Real PS4 Screenshots Justify All That 'Next-Gen' Hype

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Back when the PS4 and Xbox One were announced, "next-gen" meant a lot of things to a lot of people. Smarter games, bigger games, different games, more ways to play with your friends. But it also meant that games would look a whole lot better.

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It could sometimes be hard to tell just what that meant. We've learned not to entirely trust the screenshots sent to the public by publishers, as they're often scrubbed-up "bullshots" designed to make a game look smoother and prettier than it ever actually looks as you play it.

That's not the case with the PS4 game Infamous: Second Son. Fire the game up for the first time and it's clear: It is beautiful. And, thanks to the recently-added Photo Mode, players have begun to take the time to capture and celebrate just how good-looking it all is.

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I've been following a couple of Internet spots that have become hubs of Second Son screenshot-activity—there's the #SSPhoto tag on Twitter, as well as a really cool screenshot contest going on over at the gaming forum NeoGAF. Here are some of the best shots I've seen.

The following images are all fan-made, authentic PS4 screenshots that look as good as we all expected next-gen to look. Hell, most of them look better than any of the Sony-approved promotional screenshots we in the press got during the buildup to the game's release.

Most of these shots were posted without titles, so I made some up. Also, heads up that a couple of these could be considered minor spoilers for the game—one shows a character from the Paper Trail DLC and another shows a boss from the main story.

As usual, click "expand" to get the full effect:

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Chain Reaction by R8TEDM3.

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Shell Ejection by xenogenesis.

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Birds of Choice by Scott.

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Fireflies by Famassu.

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Selfie Photobomb by Imran Zikri

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Papercraft by Dane Brown.

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Oh Hey It's Actual Seattle by Hedge.

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Raindrops by Dr. Guido.

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Wind Sprint by Talal.

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Rock Boss by Bishop89.

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Leaky ATM also by Hedge.

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Sly & Friends by Mitchell Bennett.

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Oh, Snap by Tokyo Slim.

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Neon Leap by Jan Harald.

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Hot Chain by R8TEDM3.

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Sailors Take Warning by Me.

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Warm Reception by Terry Estep.

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Noir Blur by Zomba13.

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Katie's Pub via Josh Rife.

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Great Outdoors by KiraXD.

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Chain Link by Jack Lucas.

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Rainy Day by M.Steiner.

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Sunset Workout by Man-is-Obsolete.

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Superfriends by Thabet Yusuf.

And my personal favorite, by NeoGAF poster Kane1345:

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There are many more out there, so if you've seen more amazing shots, I hope you'll share them below.

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DISCUSSION

Post all you like, there will always be PC elitists out there to say how much better their PC can make it look.