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Impressions From Six PS4 Demo Titles, Controller, and UI | HDD

The demo PS4 unit provides an in-depth preview for launch day.
Impressions from two recent sessions with the local PlayStation 4 demo unit, provided a look at six games, the controller, and the overall console experience.

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JoGam1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

The UI is a custom UI just for the Demo. Does not represent the final product. Sony just release the Firmware update notes the adds more features also. Update release NOV 15th in US and 22nd I believe in Europe.

Everyday is a Playstation Day!

NukaCola1067d ago

This no named jackass with his nonamed site is the one to trust /s

Come on people. This was written like he never even played these games. Where is the other previews reporting all these so called "fails"?

Eonjay1067d ago (Edited 1067d ago )

Actually when read in context and in its totality, he gives a very glowing review of the system. He said what he like and what he doesn't like. He expressed his love for the DS4.

His comments about the UI shouldn't be taken too seriously. His major complaint wasn't about the UI itself, it was having to see a twenty second loading screen. He seems very eager to pick it up at launch at the end of the article after listing his conclusions.

ShinMaster1067d ago

How does someone review an entire UI he had no access to?
It was a custom UI with the screen locked to the game demos.

Death1067d ago

Take 2 minutes and read the story. He did not review the UI. He made it very clear he was talking about the demo UI which from the sounds of it sucks. Not a big deal for anyone buying a PS4 since the actual UI is different. The authors impressions seem fairly unbiased.

andibandit1067d ago

@NukaCola

Sometimes it helps to read the article first, before you tell us your opinion of it.....

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finbars751067d ago

It was in the store being demoed what did you expect?There not allowed to put shooters or any type of violent game on a demoed console due to the fact that there are kids around it and the ratings will prevent it from being put on it.Yes there are alot of stuff locked on it due the fact that again its just a demo.lol.There should be no more previews by anyone until launch.Demoed to actually having the full console are two different things.If he wants to talk about the DS4 thats fine but still alot of the stuff on that are locked as well. So suck it up princess and wait like everyone else.be thankful you at least had a chance to get an idea of what to expect.

mushroomwig1068d ago

That isn't actually the UI, you do realise that right?

RadioActiveTwinky1067d ago

Lol these are from the sony store demo units. Not the actual ps4 itself.

Bigpappy1067d ago

So what are they using to demo the games? Xbox Ones?

iceman061067d ago

Think that he was pointing out what most have in the comments, the judgement on the UI is premature because the complete UI isn't present/accessible on the demo units. It's pretty much locked to a screen with a selection of demo games.

NukaCola1067d ago (Edited 1067d ago )

Bigpappy

That makes me laugh at your rude comment because 90% of those Xbone titles were demoed on PCs..lol

Death1067d ago

<sigh>

100% of demos were shown on dev kits, debug units and of course PC's that can also be used as debug units and dev kits. This is normal. You can not run unsigned code on a retail console. Early demos on pre-release consoles are not made for retail and need to be shown on debug units/dev kits/PC's. According to FCC filings Sony's PS4 debug units look identical to the retail console. When looking at earlier demo's they were not running on retail units since the software was not signed. Simply a different box doing the same thing as a PC. In case you were unaware, the uber PC's running as debug units are doing this in a shell program that emulates the console. You are not getting the full power of the PC which is unable to run the demos since they are console demos not PC.

It really isn't unusual that many people have no idea how the development process works. What is unusual is how many simply refuse to understand or believe it.

Bluemaster771067d ago

except for the ones I played in real life on an actual xbox-one.

lifeisgamesok1067d ago

@Nukacola get real dude Xbox One games have been being played on the retail unit for months

Consoles4kidz1067d ago

Sounded like his experience was full of lackluster games and a crappy UI...

Unreal011067d ago

I want to lick that controller.

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