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Offline JudgeDredd

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Just got a PS4
« on: August 21, 2017, 07:32:20 AM »
So......

I've played on various consoles over the years. Not my own, but friends and family and I have to be honest, I never really enjoyed it. I found looking around very difficult to get used to. FPS's were particularly bad for me.

However, with my new phone contract and it came with a free PS4 and the game Uncharted which I was very surprised about because the phone contract is only £18pm.

Well, I had every intention of selling said PS4 for a couple of hundred quid. However, once I got it, I decided to unpack it and give it a go.

Man - have consoles come a long way! The gaming experience was actually quite good and the graphics are excellent.

So now I've purchased my beloved Madden NFL 2017 - a game I really enjoyed until they decided to remove it from the PC 10 years ago in 2007. I've also picked up No Man's Sky as it's a bargain.

It's not going to take over from my PC gaming, but it can be used as a supplement for games I may not get for the PC.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 07:39:31 AM »
Damn. That's a helluva phone deal.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 09:56:34 AM »
Seriously. Great deal.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 11:33:31 AM »
Aye. Virgin Media kind of throw things at their customers from time to time.

Contract is £18pm for 24 months for
  • 4G
  • 300 minutes
  • 1GB Data (I'm in a lot of WiFi hotspots)
  • Unlimited texts
Sony Xperia XA1
Sony Playstation 4

...and then £1pm when the 24 months is up. It seemed a crazy deal to me and I was sure I'd call and they'd say "Oh sorry - it was while stocks last and they've gone". To my utter amazement, they had some in stock!

Kind of chuffed.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 06:07:19 PM »
That's pretty sweet.

Here in the States we consumers really get the short stick when it comes to wireless and internet, and I'll be polite and not say where the short stick goes.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 06:08:54 PM »
Right up the tookus
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 09:49:26 PM »
Excellent deal JD.  Welcome to the wonderful world of console gaming.  It certainly won't take up all your gaming time but it's still a good experience. 
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 05:03:59 AM »
I guess I'll be firing up No Man Sky tonight - see what all the fuss was about
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 06:53:44 AM »
Wow. Sweet deal!

My son has a PS4 but he never uses it. He has Destiny and Fallout 4. I've been wanting to play Fallout 4 but I don't have time to go get it nor time to play it. :(

I've been done with consoles, honestly, since my old Xbox. I had a 360 but hardly touched it.

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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 07:09:06 AM »
Now I really hate Verizon.  >:(
I want to get a console at some point but can't decide which to get.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 07:11:29 AM »
I'm meh about a console...we have Verizon ourselves and haven't really had issues with them. Except for me getting shitloads of robo-calls, ever-increasing, over the last six months or so. Driving me nuts.

I'm due to get a new phone in October. I've had this Galaxy Note 5 for a couple of years. Debating whether I need to switch to an iPhone or stick with my Android.

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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 07:38:26 AM »
Nice going JD!  :bd:

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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 01:57:08 AM »
I'm not registered on the network yet Yskonyn - I haven't looked into that aspect yet. If/when I do, I'll fire a request across. Do you like/play Madden NFL? I'm getting 17 and I imagine playing against a real opponent on that game might be a buzz. But like I said - I haven't looked into online gaming on the PS4 yet...there's a cost, right?

As for No Mans Sky. I played it solid for 4 hours yesterday. That time was spent working out what to do (I had to find things to get my ship fixed and fueled up) and then get off the planet, got to an Alien Beacon and then a space station.

So far, it's pretty much fly here, run around discovering stuff, gathering resources you need...and that's it. It kept me locked in for 4 hours because I wanted to explore the planet and get my ship working. Now that's done and I've been to another planet and noted that whilst it's different, it's the same things, I'm not sure what's ahead in gaming terms.

I'll be on it tonight for a few hours - it strikes me as one of those instances where you think a game has really grabbed you and got that addiction thing going on, only to realise that you saw everything pretty much in the first few hours.

Time will tell.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 03:34:58 AM »
Games as NMS and also Elite Dangerous are only fun if you are into that kind of experience and are willing and able to write your own story. I play both games and like 'em both for different reasons (atm I am more into ED) but there's certainly a certain circle of actions you are going through again and again. If you can see that as the road which can lead you to your own experience in a really huge galaxy (or universe as it is called in NMS) then it is less an "oh the same things!" feeling but more one step further to interesting stuff that may await you out there. To make screenshots along the way or even small video is a great way to create your personal story. But again, such games are only fun for a special kind of gamer.
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Re: Just got a PS4
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 04:04:26 AM »
Madden 18 was just released today....picked it up but I play on Xbox.  Madden is madden....if your not looking for a complete simulation of football, it's still fun to play.  Graphics are great this year in my opinion and gameplay good enough.  I only play sports games on the console like madden and NHL, otherwise do most stuff on Pc.