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Old 18th May 2010, 11:44   #1
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Sony to reveal premium PSN service?

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Old 18th May 2010, 11:55   #2
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Sounds to me like you would just be paying for 12 arcade style games that may or may not be to your tastes. Unless these new features are actually worth 4-something a month.

Still, the Spotify type thing looks good.
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Old 18th May 2010, 11:57   #3
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As a 360 gamer, I'm happy this is happening. Microsoft will be forced to step up to the next level
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Old 18th May 2010, 11:57   #4
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Funny how it wasn't too long ago that Sony used to criticize Microsoft for charging a fee on gold membership.

Saying that, kudos to Sony for keeping multiplayer free. I hope this inspires Microsoft to include more value-added extras for gold subscribers.
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Old 18th May 2010, 12:08   #5
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I always thought MS should provide some sort of online game save storage that is managed by the user (no automation, the onus should be on the user to backup games saves, not MS). It could be either a specific amount of space or the most recent save of each game played
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Old 18th May 2010, 12:15   #6
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I can't understand why Sony would do that? Surely nobody would pay £50 a year just for the ability to choose a couple of rubbish games each month? There has to be more to it than that, some sort of catch to make us pay.
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Old 18th May 2010, 12:28   #7
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I always thought MS should provide some sort of online game save storage that is managed by the user (no automation, the onus should be on the user to backup games saves, not MS). It could be either a specific amount of space or the most recent save of each game played
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I always thought they should allow the use of aftermarket hard drives...

Surely game saves aren't very big though? Its hardly important data either really and its only relevant for the time it takes to finish the game.
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Old 18th May 2010, 12:42   #8
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Subscribers will get one free PSN game every month from a choice of two to four.
Sounds to me like you'd forced to pick from all the dodgy stuff, all the popular titles wouldn't be given out for 'free.' But maybe I am just a cynic.
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Old 18th May 2010, 12:46   #9
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thats what HARDDRIVES & MEMORYSTICKS/USB STORAGE is for. or are you willing to pay for server/webspace because this sh*t costs money & I dont think the rest of the world will likely give a toss about this feature as its just throwing money away.
1. Angry much?

2. It's actually a great idea for Microsoft to implement something like Steam Cloud. Giving you access to all your save data from any Xbox would be very handy indeed. Would save having to transfer your profile onto a memory card and carry it around with you.

It could end up being a stand out feature of Gold subscription.
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Steam Cloud is awesome, and the sooner other services go the same way, the better.
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I would pay 50 if it *included* Spotify premium! F*ck the games!
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The source also promised that a new music streaming service similar to Spotify will be coming to PSN on June 15th and that it'll run in the background and be able to play music over the top of games.
Which is exactly what Last.fm should be able to do on the 360, hopefully this will give microsoft an incentive to implement a feature like that.
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Funny how it wasn't too long ago that Sony used to criticize Microsoft for charging a fee on gold membership.

Saying that, kudos to Sony for keeping multiplayer free. I hope this inspires Microsoft to include more value-added extras for gold subscribers.
But you state the exact reason why they did in your next sentence: MS forced gamers onto Gold in order to play online, as well as download demoes the day of rather than having to wait for the grace period to run out. I don't see why Sony should be criticized for this because as of right now it can't justify the premium services for every user so it is giving an option that wasn't there before to the ones that know they will use it and would glady pay for it versus giving them more reason to jump ship to the competition. Big business for yah.
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Old 18th May 2010, 16:27   #14
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Its will take years for it to get as good as the 360. I will be sticking to that!
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Old 18th May 2010, 16:40   #15
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The Pach Attack over at GameTrailers foresaw this not many episodes ago...

I think this is gonna be awesome. I want more PSN games, just for casual play... I hope most of them are in the likes of Geometry wars etc, not just old PS1 games.

But yeah, the cloud saving should be something they could add on... Though, I doubt many people use different playstations for their playtime, thus keeping the harddrive sufficient for most people.
Where as Steam Cloud is very likely to be used more than often, as people buy new PC's, format their PC or have multiple PC's.
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Old 18th May 2010, 23:59   #16
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They shouldnt charge if they say its going to be free... but if you get better services by paying and they still do it for free then I dont see why not.

I've seen the 360 online in action and it looks like it has loads of features the PS3 misses out on like friends of friends for example! So simple but makes things so much easier. It doesn't look anywhere near as nice tho!

Lacuna has a great point.. I've never bought any of these 5 games since they look like rubbish cast offs produced by a mistake during lunch hour.. mayb some are good to pick up and play but thats not what PS3 is all about. I know its a games console for having fun on.. and if you have fun then great.. but to me its insane HD multiplayer stuff that I like.. COD Mod 2 for example. They cant make you pay for any of this stuff they're flogging...
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Funny how it wasn't too long ago that Sony used to criticize Microsoft for charging a fee on gold membership.
True but M$ require you to pay online if you want any fun out of the xbox.
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Doesn't sound like a good deal. Why not just buy the games you want from the entire library. Why limit yourself to a choice of 2 games?
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