1MG explores both sides of the debate on whether or not PS+ is really worth it, nice and quick 60 second videos.
Nice article & vid, I was thinking for a while that I'm getting kinda sick of games I have already bought popping up for free, but I forgot about all the other stuff that comes with PS+, it spans 3 consoles.
I like it. At first it was more of a discount service but the addition of the give away games just added more value to the service. What is surprising is how Sony has not given away movie rentals or TV episodes as part of the + service. Making a semi new release available for free now and then can be just as enticing to get as a game. something Sony should think about.
Ps+ giving that powers show away free for plus members....i believe. I'm sure they will continue to expand the service If u was them I'd make a PS+ app similar to psnow and use TV shows and movies to sell TVs phones and laptops more. A sub to plus gets you free movies with just a TV or phone..no ps4 needed....call it PS+NOW and that would help them sell almost ALL Sony products with a simple subscription.
The thing is, for PS4 players, PSN+ is required for online play. So even if they didn't offer free games, most of ps4 players will still be subscribed to it anyways.
Yea i know on the 360's lifespan for the time ive used it, i watched a lot of free movies on the house in thanks to Microsoft. But they stopped doing that after games for gold launched.
How are they supposed to avoid giving games away that you maybe already bought?
giving away newer games or new games like resogun.
Considering that the initial pay for service on Xbox live gave u nothing but the right to play online, it's pretty good.
Bingo. If PSN Plus is a rip off then what does that make XBL?
...uh, the best servers for consoles.
@truewittness Really? Since when? Live has had more reports of hacking than Sony. Sony only had one big mishap that they said encrypted information MIGHT have been compromised and they completely re-coded their online systems. And, as for online gaming itself.. Live was making you pay for you and other players to host your games. They didn't even have servers for your online gaming for just about every game. So, what servers? Sony had several games with dedicated servers for almost no lag, unless your own connection was bad, allowing no host advantages and just a smoother and accurate online experience. Live, even on its biggest games, had hosts for their online, the hosts almost always had advantages, and if the host connection is bad everyone suffers, and if only your connection is bad you still suffer. Dedicated servers were easier on those with worse connections.
Well atleast it is getting better. So far on my ps4 there hasn't been one free game I got I would have brought on my own. I am not a huge fan of the indies, i try every game that comes for free but its just boring. Next month though i hear they will the the injustice game and that would be a fun fighting to play and well worth the ps plus.
If you're paying for online play, you're being ripped off--whether you care to acknowledge it or not. And for good measure, I probably ought to inform you that your ISP is also very likely ripping you off as well.
Gotta say that I am dissapointed some moths, but overall its a pretty sweet deal, plus Shareplay is incredible.
Ps plus is an amazing value, especially for people who have more than one PlayStation platform.
I have a PS4, PS3 and a vita. For me PSN Plus is incredible value. I can't keep up.
so many negative articles about playstation lately
That's because ms is losing right now. These peasants want to back them up.
Nope! not at all.
On PlayStation 3 I don't see a point for PlayStation Plus, but for PlayStation 4 (since you need it) + games win-win.
"Is PS Plus a ripoff???" "Is PS Plus a pyramid scam???" "Is PS Plus responsible for the deaths of cute, defenseless baby seals???" And now..."Are we being ripped off by Playstation Plus?" ...HERE WE GO...AGAIN! These PS PLUS Zombie Articles are ridiculous. (Why do I call them "Zombie Articles"? Because they NEVER DIE.)
Zombies can die though.
Not the genre
Okay Zombies are the undead and they sometimes can die...but even if they do, they always come back. They don't stay dead. Sound familiar? LOL! @darthv72 I'm not trying to be mean, but did you go to college to study Zombie-ology?
@negative. Zombies can die and when a zombie dies it stays dead. What you are seeing is others who have been turned into zombies that are giving the illusion that they never die. You never see the same zombie twice (unless its a video game or twins).
So you're saying we should shoot these articles in the head?
The best value in gaming next to Cross Buy which is also a Playstation thing....
No. i don't own a PS4 so all my gaming still is on PS3 or mostly on Vita. i don't think i've bought a game since i became a member of PS+ for Vita.. apart from 6 games. every game i play on Vita has been a PS+ game. so it's a NO for me because PS+ is going to keep me busy until i can afford a PS4.
It is funny to see how no one minds paying for a mandatory PS+ service. All last gen I kept reading how Xbox owners were dumb for paying for a service that was free everywhere else. And yet here we are, the same willing to pay for +...Nintendo offers their service for free but then the debate conveniently then switches to "PS exclusives". Are you being ripped off? I don't personally think so, but when games are being offered that you already own or the service is always down or something else similar then it might to some people feel like a rip off.
Dude how on earth is paying just to access online play(MS last gen) is the same as paying for PS Plus this gen?
"...is paying just to access online play(MS last gen) is the same as paying for PS Plus this gen?" Not sure I understand the question you are asking but they are both mandatory to access online play. That's pretty much the same right?
"I don't personally think so, but when games are being offered that you already own or the service is always down or something else similar then it might to some people feel like a rip off." How on earth is Sony supposed to avoid offering free games that people have already bought? By that logic, Sony would NEVER be able to offer any games because someone, somewhere has already paid for it. Thats the epitome of spoiled right there. Feeling ripped off because Sony is offering a game for free. Never mind the fact that when people paid for these games, it was usually months prior. They couldn't have gotten it for free then, so they paid for it. If they are so upset by this, then maybe they should stop buying games period in hopes of it showing up for free. But then when it never does, they'll complain too. Sometimes I hate the fanbase of video games. Keep in mind, i'm not claiming you are one of these people in any way. I'm just talking about the people you are mentioning, because I know they do exist, lol.
"How on earth is Sony supposed to avoid offering free games that people have already bought? By that logic, Sony would NEVER be able to offer any games because someone, somewhere has already paid for it." By offering a credit so you can pick from a pool of games instead of just receiving the ones being offered. Also, those games aren't free, you pay for them monthly. Stop paying and your 'free' games aren't free anymore.
There was an obvious difference between the two services back then, before Microsoft became "born again," Xbox Live/Xbox 360 had everything behind paywalls, PlayStation Network/PlayStation 3 didn't.
No its awesome I have a ps3 and ps4 and get free games from both plus games get discounted with ps plus anyways hot tons of aaas on my ps3 like dmc, bioshock infinite, borderlands 2, sr3, etc all for 5 dollars and less a month
Since it is mandatory for PS4 multiplayer, I got it immediately since I need my multiplayer fix. Never thought I would play games I wouldn't otherwise for two systems that I own that tally upwards of $150+ AAA, indie. I love it and am seriously considering A Vita just for those extra games every month.
well hopefully you have been adding those Vita games to your download list!! I purchased a Vita when Plus started to include Vita and I have had so many games to play. I have so many games on my Vita that there are some I haven't even booted up yet. If you have PS4, PS3, and a Vita, Plus holds extreme value.
I have actually! I might as well purchase the system as a present to myself come this holiday because the amount of games available free...just pays for itself. And yes the service does hold extreme value, best in gaming.
Multi console gamer for 20 years. Was waiting on picking up a ps4 until a must have game released. Binding of Isaac did it for me. So yeah, I'm going to get hundreds of hours out of it, ipso facto it is worth it.
I have a PS3, a PS4, and a Vita. I get 6 games every month, if anything i'm the one ripping those developers/Sony off. With that said some improvements to PSN's infrastructure would be nice.
I'm in the same boat with you i own all 3 and i don't have time to play all the free stuff. But when i have time, i ALWAYS got something new on the backburner to try out. Free is great can't ask for anything els.
in a way yes, because people are questioning if they're using that money to improve their online service.
I'm not paying for plus so I'm not being ripped off. I just don't play enough online and I'm not wanting to pay for a network that has so many problems either. Maybe later
getting ripped off by free games no
got 4 games this month, 4rth was that free2play rts i know its not part of plus but i DL 4 good service, just waiting for older AAA games to hit plus. i want games like knack etc
Unmatched service, so far ahead that there ain't no competition...But you can keep talking ^^
I have damn near 30+ games for free I D/L from PS+. I think its great, now this is for the PS3. The Pickings for the PS4 have been okay, but also there is not a lot out yet either the new consoles on both sides, but I gotten some very good "indie" games like Outlast, Stryder etc.....so I don't feel ripped off at all.
Ripoff, no, I guess it depends on your gaming habits, but it offers me little other than I need it to game online on the PS4. Free stuff is of no interest to me since if a game appeals to me I usually just buy it or Gamefly it on day one, and by the time it is free I already own it. Like I said,depends on your gaming habits.
PS plus has it moments where I feel like I'm getting my money worth. But lately my feeling about it has changed because majority of the free games are worthless. The spite game Sony gives us should at least look and play better than the NES games. I will admit, some games looks better than an NES games but they're boring as hell.
No. It's not a ripoff. And the more PlayStation consoles you own, the better deal it is. If you own a PS4 and Vita, you're getting tons of games and services for only $50 a year. I started paying for Plus when it was PS3 only, and it was a good deal then. The Vita was then added for no extra cost and I was suddenly getting games and services for two consoles. Then the PS4 was added, again at no extra cost. Now I'm getting free games and services for four consoles (the PSTV is also included) all for $50 a year. Sure, I'm not keen on every game I get through Plus, but even if I enjoy a handful throughout the year, I get my money's worth. And that's not taking into account the sales that Plus offers.
Well, I have a PS3, PS Vita and PS4 So for me? No. Really not. Even if indies now and then, they are really good anyway. I don't care about the budget behind the game, if the game is fun, then that's all I need
I have had ps+ pretty much since it started. I own around 100 games on disc, thanks to ps+ its around 450+ games on download. Only 6 times have i owned any of the games on offer. A person could argue that you pay a subscription, ergo they are not free or you lose the games once your subscription ends, but i have no plans to end my subscription. I think that for around 3.30 a month it is outstanding value, moreso if you have ps3 , ps4 & vita. The indies on ps4 have been imaginative and some i would never have looked at.
I am sort of. Since Feb.
At least it's not Microsoft lol cause you know that's all they do is rip people off that's why so many left Xbox 360 for the PS4.
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