The New, New PlayStation: Watch The 2013 Sony PlayStation Meeting Live At 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific

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Join us live at the 2013 PlayStation Meeting where Sony will hopefully unveil what’s next for their iconic gaming console. The event runs from 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific and I’ll be posting images and commentary in our liveblog below. You can also watch it live right here thanks to Ustream.

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John Biggs February 20, 20135:04 pm

Thanks for sitting through this with me.

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And it’s over. No console pix. No availability.

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Destiny from Bungie coming to PS4

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Activision on stage.

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Full screen 4-player co-op mode.

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Blizzard is bringing Diablo 3 to PS4

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Blizzard started on the console.

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Blizzard on stage now.

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Now watching Watch Dogs. Real-life Chicago rendered on PS4.

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Now Ubisoft.

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Now Square Enix is on stage.

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They usually show off hardware at E3.

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Commenters below have noted they haven’t shown off the console. That’s correct. We’re still waiting and (if history is any guide) we may not see it this time.

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Now going through Capcom. Very little information.

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Every major third-party partner will support Playstation 4

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Using the PS Move to “sculpt” 3D objects.

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30,000 polygons on the PS4

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Talking about the evolution of gaming. From B&W movies to sound/color.
Subtle nuance of emotion.

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David Cage on stage. Talking about future games.

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Evocative of Myst.

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Puzzle game but the puzzles aren’t arbitrary.

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Very dense experience. 3 or 4 destinations.

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Now creator of Braid on stage.

Game called The Witness.

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Game is about mutants who take over security. Called Second Son.

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Sucker Punch’s latest game

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Talking about a new game about security and monitoring. Commenting on the surveillance state.

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Recreating cars with “love”

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Play in real clubs against other clubs in real time.

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Team-based racing.

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Now showing off a driving game called Driveclub from Evolution Studios.

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More gameplay. It’s long.

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Showing smooth gameplay. Nicely hi-res.

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Killzone Shadowfall

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Now looking at game titles. Guerilla games is up first.

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Michael Denny on stage.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/sonys-michael-denny-part-two

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Key is the “Share” button. Creating content out of gameplay.

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Sharing across the globe.

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Still playing video. Developers are looking forward to the ability to “share” content on multiple devices.

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Now talking to developers. Video interviews on screen. Key is “simple” and “elegance.” How deep the experience is vs. how simple it is to use.

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Cloud services rolling out in phases.

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There’s also the expectation of backwards compatibility. “Everything Everywhere.”

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Other forms of entertainment will use Sony’s own Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited. Netflix, Facebook, Amazon video, etc.

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PS Vita will be the mobile version of the PS4. You can transfer the game from the PS4 to your PS Vita. Remote Play. Similar to the Wii U.

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Some players can be directors who help or control your environment. You can also stream over Ustream.

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Friend on the Internet can take over your controller to assist you.

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Friends can watch you virtually and they can post comments on your screen.

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Spectating is popular. Gamers like to watch other gamers. PS4 allows you to broadcast your actual game in real time.

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Connecting with Facebook and Ustream

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The PS4 assumes everyone has broadband.

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Fastest, most powerful network in the world. Network understands your preferences. Will tell you when your friends buy a new game. Free exploration will be available for every game.

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Dave Perry created Aladdin and Worms.

http://www.gaikai.com/

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Introducing Dave Perry. CEO of Gaikai.

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You can even help friends who are having trouble with the game. You can just pop over and take control. Real names and profile pictures will replace the existing social network.

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Seamless uploads of game recording.

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Social play is important. Dedicated, always-on video compression and decompression systems.

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Digital titles are playable even as you download them.

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Custom hardware reduces lag between consumers and content. Suspending and resuming play sessions. Play session preserved in RAM.

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Demoing gameplay. A game called Knack that features a little dude made up of stone blocks.

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Highly enhanced PC GPU.

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Demoing Unreal Engine in real time.

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Touchpad and a lightbar that identifies players. Second peripheral – stereo camera. Basically a Kinect but it tracks the CONTROLLER.

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Live demo of new console and the DualShock 4

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CPU is an x86 processor. PC GPU. 8GB of unified memory.

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Comments from devs were building specs as early as 2008. “Powerful, accessible system.” Architecture is like a PC in many ways.

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PS is about connecting mobile and console players.

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Nothing will come between the player and the pleasure of playing.

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PS3 Connects to a broad range of services. Top Netflix streaming box on the market.

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Mark worked on the 2600. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Cerny

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Lead system architect is Mark Cerny. Formerly of Atari.

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The new PS4

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PS4 is announced. The leading authority on play. Best place to play.

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Powerful opportunities to play and be informed.

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Recap of current hardware. Claim: Vita is a strong living room device.

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Plenty of love for the Vita so far, which is curious since it hasn’t really been a runaway success.

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Jordan Crook February 20, 20132:54 pm

Might as well join in: Jordan here. Also watching from home. It’s all fun for us, warm and at home… Until they give away PS4s to everyone in the audience, including John, after the show.

Chris Velazco February 20, 20132:41 pm

And this is Chris, also watching from home. John Biggs is the one bravely standing in the cold in New York — not sure if I’m envious of him or profoundly happy I’m somewhere warm.

Darrell Etherington February 20, 20132:38 pm

Darrell here, watching from home. There’s an age gate on the live video feed. Is Sony planning to use swears? Gasp!

Chris Velazco February 20, 20132:33 pm

Chris Velazco February 20, 20132:32 pm

Hi folks, TC is in line for Sony’s press conference right now. And it’s freezing.