Screw whatever Ken's 'new team' (comprised of the 15 lucky people who didn't get the boot) come up with. You don't fire your entire team just because you're bored. If this is 2K Games' doing, then things are much worse than we first imagined. This is the one dev that should never have fallen into this type of situation. I mean come on, we get amazing games and lose a dev, yet Gearbox manages to put out the cesspool scam of a game, Alien CM and they're still around. But hey guys, he's making a 'core game' for all those CoD fratboy fucks who didn't buy Bioshock. And it's with a small team, so we can be sorta-indie. And it's going to have a story and be replayable, that way we can sell you more shit. Seriously Ken, we can see through the bullshit. Stop lying on Twitter.
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Mine has been pretty good to me so far. The biggest issues I've had are:
Games crash - While this may have been an issue for 360 and PS3 and certainly has happened on PC over the years, this is the first console I've had that crashes several times a week. And it seems to happen atleast once with every game I throw at it. Still, compared to how much I used it last month, the crashes were few but most definitely noticeable.
Video Recording Doesn't Always Work - It's supposed to record the last 15 minutes or so of gameplay, but sometimes it will randomly stop. It isn't a disk space issue, it just stops. This can be fixed by double tapping the share button before the thing you want to record, but 9 out of 10 times, the thing I wanted to record wasn't noticed until after it happened.
Friends Lists - As Jeff said, friends lists are hella broken. Most games break if you have more than 100-200 friends and none of them thus far support more than 500 for social features to work. If you manage to max out the friends list, it's quite an effort to whittle it down to a hundred. There's no filtering what-so-ever and no way to delete multiple friends at a time.
Controller Battery Life - This is a huge bummer if you're looking to game for 7-8+ hours at a time and don't have a USB port near by. The controller will typically last for 4-5 hours max and then need recharged (takes 30-45 mins).
Remote Play Is Far From Perfect - A huge reason I was buying a PS4 was to use my Vita as a controller when I wasn't able to be infront of the TV. Remote Play didn't solve this. While it seems cool at first, it's a real pain to be playing a game, have the screen spaz out and lose connection, only to find out the game didn't pause.
Bluray Functionality - They more or less completely changed the way the DS4 handles Bluray controls and even worst removed some completely. I'm not quite sure why they would do this, but I still use my PS3 to watch Blurays right now because of this.
Other than those small complaints, it's actually a really nice device and I look forward to seeing what they improve upon with the next 2-3 years.
@nate: As has been said. If you have concerns, then why the bloody hell are you preordering it? Did Aliens:CM teach you nothing?
As for the 6v6 'debacle' as some people refer to it as... Not every game has to be some massive battlefield with 64-4000 players. If the game is fun with 6v6, then that's all that matters. But right now we have next to no information to make an educated decision. Unless it's a CE that you're really wanting, preordering is fucking dumb. Don't do it!
While personally I think it's overpriced to what I gauge my value out of it at, I'm sure there are plenty of people are more than happy to pay $15 for a great local multiplayer experience. I guess the question has to be raised, if you don't see it as value for $15, then what suddenly changes if it were $10? Most likely it would become yet another game that you pick up, add to your library and never play. I find it amazing how $5 (or $2.50 right now) psychologically makes people think they're getting their money's worth. I suppose it carries the same principle of why retail stores price everything $.01-.03 under a dollar.
Yeah, nothing against the site or anyone who works at CBSi, and I usually keep my monthly/ if not yearly sub up, but this is the only site, in which I use on a regular basis, that I still use AdBlock on, simply because of shady ads. I've had waaaay too many encounters with malware injectors, resulting in having to format my entire hard drives because of mismanagement with advertising partners. I remember back during the first year of this site going live, one popped up and Google listed this place as an attack site for months.
While I've been waiting a while to hear what they'll do, I'm definitely keeping my expectations really low. It'll probably be a smaller linux box, that runs a custom distro, using WINE for as much as it can and has medium range specs. It'll probably retail for $399-499. This is all speculation, but if they're really trying to go after the living room, then that sorta makes sense.
I didn't like it growing up either, but when I went back and played it in my late teens, something changed. I blame part of it on the internet, there were some parts where'd I'd get stuck for days, trying to figure out where the hell to go. As Patrick had experienced, with the internet readily available, this is a non-issue, you can look up where you're stuck and move on. Also the mechanics and tactics of how to play were terrible for a mere
mortal child to pick up.