What grade would you give Sony's PS4 reveal?
A+: A new console AND a new Killzone title? It's like Christmas!
5.7% (40)
5.7% (40)
B: The console looks powerful. I smell what Sony is cooking.
33.8% (238)
33.8% (238)
C: Meh. Big promises usually mean big disappointments.
18.8% (132)
18.8% (132)
D: I'm not seeing much to get excited about.
28.1% (198)
28.1% (198)
F: WHERE IS THE CONSOLE? I WANT TO SEE THE CONSOLE!
12.5% (88)
12.5% (88)
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Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's PS4 Event?

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Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's PS4 Event?

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Sony's new console was kind of, sort of revealed today. Were you impressed?

We could stay up all night talking about how amazing the PlayStation 4's tech demos looked, or bemoaning the fact that the company left some pretty important information off the table, but there will be plenty of time for that in the months between now and E3. So as we reflect on the nights events, we look to you, our beloved readers, to see what you thought of the PlayStation 4 announcement.

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Aren't D and F really the same thing?

Edit: First vote to? Wow. I know it would be more prudent to say "big promisses mean big disappointments" but honestly, this is probably going to go as well as any other console release.

Capitano Segnaposto:
So today I found one of my new favorite Anime's of all time AND I got to see an awesome console be announced.

I can't wait!

I'm actually more interested in your new favorite anime then The PS4.

So today I found one of my new favorite Anime's of all time AND I got to see an awesome console be announced.

I can't wait!

I like the pc-like hardware with the thing, and the various streaming services have me intrigued. I see a lot of potential with this new system.

Unfortunately, too many questions were left unanswered. What is the price point? How much hard drive space will this thing have? Do I need to keep that Eye thing plugged in all the time? Does this system block used games? What the hell is the point of the touch pad?

I voted B. I'm cautiously optimistic about the PS4, but I see a lot of things Sony could do to really screw the pooch with this one.

Not seen much to get excited about really, unless the next announcement is 'mind blowingly awesome' I'll not be bothering with it.

The hardware looks excellent, and there's nothing terribly offensive with the controller or stuff like that. However, all of the integrated, social, connected, cloud, and other buzzword stuff is quite worrying. If I can download and play games without any fuss, then I guess it wouldn't be too big of a deal, but I've basically had enough of this kind of crap. I hope it won't take away too much from the stuff I actually care about, namely, playing the fucking game.

Also, that streaming demo thing, while it does sound nice, better not replace being able to download a regular old demo. Game streaming requires a very fast, stable connection, and a ton of bandwidth, and I better still be able to do everything I can currently do without having that.

They get a D because they spent more time hyping up stuff that had nothing to do with games. I expect most people to vote for B, ironically. After the last several years of console gamers saying that graphics don't matter I already see them getting hyped over the graphics in all those pre-rendered trailers.

Motion.Controls.Built.Into.The.Controller.

Do.Not.Want

I want to know about the Giant Enemy Crab. Will we be able to attack its weak point for massive damage?

the reveal itself was rather underwhelming. Can't really say the graphical leap was all that big, but it's about what I expected. Sony also just let the event drag, probably be being at least a half hour too long.

all im seeing is how much developers are being held back from each generation of consoles instead of working with the pc....Sorry i hate being that PC gaming master race but those specs hardly match a modern pc and i just wonder how much farther they could have pushed those engines if they developed for a modern GAMING pc instead of a living room media player. :X

EDIT: also i got sucked into the vita's promises that were pretty much the same as they promised here. Wonder how much they are lying about here. Including that "sculpt tool" program with the playstation move. That was as edited and fake as Project Natal that Xbox spouted during the launch of kinect.

Color me "Meh".

As a big Playstaion guy, this just felt lackluster. All of it looks nice and I see what the hardware is capable of, but where are teh games? Yeah, we get a new InFamous and Watch Dogs, but what else?

Killzone 4? Diablo III?

Snoooore.

Give me some more interesting new IPs. Do that, and I'll make it rain loadsamoney on your corporate building..

Also, is there a set price range for the thing yet? I need to know if I have to sell an arm and a leg in order to get my hands on the darn thing.

I voted option B.

Sony didn't show off that many games, but that wasn't the point of the event. Now that the general reveal is out of the way E3 can be prioritized towards games instead of all the stuff they got out of the way tonight, like the share button and the streaming stuff. Color me interested, but I'm far from a day 1 purchase as of now.

Captcha: It's Super Delicious!

DON'T TRY TO INFLUENCE ME CAPTCHA, YOU MANIPULATIVE MONSTER!

Not much to get excited about. They didn't actually reveal their console, just confirmed it's existence and specs. They revealed the Sony Kinect and how it can tell how far away the controller is from the cameras (just imagine the ground breaking game play that will produce). And they said that now Facebook get to watch what you do on the Playstation.

Some things seemed kind of cool but they weren't really new ideas, just things intergrated into the console like streaming footage live (which you can already do with the right set up), recording game footage (again, already possible) and a social network so now even more of your personal info is at Sony's fingertips.

I was already anticipating that the new generation would be underwhelming at best. Obviously the power is going to go up with the new hardware but that is to be expected but I was sort of hoping for more. Being able to play games whilst they download is probably the only thing that was great about the reveal. The rest was 'meh'.

I want to be excited, but no, sorry
The streaming features are uninteresting at best :(
Also I would prefer my controller without a glowy thing. It will only be used for gimicky stuff, like the dualshock3/ sixaxis controller now. But this time on steroids
oh well

As long as I can get a full experience out of the damn thing without having to keep the eye plugged in, can play used games, and a constant internet connection then I am game.

Definitely a D, a bit too much focus on the "social" aspects, a trailer for an engine that we all saw a year ago, Blizzard turning up, which while interested me at first was just a port of Diablo 3, amongst a variety of other irritations. Oh, and it was a console reveal without showing the actual console. Although I can hazard a guess that it will be a black rectangle =P

It gets plus points for showing some Watch Dogs footage, moments of nostalgia like when one guy walked on to the original Playstation start up music, and another to Crash Bandicoot

A mixed bag. The games were good. That being said, the best one was Watch_Dogs, which I plan to get on the WiiU. That being said, if the PS4 version's big draw is going to be shiny graphics, why not get the PC versio- Oh right, Ubisoft....

Back to seriousness: A lot were games that I'm sure people would like, but just aren't for me. Killzone looked pretty, but I'm not a Killzone guy. Drive Club seems fun, but I'm more a crazy kart racer type. InFamous looked fucking awesome, though. Knack, or as I call it, Katamari Godzilla, seems like fun.

The streaming demos and spectator options seemed cool. Everything else, though... do not want. Didn't like any of the social stuff. They were at least smart getting it out of the way early.

Thing is, every big presentation was a tech demo. Showing off an engine. And by now we all should know not to take those as gospel truth of what the system can do.

I'd give it a C. I'm not convinced, but I am interested to know more.

Aiddon:
the reveal itself was rather underwhelming. Can't really say the graphical leap was all that big, but it's about what I expected. Sony also just let the event drag, probably be being at least a half hour too long.

Not that big of a graphical leap forward? They are practically jumping forward 9 graphics card generations, moving to six core from single, and adding 8 gigs of standalone memory, thus quadrupling the amount of RAM compared to the PS3. This thing is going to scream.

Can they back it up with good titles? Well, that we will probably have to wait until E3 to see.

To be honest I can't see myself shelling out for this for a long time. I've got plenty of current gen games still on my to play/buy lists, and by the time I finish the PS4 might be a reasonable price.

Went with C. I'm happy with everything I saw (bar the social aspect of the console, which I never bothered with), but the majority of things here is a case of evolution rather than revolution. Its nice, but not unexpected. Some of the stuff (like the 8GB unified memory) were long due fixes to the PS3.

Whist the demos of the games looked graphically impressive, we have to remember that this level of graphical detail had been available to PCs for some time already. For the past few years PC games had been held back graphically by increasingly outdated consoles; it had only taken till now for developers to bother to make use of that power

Only thing about the PS4 that I was impressed with was the sleep and resume function, which isn't available on any other gaming platform. The promise for instantaneous gaming with reduced waiting time sounds good but again I'm wondering how much of an improvement its going to be. Consoles may get faster but my internet connection doesn't...

Not much to be excited about.

They tell us the next gen is basically a current mid-range PC, ramble on too long about social features and then show off the usual safe bet franchise games.

May change my mind in the coming months when those 3rd party devs show off their stuff (hopefully something new in there) but until that point, meh.

Nocturnus:

Aiddon:
the reveal itself was rather underwhelming. Can't really say the graphical leap was all that big, but it's about what I expected. Sony also just let the event drag, probably be being at least a half hour too long.

Not that big of a graphical leap forward? They are practically jumping forward 9 graphics card generations, moving to six core from single, and adding 8 gigs of standalone memory, thus quadrupling the amount of RAM compared to the PS3. This thing is going to scream.

Can they back it up with good titles? Well, that we will probably have to wait until E3 to see.

I am going by what I saw with my eyes and this is what I conclude: the leap to the PS4 was NOT as big as the leap was to the PS3. That's the truth of the matter, mostly because of graphics reaching a plateau (and thank merciful BUDDHA for that). Plus it's obvious that not ALL of that RAM is going to be used for the games with all those background features taking up estate.

I give it a G because I didn't watch it, but rather just heard a few things about it, most of which I don't care for.

And a console reveal without an actual console to reveal? Weak.

ugh, you lost me at integrated motion control and built in touchpad. that tiny touchpad is going to be an afterthought in games that even choose to utilize it. i just cant imagine reaching over to the touchpad being in anyway more functional than just using the d-pad. mtion gaming is a dying fad that only microsoft has KINDA made cool. this just reaffirmed that if microsoft can manage some regular fan service, they'll win the next generation. (again. boom.)

Can we talk about just what in the hell was happening in the Media Molecule presentation?

Does it play used games? Everything else is ancillary.

New inFAMOUS game... who wants a kidney's, I've got kidneys?!

I'm thoroughly underwhelmed, to be honest. It just doesn't have the same leap there was from PS2 to PS3. Maybe we'll learn more as time goes on, but for now, I'm kinda meh.

Aiddon:

Nocturnus:

Aiddon:
the reveal itself was rather underwhelming. Can't really say the graphical leap was all that big, but it's about what I expected. Sony also just let the event drag, probably be being at least a half hour too long.

Not that big of a graphical leap forward? They are practically jumping forward 9 graphics card generations, moving to six core from single, and adding 8 gigs of standalone memory, thus quadrupling the amount of RAM compared to the PS3. This thing is going to scream.

Can they back it up with good titles? Well, that we will probably have to wait until E3 to see.

I am going by what I saw with my eyes and this is what I conclude: the leap to the PS4 was NOT as big as the leap was to the PS3. That's the truth of the matter, mostly because of graphics reaching a plateau (and thank merciful BUDDHA for that). Plus it's obvious that not ALL of that RAM is going to be used for the games with all those background features taking up estate.

That's because they were demonstrating current gen games.

The Playstation 3 is using the equivalent of a 7 Series GeForce Card, a Single Core Processor, and 256 MB System Memory with 256 MB of Graphics Memory.

The Playstation 4? Is using the equivalency of a mid-range 6 series GeForce (like the GeForce 660) (Yes... that's 9 full graphics processors ahead of its predecessor), a Six Core processor that is leaps and bounds faster than the PS3, and 8 Gigs of Physical System Memory.

The difference is HUGE, and they didn't do a very good job of demonstrating how good games can look on a system like that, and how fluid those good looking games can possibly run. And all that crammed into a package that is likely to sell for less than 500 bucks.

And I wouldn't be so sure about the console's background processes. Windows, for example, when idle runs at 1 gig of system memory, and consoles have historically used less, because really all they do is play games. Even with an app that ties to say... Facebook, if it isn't plugged into an operating system like Windows (which it won't be), it won't use more than one hundred megabytes of system memory.

Considering that they're planning on putting an engine like Unreal 4 on the thing... which is an AMAZING engine... that's going to take a lot of processing power,and this system looks ready to handle it. Which is awesome at the price point.

I give it a B. There are some interesting features and the specs at a casual glace look nice... But I wont be rushing out and grabbing it at launch, unless the launch lineup is some kind of amazing.

Meh in general. Cryengine demos from seven years ago that console fanboys said weren't impressive. Whoopee the console can play prerendered video. Ho hum...wait is that a new SIN episode...yuck!

I was surprised at 8gb of RAM I thought the console would only get 4gb. That is good, but I see crapware in Sony's future that will waste that potential.

The big news is that all of this comes from AMD and their crappy not eight proccessing unit eight core design APU that no-one wants to program for. Now they will, and a lot of them too. That should make AMD a little more relevant to PC gaming in general. I was worried the Intel was going to get it all their own way and that wouldn't have been good for PC gaming at all. Competition is always good.

Now can we please move out of the corridors and small levels please?

octafish:
The big news is that all of this comes from AMD and their crappy not eight proccessing unit eight core design APU that no-one wants to program for. Now they will, and a lot of them too. That should make AMD a little more relevant to PC gaming in general. I was worried the Intel was going to get it all their own way and that wouldn't have been good for PC gaming at all. Competition is always good.

Likely because of cost. AMD Chips are a lot cheaper than Intel, even though they don't pack as much processing power as some of the later Intel i series chipsets.

I doubt they want a repeat of the launch of the PS3... too expensive out the gate, which shot themselves in the foot.

Nocturnus:

That's because they were demonstrating current gen games.

The Playstation 3 is using the equivalent of a 7 Series GeForce Card, a Single Core Processor, and 256 MB System Memory with 256 MB of Graphics Memory.

The Playstation 4? Is using the equivalency of a mid-range 6 series GeForce (like the GeForce 660) (Yes... that's 9 full graphics processors ahead of its predecessor), a Six Core processor that is leaps and bounds faster than the PS3, and 8 Gigs of Physical System Memory.

The difference is HUGE, and they didn't do a very good job of demonstrating how good games can look on a system like that, and how fluid those good looking games can possibly run. And all that crammed into a package that is likely to sell for less than 500 bucks.

And I wouldn't be so sure about the console's background processes. Windows, for example, when idle runs at 1 gig of system memory, and consoles have historically used less, because really all they do is play games. Even with an app that ties to say... Facebook, if it isn't plugged into an operating system like Windows (which it won't be), it won't use more than one hundred megabytes of system memory.

Considering that they're planning on putting an engine like Unreal 4 on the thing... which is an AMAZING engine... that's going to take a lot of processing power,and this system looks ready to handle it. Which is awesome at the price point.

...Okay, all that technical jargon you just spouted, you just wasted your time because I have NO CLUE WHAT YOU JUST SAID. It literally came off like hearing the trumpet-voiced adults in Peanuts. All the stuff they showed like Deep Down, Killzone 4, and Infamous 3, yeah, it was an improvement over what the PS3 can do visually, but it wasn't as big a leap as the PS2 was to the PS3. And thank freaking Buddha for that because it means graphics are finally reaching a plateau

Aiddon:

Nocturnus:

That's because they were demonstrating current gen games.

The Playstation 3 is using the equivalent of a 7 Series GeForce Card, a Single Core Processor, and 256 MB System Memory with 256 MB of Graphics Memory.

The Playstation 4? Is using the equivalency of a mid-range 6 series GeForce (like the GeForce 660) (Yes... that's 9 full graphics processors ahead of its predecessor), a Six Core processor that is leaps and bounds faster than the PS3, and 8 Gigs of Physical System Memory.

The difference is HUGE, and they didn't do a very good job of demonstrating how good games can look on a system like that, and how fluid those good looking games can possibly run. And all that crammed into a package that is likely to sell for less than 500 bucks.

And I wouldn't be so sure about the console's background processes. Windows, for example, when idle runs at 1 gig of system memory, and consoles have historically used less, because really all they do is play games. Even with an app that ties to say... Facebook, if it isn't plugged into an operating system like Windows (which it won't be), it won't use more than one hundred megabytes of system memory.

Considering that they're planning on putting an engine like Unreal 4 on the thing... which is an AMAZING engine... that's going to take a lot of processing power,and this system looks ready to handle it. Which is awesome at the price point.

...Okay, all that technical jargon you just spouted, you just wasted your time because I have NO CLUE WHAT YOU JUST SAID. It literally came off like hearing the trumpet-voiced adults in Peanuts All the stuff they showed like Deep Down, Killzone 4, and Infamous 3, yeah, it was an improvement over what the PS3 can do, but it wasn't as big a leap as the PS2 was to the PS3. And thank freaking Buddha for that because it means graphics are finally reaching a plateau

Alright... in simplicity: No, Graphics are not reaching a Plateau. :)

You can YouTube Unreal 4's technical demos, many of which are not pre-rendered cinematics, and look really really neat, and all of which would turn the Playstation 3 into a smoldering pile of ash in even attempting to render it.

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