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Sony PS4 thoughts?

Postby Arokhs Twin » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:11 pm

Most of our members are PC gamers and I thought I'd start a debate about the PS4 as it is based on high end PC hardware; it has an 8 core AMD CPU and Radeon graphics coupled with 8GB of system RAM. I'm guessing this makes developing games for the system much easier than the hard to develop for PS3 and it would be much easier for software devs to make their games across multiple platforms.

I have been looking at the launch titles but there's nothing that interests me much apart from the new Killzone game but there are lots of upcoming games such as the Witcher 3 and Dragon Age 3 (which will also be PC titles) and the Starwars 1313 - this would appeal to me a lot.

I don't see anything similar to Drakan though- Drakan 3 on the PS4 would be an awesome game to behold but I doubt it would happen due to Surreal no longer in business. Sony still own the rights to the franchise and WB Games are making games for the PS4 so here's hoping...

What are your thoughts on the PS4 in general?
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Re: Sony PS4 thoughts?

Postby Outlaw Wyvern » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:57 pm

Barring the unforeseen, I will be purchasing a PS4.
I'm so glad the devs win with the friendlier format, as that will make the playing field more even. PS3 has had a bad shake in the market because it was so hard to make games on that platform, as you said, and this change should make the only market concerns 'the games', and 'the services provided'.
As it is, I have PS3 and 360, and the 360 gets the lion's share of my time. I believe that will change, but that's speculation.
Driveclub looks like pure car-porn, and I can't wait, but I would give a LOT for a next gen game that had the same elements as Drakan.
If the actual franchise line could be reactivated, though.... that would be a dream come true. A new Drakan game...

I watch Netflix through my PS3 because it has better capacity for high-end media than my oldish Mac does. Despite that, I can't be sure I would use the services they're planning, as I currently ignore almost all services provided by Xbox live and the Playstation Network.
We'll see.

Honestly, I can't wait. The last generation upgrade was SO worthy... I trust this will be a similar step up!
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Re: Sony PS4 thoughts?

Postby Arokhs Twin » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:25 pm

I probably won't be getting one, at least not straightaway. Most of the games I'm interested in are on the PC too so until there are a few exclusive must have games come out for the PS4 I will stick to my PS3 and PC.
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Re: Sony PS4 thoughts?

Postby Ianna Keeper » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:33 am

I'm not console guy so I'll keep stay away from it. But I must admit they shape the future of gaming. Thus they effect pc gamers too in some way!

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Re: Sony PS4 thoughts?

Postby De Profundis » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:06 pm

I considered only getting one when major console only titles came out that I couldn't get on PC, as that has been my main gaming platform again for a while, but my PC requires repairs at the moment. I have a damaged HDD that I can't quite get working as well as I'd like and for some strange reason I can't get wifi to work because my networking drivers are causing a BSOD that I need a hand fixing.

At this moment, I've been using my PS3 to play for a bit and I'm considering getting one earlier than anticipated, only to have that option in this type of situation.
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Re: Sony PS4 thoughts?

Postby Wren » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:51 am

So far it has a good line-up of games but the price is still too expensive for me. Around 450 USD for the system and one game is a lot so I'll definitely be waiting around for price drops. Plus by that time they'll have a bigger library.

I think the PS4 looks pretty good. The fact it doesn't play PS3 games is kind of disappointing. It does have cloud but still, a lot of people have physical copies so this would be an easy switch for PS3 users if they had made it backwards compatible. The touch screen on the controller is also cool. I like how they did it better than the Wii U gamepad since the gamepad is so big.

The hardware is great, no doubt. The beginning line-up is also pretty good. Overall, I think it's a great system has a lot of potential.


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