6 Reasons To Own a PS3 This Holiday Season

"I have, for the longest time, always been very skeptical of any subscription services offered on consoles as I always believed them to be a greedy business practice trying to force gamer's hands and pockets into paying more for an already expensive hobby. Well today I can tell you without a doubt that PlayStation Plus has changed my heart and mind on the topic; the business model in play here has the gamers in mind first. I could go on and on about the benefits of being a PS Plus member, but instead I'm just going to try and explain to you why PlayStation Plus is the biggest reason why you should own a PS3 this holiday season. I know I've just listed about 17 games for the price of 3 ($200.00 total), but I'm asking you to forget all that for a second. I'm telling you that with PlayStation Plus, you can walk into a store and buy a PS3 and not purchase a single game with it; then come home, hook up your PS3 to the internet, sign up for PlayStation Plus, and you're guaranteed to be playing at least one new game every month of the year at no extra cost to you." - Gamer-Rider.com

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AIndoria4157d ago

PS+ goodies, exclusives (Valykria Chronicles, Journey, Flower, Rain, Flow, MGS4, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Beyond, The Last of Us, Resistance, GT, Demon Souls, God of War, Killzone, StarHawk) Yep, good time :D

xPhearR3dx4157d ago

The Last of Us comes out next year, not this holiday.

AIndoria4157d ago

No, I was just writing down the reasons to own PS3, not just this holiday :P

Bonerrr4157d ago

Plenty of blu-ray movies to watch when I'm not on my PC.

moparful994157d ago

There really isn't any ammo left in the "Ps3 is doomed" fight.. Just wish people would shed this "PSN is inferior" argument cause its not.. After having a service like PSN for free I will never pay for Live.

pixelsword4157d ago (Edited 4157d ago )

Don't get me wrong, to me live is pretty good because of the fact that cross game chat allows you to speak to your friends. XBL's climate makes it almost necessary because of the rampant cursing and racism on XBL (unless that's your thing). All in all, if everything live did was separate from being able to play online with no ads, I wouldn't pay for live; and ultimately I didn't. XBL isn't a bad service and Sony/Wii fans will have to accept on some level that a lot of 360 fans like XBL and that probably won't change.

Having seen live over someone's place who had live, I had that choice in committing enough money aside to pay for years of live or save that for games and gaming grub. Out of a whim I decided to wait to see what the PSN would do. To be honest at first look it didn't really compare: Live as a whole was better, but taking a serious look at what was on the PSN made me say "good enough" because to be honest, the only real difference was the Cross-chat.

The cross-chat is pretty good, but I also realized that for one thing having a friend randomly call you and chat with you about something that has nothing to do with what you are doing is about as annoying and distracting as actually picking up a phone in the middle of gaming. The convenience of having the mic already on your person doesn't make it better.

Another thing is at the time PSN users generally use mics less; more so now, but at first it was mostly silence until games packed them into games like MGS4 and Warhawk, but at first there was virtually no mics online (probably because mics didn't come with the PS3 at first... remember how I ALWAYS say that if a peripheral wasn't with the console at first it will fail? The PS3 Mics are again proof).

Fast forward to today, I'm mostly a PSN/PC online gamer (with the exception of a great game like Gears or something like that coming out; I gotta see that when I can, you know); I can always go over a friend's house to play XBL online if I need to, just like they can come over to mine as long as we respect the two-bag chip rule, more or less (bring over two or more bags of chips, the owner gets 1/2 to 3/4 of two bags depending upon the length of stay).

moparful994156d ago

I see your points and I can respect your opinions but as someone who has used cross game chat on a friends 360 I can honestly say that it's no worth paying for live.. Of course this is my opinion. If others think that cross game chat is that big of a deal then more power to them. I will agree that there is a higher level of social interactivity on live but I personally feel that it is not worth the price tag..

AAACE54157d ago

Only thing i miss from being an xbl gamer is the chat capabilities. But other than that i am a happy psn user.

P.s. people really need to give ghost recon future soldier a try. Especially if youre tired of the way online shooters have been. Btw, only the tacticle need to apply. Team is the game ppl.

cedaridge4157d ago (Edited 4157d ago )

ps3 is a BEAST Period!!!

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A Small Mistranslation of PlayStation's Multiplatform Plans Causes Panic Among Sony Fans

A mistranslated statement by Sony's CFO and COO Hiroki Totoki about PlayStation's multiplatform plans is causing unwarranted panic among some PS5 fans.

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Sonic18814d ago

They might be talking about Bungie's game Marathon. That game will also launch on Xbox.