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#6241 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   6252 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 22 April 2022 - 02:34 PM

So I was able to get a PS5 disc console from Amazon the other day, and it arrives tomorrow. I have all my PS4 games backed up to an external drive and I made sure all my saves have been uploaded to the cloud. Any other tips and tricks to make the transition from 4 to 5 easier?

Did you upload your saves in-game for games like FF7 Remake that have PS5 versions? If you only uploaded to PS+ cloud, that's what you'll be using on PS5 - the PS4 version of the game. If you play the PS5 version of the game, your savefile won't be there.

#6242 soonerdoc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1020 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2022 - 04:09 PM

If there was any confusion, confirmed today from Sony. Great for those of us that stacked years of PSNow a couple weeks ago at $60 a year.

“When the new PlayStation Plus service launches, PlayStation Now will transition into the new PlayStation Plus offering and will no longer be available as a standalone service. PlayStation Now customers will migrate over to PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch.”

https://blog.playsta...er/#sf255786980

#6243 booni3  

Posted 22 April 2022 - 05:49 PM

Does the necromancer DLC for Diablo III ever go on sale? The "Eternal Collection" of the game is $20~ on sale right now but I already have the Ultimate Evil edition physical and from what I can tell the only difference is the necromancer DLC, which conveniently isn't on sale and is $15 (!)



#6244 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11436 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:11 PM

Does the necromancer DLC for Diablo III ever go on sale? The "Eternal Collection" of the game is $20~ on sale right now but I already have the Ultimate Evil edition physical and from what I can tell the only difference is the necromancer DLC, which conveniently isn't on sale and is $15 (!)

Link to PSPrices About the time 2 years ago it went on sale last.

 

Edit: 2 years ago



#6245 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Echotech83

Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:23 PM

Did you upload your saves in-game for games like FF7 Remake that have PS5 versions? If you only uploaded to PS+ cloud, that's what you'll be using on PS5 - the PS4 version of the game. If you play the PS5 version of the game, your savefile won't be there.


Thank you, I’ll have to research what games need in game uploads. I already got the platinum trophy for FF7R, so I’m not sure the Yuffie dlc is worth picking up the PS5 version. But I’ll upload my saves just in case I change my mind.

#6246 booni3  

Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:44 PM

Link to PSPrices About the time last year it went on sale last.

If I'm reading this right it hasn't been discounted in two years lmao guess we'll just keep playing with the classes in the base game. 



#6247 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   687 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:53 PM

It sure would be nice if some of those NeoGeo titles that never go on sale went on sale sometime. Baseball Stars 2, Football Frenzy, Super Baseball 2020, 3 Count Bout, etc.

#6248 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   4382 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:55 PM

I only got into Rocket League fairly recently. I really like it, but I seem to have hit a plateau in skill pretty quickly; I can't reach anything beyond Gold rank in any category.

#6249 beenaround  

beenaround

Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:55 PM

Thank you, I’ll have to research what games need in game uploads. I already got the platinum trophy for FF7R, so I’m not sure the Yuffie dlc is worth picking up the PS5 version. But I’ll upload my saves just in case I change my mind.


Reload it on the ps5 to pop another platinum if you want.

#6250 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72862 Posts   Joined 19.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 April 2022 - 09:35 PM

https://blog.playsta...alue-than-ever/

 

Update: We’re making fantastic progress with our launch efforts and I wanted to update you on the latest. We’re rolling out our new offering for PlayStation Plus a little earlier in select markets in Asia, followed by Japan. Here is a look at our updated regional rollout schedule.

  • Asia markets (excluding Japan) – targeting May 23, 2022
  • Japan – targeting June 1, 2022
  • Americas – targeting June 13, 2022
  • Europe – targeting June 22, 2022

Additionally, we’re also expanding our cloud streaming access to the following locations for a total of 30 markets with cloud streaming access**. The following markets will also offer the Premium tier from PlayStation Plus at launch: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

 

We’ve been working on this massive global effort to provide flexible options, quality games and greater value for our members for quite some time now – and we’re just a few weeks away from our first regional rollout. We want to thank our PlayStation community for the ongoing support, and we’ll have more to share as we get closer to launch. For more information, including pricing for your local market, please visit our website at https://www.playstat.../en-us/ps-plus/

 



#6251 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7933 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 03:37 AM

Thank you, I’ll have to research what games need in game uploads. I already got the platinum trophy for FF7R, so I’m not sure the Yuffie dlc is worth picking up the PS5 version. But I’ll upload my saves just in case I change my mind.


It's worth noting that ff7 has a free upgrade from what I remember now so you really just have to buy the dlc separately.

#6252 simmias   Likely to be eaten by a grue CAGiversary!   4950 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2022 - 11:40 AM

Thank you, I’ll have to research what games need in game uploads. I already got the platinum trophy for FF7R, so I’m not sure the Yuffie dlc is worth picking up the PS5 version. But I’ll upload my saves just in case I change my mind.

Nah, the Yuffie DLC is great. Wait for a good sale, but definitely play it if you're a fan of FF7.

 

It also adds the ability to get two more gotterdammerungs in the main game (albeit locked behind a difficult fight), so you can have your whole party outfitted with them if you decide to actually replay FF7R instead of just autopopping. It makes for a pretty fun playthrough on hard IMO.



#6253 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72862 Posts   Joined 19.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 05:41 PM



#6254 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for all the tips, my transfer to PS5 was pretty smooth. Only weird thing is I had three ps4 disc games that popped up in the download/update queue that wouldn’t complete without the disc being in the drive. Ended up installing or downloading almost half of the game. Not sure if something got lost on my ps4 when I moved it to extended storage but I guess some assets were needed from the disc.

#6255 simmias   Likely to be eaten by a grue CAGiversary!   4950 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2022 - 12:11 PM

Oh - one last tip - after having to replace a spring in one of my dualsense triggers, I now only use the dualsense on PS5 games. For PS4 games I use a DS4. Changing that spring is a pain in the butt, and mine broke while playing a PS4 game.



#6256 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4593 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 12:33 PM

I once took a DS3 controller apart to try to fix it and couldn't get the spring back in right. I gave up. lol



#6257 flooderdooden  

flooderdooden

Posted 24 April 2022 - 07:04 PM

I once took a DS3 controller apart to try to fix it and couldn't get the spring back in right. I gave up. lol


Man, reading this brought back memories. Diablo 3 was hell on the L2/R2 buttons of a PS3 controller.

#6258 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Echotech83

Posted 24 April 2022 - 08:36 PM

Oh - one last tip - after having to replace a spring in one of my dualsense triggers, I now only use the dualsense on PS5 games. For PS4 games I use a DS4. Changing that spring is a pain in the butt, and mine broke while playing a PS4 game.


Thank you, I did hear about controller issues before I purchased. Found out Sony is making the newer controllers with tougher springs and joysticks. The way to know if you have new parts or old, is the end of the FCC number on back label ends with an A. Anything else is older tech and prone to failure sooner.

#6259 spoderman  

Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:33 PM

Thank you, I did hear about controller issues before I purchased. Found out Sony is making the newer controllers with tougher springs and joysticks. The way to know if you have new parts or old, is the end of the FCC number on back label ends with an A. Anything else is older tech and prone to failure sooner.

Just buy one of the newer colors (blue, pink, purple) and you're guaranteed to get the revision. Purple is the best looking out of them all anyway imo

#6260 ProfessorStotch   Banned CAGiversary!   13906 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

ProfessorStotch

Posted 24 April 2022 - 11:27 PM

Some people don't have purple controllers and spend their time wondering why their life is a failure

#6261 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7933 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 25 April 2022 - 01:50 AM

Just buy one of the newer colors (blue, pink, purple) and you're guaranteed to get the revision. Purple is the best looking out of them all anyway imo

blue and pink are on sale for 59.99 at bj's (kinda like costco and sams club) not sure if the 10$ off a purchase coupon and monthly 10$ coupon can be applied to that but that would drop it further to 49.99/39.99. Hopefully some of you that are planning to buy those have one near by. 



#6262 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72862 Posts   Joined 19.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2022 - 07:25 PM

https://blog.playsta...-out-this-week/

 

VRR support is rolling out this week:

Today, we’re excited to announce that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support will start rolling out globally to PS5 players this week. On HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the PS5 console’s graphical output. This enhances visual performance for PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts, such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing. Gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother as scenes render seamlessly, graphics look crisper, and input lag is reduced.* Previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch and future games may include VRR support at launch.

 

In the coming weeks, the PS5 versions of these titles will receive game patches enabling VRR support:

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • DIRT 5
  • Godfall
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Tribes of Midgard

These are just a few of the PS5 titles receiving VRR support and we’d like to thank their talented development teams. Please stay tuned to their channels for updates as you’ll have the best experience with VRR once their game patches are live.

 

Getting Started

 

VRR will arrive globally through a PS5 console update over the next few days (make sure you are connected to the internet to receive the update). Once you’ve received the update, VRR will automatically be enabled for supported games if your PS5 console is connected to an HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TV or PC monitor. You can also turn it off under “Screen and Video” in system settings.

 

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As an added option, you can also choose to apply VRR to PS5 games that don’t support it. This feature may improve video quality for some games. If this results in any unexpected visual effects, you can turn off this option at any time. Please note that results may vary depending on the TV you’re using, the game you’re playing, and the visual mode you’ve selected for a particular game (if it supports multiple modes). For more details on VRR settings, check out this page: https://www.playstat...esolution-guide.

 



#6263 Das_Regal   oh god CAGiversary!   1359 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2022 - 07:54 PM

Neat, the 5 people who have VRR TVs are gonna love this.

 

(Joking mostly)

 

How many of you actually have a VRR TV though? I don't have a sense of how far behind the times I am technologically. I have a 4k Monitor I use that has a cap of 60 FPS and I feel like I'm unusual among my friends/family who are all using sub 1080 resolution models.



#6264 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12447 Posts   Joined 19.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2022 - 08:00 PM

I have a VRR TV (LG CX) and love it. Elden Ring runs great on my Series X because of it. Know they say it can be run for “unsupported” games but don’t understand the need for patches like on those games identified. Never heard of that on the Xbox side. Hope there isn’t something weird about Sony’s implementation. We’ll see.

#6265 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1870 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

theflicker

Posted 25 April 2022 - 08:09 PM

Neat, the 5 people who have VRR TVs are gonna love this.

(Joking mostly)

How many of you actually have a VRR TV though? I don't have a sense of how far behind the times I am technologically. I have a 4k Monitor I use that has a cap of 60 FPS and I feel like I'm unusual among my friends/family who are all using sub 1080 resolution models.

I don't even have a 4k tv and no plans for one anytime soon.

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#6266 NeedleInTheHay   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1319 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

NeedleInTheHay

Posted 25 April 2022 - 08:17 PM

Neat, the 5 people who have VRR TVs are gonna love this.

 

(Joking mostly)

 

How many of you actually have a VRR TV though? I don't have a sense of how far behind the times I am technologically. I have a 4k Monitor I use that has a cap of 60 FPS and I feel like I'm unusual among my friends/family who are all using sub 1080 resolution models.

I’ve got the LG G1 so I’m pretty pumped personally 



#6267 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5360 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 25 April 2022 - 08:22 PM

I have the LG C1. Recently upgraded TVs for this generation of consoles.

#6268 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4158 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2022 - 08:31 PM

Recently bought a clearanced-out  2021 TCL 55R646. Has VRR.  I primarily use it for pc gaming. But I'm glad the ps5 will have the feature when I finally buy the console in ~2 years.



#6269 elessar123  

Posted 25 April 2022 - 08:42 PM

I don't, but I almost bought one at PS5 launch. But I decided to wait til VRR was working on the PS5.  I might buy one this year, but who knows.



#6270 Captain Urahara   Praise The Sun CAGiversary!   2992 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Captain Urahara

Posted 25 April 2022 - 08:45 PM

I have a Sony Bravia so I’ve been excited for VRR