Sony Officially Announces The PS4 To Arrive Q4 2013

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  1. Morgan Jolley

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    It's looking to be a boxy PS3 Lite/Slim. Also, the horizontal blue beam at the end of the teaser probably means there will be a long horizontal blue light on the console. I'm curious as to whether it will be cool or ugly retro.
     
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    I'm wondering what the disk load mechanism will be. I like the trayless slider best, I have the latest cheapo PS3 which has no mechanization, its a roll off top, and hate that.

    Seems like such a dumb little thing but it's an important detail. I'll never ever ever load a game via disk, I am all digital, but I still expect to watch BluRays on this device.
     
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    That I wouldn't mind. When our original Wii died, I think we lost a disc inside (fortunately, I think it was Transformers, which we'd already finished).
     
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    I don't see the slot-loader being anything but the norm from here on out.
     
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    My interest in this has waned after seeing the cool XBox1 thing. My main concern is that I can stand it up like my PS3 since I have it crammed next to a record player in my rack.

    Dumbest thing to base a buying decision on yet, I know. :P
     
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    I know that anecdote =/ data, but I will say that over the decades, in my experience that tray loaders have proven more reliable to me than slot loaders. But many of the early slot loader failures were from machines made in the 90s. I think any slot loader made now should be as reliable as tray loaders.

    Aaron - were you not able to take a screwdriver to the Wii to get your disc out? I've never tried to open a Wii but I know in an old PC with a slot load drive when the mechanism failed I removed the drive from the PC, opened the drive, and manually removed the disc.
     
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    Not sure. . .I don't remember why I didn't try. I think I might've not realized that there might be a disc inside until after I traded it in (GameStop will take broken systems at a surprisingly reasonable discount).
     
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    OK, back to non E3 PS4 discussion. Good to know:
     
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    And now it's sold out for that model. I really hope the PS4 is a huge hit - big enough to force Microsoft and publishers to reevaluate their policy on DRM. Sadly- they keep using Steam and the PC model as an example, but it doesn't hold up. Steam's average price and deals are FAR better than any pricing we'll see on the Xbone...
     
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    If it helps, the "Launch" and "Standard" are the exact same unit. Launch just guarantees that you get it on Day 1 of release. "Standard" is in their normal release method. So, no difference.
     
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    They have shown a picture, look at the official UK site, it's there for all to see.

    http://uk.playstation.com/ps4/

    :EDIT: I think i'm late to post, didn't notice this thread was started in February before images came out. :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Matt: Yep my "Good to know" was in referencing that I got my order in on time for a day 1 delivery. I should, I was refreshing Amazon like mad the second the price was official and I didn't stop until the order page was live. I got in within the first 30 seconds =)
     
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    What is release day? Or embargo lift on reviews? When does real info start coming out?
     
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    At this point fave all they are saying is 'in time for Christmas.
     
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    None of that has been announced, Dave. Most likely mid-to-late November, around black Friday, for both PS4 and XBOne. As for reviews, that will probably be around then, too. If the games are amazing then the review embargo might be earlier, but if they suck it might be the day of or day before launch.
     
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    Ah. I saw the pre-order frenzy and thought there was something definite to pay money for. Not yet.
     
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    Don't have time to watch it yet, but it looks like another great link from Samwise!
     
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    So the crux of that video was....."we created an architecture for PS3 so far ahead of its time that only 10 people at SONY actually understood how to use it"? He makes it sound like the PS4 architecture is actually a downgrade from the PS3 technically, but much easier for third party developers to understand and program for?
     
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    It's about tradeoffs. I'll take 9 million developers being able to get a super box at 100% of its potential over 100 developers maybe eaking out 100% of the potential of a super super box any day.
     

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