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Gaming on the PS4 is so ANNOYING!

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The biggest problem I have with my PS4 is just that the OS is so incredibly slow. I also really don't like the fact that something like every 1 in 7 times I start my PS4 Pro, it has a 1-2 second delay in sound and so I have to restart it again.



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DonFerrari said:
I didn't even remember my PS4 needs installing because usually I put the disc turn on the PS4 and keep doing other stuff =p

On the downloads as well when I receive PS+ game or buy very cheap when I notice it already downloaded and installed.

I have a 3TB driver, like 100 games installed and still 25% free, never had to uninstall =p

Internal or external? I'd like a 3TB internal drive, so if you have one tell me where you got it!



Cerebralbore101 said:
DonFerrari said:
I didn't even remember my PS4 needs installing because usually I put the disc turn on the PS4 and keep doing other stuff =p

On the downloads as well when I receive PS+ game or buy very cheap when I notice it already downloaded and installed.

I have a 3TB driver, like 100 games installed and still 25% free, never had to uninstall =p

Internal or external? I'd like a 3TB internal drive, so if you have one tell me where you got it!

I bought an external one, cheaper since it is a ticker one. Perhaps I could try and fit it inside PS4 since it seems like a 2.5" one. Was like 100 something USD at the time (2 years ago).



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

John2290 said:
A solid example of why Xcloud, Stadia and PS NOW will not take off to the point of console gaming now or I the coming decade.

With Xcloud, Stadia and PS Now he wouldn't have to decide which games get installed on the limited HDD and he wouldn't have to go through install and update processes. The Stream would start an already updated version of the game instantly.



Conina said:
John2290 said:
A solid example of why Xcloud, Stadia and PS NOW will not take off to the point of console gaming now or I the coming decade.

With Xcloud, Stadia and PS Now he wouldn't have to decide which games get installed on the limited HDD and he wouldn't have to go through install and update processes. The Stream would start an already updated version of the game instantly.

I wouldn't trade ownership and being able to play offline just to avoid having to install games.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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Signalstar said:

I miss the days when you could just pop in a game and it would work automatically. The most convenient situation is if I have the game digitally, it is already on my drive, and there are no multi-GB updates needed before I could play. That is honestly so rare though. I share my PS4 with my bro and we have different tastes so we have to compromise which games are installed at any given time.

I still have my launch day PS4 basic. We even upgraded the hard disk to 1TB. I know that is a pitiful amount nowadays but developers should go easy on the amount of data they use. Any suggestions? I will probably upgrade the disk again and I heard external drives are useful too.

I might just buy a PS Now subscription and play through that library.

Same boat as you. I don't play my console very often, maybe once every few months... But when I do fire it up, the last thing I want to worry about is yet another silly update.
But.. I do however turn my console on twice a month to grab the free Games with Gold... So when I do that, I check to see whether there are any updates for my 400~ game library on my Xbox One X.

Having 13~ Terabytes worth of drive space for my Xbox has allowed me to keep my entire library installed and updated thankfully, which removes allot of the inconvenience factor, it's still there... But significantly less.

Basically the only real answer to your question is... More disk space for more games to be installed and check for updates more frequently.

Or just join the PC Gaming master race instead.

d21lewis said:

Keep it turned on so that the updates install automatically. Also (unless there are a lot of updates) most games let you start playing at least the intro after a couple of minutes.

What about electricity?

d21lewis said:

-Controller is probably dead. Whenever I'm finally ready to play, my battery is probably dead. I also have 3 PS Move controllers that stay on a charging cradle. Two of them won't hold a charge at all.

That's about it.

One thing I like about the Xbox controllers is the ability to hot-swap batteries, always have a dozen or so charged AA's ready to swap over... And when those batteries eventually (Not a matter of if, but when) die, I can easily replace them without dissembling or replacing the entire controller, lithium cells are usually only good for about 1,000 cycles give or take.



DonFerrari said:
Conina said:

With Xcloud, Stadia and PS Now he wouldn't have to decide which games get installed on the limited HDD and he wouldn't have to go through install and update processes. The Stream would start an already updated version of the game instantly.

I wouldn't trade ownership and being able to play offline just to avoid having to install games.

Me neither. The disadvantages of game-streaming are (so far) much greater than their advantages.

Nevertheless it would be the solution for the problems in the OT (waiting for installs and updates, not enough space for multiple installs).



my suggestion would be buying a external from Amazon and keeping on top of what you have installed and what you're playing right now, so if you are going to play a game you have it ready to rock, maybe buy a super cheap 1TB external and assign the internal 1TB to yourself and the other to your brother so you don't argue over it?



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

Conina said:
John2290 said:
A solid example of why Xcloud, Stadia and PS NOW will not take off to the point of console gaming now or I the coming decade.

With Xcloud, Stadia and PS Now he wouldn't have to decide which games get installed on the limited HDD and he wouldn't have to go through install and update processes. The Stream would start an already updated version of the game instantly.

Right. I think this is a great example of why these services likely *will* take off in the next decade.  It's just so much more convenient.  



DonFerrari said:
Conina said:

With Xcloud, Stadia and PS Now he wouldn't have to decide which games get installed on the limited HDD and he wouldn't have to go through install and update processes. The Stream would start an already updated version of the game instantly.

I wouldn't trade ownership and being able to play offline just to avoid having to install games.

Good thing nobody is asking you to trade one for the other.  Streaming is not about to replace the traditional model anytime soon.  There is plenty of room for both, and many gamers can probably afford to subscribe to a streaming service *in addition* to purchasing games like they do now.  That is certainly my plan.