Love the PS4! My brother and I haven't stopped playing it since I got it. Killzone: Shadow Fall is awesome, singleplayer and multiplayer! RESOGUN is a blast from what I've played. Contrast is a very unique and fun puzzler experience, a little short in length though. Warframe is a pretty cool game for a free-to-play game, nothing special, but not too bad. Blacklight: Retribution has really surprised me with how fun it is. NBA 2K14 is awesome, I have played that non-stop since picking it up.
The system itself is where everything shines though, I really thought I'd miss the XMB, but I absolutely love the new UI. The social features are so neat, I have streamed gameplay from Killzone: Shadow Fall in Twitch and USTREAM both about five times, it was flawless and although I don't use a mic or camera, I still like streaming gameplay. I also really love going and watching the live streams of others as they play whatever game. I have uploaded videos of gameplay three times to Facebook, looks perfect, only hope Sony updates the editing process, so we can make our gaming videos into montages.
What's more, I love how the trophies have been handled now, I love how fast it is to sync and how you can compare trophies with individual friends in individual games, lickity-split, as well as the rankings on the trophies now, with Common, Rare, Very Rare and Ultra Rare rankings..etc.
Moreover, when you hover over a game and press down on the d-pad you get cool information, like which of your friends play that specific game, the recent activity in that game from all your friends..etc. Furthermore, the "What's New" area, where you can see what all your friends have been doing on PS4, whether it shows the trophies earned, a game played, a screenshot or video shared, an accomplishment in-game outside of trophy specific actions, high scores, levels completed, a movie watched through Video Unlimited, new PSN friends your friends make..etc. Neat little things like that are cleverly implemented.
What's more, I love how you can put regular headphones in the headphone jack in the controller (Best Controller Ever BTW) and then hold down the PS Button and go to adjust devices and switch it to "All Audio" and then adjust the volume up and listen to your games or netflix and not be disturbed or be the one disturbing.
In addition, you can control the UI with voice commands with your mic or PlayStation Camera, it works instantly, no lag in voice to action. Simply say "PlayStation" to activate the voice commands, not too loud in the mic though, it distorts the sound when speaking too loud in the mic. After that you are given certain words to say for actions (they show up at the bottom of the screen) like, "Log in" then you say "User 1" or "User 2" you can say just the game title name like "RESOGUN" or "Killzone: Shadow Fall" and it will go directly to the game and then say "Start" and it will play. You can say "Take Screenshot" and it will take a screenshot and it will take a screenshot and if you say "Home Screen" when you are away from the home screen it will take you there. You can say "Power" then say "Enter Standby Mode" or "Turn PS4 Off". New voice commands will come in future updates.
I've been impressed daily with something new and neat. The smooth and lighting quick interface and hardly any loading times as you start your games (or during gameplay for that matter) it literally only takes about 13 seconds or less to start your games and get to the main menu of any given game. I've been thoroughly impressed in almost every conceivable way and with future updates, we are in for new neat features and improvements as time goes by and gamers voice their thoughts and suggestions to Sony. I could keep on going with my impressions of this awesome machine.
On the horizon, we the gamers have tons of games announced and games yet to be announced. Sony said they have some EPIC announcements in the pipeline, I figure E3 this year will be loaded with new IP's from Sony Santa Monica, Media Molecule, Sony Bend, maybe Team Ico with The Last Guardian and more, I'm excited. inFamous Second Son, The Order 1886, Driveclub, Destiny, Watch_Dogs, Mad Max, Transistor, Thief, The Witness, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, RIME, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, Deep Down, MLB 14: The Show, Tom Clancy's The Division, PlanetSide 2, The Crew, Uncharted PS4, No Man's Sky, just to name a few. Also when I can afford it, I'll be picking up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and other games that are already out. I'm stoked for this year of gaming and beyond, I believe we are in for a great generation of gaming.
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