Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Next Generation Gaming Has Arrived...



Well after much hype, rumors, and anticipation Sony has unveiled their entry into the next generation of console gaming; the PS4. Personally I super pumped for this console even if I wont be purchasing it anytime soon. The tech demos that were showcased along with some of the console exclusive titles are looking really strong for the PS4. Hopefully you got to see the presentation in its entirety but if you didnt feel free to watch it here:


Now before I go any further let me just address the haters for a second. Yes they didn't show the actual console, yes you probably feel like your time was wasted, but ask yourself why would you as a business show all your cards regarding the most hyped up to be released gaming product for this year. Be glad they even had a release and just chill. They showed enough to keep the hype train rolling until a month or two when they will have to show something else. Without a doubt you can expect full disclosure at E3 so you know it will be worth the wait. It might have seemed like Sony fucked over a lot of people but in reality they fucked everyone just right. Give up just they tip of the dick and leave the bitches wanting more. The big highlight of the presentation was:


The Controller - I AM SO RELIEVED!!! I knew they were planning to make changes to the controller and there were talks of a whole new controller design so when I saw this my heart jumped for joy. Dual Shock 4 has arrived in fine style and I am fine with its new design. We see an enhanced joystick and shoulder button setup, better vibration from the rumble pack, decreased latency for wireless connectivity, a touch-pad for new ways to interact with the user interface, a color coded identifier for distinguishing players and finally the long discussed share button. It almost seems like they incorporated the actual PS Move controller into the Dual Shock Controller. Here are the specs:

External Dimensions Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth)
(tentative, excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right),
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),
R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3
button, Pad Button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, threeaxis accelerometer)
Other Features Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
Battery Type Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
Voltage DC3.7V (tentative)
Capacity 1000mAh (tentative)

After that was done the games were the next thing that got me all hot and bothered. Here are my top picks:



inFAMOUS: Second Son- I so called this while talking to my friend during the presentation. Happy to see the inFamous series getting some love especially for the new PS4. Its definitely a flagship title and deserves to be on the starting line up for the PS4.



Watch Dogs- We had gotten a night time demo of this game at E3 last year and it blew everyone away; well its back and this time showcasing daytime play. Without a doubt this game is positioning itself as a must have for the PS4 when it launches. Watch Dogs Will Be Out On PC, PS3, 360, And Wii U. But First It’ll Be On PS4.

To round it all out here are some overall things I am looking forward to hearing and seeing more about in the coming months...

Remote Play for PSVITA:
Gaikai's Dave Perry took the stage to announce a bunch of new "social" features for the PS4 today: including Ustream/Facebook support, streaming capabilities, and and "remote play," which allows you to play PS4 games on your Vita. "Our vision is to create the first gaming social network with meaning," he said. Perry said the long-term goal is to make "every PS4 game" playable on the PlayStation Vita. This positions the PSVITA as a very necessary handheld to have if you are a serious gamer and will undoubtedly boost their struggling sales as people would have cross play access to their entire library of games.

Check out full specs at: http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/130221a_e.pdf
The PS4’s Specs, in Brief :
We've been speculating and spilling them for months, but Sony has finally revealed, at least partially, the basic spec sheet for the PS4. It's...very basic, but as you can see, there's 8GB of memory, a hard drive and an x86 CPU. This is looking a lot like a PC rig build and if that's the case the gap between console gaming graphics and PC gaming graphics is going to be come less and less of an issue. So as developers push the limits on what the console can do and harness as much of its raw power as possible we will have one less reason to worry about building a top quality PC. We will just buy a PS4 for the price of a top end graph card for a PC rig.


Well I think that covers everything I wanted to touch on for the PS4 press conference so hope you are as informed as you would hope and until next time keep on gaming.

2 comments

February 21, 2013 at 7:55 AM

I need this for reasons *_* doubt ive ever wanted a console as much as i want this. As well as the two games shown here!

February 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM

lol

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