content with members of the Insomniac team including Marcus Smith (Creative Director), Kevin Grow (Animation Director) and Grant Hollis (Art Director), and actors from the Resistance 3 cast including Robin AtkinDownes (Joseph Capelli) and Crispin Freeman (Charlie Tent). Room 7AB
FRIDAY, JULY 22 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the UNCHARTED Franchise and Today’s Film Industry: Join UNCHARTED 3’s Creative Director Amy Hennig, cast members Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, and Emily Rose to discuss the influence of theatrical techniques and styles from the history of film that have helped the team continually produce industry-leading and award-winning interactive entertainment. Room 25ABC
SATURDAY, JULY 23 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Twisted Metal @ SDCC 2011: Join David Jaffe, co-director of the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal as he reveals the newest Twisted trailer, unveils a near final cut of the game’s opening live action cinematic, and shows off the single player campaign, including a sneak peak of a new boss: The Brothers Grimm! Room 5AB
SUNDAY, JULY 24 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk: The New Universe that is Starhawk and the Characters Behind the Conflict: Join Starhawk’s Lars DeVore (Creative Director), Harvard Bonin (Senior Producer), John Hight (Studio Director), and Starhawk’s Writer, Koen Wooten, as they provide insight into the creative process behind Starhawk’s space western universe with never-before-seen concept art and exclusive story details. Room 25AB