If you own a PlayStation console you really owe it to yourself to take a look at PlayStation Plus, Sony’s premium subscription service delivering a wide range of exclusive benefits.
Sony has really stepped up the game with Playstation Plus. When I first heard Sony was charging for online multiplayer I was bummed. However, there is more then enough content and discounts to make up for it. Love it!!
I don't see the two as related. Charging a subscription fee for unlimited game rentals and discounts is fine... charging a wholly superfluous fee for online play is not fine. The one does not "make up" for the other.
It's all part of the same package! If you buy the online you get the free games as an added bonus. How is that not a good thing? Not to mention most of the games on ps plus for the ps4 are new games!! I really don't see the problem.
Just a matter of perception I guess. I get PS+ for the games, have since day one. MP I actually criticized Sony for when it went mostly unnoticed at the E3 announcement. Still do, but since I don't pay for it for the MP it never truly upset me. If people don't care about the free games, then obviously paying for MP would affect them a lot more, and to some it actually completely removes their ability to play online like they did last gen since they won't/can't pay for a sub. In other cases, some people may be upset about it, but find that the extra value of the added games makes it worthwhile in the end...like the original poster.
This is a flat out no-brainer. Think about what PS+ offers and let that stew for a bit.
"The one does not "make up" for the other." I pay for PS+ because I have to for online play. The value I've gotten, included games and discounts, paid for my membership fee in 3 or 4 months. Yes, one can make up for the other if the value you're getting is sufficiently high, which is entirely subjective.
I agree, I like plus and I enjoy it, but it is good that they have the unlimited rentals, discounts, etc., otherwise I probably would of left it alone, even now that they've put the online gaming behind it's paywall, since that has never really been a priority for me. They really didn't need to do it to justify PS+, or to force more people into subscriptions. If it ever came to be just paying to play online, then it wouldn't be worth it to me anymore.
IMHO PS+ AND PS NOW should be together.
Games,Games and more games. If you own the vita,ps3 and PS4 then you my friend just hit the gaming lottery.
That's right you can buy a new system and a PS Plus membership and be set for months on end :)
Honestly, if you have all three systems you could not even buy games, just play your six free every month. Of course there's bound to be a few games you'll want to buy at launch each year, but if you don't mind waiting likely many of them will eventually come to PS Plus.
That's so true! I have a few friends who do just that. The more the merrier I say.
I would gladly say the same, but since the service is now offering mostly indies that the majority of gamers wouldn't care to buy with their own money, then I refuse to consider this a gaming lottery. It doesn't help if the games are boring or somewhat serve as a distraction much like the games you would play on a phone.
If people had one console for a while, likely PS3, and still added all those games just because they could, then if they brought either a PS4 or Vita they would have a huge collection of games without having to get a game with the console. Heck even if you only have a PS4 now, I'd still suggest people get the Vita/PS3 stuff just so they have it available to them should they ever go "retro". Never know what the future will bring, and it doesn't cost anything extra. PSA: For those who aren't aware, you can see the offerings on systems you don't own on the PlayStation Store website. It'll allow you to add them all.
I had all three but my 60gig died and my kids broke my vita but I'm going to see if I can get it fix.
I have all 3 and I'm swimming in games.
I've had it since day one and can't ever finish all the games Plus has given me. I don't even play online and I already had it because it's so worth the 50 bucks a year. I'd pay 80 and wouldn't think twice.
I have just under 300 games from when I joined in 2010. I never paid full price for the subscription since then. I just got €15 for a year so I am good until 2018.
Okay come on, seriously? This one and the one about the Advantages of Xbox Live are done by the same person on the Best Buy website! Why is this nonsense even submitted as an article?
Lots of games I wouldn't even buy out of my own money. I used to really love this service when it offered games like Demon's Souls, Saints Row The Third, Battlefield 3, and Crysis 3, but PS+ really went downhill since the launch of the PS4 and the change of focus. This month is by far the cheapest in years.
It took years before PS3 PS+ offered AAA games like that. PS4 is not old enough yet, but will eventually offer more AAA games. They have already released Injustice: Gods Among Us and Infamous: First Light to PS+.
Lol. Give it time, gotta build that library up first. I'm playing kill zone mercenaries free on my vita.
Simply put... Its the bomb...Id like for Sony to catch up to PSN. Ha. If Sony was like PSN they would rule the world... HA!
At first, I thought this was viral marketing. Then I saw that it's Best Buy doing it, and realized it was just plain marketing. I wonder: does viral marketing even exist any more for the games industry? I mean, since there are so many fanboys ready, willing and oh-so-able to do it freely?
Vita needs better games. Race the Sun is a play once game that entertains for minutes. I don't even count it.
I'm glad Party Chat and DVR isn't locked behind a paywall like it is on XBL
Certain functions of Share Play can also be used without PS+. You can't play a local co-op game online without PS+ but you can show someone a game and if they have PS+ they can take control.
honestly i dont like paying for online no matter if their letting me rent games..the discounts are good but if you wait a little more you can get a good price for it without discounts.. the reason i choose the ps3 over the xbox 360 was because i didnt want to pay to play online if i wanted to test out a games online feature.. straight up .. i dont play alot of online games i use to with my friends on ps3 if we had the same games but now i dont.. i bought a year of ps+ when i only had my ps3 alittle after the hacking thing and when i first bought my ps4 a month after it came out.. after it expired didnt feel the need to renew and honestly dont feel like im missing out on anything.. the games they were giving out werent all that (spoiled from the ps3 vita not gonna lie) but for the ps4 horrible "IN MY OPINION".. so when/if the ps5 and new xbox comes out ill most likely be heading over to micro's camp for that gen..i think i over stayed my welcome on sony's turf and its sad really because i loved my ps3 bought over 100 disc based games and still have it and my ps3.. had a crap ton of fun but with the ps4 not so much...
- Sub par indies like The Unfinished Game - Get the same games from last year on your plus lineup - Get great discounts - Required for a terrible online experience - Get access to some betas without having to preorder certain games - Share Play I'm sure I'm going to get dislikes, but there hasn't really been anything special for the PS4 lineup as far as plus is concerned. Playstation's infrastructure is garbage in comparison to Xbox Live, and I feel that if they are going to charge us money to pay online they need to improve the servers. I have opened all the reccomended ports, even put my PS4 in DMZ mode and my download/upload is terrible. I'm on 85/75 fiber optic and the highest the PS4 will take is 3mb/s. On steam I can get 13mb/s, there is no excuse for this at all.
PS+ games are often highly rated on metacritic, not "sub par" or "unfinished". PSN has vastly improved from PS3 days and Sony is investing more into it. It is not "garbage in comparison" to Xbox Live. The online experience is good or great for most PSN gamers.
>Metacritic You might as well say IGN while you're at it. Reviews are no different than you eating black licorice and telling me you loved it. Personally I think it tastes awful, but you might like that. The unfinished game was a jab at the Unfinished Swan as it is an unfinished game and there was a lot of controversey with the developer because of it. I am a PS4 owner and a PS3 owner. The online experience is far from great, as I don't see where you're getting your facts from. Since day 1 of PSN on PS4 it has been worse than PS3 as they hyped up that the PS4 would have a better NIC and it would support faster connections, when in reality it doesn't. If I open all my ports on my router, have amazing download speed for USA internet and it still is running like crap that is PSN's fault not mine nor my ISP's. Hopefully people will be more honest about Playstation from now on and quit drinking the launch day kool aid. I'm not saying PS is sh*t, i'm saying that their PSN is terrible in comparision to Xbox Live, which is fact not opinion as I came from 360 to PS3, to PS4 and it is like going from Sega Dreamcast to NES as far as network quality goes. A PlayStation Representative told me that they don't optimize the PS4 to use your maximum connection, and don't plan on doing it in a patch either. That goes to show that they are trying to give you a low quality experience by cutting corners.
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