• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

PS4 Launch Thread [Thread being archived 1/1/14]

educator

Member
Dec 27, 2012
548
0
405
Anyone wish there was notifications when someone uploaded a video clip? I feel like no one actually looks at the whats new section :/.
Yhea, would be a nice feature. The single biggest thing I wish is that I would be notified when a friends comes online. I hope they'll fix that soon enough.
 

CitizenCope

Member
May 9, 2007
9,760
0
0
Masshole
Yhea, would be a nice feature. The single biggest thing I wish is that I would be notified when a friends comes online. I hope they'll fix that soon enough.
Same here. It just seems too "quiet". I'll never have 2,000 friends or even 200 so I don't want to hear the usual excuse of why it's not there.
 

StoopKid

Member
Feb 28, 2013
8,137
1
0
im able to afford both consoles, but i dont want to, because as i said,there is no game on ps4 that i am interested in that wont be on xbox one until next fall when the order comes out.
This makes zero sense.

why even buy the ps4 in the first place ?
 

Bumhead

Banned
Nov 14, 2010
8,202
0
0
Same here. It just seems too "quiet". I'll never have 2,000 friends or even 200 so I don't want to hear the usual excuse of why it's not there.
I feel being able to manually select which of your friends it notifies you are online would be a good compromise.

I have a couple of friends who I usually jump into an online game with pretty much as soon as we are all online. Being able to choose for the PS4 to notify when they come online and disconnect would be nice.
 

Swishh

Banned
Jun 1, 2013
157
0
0
Not a big indie game fan? What upcoming XB1 titles are you looking forward to between now and fall?
titanfall, sunset overdrive, halo 5, and quantum break (if it comes out in 2014).

compared to ps4 titles im interested in between now and fall ---> just the order 1886.
 

educator

Member
Dec 27, 2012
548
0
405
Same here. It just seems too "quiet". I'll never have 2,000 friends or even 200 so I don't want to hear the usual excuse of why it's not there.
Yhea. I have 3 friends on PSN, all of which I know in real life. Sometimes we don't know we are on at the same time because no one actually looks to see. Not that it's hard to do -- it's just that nobody pauses their game every 15-20 minutes to see if someone is online.
 

VanWinkle

Member
Jul 8, 2011
27,804
1
575
West Virginia
titanfall, sunset overdrive, halo 5, and quantum break (if it comes out in 2014).

compared to ps4 titles im interested in between now and fall ---> just the order 1886.
Are Sunset Overdrive and Halo 5 confirmed for fall? And not that they're the same games by any means, but it seems like somebody who is interested in Quantum Break would be interested in Infamous Second Son (third person action game with cinematic story). Same with Uncharted. I feel like the these games would have some overlapping interest. I know I'm interested in Quantum Break for sure.
 

BattleMonkey

Member
Mar 5, 2009
32,282
1
0
titanfall, sunset overdrive, halo 5, and quantum break (if it comes out in 2014).

compared to ps4 titles im interested in between now and fall ---> just the order 1886.
Outside of Titanfall, we know very little about any of these games outside of some reveal trailers which don't really show us actual game.

Kinda early to be making any decisions over titles far off and that we know little about yet, nor confirmed release dates on either system.
 

Swishh

Banned
Jun 1, 2013
157
0
0
Are Sunset Overdrive and Halo 5 confirmed for fall? And not that they're the same games by any means, but it seems like somebody who is interested in Quantum Break would be interested in Infamous Second Son (third person action game with cinematic story). Same with Uncharted. I feel like the these games would have some overlapping interest. I know I'm interested in Quantum Break for sure.
sunset overdrive is confirmed for a 2014 release, yes, not sure if its in fall, but all we know is 2014.

halo 5 is also 2014, and i'm assuming it will be a holiday 2014 release.

and no, im very interested in quantum break, but not infamous (i've played past infamous games, and didnt like them) , but QB looks great.

And I actually am a fan of Naughty Dog and Uncharted series, however, I dont think UC4 will be ready for a fall 2014 release. if it does, then i will repurchase my ps4 earlier than expected.
 

Fletcher

Member
Jan 5, 2007
2,457
0
0
So I found a returned PS4 for sale at Target and decided to purchase one sooner than I had planned. Pretty glad Sony made Resogun free for PS+ members.

When does The Witness come out? I, for some reason, thought it was going to be a launch title.
 

Whooter

Member
Sep 15, 2011
1,172
0
570
Overland Park, KS
So I found a returned PS4 for sale at Target and decided to purchase one sooner than I had planned. Pretty glad Sony made Resogun free for PS+ members.

When does The Witness come out? I, for some reason, thought it was going to be a launch title.
"Early 2014" is the last thing I read.

Edit: B-Ten
 

Tunesmith

formerly "chigiri"
Oct 16, 2004
9,638
0
1,420
Can you actually view videos from the What's New area? I've tried to watch uploaded videos but it never starts.
Yes, but if you're not Facebook friends with the uploaded their video must be set to public for you to view it.
 

Bishop89

Member
May 13, 2013
16,288
4
470
is facebook the only site u can upload footage too? I wanna upload this footage but it keeps asking me to enter my facebook login details. Will ppl see my psn id, or just my name?
 

Nightengale

Member
Jun 12, 2013
21,443
0
500
Wanna ask a question.

If two different PSN accounts of different regions ( with 2 PS+ subs ) set the same console as the 'home console', can Account A player play the PS+ games of Account B?
 

Whooter

Member
Sep 15, 2011
1,172
0
570
Overland Park, KS
is facebook the only site u can upload footage too? I wanna upload this footage but it keeps asking me to enter my facebook login details. Will ppl see my psn id, or just my name?
Right now it's just Facebook. People will see whatever name is on your Facebook account.

They're adding in other sites in the future, I believe.
 

lucius

Member
Feb 21, 2006
3,671
41
1,195
So AC4 was deleted from my PS4 had to redownload it, DL went fast but very strange it just deleted it by itself I still have over 200GB left free and was playing it late last night. Anyone else have any digital games just auto delete from their PS4?
 

Tunesmith

formerly "chigiri"
Oct 16, 2004
9,638
0
1,420
So AC4 was deleted from my PS4 had to redownload it, DL went fast but very strange it just deleted it by itself I still have over 200GB left free and was playing it late last night. Anyone else have any digital games just auto delete from their PS4?
You sure someone just didn't hit Options > Delete? Delete is the first option in the menu on digital titles.

The PS4 doesn't auto-delete content like the Xbox One does.
 

Melhisedek

Member
Mar 5, 2007
1,860
0
1,040
How do I know that the DS4 controller has fully charged when the console is in standby? The yellow light on the controller is slowly flashing. Does it change the color or does the light turn of or something?
 

Dunlop

Member
Oct 2, 2007
10,962
3
965
Why was Amir0x banned again?
Pretty sure it was him ranting in the XB1 thread.

Brought back memories for me when he was a mod and would just go apeshit and wreck every topic related to Kinect

So I tried to google the answer, stick kind of shocked that there is no screensaver/dimming option for the PS4
 

Coreda

Member
May 27, 2013
7,732
4
0
Pretty sure it was him ranting in the XB1 thread.

Brought back memories for me when he was a mod and would just go apeshit and wreck every topic related to Kinect.
lol, right okay. BTW have some avatar badges ready but I think I'll wait till the new page to post them.
 

mrklaw

MrArseFace
Jun 10, 2004
59,901
1
0
Windsor, UK
I don't really see what is so great on the Xbox one coming up other than titanfall, while on PS4 you have driveclub and infamous coming. Unless you're including the launch lineup which would skew more towards Xbox I guess.

Personally though, if you buy any console at launch you surely expect a post launch drought and factor that into your buying?
 

Raptor

Member
Mar 16, 2012
12,485
1
0
Got mine baby!!!

But the damn free $10 dlls code didn't worked, I know is free but come on man lol.

""The Prepaid Card code you entered is incorrect or is no longer valid"

The heck.

AC4 in pure 1080p is :O
 

Dunlop

Member
Oct 2, 2007
10,962
3
965
How do I know that the DS4 controller has fully charged when the console is in standby? The yellow light on the controller is slowly flashing. Does it change the color or does the light turn of or something?
It turns off when it is fully charged
 

Loomba

Member
Jul 25, 2012
3,704
0
0
United Kingdom
Got mine baby!!!

But the damn free $10 dlls code didn't worked, I know is free but come on man lol.

""The Prepaid Card code you entered is incorrect or is no longer valid"

The heck.

AC4 in pure 1080p is :O
I'd call Sony if I was you, maybe you got a refurb and the guy before you used the code?
 

Raptor

Member
Mar 16, 2012
12,485
1
0
I'd call Sony if I was you, maybe you got a refurb and the guy before you used the code?
I sent them a Email, the PS+ 30 day trial works fine but not this one.

Maybe they are region locked or something because I bought the system on the US but Im not in the US.
 

Hinzel

Member
Jun 28, 2012
1,798
281
570
Judging by most of the replies he got and other types of similar post I've seen around, I don't think its too uncommon. I'm pretty sure many people are silently feeling the same way.

For a PC gamer, PS4 doesn't seem to really have much going at the moment except for some better performing multiplats, but if better performing multiplats were all that mattered I'd just buy them on PC. Then there's the f2p games that are basically old PC releases. Similar case for some of the indies too.

Luckily I've been able to afford both consoles, but my PS4 is getting no usage and I'm constantly contemplating selling it till there are some truly must have exclusive experiences on it as I want to buy other things and feel the money is better spent, especially when I'm feeling so dissatisfied. I don't even have it connected right now. The scope of what the console offers as a total experience feels limited to the point of frustration.

Then when I feel I'm ready to sell it, I convince myself that I'm probably get a PS4 anyway and that Ill probably just end up buying one again soon. Its annoying.

Criticise MS all you like for putting much effort into providing services outside of gaming, but those efforts are the reason why I haven't gone a day without turning the XB1 on (and keeping it on all day) since launch day.
out of curiosity, what exactly on xbone is that appealing to you compared to the offerings on ps4, seeing as you own both plus a PC? not talking about what may come in the future, talking about what is there today on both.

i think everyone can agree that first party launch offerings on both consoles aren't great. its basically ryse, killer instinct and DR3 vs killzone, resogun and knack. all of the third party games are better on the ps4 by some magnitude (resolution, framerate, etc...)

if DR3, killer instinct and ryse are > killzone, resogun and knack then sure thats a good enough reason to switch

the reason i ask like this is if you are looking forward to something that may be in place on the xbone in the future, but isnt there today, then switching isn't going to provide any benefits until those features are actually there. unless i'm missing something.
 
Feb 23, 2012
1,087
0
0
Florida
Anyone have a mic they'd like to recommend for multiplayer? I'm looking for a mono headset rather then an earbud that plugs into the controller. Preferably one that switches sides so I can wear it in both ears-with a price tag of somewhere around $25-$30 or less.
 

Goldrusher

Member
Oct 18, 2006
15,573
1
1,145
Flanders
How to backup your save.

PSVITA:

1) PS-button
2) click Plus-icon
3) Upload

PS4:

1) PS-button
2) XMB
3) Settings
4) Saved Data Management
5) the game you're playing has to be closed
6) Saved Data in System Storage
7) Upload to Online Storage
8) click game
9) select file(s)
10) Upload

Pff.
 

Tunesmith

formerly "chigiri"
Oct 16, 2004
9,638
0
1,420
How to backup your save.

PSVITA:

1) PS-button
2) click Plus-icon
3) Upload

PS4:

1) PS-button
2) XMB
3) Settings
4) Saved Data Management
5) the game you're playing has to be closed
6) Saved Data in System Storage
7) Upload to Online Storage
8) click game
9) select file(s)
10) Upload

Pff.
PS4:

1) PS button
2) Log out
3) Log back in
 

GrizzleBoy

Banned
Jul 25, 2013
5,383
331
505
England
out of curiosity, what exactly on xbone is that appealing to you compared to the offerings on ps4, seeing as you own both plus a PC? not talking about what may come in the future, talking about what is there today on both.

i think everyone can agree that first party launch offerings on both consoles aren't great. its basically ryse, killer instinct and DR3 vs killzone, resogun and knack. all of the third party games are better on the ps4 by some magnitude (resolution, framerate, etc...)

if DR3, killer instinct and ryse are > killzone, resogun and knack then sure thats a good enough reason to switch

the reason i ask like this is if you are looking forward to something that may be in place on the xbone in the future, but isnt there today, then switching isn't going to provide any benefits until those features are actually there. unless i'm missing something.
Forza which you failed to mention is a big deal for me. I love driving games but have not been interested in the arcade side of it for a while. Being able to play a sim leaning driving game with a wheel is a big thing for me.

My other games consist of FIFA, BF4, killer instinct and Max:The curse of brotherhood.

Once I'm bored of those things, I still have ruse and dead rising three to get into.

The selection of things on xb1 that aren't just things I already played on pc are much greater on xb1.

I'm more than happy to have bf4 on the xb1 and not the ps4 just to keep my console gaming unfragmented for now. I already have it on pc. If higher res was all I cared about if have stuck to my Pc version.

My favouring the xb1 comes from more than the games as the post you quoted pointed out.

I stream music/video to it when I want.

I use my phone/tablet/laptop to control it.

I find music/video to play on smartglass and start it on xb1.

I use a miracast adapter in the hdmi in to mirror my phone/tablet screen to the TV app on the bone so available apps don't even matter. For instance, the sky go app for xb1 won't arrive till next near, but I can just stream the sky go app from my phone while keeping it part of the xb1 app. There is also no crunchyroll app, but again "Xbox watch TV" and loading up crunchyroll on my phone or laptop is enough for me to be watching whatever.

The conscious implementation of speech recognition into almost everything, apps and all and the fact that Kinect comes in the box.

There is just a much larger amount of pure flexibility and new experiences, gaming related or not that I have with the bone that PS4 can't touch for now.

As you're aware I'm a pc gamer and one that got bored with chasing pixels a long tome ago. That isn't what games are (all) about to me any more and the overall experience is more important to me these days. Plus I just like gadgets.

PS4 has put its heart into gaming over all, but FOR NOW, its purity is not shining through FOR ME. If anything its serving as a negative until it starts to hit its stride.

Edit: holy crap I thought this was the 'i like the xb1 line up but want a ps4' thread...... maybe this post is a bit too much for this thread.....
 

Coreda

Member
May 27, 2013
7,732
4
0
So, made some PS4 avatar badges for the community. I can't actually remember if I've seen PS avy badges on GAF before, so thought I'd make some.

They come in two sizes, and all 4 corners.

Regular size:



Smaller size:



Examples:



Have fun :) If Amir0x wasn't banned I might have suggested linking here in the OP, haha.

For anyone without an image editing app, the online Pixlr image editor is decent. Open both your avatar and the badge from URLs or files then Ctrl+A to select all, and copy/paste the badge on top of your avatar. Easy as anything.
 

Tunesmith

formerly "chigiri"
Oct 16, 2004
9,638
0
1,420
How does one retrieve saves they have uploaded?
- Application Saved Data Management
- Saved Data in Online Storage
- Download your save(s)

Is that why shutdown and going into standby take so long? I never thought of that. All my saves are just uploading to the cloud before the thing can turn off?
That would be why yes. Any new save games are uploaded once your user is logged out.
 

Hoo-doo

Member
Sep 29, 2011
27,222
2
465
So, made some PS4 avatar badges for the community. I can't actually remember if I've seen PS avy badges on GAF before, so thought I'd make some.

They come in two sizes, and all 4 corners.

Regular size:



Smaller size:



Examples:



Have fun :) If Amir0x wasn't banned I might have suggested linking here in the OP, haha.

For anyone without an image editing app, the online Pixlr image editor is decent. Open both your avatar and the badge from URLs or files then Ctrl+A to select all, and copy/paste the badge on top of your avatar. Easy as anything.
These are well done, actually.
 

mohsinkhan

Member
Jul 2, 2012
2,096
0
0
Is that why shutdown and going into standby take so long? I never thought of that. All my saves are just uploading to the cloud before the thing can turn off?
It does take a while to shut down or go into standby. I counted about 45 seconds to a minute.
 

baxter2231

Member
Aug 3, 2012
1,973
0
485
So, made some PS4 avatar badges for the community. I can't actually remember if I've seen PS avy badges on GAF before, so thought I'd make some.

They come in two sizes, and all 4 corners.

Regular size:



Smaller size:



Examples:



Have fun :) If Amir0x wasn't banned I might have suggested linking here in the OP, haha.

For anyone without an image editing app, the online Pixlr image editor is decent. Open both your avatar and the badge from URLs or files then Ctrl+A to select all, and copy/paste the badge on top of your avatar. Easy as anything.
Pretty cool thanks.

Does anyone here play Blacklight Retribution? I cant see how the devs can expect anyone to pay for this game it lags like crazy, has audio bugs and other performance issues. Its a pretty fun game otherwise but with its performance i dont see how they expect anyone to open their wallet. I even had a few matches where it didnt show my psn id and just said player and the xp and credits you earn dont count once its fixes itself.
 

R dott B

Member
Jul 23, 2010
11,258
0
0
So, made some PS4 avatar badges for the community. I can't actually remember if I've seen PS avy badges on GAF before, so thought I'd make some.

They come in two sizes, and all 4 corners.

Regular size:



Smaller size:



Examples:



Have fun :) If Amir0x wasn't banned I might have suggested linking here in the OP, haha.

For anyone without an image editing app, the online Pixlr image editor is decent. Open both your avatar and the badge from URLs or files then Ctrl+A to select all, and copy/paste the badge on top of your avatar. Easy as anything.
Whoa, nice job.