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Who can say ďlikely?Ē Sony was in the desperation position going into eighth gen. The game has changed now.
Edited by BadWolf21 on Sep 24th 2018 at 7:33:46 AM
I simply meant that that is a scenario that could happen.
So there's a major virus or something going around that hard locks the console when you get a specific malicious message.
You can avoid it by changing your message settings to Friends Only or shutting them off entirely.
Edited by Karxrida on Oct 13th 2018 at 8:02:44 AM
Any way to fix a hard lock?
Factory reset or rebuilding the database, so I hear- having your saves backed up somewhere never hurts in situations like this, just in case.
The article says deleting the message through the the mobile app or logging in through the website maybalso work.
Sony has a page that lets you know some of your stats for 2018.
Some interesting stuff, although some of it is not super accurate? It says my longest gameplay streak was 24 hours which for sure did not happen. Maybe at some point in the year something got left on by mistake. :P
My most played game last year was Bloodborne, which I apparently sunk 120 hours into.
Edited by BadWolf21 on Jan 25th 2019 at 9:16:24 AM
Apparently the PlayStation 5 will have one hell of a backwards compatibility feature according to a patent.
The aim is to make the applications designed for the previous consoles (legacy device) run perfectly on the most powerful hardware, and is focused on eliminating the synchronization errors between the new consoles and the behavior of the previous ones (PS4, PS3, PS2 and PSX). For example, if the CPU of the new console is faster than the previous one, data could be overwritten prematurely, even if they were still being used by another component.
Thanks to the new system, PS5 would be able to imitate the behavior of the previous consoles, so that the information that arrives at the different processors is returned in response to the "calls" of the games. The processor is able to detect the needs of each application and behave as if it were the original "brain" of each machine, cheating the software. This technology does not prevent PS5 could also have additional processors to have compatibility with machines whose architecture is difficult to replicate, as in the case of PS2.
In this blog you can see the most detailed information of the patent, with the diagrams in Japanese. Yesterday we explained the SRGAN process that allows you to perform "remastering by emulation" (another of the elements that Sony has patented, and converts images in SD resolution in 4K using artificial intelligence.
I can barely understand the technobabble, but it sounds like you can pop in any game from PlayStation 1-4, and the system will read it just fine? Or at the very least, register said game as a digital download?
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Feb 1st 2019 at 3:54:14 PM
Has anyone heard of that Dreams thing developed by the LBP team? It looks pretty neat.
If thatís true, then thatís fantastic.
Edited by SapphireBlue on Feb 1st 2019 at 12:58:27 PM
Yeah, I think it's basically saying that the console is backwards compatible with physical media from all its predecessors. That's a really good selling point.
Itís tempting to get excited, but this doesnít say anything about reading the discs for those systems (CD-ROM for PS1, DVD for PS2, Blu-Ray for 3 and 4), so a digital storefront is more likely. Which is less exciting, although still cool.
Edited by BadWolf21 on Feb 1st 2019 at 3:00:43 AM
Digital storefront stuff doesnt work that way, though. A PS 2 game you play on the PS 4 is a game that was on the PS 2 that has been altered to be compatible with the ps4. This is talking about creating a digital Ps 1, 2, 3 or 4 within the PS 5, which can naturally play any disc you put in.
Also, Dreams is fucking sweet. An old friend of mine is working on it, and i have been following it very raptly for years.
So how would that compare with Xbox One's backwards compatibility?
Dunno, I've never cared enough to look into that.
eff i really want those patent diagrams in english. if i'm understanding correctly, this is emulation at the hardware level, which i have no idea how they're pulling off without cramming 5 different processor architectures in there.
EDIT: i want all this in english. i feel like something is lost in translation because these two sentences in my mind are completely incompatible with each other. timing issues are the fucking worst.
Edited by ch00beh on Feb 2nd 2019 at 12:25:18 PM
x3 The Xbox One lets you put in a compatible 360 or OG game disc and play it, but it has to install to the hard drive first and I'm not sure it doesn't just use the disc like a verification key and download the actual game from a server somewhere.
By the way, because no one mentioned it, this tech is being developed by Mark Cerny, who was behind the architecture of PS 4.
Just saw that news about Mark Cerny today. I'm guessing we'll get backwards compatibility with PS 4 games only.
That would be fine too, since there is a wave of PS 4 ports of older games underway.
Well this is certainly encouraging. I was planning on getting a PS4 for my birthday, but now I'm going to wait and see if I should hold out for the PS5.
The thing does mention ps1, 2, and 3 games, so I doubt its only duplicating the Ps 4.
I know it would legally be impossible, but im wondering how it would do at duplicating, say, the architecture of the original Xbox.
PS5 is definitely at least two years away. Inwouldnmt wait.
From what I saw as I was researching, thereís really no way to be sure at this point whether anything beyond PS 4 is likely to be supported. I certainly hope so, but Iím all too aware it may be wishful thinking on my part.
If its capable of doing it, and I haven't seen anything to suggest its not, then there's no real point in limitting the functionality to just Ps 4 games. Its either going to be the entire history, or nothing.
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