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iGAM3R-VIII  +   1034d ago
Yes I think it will IMO, once I get the PS4 and if I get it, I will be able to start my future YouTube career :D

Anyway, I think the SHARE button is a great addition to that sexy beast controller. I will definetly change gaming in the long run. It even help developers as well
cayleee  +   1034d ago
Hell yea share button will be awesome man. Once i get the DS4 for my PC.

Ill hotkey the share button to my favorite porn site.

Lol people disagreeing i wont be doing that :P
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FlameBaitGod  +   1034d ago
People didn't get ur sarcasm
cayleee  +   1034d ago
I wasnt being sarcastic :p

I really will do it. Having a share button as a shortcut to my fav porn is priceless good job Sony for once.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1034d ago
The Share and Options button replace the Select and Start button. Meaning you could have done this with any other controller that has a Select and Start button and your comment is pointless.

Please stay away from PS4 articles. You PC fans have been trolling nonstop.
colonel179  +   1034d ago
If they do it right and deliver on their promises along the way, yes. Otherwise, no.
Droidbro  +   1034d ago
No, it won't. The share button is what you call a gimmick. Just look at the HTC Facebook phone that came out awhile back. That had a Facebook button that was used to share stuff faster. Don't remember that being revolutionary.
HiddenMission  +   1034d ago
Yeah i dont think you really are a core gamer who is part of gaming culture or communities.

Here is why Youtube lets plays and live streaming gaming is huge and a multimillion dollar generating business. The issue though has always been you need a pc, capture device, camera, editing software and most importantly time to do everything.

With the PS4 all this changes with a press of a button...and its that simple. Being able to share content and connect with other gamers will be more accessable than ever before.

You calling it a gimmick shows your own ignorance on the subject matter.
boing1  +   1033d ago
Yes, it will. Can't talk much about it but PlayStation gamers are in for a treat.
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Navick  +   1033d ago
Droid... What r u smokin? How are u comparing a phone that is competing with dozens of other phones to a system that will be 1 of 3? That's your first mistake. Your second mistake is comparing a share button on a phone, which allows you to access something (Facebook) that can already be accessed with ease on almost every phone on the market to a share button on a console, which allows you to do something that has never been done on a console b4.... Share your glory, glitches, downfall and best/worst moments with not only your friends but the world. Again, what are you smoking?
Droidbro  +   1031d ago
So you're saying the only core gamers are the fraction of a percent who post videos on youtube? The people who do that don't do it because they're core gamers, they do it for money. I'm not saying it's not cool, it's just not going to change online gaming significantly. This is the same reason the kinect is a gimmick. It has cool uses (UI control, video chat) but I never use it for playing games.
The weed ;)
PRHB HYBRiiD  +   1034d ago
Anyone of you guys know if u can browse the internet without having to go to the dashboard on PS4??
DFresh  +   1034d ago
You Tube is not stable and won't be around forever.
Get a Career and do the You Tube thing as a hobby because trust me that stuff won't last.
avengers1978  +   1033d ago
Please share responsible... I can't wait to get my hands on the PS4 and KZSF but I will only share awesome stuff... And I hope others do the same... I don't want to see your mediocre gaming skills or accomplishments... Just keep in mind everything you do is not epic.
I hope psn account and plus account transfer over to PS4
GalacticEmpire  +   1034d ago
The share button has the potential to be revolutionary.

It's innovation through convenience, something that has made Apple very rich indeed. I can see it becoming a staple for all consoles from here on out.
Snookies12  +   1034d ago
My thoughts exactly, it's so simple, yet so revolutionary. I've wanted this since I saw that the PS3 version of Just Cause 2 had an auto-record setting for videos. It's like that, but for every game... That makes me extremely happy. :]
GribbleGrunger  +   1034d ago
The promotional aspects of the 'share' button shouldn't be underestimated either. And of course, aspiring TV presenters can 'cut their teeth' with the feature too.
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chaos-lockheart  +   1034d ago
No it is not revolutionary, it's Legend Wait for it.....DARY!!!
KingKelloggTheWH  +   1034d ago
I don't know if I'll use it,but I know we will be getting thousands of new "lets play" videos.
chaos-lockheart  +   1034d ago
lol, I'm sure your itchy fingers will press it a few times.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   1034d ago
probably XD
I do love screen caps
jcnba28  +   1034d ago
Hahaha no.
andrewer  +   1034d ago
Prepare for that fanboy wave of disagrees my son...
Btw, lol yeah
onyoursistersback  +   1034d ago
just like in real life, people that don't share don't have friends.
Letros  +   1034d ago
That was the best you could come up with?
clintos59  +   1034d ago
Never seen anything like it before so yes it has potential to be revolutionary. Innovative written all over that 1 button. Going to be an awesome feat for the ps4. Cant wait to see more at e3.
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Why o why  +   1034d ago
A lot of potential. Everybody's done something they've wanted to tell their mates about...Now you can show n prove
Ace_Pheonix  +   1034d ago
It will for me, that's for damned sure. I've had aplenty of Battlefield moments I've wanted to share with my friends. Now I can.
Qrphe  +   1034d ago
It will; the whole Let's Play crowd will head over to PS4.
waltyftm  +   1034d ago
For me yes, cant wait to show of some mad skills/glitches etc etc, and see how good my friends are at them too.
NBT91  +   1034d ago
It might, depends what we gamers use it for.
A bit like MiiVerse, could be great if people ever bothered READING AND REPLYING to the stuff there.
And that may be the problem with the PS4, why would I watch someone play KillZone when I can play KillZone?
Squall5005  +   1034d ago
Are you not familiar with game broadcasting? It's massively popular. Check out TwitchTV, they get over 17 million unique vistors a month. Sony have definitely made the right move. It's all about social networking and sharing these days, so making the PS4 a very socially connected machine is the right way to go. Nintendo have done it with the MiiVerse and I'm certain Microsoft will too.
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1034d ago
Hehehe. . .yeah no come on you guys. Really? Revolutionary? Isn't that a bit of a stretch? Lil bit? No?

It's a nice enough feature but hardly a revolution.
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   1034d ago
share features are already done in games like Halo.

It's nice to have a share button for all games, but this is far from "revolutionary".

It just takes something already done, and making it a bit better and more accessible.

I will most likely never use it as it is a total gimmick to me and I don't use facebook so it really doesn't do anything for me. If I could send that 15 seconds of gameplay to a buddies PS4 like a video msg, then I could see myself using this.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1034d ago
"It just takes something already done, and making it a bit better and more accessible."

Like Achievements?
NBT91  +   1034d ago
It is, nobody has ever thought of letting people upload video to the internet before.
Why o why  +   1034d ago
Revolutionary. Not in my opinion

Evolutionary. Probably yeah.

Fro m my understanding it's ease of use and implementation will be the plus points and a first on consoles from . Many games have the feature but now it will be across the board and quick to use.

I hope it works well but I'm expecting a few teething problems followed by the customary 'share FAIL' articles probably filled with people who wanted it to fail ....ahhhh, n4g life huh

@LvL up, I dont use facebook either and am sure hoping thats NOT the only way we can share...ef that. I dont feel its a gimmick but ill wait to see how it works in real life before I make that assessment.
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Squall5005  +   1034d ago
Stupid headline.

It's a 2 minute video and the share button is talked about for 30 seconds. And they just mention what it does. Nothing about it's potential or how it will change PS3's online gaming.

But it's a dumb headline anyway. It's a brand new feature to a Playstation console that allows people to stream, record and take photos of their gaming sessions. It's obviously going to change Playstation's online gaming.
BitbyDeath  +   1034d ago
Wish i had that feature this gen. Would have so many Warhawk vids and pics
Williamson  +   1034d ago
I would love just to take screenshots in game like I do with the vita. Certain scenery in games are worth taking screenshots to remember it.
Why o why  +   1034d ago
Yeah, me scaling any of the larger colossi. Or any final boss to be fair.
Williamson  +   1034d ago
I have at least 100 screenshots between gravity rush and uncharted golden abyss, such beautiful games. Playing through tomb raider recently made me wish it was possible to take screenshots on a ps3.
Summons75  +   1034d ago
it adds nothing to the actual gaming experience. No, it will be popular with streamers and youtubers but outside of them it's nothing but a needless gimmick that I will most likely never touch.
Hicken  +   1034d ago
Nothing? So, along with allowing a friend to take over, this couldn't be used to say, show a friend how to get to a certain item or part of a map? It couldn't be used to report people, in-action, who take advantage of glitches and bugs in online games? Hell, could it not be used to REPORT said glitches and bugs in the first place, allowing for better feedback and thus improved games?

I guess none of that would add to the gaming experience though...

Anyway, I only WISH the PS3 had this feature. Some of the things that happened in BC2, Killzone 2, and Uncharted really deserved to be shared. Punching rockets, amazing escapes, and downright domination. Would be great to save such things for posterity.
MRMagoo123  +   1034d ago
I didnt even think of those possibilities for the share button hicken , thats some really good ideas i hope it does that kinda stuff.
turnerdc  +   1034d ago
Game changing? Don't think so (OnLive has something very similar that's been available for over 2 years now) but a cool feature none the less. Reminds me of the record button on the OnLive controller (automatically shares your recorded clips with your OnLive friends and also uploads on Facebook if you want). It's cool to see PS4 borrow this feature. I use it quite frequently on OnLive (my brag clip space is actually full) and will probably do the same on the PS4.
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TheDivine  +   1033d ago
Sony fans got butthurt because you pointed out the feature they're hyping as new and innovative has been in use for years. It is ripped right from another company much like trophies, ps move, rumble and every other innovative Sony idea.

It will be useful and I'm sure il find some cool things to do with the feature but the main attraction is the games not the ability to tweet from in game and link my ps account with Facebook. Make killer games and were in business baby!
hkgamer  +   1033d ago
Problem is no one uses onLive and they kept the watch other people play feature on the onlive servicve only.
turnerdc  +   1033d ago
I wouldn't say "no one" uses OnLive. True they have a small user-base but still a user-base none the less. The OnLive service can also be accessed on almost any device. Computers, tablets, and phones using a multitude of operating systems can all download the OnLive application for free and instantly watch other people play. I don't see how this is much different from the approach Sony is taking. You either have to be on PSN or a person has to set up a live stream on Also the recorded clips can be uploaded outside of the OnLive service onto Facebook.
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Dan_scruggs  +   1034d ago
NO. That was easy.
KillrateOmega  +   1034d ago
Will Share Button Change Online Gaming for PlayStation?
Maybe a little.

It's definitely a great feature, mainly because it's so simple and convenient, but I just don't see it as being THAT big of a deal.
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KwietStorm  +   1034d ago
I could see people becoming "celebrities" if they share enough good videos to build a reputation, not unlike YouTube celebrities with their PC live streaming and walkthroughs. Those guys literally get paid because of their subscriber base. Obviously we're not taking monetary value here, but I could see this doing great things for expanding the PSN community.
KillrateOmega  +   1034d ago
Fair point.

I guess it could be used as a stepping stone toward a potentially successful YouTube career; however, at that point it's probably best to invest in a quality capturing device like a Hauppauge or Elgato.
Arai  +   1034d ago
Don't know if it will change online gaming per say.

But if Sony is smart they'll have a watermark on every uploaded video.
Which could get them a lot of potential buyers (free publicity so to speak).
DigitalRaptor  +   1034d ago
What the sharing button means for Sony and PS4 consumers:
It's free advertising for the PlayStation brand and its games. It will boost PS4's presence in social media and also benefit the games that are being promoted through streaming.

Your Facebook/Twitter friends see an interesting bit of gameplay from a random game you're playing? They might be interested and otherwise might not have seen it. They might choose to buy it because they want to play it with you. They might choose to buy it cause they think it looks interesting. They might not choose to buy it, but this option maximizes market potential and opportunity to faster build a community for a game.

It should push gaming as entertainment further into the limelight and afford games the spotlight, if only for as long as that Tweet or Video or Post remains popular on its respective social media branch.

It gives the freedom that the gamer might have wanted to do previously but needed extra hardware to do so. i.e. recording gameplay and posting it to YouTube, FB etc.

It won't change gaming much, but it will make things more open, accessible and connected, for sure. It will change the community.
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Bathyj  +   1034d ago
So in addition to recording I assume screenshots for any game is possible?

I'd also love to see short clips recorded and automatically turned into .gifs which could then be used as animated wallpapers on the xmb.
BitbyDeath  +   1034d ago

Here's a screen of the share button menu.

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StreetsofRage  +   1034d ago
An amazing feature. A feature that I hope the next xbox uses. Would love to upload all my killtacs from halo.
Shacojin  +   1034d ago
I have a strong sense its gonna be incredibly annoying with everyone spamming the same damn cutscene on youtube
HiddenMission  +   1034d ago
I dont think people grasp how big of a deal this feature is.

Easy things all done at once.
1. Record video and syncing clips or video editing
2. Upload to youtube facebook and ustream...yeah nothing else does all at the same time
3. Live streaming with more than just friends with no pc

All of these are a pain in the ass to do right now just by themselves and time yeah its revolutionary and anyone who says its not is a salty hating anti PS4 troll...
Zichu  +   1033d ago
It will just mean we will have trouble rummaging through more crap on Youtube.

There will be so many people doing let's plays on YT and I bet 90% of them will be terrible. You will get some pretty decent ones, maybe a really good one that a load of people will follow.

It won't change online gaming, it will just get more people to make videos with terrible commentary, just trying to a quick buck or quid.

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