playstationFebruary 20th is finally here, and the day of reckoning has come. Sony is (almost certainly) set to unveil its new console to the public in an exclusive event starting at 6pm EST/3 PST. Will Sony make all of our dreams and wishes come true? Will we finally find out what’s going to happen with the Last Guardian? Will the PlayStation 4/Orbis/Whatever-it’s-called unite nations and bring world peace? Only time will tell.

We’re just as excited as you are, and we’ll be watching right along with you. Or maybe you can’t watch — maybe you’re at your job, at school, or a funeral, and streaming video isn’t exactly the best option. We’ve got you covered. Tune in here when Sony begins their presentation for a liveblog of the entire event. We’ll offer our own brand of reporting and color commentary, so you can stay up to the minute with all of your co-workers/schoolmates/fellow mourners. And if it turns out the conference is about nothing but Vita games, you can be disappointed right along with us.

The future is (hopefully) coming. Won’t you join us?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20133:48 pm

Alright everyone, we’ve got less than 15 minutes for the #Playstation2013 event to start. Who’s excited?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20133:49 pm

Welcome to the Gaming Trend liveblog. I’m David Roberts, your host. And I have a few people with me, if they’d like to introduce themselves.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20133:50 pm

Victor Grunn here, waiting to see what Sony’s going to reveal to the world.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20133:51 pm

Roger that Red 5, this is Jeff Burke, reporting in.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20133:52 pm

Breanna here, in before Sony doesn’t actually tell us anything new.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20133:53 pm

3 hours of Vita coverage! Read: 3 hours of dead air.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20133:53 pm

Ok Sony, show me something good

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20133:53 pm

Anyway, what predictions do you guys have? What would you like to see from Sony today?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20133:54 pm

Of course this event is about what everybody is dying to hear- expanded Wonder Book support

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20133:55 pm

Maybe J.K. Rowling will make a Wonderbook of her new book, to get that edgy adult market.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20133:55 pm

One thing I DON’T want to see: any kind of anti-used game, one user per disc nonsense.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20133:55 pm

My prediction: Sony Exec walks on stage, announces Last Guardian on sale next week. What follows is a glorious excess of rainbows, unicorns and butterflies.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20133:57 pm

Sam Raimi walks on stage to present Evil Dead: Necronomicon for Wonderbook. Comes with new peripheral that actually swallows your soul.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20133:57 pm

I’m guessing they’re going to push some kind of deeper interoperability with the Vita, and some limited WiiWare style action for small developers. Just pulling the latter out of thin air, but hey, that’s my bet.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20133:57 pm

Still 2 or 3 minutes to go, but I’m strangely hypnotized by the pre-rendered Playstation graphic that’s repeating.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20133:58 pm

ONE OF US ONE OF US

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20133:58 pm

If they price it above $400 the PS4 is dead in the water

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20133:58 pm

Cue horrible saxophone music

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20133:59 pm

Well, at least the cheapest model. I’m sure they’ll have several SKUs

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20133:59 pm

ahhh, generic funk music.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:00 pm

I’ve heard $429 for the base model, $499 for more hard drive

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:00 pm

I imagine they’d pay attention to price point this time, yeah. Last time that bit them for a while.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:00 pm

I think if they can get under $450, Sony will be fine for the cheapest model.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:00 pm

Kotaku pulled those numbers out of their butts

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:00 pm

SHHHHH IT’S STARTING

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:00 pm

This music is what would have happened if Daft Punk had fixated on saxophones instead of electic guitars. Altman be praised we don’t live in that universe.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:00 pm

Here we go!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:01 pm

Sizzle reel begins.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:01 pm

Okay, so the start of the presentation is a Metric song. I’m okay with this.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:01 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:01 pm

Nice, Metric’s Monster Hospital.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:01 pm

As remixed by MSTRKRFT.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:02 pm

Playstation wants to win the war, apparently.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:02 pm

Winning the war against reality sounds vaguely ominous, like it’s going to suck you into the TV or something.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:03 pm

This sizzle reel just got a lot more EPIC.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:03 pm

Hey, I saw Parappa!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:04 pm

Andrew House is walking on stage

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:04 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:05 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:05 pm

Simplified? Don’t Wii out on me, Sony.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:05 pm

He’s explaining how we can make social interactions streamlined

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:05 pm

“ease of access regardless of device is a priority.”

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:05 pm

Uh-oh, “social interaction”? Please no Facebook share buttons…

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:06 pm

“consumer centric, developer inspired, commitment to phenomenal game experiences”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:06 pm

And we’ve opened with the vita.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:06 pm

“Continue to unlock Vita’s potential.” You better get on that…

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:07 pm

Here we go, talking about what the consumer expects from gaming now.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:07 pm

“While we once had changed the gaming landscape, now the user is changing us.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:08 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:08 pm

Social media will be a huge part of next gen, mark my words

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:08 pm

I’d rather that original games were a huge part of next gen, but you’re probably right.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:08 pm

Lots of talk about “next generation technology”, “the future”, etc. Out with it, Sony!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:09 pm

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:10 pm

And there we go: this is officially a PS4 reveal

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:11 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:11 pm

Next up on the stage: lead system Architect on PS4, Mark Cerny

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:12 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:12 pm

Lead architecht is talking about how the PlayStation could simplify development. Oh, the irony.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:12 pm

Consoles were a single-purpose device.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:13 pm

“PS3 the top platform for netflix?”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:13 pm

“PS3 Connects to a broad range of services”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:13 pm

“The need to radically customize technology can harm development”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:14 pm

Cell processor, he’s talking about you.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:14 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:14 pm

So, ecosystem change here cashes out to greater multifunctionality. Not a big surprise given the Netflix and general net capabilities we’ve been seeing.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:14 pm

Goals for Ps4 No. 1: Nothing comes between platform and the joy of play.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:15 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:15 pm

“If devs are happy, we could unleash the creativity and innovation of newer games.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:15 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:15 pm

“We were able to create in Ps4, a platform by game creators, for game creators”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:16 pm

X86 CPU

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:16 pm

Enhanced PC GPU

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:16 pm

Supercharged PC Architecture, and 8 GB RAM

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:16 pm

8GB of RAM, not the 4GB preiously reported

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:16 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:17 pm

Live demos coming up.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:17 pm

8 gigs memory is a major jump. That’s always been a console bottleneck.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:17 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:17 pm

New controller is Dualshock 4.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:17 pm

And the new dual shock 4 looks almost exactly like the photos we’ve seen.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:17 pm

The new controller, which most of us have seen already

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:17 pm

It’s slightly more refined David

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:17 pm

Enhanced rumble, reduced controller latency.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:18 pm

There it is. A share button on the controller.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:18 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:18 pm

Touchpad, light bar to determine player. And stereo camera.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:18 pm

The use of the colored light bar is interesting. It’s like the move but without the strange golf ball.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:18 pm

Unreal 4 Demo running in real time on the PS4. Looks pretty.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:18 pm

Well, gorgeous graphics, no question there.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:19 pm

I hated the motion functionality of the PS3 controller. I’m not convinced turning the DS4 into a move wand is a good idea

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:19 pm

‘In ps4, an extraordinarily easy conversion path from the PC.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:19 pm

“2 Teraflops of processing” damn.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:19 pm

PS4 memory will be GDDR5

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:20 pm

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:20 pm

~1.84 teraflops, actually

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:20 pm

Running a “million object processing simulation” all running on the GPU, not CPU

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:20 pm

Physics demo below uses 1×10^6 objects

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:21 pm

Cute, Pixar looking game, about a robot called Mac.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:21 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:21 pm

Game footage is showing a small robot fighting goblins.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:21 pm

Sony proceeds to show off their graphical cabapilities with…a cell-shaded game?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:22 pm

I’m sure it’s all running in real-time though.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:22 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:22 pm

It’s called “Knack,” not Mac.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:22 pm

The Knack demo is…conflicting. What tone is this game going for?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:22 pm

Right off the bat, new IP. Nice.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:23 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:23 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:23 pm

Tackling user experience now.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:23 pm

“We wanted the platform to be consumer oriented, with a premium on ease of use.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:23 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:24 pm

Suspend/Resume with a push of a button.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:24 pm

Looks like sony is aware how much people dislike waiting to play games.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:24 pm

Brilliant.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:24 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:24 pm

Suspend/resume a fantastic idea. Love it on portables, will love it on a home console.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:24 pm

Seconadry chip that manages processing, like downloads.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:24 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:24 pm

Digital titles playable as they’re being downloaded. Nice!

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:24 pm

Okay, thankfully we can now download in the background.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:25 pm

Told you- social is going to be huge

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:25 pm

Always on video compression/decompression.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:25 pm

First look of the PlayStation store. Seamless uploading of gameplay.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:25 pm

big note: the decompression / compression is HARDWARE, not software.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:26 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:26 pm

Major advance on the social media front with making sharing video/screenshots easier. Nice to know it’ll be easier to share such things.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:26 pm

Browse live games of your friends, join their games as you’re watching them play.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:26 pm

Apparently you can hijack control of friends games remotely.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:26 pm

Sounded like you can literally take over the controller remotely of a friend playing? Very interesting.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:27 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:27 pm

“No, that’s not right! My turn!” yoink

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:27 pm

Smartphones to browse video, challenge matches, etc.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:27 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:27 pm

“Our final ambition with PS4 is personalization.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:27 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:28 pm

Pre-loading of content the console guesses you’ll like? Could work, could be a pain.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:29 pm

Apparently not only is the Twitch feed choppy, the Sony feed is borked too. Game Trailers has been rather fluid, lately. Watch it here, if the feed above doesn’t work: http://www.gametrailers.com/netstorage/psmeeting/index.html

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:30 pm

Next speaker: Dave Perry–cofounder of Gaikai

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:30 pm

Now we get to the streaming portion of the show.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:30 pm

Time for some details on PlayStation Cloud?

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:31 pm

Sidenote: Aladdin was the first game I ever beat.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:31 pm

Genesis or SNES?

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:31 pm

Sega, naturally.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:31 pm

“Fastest most powerful network for gaming”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:32 pm

“free exploration possible for any ps4 game.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:32 pm

Try it Now: streaming a game demo right from the store.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:32 pm

“With Gaikai in the Playstation store, you’ll be able to try anything you want.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:32 pm

“Buy only what you love.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:33 pm

Partnered with Facebook and Ustream.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:33 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:33 pm

DingDingDing!! The award for most accurate predictions of social media integration goes to Mike Dunn!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:33 pm

Combining social platforms create “first social network with meaning”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:34 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:34 pm

Spectating is getting a lot of attention on the PS4. Making it easier and faster.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:34 pm

With one push of a button, you’ll be able to stream your gameplay live.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:34 pm

Bam. Video broadcasting directly integrated.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:34 pm

Harassing your friends for doing poorly in games will be easier than ever!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:34 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:34 pm

People can post comments directly to your screenshots or videos. Ask friends to help you.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:35 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:35 pm

Developers get new spectating tools.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:35 pm

Developers can insert command buttons where friends can help out at specific parts of a game.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:35 pm

Sounds like what the promise was with the Wii U’s controller, except far more convenient and powerful.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:35 pm

Multicasting is easy too, broadcast right to Ustream.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:35 pm

These collaborative social features sound nice, but I’m skeptical based on Sony’s track record

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:35 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:36 pm

Enhance gameplay via second screens, like remote play.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:36 pm

Built into architecture of PS4, through Vita.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:36 pm

PSVita equals WiiU tablet

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:36 pm

There they go, doubling down on the Vita. Hopefully it pays off.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:36 pm

Maybe now people will actually buy them.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:37 pm

Video looks great. No streaming hitches that plagued PS3-PSP remote play.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:37 pm

Key problem is still the price on the Vita. Price drop would be nice.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:37 pm

So what will the combined price of a PS4 and Vita be?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:37 pm

Longterm goal is to make all PS4 games available on Vita through remote play.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:38 pm

$599

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:38 pm

dammit sony

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:38 pm

If Japan is any hint, a Vita price drop is coming.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:38 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:38 pm

Talking about the various services on PSN, like Movie/Music unlimited, Netflix, etc.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:38 pm

More specifics coming later in the year.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:38 pm

They should include a free Vita with every PS4

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:39 pm

PS1/PS2/PS3/mobile games potentially available on PS4

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:39 pm

“Everything Everywhere” is the potential of their cloud service

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:39 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:39 pm

Gaikai “fully greenlight” by Sony.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:40 pm

Centralizing game ownership. Sounding a little like Steam for a PS4.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:40 pm

Cloud services will be revealed in phases, most likely not all available at launch.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:40 pm

Sizzle reel of developers developers developers

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:41 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:41 pm

Tim Schafer is on the promo real. Everybody throw money at it!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:41 pm

Developers seem excited. Sony came to them asking for what they wanted.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:41 pm

Simple = Elegance.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:42 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:42 pm

The more elegant it is, the easier it is to get depth.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:42 pm

“The system is aware of what’s going on in the player’s room at any point.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:42 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:42 pm

System is aware of the player, and will know what games the player is interested in.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:43 pm

Developers basically hitting all the talking points discussed so far. From their POV.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:43 pm

No start up time. Literally just walk into a room, pick up the controller, press start, and off we go.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:44 pm

While they’re rehashing the talking points so far, I gotta say – I’m excited. These actually sound like promising, smart features across the board.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:45 pm

Yeah, if they can deliver on this, then Sony’ll be off to a great start.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:45 pm

@Victor. Easy there. They said amazing things about the Xbox 360, and when it launched it was totally broken.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:46 pm

Michael Denny from Worldwide Studios is taking the stage.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:46 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:46 pm

Yeah, but the vision is solid at least, and it’s easy to screw that up.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:46 pm

I knew I should have bought some Sony stock this morning…

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:46 pm

“Future of playstation is about great games”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:46 pm

“Bring new synergy of hardware, software, network.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:47 pm

A look at some games now! Let’s do this.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:47 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:47 pm

First up, Hermann Holtz from Guerilla Games.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:47 pm

Here comes Killzone

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:48 pm

I always loved how the Helghast are unabashedly space-nazis.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:48 pm

“Two factions divided by vast wall, similar to Cold War

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:48 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:48 pm

Killzone: Shadowfall teaser first off the blocks.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:48 pm

i think it’s a live demo. Guy’s on stage playing it.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:49 pm

Although, the killzone 2 demo was supposed to be live as well, and that was fabricated.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:49 pm

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:49 pm

It’s…so…pretty.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:49 pm

Game looks gorgeous. We’re getting a POV of a soldier in a helicopter, lands at a huge brightly lit city.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:49 pm

And yet it still wasn’t as fake as the Aliens: Colonial Marines demo.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:49 pm

Yeah, they’re definitely delivering on the graphical power here.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:50 pm

And just think of it this way: this is first gen stuff. Give it a few years.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:50 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:51 pm

Guy’s walking through checkpoints, a bomb goes off. Explosion ripples out in slow motion.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:51 pm

That was the coolest explosion since F.E.A.R.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:51 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:51 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:51 pm

Lots of effects. Paper and dirt flying through the air, debris and sparks raining down.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:51 pm

See? What’d I say? Space-nazis.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:52 pm

The amount of effects on screen is astounding.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:52 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:52 pm

the Player’s weapon has some kind of charge-up sniper shot.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:53 pm

Everything is fluid and smooth. No frame dips, no janky textures or crappy flame effects. Pretty sure this is running at 60fps.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:53 pm

I really like how the helghast heavy machine guns are mimicking the sawblade sounds of an MG-42.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:53 pm

This is stunning to watch. Amazing detail, smooth, and fun looking on top of it.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:54 pm

You know how publishers will post CG videos of their games? This looks kinda like that.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:54 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:54 pm

The most impressive thing about this demo is the framerate.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20134:54 pm

Slipping into intentional slo-mo on some kills like Killing Floor, I see.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:54 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:54 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:55 pm

Now he’s grabbed onto a tether hanging from a hovercraft and is zooming around the city.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:55 pm

Bumming a ride on a helicoptor. Cityscape looks really nice.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:55 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:56 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:56 pm

Nice. Now he’s sharing the video clip.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:56 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:56 pm

Racing games up next. GT 6?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20134:57 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:57 pm

Game is DriveClub, not GT 6. Team based racer.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:57 pm

They’ve been waiting for the tech to be available.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:58 pm

“not just about cars and locations”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:58 pm

“collaborative gameplay with friends in teams.”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20134:58 pm

“Visited greatest car companies we could find.” They then show a scrolling list, featuring no american companies.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20134:58 pm

This is coming from the studio behind the MotorStorm franchise

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:59 pm

Form a club – asynchronously, and in real time. Rewards you for playing in groups.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20134:59 pm

“Weekend long, thousand player races”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:00 pm

First person perspective game. Like Shift series, perhaps?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:00 pm

Cars are shiny.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:00 pm

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:00 pm

Sounds like you’re going to be able to walk around in the game, admire your car, etc. Neat immersion move.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:00 pm

Wow, they’ve detailed this stuff out. Exact engine specs and real world details.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:01 pm

Gonna be big for car freaks. Er, aficionados.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:01 pm

Modeling “microscopic flakes of paint” sounds intense.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:01 pm

He’s looking in the engine of the car right now.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:01 pm

Click it or Ticket!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:01 pm

Opening the door, and actually strapping into the seat belt.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:02 pm

Dammit, Jeff.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:02 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:02 pm

What? I didn’t make that pun, it’s something you see all over Michigan roads.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:03 pm

showcasing how easy it is to join clubs mid-race.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:03 pm

Now some gameplay. Fluid driving, insanely detailed, and you can accept challenges and check on your team on the fly.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:03 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:04 pm

PS4- officially endorsed by the Occupy Movement

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:04 pm

New guy on stage. Talking about wanting to be safe, but what at what cost.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:04 pm

I don’t know who this guy is, but he apparently really likes 1984.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:05 pm

Down with the X-men!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:05 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:05 pm

What if a handful of people developed supernatural abilities? We have that. It’s called X-men.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:05 pm

Superhuman abilities now? What effect would that have on all of these security measure.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:05 pm

Also: Misfits.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:05 pm

Infamous 3?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:05 pm

Sucker Punch’s latest game announcement.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:06 pm

Seattle looks ruined. Sad.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:06 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:06 pm

Footage shows confused security team being attacked by…something.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:06 pm

Explosion goes off, Soldiers freaking out from fireballs being thrown at them.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:07 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:07 pm

It looks like the next person in the InFamous series will have fire-based powers instead of electricity?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:07 pm

Infamous: Second Son exclusive to PS4

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:08 pm

“playstation will be a leader in pushing creative boundaries.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:08 pm

talking about taking risks with indie developers.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:09 pm

Awesome. Here comes the indie gaming attention.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:09 pm

Self-publishing on Playstation Network?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:09 pm

did i hear that right?

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:09 pm

“PlayStation remains steadfast in its support of indie developers”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:09 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:09 pm

Next up on stage: Creator of Braid, Jonathan Blow

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:09 pm

Johnathan Blow’s The Witness to debut on PS4. Nice.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:09 pm

If so, called that one. Longshot too. Excellent.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:10 pm

“Game where you explore a mysterious abandoned island and solve the puzzles.”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:10 pm

A “game about epiphany.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:10 pm

This game has been on my radar for a while. So excited to play it.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:11 pm

The Witness will be an open world, featuring a very compact, dense world.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:11 pm

Everything is where it is for a reason. No filler.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:12 pm

Despite little redundancy, the Witness will clock in at 25 hours.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:12 pm

25 hours of gameplay, all unique puzzles. Within the release window, exclusive to PS4

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:12 pm

Now showing the first official trailer.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:13 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:13 pm

Trailer is showcasing some nice environments, but not much else.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:13 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:13 pm

Forests, deserts, ocean. It all looks cartoony, but with a very high resolution.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:13 pm

More of a cartoony environment on The Witness than the other games we’ve seen. Still very pretty.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:13 pm

Now we’re seeing some of the puzzles.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:13 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:14 pm

Man, I can see the share function on PS4 being invaluable here.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:14 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:14 pm

Is that a mirror puzzle?! I LOVE MIRROR PUZZLES!!

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:15 pm

Killzone “playthrough” was uploaded to Killzone facebook.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:15 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:15 pm

David Cage from Quantic Dream up now.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:16 pm

Here comes Singularity!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:16 pm

“Getting player emotionally involved is holy grail of creators.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:16 pm

“Want people to live it and suspend disbelief.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:16 pm

“Technology allows us to get player emotionally involved.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:17 pm

Showing the Great Train Robbery, a silent film highlighting how technology allows films to create enhance emotions.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:17 pm

Mr. Cage is sandbagging black and white movies as “primitive.” To that I say “go see All Quiet on the Western Front.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:17 pm

Silent film, specifically @Jeff.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:18 pm

Showing polygon count of various characters. 350 for Omikron, Heavy Rain 15k, Beyond, 20K.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:18 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:18 pm

PS4 will have a crazy high polygon count. Showing a spectacular looking head.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:18 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:18 pm

Showing an elderly human face with realistic features, running real time on PS4.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:19 pm

Supreme realism there. Not perfect, but they’re selling the ability to convey subtle emotion well with that.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:19 pm

“We can take you to places you’ve never been to before.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:19 pm

Just a tech demo, but some impressive stuff.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:19 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:19 pm

Are we going to hear from thatgamecompany?

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:20 pm

Alex Evans from Media Molecule on stage.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:20 pm

Taking creativity to the next level.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:20 pm

I hope so, Jeff.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:20 pm

“Let you record your dreams.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:21 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:21 pm

Alex Evans wants to break the “Tyranny of the Polygon.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:21 pm

“How can PS4 sweep away the ‘techie’ mess”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:22 pm

Oh, no.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:22 pm

Playstation Move is going to be a huge part of this.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:22 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:23 pm

Actually this looks ridiculously cool

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:23 pm

I didn’t expect the Move to get much attention. But yeah, this is actually an interesting way to use it. A bit niche, but still compelling.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:23 pm

A video is showing off how they’re using the move controller to sculpt and form objects.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:24 pm

“3D sculpting easy for beginners, complex for professionals.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:24 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:24 pm

Now he’s showing a real-time creation of an object in the software.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:25 pm

As the controllers move, so does two figures on stage. One interacts with a guitar.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:25 pm

Now they’re all playing music together. One on guitar, one on drums, one on keyboard.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:25 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:25 pm

But can I play my guitar with the Move?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:26 pm

This is adorable.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:26 pm

Move Marionettes

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:27 pm

“Indie community is pushing boundaries.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:27 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:27 pm

“Every major 3rd party partner in N.A., Eu, and Asia will support PS4.”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:27 pm

Yoshinori Ono from Capcom, on next.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:27 pm

C’moooon Monster Hunter. Or Dragon’s Dogma. Either one.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:28 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:28 pm

No, victor. We need a new Viewtiful Joe.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:28 pm

This presentation in both English and Japanese.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:28 pm

Make Viewtiful Joe fight bigass awesome monsters and I’m in.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:29 pm

“Technology of original Playstaiton allowed us to move past sprite based gameplay.”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:29 pm

Viewtiful Joe 3: The Last Guardian.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:29 pm

“PS2 allowed us to make stunning titles, like Devil May Cry.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:30 pm

“PSP takes PS experience out of the living room.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:30 pm

side note: 2.9 million viewers of the Sony feed currently

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:30 pm

PS3 allowed cinematic evolution.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:30 pm

“Usher in a new era of entertainment with PS4.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:31 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:31 pm

New engine – Code Name Panta Rhei.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:31 pm

“new engine allows them to take game design in new directions.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:32 pm

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:32 pm

Capcom revealing a new IP running on Panta Rhei

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:32 pm

Working title: Deep Down.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:32 pm

A fantasy game by the looks of it.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:33 pm

Dragon sighted. fantasy game confirmed.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:33 pm

Dragon spurts fire at a soldier behind a column, various others are attacking it with flaming arrows.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:33 pm

Lots of really nice particle effects going on right now.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:33 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:34 pm

Now, Blanka is sending a message for help…?

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:34 pm

Last bit indicates you can share gear across the internet.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:34 pm

I like the little hints they keep throwing in about the social network integration.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:34 pm

Developed concurrently with engine.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:34 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:35 pm

Maybe Versus?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:35 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:35 pm

Yoshihisa Hashimoto of Square Enix is up now.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:36 pm

Presentation is not a game, but a “real time demo” of PS4

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:36 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:37 pm

As we’ve all known, Square is capable of creating astounding graphics.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:37 pm

Again, we’re seeing lots of particle effects here. Magic lightning, bullets, sparks, everything is flying.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:37 pm

A demonic ritual was just broken up by guys with Kalashnikovs. Amazing.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:38 pm

Now we have huge mutant hyenas. Wow.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:38 pm

What they’re pulling off in realtime is quite an accomplishment.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:38 pm

And she just healed herself with a soda bottle.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:39 pm

I hate to be really skeptical, but I hope this is all in real time. I want to believe!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:39 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:39 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:40 pm

The video was representative of the level of quality Square is aiming for.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:41 pm

Development environment is flexible and easy to use.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:41 pm

Well, lets keep in mind that Square games have always looked good. We’ll see how well they play.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:41 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:41 pm

Shinji Hashimoto on, presumably to announce Final Fantasy.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:42 pm

They will announce a Final Fantasy title at E3 this year. But something is coming.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:43 pm

Now, we’re getting Ubisoft. Yves Guillemot up next.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:43 pm

Oh boy, Watch Dogs is up next!

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:43 pm

Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs, please

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:43 pm

YES!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:44 pm

“Creating games that can be played anytime, anywhere, across many different devices.”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:44 pm

“Let you collaborate to achieve many things.”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:45 pm

“This platform will bring millions of new customers.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:45 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:46 pm

Player can control the AI that connects everything in society.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:46 pm

“once you tap into someone’s life, anything can happen”

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:46 pm

Watchdogs is going to be played live.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:47 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:47 pm

That’s a lot of lens flare.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:47 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:48 pm

Huge open city. Lots of reflective lighting and texturing. Puddles in the sidewalks shimmer.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:48 pm

Watchdogs: Featuring the smoothest of smooth jazz.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:48 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:48 pm

Protagonist pulls up information on a man standing guard. Hacked his bank account with the push of a button.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:49 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:49 pm

Walks to a car, takes cover behind it, pulls out a gun.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:49 pm

Things just changed from exploration to a tense chase scene.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:49 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:50 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:50 pm

Protagonist now on the run from the cops–just deployed roadblocks to crash a car.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:50 pm

Watch Dogs showing what it’s like to have complete control over the city. Deploying roadblocks, seeing location of bops on the minimap, and more.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:50 pm

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:51 pm

Apparently, both the criminals AND the cops are your enemies

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:51 pm

That was impressive

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:51 pm

Yep. I really hope this is a launch title.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:52 pm

This was my most wanted game out of E3. Can’t wait.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:52 pm

Next up is Blizzards Chris Metzen.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:52 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:52 pm

BWAAAH??

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:52 pm

Starcraft Ghost???? :D

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:52 pm

Diablo port? :P

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:53 pm

“Blizzard and Sony entered into a strategic partnership”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:53 pm

Sony’s “one more thing” moment

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:53 pm

David…that would be so incredible.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:53 pm

No, Mike. Only one game could be the “one more thing.” You know what it is.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:54 pm

Diablo port?

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:54 pm

Tomba?

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:54 pm

Diablo III it is.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:54 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:54 pm

Blizzard’s PS4 game is…Diablo 3.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20135:54 pm

Called it!

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:54 pm

Yup. It’s about damn time.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20135:54 pm

Not a surprise, that game was supremely consolified in some ways.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:55 pm

Sony’s anticlimactic moment

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:55 pm

PS4 and PS3.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:55 pm

Apparently Starcraft Ghost still needs more time.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:55 pm

Full screen 4 player Co-Op.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:56 pm

More details at PAX East.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:56 pm

“Formally unveiling the game at PAX East.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:56 pm

Correction: demo at PAX East

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:57 pm

CEO of Activision up now.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:57 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20135:57 pm

Activision logically follows Blizzard on the stage.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:58 pm

“Multiple blockbuster titles from our best developers in the launch window.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:58 pm

Bungie

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:58 pm

Yup.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:59 pm

“Ambitious ten-year-project, Destiny.”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20135:59 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20135:59 pm

“How can we take a genre we love so well and turn it on its head?”

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:00 pm

Persistent online world, create and customize characters

Victor Grunn February 20, 20136:00 pm

Persistent online world for Destiny.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20136:00 pm

Jeff Burke February 20, 20136:00 pm

Footage looks kind of like a mix of Aliens, Halo, and Warhammer 40,000.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20136:00 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:01 pm

You’re my Density.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20136:01 pm

Destiny first “shared-world shooter.” Apparently Bungie never played Planetside 2.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20136:01 pm

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:01 pm

Now they’re bringing out a bunch of Bungie’s higher-ups.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20136:02 pm

Destiny launchng on both PS3 and PS4 with exclusive content

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:02 pm

Maybe they mean shared across systems.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:03 pm

PS4 coming Holiday 2013.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:03 pm

And with that, we end with another sizzle reel.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20136:04 pm

They seem to be wrapping up. No news on price? No news on release date? NO NEWS ON LAST GUARDIAN?!??!?!?!?!

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20136:04 pm

So…no look at the actual console? For shame.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:04 pm

I’m sure we’ll get an unveiling at E3.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:04 pm

So what did everyone think?

Victor Grunn February 20, 20136:05 pm

I was damn impressed. Whether they can deliver or not is another question, but they really made a solid case for the PS4.

Breanna Goodman February 20, 20136:05 pm

I was impressed overall, went from pretty apathetic to actually excited about the PS4.

Jeff Burke February 20, 20136:06 pm

I’m pretty ambivalent, honestly. None of the games really reached out to me. They’re pretty, but I was looking for something more.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20136:06 pm

Very cagey, but not surprised about that- it was all feature centric. We’ll get hands-on at E3 for sure

Jeff Burke February 20, 20136:06 pm

The presentation met my expectations. the problem is that my expectations were very very low.

Victor Grunn February 20, 20136:07 pm

I didn’t know what to expect out of them but “better graphics”, which they delivered on. It’s the social platform integration that really has me interested.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:07 pm

I feel like this presentation was similar to the Wii U’s sort of nebulous unveiling. Except we won’t have to wait a year for more details.

David Roberts David Roberts February 20, 20136:08 pm

I’m a bit disappointed they didn’t at least show the console, but it’s at least coming this year. And we’ll definitely know more by E3.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn February 20, 20136:08 pm

Ok, that’s it, everybody! Keep checking back at GT through the next few hours and days for more coverage!