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Submitted by CuriousGeorge 668d ago | article

Playstation 4 Games Warn of PS-Style Surveillance

The debut of the PlayStation 4 in New York City Wednesday (Feb. 20) was as remarkable for what it showed as for what it didn't show: Sony unveiled a raft of beautiful, incredibly realistic new games, but not the console itself. The device, perhaps in a straight-from-the-lab rough appearance, was somewhere offstage, driving the giant projectors that broadcast previews of upcoming games around the Hammerstein Ballroom. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Tag Invalid)

Bryan574  +   668d ago
I really hope that camera isn't needed to use the controller.
Root  +   668d ago
I highly doubt it because Sony have been debating whether or not to include the camera with the PS4 at launch

So if they are debating whether or not to include it then it must be optional or you don't need to use it. Why would they not bundle it a key thing to play games with and make you pay extra for a camera on top of your console purchase.
Bryan574  +   668d ago
I hope your right..... But the PS Move like coloured bar on the controller makes me think otherwise.
Root  +   668d ago
Maybe it's just for show...give the controller a nice look to it

OR

Maybe it does connect with the camera...IF you want it to.
DaThreats  +   668d ago
I thought it's already included
porkChop  +   668d ago
The camera is included. Every PS4 comes with the console itself, a DualShock 4, a wired microphone/headset, and the stereo camera.
BitbyDeath  +   668d ago
Camera isn't said to be in yet, headset has been confirmed though

"Are you packing in the camera with every PlayStation 4?" -"We are not talking about the final compilation or pricing or the release date right as of yet".

http://www.gameinformer.com...
KwietStorm  +   668d ago
Really?
StinKyNuGz  +   668d ago
me too.
maniacmayhem  +   668d ago
"The PlayStation network will get to know you by understanding your personal preferences and the preferences of your community and turn this knowledge into useful information that will enhance your gameplay,"

Sounds like a nice way of saying Big Brother is watching. From what I read it may be the same as the rumor of the Kinect always watching you and taking that knowledge and offering things based on your behavior or spending trends.
subtenko  +   668d ago
It's computed thinking basically. Like iphone genius featured. I.E. based on me downloading angry birds, it suggest angry cows. Same game but with cows! I might like it since its similar.. whats this big brother thing you're talking about?

P.S. if you have no ad blocker on, ads can show things based on what you like from sites you go on.
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TheBrownBandito  +   668d ago
It can only watch you when it's turned on. ;o)
WeAreLegion  +   668d ago
How is Yahoo Games still allowed on N4G?!?
Reverent  +   668d ago
For the same reason a bunch of other ridiculous websites are still allowed... Dumb people approving their crap articles, and 99% of the commentators not down-voting their websites.

By the way, to everyone concerned, I guarantee that the use of the camera will absolutely not be mandatory. Sony isn't stupid.
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WeAreLegion  +   668d ago
I agree with everything. Bubbles, sir. :)
Bryan574  +   668d ago
No kidding, If the camera is mandatory I'm getting a steam box instead. Predictions and always on camera? No thanks.
KwietStorm  +   668d ago
I haven't heard anything about always on camera, but how is predictions any different than having an account on Amazon, or downloaded apps on your smartphone being suggested based on the TYPE of apps they are? Its not like the system doesn't know every single item you bought already. Its just streamlining things for you based on habits. How is that a bad thing?
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Root  +   668d ago
I don't think the camera will be needed, I hate cameras despite them being off, I always feel I'm being watched

Hell my PC built in webcam has a bit of cardboard over it...I'm that paranoid.
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Lifebanisher  +   668d ago
then just put a cardboard on the camera again lol problem solved
Dark_Overlord  +   668d ago
Or go into device manager and disable the hardware :)
SDF Repellent  +   668d ago
Guys, just shut off the power on the camera and problem solve. The last thing I want Sony or Microsoft to know is my secret love for playing Eyepet 3 or Kinectimal 3.
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maniacmayhem  +   668d ago
Sorry dude, but if you try and shut it off it'll open the airlock and suck you out.
-Gespenst-  +   668d ago
I suppose in a way if Sony had designs on spying on us all and controlling us, the best way to disarm any suspicions would be to promote two different games with anti-surveillance themes.

We think we're being subversive playing and understanding the games when in reality we're being monitored heavily.

I doubt all of this though, despite how corporate and empty the Sony conference felt (with the exception of The Witness).
tiffac008  +   668d ago
Don't you need to push the "Share" button on the controller before anyone can actually view what your playing?

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