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 (four 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

Funny, I heard the most recent Tomb Raider - Shadow of the Tomb Raider - was among the most problematic, with the lead almost the antagonist. Certainly damaged and destructive.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you guys are nuts! God of War is great at what it is trying to be not I'm not sure how it could be much better . plus it was on sale for $21

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when you can pay $21 you just gotta

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Kratos’s pathos never hit home for me, so that’s one thing it could’ve been better at. It is fun to play, but I’ve had no desire to go back to it after beating it.

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My Nier finally arrived!

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ive never played that game or watched any actual footage of it but it looks incredible in gifs

ciderpress, Sunday, 2 December 2018 18:31 (one week ago) Permalink

that's pretty cheap!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 December 2018 19:40 (one week ago) Permalink

This is the part that sold me: "2017’s first (and potentially only) big-budget video game about the income gap, the ethical and personal complexities of salvaging modern capitalist societies.."

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Monday, 3 December 2018 06:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Polygon writers can get a little loopy

Nhex, Monday, 3 December 2018 18:01 (one week ago) Permalink

ok guys -

ps4 gets opened in 4 days. two kids, 10 and 7. i am not into them playing SHOOTING games so fortnite is out. i am definitely getting them fifa 19. but.. what else? a driving game a bit more arcadey than GT maybe? they love super mega baseball. the littlest actually really loves Stacking. they both like Beyond Good and Evil though it is a bit complex for them. they like action. and they like competition, particularly if it can be calibrated/handicapped - super mega baseball is great for this.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 December 2018 11:23 (four days ago) Permalink

I play Dirt4 and Driveclub and both are fairly arcadey especially with some of the driver assists but still quite tough for an under 10 I think. Maybe a karting game would suit more?

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 9 December 2018 11:41 (four days ago) Permalink

PS4 is crying out for something like Modnation Racers. Maybe give TrackMania Turbo a whirl? Rocket League is good fun too.

My kids absolutely love the Ratchet & Clank games. Platforming and shooting (but in a completely cartoony way). Same with the various Lego games.

groovypanda, Sunday, 9 December 2018 11:42 (four days ago) Permalink

I was watching broadcasts of combat racer Onrush this morning as it's a PS+ freebie this month.

Everything on screen looks so BUSY with bright colours and flashing things and a dozens of cars all crashing and racing at once and arrows and weird scoring and pick ups and a billion things to see. I think I'm getting too old to play online.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 9 December 2018 12:02 (four days ago) Permalink

Tracer do your kids know the lego games?

L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 9 December 2018 12:25 (four days ago) Permalink

oh xp right

L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 9 December 2018 12:25 (four days ago) Permalink

My family got me Spiderman. Haven't played yet but looks cool, though not sure how violent the violence is. that is, hitting but no killing, maybe? I'm sure bad guys have guns.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 December 2018 12:32 (four days ago) Permalink

xpost Oh, maybe nu Tetris?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 December 2018 12:33 (four days ago) Permalink

trackmania turbo is rad

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 9 December 2018 13:25 (four days ago) Permalink

they do know the Lego games yes but not well - they've played a bit of Lego star wars on my phone

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 December 2018 15:13 (four days ago) Permalink

they both LOVE real cars, talking about cars difft models etc - so I'm thinking Drive Club might be a more accessible alternative to GT for them

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 December 2018 15:20 (four days ago) Permalink

ok the birthday game lineup is:

- fifa
- driveclub
- super mega baseball TWO (omg!)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 December 2018 20:46 (four days ago) Permalink

if i were 10 or 7 i would love that combo

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 December 2018 20:51 (four days ago) Permalink

i would still love that combo

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 December 2018 20:51 (four days ago) Permalink

yeh Driveclub a better choice than GT, and not just for kids!
there's a remake of Crash Team Racing coming next summer btw.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 9 December 2018 21:05 (four days ago) Permalink

anybody got any experience setting up subaccounts for kids on a PS4? i did it for my PS3 and it was 100% not worth the effort

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 December 2018 21:12 (four days ago) Permalink

Depends whether you expect them to ever play online, but if they will at some point in the future, and you don’t want to pay a psn subscription each at that point, then yep sub accounts are worth it. I don’t remember it being tricky to set up, but we did ours years ago so the procedure’s likely to have changed by now anyway.

JimD, Sunday, 9 December 2018 21:38 (four days ago) Permalink

driveclub is so good. the rain effects are obscene. tough game tho.

hope SMB comes to switch

single bed mentality (||||||||), Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:30 (four days ago) Permalink

My family got me Spiderman. Haven't played yet but looks cool, though not sure how violent the violence is. that is, hitting but no killing, maybe? I'm sure bad guys have guns.

― Josh in Chicago

That's about right. Spider-Man doesn't kill any bad guys, even the ones he throws off of skyscrapers. Some bad guys have guns and rockets.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00 (three days ago) Permalink

Everything on screen looks so BUSY with bright colours and flashing things and a dozens of cars all crashing and racing at once and arrows and weird scoring and pick ups and a billion things to see. I think I'm getting too old to play online.

Onrush is pretty sweet so far, but I wouldn't call it a racing game. More of a destruction/stunts thing. There's no finish line, for example.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:05 (three days ago) Permalink

Some nice looking stuff on sale right now. If I have literally never played any Tomb Raider ever, are either Tomb Raider Definitive or Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration worthwhile?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 02:51 (yesterday) Permalink

i think the tomb raider games are all super mediocre though i havent played the reboot ones except for a bit of the first

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 02:57 (yesterday) Permalink

The rebooted Rise of the Tomb Raider was the first one I played and I thought it was excellent (but then these sort of third person shooters/platformers/puzzlers/foraging type games are right in my wheelhouse)

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:46 (yesterday) Permalink

There's diminishing returns as the series goes on, but the first rebooted tomb raider is an excellent popcorn third person shooter/platformer/puzzles/foraging type game. Worth the sale price imo.

closed beta (NotEnough), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:48 (yesterday) Permalink

Tomb Raider Definitive is something like $7, Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Years is something like $17. $7 seems like a no-brainer for a AAA game. Is $17 a good price for the second one? I should probably just wait for the price to drop even more in the future.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:18 (yesterday) Permalink

games go on deep sales so frequently nowadays, imo you shouldn't buy anything unless you're intending to play it in the next couple months. that's how they get you. steam sales taught me that it's too easy to buy a bunch of well regarded games for $8 and then still not have played them a year later when they go on sale for $5

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:46 (yesterday) Permalink

Fair enough. My attitude the past few months has been that I bought a PS4 so late in the (er) game, and mostly just for a handful of specific titles, that as things on my list get discounted I generally pick them up. $5, $7, even $10, compared to the Switch they might as well be paying *me,* and since I'm not paying for PS4 (or Switch) online access I've more or less saved the sum total of most of the games I want.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:55 (yesterday) Permalink

it's not even that late in the game, still 2 years until the expected ps5 release and then there always a year or 2 of crossgen releases

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:31 (yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, good point. What are the high profile releases in the pipes? Resident Evil 2 reboot, Last of Us 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Death Stranding, Rage 2, Doom Eternal, Ghost of Tsushima ... I guess we don't know for sure when most of these are coming out or if most of those will be ps4 or 5.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:28 (yesterday) Permalink

TLOU2 is all but assuredly a PS4 title, which Naughty Dog has explicitly said. I don’t know about the others though.

Natalie Imbroglio (Leee), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 17:33 (yesterday) Permalink

I assume all of those will be PS4 2019? I have no idea what advances are or could be in store for Ps5, but I'm more than happy with the PS4 right now, and it's several years old.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 17:49 (yesterday) Permalink

all the games they've shown thus far will be on ps4, whatever the big ps5 exclusive release title is won't be shown until the ps5 reveal.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:13 (yesterday) Permalink

TLoU 2 GO ON SWITCH U COWARD

(even more not gonna happen than persona 5)

||||||||, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:25 (yesterday) Permalink

tlou is first party sony, might as well ask for zelda on PS4

whereas persona 5 is atlus who release the vast majority of their games on nintendo systems hmmmm

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:43 (yesterday) Permalink

And whose protagonist was just revealed as a new playable character in one of their flagship titles, hmmm.

Natalie Imbroglio (Leee), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:24 (yesterday) Permalink

ok i have this thing now and i dunno i guess i imagined they would have done something smart about the menu navigation but it's overloaded with undeletable rubbish.

and, i really must be dim but every time you turn on a controller the game STOPS and you have to SELECT A USER? who must have their own account on the system?? yes i know you can turn on autologin, but i don't want to turn on autologin because i have two kids and i don't want them playing metal gear solid on my account. sorry i'm a little salty because i just had to create a new EMAIL ADDRESS FOR MY CHILDREN in order to get their account onto the PS network, involving an untold number of 2-step verification processes to get that plumbed into sony's system, then going through about 10 screens of permissions, then creating an EA account once fifa loaded, more 2-step verification, and now just playing a two player game involving more than 1 controller means everything stops and i have to select "which account is using this controller" i mean FUCK'S FUCKING SAKE. if the original playstation was intended to be an appliance this feels like an admin system that eats its own tail. ANYWAY i'm playing super mega baseball late at night now, only one controller to fuck with so that's fine. i have a PIN set up on my master account but it apparently means nothing because i can just switch back and forth between the two accounts at will. whatever.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:17 (yesterday) Permalink

i just had to create a new EMAIL ADDRESS FOR MY CHILDREN in order to get their account onto the PS network

Just ask them if they have a burner address.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:20 (yesterday) Permalink

The PS4 is clogged with shit it's pushing you, but I found it pretty easy to turn off pretty much all notifications.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:21 (yesterday) Permalink

I am Technology Uncle, always given the job on Christmas Eve of making sure that everything is filled with batteries and has received all its updates before it's put back in the boxes so the kids can play with it immediately on Christmas Morning.

Apart from last Spring when my oldest nephew got a (checks thread title) special type of PS4 while I was there, and I had to set up everything for him, creating accounts for him and his dad, with his dad's account having powers of buying stuff (initially linked to my debit card!) and him not, and gave him his password, and carefully gave his father both passwords, and also mailed them to myself in case they forgot and lost them. And all the time all the kids are going "Is it ready yet?" and then I have to explain that he didn't buy FIFA, he bought a download code for FIFA...

Anyway, long story short his dad gave him the password to his (the dad's) account within a week the end. Except the last time I was home my nephew gave me €5 because he wanted to buy a skin on Fortnite - and that's when my card got unlinked from the account.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:30 (yesterday) Permalink

but i don't want to turn on autologin because i have two kids and i don't want them playing metal gear solid on my account.

Yeah it sucks when you're trying to do a no-kill run and the little brats go full commando.

Natalie Imbroglio (Leee), Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:21 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink


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