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That was an incredibly fast 2 hours. It was a straight forward conference all the way through. This is PS4, here are the specs, here's how we're using Gaikai, here's Killzone, Watchdogs, Destiny, MM doing rockband with PSmove (my least favorite part), Infamous, that robot game (shown first I forget the name), a racing game, the indie game from Braid developer, new QD engine animation, and Capcom. Oh yeah and Square will show you that tech demo you already saw and say they're making a FF game (big surprise)




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Smashed said:
JWeinCom said:
DCOK said:

In all honesty, I'm biased. But, I really think Sony gave a glimpse into what a fusion of entertainment/gaming can truly look like if done right. I'm really excited for the PS4, more than I was about the PS3 at this point. 

The PS4 is going to deliver and it will be interesting to see what's in store for us come launch time. 

Sony set tehe bar high with this conference. At this rate, Microsoft better have something really good chalked up. And I think they will, considering how much time they have to prepare now and seeing how they can respond. 


What exactly makes you so excited?

Already has more games than the WiiU.


And, this is why these forums are going down the crapper.  Do we really need to turn every topic into a fanboy, "my console can beat up your console" contest? 



richardhutnik said:
I they they delivered really good today, but I see a blanding of the future. I am wondering exactly what Microsoft is going to deliver different. It looks like both consoles are going to become more twins than less this coming generation, with the WiiU again being the underpowered oddball. I am expecting both Microsoft and Sony to come out at the $500 price point, and possibly see really sluggish sales in this economy. Look for Sony to go the XBox Live route and charge for online play also, even if the features one up with Microsoft is doing. I seriously doubt Sony offers streaming play online for free.

seems like this is more of what you want to happen



enditall727 said:
richardhutnik said:
I they they delivered really good today, but I see a blanding of the future. I am wondering exactly what Microsoft is going to deliver different. It looks like both consoles are going to become more twins than less this coming generation, with the WiiU again being the underpowered oddball. I am expecting both Microsoft and Sony to come out at the $500 price point, and possibly see really sluggish sales in this economy. Look for Sony to go the XBox Live route and charge for online play also, even if the features one up with Microsoft is doing. I seriously doubt Sony offers streaming play online for free.

seems like this is more of what you want to happen

What price point do you think Sony is going to end up releasing the PS4 at?  MAYBE they go $400 if pressured by Microsoft.  You think $400?  Even the Wii U is selling at a loss and the higher end system, with like 4x less the Ram, is $350.  The going to 8 GB of memory, and what they are picking for it, makes it more expensive.

The design approach is very much like a PC, and following the trends laid down, and is what you saw with the XBox with integrated memory.

As for the charging for online, you see Sony is now doing Playstation Plus, and they do want to charge for it.  There has been buzz about Sony wanting to charge and planning to charge for its online service.  What I saw today does look like something they would charge for.  They probably throw in Playstation Plus for free, if that would make you happy.

What I write is not my wishing, but what I see in front of me and what has been discussed.  Will see in the coming months what they do.  They didn't mention that the online feature would be free to use either.  They discussed investing in it.  They are discussing value proposition here, not cheap.

Here is one article that talks about Playstation World:

http://www.psu.com/a018371/PlayStation-World-may-replace-PS-Plus-and-PSN-for-PlayStation-4

Maybe they do keep online play separate, but I see that hard pressed to do so, if they are integrating what they plan, into the experience, which is like you see with the likes of OnLive, watching people play and so on.



Boutros said:
Need to see more Japanese games.

Yeah, that would have been good, but like the Bethesda guy said in the Gametrailer interview afterward, this is way, way early to reveal PS4/720 games.  Most of them have nothing ready to show off.  Sony does, of course, but they're naturally ahead of third-parties in terms of development.  We're going to see more at E3 and the other conferences, of course, but a lot of these games aren't even going to launch until next year.

Also, that list of partners had a ton of Japanese developers and publishers.  



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We haven't even seen the console yet and i'm not feeling that new controller, it looks cheap and tacky. The launch games look stupid. Whatever happened to Sony going last so they can copy Xbox 720's design? Microsoft has the advantage now, they now know the PS4 specs, price, controller, and software.



Dmick90 said:
We haven't even seen the console yet and i'm not feeling that new controller, it looks cheap and tacky. The launch games look stupid. Whatever happened to Sony going last so they can copy Xbox 720's design? Microsoft has the advantage now, they now know the PS4 specs, price, controller, and software.

Price has not been revealed yet, so that is still out there.  



richardhutnik said:
Dmick90 said:
We haven't even seen the console yet and i'm not feeling that new controller, it looks cheap and tacky. The launch games look stupid. Whatever happened to Sony going last so they can copy Xbox 720's design? Microsoft has the advantage now, they now know the PS4 specs, price, controller, and software.

Price has not been revealed yet, so that is still out there.  

They can still figure out the price from the specs. Sony can't afford to subsidize again like they did with PS3, the company is weaker and vulnerable. Microsoft will beat them on price guaranteed, again.



Dmick90 said:
richardhutnik said:
Dmick90 said:
We haven't even seen the console yet and i'm not feeling that new controller, it looks cheap and tacky. The launch games look stupid. Whatever happened to Sony going last so they can copy Xbox 720's design? Microsoft has the advantage now, they now know the PS4 specs, price, controller, and software.

Price has not been revealed yet, so that is still out there.  

They can still figure out the price from the specs. Sony can't afford to subsidize again like they did with PS3, the company is weaker and vulnerable. Microsoft will beat them on price guaranteed, again.

I can see Microsoft hitting the $400 price point with a very similar machine.  The specs floating about look like what developers were demanding, so I am expecting comparible actually.  I had $500 as the price point for the PS4.



DCOK said:

In all honesty, I'm biased. But, I really think Sony gave a glimpse into what a fusion of entertainment/gaming can truly look like if done right. I'm really excited for the PS4, more than I was about the PS3 at this point. I'm liking the sleek and simpler interface, although it seems everything is going that way... 

I'm also really digging the 3rd party support that is going to come with the launch of the PS4 and at various stages of it's life span. 

Also, how can we not be excited about the immersive graphics that were displayed in the Killzone demo? All of those were supposedly running in real time. 

And that's just to name a few things, of which we will hear more about in the coming months. 

The PS4 is going to deliver and it will be interesting to see what's in store for us come launch time. 

Sony set the bar high with this conference. At this rate, Microsoft better have something really good chalked up. And I think they will, considering how much time they have to prepare now and seeing how they can respond. 


Considering all the hype, this conference seemed luke warm at best....