PS4 Faces BLODy Hell


Sony may well be facing its own Microsoft moment after increasing numbers of reports of the PS4 failing with a “blue light of death” (fast becoming known as the dangerously pronounceable “BLOD”) for unknown reasons…

Almost completely unsubstantiated rumours speak of disgruntled Foxconn employees sabotaging consoles, but all that is definitively known is that the sight of dead PS4s makes for popular viewing on YouTube, and plenty of acerbic reviews on Amazon:

How widespread the problem is, how well the launch consoles hold up over extended usage, and whether this may become as much of an issue as Microsoft’s RRoD debacle are all uncertain, but there has already been plenty of the expected Sony-bashing and crowing about beta-testers who should have known better…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 18/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Always buy a year or two after release. There weren't really a lot of good games to go with the launch anyways....

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 19/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yea good luck with systems that are unhackable.

    If you want o use YOUR system to its full (or better than what little liberty you are given) then always first model or second that is sure to have security issues.

    Way to blow out of proportion some issues (as most are trolls and MS shills), wow, as if hardware always has 0% issues right, sure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 19/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Nothing is unhackable because that which is made by humans can be undone by humans.

    14:33 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unhackable yah right.
    If anything this system is probably going to be easier to hack then the PS3 and PS2 where due to it largely being a PC.

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    Comment by Imyou
    14:47 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's true. First PSX? Swap trick. First PS2? Swap trick with a shim. First PSP? I forget how CFW worked - I think you could just run the hack without issues, at least on 1.00. 1.50 wasn't much harder. First PS3? Well... don't know that that actually had hacking benefits when pretty much everything got cracked once the keys were extracted/derived. You did get PS2 BC and a bunch of memory card slots and USB ports though.

    Generally the first edition is the one that's a bit rough around the edges, and if you peel back the right edge, you can get right inside it. We'll see how big an issue this turns out to be - right now it's too early to tell - but with Sony, you tend to get more features or quality parts in the first gen models (PS2, PS3, PSP all got flimsier and cheaper as they went on), with the caveat that a modern home console like this will also use way more power and run hotter than the later ones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 23/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not blown out of proportion. Game companies know that their releasing something full of bugs and before thoroughly testing it thrown on the consumers.

    So already they have made $400 a pop off a console they will soon remedy with a fix which will cost extra money. This happens all the time. In IT we are discourage from doing the impulse buy because of issues like this. We know better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you want to make full use of your system, you would buy a PC. But let's be honest, you aren't after that aren't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea, goodluck waiting for the hack

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    good luck not updating your firmware before an exploit is made public, pleb

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I wont, i dont give a damn about online, fuck it for all i care, nor I am in a hurry for any new games, heck I only acre about jrpgs.

    My 4.5 3ds salutes you, same as mu ps3 4.31 CFW, I hardly used them when I bought them, so yea I did not even had to try to not update, I NEVER HAD TO in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 21/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >not running a PS3 with 4.50 CFW DEX
    Plebian. Online play and PSN store works like a charm as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I have no friends to play online with".

    That's what we all really just read. Deal with it.

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    Comment by cats2
    02:27 20/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Uh huh..

    And 1-2 days later it's more then apparent the causes of this are very OBVIOUS problems like faulty HDMI wires or HD's..

    Making the 2nd video even MORE suspect..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 20/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup its actually a faulty hdmi port on the PS4. A little tab inside the port just needs to be pushed flush with the casing and it will work.

    While this definitely should not have happened, its to be expected with launch consoles. I still remember opening my launch PS2 and having a RSOD right out the the box, and my launch PS3 eventually getting a YLOD. Both of which I bitched to Sony for an got about 10 games free out of them (from the prev gen console since there weren't that many launch titles)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:03 23/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Depends where the parts come from as well too. If it comes from crappy third world graded country who use cheap material expect cheap results. Consoles are concerned mass produce items which is why they have so much problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The only ps4 game I want is also gonna be on ps3 (GGXrd) so....yeah, I'm waiting a good while lol.

    14:35 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course and the price will be lower.

    In a year you'll be able to pick up one of these at any Walmart for under $400 with accessories.

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    Comment by dom01374
    10:35 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good thinking, more launch titles should be out by march next year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 20/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm waiting for infamous at the very least. still happy with my ps3 at the moment.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    07:20 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just common knowledge. If you want a protip, wait a few years after the next generation comes out. You will then have access to cheap hardware, games and lots of information about which games are any good.

    Maybe I'm getting that PS3 2015.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    In my case, I was gonna wait on getting a console until Watch Dogs came out....but I think i'm gonna wait a bit longer >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spoken like a true gaming hipster.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 21/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    shut up, 12 years old child who thinks its the best buy consoles in the launch

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 21/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    as it is seeable he doesnt write so he is shutted up.

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    05:23 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait until good games come out before deciding to buy a console

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 18/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was the PS3's that were released after a year or two that had problems, because Sony reduced the dual DVD/Blu-ray laser to just a Blu-ray laser.

    But of course confirmation bias is only human nature, just pat yourself on the back for picking the right side of the coin.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:43 23/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah.. probably I won't get a Ps3 in the near future. I just wait 30 years and then run those ROMs via my phone on whatever screens we'll have by then.

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    Comment by Nunya Bidness
    00:38 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Game Launch Rock

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 18/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    The fuck was second video owner doing with its ps4. It looks like it was released atleast few months ago, while it should be brand new still.

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    Comment by cats2
    01:13 19/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Seriously, that thing looks like it's in far worse condition then my PS2 and PS1 that are sitting in the closet, covered in dust and after a thousand + hours of use probably...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The main difference between failures today & failures in the old days is the Internet. Back in the day we didn;t hear about it. Today, a few million hear about one person's concole bricking. LOL.

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    Comment by Conduit
    07:46 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Combine that with the idiotic console war fanboys who spread that video around as "proof" that the console is a failure, and the whole damn thing gets blown out of proportion.

    Sony sold a million consoles on the first day alone, with that large of a number its inevitable that at least a few systems will have a defect and fail. If only 0.1% of the consoles fail, that would be 1,000 units, if then 10% of those unlucky people post about their console failing online, thats 100 youtube videos/amazon reviews/reddit posts/etc, then you add in the xbox fanboys reposting and sharing those videos, posts, and reviews, and suddenly the problem seems widespread.

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    Comment by Mitchell
    18:06 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    People always quote stats like this. But if it was your console it would be a different matter.

    Hope they get this sorted out :) I'd like to get one for X-Mas.

    14:31 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the quality of consumer electronics has really gone south the past ten years.

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    Comment by Conduit
    08:30 20/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @U.N. Owen
    Thats not really true, consumer electronics have increased in complexity significantly over the last ten years. The unavoidable downside to increased complexity is increased chance of failure. People constantly want devices that are faster, more powerful, and have more functions than the previous generation, the tradeoff is that there is an ever increasing number of things that can go wrong in these devices.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    considered as alien speak

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spot on Conduit!

    As if Sony is an amateur hardware manufacturer. (cough M$)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 19/11/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    yay fan boy

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice BLODy Hell I will admit the PS3 has a better acronym for failure

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:51 18/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It may have gotten beat up in shipping.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I heard those PS4's come tightly packed in a box. You don't usually get one loose in a plastic bag or anything. Just sayin'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not always so tightly packed:

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    When I got my PS3 that thing was covered by styrofoam then coated with god damn bubblewrap.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Maybe he tried to fix it like the Xbox

    Comment by Anonymous

    Domestic Abuse: now in Videogame System flavor!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:58 18/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    just saying but on the second video the PS4 been out for less than a week and his console looks like its been dragged in dirt for the past 2 years.. I'd love to see the inside of the console.. as for the rest well we'll know soon enough if sony really screwed up like microsoft back then..

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go look up FixIt's review of the hardware, they thought it was good (abd very easily repairable).

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:23 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm more insulted that they'd shorten it to BLOD. This inferior product has no right being compared to the Blue Laser of Death that came from Total Annihilation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about Blue Beam of Blasphemy?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:06 20/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, we need something we can shorten to BOOB.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    400 usds paperweight, ohh sony really messed it up, blabla, yata yata.

    Many new electronics, cars, even toys, suffer from faulty designs or just a portion of them, it's not the end of the world. Remember who was the 360 % of faulty consoles? 16% and people were fine, and dealing with it, exchanging it for a new one, this case will be the same.

    Use your freaking warranty, problem solved.

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