Submitted by kahjah 1007d ago | opinion piece

The Good, Bad & Ugly of Sony's PS4 Announcement

The Spawnpointblog checked out the long awaited PS4 announcement and we give a breakdown of the highlights and lowlights from the event. (PS4, Sony)

Blastoise  +   1007d ago
Good : Awesome games, Impressive graphics, Nice controller, new share functions, easy to develop for (apparently) fast (apparently), big list of 3rd party devs, play games whilst downloading, Gakai info

Bad: Blizzard, nice partnership but honestly give us something better than Diablo 3.

Have to wait until E3 to see the console...

Ugly: Square Enix hyping up nothing again.
Studio-YaMi  +   1007d ago
That's EXACTLY what I was thinking of...
darthv72  +   1007d ago
for me...
the good: the official announcement, the games shown, the potential that can be achieved over time and experience with the hardware.

The bad: no real system shown other than the controller, some announcements made with no games to show of them (square)

the ugly: the look on my wifes face when I said that we are forgoing the kids college fund to put $$ aside for the eventual announcement of what it will cost.
adorie  +   1007d ago
Nail on head = hit
ziggurcat  +   1007d ago


for ****'s sake, the damned thing isn't even on the market yet, and people are complaining about no new games...
Studio-YaMi  +   1007d ago
Maybe they forgot the fact that this "meeting" is just to show what the console could do while the real deal will be shown at E3 this year.


LOL sorry xD
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deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1007d ago
Not to mention that it was only a Playstation event and everyone knows that the majority of big new games are announced at E3.

Damn you Studio-YaMi, damn you to hell. You beat me by seconds there.
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Enemy  +   1007d ago
6 NEW EXCLUSIVES (InFamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club, Knack, Media Molecule's new project, Quantic Dream's new project) + Destiny + Watch_Dogs + The Witness + Agni's Philosophy + Diablo 3 + Deep Down = not enough games.

12 games already announced and this is only the beginning.

I wonder what they'll say about Microsoft, LOL!
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HammadTheBeast  +   1007d ago
We haven't even seen what Naughty Dog are doing.
Enemy  +   1007d ago
@ Hammad: Or Santa Monica, or Polyphony Digital. HEHEH!
morkendo23  +   1007d ago
and next week we'll see articles "ps4 IS DOOOOM"

not out in market yet.
kahjah  +   1007d ago
I'm hoping that's not the case. Most of the folks I've seen online or talked to that were disappointed have valid gripes. People saying the system are doomed next week are missing the point.
Smashbro29  +   1007d ago
Bad: No hardware BC

Still haven't fixed those analog triggers.

Good: Most everything else.
Studio-YaMi  +   1007d ago
You can still get BC with Gaikai although that needs to be demonstrated to be fully understandable and we still don't know if we will be charged for our owned games or not.
DragonKnight  +   1007d ago
Analog triggers are fine. Oh, you mean the fallacious argument of them being in the wrong place?
Smashbro29  +   1007d ago
I mean that they aren't like the 360 ones, those were really good because they fit your finger rather than being these button-ish things your fingers slip off on occasion.

@ the other 2 guys (dumb bubble system): Streaming is not a replacement for hardware, not until the internet providers change a lot of infrastructure.
cervantes99  +   1007d ago
Triggers look fixed to me. Hardware BC would be preferred, but come on now, most are not willing to pay for it if the PS3 launch system is any indication.

Hardware BC requires the Cell which equates to a higher launch price - was never going to happen.
kahjah  +   1007d ago
I'm excited to get a hands on with the controllers. They hopefully are a little less slick in the hands.
DragonKnight  +   1007d ago
The one thing I hope for is for Chad Daddy to come out of retirement and talk about dat PSQuad. He knows it be BAAAALLLLIINNNNNN'

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SAE  +   1007d ago
I hate journalists. Too negative to the ones that care about gamers. Always predict stupid things and start fanboys wars ..

Why don't you release news only instead of all this bullshits..
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kahjah  +   1007d ago
Thank you for reading the article. I hope you read it. There is a section in there with good things about what they showed.

The article is pretty balanced I think.
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SAE  +   1007d ago
I'm just tired of the doom articals and it's coming again. Why don't we get back to before ps3 ?. Just bring news and have real analyse to bring feedback for the developers instead of fighting each other -.-..

Besides, Why you guys judging the ps4 when it's not even released. Wait until it released then it will be a little understandable to see this kind of judge..

Or at least wait until e3 to reveal everything about the ps4. I bet it will solve the games and the access of ps1/2/3 games problem..
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smashcrashbash  +   1007d ago
Can't we at least wait until GDC or E3 to seeif they have more games? Why must you people be so impatient.The main point of the event was to introduce the PS4 not tell you about EVERY single detail and game. We have several months to know everything that needs to be known about the PS4 and them to make any changes or improvements to it.The Wii U started out with a whole bunch of ports and barely any first party and no one griped as much.Sony hasn't even indicated that this is all the games and people are already crying
brave27heart  +   1007d ago
Bad and ugly award was definately won by Squeenix. Lets get a guy onstage to announce that we're working on a final fantasy game. Really? Im shocked. Next you'll tell me that Polyphony are making a new Gran Turismo and the next Xbox will have a Halo game.
PirateThom  +   1007d ago
Square Enix showed the same thing they showed at E3. Pretty much irrelevant.

Blizzard were pretty pointless as well.
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blackblades  +   1006d ago
To me there was no bad or ugly the bad and ugly are these article and the people behind them.

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