We've got a number of tools in our armoury [Not weapons? Ed.] - Hazel Lewis - UK government minister
GAMES FIRM Sony used the E3 games show to shock reveal Uncharted and Little Big Planet titles and Playstation TV, its cut-price game streaming console.
Playstation TV is a €99 gadget that lets Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) users take their gameplay to any television in the house. Sony said that it will be out for the PAL region sometime this year. Japan already has it as the Playstation Vita TV, and Sony said that it has been revised since its November release.
Using the small slim box around the home will let gamers play a title on the main television before retiring to another room to complete it. Sony said that the unit will work with Dualshock 3 and 4 controllers and will play previous Playstation titles.
Hardware is one thing, games are another, and Sony had plenty to say about the upcoming software titles that will hit its consoles.
Games old to new got a mention and Sony is bringing out a version of 30 year old veteran Tetris as well as new versions of Far Cry, Uncharted and Little Big Planet. Remastered PS3 titles like The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) will also make an appearance before the end of the year.
The firm also managed to show off Destiny, which will be released for both its console and the Microsoft equivalent, and announced a sequel to Dead Island. That will be called Dead Island 2.
Apps are also on the way and Sony promised that its gamers will soon get Youtube on the PS4.
"The team at Playstation wanted to make one thing very clear during tonight's event: that Playstation is, and will always be, the best place to play. We're accomplishing this by listening closely to what you want most from next gen gaming and fostering a vibrant community that shares your same passions," said Sony in a self-congratulatory blog post.
"All of the announcements we made tonight were centered on delivering the richest, most innovative gaming experiences that simply can't be found on any other platform."
Sony's E3 press conference followed Microsoft's, where the firm announced Xbox One titles including Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Dance Central Spotlight. µ.
Sign up for INQbot – a weekly roundup of the best from the INQ