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Sony PlayStation 4: Gaming World Reacts To The New Front Of Gaming (VIDEO) (PICTURES)

21/02/2013 08:38 GMT | Updated 22/04/2013 10:12 BST

Sony has announced the PlayStation 4, its next-generation gaming console (even if it didn't actually unveil the machine).

It's clearly a powerful piece of kit, with the capacity for incredibly detailed games and experiences.

The new 'Dual Shock 4' controller will also set gamer's hearts racing with a built-in 'share' button for uploading video, a touch pad and an integrated motion tracking system.

But reaction to Sony's event was complicated by the fact it failed to show the machine itself, name a price or a specific release date.

Take a look at a cross-section of reaction from the gaming community below.

PS4 Reaction