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Old 29-07-2013, 22:40
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This is a surprise to me
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/29/45...arty-chat-apps

We've written our game to require it. it doesn't require any code change game side because its all DRM permissions, but still interesting.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:59
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Still annoyed they have started charging to play online

PS+ is good in its own right, it didn't need this to force people to subscribe. I worry that at the moment PS+ is great because they want to encourage people to subscribe, but now PS+ is required to play online they wont have to try so hard with the content on PS+ as a lot of people will just paid the online gaming tax to play with their friends.

free-to-play games, which is another thing that Microsoft charges for.
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Old 29-07-2013, 23:25
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PS+ is good in its own right, it didn't need this to force people to subscribe. I worry that at the moment PS+ is great because they want to encourage people to subscribe, but now PS+ is required to play online they wont have to try so hard with the content on PS+ as a lot of people will just paid the online gaming tax to play with their friends.
This. I raised that exact same point in the PS3 sub-forums but got ignored.

Sony have to try hard right now to get people to sign up to PS+ but like you say why should they once the PS4 is out? Hopefully they will continue but the incentive for them to do so is reduced.
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Old 30-07-2013, 09:53
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I'm confident that Sony will keep PS+ good as they know how important it is to their consumers.
Look at how they catered to them at E3 with the new console, the games and overall agenda.
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Old 30-07-2013, 12:36
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This. I raised that exact same point in the PS3 sub-forums but got ignored.

Sony have to try hard right now to get people to sign up to PS+ but like you say why should they once the PS4 is out? Hopefully they will continue but the incentive for them to do so is reduced.
I suppose it might not matter if Sony do introduce Gaikai stream subscriptions and PS+ service tiers as they will always be trying to incentivise people to step up to the next tier.

But its still something which worries me.
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Old 30-07-2013, 13:54
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This. I raised that exact same point in the PS3 sub-forums but got ignored.

Sony have to try hard right now to get people to sign up to PS+ but like you say why should they once the PS4 is out? Hopefully they will continue but the incentive for them to do so is reduced.
A good point, I think we need MS to continue the Games with Gold so that Sony has a reason to keep the bar at the high level it is now.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:18
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How much will it cost to play PS4 games online?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:32
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How much will it cost to play PS4 games online?
https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwo...PLUSSUBS365DAY

It usually costs 39.99 for a year however several times a year Sony will reduce the price to 29.99 for an annual subscription or offer 15 months for 39.99. Alternatively you can get a 90 day subscription for 11.99.

PS+ provides services and discounts for 4 consoles (PS4, PS3, PS Vita & PSP).
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:35
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How much will it cost to play PS4 games online?
http://www.game.co.uk/en/playstation...station%20Plus
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