Yes, the headline may read like tin-foil hat conspiracy theory jargon, but things readily become a lot more real once the information rears its head. Of course, everything you gather from here is still rumor at this point and should be taken as such.
Sony officially launches the PlayStation 4 amidst drama over the sequel to Resolutiongate. Microsoft also employs some NDAs to keep early Xbox One owners from talking. These stories and much, much more in this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.
It's been one entire day and the PlayStation 4 has officially launched to local retailers nationwide, providing gamers with the unadulterated next-generation experience that only Sony could provide with the PlayStation brand. Mission accomplished.
“Just seven minutes left, who's excited?” the DJ asked, receiving a decidedly lackluster round of cheers from the crowd of around 100 people who had just been herded into a single file line outside of a GameStop in Tempe, AZ. Granted, we were a tough crowd, but we were excited despite our lack of enthusiasm. We were all about to walk away with a PlayStation 4 in hand. The new generation of games consoles was about to commence.
Stories about defective PlayStation 4 units have begun making their way around the interwebs, where less than a handful of people telling their detailed stories has been turned into a collective landfill of potentially explosive material for reputation management.
While a lot of you are probably wondering if it was Erik Kain stating that the PS4 wasn't worth the purchase on day one, the review from Forbes for Sony's PlayStation 4 comes from another contributor, David Thier. He mostly has a lot of praise to share for the system and its features but ends on a note that may frustrate some die-hards in the SDF.
Can you feel that? The hum of anticipation. The buzz of excitement. We’re just one week out from the launch of the PlayStation 4. Seven days. A number of hours I do not care to do the math to calculate. It’s almost here and, to celebrate, Sony has announced that would be buyers will get a little somethin-somethin extra when they finally pick up that shiny new console.
Microsoft's reputation management sitting at their computers ready to defend the Xbox One on Reddit, N4G, GameFaqs, NeoGaf and the System Wars threads probably need to go change their pants right now because the biggest piece of flamebait they've been using to dog the PS4 has officially been shot down by developers.
Cross-game chat, also known as party chat, will finally arrive on a Sony console after being absent throughout the entirety of the seventh gen of gaming due to memory restriction issues on the PlayStation 3. The PS4's rendition of cross-game chat will support up to eight players, as confirmed by Sony.
With the next generation of consoles fast approaching and most of the spotlight pouring across the big AAA titles that will kick off the next big cycle of shooting, racing, fighting and platforming, it can be easy to forget that a fresh new batch of smaller, though possibly equally impressive games are also en route. Take Resogun, for instance. It's launching for the PlayStation 4 and it's already looking like a blast a second.
The seventh generation of gaming is closing. We can basically say that it's done with once November 15th gets here and the first wave of new generation titles hit. With that in mind, it's interesting to note that the game long thought to be vaporware has had an update in its trademark filing.
So we already know that the PS4 is definitely the popular choice amongst gamers ever since Sony announced that they were still pro-gamer and Microsoft originally announced they were pro-DRM. Well, the polls continue to fall on the side of the PS4, along with the pre-order numbers.
It looks like a couple more games will be diving, kicking, shooting and stabbing their way onto the PlayStation 4 launch lineup as both Divekick and Warframe have been announced as day one offerings via PlayStation Network once the new console drops on Nov. 15.
Hold on to your butts; the console war just got a little bit more interesting. There has been lots and lots and lots of good news for the Sony camp today. First up, the PS4 faces inventory shortages or a “sell-out” situation over in Europe and GameStop confirms that the PlayStation 4 indeed does have more than a million pre-orders waiting in the wings thanks to their first-to-know list.
After the initial opening for pre-orders, Amazon reported that both consoles were moving up to 2,500 units per minute. We've consistently reported that the PS4 has stood at the top of the charts on Amazon and Gamestop the world around. Today, Sony has confirmed that those numbers all equate to more than one million pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, worldwide.