Ep. 123 – PC In My Console

So the PS4 is officially a list of specs, the controller has a share button, and the Internet is about to be flooded with “check out my latest kill” videos. The next generation is here. Get hyped.

Tech/Hardware News:

Google demos Project Glass features. “OK, Glass… Make me look like a dork.” The truth about Google Glasses.

Microsoft fined $731 Million over browser monopoly.

nVidia unleashes a Titan. $1000 or £847.

AMD shows of TressFX, because you’re worth it.

OpenELEC now supports HD Audio bitstreaming on Intel HD2000+ GPU’s.

Gaming News:

PS4 Debut

  • Sony shows everything… except the PS4 itself.
  • Single Chip Customer processor/ CPU AMD Jaguar x86-64bit 8 cores / GPU AMD Next Generation Radeon graphics engine capable of 1.84 TFOPS
  • Memory – GDDR5 8GB Shared (Sony calls it Unified) – Will deliver 176GB/second of bandwidth
  • Hard Drive – Built-in (Rumored 160GB & 500GB in initial System offerings)
  • Optical Drive – 6X Blu-ray XL drive with 8X DVD read ability (Supports Blu-ray XL 100GB discs)
  • I/O – Super-Speed USB 3.0
  • Communications – 10/100/1000 Ethernet / 802.11 b/g/n wireless / Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
  • AV Output – HDMI / Analog-AV out / Optical Digital Output
  • No price announced… $439 – $499 rumored.
  • Interface closeup.
  • All PS4 games will be available digitally.
  • PS4 Eye now looks a lot like Kinnect.

Playstation 4 Games Announced/Shown:

  • Knack – Weird little robot guy platformer
  • Witness – New game from Jonathan Blow (Braid)
  • Diablo 3
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Driveclub
  • Destiny

Features:

  • Details4K capable, but not for games
  • Sharing and gameplay streaming
  • Stream games to Vita
  • Instant on and saved game states
  • No native backward compatibility

Sim City attempts to launch. Amazon stops selling as ratings hit a new low. EA even pulls marketing.

Wii-U sells only 60k unit after Christmas in the US whilst Sony claims sales boom for the Vita over Christmas.

F-Zero AX found in F-Zero GX on the GameCube.

Age of Empires II getting a HD remake and released by Microsoft on Steam with Steamworks support.

God of War: Ascension loves women.

Dead or Alive 5 like jiggly boobs.

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