Submitted by seanpitt23 971d ago | article

The Sony PS4: Less Dazzle, More Social

It’s showtime in the video-game industry again. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are getting ready to unveil their next-generation consoles, the machines that will be at the heart of their strategies for years to come. Nintendo made the first play, with the release this past November of the Wii U, its first system to support high-definition graphics as well as a touch-pad controller. Microsoft has yet to announce the successor to its popular Xbox 360, though a new console—rumored to be called the Xbox 720—is expected this year. (Next-Gen, PS3, Tech)

Kingofwiiu  +   971d ago
Wiiu and PS4 4lyfe .....
doogiebear  +   971d ago
PS4 yeah. Wii U? LOL.

The "U" in Wii U stands for "Underwhelming".
Kingofwiiu  +   971d ago
It stands for Ultimate and you know it son.

Its awesome anyway as I sit here with my 8th gen console.

Pikmin 3 , Monster Hunter Ultimate , Bayonetta 2 , Wonderfull 101 , Lego city , NSMBU , ZombiU , Nintendo land , Smash bros U , etc etc.

All that and a ps4. I win . you lose.
doogiebear  +   971d ago
There is ZERO evidence for the kind of speculation that the above title is trying to indicate.
Muerte2494  +   971d ago
There were two new technologies...
at the time when ps3 was being developed. CELL and Blu-ray were the reason ps3's price point was so high. Some may even argue that in the end, they both actually help Sony. Sony has ensured that there are at least 70 million people with blu-ray players out there.
The part in the article where he says that people having trouble porting PC games over to ps3 only need to look at Battlefield 3. PS3 version looked closer to the PC version as opposed the the 360 which has similar architecture to that of a PC.
Then he makes a point about indie developers not making games for psn. Then you only have to look at Journey. ThatGamingCompany reached out to Santa Monica Studios for help to get this on psn and ended up with a masterpiece. Sony also held CELL programming workshops at past GDC events. DICE even held there own SPU programming workshop a couple of years back. All his arguments can be easily countered.

Valve said that the ps3 was a piece of garbage. But in the end they ended up making Portal 2 it's lead platform. Just goes to show you if enough people buy it, that's a market that companies wont just ignore (with the exception of the WIi).
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mandf  +   971d ago
dazzle is video games, social is facebook. I bought the system for video games.
Young_ART  +   971d ago
acually is dazzle is downloadable content, and social is cross game chat / in game messaging
Muerte2494  +   971d ago
Xbox 360 is more social
...than ps3 to some extent. But ps3 manage to sell 70million in a smaller time frame. While having a social aspect to your console is a plus, it will never outweigh games. If you just want something to be social, buy a tablet or a smartphone. As gamers we want GAMES, and everything else is just an added plus.
Y_5150  +   971d ago
PShome is one of the best social gaming things I have ever seen.
Conzul  +   971d ago
Or, Gee, how about more of both...there's an idea.
Justinakach0ppa  +   971d ago
Sick of this social/always connected/compete against others 24/7 stuff, single player games suffer due to companies wanting to milk online and I can see the next gen becoming a massive free to play, money milking, dlc fest with facebook/twitter/100 other ways to show the world how big your balls are and the sad thing is the little sheep will flock to it the same way they buy the new iPhone etc.

What happened to just making great games? Sure have multiplayer but don't make it your main focus, divide your time equally and innovate with good stories, great audio, great visuals, solid gameplay, better ai etc.

Thank goodness some developers out there still love gaming and are not all scammers like the war z devs who just want all your money and to take advantage of the simpletons.
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SlowBurn  +   971d ago
WiiU seems decent enough,it hasn't cured cancer or landed lunar but cancer curing moon drops are strictly Sonys and Microsofts territory.......once Xchat and in game sounds are finalized.Good games 2013 pledge drive on ch.87,first 4 callers get 720 free kinect units with 'move' guns......
madjedi  +   971d ago
Less dazzle more social. Yeah fuck you(is that social enough), at least the dazzle has substance to it.

If gaming isn't your primary purpose of a console, get off n4g and join the rest of the social retards posting every insignificant detail about their life on facebook ect.
black911  +   971d ago
Ps3 still has alot of untapped power. This gen has been a let down.
Bordel_1900  +   971d ago
I hope Sony don't over-hype the PS4 like they did with the PS3. There was so much BS spewed at the presentation at E3, I hope this time around they keep it real and just deliver a good console.
seanpitt23  +   971d ago
So funny when they said the cell in the ps3 is what of a super computer and can do just about anything I mean c'mon
DoctorNefarious123  +   971d ago
The ps3 which cost about $300 has the same power of a military supercomputer of 1997, which cost millions of dollars. Or to put it in other words the US military infrastructure was controlled by computers that had the same power as modern game consoles. So yeah I think it fare to say the PS3 is a technical feat.

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