It’s been many months since I’ve made a post here. In truth, I don’t much like WordPress. I find it difficult to use. I’ve been planning on moving to a new blog I’m setting up on my own server, but I haven’t yet finished that. Once I do, I’ll move everything there.
Back in October, I bought a Playstation 4. I heard that Grand Theft Auto V was coming to the next-gen consoles on November 11th, so I finally had a reason to get one. I sold my PS3 about two weeks later.
The PS4 I got was the Destiny Bundle, which included the white PS4 console and the Destiny game. I also bought The Last Of Us Remastered. Both games are quite good. It took me a while to really get into Destiny, but now, I absolutely love it. The Last Of Us is excellent too. I’ve almost finished it.
Then things started going a bit downhill. I decided to get Assassin’s Creed Unity for something else to do while waiting for GTA5’s release. Turns out, Unity is a boring piece of crap. And I don’t mean the technical issues reported immediately after launch. The game itself is just boring.
Then GTA5 came out. Woo! That was awesome. The new graphics are fantastic. But actually, Destiny was starting to take up more and more of my time. So as of now, I still haven’t finished re-playing Story Mode in GTA5.
Being a fan of cars, I also pre-ordered The Crew. I thought gee, what are the odds of two Ubisoft titles in a row sucking? Heh, guess what? The Crew sucks almost as bad as Unity. It got horrible reviews for a number of reasons. Though FWIW, I find it more fun than Unity.
So… after two duds, both from Ubisoft, I will never buy another Ubisoft title.
I spent the next weeks playing more and more Destiny. I’m using all three character slots; I have one of each type of character — Warlock, Titan, and Hunter. I have the Dark Below DLC as well. I’ve also been slowly making friends to play with for doing Strikes and other Fireteam-related stuff. It’s quite enjoyable.
So after a lot of work, I got my Hunter up to level 30, my Warlock is nearly to Level 29 (and will likely hit 30 after a visit to Xur), and my Titan is on 20, just waiting for me to take the time to get him leveled up some more.
Then Christmas came and PSN went down. And as of today, two days after Christmas, it’s STILL DOWN. Talk about the absolute worst time of the year for it to go down. I know some people who got PS4 systems for Christmas and are unable to use them at all. There are a whole lot of very unhappy people out there.
To make matters worse, Sony seems to be taking its own sweet time in getting PSN back up. There have been rumors that they’ve intentionally kept it down to perform maintenance and upgrades. While I can KIND OF appreciate that, I think it’s a really, really bad idea. It’s Christmas for gosh sake. People have systems they want to use. These tasks could be done after hours, or scheduled for a week later, or something. At this point I am very seriously regretting my decision to purchase a PS4. I won’t ever own a Microsoft product, so an Xbox One is out of the question (that’s a whole ‘nother story), but still, sitting around doing NOTHING over Christmas break because the one thing you and really looked forward to doing isn’t possible, absolutely SUCKS.
So… Sony… right now, I and a lot of other people are pretty upset with you.