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Submitted by get2sammyb 1051d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation 4 Catches Second Wind at GDC

Push Square: "Sony’s decision to announce the PlayStation 4 early is looking smarter all of the time. While its competitors prompt ire from parts of the media and the development community for locking their next generation endeavours behind closed doors, the PlayStation manufacturer is currently strutting around San Francisco at the Game Developers Conference, where it’s sealing deals and revealing new games." (PS4)

NatureOfLogic  +   1051d ago | Well said
It seems that Sony is making all the right moves for next gen.
JoGam  +   1051d ago | Well said
I swear, If i had to choose 1 console, 1 company, l would choose Sony. Honestly lets forget this gen and only look at what Sony been doing the weeks leading up to the February reveal of PS4. From advertising, to friendly hardware, to getting delvelopers excited, and pretty much guaranteeing the future with indies, Sony has done everything right. I mean why not be excited sheesh? If the hype train is the new term for excitement, then where do i buy a damn ticket?
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VonBraunschweigg  +   1051d ago
Boarding trains without tickets huh? And let's not forget this gen, let's enjoy it some more. Between MotorStorm and Ascension I played some pretty good games over the years.
darthv72  +   1051d ago | Well said
This is what we need
I like positive stories on this site. There is positives in almost anything but lately it was as if there was such a focus on the nagative side of things we didnt even know yet.

Meaning all the doom and gloom for the next xbox when it hasnt been revealed. i swear it was taking up so much of peoples time that it was overshadowing the good stuff that needed to be reported.

Like this article of Sony and indie game development. its a win win for all gamers. indie games are some of my favorite. Be it for psn, xbl or wiiware, you have to admit that these guys are creative thinkers. something that we have been in need of for a long time.

Not to say the big companies arent creative but lately they have been playing it safe with the call of duty's and the increasing number of sequels or hd remakes of popular games. We need more risk takers and the indie community is where those takers are turning into givers.

No matter the platform, if we can continue to get a steady stream of fresh original creative content then we all win.
miyamoto  +   1051d ago
PS4 = PositiveStation 4
Godz Kastro  +   1050d ago
no sir, I am not going to conveniently forget this gen. Talk is just that talk. When the system is in my home and I am playing it I will decide then. Thnx
StrongMan  +   1051d ago
Yep. Sony is red hot with core gamers.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   1051d ago
Sony were smart to do this, they probably thought about it and realised that if they did it before GDC and E3, they would have room for more major stuff to tell us
WitWolfy  +   1051d ago
I dunno... Sony always does this before E3. Shows off all their new titles too early and by the time E3 comes there's nothing more to brag about...

Im hoping they leave all the heavy hitters for E3 so they still have more to blow us away with when E3 arrives this time...
DOMination-  +   1051d ago
They've really been guilty of that the last two years but i have a good vibe that this tear they still have some good things to reveal.
kneon  +   1050d ago
I don't expect too many new announcements for E3, sure we'll finally see what the PS4 looks like and there will be a few new games.

But this approach of trickling out new info for months before e3 is actually a good strategy. By doing it this way they make sure that they are always in the news. If they just did everything at e3 then the it would all be over in a couple of weeks. Plus many announcements would get lost in the noise.
Alcohog  +   1050d ago

There is a reason they do that. Things get drowned in the E3 news blitz. You get more exposure and maintain momentum by spreading it out. It's a marketing strategy.
stuna1  +   1051d ago
The fact that Sony made a pre-emptive strike has put them in a good position to control the gaming battle ground and all moves made by competitors would be in response of that!

Many may not like it, but as of now Sony has the better hand.
PS4isKing_82  +   1051d ago
I know right. This is how Sony used to do during ps1/ps2 days. It feels like they already have next gen on lockdown and it hasnt even launched yet. I feel the ps4 will surpass the ps2 as the best console ever. It certainly has the potential as everyone can't stop talking about it now.

Go Sony!!!!!
ps3_pwns  +   1051d ago
sadly there are still some gamers out there who will make the wrong move with this gen and the next and buy yet another system that doesnt maximize there entertainment center and the gaming needs of a hardcore gamer. Everyone will be playing on the ps4 next gen and there will be a lot more exclusives and exclusive content on the ps4. it is inevitable. im still trying to figure out the way some of these guys think though lol. 90% of gaming news is new playstation games and exclusives and consoles and the other 10% xbox360 multiplats and xbox live fees. the logical choice one shouuld make under these circumstances is a ps4 future for all!!
Themba76  +   1051d ago
I do like where the PS4 is headed (this is an xbox gamer talkin here) mainly cus I'm a hardcore gamer been doing it fo 30 yr's. It seems like microsoft may go for the casual crowd you know the type that play nothing but COD on consoles and angrybirds on there ios devices.So I might have to consider sony. Also PS2 is not the best system ever it's the super nintendo.
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InMyOpinion  +   1050d ago
I want to see what MS has on offer before making any decisions. I have no idea what they have to show since they haven't announced anything yet.

It seems like the rational thing to do, unless you swear allegiance to Sony or some other company.
rainslacker  +   1050d ago
If Sony is the only one providing news on their new console right now then obviously it's going to look better for them.

I'm definitely getting a PS4, but still want to see what MS has to offer, and it may be worth waiting on their announcement before writing them off.
abzdine  +   1051d ago
good to see huge corp like Sony learning from their mistakes, it's only good for the future.
Bumpmapping  +   1051d ago
Playstation 4 Life this is why the Playstation brand is one the most popular brands in gaming because Sony caters to gamers first.
1nsomniac  +   1051d ago
...yea...lets just forget the last 7 years existed...
saint_seya  +   1051d ago
Your point 1nsomniac?
The last 7 years i saw great games on ps3.. so idk what are you talking about..
Jessewb  +   1051d ago
I don't get what you're getting at. Even these last 7 years, neither Nintendo or Xbox cared about core gamers more than Sony, and specially near the end Microsoft really went overboard with Kinect.
1nsomniac  +   1051d ago
Sorry, forgot where I was...
Axe99  +   1051d ago
I've got a PC, 360 and PS3, and had a Wii, and for someone that likes more than just arcade shooters, the PS3 was my go-to console, and when I wasn't in the mood for strategy games (I'm not into MMOs mind) my go-to entertainment device. The Wii's core game library was thin, while the 360's exclusives library was very narrow (deep, but narrow - noting I've got a PC, so when I say 'exclusive', I mean not available anywhere else, not just not available on console).

At the end of the day, if I was stuck with just one of those platforms, I'd have taken the PS3. If it was two, it'd be PS3 and PC. In that context, a comment like "let's just forget the last 7 years existed" suggests you were only barely aware what was happening in them ;).
Hicken  +   1051d ago
You forgot not everyone like Halo, Forza, and Gears?
Ezz2013  +   1051d ago

*yea...lets just forget the last 7 years existed*

why would any one do that ?!
ps3 have been awesome since 2008
for me it was by far the best console this gen

*Sorry, forgot where I was*

nice comeback /S
insomnium2  +   1051d ago
That's real classy. First say something against facts and rational thinking. Then brush the counterarguments off by saying "Sorry, forgot where I was... ".

Too bad for you your comeback is not quite as powahfull since noone went apeshit cause of your comment. Sadface.

I tell you internet is the only place where these cowards have any balls.
ps3_pwns  +   1051d ago
the last 7 years was great and guess which console is still standing and going strong with even more exclusives and games then ever before the playstation 3. the wii dead, the x360 on multiplat life support.
ps3 beyond 2 souls, the last of us, god of war acension, KH HD collection, final fantasy X HD collection, ni no kuni, one piece kaizou muso, sly cooper 4 at lowered price exlcusive game content everywhere.
dont forget blueray movie capabilities love watching the avengers phase one collection on blueray
im done with you and the same 3 games a year on the x360. halo, cod, and gears lol pathetic.
Blackdeath_663  +   1051d ago
the last 7 year were great
ICECREAM  +   1051d ago
Now I' am convinced that they can do wonders with Gaikai.

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down
StinKyNuGz  +   1051d ago
Gamers first awesome
BitbyDeath  +   1051d ago
Is the PS4 conference today or tomorrow?
ABizzel1  +   1051d ago | Helpful
I don't think it's a conference, but Sony was suppose to announce something on Wednesday.

MGS Phantom Pain / Ground Zero / 5?
BitbyDeath  +   1051d ago
Thanks, have a helpful bubble.
azshorty2003  +   1050d ago
Holy Crap! I've been remembering All week, and today rolls around and I almost forgot it's tonight. Thanks for reminding me!
Felonycarclub8  +   1051d ago
Its tomorrow and if am right they are talking about ps4 and its supposed to be an hour long, I wonder if they will show any games.
YodaCracker  +   1051d ago
Sony pretty much had to take the initiative and announce the PS4 first. Microsoft is in a much more comfortable position this time around to sit back and see what the competition is up to. Things sure have changed dramatically for these companies over the course of one gen; transfer of power and all.
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MysticStrummer  +   1051d ago
If power was transferred it was to Nintendo. Unfortunately it appears they're headed back down the ladder now but WiiU's not dead quite yet. MS started off first in sales and they gained market share, but now they're struggling to hold onto second, if they haven't already been bumped to third. Either way they'll be in third before the end of the race, assuming sales stay like they are and have been for a long time. Of course compared to last gen MS would have had to do something pretty drastic not to gain market share, while Sony's domination last gen made it all but impossible for them not to lose market share. In any case, market share will reset to zero and we'll see what happens then. Sony definitely wanted to get their next gen console in the public minds first and so far it's worked out for them, but anything can happen.
darthv72  +   1051d ago
its weird but
i dont think MS is as concerned with how they finish. I mean they really made some efforts to be a more serious role in this console generation. they surpassed their 1st xbox by a significant margin.

They slowed the growth of sony but at the same time both sony and MS watched as nintendo took the sales lead in the one market neither of them really took seriously...casual entertainment.

So in the end (if this is the end) MS can look at the market share they achieved and still call it a success. If MS decided to not make a 3rd system but instead focus on making PC/Tablet/phone gaming their platform of choice then so be it.

They had a good run and no one can deny them that feeling of success. Sort of, go out on top rather than risk losing out on a 3rd system like all other console companies have done.
S2Killinit  +   1051d ago
not if consumer consensus is any indication. In the past three years Microsoft has been dealt a big blow. the reason I can point to is that their model of purchasing exclusivity no longer suffices since Sony was able to match (and as of right now exceed) xbox in hardware sales. That meant Microsoft would have had to pay even more for those exclusives or timed exclusives whereas Sony has a huge arsenal of first party development constantly pumping out exclusive games. This IMO is the reason why Microsoft left the core gaming, because they could no longer compete in the same arena (hardcore games) so they adopted a new approach, which was to aim for casual gamers to maintain hardware sales, And make profit(of course). So your argument about Sony having to come out first because they were in a "disadvantages" position is somewhat faulty. If you think about it, Right this minute, which company seems to be on the rise? answer is Playstation. if both companies were to be forbidden from coming out with new consoles, Sony would be in a better position at this moment.
T2  +   1051d ago
Look I own a 360 and its an ok system but ms is beginning to look just slightly absent this entire year ... The silence is deafening especially given the bad rumours they havent discredited. Im sure the nextbox will be a fine media machine but ms better get off their ass soon. Once ps4 preorders start up its looking like a bum rush on that console... They could sell a million on black Friday alone
JoGam  +   1051d ago
Dude ur right. E3 is around the corner but at this point I don't know what to think about MS. I believe a 720 exist but where the hell is it? Guess E3 is the last hope. Again if they do announce the new system at E3 hopefully its would be a good show. I believe both MS and Sony can co-exist.
maniacmayhem  +   1051d ago
Well there is a countdown on their site counting down till E3.

I mean if that's not proof enough.
No FanS Land  +   1051d ago
Microsoft will announce the 720 at tokyo game show of course.
edonus   1051d ago | Spam
AnotherProGamer  +   1051d ago
Theres going to be a hurricane at E3
iGamerZero24  +   1051d ago
A Storm is coming Mr Wayne.........
RandomDude655  +   1051d ago
Kaz Hurai:The SONY wasn't needed anymore. We won.
Ken Kutaragi: Based on a lie. Now this evil... rises from where we tried to bury it. The SONY has to come back.
Kaz Hurai: What if he doesn't exist any more?
Ken Kutaragi: He must... he must...
mochachino  +   1051d ago
Looks like Sony is placing Devs first with PS4, which translates to gamers first. Very excited.
uyweuiiusdhf   1051d ago | Spam
DaCandyman  +   1051d ago
Sony is definitely doing what they did when psone first came out. Ever heard of kileak the DNA impairative??? Bloody Roar??? the Die Hard Trilogy???
stuntman_mike  +   1051d ago
seems like sony are going all out for next gen.
BabyTownFrolics  +   1051d ago
akaFullMetal  +   1051d ago
Wow Sony is really coming back strong next gen, easy to develop and lots of support. This will be very nice very every ps4 owner.
USMC_POLICE  +   1051d ago
I did forget about halo forza and gears because I was to busy with killzone granturismo and warhawk or socom (RIP) to notice the Xbox counterparts.
izumo_lee  +   1051d ago
The longer Microsoft remains silent the more free publicity Sony & the PS4 has. All the news you have seen lately is very PS4 focused cause that is all you have to discuss when dealing with next gen consoles.

Sony is using all this free time to encourage developers both Indie & major to make games for their systems. They have opened up their once very closed system to anybody who wants to 'self publish' on any Sony machine. They have garnered overwhelmingly positive developer feedback that bold well for a lot of games coming to Sony platforms.

Microsoft's silence is like a double edged sword. It may prove to be them hinting at something big or if whatever they announce does not live up to what Sony has done expect a lot of media backlash.

Sony is taking the opportunity that Microsoft has generously provide & has ran with it. This sets them up to be very successful when next gen starts.
edonus   1051d ago | Spam
ironmonkey  +   1051d ago
somehow i have a feeling ms will come out with a powerful console and sell it for cheap but make it back with its service. what do you think? but as of right now sony is ruling the game indusrty.
WitWolfy  +   1051d ago
*face palm*

Freaking fanboys with their Batman quotes
DigitalSmoke  +   1050d ago
Face palm (unoriginal)
Fanboys (even less unoriginal)

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inFAMOUS_KRATOS  +   1051d ago
im not portable gamer. but this good news for the fans of vita, i will be grabbing few of this titles, especially puzzle games, those settles kids down.. trust me lol
Father__Merrin  +   1050d ago
ps3 has been the best console this gen with the most games etc, look at the upcoming game lots of new ip's beyond souls, the last of us.

look at wii its gone, look at 360 hardly any games the ones that come out are same franchises revolving every year

ps4 will be no different, best games
Vithar  +   1050d ago
positive vibes, me likey :)
despair  +   1050d ago
Its a bit unnerving that Sony seems to be hitting all the sweet spots for next gen. I'm just anxiously waiting to see if they make a misstep somewhere.
GasTankKiller  +   1050d ago
I have to agree with most of the comments here. Sony has finally done something right with its early announcement of the PS4. I personally haven't been this excited about a new gaming system since the N64 release. Yes, its been that long.

Can't wait for E3!
GABRIEL1030  +   1050d ago
Hit'em hard PS4¡
lovegames718  +   1050d ago
This is nothing......

Wait until you guys see the thunder and goodies Sony is bringing to E3!!!!!!!

All the haters duck because the shrapnel is going to catch you and this go out to the....

Star fox 17

and other haters on this site!!!!!
Kidmyst  +   1050d ago
Sony leave some for E3! Besides showing the actual console look, leave some goodies and un announced major titles for us to drool over!
pete007  +   1050d ago
sony announces a controller and some game renders God knows on what Platform.....

sony announces the magic 8GB GDDR5, against the early leaked 4 and the world goes crazy

sony announces a bounch of new features and the world goes even crazier.................later sony whispers.... not all of the features will be present on launch.....AKA ps home!!! etc

sony are doing every thing right!!!....... FUCK!! they are a business company!! they live to make money for god sake!!
they have no choice but to follow this way this time, and i am glad they did, but lets not call them the winners,
not yet
on top of everything, the all mighty MSFT is watching everything and now they have a last word to say.
you SONYconsoboys, you´re excited to see what sony brings to E3, right?
what about what MSFT could bring or announce?
do you think they´re afraid ?
they laugh at sony at this very moment,they have all of their teams working on next gen titles for 2 yesrs time, even more maybe!
their launch will be crushing, do not believe they go casual, they never did,
it will be interesting to see, sony putted all on microsoft hands and now what?
a storm is aproaching.....
ICECREAM  +   1050d ago

Remember these words guys.
These are the last famous words of General Pete before he marched to save the almighty MSFT.
Sad I never heard of him afterwards.

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