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Sony To Charge One All-Encompassing Fee For PSN Content?

The video game industry is a business, and we fully understand the need for profit. But how would you feel about fees associated with the PlayStation Network?

The rumor that Sony would eventually require fees for the Network has been around since the PS3's inception, but Sony has often said over and over again that they don't want to do this. In fact, we distinctly recall one Sony executive (it may have been Susan Panico) saying that free Network access was like a "universal right," or something like that. But the rumor has returned again, as some sources, including TAWKN and PS3Center, have taken some information from a recent survey and postulated that fees may be imminent. But it won't be a subscription fee like Xbox Live; it'd be a one-time fee that gives you access to content for both the PS3 and PSP. In other words, maybe you'd pay one amount that would allow you to download a certain number of downloadable content pieces, including full games and add-ons. We're not sure how this would relate to the current costs that accompany premium content, but perhaps one overall price for the month might actually save a gamer some money if he takes full advantage of the download limit. Who knows? We're just tossing some ideas out there.

Of course, some of you might want to just leave things as they are. I don't have a problem with the current set-up, personally; I kinda like this whole "just pay for what you want when you feel like it" thing.

5/20/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (89 posts)

Hexen
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 9:54:13 PM
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I would pay if it's to improve the network so it can become better and it can surpass the competition in every way (not that it's too far off).Other than that I would leave it how it is now.

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Edmeist33
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:02:02 PM
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No, absolutely not. One of the main reasons I got a PS3 is cause I could play online for free.

I have a 360, and aside from custom soundtracks and cross game voice chat (few little things here and there) the PSN is not at all different.
I think they should just leave it as it is. Don't fix what's not broken, methinks.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:06:25 PM

Just to clarify, you'd still "play online" for free. This is just talking about content on the Store; online Network access would remain free.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:37:28 PM

i still think a "pay as you go" kind of system is always more efficient then "fixed terms"

they should pull a mobile phone company move, give us the option every time you buy...

[What System Plan Would You Like To Use For Your Purchase Today?]

[Pay Full Price - $19.99] [Sub. Fee - $29.99]

that's just the way i see it... if that works for sony, then il support it... i'd buy the subscription fee either way though... (Granted those damn psn cards actually show their faces up north... how long does that funking take???)

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kratos17
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 5:08:25 PM

this sounds like a good idea but it can go either way with different gamers

i think they should just let you choose between the two, a monthly fee or the "pay as you go thing"

that way no one will complain

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kratos17
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 5:22:45 PM

also, a good idea would be to give the video store this option as well

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:09:11 PM
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......oh.......oh.........NAW HELL NAW!!!!!!!

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:20:07 PM
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no no no
they probably try to screw us out of the function that allows 4 friends to download psn games for free!!!
i've got like 20 gigs worth of free games thanks to my bro & mates.
Leave everything download related as it is!

PS.its a hard life being a bum.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:23:33 PM

lol, well said... i live off of demos too....(-_-;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:37:17 PM

Being a mooch is rough man.

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Lord carlos
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:06:52 PM

it certainly is,besides after working for the same company for 8 yrs,i think i deserve some bum time.
Anyone who says no to free game is less intelligent that a used tea bag!!

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Robochic
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:24:46 PM
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Think they should leave it how it is, why change it ?

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Zemus101
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:27:16 PM
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Yeah I like how things are, I wouldn't want anything to change regarding fees and paying for content.

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Schmitty
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:42:01 PM

LOST ftw

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fatelementality
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:28:48 PM
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Put a 10-15 dollar a month price to be able to download any and all content = making an ass load of money due to a 600% spike in business. Really, does the average user spend more than that per month on DLC? I'm including full games here.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:43:37 PM

this shoulda been this way @ the start, but as we all know, the store sucked hard core upon release, and even up to march/april 2008... we're only just recently getting high quality store system, and if this idea takes of, then i'm a supporter, if not im happy...

Sony knows best... if they do something, it has to benifit us somehow... cuz remember... they arent microsoft.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:46:06 PM

i do, depending on the stores updates and such. I know for a fact i've spent $200+ on psn alone

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:47:59 PM

that could work as an optional separate scheme for users who like the idea,but keep the current way for payment & downloading too.

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fatelementality
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:40:49 PM

I did say average user though. Ben, any idea what the average PSN user spends in the store per month? I guess you would have to exclude the video store.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:44:28 PM
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this would shut up the xbox live its better quote .

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Highlightreel
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 10:54:30 PM
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I agree. I have a hard enough time being able to buy the games I want let alone getting the wife to let me pay some sort of fee to have access to a store for games. I also live off of the demos and getting a demo for free has led to more game purchases than I would have thought, but if I have to pay some fee on the front end, I wouldn't be able to pay that fee and I wouldn't end up being able to play the demos and thus would not be buying as many games. It's easier to trade a game and get another one than it is to justify a bank statement or a psn purchase (frankly, I've never seen one) So, my wife would support this idea, but I wouldn't.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:01:36 PM
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Not sure how I feel about this. I need a little more info on how they would be doing this to really form a opinion.

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tes37
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:07:17 PM
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I have 33 BluRay games and 37 hdd games from the psn. It seems to me they are making plenty of money the way it is. I'm quite sure there are people who've spent more than I have.

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The Stig
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 5:44:28 AM

Yes but Im quite sure people have spent alot less than you too. I've only spent about £30 (about US$70)and I've had my PS3 since launch.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:39:00 PM
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I dont need it, but if I had the extra dough, why not get GT5P and Flower and all the other things I missed for a nominal fee? I just wouldn't want it to be like a year long contract.

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fatelementality
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:53:38 AM

Agreed. Something that could be monthly or yearly maybe? Like XBL. You only really missed alot of eye candy with GT5P. No customization at all. It was alot harder that way. If you really want to check it out, get a used copy somewhere for like 15 bucks. Worth every penny of that just to watch your screen turn into butta

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The Stig
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 5:47:56 AM

There is customisation in GT5P, very little tho. Gear ratios, weight, airodynamics, BHP etc. Not the same as GT4 when you could buy parts but it in all fairness just a demo.

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Banky A
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:44:08 PM
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Yeah...

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Ogibillm
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:57:16 PM
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hmm... subscription based drm perhaps? play whatever you like so long as your subscription remains current... doesn't sound all that bad - depending on the price and what is included under the plan.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 11:59:41 PM
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More bills?

No thank you
Pay what you want to play is the way to go

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fatelementality
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:58:51 AM

I agree with you and that's what I would do personally. It would just be nice to have as an option if you did buy frequently. Especially if you own either Guitar Hero or Rock Band. All of those songs can break you quickly.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:30:02 PM

i rather pay a flat price and download

-warhawk booster packs
-Cod Map Packs
-KZ2 DLC
-Socom
-Flower
-Re5 versus unlock
-cuboid
-Ragdoll kung fu
-burn zombie burn
-pain
-Pain DLC
-Burnout Paradise DLC
-Burnout Paradise

the list goes on... Rather than pay the 5-15 bucks each... hell if the main fee is 20 bucks a month, instant savings...

but this WILL ONLY WORK IF THE ORIGINAL OPTION IS KEPT. ppl do hate being forced into fees, but if given the option it psychologically works in a positive way. (an example is democracy vs. dictatorship; but yu do run into those who rather the dictatorship, then the democracy..)

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crapreviews
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:03:06 AM
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Ben that survery (which i took) was geared toward a Subscription fee rental service (think gamefly) for PSP games only. you would pay a certain amount each month and be able to rent a certain amount of games each month.

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The Stig
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 5:50:30 AM

That sounds like the Go!View service we have in the UK for movies and TV programmes.

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Highlander
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:05:21 AM
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Before everyone flies off the handle, I think this may be related to the news about potentially renting games from PSN for the PSP.

Think about it this way, you can either buy the content you want as and when you want it, or you can rent content for a specific period, and finally you can choose to pay a fixed monthly fee and get immediate access to anything you want. I know that won't work for a lot of people, but equally so a lot of people would consider paying a fee for unlimited access to everything on PSN. Obviously you lose everything if you don't pay up, and there might even be a requirement that you log in to the PSN for your use to be authenticated. But it's not a terrible idea, assuming that it's just another option.

As Ben has pointed out this isn't a payment for accessing pSN or playing games you own, it would be a monthly fee for PSN downloadable content.

Slow down and think people.

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Mamills
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:12:23 AM
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Yea lets put it this way..
PSN Fee's = PS3 Up for sale
if im gonna pay for the network i may as well go with Xbox live

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Mamills
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:14:29 AM

but if this for game rentals and full access to full games only, then sure, y not. but as i said b4 over fee to play games, screw that. back to PC gaming or Xbox

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:34:58 PM

sorry to burst your bubble, but M$ and companies like Onlive (and the possibility of steam.) will eventually manopolise the pc gaming sector, thus leaving the ps3 as the only free serious online gaming system...

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Charger7302
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:22:21 AM
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It wouldn't bother me if they started charging for the actual network, but that's just me........I'm still surprised that sony isn't charging for the network given that the entire company is scrambling to find a nickle anywhere.

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fatelementality
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:56:00 AM

They may have posted losses, but Sony is far from hurting. They have too much invested elsewhere (TV's, computers, Sound equipment, mp3 players, etc.)

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Alienange
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 2:04:15 PM

I believe it was the TVs that were hurting more than PS3 sales.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:22:39 AM
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Wonder if this is like..say...netflix or blockbuster, where you can pay for a month's supply or year's supply and rent and receive and turn back in whenever you want before getting a new one with no late fees?

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Qubex
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:30:21 AM
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I am sorry, but if they started charging for PSN; I would sell my PS3!

Q!

"i am home"

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King James
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:03:19 AM

like that, Q?

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Qubex
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:04:01 AM

Actually King James, I probably wouldn't sell it, use it as a multi-media hub; but I cannot justify more cost for playing the already expensive content. Sony are already making very good money - and I find it a struggle to keep up by purchasing title after title.

So what I need is PSN to remain free - which I think will be be the case as Sony shouldn't charge us for playing online; and only purchase the odd AAA title that is really worth playing on the hardware.

I really do hope that "future" PSN-based subscription charging models do not become an all encompassing charge for everything...

Q!

"i am home"

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Oyashiro
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:39:49 AM
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I doubt this will turn into a "Payed for PSN". As mixedkidbx said abouve, this may be tied to the PSP Game rental thing.

And if it does come on to the PSN, It will most likely be a optional payment plan. I doubt they would give up a system that works quite well. And this is just for content. You can still play games online with out any fees.

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shadowpal2
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:43:37 AM
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Hmmm...a one time payment for downloads and content on the store...interesting. I frankly don't know what to say since I mainly download demos and haven't downloaded any actual full games (I only have a PSP, not a PS3 - so no add-ons either).

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Highlander
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:47:51 AM

SuperStardust for PSP has add-ons. :-)

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Oyashiro
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:12:02 AM

Its also a great game as well :)

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somethingrandom
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 12:51:03 AM
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I wouldn't care if they only made it an optional subscription where you could still buy things normally (and possibly save money with the subscription).

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King James
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:02:48 AM
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No Fees

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Advent Child
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:14:39 AM
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I know this is off topic but where is the infamous review for Wednesday? I was planning on pre-ordering it if you guys give it a good score. Im on pins and needles here...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:18:01 AM
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I already don't like that ten million dollars it costs to rent a downloaded movie, why would i pay it to rent a downloaded game?

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SplendidBlended
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:20:23 AM
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If they do this, I'll be seriously disappointed.
I don't buy much on the PSN, so this wouldn't work so well.

I'll take back so much of what I have said about Sony, PSN/PS3 if they do this.

It's like, seriously... does anyone care about the customer anymore?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 4:36:41 AM

I think it would just be an option.

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crump602
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:30:11 AM
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If they do this.....they better drop the price of the PS3 by $150 to $200 dollars!!!!!!!

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phudge_supreemz
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:38:39 AM
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it's perfect the way it is. why mess with a good thing.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 2:00:18 AM
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No fees.
I don't buy D/l games, & I only download some demo's just to find out if they'll be a must-have or not "psyhical" buy for me later on.

Just give us a survey on fixing that damned lousy browser!
How about a new browser that actually works right, one that fits the screen and is still readable all at the same damned time!!!!

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Highlander
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 2:53:18 AM

Firefox!

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Qubex
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:04:51 AM

Yes, exactly... I've stated this a number of times.

Q!

"i am home"

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SkantDragon
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:17:18 AM
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Is there any particular reason why you're helping spread all these rumors lately? Some of them are pretty damaging rumors, you know.

The 360 fanboys have long spread rumors that the PSN would start charging just like their own service does. It's just a FUD tactic. I doubt you mean to, but you are inadvertently helping their cause.

When a well respected site like this posts these rumors, it adds a sense of legitimacy to them.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 8:27:49 AM

Let's not be obvious. Don't question what we do when a rumor doesn't put Sony in a rosy light, then praise it when it does.

That's not a reputation the Comment community here should want.

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SkantDragon
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:34:11 PM

Umm... when have I praised you for posting any rumors at all? Good or bad for Sony?

I think perhaps you have me confused with someone else. I've only commented a couple of times so far.

I'm just saying here that in the last while you've been going pretty heavily into rumor and speculation with your posts.

You've often commented on the lack of responsibility shown by other sites and publications in what they write. I just think you might consider the impact of someone like yourself spreading these rumors. Whether or not they are good or bad for Sony. A lot of people put faith in what you have to say.

I'm not trying to slam you or anything. I'm a fan of your work here. Just... suggesting something you might want to think about.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:08:36 PM

I dunno Skant, I see your point, but at the same time this industry thrives on rumor and speculation as much as it lives and breathes on hype and possibility, PSXE has never been just a "straight news" site. By reporting rumors (Which are always rampant during E3 season) the site does what it was always meant to do: garner attention, speculation, opinion, and discussion by its community. Not to mention if it were just straight news there would be about 1 news posting per day.

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DiminishedAngel
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:32:06 AM
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This charge is being misunderstood. They aren't going to start charging you a monthly fee to play Killzone 2 and Call of Duty online like Xbox Live. That will always remain free.

Sony is probably exploring new ways to provide digital content. The PSP is going to be UMD-free; it only makes sense that they would provide a Netflix-like service for videos or their digital content.

I think it's a great idea. If you don't like the monthly fee idea for unlimited PSP/PS3 digital game rentals, you can just continue playing online for free and buying your digital games piecemeal, same as always.

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Thinker
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 4:35:37 AM
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Having to pay for any of the things that are currently being offered free would be a huge step backwards, especially if they want to present themselves as offering better economic value than their chief competition.

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Skatejimmy5
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 4:59:12 AM
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I would want this, if they also kept it as it is now. People could either buy things whenever they'd like, or they could buy a monthly fee and have a certain amount of free downloable content. That's my wish.

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Beamboom
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 6:24:30 AM
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My perception of the psn is that it is just another online store, and as such I'd not want to pay an "admission fee" to get inside and browse the wares - being it with "free downloads" or not. No way! I've spent a *lot* of cash in online stores (I am talking in general terms now, not just psn). When I think about it online shopping has exceeded my "real life shopping" when it comes to cash spent. My point with these ramblings are that I think it is very short term to introduce such fees. What they should focus on is to optimize their online shop to trigger sales. That's what will generate cash in the long term.

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crapreviews
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 7:24:47 AM
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wow Ben.... you really got people all worked up in here for no reason. you miss read what that survey was for and now you got everyone freaking out lol

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whooka
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 8:28:56 AM
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I don't know what to make of this based on the information printed above. Is it an all encompassing fee for actual game downloads as opposed to demos, or does this also mean people would have to start paying for demos as well? If it's an encompassing fee for full game downloads, how do they work out what the developers get paid for the game and it would mean one would be paying the same for a potentially crappy game as they would for a potentially great game. I'm not really a big fan of paying for what is basically advertising for any company (including Sony). Demos and their Qore thing both fall into this category. While the demos are free, I see people saying they think Sony should charge for them as they're hard to make, etc. I don't really believe this as XBox360 has demos out for just about everything and PC Mags used to ship CDs full of demos of stuff. Reason for this is demos (actual hands on, playable) are prob one of the best ways to sell a game, esp in times like this when people get their reviews from Internet sites who's bias is questionable all the time, etc. I rarely buy a game until I've played a demo unless the reviews are all unanimous. That's why I waited four months to get LittleBigPlanet, no demo and there were some points in reviews I was sketched on. Sony could've had my money earlier had they simply out out a demo. Qore is ridiculous. It's all advertising for Sony and game companies, which they need, but the consumer paying for advertising goes against any previous model. Advertising is operating expenses, it takes money to make money, etc. Though, at least for sure in the States, most corporations forgot the term 'operating expenses' and every single expense comes from their customer's pockets. You want my money, Sony (and I'm 41, single, no kids, lots of disposable income) put out more demos, stop nickel and diming.

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GHill4Life
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 10:45:19 AM
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Trust me this is a business and it would not be a subscription fee and download away all you want. This would affect my behavior cause I already pay for LIVE. $5/month is worth it to me as I feel that even though the PSN has come a long way it still falls just a bit short (cross game chat end of story). I have been playing online via PS3 much more (KZ2) but if I had to pay for both I would go single player focused games on the PS3 and onlive on the 360. Hopefully I don't have to make that choice cause free is nice.

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 11:05:06 AM
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This reminds me of the "Metal Gear 4 is coming to the 360" rumor. I keep hearing about it, but nothing ever happens.

Sony & even Nintendo have the right idea. Give me free access to your store, and I'll have more money in my pocket, that I can spend there. If anything, I would imagine that with M$ being the odd man out, they would have to reevaluate there policy.

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PS3addict
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 11:27:39 AM
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I beleive this would be a great option for the rental of games and movies, but no way will they do this for DLC unless they put a cap on the amount you could download in a month.

Personally, I have spent hundreds of dollars on DLC just for Rockband tracks. You also got GH3 and World Tour. Those franchises alone rake in mass amounts of cash every week for Sony and the game's developers.

If they allowed you to download all you wanted, they would lose a lot more than they would gain.

Rockband has over 500 tracks right now at a buck or more apiece (Typically $1.99). so that is around $1000 of content I can get right there (Already have almost all of it though). Then there are all of the tracks fom GH3 and world tour... Then finally there are all of the addons for a lot of games at $1 - $10 a pop...
No way. I could easily download $1500 worth of content in my first week, and then I could start on all the PS1 and downloadable games... I do not see the logic as they will never turn a profit if they allowed unlimited downloads. Also, they will lose a lot of subscribers if they picked and chose what you could download when. So, it would have to be either a restriction of amount of files downloaded, or overall size caps per month. Then what happens when a 1GB demo comes out? Does that max out my monthly download amount to play a free demo? LAME!!!

Like I said, rentals, Hell yeah, I am on it... DLC... That would cost Sony money, and most likely discourage the developers to produce it as often since this is a huge avenue of revenue for them as well...

I know where my money goes, and the look on peoples faces when I tell them to pick a song and 5 minutes later they are still scrolling through is awesome... It is expensive, but I love my rockband, and have a great time playing it with my friends. Now the Beatles game is coming out and it will have exclusive downloads as well. I might need a second job soon just to keep up...

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N a S a H
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 1:01:04 PM
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No, just no.

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Alienange
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 2:10:23 PM
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First of all, "TAWKN and PS3Center, have taken some information from a recent survey and postulated that fees may be imminent."

No one should ever... EVER EVER EVER postulate. It makes asses out of a lot of people.

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Highlander
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:37:39 PM

No offense to anyone, least of all Ben, but taking notice of *ANYTHING* said by TAWKN is like believing everything you read on Wikipedia or using Usenet groups to obtain factual information, or believing anything in the National Enquirer.

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Alienange
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 4:42:42 PM

Exactly. I'd much rather hear what Sony has to say.

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Strker777
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 4:51:41 PM
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Tvastuvute vas dobraye uno le FFV13? Le muah ventrava envendo tre de Xshit lag vas quarenten ven deigoiv eskava!!! dguav le chuvh gaoufde geneved vas sine! (the games I want for ps3)
PS3= Vaskavyen (exclusives)
FFV13
Devil May Cry (the new one)
Dynasty Warrior 7
Grand Turismo 5
Heavy Rain
White Knight Chronicles
God of War 3

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Strker777
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 4:54:19 PM
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sry me no speak lot of americanski me only speak russianski sryt!

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asianinvasian
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 5:57:53 PM
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they should only do that for the movies like netflix

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Jian2069
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 7:04:51 PM
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Most of you guys are thinking that they wont continue their current method.
For people who download a whole lot of stuff, this would work very well.
I, personally, haven`t bought anything since I got my ps3 for xmas `07 (80GB with BC :D ).
I believe they should have both. Remember guys, more options = better system.

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cadpig
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 10:20:08 PM
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I would pay a yearly fee for digital content and games like tekken. Might save me some cash in the long run.

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Gabriel013
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 1:27:39 AM
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If there are going to be any fees introduced I'd rather see it on the online gaming rather than the dlc or general network access.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 1:32:53 AM
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@ Highlander

<<<<Firefox>>>>

This might be a stupid question, but since I'm not tech savy, is Firefox something we can install ourselves on the PS3 somehow, or is it Sony only that would have to do any/all browser changes.

And if we can, is there any "show & tell" vids or instructions out in Net-land anywhere to do it right?

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Banky A
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 6:01:16 AM

=D

Firefox is just another internet browser for PC like, well.. Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

And the fact that it's the best thing ever ;)

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 4:16:52 PM
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Yeah, I'm a computer dummy but even I know at least that much, LOL

I know we can install Firefox on a PC, although I've had too much of a yellow steak running down my back to attempt it. And BTW, I also saw somewhere in my system settings that the OS can be changed too.

But what I wanna know is can we install Firefox ourselves on the PS3,or is it that only Sony can do a changing of browsers???

I'm thinking probably not, but what the hell do I know about computers & tech crap ???

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Banky A
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 7:38:31 PM

Oh right, sorry ;)
I read it wrong.

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KevinCairo
Saturday, May 23, 2009 @ 5:38:46 PM
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I don't think this is accurate; the survey suggested a psp game rental service through the psn didn't it? I've heard nothing else about an all encompassing fee and I'm pretty sure it would stir up quite a commotion. This seems like a misunderstanding.

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WNDRTWN1
Sunday, May 24, 2009 @ 2:08:26 PM
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Actually I think alot of you guys are getting confused with this whole rumor. I believed this whole thing chalks up to the PSP and accessing games from the PSN. From my understanding its more like a Gamefly subscription only for the PSN via the PSP. Pay a monthly subscription to rent and play PSP games via the PSN. You know there are also rumors going around for a UMD-less PSP, so this makes perfect sense to have a survey to see if anyone would want this.

I personally would at least try it out if it is true instead of going thru a third party company like Gamefly to rent a PSP game. It would be truly gold if they have a system like Gamefly and give you discounts on a game purchase after you have rented it. I know some people will not like this ideal and some will, but like Ben said it will not effect the free online play for the PSN for the PS3 or PSP. You will be able to go online and play your PS3, PSP & PSN games online for free.

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