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A picture of the supposed Playstation 4.

Here is a picture of the supposed PlayStation4. Will it look like that? For all we know it could. I quite like the look of this and I for one wouldn’t mind the next generation console to look like this. Finger’s crossed we will know what it looks like by tomorrow.

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A new controller and name?

Sony’s conference is nearly upon us, this could be my last blog dealing with an un-announced PlayStation 4. Today I would just like to write a short blog on two more rumor’s involving that PlayStation 4 name and controller.

I’ll start with the name of the PlayStation 4. I’m sure most of ye have heard the rumor’s of the name change for the PlayStation, mainly the ‘Orbis’. I have been calling it the PlayStation 4 and So has most of the web but will that actually be the name? or are Sony planning on changing it?. Well I hope Sony sticks to the standard naming conventions but that is unlikely because  after reading about this topic online I have discovered that the number 4 is bad luck in Japan as it sounds like death. I would like Sony to follow suit and call it the PlayStation 4, what do you think? (Also Click here for information on the number 4 being unlucky in Japan)

You can Click here for an image of the new controller (which I found via Digital Foundary on Twitter).
I have done a good bit of reading on this, from what I have gathered and what you can see in the picture is that the new dualshock4 controller will be similar in style to the dualshock3 controllers.

From reading about this I learned that the touch pad on the front of the controller is real and has replaced the select button and start button. I am very interested to see what they are going to use this new feature for. Apparently the L2 and R2 buttons have been remodelled which if this is true I will be happy with. When I moved from the Xbox 360 controller to the Playststion 3 controller I found it a bit tricky to use those buttons as my fingers kept slipping off them and I felt that they could have been better designed, which it now appears Sony have done.

So I would love the next generation console by Sony to be called the PlayStstion 4 but I’m uncertain about that. But i am happy with the sound of the controller, the touch pad may not be needed but I’m very interested to see how they are going to implement it into games and the console itself.

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Some PlayStation4 features

I have owned an Xbox 360, PS3 and just recently I have  built my own PC. Over the years I have become used to all the features each one has and the differences between them. if you own any of them you should know some of the feature’s I am talking about. But today I would like to discuss what I would like to see brought back and some features I would love to be added.

To start off, I feel one thing that the PS4 should try and incorporate is cross game chat (yes the party feature on the Xbox 360). When moving from the Xbox 360 to the Ps3 this is the feature I missed the most. This small feature made gaming with friends much more fun and made gaming feel a bit more sociable. But unfortunately the ps3 could never incorporate it into the system, so here’s hoping Sony will include this feature into the PS4.

Another feature I would like to see added is backwards compatibility. The PS3 did have this to some extent. It could play PS1 games but not PS2 games. I don’t know about ye but I found that very annoying . And yes I know you can download them now, but I don’t fell that it’s the same, but maybe that’s just me.

One rumored feature feature that i feel uneasy about is the that the PS4 will not be able to play pre owned games. I can actually see this rumor being true unfortunately. I feel that this would be the worst feature that Sony can add to the PS4. One concern that comes to mind when I think of this is, what if you break you PS4? I’m sure that if Sony are going to implement this that they would have a way around it, but who know’s until details are released. Also, I’m sure like me,  gamers out there like to go to their friends houses with games and have a good old gaming session, but with this feature that wouldn’t be able to happen. It would also hurt other business that make profit off pre owned games.

I would love to see the internet browser come back, this is one advantage that the PS3 had, and I though it was a nice feature to have. I would also love Sony to keep the online free for the PS4. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think about features you would like to see added to the PS4.

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Sony announces February 20th conference.

I am sure at this stage that most people have heard the many rumors circling around the web about the announcement of the PlayStation4.

Sony has announced to the press that they will be holding a conference on the 20th of February in New York. This has only helped to increase the buzz and speculations about the next gen console by Sony.

I don’t know about you but personally I believe that Sony will announce the PlayStation4. Altho it would be quite funny if Sony used this conference to talk about PlayStation move+ or announce a new PlayStation vita, but I really don’t think they would do that.  I have a couple of reasons  to think this:

Big games have stopped being announced for the playstation 3. Sony only holds conferences for media so they can announce the next big project they have undertaken. Even this tease trailer (i guess you can call it) shows the good old x, circle, square and triangle buttons that we are so used to on the PlayStation controllers.

Feel free to take the polls and give me some feedback on what you think.

If the PlayStation is announced what year do you thin it will be released?

and if you don’t feel that it will be released this year please

leave a comment on when you think it will be released.

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