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Rumor: Sony Unveils Optional Premium PSN Service At E3

The concept of a paid premium subscription service has been around for a while now, and the more reliable rumors have hinted at such a service being optional for PlayStation Network users.

However, there have also been whispers that it might be required - like Xbox Live - despite Sony's insistent claims that it will "never charge to pay online." Well, rather than continue to worry and argue, maybe we should all wait until E3 next month, when VG247 claims we'll finally have the official unveiling of a premium service. At an annual cost of "less than £50," those who wish to spring for the elite membership plan will receive one free PSN game each month along with "a host of new features." In the past, we've heard that early access to hot demos and even preferential treatment when it comes to betas could be included. But perhaps the best news is that VG247's source says there is "nothing in the premium PSN service that will gimp regular PSN users;" i.e, if you don't wish to pay, nothing will really change for you. You'll still be able to log onto the Store, play online, download stuff, etc. Oh, and one last thing- the long-awaited cross-game voice chat is coming and it won't be restricted to premium users.

Look, we've all seen the arguments a million times so instead of talking about what you won't do in the Comments below, how's about talking about what you will do? What are you willing to pay for? What would Sony have to provide to make your premium membership worth the cost of, say, $69.99/year?

5/17/2010 10:19:20 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (81 posts)

DazeOfWar
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:41:16 AM
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The one PSN game a month is pretty nice. If all the other stuff is as good or better I'll be signing up.

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godsman
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:49:30 AM

I would sign up too, but only if those monthly games are good games, not the cheap "minis" games.

I think it's rather clever for Sony to do so. The games were classics, it just cost them to update the coding and upload to PSN. They are just sitting there, mind as well release them for free download and rack up $70 a year. I hope they get the funding to broaden PSN even more.

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:54:55 AM

@Godsman

Don't forget Home. It's free to use but you pay for the stuff. I don't want to admit how much virtual crap I have bought for my avatars in Home, I don't want to know how much my wife has spent on hers.

People rag on Home all the time, but I think it's very smart. Judging by the avatars I see, a lot of people are spending real $$ on numerous virtual items. Let's say that you have a basic template for an item - a black T-Shirt. You charge 0.49-0.99 for every purchase and every time a game launches you copy and past a game logo or character onto the template and hey presto a new shirt! That'll be 0.99 please...it's like money for old rope.

Home is part of PSN, PSN is making money. Sony's investment in PSN is monstrous, I doubt it's as much as was spent developing the PS3 architecture, but it's clearly a big investment. I don't know whether the revenue has covered their start up costs yet, but I'm pretty sure that it operates at a profit now.

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TEG3SH
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:34:55 PM

Higlander

Lol, admit now .........it can't be that bad

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DazeOfWar
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:53:40 PM

Also imagine if they added PS2 BC and then started putting games on the PSN to buy. That could be one feature they want/need money to keep it supported.

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johnld
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:31:41 PM

if they add the BC, its probably on the next tier bundle because for early adopters, we already have that so it wont be able to lure us in. well, maybe unless we have multple ps3s with different models.

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DazeOfWar
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:29:11 PM

@Johnld: It won't be a bonus for early adopters but I bet a majority of PS3 owners don't have BC. I don't know the facts on that but I'd bet most PS3 sales didn't happen until Sony canned all that.

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manofchao5
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 6:30:19 PM

want i want is better download servers because most of the time my connection is good but sometimes psn is downloading as good as it could
like 500KB/s instead of 1MB/s

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:45:33 AM
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One PSN game a month? OK, where do I sign? Does that include PS1 classics and PSP Minis?

Seriously, there are several things I would be interested in - such as cloud storage for game saves - and would definitely sign up for.

Once again though I bet we'll see dozens of fearful posts here with a dose or two of scare mongering and posturing. Before we go down that road, please read the article people. Especially this bit,
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But perhaps the best news is that VG247's source says there is "nothing in the premium PSN service that will gimp regular PSN users;" i.e, if you don't wish to pay, nothing will really change for you. You'll still be able to log onto the Store, play online, download stuff, etc.
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godsman
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:51:51 AM

Yeah, it's quite sad that people don't read the articles and come to a conclusion of never signing on PSN again because they have to "pay". Actually the PSN Premium paid by the other gamers, will ultimately improve with their funding and benefit those guys that won't pay. It's nothing but good news.

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:56:18 AM

Indeed, even if it doesn't bring new services to existing PSN users, a premium service will make the PSN more viable for Sony. Giving PSN a nice solid financial foundation helps ensure that the basic services become even more solid than they are now.

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Kowhoho
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 3:31:09 PM

I'm most interested in the cloud storage... I lost my data from YLOD a year back. *tear*

Then this whole "complimentary PSN game" thing comes along? Sign me up bro!

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johnld
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:35:19 PM

i want cloud storage too and maybe a more efficient way to back up files. doing a back up takes up too much time and i'm also running out of space on my external hard drives. i wonder if its possible to back up your data while being able to access videos/music on my external drive so that my ps3 wont be useless while i'm doing a back up.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:59:58 AM
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IF you get a free PSN game out of choice that may be interesting, otherwise no, I shall still be stubborn, games already cost more than they should in the first place, i think its a bit sad that tHE PS3 has lost one of their key features just like PS2 backwards compatibility.

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coverton341
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:29:53 AM

How has it lost a key feature?

""nothing in the premium PSN service that will gimp regular PSN users;" i.e, if you don't wish to pay, nothing will really change for you."

Does this statement not state that nothing for non-paying people is changing?

That in and of itself says that we are not loosing anything but rather we are gaining something OPTIONAL.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:43:38 AM

my apoligies, missed the part about online still being free.

Very curious to how they are going to make this package appealing for people to actually spend money on.

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coverton341
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:35:21 PM

They are talking about giving a free game to subscribers a month. Even if it is a mini at $4.99 that is $59.88 worth of free games a year. Then on top of that whatever extras they are putting into it seems like a pretty decent incentive at least to me.

I will need to see how this actually pans out but I am down with the idea so far. Looks very promising as of now.

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Fane1024
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 5:33:57 PM

I'd still rather buy my PSN games a la carte.

I can't imagine what they'd have to offer to get me to pay a monthly/yearly fee, but it would have to be phenomenal.

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Arvis
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:03:08 AM
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NOTHING they could offer would make me pay $70 a year. Unless they offered a free $60 game of my choice every year.

-Arvis

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coverton341
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:34:34 AM

So if they offer a free game a month and even if that free game is $4.99 which comes to $59.88 a year would not have any sway? So basically for $10 a year you get whatever extras besides a free game a month your way would not be appealing?

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Arvis
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:48:45 PM

Those free $5 games would just clutter up my hard-drive and they wouldn't get played more than a couple days. And considering they're NOT really free because I'm paying $70 a year, then I fail to see the added value.

-Arvis

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Fane1024
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 5:35:18 PM

...plus they would probably be the cruddy games that aren't selling well on their own.

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hehateme
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:04:02 AM
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ive been wanting to pay for psn for a while now i need the voice messages and cross game chat with friends playing diefferent games... only to convince them to play with me.... its just needed for online play to flurish.... its fine the way it is now... but i paid 600 + for this mammoth and i want the premium psn!

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WolfCrimson
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:04:02 AM
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What will I do? Hmmm...
I'll just wait and see. Sony doesn't comment on rumors, and I don't make judgments or plans based on them.
And what the hell is up with the still-alive rumor of PSN becoming pay-to-use? The guys at Sony themselves said that they will never charge for PSN. You'd think the rumor would die out, but nooooo.

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The Stig
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 5:02:09 PM

Agreed, but I think the recent removal of the Other OS has got folks a little worried. Sony already went back on their word about continuing to support the other OS feature then a few months later they drop it so people are starting to think the same could happen to the PSN remaing free.

Personally I think its just the 360 fanboys stirring up trouble.

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Ivan_PSP
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 1:17:01 AM

The basic PSN will always be free still.

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dachemists
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:04:15 AM
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im game, but i need more specific details, i like the one game a month, depending on which type of games, if it includes all games, im buying, the beta's for games, love it, maybe they should add free dlc for certain games

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Jawknee
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:21:33 AM
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Really, Sony would be nuts to take away the free aspects of PSN and make it mandatory like LIVE. An optional Premium services seems like a better idea going forward. They've said what's free now will remain free to many times to walk back on that now.

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Zorigo
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:28:33 AM
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I wouldn't mind. As long as what they offer really is worth the price.
The money would help sony no doubt.
as for the games; they best be good ones.

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marcusfrommo
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:31:00 AM
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please, please, if you are going to charge a fee, please upgrade the internet to an actual internet. doesn't the latest cell phones have that? it would be cool if you could stream the latest video on your console. that would prabably get xbox's attention. what say you?

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Jawknee
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:38:21 AM

Who is that??!

Yowza!

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:04:30 PM

What?

"please upgrade the internet to an actual internet" ???

I think you're getting the PS3 confused with another video game console that doesn't alllow web browsing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:25:40 PM

I stream video to my console all the time.

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:25:22 AM

I agree with improving the web browser. Not only do some sites not display correctly or work properly but it is also repsonsible for 100% of my PS3's freezes.

Fix that and give my PS2 backwards compatibility and Sony has a premium customer right here. Hot pic btw.

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Fane1024
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 5:37:26 PM

I believe Flash 10 is restricted to PCs and will be until Flash 11 is released.

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godsman
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:34:17 AM
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Anyone see the new Kevin Butler commercial with Jack Tretton yet?! It's hilarious!

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faraga
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:39:29 AM
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What Sony has to add what I'm willing to pay for?
PS2 BC.

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:07:47 PM

That's not something that can be a feature of a premium PSN service. PS2 emulation has to be done on the PS3 by the PS3, and it's easy, or they'd have done it already. Short of retrofitting PS2 hardware to your PS3 it ain't gonna happen. Unless of course Sony has solved the problems in emulating the Graphics Synthesizer on the PS2, and has a secret project waiting in the wings.

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faraga
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:46:46 PM

I meant it to be an extra you can download (as in emulation software) which has a code in it that renders it useless if your subscription runs out.

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Alienange
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:35:10 PM

Oh yikes! Don't give them any ideas faraga.

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:29:54 AM

Thanks for clearing that up Highlander.

if thats the case I guess I would settle for downloading ps2 games from the psn as long as they were at a reasonable price.

Speaking of which, I wonder when we get ps2 and Saturn games on the psn. I thought Ben had an article stating that this might happen?

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Fane1024
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 5:39:01 PM

You couldn't download (and play) PS2 games unless there was a working emulator.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:40:52 AM
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I would love to be able to change my main PSN account with all the trophies I've earned. And the rest sounds interesting.

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mike rlz
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:00:15 PM
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I dunno. Something sounds fishy about a free game. But if they charge $20 more than XBL, I'm not sure what extras they could throw in that would go above and beyond that service. I mean, when you think about it, XBL charges $50 to do ANYTHING online. If all these aspects of PSN remain free (like if cross game chat does come and is free), I'm not sure they can think of $70 worth of extras to add to a subscription on top of what is free. If they do give more and better features than XBL, the "top notch" service, then I would think about subscribing to it no question. But I have a hard time believing they can add an extra $20 of stuff XBL doesnt have which charges $50.

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:05:39 PM

Dude, the premium - paid for - service will be something new and additional to the existing free PSN services. It's not comparable to XBL.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:15:52 PM

I doubt the 360 would have a single thing that I would remotly be interested in that the PS3 has exclusively or the PS3 already has in the store. Besides, the PSN is layed out so much better than XBL anyway.

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mike rlz
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:43:48 PM

in retrospect i didnt realize it was 70/yr... that i would do

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PAKINIPS
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:08:25 PM
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Cloud storage would be brilliant, locked save games are a pain for backups and being able to continue my game on another ps3 and still get trophies would be very welcome.
Im sure sony will offer enough for a fair price and ill probably pay.
The rumor that its going to be revealed at E3 doesnt come as a surprise, id actually assumed that anyway

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:16:54 PM

Cloud storage would be great. But if you were to decide not to pay the premium anymore, would that mean after your premium subscription goes out that all those saves would be gone/erased? That would suck...

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:37:25 PM

Well, I'd bet that they'd allow you a one time option to move your game saves back to your PS3 if your subscription lapses - assuming that cloud storage of game saves came as part of a premium service and not as a free option.

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coverton341
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:44:12 PM

If you decided not to pay or renew your sub your saved files would probably still be on a server just not accessible to you. Your saves would still be on your system, you just wouldn't be able to pick up where you left off say at a friends house.

At least that is the way it seems it would work out in my head.

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Jawknee
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:27:46 PM

Wouldn't cloud storage act more like a back up like Carbonite?

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kraygen
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:35:05 PM

thats what I was thinking coverton. would probably work like an mmo account. When you drop your account they still keep it, but you can't access it until you start paying again and then it will be exactly how you left it.

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:08:55 PM
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I'll see what the Premium service actually is, but if includes a free PSN game every month, I am in.

I hope there is truth behind the "nothing changes" statment for the PSN that we have now.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:13:41 PM
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Ever since I had first heard of the premium PSN way back when, I've always thought about signing up for it at least once just to have it for a year. If I do that, I'll probably get hooked on being so pampered and then pay it for another year and so on and so forth. It has interested me, paying $50 for a whole year may add up in the end, and not being forced to pay to get on the PSN is even better. Much more breathing room than the 360 and a much better store in my opinion.

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tlpn99
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:12:20 PM
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Will wait and see but so far im not paying nothing for it. One reason why I dont play online on my 360 plus my mates have all PS3's some both consoles but they all play on PS3 as it's free.

The free game a month idea is good but what if its a crap game ? Not every game offered will get good reviews as not every game that comes out is a hit.

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kraygen
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:39:47 PM
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Well I'm interested to see what it includes. I highly doubt I'd pay it just due to money constraints.
However I'm curious to see if they implement the free game, how will that be done. There are a lot of psn games and some of them I don't care to own. If they handled it like a credit to your account that would work wonderfully because you could save up a couple of months and get something you really want or even get some dlc.

If however its here's your game, I'd definitely pass. I'm not interested in paying for games I don't want. I'm sure sony will handle the premium thing well whenever they implement it, because look at all they've given us thus far.

I'm sure they'll do it right. At least right enough to make many people happy with it.

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Mamills
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:40:45 PM
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hmmm, 69 a year.
doesnt look worthwhile to me, a free game a month is cool. i don't play demos so that doesn't really affect me (paying for demos are never worth it, demos allow me to see if i want to purchase the full game, so im not wasting money on those). i wonder if they'll have discounts for premium members. say like 10% off everything in the store.

i dunno i think its a wait n see situation, as long as they dont screw the ppl that are not paying.

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JackC8
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:47:03 PM
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I'd pay $70 / year if it let me boot people out of online multiplayer games whenever they got on my nerves. Other than that though, I really am perfectly happy with what we've got now for free.

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Hezzron
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:00:28 PM
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I "WILL" be paying close attention to how this plays out, now that it seems more interesting. I probably won't be an early adopter. I want to see exactly what they offer in the way of monthly "free games", and what else you get for that fee.

I don't see Jack getting up on that E3 stage and announcing the end of free online. You would be able to hear a pin drop in the crowd if he were to do that (and some boos). E3 is for happy announcements!

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coverton341
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:21:41 PM

If Jack Trenton got on stage and declared that they were implementing a pay to play service like Live after all the times Sony in general has said that would never happen, at an event the proportion of E3, Steve Ballmer would simply fall over dead from shear joy.

Then after they took ole Steve out in a bag Jack would laugh it off and tell everyone "Late April Fool's I just wanted to see that ass croak."

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Alienange
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:41:09 PM

Jack would hear me booing from my basement!

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Alienange
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:49:43 PM
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What would I pay $6 a month for my PS3 to do, that it currently DOESN'T do? That is one tough question.

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Victor321
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 3:09:00 PM
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I'd get it if it was charged at $39.99 or $44.99 ^.^

But really, my PS3 does everything. So, what would it need in order to do better than the XBOX 360 in terms of online?

Yah, probably not really anything =)

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sha4dowknight05
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 3:34:47 PM
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From Linux too this? What's next sony the blu-ray ?

The US Air Force is having issues with Linux as all their systems they purchased aren't hooked up online.

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:28:22 PM

No, not quite. The airforce is not having issues with this as their systems are *not* hooked up to PSN. So they don't care what Sony does to PSN. The issue that the airforce has is that all new PS3s since last summer (the slim models) do not support Linux. The fact that Arse Technica (yes, I *did* spell that right) decided to take note and publish a self serving hit generating 'expose' on the Air Force being ticked at Sony for removing Linux is just an example of media bias and sensationalism. In truth the AirForce has been aware that Linux was no longer supported since the Slim arrived. Funny how it's taken 10 months for someone to get around to running a story on it eh?

The only impact any of it has on the airforce is that if one of their pS3 units in their cluster fails and goes back to Sony for repair, Sony will more than likely flash the latest frmware - which no longer facilitates OtherOS. So Either the air-force will have to make do with their own spares, or they'll have to invest in real computers such as IBMs Cell based blade servers.

Let's face it the reason a Cell blade costs $1000's and the PS3 costs $300 is that the Cell blade includes extensive software and warranty support. The PS3 has a 1 year warranty, after that - you're on your own. There's a reason why real computers and real clusters cost so much to build, that reason is that you are paying for continued support and maintenance. The price of the PS3 does not include that. The airforce can hardly be surprised.

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Jawknee
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 5:44:34 PM

Yea i smelled BS on that article by them too. Why would the Airforce care? they aren't using the PS3's to play games on PSN. All they care about is the hardware and the software before Linux's removal. It's irrelevant to the Airforce.

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Culoslap
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:06:27 PM
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It would be nice if you had a choice to either select between a "free" monthly PSN game or game DLC. We should also hope that it's a game WE can choose and not a game Sony chooses for us.

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FullmetalX10
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 5:48:10 PM
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I'm happy with the PSN as it is, I don't use it much though, just for a few features , nothing special.
The cross game chat will only be nice as an argument against xbots, though I will most likely have it turned off all the time, I dislike disturbances in the force (yes I made a star wars joke, take it or leave it, I kid, just take it).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:12:55 PM
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The question is, how will the xbots skew this information? I WILL be not paying for premium content stuff, but only because I have to watch my wallet.

I bet they will give you some free movie and show downloads though.

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InBlackestNight
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:12:27 PM
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I'm glad they are adding cross game chat (if true), not because I would use such a dumb, worthless feature but so I don't have to hear people whine and complain about it anymore.

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johnld
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:27:22 PM
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did they say anywhere if that free psn game per month is for access or complete game?

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StangMan80
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:49:55 PM
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I Don't think there be anything that will get me sighed up. The only thing I'm interested in is PS2 BC... I still havent finnished MGS3 Snake eater :(

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marcusfrommo
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:18:43 PM
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i know it's late, but what i meant to say was upgrade the web browser to an actual computer web browser. don't yours freezes up, or says that it needs more memory on certain web sites? if you go on a website that let's you stream actual or legitimate video,the company will say it's for actual computers. gosh, that would be so awesome if they can get that fully upgraded.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 2:05:40 PM

Oh god yes, the PS3 browser needs a *major* overhaul. I wish they'd talk to Mozilla about a PS3 variant of FireFox.

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:36:25 AM

I totally agree. Funny, I would have thought with how long ps3 have been around they would have improved this through firmware update of something.

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Robochic
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:55:33 PM
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I'll watch how this plays out, but for 69.99?yr which I am assuming is US dollars so that would put it about 73 dollars CDN before taxes so ya thats a little to much unless I stop buying video games. I can't have both and I would prefer to purchase games.

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Ivan_PSP
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 1:19:26 AM
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The whole world has a PS2 already i got 7 plus all my PS3's can read PS2 games.

I can't for this sounds awesome plus a free game monthly and cross game chat and more plus the basic service now will be free. This will make Sony even better.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 5:36:45 PM
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happy just the way it is.

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joony
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 11:28:44 PM
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this is crazy . its allready expensive enough keeping up with keeping up with games ,accesories,and things for home,and internet . THIS IS A BAD IDEA !!!!!!!!

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startazz
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 12:02:19 PM
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Sony are not silly by any means and know a damn good % of us will pay for the premium servie if not at the start but later on down the road if it's good enough and i'm sure it will be,so i'll be up for it so long as it doesn't go over the £50 mark a year over here in the UK and i'd get it from the start as i hate to miss out on anything good from Sony/PSN

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