Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T play PS4 on late night TV

Sony demonstrates The Playroom and virtual air hockey for next-gen system during Late Night Jimmy Fallon.

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Sony demonstrated the PlayStation 4 for host Jimmy Fallon and actor Ice-T, both outspoken fans of the video game industry.

Fallon and Ice-T got to try out the PS4's pre-installed PlayStation Camera game The Playroom as well as virtual air hockey during the five-minute segment.

Last night was not the first time Sony brought the PS4 onto Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In fact, the PS4's first public showing after its announcement in February came on Fallon's show.

The PS4 launches tomorrow, November 15, in North America. For more on the next-generation platform, check out GameSpot's PS4 review and hardware roundups.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

50 comments
trugs26
trugs26

0:17 - 0.20: Shake hand fail. Kind of reminds me of the Barack Obama gif where he shakes the white guys hand, but does a bro shake with the black guy.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Ice T is an Xbox guy, at least as far as I know. Maybe, just maybe seeing him with a PS4 will quell at least one fanboy. One is better than none. Even though the rest will continue to derp.

leimonides
leimonides

This Playroom thing does seam pretty entertaining for parties and when you have young children around. It's a nice addition to the PS4. Gotta have some silly fun now and again - spice up life. I think it was a good idea to show something like this - something different from what would be expected.
Plus, its a way for parents to see that there is stuff out there that they may not be as objectionable to . There's a little bit of everything, if one chooses to look for it.

jhunter28
jhunter28

The best part is ice t losing his damn mind

moesuir
moesuir

My nice side wants to say "This is good news for the PS4 camp, all consoles in general, need good publicity".

My xbot side wants to say "Are you ......king kidding me!!!! this is what Sony shows off duing launch week, a .......king motion game on a Sony console, WTF, WTF, WTF"

Stiler
Stiler

You gotta love celebs, people that are rich as hell and they expect to be given expensive things like this for "Free" even though they could easily afford it meanwhile the people that it's a lot of money to have to pay money for it.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Wait, so you guys get the console on a TV show, and you decide to show this instead of an actual game? :s

coolguyhero
coolguyhero

you can play it without the camera but with less features.


blackace
blackace

Nice little demo. Too bad the Eye Camera doesn't come with the system. Gamers will see the Playroom game on the PS4 when they get their copy, but won't be able to play it. That sucks.

Ice-T kicked one of the robots into the screen. Then he stomped on another one and flatted it. That was pretty funny. It's a nice little distraction from the main games.

franky111
franky111

The crowd lost it when Ice-T kicked the robot into the screen. Looks like a fun little game, would be great for little kids! 

SoNin360
SoNin360

That was way cooler than I expected. Probably won't pick up a camera thingy for it, but it seems like a fun gimmick nonetheless. 

Cellpwn
Cellpwn

I try not to get caught up in gimmicks but this did put a smile on my face. It'd definitely be fun with a group of people.

Jcray21
Jcray21

a part of me wants to buy the camera just for that.  My 20 month old son would love it.

Psycold
Psycold

I wonder how quickly we will see videos of people holding the controller to their crotch when it does the "champagne" thing

Adavanter
Adavanter

My first thought was... really? The AR demo.. Then I watch I-Tea interact with it... and the crowds reaction. Priceless.

Solace427
Solace427

when Ice-T kicked the robot and it hit the screen...I lost it XD

itmustbepaul
itmustbepaul

AR plays well on TV, but it doesn't sell a console. Show Ice T Call of Duty and he's in.

anthonysiringo
anthonysiringo

Thats really sweet! Looks like a lot of fun. Looking forward to picking one up in a few months after my xbox one.

Alyzen
Alyzen

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much when I clicked play and was expecting even less when I saw they were going to do silly things with the Playstation Eye camera. Much to my surprise that was fun to watch, actually looked like it would be fun to play with my nephew, and is something I think could bring in a lot more of the family entertainment customers. Good work Sony.


Also, that is by far the best video game clip I've seen from Jimmy Fallon's show.

edussz
edussz

Jimmy is so much better with video games themes than Conan O'Brien...

tomservo51
tomservo51

I like the one where a robot flies around end electrocutes peoples heads. Don't remember where I saw it.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Might be fun after a stressful day, TAKE THAT little alien thing.

isildor81
isildor81

games with this feature could work for family entertaiment

yd816er
yd816er

Dope,might actually pick up the ps eye

BMWPro77
BMWPro77

That was fun. A little gimmicky however Ice-T was the perfect guest to have along for this. He was hillarious!

virtualskill
virtualskill

This was actually a really awesome demo. I am not at all interested in the PS Eye but that looks pretty slick : )

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

Cool.... LOL very funny... wish they have some other game.... next time.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

Well that demo was about a million times more successful than any time I ever saw Jimmy demoing a Wii or Wii U on the show.

Steve_NF
Steve_NF

@trugs26 He looked to Ice T for the handshake but Ice T had his hand in his pocket.  Not the Sony Reps fault.  Nice try trying to make him seem racist, though you only made yourself look slow...

Synesthasa
Synesthasa

They don't expect anything. The companies give them because its promo for them.

haze0986
haze0986

@DiamondDM13 jimmy fallon has been doing ps4 promo for a while now, they had watchdogs not too long ago

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

@Jcray21  

If you have kids you should definitely get the camera.  Completely worth it IMHO and I'm a pcgamer.

leimonides
leimonides

@edussz Conan has no interest in games; he doesn't like them. He's "reviews" are just for silly fun; it brings a twist to the generic publicity that games generally get.

leimonides
leimonides

@tomservo51 There is a clip here on gamespot - from the 6am-1pm PST broadcast from Wednesday. You'll be able to find the video in the 'Playstation4Launch' videos.

trugs26
trugs26

@Steve_NF @trugs26 Sorry for the late reply. I've been away for a few weeks.

Anyway, your post is far too serious. I meant my comment in the most light-heated fashion. I didn't speak of any race in a derogatory way. I'm sorry if I have offended you, but my comment wasn't racist nor was it trying to make anyone look stupid. It's only simply meant to be funny, the same way the meme is. 

Stiler
Stiler

@Synesthasa Did you watch the video? The guy mentions when it goes on sale and Ice T comments "and one free right?" for himself and the guy says see him after the show...

 

Stiler
Stiler

@Synesthasa No harm, he may have very well been joking but you never know. 

 

Synesthasa
Synesthasa

@Stiler @Synesthasa I admit, I was in a public place and had to turn the sound down and couldn't hear it all. Though I would like to think he was joking about it, like people do, but I can't say he wasn't either. I will say that even as a joke it is indeed irritating. :/