TGR dream about a brand new Steam-powered PSN, writing "what if Valve took over the PSN? What if Sony decided that now was a good time to rebuild it with Valve’s technology? And what if that’s why the PSN restoration is taking so long?"
i'd love that. totally love it.
A Steam based PSN? Interesting theory...
Yes, I thought this was going to be a silly rumour but it turned out to be a good read. Someone put the idea to Valve :-)
it is. imagine how nuts people would go if that was announced next week lol
If they could do it and still keep the PSN free, then meh, I'd be willing to hear them out; otherwise, no.
@pixelsword, yeah that's the only thing... No one is really making money out of the deal (assuming there was one) unless we, the gamers, pay for either steam or psn. It may be cool but it'd be costly and probably not worth it. That kind of integration may actually have been more likely on the xbox because some PC games (a little fuzzy on the details) have a certain kind of coding that can transfer directly to the xbox as they're both runable on microsoft OS. But again, who knows? It's something I'd like to see on the PS3 but it looks extremely unlikely.
The company that hosts the service gets ad revenue and a cut of whatever is sold on the network. I'm fairly sure it costs companies to put items on the network as well.
Then I will have Gabe Newall's crumbs all over it Lol. OffTopic But wow at the ad>> of the woman's legs being real or illusion. Id pick the illusion :D
Would definitely be worth a shot, they could run the Regular PSN and the Steam Based PSN simultaneously so that if one fails, the other will still work. Only bad part is that you need 2 accounts.
Not sure how much people would like two systems on one console, but it's a great failsafe idea and would certainly have helped over the past couple of weeks!
@ PoisonedMonkey Would definitely serve as a good, actuate beta
Waste of resources if they run simultaneously. I doubt this'll happen as in order to use Steam, games must incorporate steamworks. Not sure if developpers would like that.
Add VAC (valve anti-cheat) to online games would be a nice touch too, damn glitchers!
They should just take over the whole gaming division. So Socom 2 can get a real update.
A few rounds of Extraction of FishHook? Sounds like a stellar idea.
If steam took over psn, psn will have the launch features it was supposed to have...including name change feature, and voice messaging.
This needs to happen....Great idea.
I just want Sony to just change PSN and have it steam. All PSn trophies would be moved over to steam, all games would be moved over and every multiplatform game would be cross platform(Ps3 and PC).
Much easier said than done. Also, that would cost alot of money, which Sony is not willing to spend right now after losing billions on the PSN outage
Sony is a company that has billions of dollars... you really think they can't afford working a deal with Valve ? LMFAO Pretty sure Sony could afford the lost...
Sounds like the idea to spend money, stop it happening again.
What if red was green?
Then a lot of people would get hit by cars at zebra crossings.
And trees would look odd.
The we would have red lantern
...and the Green-Red Show.
I'd say: Please. Do.
I don't know what my opinion would be as I haven't experienced steam
Id love it more if we could also buy steam games for the ps3. Such as Amnesia Dark Decent
Why not improve PSN? I mean, Sony funds PSN titles they do (Fat Princess, Dead Nation other stuff), does firmware updates from funds they make via the Store. If Steam did it, they would just run the store. Its great for sales, but what about the rest? I think a second store would be cool, but do not see it happening. Its like Apple having Google Marketplace for iPhones.
Mmm not as such, Steam and PSN aren't in any kind of competition really. They'd integrate really nicely I reckon.
Yeah there'd be no need for 2 stores, surely.
That would be awesome. I wouldnt mind at all but then again, we can always dream lol.
That would mean more ps3/pc games!
kiss the so-call xbox360 exclusive goodbye if they are pc-counter parts
A steam 'console' would be interesting. I always thought steam should partner up with a computer manufacturer and make steam certified pcs. Then they can post videos/benchmarks for games with that computer next to games. Or even just let the community do that part. I think it would ease a lot of people who aren't computer savvy into the transition. And people with those computers would know exactly what to expect of game performance when they go to buy a game.
Great idea but i highly doubt it.
I'm all for it.
The PSN was hacked the same week that steam works went live on the PS3. Could it be a coincidence? Could this be the next big move for Valve on the PS3?
It would be awesome..plz make it happen.
Yeah, honestly Steam is better than both PSN and Live services. I mean their deals are outrageous!
Of course they are, all deals are outrageous, until all the SHEEPLE(Consumers) are on Board, then they Close the Gates, to keep the SHEEPLE in. Once STEAM/ONLIVE,etc, become the "STANDARD", those DEAL's will cease to Exist, Why? cause then You will only have 1 Option: Find a new Hobby!, lol, All Monopoly's/Tyrants end this way, once they've "Got you by the Balls", so to speak, The Conquest is Complete, Enslavement. you'll see SHEEPLE.
Maybe, but there's a lot of PC gamers out there and a majority use Steam service. So its very popular among PC gamers and they still gave those great services/deals. I don't think they'll change. Meh, nvm, I'd prefer if Live, PSN, and Steam just remain the way they are.
What IF you Say?, I wouldn't be surprised, but eventually the "INDUSTRY" will get what it wants anyways. Everything will go ONLINE, Total Control over your Gaming Experience through ONLINE SERVERS. So why does it matter, when they do it? Or How they Go About Bringing this "CHANGE?" to Gaming.(the Irony of that Word,LOL, How many DREAMS/ or ILLUSIONS, have been SOLD by this 1 WORD??). but of course, the SHEEPLE just go: BAaaaaH!!! BaaaAAHH!! BaaaAAAH! lololol
If I were SONY I would just copy Steam & call it PSN. (Maybe thats what they're doing now ;)
PSN would actually be able to play games online LOL. And have anti cheat and a store to buy games all in one along with steam guard built in security.
I would love that. Like the author said, unlikely on the PS3 but something they should really look into while developing the PS4.
Obviously someone is reading my Post because I suggested this quit a while back. Like i said back then...it would be a win/win/win situation for Gamers/Sony/Valve. Sony saves a ton of cash not having to deal with a Network plus they add the best online service available. Steam makes easy money. PS3 gamers get Steam games and PC gamers would get some Sony games.
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