It’s official, Sony’s next console is finally out in the open. While watching the presentation, imagining what will be coming next for the new console when it launches later this year, I couldn’t help but be excited. Little to my surprise, after the show was over, I surfed around a bit to see what other people were thinking and there were quite a few naysayers. While there were also plenty of folks who are equally as excited as I am, I felt I would take just a few minutes and list off a few of the reasons why I’m truly excited for Sony’s next console.
People kept telling me I needed to put down Dead Space 3 for a few minutes and maybe read a book. Following their advice, I decided to pick up B. K. Evenson novel Dead Space: Catalyst for a change of pace. This book, set in the universe of the acclaimed EA franchise, has some great twists and makes good use of the license by taking the insanity theme for the series and expanding upon it.
One of the biggest surprises last year was the runaway success of the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming android-based console, the Ouya. Chatting with one of my old classmates from my alma mater, UNC Asheville, I discovered he was developing a game for the new system. After expressing an interest in checking out his game, Designer Greg Bliss, offered me a chance to try the game out.