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The Importance of PlayStation Plus

Online gaming has been the most significant change for the game industry in the past decade. In the midst of this change has come the rise of various online services unique to each platform. While many have praised such things as Xbox Live for its established infrastructure, many have neglected to grasp the full picture that is gaming. Among all the different services provided by various companies, PlayStation Plus from Sony is the most misunderstood and rewarding of the bunch. While many out there would succumb to blind loyalty and dependency to justify avoiding becoming a Plus Member, those who take the dive into the service will discover a program that rewards the loyalty of gamers for simply doing what they do best, being gamers.

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rbailey1260d ago

A good piece with some valid arguments and explanations.

Temporary1260d ago

I tell my friends about PS+ and they always sign up. There's just so many free games, some i cant even DOWNLOAD because there's just so many.

I'll never quit this service, it actually makes me WANT a PS Vita, because I can play some Vita games for free, like Uncharted:golden abyss. I dont really ever have to buy so many games anymore cause of this service.

Nicaragua1260d ago

I actually just bought a vita because i couldnt stand having all those vita games going to waste on my PS+ account.

TheFreak1260d ago

I was wondering if anybody knows when ps+ updates? I have had ps+ before, but have forgotten. Is it at the end of every month?

I think I am going to subscribe again just because I haven't played Limbo, Infamous 2 and motorstorm yet.

TheFreak1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

oops double post :(

Sci0n1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

The vita is a beast man I would definitely recommend it. Uncharted Golden Abyss shows off the graphics that thing is capable of and it is also innovative the way it adds in the new vita technology with the game. Best 250 dollar purchase I have made ever and my PS3 was the best 400 dollar purchase I ever made. It has 8 player cross game and party chat, its the ultimate multitasker too. You can play your games listen to music party chat and download all at the same time. It has a fast and fluent touch screen, a rear touchpad and a front and rear camera along with a built in microphone. I see this thing being around awhile and coexisting with the PS4.

GribbleGrunger1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

@The Freak: each new titles usually gets replaced every week, so if you want those games I'd sign up immediately. You won't be disappointed with any of them, they're great. Don't forget to add any games you can't download to your download list so that if at some point you find the room or buy a Vita, you will be able to download them at will.

TheFreak1260d ago

Thanks for the advice. I have now bought a 1 year subscribtion to ps+. Can't wait to play Infamous 2 since I loved Infamous (got the platinum trophy).

I was rather shocked at how many good titles that where available through ps+.

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Snookies121260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

I love PlayStation Plus. It's a really fantastic service that I'll happily pay for. Sure not every week's game is something I will play, but I'm not going to complain about it because I know other people might enjoy it. They do a wonderful job of giving a great variety, and when you think about how much money you're saving on these games every year of service it's insane.

Also, the whole argument of, "they're rentals, you don't actually own them." that I've heard around, is null and void to me. Considering an entire year's subscription to play these games anytime is less than the price of a single month's internet bill...

Riderz13371260d ago

I really get frustrated when I see people complaining about PS Plus because they got a game they already have. It's so selfish because they never think of the millions of other people who have never heard of the game and don't have it. Some weeks they give games that I already have but I don't bitch and whine because I realize that Sony can't pick a game that will satisfy 100% of PS Plus subscribers every single week. It just boggles my mind how people can't understand such a simple concept. And then they threaten to unsubscribe from PS Plus. It's so childish.

Temporary1260d ago

The moment I signed up i fell in love with it. Never seen so many games say "Free" next to them in yellow letters. Feels good seeing that little yellow "Free".

showtimefolks1260d ago

i signed up right after E3 and got my money's worth within the 1st month. i don't complain when there is a game that i don't want because there could be millions of other who would enjoy something different from me

ps:plus is a great service and going into next gen it could only get better as we go

Tetsujin1260d ago

The amount of $ I saved on + I can spend on a Vita Memory card, a new PS3 controller, and to put some away towards the PS4 when it's released. I will continue to support + because it's more than a service, it's an investment.

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DivineAssault 1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

Best damn $50 investment ive ever made.. One would be a fool not to get it if their a core gamer.. I have so many free games that i wont even finish em before my year is up.. Great selection too! PLUS discounts! PLUS DLC! PLUS Betas! PLUS PLUS PLUS.. ya, i like it lol

G20WLY1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

That's a good video, showing some awesome games :)
Also Uncharted Golden Abyss is free for Vita, which most people (myself included) find amazing!

Can you edit the video though? At one point (2:54) you say, "50 bucks a month"! Of course, you mean 50 bucks a year ;)

You're so right though; the problem used to be how to afford to buy all these great games, whereas now, it's like, I have them, but how the hell will I find the time to play them all!

A welcome dilemma for those smart enough to understand the value :)

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