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


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...


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 (four years ago) link


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

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

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

added you. no mic btw

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

why no mic?

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

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

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

might as well just never unplug it

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

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

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

welcome to the cool person club

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

is this what it's like

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

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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).

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.



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.

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

a good TV definitely makes a lot of bad content better

Nhex, Monday, 3 June 2019 03:47 (two months ago) link

weed's cheaper than a good TV

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

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 months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

eh, should i bite for Talos?

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 07:46 (one month ago) link


ciderpress, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:23 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

There are a handful of old and/or sequel games I'm curious but almost 100% ignorant about - Fry Cry 3, Bioshock Collection and Borderlands (3 comes out soon). Are these all just shooters? Are they any good or worth getting cheap? The first two have a couple of vague red flags about them, like seeming too bro-like or, in the case of the latter, Ayn Rand-y. Right? What can anyone tell me about them?

I bought the remastered Shadow of the Colossus for $12. Game looks great, if a little limited in scope (if not scale!).

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:38 (two days ago) link

i don't think any of those are particularly worth playing in 2019, the good elements of them have all been absorbed into better games by now

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:58 (two days ago) link

Lol would totally play Fry Cry: Jurrasic Bark

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:13 (two days ago) link

Bioshock is at least semi-critical of Objectivism if not full blown (at least the opposite site is such a cartoon I can't imagine it being taken seriously, compared to the Randians) and maybe worth a play. I haven't played the sequels.

Borderlands 3 comes out in a little while and you can probably just wait for that

Nhex, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:17 (two days ago) link

bioshock infinite is the one that gets that criticism, not the first 2

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:19 (two days ago) link

iirc, i never played it

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:20 (two days ago) link

the good elements of them have all been absorbed into better games by now


Karl Malone, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:20 (two days ago) link

like i dunno why you'd play far cry 3 when that series is basically iterative, just play 4 or 5 and get current gen graphics with your crappy far cry writing

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:22 (two days ago) link

At least for Bioshock and Colossus - gameplay-wise they're definitely superceded, but there's probably still plenty worthwhile in them if you like the story and environment. Shadow in particular has this uncanny loneliness few games even look for, and I played the PS2 version a decade after release.

But I haven't played either in a long time, so feel free to correct me

Nhex, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:58 (two days ago) link

Collosus seems good so far.

Re Far Cry series, there must be more than just tech differences, since people seemingly have clear preferences for one over another.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:04 (two days ago) link

"uncanny loneliness" a great coinage for that particular videogame feeling. tomb raider 1 had this in spades.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:25 (two days ago) link

Borderlands 3 is tough to stomach after the Randy Pitchfork shitshow

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:30 (two days ago) link

metroid series is another ‘uncanny loneliness’ simulator

THE FUCKING EMPIRE OF SOUR CREAM (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:31 (two days ago) link

And Dark Souls.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 20:29 (two days ago) link

Far cry 2 is the only entry in that series that one should try to play the others yeah you can play the most recent or whichever theme seems fun I guess primal or whatever they’re all the same w different skins

Mordy, Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:30 (two days ago) link

So just curious, why that one? Because others say Far Cry 3 is the best, others say 4 a big step down, some say 5 is a fun return to form ... what's shifting between sequels to make one better than the other if they are all fundamentally the same?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:52 (two days ago) link

different people like different settings and characters and stories i think thats all there really is to it.

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 23:40 (two days ago) link

But the gameplay is more or less the same, just the stories and graphics and stuff change from version to version? Like, for example, people seem to like Dark Souls 2 the least of the three (and Bloodborne), but as far as I can tell that's because they messed with the gameplay, right? So you're saying the gameplay of all the Far Cry games is more or less the same, but some people prefer one story or setting over the other? Just wondering, I've not played any of the Far Cry games.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 02:06 (yesterday) link

far cry 2 is not like the other ones - much more immersive experience. the others are all more or less iterative tho, but that particular entry stands out.

Mordy, Sunday, 18 August 2019 04:11 (yesterday) link

I read someone else observe that Far Cry 1/2/3 are all pretty different from one another, but Far Cry 3/4/5 are all kind of the same idea. Eh, I'll file 3 (which overwhelmingly seems the One To Get) in the pile of potential games I don't need now but that know I can always pick up for $15 or less

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:31 (yesterday) link

why isn't there a decent letterboxd clone for video games yet...

Nhex, Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:44 (yesterday) link

I played Shadow a bit and after two bosses was completely bored by it.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:48 (yesterday) link

That's as far as I have gotten so far. I kind of assume it is the same thing over and over again, with different big creatures, but at least the game looks pretty good. And I think I paid $12 for it.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 16:56 (yesterday) link

the pretty goodness per $ quotient is off the charts!

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:17 (yesterday) link

how do you feel about old country buffet

ciderpress, Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:05 (yesterday) link

I think the graphics are pretty cool, it almost looks exactly like real food.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:46 (yesterday) link

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