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Edited by Regular_Kirk

Dude from Sucker Punch looked shell shocked. Your move Microsoft. Your conference better include at least one person that was renditioned!

Posted by vinull

@whatisdelicious said:

@bourbon_warrior: I don't think they were founded on snark. I come here for unbridled enthusiasm and raw honesty. I don't want negativity for the sake of negativity. I'll go to Destructoid if I want that.

Same here. I feel the group founded more getting back to the love of gaming and away from the snark of so much of the gaming press.

I like that Patrick covers many indie and second tier games - something I hope the site does more of in the future. I'm willing to chalk up the excessive negativity to being younger (feeling you have to say something to justify why you're there) and recovering from injury (and maybe some pain pills).

Posted by nickux

@sammo21 said:

"High, my name is Patrick and I'm going to be snarky about everything as much as possible because its Sony and I feel the need to constantly talk shit."

This was the worst way to watch the stream for the first time thanks to Patrick. I like the guy and have been a fan for years but he laid it on very, very thick in this stream. So much so that at times he was breaking the silence of the guys watching the stuff (that they were enjoying) just to be snarky.

Great conference, but Patrick being back just meant we had a negativity on everything shown.. Great!

Yeah, it's not a personal attack on Patrick by any means whatsoever but sincere feedback from a user when I say that this much negativity over nearly every point being made can really be a drag. I can understand and appreciate how hard it must be to fill time and keep commentary going for something like this and I realize most of it is said in jest but it kind of gets to be a bummer when there's so much naysaying. Remember this all supposed to be for fun.

Posted by Regular_Kirk

I was nearly in tears during the Sucker Punch intro. The dissonance of his absurdly serious tone and the rest of the conference was so fucking hilarious. I could not believe what I was watching. He was spot on, but what the fuck. It was just so out of place. Imagine if that happened in the middle of a Nintendo press conference?

MY PEPPER SPRAY IS READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Regular_Kirk

The first rule of Driveclub....TALK ABOUT DRIVECLUB!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by PLWolf

Found it "funny" how they brought up the DS and 3ds when talking about the standby function and completely skipped over the fact that the PSP and Vita have the exact function the PS4 will have and they do it better than the DS and 3DS.

Posted by depecheload

@sammo21 said:

"High, my name is Patrick and I'm going to be snarky about everything as much as possible because its Sony and I feel the need to constantly talk shit."

This was the worst way to watch the stream for the first time thanks to Patrick. I like the guy and have been a fan for years but he laid it on very, very thick in this stream. So much so that at times he was breaking the silence of the guys watching the stuff (that they were enjoying) just to be snarky.

I guess you missed that part where he was praising the system's power, especially during the Killzone demo. But hey, don't let facts get in the way of your bullshit.

Posted by chogi

This site needs to hire a Shane Bettenhaussen type of character, who is unfairly biased to Sony products. You know, just to balance things out.

Posted by K9

Nice video. Though its not feasible I would love to have GB commentate over E3 conferences as well. And I didn't perceive any issue with any of the GB cast talking too much or too negative in this video. In fact, I felt that some, specifically Drew, talked too little.

Posted by PacManFevaa

I missed Patrick. I like his shoes. And I want to watch all of the E3 press conferences with Giant Bomb commentary.

Posted by elcalavera

I'm genuinely PSYCHED about the PS4 having not owned a PS3. Good on ya, Sony.

Edited by MeatSim

I was impressed they showed so much of it. Also I liked how presenters on stage varied from awkward to crazy.

Edited by ildon

This was like the MST3K of video game press conferences. Please do more videos like this.

Posted by TheHBK

I think it would pretty cool if the PS4 and next Xbox too, came with demo discs or built in that show off what the console can do, like the demos you would get with a new video card. Silly but I want to see that unreal engine demo in person on my tv rather than just videos like always.

Posted by C418

Such a shame that Giantbomb will not do the same thing for e3, given that they're at the venue's when that stuff usually happens.

Posted by EchoEcho
Posted by Zirilius

Color me impressed. If the remote play and the second chip for downloads works as well as they say I think Sony sold me as someone who owns a Vita.

Posted by Scubasteve1974

I like how the GB crew presented it! Great job fellas. I felt like that was a pretty honest look at the presentation. While I do feel like Sony has owned up and addressed the problems with the PS3 and in some ways PS2 I couldn't help but feel a bit bored with what they showed as far as games go. They didn't show the game I'm most curious about "Legend of the Guardian" and all the games they did show seem to cater to the "core gamer" but not me. I feel Sony strength has always been its quirky, unexpected and less pandering games. But I guess its not realistic to expect that in this first showing of a new console so I'll withhold judgement. The only thing that blew me away in the presentation is the honesty of Sony about its past failings. Hopefully Microsoft will take note of the tone and not make similar mistakes. Either way it sounds like a powerful machine with allot of good people behind it. Hopes are high!

Posted by Nekroskop

Patrick has the PS4 arcitecture in his collarbone. He's 4D and the 699 USD man.

Posted by fisk0

I'm genuinely PSYCHED about the PS4 having not owned a PS3. Good on ya, Sony.

I own both a PS3 and the Vita, and I'm pretty hyped too, despite the lack of backwards compatibility (hopefully the PS3 Slims have a longer lifetime than the earlier hardware revisions of this generation).

For once it seems Sony totally gets it, they've been terrible at marketing or supporting their products for the last couple of years, but this machine seems designed with ease of development in mind, which I hope will mean it'll get both interesting exclusive titles and decent ports of multiplatform games. The PS3 already had fantastic indie/self-published titles, and it seems like the PS4 will have even more of that.

Edited by gaftra

Is there anything about the hardware that doesn't tell me that I should just stick with my pc and go with ports? It seems like the are moving over to more compatible hardware for games to be developed for both.

I freely admit that I am not very hardware literate so this may not be the case. I do know that watching the announcement videos and then watching the Crysis 3 QL lets me know that there isn't anything happening on a console by the end of the year that a PC can't do now.

Edited by ZoDD

Check check.

Posted by RainbowCarnage
Posted by Jayzz

@gaftra said:

Is there anything about the hardware that doesn't tell me that I should just stick with my pc and go with ports? It seems like the are moving over to more compatible hardware for games to be developed for both.

I freely admit that I am not very hardware literate so this may not be the case. I do know that watching the announcement videos and then watching the Crysis 3 QL lets me know that there isn't anything happening on a console by the end of the year that a PC can't do now.

Yeah, makes me think the same thing. I hate to say it but PC master race? PC master race...

... and I kinda love unboxing new video cards.. :D

Posted by Funkydupe

Sometime in the future they might be able to possibly deliver on all of the promises to utilize the cloud.

Posted by Hilts

At its most basic level, this was absolutely figging fantastic. Great coverage. I spent 20 mins trying to find a reliable stream on youtube before it occurred to my to check the site. What a plonker!

Posted by revel

Something is not right about the new video/audio player on GB

Posted by Vuud
@jayzz said:

@gaftra said:

Is there anything about the hardware that doesn't tell me that I should just stick with my pc and go with ports? It seems like the are moving over to more compatible hardware for games to be developed for both.

I freely admit that I am not very hardware literate so this may not be the case. I do know that watching the announcement videos and then watching the Crysis 3 QL lets me know that there isn't anything happening on a console by the end of the year that a PC can't do now.

Yeah, makes me think the same thing. I hate to say it but PC master race? PC master race...

... and I kinda love unboxing new video cards.. :D

Those tech demos were impressive; but other people have said it and I tend to agree that PS4 hardware will be outdated by the time it hits store shelves or at most a few months after.

Edited by SpiderJerusalem

Poor Sucker Punch guy was having Vietnam flashbacks.

"You have no idea...seeing your friends getting torn apart over a goddamn lie, holding a young kid in your arms as he draws his last breath on a harsh, foreign land; you getting stuck in a cage like a god damned ANIMAL. What you see before you is but a husk of a man. I died in that prison.........anyway, here's Infamous 3!"

Posted by SomeJerk

@gaftra said:

Is there anything about the hardware that doesn't tell me that I should just stick with my pc and go with ports? It seems like the are moving over to more compatible hardware for games to be developed for both.

I freely admit that I am not very hardware literate so this may not be the case. I do know that watching the announcement videos and then watching the Crysis 3 QL lets me know that there isn't anything happening on a console by the end of the year that a PC can't do now.

You get a console for console game experiences. I'll get a WiiU for its upcoming JRPGs, and I'll get a PS4 for the titles that despite everything will never see a PC port.

For everything else, there's Master Card Race PC.

Posted by Supertom11

Great conference, but Patrick being back just meant we had a negativity on everything shown.. Great!

Seriously, Patty Pessimist was on in full force tonight.

Edited by Giantstalker

Patrick being down and derisive for nearly three hours on some genuinely cool stuff... unless it's indie, of course.

@philipduck said:

Great conference, but Patrick being back just meant we had a negativity on everything shown.. Great!

Seriously, Patty Pessimist was on in full force tonight.

Agreed in full, he wasn't adding a lot of good commentary to anything during the show.

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Posted by namesonkel

I find it slightly weird that many of the features and things that wow them are already present on the Pc.
Besides, isn't part of the point of a games console to be single purpose?

Edited by Ghosthead84

Good job guys, like you said many things said and revealed but lots more to come.

Posted by Meelis

Good job, hope you do this again.

Edited by Nomin

For those who just want to view the condensed summary of the press conference.

Gist of it all: Wait for E3.

Edited by snattu

They hit pretty much every check box they needed with this. The Japanese devs were boring and didn't show anything worthwhile, but I guess that's Japan these days when it comes to games. 8GB of GDDR5 seems a bit excessive, but hey, I'm not complaining. A great show from Sony. E3 should be an absolute blast!

Edited by 2kings

@jayzz said:

@gaftra said:

Is there anything about the hardware that doesn't tell me that I should just stick with my pc and go with ports? It seems like the are moving over to more compatible hardware for games to be developed for both.

I freely admit that I am not very hardware literate so this may not be the case. I do know that watching the announcement videos and then watching the Crysis 3 QL lets me know that there isn't anything happening on a console by the end of the year that a PC can't do now.

Yeah, makes me think the same thing. I hate to say it but PC master race? PC master race...

... and I kinda love unboxing new video cards.. :D

OK... how's that bank account of yours doing? I bet you spend more on the PC then you would on the PS3 to achieve parity. I just built a PC and it ran a little over a grand, I'm thinking the PS will be a bit cheaper.

Posted by ThePickle

Brad was treating the concept of a new Killzone game like forced, unlubricated anal rape and groans at the insane concept of the fourth Playstation being called "PS4", but everyone crucifies Patrick for not wetting his pants in excitement.

I love Giant Bomb.

Posted by Zirilius

I don't get the Patrick hate. He was honest in his opinions but also showed excitement and surprise at a lot of the things being shown. No one was overly negative but each was skeptical about different things. If that stream had been at 1080p I bet we'd have a whole set of different opinions on everything being shown.

Posted by hollitz

I hope they choose to make Mark Cerny the face of Playstation this gen. He felt genuine and dude knows his shit. Actually, I'd be good with Drive Club dude or raving lunatic Sucker Punch dude as well.

Edited by Dberg

The James Franco is a good look. Remains to be seen if anyone other than James Franco can pull it off.

Posted by Quarters

Classy, classy conference. Way better than anticipated. I'm totally sold right now.

Posted by Pictoben

Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks it would be badass if Vinny shaved his head and let his beard grow out a little more.

He's a dad now, that look will just naturally evolve.

Spoken as a father of two.

Posted by Beeelow

Having you guys as commentators really put the icing on the cake.

Posted by a_beluga_whale

Andrew House may be Welsh, but he doesn't have much of a Welsh accent. My Dad's side of the family is Welsh and their accents are far, far more obvious.

Edited by Kinggi

God damnit i didnt know you guys were doing this with commentary. I wish i was watching here instead.....do this for E3.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

@zirilius said:

I don't get the Patrick hate. He was honest in his opinions but also showed excitement and surprise at a lot of the things being shown. No one was overly negative but each was skeptical about different things. If that stream had been at 1080p I bet we'd have a whole set of different opinions on everything being shown.

He's not THAT bad, but he's so confidently cynical, that's what bugs me. Bungie comes on stage, Patrick declares confidently "I bet they won't show any gameplay," then Bungie show gameplay seconds after he says it.

Edited by MiniPato