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wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:20 (one year ago) link

currently live: PS5 - the future of gaming show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuLci-lSeCo&feature=emb_logo

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 (one year ago) link

1 more try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuLci-lSeCo

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:22 (one year ago) link

quite underwhelming so far

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:26 (one year ago) link

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Ste, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:30 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

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

SOLAR ASH looks like Journey?

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

new hitman looks class

||||||||, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:45 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

lumen (esby), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:53 (one year ago) link

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

na (NA), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:54 (one year ago) link

OMG HZD2!!!

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

we knew that was coming tho

ciderpress, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:12 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

2021 at earliest I'd think.

The one game (Pragmata?) had a 2022 date

groovypanda, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:26 (one year ago) link

this was my favorite trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-v1BxSETvI
weenie hands

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:27 (one year ago) link

"talkin bout Bugsnax!"

Ste, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:44 (one year ago) link

Was that the Morty voice actor?

Nhex, Thursday, 11 June 2020 22:19 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

That Bugsnax song is a jam

jmm, Friday, 12 June 2020 01:38 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

https://www.engadget.com/control-ps5-xbox-series-x-154810298.html

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

three months pass...

digital foundry put up an article on backwards compatibility on the series x:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2020-xbox-series-x-back-compat-is-transformative

PS5 BC in boost mode should give similar results

chihuahuau, Monday, 28 September 2020 20:23 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (eleven months ago) link

Not hearing a no from Sony, though.

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

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

Nhex, Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:29 (eleven months ago) link

theres no games yet

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 November 2020 15:03 (eleven months ago) link

but bugsknacks

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:39 (eleven months ago) link

thats on ps4 and pc

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:54 (eleven months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

circa1916, Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:41 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

I think I bought the base game because it was on sale? Or maybe there was no DLC at that point? Anyway, don't know what Alan Wake is!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 31 January 2021 19:39 (eight months ago) link

Older game with a Twin Peaks / X Files vibe. Writer goes to remote town, population vanishes, uses flashlight as weapon against shadow people.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Sunday, 31 January 2021 20:36 (eight months 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.

I'm not getting a PS5 anytime soon but when I do will i need to get the disc version of the PS5 in order to do this?

groovypanda, Monday, 1 February 2021 08:40 (eight months ago) link

Would recommend getting the Control DLC, also, unless you bought the ultimate version where they're included

Ultimate edition is free with PS+ for Feb btw so don't pay for this now if you haven't already, you'll get it anyway in a couple of days.

JimD, Monday, 1 February 2021 10:47 (eight months ago) link

I just went ahead and overpaid for a PS5 this week. It's my son's 16th birthday and honestly, if he'd asked for a PS5 I'd have gently told him to piss off. But he's not actually asked for anything at all. And 16 is a semi big deal and he's having to spend it locked down with no party or friend contact and so I wanted to get him something big and surprising and...couldn't think of anything that'd fit the bill better really. Ebayed some other stuff I had lying around to make up the difference between RRP and the price I paid and that was enough justify the expense to myself heh.

Anyway it's still under wraps but yeah it's in the house!

JimD, Monday, 1 February 2021 10:52 (eight months ago) link

dad of the year! well done, totally makes sense

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 February 2021 10:55 (eight months ago) link

Makes sense except for the bit in 2.5 years where he moves out to go to college and takes it with him and then I need to buy myself a replacement! Hopefully there'll be a slim version by then, at least.

JimD, Monday, 1 February 2021 10:59 (eight months ago) link

lol i didn't think of that

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 February 2021 11:03 (eight months ago) link

Being able to play PS4 games on the PS5 (with graphical/performance upgrades!) is a big sell.

So I've been reading up on this, because it's not always true you'll get better visuals or performance in back compatibility mode. But in some situations it makes a huge difference! At the very least you'll be getting PS4 Pro equivalent performance (though not all games were patched to run any differently on the pro compared to the base PS4 anwyay). Beyond that though it depends on whether the game in question was using dynamic resolution (if it was, you'll usually get more consistently high resolutions on PS5) or whether it had an unlocked frame rate (eg Ghost of Tsushima does, which is why it can run at 60fps on the PS5 when it was only hitting 30 on PS4). Best title-by-title resource out there so far seems to be this thread:

https://www.resetera.com/threads/ps5-backwards-compatibility-all-ps4-games-with-benefits.322747/

JimD, Monday, 1 February 2021 11:17 (eight months ago) link

one underappreciated advantage is that the ps5 runs virtually silently compared to my old ps 4 pro, which perpertually sounds like a jet engine at max revs

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 1 February 2021 12:45 (eight months ago) link

I've heard our Joel's PS4 that was another big factor in wanting to skip straight to the 5

Scampi reggae party (Noodle Vague), Monday, 1 February 2021 12:47 (eight months ago) link

don't worry there will definitely be a nicer, cheaper version available in 2.5 years

Nhex, Monday, 1 February 2021 14:34 (eight months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/veNpa5B.png

as the frequently annoyed owner of multiple left joy-cons that have become unusable thinks to drift (even after several self-repairs), may i be one of the first to say
NOOOOOOOO

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 04:23 (eight months ago) link

Eh. I doubt any console has ever launched without some of its controllers doing this. The thing that makes the Switch special is that it eventually happens to ALL of them. Easy headline for clicks for now, but I’d be surprised if Sony’s fail rates are actually high enough to be a problem.

JimD, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:00 (eight months ago) link

Let's see how they handle it. What also makes the Switch special is that Nintendo made it really easy to get the joy-cons repaired/replaced. Or at least it used to be that way.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 14:17 (eight months ago) link

They sent our one back as repaired and it wasn't repaired 👍🏻

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 14:29 (eight months ago) link

Ugh, I'm on my third PS4 controller. One of them had phantom R2 inputs and the down D-Pad stopped working. It's such a lame thing to spend money on.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 14:35 (eight months ago) link

I wasn't 100% sure one of my Joy Cons was drifting, but I sent it in, anyway. So I'm not sure they repaired it, either, because maybe it wasn't broken! I did notice that the only time I ever had a real problem with drift was playing hours and hours of Breath of the Wild, and only in portable mode; my Pro has never had a drift problem. I've had no problems since, so either it *was* fixed or maybe the problem only came up when I played a game that involved virtually walking and running for hours.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:08 (eight months ago) link

My Joycons didn't start to drift until several hundred hours of gameplay, at least a couple of years. But when it started to do so, it was unmistakable - like even in something like Animal Crossing. Not sure if I want to bother sending it in for a fix tbh

Nhex, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:18 (eight months ago) link

I did this a few months back, it was just the left one, and it was pretty quick and stressfree. Would advise doing it.

scampless, rattled and puce (gyac), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 16:00 (eight months ago) link

four months pass...

forza horizon 5 means sony is on the clock to show me an exclusive i care about before i bail on them for this gen

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 June 2021 18:32 (four months ago) link

xbox mentioned the other day that they are working on xcloud apps for smart TVs and putting series X hardware into their servers. with all these games seemingly coming to gamepass day 1 it's like they are bending over backwards to make sure I don't need to buy their consoles or games lol

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 13 June 2021 18:43 (four months ago) link

oh huh that's interesting i guess. still not convinced it works well enough for faster action games though.

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 June 2021 18:47 (four months ago) link

oof that Square stream was brutal. no FFXVI either :(

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 13 June 2021 20:17 (four months ago) link

yeah i wasn't expecting them to have anything cool but they did worse than that by having already known stuff look worse than expected

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 June 2021 21:55 (four months ago) link

FF16 is probably a 2023 game i think

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 June 2021 21:58 (four months ago) link

the way PC hardware obtainability is going I'm most likely going to be looking towards consoles in the future. I do like the look of Forza 5.

What's the most recent XBox, the S?

Diggin Holes (Ste), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 13:05 (four months ago) link

oh it's right there in the thread title lol

Diggin Holes (Ste), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 13:08 (four months ago) link

series X is the full power one, series S is an underpowered cheaper one

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 13:36 (four months ago) link

Series S also has no disc drive, like the cheaper PS5 model, so you have to be ok with digital purchases/gamepass only

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 14:56 (four months ago) link

I like my Series S a lot. It does not feel underpowered, despite being quite small. The fake 4K is indistinguishable from real 4K to my dumb eyes.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 17:02 (four months ago) link

even my smart eyes can't usually tell without a side by side comparison

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 17:18 (four months ago) link

gotta admit I'm leaning towards getting a Series S before a PS5, the price and all those day one gamepass games is a tempting offer

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 18:01 (four months ago) link

I like my Series S a lot. It does not feel underpowered, despite being quite small. The fake 4K is indistinguishable from real 4K to my dumb eyes.

I'd been thinking about how to play some Xbox exclusives, and hadn't even considred the budget next-gen console! Food for thought, definitely.

BABABUOY (Leee), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 18:06 (four months ago) link

It definitely has its limitations (4 TFLOPs vs the X's 12, 500 GB SSD vs 1TB, 1440p vs 4k, no disc drive/bluray...)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 18:31 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

so I bought a Series S
initial impressions: it's surprisingly small, whisper quiet. controller feels pretty much the same, maybe their best dpad but a maybe bit too clicky? everything feels very snappy. the UI hasn't changed at all which is a bit disappointing. you still can't turn off system noises, a pet peeve as I instantly turn it off on every device I have.
played the Psychonauts 2 intro section, great stuff. have a mountain of Gamepass stuff to go through now!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 16 September 2021 06:19 (one month ago) link

welcome to the S team

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 16 September 2021 18:06 (one month ago) link

the S is such an appealing looking piece of hardware, unfortunately unlike its unwieldier sibling it's not really any better than my pc

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 September 2021 19:03 (one month ago) link

could probably still justify it for gamepass convenience and playing forza horizon on my big tv rather than medium pc monitor but ehh we'll see. gotta finish my last few ps4 games first and put that box to rest

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 September 2021 19:16 (one month ago) link

yeh I'm just going to use it for gamepass, have that paid up for 2+ years thru various deals. hope Sable turns out good.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:44 (one month ago) link

Sable did not really turn out good :(
Scarlet Nexus and AI Somnium Files coming today to gamepass tho!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:47 (three weeks ago) link

Looking forward to getting next gen, but first have to work through the big pile of Xbox One games in front of me.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:53 (three weeks ago) link

making me feel like i should get an s but i have reached that weird point where more often than not i like the idea of playing games more than actually doing it

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 30 September 2021 13:54 (three weeks ago) link

yeah i kinda want one now thanks to this thread, it seems like microsoft is finally getting the majority of the jp games i care about. falcom is the last holdout

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:01 (three weeks ago) link

So for the US, a new S seems to go for 380 (and WAY up) on amazon and the game pass is $120 a year? Wasn't there a leasing program at some point?

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:08 (three weeks ago) link

still exists, but it's a bad deal because Gamepass can usually be found on discount
for example the X can be leased at $839.76 for 24 months w/Gamepass included
might be better than scalping if you're desperate, i guess

Nhex, Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:12 (three weeks ago) link

i see the option for $600 as a lease with two years of play. but no one has it!

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

disc-free is a trap anyway

Nhex, Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:16 (three weeks ago) link

if anyone is getting gamepass for the first time it's worth looking into the $1 deal which is still working, you can get up to 3 years of Ulimate for relatively cheap that way
https://nerdburglars.net/hardwareguides/how-to-convert-xbox-live-gold-to-gamepass-ultimate/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:16 (three weeks ago) link

Well apparently I scored one of these (PS5). I had just narrowly failed to get one via Best Buy thanks to one of those twitter accounts (got all the way to the final confirmation button click and it conked out), but a friend of a friend got through and apparently bought one just on general principle. Maybe he would have scalped it if none of his friends wanted it, but he sold it to me at cost.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 4 October 2021 20:01 (three weeks ago) link


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