Games purchased from PlayStation Store are
downloaded directly to the hard drive and no need to worry about the drive is
lost or scratched . The only negative is that downloaded titles can not be
rendered by the weekend or traded on a loan at your local game store . As this
form of games shopping becomes more popular stores like GameStop stores and
other commercial game could be taking a hit - . " Reminiscence Park"
or a seat next to Blockbuster
The new Dual Shock PS4 4 has seen some physical changes that make it stand out
a bit from its previous counterpart. Some of the most notable changes concern
the analog sticks ; which have been spaced slightly out a little further to
avoid collisions thumb . Have also been designed with hollow tops and covered
with a rubber coating to make improved grip. The Dual Shock 4 also comes with a
connector for external headset speaker and the headphones, just keep in mind
that can only deliver stereo controller connection - however, a nice touch. I
would say one of the nicest features of the Dual Shock design 4 is the metal
touchpad on the front of the controller . Works just like a laptop touchpad and
is extremely soft and sensitive.
Although the Dual Shock 4 can be purchased and used in the PS3, Dual Shock 3
older drivers are not compatible with the PS4 .
For those who already own a PS Vita , you can stream your PS4 games on Wi -Fi
to the handheld . This creates a second display screen , like the Wii U, and
lets you play games while someone else is using the TV. Although this is a nice
feature , probably not justify purchasing the PS Vita itself.
The PlayStation camera is a nice touch, but it takes very little interaction to
realize that it is not as robust as the Xbox Kinect and interaction not seem to
have enough game to make it worthwhile . It also has a voice command feature ,
although very limited , and you may want to consider spending your money on
another controller instead.
Multimedia: 4.4 / 5.0
The PS4 seems to have taken a back seat in its previous plans for the media
center all-in- one . Although you can still boast one of the best results of
Blu - Ray and DVD on the market, unlike the PS3, and you can not play music
files, CDs or easily stream content from your PC. Instead, it seems to function
more like a Roku . However, if you only use the console to play or have
occasional access to Netflix movies and other applications, you are ready . Not
to mention, the films are easily accessible and can be charged lightning speed
. You can even use the PS4 to connect to social networks and share some of its
most prominent aspects of the game - nothing like showing off.
As for the music, both the PS4 and Xbox have their own channels. PlayStation
offers "Music Unlimited " for a small fee , of course. It works very
similar to Pandora and allows users to listen to albums . The only weakness is
that it is a bit slower and less refined to recognize the true genre of music
or artist you want. Along with this feature is "Video Unlimited" .
Another channel based films is surprisingly deep in title selections and allows
streaming to alternative devices as well.
The community of online games PlayStation has seen some great improvements to
the characteristics of the interface and gameplay. The only downside , is very
similar to the Xbox, PS4 users now have to pay for access to the multiplayer
area . Although this is a change from the PS3 , which was free , the experience
has been greatly improved and most likely be considered well worth the cost.
A handy feature of the PS4 is the app for iOS and Android that allows users to
connect to the PlayStation Store and purchase and download games while away
from home. Using this application, games can be downloaded automatically to
your console while you're away from home, and then ready to go once you arrive.
However, the PS4 already have a good interaction and variety of functions in
the multimedia department , but lacks the depth of skill in the PS3. Because
some of these complaints , Sony has taken note and I imagine it will make some
adjustments to your updates.