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Does Anybody Care About Second-Screen Experiences?

According to 30,000 IGN readers who responded to a survey, the most valuable and interesting second-screen gaming experience is looking at inventory and maps.
In the survey, IGN asked which features -- asynchronous multiplayer, maps, inventory, asymmetrical multiplayer, controller functionality -- users were interested in. Users could express interest in features and disinterest in the concept for various platforms they owned.

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FrigidDARKNESS1314d ago

I do its an awesome addition to gaming.

jujubee881314d ago

I'll use remote-play between PS4 and VITA, that sounds like a good feature to have.

As for app companion stuff; I'm not sure.

LOGICWINS1314d ago

Thats not really second screen though. Your EITHER playing a PS4 game on the PS4 or a PS4 game via remote play, hence choosing between one screen or another.

We haven't seen how the Vita can enhance a PS4 title on the big screen.

_QQ_1314d ago

That isn't SS experience...

WeAreLegion1314d ago

LittleBigPlanet 2 uses the Vita as a second screen.

badz1491314d ago

Sly 4 uses the Vita as 2nd screen too. but that's just to help you find treasures and fully optional.

basically, I don't really care about 2nd screen though as if I did, I would have bought myself a DS or 3DS by now but I just don't get the appeal...and granted that I am not the biggest fan of Nintendo games.

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Brazz1314d ago

the thing work great on DS/3ds because the screens arevery close and you can look the other screen in a split of second, you almost don't loose sign of the first screen some times... same thing can't be said of WIIU, the thing is a bit slow and you lose the focus in the first screem when you look at the screen in your hands in most of time.

dedicatedtogamers1314d ago

I like second-screen stuff on an integrated system like the DS or 3DS. I also like having the entire game streamed to a handheld screen (Wii-U, Vita).

However, taking stuff off the main TV and putting it on a smaller screen? Reeks of gimmick, IMO, and not that interesting.

LOL_WUT1314d ago

If only one could take the gamepad anywhere it would've made it all that awesome. Nintendo really let that one go. ;)

wishingW3L1314d ago

IGN are on a roll with flamebait articles. What happened to this website? =/

lashes2ashes1314d ago

How is this a flamebait article. It's a interesting question, with all three systems doing second screen experiences do the gamers really even care. For me its hard to say, right now I'm not impressed with it but I see if done right it could be amazing.

JohnCartenper1314d ago

Integration between Window$ 8 tablets /Wp8 phones and XB1.

The second screen could be use to look at your inventory and map in a RPG or Statistics/formations in a sport game and so on

Number-Nine1314d ago

I was going to say no but then i thought about how easy the water temple in ocarina of time was with the 2nd screen.

Death1314d ago

Second and third screens on a PC are killer. A second screen done right on consoles would be a very cool thing. The biggest problem I see is how to access it. Nintendo did a real nice job integrating the screen into the controller. It's very natural feeling, but stll has it's limitations. The key to the second screen is to increase immersion. If this can't be done it shouldn't be used.

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