My Experience with Playstation 4

First off let me share how I got my PS4, I didn’t pre-order the system in time so they were all sold out. Thursday, the day before it came out Spike was airing a PlayStation 4 launch event with “jaw dropping” announcements.(spoiler alert: all announcements were pretty lame, also Infamous was quietly delayed to March) After the event I went I logged onto Amazon to check on my ps4 game orders(they had a buy 2 get 1 free deal, I picked up Knack, Killzone and Need for Speed which I’m still waiting on) and then I just went to look up the PS4 just to be saddened that I won’t be getting one anytime soon and to my surprise, they had the system in stock, I couldn’t believe my eyes but I immediately ordered one, if it was an error and it gets cancelled, eh I was expecting that, but if it actually goes through…. happy day! And it did go through, so my ps4 arrived here on Saturday, the day after its launch, and not only did I get the system but I also got the day one edition as well(the one that contains $10 psn credit, 30 day music unlimited trial & 30 day ps+ trial!

Now since I don’t have Amazon Prime & I wasn’t expecting to get a ps4 so soon I didn’t have my games yet, they arrived the following week on Tuesday, so what I mostly played during Saturday to Monday were free to play games, Resogun & revisiting Sound Shapes. I also had Call of Duty Ghost, the free $10 were used to upgrade the ps3 copy to the ps4 version. But, I’m not a fan Call of Duty, it was for my brother, according to him Ghost is the weakest CoD game so he didn’t play it much. The game I ended up playing the most was Warframe and Resogun though. Even after I got my games most of my time still goes to Warframe. I’m pretty sure that game has some kind of story but I have no idea what it is. The reason I play it so much is because it’s practically the only game my friends and I can agree to play together. Hell, sometimes I don’t even know what the objective is, I just keep walking forward, killing aliens and cracking some jokes. Oh, and before I forget, the Dualshock 4 is just pure sexy. it only has one flaw, the d-pad isn’t as good as the Vita’s. Personally I think they should have just gave the DS4 the exact same one just a bit bigger, but it’s still a good d-pad. Currently the ps4 isn’t in my room(even though I paid for it :P) for two reasons: one, I don’t have a wired connection so I have to use wi-fi, which normally isn’t a problem since everything in my room uses wi-fi but for some reason the wi-fi on the ps4 is just absolute trash. it took more than an hour to download a 350MB file. and two, with the Fall semester almost coming to an end I’ve been receiving a lot of work to do so I have almost no time to play anyway. However when I do have time to play, my brother is normally sleeping so I can’t play the ps4, oh wait! I have a Vita, don’t I?

Let me just say that the internet in my home is pretty crappy & very inconsistent, even when connected via an ethernet cable so your experience might be a lot better than mines, but even with all the issues my internet has remote play works VERY well. Normally I play Knack or Resogun on my Vita before I go to bed and it’s really good. Sometimes I lag which leads to death(especially in Knack since I’m playing it on hard) but like I said, I believe that’s cause of my connection. So back to the ps4 itself, a lot of folks seem to be having hardware problems with their system(especially people who ordered through Amazon, like me) but luckily mines works perfectly fine. There was only one time that I had an issue with the system; no game was starting up, it would just sit in the loading screen so I turned off the system and booted it back up but for some reason I wasn’t getting no display. disconnecting and reconnecting the hdmi didn’t do squat but when I disconnected the entire system and reconnected it was back to its former great self. I’ve had no issues with the hardware since then. The UI for the system is really great as well, so good that I would love to see the Vita get an update that gives it a similar UI as well, as I’ve shared before I’m not a huge fan of the current Vita UI.

Although one thing that I don’t quite understand is the recording feature of the ps4. I’ve tried to use it before but it doesn’t record what I want. I thought that once you press the record button it would automatically save the last 15 minutes of game play, but most of the time it either takes a photo(I have almost 30 random photos on my ps4 already) or it records something really dumb that I didn’t want, the menu of a game or something. But besides that minor issue I’m really enjoying my ps4. The games are great, the system is fast, really I don’t got much negative things to say about this bad boy. I hope if you’re reading this and also have a ps4 you’re enjoying it as much as I am & if you don’t have one I hope you get one soon.

Finally got my Controller + Some Bad News :(

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Yay it finally came! The good news is that it came with all its original packaging which is sweet, but unfortunately there is also bad news. DS3 tool doeskin detect it as a ps3 controller so i cant emulate it as a 360 controller through that. Also no game seems to natively support the controller, Sleeping Dogs for example opens up the map when you press either r2 or l2. I cant seem tp find a way to fix it either so I’m quote disappointed. I know, i know, if i wanted it for pc gaming why get the ps3 version instead of the 360 version? Well for one the ps3 version was 30 bucks cheaper and i kind of wanted a new ps3 controller so why not hit two birds with one stone? Anyway its pretty late so I’m just going to go to bed and try again tomorrow when i get home from school. Wish me luck.

EDIT: Finally after hours of fiddling around with x360ce I got it working with Sleeping Dogs! Now I can play the game with my awesome new controller during the weekend! Can’t wait.

I Need a Wired 360 Control

While playing Sleeping Dogs I realized that a bunch of the console ported games I have for PC have crappy controls. Sure, I use my PS3 controller but that is also quite frustrating because of the shoulder buttons plus the constant charging from the PC messes up the battery(this has already happened to one of my previous controllers unfortunately). I couldn’t find a layout to my liking(360 style triggers and dpad and left stick placed where they are on the PS3 controller). I did want to get some fancy looking Razer controller but it was like 80 dollars and I’m not about to spend that much on a god damn control, honestly who has money like that for just ONE control? so I’ll just have to settle with the first party wired control, the good news is that it’s only 30 bucks on Newegg so that’s pretty sweet. I’ll order it tomorrow and hopefully it gets here by Friday or Saturday so I can use it during the weekend.