GameTZ

Sign OnNon-Mobile

PlayStation 5 Discussion Thread
11-Jun-20 5:34pm
#1
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

This topic had many older posts which were moved here:

http://gametz.com/Vi...


































Let's discuss Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 5!

4-Dec-21 10:37am
#2
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Xbox has had "dev mode" for a couple of generations which is double edge It pretty much makes it an open book for emulating but a PC as far as security goes. No MP cheating and profits from current softs seems to be the holy grail of most securities- which is expensive to keep up lapses at the end of a gen. for obvious reasons- player base down etc. PS3 has become a "haven" for MP hackers and Sony is pretty much rolling over on it. There is a large secondary market for user modification on consoles- so it would be silly to "crush" it. It doesn't directly lead to sales but we all know as collectors and retro gamers- it has a place and influences what stays on our shelves.
4-Dec-21 10:53am
#3
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

Not really. "Hacked" PS4s go for about the same as regular ones. "Dev" mode isn't the same thing as CFW.

PS3 is old as crap I'm not actually sure how that's relevant.

I'm not saying I don't have a modded PS3, I'm saying it's not relevant to the PSNow conversation.
4-Dec-21 11:04am
#4
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

I won't pay sub fees for any sub service to play games I can emulate or play many different ways. So it does for me.🤷🏻‍♂️If you're trying to market a back catalogue and it can already be accessed without paying- sure it's relevant. It's not legal yada yada- we're skirting the edges with everything already. Personally these sub services have always been very unappealing to me for quite a few reasons- backlog, time, comfortable buying a few exclusive titles at full price etc. Everyone thinking trading your cash for something you already have to get a few titles day one etc- why? I get it when we are able to have the service for literally nothing perpetually- but be honest- we're
already looking for ways to skip these fees.

Xbox is purposely making the ecosystem more emulator friendly. When you're playing the other guys stuff better than they do it- gonna be a mess.
4-Dec-21 11:11am
#5
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

I'm also acutely aware that guys like me aren't the market anymore. So my views are likely pretty much moot when you're talking about dollars. But you'd better believe when I was younger and poorer- I'd never pay for this stuff if I could work around it.
4-Dec-21 12:34pm
#6
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

To be fair this sort of service has never been geared towards people who had no intention of paying in the first place.
4-Dec-21 1:05pm
#7
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Right. As long as a base account remains free you won't have to. But how long until?
4-Dec-21 6:09pm
#8
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

I'd rather pay a few bucks than pirate, but that's just me
4-Dec-21 7:21pm
#9
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

100%. I'd also like to be able to play the decades of crap I already paid them for.
4-Dec-21 8:39pm
#10
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

However you justify piracy is up to you, but the point here is that no you cannot just CFW a PS4 or PS5, and in my opinion PS Now and PS+ merge is a good idea and would rival game pass because even if the games aren't new they're better than the crap MS has.
4-Dec-21 9:13pm
#11
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

That's what you got outta that ok. But it's pretty far off mark of the point.

"You'll never be able to download PS3 games unless they roll out a console emulator."

You can do that with CFW. That's where the idea came from. No one is saying just pirate your ass off here...
4-Dec-21 9:29pm
#12
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Finished GotG, definitely much better than anticipated. Had a great time playing it.
4-Dec-21 9:48pm
#13
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

What CFW is available for PS4 or PS5?
4-Dec-21 9:53pm
#14
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

longhornsk57 wrote:
What CFW is available for PS4 or PS5?
The CFW on a PS3 can do that- DL PS3 games. Not sure where the idea that you can just put CFW on your PS4 / 5 came from. Not yet.
4-Dec-21 10:29pm
#15
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

We're not talking about PS3, we're talking about PS Now which isn't even on PS3.

You can already play PS3 games on PS3. the whole point was not having an emulator to run local downloaded games.

So you start talking about CFW which on PS3 has nothing to do with the conversation
4-Dec-21 10:45pm
#16
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

ErickRPG wrote:
MrBean wrote:> MrBean wrote: |>> ErickRPG wrote:> |>> I'm thinking of doing a 1 year. For $55 to have game pass for one year is something> |>> I think I might want to do. Rededem the code first, make sure auto billing is |>> off.> |>> And then just sign up for the gamepass $1 trail? It will convert that you year> |>> of xbox live + gold to + gamepass also?> |>> > |>> Since I'm about to get an XSX I think I want to do this now.> |>> > |>> |>> |>> I haven't done it yet, setting up for Christmas ... tell me how it goes! > > @ErickRPG did you try it? Nope, not trying til I get my Xbox Series X in. Which will be shortly after Christmas.
Just a heads up, finally did it tonight, worked like a champ.
4-Dec-21 10:50pm
#17
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

longhornsk57 wrote:
We're not talking about PS3, we're talking about PS Now which isn't even on PS3. You can already play PS3 games on PS3. the whole point was not having an emulator to run local downloaded games. So you start talking about CFW which on PS3 has nothing to do with the conversation
Yeah. I was keeping up. Just read the post again. Sorry for the confusion.

4-Dec-21 11:06pm
#18
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

Lol it's all good man, I think overall we're in agreement and my PS3 does run CFW
4-Dec-21 11:13pm
#19
kevolones
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

MrBean wrote:
Finished GotG, definitely much better than anticipated. Had a great time playing it.
I just had a 2 hour session and I think its the most addictive game Ive played since I finished TLOU2.
4-Dec-21 11:37pm
#20
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Sooo, what's the appeal of Game Pass exactly? Why is it so much better than PS Now?

Have never had it, abandoned Xbox years ago ... just signed up, legit, nothing I am looking to play on here except maybe some old 360 games I haven't seen in years.

Kinda regret just spending $165 to get 3 years of XBL to do this $1 Ultimate GP thing. I was expecting a much larger library based on all the random raving of this service.
4-Dec-21 11:46pm
#21
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

The thing that people like about gamepass is that it has brand new day one releases. So for instance Gears 5 was a day one Gamepass release, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, some other games like Back 4 Blood, Outer Worlds, Psychonauts 2, and any future Bethesda game wil probably be a day one gamepass game, so like any more fallout games, DOOM, Elder Scrolls.

Plus some good third party games like DOOM 2016, DOOM Eternal, etc.

Some cool PC games, like Age of Empires 4 that I have been enjoying. That's much better because PS Now just has a bunch of old crap, you can't get anything new.

The thing is though that GamePass for me got a little old, I mean I played the games I wanted now it's just there. And all of the really good "new" games are still on Playstation. Also, I have been enjoying the PS+ games a lot more. Control Ultimate Edition, Overcooked all you can eat, etc, like the free PS5 games some of them have been really good, whereas games with gold basically doesn't even exist anymore.

When PS+ and PSNow merge, I think it iwll be just as good as GamePass because the PS4/5 catalog is so much better. Imagine being able to play all of hte Uncharted games, Last of US 1 & 2, Spiderman and Miles Morales, God of War, both Ratchet and Clanks,etc.

But ya the gamepass appeal is brand new games, day one.

PlayStation 5 Discussion Thread