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In preparation for tomorrow's announcement, Sony Playstation have released a video which looks back at the evolution of Playstation games and how they pushed the boundaries of play with their innovative titles.


You can watch a global livestream broadcast of the PlayStation Meeting this Wednesday (February 20th, 2013) starting at 6:00pm EST, 3:00pm PST and 11:00pm GMT at these links...

US: https://us.playstation.com/meeting2013/
UK: http://uk.playstation.com/meeting2013/

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A press release reveals the machine will include an 8-core 64-bit x86 "Jaguar" CPU developed by AMD and a Radeon GPU with the capability of terrorizing televisions with 1.84 TFLOPS of gaming goodness.

PlayStation 4 includes a Blu-ray drive that spins game discs a brisk 6X and 8X for DVDs. Additional specs in the release note the, already revealed, 8GB of unified GDDR5 RAM along with 802.11n WiFi capability, USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 2.1 and ports for optical audio, HDMI and even legacy analog AV hook-ups. Though the console will have internal storage, Sony did not detail its size.

Sony's plan is to launch its new PlayStation 4 console this holiday season. No specific date or price was revealed during the reveal event.

The PS4's main features include:

  • - New DualShock 4 controller with built in touchpad
  • - Dramatically improved graphics and processing power
  • - Based on same X86 chips used in desktop computer to help game developers
  • - 3D camera that can track the controller, and the player
  • - Games can also be played on Sony's Vita handheld console


The future of PlayStation is all about great games and entertainment, and at PlayStation Meeting 2013, we brought some of the brightest and most creative minds from the development community on stage to unveil the games that will define PS4. A partial initial lineup for PlayStation 4 includes first-party games from Guerilla Games (Killzone: Shadow Fall), Sucker Punch (inFamous Second Son), Evolution Studios (Driveclub), and Japan Studio (Knack), as well as titles from our partners such as Activision/Bungie (Destiny), Blizzard Entertainment (Diablo III), Capcom (Deep Down), and Ubisoft (Watch_Dogs). PlayStation also reinforced its commitment to self-publishing and the independent development community by having Jonathan Blow onstage who gave a sneak peek of his upcoming title The Witness. Finally, the incredible minds at Media Molecule and Quantic Dream gave glimpses of their conceptualization process and the future of gameplay with some remarkable footage. We only scratched the surface at the event, and will have many more exciting titles to come.


Our next generation console will change the way you interact with friends while you play. PlayStation 4 lets you instantly share images and videos of your favorite gameplay moments on Facebook with a single press on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller’s “share” button. You can also broadcast while you play in real-time through Ustream, allowing friends to comment or jump into your game in new ways.

With PlayStation 4 we also want you to access your games quicker than ever before. PS4’s “suspend mode” eliminates the load time on your saved game and allows you to immediately return to where you left off by pressing the power button. PlayStation 4’s background downloading and updating capability also allows you to immediately play digital titles as they download, or update the system when the hardware is powered off.



DUALSHOCK 4 adopts the familiar form factor of the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller with some key enhancements:
  • - Motion control is enabled by a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor
  • - Dual analog sticks fine-tuned for better precision plus improved surface materials and shape for more delicate manipulation
  • - L2/R2 buttons on the top of the controller employ a curved design for easier, smoother interaction
  • - A new “Options” button combines the functions of the DUALSHOCK 3’s “Select” and “Start” buttons for operating in-game menus

You can see more images of the new DUALSHOCK 4 controller here.
 

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Yep, Bioshock alone is good enough for me. I've never played those games, but always wanted to, so now is obviously my chance. :D
I've never played the second game, but the first game has one of the coolest atmospheres in gaming history. I never beat it, so I'll dive into that again for sure. Infinite is a damn masterpiece, though. Playing in a city in the sky is one of most fun things ever!
 
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Typical that they're giving away games that I'd genuinely love to play (Bioshock and Colossus) now that my Plus subscription has ended and I can't currently afford to renew it. :grumpy:
 

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What ?

How do you like to play ? I prefer keyboard + mouse. Hands down. In FPS's it's the best configuration IMO.
Controllers, as it's what I grew up with and therefore feel most comfortable with. Never really been a PC gamer, mostly because I've never had a decent enough PC that can actually run games lol.
 
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Now that I have a really badass controller I play all my PC games with it. It's way easier to play games than using keyboard and mouse imo even for FPS I find it easier but everyone is different so you use what your comfortable with.
 
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Controllers, as it's what I grew up with and therefore feel most comfortable with. Never really been a PC gamer, mostly because I've never had a decent enough PC that can actually run games lol.
Hahaha yeah it was very much the same for me mate :rofl: never really had a PCback in the day that was worthy of many games I think the best I got to play was Age of empires and if I remember rightly even that was a struggle for what I had.

Always really stuck to consoles, even tho a few of my pals have some pretty impressive setups nowadays and they have tried from time to time to convert me but after I see what time and money they invest I think I’ll stick with what I have. I never could get used to the keyboard and mouse setup anyhow:whistle:
 
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Hahaha yeah it was very much the same for me mate :rofl: never really had a PCback in the day that was worthy of many games I think the best I got to play was Age of empires and if I remember rightly even that was a struggle for what I had.

Always really stuck to consoles, even tho a few of my pals have some pretty impressive setups nowadays and they have tried from time to time to convert me but after I see what time and money they invest I think I’ll stick with what I have. I never could get used to the keyboard and mouse setup anyhow:whistle:
Haha same with AoE. A mate introduced me to that game at his house on his super capable PC setup... I then bought it myself and my mouse and wheel PC could barely cope lol. I remember when I got my first ever bonus at work and spent it on a new PC, so went out and bought Halo for it... damn thing still struggled. :bored:

There are certain games I do actually prefer to play on PC though... like simulators. They're just smoother to control with a mouse IMO. But sitting back on a couch/bed with a controller in my hand will definitely always be my preferred option! :D
 
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Haha same with AoE. A mate introduced me to that game at his house on his super capable PC setup... I then bought it myself and my mouse and wheel PC could barely cope lol. I remember when I got my first ever bonus at work and spent it on a new PC, so went out and bought Halo for it... damn thing still struggled. :bored:

There are certain games I do actually prefer to play on PC though... like simulators. They're just smoother to control with a mouse IMO. But sitting back on a couch/bed with a controller in my hand will definitely always be my preferred option! :D
You saying that I remember when AoE came out on the 360 I was quite excited to see it being released as by that time id stopped using a PC and moved over to a mac which also wasn't great for games.

The game never did have the same feel to it whilst I played it on the 360 and would have happily had it back on a PC. Still waiting for the day we get a real decent release of Aoe for console :LOL: :thumbs:
 
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