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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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

phew i’m glad i now say that twice itt

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

next generation baby

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

the controller is also wearing pauldrons

ciderpress, Friday, 10 April 2020 04:25 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

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

xp

ulysses otm

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

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

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:46 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Nhex, Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:26 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Knack 3 will be phenomenal

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

wow!

Mordy, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:27 (one year ago) link

i got bored after 10 minutes but it does look nice

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:48 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Looks fantastic

calstars, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:21 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

will be watching.

Ste, Monday, 8 June 2020 21:37 (one year ago) link

give us a fuckin price sony

Nhex, Monday, 8 June 2020 21:51 (one year ago) link

Not buying until gta6 comes out

calstars, Monday, 8 June 2020 23:31 (one year ago) link

well duh

Ste, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 07:39 (one year ago) link

(been my rule for the past two ps machines)

Ste, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 07:40 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

clout

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

fanboys + people who didnt have the previous box

ciderpress, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 21:38 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:56 (one year ago) link

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

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

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

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:12 (one year ago) link

FUGLY

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

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:13 (one year ago) link

that is seriously rank

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:13 (one year ago) link

looks like a router

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:18 (one year ago) link

As much as I'm a gameplay-over-graphics person, I never really got the fps thing until I went back and forth between Dark Souls 3 (30 fps) and the Dark Souls remaster (60). I was kinda shocked how much my eyes had to adjust going back to 30, it feels crazy for a few minutes.

It's also trippy that you can be playing multiplayer with someone who's seeing the game in 60 fps (if they have a PS4 Pro, apparently).

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:08 (three months ago) link

I do like flip-flops. Though I admit I don't usually pee during load screens, but I do put down the controller and have a few sips of whatever I'm drinking. Lately I seem to be on a run of games that don't really have a pause option, I just go back to the PlayStation menu.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:15 (three months ago) link

Convincing JiC to use the pause button is the new convincing JiC to play BOTW

, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:35 (three months ago) link

As someone who hates it when streaming services automatically skip the beginning/end credits of tv shows I can at least partially sympathize

, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:36 (three months ago) link

I only play games without pause buttons, taking a bathroom break means taking your life into your hands.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 19:01 (three months ago) link

(or exiting to the menu)

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 19:01 (three months ago) link

There are def. times playing Dark Souls where I would think I was in a safe spot, and them come back to find myself dead (again).

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 20:59 (three months ago) link

but think of the excitement that it adds to real life pissing

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:02 (three months ago) link

soulslike defecation

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:03 (three months ago) link

you don't know what you're going to find when you get back, but the longer it takes, the lower your chances of success. integrate your gaming life with your bathroom life. DARK STOOLS 4

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:04 (three months ago) link

Dark Souls x Death Stranding

BABA BUOY (Leee), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:34 (three months ago) link

using the new PS5 haptic feedback triggers, you will have to maintain a delicate and excruciating balance between your buttocks, upper thighs, and many sphincters

rated E for everyone

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:45 (three months ago) link

I think you mean rated P

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:02 (three months ago) link

There are def. times playing Dark Souls where I would think I was in a safe spot, and them come back to find myself dead (again).

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:59 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

there's a hilarious attempt at a survival mechanic in 2002's Arx Fatalis where every couple hours your character will say "i'm hungry" or "need to eat now" in a sort of pissy voice, and if you don't feed him something from his inventory he'll just drop dead 10 minutes later. there's no visible hunger meter or anything, just "i'm hungry" and then he dies. there are no other survival mechanics in the game and it happens so infrequently it's hard to remember the mechanic is there at all. invariably every time i left the game unpaused for any amount of time i would come back and find him dead because i failed to feed him a single wedge of cheese from his satchel

, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:50 (three months ago) link

Was watching the Dunkey review of the new Ratchet and Clank (mostly meh), and he dismisses the idea of this as a "next generation" game, and makes the observation that a) it doesn't look or play much if any better than the last one for PS4 back in 2016

Downloaded R&C this morning and this is nonsense. Gameplay criticism obv subjective, but it looks incredible.

Also the PS5 controller, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers and such, are genuinely super cool and the game makes good use of that stuff.

circa1916, Sunday, 11 July 2021 15:20 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

People who've managed to get one:

how do this

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 2 September 2021 18:50 (one month ago) link

^^^

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 September 2021 19:01 (one month ago) link

i'm shocked these are still impossible to find and that they haven't yet produced a slim edition

they're probably working on it but why introduce a new model when they can't keep the original in stock?
(they did a minor revision with a slightly different heatsink apparently)

unfortunately it seems tied to the same global chip shortage that's effecting cars

Nhex, Thursday, 2 September 2021 19:12 (one month ago) link

yeah its still the same materials shortage i think. blame the crypto miners

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 September 2021 19:47 (one month ago) link

Really not many (any?) must have games yet tho

I guess I'm kind've interested in Deathloop I suppose

pings and noodles (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 2 September 2021 19:48 (one month ago) link

I basically stopped trying. Fuck it

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 2 September 2021 21:04 (one month ago) link

Yeah tbh I don't really care as long as Elden Ring runs ok on my non-pro PS4.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 September 2021 21:54 (one month ago) link

Yeah, it's still fairly early in the generation for there to be any must-have exclusives. I want to try because I skipped the last console generation entirely and Sony seems to have at least the one generation of backward compatibility working properly, and because Criterion have started releasing 4k titles (their move to blu-ray was what got me aboard the PS3 however many years ago).

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:05 (one month ago) link

Basically when and if i am economically secure enough where this doesn't feel like a waste AND when it's easy to find AND when i know I'll have enough time to play demon souls, that's when i'm getting it. so maybe early 23 or later.

yeah, it's on track for either a skipped generation or a very late-in-the-lifecycle for the cheap games kind of thing for me.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:41 (one month ago) link

Which might make sense now that the current gen is trying to set $70 as the standard retail price for AAA games.

Carte Blanchett (Leee), Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:59 (one month ago) link

To answer the revive, there are a handful of Twitter accounts that keep track of what retailers are getting new stock and at what time it goes up online. I forget which ones I was following, if you’re interested you can find info on Reddit with some Googling.

It’s still a pain in the ass to get one, you’re up against everyone else + bots, but you can luck out. Make sure you have an account set up with whatever retailer you’re trying to score one from and be logged into it of course. I snagged one after like a week or two of trying but I know people who have been trying off and on for months.

I did hear that people were having luck signing up for whatever GameStop’s “membership” thing is because apparently they set aside a certain amount of stock to give members first dibs. Weeds out a lot of the bot nonsense.

circa1916, Sunday, 5 September 2021 02:42 (one month ago) link

i got really lucky and got the PS5 but i'd also skipped PS4 so i'm just using it as a catch-up for now

cheesons to be rearful (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 5 September 2021 10:53 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I still don't see the incentive to put any real effort into tracking down one of these boxes quite yet.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 September 2021 14:03 (one month ago) link

Well, I managed to get one. Insert Thanos "what did it cost" meme here; answer: just about the entirety of my months-late tax refund ($800 after tax, since only bundles were available- a disc model, the director's cut of Ghost of Tsushima, an NBA game I am already trying to flip on Amazon, a year of PS Plus, and a $50 Gamestop gift card I combined with points to get Deathloop since my poor PC can't handle it).

If this is anyone else's white whale, I'll pass along the recommendation that worked for me: pony up the $15 for a Gamestop Pro Rewards membership. They've restocked more often than other major retailers in recent months, and you'll get advance notice of inventory drops by email (typically a couple of hours beforehand), though you'll still have to fight for it while their site grinds to a halt. I was on mobile, which made it more difficult than it had to be, but I wasn't able to successfully load the checkout page before the first wave sold out. Kept refreshing the page, and about 15 minutes later, more inventory was added and I was able to complete the process.

So yeah, Deathloop and Tsushima aside, I mostly have this so I can finally experience all the hottest games of 2016- Nier Automata and the Last of Us part 1 remaster are already sitting on my shelf, and once the GameStop ProGamer GameRewards RewardPoints from the console purchase are credited to my account I should be able to cover most of Persona 5 Royal.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:01 (one month ago) link

At least you spent that 800 on actual stuff... that's about what all the resellers are trying to sell theirs for on clist, and that's just for the machine

, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:00 (one month ago) link

I got excited the other day after getting into a PSN queue based on one of those twitter accounts, but no dice.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:23 (one month ago) link

Lucky bastard! Tried to get that Gamestop drop yesterday and failed miserably

The $5 coupon every month easily makes that GameStop Pro Rewards membership worth it btw, you can use it on PSN/eShop currency cards as well

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 18:00 (one month ago) link

I know it's Dunkey, but if this is at all indicative of the P5's power and potential, then I guess I'm glad there's a shortage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p24cqO7rP8o

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 September 2021 18:38 (one month ago) link

Are you sure that isn't the PC version?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 20 September 2021 18:39 (one month ago) link

I bet it is.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 September 2021 20:33 (one month ago) link

it does not look fun

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 September 2021 20:38 (one month ago) link

i thought people loved arkane games

ciderpress, Monday, 20 September 2021 23:09 (one month ago) link

reviews seem generally positive? but i can wait a long time. never even got around to Dishonored

Nhex, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 05:18 (one month ago) link

dark messiah of might and magic was fun, dishonored suffers from being designed around a controller imo, felt like i was constantly bringing up one of 7 different wheel menus

adam, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:09 (one month ago) link

dark messiah had a sweet kick similar to the dunkey vid

adam, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:09 (one month ago) link

First person games seem so janky and unappealing this days. Third person or 2D only for me, please.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:35 (one month ago) link

i've never really been able to to 1st person. even games that otherwise i think i'd really love. i.e. Alien and Dishonored

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:44 (one month ago) link

It's a real evolutionary blind alley for the medium

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:54 (one month ago) link

its just a poor fit for console games, mouselook is too important to making it work

ciderpress, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 16:04 (one month ago) link

I played a bunch of Doom for the Switch, which has gyro controls, and it wasn't too bad. I bought the game again on sale for the PS4 (which lacks gyro) and it was much tougher on any setting beyond the easy ones that nerf it down to a glorified choose your own adventure. But of course people appear adept at doing all sorts of shit with standard controllers.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 16:14 (one month ago) link

I prefer kebab controls

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Tuesday, 21 September 2021 16:26 (one month ago) link

I think there's something about the 'you are IN his EYES' thing, where you see the hand sticking up from the bottom right hand corner holding a gun or an axe or whatever that has unappealing parallels with gonzo porn? Something deep and unexamined going on in my brain with this one lads

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 22:17 (one month ago) link

better to have it stick straight out from the bottom center of the screen og wolfenstein style so theres
no confusion

adam, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 22:43 (one month ago) link


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