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Some PS5 fans think this new firmware feature is a potential spoiler



Unless you’ve just emerged from the deep underground, you’re probably aware that the massive PS5 firmware update dropped yesterday, bringing with it Discord integration, VRR at 1440p and a host of other features and improvements. Additionally, it also changed the way game discs worked on shared consoles.

But some fans aren’t particularly big fans of one feature, ie the “Game Progress” display, pictured above. They feel that knowing how far you are in a game, percentage-wise, is kind of a spoiler in itself and an option to hide it should be included.

On the one hand, we can see it. Let’s say you’re really starting to get a feel for a new game, you’re hitting it hard, and everything is starting to click. Suddenly, without hesitation, you are told that you are finally right. If you’re anything like us, it’s going to take some motivation to stick around in a gaming world we’re about to leave for good.

But on the other hand, a game’s trophy completion percentage kind of already does that, though less specifically. Some games internally track completion percentages and even reward you for reaching those nice, round milestones.

Meanings are earth-shattering, and the rabbit hole gets deeper the deeper you plumb it; Is it a spoiler to know a movie’s runtime, or that most narrative fiction will, in one form or another, generally conform to a three-act structure? And why was the creation of the three-act structure wrongly attributed to Aristotle for so long, why does he get so much credit for everything?

Discuss the philosophical implications in the modern-day Agora in the comments section below.


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