Saturday Morning Gaming: The Playstation 5


Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to

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  1. KenB says:

    Congrats! Hope it turns out to have been worth the wait.

    I have a similar story for how I ended up with a Wii a few days after it was released — I wasn’t even seriously looking for one, but I happened to be at a Circuit City with the family to look at appliances, and I figured no harm in asking if they might have any Wiis lying around in the back; and lo and behold, they did.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to KenB says:

      So far, I’m replaying all of the Batman Arkham games in prep for Gotham Knights on Friday. (I’ve just dealt with the Cloudburst and am now dealing with a pollen problem and am wandering around trying to get Ridder trophies… I’ve got about 120.)

      So… I’m delighted to have it but I’m playing PS4 games on it.


      • Reformed Republican in reply to Jaybird says:

        I was debating getting a PS4 a while back. When I got my original Playstation and my PS2, they had been out for a while. I talked myself out of it, though. I don’t really play consoles on the TV much. I can’t give a good reason for it, but it just doesn’t happen. There are not nearly as many exclusives as there used to be, so I figured it wouldn’t be a good value for me.

        I am still making my way through Sam & Max Season 2. I am on episode 3, featuring zombies, a vampire, and a goth night club. Episode 1 I got through without too much trouble. Episode 2 needed a couple hints, and I don’t think I would have ever stumbled on the solution for one of the puzzles without help. Episode 3 has been less hint-dependent so far. I am glad that is still around, because it is great when you just want a nudge and don’t want everything spoiled.Report

        • Well, I’ll tell you a secret:

          I still watch DVDs and Blu-ray. So I use my PS5 as my player. Checking the google, Blu-Ray players cost around $50 (and there’s one for seven bucks? That’s insane) but, emotionally, they still cost more than $100.

          So that knocks $100 off the emotional price of the PS5 right there.Report

  2. Saul Degraw says:

    I got a PS5 through the Amazon invite thing. I think I waited a few months and then received an invite to purchase one within 72 hours. I received it within 24 hours thanks to Prime. The next Star Ocean comes out at the end of October. Final Fantasy XVI comes out summer 2023, and then second part of the FFVII remake comes out at the end of 2023.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    In retro news, G4TV has officially shut down again:

    This tweet from Wario64 is how some of the employees of G4TV found out.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    In the spirit of Halloween, Darkwood is this week’s free game at the Epic Game Store.

    It’s a little bit puzzle game, a little bit ARPG, a little bit survival, and a *LOT* horror.Report

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