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Gaming on the PS4 is so ANNOYING!

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I agree. The installation hassle makes gaming on PS4 a pretty annoying hassle, and for me, it's much more hassle than gaming on PC (which is my main platform and was even before PS4, but this doesn't really turn the situation in consoles' favour).



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DonFerrari said:
SvennoJ said:

I have 1Tb to myself and pretty much only play GTS. However I have a bandwidth cap. Deleting old games also deletes all the multi GB updates. If I wat to play them again it will take a long time to get all the updates again. Plus most my PSVR games are digital downloads, deleting them feels like throwing games away :/ I know I can re-download them, but bandwidth cap.

For example, I still have DriveClub on there. I have the disc yet that's so little of the game that it will take hours to download all the updates if I want to do a quick race again.

Wouldn't be worth to you considering price of bandcap to just have another drive to store games you may not play but don't want to delet?

True. It saves more money to stop buying games I won't play anyway :)

An extra drive would be worse for my bandwidth cap as sometimes I'm browsing through the installed games, check em all for updates to keep them up to date just in case I feel like playing one. Before I know it there's ton of shit downloading!



What baffels me most are uppdates (like day one patches) that are multiple 10s of GB. Like WTF, do you really need to update most of the assets to fix a bug? I mean a game engine, without assets isn’t even 10 GB.

And to go further in on day one patches of that size, it’s a clear indicator he entire game wasen’t even initially shipped.

Go to another platform, the Switch, with publishers not even shipping the entire game on the cart. If you need to download most of the game anyway why even bother with a cart.



SvennoJ said:
DonFerrari said:

Wouldn't be worth to you considering price of bandcap to just have another drive to store games you may not play but don't want to delet?

True. It saves more money to stop buying games I won't play anyway :)

An extra drive would be worse for my bandwidth cap as sometimes I'm browsing through the installed games, check em all for updates to keep them up to date just in case I feel like playing one. Before I know it there's ton of shit downloading!

I can't disagree that you would save money by not buying.

If those games are on a HDD that isn't connected to your PS4 they wouldn't update =p

Spindel said:
What baffels me most are uppdates (like day one patches) that are multiple 10s of GB. Like WTF, do you really need to update most of the assets to fix a bug? I mean a game engine, without assets isn’t even 10 GB.

And to go further in on day one patches of that size, it’s a clear indicator he entire game wasen’t even initially shipped.

Go to another platform, the Switch, with publishers not even shipping the entire game on the cart. If you need to download most of the game anyway why even bother with a cart.

We have seem day one patches that had almost the size of the full game. That is lazyness to the max.



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Yeeeees! In my experience, Xbox one is the worst - slowest, most frequent, and I have yet to find a way to skip to the game. Switch is the most instant, but still annoying at times, espcially with games like Fortnite that come from the gaming as a service ilk.
The solution that works for me (but not my five year old) is the system/game that needs updating simply does not get played for half an hour, or maybe even until my next gaming session...which usually means Switch or one of the old Nintendos get played instead.



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Get a bigger HD. They are so cheap these days. I have everything installed and I setup updates to be automatic. Basically the PS4 has ways to avoid every issue you have you just don't have the proper setup.



Good to hear!

PS4 is the best GAMES-Console of all time for me, together with the PS2.



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UltimateUnknown said:
Welcome to modern day gaming I guess. This is not a PS4 issue, but a result of more and more games heading towards becoming live services with constant updates.

The best thing to do is add on a larger external hard drive (500 GB is simply not enough nowadays) and abuse rest mode to install updates in the background while you're not playing. If you just play SP games, then you can still play the game while the update is installing in the background.

Agree. It's not a PS4 issue, it's a 21st century gaming issue.

It doesn't bother me too much tho, I don't play many games, so I just need a bunch installed.

PaulGaleNetwork said:
That is a true, unfortunate thing about modern day platforms. If you don’t have a Nintendo Switch, I recommend one based off of the quick pick up and a play nature, as well as the plenty of exclusive title that offers.

I guess one will not just move to Switch just because it's got to wait for install and updates. There are much more to consider when choosing a console.

Switch could be as fast as the Flash and it still doesn't cater to me at all with a few exceptions.

He also did mentioned about the Exclusives the Switch offers. Obviously the main equations = Games Sells Consoles. 



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Sony invest the most money in their games - more than Microsoft / Nintendo in the last five years. That's a fact.
One of the big reasons, why i love the PS4 so much too.



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KazumaKiryu said:
Sony invest the most money in their games - more than Microsoft / Nintendo in the last five years. That's a fact.
One of the big reasons, why i love the PS4 so much too.

Is that why Zelda Breath of the Wild beat Horizon Zero Dawn in sales, score, and awards?  I mean, Horizon was clearly more expensive, but so was Star Wars Battefront 2 and Destiny 2.  So investing a lot of money does not mean anything in the grand scheme of things.

Sorry but Nintendo exclusives are every bit as good as Sony ones, sometimes better depending on taste.  Claiming otherwise, even if the games are not your cup of tea, is like living with your head in the sand.

Now MS on the other hand...well Forza is great, but thats about it.  However that is just my personal opinion.



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