PS4: Watch the Future of PlayStation! 
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Geoffrey Tim
February 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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It’s nearly time to see if all the rumours, speculation and hearsay are in any way true! In just a few hours, you’ll be able to watch Sony’s Future of PlayStation event – and if you’re still awake, you’ll be able to watch it right here.

The event kicks off at 1am tomorrow morning for locals, 11pm on tonight for those in the UK and at 3pm PT / 6pm ET for our American friends.

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I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Purple_Dragon

    Good time to use the free vodacom Night Owl data!

  • DrKiller

    Is PlayStation really worth being late for work?

    • Banana Jim

      I’d say yes, but then I’ll be fast asleep by then. Also, I hate it when they drag these things out and while you’re chewing your fingernails, they’re still happily torturing you with the “remember when” videos. I’d rather just get the facts during the day from reputable news sources….

      • DrKiller

        If it was Xbox related, it would’ve been a total different story :)

      • Prolific

        Plan B: Rather just get up at 6am and catch the last part, when they actually reveal the interesting stuff :-)

        • mornelithe

          The whole thing was interesting, not gonna lie. Sony did well, I think.

          • Prolific

            Just read your synopsis (which is awesome) and watched part of the recording. During which I started drooling uncontrollably. Must watch some more during my lunch break…

          • Prolific

            Just read your synopsis (which is awesome) and watched part of the recording. During which I started drooling uncontrollably. Must watch some more during my lunch break…

          • Prolific

            Just read your synopsis (which is awesome) and watched part of the recording. During which I started drooling uncontrollably. Must watch some more during my lunch break…

          • Prolific

            Just read your synopsis (which is awesome) and watched part of the recording. During which I started drooling uncontrollably. Must watch some more during my lunch break…

          • Prolific

            Just read your synopsis (which is awesome) and watched part of the recording. During which I started drooling uncontrollably. Must watch some more during my lunch break…

          • mornelithe

            Thanks very much, I know I missed pieces and parts unfortunately, I cannot even begin to tell you how badly that stream was lagging. Though, I’m sure it may have something to do with the 3.2 million people who’d been by to watch.

  • Luke Lange

    lol, can hear the presenter going through the pre-presentation

  • guest

    Is that The Last Guardian I spy on the projector?

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

    Right, and your other europeans friends are not even mentioned, huh???

    That’s midnight for you, comrades.

  • mornelithe

    I’ll be watching it live. Can’t wait!

  • ElNicko

    I smell a degree of Trolling from Sony…….We shall see.

  • iPrimal

    ugh I don’t want to stay up until 5 pm. ;)

  • Keymaster

    how long is this meeting?

    It better be worth the time if its long…

    • Banana Jim

      Oh it’s worth it.. it’s so worth it… :D Screw work tomorrow, I’m phoning in sick!

  • Deon Steyn

    PS4 is anounced!They still have a lot of faith in Vita and seems to be willing to continue PS+ instant game collection.

  • alt21

    My side is just buffering all the time :-/

    • Banana Jim

      I’m running it through the PS3, but try to drop it from high resolution to 240p. It might be your connection.

  • mornelithe

    Ok…so far, so good….this machine looks effin legit. The UE4 engine running in realtime, and the Havok engine running a 1 million object demo.

    • Banana Jim

      Upvote! Brilliant summary. I’m too tired to write coherently. So just ignore me while I ramble on.

      • mornelithe

        Haha, Sláinte! Actually, I saw your posts, and they kept motivating me to add more, so no, I didn’t ignore them.

    • Banana Jim

      Lol, “Total World Domination” alongside Sony got me a giggle. Very unexpected though…. Is it just me or is Christ Metzen looking extremely ragged and old. It’s like the guy has aged 20 years in the last 8.

    • Banana Jim

      It seems like they kept some cards close to their chest. Didn’t see the console unveiled. We know it exists, we saw the controller. We know PS Move isn’t dead, We also know now that it’s definitely coming November THIS YEAR, but more importantly a few unexpected additions – Bungie and Blizzard? Who would have thought? Bungie… Destiny… PS4… pinch me now….

      Also, I’m amazed that EA didn’t reveal Battlefield 4…

      (Yeah, Lag was pretty bad at the end, and I missed Shinji’s presentation. Will see if it’s better on the repeat broadcast. Should be, with the ability to buffer…)

      • mornelithe

        Yeah they definitely didn’t show everything, that’s for sure. But what I’ve seen thus far is massively impressive. I dare say that Sony not only learned the lessons from the PS3, but acted on virtually every single one of them in the design process of the PS4 (and more). Developers genuinely seemed enthusiastic about it.

        It’s very intriguing that EA wasn’t there, though, it might be because Activision was, they’re like Fire and Ice, afterall.

        Yeah I’ll rewatch the presentation to ensure I caught everything and post any additional details that I missed. Hope this helped those of you in SA who were watching/trying to watch. Even here in the States the stream was unwatchable at times….many an expletive was uttered in the past couple hours.

        • Banana Jim

          But awesome summary man, while I was crying tears of fanboi joy, you were keeping it objective and legit. hehehe!

          • mornelithe

            I tell you, next time I decide to live blog one of these, I’m opening two damn windows. Scrolling down to the bottom of my post, then quickly scrambling back up to watch more, get names, details etc… then scroll back down, type more, hit enter. Scroll up, watch a bit more, rail at the gods for all the lag, scroll back down, edit etc… lol. Can’t believe that was 2 hours haha, went by so fast.

            Thanks though, appreciate the compliment!

          • mornelithe

            I tell you, next time I decide to live blog one of these, I’m opening two damn windows. Scrolling down to the bottom of my post, then quickly scrambling back up to watch more, get names, details etc… then scroll back down, type more, hit enter. Scroll up, watch a bit more, rail at the gods for all the lag, scroll back down, edit etc… lol. Can’t believe that was 2 hours haha, went by so fast.

            Thanks though, appreciate the compliment!

          • mornelithe

            I’ve been thinking, and maybe this is just me dreaming for more, but…with Microsoft set to talk about their machine at some point soon. What’re the odds that Sony saved it’s biggest announcements for shortly after Microsoft’s reveal? How much thunder do you think they could steal, if they announce GT6, or a new Uncharted, or that long awaited FF Game…or the last guardian, or hell, a FFVII Remake, shortly after Microsoft’s announcement lol.

            Or more likely that they hold onto it until one of the games shows coming up later this year. Either way, it’s going to be fun watching Microsoft and Sony unleash their best.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      PC architecture and PC GPU. Sweet. So it’s pretty much a streamlined PC now that’s dedicated to gaming.

      But why the x86 architecture? Why not move away from 32-bit and move to 64-bit? Surely if it’s using an enhanced PC architecture it wouldn’t have been impossible to do?

      • mornelithe

        Hehe, I have no insider information, I can only post what I saw and heard =)

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Lol I know. Just curios. Especially since 32-bit architexture can only address 4GB of RAM at any giving time (2^32 = 4GB)

          I know the memory address can simply be swopped out when needed but as far I know this is a pretty redundant way of memory handling.

          It’s like owning 50 cars but only having a 4 car garage. The rest you would need to store offsite. Makes it a bit complex to handle.

          Same then goes for developers who need to code their games to do this kind of memory handling. That or most devs are just going to make sure their games don’t need more than 4GB at any given time (in theory)

          • mornelithe

            Well, we’ll have to wait and see, they spoke of some interesting inner workings, but they didn’t get into serious specifics. What I saw of the games/engines though, has certainly piqued my interest.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Look there is no denying it. Checked the first little bit now on the recording of the live event and Killzone looked just amazing! Was seriously surprised.

            I have no doubt that this will be capable of some amazing gfx.

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Stellar job, man. Thanks!

      • mornelithe

        No problem at all, heh, it was all impromptu…was sitting there and started typing random stuff into a post, and then…just kept adding to it lol.

        And thanks!

    • OVG

      SO…If you dont have Internet, dont want Internet, cant get Internet and have slow Internet, the next gen is a waste.

      Out of the 40million people on LIVE (dont know PS3) the other 30 million are fucked.

      • mornelithe

        How so? If they don’t have internet, don’t want internet, can’t get internet, what exactly are they missing? They wouldn’t know what they’re missing, because they’ve never tried the internet, correct?

        I understand what you’re trying to say though, this could pose a problem for countries/cities/towns/villages/shacks in the middle of a field, that have lackluster, poor or zero internet connectivity. Unfortunately, I really don’t have an answer for ya, can only hope that as time passes, connectivity will become more and more available. And for those who don’t want it, fuck ‘em. Can’t hate on the internet, and then piss and moan about not having it for your console hehe.

      • mornelithe

        How so? If they don’t have internet, don’t want internet, can’t get internet, what exactly are they missing? They wouldn’t know what they’re missing, because they’ve never tried the internet, correct?

        I understand what you’re trying to say though, this could pose a problem for countries/cities/towns/villages/shacks in the middle of a field, that have lackluster, poor or zero internet connectivity. Unfortunately, I really don’t have an answer for ya, can only hope that as time passes, connectivity will become more and more available. And for those who don’t want it, fuck ‘em. Can’t hate on the internet, and then piss and moan about not having it for your console hehe.

      • mornelithe

        How so? If they don’t have internet, don’t want internet, can’t get internet, what exactly are they missing? They wouldn’t know what they’re missing, because they’ve never tried the internet, correct?

        I understand what you’re trying to say though, this could pose a problem for countries/cities/towns/villages/shacks in the middle of a field, that have lackluster, poor or zero internet connectivity. Unfortunately, I really don’t have an answer for ya, can only hope that as time passes, connectivity will become more and more available. And for those who don’t want it, fuck ‘em. Can’t hate on the internet, and then piss and moan about not having it for your console hehe.

      • mornelithe

        How so? If they don’t have internet, don’t want internet, can’t get internet, what exactly are they missing? They wouldn’t know what they’re missing, because they’ve never tried the internet, correct?

        I understand what you’re trying to say though, this could pose a problem for countries/cities/towns/villages/shacks in the middle of a field, that have lackluster, poor or zero internet connectivity. Unfortunately, I really don’t have an answer for ya, can only hope that as time passes, connectivity will become more and more available. And for those who don’t want it, fuck ‘em. Can’t hate on the internet, and then piss and moan about not having it for your console hehe.

      • mornelithe

        How so? If they don’t have internet, don’t want internet, can’t get internet, what exactly are they missing? They wouldn’t know what they’re missing, because they’ve never tried the internet, correct?

        I understand what you’re trying to say though, this could pose a problem for countries/cities/towns/villages/shacks in the middle of a field, that have lackluster, poor or zero internet connectivity. Unfortunately, I really don’t have an answer for ya, can only hope that as time passes, connectivity will become more and more available. And for those who don’t want it, fuck ‘em. Can’t hate on the internet, and then piss and moan about not having it for your console hehe.

        • OVG

          This is the first time in my 30 years of gaming that Im not looking forward to a new console. The next gen can go to hell. Its not about the games anymore but CONTROL.

          They now have full CONTROL over us.

          • mornelithe

            Well, at least Sony has shot down the rumor of 2nd hand sales being restricted. At least there’s some control they haven’t exerted. It’s not all doom and gloom my friend, at least the new crop of hardware is bringing consoles to current standards, so the industry can start moving forward again.

          • OVG

            This is why Im disgruntled about the new PS4 and 720

            http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2013/02/the-playstation-4-is-incredible-but-are.html

            the real power behind this console will reside on Sony’s own servers,
            rather than the box people will buy (though there is a power increase
            there too, of course).

            They have total control. Im old school. I want the brick next to the TV to be all end all. Give me games that are COMPLETE, FIXED and invisioned 100%.

            Not going to happen anymore :( Its all a service provider now.

            NO INTERNET, NO PLAY

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            It’s pointless, man. They have no arguments, but they will defend this new thing as if it’s the best thing in the world.

          • mornelithe

            No, Mathias, in this particular case OVG has not actually provided me with anything to argue with. He says they have full control, yet clearly they do not, since they shot down the rumor of denying 2nd hand games to function (total control, would be denial of 2nd hand games. The lack of that, means, not Total). So, the burden then rests upon him to provide ME with an argument, worthy of actually responding to with serious thought and logic. This isn’t a war, we’re not throwing down, we’re discussing an announcement that occurred last night. We’re truly sorry if gaming related discussions bother you, then again, you’re probably on the wrong site to be pissing and moaning about it.

            Nobody here, in any of the comments posted on ANY of the PS4 topics since last nights show, has said ‘It’s the best in the world’, I know, I’ve read them all, and responded to most. I said it looks beast, there’s an extra vowel in there. You know, the letter A, it actually changes the meaning of the entire word, and sentence for that matter.

            So, tell me exactly, where total (but not quite total) control has been taken. Exactly how, does what we currently know about the PS4 denote Sony taking control over you? What further lengths have they gone to, to increase control?

            I’m really sorry that broadband in some countries sucks, hell, once upon a time, broadband wasn’t available here either. The US Government, however, contracted with telecommunications companies to provide broadband to as many, as fast as they could. So, who’s really to blame here? Sony, or your Governments?

            And if it’s as simple as you not wanting the internet, what the hell are you doing on the internet?

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            Dude, I already know what YOU think about it, because I think you and Banana Jim (even if in this case we didn’t even argue) are the only ones that at least reply and try to start or keep a discussion going, without only downvoting like children. Even if I still think it was a stupid, dull conference, I respect that you liked it, because at least you’re telling me why. I’m not talking about you.

            Besides, who told console devs that gamers need to be SO FUCKiNG SOCIAL? I find it stupid and a waste of time and resources. Put a party system on it to talk with your friends and that’s it. But, no, they have to give me the great opportunity for everyone to see how Im fucking up in a game live. Or even better, imagine how many new YT channels will be created now that everyone will be able to upload their CoD or whatever game’s finest moments. Sorry not to find that compelling.

          • mornelithe

            Sorry Mathias, some of that was directed at you, and some at OVG, as I simply found his response odd…and his lack of clarification well…not like him.

            Ok, look, I know it’s hard for us to understand (us being people who couldn’t give a flying fuck about social networking…I still don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account), but we aren’t the only 3 people on the planet. There actually are people out there who enjoy this kind of stuff….and unfortunately, they vastly outnumber us.

            The good thing however, is this machine is actually built to play games first (and do it well it would seem), and social functionality second. You don’t need 8g of GDDR5 to peruse Facespace, or Mybook or Twatter… Ya know?

            It’s fine that you were underwhelmed, I have to respect that opinion even though I really don’t understand it. I guess I’m confused as to what it is you’re actually looking for in a console. Either way, I hope you find it, if not the PS4, than Durango, or Steam’s thing etc… Tons of options in the pipeline, so at least this isn’t the only game in town.

            There are certain examples of videos that I would _keep_ as part of a collection, but no, I wouldn’t post them to youtube, if there was something I did particularly well and wanted to show a friend…sure. But a bunch of total strangers? Kinda presumptuous to think anyone gives a damn lol.

          • Banana Jim

            Yeah I only downvote Garth (Valshen) because apparently he has a downvote posse, and I also want to be one of the cool kids. Other than that, I don’t downvote. Well… sometimes my finger slips… :P

            PS: I’m kidding Valshen, you hairy bastard. I don’t downvote you. :P

          • Johan du Preez

            They reason they let the 2nd hand thing slide is because everyone was freaking out, the rest of the console is total control I will list 2 points that makes alarm bells go off.

            1. Cloud Gaming.

            2. Digital only sales.

            Both is quite a worry in my eyes due to the fact that ms and sony is already abusing some countries in the world, Australia comes to mind thats got to pay much more for games than any other country. South Africa is going down the router as well with games now releasing for R999 because they “took allot of effort” to produce it. Lets face it they are a corporate out to make money I cant see them playing nice.

            I am sure there is allot that they dont mention either and will just be sneaking it in with the console release.

            Im a PC gamer and dont give a rats ass for consoles but just quickly reading through some articles and checking some news here and there about the event its quite clear what they aim for. I am sure I will find more problems if I actually look for any but cant be bothered.

          • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            Sony has confirmed the ps4 will still primarily use discs for games

          • mornelithe

            *rolls eyes* Because there are no digital only sales right now? There’s absolutely no cloud gaming right now, is there? Everything you play on Steam is installed via disc, right? Origin? Blizzard? Gamer’s in general could NEVER have encouraged this, right?

            Yes, it’s Sony’s fault, completely. Delivering exactly what’s become more and more popular over the last 7-8 years. It could have absolutely nothing to do with our own personal purchasing choices.

          • OVG

            I dont want to burst their bubbles with negativity as my most memorable times were before a console release, but I fucking hate the Internet and social this and social that. Games that are not complete anymore because they can make more money by providing a service rather than shipping a finished product.

            Fuck… this gen is bad enough, I placed 80hours into Skyrim then decided to give it another go. I was at a friends and on-line when I placed the disc in, It had an update. The game is totally different, I can see textures and read road signs now, I even have slow mo arrow shots that are spine chillingly bad ass. WHY THE FCUK WAS THAT NOT ON THE GOLD DISC?

            Next gen is going to be even worse IF ONE IS NOT ON THE MATRIX.

            I understand the ideas, its all great and SONY can do whatever they want now 6 months after the console is released. TOTAL CONTROL. You watched how much this gen changed from year to year. For the better but mostley the worst.

            The Golden Age died with the PS2. Im to old for all this PC stuff.

            Runs out of room to look at patterns on rugs in Skyrim THAT COULD AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE DISK :P

  • Banana Jim

    Just a few comments, I’m streaming it via the PS3 (like a boss) while lying in bed. Awesomesauce.

    *The DS4 looks awesome. The pictures really didn’t do this thing justice.

    *Knack actually looks like a cool little platformer.

    * It really seems like SONY has taken developer responses to the PS3 to heart, and it seems like they’ve really worked with developers (both first party and third party). Very exciting.

    *And holy cow, the PS4 is GOING TO BE A BEAST!!!

    * Not too won over by the Cloud service, but we’ll see how that pans out.

    Exciting stuff so far!

  • Banana Jim

    KILLLZZONNEEE 4!!! FUCKKK YEEAAHHH!H!!!!!!!

    • Banana Jim

      I can’t wait… I literally can’t wait!!!

      • Melasco

        I did the sleep thing, and got up at 4:30 to have a look. I agree, can’t wait for Killzone 4 man…. Sad thing is, the PS4 will most likely not be available here until a few months after launch :(

  • Banana Jim

    Driveclub? Mmmm…

    • Banana Jim

      I’m getting a Project Gotham vibe about it. The idea of club-based racing sounds interesting, but since I’m an anti-social type gamer, do I really want to join other gamers in a club?

      • mornelithe

        Yeah, that’s my thought also Jim, games look totally pimp though.

    • Banana Jim

      I’m getting a Project Gotham vibe about it. The idea of club-based racing sounds interesting, but since I’m an anti-social type gamer, do I really want to join other gamers in a club?

      • mornelithe

        Yeah, that’s my thought also Jim, games look totally pimp though.

  • Banana Jim

    Finally a developer acknowledges that there are gamers in South Africa! hehehe! #SouthAfrica :D

  • Banana Jim

    Finally a developer acknowledges that there are gamers in South Africa! hehehe! #SouthAfrica :D

  • Banana Jim

    INFAMOUS SECOND SON!!! FUUUCCKKKK YEEAAAAHHH!! Day one baby!

    • Banana Jim

      I guess I know which games I’m getting day one. Infamous second son and Killzone 4. Now if only Jonathan Blow can tell me succinctly what the Witness is all about.

      • Banana Jim

        Wooaah the witness is a little too esoteric this early in the morning heheheh.. (that whimsical music is touching me in my dream state :P)

        • mornelithe

          It sooooo reminds me of Myst, I’m really excited for that one.

        • mornelithe

          It sooooo reminds me of Myst, I’m really excited for that one.

        • mornelithe

          It sooooo reminds me of Myst, I’m really excited for that one.

        • mornelithe

          It sooooo reminds me of Myst, I’m really excited for that one.

        • mornelithe

          It sooooo reminds me of Myst, I’m really excited for that one.

  • Banana Jim

    I love what they’re doing, the PS4′s unveiling is actually less about the PS4, but rather about the individual developers and their teams. That’s a nice touch. It’s almost as if they’re acknowledging that they made a mistake with the PS3, by making it a swamp to develop for and now, they’re allowing devs to be strange and oddball…

  • Banana Jim

    30 000 polygons.. bloody hell…

    • Banana Jim

      I wonder how they managed to leap the uncanny valley…. that’s startlingly beautiful. The tears in that dude’s eyes… wow..

      • mornelithe

        Yeah, I’m consistently blown away by Quantic.

      • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

        No, but isn’t 30.000 plygons what they achieved for Beyond? I don’t remember him saying the polygon number on what they showed, so I guess it’ll be even higher.

        • mornelithe

          You’re correct, the 30,000 poly’s was for Beyond. No clue what their new engine utilizes.

  • Banana Jim

    And I lost the feed… :(

    • Banana Jim

      And we’re back… :D

  • Banana Jim

    And I lost the feed… :(

    • Banana Jim

      And we’re back… :D

  • Banana Jim

    And I lost the feed… :(

    • Banana Jim

      And we’re back… :D

  • Banana Jim

    Yoshinori Oto needs his own tv show. The guy is comedy gold.

    • Banana Jim

      I would love for Onimushu (sp?) to come to PS4…

      • Banana Jim

        HOLY CRAP CAPCOM!! I hope that was all in-game footage… wow!

      • mornelithe

        Absolutely Jim, if they just mentioned Onimusha to talk about the past, Ima be PISSED!

  • Banana Jim

    A few months ago, I actually thought to myself.. WatchDogs,,, It’s heading to PS4.

  • Banana Jim

    Blizzard… PS4? WHAT THE F…?

  • Banana Jim

    BUNGIEEE???? DESTINY IS COMING TO PS4????

  • Banana Jim

    Just re-watched the trailer of Killzone: Shadow Fall, and… I… don’t know what to say. I didn’t expect that much of an improvement on visuals over Killzone 3. I mean the game looks absolutely amazing. And the demo by David Cage…. I’m actually speechless. You HAVE to see it in action. Gobsmacked! Anyway, I need to go to bed.

    • mornelithe

      Yeah the Killzone footage was absurd. The entire city was rendered, and as I stated below the view distance was incredible, and yes the Engine Quantic has put together has to be seen, words don’t do it justice.

    • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

      It was pretty impressive. But was this really a live demo or another case of Killzone 2?

      • mornelithe

        Well, I won’t say that there have never been questions of validity regarding videos shown at games conferences. That would be a stupid lie. However, as I said below, it’s extremely unlikely that 8+ developers/publishers, both internal and 3rd party would have done this across the board, live, for Sony.

        Plus, we’re also talking a behemoth of a machine here. 8 Core CPU, with 8g of GDDR5 in a unified architecture? I mean, seriously, that’s going to blow the doors off of what many people have become accustomed to seeing their consoles (and some PC’s for that matter) produce.

        • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

          Oh, yes, THAT was indeed interesting. I forgot about the GDDR5, which makes me a little more confident of PC ports of next-gen titles

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

    Well, at least we got to see how pretty are the PC generated trailers our favorite devs can create! What a let down.

    Watch_Dogs stole the show. And maybe Killzone (I’m still recovering from the dullness of 3).

    And no console was shown. Great. Downvote all you want, this was a letdown.

    • mornelithe

      Wish granted. Downvote approved. Haters gonna hate.

      • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

        I love fanboys <3 All of you

        • Deon Steyn

          I don’t think they love you back…

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            My love for them is big enough. Don’t worry.

      • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

        All those devs showed was their new engines, and the power next gen will have… Bear in mind that some of those (Bungie, Capcom, Square, Ubisoft) aren’t even exclusive to Sony, so, really, besides the impressive Quantic Dream tech demo, the Killzone demo and the inFamous Second Son CGI trailer, what was shown that makes my statement of the conference being a letdown wrong?

        And sorry, but I can’t feel excited about Diablo III.

        • mornelithe

          Oh, I’m sorry, had you seen the new Capcom game already? No? Ubisofts? No? Sorry if you don’t actually like games, not my problem. You made a blanket statement questioning the validity of the demos, and specifically asked for down votes. I granted your wish.

          And it’s called a business strategy, you don’t release every piece of information all at once. You hand out tid bits here and there, allow each announcement to continuously build hype. Drop it all at once, and you’ve got nothing left to keep people thinking/talking about it. You’ve blown your load too soon, and with Microsoft’s presentation coming shortly, it’s a good idea to have a store of hype to keep people thinking about your product also.

          Sony started the ball yesterday, and the coming electronics shows between now and launch in late 2013, should have plenty more information.

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            EAnd sorry, I stopped paying you attention when you stated in other post you were a PC gamer… Seeing you here taking side on a console war or whatever the hell you’re doing just got pointless. I’ll be as critic with MS as I’m with Sony if they give a boring conference like they did on last year’s E3, or just like Sony did last night, can you say the same? Will you be as objetive?

            But, whatever, man, you enjoyed yet? Great. I’m glad people still get easily impressed. Me? I’m sticking to PC on this one, at least for the first few years, when everything will be raw, and stupid decisions will be made. Same thing I did with last gen, and I didn’t miss shit.

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            I’m taking a stand here, but if for some diabolic reason GTA V has to jump to the next gen, I’ll be buying one of these bad boys without even thinking it :P

            In the end I (and I think most of us) only really care about the games…

          • mornelithe

            Given what I’ve seen of GTAV, I would not be surprised. Some of the view distances didn’t seem possible on current hardware, given what we’ve seen of them this gen and given how much is going on in GTA games. We’ll see though.

          • mornelithe

            Pointless and silly, why exactly? Do you think there’s some law in America that states a man can only purchase a PC OR a Playstation 3? Because, I think you’re making assumptions here. I own a launch 60g PS3 and a Gaming Rig. I worked, and saved for them both.

            And this isn’t a ‘stance’ I’m taking for either console…especially considering Microsoft hasn’t announced theirs yet. I’m excited, because regardless of whether the PS4 or Durango is a success, PC Gaming is finally going to see some love, because hardware capabilities in the consoles have been jacked up pretty high.

            I also love Gran Turismo, so every other game that Sony comes out with aside, I have to have that game…so I buy Sony consoles. If GT came out on PC, I wouldn’t need to, and maybe have to find another IP on console to convince me to buy it.

            Impressed? Sure, why not. I think Sony managed to turn things around for themselves last night, or at least, put their best foot forward. I think I’ll stick to whatever platform, I feel like playing, since I have so many options here in the house. I like variety, I’m not just stuck on one platform, I do prefer PC for most things, but racing and fighting games I largely play on console. Although, Mugen for PC is probably one of the greatest fighting games ever.

  • JayDiCee

    I for one feel like a little boy hiding in the girls locker room about THE FINAL FANTASY trolling!! FU SQUARE ENIX FU!
    Now to start saving for that PS4 PRE ORDER

  • JayDiCee

    I for one feel like a little boy hiding in the girls locker room about THE FINAL FANTASY trolling reveal!! FU SQUARE ENIX FU AAAH tears of joy!

    I guess we’ll see a Final Fantasy Luminous Edition demo on PS4 at E3 then!

    Now to start saving for that PS4 PRE-ORDER.

    COUGH COUGH, this is where I decide to call in sick:-)

  • iPrimal

    NEW INFAMOUS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • iPrimal

    NEW INFAMOUS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dethray

    Outdated hardware before it even get released…… Thats why they are pushing the social and connectivity capabilities so hard… FAIL… PC’S have been able to do everything they showed for a while now and the hardware is far more advanced… I hope this puts Sony out of business so game developers have no choice but to push the limits of PC hardware. With the current economy the price better be cheap if not this will suffer the same fate as the vita.

    Good luck Sony… you’re going to need it..

    P.S. Their platform lead designer reminds me of Peter Molyneux except he doesn’t hide the fact that he is gay as good as Peter does.

    I really don’t care what anyone thinks I wont reply beyond this post so say your piece and move on.

    Peace

    • Jonah Cash

      Hahahaha

      “I really don’t care what anyone thinks I wont reply beyond this post so say your piece and move on.”
      That sentence says it all!!! Hahahahahahaha

    • mornelithe

      Well, sorry you feel that way, but it’s important to note that it’s simply a ‘feeling’. Not truth. The truth is, there is no PC you can buy with 8G of GDDR5 as the system memory. And there’s actually no GPU’s out there that have 8G on-board either.

      Additionally, they didn’t reveal the specs of the GPU either, and given that there are no games currently running the UE4 engine…. Obviously, one could build a higher-end PC, without a doubt. SLI/Crossfire, mobo’s that can handle 16g+ of RAM etc… But, this is pretty competitive _right_ now.

      And lastly, were you expecting Sony to have them put the brand new GTX Titan in their machine? That’s simply unrealistic.

      To each their own, but thought I should clarify a few things.

  • Dethray

    Outdated hardware before it even get released…… Thats why they are pushing the social and connectivity capabilities so hard… FAIL… PC’S have been able to do everything they showed for a while now and the hardware is far more advanced… I hope this puts Sony out of business so game developers have no choice but to push the limits of PC hardware. With the current economy the price better be cheap if not this will suffer the same fate as the vita.

    Good luck Sony… you’re going to need it..

    P.S. Their platform lead designer reminds me of Peter Molyneux except he doesn’t hide the fact that he is gay as good as Peter does.

    I really don’t care what anyone thinks I wont reply beyond this post so say your piece and move on.

    Peace

  • Willem Swanepoel

    I am not a big Playstation fan but this was very interesting….

  • matthurstrsa

    Your move Microsoft. I think they took everyone’s expectations, and said “Haha nope” and delivered something even better. Truly rare these days but well done Sony. Might switch from Xbox to Sony for next gen (eventually).

    Nothing about paying for online?

    • CaptainNemo42

      Sony didn’t have much of a choice. They have to blow people out of the water otherwise the company is done for. This is their last chance basically.

      One of the most impressive features for me is the self-publishing for indie developers. Almost seems to me to go the Android route. That to me could make a huge difference for them.

  • Willem Swanepoel

    So they didnt show the PS4 ?

    Did they run the stuff on a PC then ? :-)

    • mornelithe

      The machine itself wasn’t shown, the Watch Dogs game was played on a PC build, the rest from both internal and 3rd parties were said to be running real-time on the PS4.