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Two things they got rid of on this console that really irritate me (I’m sure there are others, but these keep jumping to the fore): user reviews on the PSN store, and patch notes. Getting rid of user reviews is, obviously, a move that is in no way intended to benefit the customer, especially with only every one in fiftieth game having a demo anymore. I’m sure Sony will waffle something about review bombing, but honestly I never saw a game with a low rating and didn’t think ‘yeah, probably right,’ after checking out the blurb and the trailer. 
 

Patch notes were often a bit half assed on PS4, but certainly gave me an idea as to whether I wanted to seek out further details. Even ‘general bug fixes and performance improvements’ was useful, as often if the bugs were notable then those would otherwise be detailed. Removing this feature when most games subsist on a steady stream of patches, having often been released not quite finished, is unhelpful and unnecessary. 
 

Getting rid of the web browser isn’t quite as heinous, though certainly another irritation for me, as they listed it as one of the primary methods via which the console can be hacked. 

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Just now, cavalcade said:

Can I ask anyone else with a PS5, on the pad do your sticks have a sort of rubbery click to them as you move them away from the centre? I find it a bit distracting and weird, but I'm not sure if it's just this pad. 


THANK YOU!

 

right stick, pushing right.

 

seems to catch ever so slightly, but only in game, ACV mostly. Like it’s haptic, but for no reason, to come and go when not in a game.

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Just now, scoobysi said:

No nothing like that on the 3 pads in our household.

 

Well that is weird. 

 

It's subtle and I don't notice it too much when I'm playing, but picking up the pad and the first few moves of the sticks is very odd, so much so I sort of think it must be a manufacturing flaw. I'm tempted to buy a second pad just to check. 

 

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4 hours ago, cavalcade said:

Can I ask anyone else with a PS5, on the pad do your sticks have a sort of rubbery click to them as you move them away from the centre? I find it a bit distracting and weird, but I'm not sure if it's just this pad. 

Just tried both my pads... I can hear a click if I put my ear near the thumbsticks and move them but not loud enough to distract. 

 

The Xbox One pad I use on my PC also does this. Everything works as it should though so guess its just the way these things are manufactured? Think that PS/Xbox use the same manufacturer for their analogue sticks (ALPS)

 

Seems that the sticks only have a service life of around 417 hours anyway... :D 

 

https://gamingbolt.com/ps5-dualsense-analog-sticks-have-an-operating-life-of-roughly-417-hours-as-per-new-analysis

 

Not sure why they don't use some other tech to track the position of the sticks - optical or something. Sure it must exist but its one of cost I guess. Surprisingly the Xbox Elite controllers use the same ALPS sticks so essentially paying all the extra money for the same components that have the same lifespan. Part of the reason I didn't bother getting one - I expected the tech inside to be a bit more well...  Elite... :) 

 

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4 hours ago, cavalcade said:

Can I ask anyone else with a PS5, on the pad do your sticks have a sort of rubbery click to them as you move them away from the centre? I find it a bit distracting and weird, but I'm not sure if it's just this pad. 

 

Yes, on my right thumb stick.

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5 minutes ago, cavalcade said:

It's more a gummy click than a loud click. As someone else said, almost a haptic feature - like a tiny ridge of resistance as you push the sticks away from centre. It feels odd, but I wondered if it was deliberate. It appears not!

Yep that is exactly what both my pads make a "gummy click". Like something slightly sticking... like I say only notice when I have my ear right to the sticks and move them. Otherwise during a game you'd never notice it.

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3 minutes ago, cavalcade said:

It's quite a noticeable noise for me. You can hear it maybe 2 feet away. I wonder if it's when pads are new and it slowly fades over time? Though I have probably used this pad for about 40 hours now and it's still a clicky-boi. 

 

Both mine do it, its quite a poppy noise isn’t it - ive said before but i prefer the DS4 for FPS games for things like this as it feels a bit draggy and I couldn’t dial it out in game settings but had never put it to something physical until your post :o 

 

Ive just checked and neither Series pads or the Switch Pro controller do it - I said in another thread i was tempted to try Xbox sticks on the dual sense as they always made the DS4 better so will get some ordered! 

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Does anyone know what kind of bundles Currys are forcing for their PS5 raffle codes?

I've just got a code, but already have a PS5 so don't need it.

 

Apparently the code can only be used in store. They managed to email it to me but I can't use it online, that makes a lot of sense....

 

I know a couple of people who might want it but I don't want them to have to piss about visiting stores, only to find out they need to also stump up for 10 games, a funko pop of Aloy and a commemorative hat.

 

Edit - Durrr... I should have read the bottom of the email.

 

PS5 and controller - £509

PS5 and headset - £539

PS5 and Ratchet & Clank - £509

PS5 and Miles Morales - £499

PS5 and Demon's Souls - £509

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2 minutes ago, cubik said:

Last questions on these codes - Do Currys check the name or email of who's buying it to see if it matches the person who got the code?

Is it really as simple as me just giving the code to someone?

 

No they don't check anything gave a code to a mate last month and now is the owner of a shiny new PS5.

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5 minutes ago, MattyP said:

No they don't check anything gave a code to a mate last month and now is the owner of a shiny new PS5.

Nice one, sounds nice and easy.

As much as I don't like Currys, these bundles aren't bad value when compared to what Game would be forcing on customers. You could maybe save £5/10 by shopping around for a controller I suppose.

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What I will say in regards to the Currys thing is if you find yourself not being called within a few days, pop into the store and chances are they'll have not got around to calling you. Or - in my case - not got my phone number down correctly despite having given it to them twice.

 

Plus, don't do what I did and just assume that the bundled stuff was all in one box (or that there was a download code for any games you got with it). I did that and had to go back to the damn store again to pick it up.

 

I'm very glad they're doing the VIP code thing, but all in all the service in my store at least was a bit chaotic and slightly clueless. Nice enough people working there, just clearly not completely up to knowing exactly what to do with everything!

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6 minutes ago, cubik said:

Nice one, sounds nice and easy.

As much as I don't like Currys, these bundles aren't bad value when compared to what Game would be forcing on customers. You could maybe save £5/10 by shopping around for a controller I suppose.

Yes think he went for the one with a controller. £499 so still cheaper than paying scalper rates...

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1 hour ago, cubik said:

Does anyone know what kind of bundles Currys are forcing for their PS5 raffle codes?

I've just got a code, but already have a PS5 so don't need it.

 

Apparently the code can only be used in store. They managed to email it to me but I can't use it online, that makes a lot of sense....

 

I know a couple of people who might want it but I don't want them to have to piss about visiting stores, only to find out they need to also stump up for 10 games, a funko pop of Aloy and a commemorative hat.

 

Edit - Durrr... I should have read the bottom of the email.

 

PS5 and controller - £509

PS5 and headset - £539

PS5 and Ratchet & Clank - £509

PS5 and Miles Morales - £499

PS5 and Demon's Souls - £509


I used a code to get one for my son today. I expected to have to pay for a bundle (and they did ask if I’d like to take an extra controller) but I was allowed to just buy the console for £449. Been told it might be three weeks before they arrive in store for collection.

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On 14/11/2021 at 21:41, p1nseeker said:

Sony emailed you out of the blue offering you this opportunity to buy a PS5?

 

On 15/11/2021 at 08:06, memories said:

Pretty much...

 

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I've just received an email for "exclusive access on" the 19th... 🤔

 

I'm fully expecting a queue system that ends up with a 404 or something.

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They seem to have greatly improved the experience when both PS4 and PS5 versions of a game being available. I hadn't had to deal with it previously, only read about the problems, but when I put the PS4 disc for Jedi Fallen Order in earlier, it was a very smooth process. The console didn't even initiate the disc copy or patch download for the PS4 version, presumably because it was aware of the existence of the PS5 one, and I got a little box to the side offering the free upgrade. After a couple of clicks to confirm, the PS5 version was downloading and the only extra step was to manually delete the PS4 version's icon from the strip of games at the top (which has a proper name, I'm sure, but that's what I'm sticking with).

 

I've no idea why it couldn't have worked like this in the first place, but it's pretty good now.

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