Topic: Will Playstation Now replace your PS3?
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January 18, 2014 at 9:19 am #1403
I still own a PS3 due to the fact that I have a big library of games that I have not finished yet, or might want to play again. Depending upon the price and how it works, PS Now could make me go to PS4 exclusively. I am looking forward to trying this out. I am worried about pricing, though. This and how fast they add games to the library. Of course, how the games play will be key to making this work, and I am curious to see how (and if) multiplayer games will work with this service. Also, will we be able to use our PS3 cloud saves with games we have already played? There are many questions yet to be answered. What do you think of this service, and what do you expect it to become? Also, check out the article below to see how they plan to make it work. Pretty cool, I think. SONY combined 8-PS3’s on one board to set the architecture in the cloud…
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/175005-sonys-playstation-now-uses-custom-designed-hardware-with-eight-ps3s-on-a-single-motherboardJanuary 18, 2014 at 10:44 pm #1404
I think the service looks cool. Definitely will appeal to people whom missed the PS3. I wish there was a convert for games we already own digitally but oh well.
I have a feeling we will see much more info at E3, my current guess is that it will be 9.99/month on top of PS+. Would be great if they gave it free to PS+ subscribers pre-PS4 as a loyalty thing(won’t happen) 🙁January 20, 2014 at 10:55 am #1406
Nope. My PS3 has 100+ games between retail and digital, so it’s not going anywhere.
I WILL use the service and give it a try to see if it’s worth whatever they will end up charging
@the_nmac: PS+ subs will probably get a free month code to try the service or something like that.January 20, 2014 at 10:56 am #1407
I really can’t wait to see how much this service will cost lol..January 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm #1420
Nah, my ps3 also has a lot of digital games on it, the fact that my ps3 is also backward compatible (I do still play ps1 and ps2 games) gives me plenty of options of what to playJanuary 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm #1421
Hope they surprise us with it. I expect more details at E3. No big conferences until then I think.February 11, 2014 at 9:57 pm #1557
Nope, so many games I still will play on my PS3, would be sweet if you could get your physical PS3 games for free but doubt that would happen.February 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm #1593
No because you have to pay to use the games AGAIN.
If only PS Now could have a “recognize” the disc you can BC play it or play a download of it while it’s in the machine. But you know that’d be cracked os they’d never do it.February 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm #1599
Why would they do that? Nintendo has made a business model of selling games over and over again on multiple platforms and people still do it.April 19, 2014 at 7:45 am #1752
It looks to be a “rent” system for now. At least that is how it is in the beta.
I have been playing for a few days now and I am impressed overall. The only lag I have experienced is when I was playing the racing game GRID. It has some noticeable lag and causes steering issues. The games start up almost instantly after you select them after a short “connection test.” It is only available on PS3 for now, though.April 20, 2014 at 8:53 am #1753
Really cool. Thanks for the info. I am looking forward to hearing more. It will take a while for us Canadians to get the system.April 21, 2014 at 6:36 am #1754
Wait, PS Now is in beta somewhere, and can I get in on this beta?
I will pay a shit ton for some of my old games. Thanks!April 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm #1759
I was invited via email in March and had to wait til last week to receive my voucher code. I have been playing Catherine since yesterday, fun game. You can use your saves between sessions, and can get trophies for any games that have them. The Now interface is setup just like the PSN (SEN) Store and when you select a game there are three offered selections:
Rent for “1 day,” “10 days,” and “30 days.”
They are all free for now, of course, and I don’t know if the 3 selections mean anything at this point. It does give you an idea of how they (SONY) are thinking about setting it up, though.
The games available rotate periodically according to the other testers in the forums and it appears to have rotated just as I was sent a code. These are the current games available for the Beta:
PixelJunk Racers: 2nd Lap
PixelJunk Shooter 2
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Ben 10: Omniverse 2
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
Nights into Dreams
Saints Row 3
Sniper Elite V2
As I was writing this, the info had already been “leaked” by another site, so I don’t feel so bad by posting it.April 24, 2014 at 6:24 am #1781
It’s funny how The last of us was one of the demo games initially and now with the next gen release it dropped right off.May 22, 2014 at 4:58 am #1891
Is anyone here in the beta?
ive heard quite a few people have it in the podcast beyond facebook group
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