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Why do playstation fanboys try to act like games on PS+ are free?


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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 6:09:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 6:10:27 PM PST
JJ350 says:
When you need to pay an $18 fee every 3 months or $50 a year to rent them?

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:11:39 PM PST
I award you 7/10 for effort, 3/10 for originality.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:12:47 PM PST
Nilrem says:
Seriously, no one has a mop?

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:14:54 PM PST
Oh it's this thread.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:17:09 PM PST
Holly, why did you change your name to JJ350?

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:17:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 6:22:45 PM PST
DVvM says:
Games on PS+ are not free.

Games on PS+ are like streaming movies on netflix. You have access to them as long as you are a subscriber, which is a privilege you pay for. No one would say "Netflix streaming movies are free" they would just say "if you pay the membership fee you can watch the streaming movies they have as much as you want" which accurately mimics how PS+ works as well.

The value proposition of both Netflix and PS+ are based on how much you use it. If you don't actually watch any netflix movies it's not a good value to subscribe. Likewise "if you don't play PS+ games, take advantage of discounts." But if would you use either service extensively it's probably a good idea to join.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:20:20 PM PST
Yup yup. I'd agree with that.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:21:18 PM PST
Someone's bored with Halo 4 already.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:22:53 PM PST
Technosapien says:
Once I'm done with a game, I'm usually done with it for good, so games on PS+ feel free to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:23:19 PM PST
If you get enough discounted games over a year to make up for the $50 yearly fee, those "rentals" become pretty much free.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:24:31 PM PST
JJ350 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:27:24 PM PST
DVvM says:
Well, if you save enough money on shipping with Amazon Prime to make up the yearly fee, do the streaming movies that Amazon Prime offers become free?

I wouldn't say so. You're just paying something for a membership, and the membership offers certain privileges or opportunities that may or may not be a good value for you depending on how much you would use them.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:30:06 PM PST
It's not a fair comparison, because amazon gives you free shipping without prime.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:30:10 PM PST
Pick 34 says:
I prescribe a lot.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:32:27 PM PST
Really? I would like some Xanax, Adderall, and maybe some Prozac just to mellow out.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:34:00 PM PST
I'd give a real response to the question the OP is asking, but the OP doesn't deserve a real answer.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:34:12 PM PST
JJ350 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:35:28 PM PST
FOGE says:
Because you touch yourself at night.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:41:14 PM PST
So I was watching a playthrough of the Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse game, and in the first level while fighting angry frat guys, a parade float goes by with Peter on it naked, crying, and singing "my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and they're like "its better than yours, damn right, its better than yours, I could teach you but I have to chaarrrgeee"

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 6:46:46 PM PST
I like my free rentals.

I pay for PS+ so I get cloud saving, automatic updates, early beta access, and the ability to 1-hour trial many new games.

The free games I get every month are awesome. Call them rentals, whatever. They weren't there when I started my subscription, so they were an addition that did NOT cost me any additional money.

To me, they are free.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:47:40 PM PST
I play all my PC games online for free, so nya!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:50:36 PM PST
Yet this argument is frowned upon when Xbots use it to justify paying for Live.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:52:36 PM PST
Live puts lots of things that should be free behind a paywall.
That's unjustifiable.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:54:39 PM PST
Okay, sure. But if someone pay $60/year for Live and gets more than that back in savings on games, is that person being ripped off?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 6:55:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 6:56:17 PM PST
When the multiplayer portion of your physical games is unusable because that function REQUIRES payment, there's nothing on earth that justfies that, discounts or not. It's just plain unacceptable. THAT's why the argument is frowned upon.
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