• PlayStation 4 takes Sony back to its "original roots"
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[url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-07-03-playstation-4-takes-sce-back-to-original-roots][img]http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12875849/jotain/gamesindustrylogo.png[/img][/url] [quote] "I see our approach on PS4 as really taking Sony Computer Entertainment back to our original roots," said House. "When we first launched with the PS1 and certainly the PS2, the goal was to give the consumer more choice, and lots of flexibility at a time when the delivery mechanism of games, on cartridges, placed a lot of restrictions on the industry. And also, by shifting to disks, to give developers - and particularly smaller ones - the chance to take risks and build a business. I think you're seeing exactly those kinds of principles applied to PS4." [/quote] Original article [url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2013/jul/03/sony-ps4-e3-andrew-house][img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12875849/jotain/500px-The_Guardian.svg.png[/img][/url]
Making a console to support games rather than making games to support a console
He looks like such a friendly man. [img]http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/7/2/1372775214160/Andrew-House-008.jpg[/img]
Looking forward to picking up a PS4 as soon as it has a game I actually want :v: Also, if you've got the time, Mark Cerny (lead architect on the PS4) made a presentation on how the PS4 came to be, in relation to all the previous Playstations and his own career: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJW5OKbh0WA[/media] They're on the right track.
Making a PS2-2 is the key to success
I hope PS4 will support mvk.
[QUOTE=Clavus;41301260]Looking forward to picking up a PS4 as soon as it has a game I actually want :v: Also, if you've got the time, Mark Cerny (lead architect on the PS4) made a presentation on how the PS4 came to be, in relation to all the previous Playstations and his own career: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJW5OKbh0WA[/media] They're on the right track.[/QUOTE] he doesnt look nearly as creepy as he did at the first reveal
I wish MS showed more behind the scenes kinda stuff, the people who made it, the decisions they made etc
[QUOTE=Warship;41302327]I wish MS showed more behind the scenes kinda stuff, the people who made it, the decisions they made etc[/QUOTE] it's hard to do that when the stockholders called the shots or you designed it by committee who knows what microsoft did to get where they did on this
Back to original roots, eh? The first one was a CD player, the second was a DVD player, the third had Blu-Ray... What will this one have? :v:
[QUOTE=Fine Hats;41302480]Back to original roots, eh? The first one was a CD player, the second was a DVD player, the third had Blu-Ray... What will this one have? :v:[/QUOTE] .. Blu-ray
[QUOTE=Fine Hats;41302480]Back to original roots, eh? The first one was a CD player, the second was a DVD player, the third had Blu-Ray... What will this one have? :v:[/QUOTE] Betamax
[QUOTE=Fine Hats;41302480]Back to original roots, eh? The first one was a CD player, the second was a DVD player, the third had Blu-Ray... What will this one have? :v:[/QUOTE] The forth has a "practical" camera.
Frederick Playstation is such a nice guy
Laserdisc
[QUOTE=Fine Hats;41302480]Back to original roots, eh? The first one was a CD player, the second was a DVD player, the third had Blu-Ray... What will this one have? :v:[/QUOTE] Cloud
Put in the fucking post-gen game support and you got yourself a deal.
[QUOTE=Fine Hats;41302480]Back to original roots, eh? The first one was a CD player, the second was a DVD player, the third had Blu-Ray... What will this one have? :v:[/QUOTE] Sony will resurrect the format they killed with Blu ray... HD DVD
IMO, now, with statements like these, they're starting to sound like they're trying really really hard to keep surfing on the "we're not microsoft but we are the saviours of the good old gaming" wave
[QUOTE=CMB Unit 01;41301068]He looks like such a friendly man. [img]http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/7/2/1372775214160/Andrew-House-008.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] I want to hug him for some reason. Just like Gabe Newel. He just has that Mr. Rogers glow.
[QUOTE=Fine Hats;41302480]Back to original roots, eh? The first one was a CD player, the second was a DVD player, the third had Blu-Ray... What will this one have? :v:[/QUOTE] 4K blu-rays
[QUOTE=MaxOfS2D;41302663]IMO, now, with statements like these, they're starting to sound like they're trying really really hard to keep surfing on the "we're not microsoft but we are the saviours of the good old gaming" wave[/QUOTE] There's not really much wrong with that. Reassuring people that you don't intend to try what your competitor did that failed isn't a bad thing. Saying "we aren't going to try and make this something it isn't" is fine.
[QUOTE=MaxOfS2D;41302663]IMO, now, with statements like these, they're starting to sound like they're trying really really hard to keep surfing on the "we're not microsoft but we are the saviours of the good old gaming" wave[/QUOTE] Fuck it call me a hipster, gaming was WAY better back in the 90's and early 2000's. If you disagree you are completely blind. I want more of that hearken back attitude, but applying the principles of what makes contemporary games good. I want publishers to lighten up, I want developers to be more passionate. I want less restrictions on gamers and developers. I remember gaming used to be hype as fuck, seriously. With every new big game coming out people would freak out for each one and speculate about everything. I don't feel any of that juicy passion anymore in the industry. Everything was fucking dull in the previous generation. I really hope this generation of consoles really creates somewhat of a shift towards a new attitude.
[QUOTE=BenJammin';41302901]Fuck it call me a hipster, gaming was WAY better back in the 90's and early 2000's. If you disagree you are completely blind. I want more of that hearken back attitude, but applying the principles of what makes contemporary games good. I want publishers to lighten up, I want developers to be more passionate. I want less restrictions on gamers and developers.[/QUOTE] Unfortunately the gaming industry became Hollywood. Publishers can't be happy with a profit of several million. They all want a hundred million, or better yet, a billion dollar franchise.
The only thing i think we can hope for to improve the industry is another video game crash of '83.
[QUOTE=Alex_DeLarge;41302971]Unfortunately the gaming industry became Hollywood. Publishers can't be happy with a profit of several million. They all want a hundred million, or better yet, a billion dollar franchise.[/QUOTE] It's also quite expensive to make a game anyways. There's tons of licensing fees these days for not only intellectual properties, but technologies like Unreal or CryEngine.
[QUOTE=A big fat ass;41303081]It's also quite expensive to make a game anyways. There's tons of licensing fees these days for not only intellectual properties, but technologies like Unreal or CryEngine.[/QUOTE] I'd really like to see AAA games start using Unity. It's just as good as the top engines and you can easily buy a commercial license without the need to pay royalties and whatnot.
[QUOTE=hexpunK;41302698]There's not really much wrong with that. Reassuring people that you don't intend to try what your competitor did that failed isn't a bad thing. Saying "we aren't going to try and make this something it isn't" is fine.[/QUOTE] It's also Sony not doing a single thing and being praised as the saviors of this generation for it. Going back to their original routes? What kind of vague statement is that? They could say "the PS4 will play games" and people might think Sony's so great and humble.
its marketing and right now its working well why wouldnt they do this
[QUOTE=LegndNikko;41303652]It's also Sony not doing a single thing and being praised as the saviors of this generation for it. Going back to their original routes? What kind of vague statement is that? They could say "the PS4 will play games" and people might think Sony's so great and humble.[/QUOTE] It's not really vague. But yeah it IS marketing, but I also hope they stay true to their words. The ps3 was originally priced at $599. It featured a processor that made developing for it hell for a lot of developers for most of the PS3's lifespan. I think what they are trying to say is they want the ps4 to be simple and easy to develop on, and simple and easy as a console for gamers without bullshit tacked on.
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