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Sony Announces Playstation 4

Sony PlayStation 4

Sony have announced the long awaited  PlayStation 4 at an event in New York. The new console is to be built around a x86 CPU from AMD. The new console will also feature graphics powered by a GPU from AMD. The Playstation 4 appears to be a high end PC dressed up as a console. Sony say that the PC based console is "supercharged" and will make it easier for programmers to produce content.

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A new feature that allows gamers to share recorded clips of their gameplay to social networks was also announced. Everything is becoming social it would seem. I have to admit the gameplay videos that swamp Youtube are more than a little tedious. Obviously some viewers must enjoy them but I am not amongst them. The Playstation 4 will also feature a new dual shock controller with upgraded features such as a share button (for the social sharing), and a light bar that allows a camera to track its movements.

Also announced is a new game title from Gungie called Destiny. Other titles being developed for the Playstation 4 include Killzone Shadowfall (first person shooter), Driveclub, Infamous and Diablo 3. Ubisoft is also said to be working on a new title called Watchdogs, where a hacker takes control of a smart city's systems.