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I still somewhat am concerned though that the console itself isn't stable regardless of PSN's situation. They had issues without even being logged on to PSN at times...at least PS3 works fine if it's offline. At the very least I should be able to view games installed on my system. They had instances where the logos weren't appearing and it was just a row of swirling circles...

 

I'm not interested in buying a Xbox One per say but am really looking forward to watching GB's xbox stream. it will be very interesting to see how their OS stands up at it's "worse" so to speak

 

They were logged onto the PSN the entire time and always said that the issues were due to the launch day problems. You even saw that when they were bumped back to the dash and the message kept popping up about PSN experiencing issues.

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Hmm, I'm curious as to how widespread these issues of overheating and general problems regarding the performance are. NeoGaf are currently in their corporate cock sucking mode by drowning out the sounds of users that are facing problems,

 

PSN related problems are to be expected though with the rush and the first weekend stress on the servers.

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In most cases, problems of broken electronics are usually massively overblown, and they likely are with the PS4, too. There's no way to know right now how widespread the issues actually are.

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Hmm, I'm curious as to how widespread these issues of overheating and general problems regarding the performance are. NeoGaf are currently in their corporate cock sucking mode by drowning out the sounds of users that are facing problems,

 

 

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=716732

 

A 34 page thread detailing the many issues people have been having with the PS4 and trying to find a work around and fixes. Not all corporate cocking sucking.

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Here's a weird one someone posted on giantbomb:

 

... there is absolutely no download history option within the console. Not in the PlayStation Store like with PS3 not even buried in some hidden menu like 360 did for the longest time. Just not there. Now anything that is downloaded by redeeming a code that doesn't normally appear in the store for you to search for cannot be redownloaded from the console. You have to go to the web page for the SEN store and push it to your PS4 or through the app. Which neither are functioning as of yet. Like Sony how was this oversight allowed to happen. I understand why they replaced it with the Library tab but that omits a lot of stuff apparently.

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Here's a weird one someone posted on giantbomb:

 

Oh giantbomb... you actually thought that a console would be fully functional on release? Bless...

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Oh giantbomb... you actually thought that a console would be fully functional on release? Bless...

 

haha yep. Just weird though that this would be removed. I'm not 100% sure this guy is even right I thought the library displayed everything you "owned" not what was on the console.

 

On another note I know people are probably sick of listening to me talking about this but I almost certain I am going to switch PSN accounts to my canadian one for PS4. There are just too many little annoyances and nuances. For example if I decide to buy some DLC in game do I really want to have to quit a game, log out , log in etc....I've been thinking of getting a Vita and pretty much will at some point. It would make sense to tie this to a canadian account for game purchases and plus (ruled out keeping a UK Plus subscription translating to $'s it's nearly $100) also remote play you log in as the account tied to your Vita from what I understand I may be wrong...so that means I'd have this split of accounts there with 2 log ins for games if I remote play them?

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I've been considering a Vita in recent weeks to go along with the PS4, not sure if and when i'd get one. Could be early next year once Christmas is done. May even wait until March when i get a cool £500 pay-out for my end of contract in work. The remote play does interest me.

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I've been considering a Vita in recent weeks to go along with the PS4, not sure if and when i'd get one. Could be early next year once Christmas is done. May even wait until March when i get a cool £500 pay-out for my end of contract in work. The remote play does interest me.

 

Wait your jumping off the Xbox to Playstation?! I must have missed that! Congrats!

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Wait your jumping off the Xbox to Playstation?! I must have missed that! Congrats!

 

Yeah, decided back in June after E3 when Microsoft severely buggered up. And since undoing all the damage, i still can't justify £430 for a console.

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So - looking at the provided headest you get with the PS4 - it does look a bit on the shitty side.

 

So I've had a look about and this looks like a good deal as an alternative (you also get a dual charger with it).

 

Officially Licensed Stereo Gaming Headset Starter Kit (PS4)

 

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£29.99 on Amazon or Argos - not too shabby eh?

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I'll stick with the free headset, hearing other players online in one ear is more than sufficient, it would just get irritating in stereo. :heh:

 

And if it's one of those cheap headsets that tries to provide game audio through them as well then that's even worse, really not worth bothering with if you have a reasonable speaker setup already, still might be a viable option for some and it's always good to have options I suppose. : peace:

 

Thinking about it, I might just use my official bluetooth PS3 headset but we'll see what the launch one is like on the day. :)

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Thinking about it, I might just use my official bluetooth PS3 headset but we'll see what the launch one is like on the day. :)

 

I don't think it's compatable if I remember rightly.

 

You could always go for this for £20 if you don't like an in ear headset.

 

It's by turtle beach so shouldn't be too shoddy.

 

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Or the official one for £20

 

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Or the official one for £20

 

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Now that one is more like it, I'll probably get that when the included 'free' one inevitably breaks. :p

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ShopTo have started processing the PS4 preorders, just got my email. Also looks like they are combining them with the game preorders which is nice, usually they just do everything separately.

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I can't find exact details, but it looks like the only upload (not steaming) options for images and videos are Facebook and Twitter, which sounds ridiculous. I can't seem to find information if you can save it and transfer to a USB memory device (although, support for these devices for backing up data is supposedly not there at launch and is coming later, so that's unlikely).

 

No YouTube option is pretty shocking.

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Well decided to go for the Turtle Beach ones - for the bargain price of £15.97 from here - gamestop.co.uk

 

Seems to be a good site for bargains got the PS4 camera here a week ago for £39.97.

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Yeah, Sony are releasing an update which will make the PS3 Bluetooth headsets work in the near future from what i've read anyway.

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I can't find exact details, but it looks like the only upload (not steaming) options for images and videos are Facebook and Twitter, which sounds ridiculous. I can't seem to find information if you can save it and transfer to a USB memory device (although, support for these devices for backing up data is supposedly not there at launch and is coming later, so that's unlikely).

 

No YouTube option is pretty shocking.

 

Apparently it is coming later down the line....yes very dumb though that Facebook and twitter are the only options apparently they can't be put onto a USB although some cloud site that works with the Vita browser apparently works I forget it's name though....

 

 

Well decided to go for the Turtle Beach ones - for the bargain price of £15.97 from here - gamestop.co.uk

 

Seems to be a good site for bargains got the PS4 camera here a week ago for £39.97.

 

Can't go wrong with turtle beaches...that seems to be the set that all the stores over here are selling. I have a bare that are likely to be useless for PS4 as they are USB but sound outputs from the composite sound even with hdmi plugged in...which the PS4 doesn't have. I've pick up with set...although I'd like a two ear job I suppose for surround sound etc...apparently the sound quality is perfectly fine through that headphone jack which is nice to hear it's not compressed or anything.

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Hmmm, the plot thickens. Could be all bullshit, but it's pretty interesting nonetheless:http://kotaku.com/rumor-foxconn-interns-and-alleged-ps4-sabotage-claims-1466539573?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

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ShopTo have started processing the PS4 preorders, just got my email. Also looks like they are combining them with the game preorders which is nice, usually they just do everything separately.

 

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Hmmm, the plot thickens. Could be all bullshit, but it's pretty interesting nonetheless:http://kotaku.com/rumor-foxconn-interns-and-alleged-ps4-sabotage-claims-1466539573?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

 

Wasn't aware that the manufacturer had changed. It would explain a few things, if not simply that Sony is not in direct control of their quality control and working conditions.

 

I still think all of this squawking about the release hardware is a massive over reaction as it will be with the Xbox One when it inevitably happens with that just as it did with the Wii U.

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