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PS4 FAQ Discusses Sharing Games, And More Plus Benefits

By the time you get your PlayStation 4, you should be well educated on its capability and features.

Sony has released a new FAQ that highlights a variety of cool features you can expect from the new machine.

It tells you all about sharing games purchased from the Store, and it also outlines the "sharing benefits" of being a PlayStation Plus member. There are plenty of other incentives for being a Plus subscriber, too. It lets you enjoy online multiplayer action, for one, and you gain access to plenty of discounts, free content, and cloud storage. Beyond Plus, the FAQ explains how to play on other PS4 systems when you're not home, how your Friends will be displayed in the UI, and why it's a good idea to activate your system as the primary PS4 machine.

Remember the days when you brought home a new video game console, hooked it up to the TV, put in a game, and started to play? I'm missing those days more and more, despite all the next-level greatness of which these new systems are capable.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 faq, playstation 4 faq

10/27/2013 10:01:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (30 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 11:16:36 PM
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I think it would be wicked cool if there were a "classic gamer" setting that you could boot into that eliminated all of that junk and just powered you up like an old cartridge based console.

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Simcoe
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 8:44:41 AM

There is, just don't connect it to the internet! ;-)
(Can't help you on the cartridge part!)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 10:53:32 AM

still not the same

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daus26
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:19:29 AM

In the ps3, you can just turn off the wifi, as said above, and set it so that it'll automatically load up the disc when you turn it on.

I don't see how it's any different, unless you just miss pushing down those cartridges.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 12:27:50 PM

I was just thinking a simpler, retro inspired interface, not just killing online or losing the OS. You sort of need online, but not all the stuff extraneous to gaming. A common sense storefront would fit right into that idea too.

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Banky A
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 11:22:24 PM
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Makes me all giddy inside. Love PS+

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DxJeckel
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 11:24:28 PM
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I'm moving away from my Xbox ecosystem to the PS for this next gen of consoles. Can't wait.

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kraygen
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 12:55:45 AM
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I really like how they are handling the ability to play your games on any system as long as you are logged in there. As many systems as I want but can only log in to two at a time, I think that's awesome.

Now I want to know why they can't do that with ps3's. Why can I only download to 2 systems?

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___________
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 3:38:26 AM
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ive been more and more worried this is going to be a repeat of the wiiu launch, and it looks like i was right.
lack of first party software on launch?
check!
day one patch to enable half of the systems promised features?
check!
delay the most important system features till the following year?
check!
day one patch causing the servers to cry themselves to sleep making downloading the patch impossible?
check!
nice to see $ony has not changed one bit, they still refuse to learn from their, and more importantly, others, mistakes!

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Nix50
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 8:03:26 AM

'day one patch to enable half of the systems promised features?'

Even an idiot would know that this is because when the PS4 entered mass production, the OS was probably still getting final touches. Thus, the OS loaded on the mass produced PS4's is slightly older. The patch would be downloaded, installed and reactivate the features that were still being tinkered.

As for most important system features. I think the most important of them all is the ability to play games, which it does.

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___________
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 8:52:20 AM

and even a idiot would know that post was completely pointless because i was not asking why this is happening, merely pointing out the problems its going to cause.

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Cuetes
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:08:18 AM

No name.....Still rambling pointless crap...Check!

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Masszt3r
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 1:00:17 PM

Why do you give yourself thumbs up in all your own posts?

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JROD0823
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 4:16:19 PM

Because no one else is crazy enough to up vote his mindless ramblings. :)

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Draguss
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 5:06:51 AM
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You know, I remember the PS3 has an option to instantly run a game when you turn it on, I would imagine it likely the PS4 has a similar function.

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Nix50
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 8:04:04 AM

Yeah the PSP had that too.

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mk ultra
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 5:06:51 AM
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Wait so if you can download games on as many playstations as you want, and use two playstations concurrently, I can just share all my psn games with a friend without any problems? Aside from them knowing your password.

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daus26
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:05:31 AM

That's pretty much it. I'm curious to how it works when you play online (if we even can) with the same account. There would have to be two users with the same name.

Other than that it's great if you just want to play games for what it is, e.g. no trophies, online fame, etc.

Although the PS3 only allows two systems now, you can use your own PSN id, so that was the cool thing about it.

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mk ultra
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 3:59:28 AM

Going through the info again, I'm pretty sure it means they're not going to limit our downloads on other systems. But we can only have two active systems going at once, and only be logged into one system at a time. So i guess you could have one as your primary and one as guest account, and you would have to deactivate one to download on a new one. The way they used the word concurrently they made me think at first we could use two playstations at once with the same psn name.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 5:47:28 AM
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yeah i feel yay dude it just doesn't feel that simple anymore. well i'll be lloking forward to playing around with the new games and watver else i decide to do when i get mine(ps4).

happy gaming =)

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Beamboom
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 6:11:58 AM
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"There are plenty of other incentives for being a Plus subscriber, too. It lets you enjoy online multiplayer action, for one [...] and cloud storage."

Oh how that part saddens me. :(

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Beamboom
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 10:38:02 AM

I take it none of you who thumbed me down has never ever ridiculed X360 gamers who had to pay a monthly fee just to play online, right?
Riiiight.

It's not automatically OK just cause Sony all of a sudden do the same.


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daus26
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:15:59 AM

It's true that Sony is now charging for online multiplayer, but at this day and age where servers are getting more and more loaded while providing more data from these next gen game, it wasn't exactly "sudden" for me, but rather expected. Had it stay free, online gaming, which is pretty much a huge part of console gaming nowadays, will never be at least a decent experience.

More importantly, the things you get out of Plus, compared to Live, and PS Plus being cheaper and more reasonable, I don't see the need to nag on it as some of us have with Live on the 360. My problem with the whole Live thing on the 360 was that I never thought its subscription fee was worth the difference of what PSN offered for free. Had Live given more value for its subscription service, I never would've had a problem with it and thought its price is justified.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 12:31:05 PM

Well now you've got another argument in favor of being a PC gamer. Me? I just looked into the cost of a graphics card that would let me run PC games and then apologized to my consoles.

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Beamboom
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 5:54:49 PM

I just see things as they are. It's pretty obvious Sony only does this cause they can. They follow the path Microsoft walked up before them.

I find it quite ironic how so many over all these years have been ridiculing the Xbox and genres like MMOs with a monthly fee, saying they'd NEVER be that stupid. And now all of a sudden it's totally OK and oh so understandable and easy to defend.


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Sir Dan
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 7:42:27 AM
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I would like some kind of interoperablity with my Sony tablet.

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The CEO
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 10:43:08 AM
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Got PS Plus last night. Downloaded over 30 gigs of free stuff. So in one night it already paid for itself. I added up all the prices on everything I downloaded. If I was to purchase everything separately through PSN it would have came up to $270! Well done Sony!

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Cuetes
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:13:43 AM

Nice! I've been a PS+ peeps for about two years, I'm up to my ears in games to play.
By far the best service I've been a part of this whole generation.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 12:28:32 PM

yeah I don't understand the haters, it's not for everyone but you can't say it isn't a good deal.

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Lunar_Miyuki
Friday, November 01, 2013 @ 10:40:27 AM
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the haters on PSN+ want physical games well see heres what they don't get through their heads

PS+ lets you try games out as long as your PS+
now lets say you were thinking of trying out a game but you didn't want to buy it because you might of hated it but with PS+ if that game came to it you could download and try it you don't like it delete it you enjoy it you get to play it

as far as multiplayer PS+ goes i understand the hate their IF you only care far multiplayer and not the extremely cheap games far PS+

Sony Offers 4 PS+ games a month sumtimes 5 if theirs 5 update Maint days that month

for 50$ a year you can try out 24 PS3 games 24 Vita games
looks at average price of a game 49.99$ or 59.99$ in NA

looks at PS+ 50$ a year for 24 games for 1 system

goes to store doesn't find any 1$ games
goes to ps+ pays like 1$ a game for a month
goes to gamefly they charge like 8$ a month per game

wonders why gamefly isn't hated on


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