SONY PS5 (PlayStation 5)


JDTAY

Half Pepperoni, All Cheese
Joined
Sep 15, 2015
Messages
1,633
Age
33
Location
North Carolina, USA
Some sources are saying we in the US won't receive stimulus checks until March. Hopefully there are more PS5s by then.

The House of Representatives did put out a spending bill today, which keeps the stimulus eligibility requirements the same as the last stimulus.
 

JDTAY

Half Pepperoni, All Cheese
Joined
Sep 15, 2015
Messages
1,633
Age
33
Location
North Carolina, USA
@Nintendo Need some technical advice.

I'm having trouble deciding between PS5 and XSX now, so I had a crazy idea. If I were to plug a 55" 4K TV, a Nintendo Switch dock, a PS5, and an XSX all into the same multi-outlet at once, would it break the universe?

With $1400, I was thinking I could swing both, and not have to worry about exclusives. I would get the $400 PS5 and the $500 Xbox, of course. I think I may have room for all three too, after learning that the XSX can be mounted horizontally.

Edit: You know, actually, looking online, it seems like all you can get is bundles now. Guess I'm gonna have to choose.
 
Last edited:

JDTAY

Half Pepperoni, All Cheese
Joined
Sep 15, 2015
Messages
1,633
Age
33
Location
North Carolina, USA
According to Reddit, the PS5's Zen 2 CPU is missing some parts. The more informed sounding people were saying this is expected though, that the PS5 doesn't need a full CPU feature set, and costs had to be cut somewhere.

In other news, Nintendo's stick drift issues have spread into a war over all sticks everywhere. Only three months into the PS5, and Sony is dealing with a stick drift lawsuit. I didn't know stick drift in the DualSense was any more frequent than normal, and I still doubt it is.

 

JDTAY

Half Pepperoni, All Cheese
Joined
Sep 15, 2015
Messages
1,633
Age
33
Location
North Carolina, USA
I don't even know what stick drift is. Pretty sure I haven't encountered it in any of my consoles / handhelds, PS5 included.
It's when the stick thinks it's receiving input even when you aren't touching it. This can be due to the stick not being properly centered. Most companies, Dragonbox included, avert this by putting huge "deadzones", areas that don't count as input, in the center of the their sticks.

The Switch, even with huge deadzones, had a really high rate of stick drift. I kinda doubt the DualSense has the same high rate, but it is kind of early to tell. For all I know, DualSense is stick drift hell.

Edit: Addendum: The best way to avoid stick drift is to avoid using your sticks too much. Don't play 12 hours a day, and don't play Mario Party, so help you God.
 

ClockworkCoder

Chaotic Neutral
Joined
Jan 21, 2016
Messages
1,977
Location
Menzoberranzan
Sounds like something a (software) recalibration would fix.

Slightly off-topic, reminds me of "human drift", I've seen. My mother, bless her soul, would drift towards the TV while playing certain Wii games, and ended up punching the screen.

I tried recalibrating by letting her know that hitting the screen didn't affect her performance in the game in any positive way, but the drift did continue to be an issue.

Credit to Samsung - I'm not a particular fan of their TVs, but that screen did take quite a pummeling, and continued to work for many more years.
 
Top