Friday, November 8, 2013

 It seems like ages ago, but the PlayStation was released in 1995 in the United States, and was the first gaming console to ship 100 million units. It was the first of its kind, using the "compact disc" format for its games, rather than the old-school cartridge. NBA Live was a refreshing transition from the days of "Double-Dribble"!!
 The PlayStation2 was a step up from its predecessor, with its enhanced graphic detail and the ability to watch DVD's as well. The PS2 launched in March, 2000 and brought in the new millenium with a bang. Alot of dudes got served on the first versions of 2K on this console!
 Now, this is still one of my favorite gaming sources ever. The PS3 launched in November, 2006. This new console signaled the end of the "memory-card" era, and provided everything internally. The 1st and 2nd generations are the best, because it allows you to pop in your photo memory cards to access pictures, and it also provides a platform to play the original PlayStation and PS2 games. To accommodate the old-school games, the PS3 also came with a port for your old memory cards to import your settings. 
This was only with the original 60GB and 80GB consoles. I was lucky enough to snatch up the 60GB console. The PS3 also had its share of problems, with "freezing up", and discs getting stuck inside. I know many of heads, including myself, had to send my console in to Sony PlayStation for that $150 repair. They send you a repaired version of yours, which means you lost any saved data. Still, the PS3 is an amazing gaming system, better than XBox360 in my opinion.
 The PlayStation4 is set to launch on November 15, 2013, and is already sold out in many stores, if you haven't done the pre-order. The PS4 is supposed to be that "next level" in graphic detail, as well as game performance. Sony is also working on the PS4 back-up support through iCloud, which would mean if your game froze up, or your console needed repair, like the PS3, you would be able to remotely re-program your PS4 with the iCloud support, inputting data that would otherwise be erased. 
Still supporting Bu-Ray DVD's, the PS4 will NOT  support backwards compatability, meaning it will not play PS3 games or any of its older models.
Sony is exploring a way to enhance a platform that will at least play Ps3 games. Much faster, more sleeker, the PS4 will retail for $399. Should be a big hit this Christmas season. The PS3 is still my joint, and I'll wait to see what everybody goes through with the initial release before I consider copping. Lets see if the new PS4 can live up to the hype surrounding it.  Cali "O" #TeamKickGame #PS4 #WaveOfTheFuture

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