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(Kotaku)   Kotaku's review of the PS5: Sure it's good, but with teh Drumpf on the loose still we're all banished to the grave so it matters not   (kotaku.com) divider line
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2020-11-10 11:55:09 AM  
Meh, but it's no XBOX.
 
2020-11-10 11:58:45 AM  
Look, only an idiot WOULDN'T spend 500 bucks to shave 27 seconds of their loading time for Bugsnax.
 
2020-11-10 12:00:20 PM  
Get rank one on the cup-and-ball and then tell me how the PS5 is good, you casual.
 
2020-11-10 12:00:49 PM  
Still better than Kotaku's 'review' of Microsoft Flight Simulator recently, which was a 2,000-word essay about cloud computing and whether you could really 'own' a game any more, that at no point in any of its meanderings actually discussed whether or not the game itself was any good. Or indeed offered any useful information about it at all.

/As a bonus, the original article spent the first third complaining that a certain landmark wasn't in the game, when it turned out it was there all along, and the reviewer had just got lost and couldn't find it.
 
2020-11-10 12:02:47 PM  
This is the sad, pathetic millennial version of Hunter S. Thompson.
 
2020-11-10 12:03:09 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Get rank one on the cup-and-ball and then tell me how the PS5 is good, you casual.


I'm the master at that shiat. Unless the string is a different length than on mine. That's like the computer cheating and shiat.
 
2020-11-10 12:03:30 PM  
I agree about the "feeling weird" part of guaranteed 60fps games, but wow that game demo for the new SpiderMan game was amazing!

I have to wait to buy one but I will buy one...unless Bethesda decides to go exclusive to XBox for future games. Will I have to be double-consoled again? Will the wife allow it?  I have a lot of scheming to do it seems
 
2020-11-10 12:05:49 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: I'm the master at that shiat. Unless the string is a different length than on mine. That's like the computer cheating and shiat.


Attach some broken glass to the string and take your opponents head-on, you goddamn noob.

God, it's like I'm the only person here who has invested thousands of hours in the cup-and-ball pro scene.
 
2020-11-10 12:09:56 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: I'm the master at that shiat. Unless the string is a different length than on mine. That's like the computer cheating and shiat.

Attach some broken glass to the string and take your opponents head-on, you goddamn noob.

God, it's like I'm the only person here who has invested thousands of hours in the cup-and-ball pro scene.


You'll regret this tip someday. You'll know me by my mustard stains when the tournament resumes after covid.
 
2020-11-10 12:12:29 PM  
Wow, thats the first review I've ever read that was basically "Yeah, this is great and all, but does anything really matter anymore?".

That guy needs some time off!
 
2020-11-10 12:14:11 PM  
Kotaku gonna Kotaku.
 
2020-11-10 12:15:11 PM  
Kotaku is gaming journalism for people who don't play video games.

Horizon West is going to be the bomb.
 
2020-11-10 12:15:57 PM  
In defense of this thing, in no particular order:

1) The "political" stuff was what, 10% of that by volume? Less?

2) If you're looking for an alternative reason to feel outraged by this tech writer lecturing you on politics, consider that this was a deliberate choice of everyone in the production process, and your reaction -- outraged clicks and talking about Kotaku's daaaaangerous video game reviews -- was part of their plan.

3) It's not like he's asking you to swallow the Communist Manifesto here. It basically boils down to, "Hey, Gen X succeeded in its wildest ambition: to make video games an adult art form and to build a legitimate community around them. But we also live in other kinds of communities, several of which are burning down or dying of plague. If you need to focus on that for a while, don't worry, they'll keep making these." It would take a sensitive snowflake indeed to be bothered by that, but hey, it's a big internet.

4) There are approximately 60 trillion PS5 reviews that won't mention Joe Biden at all.

Now, that all having been said, I acknowledge a potentially devastating counterargument:

State_College_Arsonist: This is the sad, pathetic millennial version of Hunter S. Thompson.


Never mind "sad, pathetic millennial." If the comparison with Thompson's masturbatory "sports" reporting is in any way valid, even a little bit, then I retract my defense and suggest we burn Kotaku headquarters to the ground.
 
2020-11-10 12:25:10 PM  

ThunderChild: Still better than Kotaku's 'review' of Microsoft Flight Simulator recently, which was a 2,000-word essay about cloud computing and whether you could really 'own' a game any more, that at no point in any of its meanderings actually discussed whether or not the game itself was any good. Or indeed offered any useful information about it at all.

/As a bonus, the original article spent the first third complaining that a certain landmark wasn't in the game, when it turned out it was there all along, and the reviewer had just got lost and couldn't find it.


Kotaku sucks and their craven, dumbest mother farkers on the internet, comment section is even worse.
 
2020-11-10 12:33:10 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: You'll regret this tip someday. You'll know me by my mustard stains when the tournament resumes after covid.


Trust me when I say that I am going to grab your stick and there is nothing you will be able to do about it.
 
2020-11-10 12:40:51 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: You'll regret this tip someday. You'll know me by my mustard stains when the tournament resumes after covid.

Trust me when I say that I am going to grab your stick and there is nothing you will be able to do about it.


And I will tug your ball as I laugh.
 
2020-11-10 12:43:33 PM  
It's fine box and well worth the asking price, even if you stick with the entry level offering, like some filthy casual ;-)
 
2020-11-10 2:32:44 PM  
 
2020-11-10 3:56:12 PM  
On the one hand the non gaming stuff wasn't wrong & I can see his point, but on the other, it was a PS5 review so you don't need to do a Peter King & talk about coffee, airport food, or your family.  Video games are an escape for many, myself included, so leave the heavy handed talk about privilege & the like out of it.  A simple acknowledgement about the state of the world would've been fine.

I'll typically play games before bed, just so I'm not doom scrolling for hours ruining my sleep.
 
2020-11-10 3:57:57 PM  
I'm sure it's probably great but it looks ridiculous when it's on its side.

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2020-11-10 4:20:32 PM  

Cndn Bacon: I'm sure it's probably great but it looks ridiculous when it's on its side.

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That thing is gonna overheat in that space
 
2020-11-10 5:22:05 PM  

AgtSmithReloaded: Just wait until you see how one of their writers is triggered by the holes built into the Series X.  Big yikes.


Airflow is offensive now
 
2020-11-10 5:54:36 PM  

Cndn Bacon: I'm sure it's probably great but it looks ridiculous when it's on its side.

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Damn, that is a big chunk of hardware, thankfully the shelf on my TV stand is more roomier than that.
 
2020-11-10 6:05:19 PM  
I agree with his frame rate issues. I have several games that I own on both PC and PlayStation (for purposes of being able to still play when the kid is bogarting the PlayStation). I can tell there's a difference between 30fps and the higher frame rates possible on the PC, I'm just not convinced it's actually better. It's just different.

Maybe if you're a fighting game e-sports prodigy that counts frames to pull off combos, then it's important. But for the average player it really doesn't change anything. Play a 60FPS game long enough and you stop even noticing the smoother frame rate...and vice versa with 30. Play 30FPS long enough and you stop noticing that it's not as smooth.

Then again I also think 4k is worthless unless your TV is the same size as the living room wall it's mounted to, which doesn't apply to really anybody. So maybe I'm just a luddite.
 
2020-11-10 7:43:22 PM  

Esroc: Then again I also think 4k is worthless unless your TV is the same size as the living room wall it's mounted to, which doesn't apply to really anybody. So maybe I'm just a luddite.


What I found out is that you only get some features of the GPU if you use 4k. For example, HDR, distance-rendering, amongst others will be better, resolution notwithstanding. This might have something to do with the driver, but I'm not sure about this.
 
2020-11-10 8:22:03 PM  
This guy is kind of a bringdown. Perhaps he should endeavor to put out fewer negative waves.
 
2020-11-10 8:28:41 PM  
It's a nice try, I suppose, but the fact remains that PC Zone magazine did a much better job with nihilistic games reviews.

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2020-11-10 10:06:25 PM  
Cool, I guess buy them on eBay since the bots already bought all of them in the pre-order and have the Thursday release versions locked down as well?
 
2020-11-11 1:13:48 AM  
Esroc:So maybe I'm just a luddite.

The extra framerate can come in handy in a couple of situations. One, framerate may not be stable throughout a game. It's adequate if you can get 30fps in a game but if that's only in less demanding areas then it means there will be times when the framerate dips well below what is acceptable. If you had higher fps then those dips aren't so disruptive. Second, with PC games at least, many games eventually have mods available for them. You might one day find out your favorite game has a modding community. Then you look into it and find an amazing graphics mod. The only problem is it reduces your framerate a bit. If you had framerate to spare, it doesn't matter. If you were already playing at a barely adequate framerate then mods aren't going to work well.
 
2020-11-11 12:17:47 PM  

Esroc: I agree with his frame rate issues. I have several games that I own on both PC and PlayStation (for purposes of being able to still play when the kid is bogarting the PlayStation). I can tell there's a difference between 30fps and the higher frame rates possible on the PC, I'm just not convinced it's actually better. It's just different.

Maybe if you're a fighting game e-sports prodigy that counts frames to pull off combos, then it's important. But for the average player it really doesn't change anything. Play a 60FPS game long enough and you stop even noticing the smoother frame rate...and vice versa with 30. Play 30FPS long enough and you stop noticing that it's not as smooth.

Then again I also think 4k is worthless unless your TV is the same size as the living room wall it's mounted to, which doesn't apply to really anybody. So maybe I'm just a luddite.


You aren't just a luddite. A huge portion of people can't tell the difference between (non-upscaled) SD and HD, let alone HD and 4K. The first digital projectors in the US ran at a sub-HD 1280x1024 and were projected on much larger screens than ones found typically today.

Even sillier, most movies until recently had large portions (if not the whole thing) mastered in 2K/HD so a lot of older "4K" movies being sold are actually created via interpolation and therefor DOWNgrades from what was originally released.

But hey, the slogan "YOUR CURRENT TELEVISION IS FINE" isn't gonna work for a Black Friday sale.
 
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