Share: The Latest big Button you are Itching to Press

Planet Ivy: It seems in the next couple of years video games are going to start aligning themselves more and more with social media, becoming a part of our online lives in the same way that Spotify and Netflix pop up in our news feeds. Call of Duty, Counterstrike, SSX, Streetfighter, Hitman:Absolution and even Tomb Raider constitute just a handful of the games that now offer social gaming features, and there seems to be an ever-increasing pressure on developers to deliver more. Yet, we should take a tiny step back from the ‘social media is the future’ precipice and think about the implications of this.

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androidboy1841d ago

Games seem to be jumping on the social media bandwagon..

JoGam1841d ago

Its only right. As long as it doesn't take away from the game im fine with it.

mrtechnology1841d ago

Social is one of the main reasons Gaming has exploded so much in the past decade IMO

Septic1841d ago

The share feature is a game changer for many of us. I really can't wait to get my hands on the ps4. I hope its as intuitive as Sony alluded to in the reveal.

Blackdeath_6631841d ago

yeah anything which is an option and not compulsory or detracts from the quality of the main focus,in other words gaming, i am totally fine with. this is something sony does quite well, there aren't many situations where i felt forced to do something the way sony wants me too like paying for online as an example.

miyamoto1841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

this video sharing will be a great help to everybody specially if a gamer is stuck on a game.

Jimmy Fallon called it "Cher!"


I think the PS4 controller is a sexy little thing.
Its fun to look at.
The symmetry is perfect.
It looks like it has an eye visor.
Its like an organic alien space ship.
I can look at it all day and feel happy.

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zoks3101841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

Yes it is, but this social feature is more set up towards a gamers preference. I love the idea of spectating a game, or uploading it and sharing it with friends.
This is vastly different from the twitter/Facebook bandwagon everybody is on.
Spectating and video games go very well together.

If you can remember as to what got most of us into gaming, most honest folks would say I grow up watching (spectating) my friends and family playing, and I got into it once the funds was available.

I remember being 9 years old and watching my bigger brother playing metroid, Zelda, FF7. So as soon as I could I got a job in High School and went out and bought a PlayStation. And I will never forget how I was introduced into gaming, spectating.

I give credit where credit is due, this was a great move from Sony.

AngelicIceDiamond1841d ago

Hmm, so now people seem to like Social features because Sony's doing more of it.

If that's the case then I guess people would be looking forward to the next Xbox social features.

SatanSki1841d ago

And i couldnt care less to be honest.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1841d ago

Games were always meant to be social. They're only fun when you're playing with other people. Even single player is better with a bud on the couch next to you.

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jimmyofages1841d ago

I think gaming has got a lot better since the online revolution. I've actually made friends in real life through playing games online!

alousow1841d ago

ps4 the latest monster i wanna get my hands on

crysister1841d ago

yes-this is all that matters! I will be sharing though :)

Rhezin1841d ago

oh god more social media BS.

poopsack1841d ago

that no one's putting a gun to your head to deal with.

WarThunder1841d ago

Im not using that button :P

crysister1841d ago

People always start by saying that :) You will!

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