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Posted Feb 20, '13 at 9:40pm

Kreitmaker

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Did anyone get to watch the announcement of the PlayStation 4 by Sony on February 20 (today)?

I did, and all I have to say is that it looks like a good console. I think it has potential, but the only thing that needs fixing is the controller. It looks retarded compared to the older DualShock models.

All comments are welcome, but not flame wars. If you start a flame war, then you have no soul. I'm kidding about the soul part, but seriously, NO FLAME WARS!

PS: Another thing that sucked about the announcement was the fact that the PS4 itself wasn't even shown at all. Guess we'll have to wait til PAX East or GDC 2013.

 

Posted Feb 20, '13 at 10:37pm

killersup10

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Killersup would buy it right off the shelf, it the starting prices were not always so high. It will be at-least be two years before the price comes down enough that Killersup will be able to buy it.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 6:21am

xNightwish

xNightwish

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To be honest I'm not so sure if this one is as amazing as the ps3 was at its time. And it is the first ps to not have a new sort of disc, although they upgraded to bluray reader to make it 3 times better.

Also they haven't really announced much info on the specs. Al they said was that it will have a AMD Radeon GPU with 8 gig of GDDR5. Also it will contain a AMD octacore processor based on the x86-64 Jaguar technology (I don't even know what this is). And it will have USB 3.0.

But I'm not really sure if this is enough for another 10 years. Although compared to what we have the pc ports will get better the next years.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 6:31am

killersup10

killersup10

1,785 posts

Playstation said that they have no really even pushed the ps3 yet in the terms of gaming, but why would they wait so long into the ps3's life to bring out "better" games??

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 6:36am

partydevil

partydevil

5,094 posts

at the launch of this generation sony and microsoft said that this generation would have a lifespan of 10 year. in 2011 they said they still believe in the 10 year lifespan of this generation consoles. so we dont have to expect a new generation untill 2015.

neither of these companies want to release  their console way befor the other.
if they do then they will lose the battle because the competition because the other will be more advanced then the 1st.

also are they not going to give info yet about the next generation because that will show the competition what they have and so they can get over it.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 11:17am

xNightwish

xNightwish

1,560 posts

Partydevil I know that you are Dutch so to to gamer.nl
Ps4 is announced by Sony and the first official details are announced.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 4:07pm

d_dude

d_dude

1,763 posts

Yeah, they had this huge event yesterday. Diablo III was announced for the PS4. Here's your free crappy game, PS4.

The controller fixed the R2 buttons, they are inverted now. Man, they are really pushing the whole social network thing with this. A share button right in the middle. I'm pretty sure that black box that is also in the middle is a touch screen. Not sure what use it will have. By the way, PS4 will not be able to play PS2 or PS3 discs. Also, it looks like they are getting really desperate to get some Vita sales, because the Vita can be used as a controller for the new console.

The event was cool and all, but it would have been nice to see the actual console....

We'll probably see a bunch of extra information during E3, probably right next to a new Xbox announcement.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 5:15pm

xNightwish

xNightwish

1,560 posts

The event was cool and all, but it would have been nice to see the actual console....

I think the reason you only saw the controller is that the console isn't finished.
On the conference the Sony guy said that the specs still may change over time.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 10:10pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,346 posts

console isn't finished.

The console itself is probably done completely, hardware wise. The design might not be.

 

Posted Feb 22, '13 at 12:14am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,266 posts

Man, they are really pushing the whole social network thing with this. A share button right in the middle. I'm pretty sure that black box that is also in the middle is a touch screen. Not sure what use it will have. By the way, PS4 will not be able to play PS2 or PS3 discs

Aaaannnnnddd I'm out. I mean really..why do they need the social media? I want the console for the games..and as a commenter said in the Yahoo! article (with a lil tweaking)...I want a console that if I took it to a cabin in the middle of the woods (with no internet connection) I would still be able to play my games

As for the not being able to play the past discs..why even do that?? Frankly, it is just a middle finger to people that have them. "You really like this game? Well..better keep the console for it because the next one..no ****ing way!"

 
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