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

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So did anybody buy this thing or not?

Strangers look on with a discernible, barely contained ‘wow’. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 25 November 2013 06:27 (five years ago) Permalink

There's a ps4 now?

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

i know, right?

Strangers look on with a discernible, barely contained ‘wow’. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 25 November 2013 06:31 (five years ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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

at least they got one thing right, then

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

"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) Permalink

"hi whats a CD"

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

"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) Permalink

*yet

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

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

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

knack is somehow like the least appealing game ever to me

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

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) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 18 August 2014 17:28 (four years ago) Permalink

waiting for Bloodborne

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 18 August 2014 17:34 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^ this

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

am0n, Monday, 18 August 2014 19:16 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

WE GOT A BOURGIE HERE PEOPLE

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:39 (four years ago) Permalink

but uh how do you like it?

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:39 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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

polyphonic, Friday, 12 September 2014 20:27 (four years ago) Permalink

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

am0n, Friday, 12 September 2014 21:07 (four years ago) Permalink

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

polyphonic, Friday, 12 September 2014 21:19 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

added you. no mic btw

polyphonic, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 20:36 (four years ago) Permalink

why no mic?

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

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

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

might as well just never unplug it

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 26 September 2014 21:14 (four years ago) Permalink

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

gbx, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:27 (four years ago) Permalink

welcome to the cool person club

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:30 (four years ago) Permalink

is this what it's like

gbx, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:39 (four years ago) Permalink

So much for TLOU2 this year.

In a station of the metro / My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard (Leee), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I and I think just about everybody knows nothing about Death Stranding. However, I do not want to look at that actor's face for the entire game.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I and I think just about everybody knows nothing about Death Stranding. However, I do not want to look at that actor's face for the entire game.

― Rasta in Chicago

In a station of the metro / My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard (Leee), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Jah know what I mean.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think you'll mostly be looking at the back of his head

Kojima still remarkably bad at naming women characters

lol @
HEARTMAN
Nicolas Winding-Refn

mh, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and DIE-HARDMAN is all-time top tier, obviously

mh, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yup, i'm in for this nonsense.

Nhex, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

guilty gear tier name

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

INTERNET HEARTMAN is up for grabs.

In a station of the metro / My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard (Leee), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's kinda amazing, given that the PS5 is right around the corner, how many heavy hitters are, well, hitting in the next year or so. Death Stranding, Doom Eternal, Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, the (other) new From Software game (Norse mythology? Great Rune?) ...

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

End of a systems life tends to be its most fertile time, historically.

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I always assumed a new system arrives with a bunch of must-buy exclusives.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If by a bunch you meet two or three, sure

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wonder what surprises they have in store, then. The PS5 is being predicted for 2020, right? I wonder what the initial anchor will be. Grand Theft Auto?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the PS4's big launch exclusives were Knack and Killzone Shadow Fall, to give you an idea of what to expect

ciderpress, Saturday, 1 June 2019 22:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if only there were a thread title to remind us of the feebleness of most launch lineups

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 22:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no console gen is truly over until atlus decides it is, anyway

ciderpress, Saturday, 1 June 2019 22:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The new one is apparently backwards compatible right? I don't know enough about this stuff, what are the features that usually differentiate one generation from the next, as opposed to,say, the PlayStation versus the PlayStation Pro?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 June 2019 23:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(lol knack)

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 June 2019 23:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just much improved specs for fancier looking games, plus it sounds like they're going with a SSD this time around and using 'no loading times' as their big marketing angle. which to be honest is a stronger sell than graphics at this point.

ciderpress, Saturday, 1 June 2019 23:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

don't buy a new console at launch though if you have the previous one, it's never work it until like 2 years in when the third parties finally stop releasing cross-gen

ciderpress, Saturday, 1 June 2019 23:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

worth*

ciderpress, Saturday, 1 June 2019 23:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Don’t forget the inevitable really pretty puzzle game that comes out with a console launch!

But yes, launch titles are almost inevitably graphical and audio showcases and maybe a title or two where they get them to release a tweaked version that’s also on the last gen.

mh, Sunday, 2 June 2019 00:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

probably ghost of tsushima will be crossgen as the eye candy game

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 June 2019 00:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I always love the new puzzle game :)

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Sunday, 2 June 2019 01:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think Nintendo is the only console that ever has decent launch titles, and that's 100% because of Mario. What I've read is that the transition to new hardware is pretty challenging, though you'd think that bigger developers have the resources to wrangle those challenges (of course they also have much different financial concerns than smaller developers, like they can't dick around trying to figure out how to work with a new architecture when they have to hit quarterly milestones).

The new one is apparently backwards compatible right? I don't know enough about this stuff, what are the features that usually differentiate one generation from the next, as opposed to,say, the PlayStation versus the PlayStation Pro?

According to the Wired article, it's supposed to be backwards compatible, yes. One big difference between the intergenerational vs intragenerational is that new-gen consoles run on different hardware architectures, which, without getting into systems weeds, is kind of like a difference in spoken languages and the things that such languages facilitate (Romance languages are a lot easier to rhyme in, fr'instance).

In a station of the metro / My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard (Leee), Sunday, 2 June 2019 06:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What I've read is that the transition to new hardware is pretty challenging, though you'd think that bigger developers have the resources to wrangle those challenges

I’m sure financial viability plays a big part here too, probably bigger than the difficulty issues. You don’t want your big budget next gen game to arrive too early, because you’ll end up selling to a much smaller potential market, bound to be better to wait until the new platform is properly established. “Writing for new consoles is hard” is often just the excuse that gets rolled out for this, I think.

Especially this time round, current console architectures are very similar to each other and as I understand it aren’t set to change fundamentally through this changeover.

JimD, Sunday, 2 June 2019 09:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Some* people liked the launch Zelda this time.

*all and then eventually Josh

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 2 June 2019 12:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I’m taking about third party devs. Obviously priorities are different for first parties.

JimD, Sunday, 2 June 2019 13:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the launch zelda was a crossgen game though. the new consoles will be launching with games like that, just not big exclusives

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 June 2019 15:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

PS4 has at least 3 more years on it especially if you like japanese games. remember that persona 5 and yakuza 0 were ps3 games, the ps3 gen only ended 2 years ago

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 June 2019 15:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Again, from a position of complete ignorance (what else is new?), assuming the PS5 comes out in 2020, I don't see the incentive as of yet for someone who has a PS4 - Pro or otherwise - to upgrade to a PS5, at least not any time soon. There are still awesome games coming out on the PS4, they seem to run super-well on the PS4, there are awesome games being readied for the PS4 for the next year (at least), and the most appealing reported feature of the PS5 is ... that it's backward compatible. When Nintendo puts out a new system it seems to be totally new, even radically so. But the PS5, as much as I/we know about it, seems to be a slight upgrade to the PS4 that doesn't necessarily do anything new or needed. Or is the idea that whatever it can do that the PS4 can't do is being held close to the vest, and when it comes out people will see the potential? Yeah, I don't know, current graphics and processors and whatever seem pretty cool to me. Will it just be ... faster load times? Is that what bugs people?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 June 2019 15:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

PS5 is not going to be a 'slight upgrade' to the PS4. but as i said, you should always wait a few years to upgrade, the second half of any console's lifecycle is where the majority of the good games come out.

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 June 2019 15:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

don't worry dude you will get good value out of your ps4. and think of your backlog! don't give in to video game FOMO, particularly since, as everyone here is saying, you won't be missing out on anything until a few years after launch.

me, I'm thinking more to the streaming future. if I had an xbone I might be there already

L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 2 June 2019 15:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i just bought a ps4 this year and mostly to play upcoming games, so my money is where my mouth is too

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it would take something really unexpected to get me to buy a PS5 before 2023, like FF16 as an exclusive or something of that sort

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, trust me, I've got no FOMO. I bought a PS4 Slim, couldn't be any happier and/or can't even see what the Pro offered that I don't have or that I thought I needed. Conceivably, something like (and I'm guessing, since I haven't played the original yet but, knowing me, will probably love it) Bloodborne 2 could do it. But the PS4 is so many miles beyond anything I've played before that I've got a long way to go before I run out of road. (That metaphor worked!)

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've been skipping generations and doing fine - I have one of the PS3s that can play both PS and PS2 games, and will consider upgrading to a PS5 around 2023 or possibly even later

Simon H., Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Josh, rundown of the specs here: https://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ps5-release-date-news-and-features-1213409

New generations also have faster processors, which means, among other things, better and better hair physics.

I'm also not getting PS5 at launch. The only reasons that I can think of doing that would be because you like being an early adopter or you think the launch version will have features that subsequent editions won't (eg launch PS3s bring backwards compatible with PS2s).

In a station of the metro / My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard (Leee), Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Another interesting to but if true:

The company is also promising that when the PS5 does roll around, it’ll be a slower transition, with multiple new games releasing for both the PS4 and PS5 — at least at the start.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18401209/sony-playstation-5-details-8k-graphics-ray-tracing-ssds-ps4-backward-compatibility

In a station of the metro / My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard (Leee), Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This also has the ring of Truth:

You don’t want your big budget next gen game to arrive too early, because you’ll end up selling to a much smaller potential market, bound to be better to wait until the new platform is properly established. “Writing for new consoles is hard” is often just the excuse that gets rolled out for this, I think.

In a station of the metro / My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard (Leee), Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the biggest spec upgrade this coming gen will be the CPU, the PS4/XB1 CPU was already low end in 2013 when those consoles released and is a big bottleneck for doing stuff like more advanced enemy AI or open world simulation or even just getting more games running at 60fps rather than 30. we won't see the former until after the transition period though obviously as those aren't things you can downscale for the old hardware.

the slow transition thing is always the case, they're just being honest about it there. pretty much every known major game in the pipe right now (except maybe bethesda's space RPG) will still be releasing on PS4, and that'll include everything that's about to be announced at E3 next week as well.

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

iirc the game that drove a shitload of original playstation sales was FF7 and it came out two years after the console

mh, Monday, 3 June 2019 00:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Skimmed that Verge pice. 8k video, 3D audio ... I could give a fuck, tbh. There's really not much more I'd want than what the current gun gives me, I guess, esp. if something like Last of Us 2 plays as well as it seems from what little they have shown. I mean, even more open open worlds and even more advanced AI? I'm not even sure what this would look like, but I do know (again, from my limited vantage) that the thing that lets so many games down is not the graphics and the sound but the writing and *story*. As I always ask the guy that accosts me at Costco about new TVs and their insane specs, "but does it make bad TV shows *better*?"

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 June 2019 01:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a good TV definitely makes a lot of bad content better

Nhex, Monday, 3 June 2019 03:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

weed's cheaper than a good TV

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 3 June 2019 11:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My new TV was pretty cheap! And no, it does not make bad TV better, in fact, it makes bad TV worse, imo, because you can see every nook and cranny of every bad, caked on by necessity make-up job. Haven't played Spider-man on it yet, that should be a good test. But Zelda and the other Nintendo games look fine.

I remember, many years ago, at the advent of consumer HD, going to a giant electronics mega-barn in Omaha, Nebraska, just to bask in the novelty, and the salesperson there kept pushing an HD TV. The pitch was basically "sports, sports, Becker (with Ted Danson), sports, Becker ..."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 June 2019 11:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've been introducing my kids to the PS4. So far their favorite games are Pacman (shocker), Cars 3: Driven to Win (another shocker), Wipeout Omega (HELL YES) and... Woah Dave! (?????)

Arugula Raccoon (DJP), Thursday, 6 June 2019 18:44 (one week ago) Permalink


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