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Reverend_Skeeve

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#1

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Feature: What Does Your Guardian Look Like in ...:

@Generik Good decision, I daresay! :) Love my PS4, and by now there's enough nice games to play if you jump in in September. And I have a feeling Destiny will be huge, both in matters of success and also game size. And it's already insanely polished for a beta. I have a feeling that this will be one of my most loved games of all time, so the exclusive content is more than welcome. 'specially the strike missions seem to be lots of fun with two buddies or so. And as I said, I love the white PS4. Since it's also coming out in general at the end of the year, should I ever need to buy another PS4 because my first one dies or such, I'd get a white one as well...if there isn't an even nicer one/limited one out I'd want more until then, that is... ;)

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#2

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Naughty Dog Wants All of Its PS4 Titles to Run...:

Wow. Talking about putting yourself under pressure, right? :) I can hardly believe that Uncharted 4 will have the ingame graphics shown in the gorgeous trailer, even less in 1080p at 60fps, but surprise me, please! :)

And as you said, if anyone can pull it off, then it's dem dogs. They made the PS3 shine for sure.

Edit: And about that UC collection for PS4: Yes, please! As someone who didn't/doesn't own a PS3 and just played parts of the first three games at friends places (and loved 'em), I'd be all over this in a heartbeat!

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#5

Reverend_Skeeve commented on PS4 Firmware Update Details Right Around the C...:

Agree with all of the above, basically. I want those missing features, plz. Also, the Share button doesn't work all the time for me, or more specifically, the video grabbing. Sometimes when I press share, the PS4 doesn't grab a video. Sucks. Also, since the last update or so, some Blu-Ray movies that used to work just fine don't work anymore. Wanted to see District 9 recently and after selecting "start movie" from its title screen, the disk freezes.

YouTube app would be appreciated, but as @FullbringIchigo says, the work-around with the browser works just fine for me.

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#7

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Feature: What Does Your Guardian Look Like in ...:

@Generik ...but oh so sweet when you finally get it, then! :) Trust me, you're in for a treat. The game is fantastic in the beta already and I think the white PS4 looks so beautiful...if I didn't have my launch-PS4 already, I'd totally get that bundle as well! Perfect opportunity to get on board! :)

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#14

Reverend_Skeeve commented on PSN Offline for Some as Bungie Deploys Destiny...:

@tehmaz Strange. And yeah, I'd try the delete/re-download-thingy...if that doesn't work, try to re-enter your DLC-code. If that doesn't work as well, I guess you'll have to contact Sonys customer support. :(

Edit: You can't delete from the library. You have to do it from the systems settings-menu, as I described in my above post.

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#15

Reverend_Skeeve commented on PSN Offline for Some as Bungie Deploys Destiny...:

@tehmaz Alright, I checked with my PS4, the download button is in the sub-menu, sorry. So, in the library, click on the huge "Destiny beta"-icon. A new screen should open with either a "Start" or "Download" button below the icon for "Destiny beta".

If the button reads "Start" but the betas doesn't start, try deleting it and then re-download it. Go to "Settings" in the PS4 main menu, then "System Storage" or something like that and then "Applications". You then see a list of installed applications and games. Press "Options" on the DS4 pad, press "delete" then check the box next to "Destiny beta" and delete it. After that, go back to your library and click on the Destiny beta icon and click download.

The beta will not install the whole 14 gig initially, but only a small part. After that, you have to start the beta like any normal game from the main menu of the PS4 and wait for it to download and install the rest of the data. You can't do this in the background. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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#17

Reverend_Skeeve commented on PSN Offline for Some as Bungie Deploys Destiny...:

@N711 Yeah, that may be. I had an Xbox 360 from launch and there were issues with Xbox Live here and then, especially around the launch of huge games like CoD or GTA IV...but for me, PSN seems to have issues almost every week or is down for maintenance. There's about 2-3 occasions per month where I want to play online and PSN is either down or under maintenance. So yeah, Xbox Live doesn't run entirely without faults, but overall, the experience is much more stable and reliable.

I wouldn't mind as much if online gaming on PS4 was still free, but since we now have to pay for it, it should run much better. I don't mind the free games included in the IGC, but since PS+ is mandatory for online gaming, as far as I'm concerned, online multiplayer is what I (have) to pay for, hence it's the service that should run stable, and the free games are "just" a nice bonus.

I really hope Sony gets its act together, because I don't want to play on my 360 anymore and I can't afford an Xbox One anytime soon, so for online multiplayer games I'm stuck with the PS4, but I must say that my experience with PSNs reliability during the last few month has been so bad that I'd play multi-plat online games on the X1 if I had the choice.

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#20

Reverend_Skeeve commented on This Is How Sony's Going to Promote PS4 Port T...:

@voodoo341 I think when the native resolution is cranked up from 720p to 1080p, the frame rate doubled, the textures in a 4-times-as-high resolution, lighting and draw distance improved and character models have more polygons, you can in all fairness speak of a remastered edition of a game...of course, it's also always fancy pr-speak, but in this case I feel it's fairly justified.

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#25

Reverend_Skeeve commented on This Is How Sony's Going to Promote PS4 Port T...:

@SecondServing Indeed. That's what I do, normally...I just have no more games I'd care to sell, though. Every game I own I want to keep and replay at a certain point.

Guess I'll just have to wait until I can afford it anyway.

Well, it's in native 1080p and runs smoother at 60fps in contrast to the PS3 version that ran at 30...and the textures are supposed to be upgraded and high-res...guess we'll see in two weeks or so... :)

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#26

Reverend_Skeeve commented on This Is How Sony's Going to Promote PS4 Port T...:

Haven't played this at all, yet...I so want to play this, but I'm broke. :( Might try to scrape some money together anyway...who needs food, right? ;)

Besides, it's "only" 45,- € on the German PSN store, so I might be going digital for this one...it's 10,- bucks cheaper than the disk version, that's something, at least.

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#27

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Killzone: Mercenary Developer Recruiting for H...:

I liked KZ3s campaign better that Shadow Fall, but I love the Killzone universe in general, so I would love to see another Killzone. Mercenary seems to be well received all around, so there's hope for a new, good entry intro the series.

And I can't wait to find out if the rumors about the post-apocalyptic RPG by their main branch are true. Maybe we're lucky and get to know something at Gamescom already? :)

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#29

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Microsoft's Messaging Mishaps Prompted PS4 Bos...:

@thedevilsjester Well, I guess we have to agree to disagree. It's not that I don't understand some of Sonys business decisions back then, it's the overall attitude and wording Sony displayed back then and over quite some years. Because of that, I perceived them as quite arrogant and unlikable, more so than any other company involved in video games, and I was following video game news in general closely even back then.

I'll just leave this here, then:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=485754

The neogaf thread isn't by me, but it backs my opinion. Again, you're totally welcome to disagree, of course.

@Gamer83 This.

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#30

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Microsoft's Messaging Mishaps Prompted PS4 Bos...:

@thedevilsjester You're right, it doesn't necessarily mean that, but I wouldn't be surprised if Sony would've considered options pretty much in line with what MS originally planed.

And about the disrespecting: I can understand why Sony removed the other OS and the PS2 hardware from the PS3 from a business standpoint...it makes perfect sense and frankly, I was never much worried about the only partial bc of the 360 (or the missing one of the PS4, for that matter). I buy a new system to play new games. It was just the wording and the attitude Sony displayed back then.

First giving MS flack for the lack of bc and gloating about the fact that the 360 doesn't have it, but the PS3 does, then removing it. Further examples are the "We can't offer the PS3 at a price targeted at households. We want the people to work more to be able to afford one."-thingy. Then Phil Harrison, then president of Sony UK, I think who, when asked about the lackluster PS3 launch-lineup before launch, answered "We're PlayStation...we're gonna sell a couple of million units after launch, regardless of the games!".

More: The Dual Shock 3 which launched without rumble feature. Sony said back then that consumers didn't want that feature anyway and that it wasn't next gen, when word on the street was that both MS and Sony were in a fight about patents with a company that claimed ownership of the rumble-tech. After the whole thing was settled, the DS3 launched...with rumble-feature.

There's more, but you get the picture. Don't get me wrong: I love my PS4 and I appreciate Sonys attitude towards its customers today...also, the PS3 is a really good system with awesome exclusives. I love my PS1 and PS2 and the main reason I never had a PS3 was the fact that I didn't want to wait for next gen gaming back then and later only could afford one system and games, thus I stayed with the 360. When MS revealed their initial policies and mandatory Kinect-connection, I was as disgusted as the next guy and switched to Sony in a heartbeat, hoping they would go the smart way, which they did.

But nonetheless, I'm not a fanboy (not implying that you're one), so I call it as I see it, and Sonys attitude during the few first years of PS3 was arrogant and quite out of touch with both developers and its customers, in my opinion.

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#31

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Don't Panic, Sony Hasn't Forgotten About Its V...:

@thedevilsjester Hum, yeah, I guess you're right about the graphics stuff of Morpheus...might be too big of a lag problem. But then we do have the problem again I mentioned above...even if Morpheus does the calculations for the headtracking and all non-graphics related stuff on itself and leaves the PS4 resources for the graphics calculations, the GPU of the PS4 might just be to weak for a propper 3D-VR experience. The CPUs and GPU of the PS4 [ï]are[/i]customized, so some years down the line, devs will most probably be able to squeeze some nice stuff outa there, but it's basically mid-range PC stuff, nonetheless. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Not sure if I agree with your assessment of the future of VR. You're right about the "3D implosion". Many people during last gen were busy getting a HDTV at all and not much concerned about 3D. Also, of course, 3D-HDTVs were quite expensive for most of the time last gen and the last-gen hardware was mostly to weak to power decent graphics in 3D. Thus, as you said, the concept fell flat, mostly. by now, 3D TVs are affordable but mostly used for 3D Blu-Rays which is indeed a niche-market somehow.

But I think VR will take off, if not for the reason alone that Facebook pumped over 2 billion into Oculus Rift. They will find a way to get the tech into homes and into peoples everyday living. This will broaden the acceptance for the technology in general and maybe by that generate a demand for it in gaming as well, so I think there's still a good chance we'll see a refined "Morpheus 2.0" together with the PS5.

I at least hope so for entirely selfish reasons...I am a child of the 80ies and grew up with Cyberpunk stories and movies like "Lawnmower Man" and to actually see the tech come to reality would kinda blow my little, nerdy mind...even if I can just enjoy the immersion and won't benefit from the 3D effect.

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#32

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Microsoft's Messaging Mishaps Prompted PS4 Bos...:

@eaglebob345 Well there is a Sony patent going around for branding game discs/connecting them to a gamer-profile with the first install, so Sony at least explored the technical possibilities of Microsofts original policies.

And seeing how Sony does have a history of bs-ing and disrespecting their customers (see the time after PS3s launch), I find it absolutely plausible that Sony may have planed something similar initially. This stuff doesn't get changed over night and anyway, we will never know for sure, but still...

In the end, I am just glad that Sony saw reason, for whatever reason at all, and decided to go the way they did.

@Tasuki Since Sony has the tech as well, they might do the very same thing sometimes down the road. I think its highly unlikely they'd do so, but who knows. After all, they where mocking Microsoft for the lack of backwards-compatibility of the Xbox 360 back then and outright gloating...only to remove the feature from the PS3 as well only a few month later. So it's not unheard of that Sony does a negative 180.

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#33

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Uncharted Collection a 'Good Candidate' for PS...:

@Tasuki Yes, exactly. I didn't play TLoU as well...I almost even bought it despite the fact that I didn't even have a PS3. I had borrowed one from a friend and for a few month and was very close to get the game because everyone was raving about it. Decided against it and use the mojney for my PS4 fund instead. Glad I waited. Same with GTA V and Tomb Raider. Both games I skipped because I wanted to safe the money for my PS4 and in GTA Vs case hoped for an eventual PS4 port. Loved Tomb Raider on PS4 and looking forward to GTA V. :)

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#35

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Uncharted Collection a 'Good Candidate' for PS...:

As an Xbox 360 only gamer last gen who only played parts of Uncharted 1-3 on a friends PS3, I'd love to see remastered versions of those games for PS4.

I can see why some might be unhappy about remakes, but as Sammy said, if it's not taking away resources from new releases, why not? Plus, it gives developers the possibility to a) get to know the hardware and b) make an extra buck, which both benefits future, new releases.

Also, it could even boost sales for new games, in the case of Uncharted. I'm sure Uncharted 4 will be perfectly playable and understandable if one doesn't has played 1-3, because Sony knows that lots of PS4 owners didn't own a PS3 last gen, and I'm sure Uncharted 4 will still sell like crazy on its own, but having the opportunity to catch up on Drake and Sullys story on PS4 before Uncharted 4 launches would benefit its sales nonetheless, me thinks.

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#36

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Don't Panic, Sony Hasn't Forgotten About Its V...:

@thedevilsjester Alright, I didn't know that. This sounds a lot more promising, then, all of a sudden. But do you know if the processing power inside Morpheus also helps to shoulder the graphics calculations or maybe is just for the headtracking and positioning and such?

Any way, I'm still very interested in the tech. For the immersion alone, having a "virtual" 80" screen around your head, coupled with good headphones, this could be amazing. I still think this will need one more video console generation to really take off.

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#38

Reverend_Skeeve commented on We're Not Saying It's Doomed, but These DOOM C...:

@Gemuarto Obviously it is, and I have no problem with that. Also; I don't say Pushsquare should start to report news for other consoles or something like that. All I mean is that not mentioning that there's other versions of a game sometimes comes across a little fanboyish/narrow minded. I know that's not the case with the Pushsquare team, so it's all the more reason to maybe think again about this policy, because, as I said, I think it takes away from the otherwise excellent standard and articles Pushsquare manages to maintain.

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#39

Reverend_Skeeve commented on We're Not Saying It's Doomed, but These DOOM C...:

@IronManDS Agreed. I've said it before and I have to say it again, but this mentioning of only the PS4 version when there's others, implying it's PS4 exclusive is just poor and bad journalism that hurts this site. All the more so because in general I feel that the quality of the articles on Pushsquare is top notch.

But this "PS4 shooter Destiny" business just reeks cheap, imo. Jus' saying, though...

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#40

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Review: Resogun: Heroes (PlayStation 4):

@JasonH 5,- bucks for the Heroes DLC alone or 8,- for the season pass that includes the Heroes DLS and all future DLC for the game. I guess at least one more DLC pack the size of Heroes will be coming.

Well worth the money either way, in my opinion.

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#41

Reverend_Skeeve commented on You'll Need to Start Saving for PS4 Shooter De...:

@Dohv Don't know if you mean to literally put the stature on your PS4, but I'd advise against it. It would block/prevent a lot of heat from being properly vented upwards. The PS4 is a tightly packed piece of hardware that's getting quite hot as it is. I think that by putting something on the console itself, you're inviting death/at least shutdown by overheating rather quickly. Jus' saying.

The stature is pretty bad ass, though, agreed. :)

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#43

Reverend_Skeeve commented on Don't Panic, Sony Hasn't Forgotten About Its V...:

@get2sammyb Exactly, sadly. Also, I think the PS4 doesn't have the grunt to really display 3D inside a virtual display at a decent resolution/screen size/frame rate. This might be one of the problems Morpheus could be facing. The prototype unit has a field of view of 90°, whereas Oculus Rift has a 110°, so you potentially have less immersion out of the box with Morpheus.

The final unit might very well have a broader field of view, but I can see why Sony would go with 90, as the PS4 often enough needs pretty much all of its power to display shiny graphics in native 1080p with proper effects and shaders and such when going 2D, so doing all that for 2 screens with a decent frame rate, which would be needed for an immersive 3D experience, might just push the hardware a little too much.

Guess we'll have to wait and see how it all pans out, but the way I see it, Morpheus on PS4 will be some kind of hidden beta test to evaluate the technology and market acceptance, before Morpheus 2.0 will be fully realized on the PS5...with a bigger field of view and the grunt in the back to run the games at at least 1080p times two in at least rock solid 60 frames (or better: 120) per eye.

Since I can't see "real" 3D as most can, a virtual reality system like Morpheus would be interesting for me for the potential immersion in the game (think Dead Space *shudder), so a limited field of view for me would be a deal breaker. But I'm very looking forward to see more about this.

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#44

Reverend_Skeeve commented on We're Not Saying It's Doomed, but These DOOM C...:

@Gemuarto Just because you don't doesn't mean nobody does.

Btt: Doom has a special place in my heart. Loved 1 and 2 back then and thoroughly enjoyed 3, last but not least because of the amazing tech back then. What I want from Doom 4 is a proper reboot that has that oldschool shooter-vibe that Wolfenstein the New Order seemingly had. Sadly, I didn't play Wolfenstein yet, because the German version is dubbed only and censored, which are two big no-nos in my book, so I hope Doom will deliver more of that over the top oldschool flavor.

And since the idTech 5 engine is amazing, I hope Doom 4 will look spectacular. Sadly, Wolfenstein didn't fully deliver on that front, it seems, but Rage on the 360 looked amazing, and Bethesdas approach that they have to kind of redeem themselves with Doom gives me hope they'll not mess this up. The first teaser looked promising, that's for sure. :)

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#46

Reverend_Skeeve commented on You'll Need to Start Saving for PS4 Shooter De...:

Although I had the "collectors twitch" at first glance on the article (hence the urge to at least splash out the 99,- bucks or so for the collectors edition), I will just buy the vanilla version, thank you.

As @get2sammyb , I have learned not to buy the collectors editions of games, because normally, I look at the physical stuff exactly one time, when I unpack the game, and then it collects dust on the shelf.

I am tempted to get the season pass, though. I loved the alpha, can't wait for the beta and if the game is really as good as it seems, moar Destiny gameplay is always welcome, so: yes for that! :)

I did preorder the game at Gamestop Germany and will get a swell shirt for my troubles at launch for that. This is a physical addition I appreciate, because I can see me actually wearing the shirt.