Hype level critical? Video Games forum posting privileges not revoked? A much-loved, custom Jack Tretton action figure clutched to your ample bosom? Your best “Rii-iii-iii-ddd-ggg-eee R-aaa-ccc-eee-rrr!” impersonation ready to be unleashed?
Yep, you’re ready for tonight’s PlayStation press conference and the awe-inducing technology bound to be revealed as the latest iteration of the PlayStation console (are we still calling it Orbis?) makes its worldwide public debut tonight in New York – just as I go to bed, in fact: I hardly dare guess how large the NeoGaf threads will be by tomorrow morning…
Expect the motion-sensor DualShock pictured above to feature, some increased online functionality to be embedded in the system, heavily rumoured game streaming tech from Gakkai to solve the backwards compatibility issue which bedevils new games consoles and all manner of widgetry to take advantage of those tablets and smartphones which were but so much vapour when the PS3 made its debut in 2007.
In conclusion? I am, in the parlance of the young people, like so totes stoked, yeah?
- PlayStation 4: five things we want to know (guardian.co.uk)
- Down the rabbit hole of fake PlayStation 4 crap (destructoid.com)
- PS4: every rumour ahead of tonight’s reveal, right here (vg247.com)