WHAT THE PS4 DID WRONG
NO DLNA SUPPORT – While the Masamune update came with the much demanded MP3 USB Playback, it didn’t come with DLNA. This means you couldn’t stream your media through your homeconnected network. Again, what is the reasoning behind giving the PS4 less features than its predecessor is a mystery to all but Sony. DUALSHOCK 4’S BATTERY
LIFE – Avid PS3 gamers will know that the DualShock 3 could last them the entirety of the weekend before needing a recharge. The DualShock 4, however, lasts only a day at best. This additional time is spent tethered to the console while playing games, which defeats the point of the controller being wireless in the first place.
PLAYSTATION NOW – It is understandable that to make a console backwards compatible is costly, and that’s why Sony couldn’t extend the capability to the PS4, given its x86 architecture. But charging US$2.99 for gamers to rent a game for four hours or US$29.99 for 90 days? That’s just greed on Sony’s part. ‘REST MODE’ IN FIRMWARE
UPDATE 2.0 MASAMUNE – The issue here isn’t the fact that Sony chose the word ‘Rest’ over ‘Sleep’ or the old ‘Standby’, but the fact that it rendered some machines in a state where it endlessly tries to enter said mode but without actually achieving it. This may have been fixed by a later update, but it shouldn’t have happened in the first place.
‘SUSPEND/RESUME’ IS STILL MISSING – This feature, which allows the PS4 to pause gameplay by powering down the console and resuming when booting up – like the PSP and PS Vita – has been announced before the PS4 even went on sale. One year later, and we still haven’t gotten it, despite Sony saying the feature hasn’t been cancelled.
DRIVECLUB ONLINE ISSUES – DriveClub was supposed to be a PS4 launch title, but was delayed for a year before it was actually out. After it was eventually released, its core component, the social bit of the game, wasn’t working very well, if at all. While these issues were eventually ironed out early last month, it – like many others – shouldn’t have been an issue in the first place.
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