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Empire Magazine: PlayStation 4 Launch Preview

In the race for next generation console domination, it's hard to find fault with Sony's PlayStation 4 launch campaign so far. A low price of £349 RRP coupled with assurances of user privacy, no restrictions on pre-owned rights, and an open platform for developers to publish their games has done wonders for winning over audiences.

Admittedly, a lot of the announcements since the initial February reveal have capitalised more on what rival Microsoft has done wrong - or been perceived to have done wrong - than what Sony has necessarily done right. Yet there's no denying the upcoming console carries with it an air of maturity and confidence,

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MultiConsoleGamer3861d ago

I'm taking the week off from work.

HelpfulGamer3861d ago

"the PS4 is all about inclusion"

Waiting for Japanese Launch Titles!

TheFutureIsBlue3860d ago

I wish I could, lol. I will probably leave work early though. Plus I will be off a lot in Novemeber and December so all is well. Killzone Shadow Fall will consume my life =D

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ShadowGhost3860d ago

I tried to take a week off from work, but my boss was being a douche to me and would not let me because of how close it was towards Thanksgiving since we're gonna be busy. I will only be able to get 3 days at least so at least it's better than nothing lol.

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OrangePowerz3860d ago

They need to update the article a bit to remove Watch Dogs and DriveClub from the launch games list. Other than that I can`t wait for the console to come out :)

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Sony Patents To Prevent You From In-Game Harassment By Reading Your Emotions

A new patent recently published by Sony wants to gather biometric data of gamers to track whether one is being harassed using AI tools.

Profchaos24d ago (Edited 24d ago )

I hope this is one of those patents that never comes to fruition.

I already dislike the fact you can pay a significant amount for a online service buy associated games and content on said service and get banned from that service over potentially a misunderstanding the bans are already handed out for flimsy reasons

I'd rather see money invested in a ban that simply removes the offensive players ability to communicate with unknown players allow them to continue party chats with friends but not with Joe blow on cod.

exputers24d ago

Agreed. Blizzard recently banned a college Overwatch 2 player who's dependent for saying "shit." Pretty harsh.

Profchaos23d ago (Edited 23d ago )

How rediculas really. You can't say a word that's allowed in most PG films and prime time TV but the game is based around killing the enemy team using guns, explosives etc.

It's just backwards.

just_looken24d ago

What your talking about is called block list

In 2006 a spaceship dropped of the playstation 3/xbox 360 i say that that generation was the last great gen with game functions/tech that has yet to comeback

Anyhow the playstation 3 if you block listed a id they could not talk to you in chatroom with either text or voice. But that was pre mind fucked 2018 when people were more human than sheep.

But hey gta 6 is coming out billion dollar budget without a single player custom character creator and without singeplayer coop off/online something saints row 1-3 had on the xbox 360.

z2g24d ago

Take my social security and bank account numbers too! Here’s a picture of my wife and our address.

phoenixwing24d ago

Cmon where's the pictures of your children. Don't hold out on them.

H924d ago

At this rate I feel Sony will eventually sell a room to play games in it where they can monitor your every breath

jambola24d ago

I genuinely get a bit worried sometimes when a friend says something that could be offensive In a party
Because I have no trouble believing some bans would happen when in a private party for saying something wrong

SegaSaturn66924d ago

I want them to censor erotic content by measuring my groin temperature so i dont get too distracted while playing black ops 2.

Popsicle24d ago

Terrible idea. Not only do I not consent to providing my biometric data, the potential for mishandling biometric data is almost a certainty. Positive stress and negative stress can produce similar changes in biometrics. Interpreting the precise emotion a person is feeling is not only invasive but could be easily misconstrued. I hope this never comes to fruition.

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Sony Could Increase Your Game's Difficulty If It Sees You Complain About It

Sony has recently published a new patent that wants to dynamically handle the games' difficulty and gameplay based on the player's emotions.

jznrpg25d ago

This is something I might use. Sometimes I play some good games but they don’t have difficulty option and are a little too easy.

Profchaos25d ago

Souls games will be like that players struggling make it harder

PassNextquestion25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

I think if used correctly it could work well

jambola24d ago

cool idea
cool idea for horror games especially
the way it's explained here sounds like it could never be forced hopefully, so that's ok with me