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Submitted by BabyTownFrolics 1250d ago | article

Maker of PSN Game Being Offered for Free Worries About PlayStation Store’s Viability

When PlayStation Store returns (reports suggest that will be May 24), PS3 account holders may choose two free games from a list being offered by Sony. One of those is Dead Nation (pictured), and the studio behind it told Edge magazine it's worried what the glut of free games might do to efforts to sell its latest release. (Industry, PS3, Sony)

Credit url: kotaku.com
Kamikaze135  +   1250d ago
I understand their concern, but it also isn't fair for other developers that didn't get their content released during the downtime. This situation kinda goes both ways, but Sony is more concerned about their customers in this instant.

Also, in making their customers happy, it raises the chances of even more people buying a PS3 and supporting the devs.
UnbiasedGamer  +   1250d ago
Not only are gamers are affected by this, the developers who were suppose to release their games and make some money are affected severly too. When PSN store does come back online..people will be focusing on the freebies instead of the new releases that are suppose to come out a month ago or the new releases that are being released as of now. Exposure for their games will be limited.
rezzah  +   1250d ago
Its not about what is fair and what isn't.

The system was hacked and people (everyone) got affected.

Its like saying its not fair that a person can't sell goods from their store due to a natural disaster (only difference is we can find who created the disaster, hack).

It just is what it is.
xAlmostPro  +   1250d ago
Deadnation wasn't as good as expected anyway, i mean they released a game with online co-op..without voice chat.. a survival game with no voice chat.. took them ages to finally add it aswell, and it breaks up often

anyway.. stuff happens, if anything it will generate new fans and maybe even requests for a sequel
divideby0  +   1250d ago
"A trusted source, who wishes to remain anonymous"

why bother write the article... I can write 10 of these a day with NO Proof.. lol

another opinion, blog.. unsubstantiated
Captain Tuttle  +   1250d ago
Son...
Next-gen.biz isn't some random blog and all of the whining in the world won't change that.
dead_eye  +   1250d ago
The only developers this will affect is the one's that make s%*t games. Don't see why Housemarque would be worried. Enjoyed the last two games from them so would always think about getting a new game of theirs.
thorstein  +   1250d ago
Obvious flamebait is obvious.

A multimillion dollar (in revenue) a year platform is not viable?

Yah. In more important and somber news, Randy "Macho Man" Savage passed yesterday.
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Dasteru  +   1250d ago
"obvious flamebait is obvious" Redundant much? whats with this new fad anyway? do people like making themselfs look stupid?
ThatArtGuy  +   1250d ago
"Stupid is as stupid does." A person got an Academy Award for saying that.
thorstein  +   1250d ago
Obvious much?
klapkip  +   1250d ago
I own all free games already and am looking forward to the new ones...Outland, Beyond Good & Evil HD....waited long enough now
blackburn10  +   1250d ago
This doesn't make any sense. Does everyone seriously believe that because Sony is offering free games that it will directly affect the new ones? I myself am ictching to play Outland. How about the millions of people who claim to have all the games? What about all the people who are all ready to start buying their games as soon as the store returns? What about all the people who have a month's worth of PSN +? They have discounts on many of the games. Do you think they will pass that up?

Also don't the developers realise that their payback is only on hold? If 10 million people were going to buy Outland ,for example, when the store comes back up those 10 million still want it. So you will make back all that you haven't made in 3 weeks PSN was down. BTW Not surprised it is Edge and Kotaku reporting this junk. Could you guys be a little less obvious?
davidmccue  +   1250d ago
Surley this would be a good thing for them, not only will they be getting paid by sony for offering there games for free, but also it will be a way to get there games played by gamers who wouldn't overwise of purchased the games in the first place. This in turn will create a fan base for there future games, if they make decent games i think they have nothing to worry about.
DarkBlood  +   1250d ago
well it wont stop me from getting Amy

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