PlayStation Plus has been available for a few weeks now, but a ton of people still don't understand the program. Is it a direct competitor to Xbox Live? What does it get you?
Good, informative video. I may actually invest in Playstation Plus now. Maybe.
I'm just waiting till they preview a game I don't have. Also give away and have discounts on games I don't have. :P when that day comes though. I'll be all over it lol
I'm in the same boat. I know i'm going to purchase it soon, i just dont know exactly when. Hmmm...the only problem is they bring new content every week, and take away some of the free content every week as well...is it worth missing out on some of the smaller content just for that first big freebee?
Same here. I already have wipeout, destrucion derby, superstardust, shatter and age of zombies lol. Once a new set of games are introduced I may purchase plus, ad it's a very good deal.
I agree the video was very informative and it basically tells you everything great about ps+ so ppl will realize how great it is :)
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So far its been excellent for myself. Its only been 2 weeks and I've already gotten more than my money's worth. I can't wait to see what we get today. The store updates in 4 hours. edit: Geez!!! almost everyone on that guy's list has it. I've only got 4 friends that have it.
I still have to pick up the DLC for Magic Orbs and Cuboid (but i have to redownload them). I have 6 other friends as of now who have the Gold Cross :)
i have about 14 friends.. and I have some friends who plan on buying it after 2 months (since they already own the content for these two months) I've very pleased.. Got Wipeout HD.. great Minis. But hopefully next month it'll be a Full Game Trial of a game that I don't already own xD
Ok so the store just updated and what we got this week was 3 dynamic themes ($3 each), a sackboy avatar, and $5 off of Gravity Crash. So in total for 3 short weeks we've gotten: Wipeout HD Rally Cross (PS1) Age of Zombies (Mini) Fieldrunners (Mini) 6 Free DLC Packs A Qore Episode 2 Regular Themes 3 Dynamic Themes 6 Avatars $44 dollars in discounts Take it as you will, but thats after only 3 weeks of a service that will continue to grow and add even more content and features.
I would have got it, but i already have wipeout HD. Wow i didn't even know there was an automatic download feature added.
I still don't think I will get my moneys worth.
Seriously?? What would they have to offer you to sign up then?
Probably nothing honestly. The free version does everything I need. I don't play many arcade titles and I don't buy a ton of DLC. I have been on the PSN for about 3 years and I have spent less than $50 since I've had it.
don't tell me you are considering/bought the package, because if that is the case then, well you will just get screwed over! you get so little content for the $50 (if you want to get the yearly subscription) you pay, it is not like, "Get any 2 PSN games for free from the PS Store", it's like, "Get any 2 PSN games for free of the 4 (or whatever #) games we offer you". Not to mention, you are just renting the games that you get for free, after your subscription expires, you are no longer able to access the content you get for free. The Automatic Download is completely useless, it is not even a highly demanded feature, if however, sony offers Cross Game chat or Access to PS2 games with the package, then that could have been worth considering. PSN Plus is just not worth the money, I mean, if it were like, I don't know, $10, then it would've been a better deal. You can say that Sony will add more features/services to the package; then get it when they do that. Sony did a horrible job with PSN Plus, it was supposed to attract PS3 users to get the package so that they can improve the package, and no one is attracted to this "half-cocked" (just like what Jack Tretton once said) package.
So even though you WILL be getting around €200 worth of games/avatars etc your not getting your moneys worth? How exactly does that make sense since your only paying 50. If the content appeals to you then its always worth it. Its a choice.
It's not worth it to me either. I don't want a bunch of minis because I'm not going to play them. I never cared what my current avatar was, and I make a point of never playing demos of games because there's nothing better than popping in a game for the first time and being amazed at how cool it is.
Honestly, I think u are taking your 'money's worth' a bit too far. Assuming they give you 10$ worth of content per month.. it's still well over 50$ by the 12 months subscription. And as you said, You don't buy many games from PSN, so I'm sure you'd get around 30$ of content each month. Now, I completely understand that you dont hold any interest in the games they are offering atm (like Wipeout HD). But to say that you still think you won't get your money's worth is baffling. (not that anything is wrong with your position, I'm just expressing my view on it -- since I hit disagree, I thought u deserved a respone for it)
Just because you get something free that cost $10 dollars, doesn't mean its worth that $10 to you. If PSN gave me $50 worth of stuff I don't care for, that $50 isn't justified. I'm not making any statement on the worth of the free stuff that PSN offers because I don't know everything they offer, but I agree with where BeArthur is coming from. @ below Of course the cost of everything that you would get for free would be larger than $50 but how much of it is worth it? A free avatar that I would never use in the first place or a discounted game that I would never play in the first place isn't going to justify it to me.
If you download everything that's free, you will no doubt get more than what you paid for your purchase. We're 2 weeks in out of 15 months. We've got a long way ahead of us.
Okay, so I don't understand why everyone is arguing with my point of view on "moneys worth". Just because they give you more than $10 worth of free stuff every month doesn't mean I want that stuff. I would basically be paying to get free crap I don't care about and won't use/play.
I agree with the video no reason to buy unless it has something you really want , also to note, value does not = better service, you can give away all the goodies you want the fact is the PSN infrastrucuture is still not up to par no cross game chat, invite not to mention it doesnt ship with a mic half the people dont have mics, you still haev to launch apps nothing is fluid, PSN still is in need of some real upgrades and fluidity put to it however when this does happen, what will live be worth then, not much, but until then, Live is still the way to go if you own both
So what you are saying is: 1) It's Sony's/PS3's fault for the owner being incompetant to go out and buy a blu-tooth headset that costs barely 5 bucks? Heck, you can use a USB mic -.- And it's ok, if that free mic that MS packed for you so loving dies, and you have to look for mics that cost around 20$ each. 2) You still have to launch apps? WTF are you talking about. Last Time I checked I still had to launch my facebook app on my 360.. or netflix... or the Market store.. 3) x-game invite is in many games now, just because you don't feel like doing your research doesn't mean it doesn't exist! Games like Mw2 and BFBC2 have been doing it recently. While games like Fuel and resident evil 5 have been doing it even longer. I do love Live, especially the Live Party system.. best feature for gaming! but I still refuse to shell out for that one feature. (don't get me wrong, I only re-new my Live when I get new game that I HAVE TO play online ^^ Like Army of Two 40th Day and the upcoming Halo Reach!!!) As for PSN infrastructure being sub-par, last time I checked I could play BFBC2 for hours w/o a hick =/ I rather pay 50$ for gaming content than features. I don't know how u can hate that. I guess you guys never liked services like Blockbuster or Netflix. =/
"So what you are saying is: 1) It's Sony's/PS3's fault for the owner being incompetant to go out and buy a blu-tooth headset that costs barely 5 bucks? Heck, you can use a USB mic -.- And it's ok, if that free mic that MS packed for you so loving dies, and you have to look for mics that cost around 20$ each. " you have a point about the headset, but the fact is, most people who bought a PS3 don't even know that you can use a bluetooth headset to communicate, they only realize when they play a multiplayer game, as for the 360, it comes with the bundle, right now on the Arcade bundle, there is not headset that comes with it, but it shows you with a huge picture that there is one that you can buy. After the PS3 users realize that they can get a headset to communicate, some purchase it, while the others just say "no thank you." "2) You still have to launch apps? WTF are you talking about. Last Time I checked I still had to launch my facebook app on my 360.. or netflix... or the Market store." Totally agree, and it is not a bad thing. I believe what ForROME insisted was that, all apps on the PS3 are not integrated with the XMB, unlike on the 360, where all apps are well integrated in with the NXE (EVEN FACEBOOK!). "3) x-game invite is in many games now, just because you don't feel like doing your research doesn't mean it doesn't exist! Games like Mw2 and BFBC2 have been doing it recently. While games like Fuel and resident evil 5 have been doing it even longer. " Yes, PS3 does have X-game invite, but that too is half-cocked. Game invitation system that is present in some games such as Battlefield Badcompany 2 requires the user to start up the game to respond to the invitation, but however the invitation system that is present in MW2, it allows you to respond to the invitation from the XMB or even while playing another game, and what's even better is that the user can join a friend's game without the invitation, and this kind of invitation system only exists in MW2, and not in any PS3 game; This is the true and full fledged X-game invite system, and this type of invitation system exists in every 360 game. "I rather pay 50$ for gaming content than features. I don't know how u can hate that. " People hate PSN Plus for many reasons. When you get the games you want for free, you can only have it for limited amount of time on the PSN Plus. After your subscription expires, you can no longer be able to access the content you got for free. There are also other reasons such as, you don't get a lot of things from the $50 you pay for the package, and there isn't much variety to choose from when selecting the games you want to get for free, and most games that are available for the subscribers to get for free, were already bought by many subscribers.
Does it ever get old playing the same song on repeat for the last four years? I know I like to change the channel once in a while. I play online with my friends every single night without a problem. If you don't have a usb mic or a bluetooth mic in 2010, you are pretty sad. If you are a gamer or a person that talks on any phone since 2001 or a person who has used the internet since 1995... YOU SHOULD HAVE A MIC. God.
go read some of your own comments and tell me how you are not constantly "playing the same song on repeat" You are a hypocrite.
Yeah, and DVD is better than Blu ray /s.
im waiting just like the post above me said for something that i dont already have. once thats there ill be on it in two shakes of a lambs tail
Well if you wait, the 3 months won't be available to you anymore. So you're gonna miss out on a lot more stuff.
Will the PS3 (slim model) turn on the TV like it does when you turn it on? (HDMI connection)? I tried to see what would happened but the PS3 did not turn on at the scheduled hour. has anyone actually seen this working?
Wait... The PSN Plus gives new content every MONTH, not every week. IGN hasn't done their research*. *Unless the US (lucky bas**rds) gets it every week? In which case, that's not fair.