Disappointed that you didn't get to feel, smell or taste the PlayStation 4 hardware at yesterday's PlayStation event? It may not have been ready for the world's eyes Feb. 20, but it will be ready and waiting to be scrutinized at this year's E3.
I find it hilarious that most of the press-complaints were the lack of hardware and price. When was the last time a console was revealed this early before E3? There is no strategy in showing ALL your cards early. This way, we have an epic introduction to the PS4, then an anticipated E3--that's more PR than anything MS has done lately. Well played Sony.
It is a brilliant marketing strategy, though there's one caveat - if Microsoft unveils the 720 at E3, there's a chance of the internet exploding. Seriously though - it will be an amazing E3, and perhaps the best E3 in recent memory and one of the best gaming years ever.
"...if Microsoft unveils the 720 at E3, there's a chance of the internet exploding." Hence why they didn't fully reveal everything. They played it very smart. We are all hyped up and ready to go, but we still want more (the look of the console and price). Basically, they get 2 massive reveals, as opposed to MS having just 1 (presuming they don't follow what Sony did and have a conference at the GDC). TBH, I just wanted the game and features, which they delivered in spades. The console will undoubtedly look amazing, hopefully luxurious like the original PS3. Also, I find it funny how the rumoured PS4 specs were accepted as being more powerful than the rumoured Xbox specs, and then Sony improve on them even more. Going to be a beast console. I wonder if MS will 'upgrade' their own now?
I hope so past E3's have been boring and the WII U is not the most exciting thing that happen as it tries to catch up to current gen.
What do you mean "if"? You know they will. Everybody knows they will, especially everybody hardcore enough to follow E3. I and a friend of mine have been trying to figure out the strategy behind Sony's early announcement. We both think that Sony has something up their sleeve to show at E3 and generate even more buzz but we can't think of what that could be. That could compete with a console unveiling.
People just complained of a no show console because they wanted something negative to nit pick on
someone in another comment section has already complained about the lack of games... *facepalm*
So you think it's well played that Sony showed us a bunch of demos running on a PC? That they showed us a bunch of multiplatform games on a PC (makes sense huh). They didn't show us any real PS4 footage. They showed us PC footage, supposedly representative of what the PS4 will 'target'. Hint: We didn't see anything real in game. Only PC demos. So while you can sit there and think you saw something, I realize none of us have seen anything real. We simply watch a PC do it's thing, rather than a PS4. If anything 'journalists' shouldn't be more whore-y like you wish them to be, but are showing their complete incompetence by failing to recognize they've been scammed and that they weren't shown anything real. Sure it MIGHT be representative of what the PS4 might be, or it might be a PC that is twice as powerful running those demos and they merely THINK a final PS4 will be able to match that. If we had real journalists they wouldn't be sitting back and praising Sony for showing us nothing. They would be hammering Sony to find out what exactly was under the hood. What WERE the specs of the PC that they had running yesterday?
LOL! Denial has already begun.This is hilarious! Will this be the new shtick from now on? "bu..bu..but..it's not real! it can be real!"
You do realize that most of what you had seen was a tech demo... right? I mean what sort of sense does it make for them to use pc's specs (dev kits) similar to the ps4 What were they thinking? /S/
also microsoft hardware will be there too so this e3 will be really exciting for both microsoft and sony. Microsoft will have to have a stellar show to match or beat sony. But people forgetting that alot of the games shown in PS4s great conferance were multiplatform games. With all the demos shown was what made a great show. All microsoft has to do is not only bring their own exclusive games but also showcase alot of mutliplatform games aswell and show the innovations they added to their next console. Microsoft will have to do either the same or alot to top this reveal from sony. random ideas Halo 5 Next Gen Gears of War Forza 5 Forza Horizon 2? Crackdown 3 Rare IPS taken seriously ( Full On Banjo Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Conker ) Alan Wake 2 Project Gotham 5 Kameo 2? Next Gen Spinter Cell list goes on what Microsoft could potential reveal. all features PS4 has ala recording gameplay watching others play and addition to all thier innovations and features. Finally a list of mutliplatform games showcased in their event. Hideo didnt make a appearance so hmm Metal Gear Solid ground zeroes and reveal of phantom pain? in Microsoft show. A ff game announced in ms show? rockstar makes a appearance at ms show? microsoft could do alot to top sonys show. Witcher 3 showcased in MS show? ( afterall in witcher 2appeared on xbox 360 exclusively.) bethesda game? next gen call of duty mass effect 4 valve games portal 3 half life 3?... please microsoft dont shove kinect down the entire show. if microsoft does all the above it will absolutely kill sonys conferance.
That was a given.
so will there be any ps3 at e3 this year.
Yes plenty. The PS3 will still be following its 10 year plan and as not everyone will rush out to get a PS4 (almost everyone I've talked to will wait a while) then it would be stupid to stop making games for a still booming market.
You can expect some for sure. Sony is unlikely to drop 70+ million users. Even after the PS3 announcement PS2 got some love for a couple years. It will likely not take up as much time though. Maybe a few trailers or demos of new games that may be on the horizon for it. Most eyes will be firmly set on the PS4, and expect some of the Vita integration and games to coincide along with that PS4 stuff.
E3 is going to be incredible this year! All 3 consoles showing their best software and fighting for our money. It's a hard life being a gamer.
well there is the steam box
When you have a PC, what's the point? I can make my PC anything I want it to be, steambox isn't going to have high budget exclusives is it? PS4 and the new xbox on the other hand, gonna have to save some pennies.
It's common sense PS4 hardware and price being revealed @E3
You got specs .. You never see that often.
well not detailed specs all they said was we got a CPU, GPU and 8GB ram plus HDD. they have said as much as nintendo has about their own specs.
"well not detailed specs all they said was we got a CPU, GPU and 8GB ram plus HDD. they have said as much as nintendo has about their own specs." both Sony and Microsoft release's more info than Nintendo does about their hardware when Nintendo first revealed the WiiU they never even gave out this much detail about the hardware As sony has done: http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... sony give's out quite a bit of that data , just like Microsoft. Nintendo not so much
You need to check the released spec sheet more detailed than what they announced.
Well im just happy that the conference wasnt filled with Tech demos and Kaz screaming ridge racer non stop plus an epic battle with giant enemy crabs ( the animal not the STD). Anyways im just happy that they did a much better job than their PS3 conference.
Sony's E3 2013 press conference should be about: PlayStation 4 hardware, price and games. The Last Of Us multi-player trailer. And PlayStation: Vita games.
Also a Vita western price drop.
As if they're going to change their strategy just to satisfy a few journos and impatient gamers! HAHAHAHA
PlayStation 4 is a day1 buy!
Yeah! The recent announcement that it doesn't have always on DRM and I can play MY games offline solidified the deal for me. I would go preorder it right now if I could? Hey, when are they going to start taking preorders?
if in the UK shopto.net and game are taking pre orders.
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No doubt! Sony is bringing it with ps4 and it's showing already that there out for blood. I mean the games, the specs, gaikai. Originally I thought I needed to see the system, but after seeing the games that's coming its merely just a formality right now. As in the systems design will do nothing to hamper my belief that the ps4 will reign this gen like ps2 did. However I can't wait to see actual game demos running on the hardware. Ps4 will display stunning visuals that will make it impossible to discern cgi from gameplay. And as gamers we are in for a treat.
You didn't see the system. You saw a PC running yesterday. So by watching a PC you made up your mind on the quality of a PS4? I guess that's like saying I saw a Ford car drive by, that means this Chevrolet must be good. The specs are not good. 2007 mid range CPU. 2011 mid range GPU. 8 gb's of memory (really 6)...of that 6, only 1.75-3 is actually usable by the power of the GPU and is only running on 1080p thus huge memory requirements are the same as on a PC running 1600p or 5760x1080p.
U sound like a pc fanboy jealous of the ps4's raw untapped power. There is nothing "mid range" about the specs. We've all read them and know what it can do, and judging from what we saw last night it's just a glimpse of what's to come. You don't lists specs that impressive only to have it underperform against outdated Pc's. what an erroneous statement, simply disgusting. And your automotive reference? Who wouldn't run from ford to Chevy or something else more reliable? U think so highly of your pc that's cool u can keep it Cause this November I'll be playing a game that LOOKS and plays better than C3. And that game is Kz.
Im calling it now naughty dog uncharted team will either show uncharted 4 footage for the ps4 which will blow our undies away or they will show a new ip that will wow everyone for the ps4.
I'm not even going to watch ms conference for e3, not interested in nothing they have.
Lol I at least want to take a peek, even though I think MS is shaking in their space boots right about now...
So watching a PC running multiplatofrm demos is enough for you to buy a PS4 sight unseen and won't need to watch MS? Wow. We all know MS's specs are less, but really PS4's aren't that good, and from what we saw yesterday, aka nothing, we have yet to see anything real from Sony as well. Well we saw the OS, we heard about how you can post this crap to crapbook where crapbook will sell that info (since whatever you have up there becomes THEIRS) to 3rd parties, mostly people like insurances or schools districts so they can tell what kids are really sick, or when you're 50 years old insurance companies will hit you hard because they have data you sat around and gamed your whole life. Oh and you'll be able to share video clips no one wants to watch. Why? Because they are either living life, or playing their own games.
no they wont show hardware they will just keep it a secret launch the camera and the controller in the summer and the games and people will be happy.
just too much hype for this event...
I'm more disappointed that I didn't get to hear the PS4. I want it to serenade me.
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! bubbles!!!
If u listened carefully last night at around 5 o'clock, u could here millions of Xbox fanboys serenading u with cries of envy and agony. That should be music to our ears.
One thing is certain...this E3 will be incredible. Roll on June!
I hope they show eight days or getaway at e3
we know the specs, does a plastic casing really matters at this point? the hardware is becoming more complex than ever and sometimes you have to accommodate your casing for good airflow (cooling purposes). Lan parties are not as popular as back then, since the online portion of gaming as been changing from year to year (for the better), so portability shouldn't be too much of a problem. The used game issue has been cleared up by sony and that's a good thing. With this, it's almost 100% official that microsoft won't go with no used games on their console. The always online feature would be one way of verifying if the game is an original or a pirated one.
It's not the plastic casing. It's that we didn't see PS4 hardware. We saw a PC supposedly running 'comparable' PC hardware. That's two completely different things. That might be a PC with 2-3x the power of a PS4 running those things. We didn't see a PS4 guts show off what it is capable of. We saw a PC represent supposedly what a PS4 will be capable of. Anyone seen what happened with Aliens: Colonial Marines lately? Exactly. Make your mind up when you actually see actual PS4 hardware run actual PS4 versions of games.
I said that we know the specs, did I say anything about what I saw at the show? I was happy with my PS3 graphics, I'll make it trough with PS4 graphics, even if it's not as powerful as a top notch PC. Most of my friend can afford a PS3, not a high end PC, PLUS the time to spend on a PC setup is way too much for them. I think playing games is fun with your friends at a fairly reasonable price. that's one thing with PC gamers, graphics matters so much! but one of the game I played the most on PC this year is minecraft, binding of Isaac and planetside 2 (ok planetside is hardware hungry, but I'm expecting the PS4 to be able to run it :D). When we buy a console at a 500$ price point and under, we're not expecting the most powerful pc ever. there's a reason why consoles got an extremely big fanbase even if PCs are always way more powerful.
If most of you were smart you would know that Sony wasnt putting all their eggs in one basket. they had one of the best console unveilings hands down but also made sure they have enough for E3 to make sure Micro doesnt over shadow with their unveiling of the nex xbox. Its called building momentum. We still have tons to see at e3 and it will feel like an unveiling all over again. Well get to get a price, see more games, more innovative stuff and hardware.
It's high stakes poker... yeah baby yeah!
If the PS4 get GTA 5 at launch I will buy one day 1. If not I will wait a year.
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