Initial thoughts on PS4 – Console, Controller, Games.

Eurogamer 2013 - EGX

I attended the Eurogamer Expo (EGX) in London along with thousands of enthusiastic gamers who queued up and waited for hours to get their hands on the next generation of console gaming. Both the XBOX One and the PS4 made their UK debut at the EGX, and it was a blast to hang out with gamers, chatting with them about their expectations from the next gen, what games they were looking forward to, and most importantly which side of the fence they were on – XBOX One vs. PS4.

Since the E3 announcement, I had made up my mind to go for the PS4, and even pre-ordered a day-one release edition. Hence, it was obvious that I was most excited to be at the PS4 booth, anxiously waiting to try the games out. But let me tell you one thing. Gaming cons such as EGX are not for the impatient. The queue for the PS4 booth was atrociously long, and I had to wait for almost 90 minutes before I could even play a single game. To make matters even worse, we were given game tokens, capping us on how many games we could play. And even worse, was that all the major games were put under one token. That sucked balls, but I kinda tried to sneak in to play as many games as I could. Here are my impressions.

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XBOX One vs PS4 at E3 2013: Who Wins?

PS4 launches for $399

Jun 10, 2013 will certainly go down as a significant day in gaming history for all the right reasons. Earlier this year, both the PS4 and the XBOX One had a round one to reveal their consoles. Sony went for the hardware details and games, and Microsoft went for the multimedia capabilities. But E3 is the big stage everybody had their eyes on. After all, two big generation defining gaming consoles were being unveiled all over again.

Microsoft have already been under fire with their unclear, and then later, clarified draconian DRM policies about always online, and no-preowned games restrictions. And Sony had been vague about the box itself and the DRM policies. Both were addressed at their respective conferences, with more of what all of us were expecting them to show off – Games!

Monday night, I went to bed a bit late after having seen what Microsoft had to offer, and a few of Ubisoft’s and EA’s offerings. I couldn’t stay up to see what Sony had to reveal. To be honest, I was a bit worried for Sony, having seen the XBOX One’s great exclusives such as Titanfall. Little did I know, that I had no reason to be worried about. And now that the dust has settled, I can clearly declare the winner – Front, and centre – Sony Playstation 4.

And here are 5 solid reasons why.

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What I expect from Sony at E3 2013

Sony PS4 at E3 2013

After the much teased PS4 announcement, and that blurred PS4 video,  it is finally time for the big moment at the E3. All eyes are on Sony and the big event will be happening today, June 10th, at around midnight London time.

Of course, what I expect and what actually happens at E3 might be entirely two different things. But following are my approximations of what I’d expect Sony to reveal at tonight’s event.

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God Of War Ascension Single Player Demo [Gaming Review]

God of War Ascension

Set to release on March 12-15 across the world, PSN just released the single player demo for the much anticipated God of War Ascension. After last year’s E3 demo, I played the same demo at Eurogamer. The demo that made its way to the PSN however is a totally different one. Does Kratos’ new adventure offer anything new, or is it more of the same rage? Is it time for Santa Monica Studio to create the next big thing, rather than cling on to its hit formula? ¬†Judging by this demo, the studio’s latest offering looks like a complete winner.

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