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Post Reply Sony charging $20/month or $45/3 months for PS Now subs.
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Posted 1/5/15
For one thing, what's with being unable to comment on the post pages now? Kind of weird.

Second, $20/month just to play old games? Freaking ow much. It also forces streaming, which many can't even do properly. I doubt I could, so even if I wanted to play one of them I likely couldn't. 20Mb/s connection but most of the time lucky to get 5Mb/s.

Sorry Sony I'm not paying for your service, your servers are too bloody unreliable and my internet can't handle it anyway.
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Posted 1/6/15
If my internet was better and PS Now offered a better line up of games, I would subscribe.
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Posted 1/6/15
At that price I would be up for it if the ISPs didn't rape and pillage this country and insisting that 6mbps with a 30GB data cap is all we want. NO Comcast that's not what we want. We want our ISPs to stop being anti-competitive monopoly securing sociopaths. I wonder what would happen if they were forced to allow competition to share the line infrastructure (most of which was layed out with public money in the first place). We need Title II to stop this crap.

Anyway, as things stand right now I think the value of this service shouldn't be any more than $10/m. The $20/m price isn't unreasonable if the US internet infrastructure didn't suck... where is the gigabit fiber that was promised YEARS ago with the government subsidies that they still receive?
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Posted 1/6/15
Yeah, I'm not interested in it for that price. It seems too steep for a straight "rental" service.
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Posted 1/6/15
As someone who doesn't have a PS3 and who would still like to experience some PS3 titles, I'd absolutely be willing to pay $20 a month here and there. It really would just depend on the list of games for me, the price is fine.
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Posted 1/7/15

StriderShinryu wrote:

As someone who doesn't have a PS3 and who would still like to experience some PS3 titles, I'd absolutely be willing to pay $20 a month here and there. It really would just depend on the list of games for me, the price is fine.


Completely agree. I moved over to ps4 from 360, so I never got to really play any of the great ps3 games. Plus the fact that PS4 doesn't have anything out atm that I can occupy my time with, for $20 and 150(?) games I think I could find something good to play.
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Posted 1/8/15
Good thing I still have my PS2+PS3.
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It's a good thing I kept all of my old consoles. I'm currently replaying Medal of Honor Underground on my PS1. Had to blow the dust off of it first.

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Posted 1/9/15
Actually, $20/mo is very modest for what they offer. I am fairly certain that you would pay more were you to go through something like GameFly, and this way you have no mail delay. It's doable if you live somewhere without a cap.
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Posted 1/9/15

OlympianRed wrote:

Actually, $20/mo is very modest for what they offer. I am fairly certain that you would pay more were you to go through something like GameFly, and this way you have no mail delay. It's doable if you live somewhere without a cap.


Which not many do sadly, those that do don't have fast or stable enough internet to actually handle PS Now in Beta. Not saying this about everyone, but there are a lot that can't even do this.
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Posted 1/9/15

tirekyll wrote:


OlympianRed wrote:

Actually, $20/mo is very modest for what they offer. I am fairly certain that you would pay more were you to go through something like GameFly, and this way you have no mail delay. It's doable if you live somewhere without a cap.


Which not many do sadly, those that do don't have fast or stable enough internet to actually handle PS Now in Beta. Not saying this about everyone, but there are a lot that can't even do this.


Yep. Thankfully I do, but I don't have any need to play PS3 games. I haven't even tried it yet though. But I did try Gaikai before Sony bought it up and the tech worked flawlessly with no delay, so if it's the same on the PlayStation then it shouldn't be a problem.

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I am happy they did something like this. I actually cancelled my gamefly subscription and I am planning on subscribing to this. I think it is wonderful and I do have all the other playstation game systems.

This works for me since most of the time I game on a projector that my ps4 and my xbox 1 is hooked up to. My other systems are spread throughout the house and I would just prefer to play everything that I can in one place.
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Posted 1/11/15
Pretty steep price but I might give it a go on the next school break.
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i think that the monthly price is somewhat right for an unlimited rental plan.the downside to this is if you or them have an internet issue then you are screwed.i have enough bandwidth/speed to subscribe to this service but once in awhile my comcast internet will go offline for whatever reason on their end and sometimes it takes as long as a day to properly to comeback and at least with gamefly i can happily play my offline games without the need to be connected if needed be
Posted 1/12/15
Having the full PlayStation experience is going to be expensive.

I did try streaming from Steam from one computer to another and I do feel a bit of latency in my inputs. I have yet to try out PlayStation Now but from what they're saying, they want us to use an Ethernet connection rather than Wi-Fi.

As for the price, I feel it's pretty steep and their target audience is those who missed out on the PS2 & PS3's life cycle and want to play older games that they missed out on.
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