Games are games, and there are mobile experiences that can entertain and enrapture you just as strongly as a console video game—often at a fraction of the cost, as well. But Sony is doing something interesting with its new PlayLink initiative, bridging the gap between phone and TV experiences in new kinds of ways.

Essentially, the PlayLink games let you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android device as a controller for select PlayStation 4 experiences, which run off of the popular game console and display onto a TV as normal. Instead of wielding a traditional game controller, as you would for most PS4 games, you’ll tap, swipe, and draw on your phone or tablet, and maybe snap some selfies too.

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