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Submitted by Lionheart377 1012d ago | news

But what if I don’t want to be social, PlayStation 4?

StickSkills said, "You see, I have the mentality of a 90′s-era PC gamer. Sure, I’ll play some multiplayer once in a while. But the single player experience is the main reason I play video games. The Elder Scrolls and Fallout games really speak to my love of being isolated. Isolation is freedom, and the developers of those games really understand that notion. I don’t like to be bombarded with fourth wall-breaking notifications saying DeathAdder666 has just logged in, and then another notification saying XxButtDestroyerxX wants to join my game. I just want to play my game my way. Is that so hard?" (PS4, Tag Invalid)

moegooner88  +   1012d ago
Sony confirmed that you don't need constant online connection to be able to play on PS4, Yoshida said today "Yes, you can go offline totally. Social is big for us, but we understand there are some people who are anti-social! So if you don't want to connect to anyone else, you can do that ". No need to worry.
classic200  +   1012d ago
LMAO people can ask some over the top stupid questions.

This question is no different than ( what if I dont want to use the wiiu).
SilentNegotiator  +   1012d ago | Funny
"Oh great wiseman....I have traversed these mountains for weeks to seek your guidance. Only your immense wisdom could solve this grave enigmatic dilemma! The Playstation 4 has a bunch of new social options. However, I have no desire to use them. What do I do?!"

"Don't use them"

"Bless you, wiseman!"
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PinkFunk  +   1012d ago
SilentNegotiator, thanks for the laugh man. Hehe.
subtenko  +   1011d ago
Some of the trolls or just stupid people on here saying they dont wanna be social...GTFO N4G and other internet sites where you comment on stuff. Talking about how you dont wanna be social yet you are being social online right now posting the dang comment...

Good gosh,lol.
blitz0623  +   1012d ago
The problem these people have that don't want the social features is the "extra" money they are going to pay for something they don't want. They feel like the price of the PS4 (whatever it may be) will include these unwanted features. Maybe something like an extra $50 or something and they probably think it's a little unfair especially to people who don't want it, or who can't even use it because they don't have good internet connections, or they have a cap or something.
Jobesy  +   1012d ago
It has nothing to do with paying extra money. Some of us like myself don't facebook, don't tweet, don't make youtube videos and don't really care for online play. I can't tell you how annoying it is to watch netflix or to be immersed in a game only to see that so and so just logged in or out.

Not everyone is a social butterfly.

Btw, my internet connection is awesome with no data cap.
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blitz0623  +   1012d ago
So why are you (or the others) complaining then?
Who cares if you're not a social butterfly? If it's not about paying extra money, there is absolutely no reason to complain or be annoyed at these OPTIONAL features
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badz149  +   1011d ago
paying extra?? the PS4 is custom-built? so you can choose what hardware and software you want or don't want and the price will be different?? just like how you can custom-order your DELL pc/laptops?? AWESOME!! /s

in a serious note, most things come in standard package these days and you're paying for all the things packed inside! it's just like how PS3 in the US can use Netflix, Hulu and other stuff exclusive to NA and other countries like the UK and Japan with their exclusive stuff only the PS3s over there can do doesn't mean that people from other countries not having the access to these country exclusive features are entitles for a money-back/cheaper PS3 by any mean!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and it's LTE equipped but there are still no LTE service in my country as the time of speaking so...I can have some of my money back because I don't use LTE?? NO! many here has said...this is one of those over the top STUPID question!
delboy  +   1011d ago
Why complain?
Well if we remove all the new features Sony has shown, and they are mostly about social features, what have we left?
A upgraded ps3,same generic stuff just with better graphics.

So I'm definitely disappointed with the lack of real innovations from Sony.
So right now I have zero interest in the ps4.
Will upgrade my pc, and go with WiiU, because N brings innovation in the art of how we play or games.
Summons75  +   1012d ago
Yeah, though I think his word choice was bad. There is a huge difference between antisocial and someone who just was to relax an enjoy gaming by themselves. I work as a cashier so I'm around people all day so when I'm home I just wanna enjoy the quiet and relax following the story of some game

Of course this doesn't mean I'll hop online with some buddies for a good time either, but I've always been single play over multi for relaxation purposes.
suicidalblues  +   1012d ago

You have to remember that he's not English. His word choice was as correct as he probably could have made it. Social - pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations, and anti - meaning the opposite of.
PopRocks359  +   1012d ago
I'd imagine that there are ways to opt out of the social connectivity aspect of the console. You're not forced to have Xbox notifications and you're not forced to use Miiverse. Things like these usually come with an "off switch." So don't worry.
Abash  +   1012d ago
Then you can chose not to use those features. Do this many people have social anxiety to the point where a connected interface is causing such a huge problem for some? You dont have to show your face on your profile, upload vids or share your info over the game, or use any of the social features at all if you dont want to.

Its there for the people who like thoe features and use it in their daily lives regularly, like being onFacebook. If its not for you then dont pay attention to it
smashcrashbash  +   1012d ago
Exactly. You can be totally offline and still play the console. They said that not too long ago. Get current.No one is forcing you to be social.It is just a feature like everything else.You never have to share anything or have anyone watch you do anything or join any teams.
fr0sty  +   1012d ago
Then don't.
d0nT wOrrY  +   1012d ago
Stupid article.
Mikeyy  +   1012d ago
Man they are trolling the ps4 hard. Making issues out of nothing..
Bathyj  +   1012d ago
But we havent seen what COLOUR the RAM is yet.

What if its green? I hate green.
Axonometri  +   1012d ago
They already said you don't have to be online. Who says you have to touch the share button?
NateCole  +   1012d ago
In these days peoples hate for something clouds their judgment.

It's an option. Meaning it is optional.

It's crazy when having options is suddenly a bad thing.
GribbleGrunger  +   1012d ago
If you don't want to be social then stop posting your articles on a social site like N4G.

But what if I don't want to watch Blu-ray?
But what if I don't want cross game chat?
But what if I don't want sugar on my sugar puffs?
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MikeMyers  +   1012d ago
"If you don't want to be social then stop posting your articles on a social site like N4G."

That's like saying if you don't like Microsoft then stop talking about them and posting in articles about them.
GribbleGrunger  +   1012d ago
Yes, well, I wasn't being entirely serious there ya know.
MikeMyers  +   1012d ago
Me too
isarai  +   1012d ago
Then Don't Use it? seriously people are trying to do anything to make Sony look bad at this point, just grasping at straws man
chiwoo  +   1012d ago
Then just be a lonely a$$ gamer and be stuck last century no one is forcing anyone to be social stupid article
Bathyj  +   1012d ago
Anti social gamer here.

Thats why I'll be getting a PS4 so I can sit in my room by myself and play games. Apparently it still does that.
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ninjagoat  +   1012d ago
In answer to the cover title.... Bugger off back to your cave.
Bell Boy  +   1012d ago
don't press share
turn off the mic
play & enjoy the single player
Bell Boy  +   1012d ago
I was told PS3 sucked because I can't talk to people who are not even playing the same game as me...Sony have no idea

Now the PS4 allows communication it virtually every way possible..Sony sucks after all who wants all these social features...

Probably Sony listened to moans and whales of the cross chat fanboys who apparently now want to sit in complete isolation with absolutely no interaction with the world

Suck to be Sony I guess
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TyBREAKR  +   1011d ago
Bubble for you.

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