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PSN now supports game rentals?

iamjohn

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Yeah they won't do this, it will be probably triggered the first time you run the game. I still hope the prices are decent. Digital movies rentals are still expensive compared to regular rental stores
...so then yeah they WOULD do it, right?
 

Manmademan

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There's no possible way this can be free. Not if it actually rolls out as a service. 7 days free? There's just no way.
why not? plus gives out 5 games a month permanently, as long as you're a subscriber. Random titles for 1-7 days for free is nothing.
 

Effnine

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I'm stuck at work ... can someone please confirm this is real for US PSN? Any other details? Is this for PS+ peoples? Amazing if true ...
 

Josh7289

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They could charge a small fee and it'd still be worth it.

Yes, I know, "don't give them ideas!"
 

TalonJH

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Maybe something to do with the recent psn problems. Surely it won't always be free. I figure this may have not meant to be live and is a part of PS Now and the prices just aren't there yet.
 

JayEH

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Yeah must be PSNow. Really glad we're finally getting digital game rentals.
 

Salex_

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I was confused by this thread at first. I thought this was about "Playstation Now" but it's actually PSN? This sounds amazing!

EDIT: Oh, so it is Playstation Now? I'll be surprised if they keep the 7 day free rental.
 

Dragon

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So, this doesn't seem to work on the web store. So only on PS3?

I'm going to tweet this at Yosp and see what he says.
 

SnakeEyes

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Holy crap, that's awesome!

Since we know so little currently, I'd suspect that the free rentals are tied to having a PS+ subscription. Anyone here not have PS+, that can verify that it's free for everyone?
 

Cess007

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From what I can tell it only works for People with PS+. I tried it on my non PS+ account and nothing. So I guess PSnow is part of PS+?
I think is region based (as PSNow is supposed to be). I checked on my Plus account (MEX) and it didn't look like that. I checked on my non-Plus US account and yep, it appears.
 

DedValve

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There's no way 7-days will be free not even 1 day.

Most games can easily be powered through in 7 days. If so...then....I mean....all of my goddamns. All of it.
 

kuppy

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i did 30 day trial, checked out and nothing happened
Go back to the game and click the Full Game Trial (only for PS+ members)? This way you can download the whole game and if these passes work you should be able to play it all within the time limit. If they don't the game will stop after 60 minutes. Personally I think this won't actually work, since those PS+ Trials need a patch to be fully unlocked and if you check out with the 1/7/30 day pass you don't get such a thing (which would indicate that well PS Now is only streaming what isn't working yet).
 

ItAintEasyBeinCheesy

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Pretty cool, PS+ is already a pretty great option for "renting" a game but being able to choose titles is pretty awesome.

Don't know how devs and publishers will feel about it though.
 

Dragon

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The Last of Us is supposed to be a PS Now title right?

1 Day rental? It'll take me more than a day to download a 9 GB file off PSN.
I'd hope it would start when you boot the game, not when you downloaded it.
 

Effnine

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Pretty cool, PS+ is already a pretty great option for "renting" a game but being able to choose titles is pretty awesome.

Don't know how devs and publishers will feel about it though.

Would certainly help games with more legs, like multiplayer games ... but yeah, something like the Last of Us or GTA or South Park can be beat in much less time than 7 days ...
 

Effnine

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Has anyone been able to actually download the rental? Or does it just say available for download?