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These Xbox One Demo Stations are Quite Simple, Still Very Green

by on October 20, 2013 2:50 PM 153

Microsoft normally loves to create big and flashy promotional material, and Xbox One demo units have been distributed to several Best Buy stores across Canada to let gamers get their hands on the new console. For once the demo stations are actually quite simple and functional, especially compared to the PS4 ones we’ve seen recently.

The pictures that you can see below come from several stores in Canada, where the demo Units have been delivered yesterday. While they’re indeed very simple, they’re not surprisingly painted in the usual full bright green color scheme.

Interestingly enough the kiosks don’t go down the route of having a dummy consoles inside a plastic shell, tethered to a real console hidden inside the demo station. The Xbox One units are almost fully exposed, separated from the user (and from theft) only by a front barrier. At least they’re well ventilated, and I guess they’re bulky enough to make the occasional shoplifting attempt rather awkward. On the other hand Kinect seems to be completely free of any constraint.

That said, if you’re Canadian and want to try the upcoming console, you may want to check your favorite Best Buy store, as there may be an Xbox demo station waiting for you there, in its green simplicity.

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The pictures in the gallery above are courtesy of Twitter users Clover From Time GLevi FlamanNavid RashidCheesecakeGawdIncredibleEwokHELP MEAdrian CharlieRaymonZahid TillyBilal Vakani.

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  • avi

    forza looks wicked. can’t wait to play that game.

    • kizzle32

      You will be disappointing…I played it yesterday at the Xbox Test Drive in Greenwood, IN at a Gamestop there…and this is coming from a long time Forza fan. Have owned them all and played each one of them a lot. Graphically…it looks good…but to me I wasn’t that blown away by it. The screenshots and whatnot online that you see are not accurate. The cars suffer from aliasing and the anisotropic filtering on the textures, i.e., logos, stickers, etc on the cars is pretty bad, and ground textures…if the camera is at any real angle they are distorted and just look ugly. As well, the environment did not look all that great either…maybe it was just that one track, but, it definitely was lacking.

      • Michael Clanton

        i have played it…either he is blind or something, pictures and video represent how the game looks.

        • kizzle32

          ^ must be a fanboy because I am completely unbiased here…I love Forza…if you tell me it looks like the link I have posted below…you sir are talking complete bullshit…

          http://www.pixelitis.net/screenshot/e3-13-forza-5-screenshots

          And just for the record…it doesn’t look BAD by a long shot…just saying…it does not look like the above link

          • X1ultimateGamer

            That guy is a idiot and doesn’t know his head from his ass

          • X1ultimateGame

            This guy is a idiot and doesn’t know his source/proof/rumour from his ass

          • Guest

            Even the screens in your link look sorta bad. I mean look at the ground textures and AF filtering: just bad for a next-gen game.

            If you say it looks worse in the demo you tried, then WOW, must be fugly. Just say’n.

        • seanpat

          I’ve owned all Xboxes since 2001 and Forza did not look good at all at the Area One event in Philadelphia.

          • X1ultimateGamer

            Your are a idiot and now just trolling like a moron

          • X1ultimateGame

            You are a idiot with poor English grammar and now just trolling like a moron

      • Pantigo Elgato

        This is a typical response of a lying troll. Long time forza fan lol… ground textures lacking? what an agenda…bitter fanboy sad that drive club got delayed.

        • X1ultimateGamer

          Exactly just another retarded troll who is so butthurt that his failstation 4 doesn’t have any games and is a lame console

          • X1ultimateGame

            Exactly you are just another retarded troll who is so butthurt trying to call yourself an X1 gamer please you’re embarrassing the XBL community for trying too hard

      • avi

        Um yeah, i played it several times here at the microsoft store and at e3 and i loved it.
        Not disappointed one bit.

        • You are flat out wrong

          I’m supposed to be impressed by this?

          http://i5.minus.com/jGCenUDXXDQJM.jpg

          Top is 4, bottom is 5. Why is this acceptable?

          • Dan Gribbin

            I’ve never played any Forza game. I’m a playstation guy. I think the car in 5 looks better but the mountains and trees look better in 4 judging just from these screenshots. That tree near the top on 5 looks horrendous. Hopefully thats just some early build, with unfinished textures.

      • X1ultimateGamer

        Geez that the same way I feel about PS4 games looked outdated more like ps3 games and no impressive at all with those frame rate drops

        • X1ultimateGame

          Geez that the opinion you have about PS4 games if it looked outdated let’s Respect that and so if not impressed at all no need to bash PS4 just to promote the X1

    • Junior

      It’s the only first party good game on the Xbone on day 1…

      • avi

        Yeah, that’s because all of microsoft’s other first party studios are working on 2014 games. Besides forza 5, dead rising looks crazy fun.

      • X1ultimateGamer

        Looks at this retard oh what a fool hey moron Sony confirmed 130 games where are your 180 and they are all indies and third parties so GTFO you fool your a fail at anything you do and your trolling skills are pathetic just like your Failstation 4 is

        • You are flat out wrong

          Did you actually think it was 130 exclusives, Demetre? You’re such an idiot.

          Xbone, no games, no sales, no hope.

          • Guest

            Wow, A no games comment coming from a Sony Delaystation fan…. Good one!

          • You are flat out wrong

            See for yourself, friend.

            http://i3.minus.com/j5xYLsmhBxVF6.png

            Enjoy those 360 ports and that six month drought!

          • Dan Gribbin

            They don’t like when someone uses facts that they can’t spin. Prepare to be personally attacked in 3, 2, 1 . . .

          • dranzer1

            Where is halo in that time table? I sure know I was getting Halo and titanfall while you guys play those indies.

          • You are flat out wrong

            Halo and Titanfall isn’t out before March, you doughnut. :)

        • X1ultimateGame

          Looks at this Sad commenter oh what a fool hey moron why are you so jealous of Sony’s confirmed games and why do you hate indies (Bugie was indie once too) so GTFO you fool your a fail proof is in your comment history and your trolling skills are pathetic even X1 players agree

          • Junior

            Say that again??

            Available at retail and as digital download from PSN Store on Day 1!

            Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
            Battlefield 4
            Call of Duty: Ghosts
            FIFA 14
            Just Dance 2014
            Killzone: Shadow Fall
            Knack
            Lego Marvel Superheroes
            Madden NFL 25
            NBA Live
            NBA 2K14
            Need for Speed: Rivals
            Skylanders: Swap Force
            Injustice (only on PS4)

            Digital Download from PSN Store

            Basement Crawl
            Blacklight
            Contrast
            DC Universe Online (Free with PS+ at launch)
            Doki-Doki Universe
            Flower
            Hohokum
            Minecraft (Free with PS+ at launch)
            N++
            Pinball Arcade
            Planetside 2
            Pool Nation Extreme
            ResoGun (Free with PS+ at launch)
            Super Motherload
            Tiny Brains
            Warframe
            War Thunder

            Pre-Installed
            The Playroom

            Well, PS4 already won! Honestly, why do you waste your time trolling in here? GO BACK TO SCHOOL KID!!

        • Junior

          First, I didn’t even write anything about the playstation… Honestly, you are just a kid, a fanatic xbot troll… Listen kid… At the end, everybody is going to have fun… Have fun playing Halo (fall 2014), Have fun playing an online third party game, Titanfall, for $65 (next summer)…

          • spid3r6

            Yeah Kid and have fun playing Deadrising 3,Killer Instinct,Crimson Dragon, Forza 5,Sunset Overdrive,Fable,Halo5,Ryse Son Of Rome,Project Spark,KinectSport Rivals,QuantumBreak and the all mighty Titanfall!!….While we plays some Knack and some indie games or maybe some Killzone but I hear it only has 10 hours of gameplay..maybe I will jump into some indie games and then wait for Infamous somethime in the spring or the order 1866 which is mostly fog but I dont care I will play a foggy game.!!! LOL Sony fan Logic is Laughable!

          • You are flat out wrong

            Wow, all those crap 360 ports and CG trailers that don’t have a release date.

            Infamous is out in February, by the way.

          • spid3r6

            Ports?? CGTrailers?? LOL that is how good there looking…Tell me if RYSE is playing a CG trailer?? How about Quantum Break?? IF you think they are CG than Xbox One is doing a good Job;)

          • You are flat out wrong

            Yes, they are pre-rendered. Sorry to break your heart.

          • Junior

            Halo and the timed exclusive Titanfall comes only next summer kid…
            Really? Ryse of the Bomb? Killer Stink? Kinect Sport Rivals? DR3? You have issues… Sony has the best studios… Can you imagine when Uncharted or even God of War comes? RIP XBONE ;-)

          • spid3r6

            You mean 5 years from now??? Titanfall coming March 11th…And yes RySe is betther than anything you have on the lineup…Even Kinect Sports Rival is better than 80% of the games on the list…So where is Planetside 2??? Have you seen any gameplay footage for PS4?? What about Warframe?? most of the games you always show are MIA….And please don’t even make fun of Killer Instinct..There hasn’t been a fighting game as good as it in a very long time.

          • Junior

            You should smoke less weed kid… You are getting extremely retarded LoL
            Nonsense…

          • spid3r6

            So you can’t reply with facts anymore…forward me the link on planetside2 for the PS4!! Most of those games you posted haven’t even surfaced as playable…smoke and mirrors kid, smoke and mirrors!!

          • Junior

            Instead I am going to make you cry hahahah

            If this rumor is true… I simple say… Where is the Illusion of the Cloud?? LoL If you pay attention Titanfall and COD GHOST don’t look as pretty as Killzone Shadow Fall :-D

            TitanFall Runs At 720p on Xbox One: Leaker Issue Clarification, Also Comment on Rumor Sources

            GP: Earlier today gaming community was hit by a massive rumor that “Call of Duty: Ghosts and TitanFall on Xbox One runs at 720p”. It was started by a popular NeoGaf user “fam0usmortimer”.

            http://n4g.com/news/1378777/titanfall-runs-at-720p-on-xbox-one-leaker-issue-clarification-also-comment-on-rumor-sources#addcomment

            —————————————————————-

            Call Of Duty: Ghosts Is 1080p On PS4 According To IGN

            All this week Call of Duty: Ghosts videos will be going up on IGN. Not only that, but the footage from the game will apparently be from a PlayStation 4 running the game at 1080p. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PS4)

            http://n4g.com/news/1378717/call-of-duty-ghosts-is-1080p-on-ps4-according-to-ign

            Well, I actually can deal with the PS4 playing 1080p :-D

          • spid3r6

            YOU are going to make me cry?? LOL Rumors is all what it is…Neogaf misteriously took down the thread on COD being 720 for the XBOX One…You need to stop drinking that Koolaid brother….you need to stop visiting and jerking off to this websites that talk about the promised land…No such thing. So far as we stand Xbox One has the better games..The better Online infrastructure…and the better innovative technology. PS4 supposed to have the raw power but yet its starting to look like both Xbox One is much closer to PS4 according to Resident Evil developer and Carmack from ID Soft…Sooo..that means you need to sit tight for a long time before anything good comes out for the PS4.

          • Junior

            KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL IS BEAUTIFUL AND CHALLENGING

            → 24 OCT 2013 PS4’s exclusive shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall is available at launch. And there’s no denying how promising it is.

            http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/10/24/killzone-shadow-fall-is-beautiful-and-challenging
            be jealous fanboy!!!

          • spid3r6

            Really tell me how many people came out from the gameshows through out the year praising Killzone…None…Its more or less the same!! But everybody is praising BF4 and TItanfall…I have zero interest in that slow ass corridor shooter…that has a few outdoor levels. And terrible excuse for multiplayer…Expect all your online friends to say “Hey dude I am jumping on to BF4″ and you will see how really lame Killzone really is LMAO.

          • Beau

            killzone looked horrible at the sony ps4 demo station i was at last night…both it and Knack had jaggies all over the place. Exclusives should be showing off the so called 50% more power…i left pretty disappointed

          • spid3r6

            Here are you rumors Fanboys!!… Let me make you cry;)

            http://www.oxm.co.uk/64778/call-of-duty-ghosts-has-fantastic-graphics-on-xbox-one-reiterates-infinity-ward/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS
            Producer Mark Rubin from Infinity Ward just confirmed your NG4 lies…..XBOX ONE running 1080P 60FPS…Eat it. And now cry me river!! Call of duty still will have fully dedicated servers for Xbox One!!!

          • WeeeeeeHeeHeeHee!!!

            Mark Rubin, for one, welcomes his company’s new PR-centric Monopoly Overlords.

      • spid3r6

        Junior your are full of it brother….LOL Have fun with your Delaystation 4!

        • You are flat out wrong

          “only” is more than what can be done this gen and certainly more impressive than zombie AI in dud framerates 3, sperglord.

        • Junior

          Do you have down syndrome down?

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA4VVumHVXc

  • Stereotypical_White_Fella

    Yeah I saw some of these around but I avoided them. I didn’t wanna spoil teh feel of holding the controller and gaming on Xbox One. I will wait until my get my Xbox One on the 22nd of November.

  • xboner

    still use power brick huh ? .. excellent job by microsoft engineering team

    • fagstation

      ps4 overheating good engineering sony

      • xboner

        troll harder kid

    • You are flat out wrong

      The Wagglecam has its own fan on the back. Totally ridiculous.

  • theodor70941

    xbots below and above

    PS, PC, SteamOS and everything else FTW, F**k M$ and their Xbox brand!

    • Michael Clanton

      very smart reply and post… this is why people dont respect gamers.

      • theodor70941

        Well I don’t care if you call me stupid since at least I’m not a xbot that M$ will abuse like they’ve done to all their costumers! xbot don’t even try to defend them (demage control for them), you know I’m right and if your smart then you’ll not respond to this comment!

  • Jake W.

    Forza is beast.

    • You are flat out wrong

      *last gen toss.

  • HalfBlackCanadian

    Just got back from one of the locations. Played Forza, loved it. Aliasing and some stuttering present, but if this has a KI demo without Sadia (and the units are debug) then I will give benefit of the doubt that I’m hands-on with 4 month old code. Controller was amazing though.

  • Socerny

    This is how you showcase your game machine! Not like Sony with dummy systems in front and the controller connected to computers hidden out of view.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      The dummy machine is just to avoid theft. Games run on a PS4 unit, and have actually been shown running on PS4 units for months.

      • consoles4kidz

        link with proof

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          I don’t need to link or prove anything. I’ve played on the console myself at several events.

          • BEENGAMING

            I bet a big ass KNACK PARTY LOL!

      • willhe

        i don’t think you believe that yourself. watch this youtube.com/watch?v=JHm2XEmiNJE and explain why you would hide the real console and fortify the dummy. do you really believe that they never have security at these events?

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          Those are not events. They’re regular shops.

          One: the dummy is “fortified” because people could steal that one as well. I wouldn’t put it beyond fanboys to want to bring home a souvenir even if it’s a mock up.

          Two having an actual console placed in a plastic shell would create serious ventilation problems.

          Three, A PC is not suitable for shop demo purposes, as it’s not something you can just turn on and it’ll work without any operation from the shop personnel.

          I suggest getting some facts straight before fanboying. Anyone that has been at an industry event knows that all these games have already been demonstrated on working PS4 units.

          • Socerny

            Fortunately some of this information about the PS4’s issues has come from people who have been at industry events. Now you may be right about there being real PS4’s locked away. It’s just interesting how Microsoft seems to have figured out how to display the xbox openly and securely. I just think for my son’s sake Sony would do the same!

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            They simply have no need or reason to. Having the console stored away from tampering, touching and theft attempts is a lot more secure and practical.

            They normally don’t design demo stations for the sake of fanboys of the other camp that care to create conspiracy theories :D

          • MrZweistein

            If you look on the pictures in the article you see that the plastique barrier only suits a 5th or 4th of the XBox One Console. Could be the same for PS4, so no ventilation problems at all, because the console has its room to breath.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            It could. It doesn’t need to. Demo stations are not designed to show the console. They’re designed to show the games.

            And they’re even less designed for the sake of fanboys trying to create conspiracy theories. The console has been shown working for months, so the point is moot.

          • MrZweistein

            Demo stations of the PS4 are not designed to show the console? Only the games? Really? Wow, man then I am totally wrong and I am an idiot because I thought demo stations are build to show the console, the controller (which is part of the console) and the games, so they customers are motivated to buy it. (some sarcasm)

            I can admit that a demo station for FIFA 14 is build to sell the game but a demo station for the PS4?

            Man, I am sure you can find better arguments than that.

            And for the conspiracy, I am just a potential future customer, so I think my worries counts!

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            What you seem not to understand is that the dummy shows you exactly what the console would show. They don’t let you dismantle the console, so what’s inside the shell does not matter. It matters only to conspiracy theorists looking for an excuse to bash the competition :D

            Looking at the conspiracy theories you’re trying to pull out, I’m afraid that you presenting yourself as a “potential future customer” doesn’t hold much credibility.

            But again, keep fighting the misinformation fight. It’s hilarious. In the meanwhile in 4 days I’ll be playing again on both consoles (that we already know and have seen on several occasions playing actual games) and having fun.

          • Chris

            Even if it is a real PS4 in a box the fact of the matter is it can’t even play Knack at a steady frame rate, at 6:00 minutes into the video it turns into a choppy POS

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Pre release demos always have problems. Xbox One demos have problems too. So much that Albert Penello had to explain that they’re all outdated.

            But of course fanboys like to watch only at the problems of the opposite camp. Ah, the internets :D

          • Chris

            lol, you’re the one acting like a fanboy by calling everyone’s opinions a conspiracy theory or FUD.

            By the way I’ll keep in mind your comment about fanboys only watching the problems of their opposing console for the next time I read another Dual Shockers article!

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            When you try to spread conspiracy theories and FUD with extremely unbalanced arguments, don’t be surprised if you get called on it.

            In the meanwhile I suggest reading this for a new perspective. It’s from Xbox’s Director of Product Planning, so I’m sure it’ll be a delightful and enlightening read on the value of balance.

            http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/18/microsofts-penello-responds-to-criticism-on-xbox-one-demos-quality-blames-outdated-builds-ui-screen-calibration/

          • Steve Denninger

            Microsoft has the XB1 displayed in a simple way. Why can’t Sony do this?

            And stop your LYING about “Anyone that has been at an industry event knows that all these games have already been demonstrated on working PS4 units.”

            That is so FALSE. Have we seen BF4 on a actual PS4? Prove otherwise

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            “Microsoft has the XB1 displayed in a simple way. Why can’t Sony do this?”

            because they don’t need to. Demos aren’t made for the sake of conspiracy theorists, and actual customers/gamers won’t care any about this kind of petty stuff.

            And BF4 was shown played on an actual PS4s at Tokyo Game Show, and so has Deep Down and Killzone just to bring two other examples..

          • willhe

            i will say this and leave it here. i dont care if they are using a demo dummy but real unit = the actual console. not a dev kit or any other modded configuration. why is this important? consoles have extensive run times. the only thing that will be able to show if they can handle it is the actual console themselves. be it xbox or ps4. with 30 days left you should expect nothing less. these console have locks on them and no one could steal them anyway

          • willhe

            Sony store http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvfhdivBzEU#t=280 that dummy is on top in clear view not protected at all. why because people know its just a worthless plastic piece of junk. the previous video link it’s put in the box in front. behind a glass cage. it’s not about fanboyism its about hypocrisy. personally i dont care but jus sayin if microsoft was doing this it would be 2000 degrees on N4G

          • Gabrielsp85

            When Sony have sent retail demo units to stores they always display the real console PS2,PS3, why hide them now and “to prevent theft” is a lame excuse

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Not before a console’s release.

          • Gabrielsp85

            yes they did, just as they did with the PS Vita

      • Chris

        Umm isn’t that the point of a Kensington Lock?

      • Socerny

        I’ve yet to see a retail playstation sitting on a table connected to a TV showing any first party games besides… Knack! There are TONS of ways to secure a console to prevent theft, so why hide it if you don’t have something to hide?

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          What you have or haven’t seen is irrelevant to what exists or happens, mate.

          • Socerny

            That’s true, but what you said about theft makes NO sense! Like I said, if Sony has nothing to hide, why hide the “REAL” system and display a dummy system. They did it on their Black Flag tour too. Let’s just hope Sony will show a REAL retail PS4 connected and playable simply to a TV before November 15… Mate!

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            That’s how demo stations are often designed. It’s not that they don’t have anything to hide. They don’t have anything to demonstrate.

            Games have been playable on actual PS4 units at several industry events for months. Trying to read too much into something that is basically an industry standard is a tad ridiculous.

          • Steve Denninger

            That’s not true. Only game play on an actual PS4 is Knack. Maybe Driveclub was as well. Knack also has been freezing up A LOT. Otherwise, no we haven’t seen it. If you’re so sure, please prove me and the others wrong. It’s less than a month before launch and I’d at least question Sony, why no actual units.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            The fact that *you* haven’t seen actual units doesn’t mean that there are no actual units.

          • Steve Denninger

            lol. very few have. C’mon show some proof. Go google it and post some proof that the expos had actual PS4 and not dev kits etc…

            Don’t reply back unless you have some proof.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            I don’t need to prove anything. I’ve played on the console. I will again in four days, since there’s another event in Milan.

            Mind you, I’m afraid I have to let you know that here you don’t have any authority to tell anyone not to reply or how to reply.

          • Steve Denninger

            Wow. I’m asking you to show some proof to your claim.

            Back up your claim.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            And who exactly are you to demand anything? Just to know. I suggest rereading your posts and realizing how ridiculous they are.

          • Steve Denninger

            You’re claiming actual PS4s have been used at these events. People are asking you to show some proof of this but you keep denying it.

            It’s a rule of thumb. You need sources and facts to backup things you say as true. As an author of articles, you should know this.

            I’m someone reading your facts that have no source. So i’m asking please provide some proof. What is so hard about that?

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            One, You didn’t use the “please” magic word. You demanded. Two. I wasn’t allowed to film at previous events. There are normally rules against that and they were very heavily enforced by Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA and basically everyone else.

            Now that you asked please, check the video here. It shows several working PS4 units at a press event in France that ended a coupled days ago.

            http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/11/check-out-apartment-4-a-whole-ps4-themed-apartment-created-by-sony-to-showcase-the-console-in-france/

          • X1ultimateGamer

            Funny those clowns are even’t playing them either , there just on desks not being used lmao only one girl pretending to play bahahaha

          • X1ultimateGame

            Funny this clown aren’t playing them either, there just on desks not being used lmao only he would to play if XBL community ever wanted him bahahaha

          • Steve Denninger

            Oh shit…You even made another article about the kiosk. You missed something in that video. The console isnt even on. Notice how there is no light on the console.

            http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/20/ten-videos-show-ps4-gameplay-from-sony-stores-demos-knack-fifa-14-octodad-contrast-and-the-ui/

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Of course it’s not. It’s a dummy. Are you seriously thinking they’re gonna let a working PS4 unit just there, in a store, unattended?

          • Steve Denninger

            Exactly. Show the real console. Why do they need to hide it and replace with a dummy. Thanks for proving my point though. You see a dummy ps4 but you aren’t seeing what’s running the game. So how can YOU claim we are seeing actual ps4s?

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Because anyone that has ever done store demos knows that PC units are not suitable for store demo use. They can be suitable for Event demos when you have specialized personnel available that can attend the PC, boot it up, set it up, make sure that there aren’t crashes and so forth. They’re a a LOT less automated than a console.

            No one in his right mind would send a PC based demo to a store where you have no direct control, because you open yourself to the enormous risk of having a nice crash screen with windows 8 plastered all over the internet.

          • X1ultimateGamer

            He can’t bro he has nothing to show

          • X1ultimateGame

            You can’t bro you got nothing to show

          • MrZweistein

            @Playing PS4 in Milan

            Hey thats cool. If you will play on such a demo station maybe it is possible that they show you the PS4 behind and you can take a picture of it. I would say this is the easiest way to end all the conspiracy theories. I would really appreciate that!

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            I’m gonna go with my action camera, so I’ll very possibly show a lot more than that, assuming that they’ll let me film, as event workers tend to have a lot of annoying rules against filming, regardless of brand.

          • MrZweistein

            I know! But I think it is in their interest to allow you to take some pictures behind the cabinet. Maybe you are lucky enough!

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            I’ll most certainly try. But You have to understand that in my position I cannot just sneak the pictures. I need to ask, and respect what I’m told.

          • MrZweistein

            Of course I understand. Thats what I meant I hope they allow it.

          • X1ultimateGamer

            Figures coming from a Biased MOD whats new really

          • X1ultimateGame

            Figures coming from a Biased commenter so jealous of an actual games reporter what’s new with you really

          • X1ultimateGamer

            Bahahahaha

          • X1ultimateGame

            That’s all you can saaay~

          • X1ultimateGamer

            Phonies are fools and failstation 4 crashed 4 times when I played it

          • You are flat out wrong

            It probably couldn’t handle your fat ass being retarded.

          • X1ultimateGame

            You are a fool and even X1 gamers agree every time you play

        • You are flat out wrong

          That’s because it would get stolen. There’s a lot of demand.

          No one wants Xbone. They could leave a pile of them out in the corner of the worst ghetto and the pile would get bigger from people dumping them!

          • X1ultimateGamer

            And the award goes to the most dumbest sheep ever ^^^^^^^ and that’s what Phonies Ponies are all about talking BS and useless at anything else

          • X1ultimateGame

            And the award goes to the most saddest commenter ever ^^^^^^^ and that’s all this guy about talking BS and useless at anything else

          • You are flat out wrong

            Demetre, you greasy berk. By the time February rolls past and the idea of “playing” Ryse’s derivative three hour campaign finally sickens you, don’t forget GOTY 2014 Infamous will be released. And it’s never coming to Xbone.

            I’ll be more than ready to welcome you to the PS+ master crew after you’ve done enough begging! :)

          • You are flat out wrong

            Xbone, the most unwanted console since the 3DO. I’d have listed the N-Gage instead, but at least I could use that as a convenient paperweight!

        • X1ultimateGamer

          Exactly Sony is all about lies and excuses

          • X1ultimateGame

            Exactly you are all about lies and excuses and pure jealousy

      • MrZweistein

        They just could have implemented a similar anti-theft system like MS did. A simple barrier thats make it impossible to take off the console from the demo point. If I were a gamer I would be worried/suspicious about the hiding. When I look back to demo stations of the PS3 the console you had played was always in display!

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          “If I were a gamer”

          Yes, if you’re “suspicious” you’re probably not a “gamer”, but just a fanboy that’s trying to create FUD and conspiracy theories.

          • MrZweistein

            As I understand you are a moderator of this site. In my opinion you have missed your job if you name your site visitors fanboys or saying they are not real gamers. What a weak response!

            Challenging Sony or any other manufacturer should be allowed, as I have not said that there is no PS4 working in the background. But I am a fan of seeing what you get instead of believing in what you get.

            You defending things where is nothing to defend.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            You misunderstand. i’m not a “moderator”. I’m the writer of this article, and of many others. Squashing misinformation is part of my job.

            And as a writer, that gets to see this kind of console war bickering from a bird’s eye view every day, I find it massively hilarious to see what kind of silly conspiracy theories fanboys of both camps will try to pull out in the comment section to try and bash the competition, no matter if they fly in the face of reality.

          • MrZweistein

            Ok, I only saw the MOD symbol and did not notice that you are the actual author of the article. But you may have noticed I never said anything about PS4 games vs. XBox Games, I wanted to express my concerns about the setup Sony is using. I can understand that you might be pissed by the annoying console war is going on. And to be honest some of your comments to my posts seemed some kind of fanboy’ish even if they was not intended to. Maybe you had the same feeling with my comments, but as I said: Not my intention at all.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            I understand, but I can tell you without any margin of error that when a console demo unit hits a store, that’s the console. There’s absolutely no way that Sony, Microsoft or anyone else would send a store a demo unit based on PC.

            PCs need to be attended, they crash (to windows screen), they require someone that knows how to use them to work, and assuming that in the stores receiving the demo units there’ll be a clerk able to do that, and will look over the demo the whole time to make sure it doesn’t crash showing a nice windows screen, that will inevitably end on the internet, is something Sony, Microsoft or anyone else would never do.

            When a demo is in stores. It’s a working console unit. no doubt in hell about that.

          • Socerny

            I appreciate your diligence and understand what you’re saying, the only problem is the PS4 pictures you posted are in the Sony Store which is not out of the control of Sony as a publisher. If it was Best Buy, Target, Gamestop EB Games etc. I don’t know of any manufacturer that sets up a demo of their hardware and completely hides it. I have seen cases where there were dummy versions of products, but in those cases there weren’t any demo or working versions available.

            So while you may label people who pose questions about playing an actual PS4 that’s hidden as conspiracy theorists, fanboys or FUD spreaders, these same people are the same people who go into the Apple Store and can go hands on with an iPad and Mac. That can go into Best Buy and play an xbox360 OR PS3 in plain view. That can go into just about ANY electronics or music store and go hands on with actual hardware in plain view.

            So while you may think its normal operating procedure for in store demos to be hidden, it seems to most people that it’s quite different from how just about every other manufacturer goes about providing access to its demos and Sony doesn’t take the same pre-cautions with the PS3 in Best Buy… It’s just not normal mate and I don’t understand why you can’t see that.

          • Langkasuka

            This is just me; I don’t think demo units in a Sony Store would function any different than a demo unit at a Best Buy or a Target, since they are all under the sales and promotional level. Since it’s less than a month until release, configuring a PC into a PS4 to put inside a demo unit sound way more expensive than applying one of the already factory-finished product.
            They probably also considered that with demo unit with a factory-finished product is the risk of theft and hardware misuse, so if they are securing the console and set the top with a dummy unit, I don’t blame Sony :/

          • Guest

            Did you just got thumbs down for a rational and logical comment? ‘Murica…

          • Langkasuka

            hah, lol :D

          • Socerny

            Maybe so, but it is not an industry standard as insinuated by the author of this article. As I stated, there are MANY places where you can go hands on with demo products from various manufacturers and they are not hidden.

            The iPhone and iPad are hugely popular and yet one can walk into an Apple store and go hands on without them being hidden. (And being smaller devices the possibility of theft would seem greater) Theft and hardware misuse is ALWAYS prevalent and vendors have always had ways to deal with that.

            All I’m trying to say is it seems odd and strange for Sony to hide an actual working PS4 while placing a non-working one in view. If Microsoft did the same thing I would be questioning that decision as well.

          • Guest

            Company policy on product security varies; to each company their own, I suppose. If Sony demo units could be encased in affordable, proven anti-theft see-through glass casing that can showcase how a PS4 in action looks like, we’ll have a lot less “No, it’s a PC!!” conspiracy theorists.

            Not as entertaining…. :)

      • X1ultimateGamer

        Wrong and it’s been proven they’ve been using PC

        • X1ultimateGame

          Wrong and are you a Developer? It’s been proven they’ve been using actual units

      • Landsharkk

        Prove it.

  • Tdk

    At least its on retail consoles. Not like ps4 and their kiosk with pc hidden behind/under them

    • You are flat out wrong

      You mean test kits.

    • X1ultimateGamer

      Bahahahaha That what they’ve been doing since E3 using the PC dam idiots

      • X1ultimateGame

        Bahahahaha That what you’ve been doing since X1 reveal using the PC excuse on the PS4 you sad idiot

  • Emil Vega Morales

    Sony has Microsoft’s tongue this time. XDD

  • Lag-Fighting Tactics

    We have 50% more raw processing power on the PS4. 1.8TFlops
    Driver Club is going to crush Forza on that budget gpu oversized xbone

    • GameonAll

      Who is We? are you a stockholder or just a sack supporter? Get a better job than you wont have to worry about trolling consoles.

      That being said – Drive Club got pushed because it was no where near good enough to compete– as a person who is going to be playing both day one – get a life – thanks

  • Langkasuka

    I want to see the TV-and-Fantasy-Sports with Kinect, since X1 is so often highlighted to be more than just games. Will each demo unit be installed with a Comcast or similar cable TV in it?

  • Jessenia Lopez

    Looks better than any pc game

    • Clemalum07

      lol no

  • PatcherStation

    Can’t say I’ve played Forza 5, but from what I’ve seen of it, it doesn’t look like it’s a big step up from Forza 4.

    • GameonAll

      Why would it Forza 4 is a very high quality game – this gen is about details and better AI and physics so the graphical leap should not prove that stunning. That being said all images showing the car models up close show that there are certainly a lot more going on each model

  • GameonAll

    Pretty bare bones as far as displays go. If they want to wow people they should be feeding TV into it and showing snap functions.

  • spid3r6

    Sony should learn something!!! You should let gamers play on real Xbox One’s;)

  • PatcherStation

    I suppose green stands out, but it’s not a popular colour, more so when marketing a game console. Just because green is associated with Xbox, it doesn’t mean that boxes or whatever have to be green. The packaging reminds me of gardening products like weed killer or grass seed. All black, silver or white with a green strip would’ve been better.

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