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Breaking Down the First 24 Months

One of the things that Sony really emphasized when the PS4 was announced at the PlayStation Meeting event in 2013 was the new console’s social media sharing features. The thought of posting video gameplay or screenshots with my Twitter friends initially sounded like a waste of time and hard drive space. But the introduction of one-button sharing to Twitch and Ustream are game-changers and my attitude towards them has done a complete 180. These services are ushering in a new era for video gaming and I’m finally ready to embrace it. Its become as much fun to share my gaming experience with others as it is to play the games themselves.

Playstation’s exclusive lineup got off to a pretty slow start again this year with the underwhelming The Order: 1886, but rebounded nicely after that. I’m not a Dark Souls/Dead Souls fan but Bloodborne was a massive hit that continues to be popular nine months after its release. This past summer Sony surprised us with an upscaled version of God of War III, and while the visuals were pretty indistinguishable from the PS3 version it was still a lot of fun to play as Kratos again while earning another round of trophies. Until Dawn was a game that I had completely forgotten about until it released in October, but it ended up being one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had in a video game. With an amazing list of non-exclusive titles including The Witcher, Metal Gear Solid V, Fallout 4, and Arkham Knight it’s truly been a great year for the Playstation 4 and video games in general.