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Submitted by xiren187 922d ago | opinion piece

PS4: 4 Ways It’ll Change PSN and the Community

'PlayStation has held the spotlight for the past couple days due to their official unveiling of the PlayStation 4, the DualShock 4, next-gen games and all the new online goodness they have planned. While watching the PlayStation Meeting 2013 livestream, I couldn’t help but think of how their online features could change the ways many have become accustomed to playing online. I have broken down four aspects of Sony’s new network goals and analyzed the impact I believe it could have on us individually and/or the online community as a whole.' - JPS (PS3, PS4)

Rainstorm81  +   922d ago
Nice read, and I'm hoping for the online accountability aspect, I own both consoles (xbox360 & Ps3) and PSN seemed to be the more mature of the two when it comes to online community, now that could all change with every ps4 coming with headsets, but if PSN can stay that way it would be nice......

But of course someone could easily not have Facebook or not use it on PSN as well.......we'll see
unchartedxplorer  +   922d ago
Yeah, children are at their most mature when they are silent.
SonyStyled  +   922d ago
youd be suprised how many PSN users have mics, but yet dont use them. i never use mine. but for the times i do theres been countless times i would talk to a mute player with no mic on only to have them turn on theirs a minute later. all my friends that have a PS3 have mics too, yet dont really use them unless we are playing together
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darthv72  +   922d ago
youd be surprised
how many 360 users have mics and dont use them. I hardly used mine as it was more of a distraction in a game with an intense firefight. I wouldnt want to hear anything but the actions on the tv.

When it came to playing uno, yeah id have it on and chat with the regulars i got to playing with. Its a nice option to have but not a requirement to wear.
azshorty2003  +   922d ago
I'm most excited for Gaikai. Being able to play the whole back catalog is Insane. There are many games I missed out on and would love to play but didn't always feel like tracking them all down.

Although I have a feeling games will trickle into the service as contacts with companies are made, like the Wii VC. But once it's built up, it has the potential to be game changing.
DarkZane  +   922d ago
Except you don't have to merge your PSN ID with Facebook ID.

Even if you were forced to, I can easily put a fake ID with no photo.

Anonymousity is there to stay.
xXNewBreedXx  +   922d ago
Most likely. That workaround was noted in the article. It was mainly a "what if" idea on how online gaming might be impacted if we were all forced to use our real names. Look at YouTube. They want people posting to use their full name. Assuming a person allowed their name to be displayed, I'm sure they're a bit more conscious of what they say.
WeAreLegion  +   922d ago
About trophies carrying less weight...

Actually, they could disable trophy earning when another player steps in to help you, like they do now when you activate cheats on games like GTA IV or Rock Band. :) It's simple.

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