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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

i don't like from games but this one's a bigger temptation to give them another shot than the last few

I'm curious why, since this looks Extremely From? (which is exactly what I was hoping for)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 June 2021 14:37 (one month ago) link

oh it's more the timing than the content. its been long enough since i bounced off my last attempt at dark souls

ciderpress, Friday, 11 June 2021 14:49 (one month ago) link

Ah I see. :)

I'm just hoping that all the cool things they're apparently adding - open world, horses, Sekiro-style blocking - don't mean that invasions are off the table.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 June 2021 15:42 (one month ago) link

will probably get a PS5 when FFXVI eventually releases, not in a hurry tbh
can't think of anything I want to play less than Death Standing Directors Cut lol

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 11 June 2021 16:27 (one month ago) link

I love the R&C games but it's not going to make me rush out and buy a PS5 xps

groovypanda, Friday, 11 June 2021 18:05 (one month ago) link

I love "not going to rush out and buy a ps5" posts... as if that's the thing you can actually do...

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 11 June 2021 18:11 (one month ago) link

i managed to get a switch during the launch period bottleneck, if i actually wanted a ps5 i'd find a way

ciderpress, Friday, 11 June 2021 18:19 (one month ago) link

if you are really bothered about getting a PS5 they are not that hard to find, just a lot of effort and time babysitting websites etc
Series S/X are a lot more available in the UK tho, I wonder how those are selling overall

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 11 June 2021 18:24 (one month ago) link

zappi please teach me... i have failed like 50 times to get one

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 11 June 2021 18:46 (one month ago) link

Lol depends where you are in the world, plenty of websites that have alerts set up for stock e.g. for US @wario64 and @mattswider on twitter, there's a Bestbuy restock happening today for example

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 11 June 2021 19:16 (one month ago) link

Really tho being in UK I'd handroll my own alerts system by using one of the many browser extensions to watch for webpage changes on any webpage that is selling the PS5 in my country. just a lot of waiting around and hoping I'm quick enough on the draw.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 11 June 2021 19:35 (one month ago) link

italy need little balls. apparently.

Fizzles, Friday, 11 June 2021 19:43 (one month ago) link

not that hard, just need to roll your own alert system is all lol

Tracer Hand, Friday, 11 June 2021 19:48 (one month ago) link

i believe i posted in the wrong thread.

Fizzles, Friday, 11 June 2021 19:50 (one month ago) link

xp
lol you don't really need to, but it sure would help a lot!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 11 June 2021 19:52 (one month ago) link

showing my little balls to the shopkeep so i can buy an italian PS5

ciderpress, Friday, 11 June 2021 19:54 (one month ago) link

Ooh this is good to know: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/06/11/elden-ring-ps5-upgrade-free/

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 June 2021 20:20 (one month ago) link

showing my little balls to the shopkeep so i can buy an italian PS5


correct.

Fizzles, Friday, 11 June 2021 20:23 (one month ago) link

Italy Needs Little Balls is the system seller Sony has been waiting for

But will it even be playable on a PS4 xps

groovypanda, Saturday, 12 June 2021 08:23 (one month ago) link

don't see why not, the trailer looks like a ps4 game. it'll probably run similar to sekiro

ciderpress, Saturday, 12 June 2021 11:14 (one month ago) link

I just read that, in a twist, a game called "Godfall" was apparently released as an early PS5 showcase exclusive, but came and went with such little notice that it's actually being re-made backwards for PS4. That's pretty sad, tbh. The press release apparently featured this blurb:

Unfortunately, Godfall is not coming to PS4, because the game is being tailor-made for Sony’s new console, which means that many of the features the game will use are simply not possible on a PS4.

One step forward, two steps back.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 12 June 2021 22:41 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

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 and b) if the next God of War is being released on the PS4 as well as 5, then certainly this one could have made it to PS4, too.

I read of faster load times and, I dunno, ray tracing or whatever, but I wonder how long until the PS5 gets a game that not only runs a bit better on PS5 but can *only* be run on PS5. Not in the exclusive system, but in the sense that only the PS5 is powerful enough to pull it off. Maybe it's not that kind of a system, in which case maybe it's best to view it as a PS4 Pro-Pro?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:17 (one month ago) link

you should view it as a PS3 Pro-Pro-Pro

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:40 (one month ago) link

The "3" is for triple-pro. That's how you can tell it from the 4 and the 2.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:40 (one month ago) link

i think in terms of GPU/visual fidelity all consoles are gonna be incremental improvements from now on because there's an upper bound on how big your tv is. just depends on whether they can find cool stuff to do with the extra CPU power

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:43 (one month ago) link

Early games for new systems are generally not these giant leaps forward for numerous reasons. Dev time, dev familiarity with hardware, straddling previous/next gen consoles. The PS5's GPU is like 2.5x that of the PS4 Pro and 8x the original PS4 fwiw, the hardware is there, just might take another year or two before we see it really showing off.

Demon's Souls remake is probably the prettiest one of the "next gen" games i've seen in person so far. Gorgeous. Also 60 fps vs. 30 fps is really a world of difference.

circa1916, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:55 (one month ago) link

Is it? I'm not doubting, it's just that I've not noticed any comparable game being particularly smoother or whatever than the next. For example, God of War on PS4 runs (and looks) about as well/good as I'd want or need anything to run/look. RDR2 so far as been pretty smooth. There have been moments of frame rate slowdown on every game I've played, if only fleetingly, but nothing as bad as, say, Doom for the Switch, which was bad enough to actually hamper game play.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 14:21 (one month ago) link

I played all of those and yeah, 30 fps seemed perfectly fine for them while playing. But when you jump from a silky 60 fps game to a 30 fps game, it's genuinely jarring.

circa1916, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 14:47 (one month ago) link

I think dismissing load times is a little disingenuous; whenever you get to an entirely new stage on previous generations, you'd get hit with a loading screen that may take up to a few minutes (even new sections of the same state might have those hidden loading speed bumps), and the fact that the new Ratchet and Clank lets you load different world maps almost instantaneously is kind of marvelous.

BABA BUOY (Leee), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 14:57 (one month ago) link

I guess? I like load screen breaks, I get to pee or grab a snack.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 15:36 (one month ago) link

False!

You can’t leave during the loading screen. When it finishes loading, in many games, you’re right in the middle of something (usually someone demanding that you travel somewhere and stand in a glowing circle, talk to someone, or collect 10 of a certain object). The pause button is the pee button, imo.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:27 (one month ago) link

I prefer minimal load times, like real life

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:28 (one month ago) link

putting on your socks and shoes to go out is a load time. flip flops are basically the same thing as a ssd

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:59 (one month ago) link

that’s right

mh, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 17:42 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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

, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:35 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

(or exiting to the menu)

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

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

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:02 (one month ago) link

soulslike defecation

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:03 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

Dark Souls x Death Stranding

BABA BUOY (Leee), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:34 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

I think you mean rated P

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:02 (one month 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 (one month 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 weeks ago) link


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