Future

I’m certain you didn’t, but if you missed it, the PS4 is coming.

Specs and such

· Eight-core X86 AMD Jaguar CPU and a 1.84 Teraflop AMD Radeon graphics engine.

· 8GB fast GDDR5 internal memory. Built in HD (no size given)

· DualShock 4 controller with a touchpad, headphone jack, six-axis sensor, and a built-in speaker. Light bar can provide feedback during gameplay. 3-D camera (PlayStation 4 Eye) can track controller’s motion and sense depth. ‘Share’ button to broadcast games live to friends.

· That sharing will happen because the 4 will feature dedicated, always-on video compression letting you seamlessly upload gameplay video as play. Partnerships are in place with Facebook and UStream to broadcast video.

· “Remote play" was mentioned. Sony has a "long-term goal" to make all PS4 games playable on the Vita over Wi-Fi.

· Blu-ray drive that can also play DVDs.

· 3 USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, Analog AV-out, and optical digital audio output.

· Powered by Gaikai technology, using parallel background processors, you can play games while downloading, and upload videos while playing. It will also be leveraged to provide game demos. Additionally, the streaming technology will be leveraged to bring legacy titles from PS1, PS2, and PS3 to any device.

· PlayStation 4 won’t natively play PlayStation 3 games.

· Completely new in-game tile-based UI.

· Speaking with EuroGamer, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, denied reports that the PS4 would not play used games.

Software

· Quite a few trailers shown/games announced. Sony put together a convenient playlist on YouTube

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· Moving past the PC, Blizzard announced a strategic partnership with Sony and is bringing a port of Diablo III to the PS3 and PS4. Expect more games.

· Bungie’s Destiny is coming to the PS4, with some exclusive content on the platform.

· The PlayStation App is coming. It will enable iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets to be used as second screens. With it, do things like view in-game maps, watch your friend’s gameplay, and buy new games to download to your console.

Price

· Ha. None was given.

Availability

· Ha. 2013 holiday season.

Images

· Ha. All that press conference and zero images of the console.

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