Really, Sony is offering great savings for people with this program but it seems to cater to all of the people not spending money on the store to begin with. I own all of the special offers for the first two months... Why would I ever sign up for this program? Sony is just screwing their loyal customers.
don't take it so personal its early days things will get better it just they can't give away the newer stuff they would lose quiet a big profit,things will get better its early days and for people like me who were interested in lpb whipeout etc its great just hold on you'll get your stuff soon
I am not taking it personal. Sony has obviously planned for this service to sell to the core gamers on their network. This plan will not benefit anyone unless they spend a good amount of money in the store over a year. They are offering games and DLC that most of those people already own. So the value on the package is not as good for someone like me. Out of all the stuff offered in the first two months, the only things I don't own are the Heavy Rain avatars... and that is $1.00 total. Where is the value for someone like me?(Which happens to be their target demographic)
yeah i see what your saying there you never know i've seen ps3 early core adapters complainng about whats set to release everywhere sony will smarten up just give them time @xYLeinen yes it is optional but its ment for the core gamer and if its offering what the core gamer already has then why not compain it will become a better service if these core players with there stuff don't subscribe in the first to months sony will have to re asess the plans as there taking the core game out the frame as they already have it will early adapters lol
thing is I'd consider myself a core gamer its just I won't use a credit card on something like this so I had to wait for psn cards, and since then ive just bought dlc mainly so, I will probably get this
Ign video about ps+ ignore the iPhone 4 stuff http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@Pennywise: Just think of how much you won't have to buy in the next year or two, if you have the subscription. Sure, you'll probably own most of what they offer throughout the next few months, but when new stuff starts coming to the PSN, you'll be getting discounts and freebies.
@penny true they should start with soldner x2 and joe danger but then again i already have those LOL :)
Why not give the new Plus members options to choose from? I have all this content already as well. How about giving us the option to unlock SSFIV costume packs or give us several PSN games to choose from and allow us to pick one we might not already own? I never purchased LBP but I rented it for an extended period of time. I don't know how much use I could get out of it now even though there is a ton of new content for it. Then again I always wanted to pick it up just to add to my collection. They need to make it more appealing so they can attract a wider install base right out of the gate. I am going to jump on board any way but more of a here yah go Sony, hope this helps the cause. Now lets get this party started and kick it into high gear. ALL ABOARD!
Everyone should keep in mind that premium content will most likely come from games that are related to Sony's studios. But at least the good news is Sony is responsible for a crap-ton of good games. I wouldn't expect too much from 3rd parties outside of avatars and discounted add-on packs (once the initial sells dry up). But I guess we will see who the more generous corporations are (or at least desperate for sells) by what they let Sony offer... I'll bet 10 bucks Activision won't make the "generous list" if only PSN+ would have insane deals like steam. Wait, what was that announcement at E3? Out of the gate PSN+ doesn't seem THAT great, but when you look to it as an investment for the future...by month 12 your going to have 40+ games, a decent amount of avaters and themes and discounts for the DLC for Sony's big exclusives which there are a lot of. And the value only goes up if you own a psp as well, since those games work with it too. I hate DLC and the thought of paying for it, and for people in a similar boat this will be an epic deal, those who are big spenders will be shafted in the beginning but eventually things will add up for you, and if you really are big spenders, the discounts to the DLC should pay for your first years sub. My only hope is that psn+ subs can eventually be commonly had for 30-40 dollars much like xbox live cards nowadays, then the service is a steal...
Early adopters get LBP free to keep even past your subscription i mena its like the damn service pays for its self after the first month......now someone like me who buys Dynamic themes avatars games and DLC plus is great in the long run ill save mooney because i buy tons of stuff from PSN. I own a few things given away the first 2 months as well butover the course of the next 12 DLC will appear on PS+ and i wont have to buy it it would be part of my subscription, Add MMO playability to PS+ and im all set. I own XBL and feel like if i dont play any games online im wasting my money. I hate that feeling. EDIT: SONY USE THESE PS+ FUNDS AND FIX THE PATHETIC INTERNET BROWSER
I'd choose to get some free movies over some of these games... most of them i all ready own.
totally agree. plus is awesome for new ps3 owners. core gamers supporting ps3 since launch are getting screwed.
"Premium Game Element" and is that free and "keepable" or is one of the things you have to give back? Also what the the "Push Demo"?
Ya it's annoying looking at the upcoming games and seeing that you've already bought them. I'm still getting it but..
Obviously this needs to be mentioned again. PSN + is SERVICE and is 100% optional. It's a way to expand the online service for those who are INTERESTED, and most importantly for Sony it's a way to earn a bit more profit so they can continue to expand the online service.
Yeah, I don't really get the complaints at all.
Still not cross-game chat or party system? Is this some kind of fucking joke. The one thing Gamers ask repeatedly for is no where to be seen. Although as usual its promised. Ill pass.
It seems as if the Playstation Blog Share is pretty much useless. X game chat has been at #1 since the release of the blog, yet Sony still refuses to comment on it other than "its in the works". I hate having to type a damn text message when I'm playing a single player game, thankfully most of my PSN friends own an Xbox so I can just hop into a party, talk on XBL and play on PS3 :)
They're working on it at least. Chill dude.
PS Blog Share IS useless. I sumbitted 2 great ideas there and they didnt even appear. They were duplicate either.
i know a lot of people are and i think they should have it. for me cross-party is what i really want.
cross game chat will be separate. It will not come with PS+. Havn't they stressed this already?
complaining that there's no cross game chat(which i find useless) realize that Microsoft has a PATENT on it so Sony can't implement it without paying M$ millions of dollars. so until they find a way to put it in without having to pay M$ quit your goddamn bitching and enjoy the great games you have.
Nobody is really asking for it that I know. Trolls.
This program maybe would be worth it if you could choose from a small list for each category. I'm not interested in any of that except Wipeout HD. Maybe if LBP came for the US also then I'd subscribe, but atm it's not looking good.
time for that 500gb hd good times.
I will give PSN+ a try for a year and I hope that in that time frame they will include a few more features like, cross game chat which i don't care about to much anyway! but if gamers want this feature then i support it.Also i would like it more if i could play my own tunes when im playing games instead of leaving it up to the devs. Sony should make it their own thing so that i can play music in every game i chose to.And maybe just maybe... Sony can change up the XMB to make it more unique instead of just having a + sign next to your PSN id.
i figure if i get five fun games i didn't know i would like, it would pay for itself. im pretty sure x-game chat is coming separate from psn+
i gladly pay the fifty bucks a year for my xbl, but thats not the topic at hand.
but what happened to its bad to pay for online services even if your able to play online for free? just all talk!
the people who have bought into your system have mos tof these games already form the psn give us better
but what happened to its bad to pay for online services even if your able to play online for free? nothing but double talk!
Sony gives people a choice. Does Microsoft do it? No.
Bad argument, really bad argument. You HAVE TO pay for xbl just to be able to play online. And think about it, your game already has the ability to play online but you cant do it on 360 unless you pay for it. Therefore 360 games are really more expensive than PS3 games. Cuz for $60 you get to play the online modes on the PS3 but on the 360 you gotta pay more. This PS+ service is just an option for whoever wants it.
If this content is anything like the US, expect psn plus not to add a lot of value to the core gamers. I think most of us have KZ map packs, wipeoutHD, etc. I think SONY is actually trying to target new users, with the first 2 months, hopefully the next months offer content i do not own.
This is more and more intriguing to me. Im going to wait and see if there is a deal on infamous (for one of the discount they mention) to DL before getting it though.
i want this i buy stuff pretty often on the psn and yeah i love the dl thing.
one thing id like to no is can we game share with our "free" downloads ??????????
All I want to know is if I pay for One year, collect all these cool games, when it comes time to renew, I don't have cash and I have to wait a month, I lose PSN+ for a month, that's fine. However when I reactivate do I get all the stuff that I had accumulated over the year prior? Or do I start fresh again? Honestly... it would be a bad decision if I anyone was required to start fresh again.
no im sure it gets reactivated even if you have a break in your subscription i read it in one of the other articles on here
Yeah it was kind of hidden in there! "If your subscription lapses and then you re-subscribe the games you have already downloaded will reactivate, so you still have access to them" I'm now sold.
Some of it seems decent but I cant get over "the 4 games you can download each month are yours to keep for as long as you are a member" or how they dictate how many of what games that you can download, they should let you choose what 5 games that you can download except for maybe only allow 1 or 2 games that were just released and/or are the most expensive on the psn store and maybe 2 more games that have been around for a month or more(for a total of 4 games a month), and also they should let you keep those particular games for as long as you want even if you are no longer a member of psn plus. The lbp offer to sign up is a good idea but I rather buy a hard copy than get a digital copy but beggar's cant be chooser's, still a good offer though on that particular front. The discount is another good idea but maybe they should just make all games at least 40%-50% off for members. And I also have heard nothing about a rental type of service for the movie/tv section where you could watch as many streaming or downloaded movies that you want for each month, that alone would probably make the deal more appealing to a wider demographic. Also maybe they should just make a "try before you buy" feature for all of their games not just some of them like it is now, and that feature should be available for free, this in turn would generate more sales for psn. Imo all of the rest is just filler nonsense that I would not use nor care to try. I think that I will just stick with what I have been doing and that would be to look at video reviews and read reviews for psn games to determine which ones I should get, it has worked all of the time in the past so why not stick with it. And besides If their is a game on psn that is available on a disc or other physical media I will always get a physical copy over a digital copy of a game anyday or anytime. That is all that I can think of atm but I probably have more but I am tired and am about to go to bed.
This is a content-driven service, and obviously Sony will need to pay the content-providers. :-/ So if a publisher wich isn't Sony, is the one who provides the 'free' PSN-title one month, that publisher will still get a percentage of the money from the subscribers this month. The ones who provides minis and PSOne-games will also be paid, but probably a smaller percentage of the subscription-pool. Same with Trial, DLC and Avatar-providers.
But I already own most of the key give aways. I think I'll wait until they release stuff I don't yet have, before buying a year's worth - then it won't matter so much if I already have a few of the games.
WILL THE INTERNET CONNECTION BE BROUGHT UP TO PAR WITH THE XBOX360? This is a question I have not seen asked yet. For example on MW2. The 360 version there is rarely any lag, But the PS3 is plagued with lag. I HATE IT! It ruins my online experience, It the reason I dont play the game anymore, Well that and the activision crap. But anyway, The PS3 NEEDS MORE BANDWITH, Perhaps this is why they cant do XGC yet. SONY SORT IT OUT! Or I swear I will go to XBOX, And I dont want to do that!
Doubt it's the system. Probably the servers. My guess Sony isn't in control of those. I would think the publisher/developer manages that?
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