I’m seeing a lot of potential in the Playstation 4. Granted, it’s potential that’s going to benefit people with faster ADSL lines, but it’s there nonetheless. Whether a dedicated gaming console such as the PS4 can exist and still remain successful remains to be seen, but so far, it looks good. Game streaming, social functions making the entire process quicker, faster and less annoying are some of the key aspects here, but it’s all about the games at the end of the day. Sony’s Mark Cerny describes the PS4 as being the “most open console” possible. And it looks like indie game developers are going to share some of that love.
Guild Wars 2 launches next week, and chances are high that any household with a dedicated PC gamer inside is going to be seeing a lot less of their loved ones. It’s also a game that is going to have an influx of new players, people who might be overwhelmed at first with the massive amount of choices available to them at the beginning. Which is why Guild Wars 2 is going to have user-friendly weapons with which to slaughter enemies.