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wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:20 (four years ago) link

currently live: PS5 - the future of gaming show

i'm guessing that anything with "project" in front of its name is a tech demo that will never be released as a game

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:22 (four years ago) link

1 more try

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:22 (four years ago) link

quite underwhelming so far

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feed gone

Ste, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:30 (four years ago) link

xp strong disagree, this is one of the most impressive console launch/line ups I've ever seen

lumen (esby), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:33 (four years ago) link

the one where you're the cat in robot blade runner world? the avatar/spirited away looking one... the lbw4 trailer with the go team music!

lumen (esby), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:37 (four years ago) link

I'm just here for Spider-Man: Miles Morales

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:39 (four years ago) link

SOLAR ASH looks like Journey?

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:43 (four years ago) link

new hitman looks class

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:45 (four years ago) link

ok this fake animal crossing looks bad lol. but most everything else looking pretty good I thought!

lumen (esby), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:52 (four years ago) link

oh! the trailer had a dark twist ending...

lumen (esby), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:53 (four years ago) link

PS.. is it 5? I think we're on 5 now. PS5

na (NA), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:54 (four years ago) link


Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:10 (four years ago) link

we knew that was coming tho

ciderpress, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:12 (four years ago) link

I mean yes, I knew they had a sequel planned, but I did not expect it to be part of the presentation and be a launch title.

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:19 (four years ago) link

i doubt its a launch title unless they announced it as such and i missed it

ciderpress, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:24 (four years ago) link

2021 at earliest I'd think.

The one game (Pragmata?) had a 2022 date

groovypanda, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:26 (four years ago) link

this was my favorite trailer
weenie hands

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:27 (four years ago) link

"talkin bout Bugsnax!"

Ste, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:44 (four years ago) link

Was that the Morty voice actor?

Nhex, Thursday, 11 June 2020 22:19 (four years ago) link

Doesn't sound like him to me. Was that the Yakko voice actor in the Hitman III trailer?

wasdnous (abanana), Friday, 12 June 2020 00:24 (four years ago) link

That Bugsnax song is a jam

jmm, Friday, 12 June 2020 01:38 (four years ago) link

I love it when songs sound like they're in another language but it turns out to be english.

wasdnous (abanana), Friday, 12 June 2020 02:23 (four years ago) link

Unless they announce some kinda Game Pass equivalent I'm not buying a new system for a good long while

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 12 June 2020 02:24 (four years ago) link

This was inevitable. Probably won't be available for launch (DLC isn't even completely out yet) but I'm sure when it arrives in a "Bureau Director's Edition" of some sort it'll have the DLC and look gobstobbingly amazing with ray-tracing and hopefully a smoother frame rate.

Nhex, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:07 (four years ago) link

Control is one of a very few acclaimed PS4 games I want to play but haven't bought to add to my vast backlog just yet, not least because I've heard questionable things about how it plays on non-pro PS4 (though of course other people say it's fine). But if it's being better optimized for PS5, and the changes/improvements/additions turn out to be significant, I guess that means it's going to have to wait a few years for me, unless there is a PS4 fire sale that drops it below, like, $10.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 June 2020 13:14 (four years ago) link

can I not just buy a cheap digital copy of control... and it will play better on PS5?

||||||||, Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:42 (four years ago) link

they haven't given details, but the hope is that they'll actually bump up the graphics and such to use the power of the new consoles
i'm saying this is one of the remasters that will actually be worth supporting? i hope

Nhex, Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:52 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

digital foundry put up an article on backwards compatibility on the series x:

PS5 BC in boost mode should give similar results

chihuahuau, Monday, 28 September 2020 20:23 (three years ago) link

"Should" as in "they need to match it to stay competitive" or "is reasonably expected to"?

Kaliningrad Oberst (Leee), Monday, 28 September 2020 21:10 (three years ago) link

Reasonably expected. It feels like these new consoles are more massive spec bumps than architectural leaps

That said I'm a little jealous when I see PC footage of games like Avengers which don't even come close to a steady 30fps on the stock PS4. Slightly makes me want to upgrade. Or spend $1k+ and get a gaming/streaming PC. If I do upgrade to PS5, (to be charitable) unoptimized multi-platform games like Avengers and Control will be my first tests.

Nhex, Monday, 28 September 2020 21:36 (three years ago) link

i assume PS5 BC will just run the game with the PS4 Pro graphics/resolution settings unless the dev tests and patches in a new performance profile

ciderpress, Monday, 28 September 2020 21:38 (three years ago) link

> "Should" as in "they need to match it to stay competitive" or "is reasonably expected to"?

the latter, it's hardware compatiblity

> i assume PS5 BC will just run the game with the PS4 Pro graphics/resolution settings unless the dev tests and patches in a new performance profile

that's what the legacy modes are for and no patches should be needed there except for the rare pathological case

boost mode should work like series x: games with unlocked framerates run better, games with dynamic resolution spend more time in higher res or lock to the max, etc.
this is where issues are likely to appear and patches might be needed to fix problems, for example, some games like dark souls 2 tie game code to framerate so the 60fps ps4 port initially had a bug where weapon durability wore down 2x faster

chihuahuau, Monday, 28 September 2020 22:08 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

We can't believe we have to say this, but please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series X.

— Xbox (@Xbox) November 11, 2020

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 23:48 (three years ago) link

Not hearing a no from Sony, though.

I want to luhbahguh babum gum (Leee), Thursday, 12 November 2020 00:26 (three years ago) link

Brag if you snagged one today so I can seethe in jealousy

Nhex, Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:29 (three years ago) link

theres no games yet

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 November 2020 15:03 (three years ago) link

but bugsknacks

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:39 (three years ago) link

thats on ps4 and pc

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:54 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

I miraculously scored a PS5 thru Best Buy online the other week. Picked it up tonight. It’s huge and absurd, but honestly sitting here looking at it with its lights on in the semi-dark I’m coming around to it aesthetically.

circa1916, Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:36 (three years ago) link

It’s a lot of things, but I like how it gives me Hopper’s Nighthawks vibes most of all.

circa1916, Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:39 (three years ago) link

Demon’s Souls remake is incredible so far, I’ll save that for another thread.

circa1916, Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:41 (three years ago) link

i don't think i've ever felt as much desire for violent retribution as i do for the painful death of scalpers at the moment

the scamp has a thousand fries (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:48 (three years ago) link

The late teens looking kid who processed my order in the pick up area asked me “Is this your first one?”

Apparently a good amount of people have rolled through openly bragging about how this is the 3rd, 4th, 5th one they’ve snagged. Fuck those assholes for real.

circa1916, Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:35 (three years ago) link

real q - why is this such a big deal rn? surely there are very few exclusives and few TVs that can even show off the improved gfx?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:46 (three years ago) link

It honestly shouldn’t be a big thing right now. Unless you’re a Souls dork and are really excited for that Demon’s Souls remake. Which is me. And maybe 10% of the market.

People freak for a hyped product regardless of its immediate usefulness, particularly if it’s rare and status-y.

circa1916, Saturday, 30 January 2021 13:06 (three years ago) link

I never got a PS4, I want a new gen machine to catch up on stuff I've wanted to play for ages and maybe new stuff over the next few years, shd've known capitalism never comes thru when you want it to

the scamp has a thousand fries (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 30 January 2021 13:08 (three years ago) link

I was also stoked on grabbing the PS5 because I have a grip of PS4 games on disc that I never completed because my optical drive shit the bed. Being able to play PS4 games on the PS5 (with graphical/performance upgrades!) is a big sell.

Reports seem to indicate the PS5 won’t be terribly hard to come by in a couple of months. Production’s ramped up hard.

circa1916, Saturday, 30 January 2021 13:23 (three years ago) link

Demon's Souls and Spider-Man MM is way better than most launch lineups I can think of tbh, and I hear the platformer that comes preinstalled is really fun

Also being able to play Hitman 3 with fancy graphics and no Epic games compatibility headache would be a draw for me

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, 30 January 2021 13:38 (three years ago) link

I decided to go with the Steam Deck as my next system. I love the Switch and I have a ton of steam games my 9 year old PC can't handle.

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 18 May 2022 19:27 (two years ago) link

Well, despite my seriously considering getting an XBox upthread, my son decided he preferred a ps5 even if it means waiting a bit. To mild disbelief I somehow actually managed to purchase a ps5 earlier this week and it should arrive at my house today. I guess now I have to get some games.

silverfish, Friday, 27 May 2022 16:17 (two years ago) link

I got a Sony email inviting me to a buying queue but the PS5 fever has passed and I ended up forgetting about it.

Careful Whisper (Leee), Friday, 27 May 2022 18:19 (two years ago) link

they're gonna need an exclusive jrpg to get me. seems unlikely given they keep laying off all their japan-side developers

ciderpress, Friday, 27 May 2022 18:25 (two years ago) link

I've gotten the email from Sony two or three times now, but only waited (and wasted my time) in line twice, pointlessly. The next time I got one I just said screw that, I'm not waiting in line for a remote *chance* to buy shit. Amazon, however, finally tweaked their system to thwart bots and resellers. Now if you want to buy a PS5, you have to click that you're interested and, once vetted, may one day get an invite to purchase that's good for a couple of days.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 June 2022 20:31 (two years ago) link

I don't know if I'm even that enthused but I ordered a ps5 today

if hot post-covid summer falls through, I've got my plan

mh, Thursday, 2 June 2022 20:34 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Well, assuming my order is not cancelled for some arcane reason, I managed to snag a PS5 at a Target a few miles away. Got the bundle with Horizon Zero West, figuring that was one I planned to play eventually anyway. Order now processing. Assuming all goes well, first up may be ... Last of Us 2? I suspect I've got to make sure I have the emotional stores for that one first.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 July 2022 20:30 (two years ago) link


Nhex, Tuesday, 12 July 2022 20:54 (two years ago) link

This chip shortage is crazy.

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 13 July 2022 03:10 (two years ago) link

I do think it's nuts that almost two years after launch the system is still hard to come by, or at least not easy to get at retail (side note: the Xbox Series X is not nearly as scarce). But the PS5 scarcity is definitely also being driven (or at least potentiated) by second-hand scalpers, from whom you can buy a PS5 right now ... for $200 over retail. I can't tell if the modest measures that some retailers are taking to throttle scalpers are exploitation themselves. Like I said, I got mine at Target, which was kind of good luck, kind of planning, since I knew a restock was happening and happened to be checking the site at the right time. (I still had to drive 45 minutes, but that's a Chicago-problem; 45 minutes is 7 miles). But Walmart requires you to join their Walmart+ plan to even get a chance to purchase a PS5. Iirc it can at least be cancelled, but the Best Buy program you need to join for a shot will only give you a partial refund, and at $200 on top of the cost of the console, that's as bad as the scalpers. Gamestop seems to get it in stock a bunch, but only as part of big house bundles that pump the price up considerably. Amazon has a new invitation system, but despite going live several weeks ago afaict no one has received an invite yet, so no one really knows how that system works. I feel bad for the grandparents and other olds that have to deal with this stuff come holiday season.

I haven't set up the machine yet, but I'm a little surprised how many PS4 games I own *don't* have free upgrades to PS4. Spider-man requires you to buy Miles Morales to get Spider-Man Remastered. Ghost of Tsushima costs $20 to upgrade, I think. Control requires the purchase of the Ultimate Edition. Some of these and many of the other games I have, however, either have free upgrades or, like Elden Ring, reportedly run better in PS4 mode on PS5 than they do natively on PS5. No idea why.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 12:12 (two years ago) link

FYI if you already started Control the save file does NOT transfer from the PS4 to PS5 versions, learned that the hard way

The Elden Ring performance thing comes from certain PS5 graphic effects making the engine not run at a consistent 60fps, i heard - sounds like something easily patchable at some point

Nhex, Thursday, 14 July 2022 01:49 (two years ago) link

Haven't started Control yet, had always been waiting for PS5 (but not patient enough to hold off on buying it when it was on sale for PS4). I figure I'll just wait for the ultimate edition to go on sale again before the end of the year and snag it then.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 July 2022 02:33 (two years ago) link

Control: Ultimate Edition is in the middle "Extra" tier of PS Plus fwiw

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 14 July 2022 05:27 (two years ago) link

It's definitely intriguing, but I only saw maybe three or so other games on there right now that I want to play but don't own: Demon's Souls, Miles Morales, and Returnal. Demon's Souls and Returnal (the ones I want to play the least) are PS5 only and given their price could justify $15 a month, but if I wanted to I bet I could eventually get Miles on PS4 (with a free upgrade to PS5) for about the cost of a month of Extra, and the same goes for Control Ultimate (I already own the base version for PS4) when it goes on sale again. Granted, Sony can just keep adding things to PS Plus, and they will, and I'm sure things will leave PS Plus, too, but I go through games so slowly I think it would end up like many of the other streaming services I have, paying a premium just to have a ton of options I don't really take advantage of.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 July 2022 13:10 (two years ago) link

Ask and you shall receive: Control Ultimate just went on sale for $15, so I bought it and installed the free PS5 upgrade. I also bought the triple pack of Metro games, because why not? $15 for three games, and the third game is upgraded for PS5. People seem to like them, as far as shooters go. People love the latest Ratchet & Clank, too, which is on sale for $40, but as much as I enjoyed the last one I also thought it was kind of dumb, so I think I'll wait until it sinks to the magic $25 mark. Same with Demon's Souls and Miles Morales. It'll force me to focus on my backlog.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 July 2022 13:50 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Bought a Victrix controller on ebay because I'm finally sick of the PS5 controller. It was always too big and uncomfortable for me, and now that I'm dealing with some tendonitis and arm/hand issues from multiple sources, I just can't mess up my hands playing video games. This one is supposed to be a little smaller, and also has adjustable trigger sensitivity and configurability (moving the buttons around, buttons on the bottom that can be assigned to double other ones). Hope it works!

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Thursday, 10 August 2023 16:50 (eleven months ago) link

Heads up that Best Buy has some bonkers promotion right now, 10 Days of $10 Games or something like that. Each day I guess will be a PS/XBox/PC game on sale for $10, with free shipping (if you want), until they run out. I bought Sackboy for the PS5 today, because why not? They have not announced the future games yet:

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 August 2023 13:48 (eleven months ago) link

Gotham Knights for $10 was today, sadly went OOS really fast

Nhex, Monday, 14 August 2023 00:46 (eleven months ago) link

Deal today is Far Cry 6, which seems less compelling (both as a game and as a discount).

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 August 2023 13:08 (eleven months ago) link

So far so good with that controller btw, it's a little more balanced and comfortable for sure (I'm trying not to curl my pinky and index fingers around the grips these days, and to basically have all my fingers extended but still have the controller resting in my palms).

It tells you to download an app from the Microsoft store to update the controller firmware and calibrate it, but hilariously I don't have a computer that's up-to-date enough to download anything from the Microsoft store. Fortunately it seems to work just fine out of the box (wired & wireless).

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Monday, 14 August 2023 17:58 (eleven months ago) link

Surprising no one but still disappointing, that Best Buy sale has largely been a bust so far. I hear Nioh 2 is a good game, but $10 is more than what I can get it for used, and other than that it's been, like, largely disliked games like Gotham Knights, Balan Wonderworld, Far Cry 6, snooze. Maybe it will pick up.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 August 2023 12:57 (eleven months ago) link

Today's $10 game is "Death Stranding: Director's Cut," and I thought, hey, I'd buy that for $10! Except I literally just bought it at Best Buy on sale for $20 five days ago, so I had to go back, return it for $20, then buy it again for $10, lol.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 August 2023 15:51 (eleven months ago) link

this is why you shouldn't buy games before you're ready to play them. the price can always go a bit lower

ciderpress, Saturday, 19 August 2023 16:21 (eleven months ago) link

That's a good rule of thumb, and would keep my backlog in check. But I figure most games are never less than $10, new, and if/even when they drop lower, $10 or less is still a pretty low price to pay for basically anything. My personal impulse cutoff for games is $20, which is the lowest "Death Stranding: DC" has ever been in two years, which is why I figured, hey, why not?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 August 2023 16:45 (eleven months ago) link

don't be me, who bought the PS4 version of Death Stranding (original) for $30 thinking it was a bargain and never played it

Nhex, Monday, 21 August 2023 23:40 (eleven months ago) link

Ha. Today I bought the PS4 version of Cyberpunk 2077 because it's got a free PS5 upgrade, and when the DLC comes out in September, supposedly a huge hunk of changes and improvements will be sent out for free to all versions. Who knows if I will ever play it.

(Answer: probably not.)

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 00:04 (eleven months ago) link

Should say I paid $5.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 00:05 (eleven months ago) link

I have completed Death Stranding nearly twice on two different platforms, and finished Cyberpunk multiple times. So I'm helping the thread keep the balance.

mh, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 19:56 (eleven months ago) link

Don't sleep on Death Strnading, it's fantastic. Slow to start, but that's part of it.

Stomp Jomperson (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 August 2023 20:03 (eleven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

massive leaks coming out from the Xbox Activision case, someone fucked up the redaction i guess

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 19 September 2023 06:55 (ten months ago) link

xbox is becoming xcylinder

ciderpress, Tuesday, 19 September 2023 12:09 (ten months ago) link

In which I learn (on page 2) that a next (current) gen Red Dead Redemption 2 is still on the table and also (on page 1) that there is a Microsoft employee named Matt Booty.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 September 2023 15:41 (ten months ago) link

I take it back, this 2022 doc references Q2 FY2023, which was I guess something like July to September 2022. They're currently up to Q2 FY2024, so anything mentioned here is old news. Except for Matt Booty.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 September 2023 15:45 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

microsoft hard at work trying to suck even more than sony, i see


chihuahuau, Saturday, 28 October 2023 15:51 (eight months ago) link

let's try that again

Xbox console-related product Issue Update

— Brook Gaming (@brookgamingfans) October 20, 2023

chihuahuau, Saturday, 28 October 2023 15:52 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

i just ordered a Pi55 Slim directly off the Sony website. they claim it will be shipped to me in a few days. why yes that smug energy is coming directly from this post, why do you ask

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:34 (seven months ago) link

Hot tip, if you buy two of them and stack them, it doubles the storage, and you can play two games at once. I call it the PS Phat, you should try it.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:50 (seven months ago) link

Make sure you get the one with the disc drive, feels like they're subtly trying to phase those out

Nhex, Thursday, 30 November 2023 13:14 (seven months ago) link

Yeah I got the one with the drive. Otherwise I’d have no way to play my Cheers box set!

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 30 November 2023 13:19 (seven months ago) link

hah, nice.

Nhex, Thursday, 30 November 2023 13:20 (seven months ago) link

Josh technically that's called the PS10.

Rimbaud: First Blood (Leee), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:50 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, but on the street it's the PS Phat, or the Phat Stack. Everyone knows that.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 November 2023 17:06 (seven months ago) link

Can't even remember the last time I put a disc in my PS5... glad I spent $100 to have a drive I don't use lol

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 30 November 2023 18:31 (seven months ago) link

Yeah I still haven't ever put a game in mine. Thought it'd be good to have a 4k BR drive though, and it sort of is, except it's so insanely loud when it spins up that I end up having to switch to headphones to stop the machine drowning out all the dialogue.

JimD, Friday, 1 December 2023 13:33 (seven months ago) link

I use my drive for Blurays and it's not noisy at all except for a moment on start up

Honnest Brish Face (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 December 2023 14:05 (seven months ago) link

I got Spider-Man: Miles Morales on disk and it pretty much lives in my drive

the new drip king (DJP), Friday, 1 December 2023 14:10 (seven months ago) link

As someone who only plays one game at a time, I use the disk drive all the time, depending on what I am playing. Alan Wake Remastered I just played on disc, Wolfenstein 2 I am playing digitally.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 December 2023 14:16 (seven months ago) link

yeah, I'd read about the disc drive being noisy before buying my ps5 and was concerned but honestly it has been totally fine and not an issue.

I have however noticed recently that for some reason it can't play certain DVDs, I just get some error code and a message that it can't play that disc (DVD plays fine on a stand-alone DVD player). Not sure what's going on there.

I still mostly buy on disc (or disk? disk makes me think of a floppy disk) though. It's fun to still be able to give or lend a game to a friend once you're done with it.

silverfish, Friday, 1 December 2023 14:30 (seven months ago) link

I've found it fine for regular BR discs but it's specifically the 4k discs that send it into overdrive (do 4k discs spin faster than normal blurays? I mean I can imagine why they might need to but I've got no idea). It's not always loud straight away either, sometimes it'll be an hour into a film before it starts ramping up. Totally possible I've just got a duff one.

JimD, Friday, 1 December 2023 15:00 (seven months ago) link

My PS5 plays 4K films pretty much silently after the initial spin up. The XBox X is much louder for that purpose.
I rarely buy any games on disc or otherwise unless deeply discounted.

I do appreciate being able to play lots of XBox 360 and some XBox games on disc on the series X as I have a good few of those.
The PS5 only seems to support PS4 & PS5 games on disc though.

I mostly rely on my gamepass or ps plus subscription for new things to play.
My backlog of games-to-play owned for older platforms and the PC is inhumanly long at this point.

treefell, Friday, 1 December 2023 18:31 (seven months ago) link

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