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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

at least they got one thing right, then

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

"hi whats a CD"

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


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

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

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

knack is somehow like the least appealing game ever to me

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

^^^ this

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

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

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

three weeks pass...

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

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


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

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

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

added you. no mic btw

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

why no mic?

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

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

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

might as well just never unplug it

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

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

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

welcome to the cool person club

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

is this what it's like

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

there are a few games more explicitly made to scratch that itch, 'until dawn' for example

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:03 (two months ago) link

But can you yell “Jason!?!” in After Dawn?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:10 (two months ago) link

that's a good attitude karl and with it i think you might get a lot out of it

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:35 (two months ago) link

that said i prefer fahrenheit because it's even more cheesy, even more pulpy and way more outrageous

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:36 (two months ago) link

ditto how difficult aiming your weapon is in most games where your characters is supposed to be an expert, hardened veteran

"it's been years since i pulled this revolver out of its holster. but in its day, the mere sight of it was enough to send every two-timin' ghost town lootin', half-witted outlaw runnin', at least west of the Platte"

*pulls out gun and aims it straight it up into the air, twirling and rotating in place, reloading*

Karl Malone, Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:43 (two months ago) link

you can yell Jason in most games but i don't know if it will affect gameplay

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:44 (two months ago) link

Wait til ye try and shoot from a yard out in pro evo 3 lads

Qanondorf (darraghmac), Thursday, 28 January 2021 18:02 (two months ago) link

^^ deep cuts that never heal ^^

new variant (onimo), Thursday, 28 January 2021 20:59 (two months ago) link

This looks like a fun Gaiden-vania. Usually I don't get to play these games because they're only on Switch/PC these days:

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 28 January 2021 22:15 (two months ago) link

Jordan you should get a switch

na (NA), Thursday, 28 January 2021 22:39 (two months ago) link

it's good

na (NA), Thursday, 28 January 2021 22:43 (two months ago) link

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

I've not played a game for ages and went for this one 2nd hand on e-bay cos it looks pretty good from YT reviews.

calzino, Sunday, 31 January 2021 09:20 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

guilty gear strive beta available for free, open until the 21st 3pm GMT


chihuahuau, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:07 (two months ago) link

nice, gonna try it today

Nhex, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:27 (two months ago) link

Free if you pre-ordered?

RZA Minnelli (Leee), Friday, 19 February 2021 15:39 (two months ago) link

pre-orders got it a day early - it's open to the public now, just until the end of the day

Nhex, Friday, 19 February 2021 15:48 (two months ago) link

yes it's now free for everyone and it's not just today, it's the whole weekend BUT rn it's not working at all and has been like that for several hours

you can download the beta but not play anything, not even the offline modes

chihuahuau, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:32 (two months ago) link

Emergency Maintenance:
Due to a server issue currently under investigation, the game can still not be played.
We are currently performing a final check in a test environment.
We ask for your patience for a while longer.
We're truly sorry. https://t.co/trNDTTHERu

— ArcSystemWorks ➡️ #GuiltyGearStrive 04.09.21 (@ArcSystemWorksU) February 19, 2021

chihuahuau, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:44 (two months ago) link

oh, the beta is PS5 only? boo.

Nhex, Friday, 19 February 2021 21:16 (two months ago) link

no, it's ps4 and ps5 and there's crossplay, the psn store is probably making it confusing


chihuahuau, Friday, 19 February 2021 23:07 (two months ago) link


Nhex, Friday, 19 February 2021 23:22 (two months ago) link

Extending the Open Beta Test:
We have decided to extend the Guilty Gear -Strive- Open Beta Test two days for all participants, ending Feb. 23 at 6:59AM PST.

🚨*Please note that the Open Beta Test game data can only be downloaded until Feb. 21 at 6:59 AM PST.

— ArcSystemWorks ➡️ #GuiltyGearStrive 04.09.21 (@ArcSystemWorksU) February 21, 2021

chihuahuau, Sunday, 21 February 2021 01:25 (one month ago) link

Anything worth checking out from today's State of Play?

RZA Minnelli (Leee), Friday, 26 February 2021 05:58 (one month ago) link

A lot of them had been in previous state of plays... Returnal, Deathloop, Oddworld, etc. Returnal looks pretty nice.

Crash Bandicoot 4 and Final Fantasy VII Remake are getting pretty substantial upgrades for next gen.

Sifu and Solar Ash looked cool of the games I hadn't seen before.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 26 February 2021 07:09 (one month ago) link

only new announcement was FF7 Remake Yuffie DLC, it being exclusive to PS5 is wtf

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 26 February 2021 08:12 (one month ago) link

at least it's a free upgrade from the PS4 version but yeah, weird

Nhex, Friday, 26 February 2021 12:32 (one month ago) link

presumably will be on PC eventually

ciderpress, Friday, 26 February 2021 14:27 (one month ago) link

I see that Hitman 2 is on sale for a few more days, but how the trilogies work in terms of transferring progress is a little confusing. Would 2 be a good starting place (Hitman 1 GOTY is still full price), and I'd just wait for 3 to eventually come down in price?

RZA Minnelli (Leee), Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:19 (one month ago) link

It's a little bit complicated.


Since you can import H2 progress to 3, 2 is a good starting place, but you won't have access to the Hitman 1 levels out of the box unless you pay extra for it as DLC or already own it.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 28 February 2021 03:01 (one month ago) link

at least it's a free upgrade from the PS4 version but yeah, weird

Except it's not, if your PS4 version is the one you'll be getting free with PS+ next month. So yeah, even weirder.


JimD, Monday, 1 March 2021 10:57 (one month ago) link

There's a Ratchet and Clank game that's free to download for some reason!

RZA Minnelli (Leee), Thursday, 4 March 2021 05:36 (one month ago) link

Ah ha: https://www.cnet.com/news/ratchet-clank-ps4-free-to-download/

RZA Minnelli (Leee), Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:41 (one month ago) link

Is there a way to make the button prompts bigger in Hitman 2? I can barely make out the onscreen tips and tutorials.

RZA Minnelli (Leee), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:04 (one month ago) link

that's a problem for tons of games, for me. i think we're supposed have bigger and better displays

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:19 (one month ago) link

unfortunately, I enjoy having a wall in addition to a display, so

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:19 (one month ago) link

As well as hardly ever being able to make out button prompts, my TV is so old it overscans my PS4 and there's no option to stop it doing it, making a lot of games more difficult and some (Civ 6) impossible to play

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Monday, 8 March 2021 00:40 (one month ago) link

Do I need a PS+ account to play Hitman 2? I bought Hitman 2: Gold Edition, which is supposed to be the full game + DLC, but I can only play the first level plus the prologue -- all the other missions say "Get Access" with a link to go to the store, but when I go there, it says it's already installed.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 13 March 2021 02:02 (one month ago) link

You shouldn't need it, unless you got Hitman 2 as part of PS+ a while back. Maybe delete and reinstall?

Nhex, Saturday, 13 March 2021 16:54 (one month ago) link

I figured it out, the levels are separate downloads.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 13 March 2021 17:06 (one month ago) link

Free from April 19 to May 14
Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 19:47 (one month ago) link

Of course, I've bought like half the games in that promo and they're still sealed

Nhex, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:36 (one month ago) link

I've had my eye on ABZU for a bit, and mildly curious about The Witness (mild because of my wariness about the FP POV).

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Thursday, 18 March 2021 00:09 (one month ago) link

Incidentally, I think I'm going to delete Ratchet & Clank. Unengaging script/characters, basic gameplay, and 25GB that could be better used for Hitman levels.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Thursday, 18 March 2021 00:17 (one month ago) link

abzu and witness and gungeon are all very much worth playing; looking forward to finally trying subnautica

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 18 March 2021 01:35 (one month ago) link

nice of them to drop them all at once! though they would do the Epic Store drip feed
are the PS5 versions claimable too?

Nhex, Friday, 26 March 2021 12:42 (three weeks ago) link

btw, i noticed that Sony quietly re-added the Wishlist function back to the store. good move. too bad my 100 WL titles from pre-Nov are gone, though.

Nhex, Friday, 26 March 2021 12:44 (three weeks ago) link

at last!
I found out you can still access the old store the other day, my old wishlist was still there

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:53 (three weeks ago) link

They're all up but Horizon Zero Dawn, iirc. No doubt because that game is much bigger and takes longer to download.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 26 March 2021 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

xp aw, those links just redirect me to the current store

Nhex, Saturday, 27 March 2021 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

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