How To Share Your Games on the PS4

After Sony’s mind blowing press conference at E3 and the announcement of the PS4, they released a step-by-step instructional video on how players can share games. Check it out!

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9 Responses to How To Share Your Games on the PS4

  1. I’m gonna stop you right there… “mind blowing”? I’m not sure we watched the same E3 reveal. Yeah, the PS4 looks impressive, but there wasn’t anything mind blowing about it. I was more impressed with the games the Xbox One had in their presentation than those of Sony.

    • It was a hit towards X-Box One, which won’t allow Game Sharing. Even if you give your friend a game, or buy a used game, Microsoft will still charge you a fee to use it on your console, and from my understanding, it could even potentially cost the price of buying the game outright.

      • Yeah, I love this video jab at the Xbox One. The PS4 works like the PS3, you just pop in a disc and play like normal. Xbox One still isn’t clear on it’s complex restrictions. I own the 360, but I have no desire to own a console that REQUIRES an internet connection and ties me to a primary unit. And I don’t care about the TV set-top box pass-through features of it either.

      • Please do yourself, and others, a favor by researching a topic before you start spreading rumors…

        Trade-in and resell your disc-based games: Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.

        • “Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.”

          In other words, you can’t loan your games to a friend then get the game back after they are done. You have to transfer your license to them which means it’s theirs forever. You can trade-in/sell your game to a retailer who will sell it to someone else. That person is now stuck with it forever and can’t let a friend borrow it or sell it back to the retailer.

          XBox One is horribly locked down. Admit it.

  2. Regardless of the “Mind blowing” comment. When compared to the Xbox One’s highly restrictive Always On internet REQUIREMENT. That has 1hr and 24hr online checks based on your primary unit or if you login to a non-primary unit. It was the “mic dropping” moment for me during the E3 event. Vs the PS4 which adopts the current PS3 gaming eco system. Meaning that the choice on how games connect online and how they are authenticated for online use, is up to the developer/publisher. So there is NO online requirement. You can keep your PS4 offline and play all the physical media and games you want. New, Used, Loaned, etc. That alone sold me on the PS4 and I have made my Pre-Order. I own the 360 and PS3 currently. I saw plenty of PS4 games that I am interested in. Destiny, Watchdog, and several others. I have zero interest in the design of either unit, and I don’t care about the Xbox One’s TV controller abilities. And I have a 50Mbps connection, so that isn’t why I don’t want the One either.

    • I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to explode over something being “always on”. I fail to see why that’s such a big deal unless you’re paying for each bit of data you send/receive or are living off a dial-up modem. Plenty of things in our lives are set to be always on. My cellphone will automatically check for and receive email throughout the day as well as download and install updates to my apps. Who cares. The Xbox One is always on so that it can make sure your Xbox is always up to date as well.

      In their own words:
      Xbox One is designed to run in a low-powered, connected state. This means your system, games and apps are always current and ready to play—no more waiting for updates.

      Regarding Kinect, since people always get up in arms about not being able to turn it off:
      You are in control of when Kinect sensing is On, Off or Paused: If you don’t want the Kinect sensor on while playing games or enjoying your entertainment, you can pause Kinect. To turn off your Xbox One, just say “Xbox Off.” When the system is off, it’s only listening for the single voice command — “Xbox On,” and you can even turn that feature off too. Some apps and games may require Kinect functionality to operate, so you’ll need to turn it back on for these experiences.

      They aren’t using it to spy on you, It’s being used to provide a more emersive experience. This NSA stuff really has come at a bad time for Xbox One. I really hate seeing cool and innovative new technologies hampered because of misinformation being spread around. What Microsoft has built is really impressive and should be received better than this.

      • It’s a form of DRM. And only 30% of Americans have internet. Even the rural areas that have internet have some pretty bad internet, where service can go out at any time and even for more than a day. A ‘game’ system that has a mandatory online check isn’t going to fly in those areas or with people with no internet. If you don’t do the online check, your system won’t play games. How dumb is that? And the cherry on top is when asked about it, Microsoft basically said that if you don’t have internet, there’s a product they have out there already for you: Xbox 360. They don’t care about gamers. They’re trying to get as many people as possible to buy this system for all the features. It just happens to play games and they’re trying to cater to them as well with some pretty good exclusives, but stupid restrictions that will ultimately bite them in the ass.

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