So, in years past, if you pulled off an across-the-map knife throw kill in Call of Duty, or spectacularly crashed a helicopter in Battlefield, all you had was a story. You could go around the schoolyard/office telling your friends all about it, but it's just not the same as having them actually see your impossible gaming achievement in action. Now, with both the Xbox One and PS4 equipped to instantly capture your gameplay, guess what: you have proof. And just like Sony and Microsoft said, the features are super easy to use, and they're fucking cool.
The new consoles are always recording your games as you play, so when you hit PS4's Share button or shout at your Kinect to make a video clip, that feat of pure skill is saved and ready to impress your friends. Best of all, you no longer have to use some complicated gameplay recording setup just to show your skills. Instead, setting up a recording plays out more like: "Holy shit, holy shit, HOLY SHIT! XBOX, RECORD THAT!"