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Going to be interesting to see what they say.
 

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My wild guess based on nothing Ive read anywhere else, is in addition to the PS4 announcement they will drop the price for the PlayStation Vita if it isn't already announced by then.

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I would say that Microsoft will not be far behind on their announcement too.
 

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The next Xbox and PS4 are both just about guaranteed to be day one purchases for me. I will be preordering both systems the day they are announced as long as they are reasonably priced and remain core gaming machines. I don't care if motion or touch screen controls are included for those that like them as long as they are not forced on me like the Wii. As long as regular controllers remain the default way to control both systems and they don't come in at $600 each like the PS3 did I'm in without hesitation.
 

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I think it's a pretty safe bet that Microsoft won't be waiting until E3 if Sony really does announce the PS4 in February. I have thought for a while now that both companies would probably do Apple style press events on their own to announce their new consoles. They can do that and still show off their launch games and more information on the new consoles at E3.
 

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So, I haven't been following this closely at all. What is the new playstation expected to have?
 

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The PlayStation 4 is driven by eight-core AMD CPUs clocked at 1.6GHz.

My PC has 3.10 Ghz 8 core AMD.

YAWN!
 

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If you look at the leaked specs of the new Xbox it looks like both systems will have the same type of CPU.
 

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http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/14/a-closer-look-at-the-playstation-4-controller-prototype

Here is a supposedly confirmed prototype of the PS4 controller. I'm not a huge fan of built in move or touch controls but I am happy that it mostly looks the same as the Dualshock. I kind of wish companies would quit trying to reinvent the controller. I know people think motion or VR is the future but for me I don't think it can get much better than the Xbox 360 wireless controller. Forget motion, touch, mouse and keyboard (sorry PC gamers). For me there is no better way to game than the 360 controller.

Dualshock is a close second for me and I actually use my PS3 more because I am still on a Launch 360 with a measly 20GB hard drive but I prefer the size and layout of the 360 controller.
 

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I am a fan of the 360 controller as well, but that isnt bad at all. Keeps a familiar look and (probably) feel, and adds the sensor. Nice.

I am with you on using a mouse or keyboard.
 

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I also think the 360 controller is the best one.
 

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Blocking used games doesn't bother me much. First, Gamestop is a total ripoff. If you are selling to them you will be lucky to get 25% of what they will turn around and sell it for. I have no problem going back and saving money on older games. I will rarely buy a game at the full retail price except for the few games I just have to have or the occasional game I plan to play online with my friends.

I spend most of my gaming time in single player campaigns and most of the time I don't feel those need to be played on release date. If I just wait a month or two after release I can usually find sales on amazon or even Target for $40 or less while GameStop will still be selling it for $54.99 used. Sometimes it's shocking how fast the prices drop. I remember finding Arkham City on Amazon for $20 less than 6 months after release. I feel like I can almost always find a new copy complete with online pass on sale somewhere for the same price or less than GameStop's used prices.

My second big problem with used games is the distribution of money. When I buy a game I like I want that money to go to the developer so they can make something else I like. Yes, my cheap gaming ways might mean they get less money from me than if I were to buy them on release day but at least they get something from me. When you buy a game used the developers see $0 of that sale price.
 

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that would prevent the use of second-hand video games on new hardware by linking physical game discs to an individual console once the software is installed.
So if that console craps out, which does happen, or if I have two of them and want to play in the living room versus the bedroom, I have to do what? Buy two copies of the game?

What about games from Redbox or any online renting company? Those will be useless as well?
 

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So if that console craps out, which does happen, or if I have two of them and want to play in the living room versus the bedroom, I have to do what? Buy two copies of the game?

What about games from Redbox or any online renting company? Those will be useless as well?
First these are just rumors and may not even be true. I highly doubt they will at least in the way that article says.

If this is implemented at all it will likely be done in the same way as downloadable games on the current consoles. They are linked to the Xbox Live gamertag or PSN name not the console. As long as you are signed into your account you can play them on as many consoles as you want and if you happen to delete them to free up space you can download them again as many times as you want.

I haven't rented a game since probably the PS1 days as a kid. Game rentals may very well be in danger with a system like this though. Every once in a while a friend will bring a game over for some good old couch co-op. This may be a problem as well but I suspect they would be able to log into their account on my system just like you can on the current consoles.
 

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Yeah, I understand it is just a rumor at this point, just questions based on how it is hinted that it would be done.

Tied to the gamertag/name is a better idea for sure.
 

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