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Sony Shows off PS4 in Teaser Trailer, More to Come at E3

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Sony's shown off the PS4... kind of.

This year, 2013, is the year of next-gen announcements. Nintendo leapfrogged both Sony and Microsoft by getting a head start on launching the Wii U late last year, and Sony made its reveal in February. Microsoft will be making a two-part reveal: one tomorrow and another at its E3 conference.

Sony, not wanting to be outshined, showed off the PS4 today in a teaser trailer… sort of. The thirty second trailer blurs out the console, and only small portions of the console are shown off in close-up. Of course, the trailer's more about generating hype and trolling Microsoft the day before the big Xbox reveal, but it also tells us that Sony will be pulling back the covers on what the console itself looks like.

Here's the clip that Sony's released. And yes, despite it looking like it's been shot by a cameraman who can't figure out how to rack focus, it's real:

PlayStation 4 See it First on 6/10/2013

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    kinggraves , May 20, 2013 11:23 AM
    Maybe when someone pulls the stills those flashes will assemble something that doesn't look like an out of focus toaster. Showing only parts makes me question what they're not showing. Promising a lot of interesting things only raises the bar for what they have to deliver. Trying to manipulate direct questions only makes me wonder why they can't give direct answers. I pay attention to what Sony is like as a company. I do not go into this trusting Sony after how they've handled the PS3, PS Mobile, Vita, and their customers, and they aren't doing anything to change that. I don't care how good the hardware is if the seller has the attitude that they can remove things or fail to deliver down the line.
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    mauller07 , May 20, 2013 11:54 AM
    so basically its a black rectangular box with a vented recess around its circumference, vents all across its back and with a wedge shaped front. similar to the wedge of the card reader lid on the original ps3
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    Grandmastersexsay , May 20, 2013 12:09 PM
    I have always been an Xbox guy, but I will go with whatever console finally has native support for MKV...
    Probably going to go with an HTPC.
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    JOSHSKORN , May 20, 2013 12:16 PM
    I'm building an HTPC this summer on Haswell, then I'll get the XBOX Infinity and maybe even the PS4, too. Not interested in the Wii U.
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    hitman40 , May 20, 2013 12:26 PM
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    I have always been an Xbox guy, but I will go with whatever console finally has native support for MKV...
    Probably going to go with an HTPC.


    Yes!!!!! I feel exactly the same. I mean you can play MKV's on the ps3 media server, so far all my MKV's play with TSmuxer except one movie -__-. But the hassle
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    shikamaru31789 , May 20, 2013 12:56 PM
    I'm piecing the various snapshots together in my mind and I can't say I'm very fond of what I'm seeing. A rectangular black box, with lots of straight edges and square vents. Honestly seems kind of reminiscent of the PS2 design, and I was never fond of it's looks. I like more rounded designs, like the Next Xbox mock-up made by Xbox World magazine for their last issue. Here's hoping that MS delivers a good-looking conservative design tomorrow.
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    shikamaru31789 , May 20, 2013 1:04 PM
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    I'm building an HTPC this summer on Haswell, then I'll get the XBOX Infinity and maybe even the PS4, too. Not interested in the Wii U.


    Yeah, that's what I plan to do as well. Build a small living room friendly HTPC and buy either the Next Xbox or PS4, maybe both. I'm trying to figure out how to build a powerful enough HTPC in a small enough form factor to meet my needs, but most of the small cases only take single-slot cards, and the most powerful readily available single-slot card, the 7750, isn't powerful enough for me. I'm hoping that either the GeForce 700 series or the Radeon 9000 series coming out later this year will have a single-slot card with at least 1500 gflops.
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    unknown9122 , May 20, 2013 1:55 PM
    I wonder if they will be updating the status on the controller on June 10.... LOL.
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    nikoli707 , May 20, 2013 2:21 PM
    dietrich: after you spend $299 on the new ps4 and the cost of your $399 laptop, your already at a price for a computer that will beat the ps4. until consoles can use word, excel, video conversion, photo manipulation, they will always lose to a pc at the same price point of most users laptops. this is assuming the ps4 will be released at $299, it could be as high as $399, and many users spend $499 on their laptop, thats $900, can easily build a pc right now that will graphically far outclass the ps4, not to mention true 1440p or 4k compatibility.
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    aggroboy , May 20, 2013 7:51 PM
    Indignant elitism aside, I don't think a $900 laptop can play Watch Dogs at high detail.
    You need to bruteforce more horsepower in PC gaming hardware due to severe driver overheads and lack of single-spec optimization, but the payoff is worth it.
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    cobra5000 , May 20, 2013 11:26 PM
    Man, I hate adds like this. The product NEVER lives up to the hype.
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    hitman40 , May 22, 2013 9:11 PM
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    dietrich: after you spend $299 on the new ps4 and the cost of your $399 laptop, your already at a price for a computer that will beat the ps4. until consoles can use word, excel, video conversion, photo manipulation, they will always lose to a pc at the same price point of most users laptops. this is assuming the ps4 will be released at $299, it could be as high as $399, and many users spend $499 on their laptop, thats $900, can easily build a pc right now that will graphically far outclass the ps4, not to mention true 1440p or 4k compatibility.


    What is the purpose of the ps4? Games. So don't bring Word, Excel, to the table. So what if your at a price? If you spend $900 on a desktop, you still have to pay $399 for that laptop (school) so now your at $1300 instead of 900. Now for that extra $400, it got you a nice graphics upgrade, but so what, the ratio is still the same. BTW no $450 dollar laptop beats even a ps3, most laptops up to the $750 price point use integrated graphics

    Consoles do what they do best now, movies and games. Watch movies infront of a bigscreen and not having to squeeze around a crappy 23" TFT screen that turns to shit as soon as your off center and gather friends around your Plasma big screen offering infinite viewing angles and popping colors. Play games with your friends next to each other if you want. Console=communal physically confrontation environment. PC=Hardcore Games in isolated environment. Both do what they do best

    THUS: Advantages of consoles are more generous for "living room people" No amount of money put into an HTPC can offer that, because a gamepad still offers lacking features for a PC game designed to be used with a keyboard
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    Sony4 , May 30, 2013 2:53 AM
    Dear Sony
    I am writing to you today because the other day I bought one of your headsets for a mobile phone, It certainly looks nice and the speakers are honeslty not the worst though you've decided to put the microphone over a foot below my ear. Now why have you done this?, I cant think of any proper headset that would have the microphone near someones belly button, I would probably say that this is not a headset at all, and I would also say that its advertised length of 1.2 meter is complete bullshit due to this very fact, I would probably say that this being labeled as a headset would be considered false advertising and by no means have any rated lifespan greater than a week.
    Oh and the plug connectors, gold plated?, puny flakes of recycled gold powder already contaminated with god knows what glued on with god knows what basically toxic as hell and will gradually start to lose adhesion within a week?
    Furthermore:
    Your alarm clocks are a joke, they dont wake anyone up and certainly dont instill that sense of urgency to the morning that one used to get
    Your car audio equipment is a joke, though I noticed you released a new speaker line, such christmas
    I opened up one of your VAIO's and its PCB was about 3 inch by 3 inch, essentially nothing at all inside the device.
    Your little AM/FM radios hardly make any sound at all, a reason you should kill yourself on behalf of your grandparents.
    And, your new playstation 4 and its gay Gaigin developer, Ive read its pre-specs, not that they really make any difference to my opinion of what this overpriced (blessing) will be like, Im sure all its features and accesories are pretty much self explanitory.
    and if you still havent figured out why I wrote this or what I am reffering to then the reason why I wrote it is because I felt like it.
    ANTI-COPYRIGHT NOTICE: IF YOU FEEL LIKE REDISTRIBUTING THIS (TO WHOEVER ON EARTH YOU PARTICULARLY FEEL LIKE)THEN YOU HAVE EVERY ONE OF MY BLESSINGS TO DO SO. YOU CAN EVEN CHANGE ITS WORDS AROUND TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT.
    :) (: