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Sony Shows that Games Run on Actual PS4 Consoles at Events With Pictures, Debunks Rumor on Using PCs

Sony Computer Entertainment is showcasing the PS4 in Italy at the Games Week trade show in Milan, and the staff at the booth finally decided to debunk the widespread rumor alleging that games at events and on demo stations are running on PCs and not on actual PS4 hardware. (PS4)

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whoyouwit04  +   397d ago
Haven't both Microsoft and Sony already done this?
Abriael  +   397d ago
Not with pictures, no.
xPhearR3dx  +   397d ago
Umm, yeah they did.

Abriael  +   397d ago | Well said
That's Microsoft, not Sony. Unless Major Nelson has suddenly jumped the moat :D
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xPhearR3dx  +   397d ago
Yeah I know, I assumed you meant Microsoft since you didn't specify and there's pics of the PS4 in the article. Sony has been showing off the PS4 at their stores for a couple weeks now. I saw someone post a picture of the PS4 itself and the controller up close last week while playing Knack.

I guess this is where the picture came from. One of these. http://blog.us.playstation....
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pixelsword  +   397d ago
Yeeeah, the hatemongers need to get their act together:

if they used PCs, then the whole PS4 overheating thing that was blown out of proportion (in a container with no ventilation, when container was opened PS4 went back to normal operating parameters) wouldn't make sense.

There's also numerous people who took pics of themselves playing the PS4.

The only reason why Nelson had to show pics was because when a Xbone-looking station malfunctioned at an event, it showed a PC running windows:


Now, it could be that it was merely running the xbone through the PC like they said you could do, but will that give the xbone's graphics a boost, and not representative of the actual graphics? I don't know, time will tell; since that incident happened, hatemongers decided that the PS4 had to have been running on PCs as well.
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bintarok  +   397d ago
The real question was what 'games' that being played on the actual PS4 in the events. People are keep bashing it because they could only see Knack, DriveClub, and indies. They haven't seen BF4 or COD running on retail PS4.

edit. i forgot to include KZ4 in the actual list. Tx abriel.
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Abriael  +   397d ago
@bintarok: this one plays Killzone. You can see it from the label at the top.
Army_of_Darkness  +   397d ago
How do I know it's not a pc in the form of a ps4 huh?? This is madnessssss!
sAVAge_bEaST  +   397d ago

Well it is a Super Computer, in the form of a Ps4.
DOMination-  +   397d ago
PS4 in "playing a playstation4 game" shocker.

Whatever next.
1nsomniac  +   397d ago
Microsoft did upload pictures of "real" Xbone systems in action at an event after they had already been caught out once but they were quickly debunked again as 1 blue screened to a Windows 7 OS.

Proving that not only did they lie about it running on the console AGAIN but also that they didn't have enough faith to even run there own Windows 8 OS with their own gaming software.
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Khajiit86  +   397d ago

I would love a desktop with an xbox one built in it. "Kinect load windows"
Army_of_Darkness  +   397d ago
I wonder if my disagrees were due to the lack sarcasm humor? :-$
BBBirdistheWord  +   396d ago
of course there were real ps4s on display.

How else would they have got a pic and video of a real ps4 overheating while in operation?

In fact there were numerous reports of real ps4s glitching, also.

It was a real ps4 and it did overheat/glitch. No question.
No matter how much the ps4 fans disagree.
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BX81  +   397d ago
How did the next gen start with excitement and end up like this? WTF happened? We are no longer talking about features and our favorite games we can't wait for. Instead were waisting time on stories like this and rumors.
PeaSFor  +   397d ago
we are pretty much "killing time" while waiting, its normal.
ThanatosDMC  +   397d ago
Pretty much because we want the new consoles all ready.
Abriael  +   397d ago
@ThanatosDMC: unfortunately I'm quite sure there are many out there that would wish the opposite.
fullmetal297  +   397d ago
Nah, its what fuels the fanboy wars and this website is nothing but a giant war room.
Khajiit86  +   397d ago
Dude I cant wait to get in line at bestbuy for my PS4.
sigfredod  +   397d ago
That is why the state on the article they explain that still some myths running around on tweeter and people that still believe is truth thats why the show the pics again
1nsomniac  +   397d ago
Although Sony has been using real ps4's for a long time as seen by Yoshidas on stage demo a while back. Although xbone used massively overpowered pcs then they came out admitting they were pcs but then said, "here, ok these are now running on real xbones" with xbones in full site only to find out yet again that there not actually connected & again connected to hidden pcs again!!

Microsofts actions so far have been disgusting for the entire release of the XBone. It has nothing to do with fan boyism. The 360 was great, the XBone is a console being pushed by corporate idiots who want to get as much profit out of as little work without the slightest bit of knowledge of their subject matter!!!

That's why there's so much hate for them now!!
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I_AM_ CANADIAN_1989  +   397d ago
After looking at these pics of the ps4 in the sealed plexiglass boxes and all the overheating rumors, I hope sony have started adding a vent with a exhaust fan. Not that hard to install. #endtheps4abuse lol
maddskull  +   396d ago
microsoft weren't
showing games with the xbox one first they were using a powerful pc
saber00005  +   396d ago
Microsoft on multiple events used PCs instead of Xbox1
xPhearR3dx  +   397d ago
Well considering the thing launches in a little over 2 weeks, I'd hope they weren't using PC's to show off PS4 games. E3 was around 6 months before launch. Made sense then, not now.
Abriael  +   397d ago
You'd be surprised how many comments I see on articles even like yesterday with people alleging that PS4 games still run on PC on demo stations and at events.

It surprises me every time. No matter how many times you tell them that it's 100% inconceivable that store demos run on PCs, because Sony (or microsoft) would never, ever give access to a PC including files from games to store clerks they have no control on. Can you imagine what kind of can of worms that would open?
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pyramidshead  +   397d ago
haha this will definitely shut any xbox fanboy up about the games running on PCs.

Even they will some how try to find some way to spin this like the ps4 is photoshopped into the picture or something ridiculous.

Nice to see Sony squashing rumours.
iamnsuperman  +   397d ago
I didn't realise this was a big rumour. They could have east put the PS4 on something nicer than a cardboard box
Flyingdog670  +   397d ago
Well at E3 they probably ran on dev kits, but in recent events and the demo stations, i'm sure that they were running on the actual hardware. Still, some people would still say they were running on PC's.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   397d ago
Because kzsf looks that good.
Foxgod  +   397d ago
Both Ms and sony used pc,s in the past.
Its obvious, if games where fully ready to be shown earlier, then they might as well have launched the consoles earlier.

The hardware and software where simply not mature enough yet.
But a good pc will run anything you trow at it.
DoesUs  +   397d ago
Will it play XB1 games or PS4 games like Ryse or KZ:SF?

Be terrific if possible.
Foxgod  +   397d ago
if the source code is compiled for those platforms, then yes.
LoydX-mas  +   396d ago
It is bizarre that only here on N4G could a post like yours get so many disagrees when what you posted is absolutely correct.
305LoneWolf  +   397d ago
Take that Microsoft...
Abriael  +   397d ago
Why would this be something against Microsoft? They use actual hardware as well.

Their demo stations LITERALLY don't have any room for a PC in them.
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whoyouwit04  +   397d ago
Seriously? why you Sony fans can't just read any bit of news with out trying to but down Microsoft? You know, I really have a gut feeling that the way you Sony fan boys are acting is going to bring a lot of carma on Sony.
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SpitFireAce85  +   397d ago
And why are you down to 2 bubbles..Also
Go back to 2006-2009..And you will see that
It was the same way for playstation fans.
MarkusMcNugen  +   396d ago
I feel like Im talking to my child having to say this but "That doesn't make it right."
MegaRay  +   397d ago
Not MS, xbots.
TechMech2  +   397d ago
Sony is just winning this gen! I feel bad for Xbox one gamers though,..I love halo, and planned on buying an Xbox one because of the series, but at some point enough is enough, and I think I'll have to get a ps4 instead.
MasterCornholio  +   397d ago
What happened to you?

Before you were a huge fan of the Xbox and now all of a sudden you switch sides.

Nexus 7 2013
TechMech2  +   397d ago
I realized that my ps3 wasn't as terrible as I thought, and that halo wasn't enough to justify the Xbox one for me,
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DigitalRaptor  +   397d ago
@ TechMech2

Can't say i believe you. What was the straw that broke the camel's back?
Flutterby  +   396d ago
If what you say is true , we welcome you to playtopia with cookies and a beverage of your choosing.
vallentiin  +   397d ago
this shows that there is no heating problems.. running in a hot box on a hot show flor and do not crash..
Pancit_Canton  +   397d ago
MS is at deperate level at this moment. They can easily put PC hardware components on all the demoed Xbone console. Even Crytek admits that Ryse is still running PC codes at the moment. Unlike The PS4 that is hard to reverse engineer the console and put PC component inside due to it's size. Installing the latest GPU available on the market on the PS4 is close to impossible.
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Belking  +   397d ago
MS doesn't sound like the desperate ones here. They have been open about pretty much everything from day 1 even though they got backlash. You can't say they haven't been upfront. cant say the same for sony though. They have been very quiet the last two months. Plus there aren't a lot of hands on reports from actual hands on the ps4 retail console. Then you have watchdogs and driveclub being delayed and now they are restricting reviews with only weeks to go before launch. Something is definitely going on. Xb1 games have had plenty of hands on from games as well as the media. xbox is on a tour around the US right now.
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MCTJim  +   397d ago
I tend to agree, Sony has been basically been riding the E3 bandwagon and has been silent. Its just been over the past few days they are releasing tidbits, nothing really big newsworthy though.

Edit and now we have this article on how the PS4 is running software on the PS4...which imo, with less than a month away from release, they should be doing.
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fullmetal297  +   397d ago
What are you talking about? How does the physical size has anything to do with reverse engineering it's hardware? They both use an APU made by the same company using almost identical processors. AMD is releasing a mobile APU in the future that is identical to the Jaguar chipset that is in the PS4, so I have no clue why you are spilling out this lies.
LoveSpuds  +   397d ago
Have to say that at this point surely you would expect both camps to be demoing their hardware now, right?

Had a ticket for a MS event in London today but didn't much feel like traveling to London, sure it would have been cool though, I have never been to a games event before.
TiberusX87  +   397d ago
How is this recent news? I flew over to Sydney a couple of weeks ago to cover the EB Expo, and whilst I was there I saw lots of PS4's and Xbox One's out in the open and being played. They were not locked away in any type of casing, and it was very clear that they all worked quite fine. I didn't see any overheating or error messages of any kind for either system. The only time a game was played on a PC with a controller was Titanfall and Watch Dogs. Everything else was running on the hardware itself.
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noloyalties  +   397d ago
This keeps coming up, there must be something to it. We just want to know the truth.
Heisenburger  +   397d ago
I'm very excite!
TristanPR77  +   397d ago
I'm glad Sony showed actual evidence. Can't say the same about Microsoft. There are many reports that says Microsoft was using PC on the last events.
bligmerk  +   397d ago
Let's keep the facts straight. Sony has been saying they went to Gamescom and TGS with either devkits or debug units. Nothing they did indicated otherwise.

On the other hand, Microsoft has yet to show Titanfall and Battlefield4 on a XBone devkit or debug unit, choosing to call high-end i7-GTX780 PC's as "equivalent devkits". The one report of a BF4 MP demo confirmed to be on a XBone debug unit, the playfield was limited to 8v8. WTF?

MS keeps using this childish PR tactic "I'm covered in poo, when I rub it off on you, so are you". Whatever really negative, stupid thing that MS does, if there is a huge outcry, then MS tries to transfer it off on Sony, too. How many times have you heard "Well, Sony does it too." when MS is caught doing some assinine thing like using high-end gaming PC's hidden in game cabinets as "being just like the XBone". Remember, it was MS caught red-handed doing that and they act like it is standard practice. Sony had some glitches on devkits and debug units but at least it was on the actual hardware. Sony has nothing to hide, that is why they can respond like they did.
corvusmd  +   397d ago
I agree that the whole "covered in poo" concept is stupid, but I think the thing you are forgetting is that if MS fans (not so much MS themselves) have to keep saying that "Sony does it too"...that means that it's actually Sony Fanboys' strategy, not MS Fanboys...saying that "Sony does it too" means it's a rebuttal from an original attack.
Chris12  +   397d ago
You really should research the BS you preach. BF4 was being played 16 v 16 at the Eurogamer Expo on XB1's that were in plain view.
bligmerk  +   397d ago
Haha, bullshit! 8v8 is pathetically weak and the PS4 demos have been 16v16.

‘Battlefield 4’ Xbox One impressions from Xbox One Tour event
The multiplayer demo was based on a small slice of the Zavod 311 map with an 8 versus 8 Domination map.
Chris12  +   397d ago
Did you even read my post. At Eurogamer they were showing BF4 running on XB1's in two separate 16 v 16 games. Do you have learning difficulties?

I've also been to the Tour event in London where BF4 was running 8 v 8, but there was no room at the venue for any more machines.

Perhaps you should get off your fat arse and go to some of these things rather than flex your keyboard warrior muscles on bullshit you don't understand.
corvusmd  +   397d ago
I'm not really aware of many cases where people thought that Sony was using computers...just the $2500 dev kits instead of a retail console. That being said...gamers should be aware by now that games shown at games shows and the like should be more about the game itself, rather than the hardware it's on...both good and bad. Wait till they release to make that decision.
ATi_Elite  +   397d ago
at E3 and Gamescon BOTH PS4/XB1 were using PC's and Devkits!

Devkit = a PC having the same specs as the console but usually slightly higher so the Devkit can ACTUALLY make the console game.

So I'm not gonna go tit for tat on Devkit vs. PC because a Devkit is a PC.

Besides at E3 and Gamescon PS4/XB1 all had games CRASH back to Windows 7.

Obviously the consoles/games were not ready at that time and or still being heavily tweaked so no big deal as you still got a feel of what you were getting.

after Gamescon PS4/XB1 started running the actual demos.

The ONLY people who make a big stink about this is FANBOYS.

*Side Note
PS4 Devkit = $2500 although SOny has given free 1 year loans to many Indie Devs

XB1 Devkit = $499 just go buy a XB1 because it can act as a Devkit once Microsoft gives the Dev approval and the XB1 then has it's Operating System revamped through Patches.
(MS hasn't given a final go but this is their plan of action sometime after launch but it could change)
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LoneWolf019  +   397d ago
So is this for all games and events?? Because when I was at gamestop Expo watching a Watch Dogs preview, we were told they were running on pc's spec'd out to PS4 specs.
voodoogts  +   397d ago
Only game played on a real ps4 was knack. The rest where ps4 dev kits. The ps4 next to monitor but not powered on.
Lulz_Boat  +   397d ago
this is the italian gamesweek. i was here some hours ago! played Killzone: Shadow Fall. just one word.

assdan  +   397d ago
Haha, they've literally just got a PS4 sitting down there.
1nsomniac  +   397d ago
The rumours are a bit silly, I mean there are demo units now in retailers. Retailers simply aren't, can't & never have run PC's as console demo stations.
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sourav93  +   397d ago
I played on a PS4 just 3 hours ago at a PS4 Lock In event at GAME (British gaming store). The games were definitely running on a PS4; I checked out the UI (it was limited since it was a demo kit) and it awesome. The games I tried were FIFA 14 and Knack. Since it was an public event, no 18+ (M rated) games were allowed. Still it was an amazing experience.....dat controller. But even then, haters gonna hate.
jc48573  +   397d ago
This is Sony, they've been making consoles for how long? Do you really expect Sony to be stupid enough to showcase games run on PC when they care more about what their console can do for their customers than anything else? You pay for a PS4 and Sony shows you exactly what the console has to offer when you get your hands on it, not some game on a PC.
Morgue  +   397d ago
Darth Vader was also Lukes father..
strigoi814  +   397d ago
now your move...
Bio_Mod  +   397d ago

it is what it is ;P
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n4rc  +   396d ago
Lol.. Wow...

Nuff said huh? Lmao
urwifeminder  +   397d ago
More pics of ps4 on xb1 page funny how you cant get through a day without advertising on the xbox pages.
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