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Submitted by PrivateRyan 548d ago | news

Sony: "We're Not Saying PS4 Is A Man's Machine And That's The End Of It"

NowGamer: PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara address the focus on core genres at the PlayStation 4 unveiling and how the console's appeal will be broad like PS3. (PS3, PS4, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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Agent Smith  +   548d ago | Funny
"We're Not Saying PS4 Is A Man's Machine ..... But It's A Man's Machine"
Knight_Crawler  +   548d ago | Funny
So kids, gilrs and women are left out.

What about dogs? my dog plays games atleast 4 times a week.
jtenma  +   548d ago | Funny
How much are you selling your dog for?
inveni0  +   548d ago | Funny
All machines are "man machines". Except for dildos. Those are for girls.
Deputydon  +   547d ago
I was playing Killzone 2 one time and I set my controller down to answer my phone, my dog jumped up on the couch and landed on the controller which then fired a shot into a guy rounding a corner and killed him.

Weinerdogs for the win.
RememberThe357  +   547d ago
Doctor Pepper 10! It's not for women!

lol@the disagrees for inveni0, it looks like N4G is a freaky ass place when the lights turn off.
Septic  +   547d ago
Is he implying that core games are for males only?
fatstarr  +   547d ago
technically, MEN and Teenage Males and young boys have and still do dominate the gaming industry.

know your gaming demographic, release the ps4 in all pink everything and I guarantee it wont sell 1/2 as much as it should.
Mykky  +   547d ago
What kind of games does he play? Sleeping Dogs? I'm sure he can't wait for Watch Dogs!
SilentNegotiator  +   547d ago
Knack looked gender neutral.

And who decided that ladies can't enjoy some Killzone?
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uuaschbaer  +   547d ago
@inveni0

Bitch please. Dildos are for everyone.
FamilyGuy  +   548d ago
The Witness, Knack and that Media Molecule puppet show all make the question of the PS4s variety in game genres pointless.

It, like its predecessors, will have something for everyone.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   547d ago
A man appreciates Sony variety. A man's appreciation for variety and new IP is why he will buy PS4 day one and trust a company's first party stable.
Crazyglues  +   547d ago
You don't have to say it, I'll say it for you Sony

"Hell yeah it is!"... LoL

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Crazyglues  +   547d ago
I was just kidding - wow people on this site are too sensitive... -but all jokes aside-

Of course it's for everyone why else do you think they make games like little big planet... or some of the casual games on PSN

-But does it appeal to the hard-core Gamer sure, that's one of the things I love about it.. We might be the core audience -But at the end of the day it's for everybody or anybody who is a gamer.. if you play games or Love watching movies you will enjoy the PS4
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BABYLEG   547d ago | Offensive
Mounce  +   547d ago
I'm not going to say PS4's an alien....?

But it's aliens.
Dannycr  +   547d ago
Im pretty sure this comes as a response to the incredibly stupid articles released by a Kotaku writer criticizing the fact that, during Sony's presentation, all presenters and on-stage people were guys and no a single woman was found there.
miyamoto  +   548d ago
A Man's Console,yeah!
"You Want to Die With a Man's Gun, Not a Little Sissy Gun Like This!"

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
http://www.hark.com/clips/b...
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TimmyShire  +   548d ago
As long as they focus on core games I'm happy. That's basically how I'm deciding which next-gen console to buy first: who has the most core games on launch.
TechnicianTed  +   547d ago
What is a 'core' game?
kupomogli  +   547d ago
A new term coined during this gen of gaming after the Wii became popular, bringing a bunch of casual gamers. Core games are apparently games that are more complex, atleast according to Wikipedia. FPS games are complex?

But also according to Wikipedia. Casual games are games that will appeal to casual gamers. Wow. Really? They later mention it's games that are easy to get into, but seriously, that first line cracked me up.

I'd honestly put FPS as casual games. I'd go back in time and b****slap whoever made the term "hardcore games" and its current meaning popular, because now you have people who don't play anything but FPS running around saying they're hardcore gamers, etc, etc.

Prior to the term hardcore being thrown around left and right. I always thought a hardcore gamer was someone who played and collects a lot more video games than the average person.
Bebedora  +   547d ago
It's a core and it's hard and...smells alot. Can obviously be applied to game somewhere.
Dailynch  +   548d ago
PS4 is for men and for wo-men, well, they can have a GBA. Silly thing to say.
GribbleGrunger  +   548d ago
Remove that hyphen, sir. Tis a disgrace.
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r21  +   548d ago
Wow, so much attention to this Fergal Gara person.
dredgewalker  +   548d ago
Real men don't have time to play games......
Studio-YaMi  +   548d ago
Ummm WHAT !? so if a man plays video games then he's NOT a real man ??

What kind of logic .. I don't even ...!
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Donnieboi  +   548d ago
Really? But u made time to make an n4g account and amass a huge amount of bubbles in that time. So, what's up with that?
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cleverusername  +   548d ago
And yet u have time to open multiple accounts to comment and bubble up yourself on a GAMING website? Not a waste of time at all!!
dredgewalker  +   547d ago
Kindly ask the mods how many accounts I have here and please get a sense of humor cause I didn't think I'd need to put a sarcasm symbol with that one :)
Ju  +   548d ago
LOL. Yep, still n4g. Looking at comment, agree:disagree ratio and the comments below. Yep. Still here. Ha ha ha.
Baka-akaB  +   548d ago
They sit on a tv couch getting fat with beers ?
Hicken  +   548d ago
I dunno what a TV couch is, but I'd like to get fat with beers.
dredgewalker  +   547d ago
Exactly! Jesus, people here don't know me very well :P
SheenuTheLegend  +   547d ago
real gals don't stop men frm playing games
here ya go bitch
Omni-Tool  +   547d ago
Oddly, I agree. A real man works his entire life away to provide for his family and never has time to or for himself.

I rebuke this current ideology of what a "real" man should be.

Off topic: I'm kinda new here, what do these bubbles mean?
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xursz  +   547d ago
Bubbles determine how much comments you're aloud per thread. You lose them by making comments which generally don't contribute. You can read more about it in the FAQ page located down at the bottom.
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Axecution  +   547d ago
^ What xursz said.

Also you can bubble people up/down by clicking the green plus or red minus on their comment.

<getting off topic sort of xD>
It's really quite a dumb system since people seem to bubble up/down simply based off whether they agree or disagree; which affects how many times you're allowed to comment in general. Generally it's not that big of a deal and only the trolls hit 1 bubble but i dunno i've seen some actual intelligent conversations just simply end because people ran out of bubbles.

It's just dumb lmao. I mean i've got 5 so im not really complaining haha but still. ...Don't comment here 2 more times asking about the bubble or talking about sexism in games or else you're screwed!
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Killabites  +   547d ago
I think he means married men.
WipedOut89  +   548d ago
Of course they wouldn't alienate half the market. But I don't know many girls who get hot over Killzone specs.
Baka-akaB  +   548d ago
I know 4 who did . But still i saw 3x times more interested or intrigued by stuff like Knack , the media molecule demo and Witness
DigitalSmoke  +   548d ago | Well said
Its an absulute MAN'S machine.

PS1 Boy
PS2 Kid
PS3 Young Adult
PS4 GROWN ASS MAN!

I made this viseo some Time ago.
Sony send me a box of goody's for it.

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MasterCornholio   548d ago | Trolling | show
miyamoto  +   548d ago
Most epic PlayStation video I have ever seen!

We are not worthy, Digital Smoke.

Smoke 'em!

PlayStation is the world's greatest!
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Talamak  +   548d ago
Lol Epic video man
NexGen  +   547d ago
What, some DB sitting there with sunglasses indoors (lol sepia filter?) in a dumpy apartment? This is epic to you?
Raccoon  +   547d ago
@NexGen

we as individuals define things like "epic" individually... "epic" to you might be a wild Cambodian goat humping a leopard while they bathe in mud... yet epic to us is this man's courage to express his respect and admiration for a company that has provided him with irreplaceable moments thought out his life.

sure he doesn't own a Hollywood studio and a multi-million marketing campaign like other average "epic" folks but he does have an epic opinion that surely came across as well as any other.

with that said the real tampon here is you to come here and try and take away the little yet deserved credit this gamer has received...
Septic  +   547d ago
Lol Wtf?! Why would anyone........ah whatever. Each to their own. At least you got some goodies. Will you be making a video now, as a 'grown ass man'?
xursz  +   547d ago
Seems to me he's implying he would like some goodies. I could be wrong though.
PurpHerbison  +   547d ago
DigitalSmoke, your post actually makes a lot of sense. I wish I had a medal to give you. Young adults make the most mistakes, as it is these crucial mistakes that you learn from to press you forward into Grown Ass Manhood. This explains why I didn't enjoy the PS3 nearly as much. Perhaps there is hope for the PS4 and I after all.
theDECAY  +   548d ago
WOMAN! Woah man! Wooooaaaaaahhhh man.

She was a thief.
You gotta belief.
She stole my heart and my cat.
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theDECAY  +   547d ago
Two people don't like "So I Married An Axe Murderer." Jeez.
JayD-1K  +   547d ago
one of my all time favorite movies! my wife just loves the poems in it! to funny!

"he's head is as big as a planet"

and the undercover cop dressed like a pimp???!!! toooo funny!!!!

i'll have to pull that VHS out.
theDECAY  +   547d ago
@Jay

Yeah the ridiculous of this article reminded me of the poem. Haha.

I love the, "Excuse me, I ordered the large Cappucinno. HELLO!"
Fishy Fingers  +   548d ago
Makes sense to concentrate on the core gamers early into a new gen. They're the ones who are likely to be lining up to drop big money on your new system. As the price comes down, interest in family/casual will increase. Much like this or any other gen.
andibandit  +   548d ago
For their own sake(not us gamers) they really need to appeal to everyone because those first impressions just seem to linger on for years like PS3 launch price and Xbox RROD.
Swiftfox  +   547d ago
Are you suggesting women can not or could not be a part of the “core” audience? Are you also implying men can not or could not be part of the “casual” crowd?
The idea of “core” being synonymous with “male” is a misguided one not only for companies like Sony, but for the gaming community as well. Same is true for the concept of “casual” being synonymous with “women.” It's doing far more harm than good.
ThyMagicSword  +   548d ago
I do not understand why the Ps4 is a "mans console" for some of you and others are just for woman and kids. I did not feel like a "man", while I was watching the Playstation Meeting, but I felt something different, when I saw the reaction of some PS fanboys/girls, they got easily overexcited like some 15-years old. @dredgewalker, "real men dont have time to play videogames", who or what are those "real men"? What are you talking about? Todays medias are nearly for everyone, those big companies know how to fish "real men"/woman/kids/young adults/nearly young adults/granpas/grandmas/my cousin/my dog... everyone. Just put the "right" bait on the fish pole and swooop, you have a lot of fish.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   548d ago
PS4 is a sausage fest.
ThyMagicSword  +   548d ago
I prefer real sausage, at least it has some important function.
capnjoe217  +   547d ago
You prefer real sausage over a sausage fest? WHAT STRAIGHT MAN DOESN'T?!!!! And if your penis doesn't have an important function (assuming you're a guy) then you might want to get that checked out.
KillNr3load14  +   548d ago
Just like spike tv.

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medman  +   548d ago
????
Bathyj  +   548d ago
well, its this mans machine
NastyLeftHook0  +   548d ago
da mans
o-Sunny-o  +   547d ago
PS4 It's a gamers machine end of story.
You want a "entertainment" machine tune in to Microsoft Event WindowsXbox.
ichimaru  +   547d ago
Microsoft manages to find it's self in another Sony article's comment section
Conzul  +   547d ago
Can't talk about God without talking about the devil, now, can ya?
arbitor365  +   547d ago
i dont think the whole conference was "hardcore male gamers only." there are casuals in my family who were interested. my mom is hyped about "the witness" and she doesnt play many games
baraka007  +   547d ago
everything you people fight about is stupid... sorry but someone on here had to say it ;P
C0MPUT3R  +   547d ago
It is business as usual for SONY, they will have games for everyone just like PS1, PS2, & PS3.
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You got to like the consistency.
jakmckratos  +   547d ago
It's a machine for anyoen who wants an amazing hi tech new console experience, an awesome interface for all your entertainment wants and most importantly the continued support of quality and diverse exclusives.

Therefore...yeah it's pretty much a man machine. Cooking Mama and Let's Dance are on the Wii.
SpinalRemains138  +   547d ago
Well of course not.

Any machine which plays little puppets slamming on tiny drum sets when I 'Move' them to, is definitely aimed @ kids. Not men.

The machine will be well rounded and multi-fun. For all intents though, it is a men among boys. It's powerful and smells like aftershave.
ame22  +   547d ago
Would totally slip in a perfume advert "PS4 FOR Men".
Mathew9R   547d ago | Spam
haggishurler  +   547d ago
LittleBigPlanet.
Rageanitus  +   547d ago
If it is anything like the PS3.... yes it is a "man's" machine. It does so much more than just gaming. It brings a lot of entertainment beyond just gaming from one machine
ShaunCameron  +   547d ago
Maybe it can bring the industry back to its former glory when developers had some semblance of integrity. I'm looking forward to what exclusives will grace the PS4.
Conquerbeard  +   547d ago
I don't know why people are saying it's a man machine - he clearly states that they want it to be a "very broad machine". I mean, a machine for broads sounds like a nice change of pace.
Welcome2Die  +   547d ago
Real men play on Xbox, and Im not a real man!
sackboyhappy  +   547d ago
and i'm not saying "yaba daba doo" oh wait i just did :(
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