PS4 Video Celebrates PlayStation Brand Since 1995
A new promotional video from Sony features three minutes of celebratory images basking in the warm glow of game culture. The video is a faux panoramic shot of a gamer's life starting with his early experience with the PSX all the way up to the new-generation of entertainment offered by the PlayStation 4.
Sony has done a wonderful job of diving head first into the angry mob of fanboys by actually doing everything imaginable to appeal and appease the seemingly irascible crowd of testosterone driven, rage-filled pubescents and pre-mid-life man-children. However, all the mudslinging and the game-killing that Sony has been doing at the expense of Microsoft and their goofy fanboy followers, Sony dialed it back a bit and eased into the competitive territory with something more lighthearted and this video was a perfect example of that.
The video doesn't really bombard us with awesome games from the PlayStation brand the way we might have thought, but it does roll out all sorts of references and images related to Sony's console software. Still, we get to see glimpses of Gran Turismo and Tekken, arguably two of the biggest software brands to help put the PlayStation on the map and played pivotal roles in helping Sony establish a competitive edge during the fifth generation of console gaming.
I'll be honest, though, I was definitely more in favor of the N64 than the PSX during the mid-90s, but I loved the PSX boot-up sound (it's also my start-up sound for Windows) and I wasn't too big on the PS2, either. In fact, the PS2 mostly just collects dust but I was all-in on the Xbox and Gamecube (mostly for Resident Evil 4) and early in the seventh gen I absolutely could not stand the PS3, but Sony did manage to pull it together with their first-party line-up; and Uncharted 3, The Unfinished Swan and The Last of Us were some of my favorites throughout the last half of the generation.
PS4 is already getting off to a good start with more than 100 games set to arrive for the console in its first year on the market, which should definitely satisfy the gaming tastes of cores, casuals and neckbeards alike.
If the commercial got you all intense, hot, bothered and sweaty for some hardcore PlayStation action, you can try to place a pre-order where supplies are available (though they are limited) and you can look for the PS4 to launch in mid November with a very impressive line-up of first and strong third-party support, ranging from indie games to AAA titles alike.
Need more info? Feel free to visit the official Sony PlayStation website.
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