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The (Un)Official PS4 Unboxing Video | Greatness Awaits... Probably

Matt Gardner
Games consoles, Playstation 4, PS4, Sony, Videos

The (Un)Official PS4 Unboxing Video | Greatness Awaits... Probably

a.k.a. The ONLY PS4 Unboxing Vid To Feature Pink Marigolds, Inception Horns, and a Poetry Recital

Sony's official unboxing video was a thing of hammy brilliance, so it's perhaps no surprise that when we came to make our own, we took lashings of inspiration from Yoshida and co.

That's right folks, next-gen (current-gen now I suppose) is finally here, and Sony kindly sent us a PS4 unit and some titles to review. Naturally, the first thing we did was take some pointers from our wonderful community, strap on some gloves, and give Sony's latest console the unboxing treatment.

BEHOLD! Greatness awaits! Maybe.

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stevenjameshyde  Nov. 20, 2013 at 14:17

Very interesting, thanks for this. Though you were quite mean about the gloves at one point!

One question (which admittedly was probably answered somewhere in the video, but I must have missed) - how long is the charging lead? Roughly console-to-sofa length, or more console-to-top of console where the controller must sit and charge while it's turned off?

Late  Nov. 20, 2013 at 14:53

You shouldn't give your console a cigarette?
Even if it's fallen in a lake?
Just whiskey, then, I guess.

Good job, Matt :D
Informative with just the right amount of funny.

MattGardner  Nov. 20, 2013 at 15:06

The gloves were horrible :D and they left a bunch of crap all over my hands! :D

The power lead is roughly 1.5 m long, and the charging cable for the DS4 is roughly the same. That's not a problem for the former, and the latter is fine if you're gaming and charging at a desk setup, but if you've got a lounge of any decent size, you'll have trouble playing and charging without sitting right in front of the console.

X10  Nov. 20, 2013 at 15:24

Cylon Sex-Ed FTW (Didn't get much beyond that)

Last edited by X10, Nov. 20, 2013 at 15:24
Nintendad  Nov. 20, 2013 at 21:59

Thanks, loved the tribute to the official unboxing.

Not trolling below, so please don't be offended & keep up the good work!

First time I've watched a vid from here despite reading daily for 5 years or so, I just wondered whether as well as the Marigolds you were also wearing womens slacks? I think Graham Linehan may have drawn inspiration here for The IT Crowd (you even look a litle like Moss)?

MattGardner  Nov. 28, 2013 at 15:31

Hahaha. Well first up, thanks for watching (and for reading the site for so long!).

The nature of my trouserwear in the video shall be left to the imagination, but I can say that they weren't women's slacks. Surprisingly, perhaps, I don't get Moss too often. Hermes from Futurama, though... :D

If only I could limbo like Hermes.

Late  Nov. 28, 2013 at 16:07

Yeah, I'm seeing it. X)


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