A short description on what might be coming to PSN when it goes premium.
Of all the things likely to be offered, can't think that "Netflix w/o a disc" will be one of them. That's as stupid as MS only allowing Gold accounts access to it.
one thing i would like it don't have to be in premium is for sony to fix the playstation store it has good content in there its just not sectioned very well like xbox has like>browse arcade >New>Top rated>browse Game O.D >new>top rated>browse Demo's >New>toped rated>browse Indie >New>Top rated>browse Game Addons>New>Top rated>browse its easier to do what you want or find what you want playstation store is hard unless you know exactley what you want then you can search and type it in but its got to offer more then tv on demand and netflix we pay tv license here in the uk and doubt we would get netflix
I'm not sure if your in Europe or not but the US PSN Store is sectioned very well anybody who doesnt get it is stupid.
the us store is actually much better than a lot of others...
is section very well, i can find everything very easily.
@conloles, The basic version is already superior, so their is no fear of that,
"when it goes premium" I do believe you mean "IF"
Yeah the US store is very easy to navigate. I am always baffled by the layouts of other regions.
The set out of the EU store is awful compared to the American Store and XBL. There really is no reason for it to be so bad. EU gets nothing compared to the US.
no the wording is correct, it WILL go premium. It is confirmed by Sony.
Sounds like you get alot, now let's hear something at E3, and then will probably come online shortly after that.
I hate all this netflix and facebook crap. I can watch any show, amy movie on my PC for FREE. ALL I WANT IS GOD DAMN PRIVATE CHAT.
Hahaha bubbles for funny.
The ps3 eye camera already provides private video chat for up to 4 people I believe.
is cross game chat (not text, audio and/or video).
Off topic but that pic with he gold and purple PSN icon is sick looking I think.
i hope they add more poker rooms and more card/board games as well. i hope the make it like Uproar or the other card/board game site on the net..
yeah same here, especially when such features are in like: Access to Beta Games, Early Access to All Store Content, Exclusive Experiences with Sony Brands.
Me neither. I mean its very affordable considering people who dont want to pay it can still play online while those who do want to splash out and enjoy some extras can. Its win win I think. Seperating the casual gamer who wouldnt use the system as often to get the value for money outta this from the hardcore gamer who plays almost daily and will most likely benefit from the features it offers. Looking forward to this announcement alot.
those features are worth the 60 bucks in my opinion..
Extended Console Warranty 3 Years Access to Beta Games Cross-game Voice Chat Access These three would be enough for me to pay for it. Anything else is a plus as everything I need from PSN is already free.
an extended console warranty should not be a premium feature. the thing should be set at 5 years for all consoles, 360, wii, and ps3.
Just for consoles? It would be nice if you could get 5 years as the standard for all electronics but that isn't the case. 3 years seems to be what most companies give you and an extra 3 years for for a little extra cash isn't so bad IMO considering it's not the only thing you get for your money. Plus, plenty of retail stores charge for extra warranty coverage on products anyway. Personally I'd like a pick'n'mix type of premium service where everything has it's own price and you can pick and choose the features that interest you instead of paying for all of them, using the few features you want and not using all the others you have no interest in.
I would pay for just the extended warranty. Two year warranty minimum. Everything else would just be extra perks. Gotta protect my precious backwards compatible 80gb ps3.
An extended warranty for psn premium dream on.. just use continuous play if you want an extended warranty thats around £5 a month and that covers you if you drop it or sumin.
Never heard of it. Will give me a warranty on my 3 year old PS3??
it europe only and sony suspended it temporarily because it was being abused. at least that what the website says.
Don't need warranty after 3 dead 360s I got an extra 4 years on top of my ps3 when I bought it. Not that it will break as much I am just sick of wasting money on consoles so this way I am certified to have a console for 5 years. I only want cloud storage for saves but hasn't this topic been done to death?
lol nice pic
Well if that leaked document is real then that service sounds mighty fine. I mean free access to PSone classics that in itself is one reason to get it. I dont see Live offering you free games WHATSOEVER. Not that i am complaining about LIVE or anything its just that Free games is always a good thing......hope they release price point info on E3.
Well you're not really getting to play them for free. You do have to buy the service. But I get what you're saying.
I can't tell if it means you get the game for free or just the theme for free.
Yeah you first have to buy the service. Yes it says youll have free access to PSone, PSP minis(games i guess) and Ps3/PSP themes.
It should make pancakes too. They would come out of the Bluray drive when ready. But I fear Microsoft is already ahead in this area because my girlfriend uses my 360 when her hair blower does not work.
does member only content mean free DLC? I have to say PS3 does everything it has move which is better than wii remote IMO. and it has this paid service which is better than live IMO. Sony is just the king. can anyone tell me if thier is anything thats better on the other systems because i cant see anything that is superior on the other consoles
opinions are opinions.. to each there own But i think 360 has a better controller and i do like Live more so than PSN.(cross chat in particular)
Xbox 360 has a much, much much better interface, and it's much more built to foster a community. Though, I do like PSN's store better. But honestly, on 360, you can see who's in what party, what they're all playing, and have the option to join right in. It's really much better. Also, I agree with halochampian, the 360's controller is nicer. Much more comfy for those long gaming periods. The Wii... well, it does have the casual market locked down, and no one knows if Move or Natal will be able to actually lure the casuals to their consoles.. So, who knows with that yet. Not saying that PSN isn't great, like I said, it has the best interface for a store. Plus, I'm finally making the leap to Blu-ray. I have two movies now! I'm getting with the times. <3 Go me. Anddd... The rest really comes down to the games, for me. They all have amazing exclusives, which is why I bothered to buy them all.
... As long as Sony give some unique features that aren't available on Xbox 360 & are worth the money.. Sure, I'll go Premium. :)
personally I dont really want extra downloads, I would like to see more depth added to the avatar personalization, insteaad of a choice of 3 year old avatars, comment box and colour box >.<
I really hope PSN Premium is cheap and offers significant advantages to normal PSN. This is the only way Sony are gonna get people to bite.
cloud storage... what if your subscription runs out then? does all the games in the cloud storage disappear?
I can store your games in my house for free bro. Sent you a PM with my address.
Cloud Storage- This is a great idea, though saves dont take up that much spaces with things like installs and all your other media, space gets pretty hectic. You should be also able to download your save off the server just incase your subscription ends. Early acess to betas- like who doesnt like betas. Pretty sure the AC Brotherhood beta is coming exclusively, then the SOCOM4 beta, MoH maybe. its all good. Free Games- Nuff said.
i know im going to get alot of dissagres but i wish sony would just drop the free service and make the paid one a have to option but make it $29 a year that would be fine with me and im sure alot of other people seeing how people buy $50 PSN cards like its nothing i mean i want sony to make some money with this thing not just let it fail with some stupid little features it takes money to make features everybody knows that. :}
punctuation dude. it IS necessary.
if a premium offer everything on that list than xbox live wouldn't be able to compete with the psn, especially since you can still play online for free. Once the ps3 passes the 360 in sales the xbox fanboys won't have anything else to bragg about
No Free online gaming, its time for the PSN to be XBL
the online play free and I'm(and I'm sure a lot of others) are happy
considering how eu has more ps3 solds than in the usa, sony sure do give us over here a much harder time than in the usa, u get stuff 1st alot, ur store is better, your ps home is miles better lol, you had the movis store like 1 yr before us and psn cards....
actually I believe the only reason we got the PScards first was because of the PSblog it would get spamed with messages asking for it.Was to the point that the devs posting started pushing Sony to release them.
we dont have vidzone or play tv or bbc player. not saying you are wrong, but just pointing out that it is not completely one sided.
I actually like the sound of this. All I mainly care about is playing online and getting demos, which will remain free, but these are features that actually appeal to me. I am sold, if this is indeed the plan.
If it has great features and a reasonable price I'll get it, will be keeping an eye on this.
Should be free to subscribers or offered separately as well: Online Music Service Online Music Video Service Netflix Access Without Disc Should be offered separately as well: Extended Console Warranty 3 Years Should be free: Trophy Alerts Token Wagering User-to-user Challenges Cross-game Voice Chat Access Loyalty Program Rewards Facebook Connectivity
Discless Netflix is not going to be a premium service.Its going to be for everyone.Netflix`s contract with Microsoft is what prevented it from coming to the PS3.It came over BD Live instead but is only a temporary setup until there contract expires.However its not going to be whats on the disc (So they can't just copy and paste it real quick like they did with the disc)it will be a app that doesn't go through BD Live and isn't limited by it.
I'll most likely bite. I can't really see them doing free access to PSOne classics.. they've made a bunch of money off me alone with those, I buy them up like hotcakes to play on my PSP... I'm nostalgic on the go. Don't judge. But, I'd def nab it if they have the extended warranty, party chat, and access to betas.... and discounts on store content, yesss please. haha. We'll see I spose.
wow,nothing really stands out to make me want to pay a monthly service fee least playn games fee online will still be free so im down with or without the monthly fee
Because MS will pull up their socks with live if PSN becomes part payed. Online gaming is about to get even better!
one of the things listed is "Trophy Alerts" what could that be?
honestly i think this will be better than xbox live in terms of features...i mean xbox live is the same thing as psn i just prefer live cause of the headsets and friends that i have...i hate the psn bluetooth headset sounds.
I only use my PS3 for single-player games so I don't really care if they start offering a premium, paid account. And, some of the stuff they are offering is kind of bulls***. "Full Title Trial – 1st Hour Is Free" ... having to pay to try a Downloadable game before you buy it is nuts. The best part of this speculation is the idea that we would get free access to PSOne classics and PSP minis. But, if this is true, I think PSN Premium could cost more than people would expect... i.e. $10 a month.
I'm just glad that all the basic services are going to stay free and that these premium services are optional. I'll wait and see if the final package is worth paying for.
I guess I will wait till E3 to see what the PSN Premium offers if it offers free Qore, etc. then I am getting it.
I'd imaging it will. My annual Qore subscription expires this month and I have yet to receive any renewal notice. By this time last year I had received email renewal offer. I'm assuming its because of something to do with this PSN+ or whatever its called.
But there's nothing there that I want. There's no way I'm paying more to beta test games and for cloud storage. Sonny need to offer more content. Most PSN users right now mostly use the service to play games, thats it. So unless premium service improve the online experience like reduced lag or give free DLCs then forget about it.
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