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Submitted by doctorstrange 280d ago | news

Sony “Actively Looking to Minimize” Putting a Game on Sale, Then Giving it Away on PS+ Weeks Later

"If you read our PlayStation Plus Ask PSLS for September 2013, you’ll know that I was none too pleased about the fact that Rayman Origins on PS Vita had been discounted quite heavily for PS+ members, just weeks before going free in the Instant Game Collection." - PSLS (PS Vita, PS3, Remember Me)

SniperControl  +   280d ago
I had this with the Ico/SotC HD pack, i paid £10 from PSN and played it for a week, before it went for free on PSN+, not a happy chappy at all.
But, i forgive Sony because of all the other games i got to play for free!
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dredgewalker  +   280d ago
At least the game is yours even if your psn plus expires. Though I'd rather purchase a physical copy of any great game I want to own even if it costs me a bit more since I can keep it with me for a long time.
HighResHero  +   280d ago
I agree with you dredgewalker.
If I really like a free PS+ game I will usually just buy it to add it to my collection.
I buy quality games to support good devs.
I also know that free PS+ games, although IMO better than Steam's constant Login DRM are not entirely ours.
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Campy da Camper  +   279d ago
Bubs for well said. If Ipick up a game for a few bucks its mine to keep forever. Not that I plan on not having plus but its no big deal. Its almost funny in a way...my friend is die hard Xbox fan and when he comes over he hears me gripe for paying 5 bucks for a 30 dollar game or complaining that I played a game already and now its free and hes all "dude! You get all this for free???? Shut up" Lol
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arexw  +   280d ago
"But, i forgive Sony because of all the other games i got to play for free!"

How are they free if you pay a monthly subscription?

Delusion runs deep among sony ponies
Idba  +   280d ago
As long as you're subscibed, they are there forever. Also would you rather get a 6 years old game for keep, or a 1 year old game for as long as you're subscibed. Also if you take advantage of all the offers Sony give on PS+, you'll save alot.
OttoniBastos  +   280d ago
Xboxers butthurt....

You pay only 60 dollars the entire year and get 1000 dollars in games.....

1000 - 60 = $940 in free games....
HiddenMission  +   280d ago
here's how they are free if your sub is $50 a year and you get 10 games that's a savings of $600. See the sub is the price of about one title and at least 1 free game is given every month so your collection at the end of the year could grow if you choose to by 12 titles. 11 out of the 12 titles you didn't pay a dime for...so free.

I hope you followed what I said...
Thegamer41  +   280d ago
Xbox owners have to pay for every feature the xbox has to offer, I dont see any of you guys complaining about that when the PS4 offers nearly all of the same features for free.

Id prefer to pay for a subscription for free games than what you guys will be paying for.
monkey602  +   280d ago
This I can't understand. Sure it's a subscription, but it's a subscription to extras. The value of games I've gotten on plus have been multiples of the price of the service. It's better than the alternative, where I have to pay a monthly subscription to use my other monthly subscriptions! Cough* Netflix, sky player Cough*. Gold is a rip off and for that I can't bear to upgrade from my silver account
Nitrowolf2  +   280d ago
even if every "free" title was worth $5-$10 now at stores, you are still saving and the service pays itself. Yea we don't get to keep them when our sub ends, but TBH I think most people end up deleting the free game after a few months due to the lack of playing them anyway.
tordavis  +   280d ago
Netflix, Skype, ESPN and multiplayer gaming are all free on Xbox as long as you have a gold subscription. Oo
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SniperControl  +   280d ago
@arexq

Ok, well not free as such, but for £30 a year i got to play:
Far Cry 2 & 3,
Mass Effect 3,
Hitman Absolution,
Wipeout HD,
Shift 2,
Little Big Plant 1 & 2,
Just Cause 2,
Saints Row 2 & 3
Rachet & Klank All 4 One,
Spec Ops
Payday
Bioshock 2,
Retro City Rampage
Resident evil 5
Crysis 2
Vanquish
Battlefield 3
Bulletstorm
Sleeping Dogs
Deus Ex HR
Uncharted 3
Xcom EU
F1 Race Stars
Assasines Creed 3

And many many more

Oh i will GREATLY!!! look forward to playing Remember Me & MGS: Revengence in a few weeks time.

You carry on playing on Halo 2 or 3 or Assassins Creed 2.

Who is the pony now??

LOL
GuruMeditation  +   280d ago
Ooh, how original! Change the frigging record. We know the nature of the service and pedantry just ain't my thing, so go split some hairs elsewhere.
FullmetalRoyale  +   280d ago
Sony ponies?

Couldn't you have been clever enough to at least come up with "Sonies"?

"How are they free if you pay a monthly subscription?"

The same way that the article announcing xbl gold subscribers were receiving Halo 3, claimed it was free(sic).
Campy da Camper  +   279d ago
Because like live users we will never NOT have plus. That means as long as I am alive I get the stuff for free. So yes, technicaly, once I am dead and my subscription ends I won't have access to them and you can then tell my corpse, "Ha! See? You were renting the last 25 years!"

You got me.
smoothop  +   280d ago
If you buy the game you get to keep it for good without a membership. I don't even own a PS3 but actually buying something and owning it is something I would prefer to do. You seem to get a pretty good deal either way so people shouldn't really complain.
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bromtown  +   280d ago
How many people let their subscriptions lapse if they actually use them (bar an actual financial emergency)? When Xbox users say "well you don't really own the game" it's technically true, but I'm not going to stop buying PS+, it sustains itself through the games I get for free.
If you have and use a premium service like XBL Gold and PS+ you almost always keep using it. I know 360 owners that have had Gold without interruption for about 7 years!
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Campy da Camper  +   279d ago
Exactly. I'd give up a lot of things before I give up plus. This argument is so stupid. Its like telling an Xbox fan that they are just "renting" the mp portion of their games since if they don't have LiVE they can't play.

Thanks for playing, Sherlocks lol
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fhizikz  +   280d ago
Now what I don't like is getting a game free 1st then not being able to buy it when it goes on sale. I don't buy yearly subs. But I might just before ps4 comes out is that buy a year get some months free still going on? Edit I've had a gold sub going on 6 years and this past year sony gave me more free games than can handle. Ms gives crap free games and only once and a blue moon OR they mess up something and give a crap arcade game
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porkChop  +   280d ago
Well they haven't done much of a good job at that so far. In the past year and a half many of the games on the IGC were discounted 50%-75% within a month of being added to the IGC. Not only that, they've double dipped on multiple occasions by giving 1 game this month for PS3, and then giving the same game the next month for Vita.

PS+ is an amazing deal, but it's not without its faults.

Off-topic: Does anyone know if the Vita's IGC mainstays will be swapped out next month? The PS3 ones were swapped out after exactly a year.

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