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https://sketchfab.com/show/b7L.....MBNGYc39qM <- 3D view of the PlayStation 4.
So, I hope this topic doesn't get locked or deleted. You can find this info all around the net, but I figured hey.....this is technically a Playstation-exclusive site, so why not post it here then as well? This can also be a discussion regarding the system. Ok, here goes:

Price- $399/ €399/ £349
Release date: TBA
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Tech Specs:
- CPU: low power x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
- GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine
- Memory: GDDR5 8GB
- Hard Disk Drive: Built –in (500 GB)
- Optical Drive (Read only): BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
- I/O: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
- Communication: Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
- AV output: HDMI, Analog-AV out, Digital Output (optical)
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DualShock 4 specs:
- External Dimensions: Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm
- Weight: Approx. 210g (tentative)
- Buttons: PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), R1/L1/R2/L2/R3/L3, Right stick, Left stick, Touch Pad Button, Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
- Other Features: Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
- Ports: USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
- Wireless communication: Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
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PlayStation 4 camera specs:
- External Dimension: Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm
- Weight: Approx. 183g
- Video Pixel: (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
- Video Frame Rate: 1280x800 pixel @ 60fps, 640x400 pixel @ 120fps, 320x192 pixel @ 240fps
- Video Format: RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
- Lens: Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
- Field-of-View: 85 degrees
- Microphone: 4 Channel Microphone Array
- Connection Type: PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
- Cable Length: Approx. 2m (tentative)
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Other info:
- The PS4 will offer unrestricted access to pre-owned games. So when you buy a titles, you are free to then trade it in at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to a friend or keep it.
- There is also no online check-in requirement, and you'll be able to play games regardless of whether you're connected to the internet or not.
- This new PS4 controller won't accidentally fast forward when you set it down. The PS4's controller has triggers designed not to depress when set down.
- That touchpad on the DualShock 4 will be capable of two simultaneous inputs. The light on the controller will glow blue, red, green or pink light, depending on whether you're player one, two, three or four.
- The PS4's ardware encoder always records the last several minutes of game play without using any additional resources from the game, by pressing the Share button you can then upload or save your gameplay and show your friends or keep it just for your own amusement.
- PS4 streaming lets you stream out live gameplay to your friends. This is all built into the hardware and does not need to be supported by developers. Users can react to the video by typing comments in real time. You can do this to friends, or public.
- The XrossMediaBar (XMB) interface of PlayStations past has been completely ditched in the PS4, with Sony instead choosing to design a new OS that looks a lot more like that of the Xbox 360 than the PS3. (offtopic: sad face theme makers?)
- In a chat with Kotaku, Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 will be able to playback 4K/Ultra HD video. However, it will not upscale to 4K or play games at 4K resolution.
- Sony has also confirmed that it will definitely launch a 4K movie service on the PS4 and is looking at ways it can get around the 100GB downloads required.
- The PS4 will definitely not offer native support for PS3 games. However, there will at some point be a service on the Sony Entertainment Network that offers server-side emulation and streaming of games from PS One classics right through to PS3 Platinum Editions.
- By tracking the light bar on the DualShock 4 pad and associating it with faces in the image, the game can identify which player face is connected to which game avatar. By using facial recognition the game can associate a face with a PSN profile.
- Sony has revealed that the PS4 will launch with the ability to stream games directly to your PS Vita. In exactly the same way as the Wii U allows you to switch off your TV and continue playing on the tablet controller, the PS4 will wirelessly send your games to the Vita.
- It will have an instant on/off feature allowing your to shut down during a game and then boot up from scratch in seconds and resume where you left off. The days of waiting 60 seconds as your console loads up are about to end.
- When a title is selected online, only a portion of the game data has to be transferred to the system before it can be started (e.g. the first level), with the remaining parts downloading during play, reducing waiting time. If users prefer to play their game directly from disc, PS4 will install data to the hard drive during play, eliminating loading times.
- Similarly, system updates are downloaded seamlessly in the background without interruption
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Launch titles:
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Battlefield 4
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- DC Universe Online
- DriveClub
- FIFA 14
- Just Dance 2014
- Killzone: Shadow Fall
- Knack
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- Madden NFL 25
- NBA 2K14
- NBA Live 14
- PlanetSide 2
- Skylanders: Swap Force
- Warframe
- Watch Dogs

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Not only does this sound moor affordable than i thought, but we can shut it off, during a game, for example, free fall off a building, shut the ps4 off, then turn it right back on and within 5 seconds, il be right back at free falling? that sounds awesome.
I always hate waiting like 6 mintues to turn my system on and get playing. Ps3 is 1 min to start. 3 mins to get to the menu of a game
2 mins to load up my profile, then finnaly start having fun.
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BTW i thought watch dogs was going to be on ps3? :sadface:

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Kill zone shadow fall, cant wait!!!!
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Lets not froget, that they might put minecraft on ps4!

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Watch Dogs as well as others will be on PS3 and PS4

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yes, Watch Dogs is coming to current-gen as well, but it's also a launch title for PS4.
The way I see things, I think a shop here has a program where you give your old console and they cut the price from the new one. If my PS3 survives until PS4 is out and if GT6 comes out relatively early.....I'll be skipping lots of PS3 games.

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I'm gonna wait a little. The PS3 line up for the next year is crazy. I don't wanna miss that.Laugh

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Off topic:

I'm guessing all of you who are here are on PlayStation. All of you should buy The Last of Us. Like now. Leave your house now and go get it. I'm serious.

One of the best games I've played in the past 10 years.

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SheeiT! I'm like the only one who hasn't played this yet. BILLS SUCKYell

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Well friend, I am young enough to not worry about bills just yet (20 yrs old).

So yeah, my money can still go to games and when I say that the Last of Us is one of the greatest games I've played, I mean it.

Also, can you tell me about those PS3 games that are coming out next year that you don't want to miss?

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@DemiGod7: Good job, mate!
Anyway, regarding the release date, looks like PS4 should be out on November 21 (USA and Europe, at least)...

@uLtRaMa6nEt1c: Don't worry, mate, I too haven't played this game yet...
Actually, I think I will not buy it at all: there's a bug in the saving system that corrupts data. A patch has been released, but looks like it's useless.
Once again, a great game ruined by a f***ing bug... Cry
I'm really tired of this stuff! Yell

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No no, actually what happened is, the day 1 patch had a bug inside that wouldn't let you save your data. WIthin day 1, Naughty Dog fixed that and all you had to do was restart the game (not from start, just reboot). I played yesterday for 5 hrs or so, and I just booted the game and I can continue normally.

So yeah, you better find another reason mister!! Wink

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@Demigod no way im going to buy that. I can't get patches cuz my internet suck soo bad. So if i cant get da patch, my save file's from other games will corrupt to? Is the last of us free roam?

@Optimus i hate these dang errors. skyrim (my favorite game of all time) is thee most glitchy game out there. Patches help, but it still glitchy

@everybody well, if a game has no glitches, that means it sucks. If a game has a ton of glitches, that means the game is epic!

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The Last of Us is as free roam as Uncharted is....

Also, no one should download the 4.45 firmware, people have been saying that once the firmware is installed and after your system restarts, your console will lock. It will become a brick. So don't download the latest firmware, even if the system prompts you to.

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@DemiGod7:
About The Last of Us: Yep, I know Naughty Dog fixed that... but even so, lots of gamers say they're still having the very same problem and have been forced to completely delete everything and restart the game from the beginning.
What I still don't know (and my doubt) is...
1-Did Naughty Dog fixed that issue by releasing a new patch?
2-Or they just said it's sufficient to reboot the game (but if it happens again, you always have to reboot the game)???

You know, sounds strange to me: every time a patch is released the same day of the game, there's always something wrong.
Also, I've seen more bugs in this generation than all the ones you could find in the games of the 2 previous generations: even a simple game like the latest Sly Raccoon had a damn bug which froze my PS3 so heavily that I couldn't go back to the XMB, and I've been even forced to pull the plug in order to turn out the console, with the risk of destroying the system files...
And I'm veeery tired of these things.
So, you see, every time I hear there's a patch at day 1, and soon after people start having problems, well... I simply don't trust anymore.

I really like The Last of Us, but according to the 2 questions I asked at the beginning, the point is: what am I supposed to do, if I decide to buy the game?
I mean... should I download the patch?
Or should I simply play with the fear of rebooting the game every time that bug occurs...?

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Well, Naughty Dog wrote a tweet on Twitter saying that they fixed the issue and the patch is safe. I have been playing for two days, and the game saves normally. The issue was that the autosave was not working properly and you could see that by going to the menus while in-game, now that is fixed.

Then again, I also didn't have any problems with Thieves In Time...

As for this generation, it's weird. In many ways, PS1 and PS2 are very similar. However, PS3 was a huge leap in everything, it was the first time for Sony to do certain things, so I guess there would be lots of problems. If you don't want to risk it, then don't buy it if people are still having problems, but at least watch a walkthrough or something, the game is really good.

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@DemiGod7:

Yep, I knew it: the autosave didn't work correctly... so, the most you could do was to save manually when possible (that's what many people said, at least)
Hah! That's really funny... Naughty Dog released a patch the day 1 (probably because there already was something wrong in the game, which is usually the main reason), but the patch itself had a bug. Lol!
That's one of the many reasons why I'm tired of this stuff... and I sincerely hope it'll be better on PS4!
[Anyway... Did you download the patch, when you've also had that issue?]

So, they fixed the issue and the patch is safe, huh?
This would mean that they corrected the patch, I suppose.
Well, as I said, I'd REALLY like to play this game: I guess I'll have to trust, this time, hoping not regret it...

About the game, tell me: Is the atmosphere really "scary" as everyone says?
And how hard is it?

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I never had a problem with the patch because I bought it several days after everyone else. It was either me going to the store and paying 70 euros for the standard edition, or simply wait some days until a smaller store brings it, so I can also turn in some games. This resulted in me getting the game for about 35 euros instead of 70. Okay so:

Yes and no. The atmosphere reminds me of the first Bioshock. It's heavy. The fact is, it's not a horror game but the atmosphere is much, much better than several horror games out there. I'd say in a way it's also similar to the first Dead Space. There are intense moments, there are moments where you feel abandoned, moments that made my eyes go wet a little bit, moments that scared the crap out of me, moments that made me go "Fuck yeah!".

Moreover, it's the most photorealistic game out there right now. Having seen PS4 footage, I never expected that PS3 was capable of these graphics. Many people compare it to BioShock Infinite. I'd say that the Last of Us is better and here's why: The concept is possible.

There is this fungus called Cordyceps fungus. The fungus is real, it exists out there. You can see the video here where it currently affects insects only ->

So, the concept is real cause the threat is out there right now but only affects insects. As for difficulty....let's say it's not the easiest game out there. I play on Normal and I have died some times, I plan on starting on Survivor at some point and there is also New Game +, meaning you start again at the same difficulty with all the items you had when you finished so that you can upgrade Joel to the max.

I cannot recommend this game enough, but if everything I said sounds "meh" to you, maybe you don't like this type of game. It's an adult game, some harsh decision have to be made, it has drama as well.

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That's nuckin' futs dude.

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@DemiGod7:

Oh yeah, I already knew about what the game is based on: this damn fungus (complete name "Cordyceps Unilateralis") literally takes control of any insect it can find and starts to reproduce inside... once the insect dies, the reproduction is complete and the fungus starts coming out the insect's body and spreads its spores.
So, they thought: What if that fungus was able to affect humans...?
Really creepy, loool!

And you know what? That's exactly the games I like: atmosphere, reality, decisions, real feelings... in one word, PATHOS, I'd say!

Well, mate, at this point: if the patch is safe, the game is so good, and everything's like you said... I'll go straight to buy it tomorrow! Laugh

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Yup. The Last of Us is one of those games that surpass movies and music, it immerses you in a world that is a possibility. I could never immerse myself in a zombie game, to be frank, I find them a bit ridiculous and funny most of the times, definitely not scary. But this one....oh boy.

Minor spoiler:
At some point in the game (as you probably have seen from the trailers and pics) you also got AI partner. So, I was in this dark room, filled with enemies. No lights anywhere, my flashlight being the only source of light. And I decide to throw a brick at a Stalker, so that he is stunned in order for me to go grab him and insta kill him. Then, my AI partner also shoots to help me.

This however, alerted the Clickers. Now, the Clickers work like bats. They are blind, they respond to sound and they are creepy as f*ck. So, I see this Clicker running towards me.....I crouch, and move back slowly.....he went to the exact spot where the gunshot was heard, then he started scanning the place....I was slowly moving backwards....then, he starts approaching me.

It's one of those unforgettable moments where I shat my pants in real life.

@uLtRaMa6nEt1c well said.

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@DemiGod7: LOOOOOOOOOL!!!

Oh yeah! An oppressive atmosphere and the constant consciousness that just a single misstep can be lethal...
This game must be really great!

Very few times I felt those emotions: one of the few games that has been able to make me feel like that was Cold Fear, nearly 10 years ago on PS2.
It too was based on real facts...
There are these marine parasitic organisms, called exo-cells, which attack and infest other life forms (including humans) and make them go crazy and dangerous until they die.
No one had ever heard of these parasites until the day of occurrence of serious cases of people who have gone mad and then died, in Russia: after the autopsies of those deceased persons, marine biologists and other scientists began to do researches, but then suddenly nothing was revealed, as if the whole matter had been hushed up... O_O
Well, Cold Fear was a very good game, although its graphics wasn't photorealistic like today's games, of course.

I bought The Last of Us today: damn, I had to search in several stores because recently here in Italy they started selling only the special editions of the games (to get much money), but I finally did it!
I'll start playing it this night... in the dark... BWAAAHAAHAHAHAHA!!! Laugh

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