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PS4 console mock-up appears, smells like Photoshop

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:22 GMT By Dave Cook

It was only a matter of time really. The first PS4 mock-up of the day has landed, and if you smell your screen while looking at it, you can make out the pong of Photoshop and a crowd of people laughing.

Well, you have to give them points for trying. The image creator has Photo-shopped the pad so that it resembles images of the actual controller leaked last week.

The rig itself just looks like a PS3 with a Mac Mini welded on top.

Thoughts?

Cheers NeoGAF.

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26 Comments

  1. Mike W

    yea that’s photoshop.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mike W

    Hey Dave, it’s a tweet that Santa Monica posted that stated the “box of Pandora may be open again today” what in God’s name do you think that means?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @3 Maybe a new GoW game? Got the link man?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. mojo

    i posted it in the ps4 announcement news.

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/19/ps4-announcement-watch-live-here-tomorrow/#comment-448567

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @4 Legend, thank you :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Mike W

    Yea bro (or ‘mate’ how you UK guys say it) ;)

    https://twitter.com/SonySantaMonica/status/304125321291104256

    #6 2 years ago
  7. orakaa

    Definitely Photoshop. But the good news is that we’ll probably have official data tonight

    #7 2 years ago
  8. mistermogul

    Probably a photoshop job but I must say I quite like the look of the console if it ended up that way!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Samoan Spider

    I quite like the look of it, has a dose of PS2 flavour in there too. But its very clearly a p-shop job so we will have to wait and see. Don’t imagine it’ll be the last today either.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    Pad looks like this one …
    http://www.abload.de/img/ds4kiun3.gif

    Which I’d really like to see as part of the touch pad. Even a basic screen like that would do wonders for functionality and could be where that “Share” button is hiding :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Zarckan

    it’s NOT A FUCKING SCREEN ON THE PAD!!!!

    JAYSUS

    #11 2 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    I’m sorry if you guys disagree but I love that controller. A worthy looking successor to the DS3 in my opinion.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @11 Yep, it’s not a screen. Just a touch pad.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @11
    YEAH BUT IT WOULD BE REALLY NICE IF IT WAS!

    #14 2 years ago
  15. mad1723

    Comes from Neogaf, on the topic of the leaked controller ;) And yes, it is not real

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Deacon

    @12 – I agree! looks lovely!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    the more I look at that controller the more I want it. seems so simple and totally gets rid of the need for the XMB. Damn let that controller be real!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Deacon

    I like the way it has a gloss finish faceplate and the rest of the controller matt. Looks brilliant.

    Compared to the other (somewhat more legit-looking) image, this looks way nicer.

    Can’t comment on usability just yet…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    It just looks sexy like a PS3/vita controller. If thats not official PlayStation 4 controller hardware than whatever company makes it a third party peripheral I will buy and use it as my main controller. As a matter of fact if its fake I’m willing to pay for the rights to own the design and produce these bad boys for all of us gamers.

    I want that damn controller!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. ativegamers

    This image is official? is awesome!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Joe Musashi

    This looks ‘shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few ‘shops in my time.

    JM

    #21 2 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    i don’t care if the console is shop I just want the controller to be real. It just seems so perfect in concept.

    That camera Icon- Take a screen shot anytime in the game. Fucking sweet. Or go to your photo gallery on HDD to send a pic to a friend.

    Movie Icon- assign it launch Netflix or go to Movie folder on console. if you’re in a game it will pause the game and start the movie.

    Music icon- Duh in-game custom soundtrack galore at the touch of a button.

    Game Icon- launches you into the last played game automatically, or when long pressed brings up the last 5 games you played so you can select which game to start playing, or quickly accept game invites to jump into your friends game.

    Web Icon- launches the web browser to your last viewed web page,home page,or just take a break from gaming and comment on VG24/7 ;)

    and last but not least

    Friends Icon- gets you to your messages instantly from your friends when you see notification come up that you have a message from Spider-Law,Lex,Reask or whoever.

    All I’m waiting for is the conference tonight. If SONY doesn’t show that controller as being official. I’m stealing the design from whoever made this and mass producing these things I swear. That controller is just too fucking awesome to just be photoshop art.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. daytripper

    @22 Do you think a MiiVerse type app for PS4 would be a good idea? Share video, photos and posts with other friends, join game communities and so forth, call it Unity or something

    #23 2 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    Thats what it almost seems like that controller is set up to be. The Wii U MiiVerse thing is cool I have to say. A lot of people showing off their drawing skills (Spider-Law could brag all day on that ;) )

    Looking at the Vita the XMB is gone for sure with the PS4 but I think this controller set up will make it easier for all of us who love the XMB to easily transfer over to whatever the PS4 UI will be. Ergonomically this controller is the dualshock and should feel the same while giving it new features but still not entirely copying the Wii U gamepad. The no screen would help keep cost very affordable too unlike the Wii U gamepad.

    I’m telling you this controller could be huge. Remember how awesome Logitech’s wireless PS2 and original XBOX controllers were last gen and they felt better than the 1st party counter parts.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    Nice mock up.

    Im almost 100% that Sony will charge for online gaming in some way or another with the PS4.

    The only reason they couldn’t with the PS3 was because of the crazy high asking price VS. the 360 & Wii.

    It would have been suicide for them to not only charge the highest price but then also charge for online too. Once the price dropped abit, PS Plus appeared.

    I think it’s only natural to go with the Pay to Play online option as the services they will be offering (free games, free 2 play games, movies, streaming games, cross chat, video chat, share for gaming video’s, demo’s etc… etc..) need a lot of money to maintain.

    It’s either that or a shit load of advertising? MS seems to do both which is very greedy and there’s no way Nintendo could charge for their online offering as it stands.

    I was really suprised yesterday seeing so many people saying they were going to ‘jump ship’ if Sony charged for online.

    I really don’t have a problem paying a small amount if it helps to improve the quality of the service. Saying that, I really don’t like MS putting adverts ONTOP of a paid service, that just sucks.

    Nintedo’s Miiverse is still the best online i’ve seen on a console, mainly for the forum style chat and picture system and I can only see that getting better and better over time.

    The Sony control is nice but I really think they have missed out a trick not putting a proper screen in the pad.

    I assume the built in ‘Move’ will aid on screen selection but a touch pad will never be that handy as it’s hard to trace exactly where you are from a co-ordinate with the onscreen data.

    I can see the touch pad being more handy for media selection, ie: ‘swipe’ to select the next music track or for fast forward / rewind but not really sure how well it will work out for games.

    For example on LBP, with the Wii U pad, you would be able to drag and drop items to create levels. With the PS4 touch pad and move you would have to point the cursor at a block on screen then move it with the pad to place it. Not too difficult but I can’t really see the benefits for much in the way of gameplay. I hope they will show more examples of how this will work later.

    And I still wish they would swap the d-pad over with the left stick or at least offer the choice of both options.

    As for MS, I really hope the suggested specs were for the media hub SKU and the proper specs of the 720 will be vastly improved. MS has the cash to go all out and really make the 720 a beast of a machine. I really don’t understand why they would let Sony beat them in a power race if these consoles are to last 8 years.

    I hope they offer 2 machines, one media focused with Kinect 2; and one super powerful machine with Kinect 2 as the current suggested specs are pretty weak especially as alot of the power will be eaten up by media functions.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Jogo

    two wiius taped together…

    #26 2 years ago

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    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]