gaming

Is PlayStation 4 Pro a worthy upgrade?

PlayStation 4 Pro was a first "mid-gen" upgrade in a very long time. It is an incremental update to the original PS4, keeping the promise of backward compatibility, at the cost of limited power jump. Is it a worthy upgrade? I got my original PS4 3 years go and that was a massive jump from my previous Xbox 360 (of course that is expected, it's a different generation). Builtin hard drive, builtin WiFi N, builtin gigabit LAN, builtin Blu-ray drive, the list goes on and on. Needless to say, I have been very happy with my PS4. When Pro came out, I was a little disappointed. No UHD Blu-ray. Unable to handle native 4K on most games. Old games were not getting a patch. HDR comes to original PS4 as well. Etc. I was not excited to buy one, unless my PS4 fails. Well, my PS4 did not fail, but my colleague sold his fairly new PS4 Pro at 1/2 new price, and I decided to take the chance. At that price it's great value, and even if I don't like it, I can still sell it and even make a profit! Of course there was no "Wow" moments as I had with my old PS4. (more…)

By vimvq1987, ago
gaming

How can Horizon: Zero Dawn be (even) better?

If you own a PS4, you might want to try out Horizon: Zero Dawn, and if don't have a PS4, you might want to buy a PS4 Pro + a HDR TV to try it out. Yes, the game is a blast to play: vast, beautiful world - which will drop your jaw frequently, and fun, exciting combat with the dino-robots. The game is selling very well and an expansion is under the work already - and I'd not be surprised if a sequel Horizon: Zero Dawn is announced in the future. But, can it be better? Yes! How? (more…)

By vimvq1987, ago
gaming

PS4 firmware 4.5 wifi problem fixed

And finally the much anticipated 4.5 firmware of PlayStation 4/4 Pro has arrived, with some very neat features: extended storage, custom themes. It's a big improvement for PS4 users, well, almost: the firmware comes with a big problem for ones who are using wifi: the download speed is now terrible, and even worse, the lag in game is making the games unplayable. Before 4.5, I had no problem joining matches on Uncharted 4, and playing Titanfall was very smooth - ping is never more than 100ms. After 4.5, I can't hardly join a match on Uncharted 4 (errors in connections), and the lag in Titanfall spikes to more than 2000ms, making the game totally unplayable. Test Internet Connection shows that I have a a few hundred Kbps upload and download, when the wifi connection is supposed to be 130Mbps (PS4 ony has 2.4Ghz wifi 802.11 b/g/n, only PS4 Pro has 5Ghz wifi), and my internet connection is 250/100Mbps, so that must be a big problem somewhere. (more…)

By vimvq1987, ago
gaming

The best trailers of E3 2016

E3 is undoubtedly the biggest gaming event of the year - where companies show off their best games and hardware for the next year. And as other gamers, I pay my close attention to this event, waiting to see what will be my next game. It's worth noting that I am highly selective - I only play 3-4 games a year, max, so I need to decide carefully what to play and what to skip. But it won't hurt to watch the trailers, right

Titanfall 2, EA

Titanfall was a great game. It might not be a legendary game, but it was fun. It's unsurprising EA and Respawn game were going to make Titanfall 2, but I'm surprised that they added a "Single player mode". After a wave of multiplayer-only games, such as The Division and Overwatch, it's a good sign for the coming back of Single player. Let's hope the story will be good enough to get you into multiplayer mode: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj7yd3Fx69E[/embed] (more…)

By vimvq1987, ago
gaming

Things I wish I knew before playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The game was released 1 year ago - still - it's a masterpiece to be played. If you've never played it, play it now - it's easily one of the best games in years, if not decades. The storyline with twists will keep you thinking in a while (no decision is clearly better or worse, and your choices will definitely make impacts on the ending), while the graphic is still one of best in any games, and the gameplay will keep you excited. If you played it - it's now time to replay it, with new expansions, Heart of Stones and Blood and Wine. They are some of best expansions ever released. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Truth be told, I was new to The Witcher and Wild Hunt was the first game I played in the series. Now I'm playing it again and sometimes I feel really stupid for not knowing something earlier - thing might have been much easier in my first play. (more…)

By vimvq1987, ago