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|OT| PlayStation 5 [OT] Taking Over The World One SSD At A Time

DeepEnigma

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So what did everybody do with their PS4 or are deciding to do with it?

I was thinking of trading it in, as I only use a couple of disc games and I barely play them these days. Most of my library is digital these days.

A part of me wants to keep my PS4 for discs and blu-rays but I really don't use it all that often for those puproses. I'm conflicted. The extra money would be nice to pick up Demon's Souls. :messenger_smiling_with_eyes:
I am keeping mine and putting it back in the launch box. I have a launch unit that has been humming along and is actually actually pretty quiet. Especially compared to some of the stories I read. Going to back up PS4 only games that don't take advantage of the PS5's SSD on an external SSD for the PS5.

I also have a PS3 SS that is still in brand new condition (was a NIB purchase in 2018) that will stay plugged in near the PS5.
 
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Barakov

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So what did everybody do with their PS4 or are deciding to do with it?

I was thinking of trading it in, as I only use a couple of disc games and I barely play them these days. Most of my library is digital these days.

A part of me wants to keep my PS4 for discs and blu-rays but I really don't use it all that often for those puproses. I'm conflicted. The extra money would be nice to pick up Demon's Souls. :messenger_smiling_with_eyes:
I'll probably still keep it plugged in for the time being. I'll probably retire it when I get around to picking a PS5 supported NVME drive.
 
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Barakov

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It's been shipped.
 
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Mr Hyde

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I gave my PS4 away to my friends 12-year old son as a birthday gift. I usually do that with old consoles I don't use anymore, just give them away to friends and family who wants them.
 
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Same, mine is out for delivery! Sony don't play.
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I recommend trading in your old systems because of two reasons. 1) They might be worth more than you think right now. 2) After you switch between various games / media a few times, with virtually no loading times, you won't want to be bothered with the old machines.
 

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So what did everybody do with their PS4 or are deciding to do with it?

I was thinking of trading it in, as I only use a couple of disc games and I barely play them these days. Most of my library is digital these days.

A part of me wants to keep my PS4 for discs and blu-rays but I really don't use it all that often for those puproses. I'm conflicted. The extra money would be nice to pick up Demon's Souls. :messenger_smiling_with_eyes:
Kept them both. OG PS4 and Pro model.
 
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Barakov

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Thus far the Playstation 5 lives up the hype. Playing Astro's playroom has completely sold me on the dualsense. It's almost like you can feel every part of the controller moving while playing the game.

The only problem I have with the PS5 is with the physical shape of the thing. I can understand why it came with a stand. When I first pulled it out of the box and set it down, I actually had it upside down. :messenger_grinning_sweat:
I guess the reports that we got early on with people getting disc errors was due to that.
 

DeepEnigma

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Thus far the Playstation 5 lives up the hype. Playing Astro's playroom has completely sold me on the dualsense. It's almost like you can feel every part of the controller moving while playing the game.

The only problem I have with the PS5 is with the physical shape of the thing. I can understand why it came with a stand. When I first pulled it out of the box and set it down, I actually had it upside down. :messenger_grinning_sweat:
I guess the reports that we got early on with people getting disc errors was due to that.
Played Astro’s first as well. What a fun little nostalgia ride. Completed GPU Jungle with its dope Daft Punk like track.
 

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Having to go into the setting to adjust frame rate and HDR every time is getting a little old.....
 
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Thought this was interesting. Firesprite, Sony's new big studio is hiring some ex-Rockstar devs. This time a "Lead Gameplay Animator"


Mondo Ghulam, "Cinematic & Animation Director at Firesprite" has also done some work for Rockstar.

Out of all Sony's 1st party studios this is the one that i'm most curious about because i have no idea what's happening in there, lol
 

DeepEnigma

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Demon's Souls took my breath away. What a goregous game, just wow.

First time I loaded in to it and looked at the scenery. Speechless. So crisp.
Same here!

And when I quickly snuck to 4-1 (Island's Edge) to get the Crescent Falchion +1 and boogie the heck out... I was blown away.

Stayed around to camp for a little bit with the nice quick load.
 
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FrankWza

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Same here!

And when I quickly snuck to 4-1 (Island's Edge) to get the Crescent Falchion +1 and boogie the heck out... I was blown away.

Stayed around to camp for a little bit with the nice quick load.
Yeah. I always loved the sound design of Souls' games, this takes it up an extra notch.
 
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DeepEnigma

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Storm king battle with stormruler for some next gen audio
Been playing with headphones and loving it. Which reminds me, I should tweak the EQ settings as well.
Gotta say, I'm a fan of that ambient music that plays on the PS5.
You listen with the headphones and you hear all kinds of hidden sounds in the background from PlayStation past, etc., that the sound system doesn't completely pick up on.
 
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Been playing with headphones and loving it. Which reminds me, I should tweak the EQ settings as well.

You listen with the headphones and you hear all kinds of hidden sounds in the background from PlayStation past, etc., that the sound system doesn't completely pick up on.
It was tge go to audio tester until Returnal came out.
 
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PS5 crew, one of my kids wants a racing game for Christmas. I could get him a game on Steam but that's super not exciting to open. What's the current 411 on PS5? Is Gran Turismo out yet? What's good?
 

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PS5 crew, one of my kids wants a racing game for Christmas. I could get him a game on Steam but that's super not exciting to open. What's the current 411 on PS5? Is Gran Turismo out yet? What's good?
Give him GT sport and a preorder for GT7. If he already has GT sport get the collectors edition GT7 with steelbook and extra cars. Comes out 3/4/22
 
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No planned PS5 upgrade on GT Sport that I am aware of. I mean, Polyphony Digital hasn't really done a good job of even maintaining the game (patches that remove or add logos on signs in-game that require 100+ GB downloads....).
I may just go with Dirt 5. See if he likes it, then move to GT when it comes out.
 

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Democrats Push Bill to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods​

A group of Democratic lawmakers are reintroducing legislation to outlaw the use of automated bots to buy up retail goods, such as video game consoles and graphics cards, from websites.

On Monday, US Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced a new push for the Stopping Grinch Bots Act.

“The bicameral bill will crack down on cyber Grinches using ‘bot’ technology to quickly buy up whole inventories of popular holiday toys and resell them to parents at higher prices,” the lawmakers said in a statement.

Tonko, Blumenthal, and Schumer originally introduced the legislation in November 2019 to stop scalper-run bots from snatching up in-demand holiday toys from consumers. Since then, the problem has exploded since retailers are largely selling the newest video game consoles and PC graphics cards online.

 

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Democrats Push Bill to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods​

A group of Democratic lawmakers are reintroducing legislation to outlaw the use of automated bots to buy up retail goods, such as video game consoles and graphics cards, from websites.

On Monday, US Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced a new push for the Stopping Grinch Bots Act.

“The bicameral bill will crack down on cyber Grinches using ‘bot’ technology to quickly buy up whole inventories of popular holiday toys and resell them to parents at higher prices,” the lawmakers said in a statement.

Tonko, Blumenthal, and Schumer originally introduced the legislation in November 2019 to stop scalper-run bots from snatching up in-demand holiday toys from consumers. Since then, the problem has exploded since retailers are largely selling the newest video game consoles and PC graphics cards online.

Better late than never, I guess.
 

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I've had my PS5 for a year now. Has there been any word on when the console will get VRR and 8K support?
 

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I just sold my ps4 pro to a guy with no internet (I've bought a ps5). He was nice and he paid like $400 for it (with controllers, an external hard drive and games included) so i want to load ps4 update files and maybe game update files on the external drive... Is this possible? He's buying Cyberpunk 2077 among other games, so it'll be pretty shit if it's not updated...

Do i need to get a seperate USB? Only needs to be about 500gb for ps update, right?

Is it even possible to update individual games with a usb?

(... Why doesn't this numpty have internet it's freaking Japan)
 
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DeepEnigma

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I just sold my ps4 pro to a guy with no internet (I've bought a ps5). He was nice and he paid like $400 for it (with controllers, an external hard drive and games included) so i want to load ps4 update files and maybe game update files on the external drive... Is this possible? He's buying Cyberpunk 2077 among other games, so it'll be pretty shit if it's not updated...

Do i need to get a seperate USB? Only needs to be about 500gb for ps update, right?

Is it even possible to update individual games with a usb?

(... Why doesn't this numpty have internet it's freaking Japan)
You need the internet to connect and patch the games. There is no separate patch installer like on the PC. Only update you can do with a USB and no internet on the machine, is the firmware.
 

Tschumi

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You need the internet to connect and patch the games. There is no separate patch installer like on the PC. Only update you can do with a USB and no internet on the machine, is the firmware.
Alright, I'll do that at least. Poor bastard, if he can drop 40,000 yen on a console he can afford unlimited for a month or twelve.. maybe it's a kid making a sneaky buy lol
 
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