3w ago - Many are aware Sony's PlayStation 4 video gaming console uses FreeBSD Open Source Software as outlined on Sony's site HERE, and today Software Engineer Don Olmstead briefly discusses WebGL / HTML5 and the PS4 while PS3 hacker kakarotoks confirms PS4 is running Webkit alongside preliminary PS4 Save Encryption from flynhigh09 as detailed below.
From Don Olmstead, to quote: "Now that the #PS4 has been released I can finally start talking about my piece of the puzzle.
When you login to your PS4 you are running #WebGL code. The PlayStation Store, the Music and Video Applications, as well as a good chunk of UX are all rendered within the browser.
I spent a good amount of time tuning our WebGL rendering engine, and I will be speaking at +SFHTML5 about how to optimize WebGL usage within the context of that work. There will be plenty of great tips on how you can speed up your own WebGL applications so get your slot now. And for those of you can't make it in person it will be live streamed on Google Developers Live."
From kakarotoks (via IRC):
[kakarotok] Saw this and thought I'd share before i forgot: plus.google.com/113371030751322342143/posts/Mzy6VEAwHaa
[mysis] heh i already...
7w ago - Today a video surfaced from Computer Bild TV via YouTube of a Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 Debug Test Kit DUH-T1000AA unboxing which can be seen below.
Those interested can check out the PlayStation 4 controller, PS4 cables, and ports that come with the next-generation video gaming console up close.
Feel free to comment on the video below and enjoy! Also be sure to keep on eye on www.PS4News.com which will be launching around the time the PlayStation 4 is officially released in North America on November 15, 2013.
To quote: "Are you interested to see the PlayStation 4 up close and watch someone unbox it? Well, Computer Bild TV uploaded a video today where they unbox the console and show the accessories that come with it. You can watch the video with English subtitles through the closed captioning settings.
The PlayStation package they received came with one controller, an HDMI cable, and a headset. The console itself has USB, optical, HDMI, and network ports.
The PS4 will be released on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe, Australia, and Brazil. The console is priced at $399 excluding the camera and a game."
From veras: It's a dev kit - at 1:36 you can see a white sticker on the front behind the cable he has pushed up against it (and as previously noted he's using the paper materials to cover other stickers).
From Wario64: You can see he's trying to hide the QR code in front with the wires
10w ago - Following up on the PS4 Dev Kit FCC filing and Sony DUH-D1000AA pictures, today YouTube user Wasif Akhtar managed to catch the PlayStation 4 DevKit UI (User Interface) on video at this year's Eurogamer Expo.
To quote: PS4 Interface at Eurogamer Expo - A quick video of the PS4 interface that I managed to capture at Eurogamer Expo 2013. I think it's the interface for the Dev Kits only though.
Also below is a tour of the PlayStation Booth at EuroGamer Expo in London from Sony Computer Entertainment UK showcasing the massive PlayStation booth.
17w ago - Today MoejoeWins shared a video on YouTube of a PS4 User Interface leak (early PlayStation 4 Test Kit build) with some preliminary details below.
To quote: An early look at the PS4 UI, which was accidentally shown during a Blacklight: Retribution demo earlier today on a test kit.
This layout may or may not be used in the retail version but we do get to hear some sound effects and see animations that could appear in the finished product. He does say that this is a very early build (though he may have been referencing the game) and that this was one of the first test kits to go out.
Some interesting tidbits/speculation based off of what's shown:
The PS4 can recover from a game crash without locking up.
Games are considered applications and can apparently run alongside other applications (multi-tasking).
If you're connected to the internet, application information is automatically updated in the dynamic menu.
Note sure about this: The built-in DVR can automatically start up when you start a game? Or maybe when you turn it on it stays on? Maybe it was being used for this livestream? (in which case this is pretty damn good quality).