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I really don't want to pay for PSN...
Then don't. It will still have free online play.
"The servers do exist as a number of sites have confirmed it, but they’re consistently empty. GameSpy is notorious for leaving servers listed for defunct games, could this just be a historical remnant from when the game was on its way?" I have to say you should have researched a bit more. The servers are not remnants from Free Radical's version. The reason for that is, the servers have only appeared in the last week. As in, they were not there last week, let alone a year and a half ago when Free Radical's version died. Also keep in mind, how long ago Free Radicals version was. Like I said, a year and a half ago. It takes around 2-3 years to develop a game this gen. So if LucasArts were developing the game in-house since Free Radicals version died, to me it seems that it has been enough time for development and an announcement soon is very possible. Another thing to remember is that all of the game assets created by Free Radical are owned by LucasArts. So they simply could have also had a head start on development at LA.
Last month actually. When I last used GSList before May was in March. So they appeared sometime between the end of March and May 13th.
Yeah I highly highly highly doubt I'd pay for premium PSN, unless it's really really really worth it. And in game chat doesn't do anything for me, I rarely use my mic. Only thing I see any worth in is PS2 emulation (I have a 60GB but what if it breaks?). And if E3 comes and goes without a PSP2 announcement (which I think is probably not gonna happen), I think I'm gonna buy an ipod touch.
the paid service will offer much more features such as what Qore is doing now but much more in depth...and i dont think that the paid service will only deal with gaming but movies and media...just an overall service that will offer up everything entertainment wise...i know Sony will unveil much more and hopefully they will revamp Home and make it exciting
thats the good thing about the ps3 u dont pay its an option to pay and get premuim content or just dont pay and play for free
I hardly use PSN as is, but if I had to pay for it I'd probably never use it.
Only thing i wish for PSN was custom sound tracks
E3 is where you get the hype going, if they don't announce PSP2 which a lot of people are anticipating it will be probably one of their biggest downfalls in my opinion.
Well, aren't we being negative today? Why not just say nothing's gonna happen at E3. >:[
That psp2 concept looks unbelievably awkward.
the PSP2 will most likely not look like that
I'd gladly pay for PSN if it offered good early access to demos and betas and backed my save games to the cloud.
I am going to agree with the PSP2, but as for PSN premium, it IS coming, Kaz confirmed it, John coller confirmed it, and Peter Dille confirmed it. And not to mention, all of them stated that PSN will be the foundation for the success of PS3 is 2010, and from a business point of view, the best time to announce such service is at E3. The article did a poor job of just relying on one evidence, but that is just one of the evidence that proves that PSN premium will be revealed at E3, and hence coming this year.
Which is fair enough considering the rumor being discussed is whether it will be revealed at E3 or not hence the full title: Premium PSN to be Revealed at E3 ;) I haven't seen anything yet which confirms either way it'll be announced at E3 so it's still open to speculation when the announcement comes.
The PSP2 is probably going to be announced, Sony will want to fight the new 3DS right away. Star Wars Battlefront 3 is probably going to be announced too, in my opinion it's now or never for that game. As for PSN charging, of course that is true, Sony is losing money and it's a great way to make up for it's losses.
I really hope they don't try and charge for PSN in it's current state. Right now it doesn't even come close to XBL in terms of ease of use and integration into games. And come on, no cross-game chat! That's one of the reasons I don't play my PS3 that often.
What party poopers... 8(
Interest for PSP is only high in Japan, that makes Tokyo Gameshow the only natural place where to launch it. I think it will come this year, or next year. A Premium PSN service will probably come, but I think it will contain less features than most people think, and it will also be cheaper. :-/ Got no clue about previous or future Battlefront-games, so I don't want to guess anything there.
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