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Phil Anselmo Mar 3, 13
quote Bergin
quote Pauliepoos
Seeing as the PS4 is apparently very similar to PC's architecture, does that mean it could be culpable to virus, etc, when browsing the internet? It was never a problem for the PS3.
As far as I'm aware, being vulnerable to viruses is more to do with the systems operating system (the user interface, i.e. the XMB) than the physical architecture. So it entirely depends on how good their security is that's built into the OS.
You're exactly right. All this means is it'll be easier for developers to efficiently code and maximize the console's potential. No doubt the PS3 was a powerful beast, but it was hindered by the complex architecture. That's why a lot of third-party games performed worse on the PS3 and why some developers stayed away all together.

Sony definitely learned their lesson and perhaps the PS3 will be an exception. I loved my PS1/PS2.
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Bergin Mar 3, 13
quote Pauliepoos
Seeing as the PS4 is apparently very similar to PC's architecture, does that mean it could be culpable to virus, etc, when browsing the internet? It was never a problem for the PS3.
As far as I'm aware, being vulnerable to viruses is more to do with the systems operating system (the user interface, i.e. the XMB) than the physical architecture. So it entirely depends on how good their security is that's built into the OS.
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Slash Feb 24, 13
Don't watch porn on your consoles man.
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Shadow of Death Feb 24, 13
quote Pauliepoos
Seeing as the PS4 is apparently very similar to PC's architecture, does that mean it could be culpable to virus, etc, when browsing the internet? It was never a problem for the PS3.
Nope. The Architecture is similar to PC yes, but so is the 360's.

It all comes down to the software/firmware. That is what is needed to be exploited to make viruses work. The PS3 has the XMB OS, whatever they call it, and while I don't know what the PS4's OS is going to be like (Evolution of XMB?), I doubt it will be anything too similar to standard PC OSes (Windows, OSX, common Linux Distros).

Viruses have to be tailor made for a given OS, and although some viruses can work with multiple OSes (programmed to), they generally stick to the most popular ones. It would be difficult to propagate a PS4 virus, unless someone managed to infect a service (Like the PS Store) that would in turn connect to many PS4s.

I recall one virus that could affect 2 or 3 different Windows OSes, and it just guessed which one it was currently on. If it guessed right and the defenses were down, it could infect the machine it was on, if it guessed wrong it remained inert I think (or rather, it just couldn't do real damage because it was running the wrong process for the OS it was on).
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BlackLabel Feb 24, 13
quote Pauliepoos
Seeing as the PS4 is apparently very similar to PC's architecture, does that mean it could be culpable to virus, etc, when browsing the internet? It was never a problem for the PS3.
It depends how Sony have their security set up. Chances are there is a specific file in the code of a legit game or app the console looks for before running it, if that code isn't there it won't run. This would be the easiest way to prevent viruses though I guess it doesn't stop viruses latching on to video files or music files, but I do believe the PS4 will be pretty secure and if viruses were a concern Sony would have thought about it themselves.
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Pauliepoos Feb 24, 13
Seeing as the PS4 is apparently very similar to PC's architecture, does that mean it could be culpable to virus, etc, when browsing the internet? It was never a problem for the PS3.
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PrisonGuy Feb 24, 13
For me the games I play are very important and the Sony Game Cloud sounds like a danger to me when it comes to game protection. Yeah, I know it means I can't lose or damage my game media. Yes, more than once I've had to buy a game over again because the media went bad, BUT ....

How do we know that the Sony Game Cloud will be accessible tomorrow or even in business in several years. Remember when the Sony Network was down for weeks because of a hacker and what about when Japan got hit with Earth quakes and waves? Unfortunately, stuff happens and I'm sure Sony lawyers will protect Sony but will they protect the user? Nah, as they work for Sony not us. When the media is / was in our hands our fate is also in our hands! If Sony gave us a guarantee with serious penalties, well, it would be different, but it won't happen, as Sony can't run the risk for its share holders.

In the end, the real cost of a game console is NOT the hardware but the software. When I compare my PS2 or PS3 costs, the software is many times more than the hardware -- I'd say around 15X. To paraphrase The Bible: Before you make a decision you need to count the cost. In this case, the main cost is the games . . .

Finally, will I be able to play Final Fantasy XI and the 10 years plus worth of expansions I own and play daily with the PS4? I hope otherwise I suspect I'll be checking out the XBox 360 and its follow-on.
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Gotenks Feb 21, 13
quote nnnddd101010
Are people really upset they didn't get to see the console? Here's a guess: it's going to be black and shaped like a box.
It really doesn't bother me that we didn't see it. They need something to show of at E3 and the console will be shown there with probably the price and actual release date.

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medseven Feb 21, 13
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quote THM
Does PS4 have a backward compatibility with PS3???
Unfortunately, no. But I am hoping this means a decent set of release titles.
It kind of will, it was mentioned that one of their long term goals is to make all back catalogue of games available as part of their cloud gaming service's!
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Gligar Feb 21, 13
quote THM
Does PS4 have a backward compatibility with PS3???
Apparently yes. Yoshida said it can...
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BlackLabel Feb 21, 13
Look at the design of the PlayStation Eye 3.0 and the DualShock 4 to get an idea how PlayStation 4 will be designed. They are being packaged together so will more than likely share things in common with the design of the actual console.
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Phil Anselmo Feb 20, 13
quote nnnddd101010
Are people really upset they didn't get to see the console? Here's a guess: it's going to be black and shaped like a box.

The looks of the console couldn't matter less, the things that really matter are the specs and the games for it, which got shown.
I don't think anyone is upset, just curious.
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nnnddd101010 Feb 20, 13
Are people really upset they didn't get to see the console? Here's a guess: it's going to be black and shaped like a box.

The looks of the console couldn't matter less, the things that really matter are the specs and the games for it, which got shown.
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Existence Feb 20, 13
Nope, just the controller and the sensor.

It's a little disappointing, but when you get down to it, the form factor isn't a major factor, and they did confirm the specs. Atleast they didn't name it the PS Orbis, people would have thought it was a new controller for the PS3 and not the successor to it.

You know, like that other console people have confused for a new controller.
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