GBAtemp ponders E3 2013 -- Sony.

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    399 US Dollars price point (no word on different SKUs)
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    “Holiday season”
    It seems to be the case the online multiplayer requires the paid PSN.

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    Time for the second and, as Nintendo is not doing an E3 stage show, final E3 2013 stage show though the Nintendo Direct tomorrow is reckoned to be a big one. It will be nearing 4am by the time all this is said and done so please excuse typos and disjointed writing styles.
    Sony then.... the PS4 is set to come out around the same time as the Xbone after first being announced several months ago and this E3 is the one where games get shown and people get a proper chance to compare things. Sony started off very badly with the PS3 (doubly so considering the PS1 and PS2 were industry leaders at the time) and slowly improved things to where it was largely neck and neck with the 360. Now Microsoft appears to have gone off the deep end or at least spent too much time speaking to publisher sponsored cretins and the Wii U is not a technical competitor many are looking to Sony to fill the console void. Now Sony are no strangers to a bit of anti consumer controversy but given Microsoft's efforts and the somewhat lacklustre offerings from the other two it seems Sony will have to try really hard to screw this up. Microsoft, E.A. and Ubisoft presentations if you wanted a quick refresher.

    Sony have largely kept the singers, sports peoples and such like away from their presentations but they typically make up for it with embarrassing motion control demos so predictions as to what goes there are welcome. The final round of Buzzword bingo also starts with this.
    GBAtemp's ever fun IRC network are where all the cool kids will be hanging out during this presentation.

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    By the time you read this the pre shows for those sites will have started​

    The PS4 conference was a thing that happened back in February and not a great deal has happened since.

    We now see it to have fairly similar architectures to the Xbone (which is to say somewhat tweaked PC architecture) which is interesting as the Sony online offerings are slowly catching up to Microsoft's, indeed in some ways with their paid offerings it eclipses what Microsoft have done, and this last go around with the consoles led to the PS360 being a thing; there were still a handful of exclusives but take off things that got sequels (spiritual or otherwise), equivalent franchises or eventual ports/remakes and the respective libraries were very similar, extremely so compared to previous consoles. To this end many reckon Sony could "win" by default if they just turn up, say "we have some games", show they are not Microsoft and go home. The shape of the PS4 console is set to be unveiled but if the colour or shape of the console is something you get excited about, assuming it functions as it needs to and does not have wired controller ports at the back or something, then you might be setting about this game playing thing wrongly.
    The PS Vita is floundering a bit as well but an injection of a few games, something which the last few months do show as quite likely to happen, would probably see that do well.


    The other companies (Nintendo)
     


  2. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    Just read this. Very interesting if it is true.
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    Sony is running late? PS4 IZ DOOMED
     
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    Gees... I miss chunks of the first part because of the stream. >.>


    What's up with the two face design? :lol:
     
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    I laughed hard. It looks like the XBox 1.

    (Actually,it sorta looks like the original PS2.)
     
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    Much better looking then the Xbox VCR
     
  8. emigre

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    PS4 can do TV. CONFIRMED
     
  9. ForteGospel

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    as long as they laughed consoles that should not be home media centers...
     
  10. orcid

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    The order looks great. A steampunk-horror-shooter can be my kind of game.
     
  11. Nathan Drake

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    PS4 can do a handful more media services than the PS3 could. CONFIRMED

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    Ok, that "Dark Sorcerer" demo was slightly funny.
     
  13. kristianity77

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    so far, so good, wallet is out!
     
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    Pretty cool how they had the indie devs actually on stage.
     
  15. orcid

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    Kingdom Hearts 3 :yaysp:
     
  16. AngryGeek416

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    KINGDOM HEARTS 3!!!!
     
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    KINGDOM HEARTS 3!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. emigre

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    So FF Versus 13 did turn into F 15.
     
  19. AngryGeek416

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    Looks like it
     
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    wait, I just want to confirm: are we getting Kingdom Hearts 3?
     
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