As happy as a hippo

Everyone loves a simile, but Ripstone Games co-founder Phil Gaskell arguably enjoys them more than most. The Liverpool-based publisher – which has worked on titles such as Pure Chess and Knytt Underground – has just received its very first PlayStation 4 console, and the head honcho has a thing or two to say about the system.

Asked on Facebook if the hardware sounds like a jet taking off, Gaskell responded that it’s actually rather discreet. “Not at all,” he beamed. “It’s as quiet as a mouse and as powerful as a lion.” The developer stopped short of sharing any further impressions, but we reckon that he definitely picked the right shirt in order to celebrate the arrival of the next generation machine.

Sony’s said on multiple occasions in the past that its impending console will operate in silence, in spite of its slender size. It seems like the manufacturer was not only successful in creating a sophisticated piece of kit – but also a pretty practical one.

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