Submitted by DarkLordMalik 702d ago | news

Francis got his PlayStation 4 from Sid Shuman of Sony, was only allowed to keep it for 2 hours

Francis, who is known on YouTube by his username boogie2988, talked more about his recent PS4 experience. According to Francis, he was only able to keep the PS4 for 2 hours and faced no overheating of any sorts during his 2 hours of play time. (PS4, Sony)

Update Francis commented on reddit that he had to follow a 'strict set of rules' on what he could and couldn't show so that Sony could 'maintain momentum'. The unit was taken back by Sid, it was needed for promo purpose elsewhere.

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Xsilver  +   702d ago
That would of been the Best 2 hours of my life.
ExitToExisT  +   702d ago
Maybe highlight of the day, but life? Come on..
Lwhit6  +   702d ago
Take a joke bro
HammadTheBeast  +   702d ago

Take a Hyperbole bro.
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shivvy24  +   702d ago | Well said
I laughed when he threw his xbox to make room for ps4
sincitysir1  +   702d ago
I like Francis because he hates on Sony and micro but also enjoys micro and Sony. Oh Nintendo too
hakeem0996  +   702d ago
HOw is spending 2 hours with a console give you the right to talk about overheating ? Not even the old 360 would overheat in 2 hours .
BBBirdistheWord  +   701d ago
I had to laugh when he threw the PS4 controller.

Didn't take long for the ps4fanrage to take over... lol
Consoldtobots   701d ago | Off topic | show
falcon  +   701d ago

how about when he threw the 360??? lol
Black-Helghast  +   701d ago
@Consoldtobots Uh.. who gives a sh*t about our image? Don't let what others think get to you.
Baylex  +   701d ago
This guy is a little retarded.... poor women that's filming him... I bet it's hi's mother and he throws a game into her?? Hook it up?? Kill the lights?? Is she his bitc*?? cmon... this guys is really stupid...
x713hitsquad  +   701d ago
@Baylex. You do know this is just one of his characters right?
grahf  +   701d ago
/facepalm at everyone getting on Boogie's case for being fat (hes lost a lot of weight already... yes he was fatter), jumping to conclusions about the woman filming him (that is his WIFE), and not realizing Francis is a satirical CHARACTER and a raid boss of YouTube.
Boody-Bandit  +   701d ago

Yeah I bet you're just a chiseled fine tuned well oiled machine. No one person defines a group. You will learn that when you grow up.

Than again I'm sure Francis doesn't give a sh*t what some attention seeking troll thinks of him since he is an online vet and use to ignorance like yours.

I am both jealous and yet feel sorry for Francis. Can you imagine having to give it back? They could've at least gave him one full day with it. Poor guy.

Than again 2 hours of gaming on next gen greatness = where the jealousy comes in on my part.

Is it known whether or not Francis had to sign any agreement not to post opinions and what he could or could not video?

The closer we get to the release date the longer the days drag by.
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Gaming101  +   701d ago
It looks like the same thing happened to his gym membership... they also took it back within 2 hours.
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VENOMACR1227  +   701d ago
At least that treadmill in the back is getting used as a clothing hanger, exactly what it was designed for.

I know it's just a box but it looks pretty cheap especially with the plastic handle. The PS3 was boxed much better, but it's just a box so who cares I guess. Why would he throw the brand new PS4 controller? Didn't realize how thin the system is, impressive.
Anarki  +   702d ago
Life? it's released in 5 days where he lives.
iceman06  +   701d ago
Really...I could have sworn that I have been beta testing it for awhile now!?!?!? LOL
come_bom  +   702d ago
That was pretty cheap by Sony. Sony got free publicity and didn't even offer him the console. That's seriously f***ed up.
Deadpoolio  +   702d ago
Hey do me a favor remind me which company it is that had some consoles sent out early and then proceeded to ban those people till launch, after they went full retard and decided to make 100 different videos to upload on youtube?
gamer2013  +   702d ago
It's obvious that they only let him keep it for 2 hours because they were worried that it would overheat and cause a PR disaster for them.
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christrules0041  +   702d ago
All of the PS4 heating problems are non existent according to developers. The only reason it did overheat was because it was in a box that was barely big enough to hold it and had no ventilation. No doubt it would overheat.
fenome  +   702d ago

whomp, whomp, whomp

Why even waste your bubbles? Or better yet, why don't you put them to better use?

I don't care if you like the console or not. It affects me in no way at all whatsoever, but if you're gonna bag on it at least bring up something relevant. Is that all you got? Something that's confirmed as a rumor?

You wanna look at PR disasters, look on the other side of the fence. That'll keep you busy for HOURS.

How well would you breathe in something like this? Especially blowing hot air..

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BBBirdistheWord  +   701d ago
@ gamer2013

Hey man, be careful about insinuating that the ps4 overheats. That reaaally upsets the fanboys.

Just wait and see.

So far there has only been one confirmed report of a ps4 overheating in an enclosed space at a tradeshow.

If the ps4 actually does overheat in the real world (like it did at the tradeshow) we'll soon hear about it when gamers stick it in their enclosed TV cabinets and play it for a few hours.

In the meantime, it's best to leave the fanboys alone. They get so upset.
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BOLO  +   701d ago
You mean like how M$FT un-boxed the Xbone a whole 3 months early?
tagan8tr  +   701d ago
@BBBirdistheWord spoken like a true fanboy
a_adji  +   701d ago
@BBBirdistheWord you sound like a fanboy yourself from your comments dude.
And no I am not a sony fanboy but a gaming fanboy.
BBBirdistheWord  +   701d ago
@ ^^

Hey what's with the ad hominem attack?

It's no secret that the ps4 overheated in an enclosed space.

All I am saying is that some gamers will undoubtedly put their PS4s in enclosed TV cabinets.

We'll just need to wait and see if the rumour holds any water.

Sheesh. Touchy.
Nocando  +   702d ago
And that is in no way depressing.
Xsilver  +   702d ago
TO all are the People who took my comment seriously i don't know what to say http://www.miataturbo.net/a... \(O.O)/
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deno  +   701d ago
Sad life you have, when a piece of plastic is all it takes.
Consoldtobots  +   701d ago
people who get mad at others for telling them to lose weight are misguided. You ARE NOT being given bad advice. Get off your high couch.
Ps4Console  +   701d ago
Please no one give Boogie a hard time because it's is act he his a very nice guy .
Fantangoooo  +   701d ago
he is huge.... i think he needs more exercise..
ABeastNamedTariq  +   702d ago
2 hours more than me, lol. But come Friday... That bad boy is MINE!
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   701d ago
Haaa I saw first this by myseft when I watch this YouTube lol
sprinterboy  +   702d ago
Good publicity stunt from sony
Starbucks_Fan  +   702d ago
His laugh...... LOL
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   702d ago
You could tell the whole thing was fake.
SavageFlamingo  +   702d ago
Why does everyone feel the need to point out their "detective skills"
WeAreLegion  +   702d ago
Francis is a fake character.
aawells07  +   702d ago
Oh really???????? No way, it cant be fake.

*captain obvious*
jackdaddy  +   701d ago
There is nothing fake about his size. What a gross, overweight waste of space that is.
TheFamous1  +   701d ago
NO REALLY? It is mean to be fake bro.
Me-Time  +   702d ago
hahaaaaaaa that blubbering moron. he wasn't even allowed to show footage obviously. I find that I despise him for exploiting... himself. Playing the caricature of a blob of "obnoxious, irritated, can't move, too lazy" sound.
GmIsOnPt360  +   702d ago
I'm confused what happened after 2 hours? Sony took back?
finbars75  +   702d ago
It didn't say he had to give it back he probably was only given two hours to game online with it.he probably playing games on it right now just offline. Hes probably did the patch download and what not.
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Hellsvacancy  +   702d ago
He loved it that much he ate it nom nom
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DarkLordMalik  +   702d ago
It wasn't his PS4. He gave it back. He says he will get one himself at launch. The PS4 belonged to Sony, even the address on the delivery box wasn't of Francis, just some random address.

Sony might have given this PS4 out of good will and to show that they don't really unjustly sue a YouTube channel just for posting a simple unboxing video.
Fireseed  +   702d ago
Yeah thankfully no company has gone that far yet. I know Sony sued a Youtuber a while back but that wasn't the Electronic Entertainment divisions.

And before anyone declares bs: http://www.qj.net/qjnet/psp...
OhhWerd  +   702d ago
I cancelled my preorder today at gamestop, man never stunned so many people before in my life.
neocores  +   702d ago
Lol i glad you did to so i wont have to play online with a buzzz kill
OhhWerd  +   702d ago
Go call a waaaaaambulance.
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C-H-E-F  +   702d ago

wii-u,wii-u,wii-u,wii-u,wii-u ... it's too late, the xbox didn't make it...
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OhhWerd  +   702d ago
Lol at all the disagrees

Don't get me wrong, I have all consoles, I've bought all the launch consoles for the last 15 years but nothing about the ps4 really wowed me enough to want to keep my preorder.

90% of my friends play on xbox. I never played multi on ps3, I mainly had it for the exclusive single player games and the blu ray player.

I'm sure once spring comes around I'll pick it up, but pointless to me to spend around 500 on a console I'll only use rarely. Just wait for its price to drop and then I'll get it. Maybe.
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HammadTheBeast  +   702d ago
Disagree's mean that people disagree with you cancelling your pre-order.

They don't matter.

Have fun on Xbox tho, I support someone who games on a console with friends. That's what its for, in the end.
PixelNinja  +   702d ago
Props to you for giving a good explained reason, alas this is N4G, you'll get disagrees for saying anything that is not positive about sony.
Lwhit6  +   702d ago
I Love how people on this site feel the need to justify what they said for all the disagrees. Just say what you want and then ignore what other people think/say
Utalkin2me  +   702d ago

Sorry im a leader not a follower. So that obviously explains were you are in your group.

And you felt compelled to explain all the disagrees, roflmao. Joined 85 days ago, roflmao
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VENOMACR1227  +   701d ago

Who cares if he joined today or 3 years ago? That makes you laugh? Makes you sound pathetic actually. The guy was explaining why he's not buying it since the majority of people on this site harass other people anyways. Look at the posts right after he said he was cancelling.

I'm same boat as him, except In keeping my X1 preorder. I used my PS3 for single player games, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, etc and used the 360 for Battlefield, ghost recon, sports, mostly online games.
pacostacos  +   702d ago
i canceled mine last week, just no good games to justify me getting at lauch especially after driveclub got pushed back ill wait till 2014
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   701d ago
Yea, guys,, I cancelled mine to.. just way to Much "try" by Rep.Mgmt. KnawWhatImean?

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joeorc  +   701d ago

"Yea, guys,, I cancelled mine to.. just way to Much "try" by Rep.Mgmt. KnawWhatImean? "

Gotta love the

OlgerO  +   702d ago
Yeah they are in such demand that you could probably have sold it for 1000 dollars. they must have been like is this guy for real!
OhhWerd  +   702d ago
Lol who cares when I joined, your post just shows the quality of your comments. So people can't lurk? All hail utalkin2me, king of n4g

Lol I felt compelled. Sorry thought this is a discussion place, someone sounds puss hurt.
JackBNimble  +   701d ago
you've been on this site for 85 days and have 95 comments, does that sound like someone who lurks? I didn't think so.

Nobody gives a shit what you do, but we all know bullshit when we hear it or read it. But keep fanning the flames boy.
Utalkin2me  +   702d ago

The sad part is you felt compelled to post on here to let everyone know. Lets me see the reaction your looking for "OMG i can t believe you did that, Are you f'n stupid" Is that what you was looking for? Good, now goodbye.
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   702d ago
*golf claps*
gamer2013  +   702d ago
You feeling hurt?
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jujubee88  +   702d ago
Haha. You'll be able to walk in and get a PS4 anyways. All this hype that it's going to be sold out and you'll need to spemd over 1k to buy it only off ebay is so bogus.

Like I keep telling everyone, you will be able to walk into stores and buy a PS4 without a preorder. Stop living in a fantasy world where this thing is going to magically sell out or people aren't going to have to need to return or cancel preorders,
Khajiit86  +   701d ago
Yeah just like the ps3 and 360 right? Got my 360 at launch and it was not until 3-6 months after that my friends were able to start getting them. Couldnt get a ps3 at launch and I think 2-3 months after was when I finally got 1. And ps4 is in higher demand than the 360 or ps3.

They only make a few of them for launch. I did not preorder the ps4 so im hoping the lines at wal mart and best buy dont get filled early. Waited for my 360 and you wouldnt believe how many people got turned away because the best buy I was at was only recieving about 23 360s.
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IRON883  +   701d ago
Ok? Why would u cancel ur preorder????
Khajiit86  +   701d ago
Good thats an extra ps4 for some lucky gamer out there.
cell989  +   701d ago
some lucky bastard just took over your preorder anyway
FightFans  +   702d ago
They should just let him keep it. That's just me
bleedsoe9mm  +   702d ago
at least brought him his preorder , sony guarding early info every bit as much as MS
Godmars290  +   702d ago
That's hardly any time.
KNWS  +   702d ago
Mean Sony, i would not have done it. Two hours why give them free publicity Francis if there not going to allow you keep the console.
CaulkSlap  +   702d ago
Uh because he got to play it for 2 hours and made a video that will gain promotion for himself. Pretty clearly a mutually beneficial arrangement.
bub16  +   702d ago
longer then 2 hours and we would of ate it
Hartsy  +   702d ago
Iv gotta make room! (Throws a 360 over his head) lol
Khajiit86  +   701d ago
Always wanted to do that especially during rrod periods.
nades_all_night  +   702d ago
"Suck It NERDS!" Mwhahaha. Gotta' Love Francis.
Omar91  +   702d ago
No one noticed how he just threw the controller to the side?
Nicolee  +   701d ago
yes i did ^_^ he hold controller in his hand then, he was like ' Look at this , OMG its so nice , this little touch and oh share button i can go live on twitch ' then threw the controller over his head lol
strigoi814  +   702d ago
best two hours of his life..this is a stunt for Sony and Francis..as you can see on the video they both have an agreement. Sid lend the PS4 to unbox and show then play...and francis got views that shall translate to dollars(thanks to youtube) spend two hours without showing anything he is playing on PS4..both side happy.
Dohv  +   702d ago
The box is so tiny that it comes in. And I can't wait til Friday.
Sadist3  +   702d ago
That was wack. Give a PS4 to someone for two hours? And then say, only show this on YouTube? I would have said "no thank you, jerks. Keep it, I'll get my own and play it longer for two hours". And by the way, no console on earth would overheat on two hours usage. Takes weeks and weeks of usage for degradation from heat to kick in.
jimmyateham23  +   702d ago
And people were mad about ms for not letting people play online early on the xbox one, at least they can play for more than two hours.
Persian_Immortal  +   702d ago
Xbox One requires that you download the mandatory day patch in order to play games its basically a paperweight until November 22 for those who currently have them.
stonecold3  +   702d ago
I don't think I would lend him my ps4 after seeing how he tossed the controller like that
Belking  +   702d ago
They should of sent him a treadmill along with it.
BLAKHOODe  +   702d ago
Hilarious video! And it actually managed to make me even MORE excited for Thursday night. 4 days, 4 hours from now.. that'll be me.
ajax17  +   702d ago
Francis? Should I know who this person is?
arronax-1  +   702d ago
mochachino  +   702d ago
Odd, I could have sworn I saw a treadmill in that video yet no evidence of "treadmilling" was witnessed.
ZBlacktt  +   702d ago
I spent more then two hours with the console. Guess i should have made a video about it. :/
WolfOfDarknesss  +   702d ago
Why most People hate Francis after watching the video on YouTube? ? Because he got PS4 ? We'll he deserve it ..he is Turly good person .

Congrats Francis :)
DarKnightDave  +   701d ago
I think it's funny Sony saw fit to send Francis aka Boogie2988 a PS4, but not Adam Sessler.
Lykon  +   701d ago
who is adam sessler? I love this francis guy btw ... he is SO much fun . and his laugh
DarKnightDave  +   701d ago
Some whiny games reviewer used to be on the G4 network till the network was taken off air. And yeah, Francis is the man.
SharnOfTheDEAD  +   701d ago
Hahaha Gotta admit that is pretty funny
mochachino  +   700d ago
Why send free console to people who are influenced by MS's massive media might so they can just rate PS4 equal or a point lower and say,

"despite the PS4 graphics being technically better, you won't be able to tell because nothing above 720p is visible. Whereas the xone TV switching is the true definition of next-gen gaming...the games look exactly the same when you sit 20 feet away from your TV thus making PS4 extra power meaningless and xbox multimedia functions the deciding factor"

MS has the media, PS4 has the gamers.
phoenix_dusk  +   701d ago
I laugh and cried when he threw that VCR thingy. LOL
Tripe_Down  +   701d ago
What for a FAT PIG, i would send him a treadmill.
richierich  +   701d ago
Do you think he'd use one if they did
Lolrus  +   701d ago
Haha touche
Ocsta  +   701d ago
He cancelled his pre order. Ok. Was it really necessary to spend so much energy on dissecting a complete strangers reasons for doing something? Don't you people have jobs or girlfriends? Smfh
Ocsta  +   701d ago
He cancelled his pre order. Ok. I personally feel he should be converting his friends over to the winning side stead of joining them in their folly but that's just me. Was it really necessary tho to spend so much energy on dissecting a complete strangers reasons for doing something? Don't you people have jobs or girlfriends? Smfh
MuhammadJA  +   701d ago
this fat idiot deserve it. couldn't he just remain silent about it?
memots  +   701d ago
how did i not know the Fat word would be use all over this thread. Ctrl-F found 3. Every single time. Its like a Gage newell thread or something.
luisloco  +   701d ago
fat asshole...
Convas  +   701d ago
"Francis commented on reddit that he had to follow a 'strict set of rules' on what he could and couldn't show so that Sony could 'maintain momentum'. The unit was taken back by Sid, it was needed for promo purpose elsewhere."

Is that so. I thought that only MS was the controlling ones mandating the information that could be put out about the consoles. At least, that's what N4G told.

Funny enough, everyone bringing up this issue is being crowded out and I see no outrage here. Typical.

Stay classy News4Political"Gamers&quo t;.
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mixelon  +   701d ago
Dont be silly, this was mutually beneficial pr. They both got hits from this and boogie was obviously happy to take part.

He has no obligation to leak stuff, and probably no interest in doing so either. No space for controversy here.
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