PlayStation 4 Video Reveal: Come See The Elephant

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Zachary Amaranth:
And really, was this supposed to pique our interest? It looks...boring. Bland. Banal. Banana. So sue me, I was running out of "B" words.

What about "banilla"?

So that was... Underwhelming.

Thanks, Sony. You've really reassured me that we're getting a quality console right here.

So the reveal is a blurry chaotic spam of millisecond images with no other object to establish scale context?

What the point? This does nothing to help see what the hell it looks like.

Lame.

Needs more dubstep and lensflares.

Who cares what this thing looks like? They even said it themselves, "who cares what the device looks like" but now they're doing a special reveal for the looks? Looks like they care.

Scrumpmonkey:
"39 seconds of pure wonder" is my special move in the bedroom XD

Ah yes, followed by the 2 minutes of inconsolable sobbing. Definitely A-game material.

Lightknight:

Scrumpmonkey:
"39 seconds of pure wonder" is my special move in the bedroom XD

Ah yes, followed by the 2 minutes of inconsolable sobbing. Definitely A-game material.

You forgot the apologies and the begging, classic A-game material indeed. You must slay soooo much poon :P

Sooo... It's a Black Box?

Woohoo? Quick somebody alert my cardiologist! I'm gonna need CPR. It's a box and it would appear to be black. Pure ecstasy and innovation. How oh how do they do it?

[sarcasm]Wow! This is cool. I learned a lot. Even better, I'm an average person. So, I will certainly be at E3 for the official unveiling.[/sarcasm]

I wonder if it will still remain blurry after people buy it. I mean, I don't think I want to buy anything that will hurt my eyes to look upon it. It seems like it would be hard to find where to put the disc if I can't look at it directly. (j/k)

...or perhaps they put something really offensive on the console. You have to blur it out for all the sensitive kiddies out there! I mean, you can't just advertise something with genitals on it. You gotta have the blur. Or perhaps it's a caricature of Mohamed. (also j/k)

Yep, if they don't reveal the box, people complain. And if they do reveal the box, people complain that it's just a box. This way... everybody loses!

I'm sorry Sony, but no matter how hard you try to be a PC, the PC crowd isn't going to come to you in droves.

Feel free to come to us though. You might just win this generation by ditching a few "traditions" that hurt you and your developers more than help them.

I have exclusive details that have leaked about the PS4. Behold:
image

It's wafer thin and has a smooth, minty centre covered in dark chocolate! That's why it isn't backwards compatible. The new hardware is mint-based.

The Artificially Prolonged:
It has vents! And is black!

JokerboyJordan:
"It seems to run on some sort of electricity!"

Not G. Ivingname:
So it's black and has vents...

faefrost:
Sooo... It's a Black Box?

And don't forget, it's got RAM in it!

Yes, I know it's already been posted. But it seems appropriate that it's re-posted about a dozen times, given how amazingly stupid this video really is.

Honestly, it was stupid that people mocked the conference for them not showing the box (because we knew what it would look like, and there were plenty of other better things to mock in that conference)....but this video is arguably the dumbest bit of PS4 hype yet.

I like all the complaining. "What!? A teaser that doesn't show anything? Its like its teasing me or something."

I wish I could find a program that could break videos apart into their individual frames. Ideas anyone?

BUY THIS SHINY THING! YOU WANT THIS SHINY THING! YOU NEED THIS SHINY THING! THIS SHINY THING NEEDS TO BE IN YOUR POSSESSION! GET THIS SHINY THING!

What does it do? Are you retarded? BUY THIS SHINY THING!

PoolCleaningRobot:
I like all the complaining. "What!? A teaser that doesn't show anything? Its like its teasing me or something."

I wish I could find a program that could break videos apart into their individual frames. Ideas anyone?

People have kinda already done that

JokerboyJordan:

PoolCleaningRobot:
I like all the complaining. "What!? A teaser that doesn't show anything? Its like its teasing me or something."

I wish I could find a program that could break videos apart into their individual frames. Ideas anyone?

People have kinda already done that

That was fast. I guess my idea wasn't as cool as I thought it would be :/

Oh... oh look. It's a BLACK FUCKING BOX! Not that that's bad, it's just the casing for the real goods; the software. I mean, most consoles have been black (or white) boxes.

But come on, this commercial seems to think this fucking box is the key to humanity's ascension.

They're blurring it, really? Talk about pretentious. What're the PR people smoking? Nobody fucking cares what minute details separate the aesthetics of this black box from every other fucking black box. They're just fucking plastic boxes for holding the real product!

Dr.Awkward:
I'm sorry Sony, but no matter how hard you try to be a PC, the PC crowd isn't going to come to you in droves.

Feel free to come to us though. You might just win this generation by ditching a few "traditions" that hurt you and your developers more than help them.

...?

Hold on a moment, am I in the right thread?

What is this nonsense.
Who is truly hyped about how exactly the black box looks like?
Just show the darn thing and get on with the things of actual importance.
Why is this even a thing now?

JokerboyJordan:

PoolCleaningRobot:
I like all the complaining. "What!? A teaser that doesn't show anything? Its like its teasing me or something."

I wish I could find a program that could break videos apart into their individual frames. Ideas anyone?

People have kinda already done that

Kinda cool. Still doesn't show much. The best thing I spotted was at 1:56 - 1:58. I could be wrong but...

It appears to be two small cameras. There appears to be a hinge which moves the assembly, and each of the cameras also move independently. At least that's what I'm seeing. I'm probably WAY off. It's probably the stand or something. If I'm right though, that would have to be a motion sensor.

Everything else looks like I took close-up photos of my PS2. The blurry box doesn't look much different than an upright PS3.

I bet it looks like a giant enemy crab.

Andy Shandy:
My God, it's a black rectangle?

I am truly shocked by this amazing revelation!

I find it no suprise considering the looks of the new Sony Bluray players:
image

A blocky shape with sharpish edges would fit the style they seem to be going with, and honestly I don't mind that depending on how the whole shape looks, we shal see soon enough :-)

Thank you for that 39 seconds of blurry nothing with the synth movie trailer music.
It served no purpose, but at least it didn't insult me in an underhanded manner, either.

so are they ever going to show what games it will have? i find it really hard to be excited for hardware

I really hope Microsoft name the next console something interesting, and not Xbox 720. I'm getting sick of the boring, sequential naming system. I wonder how many hours they spent over a round table coming up with PS4. I understand they want to cash in on brand recognition, but there are better ways.

Good timing on Sony's part for this cryptic trailer given Microsoft's announcement is a day away.

oh,
meh,
GERD!!

IZ A BLACK BOX :D, This is the greatest thing EVER!! Surely with such 'out side the box' thinking as this we will have YEARS of great and innovative games!!

*thinks about what bob sais about the dangers of the "magic box" philosophy*
...The more you tease us Sony, the more we'll start deciding we don't care what it looks like. Has that been your plan all along?

I'm guessing that it's going to be a black rectangle that you put disks in.

Show of hands time! given that we are w well refined gaming crowd. We are pretty much 100% of this products target audience, here on this site. Who here actually gives a rats ass what the physical casing of the console looks like? I mean really, in this day and age? is there anyone here outside of an industrial design major, who even notices the elegant sweep of the curves or sharp angles on the casing, or the distinctive font used on it? It's a box. It has a slot for a CD type media. A USB port or two. An HDMI port, A power cable, a power button, and nothing that can be even marginally associated with a red ring of death. As long as it doesn't have a Furry Porn picture printed on its side I don't think many of us really give a crap what the damn thing looks like.

I think the scarier thing in all of this, is that SONY probably paid some marketing firm way to much money to come up with this pointless and clueless teaser. That teases nothing that we even begin to care about.

I know they did that just to piss people off, but it's working.

Nice job Sony, you actually managed to de-hype me.

Hang on, are we absolutely sure that this is an official video? Are we sure it isn't someone making fun of how little they've actually revealed? Because this is exactly the video I would expect to result from that.

Biggest waste of 39 seconds in my life.

Matthi205:
Can somebody who is good with an image program like Photoshop or G.I.M.P. please put this mess together into something that makes sense? (And sharpen it, too - that blur filter is heavy on the eyes).

You're not going to get much more out of that than freeze-frames on the details, and a slightly less blurry black box. There's a lot you can do with Photoshop, but this would require CSI: Miami levels of PS magic.

If only I wasn't missing something I need to appreciate this...

(specifically 1:58)

P.S. The one shot of the controller kind of looks like peenis and bauwls

Holy blurry black box of mystery. I wonder how many years/months/weeks until we get to see someone blow it apart with a shotgun on youtube. Teaser video is utterly pointless. I like the Youtube comments defending it..."that why it's a TEASER dumbass" as if the people making fun of it don't know what a freaking teaser is. 39sec waste of time, is what it is. I doubt people could care less about what the box looks like, compared to the actual games that are going to be with it at launch.

At the moment people seem to be more concerned with what it doesn't have (backwards compatibility) and added extra crap that it doesn't need for the sake of forced social integration, or showing off tech implementation (touchpad?!? next to analogue sticks??)

GonzoGamer:
So is Sony trying to tell us that they're unfocused? We got that memo a while ago.

Nice.

Now why does anybody care what the goddamn thing looks like? It's just the housing box for the hardware, you won't be gazing at this thing while you're actually playing it. And if you don't like how it looks just cover it with a paper bag, it won't affect playability at all.

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