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Submitted by mprunty 110d ago | review

[Gaming Evolution] PlayStation 4 Console Review

The PS4 system enables game developers to realize their creative vision on a platform specifically tuned to their needs, making it easier to build huge, interactive worlds in smooth 1080p HD resolution. Its supercharged PC architecture – including an enhanced Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and 8GB of GDDR5 unified system memory – is designed to ease game creation and deliver a dramatic increase in the richness of content available on the platform. The end result for players is an abundant software library, as more than 180 games are currently in development. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment, Tag Invalid, Tech) 8/10

BALLBAGS  +   111d ago
funniest thing is I look at my launch 60g ps3 and my ps4 and I'm like wtf.

I know Sony will come good and the ps4 is a really good console but I look at the four USB sockets on my ps3,its backward compatible, it's got card readers.. ps4 hasn't got any of these and I can live without that it's not a deal breaker BUT..

not being able to read hard drives, stream my movies or mp3s is just unforgivable and should have been in the first update from Sony. to still not have that is ridiculous that's why my ps3 is staying put.
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frostypants  +   110d ago
Your 60GB launch PS3 with built-in PS2 hardware cost $599. The PS4 costs $399. The later, cheaper PS3s had fewer interface options. Would you prefer the PS4 had backwards compatibility and more hardware options, and they increased the price by $200?
deadfrag  +   110d ago
All in good time!
mprunty  +   111d ago
Reading external hard drives and dlna support will come soon via a software update. I understand where you are coming from with the backwards capabilities; which are also said to come via a future software update and the launch of the Gaikai streaming service.

More than anything, Sony wanted to get the console to market problem-free (as best as possible), so several features we had on PS3 were cut for the launch. Just as with the PS3, time and a couple of software updates later, we will be wondering what all the fus was about in the beginning.
BALLBAGS  +   111d ago
dnla mp3 playback is not that hard of a program especially for the multi talented staff at sony

it should have been here already, I have a next Gen console yet my previous Gen console does more? something isn't right there..

I know I'm moaning but it's that annoying, Sony say it's coming but when? we heard x - chat was coming at one point that never came on ps3.

i love my ps4 but this really irks me

anyway happy new year mate
kazuma999  +   110d ago
Thats y i also kept my ps3. Plus ps plus gives a shit load of games for it and same with the vita XD Im keeping all for every single games.
GordonKnight  +   110d ago
Off subject

@BALLBAGS

I have a friend that used Ballbag as his name on WOW. One night he was he was talking smack drunk and someone complained. They banned has name because of that, so he then changed it to Bagball.

Your picture makes the name that much better.
mprunty  +   110d ago
Sony made a decision to have a perfect system out the gate than to temp fate. Yes they could of included support in the beginning but that would of took time away from other things that they are working on.

Not to mention that since they are runnig custom software, not windows, Android or anything like that, we dont actually know how long it would take to impliment and make sure it works perfectly with other features.

Plus seeing as they are a business, it makes perfect sense to push their services in the beginning before providing mp3 and dlna support.
frostypants  +   110d ago
I never understood the BC thing. Yes, it was nice having it on my launch PS3, but I never expected it. The vast majority of consoles since the dawn of time have no BC, or really crappy pseudo-BC. If I have old games then I have the old console. Having BC is nice if it can be implemented cheaply but otherwise I prefer not to be forced to pay for something that I already have.
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wolverinemarky  +   110d ago
BC is not a big deal to me either I have a 80gig PS3 which is partially BC but i rarely if ever played a PS2 game in it same goes for my PS4. I have 2 PS3 if i wanted to play a game on PS3 i will turn it on and play. later down the line when Gaikai launches then i will download those PS3 games i want to play on my PS4. but till then like i said a non factor
JohnnyTower  +   110d ago
I would love a Vita/PS4 bundle to come to Canada. That's what I'm waiting for.
wolverinemarky  +   110d ago
when it comes you will love remote play i use it quite a bit when someone else wants to watch tv. I just grab my vita and go play all my PS4 games
Jury  +   110d ago
Yeah 8 now. 10 when uncharted and the order land in your face!
NegativeCreepWA  +   110d ago
I love the PS4 so far, Sony fixed most of the things I didn't like about the PS3.

That being said, I've found a unexcusable flaw when comes to Blu Ray movies, there's no reason Dolby or DTS shouldn't work with movies. It's really starting to piss me off. Works fine with games and Streaming, but it won't work with BR movies. How can something like this be overlooked?
GiantEnemyCrab  +   110d ago
I had a similar problem but once the movie started I hit the options button and was able to set the audio to DTS. I'm using optical out so it may be different with HDMI only. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.
wolverinemarky  +   110d ago
were all big Sony fans or we wouldnt have shelled out money for the console yes things arent there that we would like but the great fact that mere software updates will add key features that were wanting should keep you optimistic. the whole mp3 support isnt that big a deal to me as i never put my music on my ps3 so doubt i would do it for ps4. Sony pushing their own software via music unlimited is understandable. My major gripe with the PS4 is the fact that my Sony created headset doesnt work out of the box but i will be patient and hopefully when they say first of the year there actually meaning first or second week in January
dmonee  +   110d ago
These features will come! My guess is that they wanted to be first to the market so these features were compromises Sony made to be first out of the gate and less expensive. At least your not forced to use a broken unresponsive camera to operate it. When you think about it an Xbox 1=$499 + xbox live subscription $59.99 + 1 game $59.99 = $620.00 not including tax. PS4 = $399.99 with a one month PS plus $9.99 and the ability to play some games free out of the gate= $410 not inc tax. Who is walking in who's shoes now? MS are a bunch of frauds. What corporations Ego is so big that it forces you to spend even more money after you just shelled out $500 bucks then brags to the press about their awesome Advertising and Marketing schemes of how to fool their customers. But people buy it anyway. Boycot MS!!!!

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