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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Papa Lazarou » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:21 pm

I'm hoping that it's '599 US dollars' again. I'm not planning to get it at launch, so a price like that would show confidence and minimal skimping on components. I was able to pick up a new PS3 for £230 about a year after the UK launch, so I'll be looking to do that again.
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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby eVoL » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:26 am

If the controller is just DS3 with a touch pad I might be more inclined to get the next box instead. I'm so sick of that shitty controller. :-(
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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Mantis » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:56 pm

The only thing that I'd like to see changed is the trigger buttons. The triggers on the 360 pad feel perfect, the PS3 ones are really dodgy to depress. I actually use those Giotech trigger add-ons that you clip on, to make it more bearable.

In terms of size and the way the front of the pad is laid out, I think it's perfect.

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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Raid » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:41 pm

The triggers were awful compared to Microsoft's offerings, and I hated the convex analogue stick tops. Think I preferred the asymmetrical stick placement too. And it was too light. And the handles weren't overly comfortable.

New idea: Microsoft license bluray tech for their optical media, and Sony license Microsoft's peripherals.

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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby eVoL » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:52 pm

Combine and make the MicroSony Playbox.

Sony do the OS. MS do the online
Sony make the hardware. MS make the controllers.
Sony Make the games. MS do the multimedia.
Sony work in PS+ (PB+). MS design the chassis.


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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Papa Lazarou » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:59 pm

I prefer the DS3 to the 360 controller simply because I'm so used to it. Can't do without the Gioteck triggers, hopefully they'll have a similar shape this time.

The Vita d-pad is better than the DS3 too, would be nice to see a larger version of that. But meh... whatevs. They can't afford to bugger it up too much.
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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Raid » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:04 pm

I'd prefer the Micsondo PlayBox U. It's basically the same thing, but it has Mario and Metroid.

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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Subway Diet » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:29 pm

I can't think of one time the triggers on the Sixaxis has bothered me. The first time using a Playstation style controller, I spent all of one second thinking "This is the pad, better get accustomed to using it" and just got on with playing games.

Hell, I owned a N64 and never complained once. :P

I wonder if there is something wrong with my hands?
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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Raid » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:59 pm

Nah, it's just what you got used to first, most likely. I had an XBox before I bought a PS2, and a 360 before a PS3, and so Microsoft's pads have always felt right to me.

And I loved the N64 controller too, I don't understand why so many didn't.

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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Papa Lazarou » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:05 pm

The N64 controller had way better ergonomics than the DualShock. It had a rubbish analogue stick for durability, and is lacking some of the inputs you'd expect in a modern gamepad, but in terms of placement of what it had under the thumbs, and the shape of the handles, it wins easily.
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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby eVoL » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:27 pm

Original PS pad is great. After the dual sticks are added it went shit.
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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Solidarity Reg » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:04 am

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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby DjchunKfunK » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:02 pm

Reports suggest that while the PS4 will launch this year it will only hit Japan and the US with a European release being in early 2014. This is according to a report from Edge which states "complexities involved in European distribution" as being the reason for the delay. The controller will be pretty similar to the current one with the only difference being a small touchpad where the start select buttons currently are. It will also have a 'Share' button on it which will allow you to instantly take screenshots and record video to share online.

Sony did a similar thing with the PS3 launch delaying the European version till March, but I would have thought that by now they would have realised a worldwide launch is a necessity. Or maybe they are continuing to rely on the strong position the Playstation brand traditional holds in Europe. Personally I think the delay is weak sauce.
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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby Mantis » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:14 pm

Doesn't bother me, I rarely buy consoles on their launch windows anyway. If there's a few months gap between US/Japan and EU release then there might be some decent exclusives already out by the time it arrives here. Even then, chances are I'd wait a year for it to drop £100 off the price.

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Re: Playstation 3 Thread - PS4 Announcement Feb 20th?

Postby eVoL » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:37 pm

A summary of Subways post makes it easier to digest.
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