The PS4 is out in the wild and as things happen to be in the wild, completely unpredictable. One of the PS4’s biggest new features is the ability to stream your games over Twitch and let everyone rejoice in your failure or just ask you random questions. As with all things that have to deal with the internet; things haven’t gone completely as expected, at least on Sony’s end. Due to the new PS camera and the included Playroom software, folks have discovered that they can stream themselves and their living room to the whole damn world.
At first it was a very cool and random creative use of the Playroom, and it’s found some neat success with couples like Spartan and his wife taking calls and talking about video games. Kind of like a low ass rent Wayne’s World.
But it was only a matter of time before this all went to hell. And let me tell you, it really has… and fast. Twitch streaming from your PS4 and Playroom has become the Wild West of the PS4. Go to Live from PlayStation on your dashboard and you’re just as likely to find someone streaming a game of Battlefield 4, as you are someone passed out drunk on their ass after eating a bucket of chicken or pizza. It’s entertaining as fuck, and at times kind of sad but also opens the Pandora’s Box for just about anything. Including webcam shows, if you know what I mean (Boobs!). Props have to go to Twitch’s MODS, which have been banhammering the living hell out of streams but this is just the beginning.
With streaming from PS4, Sony has created an instant community. One that is now constantly creating new content from their games but also just their living rooms. It’s exciting - and generally a pretty fantastic feature for the new console. It also comes with a dangerous side as we’re quickly seeing. The odds of this reaching Fox News and becoming a shitfest can happen at the drop of a hat.
Hopefully Twitch will be able to stem the tide of boobs that are flooding streams; and creative uses like Spartan and other gaming related shows can rise to the surface. If the internet has shown us anything is that expect the unexpected. Live from PS4 has the potential to be a wonderous creative outlet that creates new experiences or… just tits.