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Submitted by Gekko 697d ago | opinion piece

Sony’s PS Plus Service Leading The Way

Marlon Votta: ''The initial perception of the PlayStation Network and its subscription-based service was not entirely positive, although as time has gone on Sony’s PS plus service seems to be leading the way. An air of scepticism was prominent during its early days but we now appreciate how popular this service has become.'' (PS Vita, PS3, Tag Invalid)

danswayuk  +   697d ago
Loving PS Plus and well worth the money. Even better is the fact it is extra, and not a cost forced on us to play online.
Merrill  +   697d ago
This is the third PS Plus article I have seen today.

Do they literally release articles to counter other articles on N4G? One says it's terrible or useless and the other praising its many qualities....video game 'journalism' continues to suffer.
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BozoLoco  +   697d ago
"Journalism" is actually a subjective term with no one refined definition. Anyone can be a journalist as long as they're INFORMING. The internet provides the platform.

It's up to readers to determine what is good and what isn't. By N4G's system, you commenting on this, despite the comment's negativity, suggests the article is "sharable", or interesting, which in turn enhances the article's amplification.

In criticising the writer's journalistic abilities, you're essentially enhancing their reach.

It's a vicious cycle.
Denethor_II  +   697d ago
You seem rather unhappy. Maybe you're an Xbox Live user? The reason there are so many articles, aside from it being a hot topic at the moment, is because the gaming media is finally catching on, far to late IMO, that there are several services that offer free online play as standard, and in PS's case a plus service as well.
Merrill  +   697d ago
I am unhappy about the amount of articles going back and forth making points as to why it's good/bad. It's annoying and seems to happen off and on every couple weeks.

I myself have enjoyed PS Plus when I have been subscribed.

I haven't used Xbox live since the original Xbox and have no idea of it's use/interface.
TheTwelve  +   697d ago
Yes, there are literally media wars between writers. It also shows that these writers are not unbiased, but influenced (often financially) by these bigger companies. Sad but true.

Not saying that all writers are biased but sometimes we go through patches like this where there is clearly a media war of sorts going on.

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ricky360  +   697d ago
I own an Xbox 360 and PS3. Recently I joined PS Plus, loving it and looking forward to Sleeping Dogs in Feb.
JoGam  +   697d ago
Sleeping Dogs in February for Plus?
MikeMyers  +   697d ago
Plus is a lot better now than when it first started.
BitbyDeath  +   697d ago
Good to see Sony actually receiving good publicity for a change. A new dawn is upon us, the torch may have been passed to Nintendo.
Seraphemz  +   697d ago
Its hard to deny that PS+ is an amazing deal!!
JoGam  +   697d ago
Trust me, the haters will find a reason. Even if its the stupidest reason in the world.
LordMe  +   697d ago
I joined PS+ last E3 when the announced all the free games. And I am planning on renewing it when the time comes! Love the service.

Good work Sony!
hasj1990  +   697d ago
Isit me or are there sooo many more PS+ articles lately, maybe more people have realised its moneys worth.
solidjun5  +   697d ago
Every game I got discounted, I kept and enjoyed. Heck even the games, I "rented" I enjoyed when in most cases, I wouldn't have spend money on. PLUS is so worth it. What's great is that most of my friends on PSN now subscribe to it. It's definitely becoming popular (if it hasn't already).

I got it 5 months after it rolled out. I was at first skeptical. I was wrong. It's great.
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kingPoS  +   697d ago
So many great discounts!
I was kicking around the thought of buying lbp karting on disc for a while, then the 13 for 13 sale happened. More sales like this are needed on great but older lesser known games on psn.

There's alot of buried gems in psn...
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OllieBoy  +   697d ago
So much PS+ love lately. Well deserved!
Donnieboi  +   697d ago
Only broke losers don't get ps plus. It's amazing!
BitbyDeath  +   697d ago
Bit harsh don't you think?
tachy0n  +   696d ago
dude, it all comes to preference stop trolling.
GearSkiN  +   697d ago
I love xbox live but damn they need to compete with ps plus with adding free game and extra discount foe being a member.
Denethor_II  +   697d ago
An excerpt from a Destructiod article that I rather enjoyed.

"Compare this to Microsoft, a company struggling more and more to justify its subscription service with a straight face. The Xbox 360 owner has systematically worked to hold its content to ransom in an increasingly futile bid to make Xbox Live Gold look worth its fee. The biggest feature is, of course, online play -- something available for free on PS3, Wii U, and PC. The company took something that was already a given, and held it back."
TongkatAli  +   697d ago
He is right. I don't pay for Xbox live. I have a silver account and play XBLG games.
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R_aVe_N  +   697d ago
This has come a long way from the constant "PS+ is crap" articles that were everywhere for the longest time.

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