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Is Sony Going To Start Charging For Its Playstation Network?

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PSN is free, unlike Xbox Live. But maybe not for long; a recent interview with Masayuki Chatani, SCE's Chief Technical Officer, has revealed that they may be charging for their online service."Servers and the like have running costs, and we would face difficulties if our business depended solely on the sell-and-forget model... " Chatani said. "We can also accept payment in a growing number of ways. In addition to single-payment packaged software, there are also schemes like monthly fees or per-item charges. "That Sony is revealing this in the looming shadow of Christmas, especially in such a vague but telling manner, is a horrible idea for sales. And to believe, I was planning to treat myself to a PS3 Slim sometime over the holiday...
http://www.hardestlevel.com/718451075/is-sony-going-to-start-charging-for-its-playstation-network/
Sony is considering offering a premium PlayStation Network subscription in the future. The subscription offering would provide new premium features you could choose to pay for and are in addition to the features currently available for free such as access to online multiplayer gaming (current features would remain free).Following the introduction is a series of definitions of terms such as Token Wagering - a set number of tokens given to subscribers per month that can be used to be on games and exchanged for PSN content - and Cloud Storage Space for Games, which would allow players to save their game online rather than on their hard disk, protecting their data.Other notable services listed as potential premiums include loyalty reward programs, automatic updates, member-exclusive Facebook Connectivity, an online music service and music video service, Hulu TV catch-ups, member-only game content, discounts, demo-sharing (sharing exclusive member-only demos from your full games with friends), and Netflix without a disc.
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Steam has all that and it's free. f*ck Sony and MS.

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feeling to cop a ps3 thoughwould rather give sony my £££ rather than ms
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feeling to cop a ps3 thoughwould rather give sony my £££ rather than ms
Why?
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par if this happens/mircosoft are cunts but sony are also cunts

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Steam has all that and it's free. f*ck Sony and MS.
Thought you had to pay for them, always seeing "get hacked steam accounts" or "cheap steam accounts"
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feeling to cop a ps3 thoughwould rather give sony my £££ rather than ms
Why?
Becuase microsoft are simply cunts who release flawed software and until the 360 hardware aswell whereas my Vaio, 2.1 PC speakers, PS1, PS2, USB etc. are/were all running perfectly..
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thing is, our online experience is much better due to the fact we have to pay, so i wonder what improvments (if any) sony will put it.doubt it will touch xbl thothe experience is tiptop

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"The subscription offering would provide new premium features you could choose to pay for and are in addition to the features currently available for free such as access to online multiplayer gaming (current features would remain free)."Doesn't really matter then realllly.

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feeling to cop a ps3 thoughwould rather give sony my £££ rather than ms
Why?
Becuase microsoft are simply cunts who release flawed software and until the 360 hardware aswell whereas my Vaio, 2.1 PC speakers, PS1, PS2, USB etc. are/were all running perfectly..
Flawed ? MS being doing online gaming for years, they does this like its nothing
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in before the console war/if it means that they will invest in better servers/content them Im all for it/C/S Steam >>>>>>>

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steam accounts are free, just you gota pay for the games.They give you discount and special offers all the time so they are not that expensive.but ppl will be selling acc's will pre loaded games so thats probs why you see them being sold.

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feeling to cop a ps3 thoughwould rather give sony my £££ rather than ms
Why?
Becuase microsoft are simply cunts who release flawed software and until the 360 hardware aswell whereas my Vaio, 2.1 PC speakers, PS1, PS2, USB etc. are/were all running perfectly..
Flawed ? MS being doing online gaming for years, they does this like its nothing
My point is that MS run a monopoly on various things knowing full well that the product can be 10x better but because of greedy shareholders dont bother.
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steam accounts are free, just you gota pay for the games.They give you discount and special offers all the time so they are not that expensive.but ppl will be selling acc's will pre loaded games so thats probs why you see them being sold.
+ download full games straight onto your hard drive+ its own instant messaging systemRemember when I first got steam when I bought Half life 2 in 2004. Way ahead of its time
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have i read wrong or sutin?i swear theyre sayin theyd charge for certain premium things like cloud saving n video rental n all thatcnt see where the f*ck sony is comin from

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steam accounts are free, just you gota pay for the games.They give you discount and special offers all the time so they are not that expensive.but ppl will be selling acc's will pre loaded games so thats probs why you see them being sold.
+ download full games straight onto your hard drive+ its own instant messaging systemRemember when I first got steam when I bought Half life 2 in 2004. Way ahead of its time
Sosa / Necksta, your time. I deffo need one of those accounts.
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steam accounts are free, just you gota pay for the games.They give you discount and special offers all the time so they are not that expensive.but ppl will be selling acc's will pre loaded games so thats probs why you see them being sold.
+ download full games straight onto your hard drive+ its own instant messaging systemRemember when I first got steam when I bought Half life 2 in 2004. Way ahead of its time
Sosa / Necksta, your time. I deffo need one of those accounts.
trustwhen they allowed any1 with half life cd key to d/l cs/hl/tf for freee>>>>>>>>> was the best year of my life
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