Submitted by get2sammyb 561d ago | opinion piece

How the PS4 Will Put an End to Some of the PS3's Biggest Issues

Push Square: "We love our good old pal the PlayStation 3, but even we can acknowledge that the console is not without fault. Its complex architecture has proved a headache for developers ever since its release almost seven years ago – and it's resulted in some less than desirable ports being published for our favourite machine. But with the more accommodating PlayStation 4 lurking on the horizon, the gripes that we've become accustomed to over the years are on their way out." (PS3, PS4)

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JoGam  +   561d ago
How the PS4 Will Put an End to Some of the PS3's Biggest Issues
This is why I am so excited. One issue in my book that frustrated me was pushing the PS button while in game and having the PS3 lock up on me. Also when you compare trophies with someone who has a ton of them would lock the PS3 up also.
thechosenone  +   561d ago
it wouldn't lockup the hardware to the point that you needed to reboot the machine, lets make that clear but there would be a temporary delay of a few seconds while trying to load XMB info while being in-game, yes.

I found that freeing up space on the hard-drive helps with this problem, try deleting old data files of games that you no longer play.
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LOGICWINS  +   561d ago
"it wouldn't lockup the hardware to the point that you needed to reboot the machine"

You can't speak for over 70 million PS3 owners. I'm sure it has happened to some people. I have a PS3 FAT and if I attempt to play two videos simultaneously in the web browser, the system crashes. So excited I'm trading it in towards a PS4. I can't wait to get rid of it.
crzyjackbauer  +   560d ago
Dat PSN store
seriously every time they update it it gets slower
b163o1  +   561d ago
Agreed, my biggest problem I had with the PS3 was the inability to download games, patches, and/or dlc while I was playing games online. This was already confirmed for the PS4 so anything things else that it improves on is just a plus IMO. Day 1 purchaser right here…
T2  +   561d ago
Agreed that is a major plus
gamefreak1198  +   560d ago
Yeah I hate that you cant do such task in the background. But I believe there was no other console that could do so either so it was okay for me more than it would have been if say another console could do so.
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miyamoto  +   561d ago
Like I said, Sony has made the right decision to stop this PS3 BC problem once and for all, so it can start on a clean slate for future BC on future PlayStation platforms.


Is PS4 using Native OpenGL API?

because if it is... then

Valve: OpenGL is faster than DirectX — even on Windows
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Canary  +   561d ago
It really depends on what you think the PS3's biggest issues were.

For me, the biggest issues with the PS3 was backwards compatibility. So, to me, the PS4 is starting out with much more, much bigger problems than the PS3.
Monkeysmarts  +   561d ago
It may be a big problem to you and some others, but I hope you realize you are in the extreme minority. Cost outweighs usefulness.

Just finish your PS3 games before you get a PS4... seems like a simple solution to all the BC butthurt going on.
BitbyDeath  +   561d ago
Think you are just trolling, when PS3 launched it had full compatibilty so it could not have been an issue.
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MysticStrummer  +   560d ago
It really depends on how many people are bothered by the same things you are. In your case with BC, it's not very many people at all.
Xof  +   560d ago
Gotta love Sony fanboy logic.

Attack gamers who criticize lack of b/c and claim it's a non issue on when it comes to the PS4, then turn around and declare the Vita the greatest gaming device ever due to its PSP and PS1 library.

You can't have it both ways.
MariaHelFutura  +   561d ago
Learning from your mistakes is a key part of life.
Donnieboi  +   561d ago
Agreed. Sony made the biggest comeback I ever seen. Sadly, of the big 3, Sony seems to be the only one learning from past mistakes. Hopefully Valve will bring some competition to keep Sony on their toes, because Nintendo and M$ are asleep.
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lizard81288  +   561d ago
I do hope the Steambox does well. This gen will be interesting with 5 consoles out there. I hope they learn from one another to improve their own, rather than mud slinging each other.

jivah  +   560d ago

Ouya isnt really a console. Its a box to play android games yes. But its def not a console to be considered upon the big 3 plus Valve. Its more along the lines or maybe pandora or the jungle. Steambox deserves to be up there cause it directly competes with the big 3
iGAM3R-VIII  +   561d ago
What about EA then.......
iGAM3R-VIII  +   561d ago
When a company does things wrog the first time they improve the second, same goes for MS, Nintendo, EA (actually change that thought about EA) lol
Typical-Guy  +   561d ago
The best thing about the PS4 so far is that the features are built in. No more "up to the developers"... I CAN"T FREAKING WAIT!
flyingmunky  +   561d ago
Yeah that was a really bad decision on Sony's part. What dev is going to go out of their way to put in custom music or remote play? 3rd party developers are lazy, they don't want to add expense to development. Sony needs to standardize these things. The ps4 is going in the right direction.
unchartedxplorer  +   561d ago
I hope they go all out on their first party titles.
imsocool1234  +   561d ago
What about web browsing and playing games at the same time? Will future PS4 owners be able to do that?
BitbyDeath  +   561d ago

"Additionally, users can boot a variety of applications including a web browser when playing a game on PS4."

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Williamson  +   561d ago
The only issue I had with my ps3 was it freezing during web browsing. If the ps4 can fix that and allow more multi-tasking then id be happy.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   561d ago
It will kill so-called "inferior versions."

It will end the lengthy wait times for mandatory installs.

It will have competent online, that won't get hacked, and will have cross game chat.

Hopefully it will increase PSN download speeds.

It will be easy to develop games on the PS4.

People will suddenly realize how great it is to live in the post Ken Kutaragi hardware era. Something Vita owners have known for the past year.
asmith2306  +   561d ago
The only thing that freezes my PS3 is BF3!
csreynolds  +   560d ago
Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2 say hi... ;-)
asmith2306  +   560d ago
Never played them :) but honestly, people talk about the web browser, trophy issues, etc. but the only thing that ever freezes my PS3 is when I go back to the spawn/class menu in BF3 and that fuzzy effect comes up. 1 in 10 sessions my PS3 will freeze.
csreynolds  +   560d ago
@ asmith2306:

Yeah, BF3 has been known to cause freezes - happened to me once last night as a matter of fact - but the last two Call of Duty games are notorious for causing issues on PS3...
imsocool1234  +   560d ago
You too, huh?
TheKayle1  +   560d ago
lol on n4g everything on the ps4 look sent by god...) while xbox....
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   560d ago
Omg ps4 beasts xbox... hahaha n4g is crazy favouritism
arbitor365  +   560d ago
you would have to be totally insane to think that the PS4 is going to be less successful than the PS3 and that it will have an equally difficult launch.

the gloves are off this time. there is no handicap. the other consoles don't stand a chance. nintendo and M$ arent going to get away with the same crap they pulled last gen. the king is back.

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