Playstation 4

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by AtomBomb, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. AtomBomb

    AtomBomb It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 26, 2012
    100 dollars cheaper than Xbox One ($400), accepts used games, and does not require an Internet connection to play games...which supposedly Xbox One does. This will most likely be the system I get.
     
  2. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    All of that AND it's also way more powerful than the Xbone in terms of specs. Hard times ahead for Microsoft.

    The only blemish is that probably multiplayer will be behind a paywall this time. :|
     
  3. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Yeah, that's a bummer. But I'm already paid up on PS+ till November of next year so I guess I'm set for a year at least.

    And I've been getting a lot of free games for that $49.99 a year too. Totally worth the value of the service.

    However, unlike Xbox, the other apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant etc. will still work without PS+.
     
  4. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    I'm in the same boat, as long as PS+ is as good as it is now it's a non-issue for me, but still... :\ I've heard rumors that there will be a lower (and cheaper) tier of subscription for multiplayer only, though.

    Edit. Aaaand of course as usual the price isn't converted as it should. :( Price will be 399$/Eu-349Pounds instead of 399$-300Euro-255Pounds. Dat euro tax!

    Edit 2. Lol. :lol:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kWSIFh8ICaA?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0"></iframe>
     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    It's kind of Bullying the short nerd by this point for Sony.
     
  6. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Honestly I don't understand why they are keeping multiplayer behind a paywall considering that with discounts and "loaned" games they are giving away more than they charge. Unless they are banking on players checking those discounts to make the most out of their subscription and ending buying stuff they wouldn't buy otherwise.
     
  7. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Would be pretty logical. Not sure on the giveaways, but that's how discounts work.

    Also, all I hear about PS4 so far (including some upcoming titles) looks fantastic, and I almost want to buy one myself.
     
  8. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Well, wow. The PS4 is around 65% smaller than the XB1, except that the latter also has an external power brick. Hell, is smaller than the PS3 Slim and just slightly bigger than the original PS2. I'll probably be able to keep them both in the same place if I keep them vertically. :)

    Lol at the back side of the PS4. :D



    Gotta keep it cool! Hope it's not too noisy. :?

    Yeah, if it wasn't for multiplayer behind a pay wall I couldn't say anyhting negative about it at all. Sony is even making a...uhm...less mainstream? game like Knack for it. I'm definitively buying it at some point if not even day one.
     
  9. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    I already preordered a PS4 and Kingdom Hearts 3. <3
     
  10. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Well, considering that I usually don't care much about MP and would want it mostly for the JRPGs and stuff, that doesn't matter as much to me. BTW, have we heard anything about region-blocking and such? Will it be possible to, say, import Japanese games to play on European systems?
     
  11. DarthBartus

    DarthBartus It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 11, 2011
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA[/youtube]

    Microsoft, apply some cold water on that sick burn.

    PS4 will not be region-locked
     
  12. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
  13. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    PS3 is not region locked either, FWIW.