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New PS4 Social Features Being Tested Out On Survey Takers

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The Sony PlayStation 4 has been getting some new and upcoming features debuted for it lately in the public. However, word is that Sony are now taking a look at testing out the opinions of users in regard to enhanced options for the PlayStation Network, PS4, and other Sony products overall. The main focus here is with changing the way users can interact. These social-centric features are pitched to potential survey takers with the implication that Sony could be gearing up for an upgrade to the PS4’s social ecosystem which has been a strong backbone for it already generating lots of user-generated content including photos, Twitter tweets, videos, livestreams, Facebook posts, and more. Take a look at some of the survey’s content below:

  • Player Reputation system based on a user rating system
  • Advanced matchmaking system (to help pair you with players at your skill level or player preference)
  • Ability to chat across PlayStation Platforms (i.e., with PS3 or PS Vita users)
  • Ability to change your PlayStation username
  • Ability to be invisible: see who is online without broadcasting the fact that you are online
  • Ability to party chat with more than 8 people at a time
  • Synchronization of messages across platforms, so that PS3/PS Vita messages all appear on PS4 and vice versa
  • On-screen notifications when your friends come online

Survey takers are asked to rate each feature’s importance to them (to determine which features are most in demand by the community) on a scale of Very appealing to Very unappealing. That being said, we shouldn’t go expecting every one of these features to come into fruition – but rather now that this survey has been leaked gamers should become vocal about one or two features they find the most important to them and attempt to get a community rallied behind Sony for positive reinforcement (read: no trolling / entitlement please). Personally, I could really go for having more than 8 people in a party at a time but only if press-to-talk was implemented and people can be mature on the PS4 voice chat service.

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[Some Info Sourced: anonymous PSN member via VGXNetwork]

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New Report Says “Swing Gamers” Leaning More Towards PlayStation 4

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DealNews held a survey recently. Over 1,700 readers revealed that Xbox fans are holding off on purchasing the Xbox One for a deal while dual-platform (Xbox 360 and PS3) owners are swinging towards the PlayStation 4.

Here is some interesting data from the survey (Note: Excerpt from the Official Press Release):

“PlayStation 3 Owners:

  • 51% bought the PlayStation 4 (loyal gamers)
  • 8% bought the Xbox One (swing gamers)

Xbox 360 Owners:

  • 42% bought the Xbox One (loyal gamers)
  • 14% bought the PlayStation 4 (swing gamers)

Dual-Platform Owners:

  • 35% bought the PlayStation 4
  • 23% bought the Xbox One”

If you ask me, that is some pretty interesting info, if you want to read more click here.

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3D or not 3D?

 

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4,000+ people responded to a survey by ShowFilmFirst about the technology of 3D movies. Here are the findings that were put together with the results.

Inflated ticket price to see a 3D movie means a trip to the cinema is no longer a cheap night out.

A Saturday afternoon screening at the BFI Imax in London, for instance, will set you back £17.90 a ticket

In a ShowFilmFirst survey of 4,724 people just 6.5% of people asked stated they weren’t put off by the extra cost of a 3D screening, while a further 29.7% would pay it but only if it was something they REALLY wanted to see.

22% said they saved money by keeping hold of their 3D glasses for next time.

Most people (74%) said that they definitely would or might prefer seeing a 3D movie at an Imax rather than on a 3D screen at a local cinema but 15.6% would think twice about seeing a film generally in 3D because of the extra cost and over a quarter (25.3%) would choose to see it in 2D if available instead for that reason.

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But not everyone is a fan. 42% stating they didn’t fancy seeing their film of choice in 3D.

This could be down to the fact that some 60% of respondents were women, the majority of whom were aged 26 and above. 3D films lend themselves to spectacle and the kind of movies more popular with male audiences,

So-called women’s movies, on the other hand, tend to be more plot and dialogue driven, rather than effects laden. When asked what type of movie most benefits from being in 3D, 49% said that animation was best, as opposed to 39% liking action or adventure. 2% opted for musicals.

It seems the female audience is out on 3D, which is the last place the studios and cinemas want them to be. However, as box office figures demonstrate, the 3D market is a lucrative one and the culture is changing, with a trip to see a film at the IMAX an event rather than something to do.

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The abundance of family oriented 3D films, particularly CGI animation, has still enticed purse string controlling mums to treat the kids during the school breaks, while action, adventure & even the occasional horror remain the staple of a great date movie.

With Thor, Spider-Man, The Smurfs and The Hobbit all scheduled to make an appearance in 3D in the coming months, not to mention Avatar 2 AND 3 in production, the challenge is on to persuade female audiences that bigger is better after all!

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What are your thoughts on 3D films? I did see Avatar on its cinema release in full blown Imax 3D but with my vision. 3D doesn’t work for me, hence I avoid 3D films. It doesn’t really bother me though. I don’t beat myself for not being able to immerse myself in 3D worlds.

Do you watch films in 3D if you have the choice? Or does the cost put you off?

If you were making a t film, would you rather it was made in 3D or 2D?

Your thoughts?

Many thanks to those at http://www.showfilmfirst.com/ for hosting the survey and sharing the results with us.

Do check them out.

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