Posts tagged PlayStation
Sony takes a direct blow to Microsoft. Jack Tretton made sure to announce that the PS4 can play used games and that it doesn’t need to check in online. Ouch. That one is going to hurt in the morning.
The PS4! This is what it looks like.
I’ve got to say. It looks better than the Xbox One.
EDIT: Updated with official pics from the PlaystationEU Blog.
With the official pictures, I can’t help but think that the PS4 looks a lot like the PS2. I’m into it.
Obviously the biggest news from Sony’s PS4 announcement was that they never actually showed their new console. Fine. But what about what they did show. Now that we’re more than 18 hours removed from the conference, and I’ve watched it again, I think I can wade through all the noise. Ready? Ok.
First, I don’t care how many developers Sony had on stage or which games they were showing off. The console isn’t out yet, so we have absolutely no idea what the games will look like, or what the hardware is actually capable of (yes we have specs but specs don’t mean anything).
We don’t know what it will look like, but we know what it will feel like.
Right at the top of the show, not 5 minutes in, Andrew House said:
“The living room is no longer the center of the playstation ecosystem, the gamer is.… With mobility and the ability to share content and experiences becoming an increasingly important part of the gaming experience, connectivity between devices and the ease with which they connect has been essential to meeting the demands of today’s casual or core gamer.”
While we didn’t see what the box looks like, Sony did show us a new controller. They’re calling it the DualShock 4 and it looks like a DualShock 3 with an added touchpad along the top.
But forget the touchpad for a second, the most interesting part of the new controller is a share button. Yes, nestled right in between the D-pad and the touchpad is a button labeled ‘share.’ The share button can capture the video on your screen and broadcast what you’re doing to your friends. They’ve baked in live streaming capabilities via UStream.
They also alluded to the PS4 hooking into existing social networks to enhance your experience. I can imagine something like starting a live broadcast and tweeting the link. Or making a Facebook post of a video you’ve recorded.
Sony has just announced the PS4
-But that’s ALL THEY DID. Sony did NOT show off new hardware. They did NOT announce a release date and they did NOT give a price. I guess we’ll get that at E3.
We do have some facts though:
-A new controller with a small touch screen and a share button (yes a share button… for screen shots and live streaming with UStream).
-Social was a theme throughout the entire conference. Smartphone, tablet, and Vita apps keep you connected to the PlayStation universe even if you aren’t near your PS4.
But it almost doesn’t matter because THERE IS NO HARDWARE. Sigh.
You can hit up my friends at Polygon for everything you need to know about the PS4.
[image via Polygon]
Chad Warden Original : Why the PS3 is better than the Wii and 360 (part 1)
I’m talking bout that PS triple.
I hope Chad Warden is as excited for the PS4. That announcement is coming later today.
Kaz Hirai speaks out, for 4 minutes and 50 seconds about the PSN, it’s outage and what is being done to make sure their systems are secure going forward. He also wants to let you know that it is coming back up soon… and by soon I am already reading reports that PSN is up right now.
A lot of what he was saying doesn’t actually mean anything. It’s just filler words. My favorite was that Sony is taking “agressive actions to address the concerns that were raised by this incident”. It’s the kind of thing I expected when the PSN went down and they nobody knew why.
Bad corporate video or not, the good news is that the PSN is coming back online. Hooray!
Last Wednesday the PlayStation Network went down. 7 day’s later it’s still down and information is scarce. This. Shouldn’t. Happen.
On Monday, the Japanese electronics giant said it is keeping its PlayStation Network videogame service offline indefinitely following a hacking attack it now says may have compromised user’s information.
To ensure the network’s integrity, Sony said it is currently rebuilding the service, which connects more than 75 million PlayStation customers over the Internet, letting them play videogames and chat together. “This is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly,” Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said in a blog post. - Wall Street Journal
There are so many things to talk about from those two paragraphs alone, though it’s worth it to read the entire article. First of all, if my personal information has been compromised why hasn’t Sony put out a press release about it? Why haven’t they emailed the users of their service to tell them that their information has been compromised? And why are there only 4 sentences about it on the Playstation Blog?