In the area of digital content, the PS3 scores two more movie studios, Fox and Universal.
Have to wonder what the reaction would be if Sony put a Netflix/Hulu style subscription service on PSN similar but separate to PS+. Not that I think they would put up direct competition against other streaming services on PSN, still, they are apparently getting ready to roll roll out Qriocity.
@Godmars - To measure your waist on PSN, make sure you measure your model and then take off about 2-3 inches of elastic. I know that sounds drastic, but as you put on the tulle and tighten it, it stretches the elastic out and makes it bigger..so if you don’t take down the waist size before, your waist will end up really big and you will be taking it half apart. Trust me, I did it twice. Edit: Sorry, Meant to say PS+ and to answer your PM it might fit you.
For some reason I found R2D2's comment quite amusing. And I'm still not quite sure why :\
WTF?????? I am always speechless when i read ur comments. real talk :| EDIT:- Sorry, double post my laptop crashed.
Do guys notice the tile intention, FOX U? WTF lol OT: Great news more studio = more better for us
@R2D2 I am clueless as to what you are talking about because I can't possibly imagine how it relates to what Godmars said but It is indeed amusing to have read ur post. It's also not that hard to understand if your not trying to make sense out of it...He means that if you don't trim down your PS3 a few inches first...It will be too big/fat..when you put it back together because the "elastic" apparently stretches....WTF?!
Fucking LOL @ all the disagrees R2D2 received. He's not even bashing either system! That is beyond hilarious.
I have moved my netflix account to Ps3 to see how it works and it works well. I was thinking of signing up for hulu plus, but decided to try out regular hulu using the ps3 browser and I wasn't impressed! I waited over 10 minutes to play a 22 minute video and it never started. I hope hulu plus is more stable than that. Is anyone using hulu plus who can tell me how it works? I know they offer the free week, but I don't want to waste the time if I don't have to.
@RedDevils I think it's talking about Fox and Universal (the U in the topic) as they are the new content providers
I'm really getting tired of all of this good news.... lol j/k
bro,.. Sony is good to there customers,.. besides,.. they get there cut anyway,..plus they make tons of movies themselves,.. so they just said: fuck it,..more way for people to get the content, the better,..and did not gimp Netflix as 360 did,. @Zachmo182 ,.. I think they took out the search function,.. and some other shit,.. basically you needed a PC,..
How did they gimp netflix on the 360? It has one it had one since Nov. But correct me if i'm wrong but didnt you need a disk and also had to use your pc to get movies on netflix with the PS3. YES you did. Basically at one time they both were gimped. They have the same shit now.
I am glad for you Zachmo182. I personally gave my 360 to my young nephew long long time ago, so I would not know either.
More like the 360 gimped Netflix. Confining it to one popular streaming medium for nearly a year when it could have been on three as the Netflix people sought to expand their users. Thanks in part to a MS exec who's on the Netflix board and pushed exclusivity through. Though in typical fashion that short term choice seems to have hurt the 360 in the long run. What with search features and audio better on the PS3 even when it was on disc. Probably because of the XBL movie sharing feature causing extra code that Netflix is dealing with on their own time.
@Zachmo182 same shit with the exception of an additional xbl gold account needed to even use netflix. i would rather take the free disc than pay an additional fee on top of my netflix fee to use it.
Im not sure if its dominance, I think that Microsoft will end up getting the Film studios on board, It would make more sense for the film studios to be multiplatform. Makes more money for them. Whether it will actually materialise is another issue, I will say this as media players, both have their share of pro's and Con's. I think as digital distribution of content goes, the PS3 is winning. MS Zune has like 12 (could be more, but feels like 12)films in the UK, ps3 has way more... Personally it makes no difference to me, because I buy most films on Blu ray, paying to stream/download them is a little long, I would rather own a disc than a file which could be lost at any time. On another note, the PS renting system is a little harsh on the amount of time/number of times I can view something also.
Remember when game systems were just game systems? They weren't movie rental boxes or internet browsers, just game systems. Anyway, good for them scoring new studios. For the people who use their systems for these things.
I swear PSN has had universal films from the beginning? correct me if I'm wrong
Was thinking the same thing. Fast and Furious has been on there and several others have all been on there. I think it meant to rent? as their movies were not always availible to rent, just to purchase.
Wonder how many ppl use the video store. Me personally if I want to see a movie i will go to the theater on day 1. If not I will wait for it to show up online for free. Although quality is of course better on PSN compared to a random online video site.
Example: Nothing in my Netflix instant queue grabs me. I refuse to give Comcast one ppv dime. Ooh, I can watch Inception again, in HD. Doesn't mean this has to be my primary way of watching movies, but occasionally. And not everyone is down with getting movies online "for free".
I've wanted to use the video store, but I'm not going to pay, I think it is $6 to rent an HD version of a new movie when I can head out to blockbuster and rent it on blu-ray for $3 for three days. If they lowered the rent price to $3 for 24 hours I'd use the video store much more, but as the price is now, there is no chance I'd download. As far as new movies go, there is also no way I'm going to buy a digital copy of a movie when I can buy a Bluray/DVD/Digital copy bundle on most new movies for 5-6 more dollars than it costs for digital only on PSN.
Totally agree. Id buy more movies and what not if the prices were not inflated. 6 bucks to rent a movie for 24 hours?! Go to Redbox and pay a dollar for the same time frame. Gas? Redbox is at every corner store in any popular area, if its that big of a deal then walk. Pay 20 to 25 bucks to own the movie? Go get the bluray which comes with tons more extra content and wont take up hard drive space. The logic in the prices is flawed. If theyd lower them they would get tons more customers.
Universal....I think I'm wrong but don't they have something to do with Crash Bandicoot or Spyro....like they owned the rights while studios created it. If thats true dosen't that mean Sony can give us a good Crash/Spyro game again ?
You may be onto something here. hmmm
MR FLIBBLE!!!!!! God that picture just left me on the floor in stitches just remembering the episode.. bubbles for you good sir!
Spyro and Crash are controlled by Activision...Activision is owned by Vivendi...Vivendi owns 12% of NBC Universal (of which Universal Movies is part)...seems a stretch
the ps3 already dominated for me in terms of what game system i spend the most time/money on. i don't watch movies at all, but this is nice for people who use psn do it.
Yes not only a sign of dominance its also a sign that u should never F with sony,i remember 2-3 years ago when every one was saying oh the ps3 sucks, no games, its only a blue ray player...Now i blive they r saying omg, ps3 exclusive games make 360 games look like wii graphics :p I give gears of war my respect but that is were it ends (-_-)
GO GO GO GO GO Sony! XD
hurry up and release the video store across europe
They should at least not block our IPs, from the damn US-movie store,.. you can use a proxy,.. but wtf Sony ,..seriously
It's legal, hardly Sony's fault.
Yes...international licensing issues are all SONY's fault.
PS3 is the KING of consoles. The End.
microsoft has no plan to beat universal and fox because they are the biggest when it comes to movies. plus psn getting vuduand blu-ray upgrade.
I still don't understand why they added a VUDU app to directly compete with their own service, I really doubt you'll ever see vudu on Xbox 360. Is Sony really that passionate about choice? Anyways Vudu is $1 cheaper for the best I can get with my internet connection, so I see little use for PSN Videos. PSN needs to enable instant streaming like their competitors.
I'm thinking SONY going to leverage VUDU into better product placement deals at Walmart (since Walmart owns VUDU).
My PS3 is my entertainment system. It is my DVD player, my Bluray player, my music player, my media streaming device, my access to the internet and it is 3D ready when I get my HD 3D TV next year. While it is still debatable among people which is the better gaming system, the PS3 has always been the better entertainment system even from the start
God of War 3 ends that debate, so you can add the best gaming system to the list.
buying all systems on launch day... I have always said the same. Our launch PS3 with BC, wirless, BR and games has always been the primary entertainment system hooked up to our HT. The 360 has been put in the den for gaming only for some time now..
Universal supports XBL marketplace (now Zune) since 2008. Fox joined Zune marketplace 3 weeks ago. This is basically about movie-studios widen their audience and pushing VOD and not a sign of console XXX dominance. But that would not generate much clicks, wouldn't it?
well this article is about the playstation network video section getting 2 more studios on board . nothing else so dont get it twisted
hopefully sony takes all that its doing now and put its all in the next playstation. im talking netflix, hulu, vudu, google tv, qriocity, and of course the games. what would be even cooler if the next playstation was inside a nice 40" or bigger 3d tv and the next psp could be the remote
I just had to comment on how painfully bad at writing the author of this article is. OT: Good news I guess, but I still don't see a reason to use anything but Netflix.
I didn't realize Sony didn't have these studios. They have been on 360 forever. well that's good news for PS3 users.
***scratches head over disagrees*** I guess this is not good news for PS3 users??
Man, I am really ticked that Sony hasn't uploaded all of their own TV shows to PSN service. Well one in particular is Werewolf, Fox and Sony made the show, I hope now they make it available to us since its DVD release got canned.
Should solve the wallet/funding issue first! Its been 12 months and i still cant add funds to my wallet! Its getting worst every day. I want to be happy with this services but if i cant buy it i cant be happy right? So solve the damn problem first Sony. http://community.eu.playsta...
It has been fixed. A long, long time ago. And it was the bank that caused the problem. If you still have a problem then it is on your side, not Sony's or the banks.
This is not fixed! Every day new gamers have this issue! since 2007! http://community.eu.playsta...
Yup.... the problem is your side. Check the details you put in.
Look like i said a was using this card for 3 years their isnt any problem. Last time i buy some stupid avatars from store. And when i try to buy a premium theme 1 day later it says this error! I never change my details at all. Sony f..ed up something about this!
This is nice, or I could just download the movies/shows from the Internet for free.
Get lost thief!
More entertainment for our ps3 folks.
"Fox, U join PlayStation service" ...what?
I like to know what this has to do with anything..there are plenty of Fox and Universal movies already on xbox so what was this article really about?? Oh my god they just added Jurassic Park and Chronicles of Narnia..big effing deal!! As long as my Netflix account works on both my ps3 and Xbox360 I really don't care!!
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