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Live: Sony PlayStation 4 event at E3 (Video)

By Shawn Knight
Jun 10, 2013
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  1. Sony’s PlayStation 4 event is currently underway at E3, where, among other things, we’ll finally get a first look at the next generation console. Follow the announcements in the live video feed below and check back here as we compile...

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  2. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Enthusiast Posts: 106   +20

    Sony wins. GG
     
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  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 920   +57

    If they sell it for $499 or less I totally agree.
     
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,978   +390

    $100 less, used game complete support, and no online required for disc games.

    GG, I'm going Sony if I go next gen console.
     
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  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    $100 less than Xbox, more powerful than Xbox, no restrictions, no Kinect, no Internet required. G-motherlickin'-G.

    Thanks for playing, Microsoft.
     
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  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,536   +327

    Wow Microsoft, wow, your really set on including that kinect aren't you? can't lower the price any more because you are that convinced we all need one. Not to mention the stupid Internet connection and high price, you shot yourself in both knee caps and then after Sony's conference you may as well shoot yourself in the head.

    So, PlayStation 4 for me this Christmas I think!
     
  7. The PS4 looks slightly better than Microsoft's Xbox which looks like a Betamax player
     
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,594   +627

    Sony obliterated Microsoft during their conference. I had been considering skipping this generation entirely (not much time for games anymore), but they've got me excited for this product. We'll have to see how the rest of E3 plays out, but it looks like the Playstation 4 is going to be king of the hill this time around.
     
  9. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 581   +97

    It's less. They win.
     
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,602   +357

    I've honestly got no favorites since I barely use current-gen consoles that I own. As for the winner between Xbox and PS, we'll see later this year when customers vote with their wallet.
     
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  11. mccartercar

    mccartercar TS Enthusiast Posts: 111   +15

    I'm not impressed. If Microsoft hadn't gone with draconian DRM then it would be a close race. Sony only win because they are doing what Microsoft isn't. They didn't have anything revolutionary to show.
    It's like they won over the Microsoft fan base but what did they have to offer us they use PC exclusively?
     
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    In this day of DRM and all-in-one features, the PS4 is quite revolutionary in the fact that it plays games like always... yet with vastly improved graphics and no BS.
     
  13. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 558   +150

    Let me just remind you that there is some BS called "you need ps+ for online multiplayer".
    Otherwise, it is still too early to tell what will happen. But unless MS announces something to put them back to par concerning games, Sony has the lead...
     
  14. It's not like it's actually 100$ cheaper if you want to play multiplayer. You HAVE to cough up money for PS+ if you want to play multiplayer (it's no longer free). The Xbox One comes with a one year membership though, meaning the price difference between the two consoles is 50$. Now, if you're a fan on Kinect, that 50$ more than makes up for it.
     
  15. oberonqa

    oberonqa TS Rookie

    I have to admit I was impressed with the Microsoft press conference. Games like Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza 5 looked really good. I even found myself contemplating making Xbox One my next console purchase....

    But then the Sony press conference came... and completely blew me away. I'm not a Sony fanboy by any stretch of the imagination (my PS3 is more of a Blu-Ray player than a gaming console for all intent and purposes)... but combining some really great games with no restrictions AND no online authentication... that sold me. Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV sweetened the deal, to be sure... but the system doing everything that Xbox One SHOULD be doing is what ultimately sold me on it.

    If Microsoft was smart, they'd backpedal away from their stance regarding used games and online authentication. Yea, they would take some heat for backing down and following Sony (and Nintendo, as WiiU doesn't have any of this nonsense on it either), but they could PR spin it around and make themselves look like they are listening to gamers and putting gamers first.

    Of course... this is Microsoft we are talking about. Being smart isn't necessarily something they have a great track record with doing recently. And speaking of track records... let's not forget Microsoft also doesn't exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to first-iteration console hardware. Both the original XBOX and the Xbox 360 launched with issues (overheating in the case of the former and red-ring-of-death in the case of the latter)... who here can honestly say they will buy an Xbox One at $499 without at least considering the possibility they will end up with a $499 paperweight within six months to a year?
     
  16. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 558   +150

    No it doesn't. It comes with a 14 day membership.
    And I can't understand the negativity concerning the Kinect. It seems like a free webcam to me, and lets me be even lazier if I want...
     
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  17. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Since when is it a fact that online multiplayer on PS4 will require PS+? AFAIK it's only been mentioned as a feature of PS+, not a requirement to have it.
     
  18. "At its E3 press briefing, Sony confirmed that PlayStation 4 will require PlayStation Plus in order to play games online. This is similar to Microsoft's current approach to online gaming with Xbox Live Gold. At the same time, Sony also confirmed that you'll be able to play all single-player games as well as use all media services without subscribing to PS+. Your current PS3 membership will transfer over to PS4."

    source: http://www.ign [.] com/articles/2013/06/11/e3-2013-playstation-plus-required-for-ps4-online-play
     
  19. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Well, that's a bummer. I pay for PS+ (got a good deal), but it's definitely worth it IMO. So many free games...
     
  20. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Booster Posts: 411   +79

    I am a pc gamer but I am excited for this console. Great work Sony!
     
  21. Yay PS4 wins over Xbox!

    And then PC wins over both ^^.

    Happy times; as usual.
     
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  22. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,420   +821

    I really couldn't be bothered with any consoles and would never buy one but if I was to choose one, the PS would seem the logical choice for the moment.
     
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  23. Sony hasn't one anything. The may not come out sooner but later than the Xbox. MS has been winning, like it or not, since they entered the console wars. PS2 was big but MS came out when the PS2 had been out awhile and with anything new, dumba** kids will buy.
    Both will more than likely do better than their last go around, especially Sony. They need all the help they can get right now. Disaster 2011/2012 with hacking problems. Not to mention not making money on the PS3 for a very long time. Also may even leave the TV business as Samsung is whooping them in that market.
    Sony has still got alot to prove. MS doesn't. MS bread and butter is still computers. Gaming division will likely improve alot and already has but they aren't putting all their chips in it, at least not yet. I've never had a console fail on me. Not one. I have owned almost all of them over the years, including a couple of xbox's and xbox360's. Wish I would have kept some of the old ones but always got rid of them to buy the next one lol.
    Time will tell which console will win this generations console war. MS won the last gen by a couple of years. Sony was coming on strong after 2010 but that really bad year hurt them and basically cost them any chance at winning the console war.
    PS3 never really was precieved very well. Alot of publishers believed it was to complex to deal with. After a few years things changed but that also let MS get way ahead, a lead they never gave up IMO.
    The $100 difference is consoles won't matter. Gamers(or should I just say kids ...lol) just don't care. If they feel a game looks and plays better on one vs the other, they will buy, even if its the more expensive one. Afterall, it's the parent's money and most kids get what they want in todays world. I can say that cause how else do u think Activision has made 3 Billion dollars the last 3 CoDs. It sure wasn't cause the games were great. Mom and dad is how. Parents will buy their kids just about anything if it keeps them from screaming/yelling/fighting. Parents want peace but in reality, they just give in and kids get what they want. Which is why both consoles well do very well. To bad they are still years behind what a "gamer" uses, PC.
     
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  24. Looks horrid.

    Microsoft have it on looks, features and possibilities. Being more expensive isn't necessarily a bad thing either.
     
  25. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,973   +587

    Seems like a good product, or at least judging by all the excitement that surrounds it...

    Still, it won't convert PC gamers towards it. It is no longer that expensive having 27" monitor with 2560x1440 that PS4 cannot beat, as it doesn't play games in resolutions better than 1080P. I personally use 30" 2560x1600, and cannot look back on 1080P.

    The important thing, PC-s are the closest to adopting 4K in practice, ahead of TV-s. With more games coming out that support 4K and 4K screens getting cheaper quickly, PS4 will remain to be a toy, because this is what it is supposed to be anyway, but it's a nice one, I will give it that :)
     


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