Who is right about social gaming?

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User Info: iKhanic

iKhanic
3 years ago#1
Who is right about social gaming? - Results (67 votes)
Nintendo with Miiverse
56.72% (38 votes)
38
Sony with the Share button
43.28% (29 votes)
29
This poll is now closed.
Honestly, and I know I'll take a bit of crap for this, I think a dedicated social network is something better for video games. The reason is that unlike other media like movies and music, video games aren't as widely accepted by society. Yes, a lot of people including adults and kids play them, but I bet a lot of people wouldn't want their boss to see their hobby.

Also, having a dedicated network encourages more sharing, since you are in an audience of your gaming peers.
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User Info: TheCelticArcher

TheCelticArcher
3 years ago#2
Both seem stupid to me, but I guess you get some nice art with Miiverse, so that.
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User Info: RedOrion

RedOrion
3 years ago#3
Not a big fan of the share button. On the Wii U you just have to hold down the home button to post on miiverese, simple and no additional button required. I know the PS4's sharing capabilities will have more depth but adding a share button on the gamepad seems really obnoxious.

User Info: Socran

Socran
3 years ago#4
iKhanic posted...
Honestly, and I know I'll take a bit of crap for this, I think a dedicated social network is something better for video games.


I'd say neither, but you have a point. If you're going to randomly share your game experience with a community, it should be a dedicated gaming community.
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User Info: VanderZoo

VanderZoo
3 years ago#5
Both are right.
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User Info: Golden Maven

Golden Maven
3 years ago#6
iKhanic posted...
Yes, a lot of people including adults and kids play them, but I bet a lot of people wouldn't want their boss to see their hobby.


I wouldn't care if my boss knows I quietly sit at home and play video games. What's embarrassing about it? You're not causing any trouble or tarnishing your image.

As someone who loves watching gameplay videos, I think the share button is just fantastic.

User Info: nonexistinghero

nonexistinghero
3 years ago#7
I don't really give a damn. I don't even put much stuff up on Facebook because I don't have the need to let people know everything I do.
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User Info: VanderZoo

VanderZoo
3 years ago#8
RedOrion posted...
Not a big fan of the share button. On the Wii U you just have to hold down the home button to post on miiverese, simple and no additional button required. I know the PS4's sharing capabilities will have more depth but adding a share button on the gamepad seems really obnoxious.


It's not obnoxious at all, it's a great feature. I was hoping next gen consoles would add a screen cap button, but the share button is a lot better. The system constantly records the last 15 minutes of gameplay, so all you have to do is press the share button at any time and you can save/upload a picture or video. That's really cool.
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User Info: aluminafalcon

aluminafalcon
3 years ago#9
Sony is the better business strategy. First it basically takes all Sony gameplay off of youtube to a dedicated site where surprise surprise they will get all the ad revenue. plus it will function as a huge advertisement for them.

miiverse is interesting but the cash potential is limited
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