With the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro only a week away (11 Nov) many people are wondering what all the hubbub is about and if they should put down their hard earned cash to join the 4K gaming revolution? And while the 4K revolution may not be for everyone there are benefits under the hood that every gamer could enjoy but does the extra pizazz justify the extra cost? Ah if only we could all afford to just buy them all!
Gran Turismo is back baby. Sony and Polyphony Digital have announced that the next installment of GT called Sport will be available for the PS4 November 16, GT fans say Yeah.
Along with the release date a number of other details were made public with the announcement. The important numbers include: there will be 137 cars split into 4 categories, 19 locations with 27 tracks and 3 game modes, excited yet? The first two game modes, Arcade and Campaign (Formerly GT), will be familiar to GT fans but the third mode Sport is new to all. Sport mode introduces formalized worldwide multiplayer championships that culminate each year in FIA championship finals. Do you want to be the best in the world? Could you be the best in the world? Now you can prove it.
In the build up to the eminent release of the PlayStation 4 Sony has turned the dials on their marketing machine to max power. One of the funniest video’s to appear from the creative minds at Sony has to be the Perfect Day video. Cleverly melding team play fun and a mix of games being previewed all set to a funny premise and a catchy beat.
The graphics for the advertisement are provided by PS4 release games and the quality ranges from good to outstanding. For anyone wondering if the new PC chipset is really much faster than the eight core monster that lived within the PS3 the answer is ‘Yes’ the PS4 looks to be better, much better than the previous generation.
Gaming headlines are flowing thick and fast from Sony’s publicity machine this week. The news that every PlayStation fan has been waiting for is now sending waves of excited chatter around the web.
The PS4 (CUH-1000A series) will be released in the US and Canada first on November 15th, Europe and Latin America will have to wait two weeks till November 29 before they can get their hands on the Sony’s new dream machine.
Included for your viewing pleasure is possibly the most amusing announcement video of all time, the PS4 Announcement – the Abridged Version. Produced by VideoGamerTV who manage to distil the 2 hour snooze fest into 3 minutes of hilarity. If only all product announcements could really be this entertaining.
After much pomp and ceremony Sony has revealed their next generation PlayStation to the world, the PlayStation 4 has now moved from rumour to reality. With a captive audience of media types present the show got underway.
Now, days later the dust has settled and the details of the next generation PlayStation have become much clearer, free of rumour and innuendo.
Still the event wasn’t free of controversy; the absence of the console itself has had speculation running rife. Some media outlets are reporting that the hardware isn’t complete, while others are reporting Sony is holding back the big reveal for later in the year.
The rumour mill has been sent spinning at full speed once again, set alight by a series of pictures that appear to depict the controller for the soon to be released PlayStation 4. While a multitude of PS4 controller pictures have appeared in recent days the observant will have noticed two distinctly different controllers have been captured.
The initial picture that set chins wagging was published by Destructoid and appeared to be the prototype controller. This image spread quickly to a world hungry for PS4 facts. A second picture surfaced shortly after the first and appeared to be the finalised controller, sleek and simple in keeping with its DualShock heritage.
Sony nailed the controller from day one of the Playstation family, the latest DualShock looks to continue to build upon its families rich heritage while also delivering a high tech face lift.
Gamers rejoice, the first of the next generation consoles will be revealed to the world shortly. Sony has sent out the invitations, limousines have been booked and journalist wait with pens at the ready.
All invited parties will be gathering in New York on February 20th, awaiting the spectacle that Sony has prepared. Expectations are high that this will become the disclosure event for the Sony Playstation 4.
Also included for your viewing pleasure is the short promo video attached to the invitation. A brief glimpse presenting the intro the event, Sony’s iconic button layout rendered as you have never seen before.
The rumour mill has been working overtime this week with snippets of information regarding the next generation Playstation and Xbox whirling through the electronic ether. While an official release date for both consoles is still to be announced the event to announce the release date has firmed up along with technical specifications.
Both consoles are due for release in the second half of this year (2013) with hardware produced by AMD. While they will use the same supplier they have both taken very different approaches. This time around the roles have been reversed, Sony’s PS4 will be very PC like internally (think original Xbox) while Microsoft has a radical dual APU design up its sleeve.
Sony this month gathered its US game developers for a disclosure meeting. Project Orbis is indeed taking shape with Sony showing off and delivering a new generation of dev kit during the closed door meetings.
Sony’s offices were bulging with game developers as the presentations began. While the dev kit looks like any other tower PC it’s what’s on the inside that matters. This particular tall nondescript black tower includes Sony’s latest software and AMD hardware running the show, Project Orbis looks to be well on schedule for a 2013 release.
One more generation of developer kit is due before the PS4 is released, a release that should be simultaneous with the final silicon for the console, a major milestone.
Gran Turismo, a Sony PlayStation institution and arguably the greatest driving simulator of all time is making headlines once again.
With Gran Turismo 5 well established on the PlayStation 3 the world has wondered where to next for GT. Responding to questions at the recent China Joy gaming event the creator and spiritual leader of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi, attempts to answer the worlds wonder. Along the way letting a few interesting morsels of information out of the bag, morsels relating to the various versions of GT.
Sony Entertainment Corp had a large presence at the gaming event, with the PS Vita stand a buzz with enthusiasts and journalists alike. Kazunori Yamauchi and Sony Entertainment executives gathered for a press Q&A session, answering questions from an enthusiastic audience, China loves gaming it appears.