The PS4′s Share Button, And What It Means For Gamers

The PlayStation 4 has many features – sixthaxis covered ten of them recently – but one of the key selling points has to be the DualShock 4: better triggers, improved analog sticks, that smart, potentially brilliant front light, the touchpad and, yep, the share button. Above all else, that single button encapsulates Sony’s approach to next gen gaming: video is getting bigger and bigger, and the esports movement is clearly important to PlayStation.

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iamnsuperman1609d ago

For me it is just another button. I hate social related stuff in games. My friends on social media sites do not care if I just "kills tat dude with ma nife. innit bruv". However I can see the logical if these videos go to youtube or a PS4 social page dedicated for help

RedHawkX1609d ago

for me its gonna be awesome so many times in games especially multiplayer games i was just so skilled like an action movie star rambo in the game where i wished i could show what i did. especially in warhawk lol. i was a one man army. not only that but this video feature can catch cheaters.

thehitman1609d ago

I agree idk why u got so many disagrees I will never forget 1 game I played 1 time in Cod4 when CoD was still good I went 69-11 in team death match and my team lost still. I always wished I had that game somehow recorded because it was at the sametime the greatest game I played of CoD but the worst at the sametime losing when I went 69-11 and you need 750 points to win and there is 10 points a kill LOL. Rest of my team couldnt even make up 6 kills... but share button FTW hoping its really good doesnt slow down the gaming process and really looking forward to showing off while playing.

I also think Sony needs to get twitch integration like MS thats 1 feature I think MS is doing right on the xb1 hoping Sony works on that or twitch isnt doing some exclusive deal with MS for consoles.

gamertk4211609d ago


Please refrain from saying anything positive about Xbox.

The Sony Hivemind

hkgamer1609d ago

It can be pretty awesome, but I understand that probably around 80% of the PS4 market will never watch someone else's videos for enjoyment.

I love how cool it is and watching some crazy combo/comeback victory in SF is kinda cool. It's also kinda cool to see some glitche or even some secret level/area recorded.

Jaces1609d ago

I'd say I would use the button quite a lot actually. There have been moments where I've either owned in multiplayer or had a major fail that I thought would be great to show friends but never had the tools to.

Can't say for sure how it's implemented exactly but it sounds pretty awesome. I'm more intrigued on how one is able to play another friends game online to help with a certain area he/she may be stuck in.

3-4-51609d ago

* Hidden stuff - revealed instantly via the button

* Sports games goals/plays of the week = Yes

* if GTA5 ever makes it's way over, all the crazy stuff you couldn't believe happened and wished you could have recorded = o yea

* Tutorials for beginners

Gaming_Guru1609d ago

At: iamnsuperman

You say you don't like social related stuff in gaming, so when microphones hit online gaming you disliked that as well?

How can you dislike social features, sorry but allowing invites, messaging, or conference chats with my friends are good things since humans are naturally social creates even if you are an introvert. Like posting on a social video game news website for example, lol.

iamnsuperman1609d ago

"so when microphones hit online gaming you disliked that as well"

God yer. I hate microphones in online games. Too many people blasting music, talking random stuff. I don't want to here that. I mute them all.

My facebook page is for my photo/general life. I know for a fact my friends would not want be posting videos of Knack of Killzone on the feed. They would hate me for it if I start littering their page with that stuff. I would hate it if one of my friends did it. I know other people like it but I for one really hate it.

Gaming_Guru1609d ago

That's really odd, i can understand that one would post what they want, but to be upset over someone's post especially if it's about video games and play them. You have some extreme antisocial clicks, lol.

ddurand11608d ago

it will be beneficial for publishers/devs on bugs and whatnot also.

so even if its not something youll utilize, its likely that youll benefit from it...somehow.

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NovusTerminus1609d ago

I am interested in it. DMC4 had some great combo videos and it will make it easier for anyone to make them. So I do have some hopes for it.

Just hope devs don't start blocking it out for entire games.

CaptainYesterday1609d ago

I am going to share everything, I'm most likely going to piss off everyone on my friends list :P

Grimhammer001609d ago

Sony just needs to mandate the share button.

It's pretty cool function.

RedHawkX1609d ago

yep will make catching glitchers and cheaters much easier when you have video footage of it. so those people in warhawk who are glitched under the map or something like that will get banned.

Majin-vegeta1609d ago

It means i can now piss off my friends when i take their dogtags on BF4 or shoot them out of the air :P.

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