Weekend Confirmed 153 - PlayStation 4 announcements, Year Walk, Crysis 3

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST

The PlayStation 4 has been announced, so it shouldn't be a surprise that this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed is all about the new system, services, and software. Though Jeff Cannata is away in Barcelona, Garnett Lee and "Indie" Jeff Mattas are joined by Christian Spicer and Mike Schramm to break down what's exciting, what's concerning, and that which is still unknown about Sony's next-gen console announcements. Though PlayStation 4 is this week's focus, the crew also manages to sneak in some impressions of Crysis 3, and praise for Simogo's moody iOS adventure, Year Walk. Of course, a fresh batch of Finishing Moves brings it all home.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 153: 2/22/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:34 - 00:27:40

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:28:18 - 00:57:21

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 00:58:47 - 01:26:36

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  • Great episode guys, I really appreciated it. I entirely agree with Garnett that this was a lackluster showing from Sony. His finishing move was right on the point. There was not enough WOW factor for a next-gen system reveal. Practically every system reveal up to this point has been able to lean on graphical leaps and bounds to wow the audience, and companies pushed that really hard. The PS3 demo, too, was even full of some awesome tech demos, realtime water and ducky demos, that while easy to mock, did showcase their system doing something that couldn't be done previously.

    On Wednesday, we didn't get any WOW. I understand that this generation isn't going to leap ahead graphically, but that's something Sony knew going into this "meeting" and therefore they shouldn't have showed so many "demos" that leaned on their graphical capabilities to impress. Knack and Killzone made up the first 10 minutes of PS4 footage people saw at that event. There was nothing PS4 about those games. Each looked mildly better than current generation (expected), but showed nothing that pushed the envelope and made me excited about going out and spending $400+ on a new console. The WOW upgrade the PS4 holds over the PS3 is RAM, and they should have spent 10 minutes just explaining and detailing hypothetical on what that can mean for games going forward.

    Either way, if you have to come out of your next generation console reveal defending half of your presentation, you can't possibly think you nailed it.

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