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Old 01-02-18, 03:14 PM   #7876
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

The update can. Games can't

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/su...m-updates/ps4/
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Old 01-02-18, 03:41 PM   #7877
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

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I have to update my PS4, while I am at it, Id like to download a few games from the PSN, my question is - can all this stuff be downloaded to a thumb drive and than just install to my PS4 from there?
You can update the PS4 system software via a USB flash drive:
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/su...m-updates/ps4/

Games and game updates aren't transferrable like that though. There's a backup and restore feature, but this backs up the whole system, not just select games.
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/featu...nd-data-686575


Satellite internet services often have an "unlimited internet" period overnight. Nightshift uses this to pre-download Netflix for streaming:
https://www.gonightshift.com/

Depending on your router, you could maybe configure it so it only allows the PS4 online during the unmetered period.
http://www.ianswerguy.com/limit-inte...uter-settings/



You could mail your PS4 to someone and they could update and download games and digital updates for you if you trust them with your username/password.


Or, a much more convoluted way would be to backup your PS4 to an external drive, send that to someone with a PS4 and internet. They then take their PS4, stick in a new harddrive, restore your backup, log in as you and download/install games/updates, backup to your external again, swap back in their original harrddrive, and mail you back the external, which you then use to restore on your PS4.

I'm not sure if activation as primary console would be an issue:
http://manuals.playstation.net/docum...ctivation.html
https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comment...imary_account/
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Old 01-03-18, 03:39 PM   #7878
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

Very helpful guys, I appreciate that! Thank you so much! I will have to get to town to download the update. Now I have never done this, but I have thought if taking my PS4 to a hotel (I stay out of town alot) and just download from that internet. Anyone tried that before?
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Old 01-03-18, 03:44 PM   #7879
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

As long as you can connect to WiFi, it shouldn't be an issue. Depending on the internet speeds though, it could take awhile.
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Old 01-03-18, 03:56 PM   #7880
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

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Very helpful guys, I appreciate that! Thank you so much! I will have to get to town to download the update. Now I have never done this, but I have thought if taking my PS4 to a hotel (I stay out of town alot) and just download from that internet. Anyone tried that before?
I have brought my PS4 to a hotel knowing that I was going to be living out of there for work for a week. Works fine as long as it's modern and the TV in the room has HDMI

And yeah, like mattysemo247 says decent enough internet.
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Old 01-03-18, 05:13 PM   #7881
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

Some (most?) hotels don't include an ethernet cable, and Wifi is usually very slow. so don't forget to bring a cable if you want to be hard-wired!
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Old 01-03-18, 05:30 PM   #7882
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Some (most?) hotels don't include an ethernet cable, and Wifi is usually very slow. so don't forget to bring a cable if you want to be hard-wired!
Do many hotels even have ethernet ports? I've stayed in quite a few where it was wifi or nothing.
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Old 01-03-18, 05:59 PM   #7883
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

Sometimes they aren't in obvious places.

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  • Look near the desk, sometimes they do make it easy
  • Check the back of the TV. Many hotel entertainment systems use ethernet, and I’ve been able to use this connection to plug into a travel router.
  • Some hotels will have an ethernet port and RCA/HDMI ports on a panel near the TV - but I’ve found the ethernet ports are sometimes not wired up.
  • The phone - sometimes the phone system is an IP telephone and has an ethernet jack
  • The Hotel wireless access point - I’ve found these in various places in the room (including in closets) and sometimes they have wired ports directly on the device.
Using these methods I am able to find and use a wired ethernet connection in about 7 out of 10 hotels I stay in.
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Old 01-03-18, 06:11 PM   #7884
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

And when downloading games and shit, I find that it downloads much faster in rest mode FYI.
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Old 01-03-18, 06:26 PM   #7885
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

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Do many hotels even have ethernet ports? I've stayed in quite a few where it was wifi or nothing.
In addition to Adam's post, I'll just say, anecdotally, there's almost always a port but rarely an actual cable. When there's a port, they've always been active. I guess I'm lucky. Still, hotel wifi is usually unbearably slow unless you pay for "premium" speed. Only exception was some random hotel in Bismarck, ND where the speed was like 25Mbps up and down. Blew my mind.
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Old 01-04-18, 08:07 AM   #7886
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

hotel internet is usually slow, because some shmo down the hall is hogging all the bandwidth by downloading torrents or updating his ps4.
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Old 01-04-18, 08:40 AM   #7887
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hotel internet is usually slow, because some shmo down the hall is hogging all the bandwidth by downloading torrents or updating his ps4.
Well, if you want to be considerate to others in the hotel, You could only hook the PS4 up to run updates overnight, when most are asleep.
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Old 01-15-18, 10:56 AM   #7888
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

Did you guys get that year in review email from Playstation? It has some cool stats in there. If so what are your most played games for the year? Here are mine:

GTA V - 585 hours
NBA 2K17 - 277 hours
Friday the 13th - 129 hours
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Old 01-15-18, 11:05 AM   #7889
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

I don't understand why I don't get emails from Playstation. I mean I get the occasional week in review and the "you purchased this game" emails, but never the promotional ones with the discount codes or anything. The one time I want spam I can't get it.
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Old 01-15-18, 11:35 AM   #7890
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

I get weekly updates, but also never get the discount codes that people always mention.
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Old 01-15-18, 04:47 PM   #7891
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

No email stats for me either.
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Old 01-15-18, 04:57 PM   #7892
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Nothing here either.
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Old 01-16-18, 11:03 AM   #7893
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

Two new PS4 Pro SKUs announced, both Gamestop exclusives. Monster Hunter World and Glacier White.

https://www.gamestop.com/ps4/console...amestop/158074

Spoiler:


https://www.gamestop.com/ps4/console...amestop/158077
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Old 01-16-18, 06:25 PM   #7894
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Re: PS4: 0 days without a DDoS attack

I got my year-in-review an hour or two ago.

Spoiler:


(I didn't actually play Agents of Mayhem that much. For the Connected Contracts trophy, I just left my PS4 running almost non-stop for the better part of a week.)

410 trophies sounds insanely high until I see that I got 420 trophies in 2016. It's a little buggy, telling me that my first platinum of 2017 was for Agents of Mayhem, when that was actually the fifth of five...just a few weeks ago, many months after Gravity Rush 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, NieR: Automata, and Knack II. It also tells me that I only got 4 platinums, when...nah.
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