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GodPlzStopMe

"Playstastion Now" Got insta killed?

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The pricing on these rentals is absolutely unacceptable  

 4 days = (4,99$ Dollars)

7 days = (7,99$ Dollars)

30 days = (14,99$ Dollars)

90 days = (29,99$ Dollars)

Just to rent ONE game on Playstastion  holy shit  I could buy 4-5 Games whit 30$ and i would have the games forever on My Steam Library Account and Steam has better Streaming Service than Playstastion. Also holy shit 4,99$ for 4 DAYS?!?!? 

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Yeah, they shot themselves in the foot with that one. But from what I've seen, most of the games up for 'rent' are crap anyway. Who the hell is dumb enough to play Final Fantasy XII-2? Wasn't the first one awful enough?

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Meh with the crappy internet infatructure in the UK it aint gonna work anyway (for most people in the UK that is)

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Wow. You might as well just buy a game from the bargain bin in a second hand store. I got a lot of games there for less than $10, and I can still trade them for $4 if I want to. What were they thinking with this crap?

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Wow. You might as well just buy a game from the bargain bin in a second hand store. I got a lot of games there for less than $10, and I can still trade them for $4 if I want to. What were they thinking with this crap?

its still in BETA hopefully they fix the prices for the Streaming Service  when it comes out of BETA.

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I would expect it to cost more than steam because it's streaming to multiple devices but the current pricing is way over-zealous. 

 

Here is a pricing plan which I think is more reasonable.

 

1 hour:               Free to play

4 days:              $3.99

7 days:              $5.99

30 days:            $9.99

90 days:            $19.99  (although I don't really think a 90 day rental is sensible anyway)

Subscribtion:    $24.99 per month

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Boogie did a great job enlightening gamers without inciting anger. This is the initial sub model for the new service and will change based off of reactions by the gamers. 

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I just kept my PS3 and the games.

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Lol love how they think they're gonna throw this into the community and hope no-one will really notice their pricing... Hilarious how Consoles and before anybody starts getting hyped PC developers always try this shit...

Anyway this will not work in the UK. I am from the UK and as somebody pointed out in a previous comment (Raizurhk) The internet here is absolutely shocking and the concept will last all of 10 minutes.

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BETA pricing or not, publishers will not willingly let their products go without trying to make a profit. They don't care if you can go find one for dirt cheap. They consider digital goods always new, so they want a premium for them.

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Yeah, they shot themselves in the foot with that one. But from what I've seen, most of the games up for 'rent' are crap anyway. Who the hell is dumb enough to play Final Fantasy XII-2? Wasn't the first one awful enough?

I think you mean XIII-2.

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i think back in the day renting video games from a movie rental place was like $3-4 for 4 days. But, some games you could beat in 4 days anyways. I don't know...

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Everyone does realize that when they mean 4 days they mean 96 hours of you playing in game . So realistically you could stretch that 96 hours across months. 

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Everyone does realize that when they mean 4 days they mean 96 hours of you playing in game . So realistically you could stretch that 96 hours across months. 

I don't think that justifies the prices, considering that for not a whole lot more than what they're charging, you could own those games forever, at no additional charges.

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I think people or forgetting you not just paying to rent the game, your paying for the ability to play that game on multiple devices.

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Everyone does realize that when they mean 4 days they mean 96 hours of you playing in game . So realistically you could stretch that 96 hours across months. 

 

Where did you hear that nonsense?  If that were the case no one would be bitching and from a marketing standpoint it's totally impractical because people would only rent for as long as it takes to beat the game, which in almost all cases is way less than 96 hours making the other renting options irrelevant.  Think about the 90 day option, who the hell is going to rent Ben 10 for 2160 hours of gameplay at any price!

 

Have you ever had a rental contract for anything whether it be for a game, a movie or even a vehicle or a powertool where the time cap was based on the number of hours of use rather than the duration you have the product?  That's ridiculous.

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Where did you hear that nonsense?  If that were the case no one would be bitching and from a marketing standpoint it's totally impractical because people would only rent for as long as it takes to beat the game, which in almost all cases is way less than 96 hours making the other renting options irrelevant.  Think about the 90 day option, who the hell is going to rent Ben 10 for 2160 hours of gameplay at any price!

 

Have you ever had a rental contract for anything whether it be for a game, a movie or even a vehicle or a powertool where the time cap was based on the number of hours of use rather than the duration you have the product?  That's ridiculous.

I heard it from the Screwattack youtube channel.  However, i  do agree that it does seem impractical but at the same time Sony has not said that the 4 days is just 4 days(if that makes sense).  I honestly think it should be 1 day, 4 days, 7 days, 2 weeks,a month,and then a flat out permanent ownership but that is just my opinion. At the end of the day everybody just needs to calm down and see what Sony says about all this. There is no need to freak out over something that is still in beta.

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To quote Angry Joe... YOU DONE FUCKED IT UP!

Yeah, they screwed it up.

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Even if it is by hours, doesn't that shit start counting down the second you start it up the first time? Like the trial Plus games and movie rentals?

 

I don't really know right now, I haven't done either in a long time.

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I heard that it was based entirely on playtime. So the timer only counts down when you're actually playing the game.

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You serious? OMG *slaps forehead*

So this is the next evolution in games world eh? Pffff OMG... Hahahaha :lol:

I hope this fails hard. Money grabbing SOB's! Hope this turns out in Playstation Never, instead of PS Now :P 

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i don't understand why think they people are willing to pay to rent games regardless of how expensive or inexpensive it is.

 

the movie and game rental's store in the UK called blockbuster (which i believe also operates in other countries) shut down here nation-wide because no one wants to rent anymore it seems.

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