Should Sony offer PSN refunds on digital games? Why or why not? And with that discussion, this week's Now Loading on PlayStation LifeStyle kicks off.
Yes but find a way to discourage or avoid abuse. That was easy... new topic please.
Nope shouldn't have refunds at all. Games are already cheap as it is. You letting cheapscapes play the game for 2 hours and then returning it.
New games are mostly 70€. Do you find that cheap? If so, then you must be rich. Enjoy...
@Mike, What's the difference between playing a retail game for a relatively small amount of time and getting a refund vs playing a demo of the same game for a relatively small amount of time for free? In both cases if you like it, chances are you will buy it. The big difference between these two models is by offering a refund you are already committed to a purchase and a separate software package isn't required. This is a very pro-gamer policy to have in place and in my opinion a very welcome change from the no refund policy that has been around for far too long. If people choose to abuse the refund policy, they should be targeted instead of targeting everyone else in case someone abuses it. I'm honestly quite surprised you are against something that benefits gamers like this.
Oh come on! You know if it were the other way around you would be saying something totally different.
Hmm something tells me you're only saying no because it's asking if Sony should follow MS...just a hunch.
lol your comment is just sad. You'd rather side more with a company than to further stuff that's good for consumers.
Wow, you aren't a nice person are you? The more posts I see from you the more I get that feeling... Anyhoo, yes, they need to discourage abuse, but for 98% of games out there 2 hours isn't enough to finish them so your comment doesn't make sense in the slightest...
I was expecting a Mega 64 episode...
I don't see how you can abuse it...I mean let's say someone is playing Fall Out 4 for two hours and did this just to return it...two hours is nothing and you need to play more in order to truly enjoy it. Plus I am sure MS will know when someone is doing this multiple times and will see pattern which will then block this user.
And you example is a $60 game with many hours of gameplay. Yes, it makes since for that. Some games are $10 with expected game length of near or under 2 hours. It doesn't make sense for those.
I've been able to get refunds for PSN games before, such as Kerbal Space Program which is a completely broken port on PS4 and Xbox One thanks to the clumsy ministrations of Flying Tiger.
Yes. I'd welcome it. Would make it easier to decide if games are worth it while conveniently being digital if you decide to keep it. I don't play indie games that much, so I can't say anything about that.
Maybe gamers should be more a little responsible on things they buy online. Do some research, try some demo's, watch videos. The internet provide all the resources you need to get all the info's. $60 is a lot of money to jump into the hyped train and starts pre-ordering things on day 1.
How can gamers be more responsible when it's perfectly exceptable to provide bullshots & fake information publicaly by the developers. Or pay streamers "sponsorships" to promote their games only positively, signing contracts stating they're not allowed to mention negatives. Or providing "goodwill gifts". Then there's the strange phenomenon of review embargoes. All of which are now part of the industries general behaviour. Blaming the customers so naively is just stupid.
Wait until games are out and hours of video are online and a shit ton of reviews.
@yomfweee Yes and in that strategy you also risk tons and tons of spoilers.
Even just let me cancel a pre order ffs. I had to fight to get child of light refunded because I ordered it on ps3 instead of ps4. I didn't even want to cancel full stop, just change it and they acted like I'd asked them to give me their first born.
maybe like steam you can still return it for a refund if you've played less than a set amount of hours/how much of the game you completed
Absolutely they should. Maybe put a 5 game per year limit? Why not? I mean if you do this more than that you're probably trying to abuse the policy or maybe you should read some reviews before purchasing.. ; )
No, they shouldn't, and they should make the free games on Plus cost $40 extra per year, as an add-on to Plus multiplayer. True fans love options. /s
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