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The PS4 is Terrible

The PS4 is the most terrible piece of garbage I have ever had the horror to experience. This thing is bottom of the barrel trash. And I am dumbfounded that there ism’t more of an uproar about it on the internet. Sony is an absolute disgrace in every way, and I will never buy another product from them again.

Why, you ask? On boxing day 2015, I saw that EB Games were having a sale on Sony PlayStation 4. They were including 5 games in a bundle that was slightly better value than before christmas. I’d been thinking about getting the PS4 for a while so I decided it was time, I figured I’d spoil myself, get together all of my Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) games and console take it in to trade them, and walk home with a brand new shiny console for hours of entertainment.

I should be honest, I don’t actually play console games much at all. I’ve had a console of some sort for the last 20 years+ of some sort or another, including NES, Sega Master System, Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii, and most recently PS3. I came to a realisation a few years ago that my interest in console games had completely waned. I only play once in a blue moon, or if a friend comes round we might have a laugh with some Grand Theft Auto carnage.

I also have come to believe that PC gaming is far superior than console gaming in every way.

I actually always hated the PS3 OS and the interface. I found it ugly, clunky, and just shit. The load time, system updates, and everything about it just feels terrible. The only reason I have ‘stuck’ with Sony is because I didn’t want to support Microsoft in the gaming world.

So I wasn’t extremely excited about the PS4, I more just wanted to get it to upgrade to the latest version. I figured I could get rid of my old PS3 which was the 60GB version – that was the very loud, very large, dust collecting, backwards compatible console (that I never ONCE played a ps2 game on). Also when I say “loud” I mean, this thing sounded like a plane was taking off under my TV. This thing was also as heavy as a fucking car. I’m not exaggerating. If you kicked this piece of shit as hard as you could, it would break your foot and not affect it in any way.

I also figured it would be a good “media centre” update as well, I’d be able to watch movies on it just as I could on my PS3, but being the latest version, obviously it would be even better.

So I went into the store and traded in 11 PS3 games and my console, I was offered a measly $90 trade in value – a bit of a kick in the guts, but I continued onwards.

The pre-pubescent, pimply faced sales kid told me that “You have to pay to access the PlayStation Network. You have to pay to play online at all”. I stopped. My jaw dropped
“Are you fucking serious?” (There are about 30-40 people in queue, close by & listening in a boxing day rush).
“I know, that was my first reaction too, but <13 yo sales guy pitch here>“.
“That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard”.

Really, Sony charging for access to their online world is SO fucking outrageous it is disgusting. They have the worst online network, it’s been HACKED numerous times, it’s down all the time, it’s just inferior to EVERY alternative in EVERY way. Just using PC games you have a FAR wider audience, and way cheaper entry.

Alas I’d come this far, so I continued.

Then the rodent sales guy asks if I want a second controller:
“Sure” I said.
“Oh but it doesn’t come with a cable.”
“… Wait… What? Did you just say… the controller… doesn’t come… with a cable? I… I just… How?”
“Nope haha, I recommend you buy this docking station power charger too so you can charge them both. That way you don’t need to have the console turned on to charge the controllers. The controllers die really quickly because of their led display”
“That sounds… Really terrible. How could they not include a cable? Don’t they just use the normal USB/micro USB cables? Don’t worry, I already have them”
“Oh no they don’t use those cables” (they do)
“Can you just sell me a normal cable?”
“Sure. Oh wait, we don’t have any left sorry”
“Oh god…”

So after being forcefully up-sold with Sony’s shamefully terrible products and non existent business ethics, I continued.

Eventually after further disappointment being told I couldn’t trade any of the ‘bundled’ games for less shit games, I walked out of there having spent way more than I expected, and feeling absolutely terrible about the whole ordeal.

So I got home, plugged it all in, went to enter my account/profile details and connect to PlayStation Network. ERROR. That’s right, the PlayStation Network was down. The “online” network that Sony have the arrogant nerve to think they can charge for, was not accessible on christmas, or the next 3-4 days – the peak holiday time, when the entire PlayStation world would have been wanting to play. You couldn’t come up with a more ridiculous story – really. They are just a fucking laughing stock.

Turns out it was due to constant DDOS attacks. I’m not going to go into the reasons etc (google it), but I have to be honest, I’m GLAD that they got attacked. They deserve to be absolutely caned for their disgusting service. Having said that, if they’re going to charge for their pathetic appalling network, they are OBLIGED to have better security security, backup measures and alternative plans for these situations, otherwise what the fuck do they deserve our money for?

So far everything about this piece of shit was just terrible. For days I tried entering in my credentials (the console doesn’t save your email address/password, so every single time I had to re-enter it again using the painfully slow controller/keyboard method – just a small example of why the playstation UI sucks). But after a few days the network finally came back online. I tried to connect, ERROR. I googled it – and Sony’s genius engineering team advised “reboot your machine” (fucking idiots). I rebooted my machine, it did nothing. I still got an error. Eventually I found an obscure manual network setting adjustment which was NOT specified by Sony but rather some clever punter. Finally I was online.

After exploring some of the options/settings I was baffled as to why there is so much focus placed on social networking and sharing etc. As if anyone cares about sony and their social media – these guys are completely deluded.

Anyway I played GTA5 a few times. It was as lacklustre as it was on the PS3, but now some of the voices and sounds seemed to come out of the controller. I don’t find this adds ANY immersion whatsoever – it’s actually confusing, and to be honest I’d rather it just not happen, with the benefit of a longer battery life for the shithouse controllers.

Finally a few days later I had a friend coming around and we were going to settle in and watch a movie, so I grabbed my USB with a legally obtained video to watch, and plugged it into the console. Only to discover that the PS4 is unable to play ANY videos copied onto it via USB or any other means. I could not believe it. A major part of my reason to have a console at all was to act as a ‘media centre’. I didn’t even bother to look up this functionality because I just assumed it would be included – why wouldn’t it? I was absolutely dumbfounded and disgusted. What an outrage. I was also stabbing my own eyes with forks in frustration.

On googling responses on the internet I found a range of varied opinions. But as with all gaming topics, you have these strange retarded ‘fanbois’ who stand by their console/platform/game/developer of choice no matter how much they are blatantly and obviously not living up to expectations.

At this stage I just find the whole thing comical. To wrap it up – if you haven’t bought a PS4 yet, don’t do it. Just don’t. It’s a fucking piece of shit. I’ll sign off with a concise list.

Why the PS4 is shit

  • Overly expensive
  • You have to pay to access the PlayStation Network (to play any online games)
  • You can’t play any videos copied to the console. It’s no longer ANY use as a media center.
  • No flash support on the browser at all
  • Second controllers don’t come with cables.
  • Shit games.
  • The PlayStation Network was down over the peak holiday period.
  • Sony’s security is known to be appalling, and is a laughing stock worldwide. Peoples sensitive private information has been hacked many times.
  • Sony’s OS and UI are fucking terrible.
  • The physical console is eye hurtingly ugly.
  • The “improvements” of this console are almost all SHIT. The controller voices/audio/lights are just battery wasting gimmicks. The focus on “social networking” and “sharing” is just rubbish that no-one cares about.
  • The community is terrible.
  • Much, much more.

I’d love to hear your feedback or experiences. Thanks.

11 thoughts on “The PS4 is Terrible

  1. Yeah agreed, the funny thing is you haven’t mentioned the fact it’s always lagging and freezing, the PS3 had more, yes they have taken away certain programmes etc. it’s a really bad dust collector with how the slot is placed on the side. I hate it, I’m selling it and sticking with my PS3, pish poor, Sony don’t give a fuck anymore

  2. Yeah ps4 is shite just like the ps4 fans, and fanboys,

    This is for the gamers makes me cringe every time, more like for the wallet.

  3. Hey Sony as a loyal customer I would love it if you guys could drop a slim version, maybe without an optical drive. I hate actually having my games and they always get scratched or lost because im a complete cunt and just think of all that free space, I could store my stationary away for the first time ever. There are 3 generations of Playstation. This model falls so far short I genuinely feel like youve stolen my money and left me with a pandoras box of shitty problems. I want to fight you over it already, and then we get to the all new psn. Whats new about it? Money thats what. You want money for your online services? How about an employee safely returned from his kidnapping ordeal instead? Thats my offer. Just make the slim p4 and we can all watch you crash and burn and at least get some entertainment value out of this folly.

  4. It cost more to develop. They were losing money. Isn’t expensive at all, you’re simply poor.

    You get several services with PSN, including free games each month.

    You can play videos on the console. But even if you couldn’t, why would you care consider you have a “superior PC”? LOL. Dolt.

    Flash is a turd. If you want to use that turd, use your PC. Hardly a criticism at all.

    If you can’t afford a wire, don’t buy a console.

    The game are brilliant. You are delusional.

    Sony’s OS is wonderful. The UI has fine design. Are you a designer? Axiomatically not. Am I a designer? Yes. I am right, you are wrong. Dolt.

    The console’s exterior and interior design is perfectly fine. Saying otherwise reveals your pathetic attempt at insulting all aspects of a console because you the fact that you had a bad experience with a young sales person. You’re acting like a little bitch over a wire and PSN.

    If nobody cares about sharing their recording, why is everyone sharing their recording? Dolt.

    The community is wonderful. Dolt.

    Much, much more? Well, you’ve said nothing so far. Simp.

    1. Here ladies and gentleman, we have what is called a “cock spanner”. It’s a perfect specimen of a fanboi in the wild, and it appears to be injured in some way.. it seems to be butthurt. It’s clear that his mum has bought him a playstation and being a little kid he just plays with the toys he’s given without any capability for objectivity, critiism or an eye for quality.

      Allow me to dissect and destroy/nullify every single point made by the butthurt fanboi destroying him immediately:

      It cost more to develop. They were losing money.

      Hahahaha! Sony were losing money! Oh how my heart bleeds. Hold on, is that the Sony that got hacked 3 times, and leaked millions of customer private records, offering NO compensation whatsoever? Is this Sony who are in the top 100 brands and have a value of $34 *billion*? And your justification for them overcharging on this console is “they were losing money”. Kid, you are a medically diagnosed retard.

      You get several services with PSN, including free games each month.

      I don’t want those shitkicker games, because I’m not a shitkicker.

      You can play videos on the console. But even if you couldn’t, why would you care consider you have a “superior PC”? LOL. Dolt.

      You couldn’t play videos on the console. After a huge uproar from the public (primarily this blog post), Sony caved in and provided this service that should have been included in the first place. Even the thought that a gaming console in this day and age would release a unit without the capability to play media is beyond outrageous. It’s fucking disgraceful.

      Please don’t use the word “Dolt” – it’s really embarrassing for you. Only weird social pre-pubescent outcasts use that word. I’m just telling you for your own sake.

      Flash is a turd.

      It, like you, is indeed a turd. But many content streaming sites use Flash, so not allowing it, on an “entertainment” system, is an appallingly poor decision.

      The game are brilliant.

      What?

      Sony’s OS is wonderful. The UI has fine design.

      Sony’s OS and design are terrible rubbish that is extremely inefficient and difficult to use. It’s slow, awkward, ugly, hard to navigate, hard to enter data, hard to do everything. Their approach towards design and engineering is old and outdated.

      The console’s exterior and interior design is perfectly fine.

      This doesn’t even warrant a direct response. Anyone can google popular opinion to see that you failed terribly.

      The community is wonderful. Dolt.

      ^ Given that this guy is part of the community, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.

  5. Ok I bought a ps4 and sold my ps3….shortly after I bought my ps3 back!
    Ps3 is far superior I wont compare it to pc as obviously a high end pc game machine will be far superior to a games console always ( what do they make the games on? A Pc !)
    Having said that games releases are now aimed at consoles so hassle of running emulaters and various other erm probably illegal ways to run these games on a pc means stuck with consoles.
    So ps4…wont run your £400 steering wheel peddle system they made sure it wont so you have to buy an inferior thrustmaster one.
    Ps4 game size is huge you pretty much filled it with gta 5, which does not even look much different and I swear runs faster on ps3 as on ps4 loads of clipping at a distance. Ok they threw in few extras but so what it plays better on ps3 and cannot see any difference unless maybes you put two screens on ran side by side and squinted a long time to decide…
    I stuck with them now I play ps3 more no stupid pay for internet though admit for £40 you get your moneys worth a year on ps4 and you get top games for that ps3. Shit games on ps4 ie tablet type indie free crap you delete straight away as the stupid hard drive and new ps4 operating system cannot store more than a few games at once and will crash and die, am on my second already,,,,,,,,,,,,
    My ps3 same one I always had is a slim one totally reliable great media player great games great controllers poer lasts ages……..dont buy a ps4 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Stick with your ps3 or trial a ps4 but honestly most stupid waste of money I ever made.

  6. Sorry but have to add to this massive congratulations to Sony for the PS3 it converted me from a pc games media station I built as they had basically built an even smaller version of same system with cool controllers but the PS4 they just taking the piss and have taken all the good things from a product and boxed it up with erm full hd n that’s it lol
    Dont start arguing processor speeds research it forst or just play both systems side by side, no wonder same looking games run the same to look at as ps3 operating system is obviously better as they dont take the 4 or more size hard drive space as ps4 does it like basic versus machine language…

  7. Your just crying over stupid shit. If you didnt like ps3, why did u play and why did u care if they charge for online. You hardly play and 360 always charged and so does the xbox one. Get over it. I stopped reading there because your just crying over stupid stuff. I have a hate for ps4 atm because of legit faulty reasons and i cant even contact sony about it. Stop crying and what you were never a 13 year old that looked nerdy. Get over yourself you asshole its not his fault. You could have bought it without knowing.

  8. AND XBOX ONE IS ALSO ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND SHARING. I JUST READ ANOTHER PARAGRAPH AND CANNOT BELIEVE HOW STUPID YPU ARE. you cant be like oh no one cares about sony when microsoft does the same shit. I hope you read this and think about how stupid you are. And dont get mad over me being an asshole. Re read your shit and think. Do it.

  9. I agree, I’ve owned every PlayStation and 4 is btly far the worst.
    Something you missed out is that it’s WiFi doesn’t work, even at 100%

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