Submitted by doctorstrange 757d ago | news

Shuhei Yoshida on PS4 Unboxing, PSN Name Changes, Day 1 Perks, No Sticker, PS Vita Streaming on PS4

Earlier today, Shuhei Yoshida took care of some very serious business on his Twitter account, clearing up all questions people had about the PS4′s game streaming and recording features being behind the PlayStation Plus paywall. - PSLS (PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Shuhei Yoshida)

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TrendyGamers  +   757d ago | Funny
No sticker? Pre-order cancelled!

On a serious note, I can't wait for gamescom and what Sony has in store for us.
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Sitdown  +   757d ago
How do you think they were able to make it $100 cheaper? No sticker shock. :-)

Hopefully there will be an early adopter bonus.....ps3 gave us Talladega Nights for free.
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abzdine  +   757d ago | Funny
Yoshida has a good sense of humour :D

EDIT: First 60gigs PS3s came with an Ethernet cable, but i guess everyone has one at home these days
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xHeavYx  +   757d ago
That's one of the best gifs I've seen
shoddy  +   757d ago
awesome gif lol

Stickers is so cheap. Eventually it peel off and leave a glue mark.

I tend to peel off most of my laptop stickers.
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iMaim  +   757d ago
My sides are in orbit.
Jack Tretton as Hulk is just too good.
MrBlanco  +   757d ago
damn i really want to change my PSN name, i have i good history there and i don't want to make a new one
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SniperControl  +   757d ago
The 9 free games on PSN is not enough of an early adopter bonus?
Sitdown  +   756d ago
No, because some of the games do not hit until 2014, which means people who are not early adopters can get them. We are not sure if the titles will ever expire or pulled, so again not just for early adopters. Some require psn+, so even if I am an early adopter, I have to pay more to get my "bonus". Finally if I already have a psn account, what stops me from just ordering through the website, and just downloading the titles a month or year from now? This is not a make or break as my ps4 is already paid for, but I would like an extra perk beyond just knowing I am one of the first to own one.
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ThanatosDMC  +   756d ago
That Xbone sticker is really expensive... super premium sticker made of baby whales.
No FanS Land  +   756d ago
whose face is on thor? I can't recognize the man.
darthv72  +   756d ago
I must have missed the sticker part. I get that he may have been joking but....why?
mewhy32  +   756d ago
OH my!!!! No sticker?!??!?!?! Please say it ain't so!!! I need that sticker!!!!1 ROFL
Foolsjoker  +   757d ago
I so want to pinch Shu's cheeks.
HammadTheBeast  +   757d ago
I want to palm his forehead.
Bathyj  +   757d ago
I want him to be my Dad
InMyOpinion  +   756d ago
I want him to be in my Dad
DanyBrown  +   756d ago
that escalated fast...
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dcj0524  +   757d ago
Beat me to it lol.
ABizzel1  +   757d ago
I would like to change my PSN name though, that's about all I can think of that I wish they implement.
iamnsuperman  +   756d ago
I hear you. Mine is crap. It is even beyond crap. New12 what is that? I was too young and naive. I just wanted to get online quickly and the best I came up with was New12. I hope this feature is available
NegativeCreepWA  +   756d ago
Same here, I'm to the point that when I eventually get a PS4, I'll make a new account to do it. Though I'd prefer not to lose my trophies and games linked to my account.
Khajiit86  +   757d ago
No thanks on the sticker. I like my consoles clean and shiny.
H0RSE  +   756d ago
I see your point, but you don't have to stick it to your console...
iamnsuperman  +   756d ago
But imagine if it was racing strips. It would go faster duh :P
memots  +   756d ago
Racing stripe sticker to make it faster is almost as stupid as the cloud making magic.
hqgamez  +   757d ago
Sony will make my day if the ps4 launch and during unboxing, it includes 4 PlayStation stickers. lol
showtimefolks  +   757d ago
Now this is one executive who has a sense of humor

Can't wait to get my ps4
TwistedMetal  +   756d ago
I agree the ps4 is where its at for this gen at least the start especially because of the low price and best hardware and features.
xtremexx  +   756d ago
so you also entered the vindictus competition but couldnt be bothered to change your avatar.
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xtremeimport  +   756d ago
The ps4 kinda does come with day 1 perks in the form of a free game (if you get Plus of course, which im assuming most people will).

Sticker...well, my apple logo is still sitting in my iPhone box. So, not too upset about that. :P
kalkano  +   757d ago
"you won’t be able to stream PS Vita games on the PS4."

DAMNIT, SONY! Give me some way to play Vita games on my big screen, HDTV, and I may actually consider BUYING ONE!
HammadTheBeast  +   757d ago
Well, for one you'd be stretching the image a lot. Next, Vita probably doesn't have the power to output a game and stream it at the same time over Wi-Fi.

Maybe a USB cable would be nice.
black0o  +   757d ago
why the disagrees .. he said some sold facts
wishingW3L  +   757d ago
meh. I still play PS2 games on HDTV and the Vita has way higher resolution, so it should look fine.
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Dee_91  +   757d ago
i think that sort of defeats the purpose of it being a handheld ,although it would be a nice feature, its understandable that its not included
KrisButtar  +   757d ago
I play my PSP at least 10 hours a week all on my big screen(never use my PSP any other way), its to bad the Vita can't do what my PSP can. It's the only reason why a bunch of friends have refused to pick one up and is the reason I am thinking of selling mine.

If my PSP games look fine on my big screen I'm sure the Vita ones would look fine too
buynit  +   757d ago
Im good with just playing all ps4 games on it, i really dont care about it not being the other way around.

I got it thinking i can do it with my ps3 games though, sony!
dark-hollow  +   757d ago
I don't know why would you rather play 950x544 vita games stretched/upscaled on full hd screens.

Playing on it native res on the vita's oled display is much better.
FamilyGuy  +   757d ago
I'm waiting for a Vita with video output on it, like they eventually did for the Psp. I really don't get why it wasn't there from the start, it's a very useful and desirable feature.
Monkeysmarts  +   757d ago
Isn't the whole point of handhelds to offer easy, portable gaming away from a tv or monitor? Why would you buy a handheld to play on a tv... that's what consoles are for...
kneon  +   756d ago
I've done it when travelling, I hook up a psp, phone or tablet to the tv in the hotel room and watch movies, play games or browse the Web all on the big screen
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kalkano  +   756d ago
For some people (specifically, JRPG fans), the only reason they buy handhelds is because that's where the games are.
FamilyGuy  +   756d ago
There are tons of games that only release on the portable devices, games some of us would like to play on a big screen. You act like they're all ports or something :/

Besides that it's convenient for when you're at home and still want to play your portable games. Why not be able to play it on a big screen in those cases?

Also in line with the above example; Portables are portable so you can bring them along with you on trips a lot easier than a console a it's nice to be able to hook them up to the tv once you're there an use their multimedia and gaming capabilities compared to lugging your PS3/360/Wii along.
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Monkeysmarts  +   755d ago
I'm not acting like anything chief. A handheld is a handheld. If it enables you to hook up to a tv for media, that's great... but for this guy to say that he might actually buy one if he could hook it up to play games on his tv is off the mark. Having the capability to is one thing... only being interested if it has the feature is another. It's a handheld... it's meant to be played away from a tv. Vita games would look bad on a big tv anyway, but they look great on the Vita screen.
FamilyGuy  +   755d ago
I don't agree with that, why would Vita games look bad on a big screen? You've seen videos like reviews and trailers of Vita games on the big screen right? Even the enormous screen at E3 show Vita games and they still look good. Why would it be a problem?

My point and his point were that we want to play some of the Vitas games, they aren't all on consoles, but we don't want to necessarily play them on the small Vita screen OR we know they'll eventually release a model with video output which would be better so we're willing to wait/will only buy one when that happens.

Different people want different things, it doesn't matter that it's a handheld, it has it's own exclusives = desire from people that might not be into handheld gaming. I don't ride trains, buses or go on long trips so I'm at home when I play games. I don't need it to be portable, that's just what it is. There's nothing wrong with wanting a portable device that does more, especially when its predecessor has the feature.
dcj0524  +   757d ago
Lol. Yeah. Lets strech a 544p game all the way to 1080p. GOOD IDEA!
tubers  +   757d ago
Sony software engineers can't do scaling options?

"full screen"

wishingW3L  +   757d ago
that's higher resolution than a DVD and it probably should look better than even Netflix with its badly compressed "HD" movies.
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Syntax-Error  +   756d ago
Here we go...LETS SHIT ON NETFLIX NOW. Is this gonna be the new trend this week? Ya know we can't go a week without the newest nerd 'I HATE' thread.

We had I HATE EA, MADDEN, COD, ACTIVISION, KOTICK, UBISOFT, MS, XBOX ONE, XBOX ONE STICKER, XBOX ONE BRICK, now this fool has a hard on for Netflix. Jesus Christ. You want your bottle now you cry baby
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WeedyOne  +   756d ago
What are you talking about? Netflix looks clearer than Time Warner Cables so called HD channels (1080i).

Maybe your internet sucks? Also if your watching it on a computer the Ps3 seems to show a clearer image in Netflix than my gaming computer for some reason, never really understood that.
plmkoh  +   757d ago | Funny
Nothing new, CoD games are that resolution anyway.
ravinash  +   757d ago
You sir just earned a bubble.
NarooN  +   756d ago
I don't know why people are raving against this. You could do it with the PSP (a 480x272 native res system) and games looked just fine on it. I played my PS2 all the time on my various HDTV's with component cables and those games' native resolutions were most of the time well below 640x480.

Not that big of a deal, people.
Wedge19  +   757d ago
You can always count on Shu.
fsfsxii  +   757d ago
Isn't that guy a friend of Iiori from Persona 3?? :P
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MasterCornholio  +   757d ago
I don't know about Persona 3 but Shu is the tutored student (tower social link) from Persona 4.
Lol his birthday party was a blast

Motorola RAZR i
Otoshigamisama  +   757d ago

There is also a shu in Persona 3 he was mentioned by junpei when he was telling a ghost story to SEES member when fuuka was missing
DragonKnight  +   756d ago
Pfff, Shu is the genius strategist from Suikoden 2.
ThaBx  +   757d ago
I wish Sony would give. I something for getting the ps4 day 1. Gamers should start a petition!
GraveLord  +   757d ago
A simple avatar or something would be nice. It's a non-issue though. Just having the console itself is its own reward!
N8  +   757d ago
Yeah I kind of like that Microsoft has that day one thing going its pretty nice. It won't change your experience but its a nice little perk
_FantasmA_  +   757d ago
What day one thing? Logging in to authenticate/upload your credentials and GPS location to the NSA?
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N8  +   756d ago
I mean like that little logo on the controller and stuff like that. NSA what? Wow man calm down
KillrateOmega  +   757d ago
I just want to know if I'll be able to bring my favored name, KillrateOmega, over to the PS4.

Back when I had a PS3, my profile name was Killrate-alpha. On the Xbox 360, my name is currently KillrateOmega. Will my old PSN account carry over to the PS4 thus leaving me unable to use that particular associated e-mail (assuming that we can't change names)? Or will I have to use an alternate e-mail in order to use 'KillrateOmega'?

Gah! I need more information, Yoshida! It may seem unimportant, but my current online identity has sentimental value.
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Ripsta7th  +   757d ago
Shulda like not posted here. I bet someone is making a PSN account w dat name as we speak ;O
KillrateOmega  +   757d ago
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gamertk421  +   757d ago
Dude's a tool
Deividas  +   757d ago
Speak for yourself.
gamertk421  +   757d ago
I did.
Dee_91  +   757d ago
quite possibly the best use of 2 bubbles Ive seen on this site
Heisenburger  +   757d ago
We're all very impressed.

grimmweisse  +   757d ago
...said the real tool!
M-M  +   756d ago
Lol they just keep coming out of nowhere.
PositiveEmotions  +   757d ago
None of this is gonna stop me from getting my ps4 :)
GraveLord  +   757d ago
Glad to hear no PS4 unboxing video. I'd be tempted to watch it.

Who gave Microsoft the idea that an Xbox One unboxing video 3 months in advance was a good idea? LOL.
Ripsta7th  +   757d ago
So first they were bashed for not detailed or showing hardware, NOW because they did o.O thafukkk
buynit  +   757d ago
Hicken  +   757d ago
You mean they were bashed for not coming clean with the specs, not the box itself.
PSnation4  +   757d ago
what part of unboxing don't you understand
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nunley33  +   756d ago
sony did an unboxing video for the vita and it was done by a asian hottie and posted
on the playstation blog
MiasmaDodo  +   757d ago
Sony your killing me...
please end my suffering, release the PS4 tomorrow!!

LoL god damn I want this console
Deividas  +   757d ago
He always has a good sense of humor! But seriously he has a point with the whole "People would want to experience it for themselves" when asked about the unboxing. Very good point
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theWB27  +   757d ago
That's not a point at all. What Microsoft did with the video is the same exact thing as game previews. We see so many gameplay vids on games and yet we still enjoy them when we finally get to play them.

How is that any different from the unveil at the perspective conferences Sony and Micro held? Aren't there already pics floating around the net with the contents of the PS4 box??
Deividas  +   757d ago
Hundreds of games come out every year. You get only a few consoles come out every 8 years or so...little different experience. I personally never watch unboxing videos of stuff im getting, especially of something of this magnitude. That could be just me
theWB27  +   757d ago
Fair enough
ziggurcat  +   757d ago
"A couple other tidbits show that the PS4 won’t come with an ethernet cable"

why would anyone think that it would?
kingPoS  +   757d ago
Reverse remote play would of been nice. I'll take what I can get.
Koyes  +   757d ago
November seems so far away :'(
Bruce_Wayne  +   757d ago
Man it'd be so cool if you could create a whole new PSN name on PS4 and be able to link your PS3/PS Vita account under account management on your PS4 account to transfer the trophies while still having your new PS4 name. Just like many, I made my first account when I was 10 (which I don't use because I realized the name was dumb...lol) and my second (now main) when I was 11.
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AceBlazer13  +   757d ago
Been saving since January to buy this console now that I'm almost there I finally preordered it.only $300 dollars to go again.(I'm not from US)
Damn I was about to say lol so you only saved up 100 bucks since January? that would of sucked. Glad to know you're almost there though.

Looking forward to having you aboard :)
imt558  +   757d ago
Streaming PSV games on 1080p LCD is waaaay to stupid. I want to hear mo news on PS+.

Sony is leaving the decision of requiring a PlayStation Plus subscription for multiplayer access up to individual publishers.


And that's a gooood news.
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Monkeysmarts  +   754d ago
For free to play titles only.
imt558  +   754d ago
PS+ isn't mandatory for F2P games is an old news, but this is different. This makes no sense. Sony will not allow FIFA to play for free or COD, he, he.
Monkeysmarts  +   754d ago
Sony never said that all F2P games would be in front of the PS+ pay wall. They just said the ones they publish won't require PS+. I would think that all F2P devs/publishers would choose not to, but we don't know how PS+ will benefit a dev/publisher.

Sony will be generating a lot of revenue with PS+ being mandatory for multiplayer in standard games. Some of it will be funneled back to publishers. Would be nice to know what benefits exactly a game gets from requiring PS+
imt558  +   754d ago
Well, here it is :

Monkeysmarts  +   753d ago
Ok what are you not getting... even in that article Boyes says "ultimately it's up to the publishers."
imt558  +   753d ago
OK then.:)
hazardman  +   757d ago
Didnt we already see some sorta unboxing with the PS4? I saw it on hear lil while ago. I mean yeah it didnt show everything in box, but showed console and controller! But I like Sony approach. The feeling is so much different because we just dont know whats gonna be in box. There could be a sneak peak blu ray of Last Guardian in there!! One can dream right..
The_Sneauxman  +   757d ago
Now THAT would be a heckuva Bonus!
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The_Sneauxman  +   757d ago
I would love to know if we can change our PSN handle for PS4.

I wasn't sure so I went ahead and changed everything in making a new PSN handle anyways, new email too.
It's not like I'm going to be using the stuff I downloaded on my old handle on the PS4, that's what I have a PS3 for :)

I didn't like my old PSN handle so I "reserved" a new one just in case you can't change your current one.
ColeMacGrath  +   757d ago
Someone asked him if we'll be able to play online on PS4 with/against PS3 owners, he answered: "It depends on game" meaning that some games will be able to support that feature.

Source: https://twitter.com/yosp/st...
TrendyGamers  +   756d ago
(That's already in the article).
pyramidshead  +   757d ago
People don't need perks to buy into a brilliantly developed console with truly next gen looking games.... that's judging by the pre-orders anyway, people are snapping them up like hotcakes, and rightly so! You know they've done something right when people don't need to be convinced by incentives. The games and the first party support reputation being produced, even now for the ps3, is more than enough to settle a wise consumer's decision.
Izzy408  +   757d ago
The PS4 looks like an Xbox One that's been stomped on so many times it got bent backwards
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_FantasmA_  +   757d ago
The hell you smoking? You are sad, strange little man, and you have my pity. Xbone looks like VCR. PS4 looks like an eraser because that is what it does to the competition.
Izzy408  +   756d ago
sure, buddy. whatever helps you sleep at night. "PS4 looks like an eraser," bahaha. talk about shooting yourself in the foot. XD
bub16  +   757d ago
no sticker!!! im not gonna lie, i want one lol
Tidybrutes  +   757d ago
Lmao, wow we wont get a sticker that they never said existed int he first place haha

Although being the Naughty Dog geek that I am, Ive saved the Naughty Dog sticker that came with my TLOU Joel Edition and if I think it wont look out of place then its definitely going on my PS4.

Although I do hope we can change our PSN names as over the past few years Ive grown to dislike mine.
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SynestheticRoar  +   757d ago
That was weak. That Power Brick for the X1 looks like it came out of one of the robots from Pacific Rim.
sigfredod  +   756d ago
It´s true the rumor that if there is blackout, that big ass powerbrick can have the VHSone turn on for hours? LOL
kakashi81  +   756d ago
I just can't wait for all the systems ya know...
Gamer Muzz  +   756d ago
I really don't understand why we cant stream Vita to PS4. It's not like it would tax the system's hardware.

So far the only reason I've kept my Vita is to check out the remote play with the PS4 (IMO remote play with the PS3 sucks)and i'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.
But it would be awesome of I could stream those games to the PS4 and play them on a big screen.
Sometimes I don't understand these companies.
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steve30x  +   756d ago
[SARCASIM]Oh come on. No sticker. Thats definately the end of the world. What will I do without that.[/Sarcasim]
J@D  +   756d ago
I would love to for the PSN ID name change feature. That's one of my most asking features for years... now it finally happening.
cityboy100  +   756d ago
U can't unbox something u Haven't even started making yet, oops I mean just got FCC approved some maybe mass production will start next week. Lets see Sony fill all those preorders. Was the first one to preorder mine at GameStop so no worries here, but Xbox one will drop first.
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