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madster111
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait wait wait
You're telling me Sony actually put a SMALLER battery in the new controller?
The PS3 was 1800mah.

What the fuck, man?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Less battery for a controller that will probably use more battery. Nice logic there.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the battery life is horrible.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
Not going to lie, but the PS4 overheats way too fast and the battery life of the DUALSHOCK 4 is very short.


Yeah, it seems to run as hot as my PS3, which surprises me because the reviews say it runs cooler. It's almost as loud when working hard too, but not quite as loud as PS3. (by comparison my Wii U is whisper quiet next to PS3 & PS4.) I get more like 10 hours of controller battery life, but I take frequent small breaks on long sessions.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the Xbox One puts the controller into a low-power standby state when the Kinect sees you set it down while watching TV or whatever. Pretty neat.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure these issues will be worked out for the normal people who waited a year, saved a hundred bucks and had a game bundled in with it.

See PS3 slim.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy I got my PS3 when I did, because it had backwards compatibility. But I see no reason to be an early PS4 adopter. I'll wait another year.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I hate how I can't play PS2 games on my PS3, but I've heard too many horror stories how early PS3's crapped out on people.

YLOD, you yellow bastard you.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got soooo lucky with my PS3. I've played on it more than any other console I've ever owned, and never had any problems with it in the slightest.

It was destiny.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My PS3's been running hard for ages now and never had an issue. Then again, it it one of the software-based emulation consoles and thus came out like 5 months later.

Will be waiting for the hardware revision for the PS4, too. Pick up some launch day titles cheap on ebay mid next year. Maybe they'll bring out a new version of the controller with a bigger battery, too, like the dualshock for the PS3.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here's an update on Battlefield 4 crashing constantly. This may have not actually be EA's fault. This may be Sony's fault and here's why. I can't remember where I read it, but the game Resogun's save date somehow corrupt's Battlefield 4. Obviously, delete your Resogun saved data. Before you delete it, upload to the online storage. This seems to work just fine for me now. I've opened and closed the Battlefield 4 application with no crashes whatsoever. I'll update this if it does crash again.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought mine about a month ago and haven't had many problems with it. It froze a couple of times after update 1.70 came out but it wasn't anything major. It's currently collecting dust though. I'm playing Hitman: Absolution on my PS3 waiting for Wolfenstein to launch on the 20th.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my PS4 at launch last year. So far I've only had one freeze and that's when playing Infamous: Second Son.
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