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Old February 17 2013, 07:45 PM   #196
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Re: Is the Playstation 4 About to be announced??

Will this be the first controller since the NES not to have a start or select button?
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Old February 17 2013, 09:42 PM   #197
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The best controller ever is the Genesis 6-button controller. That thing was perfect.


You turn. You pew-pew.
I used most of the ones in this "review":

Those alien and terminator joysticks are both incredibly stupid and awesome at the same time.

Anyone remember those early square analog joysicks with the two square buttons? The ones that looked like they were more designed to tune scientific instruments than play games? Those were the days...
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Old February 17 2013, 11:18 PM   #198
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I used most of the ones in this "review":
That was excellent. Never seen that guy before. He's like a nerdy Clarkson who looks like Simon Pegg.

I had to subscribe!
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Old February 19 2013, 12:37 PM   #199
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A little bit of news... Sony just dropped the PS Vita's price in Japan to ¥20,000 or $215. Hopefully, this will come to North America in the form of a $199 Vita.
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Old February 19 2013, 12:48 PM   #200
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You know, despite the success of the PS1 and PS2, I don't think Sony has any idea what they're doing. They only succeeded with the PS1 because Nintendo shot themselves in the foot going with cartridges on the N64 and Sega fired a BFG 9000 at themselves. And with the PS2 they had no competition. I think Sony just got damn lucky and doesn't know how to compete with equals. Think Rocky VI. I'm expecting Microsoft to win the upcoming generation.
I've been thinking about this comment and I have to strongly disagree. I think Sony blundered out of the gate with the PS3 with pricing, but since then, the PS3 has outsold the 360. This is evidenced in the almost equal marketshare and the 1 year headstart MSFT had.

Considering the free PSN vs the $60/yr. Xbox Live, the instant game collection of Playstation Plus, the purchase of Gaikai and the 12 wholly owned game development studios, I think Sony is very well positioned for the future when the console business is said and done.

We'll see what happens in Wednesday, but I'm pretty pumped.
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Old February 20 2013, 07:08 AM   #201
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Re: Is the Playstation 4 About to be announced??

IGN has some recent rumors (or at least as yet unconfirmed information) with potential features and price points: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/...portedly-outed
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Old February 20 2013, 06:39 PM   #202
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I've been thinking about this comment and I have to strongly disagree. I think Sony blundered out of the gate with the PS3 with pricing, but since then, the PS3 has outsold the 360. This is evidenced in the almost equal marketshare and the 1 year headstart MSFT had.
Sony recently announced they shipped more not sold more than 360 consoles though they will edge M/S by the end of this cycle. However despite Sony making a great comeback after a piss poor start they still sell less games on the PS3 and I bet XBox gains more revenue from XBL than Sony does from PSN. Sony had a huge marketshare in 2005 and they loss so much of it.
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Old February 20 2013, 10:13 PM   #203
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Agreed.MSFT is making a ton on XBL, no doubt because the PSN is free. Where Sony drops the ball is on marketing their games. Allowing COD to have a 30 day headstart on XBL is a bad move, IMHO. They have to do more to neutralize XBL's advantage in North America.

When I say PS3 outsold 360, I mean since its release in 2006. They have pretty much equal marketshare worldwide and the PS3 has been in the market for a year less than the 360.... and at all times, $100 more than the 360. A price drop and some marketing would do Somy wonders, but that's hard to do when the company is loosing so much money.

Today is te big day!! Spike TV will be airring the conference!
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Old February 20 2013, 11:23 PM   #204
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Somebody wake me when it get to $299. Then I'll give a shit about it.
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Old February 21 2013, 03:07 AM   #205
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Did anyone else watch the livestream? The PS4 is officially real. A powerful 8 core AMD x86 processor, 8GB of unified DDR5 RAM and a top of the line GPU. Considering the PS3 has 256 MB of RAM and another 256 RAM to GPU, that seems like a quantum leap.

No price point, no release date, no PS Vita price drop, and a lot of people seem annoyed that they didn't actually show the PS4 box.... and only 1 new IP.

Looks like Playstation Mobile will be available on a ton of devices... perhaps even iOS and Android.

Ubisoft's Watchdogs looks good. Killzone Shadow Fall looks like it was running at least 60 frames per second and inFAMOUS Second Son looks downright amazing. We didn't see anything from Naughty Dog, but Bungie came out and showed the Playstation some major love with exclusive content for the PS4. Pretty excited that Diablo III is coming to consoles, but bummed that there was no footage of it running on a PS3 or PS4.

All in all, it looks like it's going to be a great platform.

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Old February 21 2013, 04:28 AM   #206
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Man, that was boring. I was hoping for a few "$599!!!!" or "RIDDDDDGE RACER" memes. There wasn't even a "Giant Enemy Crab" moment ...
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Old February 21 2013, 05:13 AM   #207
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I'm looking for a statement something like: "The Playstation 4 requires an online connection to use." If there's no physical media and no game discs to buy, Sony effectively will eliminate the second hand market, something the game industry is dying to do.

I'm enjoying this blog:
http://www.dpaddbags.com/blog/the-so...drinking-game/
Take a drink if the Playstation 4 requires an always-on internet connection.
Take two drinks if always-on DRM is described as a benefit to consumers.
Finish your drink if the crowd cheers that previous statement.


I'll have no part of a cloud based console. What the fuck is the point of that? I'll happily go back to PC gaming if the future of the console market is based around getting assfucked by game companies that are going to bully consumers into paying for their bullshit no-media software, reeking of senseless "social media" features. I'm paying for it = I want to hold it and put it on my shelf. Non-negotiable.

(From Wikipedia):

Announced titles

This is a list of games currently announced for the PlayStation 4.
Title Publisher/Developer
Deep Down
(working title)[11] Capcom
Destiny
[12] Bungie
Diablo III
[13] Blizzard Entertainment
Driveclub
[14] Evolution Studios
Final Fantasy
(TBA)[15] Square Enix
Infamous: Second Son
[16] Sucker Punch Productions
Killzone: Shadow Fall[17] Guerrilla Games
Knack
[18] SCE Japan Studio
Watch Dogs
[19] Ubisoft Montreal
The Witness
[20] Jonathan Blow
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Old February 21 2013, 06:08 AM   #208
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Why the hell would ANYONE play Diablo III on the PS4 which the game is infinitely better being played on a PC?
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Old February 21 2013, 06:18 AM   #209
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Why the hell would ANYONE play Diablo III on the PS4 which the game is infinitely better being played on a PC?
If you're saying that it's a game for a mouse/keyboard and not a console dual joystick layout, then I'm entirely in agreement.
I think Diablo III is more of a fit with the DMCA and always-online anti-piracy that makes it a launch title. THAT is the philosophy moving forward driving the gaming industry and it is why I will never accept it. The era of the gamer being in charge is over.
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Old February 21 2013, 07:03 AM   #210
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To copy Nintendo without quite copying them?
Except Sony is just copying Nintendo anyways by allowing PS4 games to be streamed to a Vista. Why bother even something original.

On a different note.

And why would anyone want the PSN for free, it won't be free when the hackers steal your info.
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