GAMING PS4’ S PARTY CENTRAL
a bid to get more people into video games, companies constantly look for new angles to hook in the non- gamer types. I can picture the Sony boardroom.
The CEO was demanding someone come up with the next big thing. Nobody had any ideas past midnight, despite ordering Chinese food from that nice place.
Cue the intern in the back playing with his phone. Bingo. OK it didn’t go that way, but it’s close.
Playlink, exclusive to PS4, was one of many features announced at E3.
It’s advertised as social gaming, where two to eight people sit around the TV and play games, but instead of controllers they can use their personal phones or tablets.
Doing so uses the features of your device, such as camera and touchscreen. But let’s talk about the games, the most important part.
You’ve got your quiz games, Singstar karaoke and a bunch of fun arcade games.
So far most of the games are your typical party games, but it was nice to see that Playlink is pushing the depth with a game called Hidden Agenda, which looked like a pretty slick looking thriller. Nice. It definitely has some appeal, but it shouldn’t be the sole reason to buy a PS4.
To me it seems to be advertised at PS4 owners to be less anti- social and hold more parties at their place.
And here I thought a room full of friends looking at their phones was already anti- social. No? Well, at least they’re playing together.