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Xwow2008  +   425d ago | Funny
Release the Kraken.
Nevers  +   425d ago
Damnit now I just want to see some good ole Ray Harryhausen movies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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indysurfn  +   425d ago
Am I the only person that caught this?
Now they are being successful by using the term:"offline game".

Did you catch that, if you install a "OFFLINE game" then you will not have restrictions, that is the condition.

What defines a "OFFLINE game" What if only one game has the label of offline game on it? Most likey candidate would be a turned based rpg.
Heck what percent of games don't have a component of online on 360 games right now? Microsoft almost required it with few exceptions.
If there is a term "OFFLINE game" as a condition. for you to not have to get online.

Microsoft qoute:An internet connection will not be required to play OFFLINE Xbox One games....If they where not trying to fool you it would
read:An internet connection will not be required to play Xbox One games. see the difference? I don't care if it drops to 199 It is still taking away my used games rights!!! plus as I pointed out the DRM issue is conniving explained to fool us? This is what Microsoft meant by they will make this CLEAR. (MORE TRICKY) This could just be a feature on the back of the box. So if they dont make a offline box like they have a 'online multi player' capable box on the back of the disc it is okay to still drm you to there hearts are content!!!
insomnium2  +   425d ago
Man I wish they gave us a launchdate to look forward to.
solidjun5  +   425d ago
@indysurfn Why are all your posts about the same? Me think you're spamming.
zeee  +   425d ago
The Oracle gave us a prophecy. Come 2013, PS4 will be "The One".
S2Killinit  +   425d ago
@indysurfn
I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft is fooling everyone. They know once you make the mistake of purchasing their hitlerbox you wont be likely to return it.
ThanatosDMC  +   425d ago
Anyone know how much the pre-order is? I really wanted to order this on newegg instead of Gamestop... but looks like Gamestop it is.
FFXI101  +   425d ago
ThanatosDMC.

GameStop is $100 down, Bestbuy is $25 there are no limited spot for preorder of PS4, but there is limited spot for Xbox one.
Benchm4rk  +   425d ago
@indysurfn

Seriously dude give it up already. That's like the 3rd thread where you have posted the same dribble. It has nothing to do with this topic. We all get your but hurt about the Xbox One reversing there DRM. Get the f#$k over it. If your not gonna buy one fine. Mine and thousands of others a still pre ordered and I couldn't care less what you think. Shut up and go get your PS4 on launch day
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ThanatosDMC  +   424d ago
@FFXI101
Thanks for the info.
fr0sty  +   424d ago
indy, give it up. It says "offline game" because PS+ is required to play a game online, so they can't say you can play an online game with no restrictions considering that requirement. If they did just say "game" instead of "offline game", it would be false advertisement. Your argument is dead. Go find a new one.
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The_Con-Sept  +   422d ago
PS4 pre orders are going fast... At my gamestop it is at 78.

Unlimited doesn't mean jack squat. How the hell are they supposed to hold as many pre orders for a console in those tiny stores????? Even a semi truck can barely hold a few hundred thousand of them.....

( oh come on that was funny!)

@ indysurfn

No one really cares about what Microsoft's evil plan is because it hasn't been widespread yet. In due time people will realize what the hell is going on. But for now let it simmer
s8anicslayer  +   425d ago
@Xwow Man curse you because when I read that comment all contents in my mouth like my coffee had to be cleaned off my monitor and workstation...thank you! :)
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Sitdown  +   425d ago
They just better make sure I get my launch day edition before they go to crazy.... I got the email from Amazon, but would have a serious problem if orders being allocated to gamestop messed it up.
b_one  +   425d ago
Kraken died in God of War 2.
MWong  +   425d ago
The Kraken always dies.
bganci  +   425d ago
Spoiler Alert Thanks a lot lol
b_one  +   425d ago
@bganci, damn its and old game... ;)
Nevers  +   425d ago
Kraken also dies in
(spoiler)
FF1

Methinks this Kraken thing is stronger than we first anticipated.
kalkano  +   425d ago
@Nevers

And in Shining Force 2.
MegaSackman  +   425d ago
Then, unleash armageddon.
kreate  +   425d ago
There's another kraken in resistance 2.
ThanatosDMC  +   425d ago
Kraken doesnt die in Tactics Ogre: Let's Cling Together because it becomes one of your soldiers.
Timesplitter14  +   425d ago
@MegaSackman
Armageddon died at the hands of Bruce Willis
wenaldy  +   425d ago
WTF, no one mentioned Pirates of Carribean :(
Daves  +   425d ago
Still needs a good unleashing!
badz149  +   424d ago
yeah...the Kraken dies all the time
Clash of the Titans, anyone?
Wintersun616  +   424d ago
Pffft. Kraken is a pussy. Release Cthulhu!
MazzingerZ  +   425d ago
SONY is a HW manufacturer as well which positions them with a unique advantage over MSFT, they have better relations in that area at lower costs as a result of long time partnerships.

That's why they can deliver quality HW, higher specs at lower costs even when there might be a loss it's not as big as if it was MSFT delivering that HW... no power brick and still a slim console says everything about design and component used by SONY, X1 has probably no lock for the disc...by the way, has X1 still a disc tray besidesgigantic powerbrick?
slazer101  +   425d ago
^this. Now they are considering selling off some of there entertainment holdings to strengthen their electronic division. Just goes to show where they want to go in the future. which is great to hear. I hope the shareholders approve it.

http://www.theepochtimes.co...
nunley33  +   425d ago
Slazer i read some big investors suggested spinning off their entertainment properties into a separate company and sell off things like the insurance and the medical device co. Pepsi spunoff their kfc,taco bell, pizza hut restaurants plus frito lay into yum brands and that has worked well for them.
thehitman  +   425d ago
@slazer and nun

I think they were only considering that because some bigshot investor was threatning some type of take over where Sony wasnt pleased about hearing. They want to divide their assets to protect them w/o losing too much control on them.
YNWA96  +   424d ago
Sony orgasms people?
badz149  +   424d ago
Sony didn't shut down the PS2 production line for nothing, guys
those line used to produce the PS2 is not going to do nothing now, is it?
Death  +   424d ago
Sony is selling off quite a bit. They sold off their award winning world headquarters in Japan and the hq in the U.S. for 4 billion so they could post about a 1 billion profit this year. Had they not, they would have lost over 3 billion.

There is a reason Sony did not design the PS4 hardware and instead went to AMD like Microsoft. The higher specs at lower costs is not accurate, both systems use an AMD Jaguar CPU and an AMD 7000 series derived GPU. They both have a Blu-ray drive and 8 gigs of RAM. The performance difference is due to the different RAM used by each. Sony went with GDDR5 which is GPU RAM and Microsoft went with DDR3 CPU ram and added a buffer to increase speed. The "raw" power of the PS4 looks better on paper since GPU ram is faster, but there are latency issues that prevent GDDR5 from being used for CPU's. For a CPU, DDR3 is much more efficient. Neither console has better ram since neither is ideal for a combined CPU/GPU configuration.

Slim is nice, but airflow is nicer. We will have to wait and see if the compact PS4 is better than the more spacious XboxOne. Both are PC based and the best PC's are not slim in any way. If the PS4 runs hot, the pen and paper power everyone is using to determine it's specs will need to be scaled back in order to run cool enough. Only time will tell.

These two consoles are all but identical right now. Both have the same specs and hardware. Both have paid online. Neither has the dreaded DRM that would have made gaming better or worse depending on your perspective. The only thing seperating them is the games. If you are not making your decision based on games, you are deciding for the wrong reason.

As far as lower cost, what are you comparing? As we get closer to launch, both are going to be priced pretty close to another. The $399 launch PS4 is all but "sold out" and being replaced by forced bundles. Being to buy a game or controller you don't want isn't much different than buying a camera you don't want.
N4Flamers  +   424d ago
@death.

I think you overlooked that the ps4 has the better gpu 1.8 tf vs x1 at 1.2. The other thing people freaking forget all the time is that the x1 runs 3 separate operating systems at once. This puts a strain on their already slower ram. They've allocated 3 gigs of ram for this where as sony is only using 1.
josephayal  +   425d ago
the kraken is on the reacta
GribbleGrunger  +   425d ago
I think it's a given that Sony can manufacture more consoles than MS considering the yield problems but I don't think it's just because of that Sony are doing this. I think what Sony are doing is channelling more consoles through Gamestop, making them the primary source. There will probably be less stock going through none gaming sources such as Walmart or ASDA.
thehitman  +   425d ago
I just believe the more consoles that are pre-ordered the more stock Sony can prepare for during launch and I believe Sony wants to meet total demand. They are probably revving up the production like crazy atm. Its just good business sense to ship as many as possible and capitalize on the lead they have in terms of hype and demand.
dmeador  +   424d ago
@hitman

Thats not really true. Companies are very careful about the amount of product they have out there. In a perfect world they would have the exact amount they need to sell. Every unit that isnt sold has a cost attached to it. Game Stop knows this as well. Its a complex guessing game
thehitman  +   424d ago
@dmeador

Yes good point but having pre-order helps eliminate that guessing of what the demand is. I know that not everyone who pre-orders will follow through but its the ultimate measurement test that Sony can get and will ever get when it comes to demand. After launch they wont be able to gauge what the demand will be so they dont want to under shoot the demand potentially giving the competition sales due to lack of availability. When it comes to consoles they will be selling lot hotcakes throughout the first 3 months nov-january so its very hard to over shoot supply in Sony case.
cervantes99  +   425d ago
By Kraken I assume you mean Mark Cerny's beautiful beast - wait that may have sounded wrong :)
FamilyGuy  +   425d ago
With everyone distracted by GameStop having so much in stock hopefully I can walk in on launch day and get mine from Walmart. Walmart isn't currently accepting Site-to-store pre-orders, only pre-orders that deliver it to your house, and I don't want it sitting on my damn doorstep lol.

I'm adamant about walmart because I get a 10% discount there making my total cost $392.36, that's with tax included.
SIX  +   425d ago
Looks like Sony nailed production.
Oldman100  +   424d ago
They seem to have nailed everything so far!
opinska  +   425d ago
Lol +bubbles for funny
3-4-5  +   425d ago
I see what they did here. Smart move.

Now that XB1 is a better option than it previously was Sony is thinking maybe some of the people might go with XB1 because they couldn't pre-order PS4..

This way....if the only reason they were getting an XB1 is because PS4 pre-orders were full....this cancels that out.

They want to take advantage of the hype going on right now before it settles a bit.
showtimefolks  +   425d ago
the gamestop in my area is getting 65 ps4's and 8 xbox one's

as of 4 days ago 61 ps4 were pre ordered
nosferatuzodd  +   425d ago
lol they don't really want me to unleash the dragon
Enigma_2099  +   425d ago
@indysurfn

I'm sorry, but yeah. That's common sense. The only way you can play an online game is with an internet connection. I hate to sound like a Microsoft apologist, but the thing here is that they're not, to my knowledge, requiring an internet connection for ALL games. As in, you won't have to be online to authenticate the game before you play it.
DOOMZ  +   424d ago
XBOXONE pre orders are open now as well, awesome!
MRMagoo123  +   424d ago
yay the 7 MS have ready to be made will sell like hot cakes
fr0sty  +   424d ago
Got em' by the strings.

http://s10.postimg.org/s7c2...
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Themba76  +   424d ago
the kraken one of my favorite drinks.
MRMagoo123  +   424d ago
if you mean that newish rum i would have to say no , i had a whole bottle of that stuff and it did nothing to me considering the price i was pissed off and will stick to wild turkey from now on.
Arai  +   425d ago
Maybe there were some truth to those 16m shipment DigiTimes reported after all?
This is rather interesting because it seems like there is an unlimited supply, which is great news for gamers obviously.

Global launch and domination inbound?
The stars certainly are aligned for the PS4.

http://alien.untergrund.net...
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kneon  +   425d ago
What I think this means is that yields are good enough that they can fulfill any pre-orders. And pre-orders are good enough that they are willing to ramp up production.
MegaMohsi  +   425d ago
wow looks like quantity won't be an issue for Sony this holiday saeson
Testfire  +   425d ago
Good news, it means scalpers on Ebay can suck it lol.
MWong  +   425d ago
Man that reminds me of the outrageous prices on the current gen consoles during the holidays and the Ebay scalpers.
LordHiggens  +   425d ago
Hey...people will pay what people will pay for...

I simply offer the product at a price...I make the delivery and receive payment.

With this news though...it's certainly sad to hear for my wallet.
Armyntt  +   425d ago
I do it with every single console release. I personally preordered 6 PS4's. Only 3 at first but demand went up so I did so with my preorders. I also have 4 X1's. If they dont sell worse case i return with full refund. Its free money.
Consoldtobots  +   424d ago
lol keep it up geniuses, soon you will be getting hit with a summons by your local cockroaches for doing business as a reseller without paying them off first.
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Mikelarry  +   425d ago
just hope i get mine on time no delays
ginsunuva  +   425d ago
Stop feeding the troll below me. I whoever actually replies to him is stupider than pisquounet, himself.

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Pisquounet   425d ago | Spam
NihonjinChick  +   425d ago
Damn it. And I ordered an extra PS4 to sell when the supply got low. I guess, I'll just keep it incase.
Pisquounet   425d ago | Spam
moparful99  +   425d ago
LOL I bought two as well thinking I'd do the same thing... Ohh well one for the living room and one for the bedroom I guess lol
Dancinsolo  +   425d ago
Money bags McGee
ironmonkey  +   425d ago
Oooo gonna preorder another one.
whoyouwit04  +   425d ago
Why?
NihonjinChick  +   425d ago
Always good to have a back up.
dumahim  +   425d ago
Why not? It says they'll accept unlimited orders for this weekend and until further notice. That doesn't mean supply won't be limited 4-5 months from now. And on the rare chance supplies won't be limited, cancel the order.
MooseWI  +   425d ago
Take that, people that sell theirs on release day for ungodly amounts of money. Lol.
teedogg80  +   425d ago
Great news for those that were not able to preorder. Jump on it now people.
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ShowGun901  +   425d ago
heck, even with the horrific price of the ps3, it sold out day one... unless im mistaken, even the wii u sold out day one, didn't it? (if not that was its best selling day lol)

they probably figure if m$ sends 20 to each store, and they send 100, day one they'll outsell xbone 5:1... you can always count on people who don't care either way, and will buy whichever one is in stock. If theres even one person like that in each store, (and there will be, trust me!) thats X amount of extra sales stolen from M$...

americans have a problem with delayed gratification lol!
socks  +   425d ago
WiiU never sold out. At least not in DC.
infamousinfolite  +   425d ago
Where I live at both Wii and PS3 were sold out. Couldn't find any anywhere 'til late next year.
ShowGun901  +   425d ago
tbh im not sure i didn't follow the wii u too close lol
thedon8982z  +   425d ago
RIGHT I live in the dc/metropolitan area and that sh@t never sold out, it just sat there collecting dust, hell I bought one for my son and everybody keep talking to me like I play the dame thing!!! Even though I WILL BE ON ps4 my son loves all games and as long as he brings me good grades I don't really care what he wants!!!!
*except that xdone console*
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T2  +   424d ago
I just walked into ebgames a month after ps3 released and picked one up... Gonna do the same this year . Never fails even though people insist on the preorder
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   425d ago
A veritable tidal wave of PS4s incoming.
erick21093  +   425d ago
If only I knew how to make gifs. I had the perfect idea for this. lol. :/

Can someone else make it? a HUGEEEEE ps4 tidal wave made up of only ps4's with Kaz riding it like a surfer. that would look dope. lol
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   424d ago
Haha, I had the same image in my head but I can't make gifs either.
sway_z  +   425d ago
This is great for everyone with an intent of purchase...but I value reliability over high quantity.

I was not impressed with the early PS3 and 360, mass hardware unreliability.

Keep it Quality Sony :)
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KwietStorm  +   425d ago
I believe the "standard" architecture this time will help out both units, especially for the PS4 without the extra workout that Microsoft had to go with for the RAM, and with GDDR having a lower power/heat source. As long as they put proper heatsinks in, I don't think failure rates should be higher than the usual expected bad eggs.
sway_z  +   425d ago
Thanks for taking the time out to reply :)
sic_chops  +   425d ago
Yep... I see another win for Sony yet again this generation. They are starting strong and as always, will finish strong
MasterCornholio  +   425d ago
Dang and some rich guy said that he will give them away for free at his birthday party.

I hope he can get enough of them and maybe i will sneak into his party.

Edit: Wow ever since the unveiling of the XBOX One the XBOX fans are getting extremely aggressive.
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killacal13  +   425d ago
I hope I can get mine by january. PS4 FTW
Jamaicangmr  +   425d ago
Yes gonna get my 2 preordered T.O.D.A.Y.
Cryptcuzz  +   425d ago
I already preordered my two at Gamestop the moment it was available. Had to deposit $100 each for them but well worth it if you ask me!
buynit  +   425d ago
I wonder if thats good or bad.. I really want a ps4 day one, are they really going to be ready with enough consoles? I probably will reserve today but when it launches i dont want to have to wait weeks or months for mine.

Seems like sony was really ready so far, i think ms thought they had another yr. How else can you be so un-informitive about all the restrictions.
WeedyOne  +   425d ago
Yeah that's what I was thinking as well. I really hope they don't take more orders than they can deliver. I'll be super bummed if I don't get my console on launch because of this...
KwietStorm  +   425d ago
Well why haven't you pre ordered already?
WeedyOne  +   425d ago
@KwietStorm

I preordered about a week ago, still worried that they may let too many people preorder which could possibly lead to a 1st come 1st serve at launch scenario among those who preordered. I don't plan to be there at midnight but instead after work the next day, I don't want to be screwed out of my launch console.

Probably being paranoid but unlimited preorders kinda scare me.
jts1891  +   425d ago
You guys honestly think that Sony actually has an unlimited supply of the PS4?

Haha...

This is all about driving up demand by creating shortages.
harrisk954  +   425d ago
I don't believe that they said "unlimited supply"... but the implication is that they have a lot more supply planned for the pipeline. As it gets closer and those the new supply dries up, they will probably stop taking pre-orders again. I would assume that Gamestop, Amazon, BestBuy, etc. knows what their initial allotments are going to be.
KwietStorm  +   425d ago
Obviously they don't have an unlimited supply. Jack Tretton isn't crapping them out. They said unlimited reservations. They probably feel comfortable being able to quickly restock the stores after they'll first batch sells out.
RedHawkX  +   425d ago
im thinking that sony will have 6 million consoles ready just for this year of 2013. sony knows what they are doing. they probably even said speed up the production and such.
jessupj  +   424d ago
Can you explain to me how 'opening the floodgates' creates a shortage?
RiPPn  +   425d ago
Wasn't there a story a couple days ago that was a presser from Sony stating demand will outstrip supply?
azshorty2003  +   425d ago
Yes there was. Those words were srraight from Jack's mouth. Now let's flip a coin and see which crazy side is right. Jack or GameStop.
sic_chops  +   425d ago
Not unlimited but apparently they don't have yield problems like somebody else does.
MysticStrummer  +   425d ago
They're not changing business plans less than six months before launch, so there's that.

; )
JW1080  +   425d ago
I think they were originally planing on a world wide release. Now they are only focusing on Europe and United States for launch, if I'm not mistaking. Since that is where the majority of Microsoft's biggest fan base resides. Does anyone know if the stand will come with the PS4 console?
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calidredz  +   425d ago
This is a marketing move, supply is always short, always has been on day one. They just wanted to match MSoft,s add of supply for the media win. I have three of each pre ordered and will make a killing come this holiday season.
WickedLester  +   425d ago
Does it confirm if these "unlimited pre orders" are launch day guarantees?
ginsunuva  +   425d ago
I'll take 20
madara0sama  +   425d ago
I'll take 100.

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o-Sunny-o  +   425d ago
I'll be pre ordering my 5th PS4 then! ^~^
(I got 3 on Amazon for free and Gamestop only one)
Cryptcuzz  +   425d ago
What why so much man!?!?

If you are giving them away as gifts, can we be friends??
iMixMasTer872   425d ago | Spam
americanGTA  +   425d ago
Xbox is officially dead
ruefrak  +   425d ago
I think Sony is a lot further along in production than anyone (other than digitimes) thinks. They have a few bombs left to drop. They still have a massive line-up of games from their studios that have yet to be announced. And then I think they will shock everyone and say they are launching the last weekend in October or the first weekend in November in the US. Then Nov. 13 in Europe.
devwan  +   425d ago
GS will definitely be pushing the cheaper, better value and more powerful ps4 - not just because of those reasons, but because they know they can sell magnitudes more units and therefore games along with them vs the trickle of machines from ms.
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