Why I’ll Never Subscribe to PlayStation Plus It's no secret that PlayStation Plus is one of the best deals in the entire gaming industry. With free games, beta invites, and discounted downloads, what could be better? And yet, editor Luke Frazier wants nothing to do with it. Ever. And you'll have to read on to find out why.

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Emilio_Estevez2124d ago (Edited 2124d ago )

Basically b/c it will add to backlog. Your not a real gamer if your backlog isn't filled, terrible reason.

MrBeatdown2124d ago (Edited 2124d ago )

Seems to me it was more because he couldn't use it to it's fullest.

But that's a strange, and somewhat unrealistic way to approach any subscription. I could go days without using my internet, or watching TV. Xbox Live Gold subscribers don't take advantage of their subscription every waking moment. A little "waste" comes with every subscription.

You can't look at it in terms of what you're not using/getting/taking advantage of. You have to look at it in terms of your own usage and what you do get out of it when you can, and decide if it's worth it based on that.

Nobody goes to an all you can eat buffet expecting to pack in that whole tray of chicken wings. You have to base your decision as to whether it's worth the cost on what you can and want to eat.

Mustang300C20122123d ago

Actually some of us do take advantage of Live for more than just gaming. Same thing with PSN. I turned off Directv so the shows I care to watch and movies I want to watch are available on Live through the Video marketplace,Hulu and Netflix. So our 360s get used in 5 different rooms for everything.

Lvl_up_gamer2123d ago (Edited 2123d ago )

@ MrBeatdown

"Seems to me it was more because he couldn't use it to it's fullest."

So what you are saying is that he needs to spend even more money in order to use a $50 service to it's fullest? IN order to capitalize on the "savings" you need to spend money. But what if the "savings" are associated to games that you have either played already or have no interest in?

I just don't get that mentality.

People complain about XBL but at least the features that come with XBL is associated to every game on the market ie. Party and private chat. In order to "fully" utilize PS+ you have to spend more money then the initial $50 to own PS+ which yes do offer free long as you maintain paying the $50 subscription fee a year....

MrBeatdown2123d ago (Edited 2123d ago )

What is with the overly sensitive Xbox guys?


Read what I wrote. I never said you only take advantage of it for just gaming. I said you don't take advantage of it "every waking moment" of the day. You aren't on Xbox Live all freaking day. At least, I hope you aren't. You do turn your Xbox off now and then, don't you?


"So what you are saying is that he needs to spend even more money in order to use a $50 service to it's fullest?"

Reading comprehension... try reading again. You missed the ENTIRE point. I didn't say he had to spend more money to get his money's worth. You just pulled that out of your ass. I didn't even mention single feature of PS+.

My entire comment was about the amount of time he can use the subscription. Like with ANY subscription, or, you know, anything you can buy for the purpose of entertainment, ever, you have to judge it by how much value you can get out of it. If he wants to play the games he bought first, then get to his PS+ games after, but he doesn't have time to get around to both, the subscription is not for him. His situation means he can't take advantage of it. Hell, if he wants to buy a big red ball and play with it in the front yard, but he wants to play his games first and therefor doesn't have time to play with it, he shouldn't be buying the damn ball either.

Go play XBL vs. PS+ elsewhere.

Morgue2123d ago

I turned on my 360 today and saw some adds for some new Justin Beiber song and the Republican National Convention. Way to go MS, I see where your money is...

Turns on PS3. Games, movies and NO POLITICS.

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3-4-52123d ago

While I can't agree with the " if you don't have a backlog you aren't a gamer " comment fully,

I will say it is a poor excuse for not buying something.

I love having a game or 2 that I've yet to get into. I usually find those games used a few years after release. Buy em up for 10-30$ and wait til I finish one and go for the next.

It lets me game in between the "big " games that are released usually in Nov. or around March.

antbolton892124d ago

what a ridiculous article

TheMrFraz2124d ago

Even I, the author, agree with this.

Squall50052123d ago

You're brave to post this on N4G. Most people won't get past reading the headline and will post silly comments like 'antbolton89'.

I thought it was an interesting read and not ridiculous at all.

Playstation Plus isn't for everyone and luckily it's optional. I've been a member from the start and have no regrets. But I too haven't played half of the free games I've been given and have a massive library of Steam games to plow through(Thanks to the Summer Sale). I just don't have the time to play them.

TronEOL2123d ago (Edited 2123d ago )

More games are always welcome for me. I wasn't completely sold on most of the games I played until I got to fully play them. Now some of my favorite games are games I got for free from plus.

It may suck having a massive backlog, but most gamers WISH they had more games to play. In fact, my cousin, and a few friends who only own Xbox360's are dreading this summer drought. Me? I'm doing incredibly well, and I'd safely say I didn't even have to pay for at least 40% of my current backlog.

Playstation Plus is an amazing deal for gamers. That's why Sony made the service. Not to nickel and dime you for basic features.

NIRVANArazor2123d ago

Okay enough with the Opinion pieces and blogs. I want god damn News!

MrBeatdown2123d ago (Edited 2123d ago )

If the whole "not clicking on obvious opinion pieces" thing doesn't work for you, there's always this...



brish2123d ago


"... I don't come on this damn site to see people whine and complain constantly. But that all this crap site is anymore. ... "

Your complaint is noted!

Rebo002123d ago

Be better at games and play them quicker? I've played and completed (not Platinum trophied) all the games we get on PSPlus for free and I still have time for other releases.

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