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#1 Audioboxer

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 23:55

There have been rumors floating on the net about the unveiling of Sony’s new PS4 virtual reality headset at CES, and that’s most likely to happen during the company’s press conference on Monday or CEO Kaz Hirai’s keynote on Tuesday.

 

Luckily, even if you won’t be able to attend the event in Las Vegas, both conferences will be livestreamed.

 

The press conference will air on January 6th at 5 PM PST, and  will be livestreamed directly by Sony here (you can find the video embedded at the bottom of the post).

 

Kaz Hirai’s keynote will be livestreamed by Cnet here on January 7th starting at 8:30 AM PST (the conference proper will start at 9 AM).

 

Will Sony really unveil its response to the Oculus Rift? We’ll know in two or three days.

 

http://www.dualshock...e-livestreamed/




#2 trooper11

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 00:16

Wow, that's cool. Talk about brining some excitement right after the big holiday launch.

I really want it to be true though. The last thing I want is more over hype that does not deliver.

I mean, its got to be something big, why else would Sony waste their time with a keynote, etc. I guess the only other thing that they may see as big is some kind of announcement around 4K tvs, but still. Its got to be something new like this.

So, any takers on how much this will cost and how it might compare to the Oculus Rift?


(Oh and I think Audioboxer got so excited, he posted it twice! :laugh: j/k)

#3 spenser.d

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:14

Eh, I personally couldn't be less interested in something like that, but that's just me. It will be interesting to see what they do with it though if indeed they announce it.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 15:26

Wow, that's cool. Talk about brining some excitement right after the big holiday launch.

I really want it to be true though. The last thing I want is more over hype that does not deliver.

I mean, its got to be something big, why else would Sony waste their time with a keynote, etc. I guess the only other thing that they may see as big is some kind of announcement around 4K tvs, but still. Its got to be something new like this.

So, any takers on how much this will cost and how it might compare to the Oculus Rift?


(Oh and I think Audioboxer got so excited, he posted it twice! :laugh: j/k)

 

Its actually my G500 thats screwed. A single click is almost always registering as a double click, no idea if I can fix it or if it's just goosed. Will probably need to pickup a new mouse eventually so I don't keep giving the NW staff double topics to clear up haha.



#5 trooper11

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 00:37

I'm not going ot be able to watch the stream live tonight, so hopefully one of you guys watch it and shares any exciting news.

Its interesting that most gaming sites seem to be following Valve's event that will be starting at 8PM EST. There isn't even mention of Sony's event. Hopefully that doesn't mean some know there will be no gaming related announcements from Sony.

Of course it could also just be the enormous hype train that has developed among the gaming news sites and parts of the gaming online community around Steamboxes.

#6 Andrew

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 00:43

I won't be able to stay up for Valve but I'll be watching Sony's.

 

Said this on Twitter to AB but I'd really prefer to see oculus rift support rather than a propietary headset, but not counting on it happening.

 

Wondering if we'll get any hints to tomorrow's big GameInformer front cover reveal.



#7 Shiranui

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 00:47

Apparently, he just came on and said:

 

"Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer! It's Ridge Racer!!!"



#8 Andrew

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 00:56

Link for anyone who wants to watch

 

http://www.ustream.tv/sony



#9 trooper11

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:10

I take it back, I'll have time to watch the Sony event.

Hoping for good stuff.

#10 trooper11

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:10

Well they are starting off with 4K.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:17

Darn, the Ustream connection is really laggy right now.

Luckily, there is not much to miss, just 4K and Netflix.


Oh man, I'm so glad the Smurfs 2 was shot in 4K :laugh:

#12 spenser.d

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:22

Darn, the Ustream connection is really laggy right now.

Luckily, there is not much to miss, just 4K and Netflix.


Oh man, I'm so glad the Smurfs 2 was shot in 4K :laugh:


Ironic given that Netflix isn't yet supporting 4k streaming on PS4 (or X1) :p

#13 trooper11

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:42

Alright, well they are now talking about a new Walkman, so I'm starting to think we wont hear about a VR headset or anything ps4 specific at this event.

#14 trooper11

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:44

I take that back, they just started talking about the VR headset they already announced a while back.

Wow, it was a very quick mention, a little tease about head tracking, and nothing new to announce.



..Whoa... they have gone into discussing their new 'Sony SmartWare Experience' which is basically hardware and software that tracks everything you do, so that you can 'rediscover your past' :laugh:

I'm pretty shocked this is a serious thing. Sony seems quite serious about pushing this.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:56

Its a smaller version of the larger version!!
These press conferences can truly be painful to watch.