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Threats, Scalpers And Thefts: PS5 Launch Drama Breakdown

Posted 1 Month ago by S.O.H.



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I still dont understand the Hype for the PS5 or even Xbox Series X/S.(both out of stock everywhere) I have yet to see any "big jumps" between the PS4 and PS5 Leap. Its not big as a difference as a PS2 to PS3. (It also doesnt help that we had pro models released already in the previous gen)

The launch line up and and other games to be launched are not worth it and can be found on the PS4. (Sans Demon Souls I guess) Its going to be a while before the big heavy hitters (God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn) come out. So why all this craziness? Thankfully no one has been shot yet. (Ps3 launch any one?) but goddam. Robbing a moving delivery truck is some hollywood movie shit.


I have no interest in purchasing a launch model. I would consider a slim model down the line but realistically I will just borrow my bestfriends PS5. (He won it for free from a burger king ad campaign)

I know of people who used bots to buy multiple consoles and are selling them at a thousand bucks a pop. Disgusting practice imo.

When it comes to these next gen titles I am a little bit more interested in Microsoft. I just want to play gears tactics/ xcom 2 man.

1 Month ago
S.O.H.
 

Not a console player, myself. I'm more upset about the CPU/GPU scalpers. Looks like I'll have to wait a few months to put my new PC together.

1 Month ago
Axem Great Water
 

I am so glad i'm done with Sony.

1 Month ago
tnu
 

I have yet to see any "big jumps" between the PS4 and PS5 Leap. Its not big as a difference as a PS2 to PS3. (It also doesnt help that we had pro models released already in the previous gen)


Even without the pro models, there isn't as big of a leap from the base PS4 to the PS5 as there was from the PS2 to PS3 or XBOX to XBOX360. We are definitely starting to see the diminishing returns as far as graphical enhancements between generations. Now it's all about the fastest framerates and load times.

I have no interest in purchasing a launch model. I would consider a slim model down the line but realistically I will just borrow my bestfriends PS5. (He won it for free from a burger king ad campaign)


Same here. There are just no killer apps to make me want to hunt down a PS5 or XSX/XSS right now. infact I've recently been playing original xbox and xbox 360 games since my X1 died. i'll eventually get the newer consoles but i'm going to let the companies fix all the bugs/glitches in the systems and release some games worth getting them for.

Not a console player, myself. I'm more upset about the CPU/GPU scalpers. Looks like I'll have to wait a few months to put my new PC together.


Gotta brute force bitcoins some how.

I am so glad i'm done with Sony.


It's not just SONY nor are they really to blame. Nintendo technically started the whole scalping thing back when the SNES launched with artificially scarcity. Scalpers have been doing this for better part of 3 decades before SONY even got into the console market.

1 Month ago
Q
 

I have yet to see any "big jumps" between the PS4 and PS5 Leap. Its not big as a difference as a PS2 to PS3. (It also doesnt help that we had pro models released already in the previous gen)

Even without the pro models, there isn't as big of a leap from the base PS4 to the PS5 as there was from the PS2 to PS3 or XBOX to XBOX360. We are definitely starting to see the diminishing returns as far as graphical enhancements between generations. Now it's all about the fastest framerates and load times.


I was never really that convinced of the Xbone being that much better than the Xbox 360, especially after I got one myself. Once they moved to HD with the 360 generation we naturally hit a point where it's harder for them to improve things visually.

They can do lots of fancy things like raytracing and whatnot, but none of it is ever going to be as obvious and the leaps we used to get. We've just hit a natural point where visually the improvements aren't that noticable when you're playing the.

Also to preempt mariomguy talking about how raytracing is the best thing since sliced bread: yes it's a significant improvement but in reality it's only really noticable when you stop actually playing the game and take in the sights. Most of the time you don't notice the improvements it offers.

1 Month ago
Moonray
 

I was never really that convinced of the Xbone being that much better than the Xbox 360, especially after I got one myself.


IMO the same could be said about the PS4. Both machines were definitly more powerful than their predecessors but neither introduced anything that was new unless you count the pro models hitting 4k resolutions, which you would only see if you have a 4K tv.

To me, the X1 embracing backwards compatibility made it the better machine for me since it gave me a wider selection of games. the XSX/XSS doing the same things makes me want to get it before a PS5 since I can play new games as well as my currently X1/X360/OG XBOX library.

Also to preempt mariomguy talking about how raytracing is the best thing since sliced bread: yes it's a significant improvement but in reality it's only really noticable when you stop actually playing the game and take in the sights. Most of the time you don't notice the improvements it offers.


I've said it before, and i'll say it again: Gameplay will always make or break a game. A game could have the most realistic graphics in the world but if the gameplay is shit, than it will be a bad game. There are too many examples of this for it to not be true.

1 Month ago
Q
 

IMO the same could be said about the PS4. Both machines were definitly more powerful than their predecessors but neither introduced anything that was new unless you count the pro models hitting 4k resolutions, which you would only see if you have a 4K tv.


I haven't had a playstation since the PS2 but I figured the same would be true given the two companies have mostly been on par.

But even 4K, whilst really nice to look at, isn't really comparable to the leaps we had before. It's just making what we have now look even nicer. We'll never get those leaps like we used to because things already look really good, we're well past the days of blocking characters (except when its intentional).

1 Month ago
Moonray
 

We'll never get those leaps like we used to because things already look really good, we're well past the days of blocking characters (except when its intentional).


Agreed. I'm glad I was able to see graphical leaps from the old 8-bit sprites, to early polygons to what we see now. I still like to put in old games just to admire where things were at the time they were made.

1 Month ago
Q
 

I can see developers focusing more on frames per second and CPU speed from now on, since we probably won't be getting any more huge jumps in graphical quality until some major development comes out. Then again, maybe not the FPS, since most televisions are 60hz-75hz.

1 Month ago
Axem Great Water
 

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