I paid for my PS4 yesterday, which was an interesting feeling. There was something about the wait towards everything happening at the end of the month, and now I’ve got the soul destroying bank balance killer out of the way I’m just left with the vast emptiness of waiting for something to be put in my hands on the 29th…
Oh well, I guess I’ll play some games to while away the time!
Of course the biggest news of the past week has been that the PlayStation 4 is available to buy by real living people who have enough money to pay for one, and live in the US.
Of course the biggest news this past week has been that the PlayStation 4 is available to buy by real living people who have enough money to pay for one, and live in North America. Old School‘s plan is to “climb inside my freezer for two weeks to cryogenically freeze myself. Hope I don’t over sleep or… die.”
Sounds perfectly safe to me, and fingers crossed he avoids a Buck Rogers style incident!
Even Microsoft got in on the act, offering their direct competitor a hearty congratulations on the day of their launch, to which ron_mcphatty said, “It’s all very gracious and friendly. What a great way to usher in the next generation.”
However, the post sparked an interesting thought about the “fanboy” label from Andrewww:
“I’m not really a Microsoft fan, if it is about games, but this is a nice gesture, I’ll give them that. However, I do think a grown-up is allowed to have very clear preferences and make fun of the competition, without being called a ‘fanboy’ every time.”
I certainly agree that a little light ribbing is well within order, but what do you think?
The Uncharted 4 teaser and announcement, on the eve of the PS4 launch no less, has dropped some tantalising clues as to the history it could cover. This to the extent that Jim theorised it could actually have us playing as Drake. No, not Nathan, but Sir Francis!
A certain Alex C chipped in saying, “I’m tempted to think that we might be playing as (the real) Drake, with Nate doing something similar in the current timezone, mirroring each other. The games have always hinted at this, albeit fleetingly in some cases, so being able to really be Francis Drake would be very fitting. And ace.”
There’s a few other good points of speculation about what the teaser is hinting at exactly, so it’s well worth diving in and reading a few of the comments.
BlackRedYellow is back with a slight change to his gaming set up. I’ll not elaborate too much, but this might also give a rough clue as to where in the world he lives…
The lucky, lucky boy says:
Not much has changed since my last submission, except for the glorious PS4!
It looks nice and tidy next to its older brother, who will still be getting lots of attention. It’s certainly a lot quieter, and I was surprised at how slim and small it actually is!
Looking forward to playing with TSAgents, it’s not the same on your own.
Not jealous at all…
As I’ve said before, if people want to keep sending things in, I’ll be happy to post them. I expect a lot of you will be getting PS4s soon, so we’ll see those quite regularly, I’m sure. If you fancy it, just use the submission form below, get in touch with me on Twitter at @teflon, or just send me an email out of the blue to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The forums are still down for the time being, but people have been a little more proactive with their trophy reporting this last week. I myself earned a fastest platinum, though I guess I’m kind of cheating since I’ve been playing the game before release…
Youles starts things off, as he now has 100% of the trophies for Dishonored’s Knife of Dunwall DLC, and has already completed plays of Brigmore Witches, though he has a way to go on that one still. He’s also returned to Escape Plan and managed to acquire 100% of those trophies too.
Crazy_Del updated us on a whole bundle of his latest platinums, with Diablo 3 added to the pot alongside fastest platinum claims (which we’ll get to see once the forums are back) for Killzone Mercenary and Batman: Arkham Origins.
Bambo_19 has to be the second chap on TSA to get the GTA V platinum, behind only Crazy_Del we think, while Avenger finished the game that isn’t really a game, Beyond. I still need to get back to that, actually…
R1MJAW rounds things out this week with platinum number 98, Remember Me. Plenty of time to hit triple digits before the PS4 arrives!
We’re basically finished, as we are without a leaderboard update this week. Coincidentally this was also the week that I updated my trophy card!
If you want to check the leaderboards from last week then they can be found here, but to finish off this week, we have the usual submission form for photos and accomplishments.
Until next time.