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Live: Sony PlayStation 4 event at E3 (Video)

By Shawn Knight
Jun 10, 2013
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  1. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 570   +97


    It's a bit different for me as I've been a console gamer since the 2600 (trust me, I'm still in my 30s). Sony has gotten the most important thing right, which is the price of the console. $399 vs. $499 is a stark contrast that many people will be able to make without getting into the particulars of the system. Once PS4 gamers start telling fencesitters who are not that tuned into gaming that you don't have restrictions on used games or have to do a 24 online checkin lest your console gets an error and prevents you from playing, I think the PS4 will garner more buyers.

    And for those who are really tuned into game, PS4 will be region free, unlike the Xbox One which will be region locked. I'll be shopping much more on Play-Asia and it won't be for their overpriced anime.
     
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  2. JCrysis86

    JCrysis86 TS Rookie

    where did you hear that? I think that would be one way for them to actually bring it back is to offer a free year. But I don't remember hearing that they were actually doing it?
     
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,292   +547

    All I saw was final fantasy versus XIII (now XV). Well guess I'm getting both systems lol
     
  4. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 570   +97


    From Sony themselves. In all the euphoria about not having restrictions, Jack Tretton stated that multiplayer would be behind the PlayStation Plus firewall. It's not that much of a concern for me: I can stagger the PlayStation Plus subscription so that it doesn't coincide with my Xbox Live membership fee.
     
  5. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Member Posts: 83   +12

    Never seen an uglier console than this. Wow. Good price though.
     
  6. In my opinion the Xbox One looks worst because it's screaming Betamax player
     
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    LOL

    I just noticed. The PS4 is shaped like an eraser so that it erases your memory of the Xbox One ;).
     
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  8. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Member Posts: 83   +12


    Compared? No. Xbox One is clearly the better looking one, but that's not saying much. What an awful design, and from Sony no less. Opinions though right?
     
  9. If the PS4 had rounded corners Sony would get sue by both Apple or Samsung
     
  10. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 369   +40

    That price tag makes it a lot more attractive to me than the Xbox One. Let the title wars begin.
     
  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,965   +389

    The design of the xbox one takes itself to seriously. Sony placed alot of emphasis on entertainment for GAMERS and such in their conference, and as such, the console is designed to appeal to the same people who like having computers with a window and massive blue lights on the side.
     
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    In Australia we have it as bad as you UK folk. $399USD in USA, or $575AUD in Australia.

    :'(
     
  13. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    If you have relatives that live in the US, ask them to buy one and send it to you. There is no region lock on the PS4, so it is a win win.
     
  14. I want one bad so I preordered 2 of them. One to sleep with.. The visuals in the games are way ahead of what a pc can do. It would take yrs for pc's to catch up to this I am sure of it.
     
  15. Jcanno0759

    Jcanno0759 TS Rookie

    Bought a ps3 to avoid being charged for online play. I'm out
     
  16. JCrysis86

    JCrysis86 TS Rookie

    I misread your post. I thought you said that the One would come with a year of XBL for free which I think would be a great way to negate the price difference between the 2.
     
  17. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

    What the hell are you on about? Battlefield 4 is coming to PC and Dice have already stated the PC version has more graphical eye candy on PC? Do you even know what a PC is?
     
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  18. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,708   +62

    This is probably the first time next generation consoles haven't increased their resolution. The used game thing is deal breaker. I love reselling and buying used games on ebay. Its so much cheaper. When this rig dies I will be buying a ps4. By then it will probably be 299$ and a great entertainment center at the very least.

    As long as it can play movies with the ease of VLC player idk why I would buy another pc. I rarely do any gaming anymore. My parents have a 2013 130$ blue ray player that can't play 1/5th of the video formats free vlc or the free mobile phone app DMX player can play. If ps4 doesn't have a video player that matches VLC I will never buy it.

    p.s. yes pc gaming has way better graphics :), maybe if they made higher res movies id buy another one when this one kaputs
     
  19. I wonder what the thermals are on the ps4. It looks small and toyish to me. I might have to purchase an extended warranty on these 1st generation units just in case. Learned that from the previous ones. Another will we get full 1080p with AA, AF, With high res textures @60fps or not.
     


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