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Now it's okay for Sony to charge for multiplayer? Interesting rationale
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Originally Posted by redxmaverick View Post

Yeah. During their conference you immediately get one free game first day of PS4 launch if you're a PS+ subscriber. Then you'll get another 3 free games in the weeks afterwards.

Also if you were PS+ member on PS3, that membership carries over to the PS4. So PS+ applies to everything you have, PS3, PS4 and Vita.

But is the free game thing going to keep going like it has been on the PS3? That's what I worry about. The time I owned a PS3 I was a PS+ subscriber just to get free games (and a lot of those games were awesome stuff like Just Cause 2 and Saints Row 2 and etc). If it's a limited time only on the PS4, why bother?
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Now it's okay for Sony to charge for multiplayer? Interesting rationale

The uproar about having to continue to pay for Live was ridiculous in the first place. People got it across their minds that because the reveal was "bad," xbox was going to do everything in its power to remain good graces, including all of a sudden making live free. People have been paying for live for years and no one complained. Hell live is only $10 more when you buy the year instead of doing monthly. I'm buying myself a PS4, but I can't and won't complain about having to pay $5 a month.
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Originally Posted by Athrun Zala View Post

People have been paying for live for years and no one complained.

I complained... Many times, still do. And unless PS+ is still getting me free games all the time (not just at launch), then I don't see a reason to subscribe to it.
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The uproar about having to continue to pay for Live was ridiculous in the first place. People got it across their minds that because the reveal was "bad," xbox was going to do everything in its power to remain good graces, including all of a sudden making live free. People have been paying for live for years and no one complained. Hell live is only $10 more when you buy the year instead of doing monthly. I'm buying myself a PS4, but I can't and won't complain about having to pay $5 a month.

there's really nothing to complain about, and there hasn't been for the past 10 years.

Do you guys remember what you had for your $50 dollar dinner this time last year? Chicken? Steak? Where you went? NOPE.

Now, with that same amount, you could've instead been enjoying a years worth of multiplayer on a solid platform! I don't even know when my subscription began or ends, I just renew whenever....but it's few and FARRRRRRRRR in between.
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DRM
Online requirement
Region locking
Anti Used/Rented/Loaned Games Policy
Kinect always on (unless you switch off the entire system).

All of these the XB1 has and the PS4 does not.

all of these can be taken out in 1 small software update. Juste like sony took out the option of installing linux on playstation 3 after saying it was a feature lol
anti used/rented policy can always be made by the developer. We see this with bf3 online codes.

Kinect always on... I find it amusing that people become paranoid about this. I just want to have my console always ready for when i want it. Remember those boot then wait 10min for update (ps3/xbox 360) mad.gif

I wonder if the cable tv option will be available outside of the USA or at least come soon to canada lol.

For the PSN becoming not free, it suck, i have always been jealous of my friend getting multiplayer free.. Don't even start about the free games and other stuff that nobody care. People want multiplayer!! I only buy my xbox live membership for when a new halo come out thumb.gif
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well as opposed to live, with ps+ you atleast AFAIK still get a discount on games...

im sticking with pc, origin seems more apt to make you pay for online play, steam makes enough from software sales to allow free online, for now.
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I always wanted psn to be a payed service since well compared to xbox live it wasnt that stable/fast. People also gotta learn that we life in a era where we pay for everything.

- Streaming music
- Watching series that were on TV for free already

and many more things and dont see people complain about these matters

This fee should make Sony some money where they can improve their servers and I am willing to pay for it and many others are with me.thumb.gif
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well as opposed to live, with ps+ you atleast AFAIK still get a discount on games...

im sticking with pc, origin seems more apt to make you pay for online play, steam makes enough from software sales to allow free online, for now.

Steam will never ask for online money because they don't host the servers.
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This is the kind of story that'll clearly identify who the "fanbois" are with their double standards.

Having said that, server maintenance is expensive. I already pay for plus and live gold. Not a big deal for EITHER machine.
Edited by LancerVI - 6/11/13 at 9:46am
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This is the kind of story that'll clearly identify who the "fanbois" are.with their double standards.

Having said that, server maintenance is expensive. I already pay for plus and live gold. Not a big deal for EITHER machine.

+1 i don't like paying but at least the service will be good. I just find it funny that psn fan used to bash xbox live because of it paid membership and now it seem ok to pay too...
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