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  1. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Looks like the version of this tech which utilizes discrete channeling will arrive at a later time. I'm assuming the Tempest chip can handle it. I'm still glad the downmixed option is there at launch, since 3D audio through headphones is still really cool. I also don't care about achievements...
  2. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    PS4 Pro's "boost mode," when enabled, also affects "select" games only: mostly those with uncapped frame rates or dynamic resolutions. Notably (and confusingly), PS4 Pro's boost mode is automatically disabled for games with a PS4 Pro enhancement patch applied (also to "select" games). Patches...
  3. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Not purchasing a new copy of Beatles Rock Band when I had the chance is one of my gaming regrets. You can still buy games and instruments used, but the quality is deteriorating and the prices aren't necessary bargain basement like they used to be. Related to the articles above: Some people are...
  4. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Some useful information was published by Sony today: Backward compatibility (PS4) on PS5 Upgrading PS4 games to PS5 Although we all knew PS4 backward compatibility and game upgrades were a thing, these articles fill in some of the details of how they'll work. The list of unsupported PS4 games...
  5. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The excitement around the Zenimax acquisition is understandable, but I think it will take a while to bear fruit. Right now, the critically acclaimed titles from these developers are already available outside of Game Pass. Until Game Pass has a stable of new, well-regarded, and exclusive titles...
  6. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Lately I've definitely gotten more mileage out of my PSVR as a 3D Blu-Ray disc-delivery mechanism than as a gaming headset. I bought my 4K TV after they phased out 3D sets, so it's nice to have a way to view my imported 3D discs. I hope the PS5 lets me keep up that tradition. I have a large...
  7. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    This is a spot-on analysis. To me, the PS+ announcement was certainly intended to onboard people curious about this "great PlayStation library" they keep hearing about. The people who were irritated that it includes Persona 5 but not Persona 5 Royal Edition (for example) are simply not the...
  8. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Respect! I get this. Is it worth $500? Probably not for most people. (For me, obviously yes.) I'm more excited about playing my existing library with "possibly a few enhancements" than playing any of the launch games. If they hadn't included the ability to play (much of) my PS4 library, I...
  9. Steve Y

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I pre-ordered a PS5 from an online retailer yesterday, but also received an email from Sony early this morning notifying me I was chosen for the pre-order list (I signed up a few weeks ago). "Starting 10am PT, Friday 9/18, click below to enter the event. This URL is unique to you and not meant...