If you thought that gaming consoles are just for the males of the species or that certain animated films are only for the young ones, perhaps it's time drag yourself to the 21st century. As if trying to say that gaming, and some films, are for every person of any age or gender, Sony is selling a limited edition PlayStation 4 console in Japan that has undeniable markings of the Disney 3D animated hit Frozen.
It’s become apparent that the console war won’t just be fought on a gaming front - nor will it just be about media. Instead, as we’re seeing today, it’ll be about loading games, downloading titles before they launch, and making certain you’re the first person to have said game when it launches officially. The PlayStation 4 will soon have pre-loads right on top of pre-orders for a number of games.
The war between Sony and Microsoft continues this year at E3 2014 with a battle of the games. While last year became a war with hardware, waves of games - not just apps - have come in with impressive presentations to spare. Faced with exclusive releases and the new Kinect-less Xbox One release this season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 came out DualShock’s blazing.
Sony, amongst news and previews of games galore and the upcoming white version of the PlayStation 4, has announced news that the console will be getting YouTube in the near future. Such an announcement was made during the company's E3 2014 conference, and includes sharing perks for gamers.
The anticipated PlayStation 4 version 1.70 update will be arriving tomorrow, and with it will come the SHAREfactory video editor we previously detailed, among other features. Also rolling out tomorrow will be the version 3.15 PS Vita update and the PlayStation App version 1.70 update.
A couple of videos released by Sony Japan showcases PlayStation 4 doing great Augmented Reality and lighting simulations. It’s the kind of technology that appeals to gamers across the board and caters to craze of virtual reality. From what we know at the moment, it is safe to presume that the AR lighting technology is developed using the PlayStation 4 camera.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is, so far, the leader in the gaming industry, thanks in large part to its outstanding design, affordable price tag, and appeal to the hard-core gaming segment that wants as many high-quality games as possible. Still, this generation is young and there’s still a long way to go before Sony’s console officially takes the top spot in total sales. And the thing that will help the PlayStation 4 achieve that goal will be its games library.
Today on the PlayStation blog, Sony's Scott McCarthy announced that the PS4 update 1.70 "will be available soon," and that with it will come the SHAREfactory video editor, among other features, allowing gamers to edit their gameplay videos. We've a video of the feature available after the jump.