5 Reasons You Should Think Twice About Touching The Playstation 4’s ‘Share’ Button

By: 02.22.13  •  44 Comments

Let’s face it, when we’re alone most of us play video games like complete tools. Why not? Nobody’s watching, you don’t have to impress anybody. Well, all that’s about to change — Sony’s upcoming Playstation 4 has a “share” button, which lets you broadcast you gaming session to the world with one quick push.

It may sound like a cool feature, but you may want to think twice about using it. There are things about the way most of us play games when we’re by ourselves that really ought to be kept private. Such as…

Need…more…cabbages.

Your Crippling OCD

Gaming has a way of bringing out the obsessive compulsive in all of us (assuming, of course, that your OCD isn’t right out there to begin with). Grass cutting, room scanning, body looting — we’ve all got our things we just HAVE TO DO EVERY TIME. But hey, if you want to look crazy and bore people to death at the same time, feel free to hit that share button.

The Ol’ “FAQ Pause”

So, people are watching you play a game. You’re having quite a bit of trouble — dying over and over, not sure where to go. Suddenly you pause the game. The game stays paused for around 20 minutes, and when you finally unpause it, you suddenly know exactly where to go and what to do! It’s a miracle! Must have just needed to give your thumbs and eyes a 20-minute gaming rest.

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