Dont like it.
-good new games line up
-controller redesign with better thumbsticks
-(seemingly) better interface
-Uploading gameplay videos easily
-friends can watch you play from their TVs
-friends can take over for you from their TVs
-Tracks your preferences and predownloads things you are likely to buy (As a conspiracy paranoid freak, this one is scary)
-saves game exactly where you left off using RAM memory (huge energy wasting possibility)
-connection with social networks
Yeah... while the PS4 looks great and has a lot of potential for some good blockbuster games, i feel as if it will all be drowned by excessive amounts of sharing sharing sharing and SHARING! Realy... a SHARE button? Why? I dont wanna post on facebook that i managed to accomplish some random feat in my game. Gaming me and social me are two very different people, with different interest and different friends. We hate eachother.
Also, the whole friend watching you play, helping you thing will be horrible. I hate people watching me play, now they'll let them do it from the comfort of their homes!!?!? I already know i suck, i dont need my friends finding out and repeatedly telling me over the internet, which is the only possible outcome i see coming from this. The friends helping you over the internet feature also has some evil possibilities. What if they decide to be a total douche and screw up your game?! With friends like mine, this is almost inevitable. *sigh*
Something that really REALLY bugs me about the PS4 though, is the "downloading things before you buy them" feature that was mentioned by the gaikai representative. What i took from it: So basically, they're telling me, that my ps3 will keep track of what i play, what i look up, and what i download, record it somewhere, download things WITHOUT MY PERMISSION into MY SYSTEM, take up MY MEMORY, and i wont be able to access the aforementioned content until i buy it?
Not only is this a HUGE security and privacy risk, its just plain CREEPY. I DO NOT want machines to have recorded information about my likes and dislikes. Why? Because they'll create advertising that works for me! I dont want that!! Its hard enough to hold on to my money as it is. And also because government conspiracies and such. Yes, it provides ease of access. No, i dont need ease of access and wont trade it for my privacy.
Sorry, sony... I think im gonna skip this one.