A PS4 Thread: Because You Had to Play "Knack"

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So did anybody buy this thing or not?

There's a ps4 now?

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Monday, 25 November 2013 06:29 (six years ago) link

i know, right?

lotta years in the console cycle to have to deal w/the terrible touchpad

my whole family is catholic so look at the pickle i'm in (zachlyon), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:48 (six years ago) link

it's not bad tho

my whole family is catholic so look at the pickle i'm in (zachlyon), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:48 (six years ago) link

co-worker came in today and told me she got the PS4 with BF4 and AC4 and spent this weekend playing it. i felt ashamed of myself

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 04:40 (six years ago) link

kinda weird if PS4 doesn't play the brand-new GTA right??

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:24 (six years ago) link

at least they got one thing right, then

deX! (DJP), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:25 (six years ago) link

"hi i have a brand-new 'next-gen' CD player that won't play Rihanna's last record"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:51 (six years ago) link

"hi whats a CD"

am0n, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:02 (six years ago) link

"hi i have a brand-new 'next-gen' CD player that won't play Rihanna's last record"

Also it doesn't play cd's

polyphonic, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:15 (six years ago) link

*yet

polyphonic, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 23:07 (six years ago) link

"hi my 'next-gen' iPod plays only mp5s"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:19 (six years ago) link

just "bought" Resogun and Contrast for free via PS+ but have no PS4 to play them on. eeeeeeeeeeeh.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:23 (six years ago) link

the price of digital PS4 games are pretty lol, can't imagine there will be many takers in the UK for Madden at £59.99 in the coming weeks

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:27 (six years ago) link

zappi that reminds me of when I "bought" Persona 4 only to release that I needed a PSP to play it. :(

polyphonic, Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:43 (six years ago) link

knack is somehow like the least appealing game ever to me

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:47 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.nowgamer.com/features/2176331/ps4_how_to_buy_us_digital_psn_games.html

any euros have any experience of this?

would much rather buy FIFA for $50 than £55 (COME ON) but don't want it to not work or have Sony vengefully cancel my Playstation

random accies memories (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 1 January 2014 15:47 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/08/12/upcoming-ps4-system-update-to-v2-00-to-add-share-play-youtube-and-more-to-come/

Interesting - basically Share Play is the old network tunneling / Hamachi / LAN simulation to allow local multiplayer-only over the internet.

Nhex, Monday, 18 August 2014 15:13 (five years ago) link

Actually, even better - only one person has to actually own the game. They're probably using the Gaikai/PSNow tech.

Nhex, Monday, 18 August 2014 15:24 (five years ago) link

didn't this thing sell like 7 million units? And none to ILXors apparently?

waiting for Bloodborne

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 18 August 2014 17:34 (five years ago) link

^^^ this

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 18 August 2014 17:36 (five years ago) link

we're old and have backlogs
honestly, waiting for a few franchises to push me over, like Batman and MKX

Nhex, Monday, 18 August 2014 17:49 (five years ago) link

witcher 3 and ac:paris might push me in early b4 bludbourne

am0n, Monday, 18 August 2014 19:16 (five years ago) link

There are a couple of ilxors - myself included - think it's that neither PS4 or XboxOne has reached critical mass enough (nor has enough exclusives), so the only chatter seems to be on 'The upcoming console generation' thread.

CraigG, Monday, 18 August 2014 19:23 (five years ago) link

I bought one. It's currently languishing in the guest bedroom until a game comes out for it that I want to play.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:31 (five years ago) link

WE GOT A BOURGIE HERE PEOPLE

but uh how do you like it?

I like the interface more than the PS3 interface and things are definitely pretty on it, it's just that there are very few games out for it that I want to play

might try to squeeze in some Injustice time before my MIL shows up and takes over that room

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:42 (five years ago) link

DJP I suggest getting Towerfall and 4 controllers if you want to have friends over to use your PS4.

heck (silby), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:54 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I wish this thread title had playstation or sony in it.

polyphonic, Friday, 12 September 2014 20:27 (five years ago) link

http://lovephoenix.typepad.jp/photos/rock/the_knackget_the_knack.jpg

am0n, Friday, 12 September 2014 21:07 (five years ago) link

i added some of you dudes on psn. i'm josephcotten. invites welcome.

polyphonic, Friday, 12 September 2014 21:19 (five years ago) link

I decided to take the plunge on one of these things; the lack of backwards compatability REALLY blows since I have a ton of old games that I still want to play, but between the good games that are out for it now, all the PS4 games I've already banked using PS+, and the fact that my old PS3 was getting too loud to use as a blu-ray player any more I said fuck it.

I can't quite dive into it full-on just yet since I'm going to swap out the stock HD for a 2 TB drive tonight and I didn't want to install everything twice (Destiny took HOURS to install last night ffs), but the little bit of tooling around that I've done with it so far has been really impressive. the new Dualshocks in particular are just a treat to use, although I had to get 2 just because the charge drains so fast (still better than the Wii U Gamepad, though). the Gold headset is p slick too - it's obviously the least of all the sets of headphones I own, but it's comfortable enough for me to wear it down until the battery dies, sounds good enough that I can turn off my speakers during gametime, and includes a built-in mic for chat & voice commands (which would be a lot cooler if I hadn't seen how much slicker the Xbone's voice stuff is).

anyway feel free to add my PSN ID (trdn89) if you need folks with whom to play.

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 20:03 (five years ago) link

added you. no mic btw

polyphonic, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 20:36 (five years ago) link

why no mic?

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:35 (five years ago) link

waiting for kojima/del toro penned silent hill. 2016!

imago all the sheeple (missingNO), Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:29 (five years ago) link

why no mic?

i try to avoid headphones whenever possible to avoid further damage to my stupid ears

polyphonic, Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:08 (five years ago) link

the charge on the pads drains so quickly you need more than one pad? how quickly are we talking here, like minutes?

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:20 (five years ago) link

I think I typically get a few hours, but the cable provided is like 30cm, so you can't charge-while-you-play unless you're parked in front of the TV. Also, what typically happens to me is that I've charged it, played for a couple of hours, watched some Netflix. Next day I go to play and after 5mins it says it's dead.

CraigG, Friday, 26 September 2014 14:28 (five years ago) link

Yeah, the battery life on the DS4 is terrible. If you've got an outlet near where you play, though, you can plug a microUSB cable into any USB charger and play and charge at the same time.

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 26 September 2014 14:42 (five years ago) link

the better part of twenty years they've been making these controllers and they keep finding ways to make them more expensive and worse

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Friday, 26 September 2014 19:11 (five years ago) link

The charge on mine is fine and this is probably the best controller I've used so ymmv

polyphonic, Friday, 26 September 2014 19:46 (five years ago) link

waiting for kojima/del toro penned silent hill. 2016!

Shoot. I was hoping for this next year. Have they confirmed it'll be a PS4 exclusive? Would hope, like most of the other games in the series, it'd come out on the 360/xbone, too.

Speaking of SH, this SH book looks pretty good. Can anyone confirm?

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 26 September 2014 19:54 (five years ago) link

the DS4 is way better than 3 in every way except for battery life which is bad enough to cancel out all the improvements

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 26 September 2014 21:13 (five years ago) link

might as well just never unplug it

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 26 September 2014 21:14 (five years ago) link

so apparently this is the first gaming console i have ever owned

gbx, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:27 (five years ago) link

welcome to the cool person club

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:30 (five years ago) link

is this what it's like

gbx, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:39 (five years ago) link

the honey bee inn sequence is... good now

mh, Sunday, 19 April 2020 22:01 (two months ago) link

Haha yes!!

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:42 (two months ago) link

i am very happy with GTAV. Needed another faster game like spiderman to fill that gap.

Yerac, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 23:53 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Is there a decent arcade-style joystick available for PS4 for playing Pac Man and that sort of thing? All the ones I'm seeing are advertised as fight sticks, which apparently are no good for games where you only want 4-way or 8-way movement, not a full 360 degrees.

early rejecter, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:30 (two months ago) link

No experience myself, but a guy on reddit suggests that some Hori sticks support 4-way: https://stores.horiusa.com/

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 18:40 (two months ago) link

but aren't all arcade games from that era (excepting trackball ones) digital inputs only anyway? (that is, 4 or 8-way vs. analog)

Nhex, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 19:44 (two months ago) link

Yeah, after poking around more it seems like the issue is that you need a stick that is restricted to 4-way movement, because a game like Pac Man will ignore any input that isn't exactly up-down-left-right so you miss turns if you don't hit it just right. I'll check into the Hori sticks, thanks, looks like they have an inexpensive 8-way that can possibly be modified with an aftermarket restrictor plate.

Totally different topic: do you all back up your game data? I got the kid a PS4 for Christmas and there's been one instance since then where he lost progress in a game due to a corrupted file. Only happened that one time and fortunately he hadn't gotten far in yet, but is that something to worry about?

early rejecter, Thursday, 7 May 2020 15:34 (two months ago) link

I think psplus syncs saves to the cloud, but that's probably not consistent between games and I'm not sure how good they are at not propagating local corruption

mh, Thursday, 7 May 2020 16:18 (two months ago) link

One data point: I've had my PS4 for a couple years, and haven't had any corrupted saves.

Judd Apatowsaurus (Leee), Thursday, 7 May 2020 16:33 (two months ago) link

Check the Upload/Download Saved Data menu dialogs, but if it was a long time ago then it's probably too late. Usually there are a few instances of your data in there.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 7 May 2020 16:39 (two months ago) link

Is it a Sony memory card?

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 7 May 2020 16:59 (two months ago) link

memory... card?

mh, Thursday, 7 May 2020 17:38 (two months ago) link

if you're really hardcore, early rejecter - you can get a high quality fight stick, and buy a restrictor gate like the ones seen here:
https://focusattack.com/spare-parts-tools/by-part/restrictor-gates/

I don't think there are a lot of sticks these days being sold like that as-is

Nhex, Thursday, 7 May 2020 19:29 (two months ago) link

and yeah I just allow PS+ to backup all my saves

Nhex, Thursday, 7 May 2020 19:29 (two months ago) link

Ghost of Tsushima looks tasty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur0pQblaZcE

So buttons. (Leee), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:08 (one month ago) link

once they showed gameplay without the UI turned off it became obvious that it's just an offbrand assassins creed game

ciderpress, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:31 (one month ago) link

i'm thinking hard about going in on sekiro

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:56 (one month ago) link

i loved sekiro, and once the combat clicks, it’s fantastic, but like all fromsoftware games it is not without its frustrations.

Fizzles, Monday, 18 May 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

RE2, spiderman, and god of war... in the sale, all for the price of one new game... tempting

||||||||, Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:56 (one month ago) link

RE2, spiderman, and god of war... in the sale, all for the price of one new game... tempting


All pretty dope, though mixed feelings about GoW. Just finished RE2 today and had a lot of fun with it. Spider-Man the best of the bunch imo.

circa1916, Saturday, 13 June 2020 22:03 (one month ago) link

Spider-Man (as much as I played it) and God of War share a similar button-mashing DNA, I've got to admit. But swinging around the city in Spider-Man is about as good as that sort of thing gets in game.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 June 2020 22:11 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

I've just started playing The Outer Wilds. I'm loving it so far.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 09:45 (six days ago) link

I literally just looked up which was which, Worlds vs. Wilds, and I already forgot. Is this the looping one?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 12:21 (six days ago) link

it's easy - Wilds is the one with the other Worlds, Worlds is the one where you go Wild looking for other Worlds

(Wilds is the 22 minute loop one and is amazing)
(and i have to look it up every single time because i always mix it up too)

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 15:39 (six days ago) link

whoever said "the i in wilds stands for indie" fixed this problem for me
i bought wilds and control last night for $35

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 15:49 (six days ago) link

Wilds is the one that is wildly amazing and innovative
Worlds is the one that is Worldly and like other worldly games, not as innovative

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 15:51 (six days ago) link

yes, and the o in worlds stands for Obsidian Entertainment

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 16:00 (six days ago) link

i guess that requires that you know who obsidian are though

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 16:01 (six days ago) link

God yeah, who okayed the fact there are two almost identically-titled space exploration games out in the same year?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 16:12 (six days ago) link

yeah, i'm always curious if the two production studios had any communications about that. i'm assuming the pro studio would have sued or something, if they had standing

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 16:14 (six days ago) link

Outer Wilds is fab though.

At first I was a bit disappointed by the cartoonish characters, the slightly vectory graphics, fiddly controls and the fact there's no speech, just writing. It does give me the feeling it was all made using the Dreams software package, but this is an indie game after all.

Once it gets going though, all these factors get left behind. It's a really lovely, extremely original game. I'd say the closest thing I can link it to are the old Elite games perhaps.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 16:17 (six days ago) link

for the kind of game it is it's a little unforgiving imo. very easy to die, very hard at times to make progress. but yes extremely original, but very fun i just wish i felt inspired to finish/solve it.

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 16:21 (six days ago) link

there have been moments when the game seems to suddenly glitch out and send me into a completely different world, or I'll end up suddenly transported into another random spot in space, but I can't work out if it's a mistake or part of the game yet. spent ages trying to use my rocket pack to jump out of water onto a platform

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:58 (six days ago) link

I downloaded NBA 2K20 and COD Warzone this week. A 1TB console can store 7-8 games of that size. Ridiculous.

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:18 (six days ago) link

yeah, i have to erase a game before adding a new one 9 times out of 10

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:18 (six days ago) link

Just got a 2TB external and I’m pleased to find that all the games I deleted still have their Save data

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 22:36 (six days ago) link

yeah, i'm always curious if the two production studios had any communications about that. i'm assuming the pro studio would have sued or something, if they had standing

― time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:14 PM (seven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

wilds was openly in development with that title for years before worlds was announced. and "the outer worlds" is not a remotely good enough name to warrant the inevitable confusion.

this is at least the third time the worlds or wilds conversation has happened on ilx

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Thursday, 9 July 2020 00:08 (five days ago) link

i'm here for it every time - i try to say a variation on the same joke each time

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 July 2020 00:15 (five days ago) link

which one is which again

per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Thursday, 9 July 2020 11:37 (five days ago) link

The Outer Worlds = postmodern satirical AAA RPG where you explore the galaxy
Outer Wilds = Indie action-RPG where you explore the galaxy but only for 22 minutes at a time

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Thursday, 9 July 2020 11:47 (five days ago) link

I can see the post above but I've already forgotten

per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Thursday, 9 July 2020 12:12 (five days ago) link

those really are the same game, dang

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 9 July 2020 12:22 (five days ago) link

I just bought "Wilds" and "Control" (which was 66% off; $20 is my cutoff point for impulse purchases). My 1TB drive is pretty packed, but I figure as I go through titles I can delete them and, should I return to complete more of the games later, just download or install them again. I assume that whether playing from a disc or from a download, my progress is saved on my machine, and that when I reinstall my progress returns with it. Right? So if I uninstall, say, "God of War," where I am hovering around 60% completion, and then reinstall it later, I'll still be at 60%?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 July 2020 13:11 (five days ago) link

yeah unless you explicitly delete your saved game data files, all that information will remain when you reinstall your games

Neil S, Thursday, 9 July 2020 13:13 (five days ago) link

yeah saves don't go away unless you go into the system settings somewhere and purge them. i think the sports games are the only ones where that'd even be a consideration because they make huge save files for the simulation stuff

ciderpress, Thursday, 9 July 2020 14:37 (five days ago) link

Thanks. Size of games can be so misleading, especially since game discs still need to download most (all?) data to the drive to play, right?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 July 2020 14:51 (five days ago) link

right, running off the disc is too slow for modern games. the disc is basically just a DRM check once you've installed the game

ciderpress, Thursday, 9 July 2020 15:26 (five days ago) link

Just like PC gaming of old. Looks like killing of the physical disc might finally happen this generation for consoles given the new driveless models

Nhex, Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:10 (five days ago) link

I haven't bought a game disc in years. I have maybe three PS4 discs.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:14 (five days ago) link

gotta love that ps5 box though

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:16 (five days ago) link


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