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PS4: Greatness Awaits But Details Are Available Now
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 02:24 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 13 June 2013 02:24
Sony showed off it’s next generation console at E3 and now has officially released a vast amount of details to get us even more excited for the PS4. An official press release sheet details just exactly what will be in the box, which does not include the Playstation camera. Quite frankly, I’ m pretty happy about that, I”d rather not be forced to buy an accessory I may never use. That’s right Microsoft, I’m talking about the Kinect. The Playstation camera can be purchased separately for a suggested retail price of $59.99. That price point will also be what it will cost to buy extra DualShock 4 controllers.
For the first time ever Sony will be including a headset in all PS4 boxes, sure it’s mono but it will be functional for those of you who do not have one. Finally, all PS4′s will also include an HDMI cable. I could never understand the packaging of non-HD cables in the current generation of consoles since high definition gaming is all the rage. Also included in the box is the console complete with 500 GB HDD, one wireless DualShock 4, a USB cable and of course an AC power cord. The cost of the PS4 is $399 and is expected to launch later this year.
For those of you geeks who want all the technical details, stick around after the break to see Sony’s official press release. Read more: PS4: Greatness Awaits But Details Are Available Now
Playstation Vita Gets Some E3 Love As Well
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:38 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:38
As a big fan of Sony‘s handheld gaming system, The Vita, I was very pleased to see they dedicated a portion of their conference to the struggling system. Jack Tretton announced that The Vita will receive 85 new titles in 2013, including some classics reinvented for the Vita such as God Of War and God Of War 2. Alongside of the Kratos games that started the God Of War saga will be other staples of the PS3 repertoire remastered for the handheld like, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X2, Flower and Dead Nation.
A new Vita bundle featuring the acclaimed Walking Dead game from Telltale will also be released later this year that not only features all episodes as well as the all new episode 400 Days and other bonus content. The new bundle is slated for an August release to coincide with the new episode that will also be available for all other platforms, including PS3, 360, iOS and PC.
A few of the other notable games coming to the Vita in 2013 are; Batman Arkham; Origins, Destiny Of Spirits, Tearaway, and Killzone Mercenary.
Details Of Sony’s PS4 Revealed At E3: A Summary
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:27 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:27
Sony‘s E3 conference got off to a slow start while it focused on The Vita and PS3 with Sony vowing to support their elder consoles despite stepping into the ring with a new generation of Sony, the PS4. Admittedly, I cringed a little when talk turned to a deal they are forging with Sony Pictures to deliver gamer specific content, oh Sony don’t make the same mistakes Microsoft did when they announced Xbox One. Things got better once Shuhei Yoshida was brought on stage and focus turned to the PS4, which let’s face it, that’s what we wanted to see anyway.
The first surprise reveal was a game with a definite Steampunk feel called The Order 1886. The Order is the result of a partnership between Sony Santa Monica and Ready At Dawn Studios. Once again we got glimpses of Killzone Shadow Fall, Drive Club, the Knack and Infamous Second Son. And Ubisoft a long time supporter of Sony showed off extended gameplay of Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV and promised exclusive content from both games to be availabe for users of both the PS4 and PS3. Square Enix showed off Final Fantasy Versus XIII as well as the long sought after Kingdoms Heart 3. In perhaps one of the oddest announcements was Elder Scrolls Online, coming to PS4 in a timed exclusive. Perhaps Bethesda’s way of apologizing to PS3 Skyrim users?
Sony also detailed their new Indie game publishing deal that lets developers “self publish” their games. The Indie friendly program has attracted some of the best indie developers such as SuperGiant Games who were responsible for the excellent Bastion and who showed off their new game, Transistor. Red Barrels will be bringing their frightening survival horror to the party and a remake of OddWorld Abe‘s Oddysee referred to as “New and Tasty” will also grace the PS4. However no game could compare to the combo punch that Sony dealt next. They made it abundantly clear that the PS4 supports used games! The applause of the crowd was overwhelming, and Sony went on to further knock Microsoft out of the ring by stating that Ps4 also does not require an online connection or daily check ins. Wait, it gets better! Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Ps4 will retail for $399, a full hundred dollars cheaper than its rival, Xbox One. Read more: Details Of Sony’s PS4 Revealed At E3: A Summary
PS4 Will Require A PlayStation Plus Subscription To Play Online
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 03:38 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 11 June 2013 03:38
In a move that came as no surprise, Sony somewhat sneakily threw in that the PS4 will require a subscription to its premium service Plus, in order to play games online. If you are currently a PlayStation Plus member, your subscription will carry over to the new console as well as be available to all of your older Sony consoles including the Vita and PS3.
Having been a member of the Plus service since it began, I can tell you that it is well worth the cost and offers top-notch games for free, discounts, early beta invites, automatic updates and cloud saves. This will not affect the playing of single player games on the PS4 and unlike Xbox Live you will still be able to access and use all of your media services without subscribing to Plus.
Upcoming additions to the Instant Game collection Of Playstation Plus will include, Don’t Starve, Outlast, Secret Ponchos and DriveClub PS Plus edition. Read more: PS4 Will Require A PlayStation Plus Subscription To Play Online