The new generation of consoles have finally solved a problem that Seth has been dealing with since he had to blow in cartridges to get games to work on the NES.
Gotta say I really REALLY love the suspend and resume ability. Thanks Sony. You sure took your time but you did deliver so I'm happy.
I mean, come on. I'm a PS guy, but this feature is far from being a game changer.
To some it is I guess.
funny thing is i do agree with but you gotta admit it is pretty nice though.
Idk its nice to come home and turn on the ps4 and the game to be paused and not have to load into it. Or be watching something and change seamlessly. It really is a nice feature. The real game changer is share play though...free demos of full games.
It's a nice feature to say the least.
It is an amazing feature. To be honest though, I use it by accident more often than not. I get in a hurry, shut down the console while in game, and then boot up later on only to be pleasantly surprised lol.
I would give remote play and share play higher accolades but yes, its a great feature.
true game changers are Remote Play on the Vita and any smartphone and also Share Play. nothing is beating those just yet from the competitors!
Bull. Seth no longer has to blow game cartridges. Get your facts straight.
If this is a game changer...then the game had changed 2 years prior to Sony adding suspend/resume when the Xbox One Launched. More like, about time you made it to the game Sony....
I think even PSP had this feature back in 2004.
"A True Game Changer" What?
It's honestly my least used feature. I don't know if it's years of carefully planning and premeditating the length of my gaming sessions, but I never get into situations where it's any better than saving and going into rest mode. If anything, the feature has been an annoyance because I'll turn my ps4 on later in the day for Netflix or something and the game I was playing earlier will still be trying to reclaim the system. Maybe there's a setting to turn it off. I'm probably in the minority here though.
Wait, what? Could you expand on that? I have not had such problems. If I'm using the youtube app while a game is suspended, and I suspend the system with the youtube app running, then when I turn on the system again it goes directly to youtube, with the game running in the background.
So far it seems to work better than the Xbox one version. I have had to restart Xbox games because of it not showing a image on the screen a couple times. But I have found the os on my Xbox to have quite a few weird glitches.
Its been on the X1 for awhile but its actually a game saver. Dont have to worry about someone shutting off the console when Im in the middle of a mission while Im out doing some errands
Oh i love this feature... such a life and time saver.
The ps vita had it first so technically sony did it first
It's a wonderful feature (especially for people who stream games via remote play) but it's not a game changer because XB1 did it first. It does work better than it does on XB1 though. I never trust it on XB1 because it only works about 60% of the time for me.
Just because people use game changer doesn't mean they don't mean specifically for that system. It really is an awesome feature! This system doesn't even look like its on!
IF we want to get super technical Sony actually did it first with the Vita, which last I checked came out way before the Xbox One....Its also done differently between the PS4 and X1, kinda the same way you can start installing a game and be playing in 60-90 seconds on PS4 and 15-20 minutes on X1
You can't turn a Vita off and then turn it back on and pick up in the middle of the game.
@captainexplosion Ummm... sure you can. I have my game suspended in the middle of a mission in Blackheart Noire (whatever it's called (a great game btw))as we speak. I play while I travel to work and always ALWAYS suspend and resume the game. I just finished Suikoden 2 from start to finish without shutting the game down even once iirc. Your entire statement is just false 100%. Way to misinform people....
60% of the time??? It works all the time for me, whenever i turn off my XB1 in the middle of a game. I think in your case it might be user error
Share play is a game changer
I agree with that, but man I'm starting to hate the phrase game changer.
True about the term.....I'd say Mark Cerny was a game changer without flinching though.......
Game changer? More like time saver
don't care that much for this feature... the ones I care about are video playback, external HD support, organizing games in folders and Vita content management
The feature has definitely made sure these systems feel more future proof but it is no game changer.
Had my xbox since black friday, i don't use the feature unless i have to go to the store real quick or I'm installing something over night. There has been time i thought it was off but turned out it was on suspend. The only way to tell is the color of the power brick and the option to turn it off completely doesn't show up when turning off via controller. It honestly isn't a game changer in fact it's expected and a must. With all the installing and downloading this gen these consoles must have it. Ps4 should've been had it, but better late than never I guess.
Cool you have just thought up the tag line Xbox one should have had since launch.
Think your confusing system standby feature with suspend resume which is different.
I make the same joke when people talk about how amazing the Xbox one is for getting a feature the ps4 had since launch so it only fair to do it to ps4 fans. How the hell is this a game changer? Xbox one launched with this feature. Yes people can pick at it and say it's done slightly different, didn't matter when it was Xbox one doing screenshots and it doesn't matter for this.
It does but as you can see, nobody is claiming its a game changer.
its usually always the articles that claim things and the fanboys roll with it
It's not just suspend/resume of games, if you're at the system menu with no games/apps running and put it in rest mode it will resume to the menu faster too. I like it :)
Game changer lol.
I really enjoy it.
Game changer? Didnt the other console have it before Sony? I didn't see any articles about game changer then.
@Castillo The article you posted clearly states that the xbox uses twice the power in standby mode and that's compared to the PlayStation with USB charging on. Read your own article dude How embarrassing
Can we now just get all the deleted and unwanted icons from the My library removed properly please rather than currently when you delete something you no longer want and it just sits there with a little arrow to re download ;( get rid please.
The Library doubles as the PS4's Download List. It shows ALL PS4 content associated with your account and under "Related Items" for each game is the downloadable content you've purchased (and sometimes a link to the store for the ones you haven't). At least this list is sortable and can be limited to Games, Apps, or All, and then Alphabetic or Install Date. The download list for the PS3 and Vita (or through the web-based PSN storefront) are not CLOSE to this nice. It is a pain to go through 40+ pages of my download history to re-download and reinstall a game or add-on for my Vita and PS3 -- on the PS4 it is just a couple clicks away. Also (if you have the option enabled) the most recent games/apps played are right at the front -- no need to dive into the Library unless you are finding something you haven't played in a while. In the end this really isn't that much of a hassle for the sake of keeping the main XMB/Dashboard clean.
Its amazing i always put it on stand by and while its in that state ir uploads videos to youtube,downloads patches,system updates,charges controllers, and when i turn it back on it imeadietly goes back into the game.
It will change your power bill.
Game changer..where was this article when the XB1 had it since Day ONE! I also heard a few people here downplaying the features before and now fully did a 180 when it s available on PS4. LOL
its bias media man
Resumed far cry 4 in about 5 seconds... Pretty dang good
so it wasn't a game changer when the xb1 did it first
Is this like when I turn off my Xbox without closing the game come back turn it on and I'm still in the same place?
I guess its nice seeing Sony trying to catch up with the Xbox one in features. Even tho it took a year and a half. Better late then never. Thats my opinion, just like the article.
Show me games not features!!! Lol
I hate that feature. I actually have it disabled. Cause if the last thing i did was listened to spotify or watched netflix but now i just wanna play a game. I have to take the trouble of closing those apps first and then launch my game.
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