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Sony PlayStation event

Join us for Sony's press conference from New York City, where the PlayStation 4 is widely expected to be officially announced.

  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:32:53 PM
    If that's not a half-step towards all-streaming, a la Netflix, I don't know what is.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:32:57 PM
    Sony is partnering with social networks like Facebook and Ustream to share gaming preferences and history.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:33:06 PM
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  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:33:25 PM is freaking out right now
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:33:27 PM
    By combining the PS4, Playstation Network, and social networks, the goal will be to create the first gaming network with meaning, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:33:40 PM
    Perry touts a spectate mode on the PS4.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:33:46 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:33:56 PM
    With the one "share" button, you can broadcast the entire game to your friends, Perry says.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:34:12 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:34:13 PM
    Your friends can virtually look over your should and interact, as well as post comments on their screen, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:34:33 PM
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:34:42 PM
    But again, even though it didn't work out in the end, a lot of this -- broadcasting your session, spectating others, trying any game in the catalog via cloud-stream -- all that was available on PC via OnLive two years ago.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:34:45 PM
    Or if you're stuck on a difficult level, you can ask your friend to take over, he says. Your circle of PS friends will be that much more important.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:34:52 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:35:13 PM
    You can give developers "director" level status to tweak games, or friends can drop in power-ups or other extras. It's an interesting concept.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:35:27 PM
    The base hardware architecture was designed to facilitate sharing and social elements.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:35:28 PM
    This is a lot of functionality built into games. I wonder how developers are feeling about how much they must implement into their software so that this stuff can work.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:35:29 PM
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:35:46 PM
    Some games will allow you to let friends act as a "director" (dungeon master?) and drop helpful items in the game for you. Sounds like Super Mario Bros for Wii U -- but it wasn't fun there either...
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:35:53 PM
    Perry says Sony will give developers an easy way to work with multiple devices: remote play.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:36:07 PM
    PS Vita is the ultimate companion device for PS4.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:36:08 PM
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:36:14 PM
    Remote play via Vita is the next talking point -- Scott Stein called this one earlier today
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:36:28 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:36:37 PM
    You can use remote play to take a game from the PS4 to the PlayStation Vita, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:36:44 PM
    Cerry is back to play "Knack" on his Vita.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:36:49 PM
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:36:59 PM
    So basically, the PS4 will stream a game to the Vita.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:37:11 PM
    Local gaming Slingbox if you will
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:37:17 PM
    Our long-term goal is to make everyone PS4 game playable on the Vita, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:37:19 PM
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:37:30 PM
    The Vita already does this on a VERY short list of PS3 games, but there's a bad lag
  • dan.ackerman 2/20/2013 11:37:37 PM
    Like the Nvidia Shield, it sounds like this will beam games to your Vtia screen, but only over your local network. And, won't work with all games at launch.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:37:50 PM
    To make remote play feel good, Sony has reduced the lag time and uses high connection speed, he says.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:37:56 PM
    Sounds like they're addressing this lag with a much better client/server Vita/PS4 relationship
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:38:33 PM
    Sony is working with content partners like Netflix and Hulu Plus to utilize Gaikai technology.
  • sarahtew 2/20/2013 11:38:48 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:39:20 PM
    PS3 titles aren't natively supported on PS4.
  • Jeff Bakalar 2/20/2013 11:39:25 PM
    Perry says technically ANY PS game EVER may be playable on PS4.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:39:29 PM
    They are looking at technology to put games from all of the old PlayStations on to the PS4 using cloud services.
  • Roger Cheng 2/20/2013 11:39:37 PM
    I guess there's no backward capability.
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