PS4 Australian launch almost here 2 hours to go!!

chriharr

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Australian PS4 launch less than 2 and a half hours away EB GAMES let me pick up my games, controllers and accessories at 5pm today after doing a comparison of the dual shock 4 controller today I feel a little underwhelmed in some ways about the quality of the controller it feels a little cheap for $99 but I'm sure when I boot the console up and play a game later tonight that feeling will disappear... Glad to see the game cases stay the same size as the Australian bluray cases and not any other size.

Camera is really tiny it's amazing how small it is, and eb games did a deal you get $70 off when you buy killzone and knack together both $99 RRP so each game comes out at $64 each which is a bonus having 35% off !!




Excited that next gen of playstation is almost here !!









Images here

http://christoharris.blogspot.com/2013/11/ps4-launch-images.html
 
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Bitbydeath

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Just picked up my controller and games (Killzone and Knack)
I like the feel of the controller, only thing that could take some getting used to is the smaller sticks and nubs.
Glad the triggers have finally been fixed, can finally put down the controller without worrying about it trying to fast forward VidZone.
Now to wait out midnight
 

chriharr

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I thought the grip on the back of the controller was more grippy... Kinda weirded out that the analog sticks have less of a dead zone, not sure if that makes games easier or harder to play as there is less room for error, kinda reminds me of racing steering vs conventional car steering.

Was going to get a vertical stand but decided to lay it down normally just in case cats run into it when I'm not home.
 
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This is the first time I have read someone complaining that the DS4 feels cheap. I have yet to try it but I'm sure it will be a massive hit. If u remember the first DS3 that came with the playstation, that controller felt cheap.

Anyways, congrats with ur new console. Have fun :D
 

Demi_God

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[QUOTE="Bitbydeath, post: 6256076]Just picked up my controller and games (Killzone and Knack)
I like the feel of the controller, only thing that could take some getting used to is the smaller sticks and nubs.
Glad the triggers have finally been fixed, can finally put down the controller without worrying about it trying to fast forward VidZone.
Now to wait out midnight[/QUOTE]

what I found really cool about those analog sticks is that the longer you are playing, the more your thumbs stick to the analog. You really don't have to use the analog sticks hard at all, your thumb will naturally stick to them. it's really weird but cool. You'll know what I'm talking about once you start gaming with that pad.
 

Admartian

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Didn't get Knack mate.

All my games are in the pic (save for the DD of course). Gonna leave my PS4 on standby and get WarThunder. And play some in the morning after dropping off the missus to paly and then watch NFL thanksgiving games. :D
 

Bitbydeath

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Just picked mine up, had about 80 people in the queue.
We were all given numbers, mine was 41.
Gonna set it all up tomorrow as I have to change the HDD first.
 

chriharr

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Me and my PS4 45 minutes ago

https://twitter.com/tigerwhite007/status/406058350820880385

Gonna set it up and play it tomorrow too tired had a hard day at work lol

[QUOTE="Bitbydeath, post: 6256149]Just picked mine up, had about 80 people in the queue.
We were all given numbers, mine was 41.
Gonna set it all up tomorrow as I have to change the HDD first.[/QUOTE]

I plan on doing that too got a HGST 1tb 7200rpm travelstar HDD ready to pop in
 

Admartian

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[QUOTE="mickice, post: 6256154]Did all 80 get a system? Im worried xD
Also do the edges of the thumbsticks feel cheap? You know, the rim.[/QUOTE]
My experience, no.

Feels great bro.
 

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[QUOTE="admartian, post: 6256144]
:D Greatness has arrived. 8)[/QUOTE] Awesome. Congrats to you and the others in this thread that picked theirs up.
 

Bitbydeath

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[QUOTE="chriharr, post: 6256151]
I plan on doing that too got a HGST 1tb 7200rpm travelstar HDD ready to pop in[/QUOTE]

I got the same HDD.
I've just changed it over (which was very easy to do) but now it says I need to download the firmware onto a USB to get any further.

Must be cause the HDD is completely blank so word of warning.
 

Demi_God

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[QUOTE="avecha, post: 6256466]The store where i got mine was only given 6. Disgusting. I still got mine though.[/QUOTE]

that's all that should matter. I would have strutted out laughing like muahahahahaha while highstepping. :X
 

chriharr

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The store I got mine from had about 55 units, all got there's all got given a number, store was open all night and they encouraged everyone to pick up their games and accessories so that at 12:01 all we had to do was get our receipt stamped and walk away with our console, I was number 18 and got my system in less than 2 minutes after launch, they had 3 clerks and everyone had their stuff paid for so easiest best launch ever well done eb games Australia
 

Bitbydeath

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[QUOTE="mickice, post: 6256154]Did all 80 get a system? Im worried xD
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Forgot to respond, yes they did.
I was also at EbGames so was the same process as chirarr just described.
Everything went really smoothly, didn't feel like I was standing around for very long at all.
 
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Try several I believe the user sets quality of streams. Also they start out lower res and quality increases in about 10 seconds.

congrats and welcome to next gen.

P.s. I'm jealous u guys have war thunder.

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[QUOTE="Bitbydeath, post: 6256567]Here's my setup



Is anyone else getting poor quality on the Live with Playstation Streams?[/QUOTE]

Nice, especially putting the PS4 in the center. But is that an original Fat PS3? Whoa!
 

Bitbydeath

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[QUOTE="Bligmerk, post: 6256609]Nice, especially putting the PS4 in the center. But is that an original Fat PS3? Whoa![/QUOTE]

Not a launch 60GB but the 80GB Phat model (upgraded to 500GB).