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03-24-2019 at 11:55 AM
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Playstation 4 platform and PSN

This is something that has confused me since I joined the site. Why are PS4 and PS4 PSN seperately on the platform list? I understand that the split is to seperate Playstation Network exclusives from hard copies, but does it really make sense? Both digital file and disc are still played on the same console. In my mind they should be combined under one title, Playstation 4. The same can be done for PS3.

Any community thoughts on this?

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  1. GibGirl's Avatar

    You're right, it absolutely doesn't make sense. PS3 and PS3 PSN. Or PS4. Or Xbox 360 and XBLA. We've made the arguments, spelled out the reasoning.

    The ball is in the TG staff's court now, and we have no idea what they're doing with it.

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  2. Fly's Avatar

    I also think they should be combined. Unless we are missing something. Anybody know?

  3. RTM's Avatar

    Just curious...Playstation 4 was released in November 2013 and Jace purchased TG in March of 2014 (I think)...so was the split of the two platforms due to the tail-end of the prior administration ?

  4. Max's Avatar

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/max/wall/4262/formal-request-to-combine-platforms

    There are other threads out there too from around the same time frame covering xbox etc.

    I wrote a PM back then after the variety of posts to Dave Hawksett... he said "it was on the radar."

    This topic is only 10 months old so I'm guessing it's behind the 20 month-ish old "premium/marginal" issue as far as TG priority goes.

    Both issues sure seem like easy switch flicks.



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    Updated 03-24-2019 at 12:33 PM by Max
  5. Max's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by RTM

    Just curious...Playstation 4 was released in November 2013 and Jace purchased TG in March of 2014 (I think)...so was the split of the two platforms due to the tail-end of the prior administration ?

    It was pre Jace. @RaGe did it! :D (true, at least for PS4)

    As RaGe explained, it was a well intended decision at the time.

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    Updated 03-24-2019 at 12:55 PM by Max
  6. Joonas's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Max

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/max/wall/4262/formal-request-to-combine-platforms

    There are other threads out there too from around the same time frame covering xbox etc.

    I wrote a PM back then after the variety of posts to Dave Hawksett... he said "it was on the radar."

    This topic is only 10 months old so I'm guessing it's behind the 20 month-ish old "premium/marginal" issue as far as TG priority goes.

    Both issues sure seem like easy switch flicks.



    It's just sad to always find out how long these issues have been around, and nothing is done. Getting the platform categories correct should be very near the top of priorities.

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  7. Snowflake's Avatar

    just explicitly voicing my agreement, as you see, you're hardly alone in this, and the point has been raised before. dialogue and logic dont seem to enough to change it, but maybe just raw number of votes/comments for a petition will

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  8. Joonas's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    just explicitly voicing my agreement, as you see, you're hardly alone in this, and the point has been raised before. dialogue and logic dont seem to enough to change it, but maybe just raw number of votes/comments for a petition will

    There should really be a central place for petitions. Members could vote YES or NO just like in disputes; and the staff could analyse the communitys opinion and act accordingly.

    Tagging @admin staff

  9. Snowflake's Avatar

    we could add a wiki page for that i guess. the wiki is to allow things that are needed in forums while at the same time not allowing full blown casual forum stuff.

    maybe under a more general section of "current issues". petitions are a way to deal with current issues. likewise listing knowng bugs coudl be another category under current issues


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  10. Desidious's Avatar

    I think I've stated before in some threads years back that combining them would be okay. I still believe it.

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