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#1 Philip C.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

 

 


 

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Tomorrow Sony are making a major announcements and all signs point towards the PS4 which they are set to showcase at E3 this year.  We will attempt to get live feed going if we can.

What are your thoughts on PS4?


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

Sony has pretty much said yes it's the PS4 device. It's supposed to sport accounts that will be tied to your controller and remembered every time that controller is turned on, it will also sport touch pads on the top and bottom like the Vita, although unlike the vita neither will be a screen just a pad.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

http://kotaku.com/59...e?post=57597287


PS4 will now require premium subscription like Xbox Live... :(
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:20 AM

Looks like I'm not upgrading then :)
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

I wonder if the Playstation+ or whatever it was called was testin the waters to see if people would pay
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

The hotly-anticipated PlayStation 4 is expected to be unveiled later.

Sony is holding an event in New York, during which it has promised to reveal "the future".

But the console manufacturer has refused to confirm widespread rumours that the latest version of its PlayStation will be launched.

However previous events have been used to premiere new hardware like the current PlayStation and the Vita hand-held console.

Recent photographs leaked online appear to show a prototype controller with a touchpad alongside the classic DualShock-style controls.

The unveiling will excite millions of video game fans across the world and add fuel to the on-going battle between Sony, Xbox 360 manufacturers Microsoft and Nintendo, the makers of the Wii system.

Since the first PlayStation console launched in December 1994, Sony has sold more than 310 million home consoles worldwide and 2.9 billion games.

Microsoft is also tipped to reveal details of its next generation console in the coming months.

Larry Hryb, Xbox's director of programming, recently fuelled speculation by posting a countdown to June's E3 games show on his blog.

Today's event in New York is being seen by many as an attempt by Sony to steal a march on its fierce competitor.

Last time around it was beaten to the market by Microsoft, with the Xbox 360 coming out in November 2005 - a year before the PlayStation 3.

Console sales in the UK were down by a third last year, but games industry body UKIE has suggested the dip may be partly due to shoppers saving their money for next generation machines.
Source: SkyNews


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

First post updated with livestream ready for when it goes live.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Sony finally unveils its new console, which is headed to living rooms this holiday season.

Well, that was interesting.

Sony today did what pretty much everyone expected it to, and unveiled the PlayStation 4, the company's first new home console in seven years. The system will run on an x86 CPU, with an enhanced PC GPU and 8 gigabytes of on-board GDDR5 memory. The new controller, titled the DualShock 4, features a touch pad and a move-styled light bar on the back, which will allow it to interact with a new PlayStation Eye device. It was not stated as to whether that device would come with the console or not.

Among the many key features Sony touted, the system's various online and user interface functionalities took center stage. Seemingly responding directly to much of the infrastructural criticism lobbed at the PlayStation 3, the PS4 is aimed to make loading up and getting into a game easier than ever. Players who want to leave their game, for instance, now can actually power the system down to a lower power state, and resume the game exactly where they left off prior. When downloading games off of the PlayStation Network, you will now be able to start a game before it's even finished downloading.

Also much pushed (and occasionally maligned on social media) was the system's new social media functionality. A share button on the new controller lets you recap the last several minutes of gameplay you've just experienced, and share specific portions via your social media networks through a quick, presumably easy-to-use process.

Gaikai was also a big focus of the event. Dave Perry arrived to explain how Gaikai's game streaming service will benefit the PlayStation 4 tech, including allowing streamable demos of every game in the PlayStation Store, and made the case that eventually (but likely not in the immediate future), all PS1, PS2, and PS3 games could be available via cloud streaming. This is sort of key, as the PlayStation 4 will not feature backward compatibility support for PlayStation 3 games.

Of course, the event was also replete with tech and game demos, designed to show off the hardware's prowess. Here's a list of some of the bigger games announced and shown at the event:

Knack
A new action platformer from Sony's Japan Studio and PS4-lead Mark Cerny. Knack is a tiny robot creature...thing that can resize itself by controlling and reforming other objects in the game world.

Killzone: Shadow Fall
A new sequel in Guerrilla Games' long-running PlayStation shooter franchise. Unlike previous Killzone games, this one appears to be in color.

Drive Club
A new racing title from MotorStorm developers Evolution Studios, which includes numerous social features and challenges. While little in-game action was shown, game director Matt Southern made much ado about the game's visual prowess, and the experience of getting into a virtual car. It was kind of a weird demo, to be honest.

Infamous: Second Son
A follow-up to Sucker Punch's acclaimed superhero action game, which appears to feature a new protagonist, and a decidedly anti-government paranoia-infused storyline.

The Witness
Jonathan Blow's long-awaited follow-up to Braid will be coming to the PlayStation 4 at launch.

Deep Down
A fantasy action game from Capcom that was shown largely in tech demo form. This was, in many respects, the most visually impressive demo of the program, though considering the relatively early state of the project, it's tough to say how much of it would carry over into a playable game.

Final Fantasy Something
After showing the same next-gen tech demo it showed at last year's E3, Square Enix also briefly teased that a new Final Fantasy offering would be coming to the PS4, and that we can expect to see it for the first time at E3 2013.

Watch Dogs
A new demo of Ubisoft's paranoia-fueled open-world game was shown. This marks the first time Ubisoft has directly addressed Watch Dogs as a next-gen title, something it assiduously avoided doing when it debuted the game at E3 last year.

Diablo III
Yes, that Diablo III, from that developer Blizzard, is coming to both the PS4 and PS3 later this year.

Destiny
Bungie briefly appeared to show off roughly the same footage and content we saw of Destiny earlier this week, but also mentioned that the PS4 version would be featuring exclusive content of some kind.

Finally, Sony let slip that the PlayStation 4 would be arriving on store shelves sometime this coming holiday season. Though no price was announced, nor was the actual form of the PS4 box shown, it seems likely we can expect to hear about those things at E3.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

who's getting it now?
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

They also talked used games in one interview and Sony did roundabout speak on used games, they kept asking the PR department and the PR says that will be up to developers.


The scary part is Sony has patented a chip that can be implanted to the game disc that once inserted into a console will lock it to the console only.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

That'll turn fans away and hurt the retail gaming sector even further
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:14 AM

Sony is now doing double speak saying they won't block them but won't fully talk about it, one rumor that they refused to comment on was that used games would play for a limited demo time before requesting you pay to unlock them all the way.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:36 AM

http://youtu.be/0rJDn0jRnUQ


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

Other than Blu-Ray, my laptop is faster than that.
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