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doctorstrange  +   687d ago
Wake me when there's jetpacks and holograms, the future is too slow.
BitbyDeath  +   687d ago
Think we're going to get more AR advancements like Project Glass before we get to holograms, maybe in the next 10 years.

As for Jetpacks, there are too many idiots and psychos out there to let something like that go mainstream, unless the government decide the population needs culling of course.
Kingofwiiu  +   687d ago
''By mom , Just going to buy a new game TFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTT AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! *explosion''
TheGamerDood  +   687d ago
BSOD? Thought those didn't happen anymore. lulz
SilentNegotiator  +   687d ago
"As for Jetpacks, there are too many idiots and psychos out there to let something like that go mainstream"

Any less than tons of steel on wheels known as cars?
Legion  +   687d ago
Not much different then letting an idiot or psycho put a Ducati between his legs and ride it down the highway.
BitbyDeath  +   687d ago
'Any less than tons of steel on wheels known as cars?'

Aside from flying into each other/planes/helicopters/power lines etc, how difficult do you think it'd be to unstrap someone while they're in mid-flight?

That'd be especially hard to prove in court if someone were guilty of it.
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freezola75  +   687d ago
Yea they already have some crazed lunatic out here named Barry Steakfries on a Jetpack busting down walls of laboratories, killing scientist, and stealing coins... LOL

(I love that game btw!!)

On topic tho.. it'll be interesting to see what Sony has up it's sleeve in the coming year for consumers. Peace
SilentNegotiator  +   687d ago
"Aside from flying into each other/planes/helicopters/power lines etc, how difficult do you think it'd be to unstrap someone while they're in mid-flight? "

Planes/helicopters - other planes/helicopters, as difficult to stop a person using those mid-flight.
Powerlines - Drunk drivers already smash into poles.

Nope. Still not any worse than what exists already.
inveni0  +   687d ago
We may have to wait a dozen more years for jetpacks, but hoverboards are just 2 years away.
camel_toad  +   687d ago
Holograms, hah that reminds me of that ancient arcade game that used holograms. It was cool looking but awful, pitfighter-looking actors if anyone remembers that old turd.
Janitor  +   687d ago
Sorry double post...
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morkendo23  +   687d ago
HOLOGRAMS??? Either sound like something from STAR TREK :NEXT GENERATION or from yu-gi-oh cartoon
anyone remember that old show.
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camel_toad  +   687d ago
@janitor

Lol even worse than I remember...
Qrphe  +   687d ago
Jetpack technology has been around for years. Liability costs have halted most attempts to streamline such products.
Beastforlifenoob  +   687d ago
I dont understand the obssesion with Jetpacks andyway if companies tried making priv. Helis and planes more affordable that would be better because who has 60K+ to spend on a small heli or cessna type plane
They failed to mention that they had an over all impressive show and also this is not about games..

"Samsung, Sony Impress at CES 2013 Day One"
http://www.usnews.com/news/...
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Old McGroin  +   687d ago
Uhh, of the 2 authors featured in this article the first one said the highlight was when the Windows OS crashed to blue screen and the second guy actually said he wasn't wowed at all! So, as per the main headline of this article, where the hell did Sony wow the audience? Because it doesn't seem like they did it at this show.
fermcr  +   687d ago
"Sony CES 2013 ‘Wows’ the Audience"

Was Sony playing World of Warcraft at CES ?
MrDead  +   687d ago
Personal Jet packs are here and available to buy NOW!! "3,000,000 have been sold in the last 24 hours".

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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lfclee  +   687d ago
We have jet packs , there quite old tech really lol !
TrendyGamers  +   687d ago
I didn't even notice the PSP's and Life with PlayStation during the conference! Good eye.
dbjj12088  +   687d ago
CES is so boring. Can't wait for E3.
JoGam  +   687d ago
Correction....CES is boring to most gamers. Its not boring to TV, Mobile, Camera,computer, TECH Junkies.

BTW Can't wait for E3 too. :-)
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DeadlyFire  +   687d ago
So many phones I can throw into a pond now and can still work. Next I want them to float so I don't lose them on the bottom of a lake maybe.
HappyGaming  +   686d ago
Yeah CES is great. N4G is not as great during CES as it is at E3 or GDC. But for TVs that make you drool to phones you want in your pocket ASAP CES is the best there is!

Edit: DeadlyFire that will happen when phone components get so small and phones get so thin that most of the inside of the casing is air and they can float :)
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2pacalypsenow  +   687d ago
CES is not for gamers its for investors and people interested in the latest Technologies
AngelicIceDiamond  +   687d ago
Right, Next gen consoles are for investors also. I believe more investors were present last E3, sense the debut of Xbox 360 and PS3.

Best believe investors will be all over the show floor at this years E3 with next gen consoles making their grand debut.

Next gen consoles isn't just the "new game machine." It's brand new living room technology.
Perjoss  +   687d ago
Technology is cool and everything, but i just wanna shoot zombies in the face
Megaton  +   687d ago
Copy/pasted their 3DTV talking points, replacing "3D" with "4K". Somehow, I don't see selling $20,000+ TVs as a strong move to pull themselves out of the red. They're doubling down on the area where they're already hemorrhaging money, significantly limiting their consumer base in the process through insanely high prices.
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TheRealHeisenberg  +   687d ago
We can only hope they have a plan that will work sooner than later. I certainly am not smart enough to see it.
fei-hung  +   687d ago
I think they are targetting the rich with these uber expensive yet awesome 4k tv's. Clearly it is not something everyone can afford. People are still struggling to buy 3D and OLED TV's.

I think they want to get them out 1st before the competition. If they create a trend of theirv's being amongst the rich and famous, when these TV's become more affordable, they hope the trend will follow suit with the rest of the mainstream audience.

The 84" 4K TV is about £20k, but what about the smaller models that are around the 50" size bracket? £10k maybe?
superterabyte  +   687d ago
Oled and 3D nah still struggling to justify paying the money out for an hd tv considering all my other priorities
fei-hung  +   687d ago
@superterabyte

Only just managed to afford a 3D tv. Bought Samsung 6 series which came with a pair of 3D glasses and free Xbox Kinect bundle for £550. Sold old TV for £100 and Kinect Bundle for £150. £300 for new LED 3D TV was bargain. Times are hard bro. To think there are peeps who can afford 10-20k TV's whilst many of us struggle with £400-500 TV's is amazing.
HappyGaming  +   686d ago
Oooooo OLED is marvelous but yeah I can't afford it yet :(
kneon  +   687d ago
The smaller ones are expected to be in the $5000 range by the end of the year and will quickly drop from there. I wasn't expecting $5000 4k TV's until 2014.
clearelite  +   687d ago
True and some of that r&d money could be spent properly marketing some of the amazing products and services they already have on the market.

Kind of off topic, but I hope Sony and MS find a way to keep production costs low next gen.
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Beastforlifenoob  +   687d ago
ok than guys lets never make anything better we should have stayed black and white cos you know colour is just a dumb gimmick that no one ever wanted. But I guess all TVS are a gimmik because we could just look at a painting
NOT dont be so afraid of change and modernism. "Gimmicks" create other things
wishingW3L  +   687d ago
poor Kaz man... Such an important event and the guy gets a blue-screen of death just starting the conference. Next time he should use Apple since MS stuff are not reliable.
doctorstrange  +   687d ago
He really has the worst luck with shows, but he responded to it well. Although they were probably using a Sony Vaio laptop :P

Can't wait to see him at E3 though, can't go wrong with Uncharted 4 on PS4
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doctorstrange  +   687d ago
Oh yeah, I agree with you, Vaios are just a solid as other computers. It's just that it'd be weird if they were using another company's laptop at CES, and would have been embarrassing if they were spotted.
kneon  +   687d ago
Usually at such conferences the computers used for presentations are supplied by the event organizer so it could be any brand.
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torchic  +   687d ago
he's not the head of the PlayStation division anymore, so I'm not sure if he'll be at E3.
JoGam  +   687d ago
LOL I seen that too. But he did a good job keeping his cool. I can see after the show him saying..."Who F*CKIN job was it to set-up the TV? Everyone shaking in their shoes.
Soldierone  +   687d ago
Felt like something was there that wasn't ready. Perhaps Sony is learning to wait to announce things? The only strong showing was their phone, which will be out soon.

4K TV's sound awesome, not because I want one, but because that big "regular" HDTV I want will be dropping in price the second these hit the market :P So hurry up!

I think once PS4 is ready to be unleashed, Sony will be able to talk more about all of their plans. A majority of it seems to be resting on PlayStation. There was even a lack of Vita talk.
BitbyDeath  +   687d ago
I want to get a 4K TV once they come down in price <$5000. But now they've also announced 4K Blu-rays, I have a pretty good collection of blu-rays right now so not sure what to do once these arrive. :-/
The_Klank  +   687d ago
Seemingly ( but don't quote me on it) normal blu rays will upscale to something similar to 4k.
BitbyDeath  +   687d ago
Seems to be a bit of confusion around it so not sure what to think but here is Sonys press release -

https://blog.sony.com/press...
hazardman  +   687d ago
Keep them, you dont know if theyre gonna remake all the movies in your collection to 4K. Also if I misunderstood you and you were referring to the fact that it might not work in a 4K player dont because it will play your entire collection.
kneon  +   687d ago
Those "Mastered in 4K" movies are not in 4K, they are regular 1080p, just of higher quality so that the upscaling will look better.
Soldierone  +   687d ago
@Kneon, where does it say that? It wouldn't make sense to me because most movies are shot with 4k cameras now. Only the smaller budget and indie movies are not.

Wouldn't make sense to down convert it, just to upscale it back to what it was at.
TENTONGUN  +   687d ago
yeah man i didnt think of the price drop. i havent upgraded my tv in 5 years. my tv fkn sucks
InTheLab  +   687d ago
Misleading title...
Rivitur  +   687d ago
You mean the fact that the title clearly says Sony and on a gaming website it must mean PlayStation?
InTheLab  +   687d ago
No. It says "wow" implying that Sony had a good showing at CES, which they didn't according to the site.
CLOUD1983  +   687d ago
The 4K SONY prototype TV was not the fault behind the BSOD obviously that's the fault of M$ & their sh1ty defected & full bugged products they make (xbox & windows is the best example) the screen was connected to some PC & the windows did it again as always... the screen is amazing & the first of it's kind innovation yet again only by SONY, as always.
hazardman  +   687d ago
Its easy to blame MS, like theyre the ones who set the TV/PC up. And your right Sony Innovation is great. Samsung will probably have a better 4K TV than Sony the Innovator now thats WOW.
hadouken007  +   687d ago
He was mainly talking about the blue screen of death . Anyone setting up the TVs isn't gonna give u BSOD.
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ExCest  +   687d ago
AHH ms iz so bahd tehy cant maek anything good becuase they r bad

And here I was thinking my CUSTOM BUILT PC was a piece of crap and that I wanted to ditch it recently to get a prebuilt mac for $1000+ without gaming capabilities.

EDIT: or linux pc, but that can't play games either. Macs are getting games as of recently (look at BL2!) but their price really is a put-off for me.
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dontbhatin  +   687d ago
Well its not technically MS fault for the blue screen. Normally BSOD is the sign of hardware failure. And seeing as how the computer booted up with a custom motherboard boot screen(exactly like my ASRock mobo) its a custom built PC that the events coordinator was using. So id say its nobody's fault but the coordinators.
talisker  +   687d ago
I went to youtube to see the conference in better resolution and it's not a BSOD screen but a BIOS utility menu. You can read it on the top of it.

This means PSL made it up for hits or they don't know what they're talking about.
TBONEJF  +   687d ago
I'm so BUYING THE XPERIA Z! 5" 1080P PLAY STATION CERTIFIED. RUG DUST PROOF/WATER PROOF phone can't beat that with 1.5GHZ SNAP DRAGON QUAD CORE.
GenericNameHere  +   687d ago
Yeah, it looked cool. I want to replace my Iphone with this.
badz149  +   687d ago
finally
Somebody mentions the Xperia Z. Glad that I waited and it's just going to be a couple months now before it lands on shelves. Will definitely getting it!
InMyOpinion  +   687d ago
I work pretty close with it and it's an awesome phone. The screen (full 1080p on 5") is amazing and the 13mp camera is crazy as well.

The Qualcomm processor is also uniquely designed for Sony and is more powerful than anything out there at the moment.

Most of all I think the design on this one is impeccable. Not a fan of the earlier Xperia S, P, U etc. but now I think they design the coolest looking phones. And they don't feel as cheap and plastically as say a Samsung S3.

Check out the Xperia Zl that launched now as well. Very similar but with some differences.
Killzoner99  +   687d ago
Sony not only wowed the show they won it. Sony is the industry standard in entertainment media. Fact.
zebramocha  +   687d ago
I'm not sure if you're trolling or being serious,either way,that made me laugh!
Janitor  +   687d ago
He's a troll. He comes off as a super fanboy but after a quick check of his comments there's no way he's being serious. But in the off chance he means what he says, I imagine he's nuttier than squirrel turds.
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lfclee  +   687d ago
Can you read killzoner99 ?
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Cid33  +   687d ago
yes it whas a fact 1990 its now 2013 still the quality of there products is superior to most.
ado908  +   687d ago
Wow.
hazardman  +   687d ago
The title is misleading. Sony WoWs but the article talks mostly dissapointment. WTF!
DwightOwen  +   687d ago
"Wows" is cited in quotations for a reason.
hazardman  +   687d ago
Got ya! It only took me actually saying WOW out loud...fuckers got me Good. Anyway thanks for the disagree and explanation.
Hicken  +   687d ago
I've heard it was an impressive showing, too. Interesting that PSLS takes such a negative stance on it when there was, apparently, plenty of good to be had.
RememberThe357  +   687d ago
Gaming sites are saying it was disappointing while tech sites are saying they were impressed. I think some of the gaming media got their hopes up about a new console.
dcortz2027  +   687d ago
Sony always steals the show! No surprise here really.
solar  +   687d ago
4K wont be the norm for 5 years, unlike how Sony and MS were battling for the next HD physical media format. Sony isnt the only manufacturer pushing the 4K format....so this is no knock on Sony.

other than that, i dont see how Sony stole any show.
Omega Zues  +   687d ago
Personally, this was the first time in years that Sony actually stepped up its game and took some decent risk. Before Sony presentation even ended, already media was tossing out articles left n right with praise for Sony. Which is great to see, as Sony these days is famous for its love/hate relationship with the media. It was fantastic to see.

Over all. Great show, nice current products and 4k OLED, alas I can only dream of having one.
isarai  +   687d ago
People may bitch about this presentation because there were no games, or ps4 info(it's CES not E3) but i like the fact that even though times aren't the best, they aren't switching to "Playing it safe" nice to see they are still sticking to making something new, and introducing new technology. and they actually did WOW quite a few people with the 4k TVs from what i hear many people are really impressed with the TVs
smashcrashbash  +   687d ago
You know for a PlayStation based website they always seem to be always first in line to either talk down about or troll Sony. Seriously. Everything they do they are always the first to talk negative about it. When it was Black Friday they jumped in front with a story about how te VITA isn't even selling in the top spot and when people check it was very close to the top spot. They quickly took the story off but it just proves how eager they always are to say negative things about about Sony all the time even though their site is Sony product based.So ready to hate that they even write the wrong thing just to do it.
Riderz1337  +   687d ago
As someone on IGN said...

Sony announces a brand new phone and brand new TV's, gets booed...Apple gets their iphone spec leaked and everyone goes crazy.

Innovation.
BanBrother  +   687d ago
Totally agree. Someone just needs to mention the iPhone and people get some weird tingly feeling in their nether-regions that I cannot explain, but Sony show off something that benefits everyone (4K TV's) and everyone is going 'meh'. This isn't some fashion statement like an apple product, this is the future. Whether people want to admit that is entirely up to them.
sarshelyam  +   687d ago
You know what "WOW's" me? The realization that in Sony's world, the going rate is $300/inch. By my mathematics that means the "entry level" consumer grade 55" 4K 3D Display is going to be a sweet chunk of change...$16.5k to be precise.

Also...talking about the cost of an inch deserves a chuckle, so thanks for that Sony!
Riderz1337  +   687d ago
You know what "WOW's" me? People creating false accusations that have absolutely no truth to them. I guess you work for Sony and know the price for the 55" 4K TV?
sarshelyam  +   687d ago
Not a fan of math eh? It doesn't take a rocket science to take the known price of the 80", divide it and come to an average...

...you know what? No. You're a mook!
insomnium2  +   687d ago
@sarshelyam

So you mean that no matter the size it'll always be 300 dollars per inch? I believe this calls for a facepalm. I don't think you understand much how economics work on these (any?) things.
dontbhatin  +   687d ago
$300 per inch? Really?

With that amazing math work you should be an accountant.

That just made you look lazy when you only considered the screen to be the only price point....

Do you know how many other parts are involved in a TV??
sarshelyam  +   687d ago
Lazy, no...but I'll be it's a better guess than anyone else here pissing and moaning about my input on the matter.

I am absolutely aware of what goes into assembling a TV. To suggest I don't makes you a bigger fool than your implication that I am.

The original comment was made in farce anyhow, but as with most users on N4G, you're obviously devoid of a sense of humor...which is the entire point of this story "WOW"!

@insomnium2
I'd say it's a fair enough estimation on this range of displays. No, it doesn't translate to every display from every manufacturer, or Sony specifically. Considering, however, Sony hasn't come out and said a price, I thought it would be funny to play it up...the whole thing was a joke in the first place.

That said, let's wait it out and come back to this when the price is revealed. If my price is on the money, or close within a grand or so...then yes, I understand the economics quite well...even if it was an equation made in jest. If not, then my point still stands on this being a joke.

N4G is filled with a load of curmudgeons.
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Monstar  +   687d ago
Sony.....just sucks.
Drainage  +   687d ago
Sony didnt WOW anyone this year. What a joke of a fraud title. No one wowed anybody. No new phone, TV, tablet, or earbuds are going to wow anybody in the year 2013.
Riderz1337  +   687d ago
Yes but an iPhone 6 will make everyone go crazy because it's one inch longer. Lol I honestly can't wait to see what the future holds for consumers in the electronic department. Companies are simply increasing the size of their products with each installment just so they can compare the size. You're not comparing your dick sizes how about you have some innovation once and a while.
tubers  +   687d ago
While I'm quite interested on what the iPhone 6 would have (hardware and probably some new game that show some technical prowess), the successor to the Nexus 7 is something I'd be much more curious about.

One of the best tablet experience for the price (not to mention a decent car GPS).

Great option to the consumers that can't afford to chuck out $ 399.99 and up yet wants a decent media consumption device.
black911  +   687d ago
Sony make a OS that trumps microsoft!!!!
sarshelyam  +   687d ago
You didn't read the blue-screen did you? It was a Windows crash screen.
talisker  +   687d ago
So the guy who wrote this is blaming Sony for faulty Microsoft operating system. Well... To remind you, Microsoft has a long history of fuckups at presentations, the most recent being a Surface failing miserably during its reveal.
dontbhatin  +   687d ago
Its not Microsofts fault. The BSOD is a sign of hardware failure 90% of the time. If its anyones fault its the owner of that PC that was being used for the demonstration. And it was a custom PC since it showed the motherboards manufacturer at the boot up. PC companies block that with their own boot screen.

And this doesn't make me a Microsoft fanboy. This just makes me someone that understands the causes of the BSOD.
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madpuppy  +   687d ago
That may be the case but, why has windows blue screened on MS presentations so many times. even a recent presentation of the surface tablet failed on stage during an MS presentation.

But, you have to admit, The Windows OS just doesn't happen to be very robust. unless everything is perfect, from drivers all the way down to a simple app just about anything can take it down. granted, it has gotten better but, Windows still can make a fool out of CEO's from Bill G. to Kaz H.

One more thing, Are you seriously blaming the Display for a windows Failure??
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madpuppy  +   687d ago
EXACTLY! every time I had a BSOD in windows not once was it the fault of the monitor. It's actually laughable to the point of pathetic to blame the display (monitor) for windows crashing.
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NoFanboyRequired  +   687d ago
But its not the BSOD, its a BIOS screen. That is nothing near a system failure as there are no errors. And if you zoom in, you can clearly see the word "BIOS" on the top of the screen, unless of course your eyes suck that much.
abzdine  +   687d ago
man that Xperia ZL is so sexy!
madpuppy  +   687d ago
"Kaz was set to unveil the new powerhouse 4K OLED TV by Sony, but was instead greeted by the infamous ‘bluescreen of death’ on Windows OS, rendered beautifully in 4K. This showing not only caught Kaz off-guard (which he managed to play off surprisingly well), but also the thousands watching at home who could only look on as Sony’s trump card to pull their sinking TV division out of the ground failed fabulously."

How can the Failure of Microsofts POS Operating System be Sony's Failure? The TV apparently was doing what is was designed to do, "render beautifully in 4k". I wouldn't call that a failure. Now, the mistake was thinking that a Windows OS is robust enough to not embarrass presenters of new tech, Windows has been doing that to just about every Bill Gates presentation of Windows, why would it be different for anyone else?

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/n...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...
Dannehkins  +   687d ago
Don't see the point of this article at all.

CES is not for games. Sony unveiled 4K televisions at a high price point JUST LIKE Samsung and LG. We are talking about 70" 4K televisions in most cases; they're not going to be cheap, but they show case them because that's the top end of their television line.

They show cased the Xperia Z. For the first time in a long time, I think Sony might of done something right in the mobile department. They've released a top end phone that will be coming out in the same time frame as their competitors.

To be honest with you, it was pretty much the same as what LG and Samsung and other people brought to the show. A lot of televisions, some laptops and camera etc. It was just that Sony show cased a phone where other big Android competitors didn't.
Darkkphoenixx  +   687d ago
A 1080p/4K Colecovision......OMG OMG OMG!!!
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zomp  +   687d ago
"Sony CES 2013 ‘Wows’ the Audience" is almost the perfect N4G headline. Only "Sony Wins World" would have been more successful.
Tzuno  +   687d ago
Is that a disappoint "WOW"?
5eriously  +   687d ago
So here we have another anti Sony troll article more interested in an Microsoft OS crash(like they crashed out of the show)than the the revolutionary 4K concept. Just as well I am never swayed by troll articles like these at all. The only regret I had was to click on the link to visit a another troll site.
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