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PS4 Will Not Be The Biggest Announcement At Playstation Meeting.

We are all ready. Our cores ache for the inevitable announcement of the PS4 on the 20th of February. We have a good idea of what to expect. Leaks have been frequent and in most cases similar, which suggests a certain degree of accuracy. Sony have been reticent on the matter, with not a single response to the rumours. This also augers well for the coming event. Leaked images of the prototype controller have hit the net to resounding positivity and the hype can get no louder. Although there are still many questions to be answered — and I doubt all of them will be answered this coming Wednesday — one thing is for certain: Sony are about to do something BIG.

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dangert121227d ago TrollingShowReplies(15)
Cupid_Viper_31227d ago (Edited 1227d ago )

@Dangert12

You are aware that the PS Vita has cross game chat right?

On topic
I think the article makes some very good point. PSTV as the puts it could very well be the next big thing for Sony, though I don't see it overshadowing the announcement of the PS4.

Maybe in hindsight we will look back and this was the moment when all Sony devices started sharing one brain "Gaikai".

And I think that's the way Sony will phase out the Used game market. Not by making the PS4 unable to play used game, but by eliminating the need to go out to midnight launches at GameStop. Imagine you get access to the game the very minute it is out, right from your living room. Now that's a pretty big advantage over the competition if you ask me.

GribbleGrunger1227d ago

Yeah, that's how I'm seeing it. I think it will only be in retrospect that people realise how big Gaikai is and what it means for the future of playstation. Of course, I'm also excited for the PS4 but I honestly think that the Gaikai infrastructure could (and will) change gaming forever.

miyamoto1227d ago (Edited 1227d ago )

GG, I called it before.

PSN, PS Mobile, PS+, and Gaikai will be the soul and spirit of PlayStation that will transcend the limitations of hardware present in the traditional video game market model.

All these services rolled into one across multiple platforms and hardware devices will be what Netflix did to movies and TV.

This means more people can experience PlayStation games on their devices where ever or whenever.

Nintendo tried to get more people to gaming but it was physical hardware based and it was limited and short lived.

Software can be anywhere.

Transcendental.

Sony have a clear vision & knows where its going.

It will continue to nurture & cultivate video gaming industry as a new but enduring form of entertainment of the 21st century.

Sony will not let video gaming industry die for its best interest and of course all the gamers.

website bookmarked

clearelite1227d ago

I'm okay with it as long as physical copies(at least SP games) are still available. Sort of like when I see an awesome movie on Netflix, I often want to add the dvd/bluray to my collection.

OccludedGamer1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

Gaikai may well prove to be used for a lot more than just demos and I agree that it could change gaming forever but I wouldn't benefit from it due to internet speeds so I personally hope it's a long way off as yet.

Also, did nobody else notice this article is not listed as an opinion piece and the author repeatedly states his assumptions as outright fact? The article projects itself horribly and I'm glad everyone here knows enough to realize it's speculation as the less savvy may think these things he's saying are confirmed.

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darthv721226d ago

its available in stores the very next day.

Yeah that would be huge. people knowing it was coming is a tough thing to hide. The actual release date, that would blow their minds if it did happen like that.

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BitbyDeath1227d ago

Hopefully Sony mentions the PS4 has Cross Game Chat on the 20th so people can quiet down about it.

GribbleGrunger1227d ago

Who's not to say that Gaikai can't offer a solution for that too?

SAE1227d ago

What i think will help the vita is get access on all ps4 features by remote controle and using gaikai to play ps2-3-4 games on it any where they want. That would amazing features ..

neoMAXMLC1227d ago

People won't shut up about it. The Vita has cross game voice chat and people still don't shut up about it.

Ju1226d ago

Gaikai! The new secret sauce. Sounds great. Obviously it is the solution for the world, the universe and everything. It even can cross game chat!

xursz1226d ago

You guys are probably getting ahead of yourselves with psvita playing ps4 games and all.

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darkpower1226d ago

I wouldn't want a game system that would restrict used game playability. There are several good things that come out of being able to resell your games when you've played all you can play out of a game, and locking people out of doing that would strike as being nothing more than a complete lack of consumer goodwill. It's the copy of the person that bought it. If they want to sell it to someone else or let someone else borrow that copy, then that should be their right, and our "hatred" for one particular retail chain shouldn't be misused in a manner like that (there are other places you can get used games that are not named Gamestop), and we shouldn't excuse a likable company if they do something like that just because we like them.

That being said, I do agree that digital distribution would be very good. Steam has proven to be successful. Why can't a similar option for any game system be just as?

wsoutlaw871226d ago

Sony could have helped the digital distribution this gen if they only made buying it on the psn at least the same price as other places but it is usually more.

azurechaos1226d ago

You could echo the same concerns about Steam, yet you're praising it as a great platform. Digital distribution is a way of eliminating re-sale, and does anyone complain about not being able to sell their steam games? Ultimately it's a benefit for publishers and developers to phase out the used market.

darkpower1226d ago

The big difference between Steam and the new tech that was patented is that with Steam, you still have the option of going out, getting that hard copy, and (assuming there's no draconian DRM involved on the disc) do what you think you should do with the disc without incident. Steam doesn't stop you from doing that, and I want to say that they have some form of allowance for game sharing, but I can't say that for sure. Also, keep in mind that many PC games have user created mods that extend the lives of those games (not every PC game supports it, but its widespread enough, even more than enough, to bring it up as a plus because there's a lot of great mods out there for games like Skyrim).

But the patented thing that could be in the next gen platforms wouldn't give you even that option, which should be a given option. What if the game has no replay value? Once you squeeze every inch of fun out of a game, what use do you have for the game? In a console's case, there's no room for user created mods as there is on the PC, and console makers have made zero effort to delve into this possibility. So that means that once you beat all the offered DLC and game data, then the disc becomes an expensive coaster.

With the ability to resell the game for a fraction of the cost, what do you gain? Plenty. You get some money back, and the person you sold it to now can experience the same thing you have with the game, and might become a fan and wish for a sequel along with you. It creates exposure for a game that you wouldn't rather play. And keep in mind that there are some older games that cannot be bought any other way (especially on consoles), making such a market even more worthwhile.

And really, is this us complaining about a market in which devs don't see a dime out of (which is more short term thinking than long term), or is it us being taken advantage of because we seem to loathe Gamestop's involvement in this market, and we are just willing to step on the toes on the entire used game market just to troll Gamestop?

wsoutlaw871226d ago

I agree with the article and the potential awesomeness of gaikai. However he is painting a picture of sony being the sole owner of the tech in the future with others licensing it out but if streaming catches on big there will probably be as many companies streaming games as there are streeming movies. The eventual streeming only market will be tough for sony to stay on top of. It will be interesting to see sonys plans for the future or gaming. Im excited for the 20th

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jay21227d ago

I really wish BT did a FULL ROAD when they did their fiber not leave half of it. I won't be using Gaikai any time soon.

hardcorehippiez1227d ago

fiber is getting connected to houses direct within the next 2 years when infinity 2 becomes more popular . my house is very near the switch box in our area so i dont have a long copper connection to my house but id say even ones in our area further away from the switchbox doesnt slow down that much because the distance used of copper is minimal compared to when broadband started. gaikai will be fine with your net

kneon1227d ago

Fiber to the home isn't needed for such streaming services. I get 75Mbs over cable. The wire running into your house isn't the bottleneck.

OccludedGamer1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

Agreed, it's the exchange that is the cause of the internet speeds and it's something that BT have no intention of fixing soon here in the UK.

Their previous plan was to upgrade the entire country by the end of this year but its not happening anymore. In fact most rural areas are at least 2 years from being put on the list, let alone actually upgraded.

Honestly I doubt streaming will be viable for a long time. If here in the UK were lagging behind I can only imagine some countries will be even further from having the necessary speeds country-wide.

kneon1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

Often it's not even the exchange that's the problem, it's the local concentrator/hub and the bandwidth between it and their CO/headend. The cable/twisted pair/fiber into your house is dedicated to you and can carry plenty of traffic, but if the bandwidth from the local concentrator back to your ISP is too low it doesn't matter how fast the last mile is.

But as you say much of the world won't be making use of such services for a while.

Aceman181227d ago

i have Verizon FIOS at 75/35 so i'm good.

aiBreeze1227d ago

Only thing bigger than a ps4 announcement for me would be them announcing a FF7 remake exclusive for the ps4.

Gamer-401227d ago

Man, Final Fantasy 7 remake -Luminous Engine- exclusive for the ps4...incredible surprise, but i think this only a dream.

TheSurg1226d ago

Why would you want it exclusive? Obvious fkin fanboy. You guys make me sick! Oh wait...this is n4g...consoles are for gamers, not for you!

modesign1227d ago

square enix would have to make that announcement not sony, since square cant finish FFXIII versus for ps3, what makes you think they would even attempt FFVII.

ILive1227d ago

Nothing is bigger than a ps4 announcement.

Knight_Crawler1227d ago

How about Sony announcing that them and MS have merged and they introduced the PS720...crazier things have happen so who knows.

southernbanana1226d ago

@ Knight_Crawler,
That would be awesome, but it would never happen. :-(

Sarcasm1226d ago

People, let it go already. FF7 re-make isn't going to happen.

Why?

FF Versus XIII, never happened.

And Square Enix sucked this generation. They made some really poor decisions. I blame it ALL on Youchi Wada.

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