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PS Plus-Not an Xbox Live, Not Even Close

PS3Center- Games usually look better on PS3, the features are usually better, and the fanboys are normally correct. However this doesn’t mean we(PS3Center) dont have heads on our shoulders that think otherwise at times. PlayStation Plus is one of these times, and just like Sony’s E3 conference, it’s not very impressive.

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MariaHelFutura2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

No it`s not, you actually get something with PSN+

XBL allows you to use your internet connection, don`t get it twisted.

PoSTedUP2661d ago

it ISNT an XBL, it is not suppose to be. PSN+ offers value for your money for tangible things like games and content. XBL offers value for your money with, umm, i guess... what ever your opinion is on how it offers value for your money : ).

Merivigian2661d ago

"PSN+ offers value for your money for tangible..." let me stop ya there. Can you personally hold a downloaded game? No? Well.. how about that free PS3 theme? No!? What? Well what about that DLC? Not that either? Oh okay.. but I'm sure there are a lot more tangible things PSN+ offers, right? Good!

morganfell2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

PS+. Out motto? "We're optional!" Or how about, "PS+, paying for the purchase price in the first week with free games!" There are numerous choices that all signal the value in PS+.

Xbox Live. Our motton? "Charging you twice for the internet you already own!"

SSKILLZ2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

@Merivigian

and on XBL how much of the stuff that it offers is worth buying besides having cross game chat which is part of what you get when you subscribe, also having online which is some thing PSN users get FREE.

PS Plus is just a nice bonus and most of the stuff offered in XBL are being matched by the ever expanding PSN service and if we don't have it mow will have it sooner or later.

kneon2661d ago

It's silly to compare PSN+ with XBox live. In it's current state PSN+ is mainly just a content subscription service, it has almost nothing in common with Live. Go ahead and compare PSN and Live, but PSN+ is something else, at least for now.

PoSTedUP2661d ago

i was going to re-phrase that but left it because im sure yall know what i meant. but oh, thanks for ever so proving me wrong Mr. Dictionary, and thanks for the lesson (for the people who didn't know what tangible meant.)

Dee_912661d ago

because it just came out a few weeks ago

Spydiggity2661d ago

it doesn't matter what Sony does, it's a god send. and it doesn't matter what ms does, it's the devil at work.

why even keep trying to have this discussion? let the ps3 guys have a 1 sided conversation with themselves. then they'll be happy, and the rest of the gamers don't have to waste their time being baffled at such blind, pointless support.

Anon19742660d ago

PSN+ is all about content, from it's free games to it's video magazine. Compare PSN and Xbl if you will, but PSN+ isn't supposed to be XBL. XBL you pay fees to game online, PSN+ you pay for extra content.

As for the rest of this article, I found it rambling mess. I can't even figure out point the author is trying to make. "Can you imagine if you had to pay for Home?" "It will be an amazing service and have a lot to offer PS3 gamers in the future, but I’m focused on now."

What the hell is this author even talking about? I purchased PSN+ and I've got a helluva lot of content now. WipeoutHD, fun little mini's, discounts on games I'd been eying up for some time and Qore.

What a mess this article is.

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Shang-Long2661d ago

psn plus your paying for extra stuff
xbox live your paying for stuff that should be free already.

so hes right they arent even close

StanLee2661d ago

Games usually look better on PS3. WRONG.
The features are usually better. WRONG, again!
The fanboys are normally correct. Wrong. Wow, 3 for 3, impressive.

Spydiggity2661d ago

Stan, it's only wrong if you are capable of rational thought. which is exactly why when this flamebait article has come and gone, you'll have way fewer agrees than disagrees.

n4gno2660d ago

Only in your dreams stan lee, but te facts is :

- not a single game on xbox can compete with uncharted, killzone, etc graphics = facts.

- features ? bluray, internet brower, vidzone, home, bluetooth, etc etc = fact.

- for the fanboyz, you are right...but the only one here, are the blind xbox fanboyz in denial/delusional state.

sikbeta2661d ago

"PS Plus-Not an Xbox Live, Not Even Close... PS+ is an OPTIONAL Service and don't Charge to Play On-Line"

That would be a Better Title...

GreenRingOfLife2661d ago

Playing online is optional as well

cjflora2661d ago

Way to use that one bubble there Green...way to go.

Philaroni2661d ago

@sikbeta

Dude nice call, I was thinking the same thing, the act of desperation from Green is always a sweet one for us on N4G.

But anyway, best to look at PS+ as like a best buy rewards card if anything. Not the best example but it works, or a Sams Club member. It very much will benefit the PS3 user who is very active like myself. XBL is very much great in its own right as well. I kind of like the divide atm between the two.

badz1492661d ago

a single bubble for the single most DUMBEST comment of the day! good job!

JustTheFactsMr2661d ago

"Playing online is optional as well"

2 bad paying $30 instead of $60 for half a game isn't.

n4gno2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

"not even close" is so ridiculous..(for psn, psn+..is just a +)

ridiculous like love daddy, ik i kr ip, and others troll fanboyz, who are lying to others, and themself : "ps3 collecting dust", "without rrod, sony would not have a gaming division today" and other funny statement from xbox owners, who don't own a ps3...every single gamer i know, who have bought a ps3, after 360, say "online, better/dedicated servers, xmb = better, less cheap style, + bluray, + better games, so don't try to invent, not a single ps3 player will buy a xbox, if they don't already have one)

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Shadow Flare2661d ago

well whatever psn+ is, i've seen no value in it. I already own all the games that i wanted to own, so when i saw the list of free games i could get if i signed up, i couldn't see any point. The only good thing i see about subscribing is the free game trials. But that isn't enough for me. So in my case, psn+ is just pointless. They really need to add some better features

MariaHelFutura2661d ago

I own all the stuff too, so I haven`t got it yet. All I know is for the GT5 and LBP2 DLC I`m gonna be all over this service.

specialguest2661d ago

Furthermore, PSN Plus to me is like paying for a coupon book. Aside from that, it doesn't add any new value to my online gaming experience.

Shadow Flare2661d ago

lol you put it really well specialguest. That's exactly what psn+ seems like to me too. A coupon book. I want features, not discounts. Some things i'd want to see are being able to play my own music in EVERY game, video recording your own gameplay, a far better web browser (google chrome) and just fixing stupid little things like not having to quit the game to turn off notification messages, and being able to go to the xmb in-game while playing psone games. I'd pay for that, because those are features. Not a little coupon booklet

TrailerParkSupervisr2661d ago

I, for one, do buy a lot of PSN games and whatnot so this was a no-brainer. But, if I am low on cash and I cannot afford it for a month or so after my subscription expires, I can still play online and that is the core reason I have and Internet connection, anyway.

And once the cross game chat hits, I's well worth what I pay.

And just to clarify this cross game chat thing: People keep saying, "Why do I want to talk to my mate who is playing some other game when I am trying to focus on the one I am playing???"

Well, I, for one, will use it as a party feature. I will get 4 of my friends into chat, we will jump into BF or whatever and be able to talk to each other the whole time and actually stratagize and NOT have to listen to all the dumbasses out there yelling and screaming and rapping and shit.

tplarkin72661d ago

Someone who actually uses Xbox Live can give an honest comparison to PSN. And, this is coming from a PS site.

NewZealander2661d ago

i think both xbox gold and psn+ are just a way to milk the consumer.

xbox gold gives you online play, twitter and facebook, halo waypoint, discounts, early access to demos and betas, and a load of other useless stuff.

psn+ gives you what basically amounts to rental games as long as you keep paying for the service, discounts, full game trials (thats actually a rather good idea) early access to demos and betas, automatic downloads (this should be free anyway)

so one service uses online play as its main selling point, the other tempts with free-ish games, at the end of the day you are paying for the content anyway.

i refuse to pay for either service, i spend more then enough money buying dlc and other content so theres no way im paying for overpriced services that should be free in the first place.

infamous-butcher2661d ago

PSN is ment to be the competitor to Xbox Live, PSN+ is a sourse of revenue for sony which benifets both sides. Consumers pay £35 and get shitload of stuff they want (or they wouldnt have payed for if they didnt see they would wanted anything in the package) and Sony get £35 from everyone who wants it (then - the costs for all the money they lose to the publishers and devs of the content)

iPad2661d ago

The only REAL difference between Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network is how you can connect with people on Xbox LIVE.

On Xbox LIVE, you can join peoples' sessions when they aren't your FRIENDS. You can invite them to your party even if they are NOT on your friends list. You can invite them to your Private Chat Party even if they are NOT in your friends list. You can view their friends. And that's what makes Xbox LIVE better. And in my opinion, I repeat IN MY OPINION is the selling point of Xbox LIVE.

But still, I'm not gonna pay just to play online.

tinybigman2661d ago

its optional no one is forcing you to buy it. i bought it because it makes more sense for me. no reason to bitch and moan about it.

IgnorantRabbit2661d ago

Lets see what you get from both

Deals on Weekly Bases- Both Have that
Demos- PSN+ Have 1 hour long ones that take hours to download(6.9gigs).
Patches- Takes secounds for 360 to download them even major ones. PS3 2-3 min
Online- You is free on PS3 if it wasnt i wouldnt of got it. 360 50 bucks but your online and cross game chat makes it more worth it.

I love my PS3 and I love how its free for online. But I use my 360 to talk with my friends on PS3(We all have 360's). Why? Because its convenient to talk to people as your playing another game.

For me I will not be getting Plus it is not worth it. The games that are free I could care less about. For others they love it.

Garnett2660d ago

PSN+ you get discounts, with XBLG you get superior online play.

mindedone2660d ago

Main Entry: 1tan·gi·ble
Pronunciation: \ˈtan-jə-bəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Late Latin tangibilis, from Latin tangere to touch
Date: 1589

1 a : capable of being perceived especially by the sense of touch : palpable b : substantially real : material
2 : capable of being precisely identified or realized by the mind <her grief was tangible>
3 : capable of being appraised at an actual or approximate value <tangible assets>
synonyms see perceptible.

So...I guess DLC and themes are tangible...

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PoSTedUP2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

double post, sori.

MariaHelFutura2661d ago

PSN-Free, PC-Free, XBL- $59.99.

Most 360 "exclusives" are on the PC anyways.

If you hate $$$ XBL is perfect for you.

MorganX2661d ago

12 months XBL is from $38-50 annually.

Most people who buy $300 consoles don't rely on a high-end PC that must at a minimum have a graphic card that cost that much for their gaming. This is a nonsense comparison. A console exclusive is a console exclusive.

If you love avatars and themes PS+ is for you, if you want to play any 2nd tier downloadable Sony throws at you that you can play as long as you subscribe PS+ is for you (Wipeout HD is first tier though).

PS+ has the potential to be valuable but it has to hit your wheelhouse. If it gave all RE5 DLC, i would think it was worth it (I have gold edition). It's really iffy. For $50 a year, go for it.

Free online play is great. The XBL service, social experience, and marketplace are well worth it.

Free online with PSN is cheaper, Online with XBL is better. Content is an individual preference.

DigitalRaptor2661d ago

Those who own any sort of PCs, high-end gaming or not, can download and even larger library of games for free and still go online for free. Xbox Live is barred if you download pirated games. It all balances out.

And to be fair most people with consoles have PCs or laptops too which cost a fair amount. Upgrading your PC isn't that much more, if you think about it.

MorganX2661d ago

Most people have Dells, Acers, and HPs from best buy. Only the highest end machines deliver consistent console-like gaming performance. Then there's the lack of decent wireless controllers and no offline multi-player to speak of.

If most people could upgrade their PCs we wouldn't have geek squad and all those ... people.

PC Gamers cannot go online for free. They have to have an ISP.

What library of free games are you referring to?

PoSTedUP2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

wtf! triple post, sori my modem is really messed up and slow and lags...

Dylantalon12661d ago

why should psn plus be like xbox live ? psn is only lacking a cross chat feature

ActionBastard2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

I love these. It's like people are still holding onto some made up idea PS+ was going to be Sony's answer to XBL. That's PSN's job. After renewing my XBL subscription (1 month for $1 deal on the dashboard for Silver members), I can wholeheartedly say I won't be renewing again, unless there is another $1 deal or something. Not for any reason other than I can play the games I want to play online, for free, on my PS3. And I can use Netflix without having to pay for the honor of using my already paid for subscription on the PS3.