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#21 of 107 Morgan Jolley

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Posted May 20 2013 - 02:13 PM

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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Posted May 21 2013 - 05:25 AM

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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#23 of 107 Aaron Silverman

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Posted May 21 2013 - 10:06 AM

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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#24 of 107 Morgan Jolley

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Posted May 22 2013 - 02:00 PM

I don't see the slot-loader being anything but the norm from here on out.



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Posted May 23 2013 - 08:00 AM

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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Posted May 23 2013 - 08:00 AM

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.



#27 of 107 Aaron Silverman

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Posted May 24 2013 - 06:47 AM

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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Posted June 13 2013 - 04:27 PM

OK, back to non E3 PS4 discussion.  Good to know:

 


Dear Amazon.com Customer, 

Thank you for pre-ordering the PlayStation 4. Yesterday we made a change to the name of the product by adding "Launch" and "Standard" editions, which may have caused confusion for some of our customers. 

We are writing to confirm that you ordered the "Launch Edition," which is Release-Day Delivery eligible. All other aspects of the two editions are identical. 

You do not need to take any action or make any changes to your current order.


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Posted June 13 2013 - 05:57 PM

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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Posted June 14 2013 - 08:40 AM

Sam-

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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Posted June 14 2013 - 09:10 AM

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:

 

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Posted June 14 2013 - 09:43 AM

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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Posted June 14 2013 - 05:01 PM

What is release day? Or embargo lift on reviews? When does real info start coming out?

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Posted June 14 2013 - 06:27 PM

At this point fave all they are saying is 'in time for Christmas.

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#35 of 107 Morgan Jolley

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Posted June 14 2013 - 06:27 PM

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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Posted June 15 2013 - 06:45 AM

Ah. I saw the pre-order frenzy and thought there was something definite to pay money for. Not yet.

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Posted June 28 2013 - 08:07 AM

Humbling, long, discussion by Marc Cerny regarding the failures of PS3 which informed the development of PS4:

http://www.engadget....ps4s-roots-and/


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Posted June 28 2013 - 09:16 AM

Don't have time to watch it yet, but it looks like another great link from Samwise!


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Posted June 28 2013 - 04:03 PM

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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Posted June 30 2013 - 06:09 PM

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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