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Old 03-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #31
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

Don't know if I already wrote so here (keeping track of the same discussion over multiple forums can get tough ), but: the reason I am interested in the PS4 is not so much the shiny new graphics or touchpad controller (because you have to put in something to touch and swipe by law it seems) or the share button or the RAM made from virgins blood.

What I find interesting is the integration of Gaikai and what they'll do with it. I'll jump aboard if one or two things happen:
a) Demon's Souls 2 gets announced as PS4 exclusive (please please please please please...)
b) PSN & Gaikai set the new industry standard for online services

If I could have some not too crazy expensive subscription and immediately play any ps1/ps2/ps3-era game my heart desires via Gaikai, I'd gladly jump on board. Of course, it being Sony they'd find a way to mess up. Like they did with the Vita needing proprietary memory cards made from moon-rock, judging by their pricing structure.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:04 PM   #32
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

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Don't know if I already wrote so here (keeping track of the same discussion over multiple forums can get tough ), but: the reason I am interested in the PS4 is not so much the shiny new graphics or touchpad controller (because you have to put in something to touch and swipe by law it seems) or the share button or the RAM made from virgins blood.

What I find interesting is the integration of Gaikai and what they'll do with it. I'll jump aboard if one or two things happen:
a) Demon's Souls 2 gets announced as PS4 exclusive (please please please please please...)
b) PSN & Gaikai set the new industry standard for online services

If I could have some not too crazy expensive subscription and immediately play any ps1/ps2/ps3-era game my heart desires via Gaikai, I'd gladly jump on board. Of course, it being Sony they'd find a way to mess up. Like they did with the Vita needing proprietary memory cards made from moon-rock, judging by their pricing structure.
Exclusives suck and are not worth a games servers being pulled from lack of use or money. Put it out on all systems and PC and set up a simple skill matching setup to make sure noobs do not get grifed by anyone with skill.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:08 PM   #33
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

Yes, in an ideal world there would be no exclusives and everyone could enjoy every game the way he or she desires. In the cold corporate world of today Sony has the Demon's Souls license in stranglehold and as much as I adore Dark Souls, there is something special to DeS that couldn't be recreated by the otherwise better successor.
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Yes, in an ideal world there would be no exclusives and everyone could enjoy every game the way he or she desires. In the cold corporate world of today Sony has the Demon's Souls license in stranglehold and as much as I adore Dark Souls, there is something special to DeS that couldn't be recreated by the otherwise better successor.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:57 AM   #35
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

PS4 sold a million units, which is quite impressive. That's at least more than the WiiU sold in a year. Let's wait for the xbone to put that into context though. The launch lineup isn't all that exciting yet, but at least not completely off-putting like the xboxonoxes is to me. If they want me to buy a PS4 they just have to announce Demon's Souls 2.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:17 AM   #36
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

What a completely underwhelming launch line up though. Their best game is a Defender (1980) clone?

There have been tonnes of technical issues reported too. Sony are saying they are within the expected failure rate. I guess with everyone connected now, the failures seem more glaring...but I listened to a sports podcast at the weekend and 2 out of 6 had issues (one brick, one 'my PS4 sounds like a 1919 Model T' followed by a 2 hour period of not being able to play any games.

I will get one when MLB The Show is launched in March, I think.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #37
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

I'll probably will pick up the inFamous bundle in March. I think my impulse to buy one has calmed down now.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:33 AM   #38
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

I pulled the trigger on PS4, picked one up at launch. Microsoft just lost me with all of the Xbox 180 stuff they pulled, and the "you are going to use Kinect and LIKE IT!" BS. So, Sony gets my money first this go round.

Loving it so far. Say what you will anout the launch titles, but for me its gets me playing genres that I typically don't access (racing, FPS). I dig the live streaming, and yes, Resogun is awesome. That it is free is nice too (love PS+).
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #39
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

Congrats! Good point about the launch titles and having to play other genres, never thought of it like that. Good to hear you've had no issues.

We'll all have to team up for next summer's big multiplayer event (whatever that is)
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

I bought a PS4. Why prolong the inevitable?

So far so good. I have Killzone, Assassins Creed, FIFA. Bought them for $39 a piece. $20 off.


I liked that they slowed down the pace of Killzone. It is no longer a mind numbing hallway shooter. The player has an open space to explore with the occasional firefight. At least that is how it starts. THey've toned down the machoism too. It is a good place to start.


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Old 02-12-2014, 01:28 PM   #41
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

I almost bought one of these at the weekend but sanity prevailed and I managed to drive past (possibly because I was listening to a podcast where they were discussing MLB The Show possibly being delayed). I think it will be hard to resist if I go up there to place my Dark Souls II preorder this weekend.
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

Managed to resist buying a PS4 yesterday when preordering DS2. To be fair, the guy in the shop didn't even attempt to sell me one, telling me to wait till there were some games.

He says they've been selling them as fast as they come in though, and then 3 weeks later you have parents in the shop looking for something else to play having exhausted Ghosts and Ass Creed, and there's nothing for them to buy.

There was a great deal on the PS3 though - 500 GB, a year's sub to PS+, and a choice of one older game (can't remember the other two but Gran Turismo 5 was one). All for €259 (hmm that seems to be $355, not so cheap in US terms).

I almost bought it

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I just bought the systems so I can forget about wanting to buy them.
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Re: So, the PS4 then...

I still see no reason to buy one of those new boxes, considering my adequate gaming pc and the fact that my ps3 can handle all the entertainment stuff quite well.
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I just bought the systems so I can forget about wanting to buy them.
This.

If I had not picked up a PS4 at launch I would be kicking myself and chomping at the bit.

Now I am doing the same thing for the Xbone, and still to a lesser extent the Wii U. Ugh.
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