Opinion: The PS4′s Share Button Needs To Be All Or Nothing, Publisher Censorship Won’t Work

TSA: "If you can’t share the last bits – and I appreciate this is publisher dependent – then what’s the point? Hey, look, I just started the game, watch me play the same bits you’ve all played? No."

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iGAM3R-VIII1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

Agree there’s no point if publishers can block it, renders the entire effort of putting it there a waste of resources. Plus sharing that last level or tricky opponent is just as important as that hole in one or that perfect lap.

BUT, at the same time I have to respect what the developers do and why, because there must be a reason as to why they would do it. I am sure that most Sony 1st party games should have full access and Ubisofts games should as well, same with EA probably.

DragonKnight1569d ago

Guaranteed the lawyers of each publisher will have their say in the censorship aspect. Afterall, how can they make money off of copyright claims if everyone can share the content with a push of a button?

The_Infected1569d ago

OnLive did it why can't Sony with PS4?

DragonKnight1569d ago

@Kratos_Kills: They probably paid to do it.

iGAM3R-VIII1569d ago

@DragonKnight can you re-word that because either you are wrong or what you made makes no sense

KwietStorm1569d ago

Its not like they're sharing the actual content of the game itself, its just videos, that of which has been commonplace on PCs for years. The Share button would bring the PS4 more inline with the community ecosystem of PCs in that aspect, but it would instantly lose much of its power and benefit if its restricted, in any way, in my opinion.

DragonKnight1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

@iGAM3R-VIII: I'm saying the lawyers will have their say when the publishers decide to censor content. The lawyers are the ones that file copyright claims against youtube LP'ers to begin with.

Dee_911569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

I dont know,my rational mind is telling me to wait and see what exactly the restrictions are before I completely consider it a waste.But the other more "jump to conclusions" side agree with some of you.

Theres so much crap I want to record :D

"The lawyers are the ones that file copyright claims against youtube LP'ers to begin with."
No Not really.Almost anybody can claim copyright on youtube as long as you have even the tiniest bit of relevance to the developer & or publisher.The guy that was taking all of GTA IV , chinatown wars and vice city stories off youtube wasnt a lawyer.If I can remember he used to work with R* years ago and had no hand in making anything after gta 2. If I remember correctly.He was a complete d-bag :)

darthv721568d ago

it gives the implication that there will be plenty who use it accordingly while there will be others who abuse it.

Those ones that abuse it, however, could possibly ruin it for the rest of us. All it takes is a select few who have no regard for others and will share everything they can that may go against terms of service and the end will result in Sony either taking it away (ultimate end result) or a real strict submission process where everything needs to be reviewed by sony first.

Its a great idea but one I am just worried will get taken away because some just can't help themselves.

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JoGam1569d ago

As long as i can share me owning people on BF4. That's what i want to share.

jadenkorri1569d ago

yes, and we'll be able to share getting kicked for killing the host too many times, lets hope for some dedicated servers that will stay permanently.

Knight_Crawler1568d ago

Dude this is EA we are talking about...they will probably want to charge extra to that.

CraigandDayDay1569d ago

Multiplayer sharing probably won't be limited like single player. And that will be where most of the sharing happens anyway. It's understandable they don't want their single player games spoiled by people.

iGAM3R-VIII1569d ago

Yes agreed, Ubisoft already said that the SHARE button should get full access and I am sure most 1st party games should as well. Also I think EA Sports games should because of the genre.

Ace_Pheonix1569d ago

Plus I imagine there could be some kind of time limitation applied as well. After like 3 or 4 months, singleplayer portions that were previously blocked could become available. That'd be fair all around I think.

Septic1568d ago

But what about the point where you can jump in and take control of your friends game if he's stuck on a certain level etc?

To be honest, I'll mainly be using this for multiplayer anyway apart from maybe games like GTA where some random craziness happens in a sandbox that I want to share.

I have a feeling that the restrictions will be very limited; maybe kicking in when there is a cut scene or something.

GameSpawn1568d ago

My thought on what would be limited would be specific single player sections that may violate Facebook's, Youtube, and whatever other sites will be linked in terms of use, aka sex and nudity. This will cut down the amount of censoring the website be submitted to has to do from the get go.

Personally I'm fine with this if it is the case. Honestly I'm fairly antisocial and probably won't be using the share features much short of the occasional "cool s**t just happened" moments.

@Septic (the main reason I replied here)
I had the funniest gaming moment happen to me in GTA5. I was in a mission trying to get away, with a 4 star rating if memory serves, and was getting pissed that I could quite shake the cops. Well I came shooting around a corner FULL speed and a cop rams me head on. Now normally in GTA5 if you're in a head on you fly through the front windshield into the street. What happens to me? Nothing! My car was like a brick wall, we both came to a dead stop and TWO cops get thrown onto the hood of their car while I'm just sitting pretty in mine. I laugh my ass off, toss it in reverse and drive around them and on my way. I WISH I had a share button then.

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iGAM3R-VIII1569d ago

Must you troll on every article

KwietStorm1569d ago

Except there will be actual games on this platform to take advantage of it.

majiebeast1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

This time with games to talk about. Dont worry Pikmin 3 is only 3 months away, then you will have a game to talk about.

MikeMyers1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )


I troll in every article? Show me. This sounds an awful lot like Miiverse because it will be moderated. Remember all the commotion about that?


I don't even own a Wii U yet. My you guys sure are sensitive.

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Tapioca Cold1569d ago

What a bunch of spoiled brats use consoles.

Sad. Gimme gimme gimme.

Take what you get. Be grateful you can do tge things yoi do these days.

iGAM3R-VIII1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

Another person who trolls except this time either you are a PC fanboy or a Mobile Phone Gaming fanboy. That comment is just unessacary

SoapShoes1569d ago

What a mountain out of a mole hill. Not concerned at all, why should you be? The complaints here are all "what ifs".

MysticStrummer1569d ago

I just don't see the point of restricting the share button. People will post that same content anyway using other methods.

Lifebanisher1568d ago

even if they censor it people would just get a camera put it in front of the tv and keep recording that final boss, so what is the use if it's not gonna work? even if they put restrictions on scenes. imo, them announcing this and doing this will just fuel the spoiler community into doing the things developers wouldn't want.

in this generation you see people uploading the whole game on youtube or streaming it on twitchtv,nico nico and ustream already..

T21568d ago

Not sure how you got disagree there... Obviously every game is available to view on YouTube already

Anon19741568d ago

I say leave it up to the developers. If it were my game, and I was crafting some huge, cinematic experience, I don't think I would want just everyone sharing every last secret out on the net. It's probably going to happen anyway, but why make it easy for people to spoil plot points for your games?

It should be the developers choice. Some games it makes sense for, others I can see them not wanting to let everyone share everything.

DeadlyFire1568d ago

I think its mostly single player major story elements they are talking about blocking.

Multiplayer should be 100% shareable.

SegataSanshiro1568d ago

Holy Jesus, can someone explain to me what's happening in this article? There are youtube walkthroughs of every game in existence, full walkthroughs and how is this even an issue now? What's the difference? None! And I cant believe you Sony fangirls are actually defending the decision of censoring parts of the game! What's wrong with this website seriously! You people all live in a fairy tale!

T21568d ago

The only issue I have with your comment is how is it fanboys defending this ? I see two sides debating ... But you are right , everything is on YouTube , anyone disagree with that is naive

SegataSanshiro1565d ago

It's fanboyism because Sony Defense squad day that this is actually a good thing. Censoring is never a good thing no matter in what medium or at what time.

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Qrphe1569d ago

Nothing should be censored, if anything, there should be spoiler tags. Regardless, why take away features just because some aren't smart enough to not rush into every video/screenshot/comment they see?