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Sony to reveal PS4 'release date plans' at gamescom


Sony has revealed its plans for gamescom, which according to the hardware giant will include "release plans for the PlayStation 4."

“We’ll kick off the show at 18:00 BST on 20 August 2013 with a briefing to media on our release plans for PlayStation 4, as well as updates on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita,” says the official website.

We already know that Sony will be revealing a host of new exclusive titles for PS Vita and PS4, but a release date for the latter is what we've really been waiting on, so next week just got a whole load more exciting.

What release date do you think Sony will announce for the PS4 next week?

Edited On 16 Aug, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
I forget, is there a live stream of this even somewhere?
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Joe2120 3 years ago
We'll stream everything here :)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Awesome, and it's a decent time of day, so I can hook up the laptop to my TV and watch with my dinner! Cheers, Joe.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I just don't like how it's been as 'plans' rather than 'concrete motherfucking date'. But i'm picky.
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Kaysar 3 years ago
As much as I'd love the release date to be asap, realistically I need it to be in November. That's when I'll have saved up enough for the beast, and if it's released sooner I'll be feasting on super noodles until December to be able to pay for it.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Super Noodles are good. Lidl do a variety that taste the same for 19p.... :P
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troublemaker 3 years ago
***Await's Jack Tretton appearing on stage yelling "Here's our concrete mother fucking date motherfuckers!"***
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
if that happens, I'd lose my shit.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Gonna be good to have a date to look forward to :)
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Kaysar 3 years ago
19p? I think I may start living off them anyway at that price!
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extermin8or 3 years ago
@kaysar- you and me both hahaha-well my birthdays next wednesday if I can get the remaining £200 I need to pay of my ASDA pre order (sorry shopto but your billing system wont accept my money-by all means I tried loads to get it working but... no joy.) But if I don't manage that pot noodles as I start uni is a great idea :p
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Aye Kaysar, my mate said you add soy sauce to them and they are amazing. So I'm thinking of investing myself lol. How does everyone have their pot noodles? Watery or thick?
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Kaysar 3 years ago
Depends on the noodle, but generally thick. Some, however, I like making a bit soupy to "drink" at the end. My savings have gone to my mum (I feel 12 again) to ensure they don''t get spent. Almost there but could do with the extra few months to ensure I have extra pennies for at least on game and the camera. And my order is via ShopTo (do I get some money off for being loyal? :P)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
In the bin preferably. I respect my body way too much to put that shit into it! haha!
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I've made £450 in bets since hte Championship season has started so I'm putting that away to try and save up some games and stuff. Tempted by splinter cell now though lol. And I love it thick but I only like the Chicken & mushroom one. TM obviously has no soul :P haha
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I'm Ginger, no soul comes with the territory!
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The Boss 3 years ago
Joe, I'm really looking forward to Sony PANS for the PS4? LOL
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I'd rather buy a pack of noodles and make my own
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Did you not know you get a free pan with every console The Boss
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troublemaker 3 years ago
As we all are, Boss! Haha!
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The Boss 3 years ago
What if they say release next year? 2014?!!
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The Boss 3 years ago
I know that Zavvi are selling PANTS at £14.99 if you by Fifa 14... Must have been so popular that Now also Sony has something Similar LOL they have PANS rather than PANTS with the PS4 LOL
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Unless the pants are free, I'm not interested! GENIUS IDEA, replace shopto points with shopto PANTS!
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Bindiana 3 years ago
You get a day one release pan to cook your super noodles in so you can save for the console its brilliant thinking from Sony!
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The Boss 3 years ago
Yhe Bronze , Silver and Gold PANTS... after Gold you can have the BORAT PANTS...
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troublemaker 3 years ago
TAKE MY MONEY!
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The Boss 3 years ago
Only your money? or your PANS?
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Nope, the pans are mine to keep!
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Yeah right Trouble we all now your a scalper and selling those pans on ebay for triple the price.
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The Boss 3 years ago
But you will have them free on release with the PS4? why you want keep them :-)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Because I didn't pre-order my PS4 before August 6th. PANS are no longer guaranteed!
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I fear Joe's typo has caused this thread to take a really weird left turn!
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The Boss 3 years ago
For sure we will have some cancellation so don't worry you maybe get one...:-) important be in the Q...
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Bindiana 3 years ago
well microsoft are doing day 1 achievements, so could the Pan be a real life day 1 Trophy.
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Rob_The_Zombie 3 years ago
Isn't it the 19th it kicks off?
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Conferences on the 20th, media/trade 21st-22nd, then open to public 23-25th. I think!
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Rob_The_Zombie 3 years ago
Thanks dude.
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Glennb 3 years ago
21st of October people have been saying it will come out on
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Kaysar 3 years ago
There was an email leaked of a shop talking of a console being released by Sony on the 21st of October. However, that could just be a new version of Vita, or even the PS3 (my bet). Or, as with all rumours, not with the webpage it was written on
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superniceguy 3 years ago
The official release may be Nov/Dec 2013, but if you have not preordered one by now then it will be 2014 regardless you can get one.
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Kaysar 3 years ago
Well, unless you're willing to pay through the nose (or with a lot of money) to get one 2nd hand
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
No. If they have not pre-ordered, it will NOT be release date, but who says it will be 2014?
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Jesus Tony, when are you going to read the actual release that sony put out? They said, "Pre-orders made after August 6th will not be GUARANTEED FOR LAUNCH DAY" this means, in the simplest of terms, that you might get it the week after, you might get it in December, YOU JUST DON'T KNOW. Unless you work for Sony manufacturing and know something the rest of the world doesn't, please just be quiet until you have educated yourself on the subject you are talking about
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Bindiana 3 years ago
The officail Release date might be September the 1st you dont know unless you work for Sony wish you would stop spouting the same line over and over again.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Not guaranteed for launch day still means I can probably walk into Morrisons at 2pm and pick one up because I doubt they will sell their allocation.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
If they are having stock problems which they are as they have said then they will release it as late as possible to fulfil as many as possible on day one, but not so late as it is too close to Christmas, but I doubt there will be time to get many more made between release day and Christmas, therefore it will be 2014
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
So, you admit, this is all happening in the mind of TONY?
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Actually, no. If they call the release date October/November, they will have a set allocation ready for that date. But they are not going to stop manufacturing the machines once they hit that allocation, they will keep building them, at a very high rate, all the way through Christmas and across the entirety of next year. Their launch day allocation will obviously be out of stock in most places on release day, but within a week or two, the machine will be readily available in stores again. Source: I am a manufacturing engineer by trade. I know what I'm talking about.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
You have gotten it into your head that for reasons unknown Sony are just going to stop making PS4s before the end of the year. That's not how manufacturing works. And I really wish you would get it through your thick skull that Sony have said nothing about stock issues or manufacturing problems, they have simply said that the demand is so high that ON RELEASE DAY you might have trouble getting a PS4 if you didn't pre-order early enough
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superniceguy 3 years ago
I doubt the date will be before Nov 13th (which is the closest official date so far), but as they are not having enough stock, it will be more like near the end of November. They would want more people getting hold of the PS4 on day one, as the more people having to wait longer after release will be worse for Sony. Christmas always slows down over Christmas, and from over 30 years of experience of buying stuff, I know what I am talking about
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Ok so I'll go ask my Grandfather, who by the way has over 60 years of experience buying stuff
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troublemaker 3 years ago
You clearly don't. Release day sell outs up demand. Increased demand means better sales. Basic business mate. Lets say you're right. To get units to shops for November 13th, they need to be shipping beginning of November. You're telling me, that in the 7 weeks between then and Christmas, they won't get any more units into stores? Think it through mate.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
hmmmm do I go with someone in manufacturing or someone who buys things!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm guessing, I'M GUESSING that everyone here buys stuff as well
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Kaysar 3 years ago
Makes sense. Lots of people want the PS4 so what you should do is keep delaying it so no-one can have it. Even better, keep delaying it for that exact reason as your closest rival releases their console......
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troublemaker 3 years ago
For the sake of full disclosure, I'm not in manufacturing anymore, but that fact doesn't sully my credentials. I don't think.
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Dead 3 years ago
I don't buy things, I get them for free ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
We all know you do Gloria.
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The Boss 3 years ago
What if will be next year?
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Then so be it. But I refuse to believe that things are so bad that it's "release day or 2014"
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The Boss 3 years ago
Well will Xbox one win ?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Do you have some insider knowledge? Risky move putting the release date back to 2014 and giving microsoft a headstart.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I think it's gonna be so close, that to be the "winner" will be by a matter of thousands of units. Those that, for example, buy an Xbox one because PS4 is delayed, will almost certainly get the PS4 too. You won't see a clear winner until next Christmas
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The Boss 3 years ago
Well lot will want a better machine this xmas so they will buy a Xbone.. Then Sony have to fight back like they done it with PS3 for years....
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If people want a better machine they should just build a PC. Sorted
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I don't think they'll need to this time around. Boning the launch could change that, but like I say, it won't be as bad as the fearmonger up there reckons.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
So do you know the release dates The Boss obviously know you couldnt tell us the dates as your sworn to secrecy I just wondered if both companies had told you when to expect them and how many your getting.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Yeah, I don't want a pc mate. It's not a viable option for me.plus, pc doesn't have killzone!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
But it does have Amnesia & FTL
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Both of which I can play on my laptop, if I so choose.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Not the new one & I was only talking about people that wanted the "better machine"
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well actually maybe you could, I've not seen the specs of your Laptop
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
http://store.steampowered.com/app/239200/
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The Boss 3 years ago
Nope, I don't know any dates ... we are hoping by Monday to know:, release date, Official RRP for the software so we can start work on bundle offer.. Do not expect any saving with bundle.. unfortunately due to the low quantity available of consoles on day one no Publisher is willing to discount the software to sell with the console... we will just make bundle so will be easy for us to dispatch your pre order... There will be limited 1 console per customer and per household.. we want to make happy as many loyal customer we can..
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Tony's really in a bizarre state of denial, isn't he? Also, PC might be the "best" option for gaming (depending on your own personal idea of what "best" entails), but it's also the most expensive and inconvenient option both in the short term and long term, especially if you want a machine capable of running... say Battlefield 4 at full settings and so you can comfortably play it. Plus there's the multitude of big games that will never release on PC, while most of the worthwhile PC titles will also release on console. Basically implying PC gaming is flat out "better" isn't a cut and dry argument. A £350 PC will not be a truly viable alternative to a PS4 for one clear example on the matter.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Boss, any chance of having points on hardware please? It's e only thing keeping my pre-order from shopto.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Yeah, Tony's mindset is begin into make me chuckle its so blindered.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
There is also a multitude of PC games that will never be release on console. No one is going to run Battlefield 4 on Ultra on a PC under £800 (That is the highest most people go) & down the line it kind of evens out when you factor in that PC games are cheaper. Also never did I say that you can build a PC equal to or greater than that of the PS4 for the same price. (Sorry for the long ass post)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
The best way to enjoy games, is to have all the consoles, the handhelds and a super pc, unfortunately, only a select few can afford that, and have the room to do it, or they're Joe and Ash and get paid to do it that way. For the rest of us, it's usually a choice of a select few and as sad as it makes me (I used to be a hardcore pc gamer) consoles offer the best value, not necessarily in financial terms (although pc game prices are creeping up) but in time and space, certainly.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I agree. Consoles are convenient
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The Boss 3 years ago
Hi troublemaker, on hardware there is no so much profit that we can give some back.. if we do give points mean we have to put prices bit higher....
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Yeah, I thought so, worth a shot though. I'm not buyi til the new year, so I'll get the best deal at he time. Sorry. I'll always be getting my games from here though. Still friends?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Didn't the Hardware Points stop around the time that you guys started the 1 year guarantee? I think so since it started after I got points on my Pika3ds
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Also who do you think you are trying to make "Profit" on anything, never mind consoles. I swear this place is turning into Game (I miss the Gamestation of old)
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Hardware points stopped when the 3DS 'buy one now, get 2 of these 5 games free' offer stopped.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Nox! Don't make it so the boss doesn't come back. I love it when he appears to jump in on our idiotic conversations! Like back in the days of the forum when muppet like conversation was nullified e second AJ or ScreamingChief appeared! Haha!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Guess I better do this then (J/K)
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Whitey 3 years ago
Does The Boss work for ShopTo? if so, I didn't know that :)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Haha! Yep!
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Whitey 3 years ago
Nox, as the LoL player will tell you, putting J/K will not help your case :)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Too soon Whitey, too soon
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Whitey 3 years ago
Not soon enough I'd say.
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Whitey 3 years ago
By the way, did you decide on a Keyboard/mouse yet? I just ordered the new 2014 Razer Naga and Razer Deathstalker keyboard, bloody 2-3 week wait on the Naga though.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Sidewinder X4 & Anker 8000. I'm going to measure my desk to see if the Razer Goliathus Extended Speed Mouse Mat will fit on it later
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Naga 2014 Really? I would never pay that much for a mouse
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Whitey 3 years ago
It's only £70 but I got 20% off for having a previous Naga, and it's a must for MMO players so it's worth it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
ONLY!!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's a 2 week wait cos it is released in 2 week
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Whitey 3 years ago
The Anker 8k gets good reviews to be fair, but I have to stick with the Naga, wouldn't use any other mouse unless another 17+ button mouse came out that was better (Logitech G600 doesn't count)
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I agree Whitey I have a similar one but its the blue not green (cant remember the model) and it is great for any RPG nevermind MMOs.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Yeah Zombie I have the blue one at the moment, it's just the one before the 2012 edition, but I decided to go ahead and get the new 2014 one using my 20% promo code.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If I used Steam as my main platform I might consider getting one but right now I don't and I just want something to make things a bit more fluid, plus I don't do competitive
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Same here Nox I dont really do competitive either. Anyone planning on getting FF 14 when its out either PC or PS3?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think using a few more keys on the keyboard is worth £50
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Whitey 3 years ago
I'm not a competitive player either, Naga just makes my gaming so much easier. Probably won't get FF14 to be honest, doesn't look that good, plus too many MMO's to play already.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm getting the PS3 version from Amazon for £7. Been in the Beta since the start by I haven't had the time to dedicate to it, wish I did (Keep getting distracted)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh and another downside the A Realm Reborn, you need to pay a sub (I expect that to change in a few month-year)
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
We need to try and get the same server Nox. As long as it is regularly updated I dont mind the sub. The one MMO i am looking forward to is Wildstar hoping the announce a release date for that soon.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I still find myself looking at the keyboard every now and again so as long as I have enough keys to make what I'm doing fluid I'm golden
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I just can't justify a sub. As you know I get easily sidetracked when gaming, I'll start playing something then decide to randomly start something else and completely forget about the first game. Also time would be better spent on the backlog me thinks
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm saying this now but you never know come release. Oh & I can use keyboard and mouse on the PS3 version, I was really happy when I found that out while playing the Beta
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Whitey 3 years ago
Wildstar looks pretty good to be fair.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I know what you mean. Me and my friend have been looking for an MMO to play after PSU shut down and as it doesnt look like PSO2 is coming out soon we were going to give this a try, added bonus that its crossplay as he doesnt have a very good PC
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I found Rusty Hearts was OK also Elsword as well
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Yeah and if you do get it you wouldnt need to worry about a healer as thats what i was planning on being. Everything about Wildstar just looks like a game i would love. Also you notice how the evil sides in stuff like that are usually very english.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Hopefully Wildstar doesn't have a sub. But NCsoft are publishing so will probably be full of store transactions like GW2
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Chazza 3 years ago
I'd love Sony to announce a shock early release for PS4, say late September/early October - that would really put Microsoft in a spin! Realistically though it will probably be the second half of November.
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Skiba 3 years ago
hope shopto put some bundles up next week want to pay for mine now.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Looking forward to it. Can't wait to see some titles that I might actually buy. Don't disappoint me Sony. Just look at how you've handled the Vita and do better. DO IT!
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The Boss 3 years ago
"troublemaker" always friends :-))
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The Boss 3 years ago
I'm ignoring PikaNox comment..
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The Boss 3 years ago
About Sony Software Prices I'm expecting that they will increase the RRP.. Robichoico you could be disappointed...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It was all in good fun Boss
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The Boss 3 years ago
PikaNox I hope so :-)
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I think I will be disappointed. I want Sony to come out and do well but their track record with the PSV is just making me think they won't. I downright refuse to buy a new console from them and be lumbered with games I wouldn't pay RRP for this gen.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I think I will be disappointed. I want Sony to come out and do well but their track record with the PSV is just making me think they won't. I downright refuse to buy a new console on launch and be lumbered with games I wouldn't pay more than £20 for now. Get some decent Japan support Sony and get it soon.
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The Boss 3 years ago
Robichoico Sony and few other publishers have RRP in EU higher than UK and EU offices are putting pressure on UK to get them aligned, UK market export lot of games to EU and for this EU branches are under performing and UK is over performing...
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Dead 3 years ago
Shut up David.
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Delloy 3 years ago
Pre ordered mine back at the end of March, fingers crossed I'll be getting mine on release. Looking forward to the reveal on date...cant wait!
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Whitey 3 years ago
Dude... WTF?

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