Electronic Entertainment Expo Recap: Day 2

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By Jesse Tucker

 

For day 1, click here.

With all of the press conferences over, day 2 didn’t bring nearly as much excitement as day 1, but there were a few new announcements of note.

  • It has been discovered that the touch pad on the PlayStation 4 controller is clickable.  What function this may cover is yet to be seen, but it never hurts to have an extra button.
  • Sony showed off prototypes for PS4 peripherals, including a headset, controller charging station, and the PlayStation Eye camera (similar to the Xbox Kinect).  So far, it seems all of these items will have to be purchased separately from the console itself.  This news somewhat lessens the Ps4′s $100 price advantage over the Xbox One, which comes bundled with both the Kinect camera and a headset, provided those peripherals are important to you.
  • Nintendo revealed in a financial briefing that it plans to release a free-to-play game before April 2014.  No further details were released except that it would not be a Mario or Pokemon game.  Nintendo is experimenting with new forms of software marketing, and might also release low-priced games and those that require monthly subscription fees in the future.
  • New interviews, trailers, gameplay demos and more have been added for many of the games on the show floor.  Check out the full list with links to all the info in IGN’s guide.
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