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Playstation 3 OMG You need to join PS Plus for a system setting?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by mikeuk2004, 8 Nov 2010.

  1. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Just browsing my system settings and noticed that the PS3 has a Automatic Download setting which allows the PS£ to auto download system updates and game updates etc.

    However when I go to activate it I cant. Its a system setting exclusive to playstation plus subscribers. WTF?

    Why on earth would you lock a system setting to a subscription base. Can you imaging having to pay MS a monthly fee to use windows update?

    I cant believe the direction games and consoles are heading.
     
  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Evidently, automatic download is a feature that PS Plus offers. I don't see the problem?
     
  3. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    That definitely used to be free, I had to wait to play for an hour more than a few times so the damn thing could update itself.
     
  4. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I thought the auto download feature was just to automatically download new demos added to the store?
     
  5. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    thats what i thought when i read it
     
  6. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    I don't see the problem, last week I tried to go on the PSN store (see if there's any good demos) it said I needed to update, so I went to system settings and clicked update. No problems.

    I doubt system updates are released that regularly, so I don't really see the problem.
     
  7. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Well-Known Member

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    Wait 'til the Xbox Live users get a load of this...
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I know I'm a bit late to the party on this one but I agree with Kiytan here.

    I prefer to update when I choose in any case so early adopters can first check to see if there are problems with a new update.
     
  9. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    its just a case of the op freaking out when he updated his ps3 and it added a psn plus setting that only psn plus users can change. really isnt a big deal
     
  10. nukeman8

    nukeman8 New Member

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    I think its more of a case of him freaking out because he feels its wrong to charge a customer just so they can change a system setting.
     
  11. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    to change a setting that you have to pay to use when he hasnt paid

    why would he want to change a setting on psn plus if he doesnt have psn plus

    if he doesnt have psn plus the setting is useless to him
     
  12. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Downloading game updates in the background sounds handy - I wish this alone were offered on a cheap subscription service. There's little more frustrating than thinking, 'Ooh I'll just have a quick go of xyz' only to be sat there 10 minutes waiting for the latest update to install.
     
  13. Jedra

    Jedra Supermodel

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    Yeah, I have PSN Plus and I never noticed this! The amount of times I have had an hour to play and had to sit through 30 mins of update/install - this sounds very handy!

    Going off to set this on now...
     
  14. nukeman8

    nukeman8 New Member

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    Ah i feel extremely silly now, i misread
    erm
    il go and sit the corner
     
  15. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    no worries
     
  16. ChriX

    ChriX ^

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    This annoyed me too. I have a slow (<1Mb) broadband connection, so when I can't play something because it needs about 4 hours worth of updates it makes the whole setup pointless. This is a major contributing factor to why I don't play PS3 much anymore - I bought LBP in 2008, then GT5 last week, nothing else. Finally they have answered this by offering to do it automatically, but I need to pay to have this? I don't care that it wasn't there when I bought the console - I could play online without updates when I bought the console too. Probably my last console given the direction things are headed, but not regretting the PS3 purchase as it has been a great BR player.

    'You cannot perform background download of this content' :miffed:
     
  17. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    The automatic download is not the same as a normal update, you can still update you games same way as you have always done no loss, its the same way you would do it on 360 or PC too, you also don't have to apply updates, this is a convenience feature the console turns itself on updates and switches off, it still won't do it in the background updates with this option well you are playing so I kinda of fail to see what the fuss is about.

    If you like the feature pay the sub if you don't then just do it the same as everyone else. Still not seen enough value for me on PSN plus but I was tempted tempted recently with the extra 3 months, cheap PSN credit and reduced PSN games. are people seeing value in it?
     

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