When I first purchased my PS3 i wasexcited about getting a 3 month voucher for playstation plus. They had advertised it that I would get free games, which I did, but for 3 months. When the expiration date rolled around I was surprised when my games wouldn't load anymore.
Where was it advertised? I'd assume there was an asterisk on that advertisment, which should always be paid attention to.
Also, there's a warning for every piece of content offered for "free" that it is available only for the length of your subscription, each time you initially "purchase" them.
Those are two warnings that the content is not permanently free.
yea yeah, so bacally, its not free. Nexflix doesnt claim, get free movies/tv show for free when you sign up for membership. But sony use that word, free games, a lot. smh
They specifically say "Free to PS+ Subscribers" or "Free for Members" - if you cancel or let your subscription lapse, you're no longer a subscriber or member. There's no lying going on. Grow up.
You're not paying for the games, you're paying for the subscription which so happens to have free games for who ever is a member of Plus along with other benefits.
I wouldn't see it as a "rent", because when you pay another plan, you are not only enabling yourself to play the games you already have, but also getting other ones as well! Basically: "Pay to keep the games, but here's more!". I guess you could say that you're paying for the new content, but if you do some calculations you would notice that the price of the subscription actually is way lower than what they offer. For example the first month I got plus it already exceeded the $50 I payed! The rest of the 11 months was kinda bad though... cuz they kept giving me more games to play! I had to upgrade my HDD and spend more time on mi PlayStation 3.
Then you get discounts, which are never charged against you if you decide to cancel. I saved like $7 a while ago for GTA: San Andress. Will they ask me for those 7 bucks I didn't spend? Nope.
Now when you're saying that we are lazy to put our saves up or have an actual external HDD well let me say it like this. First of all, the saves are in a clowd way, way up there. I don't have to drag around a HDD to transfer my save to my bro's PS3 when I want to play on his TV or when I visit a friend. Also, I have set my auto-update/storage to around 6AM. A time where I am usually asleep. That way I don't have to spend wake-hours uploading all my saves to the Plus Clowd.
Free games, discounts, auto-update... what am I missing.... oh yeah, as if all that wasn't enought, it is cool to cary around that awesome "Plus" sign around showing you're a PlayStation fan. Unlike other companies *cough*microsoft*cough* where you have to pay and not get anything.
Thanks for reading. Peace.
I prefer buying games in disk format. They look alot better next to my other PS3, PS2, PS1, and other older collection of games Love to show off my collection of games
Same here. I'm a collector. PS+ is great for me, because it allows me to play games I probably wouldn't normally go out and buy.
If it's something I really love, I purchase a physical copy (like Borderlands.)
I don't like the idea of having to download my games if I want to play them. (I usually delete a game after awhile, to save room.)
If the urge suddenly arises to play one of them and my internet is out (or PSN is down) I couldn't get on the store to re-download them. And if I had a huge HDD with all my digital games, and my HDD goes out, I'd have to re-download them all again. No thanks.
Obviously I don't have a choice when it comes to PSN Only titles.
Whatever you (OP) have to say, PS+ is a great deal specially if you spend a lot for games. I was also dissapointed when i found out that you would not be able to play the games you got once out of the subscription but after giving it some thought, the way it works really makes sense.
DEAL WITH IT. LOL