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Plus Members Receive Cloud Storage Tomorrow

Need some extra storage in your PlayStation 3? Don't feel like getting a bigger hard drive? Are you a PlayStation Plus subscriber?

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) has announced that online storage for game saves will be available exclusively to Plus members. Those who choose to do so can back up their save data to the "cloud;" this new feature arrives tomorrow and will be automatically enabled for all Plus subscribers (provided they have the latest software update, v3.60). You'll be able to store up to 150MB of PS3 save data and a max of 1,000 data files per PSN account, and if you're wondering, "copy-prohibited save data" is indeed supported. The press release says "most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves." This is probably a great option for the hardcore gamers who have a lot of data and don't want to lose any of it. It'll also help if you switch systems and want to transfer data that is "copy-prohibited."

Lastly, it's another reason to be a Plus subscriber. If this new feature is enough to convince you, a 3-month membership is $17.99 and the annual subscription is $49.99.

Tags: playstation network, psn, cloud, plus

3/9/2011 12:03:54 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (118 posts)

frylock25
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:18:49 PM
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oh this is so sweet, wish they would have brought this out a few months ago. then i would still have some of my game saves. sucks the network will be down all day for this. but oh well this is a feature worth the network being down for. cant wait for more psplus goodness

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coverton341
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:21:58 PM
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YAY!!! I sent in a tip about this, don't know if it was me or if you guys already knew, but either way this is the best news ever

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:28:20 PM

I think I got it. I already had the press release in my inbox, but I still appreciate the tip. :)

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:23:15 PM
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They're making it harder to resist becoming a Plus member.

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EddPm6
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:37:37 PM

being a plus member is the ISH. i always have something to do now. There is no down time between games because i keep getting new ones.

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NazzyQ
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:23:22 PM
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I think most PS3 owners aren't short of hard drive space these days, since the current models come with a fairly generous 120/160gb unit. The two real advantages of this feature are that you can back up your save data in case your HD is corrupted and that you can easily access your save data on a different PS3. Pretty neat.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:39:06 PM

The thing is, this will let you save to the cloud within a game, so you can play on any PS3 you like, and as long as your PSN information is correct you will get to your saves. So it's not just about hard disc space.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:10:29 PM

Don't forget it's also good just in case your PS3 dies on you and lose all of that data.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:38:13 PM
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This is one of those features that I put right at the top of my wish list for Playstation Plus. This is a perfect illustration of the premium services that people would accept paying for because they are an enhancement to the basic service offered by the console already.

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Qubex
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 8:22:30 PM

Highlander, I don't know. Look, it is a good feature no doubts, but remember, Sony is a very "clever" corporate machine. To the unsuspecting PS3 user, if they are made to believe they really need it, they will catch you.

You will get a plus subscription and once you are hooked it is difficult to ween yourself off it. All these features that are becoming available for Plus subscribers only are being done really to try and convert as many people onto a PSN subscription as possible. Sony would rather have you sign up because they know it is a hassle to get rid of the subscription once you have it, and if the amount is not huge per year, you probably wouldn't bother weening yourself of it anyway. Its more money to Sony but what are really getting back in return. Are the features that useful.

I spent 100 dollars and got myself a 1 Terra byte internal drive for PS3, I have enough space for 5 years and then some; and a simply do a quick game save to back every month or so. It saves me the yearly sub that can go toward a AAA title.

Personally I don't see it as necessary, but I am sure a few here will enjoy it. But I do ask, think before signing up for this, it is another cost to your wallet.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 1:08:07 AM

@ Qubex

Granted more Plus members would be beneficial to Sony but the underlying fact is that people still have an alternative choice. We can stick with our hard drives and just continue to do routine backups if we so please. I think that if a person is okay with supporting this particular company called Sony, than it won't be that big of a deal to continue to pay 50 bucks a year for this subscription. I think Sony has shown us that they give us quality.

On any note, the point I'm making is that we are still given a choice. You just have to choose which one is better for your lifestyle.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 10:20:35 AM

Qubex, Playstation Plus, IMO, was worth the $50 a year BEFORE cloud saves. Cloud saves is a WELCOME addition. Just making our membership investment all the more worth it.

It is up to Sony to continue to provide good value in order to keep up their Plus member numbers, and thus far, I see a company that is trying hard to do just that.


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PANICinc
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:38:33 PM
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If only this was available earlier this year! My roomie upgraded his PHAT 80 gig to 500 gigs, and we lost our Dragon Age: Origins save files! I wanted my bastardly deeds to transfer into Dragon Age 2, but alas, I just had to pick the closest preset. Still, it was entertaining to see Alistar (spelling? IDC) drunk and pining about his Nobility!

Anyhoo, love being a PLUS member and can't wait for the maintenance to finish. Got the Mortal Kombat demo downloaded and installed, but can't play it until I accept the EULA!

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coverton341
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:43:38 PM

I downloaded and played the demo, you will not be disappointed.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:47:14 PM

To my surprise the game is running on Unreal and looks much better than most Unreal productions this generation.

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CONTRABAND
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 2:27:54 AM

When you upgrade the HD make a clone of the old one on the new one, you wont loos a single thing.

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Godslim
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:39:31 PM
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oh right yeh make it just for plus :(

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coverton341
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:44:08 PM

It is a premium service and that is what PS+ was designed to be.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:46:38 PM

You get what you pay for. :)

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:53:32 PM

I agree with Godslim. But also Coverton, but the 3 month one doesn't seem to bad it's a good price, and especially if you have a tight budget with money. It seems doable to me, money has been very tight for me with medical bills and personal stuff.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:00:35 PM

Honestly, Plus paid for itself within the first month.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:02:16 PM

Indeed, Jawk. That's what i hear as well from people who have it, so when i get the money and a PS3 I'm hopping on that train.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:10:16 PM

It's an enhancement to the existing ability to save to your local HDD and backup to a local storage device. it is therefore, by definition an premium service, which is precisely what Plus is for. This way no one loses out on any functionality, as this is an enhancement to existing functionality. But those that wish to have the enhancement can pay for it.

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coverton341
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:45:53 PM

@Highlander

Exactly! Sony introduced a program for people that, if they so chose, could purchase and have enhancements to things that they already have on the console. This is the first "real" enhancement I have seen. The free games and early or exclusive demos and betas are nice but not true enhancements to pre-existing capabilities. This is, and if you don't want to pay then you don't get the enhancements, it doesn't hinder the core functionality, you just don't get the enhanced functionality.

Yeah, money is tight for some still. If you can't afford it, or don't think it's worth it then just don't get it, it doesn't hurt you not to have it, but don't complain that you don't get the extra things.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:38:42 PM

@All, According to some Sony should just give everything away for free. Oh, and lets not forget the mandatory... "What? Not Cross Game Chat?!!!"

Cant make everybody happy.

@Godslim, Not you in particular. I would prefer that Sony made it available to everyone as well but this is well worth the price of admission.

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Godslim
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 8:38:24 PM

wow mega thumbs down hehe
i just think this type of thing should be made for everyone and the problem i have with plus is alot of the discounted stuff just isnt my bag and im already an eu beta testers so get the betas before plus anyway

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:48:34 PM
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Nice. Now I can properly back up my locked saves. 3 times! I lost my Killzone 2 data. Even this last time, I just did a back up and restore and the data still didn't read when I tried to load my game. Hopefully this will eliminate the worry of losing locked save data in the future.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:56:17 PM

Indeed, i lost my save data for Demons Souls when my PS3 died on me, now when i get PS+ and a new PS3 i can be worry safe now, I only had 4 or 5 more trophies and i would of got a platinum. :/

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:58:54 PM

Ah dude, that's terrible. Especially considering how hard Demon's Soul's is. I congratulate anyone who achieves Platinum in that game.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:01:15 PM

Same, it can be very tough if you make a mistake. But when i get my new PS3 I'm not going to give up on that i can tell you right now, the monsters are going to fear me for pissing me off. Lol

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:17:41 PM

@Clamedeus,

Aren't your trophies still on the PSN. Unless Demons Souls is the type of game that only awards certain trophies after a certain level is accomplished.In that Case that I feel your pain. I lost years of data so this feature is a godsend.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:27:06 PM

It keeps the trophies you've earned but you have to do everything over to build the character up and get the stuff you missed, like the rest of the spells, i had almost all of the spells, i need to finish that Trophy. (I don't have the trophy yet of getting all the spells)

I have all of the Unique weapons i believe, and i need to get a few more stones to finish upgrading the weapons, like Marrowstone for example. Not sure what else i need i can't remember.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:58:47 PM
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So I dont need like a Back Up Device or a Pro Duo memory stick right?

I can just copy my save file to the cloud storage, go to my 2nd & even 3rd PLAYSTAION3 & use my Copy Righted data from cloud storage, to use my Red Dead Redemption Copy Righted save file with no Back Up Device or a Pro Duo memory stick?

Also how long can I copy & or keep my save file in there for?

BTW whats a run-on sentence?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:59:55 PM

"Also how long can I copy & or keep my save file in there for?"

For as long as you maintain your Plus subscription.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:01:42 PM

Just wanted to add that, I've been wanting to format my Ps3 for no apparent reason & dont want to lose my data. This will be very helpful.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:04:16 PM

Awesome, thanks Jawknee.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:25:51 PM

So many questions Sony needs to answer. I read that data will be saved for 6 months if your Plus sub lapses.

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:00:49 PM
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I've been a plus member since day one and Sony keeps proving I made a good decision.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:03:36 PM

You pretty much get your money back as soon as you buy Ps+ because of all the free things you get!

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:04:39 PM

Those who wait will be rewarded, patience is a good virtue to have.

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:32:51 PM

I couldn't agree more guys! :)

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556pineapple
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:01:19 PM
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Well I don't think I'll need extra storage for game saves, those are pretty small, but it's a great idea for backup, because hard drives aren't perfect. Speaking of plus benefits, anyone else play that Mortal Kombat demo? I liked it, but it seems they made it way easier than the old games were.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:07:56 PM

Its the only fighting game I like. Its my 2nd Mortal Kombat I've ever played, my 1st was on Ps1 & I was too young to remember so I cant say how easy it is. I can tell you though, my fingers hurt from all them combos (Using D-Pad off course). I was using like 1 combo BTW. lol.

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PANICinc
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:55:56 PM

Wow, make me feel old why don't ya! My first Mortal Kombat experience was on the Sega!

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556pineapple
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 12:00:59 PM

I still have Ultimate 3 for Genesis. Great game.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:16:15 PM
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I've been planning to get a new ps3 and well, this has just made sure that before I do I become a plus member.

What will Sony do to make my life easier next?

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hadouken
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:16:17 PM
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Cool I recently bought a three month playstation plus account to play MK early.

My question though is what happens if you had a psn plus account and then don't renew it what happens to your saves?

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:23:08 PM

Nothing happens to them, they just stay there until you renew the subscription, but you can't use them if you don't pay.

(I believe that's how it is, I'm not certain how this works, I'm guessing it works the same principle as the other features.)

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:24:09 PM

Supposedly the data will remain for 6 months according to the PS EU forums. But On the US PS Blog someone replied and stated that the data will be lost. I'm confused. Sony will need to clarify these details.

I provided a link in a comment below. Pending approval of course.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:29:12 PM

I'd imagine that there will be a period of time that they hold the data for. But since you are using cloud space, it won't be indefinite since you wouldn't be paying if your subscription lapses. That would be one of those things that has to be *clearly* laid out in the terms and conditions.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:31:45 PM

I hope that's false Fathasun.

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hadouken
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:24:13 PM
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Okay thanks because I was wondering.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:29:31 PM

No problem.

Oh, to reply back to people depending if they replied back at you go to your post and click Reply with the email icon, so this way it doesn't take up space with a new post.

Same principle with other peoples post, under their user name there should be a Reply button if you want to leave a message under the post they put up.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:28:49 PM
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Boy, this would have saved my Killzone 2 save many months ago!

Oh well, no sense in looking back. Moving forward this will be such a great feature. Thank you Sony! Can't wait to see what other features they send us Plus members in the future.

PS...I hate hearing those complain that it is not available to non Plus members. Sheesh. Premium services people!

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:44:29 PM

I'm replaying Killzone 2 right now. I got the Platinum Trophy for 3 in no time. Definitely a different game. 2 is brutal on Elite.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:52:11 PM

No kidding. Just wait till you get the Radec. Ridiculous how hard it is in Elite. 3 was a breeze.

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:34:04 PM
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you know whats funny is even with how great this is of a feature for sony to add, some where some idiot will still be complaining that this update isnt crossgame chat. ha ha. anyway i bet they get a surge in plus memberships.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:31:10 PM

What!!!??? No cross game chat? That's it. I'm burning my PS3!

Sarcasm/2 the 3rd degree.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:41:34 PM
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Well, Playstation Plus is looking better and better all the time.

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PANICinc
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 1:59:45 PM
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I digress, but:
Didn't think the PSN website would be down today as well! Must be one hellofa update goin on!

Last edited by PANICinc on 3/9/2011 1:59:52 PM

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:28:56 PM

They are probably updating more than just this Cloud service. I wonder if they are going to implement the Rewards program as well.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:16:06 PM

I'm going out on a limb and suggesting that the PSN authentication process will be beefed up to prevent the usual DNS tricks allowing people running unofficial or outdated firmware from accessing PSN. That would require all PSN servers to be updated in preparation for the switchover. And since there will be a firmware to go with it, it would be an opportune time to do a switchover of sorts.

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PANICinc
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:16:28 PM

Rewards would be cool. I've been in the Beta for a while now, sooo close to PRO!
Of course, it's about time for everybody to be reset...

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 8:24:09 PM

from what i know the rewards go live for everyone april 1st. those already in the program keep the current status until next april. as of april 1st any of those quests you did should reopen to be redone. i am also getting close to pro but i do not think they will reset us until next april. something to do with this program running through their fiscal year i believe. probably so they can gauge customer reactions to stuff on a year to year basis money wise.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:08:31 PM
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Still don't see much reason to get PLUS. This is def one of the better features it offers, but most of the free games and "discounts" are pretty lame. They could def knock alot more than a few dollars off some of the PSN titles for $50/year!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:34:09 PM

The amount of discounts, free games, free avatars, dynamic themes etc. paid for itself within the first month.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:40:32 PM

Someone calculated the amount of accumulated Plus giveaways to more than $400. Of course not everyone will use it all but logically you can not expect Sony to just put everything out at once. Give them time. The service will grow.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:16:45 PM

My sub paid for itself within 2 months. It's been pure gravy since then.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:21:58 PM
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I had this link in an off topic post before. Just a few more details from the PS EU Forums. I am hoping that the same rules are utilized everywhere else. I wonder why the US Forums do't have this.


http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Staff-Room-Sofa/How-do-I-use-the-Online-Storage-feature/td-p/12554025

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chedison
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:25:29 PM
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Do you mean 150gb? I hope so lol.

But really this alone is worth buying a Plus membership. I'm going to have to consider it now...

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:27:28 PM

150GB would be outrageous. Most save data is negligible at best. 150MB should be more than enough.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:40:46 PM

Go big or go home i say. xD

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:45:11 PM

This is a work in progress. This is a starting point. If Sony finds that 1000 saves and/or 150MB is not enough, then I'm sure they will adjust.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:17:50 PM

this is just for game saves, 150MB isn't too bad. I mean, how many games with 5 MB save files are there? And how many games do you keep dozens of save files for?

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 7:00:03 PM

I actually keep multiple save files of all of my games, however for this type of service I would just keep my finished game saves on there.

Then also if I wanted to move a save from a current game to another ps3 I could put it on there and use it until I was done with that game.

I don't need all of my saves from every game, just the last one, so it's safe.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 2:47:11 PM
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Since no one has said this yet...To The Cloud!

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:26:35 PM

****SCREAMS****

I hate those commercials. I hate the smug self satisfied air of them. I hate the smug self satisfied Microsoft attitude. I hate the way in which the 'cloud' is used like some kind of technological talisman to solve all problems.

<<<Look kids, our PC is too slow! Oh, but wait, Mom has the Talisman of the Cloud (tm). BZZZAP! Wow, it's all better now. Thanks Cloud! I for one welcome our new fluffy overlords...>>>

::shudder::

Fine, online distributed server based storage has a place, but people talk of the mysterious cloud like it has the ability to solve world poverty, hunger and initiate world peace. It's just a fricking big distributed file server. Talk about vendor lock in though. Imagine if all your personal data files, photos, music, video and whatnot are all stored on some Cloud(tm) service, and you forget to pay your fees...oopsie, no access to your personal data until you pay up! Oh, and by the way, now you're our subscriber, we'd just like to point out that you can't transfer your data elsewhere because we don't support competing services. Also, we have this nifty Cloud(tm) based word processor/spreadsheet application, it's 'free' as long as you use the Cloud(tm). What's that? you want to convert your files to use them on something else? Sorry, no can do....

This 'cloud' based save service from Sony is very narrowly targeted at game saves, and I have no issue with it because it is so targeted, plus it's an enhancement to an existing process, not a replacement. But too many people put all their eggs in one basket, and that's what the Cloud(tm) vendors are after.

</rant>

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EddPm6
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:43:35 PM

@TheHIghlander
"Imagine if all your personal data files, photos, music, video and whatnot are all stored on some Cloud(tm) service, and you forget to pay your fees...oopsie, no access to your personal data until you pay up"

I would have to say that all storage systems that you pay for are based in the fact that you have to UPLOAD them from your PC/other device, I.E. you have the original files. Access to them off the server is locked if you dont pay, yeah, but its not like your world crumbles and you dont have your data ever again. Unless youre stupid enough to delete the files off your pc after backing them up.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:58:11 PM

Yes, the original versions are stored on your PC, but what of things that are modified on the cloud, or only exist on the cloud?

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:12:48 PM

What I hate is that the commercials make it seem like this CLOUD stuff is some kind of new and magnificent invention of M$. Annoying.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 7:06:27 PM

It was just for fun guys sheesh, and there was a commercial with a SONY desktop in it which I found ironically funny.

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kellett007
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 8:03:19 AM

@ TheHighlander "Mom has the Talisman of the Cloud" very funny.

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PAKINIPS
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 3:58:08 PM
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Wish I could get plus but I don't have enough time with my playstation now I'm at uni :(

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tes37
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 4:01:19 PM
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Man, this is just awesome I think. Too bad it didn't show up in time for my daughter's save files, but I'll be taking advantage of this as soon as it's activated.

Playstation Plus really is a great value. Sony is a little more generous with the plus program than I expected. The Rewards program may turn into something great as well, but we're not allowed to discuss it.

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matt99
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 4:01:33 PM
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So this is why (or at least partly why) the network is down today...cool.

On a side note, I was reading some of the forums about the network going down today and some people are going nuts, it's quite entertaining to read.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 4:27:15 PM

That always happens, every time there is a maintenance outage, several 1000 people go bananas and threaten legal action...over a maintenance outage on a free network... ...maintenance...
...free...
...bananas!

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matt99
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 7:53:14 PM

Haha, also if someone can't go 11 hours without playing online then they have bigger issues to deal with.

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gumbi
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 4:12:59 PM
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This is tempting... The most tempting Plus feature for me yet, if only for my 'copy prohibited' games.

I've got a little flash drive that I keep in my PS3 specifically for game save backups. If it weren't for those pesky copy prohibited games this backup system would be perfect.

I really don't want to pay $50/year for it though. I'm not saying Plus isn't worth $50 for those who'll use it. But for my gaming habits and for what the service offers, it's just not worth it for me. Discounts on games I won't buy, and early access to demo's I'll get in a week anyway. Sorry Sony, cloud saves wont be enough to get my $50.00. Not yet.

Now if Sony comes up with a Plus service that can make the day 3 or 4 hours longer, then sign me up!

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 4:23:05 PM

One day, gumbi, you will lose valuable data & regret your words.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 4:58:15 PM

It copies the protected save data and uploads it to the Cloud Storage, doesn't matter if it's protected.

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JSwayze
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 4:14:08 PM
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I think it's about time to become a Plus member

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:02:38 PM

Same, when i get my new PS3 I'm subscribing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:02:28 PM
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Nuts to that, I want Tifa storage.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:14:43 PM

Tifa... lol...

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:15:21 PM
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Great idea, I will have to become a PS+ member. I have so many games to buy though. 5 Trophies away from my KZ3 Platinum. Then Homefront, Crysis 2, Mortal Kombat and Motorstorm Apocalypse. PS+ will have to wait until at least June. Thanks Sony, great idea!

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:17:34 PM
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The thumbs down bandit lives!

So funny how people get off on pressing a button. I can see it now... "Take that and that.." As the bandit right clicks. Sad.

Last edited by FatherSun on 3/9/2011 5:19:27 PM

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 6:06:02 PM

You mean left clicks. =)
Right clicking would get him nowhere.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 6:46:38 PM

"The thumbs down bandit lives!"

Or rather, he doesn't. Seems to me he has no life if he has time to constantly login only to thumb people down. :)

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tes37
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 8:32:15 PM

I must confess, it wasn't me.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:19:58 PM
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Well, i the thumbs up bandit, will Thumbs up!

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Alienange
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:24:24 PM
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Plus still feels like Sony's yard sale to me. Bunch of left-over junk no one really needs but is glad they paid for.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 5:30:51 PM

One mans junk is another mans treasure.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 6:29:55 PM

That's true, but it also depends on what the junk is. xD

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 6:47:28 PM

Junk that's worth a hell of a lot more than $50 a year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 6:11:10 PM
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Monkey's cloud in Enslaved is badass.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 6:37:43 PM

Flying Nimbus was better. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 8:10:38 PM

I don't know what that means :/

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 8:25:30 PM

flying nimbus is the cloud the Goku rides in dragon ball. when he was young and had not learned to fly on his own.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 9:39:14 PM

Enslaved is $19.99 new at Gamestop, even less used.

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 8:16:54 PM
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Whats with the thumbs down? Is someone just randomly trolling every article and putting a thumbs down? Anyway, I'm jealous that all the PLUS subscribers get MK demo :(

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 9:39:52 PM

everyone gets the mk demo next week

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Kai200X
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 9:06:45 PM
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I still have plenty of space, but I will use Cloud since I was a day one Plus member, so why not use it?

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Temjin001
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 9:38:28 PM
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I'm still not on board with PSN Plus. But I think this is a cool feature that adds value to the service. Personally, I back up all of my game saves to a USB flash drive that just stays plugged into my PS3 all of the time (game saves take up very little space so I can hold 1,000s of saves with 4GB).

Does anyone know if this service automatically backs up your saves to the network? Or would I have to manually do it?

I'm still waiting for the real deal maker feature that makes this service worthwhile. Right now I'd still rather pick my discounts at my own discretion without an annual $50 (that adds up fast over the span of a few years). I think patience is the ultimate key to getting the best value these days, and it's a virtue that saves money where I don't have to pay $50 a year to exercise it.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 10:28:47 AM

It does NOT automatically save it. You navigate to the save file you want to copy to the cloud, hit triangle I believe, and the top option is to copy.

It was very simple, and I was surprised how fast it copied over. Very fast.

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Bloodysilence19
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 3:06:19 AM
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i do wish it was for everyone to use, not just plus members. i have to switch over to my other account to use the advantages of plus cause my main account i use i learn the hard way by game sharing now i cant activate that account with the ps3 i use. anyoo i think plus members should get something extra with the cloud like more storage space just something else. Ive been using the cloud Ive already use 30mb of it. i think they should of given us at least 1gb or 500mb. i don't think it will take long till it maxing out 150mb.

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___________
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 4:15:32 AM
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dam!
only if they released this a few days earlier my ME2 save file would of been saved!
oh well.
will come in handy just encase another developer forgets how to debug their game before release!

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FreQaZoiD
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 6:54:17 AM
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Awesome! Plus member since Day 1 - absolutely worth it! Even though I've had a 320GB HDD installed on my Launch 60 for over 2 years, saving to a cloud will allow me to play on my 80GB in another room. If only they had this since the start...

PSN: FreQaZoiD

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kellett007
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 8:12:02 AM
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I am beyond trilled that they have added this feature for plus members. As someone who's BC PS3 is no longer with us and had their backup become corrupted I can really use this. I just wish that this had come out before I decided to play Heavy Rain several times on my quest to get the 25 different endings. I think I will now resume the challenge to get the Heavy Rain platinum.

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