Ever try to drink out of a fire hose? Me neither, but I'd imagine that it might feel a little bit like trying to keep up with all the news that's pouring out about the PlayStation 4.
For the sake of anyone who prefers to drink their news in a slightly more dignified manner, here's everything we've written about the PlayStation 4 so far, all in one place.
I've broken our articles into a few categories.
THE STUFF: Articles about, you know, the stuff. The physical stuff.
THE TECH: Information on the tech specs and other capabilities of the system.
THE GAMES: Yes! The PS4 is for playing games!
THE JOKES: Plenty of jokers, some of them here, have already had a laugh.
THE REACTIONS: All manner of responses to what Sony showed, and did.
OUR THOUGHTS: Any analysis we've done.
Ready? Here we go.
2/28 update: Now with more articles!
Sony Announces The PlayStation 4, Coming This Holiday Season
After months and years of rumors, the PlayStation 4 has finally been revealed. It'll be out this holiday season.
Sony announced the new machine at a two-hour presentation in New York City, during which the Japanese hardware maker showed off a whole bunch of gorgeous games and sizzling demos for... More »
Here's Sony's New PS4 Controller, The DualShock 4
Here's your first look at Sony's new controller for the PlayStation 4. It's got a touchpad, motion control and a "light bar" for identification.
There's also a "share" button, and the light bar, as well as being used to identify players with colour coding, is also the means via which a new... More »
First Official Pics Of The PlayStation 4's New Controller & Camera
After years of speculation and rumours, Sony finally unveiled the PlayStation 4 tonight. While the console itself was kept under wraps, we do get to take a good look at the system's controller with these official product shots.
For the first time in PlayStation history, the controller has been... More »
First Look At The PlayStation 4's New Camera
To go with the new PS4 controller, Sony also made brief mention tonight of a new camera that will also be released with the system. A revamped and improved version of Sony's camera tech, it'll serve as both a regular camera (for video purposes) while also tracking the movement of the new PS4 pad... More »
Why Didn't We See The Actual PlayStation 4 Tonight? Sony's Boss Explains.
Well, that was weird. We got a console reveal without Sony actually revealing the console. It's left a lot of people confused, maybe even concerned, so given the chance we had to ask: More »
So, I Guess We're Supposed to Just Imagine the PS4?
Yesterday, I posted a story called "Goodbye Fantasy PlayStation 4s! It's Been Fun", thinking that Sony would unveil the PlayStation 4 today. Silly me! More »
A Man Who Has Used the PS4's New Controller Tells Us Why It's Better
You have (probably) not held a PS4 controller yet. Neither have I. But Shuhei Yoshida has. He's the head of Sony's worldwide studios, so he better have!
Yesterday, I had to rely on him to tell me what the controller feels like. More »
Even Sony Doesn't Know Yet What the PS4 Will Look Like
Thought it was odd that Sony didn't show off the PS4 at... a PS4 reveal? Well, you're not alone! It was odd. But it was also understandable, seeing as how, you know, Sony doesn't know what the final retail machine will look like, either. More »
PlayStation 4 Tech Specs Released
We've been speculating and spilling them for months, but Sony has finally revealed, at least partially, the basic spec sheet for the PS4. It's... very basic, but as you can see, there's 8GB of memory, a hard drive and an x86 CPU.
We knew many of these specs (and then some) earlier, but there was... More »
The PlayStation 4 Can Share Video, Includes Facebook Integration (Plus, Here's The New Dashboard)
It had been speculated for a little while, but Sony just made it official: a big part of the PlayStation 4 will be a "share" button, that plays a big part not just on the dash and in your games, but in the way your friends lists are managed as well.
Your friends list can be expanded to include... More »
Here's Unreal Engine 4 Running On The PlayStation 4
At the PS4 event in New York, Sony showed off the Unreal Engine 4 running on the PS4, as well as the new Havok physics engine. Real time, millions of particles, and state of the art hardware. More »
You Can Play PS4 Games On Your Vita With 'Remote Play'
Gaikai's Dave Perry took the stage to announce a bunch of new "social" features for the PS4 today: including Ustream/Facebook support, streaming capabilities, and and "remote play," which allows you to play PS4 games on your Vita.
"Our vision is to create the first gaming social network with... More »
Get a Good Look at the PS4 User Interface
Today, screenshots showing the PS4's user interface have popped up online. 2ch, Japan's largest online bulletin board, is pointing to a series of images on Japanese site Game no Hanashi.
The images looks like the user interface Sony showed at its recent event in New York City, and depict the user... More »
Sony's Cloud Gaming Could Bring New Life to Old Games
At today's PS4 event in New York, Gaikai explained how it's improved remote play for its upcoming home console. One way Sony was about to do this was integrating Sony's Gaikai cloud tech into the console, turning the machine into a server and making the PS Vita a client. More »
The PS4 Can Render Amazing Old Man Heads
Quantic Dream's David Cage has taken the stage to reveal a new engine his studio has come up with for the PlayStation 4, claiming that a stunning model of an old man's head-as detailed as those found in CGI films-was running in real-time on Sony's new console.
Take that with as many... More »
PS4 Sculpting 'Game' Makes The PlayStation Move A Thing Again
More news from today's PlayStation 4 event: the ongoing tyranny of the polygon. No, but seriously though: here's Media Molecule on their latest project, which uses the move controller as a sculpting tool. More »
The PS4 Will Stream PS1, PS2, And PS3 Games
The PS4 will not feature backwards compatibility with older PlayStation titles, according to today's PlayStation 4 conference. Instead, Sony will use cloud gaming to allow the system to access older PlayStation back catalogue. More »
Detailed Specs On The PS4's New Controller And Camera
The PS4's new controller-officially dubbed the DualShock 4-is going to be working in tandem with a new camera, called the PlayStation 4 Eye.
We've shown you images of these already, but if you want to get right into the technical specs-and with the camera, that might be worth your... More »
PS4 Will Not Require An Always-Online Connection
Stemming fears of the always-online requirement still rumored strongly for the next Xbox, a Sony PR rep confirmed to Kotaku that: "PS4 games will be playable without an Internet connection."
I'm still hearing from at least one very good source who hasn't failed me yet that the next Xbox, codenamed... More »
One Way Sony Could Fight Piracy: Load Times
Piracy is bad news! That is, if you are a big game company. If you are a pirate, then, I'm sure, it's all gravy. But big game companies like Sony are hoping to put an end to that freeloading gravy train. More »
Development Costs Mean Next-Gen Leap 'Won't Be As Obvious' as the Last, Says BioWare's Art Director
If you're accustomed to a new console generation delivering a big leap forward in technology, particularly visual fidelity, BioWare's art director suggests you temper your expectations.
The PS4 and whatever Microsoft is cooking up will be "a big leap, but it won't be as obvious," Neil Thompson told... More »
Sony Asked Ubisoft What They Wanted From PS4. Ubisoft Said Make It More Like PCs And Phones.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot likes the PlayStation 4. Otherwise he wouldn't have showed up at Sony's big PlayStation 4 event last week, right?
He likes the PS4 in part because it's, well, a little less like a console and a little more like some of those other machines you might play games on: More »
Knack Is The First Announced PlayStation 4 Game. Here's Some Footage.
Today, in an event held in New York City, Sony revealed that the next PlayStation-the PlayStation 4-has a new franchise. It's called Knack. Check out what it looks like above. More »
Killzone: Shadow Fall Announced For PS4 [Now With HD Video]
It shouldn't be too big a surprise, seeing as a Killzone game helped sell the last PlayStation console launch, but in case you didn't see it coming, Guerilla Games revealed a new Killzone game today for the PlayStation 4.
It's called... More »
Jonathan Blow's The Witness Will Debut On PlayStation 4
Braid creator Jonathan Blow will debut his next game on the PlayStation 4.
The Witness, a Myst-inspired game in which you explore an island and solve its mysteries, has been in development for three and a half years now. More »
Infamous: Second Son Is A PlayStation 4 Exclusive. Here Is Some Footage.
Today, in an event in New York, a PlayStation 4 event revealed a new, exclusive game by Sucker Punch. It sounds as if it'll riff off the recent trend of paranoia, government and such similarly to Watch Dogs-only, there will be folks with super powers. More »
These Developers Could Be Working On PS4 Games
Sony showed off this list of developer logos at their PS4 press conference today, and it's got some exciting ones, from big to small, Activision to Spike Chunsoft.
Let the speculation begin! More »
Square Enix Is Making A Final Fantasy Game For PS4. You'll Probably See It At E3 This Year.
No real news yet, but Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto took the stage at today's PS4 event to say they're working on a Final Fantasy game, and that we should "please be excited for E3 this year." That's it.
Square also showed off a video of the same "Luminous Engine" tech demo we saw last year. More »
Watch Dogs Will Be Out On PC, PS3, 360, And Wii U. But First It'll Be On PS4.
In a presentation by Ubisoft at the PlayStation 4 event, they talked a little bit about their upcoming title, Watch Dogs-which we reported as likely coming to next-gen consoles last week. More »
Diablo III Is Coming To PS3 And PS4
Diablo 3 is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Blizzard just announced.
The console version will include new controls and a four-player single-screen co-op mode. More »
Bungie's Destiny Is Coming To PS4
Destiny will be out for PlayStation 4, developer Bungie announced today.
Both the PS3 and PS4 versions will launch simultaneously, the developers said. More »
Capcom Unveils New PS4 Fantasy Game Deep Down [Now With HD Video]
Capcom's always-adorable Yoshinori Ono has made an appearance at Sony's PS4 unveiling to announce Deep Down (working title), a new IP.
It's based on a new Capcom engine codenamed Panta Rhei, and has dudes in armour fighting huge dragons. More »
So... No Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Huh
There was speculation that Final Fantasy Versus XIII would appear at Sony's PS4 reveal. Shinji Hashimoto, Versus' producer, arrived on stage. Surely, this was the moment. More »
The Witcher 3 Is Coming to the PS4. It'll Be Out Next Year.
Open world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is headed to the PS4, the game's developers revealed today. And boy do they seem excited!
"We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4," said Adam Badowski, head... More »
Killzone On The PS4 Is Absolutely Stunning. Let's Stare At It.
Guerilla Games revealed Killzone: Shadow Fall yesterday during the PlayStation Live Meeting, showing us our dramatic escape through the skyscrapers of Vekta City in the middle of a full-scale Helghan attack, as our animated GIFs show below. More »
Hey, Watch Dogs Sneakily Showed Off The First Instance of PS4 Multiplayer Last Night
Watch Dogs came out of cover last night and Ubisoft's open-world hacking game had a strong showing that built on the buzz of its surprise unveiling at last year's E3. More »
How The Witness Became a PS4 Game (And Why PC/iOS Owners Can Remain Happy)
One of the biggest surprises of Sony's Wednesday evening press conference was the appearance of Braid lead designer Jonathan Blow. The outspoken indie game creator revealed this his team's next game, The Witness, would make its console debut on the PS4.
That's led to some confusion that the... More »
Jimmy Fallon Gets the First PS4 Hands On
On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, talk show host Jimmy Fallon checked out the new PS4 controller and Killzone: Shadow Fall.
Fallon plays through the Shadow Fall demo as does comedian Anthony Anderson. More »
If PS4 Games Only Cost $60, They're Actually Cheaper Than PS3 Games
On CNBC last night, Sony CEO Jack Tretton implied that games for the company's newly-announced PlayStation 4 won't retail for more than $60.
"We're gonna welcome free-to-play models, games from 99 cents up to those 60 dollar games," he said. More »
Sony Is "Waiting For The Right Time" To Show The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian should be out by now. It's not. It could have been shown off at the PS4 unveiling. It wasn't. Fans looking forward to the game have every right to wonder what the hell is going on, then, and to them, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida would like to say he's sorry.
In an... More »
Is Final Fantasy XIV Coming to the PS4? Somebody Asked That Question.
Final Fantasy XIV's road to the PS3 has been rough. But now that the game is finally coming to the PlayStation 3, Square Enix's Yoichi Wada was asked whether or not the game is headed to the PS4. More »
What Happens When A Comic Nerd Asks About the PS4's Top-Secret Superhero Game
I knew I wasn't going to get any real details about Infamous: Second Son out of Sucker Punch's Nate Fox. But I've been a big fan of the open-world PS3 exclusives, especially because their take on superhero action makes great use of the tight thematic bond that a superhero has with his city.
Lots... More »
One PlayStation 4 Developer Has Seen The Future
This is Sucker Punch's Nate Fox, speaking at yesterday's PlayStation 4 launch event. For the briefest moment, between recounting tales of police surveillance and introducing his studio's newest game, the clouds parted. More »
Fancy PS4 Tech Can Peek Into Your Very Essence
The future is here! It's tech that beckons you with a piercing gaze. Look. Go on. Do it.
Game developer Quantic Dream created this old man head, which really looks like David Carradine, to show off its PS4 capabilities. More »
Last Night's Entire PS4 Event In Three and a Half Very Funny Minutes
Did you miss last night's big PlayStation 4 announcement? Want to watch a highlight reel that has the benefit of being both a lot shorter than the actual event and quite funny? More »
Maybe The Bungie Guys From The PS4 Event Really Should Form A Boy Band
One of the oddest, most memorable parts of last night's PlayStation 4 announcement event wasn't a game or a piece of hardware. It was four dudes, standing still.
Four dudes from Bungie, specifically, who got on stage to talk about how they were thrilled, just absolutely thrilled, to bring their... More »
Now The Entire Staff Of Bungie Doesn't Know What To Do With Their Hands
One of the funniest things to come out of this week's PlayStation 4 event was the four Bungie guys, standing stock-still with their arms at their sides, looking… uncomfortable. More »
Sony And Nintendo, Best Friends Forever
Two decades ago, Sony and Nintendo were prepared to partner on a CD-ROM drive for the SNES. Things went sour. The deal fell apart. And Sony went their own way, eventually launching the PlayStation and paving their own path to success.
Today, the two companies almost seem like best friends. More »
The PS4 Reveal Gets Crazy On Taiwanese News
Next Media, the Taiwanese news team now internet-famous for their bizarre animated sequences, have today turned their attentions towards the announcement of the PlayStation 4.
I don't remember transforming robots as part of the presentation. More »
What If Sony Hired Leonard Nimoy to Pitch the PlayStation 4—in 1981?
Hats off to IGN for making the past into a prologue with this PlayStation 4 hype video demake starring a pornstached Leonard Nimoy from 30 years ago. More »
Diablo III Fans Are Not Reacting Well To The Game's PS4 Announcement
One of the surprises at tonight's PlayStation 4 reveal was the announcement that Blizzard's previously PC-only Diablo III will be coming to both PS4 and PS3. More »
Behold, The Dazed Aftermath Of The PlayStation 4 Event
Sure, it was fun to watch today's PlayStation 4 reveal from the comfort of your own home. But that was while it was going on. When it ended, the cameras cut away.
What if you'd actually attended the event, what would it be like after the big show was over? More »
The Skeptical Reaction To The PS4 Reveals Questions Sony Still Has To Answer
The cat is out of the bag! Between the Wii U launch and the PlayStation 4 reveal last night, it's safe to say that next gen is here, people. But what are people thinking about that reveal last night? More »
Why Were There No Women Presenters At The PlayStation 4 Event?
Today we got a healthy dose of next-gen information, delivered to us by a bevy of excited, breathless developers and publishers. Here's the thing: not a single one of the presenters at the PlayStation 4 event were women, and people noticed. More »
What Did You Think Of The PS4 Announcement?
In place of tonight's off-topic post, I thought I'd turn it over to you guys.
What did you think of the PS4 announcement? And based on what you saw at last night's PlayStation 4 event, will you buy one when it comes out later this year?More »
The Best, And Worst, Of Sony's Big PlayStation 4 Reveal
Sony's PlayStation 4 reveal earlier this evening was one of the stranger console announcements I can remember.
We heard from a ton of developers, but some big ones didn't have anything concrete to show or talk about. More »
Sony's Wildest Plans For The PS4: How Likely Are They?
Last night, during the big PS4 conference, Sony brought Gaikai's David Perry on stage to deliver some lofty promises for the new gaming console.
Perry, whose cloud-gaming company was purchased by Sony last year, said some very futuristic-sounding things about the next PlayStation. More »
Sony, We'd Like A Straight Answer About This Used Games Stuff
It's a simple question: "Can the PlayStation 4 play used games?" After nearly a year of rumors, speculation and mysterious patents indicating that Sony could limit the play of pre-owned titles on its next-generation console we're finally getting answers - More »
The PS4: One Day Later
I went to Sony's over-hyped 2006 press conference and they showed the world a version of the PlayStation 3 that we never quite got. And so last night, I went to Sony's 2013 PlayStation 4 press conference wondering what new ways they'd planned to trick me.
You go to one of these big showcase events... More »
The Thing I'm The Most Excited About On The PS4 Isn't The Game Lineup Or Hardware
There was one feature-should Sony actually deliver on their lofty promises with the PS4-that left me feeling rather excited. It wasn't the games, or the hardware. More »
Ready for Some Football? On the PS4, Not Really ...
David Halberstam was killed in a car wreck the day I bought my Xbox 360. I don't mean to trivialize the death of a great writer-October 1964 is one of my favorite books, in any subject-but it's God's honest truth that his death is the only reason I remember anything about the day. More »
Remember, The PS4 And Next Xbox Have More To Offer Than Just Prettier Graphics
It's such a crude yardstick, yet it's the one most people use when trying to gauge the leap between console generations. Graphics. How a game looks. It's great for sizzle reels and screenshot comparisons, but at the end of the day, it's not where the real leaps in video games are made.
Those are... More »
A Small Detail About The PlayStation 4 Could Have Big Implications
Among the bits of information dropped during last week's PlayStation 4 announcement was this from PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny, as he discussed the system's enhanced social features:
"[With the] PlayStation 4 we are transitioning to a friends network based on real world friends. More »
And that's that. Everything we've written about the PlayStation 4. I have a feeling there will be more! But that's what we've got so far.