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Posted November 12, 2013 by Chris Reincher in Gaming
 
 

Sony’s new take on its “Social Network”


Its like the social network, but with video games.

 

 

 

 

Last generation the PlayStation 3’s online service evolved but didn’t keep up with the times of our new social networks. Sony implemented ties to Facebook in ways that if you purchased games, and received trophy’s it would be posted to Facebook. It was a cool feature, but this feature didn’t really get people involved in the PlayStation community.

With the new PlayStation 4, Sony has implemented a Google+ type of service. Users now have the choice to either use the user name that they picked out, or if they opt into it users can now use their real names.

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The PS4 has the ability to learn about your preferences. Players also can look over game-related information shared by friends, view friends’ game play with ease, or obtain information about recommended content, including games, TV shows and movies.

Players can stream their game play live to millions on users on Twitch.tv  or Ustream.com. If the user wants to be more private they can stream just to friends. While players are streaming their game play they can interact with their viewers. Eventually Sony has plans of letting friends of players help each other out by controlling their friends game through the internet.

 

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Finally there is the share button. The PS4 records the last 15 mins of your game play, with the share button players can edit and share their game play with the world.

With a new social network in place within the infrastructure of the system, the PlayStation community will become very lively. These new social features should keep us gamers entertained for years.


Chris Reincher

 
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