PS4: Your reaction to its specs, games and more

Feb. 21, 2013 | 10:26 a.m.

PS4 has been unveiled, and now it’s your turn to react.

Sony showed the world its next-generation offering in a lengthy event that revealed the system’s hardware, controller, a few games and several long-term promises. Hero Complex laid out the details of the pitch, from their newfound focus on deep social integration to every PS4 game, their retreat from the PS3’s controversial cell processor and their swipe at Nintendo’s Wii U with the integration of “remote play” between the PS4 and PlayStation Vita.

Sony was confident that its pitch of simple, flexible playing options and beefed-up graphics will carry the day come the PS4’s ambiguous “Holiday 2013” launch window, but what do you think? Tell us in the comments below after you take a look at reaction from some of the industry’s biggest names:

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From a hardware standpoint, programming legend John Carmack gave the PS4 a seal of approval, and he wasn’t alone.

Beyond the nuts and bolts of the system itself, pundits praised the system’s social integration and focus on streamlined hardware.

The PS4’s games, though just a glimpse of what Sony promises will be a larger lineup as the year goes on, were met with general enthusiasm, with “Watch Dogs” again taking the spotlight, though there were some notable omissions.

Questions still remain on some of the specifics of Sony’s general plans for the console.

And of course, Xbox spokesman Major Nelson quickly fired a shot at Sony’s largest omission – the physical console.

But at the end of the day, we agree with British comedian and commentator Charlie Booker. Where’s killer app-in-the-making Shaq-Fu 2?

-Morgan Little


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14 Responses to PS4: Your reaction to its specs, games and more

  1. DC4 TEGGZ says:

    Larry Hyrb had the best comment by far.

  2. ps4 sucks says:

    first! (p.s) xbox 720 will be better

  3. Sacrid says:

    Hardware will be out of date in two years.
    Sony has sold out for the $$$$ – x86 is a relic that was a foray into computing. Shear brute force rather than technology advancement.

    They should of ironed out the issues with the cell. Script junkies need to learn to write concurrent applications rather than linear.

    The day innovation died…. but as long as people are in their comfort zone….

  4. Daniel says:

    No console; no price; zero interest.

    • Bobo says:

      So, you only care what it looks like? That's a poor way to make a decision about whether or not to get the console/have any interest in it. The console and price will be shown later.

  5. H8r h8r says:

    Was gonna leave a comment but couldn't get past all the crying babies above.

  6. guest coder says:

    good to see the product on market. I used to work on this project 2 years back. at that time even I don't for which client my code is going for. so much secracy. somewhere in ps4 my code will run -)

  7. Mike says:

    So how do I play the games I already own and enjoy on this? If I'm going to changes I may as well try a new platform.

  8. MQ. Murray says:

    This will come back to bite Sony. They should have stayed with the Cell Processor, but they want to go the conventional route. If Sony don't want the Cell Processor technology then give it to me. I think I can come up with the money to purchases it. I have ideals on how it can be improve upon. Sony in the future will rue the day they gave up on the cell.

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