Page 1 of 5 1 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 112
  1. #1
    Extreme Poster
    mistercrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    PSN ID
    mistercrow
    Posts
    25,535
    Rep Power
    167
    Points
    169,417 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!

    Should I still be paying monthly fees for games? - Xbox Live vs PS+

    Last edited by mistercrow; 10-03-2012 at 22:33.

  2. #2
    Soldier 95B
    Guest
    Only pay monthly if you want to waste money. Buy a year at a time, and shop around for the best prices.

  3. #3
    Forum Elder
    Yungstar 2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    tyneside
    Posts
    2,971
    Rep Power
    61
    Points
    28,649 (0 Banked)
    so i assume everyone now has both ps3 and 360 and plus is better value so don't pay for LIVE..

    gets my vote

  4. #4
    Master Guru
    TDbank24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Age
    29
    Posts
    6,896
    Rep Power
    69
    Points
    39,244 (0 Banked)
    Ouch, anyone that pays monthly for Xbox Live is getting taken for all they're worth.

    What is it like $10 per month? When you could just go ahead and get the full year for half the price in the end.


  5. #5
    Ultimate Veteran
    mickice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia, In a Kangaroo's pouch.
    Age
    27
    Posts
    22,125
    Rep Power
    130
    Points
    24,587 (40,000 Banked)
    Items PlayStationPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Never understood Xbox Live. I think most simply pay because they are forced too.

    I really like PSN+ alot, auto game and system updates, 1gb online save data storage, oh and the games plus discounts.

    I would highly recommend a 750gb hdd upgrade if you are getting PSN+ because you are going to fill your hdd very quickly thats how good the service is.
    Last edited by mickice; 10-10-2012 at 04:44.

    - Symmetrical thumb sticks for life -

  6. #6
    Supreme Veteran
    mynd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Down Under
    Age
    42
    Posts
    18,411
    Rep Power
    166
    Points
    208,854 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    Never understood Xbox Live. I think most simply pay because they are forced too.

    I really like PSN+ alot, auto game and system updates, 1gb online save data storage, oh and the games plus discounts.

    I would highly recommend a 750gb hdd upgrade if you are getting PSN+ because you are going to fill your hdd very quickly thats how good the service is.
    ROFL, whut?
    Your paying for auto updates? Jesus.
    PSN+ is a good rental service, but you shouldn't have to pay for that other stuff.
    Why dont they just drop that stuff that should be part of the O/S and just leave PSN as a rental service.
    Last edited by mynd; 10-10-2012 at 07:31.

  7. Likes Yungstar 2006, DarkVincent07 likes this post
  8. #7
    Forum Elder
    $Greatness$'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    PSN ID
    GreatnessRD
    Posts
    2,977
    Rep Power
    57
    Points
    27,355 (5,000 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    ROFL, whut?
    Your paying for auto updates? Jesus.
    PSN+ is a good rental service, but you shouldn't have to pay for that other stuff.
    Why dont they just drop that stuff that should be part of the O/S and just leave PSN as a rental service.
    Same reason Microsoft have you pay to play online while its free for everyone else.


    $Greatness$ Awaits™


  9. #8
    Supreme Veteran
    mynd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Down Under
    Age
    42
    Posts
    18,411
    Rep Power
    166
    Points
    208,854 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by $Greatness$ View Post
    Same reason Microsoft have you pay to play online while its free for everyone else.
    Its nothing like it, paying to make sure you have a free patch of a game? really?
    That's insane, and would make a mess of XBL.
    How the hell do people ever get on matchmaking etc, only to find that their version of the game wont run with other because it hasn't been patched, that's friggin nuts.

  10. Likes Yungstar 2006 likes this post
  11. #9
    Apprentice
    SHAZZMAZZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Long Eaton England UK
    PSN ID
    SHAZZMAZZ
    Age
    24
    Posts
    497
    Rep Power
    18
    Points
    1,403 (385 Banked)
    Items PS3 Slim
    Xbox360live hell no, PS3 ps+ hellyes

  12. #10
    Elite Guru
    EHY893's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    5,575
    Rep Power
    69
    Points
    27,435 (0 Banked)
    Items Naughty DogMetal Gear SolidPlayStation
    I still pay, I was considering switching to PSN this year for Black Ops 2 but after thinking about it for a day or two I decided to just renew my Gold Sub for the better service and early DLC.

  13. #11
    Ultimate Veteran
    mickice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia, In a Kangaroo's pouch.
    Age
    27
    Posts
    22,125
    Rep Power
    130
    Points
    24,587 (40,000 Banked)
    Items PlayStationPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I believe you are a little confused, everyone gets the same updates just being on + my system at 4pm when I work kicks on looks for updates and patches does them then shuts off.

    The problem with live is simply this, you and your mate can play a PS3 game together just fine but on Xbox for the same game you both need to pay for Live.

    Unless there is a revolution in Xbox camp you guys will most likely be paying next gen too.
    Last edited by mickice; 10-10-2012 at 15:48.

    - Symmetrical thumb sticks for life -

  14. #12
    Soldier 95B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    Never understood Xbox Live. I think most simply pay because they are forced too.
    I pay because I love the service, not because I am forced to. I could just buy my games for my PS3 instead if I felt I was forced to. I just feel it's the best available online gaming service out there, and really enjoy it.

  15. #13
    Elite Guru
    EHY893's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    5,575
    Rep Power
    69
    Points
    27,435 (0 Banked)
    Items Naughty DogMetal Gear SolidPlayStation
    I'll gladly pay if the service is far superior like this gen.

  16. #14
    Superior Member
    TEJ2025's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    679
    Rep Power
    33
    Points
    1,603 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    ROFL, whut?
    Your paying for auto updates? Jesus.
    PSN+ is a good rental service, but you shouldn't have to pay for that other stuff.
    Why dont they just drop that stuff that should be part of the O/S and just leave PSN as a rental service.

    It isn't just a rental service though...
    It's funny that in this day in age people can steal as long as they have a reason too. Even if that reason is created by the thieves themselves.

  17. #15
    Elite Guru
    EHY893's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    5,575
    Rep Power
    69
    Points
    27,435 (0 Banked)
    Items Naughty DogMetal Gear SolidPlayStation
    It's a rental and discount service but the discounts are so small that the service is practically a rental service.

  18. #16
    Soldier 95B
    Guest
    PSN+ lets you rent games, get early access to demos/betas, exclusive access to demos/betas and big discounts on digital games and dlc. It also gives you cloud access, trophy auto-sync, and automated downloads/patching. PSN+ is a great service for those interested in those features.

  19. #17
    Elite Guru
    EHY893's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    5,575
    Rep Power
    69
    Points
    27,435 (0 Banked)
    Items Naughty DogMetal Gear SolidPlayStation
    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    PSN+ lets you rent games, get early access to demos/betas, exclusive access to demos/betas and big discounts on digital games and dlc. It also gives you cloud access, trophy auto-sync, and automated downloads/patching. PSN+ is a great service for those interested in those features.
    Big discounts? Like what? $2 off a PSN game? That's not BIG.

    Trophy auto-sync should not be a paid feature.

    The discounts I see on PS+ are so miniscule I often wonder "why bother". I have never seen anything discounted enough to be worthwhile, and that discounted item often becomes one of the "free" games that aren't actually free cause you're paying for them by having the service subscription and then eventually losing them if you don't re-subscribe.
    Last edited by EHY893; 10-10-2012 at 16:01.

  20. #18
    Soldier 95B
    Guest
    I can't pin point specific discounts right now..I don't have the service. However, when I see people post about certain deals on games because of PSN+, I have seen substantial discounts mentioned.

  21. #19
    Elite Guru
    EHY893's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    5,575
    Rep Power
    69
    Points
    27,435 (0 Banked)
    Items Naughty DogMetal Gear SolidPlayStation
    Perhaps the American PS+ is better, I dunno. However, as far as I am aware and have seen for myself. the UK doesn't get any significant deals in regards to discounts.

  22. #20
    Soldier 95B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by emmerich View Post
    Perhaps the American PS+ is better, I dunno. However, as far as I am aware and have seen for myself. the UK doesn't get any significant deals in regards to discounts.
    Well that sucks. I honestly haven't monitored it that close. I just recall some good deals. Maybe those deals are in the minority.

  23. #21
    Forum Elder
    chrisw26308's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,733
    Rep Power
    75
    Points
    15,158 (0 Banked)
    Since ps4 probably wont have backeard compat I stopped buying games.

    I use plus to keep me going with free games so I dont have to spend money on disc games only for them to b worthless next gen.

    Not saying live sucks but + is a very good service

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk 2
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  24. #22
    Forum Elder
    Yungstar 2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    tyneside
    Posts
    2,971
    Rep Power
    61
    Points
    28,649 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    PSN+ lets you rent games, get early access to demos/betas, exclusive access to demos/betas
    is it really a good thing to be paying to play demo's early? and while it may be considered by some as renting games, you get a choice of ten at a time. it's not like there is a BIG choice of said rented games (45 over a year).

    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    and big discounts on digital games and dlc.
    i must have had my PS3 switched off that day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    It also gives you cloud access, trophy auto-sync, and automated downloads/patching.
    paying to save online is not worth £40 a year. does it trophy auto-sync every time you get one or does it do them all the following day and i'm sure the auto patching is only for recent played games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    PSN+ is a great service for those interested in those features.
    i'd say it is a great service to new ps3 owners and not so great for those who have bought and/or already played those rental games.
    Last edited by Yungstar 2006; 10-10-2012 at 21:08.

  25. #23
    Supreme Veteran
    mynd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Down Under
    Age
    42
    Posts
    18,411
    Rep Power
    166
    Points
    208,854 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    I believe you are a little confused, everyone gets the same updates just being on + my system at 4pm when I work kicks on looks for updates and patches does them then shuts off.

    The problem with live is simply this, you and your mate can play a PS3 game together just fine but on Xbox for the same game you both need to pay for Live.

    Unless there is a revolution in Xbox camp you guys will most likely be paying next gen too.
    So, say you played Batman, clocked it neve rintend to play it again, and the system will still go and download the update for it? Thats still nuts.

    Xbox live is the better service, end of story, thats why we pay for it.
    If you could see what I can do with my ipHone, my borhter in laws Andriod, my web browser form work, all that stuff integrates seemlessly into live these days.

    Look at this way.

    PSN is nearly about where Live was when it launched at the beginning of this gen (missing cross game chat which is again - a feature that makes the service so isolated) but Live has long since moved on past that. I mena can you remote control your PS3 from you iphone?

  26. #24
    Extreme Poster
    mistercrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    PSN ID
    mistercrow
    Posts
    25,535
    Rep Power
    167
    Points
    169,417 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by emmerich View Post
    I'll gladly pay if the service is far superior like this gen.
    Me too. Plus I never pay full price for live. You can always find it at a good discount. Live is definitely far better which is why so many choose it over PSN despite PSN having free online play.

  27. #25
    Administrator
    Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    PSN ID
    rokushakubo
    Posts
    12,932
    Rep Power
    134
    Points
    6,813,331 (100,956 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Awards PSU+ Patriot
    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    I mena can you remote control your PS3 from you iphone?
    Ya can watch any movies on your PC/laptop through the PS3 via the Vita anywhere over wifi. It's not a bad trick.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.