MMGN: I’m struggling to find a single reason for anyone to sign up to PlayStation Plus. It just isn’t worth the $70 a year that Sony is asking for.
How many of these articles have we had in the past weeks. >_>
Almost half as many as the ones bashing Kinect. And this article isn't even bashing.
MMGN is such a bad website, quite a lot of the members hate it.
I don't understand why people are complaining when this id just the first freaking month. I could see if this was all the content PSN+ offered for the entire year, but this is one F%@#ing month. At least wait until December and see if it's still not worth it to you. People [email protected]# about every freaking thing.
$70 is too much
for $50.00 a year for jack crap is ok?
Yeah and you know what the funny thing is? that PS+ is not even $70... It's $50. Now gtfo
Yeah and you know what the funny thing is? that it's an australian website and they use Aussie dollars, so AU $70$= US $50. Now GTFO
Interestingly enough. $50 USD = $57 AUD $70 AUD = $60 USD why are we aussies paying so much more??
I don't know whether it's a tax that our government chucks on for good measure or what. I guess we can count out the cost of importing it though since this is just digital information and there is no physical import... Electronics Boutique try to sell new games for $120 here in Australia! I buy all my games online for around $60 AU
No $50 a year + your Internet bill a month to play online with LIVE is too much!
''$70 is too much'' He means, if you pay $50 or $70 (according with the Aussies), you receive a lot more than $100 of Products that is worth it. Which is a better Service for the experience of the Player than others services on consoles for your Money and Gaming. Is too much!
Agreed. There's so much that they could potentially offer but instead they've given us a few useless features which do not justify the price.
PSN+ is content driven. You're paying $50 a year for extra content, not features. Beta invites, exclusive demo's, Qore, free games, deals on PSN titles, automatic updates. For people like me who were already Qore subscribers and play a lot of PSN games, PSN is a great value. It's only the first month and I've already taken advantage of some of the discounts and downloaded my free games. Even though you don't get to keep the free games when the subscription comes out, these are smaller games and I'm usually done playing them after a few weeks or so. I don't understand what "useless" features you're talking about. PSN+ isn't about features. It's all about content and for me it's well worthwhile.
...in NZ there is no Qore and its $90 NZD per annum.
I'll never understand why you've been reduced to one bubble Darkride. All your comments are just facts & common sense.
Prolly not worth $70 a year... But it's only $50 a year... so ummm, what gives with this article? And they also provide allot of discounts and free items.
It's Aussie pricing.
But half the idiots complaining are probably Americans.
I guess the best question would be: how we can rate a product thats gonna give stuff for 1 year when its only been 1 month??? add also the fact that if you decide to wait after the year has passed to get it, you are not gonna be able to get the stuff from past months... its not really smart to try to judge things like that. Its more a mather of faith, you pay now and hope you get the good stuff or you wait and when you see its worthy, you can no longer get it....
no thats not true. no matter when u subscribe, even 2 years from now. u can still get everything that is being offered now.
i thought they had said that content shows per month, and if you dont get it on that month then you cant get it again... otherwise you could get it in 3 years, pay $50 and get all the content for 4 years of service instead of just 1
of the offered content is stuff i already own. Will it be more enticing for me in the future? maybe. Nice to have options. Service will add to my gaming experience in a good way but wont be any detrimental to my current gaming experience. Win/Win
I have to kindly disagree with the bloggers opinion. While I don't have Playstation Plus, there is some value to it. 1. Yes, you're renting 12 full games for one month to 12 months if you don't get the subscription for longer than a year. GameFly charges you 16/month for one game a month. I understand that you aren't able to select the games like a service like GameFly, but it's a similar idea. 2. You're also getting a couple mini games a month to play. 3. You're getting discounts on a good amount of products that you get to keep. 50/year is a small rental fee which is subsidized if you are the type of person that buys add-ons for their games. It becomes more valuable the more you intend to use it.
This is a good point, however I think many interpreted the idea of PS+ was to extend online capabilities, not offer a renting service. Granted, it has the potential to be effective as the latter, but as the former it isn't doing much.
i see what you meen, i spend alot on ps+ so this is a true value. +
At first I thought..."I will wait till the fall and then get it depending on how good it is" But, if you think about it... the people who buy PS+ in October will have their subscription last just as long as those who bought it in July... (With the special deal going on now...) As of now, I own all the games being offered, but I guess I am just confident in Sony. We shall see...
It was nice to finally get my hands on wipeout hd... and i tbh i didnt like it as much... the discounts were nice on the dlc but they were old so i allready owned the majority of them...So what ps+ needs is fresher content to keep me hooked on for another subscription... Im currently in a wait and see mode....
I can bet my console that sony will make part of the firmware update exclusive to PS+ members, which I'm afraid. I mean autodownload of patches exclusive to + members. WTF?
Automatic patches are OK. They're nice, but its not game/system breaking. How hard is it to get patches / updates on your own? I have PS+ and seeing as I'm going on vacation for a bit, its nice that I'll have the Kain & Lynch demo (spelling?) downloaded and installed on my system by the time I get back. Having to wait a bit to get patches / updates isn't going to kill you. Just go start the patch/update and get a drink while it finishes. Its a nice little time saver.
I didn't buy ps+ for the auto downloads but it is good. I set it up the other day to get ready for the kane and lynch demo and had a few things on my hard drive that needed installing. Turned my playstation on the next day and they were all done. Nice feature
PSN vs XBL, PSN was free, and that was the only advantage, can't believe it costs money now.
PSN is free. It is exactly the same as it was before Playstation Plus came out. You can still play online, video chat, access Home, etc., without a subscription fee. Playstation Plus offers discounts on PSN games and DLC, early beta and demo access, free themes and avatars, and free games and game trials as long as you are a member of PS+.
Even the worst of Xbox Fanboys know that PSN still remains free.
right now, i dont think its worth it for the hardcore gamers. i would recommend it to new users though; loads of free content, and great price discounts. For me, and many hardcore gamers, already have more than half the stuff plus offers... maybe if they included 1 new item from the stores weekly update would be reasonable.
Two words... Beta access.. Thats enough to get alot of core gamers to sign up. Not even xbox live guarantee's beta access. If sony makes good on this then I see a large influx of core gamers signing up... All of the extra content will just be a nice bonus...
For those that have been buying things off the PSN Store for a while, they probably won't see much value beyond betas, avatar pics, themes, and demo access for some games. For others that have been holding back on spending, they'll see a lot of savings. Hell, I saved like $30 already and I have another 14 months to save even more. @moparful99 Hoping for DC UO and TM betas, and FFXIV beta if it ever comes to exist. TM alone will get a lot of people subscribing for it.
To me it's totally worth it but it really shouldn't be compared to live. Live has never givin me anything free and I feel like supporting plus just because they r keeping online play free. I don't understand how anyone can say anything negative about it because unlike live it's not mandatory . And no I'm not trying to bash live I have live and do like it, I just feel that plus is getting alot of hate. I've never bought anything off psn but now I have alot of cool stuff, and no I don't actually own it but I don't own any of the DVDs I get from netflix.
you didnt like Yaris racers? LLS
It's a choice not a gun to your head (x-box live)
I like the dynamic themes & the little tower defense mini we get this first month is so fun.
Why not say a hundred so people get misinformed...
Because it's an Aussie website, and it does cost $70 in Aussieland.
I am more than happy with paying $50 ($70 Aus) a year for PS+. I can already see the value in it. I pay $130 a year for Netflix and about $300 a year for Gamefly and I don't get to keep anything from either of them. I also pay $50 a year for Xbox Live. All I get from Live that I actually care about is the ability to play my $60 games online and I don't even do that much. Not to mention that I pay about $800 a year for the internet to use all of it.
At least consumers have an option without really missing out on anything before playstation plus was released. Its about value and how you see it fitting into your budget: I subscribe to both xbl and ps+ because I like to have full features and can afford it. Its an option that the consumer can decide upon without really missing key features. Yes its 70 dollars aus, the difference of inflation between nations. These articles/opinion pieces are silly as well, ps+ is still in its infancy come back in a year and write your opinion for a better assessment of its value. Where one will find value one will not.
The service just started you retards, wait until it grows and becomes Huge. My $50 has already been payed off from the first month so Yes Plus is worth it for me because i always buy stuff from the store.
It all depends on what type of gamer you are, and if your going to take advantage of all the deals. You only need to take advantage advantage of only about half of them and it would be worth it. This deal would be good for me. Is it for you?
Anything else is just extra icing on the cake.... **crosses fingers for SOCOM 4 beta**
I agree Xbox Live Gold isn't worth the price at all. You can play for free on PS3.
waste of money
I get what I need from the standard PSN service, already bad enough paying for Live. It wont be long before gaming becomes like having a mobile phone, Live + PSN plus + Wii(what ever they try...) more friggen bills!
He uses the wrong analogy in his reasons for why you wouldn't buy PSN Plus. "It’s hard to commit for 12 months when you have no idea how good the service is going to be for the next eleven. It’s like signing up to pay TV for a year with no guarantee what channels you’ll get after the first month. You wouldn’t do that, so why sign up to PlayStation Plus" It's actually like signing up to Pay TV knowing the channels (knowing that you get free games, demo's, trials, beta access, themes, avatars) but not knowing what type of shows will be shown on those channels (you sign up not knowing exactly what those games, demo's, trials, beta's, themes and avatars are). It can be a lucky dip, but it's also not in the fact that you do your research and if the PS Store often has good stuff that you like but can't always afford each and everytime you get PSN Plus.
but not because i don't find it a good deal. i'm just extremely strapped for cash while i settle into my new job and saving as much money as i can. every week i see free content, or discounted content. it doesn't matter if the game they are offering for free is a game i'd want or not. it's free. i can try it out at no risk to me, and who knows, i may be surprised at how good it is. it's almost like the demo for Pixel Junk Monsters. i had NO INTEREST in that game at all. i tried the demo, and bought the game that day. i've already seen a handful of free games on PS Plus that i wouldn't mind playing, but not buying. i DON'T own Wipeout HD, so getting that for free is awesome. i'm sad that they aren't offering Little Big Planet for free here in the US, as i don't own the game anymore, and i'm really missing it. i'll buy it (it's pretty cheap on Amazon), when i can free up some money, but getting it for free would be great. i find it funny that people are complaining about what is a discount service. if you add up the discounts already offered, and the cost of the free games offered, whether the price is $50 USD, or $70 AUS, it's still a bargain. i don't know about other countries, but over here in Los Angeles there's a store called Costco. you pay a $50 membership fee, and you get rather huge discounts on the items they sell there (food, and what not). over the course of that year, you end up saving a large chunk of money on your purchases. PS Plus is the same thing. you get discounts on things, as well as some free items that will remain free once membership has expired (excepting themes and avatars, which will remain free and yours to keep even after the membership expires). now, i could see PS Plus being a waste if it was revealed back in 2006, when the PS3 first launched and the PSN had NOTHING. now, there's plenty of content, and they have some solid deals. the service has been available for LESS THAN 30 days, and already people are trying to downplay it. it'll be interesting to see a PSN Plus report card after it has 6 MONTHS under it's belt, and you can properly gauge the deals and value. i think it's funny that people don't seem to realize that EVERY MONTH, Sony will be offering new and different free and discounted items. just because the content offered in the first 4 weeks of the service aren't to your liking doesn't mean it's going to stay that way in month 2, 3, 4, etc, etc. some people just HAVE to carry that anti-whatever torch, and cling to it, even when reason and logic are right there with the fire extinguisher. it's sad, really.
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