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What Is The Very First Game You Will Play On Your PlayStation 4?

Call me weird, but I always think a game must deserve the honor of being the very first title placed in a brand new console.

For the PlayStation, it was Twisted Metal 2. I didn't have the system on launch day and some may consider TM2 a weird choice, but those who accurately remember the epic bad-assery that was TM2, they won't even blink an eye.

For the PS2, it was Summoner. Having come off the best RPG generation ever, I was all about the role-playing games at that time. However, I admit I played Tekken Tag Tournament and Unreal Tournament working at EB before I played any games on my own personal PS2. I didn't touch my PS2 until launch day was over, and I could finally go home and relax. I put aside an entire afternoon just to play Summoner and it was a damn good game, I say.

For the PS3, it was Resistance: Fall of Man. And I mean, really, in looking at that launch lineup, should it have been anything else? For the PS4, I'm pretty sure it's going to be Killzone: Shadow Fall, and not because I'm suddenly a gigantic fan of shooters. I like them just fine; it's not that. It's just that I think the first game should be exclusive to that platform, and it should be the IP that best shows off the machine's capability. I want a hint of how far a new console can go, you know? And I think I'll see a glimpse of that with Shadow Fall, although I also have a strong urge to play Knack right out of the gate. It just looks so appealing...

How about you?

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 games, ps4 launch titles

9/26/2013 9:56:53 PM Ben Dutka

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cLoudou
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 10:19:07 PM
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It's going to be Killzone for me since the other game I pre-ordered for the PS4 will come out on the 19th (Watchdogs) and, Resogun and #DriveClub will be downloading via PS Plus while I play.

I've also been kind of wanting to cancel Watchdogs in favor of Knack, tbh.

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Solid Fantasy
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 10:32:45 PM
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I think Shadow Fall is going take the first game award. MGS4 won the last gen and Twisted Metal before that.

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To Be Decided
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 10:44:16 PM
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The Playstation Store, but all joking aside between Knack or Killzone. I'll probably go with Knack then Killzone.

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Highlightreel
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:31:21 PM

I agree, in a sense, I'll be checking out the indie games since its been such a push for Sony. But I'm looking forward to Battlefield 4 most likely. I do wish there were better options or a huge new ip at launch.

PS1 was all about friends playing any game we could try. PS2 was gran turismo 3 I think and PS3 was rfom, which seemed really cool with all those people playing at once and those spiky grenades.

Stay Classy PSX...

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bigrailer19
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 10:44:24 PM
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Its going to be Killzone for me. Second will either be Ghosts or AC. Cant wait!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 10:51:36 PM
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lol I'm the same way, for PS3 it was Folklore. I wanted a JRPG and that was as close as I was going to get for ages since the genre mysteriously vanished once MS bought all the properties, it turned out to be a sweet game to boot.

For PS4 it kind of depends on when I get one, I would think Killzone but I'm not sure I'm ready to ever spend $60 on a shooter again that isn't Bioshock. So maybe it will actually be inFamous SS or possibly The Evil Within.

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Knightzane
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:18:44 PM
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I have no idea. Would love a Final Fantasy to launch along side the ps4. Or any RPG for that matter. The lack of RPGs and the increase in indie games disturbs me. Huh... I feel like i just quoted something...

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 7:12:43 AM

You probably quoting me... The rise of indie gaming recently has just been utterly appalling. With this gen it was First Person Shooters that took the throne, something I was not very happy with but at least they were full scale productions. I'm already tired of all these iOS games being advertised for the Playstation 4, I am not buying a Playstation 4 to play little mobile games.

What is worse is that we're now seeing traits from iOS invade the console industry. Free-to-Play being the successor to DLC in conning the consumer for every penny/cent they have. While these systems can work developers abuse them to no end. And now we're seeing Indie console from everywhere, Ouya, heck even the UK games shop GAME have their own console with redundant games. The industry is just becoming so sour.

I would love a grand scale JRPG at launch, Final Fantasy XV would have been sufficient, I been how much longer do we really have to wait on that now? Level-5's next JRPG looks awful and I have no idea if the next Xenoblade for the Wii-U is a JRPG or an MMO, if it is an MMO my interest will just plummet.

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Temjin001
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:26:06 PM
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I have no idea. I'm guessing it'll be a fighting game. It's always a fighting game for me.
I'm in no hurry to rush into a drought of new game releases and game prices that hang near full MSRP for a long time. This seems especially so this gen when titles like Bioshock, TLoU, Batman, Splinter Cell, GTA5, Beyond, and GT6 have released or are near release this year alone.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:34:42 PM

You're a fighter.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:34:52 PM
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Wait, when does Witcher 3 release?

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Beamboom
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 4:22:24 AM

Too late :( I'd love to do the virgin boot into a RPG too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 11:58:28 AM

Woulda been nice.

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txgamer
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:35:09 PM
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I think it will be Watchdogs for me. Maybe something else may catch my eye between now and launch.

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Vitron
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:50:50 PM
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Most likely for me would be a JRPG since I'm gonna
wait it out. If nothing good comes around then It'll Uncharted 4 by default haha. I know Killzone will be good but FPS are not for me.

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firesoul453
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:51:22 PM
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ps2 for me was Battlefront!

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kraygen
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 11:54:41 PM
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Waiting for Infamous.

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Beamboom
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 4:22:57 AM

If it wasn't for Watch Dogs I'd do the same.

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Jawknee
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 12:24:17 AM
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It will likely be Killzone. Could be inFamous depending on when I can pick a PS4 up.

My first game on PS3 was the oh so terrible Rainbow Six. I returned it almost immediately.

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 12:34:36 AM
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For me it will be Killzone. Then some indie titles that I haven't decided on just yet.

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Snaaaake
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 2:08:31 AM
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Either KHIII or FFXV, only if the one of them comes out in 2014 or early 2015 because I'm planning to get it together with a PS4.

If not, then I'll go with my plan B, that is getting it in early 2015 and first game would be Killzone.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 7:14:25 AM

I would not get your hopes up for a 2014 release... just saying that now...

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greg238
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 2:53:54 AM
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Ac4 killzone nd watchdog in that order lol

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Beamboom
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 3:23:49 AM
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For the PS3 it was GTA4. Oh how I'd love it to be GTA5 for the PS4 but instead it will be Watch Dogs.


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Jed
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 3:38:16 AM
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PS1: Crash Bandicoot
PS2: Smuggler's Run
PS3: R:FOM

My first PS4 game will most likely be Killzone: Shadow Fall, then Watch Dogs. After that I can't tell you. But it will be awesome. I can't wait.

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 4:31:11 AM
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You know. That's a tough decision for me to make, i have no idea what game i am going to be playing once i get my PS4. Could be an indie game first i play, or maybe Killzone, or Battlefield 4. I am honestly not sure. lol

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 5:31:29 AM
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

None of the launch titles have caught my interest, so I wont be joining the pre-order rush. However, I will be buying a next-gen console for MGS5 day one of the games release.

Some may find that odd, as MGS5 is set to be on current gen too, but when it coems to Metal Gear I want nothing but the best experience possible for my first playthrough. So, I shall give in to a Playstation 4 then.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 7:02:14 AM
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yeah for me was much as the other exclusive launch games look gud i'm gunna have to go with one that possibly not every one else is gunna go for and thats Knack i'm really dying to play this game and it looks like alot of fun yeah i love my Platformers/Character-action games loved them since the first rachet game. as for the first 3rd party it'll be either watch dogs or AC4

happy gaming =)

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bldudas1
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 7:58:16 AM
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I don't know, since I won't be getting a PS4 for a year or two.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 was the first game I played on the PS3. Yeah, I know, but I liked it.

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mick
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 8:18:21 AM
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for me it will be AC4...while I'm downloading the "demo" for KZ!

greg238 - who is the artist for your gif? even with my glasses I can't make out the signature on it...

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Condemnedsoul23
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 9:12:18 AM
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Infamous followed by Killzone. I'm going to wait until Infamous comes out to get a PS4 that way it's not just sitting there unplayed between Killzone and February.

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Dustinwp
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 9:13:31 AM
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That's a hard decision because I have DriveClub, Knack, and Killzone:SF pre-ordered with my system. Call me lame, but I think the first of the three I will play is Knack. It just reminds me of the action found in Ratchet & Clank. I love that stuff, man.

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bigrailer19
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 12:57:30 PM

It looks to be the most original too. Those games always excite me more when I have a few to choose from.

When my PS3 broke I was given a goft card to replace it from the retailer for the original amount I paid. The price of the PS3 dropped so I purchased a few games too. PoP, LBP, Fallout 3, and Socom. Of the 4 I put in LBP as soon as I got home. Rightfully so it turned out to be amazing! Sometimes curiousity wins out. Regardless of knowing youll enjoy the others.

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Kiryu
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 9:28:22 AM
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edge-online. com /features / an-audience-with-toshihiro-nagoshi

Read this Article People,the Future of the Japanese Gaming Industry

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CrusaderForever
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 9:34:08 AM
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Unfortunately I never owned a PS1 or PS2. I know, where's that time machine when you need it. I was a Nintendo guy and only owned one console. For the PS3 it was Uncharted Drake's Fortune! For the Vita it was Uncharted Golden Abyss. To bad Uncharted 4 isn't releasing because I would like to keep this pattern of Uncharted being my first PS system game! However, that was it for me, been Playstation ever since. For the PS4 I keep going back and forth between KZSF and BF4. I am also getting Marvel Super Heroes for my son and I. KZSF is going to be the only true next gen FPS. But BF4 looks insane as well. I am concerned about the medium PC settings for the PS4 version of BF4. So it may come down to a last minute decision. I may surprise myself and put AC4 in my PS4 first since that is also on the list.
My D1 list is this:
PS4
Extra Controller
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
AC4
KZSF or BF4
It's going to be a tough wait!

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DjEezzy
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:13:47 AM
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Probably going to be bf4 since i'm getting that bundle. Possibly driveclub as well since it's free. Oh and i'm definitely getting resogun the second i get the ps4!!!!


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MRSUCCESS
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:26:13 AM
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The first game? Metal Gear Solid 5 or Persona 5. Whichever comes out first.

By the way, SEGA purchased Atlus. I have yet to see that news on here.

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/19/atlus-comments-on-sega-purchase

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CrusaderForever
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:41:37 AM
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Also, there is a huge Persona announcement coming in November!!!! Hopefully it's Persona 5 for the PS4!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/26/atlus-teaser-site-hints-at-persona-announcement-in-november

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PC_Max
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:42:35 AM
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As I have said I am waiting. The Order caught my interest but Infamous Second Son does as well.

Others factors include ND and Quantic Dreams and whether they will be releasing games in 2014 or 15.

Will be waiting watching from the sidelines.

Keep playing!

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Sogi_Otsa
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:45:45 AM
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probably FF15.
maybe Yakuza: Ishin if i can order it, but i'm not getting a PS4 at launch anyway.

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xenris
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 11:03:36 AM
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KNACK. Something about that game just looks awesome to me. Second game will be KZ Shadowfall.

Of course if something happens and I dont get it at launch then I will probably get Imfamous second son first.

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Nerull
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 11:05:41 AM
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AC Black Flag, although I would have liked to start with an exclusive, oh well.

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ethird1
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 12:25:27 PM
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BF4!!! WOOOO! Killzone is going to be 30fps crap. 30 fps crap on a super system. Yeah.

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wambo
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 1:37:31 PM
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Pre-ordered my ps4 at Hmv today an the guy who served me told me that I can't guarantee that you will get one on launch day, my first game will probably be killzone shadow fall or watchdogs

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 1:44:56 PM
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All the games I really want for the PS4 are either coming out later or have no release date in sight...

I pretty excited for Infamous: Second Son, but we have to wait till February.
Then the other games on my list (read: the ones I'm REALLY excited for) are MGS V, FF XV and Kingdom Hearts III *sigh*

Watch Dogs is another title I'm interested in, but I'm probably gonna wait it out, and get the PS4 a little later.

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Brighat
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 2:10:51 PM
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If it's available on November 15, Watch Dogs. If not, probably Knack or DriveClub. I'll wait for the reviews.

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Jumpinbeans
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 2:12:34 PM
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Would love to say KZ4 or AC4 but in reality it will be the playroom. Odds are the little one will be around and my other 1/2 wont be imrpessed with me playing an 18 game so it will be the playroom......or maybe knack.

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JDC80
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 5:13:19 PM
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InFamous Second Son.

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BlinkBoy
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 5:21:12 PM
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Abe's New n Tasty game will be my the reason i getting a PS4 early.

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Balian Axel
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 7:26:36 PM
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Probably will wait until after Christmas to get my ps4 but bf4 and lego marvel heroes will be my first games. As to which game goes in first, well that all depends on my son's location at the time of unboxing. (he's 5 so I usually let him get his way :-) )

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Axe99
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 7:54:10 PM
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PS1: Final Fantasy VII
PS2: 1942 (from PS1 disc Capcom Generations)
PS3: 1942 (from PS1 disc Capcom Generations)

Am hoping they've squeezed PS1 emulation into the PS4, in which case I'll kick off with 1942 again - it's great to see how far things have come.

Then it'll probably be KZ:SF or Knack, one of the two :).

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jwhyrock
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 8:15:39 PM
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Minecraft

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Toddinator2004
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 2:49:08 PM
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As I'm not too terribly interested in the launch lineup and I've got a huge backlog of PS3 games to begin playing or finish up I've promised myself not to buy a PS4 until MGS V comes out. On it's release date I will happily buy a PS4.

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Harerazer
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 7:43:02 PM
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Ben, you have risen to the top of my journalist list, sir. I bought my Playstation WITH Twisted Metal 2, I bought my PS2 WITH TM: Black. Unreal was my first PS3 game and I anticipate Drive Club will be my first PS4 game altho digital shouldn't count. I'm guessing my first retail disc-based game will be NFS Rivals.

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