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3 hours ago, Droo said:

Anyone had multiple crashes since launch?

 

ive noticed it doesn’t just crash and boot you out of the game, like the PS4. Instead it crashes and you have to pull the plug on the system. 
 


Got mine on launch and not had that. Not used rest mode or an external drive but it has been hammered and left on for up to 12hrs a day most days! I had a crash on Demon’s Souls that gave a database rebuild msg ages back now, but it went straight to the dash just like the PS4 would do. I also had a couple of times where Demon’s Souls refused to load and I had to play another game or restart the console to get it sorted. Weird! Not had any issues since though whilst playing Spider-Man, Assassins Creed Valhalla, Immortals, Dark Souls etc.

 

One of my mates has had problems with his machine though. It crashed a few times over the course of a week, then he noticed it had started getting little visual glitches, almost like snow (only whilst on the dashboard, never in game).  It then started crashing more frequently when playing and locking up totally when it crashed, which required him to pull the plug to get it to come back on. His machine is now away being fixed by Sony. He’s pretty pissed as Sony had him delete all his stuff off the machine and do a full reset as a last resort and he now can’t get the kids saves back, as he’s the only one with PS+. :/

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I've had a hard crash, requiring a reboot, whilst playing Miles Morales. I think there's been a firmware update since then.

 

A few days ago I got a soft crash while playing TLOU pt2, and got the option to upload debug data and a gameplay clip.

 

I've also noticed a few times, that after a few hours of streaming something on PSNow, my PS5 will drop all connections to my router, and will require a reboot to reconnect. Any money says that's a bug to do with running out of port handles.

 

 

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Nice one. Ordered and will now cancel my 8 week old Currys order. 
 

edit - should have said “attempt to cancel”.
 

Unlike every other online retailer, you can’t simply cancel. Filled in the form but they have to check it to make sure my criteria are acceptable to them and will let me know if I’m worthy of a refund which will then take 14 days to appear.

 

I’ve had no feedback since placing my order two months ago so not holding out much hope. 

 

I’ll never ever buy from them again, they’re useless. No wonder Bezos is so rich, half arsed shopping experiences like this drive business to Amazon.  

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Amazon have had the charge docks but all day I’ve been getting alerts because someone is selling one dock at a time for £47.50.

As soon as one sells, a new one goes up for £47.50 and I get yet another alert.

Who are these twats paying that?

 

Also the PS5 is once again refusing to install a patch. This time for Snowrunner. Only solution is to delete and then redownload a pre patch version.

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I’ve just finished miles morales and think I might like to play the original Spider-Man remastered as I never had it on PS4 .

 

if I buy the upgrade via miles morales do I need to keep the miles morales disc to play or can I sell it on now I’ve completed ?

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7 hours ago, Boozy The Clown said:

Ah Shite, just seen a rumour that might mean I of all people have to get a fucking Playstation 5 in the future.

 

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Naughty Dog are making a Punisher game ?

 

Seems a bit of a long shot given they have a history of original IPs. Mind you I would have said the same at at Insomniac Spiderman rumour a few years ago.

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The source of this is that someone asked Neil Druckmann on Twitter what established IPs he would like to make games on. They were:

 

1) Punisher

2) Half Life

3) Ghost Rider

4) Hotline Miami

5) Cowboy Bebop
 

I think Sony publishing a game about the first one is as likely as them making a game about the second one.
 

I think it’s more interesting that he clearly has an interest for ultraviolence as a theme. Not a value judgement (it’s interesting territory), but I’d assumed that the violence in TLoU was a product of the bleak setting, rather than perhaps the other way around.

 

I cannot see Sony as a conservative multinational entertainment conglomerate attaching their most prominent blockbuster games studio to a character that is currently being appropriated by far-right extremist groups.

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On 18/01/2021 at 22:59, denisb said:

I’ve just finished miles morales and think I might like to play the original Spider-Man remastered as I never had it on PS4 .

 

if I buy the upgrade via miles morales do I need to keep the miles morales disc to play or can I sell it on now I’ve completed ?


It runs without the disc. I bought mine through MM. 

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23 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

The source of this is that someone asked Neil Druckmann on Twitter what established IPs he would like to make games on. They were:

 

1) Punisher

2) Half Life

3) Ghost Rider

4) Hotline Miami

5) Cowboy Bebop
 

I think Sony publishing a game about the first one is as likely as them making a game about the second one.
 

I think it’s more interesting that he clearly has an interest for ultraviolence as a theme. Not a value judgement (it’s interesting territory), but I’d assumed that the violence in TLoU was a product of the bleak setting, rather than perhaps the other way around.

 

I cannot see Sony as a conservative multinational entertainment conglomerate attaching their most prominent blockbuster games studio to a character that is currently being appropriated by far-right extremist groups.

 

 

Thank the lord.

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Snagged a PS5 today :omg:. Can someone help me with these questions please? I'm going from a PS4, so do I need to do anything on my Ps4 to make sure I can transfer all my saved data and account etc? I have PS+, so presumably once I sign in on PS5 that all starts rolling on there?

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I found the network transfer very good indeed, left the PS4 on the network and the PS5 transferred over all my PSN accounts and saves. The games themselves I moved over with an external drive, which the games are still on. 

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11 hours ago, Alex W. said:

I think it’s more interesting that he clearly has an interest for ultraviolence as a theme. Not a value judgement (it’s interesting territory), but I’d assumed that the violence in TLoU was a product of the bleak setting, rather than perhaps the other way around.

 

Given that one of the very few consistent criticisms of the games he's directed have been with regards their depictions of violence,* that does make it feel like said critics may have been on to something. I'm not saying he's Frank Miller or anything like that, but it does feel like he sees violence as the sort of 'base level' of humanity to which people inevitably regress under pressure, and is interested in violence as a solution, violence for violence's sake (as distinct from e.g. a Verhoevenesque use of ultraviolence as an over-the-top commentary on capitalist/governmental coercion).

 

I mean, you can obviously argue that action games do tend to feature violence as their basic solution to every problem, but the Uncharted games opting for large-scale murder as primary verb (rather than, say, featuring a lower headcount and perhaps more puzzle-solving/platforming/stealth elements, all of which would fit in its I Can't Believe It's Not Indiana Croft framing), while TLOUs 1 & 2's recurring themes on the inability to forgive or deal with traumatic events outwith violence are, again, very much not inevitabilities of their respective genres.

 

Of course, death of the author and all that, but I find it interesting to consider games through the lens of what it's creator was aiming for, what worldview may have led to their design decisions.

 

 

*e.g., the [in]famous cries of ludonarrative dissonance over the Uncharted games' scale of violence vs. their light-hearted presentation; the discussions of his presentations of post-disaster societies in The Lasts of Uses as being overly-cynical, even harmful in the view of human nature they espouse

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Cannot believe you can still make £175 profit on a PS5 by walking it to CEX. They shouldnt be allowed to sell it beyond the RRP. 

 

No wonder people finding it so hard to get one even 2 months after release, its free money if you can grab one. But you're a scum bag! 

 

edit: I got mine on release day, just shocked its still so hard to get one. 

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This might seem excessive but I think we need to start treating people who buy from scalpers (including CEX) the same way we treat scalpers. If you are wealthy enough to buy a scalped PS5 and that’s how you choose to use your money you’re not making a morally positive choice.

 

Re. Uncharted, the first one I played was the Vita one and it clearly genuinely hadn’t occurred to the third party devs that they have to do something to establish Nathan Drake as a Indiana Jones style adventurer at the beginning of the story. So it kicks you off in media res with some platforming for those controls, and those are easy, then you stealth kill the first human beings you encounter so you can learn that relatively low-risk activity, and then it’s guns, and those are more complicated and take more time, and then grenades, and ultimately the first hour of the game has solidly established Nathan Drake as an unstoppable killing machine who eliminates everyone in his path by any means available no matter how brutal and unsporting.

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On 20/01/2021 at 21:30, Baring said:

Cannot believe you can still make £175 profit on a PS5 by walking it to CEX. They shouldnt be allowed to sell it beyond the RRP. 

 

No wonder people finding it so hard to get one even 2 months after release, its free money if you can grab one. But you're a scum bag! 

 

edit: I got mine on release day, just shocked its still so hard to get one. 

I got two on release and sold the other for a 10 quid loss.

my mate got 800 quid on eBay for one but eBay and PayPal and delivery sting him nearly 100.

I told him he a c@nt scalper.

 

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20 hours ago, Quexex said:

Although part of me wonders if this is a ploy by MS to drive people to Gamepass as it represents 'better value' now ...

I think it's this. Xbox Live Gold has been a terrible proposition for ages now (basically since launching Game Pass) as the online experience is just the same as every other platform and the games are now consistently shit every month. It's basically just an Xbox tax and  I think they are now just trying to make it as unattractive as possible so people suck up the little bit extra and go for Game Pass Ultimate (which is definitely a much much better offer) and help towards their overall subscription service strategy.

 

They probably just feel they can't get away with canning it altogether right now as there would be complaints from people that just want to play games they have bought in shops online without signing up to a full game service. I think it's on borrowed time though.

 

It's an interesting one as I've been a bit surprised how Sony have seemingly tried to maintain a pretty strong value proposition with PS+, to the point the PS Now isn't something I've ever really considered (even though at it's price it is perhaps better value than Game Pass barring the lack of guaranteed exclusives at launch). I suspect they are just watching how Microsoft get on for now.

 

Either way, at the moment PS+ and Game Pass Ultimate for me works a treat as a setup.

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