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I give it a B....
However. This was the plan from the start. Nothing was really ready. This came out of the blue, and the ps4 will be the subject of talk all the way up til' e3. This was smart.

B conference, A+ strategy



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I was pleased. While I don't care about any of the games they showed, I really like the feature set and I'm quite confident it will get games I'll want (a Final Fantasy has already been announced for it, so that's a great start!).



The problem is that they didn't show anything unexpected.

Guerrilla Games= Killzone
Sucker Punch= inFamous
Media Molecule= kiddy stuff
MULTIPLATFORM Third Party games
And a System w more power and not much more...



carlos3189 said:
The problem is that they didn't show anything unexpected.

I'm sure the 8G ram pissed of some at MS.

What unexpected would you have shown?  A woman?

(apparently Sonyland is male only if you wached the presentation)



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.

Really? I was at a game store tonight and didn't see a single game for the PS4, yet there were many for the Wii U. I hope you enjoy playing your imaginary PS4 games with your imaginary friends....By the time the PS4 is released there will be at least 6 times as many games out for the Wii U as what will launch with the PS4.





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carlos3189 said:
The problem is that they didn't show anything unexpected.

Guerrilla Games= Killzone
Sucker Punch= inFamous
Media Molecule= kiddy stuff
MULTIPLATFORM Third Party games
And a System w more power and not much more...

My guess isthey focussed on the console specs, and the games that had already leaked out into the press OR were likely guesses based on those developers previous games (like GG). I have no doubt that they are saving the ultra big surprises for E3. 



richardhutnik said:
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.

I disagree with most of what you said. I think they will be very carefull not to overprice their console especially as MS Im sure will try to underprice. I dont see them going above $400 regardless of the cost of the console similarly to how they willingly took a hit with the Vita in order to make it more competitive. I also dont see them charging for online play - they have made a name for themselves in offering free MP compared with the Xbox. I dont see them doing away with it especially as it could give them an advantage with this next gen (assuming there are no differences between the ps4 and xbox720).



Brought the heat and delivered.

I agree



This is why I'm exited.

Also great games and great social features. A+ conference.



drkohler said:
carlos3189 said:
The problem is that they didn't show anything unexpected.

I'm sure the 8G ram pissed of some at MS.

What unexpected would you have shown?  A woman?

(apparently Sonyland is male only if you wached the presentation)


Why is that? These companies know what the other is doing as far as tech go.