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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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

phew i’m glad i now say that twice itt

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

next generation baby

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

the controller is also wearing pauldrons

ciderpress, Friday, 10 April 2020 04:25 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

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

xp

ulysses otm

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

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

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:46 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

Nhex, Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:26 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Knack 3 will be phenomenal

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

wow!

Mordy, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:27 (two years ago) link

i got bored after 10 minutes but it does look nice

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:48 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

Looks fantastic

calstars, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:21 (two years 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

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

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

ouya baby

ciderpress, Friday, 14 January 2022 19:38 (four months ago) link

yeh the Deck CPU is light years ahead of the PS4 CPU, should be a emulation beast

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 14 January 2022 19:50 (four months ago) link

i'm gonna go ahead and say that elden ring will be The Perfect Game, ready to die (repeatedly) on this hill

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 January 2022 04:01 (four months ago) link

(praise the sun)

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 January 2022 04:01 (four months ago) link

otm

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 15 January 2022 06:14 (four months ago) link

same

Karl Malone, Saturday, 15 January 2022 07:27 (four months ago) link

if it is not the perfect game, we will be angry until someone does it again and again

Karl Malone, Saturday, 15 January 2022 07:28 (four months ago) link

I guess the main difference will be online play, because PS3 Demon's Souls servers no longer exist

Last time I played a few years ago there was a well populated private server set up, seems to still be working

I might be alone in this but I prefer to play online solely for the shared messages/ghosts. One of my favorite game mechanics ever

, Saturday, 15 January 2022 11:50 (four months ago) link

You guys, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is so fucking good

castanuts (DJP), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 00:45 (three months ago) link

Also, Disco Elysium is really fucking good too

castanuts (DJP), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 00:46 (three months ago) link

but did they remember to put spider-man in it this time

ciderpress, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 00:46 (three months ago) link

I am enjoying Demon's Souls a lot

I am finding it reallllly easy after Dark Souls 3 though. I completed two legs back-to-back without dying, bosses included. I MUCH prefer comestible healing over Estus healing

This is the fourth From game I've played in a row and my boyfriend wants me to play something else. I bought Control and immediately disliked everything about it and quit after an hour. Neither he nor I like Spider Man enough to play it in game form. I don't know what to do. Toying with getting Edith Finch or something

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 03:45 (three months ago) link

tbh swinging through NYC is the entire reason to get the Spider-Man games, it’s completely glorious

castanuts (DJP), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 03:47 (three months ago) link

Things I like about Demon's Souls: smaller pool of weapons, combat feels like "moving pieces around a board" more than "realistic" and it feels closer to a turn-based RPG as a result, the tone/mood/aesthetic, seeing how Dark Souls 3 was much more of a sequel to this rather than Dark Souls itself

Things I dislike about Demon's Souls: the corridors, the tunnels, the cell blocks, the voice acting

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 03:48 (three months ago) link

xp I also don't like NYC enough to desire to play it in game form

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 03:48 (three months ago) link

it’s absolutely glorious when you’re swinging through the tops of buildings!

mh, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 04:15 (three months ago) link

Guys BUGSNAX

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 04:32 (three months ago) link

Maybe not really

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 04:33 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

New free DLC for Returnal that adds co-op (!!!) as well as a new area March 22.

circa1916, Thursday, 10 March 2022 01:05 (two months ago) link

You know what they should do? Make the PS5 easier to find and buy.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 March 2022 12:47 (two months ago) link

isnt there still a global chip shortage

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 March 2022 14:24 (two months ago) link

judging by the e-mail i just received that said a piece of electronic equipment i ordered in November 2021 won't be available until November 2022 at the earliest, it appears that is still an issue, yes.

circa1916, Thursday, 10 March 2022 14:28 (two months ago) link

By the time the chip shortage is resolved they'll probably introduce a new model, and then *that* one will be hard to find for years.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 March 2022 14:39 (two months ago) link

don't think there will be a new model this gen at least not with different internals, a smaller one may be possible several years down the line. the ps4 pro was motivated by 4k TVs proliferating quickly. 8k is not a real consideration until there's widespread demand for 100 inch TVs which seems unlikely

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 March 2022 15:14 (two months ago) link

Maybe they can go the other direction and make a PS5 Lite or something.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 March 2022 17:54 (two months ago) link

not to be a dick but this is a very good system

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 10 March 2022 20:35 (two months ago) link

The PS5 system, or the catch as catch can system of getting a PS5? I'm sure the PS5 itself is a good system, but I neither want to hunt for one nor pay what they're asking right now.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:19 (two months ago) link

My PS5 hunt was:

- see initial frenzy
- go "fuck that noise, I'll wait"
- wait
- idly check earlier this year to see if any restocks were coming up by googling randomly
- stumble across a site that alerted me to a Walmart restock the next day
- log into the Walmart website the next morning
- wait in a queue for 10 minutes
- buy PS5 at MSRP
- have PS5 delivered to house 4 days later

I think it was a maximum active time investment of 30 minutes

castanuts (DJP), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:31 (two months ago) link

and the end result was that for my birthday, I gave myself a PS5

castanuts (DJP), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:31 (two months ago) link

i've done the first few steps and will continue when there's a ps5 game i want to play

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:33 (two months ago) link

I've been actively searching (albeit on and off) for months on end

/shakes fist at DJP

Vladimir Poutine (Leee), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:54 (two months ago) link

I would have had one last week (and probably today, had I been paying attention) if I'd read the full instructions.

There's a Walmart+ (or something) plan that lets you hit a queue not available to everyone else. I hadn't noticed last week that you couldn't be on the trial and had to be on the real plan so I was five minutes late. A few friends have gotten one that way.

You'd be paying MSRP + the plan price ($12.99) though

mh, Thursday, 10 March 2022 22:18 (two months ago) link

I'm actually really good at stalking stuff, and generally really patient, too, whether it's for Springsteen on Broadway tickets or Pappy Van Winkle bottles (at retail!). But the PS5, I dunno. Maybe it's the price, maybe it's just the general real scarcity, maybe (probably) it's because I'm more than happy with my PS4, but it's just one step too many for me. And because I'm so satisfied with the PS4, I sure as shit am not going to pay MSRP, let anything on top of that.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 March 2022 23:48 (two months ago) link

you could have just led with the last sentence

mh, Friday, 11 March 2022 01:06 (two months ago) link

like, if you aren’t interested in msrp, the rest is just faffing around

mh, Friday, 11 March 2022 01:07 (two months ago) link

Ha, fair enough. But if they *were* more widely available I'd at least have the option to *consider* buying one at MSRP, or the option to wait for a sale, or even the option to tell my family I'd like one for my birthday. Right now it's high-pressure salesmanship, however inadvertently: if you want one and find one you need to buy one, because you don't know when you'll get another chance. For comparison, I'm also unlikely to pay retail for, say, Elden Ring, a game I really want to play and know I eventually *will* play, but that's partly because it's widely available and not going anywhere, so I know if I ever got FOMO impatient and changed my mind I *could* buy it at retail. There's just no external market pressure to do so. There's probably an economic name for this, I have no idea.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 March 2022 14:40 (two months ago) link

Game consoles don't go on sale, they have price drops

castanuts (DJP), Friday, 11 March 2022 14:43 (two months ago) link

Not even on black friday or whenever? Anyway, tomato, tomato.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 March 2022 14:52 (two months ago) link

yeah the boxes are already sold at a pretty low margin (negative in some cases? xbox was for a while) so they can't drop the price willy nilly like they can with games which are basically free to produce

ciderpress, Friday, 11 March 2022 14:56 (two months ago) link

err free to produce copies once the game exists i mean, of course

ciderpress, Friday, 11 March 2022 14:56 (two months ago) link

the only way you usually get “deals” on a console is in a bundle where the other crap is discounted

mh, Sunday, 13 March 2022 16:06 (two months ago) link

you're lucky in 2022 just to be able to buy the console by itself without gift cards/PSN memberships/headphones/old sports games/what-have-you packed in

Nhex, Sunday, 13 March 2022 17:49 (two months ago) link

Couple of articles recently came out comparing sales of the PS5 to sales of the PS4 over the same launch-to-16-month timespan, and PS5 is lagging by about 1.8 million sales. I assume that's largely due to scarcity, combined with people (like me) still getting a lot of satisfaction from the last gen.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 March 2022 19:15 (two months ago) link

the latter happens every generation though so thats not a factor. its just scarcity + generally console sales have trended down a bit over time due to various factors (smartphones, way more competition for entertainment time from streaming)

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 March 2022 19:41 (two months ago) link

I paid $50 more on MSRP on mine, second hand, last week. Still feel a bit dirty but I'm also sort of obsessive and know that I would have spent more than $50 in mental energy and stress from constantly searching and refreshing webpages for stock. I haven't yet learnt how to compartmentalise the part of my brain that decides it wants a thing.

oh well! I'm having fun now and that's all that matters

hrep (H.P), Sunday, 13 March 2022 23:57 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/29/23001164/sony-playstation-plus-subscriptions-price-release-date

Sony is announcing new versions of its PlayStation Plus subscriptions today, its long-rumored answer to Xbox Game Pass. PlayStation Plus is now a combination of Sony’s two current subscription services, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. Two new PlayStation Plus subscription options will include access to multiplayer gaming alongside a catalog of select PlayStation games to install or stream.

These new tiers will start to become available in June in Asia, followed by North America, Europe, and the rest of the world. As part of the launch, PlayStation Now will no longer be available as a standalone service.

...

At launch, Sony plans to include games like Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal. Sony isn’t making its upcoming exclusive PlayStation games available on launch day through this subscription service though, making it less of an Xbox Game Pass competitor.

PlayStation Plus Essential — includes multiplayer access, two monthly downloadable games, discounts, and cloud storage for game saves. Priced at $9.99 per month or $59.99 a year.

PlayStation Plus Extra — includes everything in Plus Essential and access to a catalog of up to 400 PS4 or PS5 games. Priced at $14.99 per month or $99.99 a year.

PlayStation Plus Premium — includes all benefits from Essential and Extra, with an extra 340 games that include PS3 titles that can be streamed and some original PlayStation, PS2, and PSP games. Time-limited game trials also available. Priced at $17.99 per month or $119.99 a year.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 15:26 (one month ago) link

need lists of these games imo

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 15:55 (one month ago) link

Seems like it was priced so that if you were already a Plus and Now subscriber, that's $120 a year which now = the top tier. Considering existing Plus is roughly $40-45 year on discount, there's going to have been a steep sale on codes to make me join the higher tiers.
And yes, we definitely need a list of games.

Nhex, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:10 (one month ago) link

Kinda was hoping that there would be a cheaper-than-current-plans option for just online multiplayer, oh well.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:35 (one month ago) link

yeah the only reason i have it right now is so my 10-yo can play minecraft w his friends

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:13 (one month ago) link


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