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Hey, I hyped today, I really did. I was genuinely excited for the PS4 announcement today. I even got snacks and set up my laptop to my 65" TruLED TV with theater-quality surround sound. Yeah, I was that excited. Did it live up to the hype for me?
...yes... and no... don't worry, it's mostly yes...
I'll start with games. They "looked" fantastic, and they ran smoothly, but a lot remains unanswered, which I'll discuss below in the hardware section. So, yeah, they games from a technical aspect looked absolutely insane. For the first time since.. well, ever.. I'm genuinely excited for a KillZone game! I'm mostly interested to see what Square Enix's new IP does on the platform. Truth be told, what sold me on the console, was the fact that Blizzard in on board with the console. Yeah, it may be just Diablo III, but if Blizzard stands behind the console before it's even released then so will I. Period. Also, I'll be getting Destiny on PS4, so I'll have to change my preorder from PS3 to PS4. Looked good, played smooth, played well. Not bad
Now regarding the games, here's some things I'm going to question; I'm going to go out and say that the vast majority of the third-party games announced today have the possbility of being multiplat. Also, what was the point in giving so much screen time to Watch Dogs? We're all fully aware of what that game is and the fact that it's coming to the PS4 will not change how consumers feel about it. At least, it shouldn't.
As far as the hardware goes, it's essentially what I expected. Sony did exactly what they needed to do regarding the hardware. They admitted that the PS3 had it's shortcomings, they worked directly alongside first and third-party developers to make sure they were going in the right direction with the PS4. This is exactly what Sony needed to do and it's exactly what they did. Very pro, very ace, I'm impressed. The Octa-Core AMD processor should do what we want it do especially since it communicates with the system's GPU as well as Sony claims. I would like to see the clock/bus speed on that CPU though. 8 GB of DRR5 ram was in the leaks and was expected by many, I won't comment on this other than to say, it's enough to do what Sony wants.
The main issue for me being all that power will need a suit of armor capable of keeping the machine from overheating. Sony has normally been pretty good with this, but the PS1 was prone to overheating so I hope they'll remember that. Think of Goku in Dragon Ball GT, he was completely unable to hold his Super Saiyan 3 form while he was a child. The same concept could be applied to the PS4... even if it is in a more realistic way.
The Dualshock 4 looks fantastic and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I know it's only a prototype, but as a whole it already looks like a controller that I can easily see myself using for hours on in. I like it.
The other stuff simply doesn't do it for me. Don't care if it's Move campatible. The "share" feature is what it is. If it's there, cool; If not, cool. It doesn't justify the purchase for me. If you're into that then that's fine but as a hardcore gamer, I'd rather play something good as opposed to sharing videos of mediocre titles. Also, cross-platform play doesn't do it for me either. You need to own a PS4, which I'm guessing will be priced at $500 and you also need a $250 handheld that's not even selling. This may seem like a cheap way to capitalize on what Nintendo has been doing, but it won't work nearly as well since you need to buy two seperate pieces of hardware just to even attempt remote play.
I would've liked to have seen the hardware in it's entirely so we can see if we'll have an issue with the hardware overheating. This also would have solved a few more questions, like is it going to use... USB 3.0? Ethernet? SD-Card Slots? All these questions can be important to consumers and they need to be answered at E3. Also, given the Holiday 2013 release, I would say we'll see a finalized contoller, official release date, and a price point all at E3 2013.
Overall, I'd give the conference a B+. It was definitely impressive from a technical aspect, and Sony has shown that they can learn from their mistakes. The only issue? It spawned more questions than I would've liked. Then again, I'm picky so who knows?
Feel free to chime in.
No long-winded speeches as to why. No overly opinionated bullsh*t. Just consoles. Oh, and favorite and best have two different meanings.
10) Nintendo 64
9) Sega Saturn
7) Atari 2600
6) PlayStation 2
5) Nintendo Entertainment System
3) Sega Genesis w/ Sega CD attachment
2) Nintendo GameCube
1) Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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