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can't believe the new ps5 controller has a 'honk' button! incredible! pic.twitter.com/3LEUX6jxwl

— Crows Crows Crows (@crowsx3) April 8, 2020

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/ps5/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 9 April 2020 16:44 (six months ago) link

this is the new controller
http://i.imgur.com/AEfMwvE.png
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:08 PM

The DualSense iterates on its predecessors by introducing a new haptic feedback system, adaptive triggers for the L2 and R2 buttons, a built-in microphone array, and a new ‘Create’ button in place of the ‘Share’ button from the DualShock 4. Details on what exactly this ‘Create’ feature actually entails is still to come.
“In all, we went through several concepts and hundreds of mockups over the last few years before we settled on this final design,” Nishino wrote. “DualSense has been tested by a wide range of gamers with a variety of hand sizes, in order for us to achieve the comfort level we wanted, with great ergonomics. Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box. We want gamers to feel like the controller is an extension of themselves when they’re playing – so much so that they forget that it’s even in their hands!”
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:09 PM

a little more xbox-ish, but not too much
looks pretty
― mh, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:10 PM

dont like how that looks nearly as much as the ds4
― ciderpress, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:11 PM

i presume you can turn off the microphone. what a nightmare to have voice chat on EVERY GAME
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:12 PM

every time any of the console makers change their controller i have to worry that they've made something that's not comfortable for my giant hands. the current gen ones are all ideal
― ciderpress, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:14 PM

"This will be the first controller that is already it's own Overwatch variant"
― Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:23 PM

the new controller looks like it’s wearing a little black spaghetti-strap dress
― force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:25 PM

The current controllers are great, except they keep breaking down for me. My original one has phantom R2 inputs and generally unresponsive, and on the newer one the down button only works about 1/10th of the time. This makes for a fun challenge in Dark Souls 3, where I never know if I'll be able to change consumable items or not.
Admittedly, this is probably related to the fact that I now mostly play while I'm on the stationary bike, with sweaty hands. :/
― change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:29 PM

xp lol
― change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:30 PM

Maybe that's not a speaker, maybe that's a fan that blows in your face to make you feel like you are outside.
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:34 PM

The DS4 already has a speaker!
― Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:36 PM

oh yeah one of my 2 DS4s has a bad stick. but at least it doesn't cramp my hands up
― ciderpress, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:58 PM

Karl Malone's milk post: thanks mate, you really cheered me up!
― doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:57 PM

:D hey man, i'm just giving you a glimpse of the future. glad to see the synergy with the thinking behind the new PS5 controller!
"Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box. We want gamers to feel like the controller is an extension of themselves when they’re playing – so much so that they forget that it’s even in their hands!"
*hundreds of journalists hands go up*
"WILL WE BE ABLE TO PUSH MILK WITH OUR "HANDS" USING THE PS5 CONTROLLER???"
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:10 PM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 9 April 2020 16:48 (six months ago) link

i cannot state strongly enough how much the new controller looks like it’s wearing a little black dress and it’s freaking me out

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 April 2020 16:48 (six months ago) link

phew i’m glad i now say that twice itt

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 April 2020 16:48 (six months ago) link

next generation baby

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 9 April 2020 16:49 (six months ago) link

i agree that the new controller is wearing a dress and the analog sticks are its honkers

ciderpress, Thursday, 9 April 2020 17:08 (six months ago) link

the controller is also wearing pauldrons

ciderpress, Friday, 10 April 2020 04:25 (six months ago) link


Sources tell Bloomberg that this year, Sony will be producing a lower number of PlayStation 5 consoles. The cause, reportedly, isn’t due to the novel coronavirus covid-19 pandemic, but rather, the hardware’s high price at launch.

The console’s technical specs are expected to be reflected in the pricing, Bloomberg added, and there has been speculation that the PS5 will be priced between $499 and $549. Certain components are scarce and expensive, which could cut into the company’s profits on each machine.

Kotaku reached out to Sony but did not receive a reply prior to publication.

Production might be impacted by the pandemic. Sony employees are working from home, and Sony might ditch in-person press events for the console. Earlier this year, the company held a virtual briefing to announce the console’s specs.

The PS5’s assembly is expected to begin in June. While Sony has revealed the console’s controller, only a small handful of insiders have apparently seen what the actual console looks like, for fear of leaks.

Sony was quoted as telling its partners that it will make 5 to 6 million PS5s during the financial year ending on March 31, 2021. In comparison, Sony sold 7.5 million PS3s during that console’s first two quarters. The goal is still for a simultaneous worldwide launch, but the pandemic is impacting game production across the industry, which could impact the debut titles.

At launch, the PlayStation 3 was hard to get, so expect the PlayStation 5 to be even more so.

is anyone here thinking of trying to be an early adopter?

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:35 (six months ago) link

I am going to buy this console. i missed out on the ps4/xbox one generation

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:40 (six months ago) link

when is there a game worth playing for it is the question

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:42 (six months ago) link

i haven't been an early adopter since i somehow managed to convince my dad to buy me a psx right when it came out (crazy knowing that it was like $600+ with memory card + a game, even back then!)

i know it's a bad idea, but honestly if there's some sort of must have launch title (super mario 64 or BOTW-esque) i can see myself doing it

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:43 (six months ago) link

xp

ulysses otm

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:43 (six months ago) link

has playstation ever had a must-have launch title? like one that's a top-ten recommendation for the console, even at the end of the lifecycle?

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:44 (six months ago) link

i don't see a reason to early adopt if you have a 4

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:46 (six months ago) link

the launch titles will be the last of us 2 with better loading times and ghost of tsushima with better loading times

and knack 3

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:48 (six months ago) link

I was kinda tempted to early adopt on both this gen... but who knows. There probably won't be a great system exclusive for at least a year or two anyway

Nhex, Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:05 (six months ago) link

yeah i don't really see anything in the pipe or rumored pipe i care about that isn't going to get a ps4 version, would have to be some left field surprise

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:21 (six months ago) link

plus - with these supply constraints I'm betting they'll rush out the first hardware revision even sooner than usual

Nhex, Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:23 (six months ago) link

and if these launch at $500... hmm.. i dunno

Nhex, Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:26 (six months ago) link

what's the point? wait a couple years and see if sony actually continues to deliver decent exclusives. current gen console quality has never been an indicator of next gen console quality. i've come to expect the inverse lately.

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:32 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

i mean, wow?
https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/a-first-look-at-unreal-engine-5

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:08 (five months ago) link

Knack 3 will be phenomenal

porlockian solicitor (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:15 (five months ago) link

wow!

Mordy, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:27 (five months ago) link

i got bored after 10 minutes but it does look nice

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:48 (five months ago) link

UE4 demo for comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD9CPqSKjTU

I don't have a PS4 but I guess it took a bit for PS4 games to get as good as the demo?

lukas, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:59 (five months ago) link

never believe the demo is a good rule of thumb, but that UE4 looks worse than god of war honestly.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:16 (five months ago) link

never believe the demo is a good rule of thumb, but that UE4 looks worse than god of war honestly.

I can't tell if this is a put-down or not (honestly!). Because I just (barely) started God of War a couple of weeks ago, and not only thought it looked great, but thought that PS5 Unreal 5 demo was maybe technically better quality, down to the little programmer details, but not to my maybe weak eyes radically better, good as it looked.

i got bored after 10 minutes but it does look nice

Um, isn't the video 9 minutes long? No wonder you got bored.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:42 (five months ago) link

the demo should be reasonably representative for what constrained area/camera games like god of war or whatever will look like, open world games have more technical hurdles obviously

ciderpress, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:53 (five months ago) link

Looks fantastic

calstars, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:21 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

will be watching.

Ste, Monday, 8 June 2020 21:37 (four months ago) link

give us a fuckin price sony

Nhex, Monday, 8 June 2020 21:51 (four months ago) link

Not buying until gta6 comes out

calstars, Monday, 8 June 2020 23:31 (four months ago) link

well duh

Ste, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 07:39 (four months ago) link

(been my rule for the past two ps machines)

Ste, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 07:40 (four months ago) link

I have a PS4 Slim and I've been very happy with it, so much so that I'm not sure what a PS5 would give me that I don't already have or want in a machine. Besides exclusives, I guess, but that stuff is totally under wraps, given that hyped heavy hitters Last of Us 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and Ghost of Tsushima are coming out for PS4.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 14:06 (four months ago) link

there is no point in buying a new console until there are games worth playing on it, idk why people even humor the thought of buying near launch

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 9 June 2020 20:56 (four months ago) link

clout

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 June 2020 21:35 (four months ago) link

fanboys + people who didnt have the previous box

ciderpress, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 21:38 (four months ago) link

I have Gamespot gift cards and GS is near death and my PS4 optical drive is dead. First time I’ll be buying a new system ASAP.

GTA though? Man, that’s been downhill from 4 on.

circa1916, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 04:16 (four months ago) link

It would be be Spider-Man 2 for me. But I don't know, something about the general anxiety of this year might lead to just get this and maybe the MS one too

Nhex, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 04:26 (four months ago) link

So just caught the Demon's Souls remake, what else have I missed/

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:56 (four months ago) link

HZD sequel so you better play the first one sooner than later!

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:12 (four months ago) link

Eh, I've got a couple of years before I even consider PS5.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:12 (four months ago) link

FUGLY

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better have good cooling because that's going in a drawer

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:13 (four months ago) link

that is seriously rank

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:13 (four months ago) link

looks like a router

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:18 (four months ago) link

it is the chunkiest of systems

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

It's like a cross between a 3-ring binder and a boogie board.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:10 (three weeks ago) link

chonky bytes

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:11 (three weeks ago) link

the furniture my tv sits on literally isn’t big enough to hold that

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:12 (three weeks ago) link

it's supposed to replace that furniture

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:14 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, i have no idea where i'm putting that

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:17 (three weeks ago) link

I can't wait for the second wave of these to become available so I can get one and my partner can go "uh what is this giant thing you put in the living room" and I can answer "I'M SPIDERMAN, WHEEEEEEEEEEEE"

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:17 (three weeks ago) link

Uh, the PS5 digital is shipping with a 1tb drive and 664gb of free space, which likely isn't much more than enough to hold the games that the PS+ Collection comes with! You're gonna need a 5tb external attached to this dang thing, which only increases the bulk.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:22 (three weeks ago) link

Anyone who installs both Demon’s Souls and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition will find their hard drive space taking up 171GB, which is roughly 20 percent of the entire storage.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:23 (three weeks ago) link

i love that they did this video

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 22:20 (three weeks ago) link

do you really need all 20 games in the ps+ collection installed at once? they're mostly single player games that have an end

ciderpress, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 22:50 (three weeks ago) link

if i can't play anything at any given moment how do i even know i'm alive

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 23:10 (three weeks ago) link

rip and tear(down)

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 23:40 (three weeks ago) link

I wonder if how hard taking out the cap for the screw hole (@1:34 in the video) will be.

Fisherman's Worf (Leee), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 23:44 (three weeks ago) link

clumsy people will die instantly when they try to do it

ciderpress, Thursday, 8 October 2020 00:08 (three weeks ago) link

excited to buy the sane size version with a useful hard drive size in 2023

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Thursday, 8 October 2020 00:18 (three weeks ago) link

are 2TB+ SSDs gonna get cheaper fast enough for that?

ciderpress, Thursday, 8 October 2020 00:32 (three weeks ago) link

doubtful

Nhex, Thursday, 8 October 2020 00:43 (three weeks ago) link

a boy can dream

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Thursday, 8 October 2020 00:46 (three weeks ago) link

That looks pretty reassuring.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 October 2020 19:34 (three weeks ago) link

any news about the loudness of the ps5, compared to standard model ps4s?

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Friday, 9 October 2020 19:44 (three weeks ago) link

If it's too loud, you're too old!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 October 2020 19:53 (three weeks ago) link

WHRHRHRH whaatt? iIIRRRRR i can't hear IIRRRRHHHyouRRROovertheFRRpRRRHHHHRHRR5RHHHhh

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Friday, 9 October 2020 20:12 (three weeks ago) link

List of PS4-only games: https://support.playstation.com/s/article/backward-compatibility?language=en_US

Not too shabby.

Fisherman's Worf (Leee), Friday, 9 October 2020 20:38 (three weeks ago) link

apparently the entire reason the ps5 is so big is to make it quieter!

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Sunday, 11 October 2020 18:45 (two weeks ago) link

the whole thing is a heatsink

ciderpress, Sunday, 11 October 2020 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

pretty much. the component spacing on that mainboard is wild, just loads of space between chips

mh, Sunday, 11 October 2020 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

How thirsty are you for PS5 sneak peeks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TBPrYJDoDE

I want to luhbahguh babum gum (Leee), Thursday, 15 October 2020 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

the user experience is bad

ciderpress, Thursday, 15 October 2020 17:06 (two weeks ago) link

On the plus side, that stuff seems like the easiest to fix and refine. And at the same time, a lot of that is shit I just don't care about. Screenshots? Chatting? Not for me.

My kids were claiming I play games a lot, which ... I really don't. Maybe once or twice a week? Still, I told them if anything I need to play games *more* to stay on track, so that I can get through most of my backlog in time to buy a PS5 in two+ years.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 October 2020 17:15 (two weeks ago) link

there's no rush. i bought a ps4 in 2019 and will probably likewise buy a ps5 in 2025

ciderpress, Thursday, 15 October 2020 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

the user experience is bad

sure is. it's true that they could fix it later, but it seems rare that it actually happens. i'll never understand how even basic things like the screenshot interface get screwed up. here's a screenshot of the PS5 screenshot:

https://i.imgur.com/iDZfBiE.png

it's hard to tell, but in the demo they just snapped a picture. but notice that the interface takes up the bottom 1/4 of the screen, and it's black instead of transparent so it covers up a 1/4 of the screenshot you're trying to capture! you have to guess at what's behind there when you frame your shot. why didn't they just make it transparent?

it's not a big deal at all, and maybe they'll fix that before launch day, but...they probably won't?

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Thursday, 15 October 2020 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

all these are functions I wouldn't ever use. in our house the ps4 has become our main TV device that also happens to play games. So what I really want is better interfaces for TV watching, chromecast compatibility, better audio out options, some way to watch ITV(!)... on the gaming side, just be nice to have one setting that remembers I play inverted Y, otherwise yeah just bring me a quieter fan, a good Gran Turismo and a whole load of cheap 2d metroidvanias, bring Lau some overblown post-apocalyptic epic with yet more zombies, and we're basically happy.

thomasintrouble, Friday, 16 October 2020 08:17 (two weeks ago) link

More annoyed about the recently announced changes to the web store.
No more ability to buy PS3/Vita/PSP titles (have to use the console), and they're REMOVING wishlists altogether.

Nhex, Friday, 16 October 2020 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah what’s up with that anyway?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 16 October 2020 19:53 (two weeks ago) link

Note that PS1 titles are still seemingly ok, and maybe will get a PS5 emulator. (Most PS2 titles on the store were PSN ports to PS3 so I'm guessing they're mostly gone with a few exceptions that were ported to PS4.)

Guess it's too much trouble to emulate. I know PS3 had a notoriously weird architecture (which was eventually cracked by many ingenious hobbyists and PS2 I'm guessing is also difficult to emulate.

The wishlist stuff is probably just to curtail wait-for-sale buying? I can't see it as anything but anti-consumer. Speaking of which, I always hated that 100-item limit.

Nhex, Friday, 16 October 2020 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

good news for those hoping the ps5 will be more quiet?

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/ps5-will-use-downloadable-updates-to-control-game-by-game-fan-speed/

...in the interview, 4Gamer notes that the system's 120mm diameter, 45mm thick fan, which directs air to both sides of the dual-sided motherboard, "is quite large and thick for an electric fan mounted on a game machine." That allows for slower turning compared to a larger fan, leading to a "high degree of quietness... under normal usage conditions."

In the teardown video, Otori said the PS5's increased size led to "a dramatic improvement in terms of processing power and quietness" over the PS4. Initial hands-on reports from Japanese press confirmed that general impression, which should be good news for PlayStation owners used to loud system fans that spin like jet engines under heavy load.

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 00:09 (one week ago) link

new web store is up and I hate it already
no filters, no wishlist, all icons and no text so you can't tell if it's a game or bundle or DLC or what - if you search for DLC you can end up with rows of the same icon and not be able to tell what each one is!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 22 October 2020 18:29 (one week ago) link

Not seeing the changes yet?

Nhex, Thursday, 22 October 2020 18:47 (one week ago) link

lol what are they doing over there

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 October 2020 18:47 (one week ago) link

they're lucky microsoft came up with an even more confusing new product line name than the wii u

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 October 2020 18:49 (one week ago) link

it's good for fans of white space tho! changes are rolling out apparently.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:10 (one week ago) link

Switching to this site in light of wishlists being removed from the official store
https://psdeals.net/

Nhex, Saturday, 24 October 2020 03:48 (six days ago) link

wow they really fucked this one up, eh? although i'm sure with some effort they can make it even worse

there's also this: https://psprices.com/

chihuahuau, Saturday, 24 October 2020 11:41 (six days ago) link

its so fucking big lol

https://i.imgur.com/SdBb5nw.png

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 20:13 (two days ago) link

i think it's taller than my tv

just another 3-pinnochio post by (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 20:27 (two days ago) link

honestly the reaction to it is making me wish it was bigger

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 20:34 (two days ago) link

i feel that way a lot yeah

lukas, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 20:36 (two days ago) link


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