The PS4 Will Kill the Influence of Reviews

"Gamer-rider.com writes-- So what does this potentially mean for reviewers? It’s simple really; its common practice nowadays for reviews to unfairly bash a game,(certain exclusives anyone?) using all sorts of double standards, and the exact opposite scenario is just as prevalent. But being able watch and play the game first hand will cut through all the BS biases that we get from our current gaming media, after all “seeing is believing”. A lot will depend on the ecosystem that Sony will have to create in order to sustain a thriving community where real gamers will do the recommendation of games you might like and let you try them, as opposed to some reviewer with an agenda trying to convince you why this is the worst or best game ever made. Thus changing the power structure we currently see in play."

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Sandmano4069d ago

Dont care for reviewers unless theres a general disdain from critics and gamers alike, thats the only way I will be swayed by them...

r214069d ago

Huh, didnt think of that. With the PS4, I could just watch someone's livestream or ask if i could play for a while then buy a game base on that. Essentially, making demos redundant. And here i thought, the PS4 could not get more enticing :D

Mr_cheese4069d ago

Your right! there are so many possibilities we haven't thought about and so many more that haven't been released yet.

elm4069d ago (Edited 4069d ago )

I think Sony said all games will have trial versions, try before you buy via Gaikai. Only pay for what you like! so said Mr Perry anyway.

r214068d ago

They said that? I must have missed it. Sony is just pulling all the right moves to make us buy a ps4, arent they?

FamilyGuy4068d ago

He forgot to mention sony's try before you buy approach that exist now (for PS+ subscribers) but was also mentioned in the conference.

They plan on having every PS4 game on the store and allowing us to try them out, like PS+s 1 hour game trial, before we make a final decision about buying them

I also didn't think about this in regards to the influence of reviews, This article was very insightful compared to most of the other articles that have popped up since the conference was held.

NateCole4069d ago

Now that i think of it. Yes. Great insight.

I think it will limit the power of reviewers and put more power to devs and gamers which is always a great thing.

No there will be a bigger chance of great devs getting reward for their efforts and not getting cheated because of biased reviews.

Also those devs/publishers with little marketing capability will greatly benefit from this feature with the PS4.

000014069d ago

well its going to add complete transparency for gamers and game developers. you can advertise and hype a game all you want, but when i can sit and watch someone play it or try it out for myself. im no longer as reliant on reviews or even friends opinions.

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Sony Taps Bungie's Head of Revenue to Lead Live-Service Games

Sony has recruited Bungie's head of revenue Jaremy Rich to head up its live-service gaming division, Rich has announced on social media.

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ChasterMies14d ago

Please do not put Destiny’s monetization into Sony’s first party games. The monetization is what’s driving players away from Destiny.

just_looken13d ago

The new temp boss is the sony cfo bean counter so i can see this being a thing get every penny.

Cacabunga13d ago

PlayStation officially losing it.. fans will never support gaas games

just_looken13d ago


The new boss did a interview in japan he wants to tap into the mobile market like nintendio so he give 0 fucks about gamers/fans


Redemption-6413d ago

You only speak for you and those who think like you, but most fans will support what they want. Playstation and PC fans are literally supporting Helldivers 2 and that is a gaas. Maybe you wouldn't, but many more would if they like it.

Huey_My_D_Long13d ago

Look, Im not making any judgement calls about this guy, but I will say that Helldivers 2 GaaS model is unique to Helldivers, and legit the only other game I can think of thats similiar was the Avengers game except HD2 pass is still better.
The fact that you can earn in game currency in a way that doesnt make you feel like you have to grind forever, as well you being able work on that pass that you bought...on your own time without a time limit...that right there is fucking huge to me, and I can't name any game other than avengers that avoided trapping players with FOMO logic...I think GaaS on HD2 shouldn't be compared to the rest of the industry...it should be copied.