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


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...


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 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...


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


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


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

some expensive games i wanna play too

jedi fallen order
death stranding

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 10 November 2019 22:16 (one month ago) link

what's better these days, fifa or pes

gbx, Sunday, 10 November 2019 22:36 (one month ago) link

So uhhhh, Death Stranding. Been playing it all day and I feel like I’ve just gotten the tip of the iceberg as far as mechanics go, but it’s actually pretty cool? Less of a chore (right now anyway) than videos/reviews would have you believe. Grabbed me straight away.

*minor early game spoiler*

Your first real mission is carrying your mother’s corpse on your back to an incinerator. Sold me right there.

circa1916, Monday, 11 November 2019 01:47 (one month ago) link

can you drop her over and over as you lose your footing?

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Monday, 11 November 2019 01:49 (one month ago) link

I did totally lose her ass in a river.

circa1916, Monday, 11 November 2019 01:57 (one month ago) link

your mother's corpse is damaged and soaking!

corpse mission score: B-

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Monday, 11 November 2019 01:58 (one month ago) link

vintage kojima

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 November 2019 05:43 (one month ago) link

here we go: See you on the beach - the thread for Hideo Kojima's DEATH STRANDING

mh, Monday, 11 November 2019 14:42 (one month ago) link

My belated dive into "Alien: Isolation" is still proving too intense to play for prolonged periods of time, but once the alien starts finding and killing you it, and once you realize there is no avoiding that, the game (ironically) loses some of its edge (in a good way) and becomes a little less stressful. My favorite aspects of it so far may be standard video game tropes. For example, stealth-mode is essentially just crouching, which is hilarious (tho alien less prone to fall for that than people or androids). I also find it funny how you run and hide in a locker or whatever and patiently hold your breath to avoid detection, but as soon the danger has (seemingly) passed and you leave, the animation has you burst out as violently and loudly as possible. Like, come on, Ripley, use a lighter touch, there are baddies looking for you!

If it's less than $15 I might consider buying this again when it finally comes out for the Switch.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:08 (three weeks ago) link

I've always been a fan of the generative ambient PS4 background music. Today I finally got around to backing the machine up, which of course takes hours, and the entire time that ambient music has just been floating around just out of earshot. But every once and a while I stop what I'm doing and suddenly notice it again. Full Eno.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 19:52 (three weeks ago) link

With a couple of exceptions, most black friday prices seem to be the same across the board, whether best buy, amazon, playstation store, etc. I guess that's good, right? Resident Evil 2 seems $5 cheaper for the physical version, but I think I've been converted to digital only, if possible.

A couple of titles I've been looking forward to, like Control and Concrete Genie and MediEvil (which got mixed at best reviews on release but I think might have improved with some patches?), I have a hunch they'll be a lot cheaper not far down the line.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 24 November 2019 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

I've seen a difference of $5 for some titles (Control being one).

Question about Dragon Quest 11: apparently some people find the MIDI score about and have suggested getting the Definitive Edition on Switch. I don't really plan on getting a Switch, but is it bad enough to make getting a whole other system more worthwhile?

Antonym Scalia (Leee), Sunday, 24 November 2019 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

there are a million other reasons to own a Switch besides that one! but yeah, it sounds like the benefits are way better - 16-bit mode, fully orchestrated score, extra content iirc

Nhex, Sunday, 24 November 2019 17:52 (two weeks ago) link

i don't think any of the switch additions are crucial, for japan the biggest one is voice acting but the PS4 version already had english voices. the soundtrack is a weak point regardless of whether it's recorded or synthesized. the 16-bit mode is more of a novelty than good content

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 November 2019 18:53 (two weeks ago) link

also you're obviously getting all that stuff in exchange for a graphics downgrade on switch

ciderpress, Sunday, 24 November 2019 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

DQ11 soundtrack is OK, only egregious one is the field music which can be changed to the DQ8 field music on Switch. The graphics really aren't that much downgraded imo, the artstyle helps a lot with that.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 24 November 2019 19:54 (two weeks ago) link

I took advantage of the current sales to replace a couple of my physical copies with deep-discount digital copies, then put my physicals up for sale to cover the cost. Nice way to reduce the clutter. So many A+/AAA games for $10 ...

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 November 2019 14:40 (one week ago) link

I know! A lot of good $15/$20/$25 physical titles too. I'm guessing some of these might get ported to next gen, as well, so I'm trying to limit myself a bit...

Nhex, Saturday, 30 November 2019 17:02 (one week ago) link

Ha yeah I still have a stack of 360 games from the end of that gen. Gonna play mass effect 2 at some point... (right?)

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 30 November 2019 17:39 (one week ago) link

Have they ever officially said if or how PS4 titles will be backwards compatible on PS5? Or is that all still just rumor?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 November 2019 20:24 (one week ago) link

rumor is they'll be backwards compatible out of the box but no guarantee yet

ciderpress, Saturday, 30 November 2019 20:28 (one week ago) link

I believe Sony said they'll do PS4 and PSVR compatibility; earlier than that, not confirmed. Makes sense given their generation lead and investment in VR thus far (kind of like when they ported Move over to PS4)

Nhex, Saturday, 30 November 2019 23:58 (one week ago) link

i would not expect PS3 compatibility ever, that console had bizarro cpu architecture that's difficult to emulate

ciderpress, Sunday, 1 December 2019 00:03 (one week ago) link

they also had a controller they decided to never support, with the analog buttons (rip)

mh, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:31 (one week ago) link

the only game i remember using it was MGS2 which was kinda annoying frankly

Nhex, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:53 (one week ago) link

i still have my ps3 hooked up so that i can play Skate 3, Beyond Good and Evil, and PS1 games- i don’t ever expect to unhook it tbh.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 1 December 2019 11:26 (one week ago) link

A quick little PSA for those inclined. I've kept a relatively modest wish list of PS4 games, and between sales over the last year or so managed to get most of them inexpensively. One exception was Sekiro, as it's newer, and From titles don't seem to go on sale as much, or at least not as deep. But for Black Friday (I assume) lots of places, including Amazon, were selling Sekiro for $25, which isn't that bad for a newer From title. So this morning, because I had to order something anyway, I dropped it in my Amazon cart, figuring might as well, it's not going to get much better ... and when I checked out an apparently hidden coupon took off another $4! Maybe it was a secret Cyber Monday deal? Who knows, but around $20 for Sekiro new seems like a pretty great price.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 2 December 2019 15:07 (one week ago) link

sekiro is good, was giving my launch PS4 fits but now that i own a PRO i am gonna revisit. currently i am coming down from Death Stranding Madness with jedi fallen order. it's fun! it's got some dumb fun uncharted shit and some weird fun dark souls bonfire shit. you can probably wait for sales in the 20-30 dollar range rather than late night impulse buying it like i did.

adam, Monday, 2 December 2019 15:17 (one week ago) link

that’s probably the next game I’ll play over the holidays

mh, Monday, 2 December 2019 15:37 (one week ago) link

I've heard a lot of reports of it being kinda janky. The Dunkey video was pretty fun, wherein he lets a baddie shoot a rocket at him, then uses the force to pull the baddie into the approaching missile *from behind it.*


Josh in Chicago, Monday, 2 December 2019 15:38 (one week ago) link

it's a little janky but not in a way that bothers me. i read something comparing it to a ps2 game which is reasonably accurate. it's a little looser an experience than most modern "AAA" games.

on one of the first planets you visit you go and Do Your Objective. then you have to make your way all the way back across the map to your ship, using a newly "remembered" force power to open shortcuts and solve puzzles. there's no real guidance or suggestion or indication that you are going the right way. just like old times!

adam, Monday, 2 December 2019 15:47 (one week ago) link

Big ol' EOY sale on the PS store, I just picked up fl0w/Flower/Journey and Tearaway Unfolded for $5 apiece.

Jim Broadband (Leee), Monday, 2 December 2019 19:40 (one week ago) link

ha great Dunkey video. definitely waiting on discount for that one

Nhex, Monday, 2 December 2019 19:44 (one week ago) link

100% cool not wanting anything mentioned in the State of Play, except probably the samurai game, though we know next to nothing about that one.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:16 (three days ago) link

babylons fall just looks like a dark souls game with platinum combat

ciderpress, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:21 (three days ago) link

i feel like we know everything about the samurai game, it's open world stealth action so an offbrand assassins creed maybe with some fancier graphical set pieces

ciderpress, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:23 (three days ago) link

Yeah, but we don't know how well it plays. For example, I was interested in Control, but after some fixes and patches people still say even the Pro sometimes struggles with that game, so as a slim owner I've sort of put the purchase on ice.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:25 (three days ago) link

Dude, Control is my GOTY and I have a Slim! And yes the framerate lags when you're fighting a roomful of enemies with a million things flying around but it never bothered me that much.

Scorsese runs afoul of the Irishman (Leee), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:36 (three days ago) link

great to hear! it's so hard to tell, amidst all the hyperbole. some people are like, I have a pro and this is the most broken game I have ever played!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:44 (three days ago) link


a u.s. government department (mh), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:01 (three days ago) link

I know, right? Gamers, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:16 (three days ago) link

complaining, mostly

a u.s. government department (mh), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:23 (three days ago) link

they're really good at revealing conspiracies

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:24 (three days ago) link

Gamers? More like complgamers, amirite?

Scorsese runs afoul of the Irishman (Leee), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:32 (three days ago) link

Apparently that pun is so odious it killed the thread. Anyway: UGG coming to PS4! That might give me time to vote for it in P+C!

Scorsese runs afoul of the Irishman (Leee), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:43 (three days ago) link

finished Cold Steel 1 yesterday. the game starts anime as fuck but the last few hours really took it to another level, so ludicrous that I couldn't help but revel in the daftness of it all. hopefully they crank it up even more in the second & third games lol.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 23:56 (three days ago) link

they definitely crank it up more, though mostly in the form of increasing the number of mysterious factions with unclear motives each game until you give up trying to take it seriously

i'm playing 3 now and enjoying it, it's set up like 1 structurally but escalates a lot faster and pulls in some characters from the older trails games which is fun

ciderpress, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 00:34 (two days ago) link

lol that's good to know, I've bought the second game but probably won't get round to it until next year, need to play something smaller after DQXI, FE3H and CS1 triple whammy in the last couple of months phew

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:00 (two days ago) link

probably should've bit on Control/Sekiro at $25 for BF, but I can wait another three-six months

Nhex, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 18:58 (two days ago) link

Control is $30 at Walmart now for some reason.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:29 (two days ago) link

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