Will Sony Unveil the Playstation 4 on February 20?

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Electrik

My last PS3 bricked during a firmware update 1 year + 1 day after I bought it. Found a tear-down guide, ripped it apart & cleaned it, re-tryed everything, and all support could say was "that will be $175 to repair it, please".

I bought an X-Box instead. A least MS knows how to do a stupid firmware update without bricking your machine.

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Hilarity

More obsolete ancient shit. Look at the many benefits:

- No native 1080p HA! Dream on.

- Barely 480p if that upscaled

- Capped at a pitiful 30FPS

- Cut back textures, shadows, assets etc etc

- Cut back tiny levels with stupid cunt checkpoints and loading screens due to lack of memory and a slow ass old shit architecture.

- Texture pop in and bloom to smear the horrible low res graphical quality and lack of decent levels (if any) of AA/AF

- No DirectX 11, no tessellation, no fancy graphical effects to push my 680.

End results gaming being a shitty boring 6hr clone of every other game and AAA games and companies that need to die for taking no initiative. Games are no fun anymore and are all shitty and generic much like endless PG-13 Hollywood shit.

All clear good! Now fuck off you console fuck.

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devin3627

im sorry, i have to agree with Hilarity.

to make it simple, PC gaming gives developers headaches because they dont know what specs they are working with. developers are making games based off the specs of the consoles.

after the next consoles release, we wont be stuck with 8gb PC games. we'll have 25gb+ games in size.

the new consoles will max out the Nvidia Geforce 680 without suppressing its dynamics optimized for console gaming. i personally have the nvidia geforce 260 (non-core) and see no reason to upgrade.

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Peanut Fox

Oh man. I had the Core 216 up until 2011 when Skyrim came out and found that it no longer had the chops as a gaming card (for me). Don't get me wrong, the 260 can still game, but you're defiantly tempering your expectations.

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jgottberg

Wow, what did the console ever do to you? :)

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QuadraQ

Not to mention much of his facts are wrong.

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Hilarity

Go on, tell me what is wrong and try to protect your shitbox.

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Gauntylgrym

I'm a big PC gamer. I've also owned every Nintendo (except the Wii/WiiU because "stupid"), Playstation, and the first Xbox. As such, I'm pretty stoked to see what new hardware in the console market is going to present. But at the same time I don't think it's time for new hardware, though that could just be my wallet talking. I just find it hard to believe that we've seen the best from the PS3 (360 maybe simply because I think it's always been behind the PS3 in capability).
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At any rate, it'll be exciting to see what's coming, but I won't be one of the first adopters regardless...Steam is just too damn affordable. It's gotten REALLY hard to want to shell out $40-60 for a game when so many great ones can be had for $5-15.

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vrmlbasic

The PS3 can't even pump out 1920*1080 graphics in all games. We've seen the best it can do and that's no longer good enough. Sub-1080 graphics haven't been good enough for the past 4 years or so.

Even if the PS3 could push the proper minimum of pixels and polygons it would still fail to give us the higher resolution textures necessary for making the games not look like crap. 256 MB of ancient VRAM can't cut it.

If only Sony and Microsoft would allow cross-platform play with the PC.

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Engelsstaub

That would be nice if Sony decided to be the first out the gate instead of, as usual, waiting Microsoft (and previously Sega) to drop its console so they can "one-up" them.

I'm not saying this as a hater. It's true. Since even the PS1, Sony has always waited for their competition to innovate so they could jack it and add a few more features. Didn't work out for them too well last time around.

...because quite honestly I'm looking for a reason to throw my XBox, and all of its Gold-BS, right out the window. (I live in an apartment so it has a nice distance to go before impact.)

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QuadraQ

You should get a used PS3. Terrific first party exclusives, wide variety of game genres, and PSN with a plus subscription is an incredible value. Plus the huge library of games are much, much cheaper now.

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vrmlbasic

I'm not sure Sony has provided a better product than the competition as much as they just ran aggressive ad campaigns which succeeded in making people think that they did.

Then, for good measure, they threw in some form of then-rare media playback capability that Sony happened to have a large hand in developing (CD/DVD/BD) to seal the deal.

The old Dreamcast still has superior graphics to the texturing-challenged PS2.

I would have kicked my Xbox and its pitiful excuse for gaming hardware to the curb long ago if only my non-tech-literate friends would "see the light" and switch to Steam over Xbox Live Gold.

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jgottberg

This time around, I don't think Sony has anything to lose by introducing their console first. Last time, it was the format wars and Sony chose to go with Bluray which eventually won out. I don't see a big tech innovation this time around for consoles to be fighting over.

I owned 2 360's and both had the ROD - Let's just say I hope no one goes digging in my backyard :)

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Engelsstaub

I'm on my 7th.

No shit..my seventh 360 since three weeks after launch. All but one were replaced by Microsoft though. I don't hate everything about XBL and there's some things they do better than the comp, but I'm just fed up with the growing pile of bullshit. They killed in-game chat with the party system. Now you can't talk to any of your teammates in-game because everyone is in party chat with their friends. I just gave up on that and started going to party's with mine.

...I think I'm down with vmlbasic's plan for the "next-gen." My next "console" may just be Steam too. I'll have to wait and see what Sony and MS offer. I still need a console for other members of the household because I don't want them dicking around with my computers.

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Arnulf

All this talk about PS4 using x86 multi-core CPU and pretty standard Radeon graphics yet nobody came up with the idea of "PC4" yet ? (akin to Hackintosh)

At the very least the console should be much easier to emulate since it can run most of the code natively (even if Sony opts for some custom chips), possibly making "PCSX4" much more efficient than PSX2 is today, paving the way for "PC4" kind of projects.

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briansun1

OR it could just be like apple's iphone4s instead of iphone 5 type thing.

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AETAaAS

Before the console haters chime in, I just want to point out that next generation consoles are good for PC gamers too, because they will encourage game developers to push graphics and CPUs further.

Which means you might finally be able to get some stress on that multi GPU setup. :p

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mh15216

I own a higher end gaming PC with a GTX680 and an overclocked i5-3570K and I'm just enjoying the crap out of it. That said I also own an XBOX and enjoy playing them both quite much. I can't wait for the next gen consoles and I think it's silly to knock either system because you're devoted to 1 of the systems. I think if anything the person to knock is the goof that thinks simply having 1 platform is enough! I hope to be able to invest in a PS4, an XBOX 720 and to be able to keep my PC on the upper mid grade edge of technology!

That all being said.... I hope Sony's meeting doesn't have to do with a PS4 release, but with the statement that PS4 will indeed take advantage of the Sony 4K HDTV platform... BRO MY GAWD the rainbow awesomeness puke!

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davelray

Oh so now it's ok to knock on someone that has to game on a budget and makes the console their choice? Not everyone can afford everything. Just because someone chooses console over PC due to budget doesn't make them any less a gamer.

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vrmlbasic

This is such a tired old excuse. MPC has run a slew of articles about building a gaming PC on a budget.

Everyone needs a computer in 2013. It's all but a necessity of life. Spending the few extra bucks to make the computer that you already need gaming-capable is cheaper than buying the requisite PC and then throwing down hundreds upon hundreds for an additional console, which is a luxury item in comparison.

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Mediziner

It's not the budget guys I'm complaining about. It's the people who believe that console gaming is better than pc gaming.

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Mediziner

You need about quad-SLi 690s to run 4K. You really think that consoles will be able to run at 4K?

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davelray

Where did you get the idea that you need quad 690's to run a 4k display?

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dgrmouse

Mediziner said, "You need about quad-SLi 690s to run 4K."

No, you don't. 4K is, in my opinion, a poorly chosen name - although we refer to current HD resolutions by their vertical resolution, 4K refers to horizontal resolution. Basically, it is four times as many pixels as a 1080p display. A single high-end graphics card (7970 or 680) can easily push three 1080p displays. Even a mid-range card can drive a 1080p 3D panel. If there's a hurdle preventing 4K adoption, it is in the display panels and not in graphics hardware.

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Mediziner

I meant with full AA, everything maxed out, and motion blur enabled.

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AFDozerman

I'm sorry, but some people can only afford one system.

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