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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

An Analystic Post About The PS4 (Or How I Think The PS4 will be like)

All of the following is based on what has been happening in the video game market lately. It may or may not actually happen.
When Will The PS4 Be Released?
Late 2013-early 2014. This answer is not a matter of opinion, it's a matter of need. If Sony waits until 2014 to release the PS4 it will be to late to get a big next-gen market share, even if they can release it in 2013 it will be hard to take a big proportion the next-gen market from Nintendo, by the 18th of November 2013 (based on what I have seen, if you want I can go into detail why I think this), 10+ million Wii U's will have been sold! If they wait until November 2014, 23+ million Wii U's and 10+ Xbox ---'s will have been sold, that's 33 million next-gen consoles sold. And you don't want to get in to a market where 33 million out of the 200 million (<lifetime--7-8 years--next-gen consoles sales combined) units have been sold. 
I'm willing to bet never playing my second favorite game again on this: The main controller will have a touchscreen on it. Why? Because having a second screen makes most games better (example: ZombiU, Rayman Legends, and LBP2).  Sony knows this--the the PS Vita-PS3 cross play shows that--but in order for third-party's to really support the second screen it has to be something that everyone has, and since the Wii U main controller has a touchscreen on it third-party's won't half-heartedly use the screen (won't seem like a wast of money). 
Sony can't afford to have another weirdly-built, to expensive, console again. Last year Sony lost $5.6 billion, and the yens doing really good (<that's bad for Sony) so they'll want to play it safe (like they did with the PS1&2) so they will try not losing much money off every PS4 sold (like they did with the PS3) probably just $50. Based on all of this I think the PS4 will cost $350-$400, and will not be a super powerful console. It will be powerful, only it wont be another PS3. Thankfully based on the specs in the leaked Xbox 720 doc and what we know about the Wii U's specs, they wont need to make a super power console anyway (just powerful). For an example of how powerful I think it will be, go back to the 6th gen, only this time in the order will be:
  • Gamecube: PS4
  • PS2: Xbox 720
  • Dreamcast: Wii U
Comment below! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Japanese Wii U/3DS Nintendo Direct Incoming!

A Japanese Wii U/3DS Nintendo Direct will happen at 4AM PT-5AM MT-6AM CT-7AM ET-today (the 25th). You can watch it here:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Super Mario Bros. U Will Run in 1080p!

Earlier this year we were told that NSMBU would run in 720p, but today on NSMBU's official website ( revealed that NSMBU will in fact run in 1080p!

Now we just need Pikmin 3 to run in full HD....

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate VS. Monster Hunter Tri on Dolphin Graphics

Here's a comparison I just made of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter Tri on Dolphin:
It looks like Ultimate will have better graphics and therefor is not just a upscaled Wii game! Though the sittings may be different.  Got the PC pic from here:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Justin Bieber is in NBA 2K13


In other news, the eShop is down until 8PM PDT.

PS4 Specs and Controller Leaked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Two days ago I did an interview with my good friend Mr. Anonymous (he's a famous video game developer), about the not yet announced PS4! So sit back and enjoy the interview!
TechnoHobbit: Hello, Mr. Anonymous, good to see you again! You said earlier today that you had a ton of PS4 info (including the specs, the price, and how it looks)?

Mr. Anonymous: Yep, so first of all I guess I'll tell you the specs:
CPU: An custom 8-core 4.25GHz POWER7 CPU with 4 threads per core, a total of 32 threads.
RAM: 128GB's of GDRR5 RAM for Games and 16GB's of GDDR5 RAM for the OS.
GPU: 8 custom AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPU's.
HDD: 20TB's

TechnoHobbit: What............? Oh you got the wrong specs right? Like last time when you gave me the specs for Watson instead of the Wii U's?!?!?!?!!!!

Mr. Anonymous: Nope that's the PS4 specs.

TechnoHobbit: AAAAAAAAAAaaahHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! The fanboys are right!!!! The Wii U will be last gen! In fact the Xbox 720 will be last GEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Anonymous: Good to see that you have seen the power! And that just the basics, here's more details:
The CPU has a theoretical performance of 326.45 GFLOPS, just so everyone knows the PS3's CPU has a theoretical performance of 214GFLOPS, while the Xbox 360 CPU has a theoretical peak performance of 115 GFLOPS, and the Wii U has a  theoretical peak performance of 223 GFLOPS (< leaked info)
TechnoHobbit: Wow.... How about the GPU's? In fact how did they get 8 of the strongest GPU's in the PS4 anyway?

Mr. Anonymous: It's Sony. Here's the specs of the GPU's

Radeon 7970 GHz Edition
PS4 GPU (remember there are 8 of these)
Graphics Cores
Texture Units
Clock Frequency
1006 MHz
1035 MHz
Transistor Count
4.3 billion
4.38 billion

As you see customization made the specs are a bit better than the most powerful GPU on the market! To put this difference in to perspective lets look at the 3DMark Vantage scores (bigger is better):

Radeon 7970 GHz Edition
PS4 GPU (remember there are 8 of these)
35,013 Or if you count all 8 of them working together: 280,104

TechnoHobbit: So how many times more powerful is the PS4 compared to the Wii U?

Mr. Anonymous: If you use my very complex mathematical formula....... The PS4 is approximately 70x more powerful than the Wii U in terms of raw power, so that's like 70 Wii U tied together!

TechnoHobbit: There is no way these specs could be true, do you realize how much power this thing would use!?!? And how much it would cost Sony?

Mr. Anonymous: This is Sony where talking about dude, not Nintendo. Sony cares about using the latest and greatest technology, and they aren't afraid to sale the PS4 at a lost.

TechnoHobbit: I still don't believe it. For one why does it need 128GB of RAM? The Blu-ray disc can only hold 128 GB max, so unless they want no loading times what so ever, what's the point?

Mr. Anonymous: Oh it doesn't use Blu-ray, like every PlayStation before it, it is using a new format of disc, this time it's uses HVD, these disc can hold up to 6TB!

TechnoHobbit: And how in the world could they use all this space? And GPU/CPU power?

Mr. Anonymous: One word to answer both qstons: 4K.  Or if you want a more complex answer: the PS4 can run graphically intensive UE4 games at native 3D4K 120FPS, while streaming 3D1080p+ to this!

Behold the PS4 Controller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TechnoHobbit: AGHHHHHH!!! That looks unconformable..

Mr. Anonymous:  Well it's not, way better then the Wii U GamePad........ and the GamePad is conformable!!! Some details of the controller:

  1. Weighs 380 Grams
  2. The screen is 6 inchs.
  3. Has Multi-touch
  4. The screen has a rez over 1080p, but since the screen doesn't have an aspect ratio of 16:9, I like to call it 1080p+
  5. The screen is 3D like the 3DS's 

TechnoHobbit: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Once again I must say all this is technically impossible, this thing  (the PS4) must use 6000 Watts!!!!! And cost $5000!

Mr. Anonymous: Nope it uses 2000 Watts max, and Sony is aiming for a $1999 piece, and a late 2013 lunch!

TechnoHobbit: Well the console must be huge in order to hold all this tech!

Mr. Anonymous: 
Yes, it is huge, about the size of a mini refrigerator. Here is a pic of the prototype: 
TechnoHobbit: AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Anonymous: Bye, now I've got to go and hide from Sony!