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Submitted by NeverEnding1989 923d ago | article

The PS4 makes an invisible debut

Imagine if you went to the launch of the new Beyonce album and she showed you the cover, played a couple of drum loops, and let you hear some recordings of her mumbling.
"Is that it?" you'd ask. "Yes!" she'd reply. "It'll be finished in eight months and it'll be awesome!"
The PS4 launch was a bit like that. (PS4)

smashcrashbash  +   923d ago
Just shut up already.
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NewMonday  +   923d ago
the box debate is dumbest flamebait in a long time, even for N4G.

please people just stop with it, it's embarrassing.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   923d ago
lol they are comparing a launch of a new Beyonce album to an announcement of the PS4. Apples to oranges comparison and they know it. Comparing announcement to announcement wouldn't fit their agenda as they know full well that when an artist announces a new album they sure as hell don't reveal the entire track list and give you a full listen all on the day of the announcement.

People are just looking for something to complaint about. Had Sony shown the console they'd come up with something else.
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soxfan2005  +   922d ago
This is N4G. Everything Sony does is viewed as "perfect", and anyone who says even the slightest negative word about Sony will be rabidly attacked.

Of course, when Sony's competition has a conference, many of these same people will be the first to declare it a failure based on what's not shown.
HappyGaming  +   922d ago
I finished watching the conference, realised they didn't show the console and still thought it was a great presentation.

Then the next day on the newspapers I read all these articles about Sony failing to announce the PS4 properly because they didn't show the PS4.

And it got me thinking? Who cares what the PS4 looks like? Sure it is nice to have a sexy looking console but do you buy a console because it is sexy looking?

What is the most important think you want from a console? Good specs? Good games? A comfortable controller? A smooth OS with good features? Aren't those the most important things you need?

Those are the ONLY things you interact with when you are using a console and those are all the things we got to see.

That is why I as a "gamer" walked away please with a smile on my face and a positive attitude for the PS4 release next Christmas, while "casual gamers" the people who want phones that are "designed for humans" or console that will help you loose weight, walked away thinking the presentation was a failure.

Because you wouldn't buy a tshirt if you didn't know what it looked like right? So the most important thing of a console you want to buy to show of would be the cool design of its box!

/rant
sinncross  +   922d ago
What articles like this fail to realise is that Sony have pretty much set themselves up for a 2nd reveal at E3.

Not only will we get the solid release info (outside of holiday 2013), but we will get the pricing AND what the hardware looks like. All of this is important... and not showing the hardware will create some easy buzz for Sony going into E3.
HappyGaming  +   922d ago
Very true, I didn't think about it that way.
Once the picture of the PS4 comes out every newspaper tech magazine and only gaming news site will have to publish it along with a second article about the PS4.
Rainstorm81  +   922d ago
The biggest difference is .......This Wasn't the LAUNCH of the PS4 but the announcement of its existence.

Now if Beyonce announced she was making a new Album, I doubt the same day she would give you the album cover full track list and exact release date.

Story Quality WTF?
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Anon1974  +   922d ago
It could come in a shoebox for all I care. As long as it's capable of playing the games I want to play, that's all that matters. It's not like I play the hardware, stacking multiple PS4's up for amusement, or using them to prop open doors. The physical aspect of what the hardware looks like, while not unimportant, isn't even remotely as important as what the system is capable of.

You'd think a site like techradar would understand that fact, instead of leading into their article with that nonsense.
doublejj  +   922d ago
i liked what you said here and the main reason why they didn't reveal the PS4 is because its not complete yet those were only mere tech demos and gameplay performed on a PC - PlayStation power concept and im pretty sure that E3 will be a big event for PS4 as they will have a finished product and all will be reveled release date price games list and actual gameplay from what they shows at the meeting. now the only thing that is left in these 4 months of waiting till E3 are what Sony has in their line up for the event and if Microsoft has an event between now and then, im damn sure that Sony will be watching.
Statix  +   922d ago
The analogy doesn't even make sense.

A more apt analogy would be "Beyonce sang a couple songs from her new album, but didn't show the cover art."

Because that's exactly what they (the haters) are complaining about--the lack of cover art.
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user3915800  +   922d ago
Agree the ps4 reveal was hollow, soulless, and dissapointment.
Aceman18  +   922d ago
haha i know even i knew they wouldn't reveal the actual system, price, and release date so they can have more to show throughout the year.

media and people complaining are acting really retarded about this for the dumbest of reasons.
Relientk77  +   923d ago
Who cares? we saw the games, thats what its really about
Pyrrhus  +   923d ago
' There was "nothing mind-blowing", although the announcement "wasn't exactly disappointing". Sadly "plenty of the things on our most-wanted list were notably absent" - like the actual console itself. "The PlayStation 4's price and specific launch dates were conspicuously left out, as well." '

The trend of the article seems to follow that they wished EVERYTHING would have been revealed. Sounds like someone feels entitled. Realistically, its quite sad that people cant put the obvious together (i.e. Sony saving some information for latter events) and would rather bitch and moan about a non-issue.
deanobi  +   922d ago
We didn't get shown the cover though :/
abc1233  +   922d ago
1. I couldn't care less if it's just a black box with PS4 written on it in pencil, don't know about the writers but I tend to look at the TV when playing games.

2. You were an idiot for expecting the price to be revealed at this point

3. They are clearly still working on the Gaikai services so they couldn't have given a specific release date even if they wanted to.
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Rainstorm81  +   922d ago
I was discussing this absurdity with some buddies and I came to the realization that I have never cared about what any console I have ever purchased looked like.

If anything, the main make or break form factor is the Controller...and the DS4 looks great
LightofDarkness  +   922d ago
Actually, it's more like if she demonstrated 30 seconds of a song or two, then didn't show you what the CD looks like. As in, "who cares"?

Anything for a few hits, eh? It's going to be a shiny black box with ps4 written on it.
deanobi  +   922d ago
It might not be black?
Genuine-User  +   922d ago
Yeah nearly 7 million views on YouTube is invisible. Sigh

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

These sort of articles should NOT be approved.
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DigitalSmoke  +   922d ago
Hahaha what a dum dum.
He's just pissed that Microsoft is in the dark now and have choice but to guess on whats cool looking.

I wont be surpriced if they released the Xbox in an actual square box. . . .
Ilovetheps4  +   922d ago
I would more compare it to the artist giving you a few samples of the music on the CD without showing you the cover art. And really, who cares that much about the cover art? I want the CD for the music.
50Terabytespersec  +   922d ago
The 8GB of ram was the Deal maker for me!! This PS4 will now be be the system of choice.
This along with the Xperia ZL! Sony is about to return to its glory days!
Having been deeply offended to find the fact Sony only made one (FULL) Gran Tourismo game on PS3.. I figured that Sony did not live up to their PS3 promise..I was going to Jump ship.. but I said if they don't put in 8 GB of Fast Ram in PS4! I wont even bother looking. But now Sony Got it Right!!!

I am excited for Sony and they are Doing amazing things once again..
4K and Bravia Technology!, Their Superior Slim Aps-C Cameras and Theater SXRD Projectors and HDFC Cameras!!Bluray Technology,
Now ad to the list !
PS4 and Xperia Zl!!!
My mouth is watering!!Thank You Sony!
ceballos77mx  +   922d ago
If they had shown the system, release date and price they wouldn't have anything to show the rest of the year, and loose the thunder to MS reveal.

Its like the movies when they show you a teaser or preview, you don't get angry because they didn't show the whole movie.
Rainstorm81  +   922d ago
Sorry meant to agree....damn touch screen devices

+bubs
xursz  +   922d ago
Agreed. Microsoft will have to show off a TON to top the PS4 reveal. Hopefully they can pull it off so we have two amazing systems this gen.

edit: *three ..Sorry, Wiiu.
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Twinzclipz  +   922d ago
HELL YEAH i want Kinnect 2.0 this hardware is a Masterpiece
I LOVE KINNECT , HALO and Gears of War ouh i Forget i love Call of Duty and all this kind of Stuff , AMERICA FUCK YEAH (sarcasm) -_-
Twinzclipz  +   922d ago
FUCK YOU N4G
ironmonkey  +   922d ago
People are mad. Their dearest consoles are gonna be shit compared to ps4. Cry more cause i get joy just reading them.

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