I'm only a half hour into the PS4 Announcement, and I'm already hearing a lot of themes that we're already sharing here on Cheerful Ghost. Sony is focusing a lot on connectivity between players, and shared gaming experiences. I'm really interested in seeing the PS4 in person (especially Watch Dogs, not mentioned yet in this announcement, but that freaking looks rad!)

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/06/2013 at 02:58am

Jon, get the legal team on this. Sony stole from us!

Seriously though, Adym, good point. The world of tech has forgotten about the shared experience to a large degree. That's why we're here, right? :)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/06/2013 at 05:49am




/reads from legal script

I have been advised by Sony of America to make the following statement in pursuant with our recent settlement. Sony of America has an always will be an innovator in the tech space in in now way "steals" or has "stolen" any intell.... lasjkdflajsdfklkasdf


AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 03/06/2013 at 08:23am


Holy crap is all I can say after watching the full 2 hour announcement. It's almost intimidating how much gameplay is going to be available with this system.

I absolutely cannot wait for Watch Dogs and Destiny!

krcDeuce   Supporter wrote on 03/06/2013 at 03:22pm

I am very impressed with the looks of these games. Part of me feels like maybe there's nothing new happening, except for the improved processing capabilities. But really, some of the most fundamental breakthroughs happen just because of an incremental change. Who knows what kind of creativity someone will come up with.

I am a little torn with Playtstation, though. I've stuck with the Playstation platform because of my particular like of Final Fantasy games. PS3 and Xbox360 was the first console (right?) where Final Fantasy was available on both. I support Microsoft, although not exclusively, and wouldn't mind getting the next Xbox console, but I have never been unhappy with a Playstation purchase.

Why do you buy the consoles you buy?

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 03/06/2013 at 04:36pm

I've always been an Xbox guy myself. I think it goes all the back to the Super Nintendo...

I remember back in the early 90's, the console war between the SNES and the Genesis. Growing up loving Nintendo, I felt like Sega was "butting in" and the bad guy (I have thus since learned that competition is a good thin lol).

I believe at this point my loyalty to Nintendo was solidified, and during the following years I always preceded the latest Nintendo product. So when PlayStation came out, it felt like another Genesis to me, and I avoided it. Then I got married and had a daughter and stopped play console games all together.

After my divorce (nice transition, right?), one of the first things I did was go out and buy a console lol. At the time, my options we a Wii, a PlayStation 3, or and Xbox 360. I wasn't really interested in the Wii; it's a great group activity console, but I wasn't interested in that aspect of gaming. And with PlayStation still in my subconscious as the heir of the Genesis, the Xbox 360 was the only choice for me lol.

Now I'm interested in what Microsoft puts out, but I'm already sold on the PS4!

krcDeuce   Supporter wrote on 03/06/2013 at 10:47pm

Interesting. I had the same Nintendo loyalty. I don't know that I felt that Sega was butting in, but they weren't "as good" to me. Funny enough, I was really just loyal to Final Fantasy when it came to making the decision to buy a Playstation. That's the only reason. Then I came across Metal Gear Solid, and some others, and I was a brand junkie. I've stuck with Playstation ever since, though I got the Wii because I am still a Zelda and Metroid fan. (BTW, Metroid Other M is fantastic!)

But now that it seems I can get any game multi-platform these days, and my Final Fantasy fanboyness is fading (sorry Square Enix, but it's just not the same anymore), I'm tempted to give the next Xbox a chance instead.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/07/2013 at 02:37am

I nabbed a PS3 primarily because of its up-converting DVD functionality and BluRay. I bought a few other DVD players that upconverted and the PS3 beat them all hands down. Later on I bought The Orange Box and then many more games. Later on it got Netflix and now I circle back to using it as primarily a video machine and play some games on it.

I am not too sure if I will get a PS4 though. I am just not sure what purpose it will have beyond what I can already do, but I can be convinced over time. In the end, the Steam Box seems more likely. Even if it just plays Indie games and all Valve titles that would be perfect for me.

kingbllaze wrote on 03/07/2013 at 04:43am

i probably will wait on the PS4 for a year at least till i see how it runs an how fast sony will be at fixing bugs

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/07/2013 at 04:45am

@kingbllaze: That's a really good idea, I have heard online some people have some issues with the Wii U, which isn't awesome.

kingbllaze wrote on 03/07/2013 at 04:50am

my friend has the wii u i want to grab one for myself some day, but its wicked fun and what developer can possible do with it might make it the right way to go in the future with, by that i mean 2 screens one in your hand and on on your tv

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/08/2013 at 05:41am

A different perspective on the PS4. I love this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txVtoSdI7aQ&sns=em

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