Sunday, June 27, 2010

Leak Sauce #3 Playstation Network Plus



Leaking info to you and bringing the discussion.

So basically, Playstation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live have been compared to each other since day one. And who wouldn't? PSN has been free since day one while Live will cost you $50 a year. Here's the important thing: it's always been worth it to pay the money. Sony announced a premium version of PSN and people freaked out. They were worried that they would have to pay money for something that's been free since the beginning.

Well my friends, freak out no longer.

PSN Plus (PSN+) is definitely a premium service but the regular PSN will still be up for all PS3 users. They will not be taking away anything from you. What they will be doing is offering a service that rivals that of Live. It should be noted that it will cost the same as Live.

Currently on the free version of PSN you get:
Cross-game chat
Video and voice chat
Internet Browser
Google search engine
Playstation Home
Life With Playstation
Lobbies for online play
Playstation Store (to buy downloadable content (DLC) and PSOne classics)
and some other services like Netflix
annnd a boatload of features like a block list, commenting, Facebook, etc.

and all the things you would expect like:
Avatars
Trophies
Scores/Ranking
Multiplayer gameplay (up to 7 controllers locally or connect online)
Friends list (up to 100)
and more

That's the free list.

Here are some of the things that will be available for the PSN+:

Every Month (30 days or whatever) players get free shiz. You like free right?
Free Network games, free PSOne classics, and free Minis.
If you ever stop your subscription then you don't get access to the free stuff you had until you continue your subscription but that's kind of obvious right?

There will also be exclusive themes, avatars, early access to demos and betas.

AND

The ability to download games to try before you buy!! That's freaking awesome.

AND - there's more???

Regular items in the Playstation Store are discounted.

annnnnnnnnd

Not as important to me personally but you can set your PS3 to auto turn on and download firmware and game updates.

That's a whole lot of shiz right there. $50 a year is only like... what... $4 a month? I'm sure you could gather enough pocket change each month to cover that.

So yeah... look forward to that.

This is Kylak signing out.

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