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PS Now Reviewed - A Great Idea in Principle, Just Not a Great User Experience

In conclusion: Yeah, it’s alright, but it’s also a bit crap. There’s room for improvement (read: a football field sized room) and I’m personally quite excited for what the future holds for the PS Now service. - The Games Cabin

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Sureshot899d ago

Wow by the sounds of this article it's simple not good enough for a rental service. Surely they could emulate Microsoft's approach and not charge for games you already own.

TKCMuzzer898d ago (Edited 898d ago )

Eh, if you already own them then why would want to stream them? I kept my PS3 to avoid issues like this.
I think Ps now is primarily aimed at those who never got to enjoy the PS3 and it's games, not at those who have already played them.
I own loads of movies, does that mean Amazon should allow me to watch them free because I bought them on disc and more importantly do I stream films I already own on disc anyway, we'll no I don't.

freshslicepizza898d ago

sony should allow competing services like ea access and then see what consumers support more than the other. ps now appears to be good on paper but poor on execution and they fumbled right out of the gate. sony finally got it into a subscription model but the game selection is weak. they also promised ps4 games, where are they?

paul-p1988898d ago

"Eh, if you already own them then why would want to stream them? I kept my PS3 to avoid issues like this."

Whilst I definitely agree with your point (I also kept my PS3, which is actually at the side of my PS4) it would be nice if PS Now would pick up on the games you already purchased on the PS3 and didn't try to charge you to rent them on another PS device.
A large amount of the PS Now games on offer I already have so it would be great if I could play them for free without having to turn off the PS4 and put the PS3 back on.

johndoe11211898d ago

@moldybread

Show me the article or video where they promised ps4 games on PS Now.

johndoe11211898d ago (Edited 898d ago )

@paul-p1988

"it would be nice if PS Now would pick up on the games you already purchased on the PS3 and didn't try to charge you to rent them on another PS device."

PS Now is not designed for people who already own the games on the service. It is not backward compatibility. That's why they are planning to have the service run on all entertainment devices with screens e.g. TV's, phones, tablets, computers, etc. This service is not targeted at people like you. It's for the no console owners and xbox and nintendo only gamers.

People who still want to play old games tend to keep their consoles. people who get rid of their older consoles and games tend to only be interested in current gen. They made a service not for people like us but for the people who have never been part of the PS ecosystem. You can't please everyone. No one can please everyone.

freshslicepizza898d ago

@johndoe11211
"Show me the article or video where they promised ps4 games on PS Now."

http://www.thegamescabin.co...

“In our plans going forward we’re looking at everything in our catalogue so there’s the real possibility that you’ll see PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 4 titles available,” VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel told stated in an interview. “Right now it’s just PlayStation 3, but these are all options we wish to open in the future once we’re happy with the results from PSnow.”

satisfied?

"They made a service not for people like us but for the people who have never been part of the PS ecosystem."

that is not entirely correct. it debut on the ps4 as well as other devices. it is designed to get access to playstation titles period, not just those who have never been a part of the playstation.

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vergilxx3898d ago

I like the idea of backward compatibility on xbox one
sony should do the same but nooo... they HAD to find a way to get more cash for old games.
This pisses me off

bsquwhere898d ago

A little off topic, but ummmm...didn't Microsoft just charge people $10 for solitaire on Windows 10? The world's longest running free game. That and blatant fanboy rants piss me off.

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Hellsvacancy898d ago (Edited 898d ago )

I looked at PSNow recently and thought I wouldn't play any of those games again, especially pay for them

There's only a handful of games last gen i'd play again, Red Dead, Max Payne 3, Skyrim, Fallout 3/New Vagas, unless they look better (frame rate/resolution) i'm not interested, tbh they looked like crap last gen, i'm used to 1080p gaming now I don't want to have to go baack to 540p or 720p

That's why i'm all for remasters, i'd pay to play Max Payne 3 at 1080p 60fps any day

Battlefield 4 is a perfect example, I played the multiplayer for 600odd hours, now i've got it on the PS4 it looks vastly improved, I think how the f did I even play BF4 on the PS3, it looks looks like crap in comparison

It's like would you rather watch Lord Of The Rings on the old skool vhs tapes, or watch them on Bluray?

EazyC898d ago

I thought the cum-newgen games weren't being put on PSNow, just stuff that never got a PS4 iteration? That's just silly if they are doing that...do you mean to tell me you can get PS3's BF4 on PSNow?

Hellsvacancy898d ago

No buddy it was just an example

TLG1991898d ago

There is only one problem with PSnow and that is simply the price. the service is absolutely fantastic, not a single fault with the service and the experience. its all down to price.

They could easily counter the xbox BC with letting people play PS now games for free that are already in there library or own through ps+. and since PS+ has been going a lot longer that library will be huge for some people.

gamer7804898d ago (Edited 898d ago )

I agree the price is way to high. They also need to get all their exclusive titles on there, if someone doesn't have a ps3/ps4 they would rent for those titles.

Also there should be a pay to own for a streaming title, unless i'm missing it somewhere.

TLG1991898d ago

I think there is a disagree troll going through these posts lol.

I agree with what your saying they do need to add more of their exclusives and titles in general, but I suppose if there are plans for remaster which there definitely will be in today's gaming industry then they wouldn't want to ruin that money milking method. i think they really just need to make a decision now and run with it. scrap remasters and put it all on PS now and focus on new IPs instead of wasting resources on remasters.

WitWolfy898d ago (Edited 898d ago )

Not everybody has 100MB fibre point dexter. So your comment is null and void.

TLG1991898d ago

To use ps now it is recommended to have a minimum of 5 Mbps. Where the hell did you get 100Mbps from?

WitWolfy898d ago (Edited 898d ago )

I dunno where you come from, but PSnow isnt supported in my country and our DSL goes up to 10MB on average. So whoever told you 5MB is all you need, lied...

Plus 5Mb is +/-500KB/s, thats not even enough to stream a 720P video properly. So keep dreaming...

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