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.

5 comments:

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  2. I've wanted the PS3 for a while now, and definitely heard the comparison of PS3 vs XBox 360. When you put the math to $4 to month, it really isn't that bad, especially with all the benefits.
    I'm excited for the PSN+.

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  3. It's a shame that when I delete a comment, it doesn't get rid of the user tag.

    Yeah, $50 a year is cheap stuff.

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  4. It's been a couple of years now and I was wondering if the PSN+ is still awesome?

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  5. Haha! Wow. Such an old post. To answer your question: It totally depends on what you want out of the program. For example, the free downloadable titles and the chance to demo several upcoming major titles is pretty awesome (it's like renting it without having to leave your house or have the game disc). There are plenty of discounts as well on almost anything (even full retail games that you can download) If you're into playing a large variety of games pretty frequently then it's perfect. If that isn't your style of gaming (as in, you prefer certain genres or only buy games occasionally) then it isn't going to be of any use. I hope that helps sum it up. :D

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