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i want to pay a ONE TIME FEE for each game that i buy

 

but the fact that it's a streaming service means each user will be utilizing their servers

 

which translates to a MONTHLY FEE as you say

 

i hate it but my opinion isnt worth shat

 

 

 

what's wrong with just paying for the game itself and be done with it.... like how you get digital download games...


Actually the way Gaikai worked on PC before Sony bought them, Gaikai had two tiers. First was a month (9.99), 3 month (19.99), and yearly (49.99) subscription plan, fifteen to twenty titles were cycled in monthly from month to month. Second tier was if you wanted a game out of the fifteen or twenty cycled in and out a month , you can outright buy the game for a flat fee, sales varied. The service had each of the games per month with a trial period (15 minutes) to try before you buy or subscribe. Oddly enough Onlive has almost the same business model. I'm hoping the PS4 model is similar but more so expanded upon

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I hope they would have the same scheme as they did with the pcs
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Nobody knows how Gaikai should operate until it is officially unveiled by its scheduled date, which is January of 2014.

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Actually the way Gaikai worked on PC before Sony bought them, Gaikai had two tiers. First was a month (9.99), 3 month (19.99), and yearly (49.99) subscription plan, fifteen to twenty titles were cycled in monthly from month to month. Second tier was if you wanted a game out of the fifteen or twenty cycled in and out a month , you can outright buy the game for a flat fee, sales varied. The service had each of the games per month with a trial period (15 minutes) to try before you buy or subscribe. Oddly enough Onlive has almost the same business model. I'm hoping the PS4 model is similar but more so expanded upon



hmm that's interesting

 

question,

 

so from my understanding, a streaming service is basically the service company's computer receiving the consumer's control input, and streaming that out through their server, so basically the PS4's hardware is not used to run the game, but only to receive the video

 

if there are only a limited number of games, cycled every month, what happens if the game that you BOUGHT is no longer supported on their server?

 

 

 

anyways, your reply gives me hope

 

i dont care about multiplayer on last gen games.  i dont think streaming service can even deliver multiplayer, if i'm not mistaken.  i just have a handful of games that i missed out on the PS3.

 

 

 

 

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I think Gaikai should be like netflix where we pay monthly fees to play previous gen games on the PS4.

Anyone else have ideas or agreed with my idea?

Definitely a bad idea.. We already pay $60 a game and then pay $14.99 to watch netflix so I say that gaikai should be free service for us as a download app only on Playstation plus members..

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Chipz_and_Cola wrote:

da1writer wrote:

Actually the way Gaikai worked on PC before Sony bought them, Gaikai had two tiers. First was a month (9.99), 3 month (19.99), and yearly (49.99) subscription plan, fifteen to twenty titles were cycled in monthly from month to month. Second tier was if you wanted a game out of the fifteen or twenty cycled in and out a month , you can outright buy the game for a flat fee, sales varied. The service had each of the games per month with a trial period (15 minutes) to try before you buy or subscribe. Oddly enough Onlive has almost the same business model. I'm hoping the PS4 model is similar but more so expanded upon



hmm that's interesting

 

question,

 

so from my understanding, a streaming service is basically the service company's computer receiving the consumer's control input, and streaming that out through their server, so basically the PS4's hardware is not used to run the game, but only to receive the video

 

if there are only a limited number of games, cycled every month, what happens if the game that you BOUGHT is no longer supported on their server?

 

 

 

anyways, your reply gives me hope

 

i dont care about multiplayer on last gen games.  i dont think streaming service can even deliver multiplayer, if i'm not mistaken.  i just have a handful of games that i missed out on the PS3.

 

 

 

 


I would say give Onlive a try (it's free) on your PC, tablet, or phone to see how Gaikai will be, it's pretty extraordinary.

 

I'm guessing the games are always there but for the subscription model it's cycled, When the game is purchased though it's yours. This was before Sony bought them mind you, so we can only hope it's similar.

 

I had a conversation with a friend of mine about this and we agreed that they should expand and hopefully allow anyone to gain access to the entire PlayStation library (or whatever amount supplied) for maybe the same business model stated above (subscription, purchase). 

 

Who knows, maybe the service gets supplied as part of PS+ ...or at least heavily discounted. We'll find out all about it in the beta early next year Smiley Wink!

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Here's how Gaikai works right now. I turn on my fat ps3, put a disk in from any ps generation, then press "start".

"While we're being honest, might I suggest something.

Please put your trophy profile as private, otherwise I might have believed you own a PS4 (thanks for the fake pic though)."


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Make it like Sega Channel or Netflix pay a flat rate $20 for unlimited access.
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If its a stream service and ps+ members have to pay i will not support it!

If its a one time fee on a game and you get to keep it then i will
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From what I have seen/read on different articles, they are saying it will be Q3 2014. It is just hearsay, no one really knows.

You are kind of already using Gaikai if you are using remote play on PS4; it is "powered" by Gaikai.

No, not right now. When Gaikai is implemented it will be utilized to assist in handling the stream when someone isn't on their home network. Right now though, it's just a standard connection like remote desktop.

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