PS3BlogCast Episode 90


This was the week of the Xbox reveal. How many of you watched it, or at least saw highlights? I didn’t watch the entire thing, but I did catch a lot of what was discussed.

With not much in the way of other news this week we get into a long discussion about our impressions of Microsofts reveal event, as well as other announcements that were game related that went along with it. What did you think? Were you impressed or disappointed? Let us know in the comments below!

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Here’s a list of some things we discussed:

  • New Releases
  • Sony teases what the PS4 will look like
  • Ender’s Game
  • Xbox One
  • Secret Word

Written by: Clint - Podcast Producer


  1. #1 by EdEN on May 23rd, 2013 [ 136069 Points ]

    That tease for the PS4 was… different. From what was shown, it seems the console will have a lot of sharp edges. Weird, huh?

  2. #2 by Jay on May 23rd, 2013 [ 83111 Points ]

    That’s so it can cut through the competition

  3. #3 by hobbes on May 23rd, 2013 [ 30071 Points ]

    xbox one rulez

  4. #4 by hobbes on May 23rd, 2013 [ 30071 Points ]

    grabbed this from a board game forum
    “As for PS4, not only does none of this appear to be the case for that system it is far more powerful…

    PS4 has 8gb of GDDR5 RAM that is 176GB/sec sec compared to X-Bone’s 8 GB DDR3 RAM at 68GB/sec. That is right, PS4s ram is 3X as fast.

    It gets worse. X-Bone’s OS(3 OSes) use up 3gb of RAM compared to PS4′s 1gb of ram for its OS.

    So in affect PS4 has 7GB of 66% faster gaming ram vs X-Bone’s 5gb of gaming ran that has 1/3 the bandwith.

    Yet it gets even worse for the X-Bone.

    It’s GPU can handle 1.2Tflops vs PS4s 1.8Tflops. So PS4 has a 50% more powerful GPU.

    The CPUs are believed to be the same power.

    With the currently released specs, all the anti-consumer garbage MS is pulling, and the fact that Sony changed their ways and now have a very developer-friendly system (unlike the PS3), I have no idea why any hardcore gamer would ever consider buying the new Xbox. And it is incredibly ugly to boot.

    And lastly, you HAVE to use Xbox Kinnect just to use the system. STupid voice commands and a invasive camera that literally scans you every-time you walk into the room just to log in. It’s laughably stupid!

    By far the dumbest looking game system I have ever seen! It makes the Wii U look hip!

    I sincerly hope that it does not turn out that you HAVE to use the camera to log in and play your games on PS4. I also hope their games are not all DRM-locked as well. They have flat out said that you can 100% play PS4 offline. They were kinda nebulous on the DRM…the answers were not clear cut enough for me. As for the camera, they did say you did not have to use it for online gaming you could use an avatar…but again…they did not say if you HAD to have it hooked up to log in etc.

    I really hope the PS4 is not the trainwreck I see in the Xbone.”

  5. #5 by Isli on May 23rd, 2013 [ 42435 Points ]

    The Xbox’s processor is likely a bit better, not that it matters. I suspect the two consoles will be similar in price, but the xbox had to downgrade specs to fit in a kinect.

  6. #6 by Oly on May 23rd, 2013 [ 131925 Points ]

    LOL i guessed the secret word(s) before even listening!

  7. #7 by Isli on May 23rd, 2013 [ 42435 Points ]

    Can’t help it. It’s a great word(s). >.>

  8. #8 by mowmow on May 24th, 2013 [ 11990 Points ]

    any of you getting the ff14 ce?

  9. #9 by Clint on May 24th, 2013 [ 59258 Points ]

    @mowmow – I’m actually thinking about it. I’m normally not one for CE’s but that behemoth pet XD sounds like it’d be really silly to have.

  10. #10 by Darklurkr23 on May 27th, 2013 [ 20336 Points ]

    Biggest Pile of Butt I’ve ever Seen


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