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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

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

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

at least they got one thing right, then

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

"hi whats a CD"

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

*yet

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

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

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

knack is somehow like the least appealing game ever to me

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:47 (five 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 (five 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 new character classes are pretty sweet.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:52 (two weeks ago) link

as expected

PlayStation 5 launches holiday 2020: https://t.co/VuaxUVoBaR #PS5 pic.twitter.com/MPkKyRaHio

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 8, 2019

ciderpress, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 12:46 (one week ago) link

14 months! and nothing exclusive for probably another year after that? feeling ok tbh

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:20 (one week ago) link

yeah ps4 will get stuff until like 2022, even later for JRPGs

i assume that big samurai game is gonna be a crossgen launch title botw style given it doesn't have a release date still

ciderpress, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:23 (one week ago) link

To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.

The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions.


‘the graphics arms race is over since everything is a pc now, so check out the cool new controller you’ll be paying 400 bucks for next xmas😎’

to regain his mental focus, he played video-game golf (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:31 (one week ago) link

We’re getting closer to fighting games that actually kick your ass irl

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:40 (one week ago) link

Personally I love it when the selling point of a new product is something I'm not interested in. Imposes a nice consumption break, like when the New Yorker fiction issue arrives and for a couple of blissful weeks I don't feel any pressure to read the magazine.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:41 (one week ago) link

hope that controller has decent battery life, cos the DS4's is garbage

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:41 (one week ago) link

Now, see, this is why I'm glad I bought a Playstation. I keep a relatively short list of must-have games, titles that caught my eye or system showcases, and whenever they go on sale I can just snatch them up for next to nothing. Mad Max game? Currently $5! The first two Batman games? $8! Are they great? Are they terrible? Who knows! But I've heard enough good things about them to justify $13 all-in.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 21:38 (one week ago) link

they are definitely worth 13 dollar; you will be happy.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:03 (one week ago) link

https://www.wired.com/story/exclusive-playstation-5/

While a number of studios already had their PS5 devkits, the controller prototypes began rolling out much more recently, and no one is ready to name specific titles they're developing for the PS5. "We're working on a big one right now," says Marco Thrush, president of Bluepoint Games, which most recently worked on last year's PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus. "I'll let you figure out the rest."

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:06 (one week ago) link

KNACK 3

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:08 (one week ago) link

Rumor is Demons Souls Remastered

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:18 (one week ago) link

Extremely clunky, laggy, etc. The writing is worse than ever. It's trying to be a Destiny clone and not doing a good job of it. Etc.

Ehhh, it's running pretty well now and the middle of the game is pretty fun so far.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:36 (one week ago) link

Plague Tale on sale for $30 till the end of the month. I'm not terribly impressed with it so far.

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:29 (yesterday) link

the rats of us

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:32 (yesterday) link

wonder if bluepoint are working on a silent hill remaster

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:44 (yesterday) link

bunch of people seem to think they're doing demons souls for ps5

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:06 (yesterday) link

silent hill is konami who haven't shown much interest in making video games in recent years

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:06 (yesterday) link

bluepoint remastered metal gear iirc tho

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:12 (yesterday) link

(personally i’d love a demon’s souls remaster fwiw)

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:13 (yesterday) link

oh i didnt know they did the metal gear ones

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:15 (yesterday) link

Initial reactions to Plague Tale were kind of underwhelming, then there was a simmering rally of people saying it's a lot better than people gave it credit for.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:24 (yesterday) link

I've decided I want to get a Playstation rather than a Switch, if only cos it means I can turn my TV into a Smart TV and stream movies too.

Went into the shop ready to pay on finance but the woman in there completely put me off. She said I should wait and buy a PS5 or if not get one on Black Friday.

So I shrugged and left the shop.

I'm way confused now. i waited til the new Switch was out and now I'm wondering if the games shop want my money or not

frame casual (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:41 (yesterday) link

you can probably get like a 40% lower price around black friday, that part is true

PS5 is still a year off and will be significantly pricier than the PS4 at launch and it'll probably be 2022 before the PS4 gets fully phased out for new games, so that one's your call

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:50 (yesterday) link

There's no real point getting a PS5 until a year after release (at least) but waiting 5 weeks to Black Friday is probably a good idea as there'll be lots of good bundle deals around

groovypanda, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:51 (yesterday) link

Unless you're not gonna play it at all in the next two years, this is the best time (end of generation) to buy a console.

That said I might just give in and get PS5 at launch. I pussyfooted on the Switch and eventually got it, but there was no point in waiting in retrospect. PS5 will probably get better deals the holiday season after year one though, especially if X-whatever launches as well.

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 22:09 (yesterday) link

Waiting on price drops for Nintendo is, uniquely, a sucker's game, isn't it? Still makes sense to wait on MS/Sony since they follow saner (less insane?) pricing.

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 22:15 (yesterday) link

higher entry point, but on the other hand if you buy physical you can sell it a month later for roughly the same price unlike yr typical AAA games which quickly drop in price these days

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 22:35 (yesterday) link

MS/Sony are by and large competition for each other, not Nintendo, is what's going on there.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:01 (yesterday) link

Nintendo has basically settled for being the secondary/tertiary home system, though, which makes it weirder that their prices rarely go down. But yeah, true - PS5 prices will surely go down faster. And who knows, maybe they'll pump out a hardware revision within a year.

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:07 (yesterday) link

Then again, maybe I'm wrong and the Switch has a higher base than PS4? I dunno

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:07 (yesterday) link

I mean, they haven't outsold the PS4, but the PS4 has a head start:

Here is an update to the cumulative global console shipment chart.
The chart is launch aligned.

Key points:
- PS4 surpasses 100m, faster than PS2 and Wii
- Switch reaches 36.87m, tracking inline with PS4 pic.twitter.com/o28T7l9f9j

— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 30, 2019

Or does secondary/tertiary refer to some headology about systems within the same home?

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:14 (yesterday) link

Switch only has a higher base than PS4 in japan, everywhere else there's about half as many (but it's been out for half as long)

nintendo's game prices don't go down because no one else competes with them meaningfully in the style of games they make

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:16 (yesterday) link

I've heard that Nintendo's price inflexibility also has to do with the fact that they're still using cartridges, where the costs are still higher compared to optical discs. Dunno how much water that holds though!

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:20 (yesterday) link

it's true that carts cost more to produce but i don't think it's the reason given that their last 3 consoles used discs and they weren't any more flexible with their pricing for those

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:26 (yesterday) link

i guess last 2 since gamecube wasn't standard discs

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:27 (yesterday) link

What I don't get is the third-party stuff ported over to Switch at a huge premium. Doom, for example, is currently $60 on Switch. It's currently $9.99 on PS4.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 02:16 (eighteen hours ago) link

paying for the portability

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 02:20 (eighteen hours ago) link

For sure, to some extent. But why does it have to be at the Switch premium price default of $60? They could sell it for $50 or $40 or $30 or lower, and it'd still be several times the PS4 price.

Anyway, I do have it on Switch, but I just bought it and Alien for PS4, because cheap.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 02:52 (seventeen hours ago) link

https://www.amazon.com/Control-PlayStation-4/dp/B07DPJ3LZQ/

Control under $40 with the coupon! Just picked it up because I doubt it's going to get much cheaper on Black Friday.

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:03 (one hour ago) link

nice!

mh, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:05 (one hour ago) link

i've never even heard of this game but it looks interesting - are the reviews good??

Mordy, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:24 (one hour ago) link

Yes, it's been well reviewed for its gameplay and story, though it's also pretty taxing on consoles.

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:31 (one hour ago) link

has that been fixed with patches for the ps4? i'd love to try it but i'm still a bit wary.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:44 (forty-six minutes ago) link

That's what I've read, yes, and partly why I pulled the trigger so soon after release!

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:07 (twenty-four minutes ago) link

underneath the wackadoo sub-nolanisms there’s a pretty pedestrian game imo. the creeping dread it induces is so effective and well realised though it’s almost worth it.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:09 (twenty-two minutes ago) link

besides the setting and vibe, which are top notch imo, i liked the gameplay a lot. it's not particularly innovative but it's fun, and there's a sequence toward the end that immediately entered Adam's Good Level Hall of Fame alongside such luminaries as doom E1M2, sniper level in COD4, etc.

adam, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:16 (fourteen minutes ago) link

wackadoo sub-nolanisms sounds right up my alley don't @ me.

HELLA FITZGERALD (Leee), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:23 (eight minutes ago) link

sounds interesting enough and i haven't bought myself a new game in a while (well, i did get dicey dungeons but that was $15) so i'm pulling the trigger

Mordy, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:25 (six minutes ago) link


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