Playstation 5 hard to turn off?

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Playstation 5 hard to turn off?

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 24th, 2020, 4:32 pm

These are the kind of critical articles I'd like to see more of:
https://www.theverge.com/tldr/21591497/ ... ing-design

It reminds me a lot of my PS4. It's so easy to accidentally turn on that system by brushing against the controller. And then you have to basically go into the menu system to turn it back off. I used to think you could turn it off by holding in the power button, but whenever I would turn it back on it said I powered it off "wrong" and would begin some kind of time-consuming error checking process! Just recently I learned you're supposed to hold in the power button until it beeps a SECOND time. WTF??!

You would think that as consoles "progress" they would become easier to use but it's just the opposite. In 1977 you turned off your Atari 2600 with a flick of a switch (literally). Now you can turn off your PS5 in seven easy steps. Wonderful.

Maybe it was that way by design. These companies want to keep those console ON and ONLINE. That's how they make their money now.

Thoughts?

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Re: Playstation 5 hard to turn off?

Postby txsizzler » November 25th, 2020, 3:23 pm

Agreed. Modern game consoles are ruled by online activity, and generating ad revenue/targeted ads. The cost of the game @ retail is only a small part of a company’s revenue as you know. Online selling of your activities is quite profitable for them.

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Re: Playstation 5 hard to turn off?

Postby BlasteroidAli » December 13th, 2020, 4:41 am

I need to cross the ps5 with my wife. Then I will have a wife who is impossible to turn off!!!

Sorry I know poor sexist joke. Though for ladies you can cross your husband with a ps5.

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Re: Playstation 5 hard to turn off?

Postby zetax » December 13th, 2020, 11:00 am

BlasteroidAli wrote:Though for ladies you can cross your husband with a ps5.


But then she might find him in the corner reformatting his hard drive...

Hey-oh!

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Re: Playstation 5 hard to turn off?

Postby BlasteroidAli » December 13th, 2020, 11:51 am

zetax wrote:
BlasteroidAli wrote:Though for ladies you can cross your husband with a ps5.


But then she might find him in the corner reformatting his hard drive...

Hey-oh!


Fantastic. Thanks for the add-lib.

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Re: Playstation 5 hard to turn off?

Postby CharlieR » December 14th, 2020, 3:16 pm

I know with my ps3, I have it hooked up to a certain input on my tv. Whenever I go to that input, the ps3 automatically turns on, which is convenient, but when I accidentally go to that input and it turns on, it's annoying.


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