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  1. 30 minutes ago, cowfields said:


    I don't quite get your grammar here but I certainly had the doubts about whether I had an actual allocation for the day*, and not just an 'open preorder' - and that I wouldn't find out until the lack of a dispatch notice over the next few days, now feels like shit is indeed, getting quite real.

    There was a news story around September for Amazon selling preorders but not having allocation but I think this might have been a .com, US only thing. Hopefully everyone that actually checked out an Amazon order on the preorder day is getting one. 


    * I had nothing to base this on, was just trying to avoid potential disappointment I guess!


    Apologies it was confusing to read. To be fair I hadn't long woke up :lol:


    It was this part of the email that I was referring to "We have good news! One of your pre-ordered items is now eligible for release date delivery".


    It reads like they had only just determined mine was part of the initial allocation.


  2. 6 minutes ago, Yiggy said:

    I possibly should have tempered my rhetoric a little but I think it stands. 

    It’s a fact that PlayStation is a more expensive platform to invest in and that Xbox offers better value. 

    Fans / adopters of the ‘winning’ side often like to revel in it and even now, before they’ve launched, a lot of the chatter in the biz has an air of smugness and victory and points scoring about it. With hardware this is fine but so many reviews and influencers are not mentioning the ecosystem MS are trying to reshape things with and when that’s at least 50% of their plan I find it very short sighted and a bit mean. 


    Only to those who considered an Xbox though, there are now 115 million PS4 owners who are invested in that platform from last gen and will have a vast digital games library.


    If the games you like playing are on PS5 then Microsoft need to give them a reason to look elsewhere and gamepass certainly does that. I think this is what you wanted reviewers to bring to the table.

  3. 7 hours ago, Eighthours said:

    I’ll open up another avenue of discussion. Sony has NEVER had the better controller... until now, it appears. When going from PS5 to Series X, will we miss the Dual Sense haptic goodies? Could this affect which system we buy third party games on more than the slightly higher power of the Series X? I had assumed I’d go Series X for any third party games that didn’t look like they’d be on Game Pass, but now I’m not so sure.


    In your opinion.


    When the Xbox One launched I couldn't stand the controller.


    The shoulder buttons were so weird, they pivot from the inside edge and were only really functional it you pressed them on the very outside edge. If you tried to press the button near the inside edge nothing happened it was solid.


    The analogue sticks also felt light as a feather to move and coming from the 360 this was such an odd change. They were also taller, again making it feel so different from the controller I felt most comfortable with. 


    I hated the Dual Shock 3 controller at this point and I was petrified that I wouldn't have a controller i'd like this gen but when I got my PS4 i realised the Dual Shock 4 was heavily designed to resemble the 360 controller and it felt amazing. I always preferred the asymmetric sticks but with the DS4 it didn't matter as they are spaced far enough apart that my thumbs didn't collide in the middle, they felt almost exactly like the 360 sticks, same weight and throw and were concave. Shoulder buttons and triggers, perfect.


    I should say though, Microsoft slowly but surely changed the issues I had with it, the shoulder buttons were revised 4 times I think and finally felt good, then they released the elite controller which I absolutely love.

  4. 21 minutes ago, Vemsie said:

    Anybody grabbing this?


    I've been on 5.1 for current gen but as Tempest doesn't support that yet, I'll probably get those cans.


    Yes, I have the PS4 Platinum headset currently but the fake leather on the cans have been breaking up for a long time and leave black rubbery bits stuck to my face and on my desk etc. Can't wait to get these not only to resolve that issue but to see how they compare.



  5. Just now, rafaqat said:

    lulz.   But yeah.  Seems that the SSD speeds Sony were talking about are there and whatever MS have got is keeping up fine or there’s some serious optimizations still to be made. There’s a few other load times tests where ps5 comes out worse. But so far I think that’s for unpatched last gen games. 

    will be interesting if it pulls ahead on next gen third party stuff.  Would assume so. 


    Two things here for me. When digital foundry did the external SSD comparison with the internal on the XSX, the loading times were within 1 or 2 seconds at most and look at the speed difference between the internal and external drives used its vast. This makes me wonder what the real life PS5 SSD speed advantage will actually be over the XSX. 


    Second thing is Digital Foundry also mentioned the way the PS5 handles some of the backwards compatibility something a long the lines of it runs like the PS4 pro and may limit the GPU to the same performance, but it has full access to the CPU. I may be getting some of that wrong. But it could explain the loading time differences we are seeing. 

  6. 3 hours ago, Wahwah* said:

    I wonder how long stock will be constrained for. 


    A long time by the looks of it. I got an email from GAME regarding the next batch of stock. Delivery expected 18th Dec to customers.


  7. 8 minutes ago, Gabe said:


    Thanks I guess for editing the pictures in, I hope you just googled it and didn't go and take them yourself.


    I did just go and hold the DS4 before posting and the key difference for me is in the grips, which are longer and further apart as you have visibly demonstrated. I just find the Xbox pad much more comfortable (and prefer the asymmetrical sticks).


    I think the PS5 will be a great machine though and as I've said before, Sony first-party games tend to have better art direction than Xbox titles so I may well get over the pad discomfort down the line and join the club.


    Google :)


    Yeah I mean there are differences, Bungie helped design the DS4 and i'd imagine thats why it was very Xbox like, designed more for FPS games. It's the reason I was very drawn to the DS4 over XB1 controller, I loved the 360 pad and I could tell the DS4 was more of a successor to that than the XB1 pad. Everything minus the asymmetrical sticks that is.


    Also I do appreciate it's very subjective, what works for one and all that.

  8. 7 minutes ago, Gabe said:

    I think that however MS intend to play the long game, they surely know that the market (by which I meant the media as well as customers) will always want at least something exclusive at launch - so to have nothing is definitely going to hurt and the PS5 is going to get a lot of coverage off the back of what they've got (even Bugsnax and Destruction Allstars).


    Not that I have any stake in the game though, as the PS5 hasn't currently got anything I'm interested in either, plus I've always properly hated their controllers anyway. At least they've made it more Xbox-shaped now, so it'll be more comfortable in the hand I guess.


    The Dual Shock 4 was literally Xbox 360 pad shaped. 




  9. Just now, rafaqat said:


    Ps5 exclusive built specifically for the PS5 I suppose.  I guess I'm looking for that line in the sand that says this game is built for PS5 from the ground up and seeing what it can do.  The whole nextgen starts here ethos.  


    I just never find this to be a valid argument of old gen vs next gen at all. Also i'm not sure how many new game engines are available to make a "true next gen game" just yet.


    Also games are usually developed to be scalable, the PS5 version of Spiderman cannot run on the PS4 because it doesn't have the hardware to do so, so this reasoning does make it a next gen game. To break it down further, the PS5 and XSX are not nearly as powerful as the most powerful gaming PC you can build but nobody makes exclusive games for the PC's with those capabilities. So what is next gen? It is quite simply more powerful hardware than last gen.


    Of course in time we will see games built from the ground up for the PS5 but whilst there are 115 million PS4's out there, Sony will be happy that there is a PS4 scaled version of Spiderman in order to sell it to those owners not able or prepared to upgrade just yet. This is exactly the reason Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed, they are struggling to make the game playable on current gen but they obviously don't want to miss out on the sales that those old systems will offer. What gen is Cyberpunk 2077, old gen or next gen?


    Lastly going by your definition of a "true next gen game" - it would be Astro's Playroom (but even that will most likely be using Astrobot's PS4 game engine). Then if that fits your catrgorising method ask yourself what looks more impressive visually, Astro's Playroom "true next gen" or Spiderman Miles Morales PS5.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Ry said:


    But its an older game. The reply above mentioned older games cant. So how can GoT be basically the same but an even older game is lighting fast on xbox?


    Genuine question. Im not tech savvy and it seems odd. 


    Maybe we will see some load time footage in the coming hours. The fact that no review mentioned it for BC is a wee bit perplexing. 


    You will possibly find the same last gen games load times are comparitively similar on PS5 & XSX without patches.


  11. 1 minute ago, rafaqat said:


    Is Mile Morales the true next gen one or is it a cross gen game?  


    What a curious question. Both Spiderman (original and MM) games are cross gen but the PS5 versions are the next gen version. I have to ask though what do you consider a true next gen game? 

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