PS4 Won’t update-solution

I tried to update DC Online but it was just waiting for minutes on the update screen. It didn’t show any progress. Has this happened to you?

So I went to the system and network properties and viewed the network connection. Everything tested fine. I went back and the PS4 application then started to load.

PS4 Won't update-solutionI think the problem is that I recently moved to another area so the PS4 is set to register its location for game sharing and other purposes. So it probably was a little slow in registering my new location. Once it was sure everything was ok, then the game started to download.

Like most PS players I have plugged mine into an Ethernet connection. I never found wireless to be worth it. It always slowed down the games so much even when it was next to the ISP provided wireless access point and equipment. I tried it at my last ISP and it was far better to have it hardwired in.

Sony is no doubt getting ready to sell the next version of the PS4 nicknamed Neo. It is supposed to be upgraded hardware and have a VR system. I wasn’t convinced about the VR system until I read a review of a Star Trek VR game. That would be fun to play. Many new hardware things have failed because the games were not compelling. Anyone remember Nintendo’s attempt at VR? It was basically lines and that wasn’t fun at all.

It is hard to see that companies like Oculus have a change against Sony. With Sony’s trust and head-start, investing in a PC and all the equipment is a big step to ask people to take. I am frankly surprised that Sony and Microsoft didn’t get together and develop VR that is cross compatible. They are making their games compatible now, why not go all the way when the architecture and design is open?

Will I be getting a VR system? Perhaps when that Star Trek game is released and when the current system breaks down. Even then its going to be a stretch for me. It is not the money but I don’t want just a visual interface. Yes things take time, but one day an entire bodysuit or holosuit will happen. That will be wonderful for so many reasons. Perhaps people will take out their frustrations and anger in a virtual world instead of the real one.

Sony Remote play works great on the mac

I have been playing Sony Remote play on a MacBook Pro and it works great. Even thought the MacBook Pro is probably 5 years old, it plays as though I was right in front of the PlayStation. Which is amazing considering how it is set up.

Sony said that you only need a 5 MB wired connection between the Internet and the PlayStation. I have a 50 MB wired connection. On the MacBook Pro end there is a 10 MB connection and Wifi that is old 802.11b that uses the 2.4 GHz spectrum. It only has 4 GB of Ram and it works wonderfully. I have no doubt that any PC in the last 5 years would work as well or better.

I didn’t detect any lag or issues. I could not watch Netflix using Remote Play, but I was able to play any game that I tried. I tried DC Online and it worked great as well.

What was amazing is that with the PS4 controller connected to my computer with USB it acted as though it was a wireless connection to the PS4. I like that USB connected idea since controllers often lose power quickly and this would fix that problem. I played a variety of missions and even with 8 other players, it was just as responsive as being in front of the PlayStation.

What I don’t understand is that if my computer was connected to my PS4 then why wasn’t there more lag? I would expect general slowness from those many connections but it wasn’t the case. I wonder if this client is making dual connections to both my PS4 and the PSN network directly? So that it sends the keystrokes, and then simultaneously it updates the screen. Fortunately my Internet provider has low latency, so remote play will probably cause people to change their ISP.

This is a great service for families or anyone away from home. Now instead of having to be in front of the system, you can play games anytime you have an internet connection. I have no doubt that this will cause the PC side of DC Online to suffer. Why have the limitation of a PC only technology, when you can have a PS4 and have either the console or PC as a choice of platforms? I think what will happen is that the PC only company will see their sales decrease since now they are the under-performer, and eventually Sony will take over the PC client possibility just merging it into this remote play system.

Since this is Sony we are talking about, I expected failure. I am grateful that they didn’t screw this up. Good job Sony, keep innovating like this and we will continue to buy your products.