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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
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except for the fact that Silver members have MASSIVE restrictions.
Which are not on PSN for free. According to this - these free abilities on PSN will remain the same.

Sony has been saying they would do this for a long time now. I had expected this awhile ago.
How many times have I heard this, only to have it slowly go down the route of "paying".

Used to go to this free site, then the guy started to charge for "premium" stuff. The free boards had some reputable "inside info" guys as well. But as time gone, they started to move these "free inside information guys" to the premium side of things, claiming we had to pay.

THEN, they totally just done away with everything free; having just some crappy board 3 or 4 people post on from time to time; but no real information from inside sources.

I never trust it when they say, "the free stuff will still be free", because in likelihood, it won't be for long.
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post #32 of 80
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How many times have I heard this, only to have it slowly go down the route of "paying".

Used to go to this free site, then the guy started to charge for "premium" stuff. The free boards had some reputable "inside info" guys as well. But as time gone, they started to move these "free inside information guys" to the premium side of things, claiming we had to pay.

THEN, they totally just done away with everything free; having just some crappy board 3 or 4 people post on from time to time; but no real information from inside sources.

I never trust it when they say, "the free stuff will still be free", because in likelihood, it won't be for long.

Just saying - that is what the article and Sony has been stating for awhile now. Until things actually turn out the way you say it will, then sitting here and saying 'now its like Xbox Live' is still false.
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post #34 of 80
Probably related to this:

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Sony to expand PlayStation Network into Sony Online Service, sell music, books, videos

Sony had a big management meeting in Japan today, where the tech giant announced some extremely vague plans for what's initially being called the Sony Online Service -- a new "iTunes-like" service built on the PlayStation Network that will sell books, music, and movies. That's really all we know for now -- Sony execs didn't set a launch date or provide any specifics -- but the move's been rumored for a while and makes total sense, considering Sony's huge investment in running PSN and vast array of products it could tie into the service, like the Reader e-book line, the PSP, and the various Network Walkmans. Now, whether or not Sony can manage to make good on this massive potential remains to be seen -- we've got high hopes, but this isn't a small challenge.
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/19/s...e-service-sel/


Subscription based services are already on the PSN. Qore is an example.
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post #35 of 80
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If you charged someone too enter No one would enter.
Really? Judging by the number of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions there are, I beg to differ.
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post #36 of 80
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Really? Judging by the number of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions there are, I beg to differ.
and the fact that people still pay for xbox subscriptions when ps3 is free means nothing...unless ps3 can pick it up, this is only going to hurt them
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and the fact that people still pay for xbox subscriptions when ps3 is free means nothing...unless ps3 can pick it up, this is only going to hurt them
Sure, I agree. I'm not arguing whether or not it is a good idea, I'm just stating that I understand why they want to charge money for this, because running the service costs them money. But yes, because Xbox Live is so much more popular right now, the only thing PSN has on it is that it is free.
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This worries me, but as long as I won't notice a difference, other than maybe a "Buy Premium" add, I won't care.
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Hmm sucks for PS3 users I suppose. At least it wont effect online play. Most likely though it probably feel like nothing is changed just some added feature that people don't want and wont pay for, which makes me wonder how much money are they thinking they will make of this?
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XBL Silver allows you to play games online (for free) too, just not ranked matches, usually just the co-op and social/unranked style matches.

And I think everyone saw this when PSN was first announced as being "free". It's pretty hard to maintain any internet service for free (and have quality). Steam can do it because Steam is backed by a company that makes a gazillion dollars from the sale of software and has done nothing but profit since it was conceived.
You forget the fact that for every game sold on the PS3 platform, sony gets money from it.
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