The UnionVGF PS4 general impressions thread! Got a PS4? Share your impressions.

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As per the title, post all of your impressions in here after you've cracked open that puppy. Keep all of the impressions in this thread so there' no splintering of threads and everyone having to go all over the place.
 
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SevenDead1ySinz

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Not getting a PS4 at launch but hit up FutureShop today for some RC parts and saw they had a kiosk so tried it out..unfortunately I wasn't able to check it out a lot. It had a few demos on it; things like Contrast, FIFA, Knack, Octodad, etc. Tried Contrast first and it seemed like a fun game, but my son wanted to try Knack so I tried to get back to the demo selection screen, unfortunately the demo unit wasn't functioning correctly I guess, the PS button on the DS4 that is supposed to back out of the game (that's what it says to hit to quit) wouldn't do anything. Pressed it a lot, held it down..nothing. Will go back another day and hopefully they have either fixed it or restarted the unit.

The controller felt alright, bigger than the DS3 for sure. Being a fan of the 360 controller there were a couple things that I didn't like, such as the spongyness of the triggers and lack of resistance in the analog sticks..but that is a personal thing not a design issue. Definitely was more ergonomical than previous PS controllers and I liked that.
 

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For those with dedicated theater rooms(projector users in particular), I'm concerned with the light bar on the controller... how much of a distraction is the blue led in a darkened room? Is there an option to turn it off?

Thanks for any feedback.
 
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Digital Joker

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The light had been angled downward slightly as well as the brightness having been dialed back a bit. Unless your screen is at knee height it shouldn't be a problem.
 

mudd77

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For those with dedicated theater rooms(projector users in particular), I'm concerned with the light bar on the controller... how much of a distraction is the blue led in a darkened room? Is there an option to turn it off?

Thanks for any feedback.
This is what I will be using if it gets to be a problem :tounge:
 

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I have small concerns over the light. I really don't want to have to stick black tape on my Sony controllers.

My TV is designed to be at about eye level center when I'm sitting on my couch, and I've tested having a light source in my hand where I might naturally be "playing" with a game controller (my cell phone.) I could definitely see my phone on my TV easily, but won't know how that compares to the LED on the DS4 until I have one.
 

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Deleted posts about Flynn and other stuff. Not the topic. Don't post about how you plan to post impressions in the future and how biased/unbiased they will be. Just wait until you actually have the impressions, and then post them. Questions are fine, too, of course.
 
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System is on and preparing to install the update. Initial setup was pretty simple; just a few options like Time and Date and what not. DAT MENU MUSIC. The System Software update however I question. Initially I got in my Notifications that there was an update. I clicked on it and downloaded it (FAST). After that the little message box just said Preparing to Install and didn't do anything for like 5 minutes. Kinda got scared at that point. However I backed out, went to Settings and then Software Update and it downloaded it again.

[Now joining live updates]

System is in the precess of restarting as we speak... white light for a while then it starts up. Now system is updating and it says it will update again. Just restarted a second time. Sexy blue light on console... PS symbol on screen... Welcome Back to Playstation. DAT MENU MUSIC
 

the_slayer

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I'm really surprised there's not more impressions, WTH?......I suppose people might be busy actually playing the console though!?

Good work Viktor looking forward to further updates ;)
 

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Only update I have right now is I can't login to PSN :( Just spins for a few minutes before timing out. Tried restarting the system and doesn't appear to be helping. Last ditch effort I guess is restarting modem/router, otherwise I'ma head to bed and try it in the morning.

Edit: I'll add that at least holding the controller, it feels great. And I already hit the trackpad looking for the Start button. Going to take a while to get used to that.
 
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Flynn

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It's still only 11pm in my time zone... But I decided to go ahead and wait at our local Fred Meyer for another unit (in addition to the one I preordered).

They have 25 units, and there are 11 of us in line right now. I guess it just doesn't feel like a console launch if I'm not in a line at midnight. :-)
 

the_slayer

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Only update I have right now is I can't login to PSN :( Just spins for a few minutes before timing out. Tried restarting the system and doesn't appear to be helping. Last ditch effort I guess is restarting modem/router, otherwise I'ma head to bed and try it in the morning.

Edit: I'll add that at least holding the controller, it feels great. And I already hit the trackpad looking for the Start button. Going to take a while to get used to that.
I see there's networking issues on PSN, Ask Playstation just tweeted:

Ask PlayStation ‏@AskPlayStation
If you're getting a network error on the PS4, please sit tight. As you can imagine, we're seeing heavy traffic tonight!
 

Lord Majestic

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Only update I have right now is I can't login to PSN :( Just spins for a few minutes before timing out. Tried restarting the system and doesn't appear to be helping. Last ditch effort I guess is restarting modem/router, otherwise I'ma head to bed and try it in the morning.

Edit: I'll add that at least holding the controller, it feels great. And I already hit the trackpad looking for the Start button. Going to take a while to get used to that.
I am having a problem logging in to PSN as well. I am getting a Sony Online Network is having a maintenance message.
 

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Sign in through the PSN store and not where it initially prompts you to and it should work. In regards to midnight launches, no thank you. I will wait until late afternoon/early evening tomorrow before I pick mine up. I don't see the point in queuing unless you haven't pre ordered.
 

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Still stuck on Please wait... message after I went through PSN setup. Can't back out of it either.
 

Flynn

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This will be really interesting next week... With the investment MS has made with Azure and Live services, I wonder if we'll see the same kind of issues next week.
 

the_slayer

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This will be really interesting next week... With the investment MS has made with Azure and Live services, I wonder if we'll see the same kind of issues next week.
I seriously hope not and I seriously doubt it as Live has been established for so long, there's SO MANY servers out there for MS.

P.S we're probably going to get a telling off for going off topic!!!!! :eek:
 

Lord Majestic

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Getting a lot of Sony Entertainment Network is currently undergoing maintenance messages everytime I move around the PS4 menu. It getting annoying.
 

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I demand Resogun impressions! Game looks awesome.
Resogun is a blast. It took me a few minutes to figure out that the humans is on the ground taking a stroll and you have to protect them. I lost many of them because I would pick one up then ignore the others on the ground.
 

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Got my PS4, swapped out the drive with an SSD and had no problems updating to firmware 1.5 via USB. Playing Knack now. I haven't tried connecting it online yet.

Heat coming out of the back is toasty but not unusual or loud.
 
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jacker

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Got my PS4 and hardwired it and have had no problems .
Update went fast and so did resogun and contrast.
Plus I'm d/l all the free games.