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should we pay to play online i want your feedback

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as u know sony launching ps4 soon and i think its wrong to have to pay for online play we had it free for years on ps3 why stop when ppl buy home items and addons also games on the ps store ppl if u feel it is wrong leave your replies

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Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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ugh sorry Sony was a huge fan of the PS but with the fact that you will be having to pay to play online games ( AFTER I ALREADY BOUGHT THE GAME!) I will not be getting the ps4, going to pc games and love how most the PS fans are missing the point in having to pay to play its not the fact that we are being forced to pay (TO PLAY GAMES WE ALREADY BOUGHT!) Its the fact were paying to use our own internet and play the games we already paid for to have full access too. What happens to all the players out there who chose PS over xbox because they couldn't afford the extra monthly fee? If you miss a payment, 0 access to your multiplayer games as well as anything you got from Playstation plus, which means its not free. In reality its more like their lending it to you or your just borrowing it along with the online access(that you pay your internet subscriber for). I think this was a serious mistake on Sony's part, they had always hands down beaten xbox, now their just joining them in MS's greed.

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Re: Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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Eh, your choice. Plus is superior to Live is almost everyway, and is the best bang for your buck. Plus the amount of players moving to PS4 after all the horrid stuff the Xbox One started off with grealty offsets the players lost due to premium online.

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Re: Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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anukis1 wrote:

ugh sorry Sony was a huge fan of the PS but with the fact that you will be having to pay to play online games ( AFTER I ALREADY BOUGHT THE GAME!) I will not be getting the ps4, going to pc games and love how most the PS fans are missing the point in having to pay to play its not the fact that we are being forced to pay (TO PLAY GAMES WE ALREADY BOUGHT!) Its the fact were paying to use our own internet and play the games we already paid for to have full access too. What happens to all the players out there who chose PS over xbox because they couldn't afford the extra monthly fee? If you miss a payment, 0 access to your multiplayer games as well as anything you got from Playstation plus, which means its not free. In reality its more like their lending it to you or your just borrowing it along with the online access(that you pay your internet subscriber for). I think this was a serious mistake on Sony's part, they had always hands down beaten xbox, now their just joining them in MS's greed.


I tried to find a good gif to illustrate how tired and beyond-stupid this post was, but I couldn't.

 

Which is a big deal.

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Re: Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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Listen Playstation Network is a service, it costs millions to up keep, we all want a better more secure online infrastructure yet you don't want to pay? Not all games will require plus to play online plus you are being compensated with free games, early Betas, & great discounts. 

 

 

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Re: Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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You have one post, so I'm assuming that you're a PC elitist, Nintendo fanboy, or Xbox fanboy who is just trying to stir up trouble by bringing up the same old arguments.

 

We get it

We don't want it either

We are trying to get Sony to reverse it

In a couple years, maybe they will

But please just shut up about it

Its not clever or eye-opnening for people to say these things, its just annoying

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Re: Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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Probably a xbot. There is so many negative topics on the xbox one forums and I hardly see any of that here.

 

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I'll just copy and past from different thread, same stupidity, entitled single post count user ( agreed probably wanting to stir up trouble.) 

 

ExMimic wrote:

TH3PUFFMAN wrote:

da1writer wrote:

Well, I would advise you to check out the Main PS4 thread and then post your thoughts after. Knowing the full story is half the battle. Just keep in mind, your opinion has been heard just like the others, not much can be done about it though, you just have to accept it or not buy the PS4.

 

http://x.co/ps4info

 

PS+ is not mandatory for alot of features, free to play games, MMO's, and singleplayer games. You think we can do something about it when in reality we can't, what's done is done, Sony has explained quite well why it has to be done. 

 

Your choices are simple if you don't want to play ball, you can either accept it like the millions of other future PS4 owners who helped sell it out, just buy the PS4 and beat around the bush as long as possible before you cave in, or stay with your PS3 as it is going to be supported for years (a few like to disagree but the same was said about the PS2 which stopped support in 12 years, PS3 is only 7 years old). Great games are still coming out for PS3 that you don't have to jump on the bandwagon right away. I'm not saying this btw to tell you what to do, or force you to do anything, it's entirely your decision. Reality just needs to be set in front ya, that's all.

 

Change hurts and seeing how you don't like it is ok, I'm not against ya and your opinion on the matter (while it may seem like it I'm really not). You may not see it right now but us helping Sony create a better online experience is long over due. I don't know about you or anyone else but I just don't want servers being dropped anymore from games like MAG, Socom, and others.


Game connection has nothing to do with subscriptions nor consoles. It's all dependent on your ISP connection. They have until their Japan show, to show me exactly what's going on.

The link you referenced, is merely statistical details already in massive circulation and I have already disected in prior instances. Nothing that substantiates multiplayer enhancements, ie: matchmaking changes, ranking changes, tangibles on how truly imersive the multiplayer is. Because frankly, the multiplayer as is, is pretty **bleep** imersive.

 

So answer me this. Sony, can't possibly come down from this imaginary pedestal you guys have them on, and meet the rest of the hardcore gaming community in the middle? I don't want to use cross-game chat on my PS4, I don't wish to stream, I don't want free games, that should not be enforced upon me, if all I want to do is play with my friends. C'mon guys? what happened to the middle ground, in subjects of consumerism? I want to buy the console, the games, to be honest I even want to buy the peripherals, but I'm not selling out.

 

I left xbox live in 09 because Sony had a totally different conept, you don't need no stinking subscription to do what you love to do. If they're willing to break that promise, then they're as good as MS.


Since you're talking "wants". I don't want PSN going down for maintence every month. 

 

PS3 and PSV will remain free to play. they didn't break any promises.


He is talking about what he thinks Sony said. 

 

To OP: BTW, you aren't the first to cry about this, there are a few others who can't get past that wall of entitlement. So I'll just post this from another thread of someone almost like you but sees that Sony somehow said that the online aspect of the system would always be free when in actuallity their terms of service state it could change at anytime. 

 


UnrealButcher wrote:

Punfisher wrote:

We're arguing over semantics here.  Just like Sony has made statements that they aren't charging now and may later, they have made statements saying they are not going to charge to play online.

 

But here's my main problem with you guys personally.  Many of you think I'm not paying enough for my hobby.  What gives you the right?  It's not your place.  You are completely free to give up as much money as you want to.  Go donate your paychecks to Sony if you feel that strongly.  But here you are fighting tooth and nail for me to give up more of my money.  You have no right.


You've repeatedly said, "Sony said they'd never charge for online." I posted a link to an interview (below) that only 7 months into PS3 life that stated that they may charge for PSN in the future, and asked you to post a link to where you have seen Sony say, "We (Sony) will never charge for PSN" as you have been saying, not "We (Sony) will never charge for PS3 online on PSN". There is a difference.

 

It's entirely up to you to decide how much you feel your hobby is worth. The same as I didn't buy BF3, because I didn't want to support EA charging for additional profiles to play online with my copy of it.

 


UnrealButcher wrote:

Punfisher wrote:
Yeah, for years they shouted it from the rooftops man. That was their big sales pitch to separate themselves from their competitors.

Here's what I found. It's from June 2007, just 7 months after PS3 launched in the US. Feel free to link any info you have of someone from PSN saying that the Network (not PS3) will never charge for the service.

 

Sony to charge for PlayStation Network

 

Director of PlayStation Network says Sony may one day charge for PSN

 

Eric Lempel, director of PlayStation Network operations, has said that the company may one day charge for PSN. He also feels PSN and Xbox Live are currently operating on a roughly level playing field and reveals improvements to the service currently in development.

 

Speaking to Gametrailers Lempel said that there was little to differentiate Xbox Live and PSN offerings to consumers bar the price. However, Lempel indicated that as the service grows, PSN may not always be available for free.

 

"Microsoft had a year jump on us for the launch and essentially we're offering a lot of the same stuff. I don't think there's a big difference in exactly what we're offering when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of what's actually there for the consumer... We're not charging money for our service. That's a key differentiating factor."

 

 

However, that could be open to change in the future.

 

"Right now that's our model. In time anything can change but right now we're happy with it."


So again, feel free to post a link and quote from Sony saying that they will not charge for the use of PSN on their future platforms. Those that came over from XBL, because PSN was free for PS3 have nothing to complain about as far as you can still enjoy PS3 online games for free.

 

So now can we put the, "Sony said PSN would never charge" arguement to rest? Well unless someone can link to them saying it (PSN) will never charge. I'll listen if you can give me a link, but I couldn't find one and that was using "Bing" a MS search engine. I'd think they'd be all over that info to help out XBL and XBox's platform.

 

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II'm out before things get stupid again with multiple unneccessary pages over some entitled individual who feels nothing should ever improve or change...

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Re: Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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UnrealButcher wrote:

For all you regulars here. Enjoy. (Above video)


UnrealButcher wrote:

Punfisher wrote:

Litsa_Kardassis wrote:
As I've always felt, if you cant afford $50-$60 a year to play online, you should probably not play so many games and get a better paying job. Cruel, maybe, but the honest truth.

It's not about what one can afford.  I could afford $10,000 a year to play online, but is that ethical?  It's about drawing the line in the sand.  I only have internet for the games.  I'm paying over $600 a year to play online.  That's where I draw the line.  Anyone who thinks I'm not paying enough has a mental disorder.

 

Plus seems nice at first, you get a lot of free stuff.  But that's how they entice you and once everyone's on board all that free stuff is gonna go away. 


The thing is you pay your internet provider $600/year, not Sony. Sony is charging you for their service (they have to pay rent, power, employee's, etc to maintain their network and hopefully improve it), the same as Netflix ($7.99/month streaming) does for theirs.

 

I'm sure nobody would say, "You aren't paying enough." Unfortunately, Sony isn't getting a cut of that money.

 

Draw the line if you must, that's your choice and you're entitled.

 

Personally, I was an XBL customer for 9 years and just recently didn't renew, because I've been playing single player games. I've been hesitant to subscribe to Plus for my Vita, but decided I would pay the $50/year (vs. XBL's $100/year family plan I was paying) after seeing a few games on it's list that I thought I might like to play on my Vita and watching Sony's E3 conference and Plus being used for PS4.

 

I'm sure if I don't play online my boys will take advantage of it. Cheaper than the $100/year family plan I was paying on XBL.


 It was a good run. As da1writer quoted from another post of mine above, it was stated back in 2007 that Sony may one day charge for the service. Hell even I knew back in the day during the early days of my 9 years on XBL, that Sony would one day charge for PSN when they felt their service was equivalent to XBL. You'd have to be blind to think otherwise.

 

Personally coming from XBL and seeing how well a paid online subscription can function, I have no problem paying Sony for it. Especially when I know it will help making it a better service, I'll still get free games for my Vita and PS4, and get discounts on games, and my sons can still enjoy having their own profile to play online at no additional cost. Something MS didn't offer in the past.

 

I'm still unsure if it will somehow tie into Gaikai somehow, maybe a discount on the service that non plus gamers might not get, or if we're lucky it will be part of the service. I'm sure this will be discussed more at Gamescom or TGS.

 

I was going to say good luck with your effort as I know you are trying to help your fellow gamers, but I don't think it will help in this case. I want to support Sony in it's efforts to pay it's bills, and employees in an effort to make PSN a better more secure service for it's users.

 

Peace and Good Gaming. 

 

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Re: Ps4. have to pay to play online **bleep**!

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You guys who cry about it are all idiots who are not financially stable.


Too bad you're going to cave and buy Plus eventually. 

 

 

 

 

 

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