PSNOW Changes Coming soon (PS1,2,4 games, Lower Pricing, keep what you get, etc.)

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    Sony's Playstation Now service has been a roller-coaster of hype, disappointment, and somewhere in between. While the service has become a revolutionary ground for adding a netflix like experience for games (and at least pulling it off unlike a certain other service) it is still in open beta and continues to test the waters of what it can offer for its users. ​
    From the First release of the open BETA, there's been a lot of outcry to add retro games to the platform, as well as fixing the somewhat RIDICULOUS pricing for some games (are you really gonna pay $2.99 to rent Sonic the Hedgehog episode 4 for 4 hours..?)​
    But not to worry, Sony has been taking your feedback. And they've finally come out with a response that may please a LOT of people. ​
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    Being able to keep what You're renting is ABSOLUTELY a preferred option for me, as paying full retail to rent a game for 90 days is ludicrous at the moment. Good to know Sony it taking feedback seriously on its offerings in order to add a better platform for it's fans.
    Is Anyone else happy to hear about these changes?
     
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    >Revolutionary
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    As much as I love Sony, PS Now isn't anywhere near revolutionary, sorry. OnLive is and was a "competent" enough service (the main problem with them IMO is pricing and the shit game list, the streaming service itself actually works), and stuff like NVidia GRID is pretty great, too. Streaming console games is just some small addition to what's been available already.

    As for the news, I hope they at least add buying PS Now games (for good prices, anyways) in the next update, the rental prices are dumb as fuck and the game list is pretty garbage, too. I hope at some point they'll integrate a PS+ -> PS Now list, offering whatever games free to play if you're a PS+ user, too, so I wouldn't have to deal with the shit prices anyways.

    But really I don't think I'll ever even use PS Now, at least not until they add PS2 games I can't emulate and really really want to play to the list.
     
  3. Gaming4Ever

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    Too little Too late I think

    They really fucked up an otherwise Home run for them with this Service I mean all PlayStation generations on all my $orny systems?

    Yes Please :creep:


    But no had to poop all over the Beta especially with that Pricing model good Lord there must be Monkeys working at $orny :shit:


    They could have done way better and showed Nin10doh the real definition of Backwards Compatibility....
     
  4. BlackWizzard17

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    Whoa for a second there I thought it said "PSNOW COMIMG TO PS1...."
    My reaction " WHOA MY PS1 HAS INTERNET CAPABILITIES"
     
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    They should make an optional subscription where customers would pay like $60 and play whichever games they'd want (of course there'd be a limit of how many at a time or such), as it is right now I wouldn't get it for myself.

    I prefer playing on the original consoles anyway.
     
  6. PhoenixWrightX

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    Who the F**K would rent a game for 50$?
     
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  7. WiiCube_2013

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    PS Plus "free games" are pretty much rentals.
     
  8. Hop2089

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    Square-Enix's streaming service is cheaper than that at $14-17 per game for 1 year.
     
  9. emmanu888

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    I'd rather say pay 70 bucks to have unlimited access to PS Now plus a year of PS Plus. This i wouldn't mind paying to play old games plus have online gaming and free games.
     
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    Renting a game for a set number of hours has really got to go, whoever came up with that idea should be fired honestly. I can never see this being successful with that system in place, its just a massive rip off. It wouldn't be too bad if say it was say rent the game for a week/month etc and play it as much as you like in that time, oh well.

    PS+ is by far the best value subscription service in the history of gaming and I am seriously not exaggerating with that statement. Anyone criticizing it has either never used PS+, is an idiot or is a sniveling smug little Nintendo fanboy.

    In your case all three of the above apply.
     
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    Renting a game for a few hours is perfect for those who want to test the game out without any demo restrictions before making a full purchase. As for the "keeping what you get", it's a fantastic addition which should've been a part of PSNow since the very beginning. As for PSPlus, it's indeed possibly the best value for the money ever - I have no problems paying a subscription fee if I get a ton of games each month on all my PlayStation platforms - most of my PS3 and PSVita content actually comes from Plus.
     
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    Yes, but you keep them for a year instead of 90 days and you get a ton of games instead of just one. There's a bunch of additional stuff too, like cloud saves.
     
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    Well, you keep them as long as you have PS+, so not necessarily a year.

    But yeah, PS+ is an excellent value, you're "renting" 60 games a year for $50 (the cost of a year of PS+)
     
  14. WiiCube_2013

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    You can keep them as long as you keep paying for the membership.

    I don't like it, yeah it's a good system for those who don't mind never actually owning but for me I rather purchase physical copies and that way they're mine.
     
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    The Instant Game Collection is fucking magnificent coupled with the Sony ecosystem, it provides a fucking amazing value for money.
     
  16. Qtis

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    Actually you can reactivate your content once you purchase the service again. That's what happened to me a few years ago. just saying..

    Also on topic: Streaming really needs some kind of smarter price system. Netflix succeeds because $7.99 is pennies for the content available. PSNow and other services need similar type of cost-to-value-ratio and they'll succeed.