Originally Posted by Speedymanic
Isn't it damaging to consumers? Explain to me how it isn't.
By giving away something like Awesomenauts for free, you set a terrible precedent for consumers that brand new games should be free if you pay a subscription. It damages expectations and spending habits, which ultimately means that less developers might be inclined to release content on that platform if the majority pay for PS+ but don't buy any content.
Less money being spent = less motivations for devs to work on and release content for said platform. happens all the time, if Sony continue to make PS+ so 'value for money' that it starts to negavitely impact people's spending habits on the service, the same will happen to PSN and that's something I don't want to see happen.
Originally Posted by JB1981
It's really not. Patching, updating and downloading demos or videos is so much easier and so much faster on XBL. It doesnt appear to be connection-dependent since I'm using the same connection for both services and XBL beats PSN handily.
When I had a Xbox 360, shit was lightning fast on my old 35Mb/35Mb connection, SEN not so much, slow as fuck on everything
I'm now on 150Mb/50Mb connection and my PS3 is wired, every time I do the connection test through the PS3, I get 1/5th of my speeds, yet I do them on my laptop, it's over 110%
There's something called DLC, maybe the game is a resounding hit, the next one might get picked up
Do you not realize there is potential in PSN+
How is it damaging to the consumer?, I gave them $50 upfront, I have no clue what the next 12 months will offer me, sometimes you get hit with the Jackpot like these last 2 months, or have you forgotten the early years when we got paltry shit and most weren't going to re-sub after the first year
God forbid the consumers comes out head, heaven forbid Sony cuts deals with developers/publishers, Oh the HORROR!
I'm a smart consumer, I don't go willy nilly and by shit every week on PSN/XBL
Awesomenauts, the publisher is in deep shit, Sony must have done a deal as a saving grace measure, they paid them something that allowed the publisher to go, yeah you can give it away free
I would have never bought it for $10, cause I didn't really pay attention to all PSN games, there's too many
Guess what?, Awesomenauts DLC, those 2 characters and other shit they will release, now will get bought DAY 1
I fucking enjoy it so much, sometime enticing people to play for free, get you rewarded handsomely in the end
HAVE YOU NOT SEEN THE MMO Landscape change right before your eyes
F2P really brings something new to the table, you get content FREE!, if the gamer enjoys it, subliminally they will reward you with money, be it tokens, gear, skin, whatever the fuck they be selling