Gaming journalists have had Xbox One consoles for weeks now and were expecting to receive PS4 debug units over the weekend. Instead they have been told only a very small number of major media outlets would be getting a console and no one will be given the ability to capture direct-feed video. To say these members of the gaming media are shocked, hurt and pissed would be the understatement of understatements.
Cherry picking which media outlets are given debug consoles and cutting everyone else out is the same as paying for reviews. It sad to see people trying to minimize and downplay what is happening here like, not surprisingly, SonyGAF is doing. These are real people being hurt not random fanboys on a gaming forum with no real connection to the industry. The damage Sony is doing is real and affects many people's lives. To them this isn't just a game.
imonamilkcarton: This is matching up to the info I have been receiving!I am also hearing the red line is happening after a hour or so into gameplay on certain games.The red line means system is over heating or there has been an error!The red line is dealt with by resetting the system or cutting it off and letting it cool!
I also hearing only the bigger well known and Sony freindly gaming site are getting or Recieved the dev/debug kits.Sony has really shit the bed!This is very bad on Sony's end!
NEW INFO AND RUMOR!!
THIS IS FROM THE SAME SOURCE,BUT HE SAY PS4 DOESNT SUPPORT HDCP SO PEOPLE CAN NOT RECORD GAMEPLAY OFF PS4! THE PS4 IS ALSO RED LIGHTING AND CRASHING FOR SOME REVIEWERS,
SONY NOT ALLOWING YOUTUBE COMMENTARY TO BE POSTED WITH OUT THERE PERMISSION PER GAME REVIEW!I ALL CONTENT HAS TO BE APPROVED BY SONY!
mistercteam: also because they are forced to review
based on stage demo
when the stage demo could be from PC based devkit
not retail unit
anpanman: yes, mistercteam, that is correct. Debug consoles are only being sent to cherry picked media outlets by Sony (and not many to begin with). All other gaming media are only being allowed to review games in a closed environment via Sony press junkets like the one IGN posted the invitation for the other day.
"If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's a duck."
HenryFood: Marcus Beer @AnnoyedGamer 13m
Let me clarify 1 thing, it's not about "video capture issues", it's about evaluating things in staged environments.
Don't trust staged shit.
Marcus Beer @AnnoyedGamer 2h
If the media can't do it's job due to daft restrictions, we can't do our job and inform the consumer properly. That's the crux of things.
Marcus Beer @AnnoyedGamer 1h
@Laughing__Man_ Not to my knowledge, it is about making balanced coverage of a console launch damn near impossible though.
So nothing to do with x1? Are sony doing something desperate
2fakes: MarcusBeer Is pisssed at Sony for lying! LOL is this the end of the world? http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph
"Hi all, took me a while to remember my password or I would have jumped in sooner.
Its not just about the games, its reviewing the actual system 2 days before the damn thing ships.
Something feels off right now to be honest & a lot of people are pissed about it.
If you have seen anything I have done over the last 8 months, you will know I have been very happy with the way Sony has been doing things but now its time for them to shit or get off the pot and they are being damn evasive about allowing serious access to the system before launch.
I have mine preordered (ditto XboxOne) & if that is the only way I will get to have said access to the PS4 then so be it.
When people delay access to something, game or hardware, it's never for a good reason in my experience."
icyrocket: Impressive! Ryse: Son of Rome - Forging the Armor and Weapons http://youtu.be/94oKJz5KYMM
mistercteam: several people at neogaf , "hope neogaf server ready for what is coming" also remember 29oct http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph
"I hope GAF servers are ready for whats coming."
"Didn't sessler say Xbone owners need not worry?"
"If they're saying that it's not a problem for Xbone, what could it be?
Could the internet survive a PS4 delay?"
Also look at this 1080p vs 720
even X1 video is 720p (yes there is 1080p)
it is clearly PS4 version AA is not good enough (some missing ?) very noticeable on building on image.
and seems the colour is better on X1, it is like X1 on all games
have more CGI look. (My own opinion anyway)
(open image in new tab to see in full res!!!)
Misterx: Could Sony release an overheating PS4 as it all point it is? I think yes, they will, no matter what. Also i don't worry about resolution debates. The games still will look better due to more stuff on screen and FX. Our first televisions had 536i and still look photorealistic :) Yes it is bad that Xbox One could have some start rush and games will not use full power. But image quality is still the king and will be better on Xbox One i beleive.
rmb2: Makes sense MS dalay Xbox reviews. MS want comparisons with true PS4.
av3rag3gam3rguy: They say history repeats itself
May 5th, 2006 - SCEE CEO David Reeves: "It doesn't really matter what ships at launch." "The first five million are going to buy it, whatever it is, even it didn't have games," edit for 2013 *and even if it overheats after an hour"
I understand Microsofts silence on a LOT of issues now if these things are correct. Why would you waste your time defending your company and its product against a company that has done nothing but lie, and can't even get their product working.
MS will show working Xboxes (as they have been), show games being played on those boxes (the road show) and sit back and watch as people realize more and more the Sony fud.
I game, and i had planned on getting a PS4, but with all this info, if true, i may evoke my own six month delay and wait till they sort this out. I don't need a $400 personal heater that only works for an hour.