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Video: Driveclub at Gamescom 2013: The Social Network of Racers

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49w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill posted up a video today from Gamescom 2013 showcasing Driveclub, dubbed the social network of racers below.

To quote: Guten tag from Gamescom! I hope you got a chance to see yesterday's press conference, where we saw a glut of new games announced (and finally found out when we can get our own PS4s!).

Sid and I are in Germany, tracking down new info for the latest games. Yesterday, I sat in on a presentation by Col Rodgers, the game director on PS4's upcoming launch exclusive, Driveclub.

He went into detail about Driveclub's social features, the PS Plus Edition of the game, and showed us how Remote Play on PS Vita works.

Rodgers described Driveclub as the "social network for racing games," and this is exemplified by the game's Challenge system. If you feel especially confident about a run on a certain track, with a certain car, even at a certain time of day, you can issue a challenge to your club, sending a notification to their PS4s or to their mobile phones (courtesy of the Driveclub Mobile app).

As they play and try to beat your challenge, they'll rack up points for the club.

Things get interesting when you elect to challenge your other friends, who might not be part of your club. If...
 

GameFriends: Gamer Social Network Launches

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272w ago - GameFriends is a new social network for gamers and the virtual worlds. It offers free MMO MMORPG guild clan Web site hosting for the online gaming community.

GameFriends' mission is to become the biggest Gamer Social Network, bringing together new and old friends through video games.

Working with video game related Web sites, GameFriends provides its members with the best content from around the Web.

Driven by its dedicated memberbase, GameFriends shares 100% of all its user generated revenue with its members.
 

White Knight Chronicles to Have Built-in Social Network Service

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294w ago - Level-5's PlayStation 3 exclusive RPG White Knight Chronicles will feature its own built-in social network service called "GeoNet."

The service includes friend lists, a journal with comment functionality, messaging, and also will keep track of who's reading your content to help determine journal popularity.

To quote: In addition to online play, White Knight Chronicles will include a built-in social network service.

Announced today at a pre-launch event in Tokyo, the built-in SNS is formally known as "GeoNet." This area of the game has all the features you'd expect of an SNS, including friend lists, a journal with comment functionality, and messaging. The service also keeps track of who's reading your content, so you can see if your journal is popular.

This is just one feature of what should be a feature-rich RPG. Developer Level-5 is even giving the game content off the Blu-ray disc! Today, the White Knight site was updated with a web comic, White Knight Chronicles: Episode 0 Dogma Wars (this is an English translation of the Japanese name, Shirokishi Monogatari: Epsiode 0 Dogma Senki).

This comic tells the story of a battle that took place 10,000 years prior to the game. You can see the Japanese version for yourself at the White Knight official site...
 
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