Play-mag: "Sony has announced it will be charging owners of PlayTV to update their system. I think this could lead down a very dark road, if it’s successful."
if its something like new channel pack subscription type of thing i dont think its that bad, but if its for stupid shit no that. all i want is my free HD channels on playtv so i can record them
its just optional update for those who want extra features.... its not like XBL where you must pay MS for something you own already(Internet).
Yeah it's ownage paying for your internet 2 times when there are better services out there like STEAM that are free
ooooooooo this is DANGEROUS!!!!!!!!!!! but $60 a year is SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!
LMAO. Good one. Bubbling you up.
I will pay for it.
How dare SONY charge for extra development on a product that was released 2 years ago, and turned your PS3 into a live-rewind DVR, without charging a monthly subscription (as Sky does)!? Yes, indeed! A dark precedent to add new features! They should only add new features they can afford from past profits!
God forbids Companies charge for their services now... Wait they all do! People are freaking spoiled. They think it's cheap to run all these services and that they are entitled to everything for free.
Yep, they never had the services when it first came out, how can they complain about wanting it for free when its released 2 years later.
The update is completely optional for those who wish to expand their PlayTV experience, if you don't want to pay then don't. This is no different than DLC for games, it's a chargeable extra to enhance your experience but it's hardly required because it doesn't stop you from enjoying what you already have.
I disagree. We didn't need trophies, in-game XMB, etc. for PS3 to work. They are all added services but free. How would people feel if Sony asked them to pay for firmware updates?
Firmware updates are required in order for the console to work, you've chosen a bad example to state your point.
Are you saying the PS3 couldn't work with the first ever released firmware? We could play Resistance, Heavenly Sword and many more without firmwares like the 3.50. I disagree. Sony requires us to update just to keep us under control, but that doesn't mean we couldn't play games without the new updates (except from that one that freed memory). And for the matter...if Sony requires people to pay for an update, will they give money back if they remove the feature at any time?
Paying for XBL sets a dangerous precedent...enough said.
Don't care.. in skandinavia we dont even have play-tv unless we import from Uk... our Importeur "Nordic Film Interactive" sucks at delivering Sony/ps3 equipment. If it's not makeing Big time money they for them, we strangely not need it.. god bless the internet so we can support other companies in our search for fun on Playstation..
still don't know what the fuck this is..
...the head of Sony NZ saying PlayTV would be released in NZ a couple of years ago...well, we're still waiting.
What's next? payed firmware updates and if you don't update you lose online gaming?
"The guys at Cambridge put a great deal of effort into this update and, unlike the previous free updates, we will be charging a reasonable amount for the new features." thats weird, cause ive had PlayTV since the day it came out in Australia and i havent received a single free update.....
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