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(Short List)   Sony open PlayStation 4 in the most sinister unboxing video ever devised. Why the gloves?   (shortlist.com) divider line 24
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2013-11-11 07:55:07 AM
It's fun to watch all of the dramatic music and supercomputer backdrop just to watch the guy pull out a guide, a voucher, an HDMI cable, a mono headset and a USB cable.  And the same controller Sony's been using for 15 years.
 
2013-11-11 08:00:22 AM
I've thought all unboxings are stupid. You know what you're getting, the item you want to buy, and assorted cables, and probably some bits of paper you throw away with the wrapping.
 
2013-11-11 08:04:33 AM
A swing and a miss
 
2013-11-11 08:33:25 AM
The gloves are to keep the sweat of the million chinese child labor workers off his hands. And their tears, their sweet sweet tears of youthful agony.

/got nuttin.
 
2013-11-11 08:33:34 AM

Baron Harkonnen: It's fun to watch all of the dramatic music and supercomputer backdrop just to watch the guy pull out a guide, a voucher, an HDMI cable, a mono headset and a USB cable.  And the same controller Sony's been using for 15 years.



I'm pretty sure Sony hasn't been using that same controller for the last 15 years. I don't remember my PS1 having a touchpad on it.

Other than that, yes, I agree with the rest of your post.
 
2013-11-11 09:07:35 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: The gloves are to keep the sweat of the million chinese child labor workers off his hands. And their tears, their sweet sweet tears of youthful agony.


If they didn't want to be chinese child labor workers, they should grow up, move out of mom and dad's house, and get a real job.
 
2013-11-11 10:03:58 AM
 
2013-11-11 10:06:54 AM
It looks that way because it was a parody of a Daft Punk "unboxing" video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr12u1tk_rM
 
2013-11-11 10:14:41 AM

RexTalionis: It looks that way because it was a parody of a Daft Punk "unboxing" video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr12u1tk_rM


OK, that is actually pretty amusing.
 
2013-11-11 11:52:19 AM
They lost me a MONO headset. Serious for that money?
 
2013-11-11 12:10:35 PM

Anthracite: They lost me a MONO headset. Serious for that money?


The Xbox One also gives you a Mono headset.

www.wpcentral.com

The difference is, while the Xbox One uses a proprietary connector and only available through Microsoft or a licensed manufacturer, the PS4 mono headset uses a standard 3.5mm headphone jack with 4 conductors so you can use any phone headset with a microphone you wish (for example, the ones that came with your phone or a pair of high end headphones).

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2013-11-11 12:12:11 PM

styckx: Much more cringey and entertaining unboxing


In the immortal words of the great Gunnery Sergeant Hartman:

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"Jesus H. Christ!"
 
2013-11-11 12:51:52 PM
WTF did I just watch, Sony??
 
2013-11-11 01:05:31 PM
Specs: AMD next-generation Radeon-based graphics engine - The PlayStation 4 will reportedly be capable of producing up to 1.84 TFLOPS.

Wow.
 
2013-11-11 01:47:20 PM

zvoidx: Specs: AMD next-generation Radeon-based graphics engine - The PlayStation 4 will reportedly be capable of producing up to 1.84 TFLOPS.

Wow.


Then they used shared memory.   It is effectively a 7000 series FX chip with an imbedded GPU at 1200 shaders.   Which means its pushing around at 6950 power.   Which didn't make 1.84.

They included the CPU cores into that number.

He's wearing gloves due to the toxic chemicals left on the board after manufacture.
 
2013-11-11 02:47:43 PM
I didn't know "unboxing" and "unboxing videos" were a thing. I guess I forfeit whatever little bit of nerd street cred I had left.
 
2013-11-11 03:46:12 PM
i'm sure people on neogaf are jerkin' it to this video right now
 
2013-11-11 04:20:36 PM
How the hell does a video get 841,124 hits in one day?
 
2013-11-11 05:35:06 PM
I think that's Shuhei Yoshida, president of Worldwide Sony Studios in the video.  It's less unboxing, more promo/spoof.  He loves doing this kind of thing
 
2013-11-11 07:35:49 PM
So better graphics right?
 
2013-11-11 08:35:20 PM
so that's what Psy looks like without his sunglasses.
 
2013-11-11 09:24:04 PM
I'll wait for 4 more generations, I hear the graphics get pretty real and they add VR
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-11-12 06:43:14 AM
I didn't watch the video, but in my YT vids I am always wearing gloves. Got some nasty psoriasis on my hands and no one needs to see closeups of that.

/not defending Sony in the least bit
//defending wearing gloves in vids with closeups of hands
///three! Three slashes! Ah ah ah
 
2013-11-12 01:31:57 PM
That had a very early 90's vibe to it.
 
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