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Playstation 4 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:03 am
by Henry88
i hope it is better than the XB1

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:02 pm
by RaptorG
I'm a import gamer and most of my style of games have always been on the Playstation system. So yes I will.

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:19 pm
by O.Supreme
^ I'm curious, do you happen to play Super Robot Wars Games? I have quite an import collection as well, but never purchased a PS3 because it wouldn't have BWC with Japanese PS1 &2 games (my modded PS2 can play any PS1 or 2 game from any region) although being Blu-Ray did make it open for japanese Ps3 games, I never found any Ps3 imports that warranted me purchasing a Ps3

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:22 pm
by Henry88
As most of you probably know already, both Sony and Microsoft are preparing to launch their next gen gaming consoles. If Sony first announced details about the PlayStation 4 at the end of February, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One only several days ago.

Unfortunately, Sony and Microsoft did not unveil every detail we would have liked to know about their upcoming gaming rigs, and probably the most important info the two giants are still keeping secret are the release dates of the aforementioned devices.

Even though general consensus is that both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will become available towards the end of 2013 (with rumors pointing towards an October release date for both), at the beginning of May there were several voices claiming that Sony is way behind schedule and that the PS4 release date might slip into 2014, at least in certain regions. Fortunately, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer has managed to overcome whatever issues it had encountered. Take a look at the snapshot below and join us after the break.

PlayStation 4 / PS4 Release Date: Still On Track
PlayStation 4 / PS4 Release Date: Still On Track

As i am writing this article, the 2013 European Champions League Final is in full swing and Bayern Munchen has just scored the first goal of the match. For those of you not up to date with today’s big event (I’m looking at our US based friends right now), the European Champions League is all about soccer, and tonight two German teams are clashing in the final leg, in London – Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund.

Back to the matter at hand, Sony has probably figured it’s the right time to tell the tens of millions of soccer fans watching tonight’s game that the PS4 will be launched this year. NOTE: Dortmund has just scored the equalizer.

What this means is that he PlayStation 4 will definitely arrive on store shelves this year, at least in the major markets. Judging by Sony’s advertising, the PS4 will arrive this year at least in UK, if not in the whole Europe. Therefore Japan will also get it in 2013 (known being the fact that Sony first launches every new PS in its homeland) and probably US and Canada will follow suit as the North American market is too important to get the new PlayStation after the Europe market does.

Well, that’s it for now, back to the game. ... ear-35803/

[quote]With the world awaiting the Xbox Reveal at Microsoft’s Bellevue headquarters on May 21, gamers are anticipating a fall launch for the two consoles that will define next generation gaming – Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft next Xbox, currently codenamed Durango. With the first blurry teaser trailer of the new console online today, Sony did lead with what’s important — games. A couple of the top game developers for Sony’s PS4 offer their thoughts on what gamers can expect from next gen gaming.

Guerilla Games has been working on Killzone Shadow Fall, its first PS4 game, with a team of 150 people. Hermen Hulst, managing director and co-founder of the Amsterdam-based studio, said that the team sizes for Killzone 2 and 3 were about 125 people. The increase in manpower was to handle the transition to next gen. The development time for his studio remained just six months longer than current gen at two-and-a-half years. Once ramped up, that window should come down to the current two year development cycle of current consoles.

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“It’s actually quite comparable in terms of development size and time, but if you look at the scale of what we’re doing and the detail — not just the assets, but also the more believable detailed animation and the effects — a lot of the effort has gone into tools making sure that we can develop smart games. We’ve learned a thing or two on previous installments on PlayStation 3, so it’s not as scary as maybe some people led you to believe. If you look at the games we’ve already shown, they’re a lot more advanced than previous console launches. Developers were able to quickly get to grips with (the PS4) and show something up and running on the actual hardware. That’s a testament to being able to work with the hardware.â€

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 2:23 pm
by Henry88

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:36 pm
by Henry88
The next-gen consoles aren’t here yet but the first battle in the upcoming war has already begun. Sony planted their feet first, hosting a massive press conference in February for press around the world to unveil the PlayStation 4, ensuring that this time around, they’d beat Microsoft to the punch. The unveiling came with several game announcements and information on a lot of concepts, but the console hardware itself and its interface were nowhere to be seen, resulting in criticisms, including a few shots from Microsoft reps themselves.

Last week it was Microsoft’s turn and the Xbox One was unveiled. We saw the console, the dashboard and many of its home entertainment functions, but Microsoft’s lack of consistent and concrete details offered to media in attendance regarding its always-online policies, used games and hardware, resulted in a PR nightmare of sorts, and Sony couldn’t be happier. The reactions from the Xbox One reveal may actually be affecting Sony’s plans for the PS4.

You can see it on Twitter, across news aggregates like Reddit and N4G, and even here in the comment sections of Game Rant of each Xbox One article we write – some gamers aren’t happy with the news so far about the Xbox One, and not because of the overzealous focus on TV and sports, but because of how it may take away a lot of freedoms gamers are accustomed to.

Focusing on just used games, Wired first discovered from playtesting the console that console discs on the Xbox One must be installed. During installation, the games can be played so there’s no direct negative impact on gamers from this changing reality. The issue is what happens when we let our siblings or friends play on their consoles, or publishers forbid, we sell or trade the game. Various sources and interviews explained that if a gamer takes a console disc to someone else’s Xbox One, it’s free for them to play it so long as the original owner is logged in. If not and you want to let your friend/family/whoever play it, they have to pay a “feeâ€

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:58 pm
by Dr Kain
lol that Geoff "dbag" Keighley actually knows anything.

That dude wouldn't know anything about gaming if it weren't for a bag of Doritos and some Mt Dew.

He also said insider information told him that Phantom Pain was a completely new IP. He also pretty much gave Angry Joe the finger at the VGAs. If it comes out of that little rat's ass, it ain't true.

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:40 pm
by Dr Kain
From an article on Gametrailers :lol:

[b]"The most important thing we need to do is agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers," Hirai says. “If we miss that part, I don’t think we get the initial establishment of the console. That formula has worked for us with all our consoles, including the PS3.â€

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:53 pm
by Henry88
[quote]It seems like it’s been months since we’ve first heard rumblings about the PS4 and Xbox One requiring players to be “always onlineâ€

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:04 pm
by Henry88
Sony made the gaming world very happy by announcing that the PS4 will have no restrictions on used games, no DRM and no Internet connection requirements.

The announcement, made by a Sony executive during the company's E3 2013 event, made the crowd erupt into thunderous applause. The Sony executive even took a swipe at Microsoft by saying that the PS4 won't require the console to check in once per day, like the Xbox One does.

Considering that the Xbox One does have restrictions on used games and has an Internet connection requirement, we wonder whether the Xbox One has already lost the war against the PS4. Time will tell. ... ad-arrival

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:16 pm
by Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:20 pm
by Dr Kain
The console wars are over, Microsoft has lost!!!!

It is so sad that Sony had to state the obvious about used games and no internet restrictions, but whatever, way to go Sony.


The conference was full of surprised and fantastic. I was ready to rage though when they started to talk about movies and tv series, but they didn't talk about it long and even their sports talk was very quick. They didn't beat around the bush, told us what we wanted to know, showed us some amazing games (the Indie games look awesome, and I am curious about The Order), especially the new stuff on Watch_Dogs. I was actually even impressed with Destiny even though I'll probably never play it since it is an MMO.

Jack Trenton is the man and friggin awesome!! His facial reactions for when everyone cheered about the clarity of no restrictions was awesome and you could tell he was having fun with it. I loved how they stressed through the entire conference that this is a machine for gamers. Once again, Sony has won the war before it even started. Even the $400 is not bad. Now, when is Gamestop going to start taking preorders?

Oh, and: ... WSIFh8ICaA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:06 am
by Tom R VanSlambrouck
The only really bad news for the PS4 is that it requires a PS+ subscription to play online games.

Oh well PS+ is worth the money.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:08 am
by metal_bryan
PS4 is the only real option for somebody looking to buy in the next gen.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:12 am
by Dr Kain
Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:The only really bad news for the PS4 is that it requires a PS+ subscription to play online games.

Oh well PS+ is worth the money.

Yeah, but one negative is nothing compared to the 200 positives. Plus, Plus alone is worth it just for the online storage.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:46 am
by XvGojira
Yeah the PS4 is more than likely getting my cash. I'm still not buying anything at launch though. I'll let all the bugs and glitches get ironed out first, maybe a price drop too.

I've never paid for online services, but I've also never played any of my console games online (mostly do that on my PC). As long as I don't have to get PS Plus to use Netflix, I'll be fine with out it. Games like Destiny might persuade me to upgrade though.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:57 am
by Dr Kain
Jack Tretton burines MS in 3 minutes: ... JS1Fidt72s

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:40 am
by jellydonut25
I'll be holding off until the prices go down as they are inevitable to do...but this seems much more like what I'd be likely to get.

I mean, if neither system is going to have any back-compatibility then there's no reason to stay loyal. It'll kinda suck to stop playing Halo, since I really do like it, but the restrictions on being able to play games on Xbox One are just ridiculous.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:32 pm
by Dr Kain
Well I was the first one at my Gamestop to preorder it today.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:15 pm
by XvGojira
Shuhei Yoshida answering some question about the PS4 on twitter

Great information but the confirmation that Netflix is not behind a PS+ paywall is the gem to me.

Although the region free thing is probably great as well for importers too.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:23 pm
by jellydonut25
How much does PS+ cost anyway? Isn't it like the same as XBL?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:44 pm
by XvGojira
jellydonut25 wrote:How much does PS+ cost anyway? Isn't it like the same as XBL?

I remember reading somewhere that the PS4 PS+ would be $5 a month.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:52 pm
by jellydonut25
XvGojira wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:How much does PS+ cost anyway? Isn't it like the same as XBL?

I remember reading somewhere that the PS4 PS+ would be $5 a month.
if that's true then there's almost no reason NOT to get it...$5 is nothing.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:59 pm
by Henry88

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:06 pm
by XvGojira
Size compairson between XBone (green), PS4 (blue), WiiU (red)

Also PS+ will be LESS that $5 a month. Currently it's $4.99 a month (under $5 dollars technically), or $49.99 a year. The price for XBox Live Gold is $9.99 a month or $59.99 a year. Yeah, PS+ is a steal.