Moving over to Sony side..give me the dirty deets

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#1 Posted by Glutenbob (249 posts) -

So I've always had a Nintendo console and last gen I went with the Xbox 360 and I built a gaming PC. This gen I just want to do Ps4 since I feel it has better exclusives and upgrading my PC/pretty much building another one isn't worth the extra cost for me since I only play console ports as is. Not into MMOs or RTS or too many Indie type games...

..anyways, before getting a PS4, I was hoping I could get some dirty deets on it. What do you think Sony can improve upon? For example, slow download speeds? bad experience with online multiplayer? etc

I just want to know what I am getting into this time.

#2 Posted by Coolyfett (5088 posts) -

@Glutenbob said:

So I've always had a Nintendo console and last gen I went with the Xbox 360 and I built a gaming PC. This gen I just want to do Ps4 since I feel it has better exclusives and upgrading my PC/pretty much building another one isn't worth the extra cost for me since I only play console ports as is. Not into MMOs or RTS or too many Indie type games...

..anyways, before getting a PS4, I was hoping I could get some dirty deets on it. What do you think Sony can improve upon? For example, slow download speeds? bad experience with online multiplayer? etc

I just want to know what I am getting into this time.

You are joining the supreme gaming community of the gaming industry. Welcome to Playstation. What is your PSN name?

#3 Edited by barry000 (837 posts) -

if whatever you bought is downloading slow then its your own connection. my download speed on both my ps3 and ps4 is around 20mbps to 24mbps so my stuff downloads pretty fast. as for what they can improve upon, i have no complaints. i'm really happy with my ps4 but i won't have much to play on it until metal gear solid 5, infamous second son, destiny, dragon age inquisition, and everquest next release for the ps4. i've beaten killzone shadow fall, knack, tomb raider definitive edition, and outlast so now i'm playing some older games on my ps3 until the good ps4 excusives and muiltplats start coming out.

#4 Edited by Coolyfett (5088 posts) -

PlayStation isnt perfect, but its definitely the best gaming brand out there of the main three companies that sell Consoles/Handhelds.

If Coolyfett could change anything, it would probably be the pricing for Vita memory cards, adding more PS2 games to the PS3 & Vita stores in PSN & supporting VITA as long as possible. Hopefully PlayStation doesn't replace the VITA when its time to launch the PlayStation 5. Handhelds are slowly dying off for many reasons & PlayStation shouldn't hurt the brand by creating new handheld hardware. PlayStation should make the Vita the handheld counterpart of the Playstation 5 as well.

#5 Posted by Glutenbob (249 posts) -

@Coolyfett said:

@Glutenbob said:

So I've always had a Nintendo console and last gen I went with the Xbox 360 and I built a gaming PC. This gen I just want to do Ps4 since I feel it has better exclusives and upgrading my PC/pretty much building another one isn't worth the extra cost for me since I only play console ports as is. Not into MMOs or RTS or too many Indie type games...

..anyways, before getting a PS4, I was hoping I could get some dirty deets on it. What do you think Sony can improve upon? For example, slow download speeds? bad experience with online multiplayer? etc

I just want to know what I am getting into this time.

You are joining the supreme gaming community of the gaming industry. Welcome to Playstation. What is your PSN name?

Haha thanks.

I dont have a PS4 yet, so sadly no Playstation name. Im holding out to see if they will do a watchdogs bundle for hopefully the same price. If not ill just buy when watchdogs comes out...or sooner if Infamous Second Son is really awesome.

#6 Edited by Lhomity (465 posts) -

Welcome!

Step 1: Subscribe to PlayStation Plus. Get games every month (free-ish, as part of the service). Get additional sales discounts. Get cloud storage for your game saves. (PS+ is required for online play on PS4, excluding most F2P games, and games with their own subs, such as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn).

Step 2: Get a Vita. Amazing handheld system. Remote Play with PS4 is incredible too.

Step 3: Bookmark the Official PlayStation blog for your region.

North America: http://blog.us.playstation.com/
Europe, UK, Australia, and more: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/

Store updates are posted weekly. PS Plus Instant Game Collection Updates are posted monthly. Previews for upcoming games and other stuff is posted almost daily.

Step 4: Also this: https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/

Using the web store, you can make purchases and queue up downloads to your console, without having to be at your console, or without having to break from your game. There is also a mobile app you can find for this.

#7 Posted by RiKanKiDD (1059 posts) -

We are the true Master race

#8 Edited by dipdish (874 posts) -
@Glutenbob said:

So I've always had a Nintendo console and last gen I went with the Xbox 360 and I built a gaming PC. This gen I just want to do Ps4 since I feel it has better exclusives and upgrading my PC/pretty much building another one isn't worth the extra cost for me since I only play console ports as is. Not into MMOs or RTS or too many Indie type games...

..anyways, before getting a PS4, I was hoping I could get some dirty deets on it. What do you think Sony can improve upon? For example, slow download speeds? bad experience with online multiplayer? etc

I just want to know what I am getting into this time.

I suggest you keep your gaming PC alive. And, enjoy your PlayStation experience.

#9 Posted by shellcase86 (2077 posts) -

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how fast the PS4 downloads, patches, and gets you into your game.

#10 Posted by MarcRecon (6250 posts) -

Dude, Sony as well as the other 2 gaming companies will NEVER make everybody happy....so there's going to be room for improvement in all areas! And that's a good thing because WE the gamers will always benefit from it.

#11 Posted by jasonredemption (416 posts) -

It would be easier to recommend the PS4 if they had made it backwards compatible with PS3 games. Every time someone says they're jumping on the PS4 bandwagon so early on makes me nervous. The PS3 really didn't hit its stride until about 2010 (4 years after it had released). The number of amazing exclusives for it simply blow one's mind.

#12 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74434 posts) -

@Glutenbob: Sony games don't always come out in time, that's the only issue i can say so far

#13 Edited by Coolyfett (5088 posts) -

@Glutenbob said:

@Coolyfett said:

@Glutenbob said:

So I've always had a Nintendo console and last gen I went with the Xbox 360 and I built a gaming PC. This gen I just want to do Ps4 since I feel it has better exclusives and upgrading my PC/pretty much building another one isn't worth the extra cost for me since I only play console ports as is. Not into MMOs or RTS or too many Indie type games...

..anyways, before getting a PS4, I was hoping I could get some dirty deets on it. What do you think Sony can improve upon? For example, slow download speeds? bad experience with online multiplayer? etc

I just want to know what I am getting into this time.

You are joining the supreme gaming community of the gaming industry. Welcome to Playstation. What is your PSN name?

Haha thanks.

I dont have a PS4 yet, so sadly no Playstation name. Im holding out to see if they will do a watchdogs bundle for hopefully the same price. If not ill just buy when watchdogs comes out...or sooner if Infamous Second Son is really awesome.

Join US, Join the Playstation Nation. Be apart of the Playstation Massive. Be apart of the legend.

#14 Edited by Lhomity (465 posts) -

@jasonredemption said:

It would be easier to recommend the PS4 if they had made it backwards compatible with PS3 games. Every time someone says they're jumping on the PS4 bandwagon so early on makes me nervous. The PS3 really didn't hit its stride until about 2010 (4 years after it had released). The number of amazing exclusives for it simply blow one's mind.

Would be hard to recommend what would have almost certainly been a US$600 system though, if PS4 was backwards compatible. Might as well recommend getting both consoles.

#15 Posted by pupp3t_mast3r (141 posts) -

@Lhomity said:

Welcome!

Step 1: Subscribe to PlayStation Plus. Get games every month (free-ish, as part of the service). Get additional sales discounts. Get cloud storage for your game saves. (PS+ is required for online play on PS4, excluding most F2P games, and games with their own subs, such as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn).

Step 2: Get a Vita. Amazing handheld system. Remote Play with PS4 is incredible too.

Step 3: Bookmark the Official PlayStation blog for your region.

North America: Europe, UK, Australia, and more: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/

http://blog.us.playstation.com/

Store updates are posted weekly. PS Plus Instant Game Collection Updates are posted monthly. Previews for upcoming games and other stuff is posted almost daily.

Step 4: Also this: https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/

Using the web store, you can make purchases and queue up downloads to your console, without having to be at your console, or without having to break from your game. There is also a mobile app you can find for this.

Don't forget Step 5: Troll all Xbox fanboy comments in Gamespot ;)

#16 Posted by Glutenbob (249 posts) -

@pupp3t_mast3r,

LOL. I troll my Xbox fanboy friends a lot. They get salty when I mention framerates and resolutions.

#17 Posted by starwarsjunky (24751 posts) -

wow...so many fanboy in here. its sickening.

#18 Posted by Black_Lizard (1296 posts) -

worship this man with all your might... IN KAZ WE TRUST, our god, our saviour.

#19 Posted by billy503 (22 posts) -

@Glutenbob said:

@Coolyfett said:

@Glutenbob said:

So I've always had a Nintendo console and last gen I went with the Xbox 360 and I built a gaming PC. This gen I just want to do Ps4 since I feel it has better exclusives and upgrading my PC/pretty much building another one isn't worth the extra cost for me since I only play console ports as is. Not into MMOs or RTS or too many Indie type games...

..anyways, before getting a PS4, I was hoping I could get some dirty deets on it. What do you think Sony can improve upon? For example, slow download speeds? bad experience with online multiplayer? etc

I just want to know what I am getting into this time.

You are joining the supreme gaming community of the gaming industry. Welcome to Playstation. What is your PSN name?

Haha thanks.

I dont have a PS4 yet, so sadly no Playstation name. Im holding out to see if they will do a watchdogs bundle for hopefully the same price. If not ill just buy when watchdogs comes out...or sooner if Infamous Second Son is really awesome.

im planning to do the same , either wait for a watchdogs bundle, or see what infamous has to offer , although im sure the second son will be awesome , since the last infamous games were very good in my opinion.

#20 Posted by Glutenbob (249 posts) -

@Black_Lizard said:

worship this man with all your might... IN KAZ WE TRUST, our god, our saviour.

OMG IM dying...lololol

#21 Posted by TheTenth10 (3062 posts) -

Nice thing I always liked since the PS1 days is Sony doesn't prioritize one gaming genre for their exclusives, they have shooters, platformers, brawlers, RPGs ... The online is as good as any other platform, you can play with no lag, with nice people, download games, music, movies ...

The PS new OS is not as good as the PS3 one, but I hope they'll imporve it or allow us to (like on PS3 we could create themes and icons) but it's infinitely better than the OS for XBOX and Wii.

Awesome games this year should be Infamous, The Order, F 14 and 15, Drive club ;I have more perosnal tastes as I'm waiting for Diablo 3 and Everquest next

#22 Posted by BattleSpectre (7234 posts) -

@Glutenbob said:

@Black_Lizard said:

worship this man with all your might... IN KAZ WE TRUST, our god, our saviour.

OMG IM dying...lololol

Lmfao that's gold, how could I put that as my sig?

#23 Edited by sukraj (23975 posts) -

@starwarsjunky said:

wow...so many fanboy in here. its sickening.

I agree too many haterz hating on xbox.

#24 Posted by starwarsjunky (24751 posts) -

@sukraj said:

@starwarsjunky said:

wow...so many fanboy in here. its sickening.

I agree too many haterz hating on xbox.

fanboyism is something people need to get over. i'm a gamer, pure and simple. i play games that interest me. that's it. all this "LOLOLOL XBOX/PS/PC/WHATEVER" needs to end. its a cancer to the gaming community that does nothing but divide the community and create hostility. people need to grow up and get over this BS.

#25 Posted by dukepliskin (9 posts) -

Two things, The games right now are few and far between, I have no problem with this since I love me some killzone and metal gear solid. The lack of games is starting to fade with some titles beginning to drop, and combined with playstation now unlocking select titles from ps3 this will add even more to the library. Ps1/ps2 titles will also be available for purchase in the future, if you haven't had the chance to experience titles from this era you are in for a treat. Second, hard drive space, I have read articles talking about filling the hard drive quickly. I had an 80 gb ps3 so once again, I'll probably never run out of space, but if you are someone planning to digital for your go to format of game purchase you might want to think about upgrading the hard drive which is something that can be done on a ps4. --Download speed, I only download small size games not available on disc, and these finish fairly quickly, I was unhappy with the ps3 dl speed, but it has been improved with ps4 imo.

#26 Posted by bezza2011 (2720 posts) -

Seriously Fanboyism aside (I do it for a laugh in system wars so much more fun being a fanboy in there winds people up.)

- PS4 UI is super fast in game jumping in and out to check things is sleek and smooth and everything, the few things i'd say what need changing is maybe the customization side is non existent compared to the PS3 and it needs to at least for now allow us to categorize the games and other media's, you basicly have 2 bars which you navigate your top bar consisting of, friends messages, shop, settings etc, the second bar is where everything else is at, what is going on with your friends what there playing, live on playstation, tv iplayers and apps, game library button to see everything what you have downloaded in the past and then every single game you have installed is all on that bar so at the moment i have 14 games all in a row plus the rest and it's just a bit of a mess, and what ever you used last appears at the start and it's just all over the place it needs to be organized.

-PS4 Shop is basicly intergrated within your PS4 it's right there, and it's fast downloads operate in the background but installs still take abit of time but not much, aslong as you have a fast internet connection then your'll be playing quickly.

- As for games you need PS+ a free game a month, plus you can purchase them online from your phone tablet or pc, you can even order ps3 and vita games to be store for a later date if you ever get a ps3 or vita, it's great value for money and if your playing online anyway you need to pay for it, if you don't pay for online not to worry because there are at least 3 free to play games at your disposal.
With Infamous coming and more reveals coming soon then the exclusive range will grow, yes it's a bit slow now but thats how it is, the only reason we don't notice it in the middle of the gen because we have so many games floating around we forget it takes months for games to come out sometimes, but there coming,
Plus PS4 is more powerful than the xbox one thats just fact i'm not dissing dirt on XboxOne I think it will be a fine kinect game box for me in the future but multiplats are where it's at these days and they just play better on PS4 and by hardware limits this will always be the case.

I hope this helps, and i'm not bashing on the Xbox One there exclusives are good, but what i find with xbox is that chunks of AAA come and then theres long periods of time where they have nothing and ps4 is showing that AAA do matter but quality comes first and in the mean time we will get indie games onto our system steadily so we get a nice steady flow of games,

#27 Edited by Undue_Influence (64 posts) -

Let us celebrate you joining Playstation with the adding of chocolate to milk.

Agree with dipdish, keep the gaming PC alive for steam games and FPS. Definitely get PS+ as advised from another user, it really is worth the subscription and just kick back waiting for the PS exclusives. I find Xbone (which i also really enjoy and am playing more right now) focuses more on 3rd person and FPS for their exclusives and PS has more platformer and RPG driven games.

The big issue with PS right now is besides infamous a lot of their IP is being delayed.

#28 Posted by sukraj (23975 posts) -

@starwarsjunky said:

@sukraj said:

@starwarsjunky said:

wow...so many fanboy in here. its sickening.

I agree too many haterz hating on xbox.

fanboyism is something people need to get over. i'm a gamer, pure and simple. i play games that interest me. that's it. all this "LOLOLOL XBOX/PS/PC/WHATEVER" needs to end. its a cancer to the gaming community that does nothing but divide the community and create hostility. people need to grow up and get over this BS.

I agree lol I'm fed up of people saying the ps4 has better graphics and can do 1080p etc etc this crap needs to stop. I'm enjoying the games that are on the xbox one so I couldn't care less about graphics or resolution.