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Sony Undergoing "Future Platform Related Activities"

There have been rumors concerning a new PlayStation and although it's all speculation, one thing is certain: Sony has started work on "future platform-related activities."

In a recent Develop interview with Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida, we learn that Sony is looking to the future with the help of its first-party developers. This change in focus concerning how new hardware was created came about after the departure of Ken Kutaragi, and the arrival of Kaz Hirai as president of SCE. The latter wanted developers in on any new hardware-related meetings, which is probably a good idea. As for new platforms, Shuhei said:

"Yes, we are undergoing many activities that we haven’t yet been talking about in public. Some future platform related activities."

Later in the interview, Yoshida goes on to say how SCE "underwent a rescue mission for its first-party studios, bringing together top engineers from around the world to build a universal game engine." As of now, it's Yoshida's major role to "connect hardware guys to developers." Well, we're certainly on board with that philosophy and you shouldn't worry about the PS4 popping up early; you had to assume Sony would be at least talking about the next platform by now, right?

Tags: sony, ps3, playstation 4, developers

7/6/2010 10:34:29 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (81 posts)

Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:47:31 AM
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Nice, i wonder if Sony is thinking they should jump start the next gen first this time. I just hope its not premature. I'm still getting a lot of mileage out of my PS3.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:59:05 AM

Dude, GTF outta my head.
lol, but, if they do kick the next one off early i have no fear that they will screw it up like Microsoft, who shall remain nameless. The more I think about it the more it makes me think about MS's reaction to it. They had the drop on Sony last time and still produced a subpar machine, so I can on;y imagine what would happen if they were sneak attacked. That would be a great WTH move, if we're lucky, the Xbots will wish for that 35% failure rate.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:02:37 AM

lol! Some seem to be proud that they have to replace their console every 6 months.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:05:58 AM

Sorry. i meant they will NOT screw up

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johnld
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 2:17:54 PM

now that sony said something about the next gen consoles, we'll probably have a new xbox next year. they cant afford or win the console wars without having a head start and prematurely start the next gen console race. no more one hitter quitters and stop being two pump chumps microsoft.

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Naga
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 2:50:24 PM

Don't forget while the Xbox 3 is announced on MTV and releases next year.
PS3 gamers will have the best games... in a way

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Mounce
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 10:33:33 AM

Indeed, for me I feel Sony should stay and patiently wait to see what the competition has to show for their next generation consoles and wait in the back and plan out a 'surprise attack'... PS3 came out late but at that, a year later than the 360 so it kept and used whatever features and hardware that was necessary to use as a trump card against the 360s' own hardware.

Sony needs to ensure that they stay at the top of the game this time and without arrogance, without any craziness, but as they are doing now that involve great and memorable risks for their consumers whom of which are The Gamers.

We want a PS4 that of course all developers can use easily and make games on with ease so that none of the fanbase is neglected like the PS3 launch. Do that and have an easier-to-handle pricetag and I guarantee a win. Sony already is doing such a thing and I hope they follow through.

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manofchao5
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 10:33:27 PM

every time someone even whispers ps4 i think of a 16 or 32 core parallel processor made by IBM

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:50:30 AM
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Even if they aren't planning on anything for a few years, publications like this one are bound to make the opposition squirm a bit. I don't know if that's their intent, but if Sony begins to make mention of what could be interpreted as a next gen console, why wouldn't the opposition take notice?

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:54:12 AM
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If they're bringing in developers I wonder whether the devs will want to continue down the route that the hardware guys have taken in the past to produce a beast that needs to be tamed, or if they'll produce a system that is tamed from the start.

I think the reason for the long life of the PS2 and hopefully the PS3 is that the hardware is initially difficult, but ultimately has very deep reserves of performance to be tapped. I can't help but Hope that PS4 continues that tradition.

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gumbi
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:09:59 AM

If the devs have their hands in it we could see a nice combination of both. Monstrous processing power, with an architecture that doesn't take years to wrap your head around. Then we might see more quality games early on, and (more importantly) a larger developer base. We know some devs simply stayed away from the PS3 for a long time because they were afraid of it. Devs wouldn't have to spend so much time just learning the complex architecture and they can focus more of their time (and money) on cranking out some top notch games. That is what we're all after right? Great Games!

I think we'll still see longevity in the next generation. Even if they make it easier to start off with, devs will undoubtedly get better as they spend more time with it.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:44:41 PM

Yes, I like your comments Gumbi. And I also understand the point Highlander is making. I do enjoy hearing about the untapped potential PS3 devs are having with the Cell etc. It's great having standards re-defined with games like Uncharted and GoW. But it does give me cause to ponder a question.

I'll elaborate a little with some of my perspectives on the matter of hardware accessibility.
If we are to visualize that the hardware is the color palette and canvas in which an artist works with. Why not allow the artists (developers) all of the available colors from the beginning to create great works of art?
The acquired abilities of a person will greatly influence the overall artwork. Do you think Bob Ross or regular Joe (insert any semi-skilled dude) could create the same work of art with the same tools?

Why lock away some colors deep down in hard to reach areas?

As we've seen with more approachable architectures in the past, like the Xbox and PSX, devs are still able to make significant strides in the look and quality of their games as they grow more skilled with their tools and medium.

Wouldn't all of us PS3 users have benefited with even better games early on if Sony had offered some hardware a bit more approachable?
Would the Gabe Newell's and John Carmack's have scoffed at the hardware if it's potential was more accessible?
Would we have to suffer through a slew of poor quality 3rd party games? Not to mention the many 1st party games that didn't even use advanced SPU processing?

Though a different perspective of mine is this.

Perhaps this issue wasn't so much Sony's problem in the first place. Rather the industries resistance to the path computer processing was evolving into. I'm sure many horse and carriage manufacturers resisted the change that Henry Ford offered.
Isn't the Cell processor the more advanced evolution of parallel processing that the industry was having to move towards anyway?
Was this learning curve un-avoidable?
Maybe Sony was just ahead of the game the entire time. Even before the Gabe Newell's could understand it.

Just some thoughts I wanted to throw out there.


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Highlander
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 1:43:36 AM

@Temjin, the answer is that even the most masterful artist has to learn to use color. If everything is exposed from the beginning it does not encourage exploration of the possibilities, it makes the developer lazy because everything is right there.

Just as a master artist hones their technique and use of color over the years, so developers improve and deepen their abilities and knowledge.

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HAMCHUNKS
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:59:39 AM
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Well, new hardware? Im okay with that, say 2012.
Hm, i want to see some of this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYgLFt5wfP4

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:04:56 AM
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I kinda like the whole "bringing in the developers" approach.

On the plus side, we'll have MGS4 and GT5 quality games off the bat since the devs will know exactly what they are doing.

But on the negative side, for me at least, is we'll have MGS4 and GT5 quality games off the bat since the devs will know exactly what they are doing. I kinda like the rough graphics when a console is starting off, maybe not the graphics, but i like to see the leaps in advancement in that department. Kinda justifies the purchase and sorta kinda becomes the gift that keeps on giving.

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gumbi
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:19:51 AM
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This sounds like great news to me. Sony doesn't want to repeat the early days of the PS3. Yes, it's coming around like we all knew it would, but those were some real tough times for the company. If they can get devs on board and design a developer friendly architecture that is robust and powerful then we can expect a much better launch of the next iteration of our beloved Playstation. If Sony can hit the ground running next time with a solid platform and a larger developer base then it'll be better for all of us, developers and consumers.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:23:39 AM

Hopefully that means Sony will get some of those lost exclusive titles back.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:21:05 AM
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Wonder what they gonna put in the PS4 that the PS3 doesn't already do... Except for an upgrade on the Ram,GPU,and CPU... I can't think of anything...PS3 really DOES EVERYTHING

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:26:26 AM

maybe add some flash support and an actual Browser.

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coverton341
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:40:07 AM
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Before anyone starts jumping to conclusions...oh wait too late, anyway let us take into account that there is a little thing called the PSP2 that has been rumoured to be picking up some steam and may be revealed at TGS.

That is a new platform after all.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:51:13 AM

I think it may just be the PSP-4000. I've read some reports about Japanese retailers listing a 4000 model. That seems more likely then an all new PSP.

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gumbi
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:03:06 PM

Good point. I'm sure we're closer to PSP2 than PS4. Although, I almost have a harder time envisioning PSP2 than PS4. PSP2 needs to be more than just an upgrade. Sony needs an equivalent 'It only does everything' mentality with PSP2, but from the mobile perspective instead of the home entertainment perspective like PS3. There's just so many things I want in my next PSP that I can't see it becoming a reality... My perfect PSP2 would be that one mobile device 'to rule them all'. I don't want to have to carry around an MP3 player, cell phone, camera, GPS, AND PSP2. I want one device that 'only does everything' and I want it to be from Sony. I have this awful feeling in my gut that no matter what they give us, I'm going to be disappointed in PSP2. Please prove me wrong Sony, I have such high hopes for your next handheld.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:54:46 PM

That's good. I was saving up for a 3000 cause i didn't want a go. but the 4000 sounds hopeful. Any chance of that being touchscreen?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:59:49 PM

Yea i was about to buy a 3000 too but i think ill be waiting. My 1000 has had a good run but the analog nub is starting to wear.

I'm not sure if it will have a touch screen. There were no details about its features just that Japanese retailers were listing a 4000 model.

http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/06/28/psp-4000-outed-by-japanese-retailer/

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 2:06:17 PM

Indeed. You have a good point. There is likely to be a new PSP before a new home console. Great point.

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coverton341
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:49:57 PM

I would think that if it were a PSP-4000 they would not bee too concerned with getting developers in on the process seeing as how a PSP-4000 would be an upgrade to the already existing hardware.

Let's not forget how long of a process developing hardware is...actually sorry I do the hardware software development so I might have a different view on how long it takes.

Regardless it is a lengthy process. The PSP-4000 could very well be coming soon but to get developers to input how they would like to see new hardware speaks to a large amount of revision worthy of a new system not just an upgraded one.

Anyway, it very well could be anything at this point but it's always fun to speculate.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 6:34:36 PM

Oh i meant the hardware that might show up at TGS will be the PSP-4000, not that they are talking to developers about the PSP-4000. I do see you point though.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:58:23 AM
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Meanwhile, in Microsoft land, they've released Crackdown. Again. But this time with bugs!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:00:54 PM

It looks like an early N64 game.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 1:21:23 PM

this time? wasn't the last one nearly unplayable??

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Deleted User
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:23:31 PM
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kinda makes me wonder what ever happen to that ten year plan that sony had ? I was hopeing that we won't see another system till 2016 or 2017 tops. So i can keep playing all the games that i missed and a chance to play all the new ones. if sony says that they will come out with a new system in 2012 or sooner i will quit gaming all together for the rest of my life. (24 now)

"currenly playing"
Ps3 -Nothing right now all cought up.
360 -the FEAR Searies
PsP -Metal Gear Soild: Peace Walker

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:25:47 PM

The ten year plan is still in place. Just look at the PS2.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 1:22:32 PM

Can't wait for Peace Runner

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coverton341
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:44:55 PM

That's kind of....I don't know, dumb. Quit gaming for life because a company drops a new system. As Jawknee pointed out the PS2 is still seeing support. Anyway, as I previously stated it is much more likely we'll see a handheld before a home console.

I love how people just jump to conclusions.

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:08:24 PM

bigamer, typical over reaction.

About your user name, I would assume it is a way to say "big gamer"? if you are so big into gaming, why would you quit gaming if a new advancement in gaming was presented to you?

Or by bigamer, is that a play on words, saying you are a bi-gamer, meaning you swing both ways (play PS3, 360, maybe dabble with the Wii?) No, that was probably too clever for you to figure out.

Anyways, you didn't think the PS4 would be released 10 years to the day, after the PS3 was released did you?

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:36:12 PM

I LOLd at Bi-Gamer LMAO

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FatherSun
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:46:07 PM

Waiting the FULL 10 years to release a new console is financial suicide. Waiting till sales diminish on your last generation machine then dropping a new one goes against all logic. Who does that?

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:51:15 PM
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Cool, hopefully they don't listen to Squeeeeenix

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 1:14:02 PM

Seriously, Wada is delusional if he thinks All Digitial All the time is going to fly anytime soon.

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 7:34:06 PM

Maybe he really is losing it. The crap that comes out of his mouth these days... it's the only logical explanation.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 1:23:59 PM
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A new PS, developed by developers? Sounds very promising. Just imagine what they could pull off if they knew what they were doing. Sony appears to be doing something right.

My first thought though was the PSP2. A large development base is going to be needed off the bat to make it a success, because even though the PSP has managed to ship over 50million, and put a dent in Nintendos ownership of the handheld market, it is seriously lacking in top-notch must have exclusive games. Also, Sony would need one hell of a marketing solution for it to sell it to the people that seem to think that the PSP is a waste of time.
Peace.

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A2K78
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 1:52:47 PM
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It must be the PSP2

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 1:58:13 PM

If it's a PSP2 I'll eat my hat. But i think its a PSP-4000.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 2:28:36 PM
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PS3P. Play your PSP, PSN and PS3 games on the go.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:10:49 PM
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MS is the one that needs a new console to survive.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:23:21 PM

MS s***fixmebox = q(;^;)p.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:48:04 PM

Do not underestimate M$. They will sell you their product whether you like it or not!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 5:40:15 PM

I suppose, I'm just saying their tech is dated already.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 7:35:33 PM

Wherein lies the irony. M$ tech was dated when they introduced it. Basically stolen from cell research. Most of their products are just clones of other company products. And yet somehow they have some patriotic level followers. They are notorious!

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kraygen
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:26:43 PM
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This statement is incredibly vague, but it could easily be based around the ps4. If they're only talking about it right now, could still take them a long time to come up with a plan.

If I were to plan on releasing a new console in say 2014, I'd at least start talking about it now, so that we'd have plenty of time to get everything right.

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ps3sownsxbox360
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:47:25 PM
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the ps3 still has a good 2 to 3 years

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marcusfrommo
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:50:07 PM
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no offense, but efff the ps4, come out with a killer psp upgrade. not only upgrade, but skip a generation (by that i mean, twice as good as the next upgrade)in terms of quality. i said this before, but i want it as close as the ps3 as possible. the psp is close to ten years of it's release. it plays ps1 games, some are just as good as the psp2. ok imagine if it's 30 to 50 percent bigger, has a dual screen and both screens has 3d, is close to 98 percent quality of the ps3, uses the save cards that digital cameras use (those are 5 to ten times the space as blue ray discs i think), has two cameras, an actual internet (not web browser), can play or upload high def shows and movies, and can play any ps3 game. all for 400 or 500 dollors. the highlander, what say you?

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:53:25 PM

That is absolutely ridiculous dude. No way in hell people would pick that up at $500 it would suck to be that big to play Blu-Rays, unfeasible for a handheld device.

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kraygen
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 8:46:30 PM

Ummm a single layer blu ray can hold 25 gigs, a typical camera these days uses sdhc memory cards and a 32GB card which is the smallest one that is more than 20GB costs about $100 on average, so that would not be very cost effective.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:05:47 PM

What's "an actual internet (not web browser)" ??

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 3:51:50 PM
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I want a PSP2 no doubt. I use my PSP constantly. It's the closest thing to an all in one device for me, its a Web Browser, a phone of sorts (Skype), a gaming console, an MP3 JPEG and MP4/WMV player for me. It really is a great device. Though mine would include a hell of a lot more lol. such as a camera of at least 5 MP. NO TOUCHSCREEN!!! one joystick with clicking functionality. Future Flash Support. HDMI output, a gorgeous OLED screen. Bluetooth, an app store of sorts. better speakers. N Wi-Fi and I will be good. Maybe 3G (optional of course).

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booze925
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:02:55 PM
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guess what guys! im taking my 2 year old Sony Playstation 3 (repaired TWICE by your almighty sony) to my moms house in Idaho, going into the woods, and use my stepdads brand spanking new 12-gauge shotgun to...
oh well, im sure u can guess the rest of the story :)

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:04:52 PM

OR here is a better option, mail it to my house so I can have it :D No one has to get hurt in this!!!

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booze925
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:28:50 PM

its broken, man. trust me, u do NOT want it.
and i refuse 2 send it 2 sony again because they will put a $150 band-aid on it, and call it a repair job like they have twice already

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:32:58 PM

Its cool dude I want it, ill get it fixed trust me.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 5:32:50 PM

Some have already fixed it themselves

Google it, I'm sure there are also some youtube vids of how to do it.

Or send it to JMO, he'll fix it (and keep it :D )

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 6:08:30 PM

I will fix it.....and keep it :D haha

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booze925
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 6:41:18 PM

ive opened it up and fixed it twice... its DEFINITLY dead now.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 6:59:39 PM

Dude just send it to me!!!! I will get it fixed, have a little faith.

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booze925
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:03:53 PM
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i will b buying a slim ASAP though

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booze925
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 6:42:40 PM

finally got urself a new pic world?
looks sweet

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:23:50 PM

Yup, and I noticed that AaronisBla has taken up the new cole image to spite me, lol :)

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just2skillf00l
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:17:37 PM
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I know it's fun and awesome looking toward the future with high hopes but what do we have to look forward to really? I mean I'm no pessimist far from it but what will the PS4 bring? I'm still looking at select PS3 games in awe wondering and pondering the amount of work that went into polishing the likes of Uncharted 2, God of War 3, and Heavy Rain.

Right now in terms of visual presentation what can the PS4 bring that the PS3 can't achieve visually? I mean I know there's more to a system than visual display but let's be real, most people want to see the upgrade, the difference from one console to the next in visual gaming. I mean why purchase the next-gen console when last-gen's console outputs similar or a simply replicated display? Maybe someone knows something I don't or I'm just out of the loop but will the PS4 be able to take visuals to another level? Has the PS3 not maxed out our game developer's visual dreams?

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:22:10 PM

Well I understand your point completely, but you can always make that human face look more like the real thing, that grass look just as unique as the one in real life. It all takes processing power man and thats probably will be what takes PS4 to that next level, plus the addition of the new Blu-Ray standard drives that need to be upgraded. But all in all you can always improve.

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booze925
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:31:38 PM

why does everyone say "the likes of (whatever game)"?
odd choice of words

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 5:41:42 PM

I think it's because Ben says "the likes of" quite a bit, but it isn't a strange choice of words when indicating something of a certain quality you wish to point to.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 4:28:53 PM
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R&D on a new console would ideally begin as soon as the last console is completed. At least thats how I would run my company. So I am not surprised if at least the concept for a PS4 is on the table.

M$ stated at one point that it wanted to create a handheld that would play 360 games. If SONY could accomplish this with a PSP they would dominate the handheld market.

I have come to the conclusion that Microsoft has a BORG mentality. Developers who are weak assimilate and behave like drones. SONY of course is likened to the Federation. Journeying to where no console manufacturer has gone before.

Kirk out!

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The X Factor 9
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 5:51:43 PM
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I believe that the next generation of consoles will allow developers the power to run their games natively at 1080p with 60 FPS and 7.1 digital sound.

Right now, most games play at a native resolution of 720p. Many games at lower resolutions than that...

More RAM and SPU's would do the trick. The key for Sony in the next generation is to get their NETWORK expanded.

Sony should go the route of the PS3 (swing for the fences) with the PSP2. They will be going up against the iPad and 3DS. Good luck...they better be able to give you PS2 games on the go at the very minimum to compete...

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Robochic
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 7:13:56 PM
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whatever sony has up their sleeves and are thinking I'll alway be there to support.

I would love a new PSP but I am so afraid to get one right now do i go with a PSP 3000 or do I get a PSPgo or do i wait????

Oh anyone see the new pictures of the White PS3 it looks sexy!

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 7:28:49 PM

Wait until fall.

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 7:32:03 PM
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PS3 is an amazing machine, but sony really did mess up launching it, being both late an priced ridiculously high. I bought mine on day one, but deeply regretted it.

The only way the PS4 will be a day one buy is if it is moderately priced, hopefully sony have learnt their lesson.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 8:38:57 PM
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@myworstnightmar, bi-gamer means that i own, play, and enjoy both my ps3 and 360 systems. as for the wii i don't have one but i played it at my friends house and i could not get into the hole control set up. i take a controler over a stupied nuchuck any day. PS3 & 360 > WII

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:26:08 AM
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i seriously doubt its anything to do with a ps4, more likely a new PSP.
not a revision like the 2000, 3000, and go but a whole redesign of the system.

though one has to ask if sony were to bring a new PSP out and it is releasing within a years time, why would they release GOW ghost of sparta on the old PSP?
GOW is one of sonys flagship titles, so you would think they would hold it off for the new PSP save it for a release title.

anyway, IF they are doing a new PSP 2 it has to be crazy powerful!
dont bother with the 3D crap though, without glasses it has such a limited range and effect, and no ones going to sit on the train with a pair of glasses on!
just make sure you support it properly, none of this ps3 to psp ports BS!
i want games made for the PSP, original on PSP, designed for PSP.
none of this we have MNR so lets bring it to PSP.
we have LBP so lets bring it to PSP.
we have Assassins creed so lets bring it to PSP.
we have MGS so lets bring it to PSP.
why would i go spend 300+ bucks on a new system, not to mention cost of accessories, games and such.
why would i go to all that cost just so i can play new versions of ps3 games?

i want new titles, new experiences i can not get on my ps3 like echochrome or i cant think of anything else!
there is no point releasing a new system, if your not going to support it properly!
o, and obviously it has to be priced well, unlike the ps3, go and move so its certainly not off to a good start!
where in a recession here, remember that, sony are not the only ones hemorrhaging money!

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marcusfrommo
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:53:37 PM
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well, sorry i was taking so long, but the biggest flash memory out there is a 128 gig. it's expensive, but i'm just saying. but if it's as powerful or more powerful than the the ps3, who wouldn't pay 500 dollors for it? if it can play any ps3 game? as for the the actual internet, i mean an actual internet like the computer. something that doesn't freeze up, something that allows you to download anything. whether it be movies, tv shows, etc., online, updates itself with the latest flash drive, and can watch any trailers without or for a very little fee. now it doesn't have to play wow (world of warcraft), but if it can somehow use your ps3 controller as well. again, what say you. but again, if sony says that it's close to the ps3 as possible, but actually has a slight over edge over the ps2, then fine whatever. oh, remember when the psp plus was just a rumor? did you hear about a so called "ghost space"? i'm not sure, but i think that's where maybe your games or saves are stored on hardrives outside of your system. if they had it set up where through any of the 4 to 6 major cell phone companies you pay an annual fee to play your games anywhere and anytime without having to deal with an actual disc, flash card and save to your game (it may have a built in hardrive, but you don't need it) would you pay for it? whether you cancel your annual fee, as long as you renew it, your games you paid for will always be there. again, what say you?

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Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 9:02:58 AM

128GB flash disks are not at all expensive.
i bought a kingston USB flash drive off ebay 3 weeks ago, cost me 100 bucks.
not bad if you ask me, considering a HDD would of cost me the same price.

as for PSP being as powerful as the ps3, impossible.
well not impossible, but impractical.
the amount of heat it would use, and the amount of power it would require would reduce its battery life to a nanosecond!
id love to see a new PSP, the more power its got the better, but between a ps2 and ps3 is as close as were going to get.

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marcusfrommo
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 5:50:44 PM
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well, i would think it may cost too much money right now, but i would rather wait 2 to 6 years for something that bests the ps3 as a handheld. that's why in my opinion nintendo stole the show. i get it, the wii is the weakest of the 2 consoles out there, but to come out with a handheld that looks just as good if not better than your current console with trailers and demos that hasn't even been released yet? that's incredible, in addition to showing nothing but exclusive only titles on your console.

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