Will Snizek of Associated Content lists the primary reasons not to buy PlayStation Network Plus.
The haters don't even bother to research what they're hating on. #1 I've never had the issues that he describes with "disconnecting routinely" I don't know anyone who has. And the other part is him whining that trophies take a few seconds to sync. Pfft. #2 "The discounts are minimal so far and didn't seem very attractive to me" You don't equate to everyone, buddy. That's reason for YOU to not get it, but not a general reason for NO ONE to get it. And all of the free stuff and discounts add up quickly. With a year's worth of service, you'd EASILY have the amount back in a MONTH. #3 Like I said, you'd get that amount back in a month. And the rest of #3 just goes on to repeat what you said in 2, which was bull. Terrible reasons.
Yeah this is just retarded. I have never had problems with staying online. If this guy does he has something in his home network set up wrong and it's kicking him off. That or he just has a bad ISP and is getting kicked off for that. Just because he doesn't find the discounts and games worth it doesn't mean everyone else won't. For those active in buying PS1 classics and PSN games it may not be the best deal right now because they have all that stuff already. However for someone(like myself) who never bought any PS1 classics or PSN games it's a great deal as you are getting like 10 times the price you are paying in content which is a incredible deal. The price isn't "Steep" You want "Steep" Look at XBL that charges for things PSN does for free and makes you pay for things that are free to everyone with a internet connection like FaceBook and Twitter. This is just a sad attempt at flamebait and it's pathetic.
Already bought it and I have to admit, I'm pretty happy at the moment and I'm looking forward to 15 months of freebies! As for the article, I just don't get it. He complains about PSN's server reliability and to that I don't have a clue what he's talking about. In almost 4 years now I haven't had any real issues with PSN, and for the life of me I don't know what this has to do with PSN+. And if he's not interested in the content, why would he get PSN+ in the first place? That's what the service is about. It's like saying "I won't pay for apples because I hate apples." So? Then don't buy apples. It's funny so many people are up in arms over sony offering additional content that's optional for people who want to give it a try. You'd think even though PSN+ might not interest them they'd applaud the fact that Sony is expanding the options on PSN. How is variety a bad thing?
I think what would help Sony initially is to offer up a schedule for maybe the next 3 months of what is included. Right now, there is plenty of uncertainty regarding the value of PSN+ so I'm going to hold off. After all, I might just end up with a bunch of junk games Sony couldn't sell in the first place. The idea of spending money on unknown content that for the most part is only available as long as I'm paying a subscription fee doesn't sound appealing as well when I can pick up the same content and own it at any time. No $50 up front fee for uncertainty... The value might be there, but it definitely isn't presented well by Sony. ----------- Over to the issues of the article: a) PSN+ doesn't change your PSN service i.e. it doesn't affect wetter you get disconnected or not. It however, does question PSN reliability if Sony can't get their fingers on the keyboard and get the Trophy syncing to be instantaneous something MS has been able to do since day 1. Apart from that everybody have different experiences with an online network. b) PSN+ vs. Xbox Live Gold is not a good comparison. PSN+ is a glorified discount and rental service. Xbox Live Gold is a glorified online gaming network that you get access to. There are some weekly discounts, but the meat of it is the online game play and the interface, not the content like PSN+.
I only have a PS3. Ive bin a playstation gamer since 1994. (PS1). Ive payed for PS3 plus. Its kinda cool, Wipepout HD free is awesome. But...Its like well I payed for it. Now what? Alota the content is quite meh...So far Im kinda disapointed. But we'll see.
The author is getting burnt alive for writing such a crappy article. Hilarious stuff...
Thats why i do my own research. You bring up valid points as well. This guy seems to think he is the be all end all maker of decisions.
The author's problem is probably to do with his router running on the wrong WiFi channel. I had this issue when I first bought my PS3 - I was continually being dropped out. With a bit of Googling I found a solution. I just swapped my WiFi channel from 1 (automatic) to 7 and bam: no more disconnections.
Same way I feel about the 10 reasons not to get Live. Both a good
then PS+ is a must have i already subscribed to Qore i am getting + eventually ima just wait till they add more content in the future
indeed. #1 I've never been disconnected from Playstation Network in these 2 years i've had a PS3 <.< except maintenance or my internet crashing.. #2 Discounts are always a nice + Free stuff is also a big + What do you get when you pay that $50 a year for xbox live? Nothing. #3 Amen.
Actually reading this article makes me consider TO BUY PSN+. What a weak list of cons.
it gives a lot of content and Qore is nice. These are things i would not buy individually, like the minis or Qore, but when offered in a whole package they are fking sweet
i personally want to thank the author as now i will buy playstation plus
I guess it's a good that there's no such thing as PSN+ so we don't waste money on it.
Are you just being pedantic about the name of Sony's service, or is there something I'm missing here...?
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is that fat guy still here lol
Only reason to buy it ... You see value in it. Only reason not to buy it ... You dont see value in it. Its as simple as the writers of these articles.
Like it or not, Free on line will be coming to and end. Once Sony See's the revenue coming in, it will be all over but the crying. It will be the same as XBL with silver (Home and demos only ) and gold ( on line and all the perks ), only with half the features. It's funny to watch the Sony fanboys running around like chickens without a head saying how great it is to have to pay the same amount as the competitor for half the features and iffy on line. How the mighty ( Sony ) have fallen in deed this gen. It's just another lie by Sony. Advertise features then take them away. That's why they are being sued as we speak. I'll stick with the free set up. I don't use PS3 very much anyway. LBP is the only game that gets regular attention for it's creative modes. All the good on line games are multi-platform and I play those on 360.
If you actually stand by that statement, I'm going to use each paragraph you have written as stories to fall. And with that, in the end , you've just fallen from a 4th story balcony... Drop the e, rag....
and it's funny to watch xbox fanboys, pay the same amount as the competitor for something that is free [online gaming], and not even a 1/100 of the 'free' content that they get.
mine is the only one that matters and PS+ made sense for me so i bought it.
i can't have my own opinion. some people are just plain stupid.
Come on...plus is TOO cheap to be denied a tittle of a good service!!! 25 for qore...and 25 for free content, free games, early access content, plus features, discount, so more coming, forget qore for a minute, 25 dollars for all that... fail? bunch of stupid journals...sshhhhhs, haters gonna hate.
wrong theres only 1 reson not to pay $50 to get lots of decent games...YOU ARE A IDIOT lol jk maybe its not for u guys but who dosen't want new free stuff to look forward threw the years?
Because I am now a PSN+ member I will spend a shedload less on games. I own about 90 pieces of paid for digital content yet in future what is given away for free will half the time be things I would have bought anyway so as a consequence I will either get more content for the same money or I'll simply have more money. If you subscribe to PSN+ you won't be blown away instantly but what you will have month in month out is representative spread of all that is on the PSN. A lot of people are aware of how brilliant flower is but wouldn't buy it because it doesn't look like their kind of game or it's more than they'd wish to pay for it. If you are a subscriber games like flower will either be given to you or discounted. Sony will give you what they believe represents the best of the PSN which is no bad thing and they'll be able to do that because you will effectively be paying for everything they give you at a discounted rate. If you were unconvinced by a game like flower it may take a price cut of perhaps 90-95% to get you to buy it, on PSN+ you will have effectively payed for maybe 60-80% of the full price whether you play it or not. This is what Sony are trying to do with PSN+ and the people who will benefit most will be the unconvnced PS3 owners who aren't sold on a game like Shatter, or Pixel Junk or even Flower. Comparing it to XBL is silly.
Best thing about PSN+ is it is an option, you don't have to buy it, and you still get to enjoy everything that the PSN offered before for free. I'm a + member along with about 15% of my friends list, and to me the discounts and free stuff was enough, but early access, beta access, and exclusive demos are also great. If they added a free movie rental once a month that would make me lose my mind. Does anyone know about the token challenge thing, seems interesting but I don't think it's avalible yet.
Reasons Not To Buy PlayStation Network Plus......Blah, Blah, Blah.
Playing online is free. /thread
I think PSN is great, but I see no reason in getting PSN+. It really isn't my type of thing.
HAHA.. Isnt it a known fact that PSN servers are far superior to XBL servers? for one.. and He is saying Free stuff isnt worth the price? How can you put a price on free stuff? Thats like saying.. I wouldnt want a free kia car because it isnt as good as a honda and isnt worth the price.. This guy is putting a price tag on free.. Wow.. loser.. XBL doesnt give you anything free.. but its worth the price?
stupid people behind this and they probably never even liked the psn and or the ps3 in the first place
Misinformed People still think PS Plus it is like Live, which is not similar. And is not PSN Plus, is PS Plus, there is a difference. PS Plus which is a better service for the Money and experience for the player.
Right now PS+ is not worth the price , but give it a Couple of months and it may become worth the 50 $ price tag .
Did you not know that PS plus gives you over 40 dollars of free stuff on your initial purchase? Thats almost paying for your first years subscription.. That isnt worth it? Did you also know that PS Plus gives you free stuff every month.. Plus access to every single Beta that comes out? Is that not worth it? Or discounts on all content in the psn store Is that not worth it?
It's not 'free stuff' because you're paying for it. I prefer choosing what content I want, not paying to be in some sort of 'VIP lounge' where I get first dibs at stuff I might not even want. I'll stick to free PSN and xbox live, thank you very much.
And that's why PSN+ is fine. You lose nothing by ignoring it Leprechaun. If it suits you join in and if it doesn't then don't. End of-you don't NEED it in any way and it's there for those who'd get value from it. END OF. It doesn't seem value for me and my lot so I'm not going to bother just yet(may change, idk)and by dong so I'm not losing anything unlike I would if I choose to stop a Live sub.
I paid 15 bucks for 3 months and got Wipeout HD, a ton of mini games and some themes and wallpapers. My kid loves the mini games and keeps ehr and her friends entertained for hours. That right there just paid for itself. Oh, and being able to play a game for an HOUR rather than just getting a 5 minute demo? Come on!
"Until the PSN servers become more reliable, I cannot bring myself to paying for the service. Xbox LIVE is a superior online service and PSN has a long way to go before it's worth paying for." That's all you need to know from the article and how misinformed this person is, don't waste your time
Sigh this article is stupid.....
I agree with you,but to see who has the greater value compare both if you have both consoles.i wont join at this time until PS+ starts adding more features aswell as extra content.i game on PC,360 and PS3,so i can see who has the greater value.
These articles are so stupid. Sony isn't twisting anyone's arm to buy PS+!
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This article is garbage. I swear that this article with his 3 lame reason could have been posted on N4G. Steep price? With all of the content you get monthly? I pay for Live and the "steep price" for PS+, and I don't understand why these websites are constantly trying to compare two totally different services. You don't like? Don't buy, and spare us your lame ass "reasons" as to why you don't see value or potential in a service that's not even a month old yet.
Wipeout HD , LBP and next month Zen Pinball , that was enough for me and that's only the first 2 months , i'm looking forward to seeing what else Sony will give to PS+ subscribers.
Oh the ARROGANCE of someone 'providing reasons' not to adopt Playstation plus. Despite not being 'journalists', writing for or owning our own two-bit website and NEVER being able to match the intellect of giants such as yourselves, we CAN actually decide on our own reasons as to whether or not this service is for us.
I expect this kind of ignorant crap from fanboys but journalist can't be expected to be taken seriously with these articles
#1 - Because it doesn't exist.
I think people are capable of making up their own minds. I never understood these articles; if someone doesn't want to purchase PlayStation Plus, then they'll have their own reasons, why do they need to be told by someone else?
I have the plus and, i only want to say is. The plus must be equal for all, we all pay the same so we have to have the same content, or we pay less than the rest of the world. I live in Europe and I'm tired that the content is different, especially in plus, because I paid 50 euro to take half of the content.
i mean $50 for 15 month of content which include freebies, discount, digital magazine subscription exclusive or early demos and beta access now anyone who don't think its a good deal is either blind or suck at math
This article is pure flame bait. PS+ offers deals and saves me money in the long run.
In my book PS+ is not worth the $50 yearly cost even though it will offer 1 free game each month that you only can use as long as you are a paying subscriber. My view would have been different if you could play the game forever even after you cancel your subscription to PS+. I dont buy alot of PSN tittles to justify it even though you get discunt compared to none subscribers. if i had bought alot of content from the PS store then my view would most likely to be different. Earlier acsess to betas and demos its not something i am excited about. As long as playing games online over PSN is free i feel that the current PS+ offering is not worth the prize but that is just my cup of tea. Opinions varies.
If you don't want to...
"1. Until the PSN servers become more reliable, I cannot bring myself to paying for the service." Dumb ass, one is not paying for the service but for CONTENT!, there is a huge difference. I did not paid $50 for this first 2 weeks of content, but for the whole 12 months of content, and so far i have already got around $30 of content at no extra charge, throw in Qore and my PSN+ is already paid for in content in the first 2 weeks. PSN+ is for me
can I make an article as why people should stop winging about services/peripherals which are not forced upon us all to buy psn+ is optional s0 is 3d and the move, now please stop all the wingy threads about it now
Anytime there's a bad ps3 article the fanbase get mad at it like it's funny to me cuz they love wen the xbox has bad articles lol. To me ps plus it's pointless cuz what's soo like omg about it lol nothing cuz it's still no cross game chat after 4 yrs n I prefer xbox live over ps plus any day given. It's type funny in how u haters said o live cost 50 a yr n I wud Neva pay for an subscription lmao n now y'all get ps plus wen it's worst then xbox live n which I think that ps plus should only cost 25 a yr. It's over price i think when it's nothing special about it. So go ahead n disagree wit me cuz it's the TRUTHHH
Just remember all the garbage Xbots throw at us PS3 fans. PS3 has no games, etc. and it's STILL continuing despite of all the AAA titles, I see it all the time.
@27 Your name matches perfectly with your post, at the end of the day you bots still have to pay a subscription fee just to play your games online. As long as you people have no issue paying $50 a year just to play games online, none of you have any room to say anything about psn plus. Last psn plus is completely OPTIONAL, no one has to have it for anything, psn plus is overpriced, but live isn't lmao. I think some 360 owners hate plus because it shows off how little live gives you for it's price tag, that and it makes live look like a joke to me. And to the bozo bla bla bla, truth and opinion are two entirely separate entitles. I might think halo is the worst series ever made doesn't mean it is the truth, even if i quote it as the "TRUTHHH".
not buying Qore, because it sucks, but there's not much justification for not buying PS+ if you want it. However, I have about 5 GOOD reasons for not buying XBL Gold. Netflix is free on PSN (XBL Gold required) Hulu plus doesn't require PS+ (XBL Gold required) Multiplayer is free on PSN XBL Gold never gave me free games XBL Gold never gave me 3 free months with MY $50
PSN+ is good for now but I remember the promises of Quore where it was promised early betas + demos and then a few months ago it was reported that the early demos and betas were after dying off. I wonder will the similar happen to PSN+
Wow this guy is a dumbass. I've been a plus member since it launched and I do think the service is worth what I've invested right now. And this is just the first month. I don't think I have ever been disconnected from psn randomly. Though I do agree with him that trophies do take too long to sync sometimes. Then there's this whole price arguement which I think is really stupid. I think it is stupid when people use it against xbox live and I think it is stupid when people use it as a negative towards psn plus. It just 50 dollars a year for either service.us That is not that much. Thats like 4 dollars a month or something. And you are getting what you pay for with each service. Geez it s not like they're 50 dollars a month stop complaining about either one.
There is absolutely nothing featured in PSN+ that would make me want to pay 50 dollars per year. Nothing. I will stick with free and the occasional exclusive. In the meantime I will be playing on Live.
Just be aware that all the money you spend online is not yours. It doesn't matter if you purchase and download a game. It has limits. These limits are stated in the terms and conditions. Free PSN, PS+, and Xbox Live are services, not products...and everything you access is activated on their servers.
So far, I'm happy with PS+; I've played a good many hours of WipeOut HD, Age of Zombies was a blast, and I watched some good video on PS Move through Qore. Field Runners was alright, I'm just not a huge fan of Tower Defense games. I beat the first stage on easy with only one copter squeezing by. Maybe I'll give the other levels a try. Rally Cross was the only let down for me, I tried it and would rather play WipeOut. Anyway, if I get another month with equal content, I'll consider my money well spent. Cuboid is also a great deal, you get the game and the expansions for $8; that's like $7 in savings.