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Submitted by -Mezzo- 572d ago | opinion piece

IGN - The Sony Conference Review

IGN - Taking a personal view, Colin Campbell looks back at today’s event. (PS4)

iMaim  +   572d ago
Grade A in my opinion. Not an A+ cause of Square Enix.
Other Hashimoto was like
"Dude, we have like this awesome other Final Fantasy in production but we're not gonna show any of it till E3 kk? kbai ;D"

SERIOUSLY? Just SPOIL the surprise at E3 why don't you.
DoomeDx  +   572d ago
Lets not forget about when that douchebag from Blizzard came on stage. ugh
iMaim  +   572d ago
LOL yeah
"We're gonna take over the world! With Diablo 3"

What amazes me is that he was trying to sell us that the game is better with 4player co-op. Diablo 3 is NOT a game you want to share on a couch with friends.
Septic  +   572d ago
Not wanting to be harsh but most of the people on stage were so weird. The first guy creeped me out and the chap from Blizzard appeared so disconnected from the audience.

Also, the audience were quite dull. I guess it wasnt your traditional E3 crowd. The cheers and applause really does add to the excitement of the announcements.

The show wasn't overly long though and the games were at the forefront of the show, which is the best part. I think the show was really brilliant and after watching it, it really dawned on me that finally, the next generation was upon us.

Sony unveiled just the right amount of stuff and you can tell they are leaving more for E3. I would definitely give it an A. The PS4 is going to be a force to be reckoned with more than the PS3 was.
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Ron_Danger  +   572d ago
@Septic

There was applause, the only problem was whoever was running the audio feed wasn't keeping up with switching back and forth between the direct gameplay/ trailer feeds and the live audience mic feed. After the KZ demo it was "silent" but you can hear the audio clip in right before the Evolution Studios rep started talking about the racing game. Otherwise you'd hear crowd reactions during the clips which would ruin the atmosphere of the demos.
andibandit  +   572d ago
Show was running pretty well until they pull this Yoshinori Ono guy on stage, from Capcom.
Lets ignore his dry japanese humor and get straight to his english, which sounds like someone who's
had his mouth shot full of anesthetic at the dentist.

IT's UNBEARABLE to watch/listen to, and somewhere deep down inside, you hope to see security come drag away this must-be spectator, who must've accidentally walked up on stage.
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Raf1k1  +   572d ago
I liked it over all. I thought the Braid guy was pretty good as a speaker but agree that a lot of them weren't great.

There did seem to be a fair bit of disconnect between the audience and the speakers but that's likely down to a lot of non-gaming press being there as someone above pointed out.

One thing is for sure though. No one will be saying the PS4 doesn't have any games at launch.
ApolloTheBoss  +   572d ago
I'd give it an A-. That over guy from Capcom was annoying as hell.
Oldman100  +   572d ago
Lol the views dropped like crazy as soon as he took the stage.
Studio-YaMi  +   572d ago
I'm glad I'm not alone on this one,I mean seriously showing an old footage tech demo of their new engine & then that sh*tty entrance of Shinji Hashimoto spoiling stuff & adding nothing to the table to show,Square Enix is just a HUGE disaster ! :|
Nodoze  +   572d ago
Square Enix is dead. They have not made the transition to HD consoles. They can pump out handheld titles all day long (which is what is keeping them afloat).

Who is going to bail them out next time? Last time it was Sony that stepped in after the disaster final fantasy movie. I highly doubt Sony would do so again (even with their share holdings).

F U Square Enix. Trolling the Sony conference indeed.
ThatXboxGuy  +   572d ago
Square once again just proves how useless they've become.

And old trailer that we already seen and then some butchery of the english language while mumbling something about wait (oh god) till E3?
Blacktric  +   572d ago
I'd give it an A- as well. Again, I'm not trying to say it was a bad conference. I think Sony did very well and were also very smart with the reveals. But I was expecting a bit more shown with the third party stuff (mainly Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes).

But I must say, seeing Bohemia Interactive and CD Project Red amongst the developers who support the system was really really satisfying. I hope we get to see ARMA 3, DayZ Standalone and Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 along with Witcher 3.
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Studio-YaMi  +   572d ago
That surprised me as well,that might be why PC Elites are having such a fuss over the PS4 and it's capabilities,because lots of PC only developers are jumping aboard on the PS4 train(and they wouldn't had they not see how good it was).

I love the Playstation .. seriously :')
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RememberThe357  +   572d ago
Brilliant article! I was not expecting that to be funny.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   572d ago
next stop is GDC
r21  +   572d ago
March 25th cant come soon enough.
BanBrother  +   572d ago
Rumoured to be where the new Xbox will be revealed.

OT: All in all, I thought the conference was really good. I stayed up all night here in Australia (it started at 10am and ended at approx 12pm).

The new quirky title Knack looks like a lot of fun. I love games that people of all ages can enjoy. The graphics were quite spectacular. Killzone was way too awesome. Drive Club was wicked, a new way to play racers and the details were very impressive.

Basically, I was uber happy with everything except for; Square Enix tech demo.....again.
Watchdogs (I don't know, I can't get excited for it atm).
Destiny (yet again, nothing major revealed, although it is good to know that all the timed exclusive crap was untrue).
Diablo 3. Not interested.

Basically only the Sony games impressed me. The other guys were just there to fill in. I love the console features the most. No slow turn on period. Sharing videos (ha, no more capture cards needed). People can now say it is next-gen because of its graphics, as well as next-gen because the features they listed were amazing IMO.

Also, Vita sales will sky-rocket once the PS4 comes out. Gaikai purchase is looking better and better.
theBAWSE  +   572d ago
What I really love is that sony knocked the bias parts of the meda for six....alot were hoping sony would fail but instead this is a whole different Sony..showing no arrogance but letting the ps4 itself do the talking.

song showed us alot more than I thought they would..they have clearly learnt from past mistakes from they easy to develop for innards to the online aspect.

the haters in the media have nothing to complain about apart from we don't know what the shell lookslike...really?..we've seen actual live gameplay,the controller and the spec sheet ...

funny thing is if Sony had shown the shell of the console an no gameplay the media would be then crying we don't know how the games will look..

sony can look at this event as a job well done and the haters are hurting includin major Nelson after his tweet....I bet ms are scrambling to see if they can change the GB DDR3 ram to match sonys now
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   572d ago
Simplicity. Connectivity. Interactivity. Proactivity. Sociality. Alkaline Acidity. Fatality.
Jabbawocky! Coming 2013
Studio-YaMi  +   572d ago
We all know that you're mad right now Jamal & a lot others like you,here .. have a box of candy & share it with them!

Feeling better now ? :D
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   572d ago
So you aren't a fan of Better off Ted then?
Quick reminder why I'm supposed to be mad please?
uuaschbaer  +   572d ago
I'll never figure out why pointing out that adspeak is dumb gets you so many disagrees around here :). It's like people want to be fooled.
NonApplicable  +   572d ago
I think the conference's success is all based on context. Depending on what the expectation was, their report card would fluctuate dramatically. Personally I wasn't expecting lengthy game demos and trailers, nor was I expecting them to fill two hours with new content. I however was hoping to see the console but, the announcements far outweighed that disappointment. I'd give it a A-.

If my expectations were more aligned with an E3 conference. I'd give it a B-. I was expecting a more substantial graphical upgrade or at least more titles that could compete with Killzone's visuals. I also wasn't overly impressed with what the PS4 could provide in terms of new experiences. Whether that be new IPs, removed bottlenecks, raw system functionality, etc, there was no killer app.

I'm still super psyched for PS4! I'm sure Playstation will have a ton of great stuff for E3!
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lovegames718  +   572d ago
lol this presentation was easily an A and they went well beyond what companies usually do during unveils. They show live gameplay (yeah kz was actually being played during the meeting. He said it and you can see him using controller and afterwards manipulating xmb), first and third party games and tech demos. They also talked about alot of innovative social features which im a sucker for!!!! During these type of unveils these companies usually show tech demos that never end up being the graphical fidelity of the games!!!
ginsunuva  +   572d ago
Do these guys need to review everything?

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