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Old 04-16-2019, 12:12 PM
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I've been trying to soldier on with my now-eight-year-old laptop for some time now, but I've long since given up on running AAA titles. It was great when the 360/PS3 ruled the roost, but not so much now. I've been eyeballing a new machine, and more ironically, waiting for the Ryzen 3000 series CPUs to see how they stack up with Intel's latest offering. Hearing they're going with AMD parts isn't surprising, of course, but I think AMD has also done a really good job at closing the performance gap as of late, at least from what I hear in tech circles.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:25 PM
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The problem is more that Intel sat on their butts for half a decade because the original iterations of the Core processors were that good and AMD spent that time working on something (hopefully) similarly revolutionary.

I was perfectly happy running an 'old' i5 for that same span of time because there was really no point in upgrading my CPU until I did a complete new build last year (went Ryzen 2, pretty happy).
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:26 PM
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- BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY WITH PS4

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What else would you guys like to see in a next-gen console from Sony?
Backwards compatibility with PS1, PS2 and PS3. That sounds like a goof, but I'm serious. This thing will easily have the computing power to at least handle PS1 and PS2, and I want to be able to get my PSOne Classics off my PS3/PSP and onto something newer.

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RayTracer is one of Taito's best shmups and I'm excited to hear it announced for the Sony PlayStation Five
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:41 PM
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Honestly, I'm actually kind of dreading the next console generation, because the artificial cap that the consoles place on game development helps keep PC requirements down for the handful of AAA games that I do play.
Same.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:11 PM
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:57 PM
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Backwards compatibility with PS1, PS2 and PS3. That sounds like a goof, but I'm serious. This thing will easily have the computing power to at least handle PS1 and PS2, and I want to be able to get my PSOne Classics off my PS3/PSP and onto something newer.
Seconded. Lack of backward compatibility with the PS3 has been a major contributor to the fact that I’ve never gotten around to buying a PS4.

Also, the “no official name yet” from the article is cute and all, but is there any serious question that the next Sony console is going to be called the PlayStation 5?
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:02 PM
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estragon's right, this was stupid

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Old 04-16-2019, 03:16 PM
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I'd have liked to see better labor practices in the industry before we got to enhanced processing power necessitating that AAA developers, who are already in perpetual crunch trying to meet the current generation of games' demands, get pushed even harder.
My hunch is that AAA games corporations will definitely continue to find reasons to justify exploiting non-unionized developers for every last drop of their surplus value and force perpetual crunch no matter how much processing power next generation consoles have.
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:16 PM
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I'd have liked to see better labor practices in the industry before we got to enhanced processing power necessitating that AAA developers, who are already in perpetual crunch trying to meet the current generation of games' demands, get pushed even harder.
This, too.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:34 PM
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What else would you guys like to see in a next-gen console from Sony?
A price point that doesn't require me to get a second job.

But maybe it will be so good that I'll want to get a second job just to own one.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:53 PM
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If it'll let me play PS1-PS3 stuff on it I'll almost certainly get one.

If it doesn't, then I might skip it. There aren't that many PS4 exclusives to interest me, and stuff like Gravity Falls and Tearaway actually pull me more to the Vita since I want one for PSP backward compatibility (and PS1-on-the-go features) at least
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:30 PM
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But how can the PS5 play all my old PS2 disks if it more than likely isn't going to have a memory card slot and disk drive for...oh, I see...

And just for the record, RayForce, RayCrisis and RayStorm are probably the games you are joking about. Ray Tracer is Taito's attempt of bringing Chase HQ to Playstation (and the boxart totally looks like a Ridge Racer clone). I have no idea if the graphics attempt any sort of Raytracing.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:06 PM
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estragon's right, this was stupid
I absolutely don't think it was stupid. I was trying to agree with the basic sentiment but also make a joke about our the inescapable tentacles of our capitalist hellworld.

I'm sorry if I phrased it in a dismissive way.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:37 PM
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And just for the record, RayForce, RayCrisis and RayStorm are probably the games you are joking about. Ray Tracer is Taito's attempt of bringing Chase HQ to Playstation (and the boxart totally looks like a Ridge Racer clone). I have no idea if the graphics attempt any sort of Raytracing.
This is correct. I also think all of those games have alternate regional titles (one of them is Galactic Attack, iirc) and some of them might even be the same game.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:49 AM
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Make it play Nintendo DS games and I'm in.

Drastically reduced loading times and PS4 BC are good, mind.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:51 AM
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Okay actual answer: I'm very excited for what Faster Load times mean for YA BOI SONIC, and the improved processing meaning that they might FINALLY be able to make my dream game, a GTA- styled game set in a city built on the back of a giant wandering behemoth, who can eventually be taken control of and "Driven" out to the sea so the entire population can all join together as one to absolutely WRECK those sorry sons of bitches living in the city on the back of Leviathan.

FUCK Leviathan City!

Behemoth City 4 Lyfe!
this is literally Xenoblade

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Also, the “no official name yet” from the article is cute and all, but is there any serious question that the next Sony console is going to be called the PlayStation 5?
Playstation Vita 2

proprietary memory is back baby
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:56 AM
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What if it's backwards compatible with all PS1-4 games and they just call it The PlayStation

The Do You Want to Come Over and Play Some PlayStation

The Sony Entertainment System

EDIT: the ps quipple
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:32 PM
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Due to naming inflation, the base unit will be called "Playstation 5 Pro".
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:48 PM
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The Playstation 5 Professional Gaming Console. No Amateurs, please!

I skipped the WiiU and I'm loving the Switch. On the other hand, I got a ton of mileage out of the PS3 but I hardly use my PS4 these days except for streaming media. I probably got my money's worth for Bloodborne, Dark Souls 2 & 3, Destiny 2, Mass Effect Andromeda, XCOM 2, The Last Guardian, Journey, Skyrim, etc. But, Bloodborne and TLG are spiritual successors and the rest are all sequels and ports. AAA games are starting to feel samey, and I'd rather play indie games on Vita or Switch. It might just be time to skip a generation for Playstation, or at least wait until there are a lot of really interesting looking games out before I think about picking one up.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:50 PM
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PS5.

Pee-Ess-Five.

It dosn't stand for anything and if you say "PlayStation 5" Sony cops show up at your home to cart you to video game wrong jail.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:51 PM
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What if it's backwards compatible with all PS1-4 games and they just call it The PlayStation

The Do You Want to Come Over and Play Some PlayStation

The Sony Entertainment System

EDIT: the ps quipple
The PlayStation One.

The All-in-One Play Station.

It basically sells itself.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:59 PM
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Play5tation
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:02 PM
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Fuck...

... that's good.
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Play5tation
That's basically how the voice at the end of PlayStation commercials has been pronouncing it for 23 years...

Oh shit they knew the whole time!
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I've been wanting to get a Slim for a while and... this doesn't really change that much I guess. Just good to know my PS4 library will hopefully carry forward entirely.
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