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All PS4 Systems Get The Playroom, the PlayStation Camera & Phone Billing for Content on PSN

For all those who have preordered the PS4 as their holiday next-gen console of choice, there's an added feature in the device that you're getting: the Playroom. (PS4)

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JoGam  +   877d ago
Great, thats good to know.
abzdine  +   877d ago
yes great! thank you Sony for this nice tech
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shivvy24  +   876d ago
i was gonna get the camera anyway lol :D now its $460 ! still $40 less than X1
lawgone  +   876d ago
Read the article. The camera is not coming with the PS4. I'm sure I'll get voted down for stating a fact but oh well. Anyone voting this down is showing their own blind loyalty and ignorance.
CommonSense  +   876d ago
Well that's pretty much the entire N4G community.

"There's consumer flexibility," he said in the interview quoted by VG 24/7. "We have a camera which will build some great consumer experiences, especially when it's used in conjunction with the DualShock 4, but we're not mandating that, or forcing that purchase on the consumer."

This is just another way of saying we're including features that require that you have a device that is sold separately. Suddenly the price gap isn't quite as big. And, the functionality of the eyetoy is rather limited by comparison.

...not that it matters to me, i have no desire for either device. I don't want sony and MS watching me while i'm watching porn or picking my nose or scratching my ass.
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rob20090  +   876d ago
Well according to we will be using this feature in November.

Taken straight from their product page:

"The PS4 console will ship free on release date this November."
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alb1899  +   876d ago
Without The camera :). IT shows that The price was just change because of Microsoft.......SONY was scare to compete with the same price!
Ghoul  +   876d ago
you have no clue.....

console prices are decided MONTHS before an announcement.
the whole production pipeline and contractors have to fit in.

ms and sony made the price on theyre own calculation and marketing.

Its called business, and yes i work in highend consumer productions with very stiff competition, same problem same approach
alb1899  +   876d ago
You have no clue....

It is clear that they had plan A and plan B but that's a good thing!
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   876d ago
yea sure thing alb1899
alb1899  +   876d ago
IT just make sense to me but is jus an opinion.
MariaHelFutura  +   876d ago
Why would they be scared to compete?

Microsoft had a year a headstart w/ the 360 and still came in 3rd spending hundreds of millions more in advertising. The ps2 outsold the Xbox. The ps4 is going to do the same. If you wanta know why Microsoft dislikes Sony so much, look no further. Same goes for their fanbase.
Sitdown  +   876d ago
So are we saying the articles were a lie that stated they were contacted by Sony and changed the SKU because the camera was being dropped.....which allowed for the significant price drop?
alb1899  +   876d ago
You are blind if you don't see how much Microsoft grow with the 360!
So you think microsoft hates SONY but SONY LOVES MICROSOFT?
Jus asking!
I can have 400 disagrees and I don't care, I will always say what I think not what you want.
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MariaHelFutura  +   876d ago | Well said
No, right now Sony loves Microsoft. They are their best form of advertising. Microsoft opens their mouths, Sony looks better and better.
fermcr  +   876d ago
The funny thing is that the PS3 sold more then the X360 (i think!), but Microsoft made much more money with the X360 then Sony with the PS3... in fact Sony lost a lot of money with the PS3. Only the last year or two it became profitable, the years before the PS3 had heavy losses.
CerebralAssassin  +   876d ago
Yes they had plan A and plan B.

plan A: undercut microsoft everystep of the way.

Plan B: repeat plan A at all cost!!. Remove the camera!!
alb1899  +   876d ago

You are totally right! :)
ZeroX9876  +   876d ago
Well add the camera if you want, its still only a grand total of 460 $ which is less than the x1 plus not mandatory.
gigoran  +   876d ago
You remember how Microsoft did a 180 and removed all the things they loved about their new system but the public hated? Yeah... they were too scared to release the system as they had originally intended. Nice try anyway Microboy
Thomaticus  +   876d ago are really something.
yeahokchief  +   876d ago
Sony is for the gamers. Say what you will about them both being businesses to make money. But they both had a choice.

Microsoft went the route that Nintendo went offering all these services most Core gamers do not want because we already have them on our phones and tablets etc. Sony went ALLOUT on GAMES, DEVELOPERS and GAMERS. End of story. They singlehandedly forced microsofts hand in curbing their policies until the next nextgen.

We asked for a system WITH A GAME for $500 and SONY DELIVERED!! =) Look back at my post history. $500 with a game. Asked and delivered.

That's the system, a game and a PS+ sub to play that game with online multiplayer and also grant you over $1,000 USD worth of free games each year all for $500. Not to mention the steep, steep discounts. I can't count the number of games i've bought this year for anywhere from under $1 to $3. Me and my friends dont have enough time to play all the games we have before PS4 comes out...

It is an unbeatable value. A gtx 780 alone will cost me $650. Here you have a platform with online, a release day game and tons of free games in the future via plus. Thats unbeatable. Even if you're a pc gamer, I say get a PS4 and do both for the exclusives.

The advantage the xb1 has right now is only for the kids who want to play the call of duty map packs first. I believe battlefields map packs also launch first on XB1. But I see this as an advantage for sony players.

By having all the cod heads stick to the xbox we get a better, more open minded community. A more open minded community that will want to play brilliant games like journey, the last of us, flower, gravity rush etc. Games you can only get with Sony.

Also by waiting to buy these games I will get the version that comes loaded with all the dlc for a much lower price. With BF3 you paid 60 at launch and another 30 for the season pass when you could have waited and spent $40 on the full version less than a year later.

So really it depends on what types of games you want to play. If all you play is CoD and Battlefield you might want to go with XB1. Or if you really, really want to play Killer Instinct. Titanfall was honestly the most impressive game on show this E3 in my opinion but I think it will be even better when it releases on PS4 with all of its DLC and its better graphic card/memory.
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yeahokchief  +   876d ago
Really when you cut down all the bullshit from my previous post it comes down to the exclusives. I trust Sony to put out better exclusives that arent all meathead based.

I liked Fable 1, but the series doesnt seem to have improved much and the guy who makes those games is always in the news saying something batshit crazy that makes me want to smack him.

Killer Instinct is their best card right now since Titanfall is a timed exclusive. But this is the same company that pretty much destroyed Rare. They went from making games like Perfect Dark and DKC to Viva Pinata or some other bullshit.

I mean $100 is trivial to me. I don't care that much. It was more the way they actually got me hyped with their stuff i actually want like a controller redesign and good price. They made me want to give them my money.

It might turn out that XB1 actually does have some better exclusives. It really is too soon to call it. But right now you have a choice between which company you want to give your money to. And i'm backing Sony all the way.

Xb1 is really going to be forcing the camera on you a bit more with more kinect based software. Dont misread what im saying though. I think sony will push to sell the camera too or 3rd party will with their games. But I see a lot more motion control games coming on the xb1 compared to the PS4 from microsoft since it is one of their key advantages. Personally I just like playing my games with a good oldfashioned controller. So agian if you like motion control then you might actually want an XB1.

I see the Xb1 as more of the family type device particularly with the family share and the kinect.

This console war will be fantastic because it's going to test the waters for games vs mediacenter/family device. I think the PS4 is going to mop the freaking floor with the XB1 and prove to these companies that we care about the games. Not the bullshit. Case in point: the WiiU's absolutely stellar performance before their e3 game announces. I do believe they can turn it around tho. Smash Bros and DCK TF will be sick. They need to build on that and they definitely need to start hitting the older age groups if they ACTUALLY BELIEVE what Reggie was saying about their software selling the console.

Honestly if you're not making your decision based off exclusives you should just save your moeny and buy a pc.

I probably shouldnt be saying this. I might be giving microsoft ideas on how to suck less which would actually make me want to buy another console. I need to stay off the internet.
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yeahokchief  +   876d ago
I've pretty much covered it from both the angles here.

First post = short term differences on why the ps4 is going to kick ass

Second post = longer term differences why the xb1 may put up a good fight.

And personally the used game dealy doesnt matter to me one bit. I always buy new and actually would have preferred everyone else to. BUt 24 hr checkins are NOT the way to go about it. always on kinect after the NSA revelations also scares me. the guy in the college humor video about the xb1 had a good joke about that one.
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C4RR4NZ4  +   876d ago
the camera is only $60. ps4 still wouldve been cheaper
CommonSense  +   876d ago
"Microsoft had a year a headstart w/ the 360 and still came in 3rd spending hundreds of millions more in advertising. The ps2 outsold the Xbox. The ps4 is going to do the same. If you wanta know why Microsoft dislikes Sony so much, look no further. Same goes for their fanbase."

WTF? where's your idiot reference for this malarkey? if you're talking about worldwide hardware less than a million units, but that's not where the companies make their profit. The profit comes from software and services.

Also, the last part of tht statement is utter hypocrisy. I prefer my 360, but i still play my ps3 all the time. I don't know many 360 fans who hate sony...we just hate their fanboys because you constantly make stuff up and you're completely hypocrites. Everything is a double standard with you people and you come off like you aren't living in reality. As evidenced by your statement and almost every other member of the n4g community.

TLDR: I like PS3, HATE their fanboys.
fermcr  +   876d ago
This just shows that Sony was going to bundle the camera with the PS4 from the get go, with the PS4 being more expensive... After Microsoft's debacle they removed the camera to sell it separately, bringing down the PS4 price. Smart move by Sony.

The playroom requires the camera so most likely most users won't use it, since they won't purchase the camera.
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Miraak82  +   876d ago
It'll mostly likely give incentive for people to buy it though . w/ x1 having kinect as a standerd, 3rd parties can use pretty much use the programing from kinect as an additional option for ps4 games with the pseye almost securing that devs will give utilize it . Either way its a win for sony while giving its consumers options at a lower price on x1s behalf
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PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   876d ago
I fail to see your math. You say with no credibility that the PS4 was originally going to cost more than X1, and that by removing the camera they were able to hit a $400 price point and undercut M$. However, the camera sales for $60. So please show your math and explain how $400 + $60 =/> $500. Maybe them college math courses I took didn't teach me right. So please enlighten me.
Sevir  +   876d ago
Microsoft's Debacle at announcing a 500 console caused
Sony to slash prices and drop an optional accessory 10 hours later? Lmao do you think production road maps are that simple, you think they could have been rehearsing the E3 press conference saw MS announce 500$ then scramble back at Tokyo to revise spending and production and manufacturing just 10 hours later and got the ok?

The f*ck are you on?

These things take months to plan and execute and you'd have to have an airhead with Zero understanding of business and marketing to make such a statement, and it seems that you do. Just a question? Are you in college?
Aceman18  +   876d ago
it's truly sad how there are so many hurt feelings people seem to have because Sony decided to make the camera optional.

let's say they did bundle the camera who's to say the system would have cost $499 when the camera is $60. the system would have cost $450, and that's still cheaper than the xbox.

just because the company you chose to support wanted to destroy our consumer rights by claiming to further the future of gaming with this garbage don't try bringing down the other competition because your favorite company was to damn stupid and greedy.

for people to me who'd rather have their consumer rights taken away from them don't deserved to be called gamers imo. yea i know steam does it, but it took them years to get to this point, and we all know Microsoft were NOT GOING to lower prices of their games.
pete007  +   876d ago
Shut your mouth Sony's lawyer. So i dont deserve To be called a gamer!!
What were my rights taken away??? Were the same rights you toke away from iraky people? Or other Economical invasions all over With your tax money?
Were talking here of entertainment and ways To deliver it. Dont Forget stupid fanboy, a console before you buy it, belongs To its maker, so, youre not invited To buy it if you dont Like it. Get a life, you think Sony Will offer you a free ps4 To compensate your loyal shit work??
Get a Life
Aceman18  +   876d ago

Relax yourself dude it ain't that serious, but since your taking this so personally it looks like you are the easy mark that big companies look for.

I would make this statement about any company who tries to take my consumer rights. You just go right on ahead enjoying being rammed in the rear.
Death  +   876d ago
More about the "consumer rights". I'll never understand why someone will latch on to a particular belief with absolutely no intention if actually knowing what they hold on to. READ your game manual on ANY game. Your so called "rights" are outlined very clearly. Let's ignore the fact you have no clue what you believe you think you know and get crazy, what rights of yours were being stomped on? Steam, itunes, PSN store, Live Marketplace and a whole slew of retailers that deliver content via download adhere to the REAL terms of use outlined in your games user agreement. This is the future of content delivery. If you had issues with ripping your game to your HDD and having access to it anywhere and anytime with out needing the disc, yet still have the ability to trade it in at a retailer, you are going to be one unhappy camper.

Good luck with that.
TAURUS-555  +   876d ago
sony is the best ¡¡¡
Bigpappy  +   877d ago
Misleading title. Makes this sound like a new bundle
KrisButtar  +   877d ago
I thought it was a new bundle at 1st as well
The_Infected  +   877d ago
Same here.
Hicken  +   877d ago | Funny
It says "All systems." How in the hell is that misleading?

DO you distrust stop signs, too? Do you think they actually want you to speed up?
Dee_91  +   877d ago
They stop until it turns green and say go
FrightfulActions  +   877d ago
You seriously don't find that misleading? Or at least see why someone might?

It suggests that all PS4 systems will be getting Playstation Eye. Not the actual article title, mind you, but the title on N4G.

You really don't see how that wording could be confusing and misleading to people?

I can't see what relevance stop signs have to do with it.
humbleopinion  +   876d ago
It's misleading because the title there actually says "All PS4 Systems Get The Playroom & Phone Billing for Content on PSN, More Details on the PlayStation Camera" whereas here it sounds as if the Playstation camera is bundled with every system.
KrisButtar  +   876d ago
When I read the title, it came across to me that they were forcing a camera on everyone like Kinect 2.0 comes with all XB1 systems.

Edit: Stop signs are only suggestions ;)
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Timesplitter14  +   876d ago
"All PS4 Systems Get The Playroom, the PlayStation Camera & Phone Billing for Content on PSN"

>All PS4 systems get the playstation camera

yes, it's misleading
Hicken  +   876d ago
How does it sound like a new bundle, though? Maybe I had better insight because I'd already read about Playroom being included, but it never occurred to me that all systems would now, inexplicably, require the camera Sony's spent so much time saying was optional.
Death  +   876d ago
"All PS4 Systems Get The Playroom, the PlayStation Camera & Phone Billing for Content on PSN"

Hicken, how do you not read this and not see it says "All GET PLAYROOM, PLAYSTATION CAMERA AND PHONE BILLING"? Not at all what the story says.
Hicken  +   876d ago
Probably because I already had knowledge of Playroom being included- from reading another article.

And because Sony already said the camera wasn't being packed into every system.

So when I read it, I made the connection that Playroom, which shows you the ins and outs of the PS camera, and the ability to buy things from your phone were being added into all systems.
maniacmayhem  +   876d ago
Doesn't matter if you had knowledge or not, the title suggested that the camera would be included with the PS4. Which also led me and others to believe their might be a new bundle.

You seriously couldn't see why the title was misleading or did you just jump the gun and attack anyone you thought was "trolling" a Sony article?
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Hicken  +   876d ago
... you might have had a point about it being a new bundle, except that it says "ALL," which must be tempered against Sony's stating the PS4 would not have it in the box.

"ALL PS4 Systems" is how it starts; it can't possibly refer to a new bundle in that case.
abzdine  +   877d ago
of course, all PS4s in bundle with with a phone!

andibandit  +   877d ago
It says "Phone billing"....../Facepalm

and i bet most were confused with the camera part......./Facepalm Fatality
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abzdine  +   877d ago
sorry but they said 2 days ago they're gonna give cunsumers a choice of having the can or not, it makes no sense to see the change unless if they include it and keep the price 399. and not earlier than yesterday they talked about the playroom being available for every PS4 day one for free and up to you to buy the eye or not.

and about phone billing what do you mean by that exactly? a piece of paper that you find in the box and you insert in your phone? if you think a little but you realize that all these are services available day one for free.

facepalm babality
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andibandit  +   877d ago
You were the one that implied that people thought:

"of course, all PS4s in bundle with with a phone! "

when no one in the comment section thought that at all.

Facepalm Animality
hazardman  +   876d ago
Facepalm.....Babality!!! Wah wah.....
Damn some already beat me to it...ok ok
here i go again.

Facepalm ..Friendship!
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Bathyj  +   877d ago
Arent there rules about changing the source title?

It should read

"All PS4 Systems Get The Playroom & Phone Billing for Content on PSN, More Details on the PlayStation Camera"

which isnt missleading
kingPoS  +   876d ago
I think they do that to get more eyeballs on their sites. Sometimes it backfires, but most of the time those tactics work.

And then you have people who bring headlines out of context from the source just for kicks.
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GreenRanger  +   877d ago
Hopefully that Playroom thing can be deleted.

I don't want something I have no intention of using taking up space on my PS4.
M-M  +   877d ago
It probably won't take up much space anyway.
kingPoS  +   876d ago
Much like eyecreate - it's completely optional.
Narutone66  +   877d ago
The title is not what was stated in the link. The PS Eye is not included in the bundle.
talisker  +   877d ago
I hope you can remove it if you don't like. Every time my PS3 boots up and I see that terrible Singstar screen, I want to punch the person in Sony marketing who invented this.
Talamak  +   877d ago
The entire ability to pay for PSN content through your mobile carrier is awesome...
potedude  +   877d ago
I can see some parents getting the bill for their kids' mobile phone and going through the roof! lol
Talamak  +   877d ago
I can as least the funds don't have to be tied directly to a debit card
level 360  +   877d ago
Good to hear Sony is not forcing things down our throats like Microsoft.
Death  +   876d ago
Like Blu-ray, propriatary memory cards, and digital downloads only on a mobile device? Every console "forces" something on consumers to make their product stand out. Sony is forcing you to pay to play online now. It's a fun game to play since it is all about perspective. They are forcing you to buy the camera additionally instead of packaging it in with the system. They are forcing you to pay for a headset too. See how fun this is?
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   876d ago
The headset is included in the PS4 price. But I'll use the same one I'm using now. However, M$ is not including a headset and not allowing you to use current headsets. So go buy another turtle beach or proprietary headset till they figure something out.
Death  +   876d ago
Microsoft is not including a headset? Kinect has a camera and a mic. Most of us have speakers. The ability to chat online didn't go anywhere, it's still included in the box. If you prefer a more personal solution, a headset is available sold seperately. Now Xbox gamers have a choice.
DivineAssault  +   877d ago
Thats a cool lil free app.. I might get the PS4 eye just for social apps on the PS4.. Not too sure yet but i might
ElementX  +   876d ago
You'd use a console for social apps? I thought PS4 was a gaming machine according to everybody on N4G.
Oschino1907  +   876d ago
Just quit, you're a horrible troll.

Gaming machine 1st! Notice he said he might get the camera to use
those features but wasn't sure yet.

A lot different then being forced to own the camera and being forced to have it hooked up just to be able to use the system.
Death  +   876d ago
And the Xbox one isn't a gaming machine first because you said it's not. Convenient. Yes, Microsoft is forcing people to have more uses for their new console that also happens to be a gaming machine "first". That is absolutely horrible. I was pissed when manufacturers started forcing me to have power windows in my car too. Don't get me started on my so called "smart" phone either. If you want a game machine only, buy a PS4. If you want a game machine that also does more, get an XboxOne. Oschino1907 said it first.

p.s. troll? really? what would happen if someone that didn't live under a bridge had an opinion different than yours? Do all people capable of independent thinking have to live under a bridge or can they share the outside world with you too? I kid, it's clear you had nothing intelligent to say so you fell back on "troll" instead. Don't feel bad, I do the same with a whole slew of words unfit for f@#%ing print. Makes me feel more like an adult too! Just like smoking and drinking!
EPiCDiNGO  +   876d ago
The iPhone is a phone but it does many other things. Do not be a one dimensional cardboard cut out fanboy and think that a games console can only be used for gaming. I use my ps3 as my primary player for both BluRay and also streaming Netflix, I can oly imagine with new features on the ps4 it will be used for other stuff also.
S2Killinit  +   877d ago
AWESOMENESS I pre-ordered mine at Gamestop (((:
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   877d ago
being able to charge content to your phone bill is awesome.
RE_L_MAYER  +   877d ago
Mobile payments....interesting-japan has been doing that with their phones for awhile and its a cool way to pay
B1uBurneR  +   877d ago
Is it Really Talamak ?? Trojan software as an incentive to buy the dumb camera whats it called ? Eyelook for controllers in HD ...
r21  +   877d ago
I think its trying to speak.
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Rowdius_Maximus  +   877d ago
Awesome opossum
hesido  +   877d ago
This should be removed for the misleading title alone.
from the beach  +   877d ago
You get the software but not the device to use it? Nice!
DoesUs  +   877d ago
Having options is a wonderful thing.
from the beach  +   876d ago
So why's that mic headset being foisted on us?!
DoesUs  +   876d ago
Did you complain when the 360 had the headset bundled with it?
from the beach  +   876d ago
What has that got to do with anything?
DoesUs  +   876d ago
"What has that got to do with anything? "

"So why's that mic headset being foisted on us?!"

from the beach  +   876d ago
Yeah really, do you have an answer?

I've no problem with items being included, that's your beef!
Thegamer41  +   876d ago
Did you really just say having a headset with every console is a bad thing? First of all it costs Sony near to nothing to include a headset like the one they provide and probably does not affect the price of the PS4.
Also, they do give you options, you could use any headset you want, it does not have to be the cheap one they included.
Its like saying why do they include a controller with every PS4, a lot of people will end up using a headset unlike the camera.
from the beach  +   876d ago
No, I didn't say that.

I just pointed out that it's not optional.
Bigpappy  +   876d ago
Good call beach. You can see from a mile away that they are trying to entice people to buy the camera which they removed from the bundle to get a price advantage. This is a two sided sword as I mentioned before. It gives the upfront price advantage, but they need a huge install base for the cam to get strong developer support for it. If Kinect 2 becomes something that is supported heavily it could be enough to push some sales M$ way. Sony is aware of this, but thinks the lower price point is the safer bet.

M$ removed the head set because they are thinking people can use Kinect as their chat mic. I think this is a mistake, because the mic allows you to have a conversation while others in the room focus on other things. But the 2 can not be compared because of their prices and gaming potential.
Oschino1907  +   876d ago
But if any multiplatform games is getting features that involve Kinect why wouldn't they also design the same or similar features for the PS4 Eye?

Obviously Sony devs will include features for it as last gen they supported 3D and Move/PS Eye more then any third party publisher or dev.

Looks to me like you and Beach are just shooting into the dark hoping you hit something.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   876d ago
Even if the camera was bundled with the PS4, the PS4 would still cost less than X1, do the math.
shinrock  +   876d ago
Wowoooooooooow. A gamer with a brain. Bubble up.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   877d ago
thought it was a new bundle too
vikingland1  +   876d ago
I don't think I would use the pay with my phone feature. I think my phone bill is high enough with out adding purchases to it.
Campy da Camper  +   876d ago
Its like a layaway plan but you get the item right away.
nick309  +   876d ago
Sorry but motion gaming isnt fun.
Campy da Camper  +   876d ago

11th commandment: Thou Shall Not Flail.
naiyo  +   876d ago
I had fun with it in Bioshock Inf. The only way I played the game.
nick309  +   876d ago
Its only good for fps games ,imo
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Draugz  +   876d ago
Great, now kids have more ways to spend their parents' money without them knowing.
All joking aside, if price stays the same, I could care less.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   876d ago
So in order to utilize this feature i need the eyetoy cam....forget that, im not having a cam that is always connected to my ps4 that is always connected only watching me. I dont want sony always watching me.


Anywho pretty sad that sony gives a feature u cant use unless you pay MORE and buy the device to utilize the feature.

Thx ms for the forward thinking
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   876d ago
Yes MS, thank you forcing consumers to pay an extra hundred dollars even though there are quite a few of them who don't want the device. Great thinking!
Lvl_up_gamer  +   876d ago
Like I said...."Forward Thinking".

Kinect is an integral part of the system. Having one that comes with every XB1 means devs can take advantage of it.

It means that they see the benefits of every household that has an XB1 has Kinect.

Going by your argument, I could complain that Sony is forcing me to pay $60 for a controller that I don't like with my PS4 when I will just end up buying a 3rd party controller with offset analog sticks and toss the PS4 DS4.

Kinect is integrated with XB1. "Forward Thinking" In order for MS vision to come to fruits, they see that they need to add Kinect.

Sony clearly had intentions of adding the Eyetoy 2.0 but decided it would look better for customers to see the PS4 $100 cheaper then the XB1. However, this comes at a cost to Sony's future visions if they want to make a game that would utilize the eyetoy 2.0 let alone other devs....Without it integrated with the system, devs will just ignore it since they know not everyone will have it...thus it will get little support...*cough* PS Move *cough* and then be a failed idea.

You should go back to the kiddy table a and leave the forward thinking to the adults.
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Angeljuice  +   876d ago

Kinect was utterly useless and inaccurate, move was a lot more precise ( don't believe me, play table-tennis on both and see which allows you to backspin, slice and cut the ball properly).
Kinect 2 is supposedly a lot more accurate, maybe it's even on par with the move now!
My questions are, if its so good for developers to have one in every machine and is so 'forward thinking', why have titles that were unveiled as kinect-only titles (ala Ryse) changed course so drastically? Why has this wonderful revolutionary gadget been downgraded to a secondary alternative?

Could it be that its still a piece of crap with regards to its use as a game controller? And if indeed (as I expect) that is the case, what incentive does that give to developers to create anything meaningful for it?

How is it forward thinking to lose so much confidence in a control method that you change a game built around it back to using a standard controller?
XabiDaChosenOne  +   876d ago
"Kinect is an integral part of the system"
The PSeye is not, therefore not needed to be bundled, or did I miss the press release where it says the PSeye is needed to work the system?
"Having one means that comes with every XB1 means every dev can take advantage"
Yup, just like the Wiimote and the Sixaxis, because side attachment that gets bundled with every system gets so much support yay!! Even Microsoft supports the Kinect, did you see all the games at MSs E3 that had all of those game changing Kinect featur.....oh wait.

"Going by your argument, I could complain that Sony is forcing me to pay $60 for a controller"
Lmao seriously? How in the hell would you plan on operating the system? With your mind? How in the hell is Sony supposed to ensure that their customers have a way to operate the system if the don't bundle the controller? LMFAOO!!

"Kinect is integrated with the XB1"
Just like DRM right? Nothing that can't be fixed with a patch.

"Sony clearly had intentions of adding the Eyetoy 2.0"
But they didn't, they came to the conclusion that if consumers wanted it they would by it for themselves.
maniac76  +   876d ago make ur sony tablets run vita games via dl or stream
Thomper  +   876d ago
Did anyone a actually buy a Sony tablet??
Ginesis  +   876d ago
Sony has no chance in that market. Their tablets are good but Apple, Samsung and Asus have that market locked down
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Thomper  +   876d ago
2 disagrees?? How can you disagree with a question? Lolz
condemmedman  +   876d ago
Lol and this is a bonus. How will the camera take off if only a small portion owns it. I think that's a poor choice by Sony
joeorc  +   876d ago
"Lol and this is a bonus. How will the camera take off if only a small portion owns it. I think that's a poor choice by Sony"

Because since 2009, many said...Move? who the hell wants Move, Move sucked, Move flopped, its failed, Kinect sold much better, Sony just copied what Nintendo already innovated.

this has gone on for over 4 years now, why not just concentrate on what playstation Gamer's want. they make it an option if people want it.

even with the EYETOY for the PS2 Sony made many games using the camera, and they sold 10 million+ camera's, but the real truth of the matter is many playstation gamer's only really use the eyetoy, the playstation Eye for video chatting or voice communication . If developer's want to make a voice enabled, or Camera controlled software for entertainment, you still can.

But its an "Option" Sony tried to get more camera enabled games for the playstation, investing in AR gaming, hell even the PSVita has already a good number of AR games, but its clear many Gamer's really are not that interested it it being a mainstay experience for their gaming. we are talking about over a decade worth of investment and it still has not really done any real movement in getting the core gamer's excited for it.

That's exactly why Sony is concentrating on the game pad and updating that with adding a slide mouse touch screen and a share button, nothing really unique about that but atleast its more in line with a control method of that of a PC: Mouse.

Sony took a more grounded idea with the PS4
Oschino1907  +   876d ago
Also many seem to forget Sony has been working on a VR headset similar to the Oculus Rift for years now. I could see that comming out within the next 5yrs easily. Not sure how much computing power is needed but it will prob be useable on multiple devices including PS4.
Rusty515  +   876d ago
Thomper  +   876d ago
It's gonna have limited support due to not being bundled in all purchases.

Seems like a bit of an afterthought.....
joeorc  +   876d ago
"Seems like a bit of an afterthought....."

really? an after thought?

Look Sony has been investing in camera enabled gaming since the very early days of the PS2 we are talking about over a decade of investment, and in that time the Playstation core gamer's has really no real interest into making it a mainstay for their idea of what is a core gaming experience they care about.

Does sony offer that experience for the playstation Gamer...yes they do.

Is it being developed to be the main core functionality of their system, No...that is what over 10 year's of investment has told Sony, many of the playstation core gamer's are not really interested in it as a main core functionality for gaming.

for communication sure, for maybe adding some thing's to games maybe. but its not being the main control method for their playstation system.
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Thunderhawkxbox  +   876d ago
The game which require ps eye camera and it won't with the console that's a good news for Sony fan boys ? I can't stop laughing they can't see Sony giving u a game which u can't play it without camera that's a rip off not a good move or a good news
joeorc  +   876d ago
Who care's if its preloaded? I will tell you mainly not the playstation Core gamer, that's who!
"The game which require ps eye camera and it won't with the console that's a good news for Sony fan boys ? I can't stop laughing they can't see Sony giving u a game which u can't play it without camera that's a rip off not a good move or a good news"

and because its preloaded like the AR games on my PSVita means i can use them or not if i do not care to use or play them, yes the Playstation 4 camera
does not ship with the PS4 in the box, but i can get the camera if i want it. and the camera does allow my PS4 to do video chat. which is what many PS3 user's used the d@mn playstation Eye for anyway.


Many developer's are not really that interested, and i would imagine it will be the very same thing for the xboxone, many gamer's want game pad control, or keyboard and Mouse. Many PC gamer's have already had access to Camera game controls also, but once again the keyboard and mouse or game pad is the mainstay, not Camera control method being the main system for control's for game's.
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kewlkat007  +   876d ago
Oh Sony, well you did undercut Ms on the price after the fact, well I ain't mad at ya.

I know it's good that some don't have to buy the Ps eye because they don't want it...well the devs will think in similar manner when developing games. "10 peeps have it, why am I wasting my time and resources when not everyone can experience the benefits."
ElementX  +   876d ago
I said the same thing a few weeks ago. Including periphs in the box will allow developers to reach a larger audience. Move failed because people didn't want to buy an optional accessory and the game selection was abysmal.
kewlkat007  +   876d ago
Something has got to give, now Sony has an edge with price but at a big expense.

Two strategies at work...I think bundling the kinect will go a long way because it makes sense if you believe in it and it's future uses as part of the console, not just a sum.
kingPoS  +   876d ago
That sounds really convenient. Lets say your on vacation and there's a limited sale a PS4 titles. What do you do!? You whip out your phone, take care that sale and have it downloaded and installed before you even get home.

And then you break out the Vita...
Oschino1907  +   876d ago
You can already use the online web store for most of that with PS3 (purchase and adding to download list), PS4 will add the download and install.

The main feature of this seems to be not needing a PSN Card or a Credit/Debit card linked directly to your SEN account but instead have billing linked to your mobile carrier account (I assume there will be an app or something to link it on console/website). Also gives more people the option to buy and just pay a monthly bill like only a credit card can do on PS3/Vita.

One other great feature is all mobile carriers that I know of allow you to pay by check or credit/debit and CASH if you go to a physical store which suports your mobile carrier.
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kingPoS  +   876d ago
Haha I forgot the PS3 can already do that. Still... charging to a phone bill can help when you don't quite have enough to buy that one game.
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southernbanana  +   876d ago
So glad I pre-ordered both the Xbox One and PS4!! :-) This is now my standard comment for all of these freaking fan boy bait articles. Real gamers are happy either way! It is interesting that now I will have to buy the PS4 camera to take advantage of this news.
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VforVideogames  +   876d ago
Wow so SONY lied to us? now they are forcing us to buy the camera? bye bye sony, I will cancel my pre order tomorrow.
southernbanana  +   876d ago
I wouldn't cancel your pre-order, think of all the great games you will be missing.
Grindlefly  +   876d ago
X-ONE pre-ordered, PS4 maybe in 4 years. #18
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Course you will :)
VforVideogames  +   876d ago
Yep had both preorder but now ill wait on ps4
Caffo01  +   875d ago
title is misleading, read the article, it's not coming with the camera...
edit: nevermind, just read your comments, you're simply a troll
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Saksoy  +   876d ago
So after all PS4 is not much cheaper than XBOX1
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