Thoughts on Playstation Now!! game changer?? *update

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#1 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

i think its big news. this potentially opens up a massive revenue for sony

PS1, PS2 and PS3 streaming to many devices like ps4, tablets, bravia tv, vita and phones

  • Closed beta end of january in the US
  • Releases in the summer 2014 in US
  • Subscription model or rent by title

'With PS Now, you can rent by title for specific games, or you can choose a subscription that delivers additional value with a wide variety of genres. For example, you can try out a game by rental first, before deciding to actually purchase the full game and download it to your console. We believe this streaming game service will add tons of value to dedicated game consoles in addition to packaged and downloaded games, and in doing so, we will open up a new world of possibilities across PlayStation platforms.'

  • *update: 5mbps+ connection recommended. game saves stored on cloud

complete break down here: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/01/07/playstation-now-5mbps-recommended-us-mainland-at-first-save-files-move-lots-more/

damage control by POLYSOFT hahaha

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#2 Posted by Shewgenja (16163 posts) -

Massive game changer, as well as the expansion on IPTV services. No HDMI-in necessary. Sony just leapfrogged Microsofts TVTVTVTV BS.

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#3 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3588 posts) -

It sounds incredible I want to see more and probably will at E3

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#5 Posted by Douevenlift_bro (6450 posts) -

tlhbo

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#6 Edited by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

It's not really news, we've known about this for a long ass time.. They just changed the name. But yeah it was always a megatonne

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#7 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

MASSIVE REVENUE? Sure whatever you say pal.

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#8 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

How much is it gonna cost per month? I'm guessing $10.

Also not really a game changer. Onlive and gaikai did the same thing. Albeit with PC games.

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#9 Posted by Ghost120x (4849 posts) -

It looks interesting and I would love to see it in action. Along with the live tv/ on demand stuff, It was just the thing I was looking for in the ps4. At first I was considering Xbox one because it has more features but since this stuff is rolling out sooner than I expected, I will get a ps4 now.

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#10 Posted by OhSnapitz (19060 posts) -

@ninjapirate2000 said:

How much is it gonna cost per month? I'm guessing $10.

Thank you for addressing the elephant in the room. Is this service going to be part of PSN+? Or will it require a separate fee?

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#11 Posted by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

@ninjapirate2000 said:

How much is it gonna cost per month? I'm guessing $10.

Also not really a game changer. Onlive and gaikai did the same thing. Albeit with PC games.

This IS Gaikai..

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#12 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

MASSIVE REVENUE? Sure whatever you say pal.

hahahhahahaha u still shook up from 4.2m news? haha i said 'potentially', key word

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#13 Edited by PonchoTaco (3159 posts) -

Looks pretty cool, but not for me.

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#14 Edited by lglz1337 (4798 posts) -

MS cloud just got destroyed

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#15 Edited by Shewgenja (16163 posts) -

Seems like a smart way of phasing out expensive PS3 production without losing a market for software. Very smart business decision and increases incentive to sell PS4 and a huge incentive for Vita.

Sony is shaking things up here.

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#16 Posted by Truth_Hurts_U (9697 posts) -

If it looks as bad as Onlive... No thanks.

I much rather have Full HD remakes @ 60FPS.

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#17 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (30137 posts) -

Wanna put up some links and info about what you're talking about in the OP?

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#18 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@Truth_Hurts_U said:

If it looks as bad as Onlive... No thanks.

I much rather have Full HD remakes @ 60FPS.

ps3 games are hd and will age very well. what is the point in investing all that money for remakes, rather have them work on new games

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#19 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

@Couth_: Yeah I know lol.

I hoping this comes with ps+ subscription, but I'm guessing not since Sony invested so much in Gaikai. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy games I already have.

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#20 Edited by BruceBenzing (405 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/07/sony-reveals-its-streaming-service-playstation-now?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

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#21 Edited by Animal-Mother (27334 posts) -

@ninjapirate2000 said:

@Couth_: Yeah I know lol.

I hoping this comes with ps+ subscription, but I'm guessing not since Sony invested so much in Gaikai. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy games I already have.

I'd take a 5 dollar bump in a PSN subscription to get this. As long as it featured the most prominent PS3 games and a whole lot of PS2 and PS1 libraries

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#22 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27304 posts) -

Yea Im not sure on this.Doesint this conflict with ps+? also does this mean no more ps1 and ps2 classic games will be to be bought now.

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#23 Edited by OhSnapitz (19060 posts) -
@Animal-Mother said:

@ninjapirate2000 said:

@Couth_: Yeah I know lol.

I hoping this comes with ps+ subscription, but I'm guessing not since Sony invested so much in Gaikai. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy games I already have.

I'd take a 5 dollar bump in a PSN subscription to get this. As long as it featured the most prominent PS3 games and a whole lot of PS2 and PS1 libraries

..well they would either charge you for the service or for the games. I just hope it's not unreasonable. I missed out on quite a few PS3 titles and I would rather not buy a discounted PS3.

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#25 Posted by tymeservesfate (2230 posts) -

what, the TVTVTVTV BS is a good thing now that Sony copied Microsoft lead? nooooo....cows wouldnt be that hypocritcal.

LAWL!

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#26 Edited by stereointegrity (11249 posts) -

it lets me finish TLOU on my vita then im in

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#27 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@tymeservesfate said:

what, the TVTVTVTV BS is a good thing now that Sony copied Microsoft lead? nooooo....cows wouldnt be that hypocritcal.

LAWL!

?????? wat ??????

lems have completely lost their minds hearing that 4.2m megaton haha

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#30 Edited by nyzma23 (1000 posts) -

I want to know

-price is it subscription or on demand

-bandwidth requirement

-how smooth is it and can i play it in hd

-and why there is no pc client you sold vio laptop for god sake

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#31 Edited by Dreams-Visions (26576 posts) -

It very well could be a game changer. It depends on how good the service is (quality, latency) and how much the subscription/rental prices are.

If Chris G, Diago Umehara, and Justin Wong test out the latency and say it gets THEIR approval...the service will be a show-stopper.

I hope this forces Microsoft to implement a similar technology this generation because there were some 360 games that came out from 2005-2009 that I'd love to play again. But I sold my 360 to get a One and now I can't play them. Also, I miss Halo CE, Ninja Gaiden Black and some others from the Xbox years.

But yes, PlayStation Now...PS1/2/3 games on any tablet, Vita, smartphone or even television...presumably unified across all devices you own by a single subscription (like Netflix) would be pretty huge....provided tablets, smartphones and televisions get proper controllers made for them. To this date, all smartphone and tablet controllers suck ass.

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#32 Edited by DonnaTroy (245 posts) -

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late and are a joke. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

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#33 Edited by MonsieurX (35299 posts) -

@donnatroy said:

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

How's that innovation exactly?

And Nintendo didn't bring anything innovative?That's why they tried to copy them and failed with Move?

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#34 Edited by charizard1605 (74956 posts) -

This makes the Vita the ultimate PlayStation player. I'm in.

Side note, I wonder if this will cause PS+ to be bumped up to $60 a year?

EDIT: I am worried about streaming, bandwidth, latency, and other infrastructure issues- I'm trying to imagine 4 million PS4s and 5 million Vitas all trying to play resource intensive PS3 games at once, won't the network just crash?

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#35 Edited by Truth_Hurts_U (9697 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786:

FULL HD = 1080p

Which is TV standard this day and age.

720 is have the resolution. Not to mention most games ran 30 FPS or less and other struggled to even do 720p.

You might not buy it... But I would.

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#36 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@nyzma23 said:

I want to know

-price is it subscription or on demand

-bandwidth requirement

-how smooth is it and can i play it in hd

-and why there is no pc client you sold vio laptop for god sake

i would love to have it on pc that would be awesome. from what im hearing pricing is on demand or u can subscribe to a monthly fee

@Dreams-Visions said:

It very well could be a game changer. It depends on how good the service is (quality, latency) and how much the subscription/rental prices are.

If Chris G, Diago Umehara, and Justin Wong test out the latency and say it gets THEIR approval...the service will be a show-stopper.

I hope this forces Microsoft to implement a similar technology this generation because there were some 360 games that came out from 2005-2009 that I'd love to play again. But I sold my 360 to get a One and now I can't play them. Also, I miss Halo CE, Ninja Gaiden Black and some others from the Xbox years.

But yes, PlayStation Now...PS1/2/3 games on any tablet, Vita, smartphone or even television...presumably unified across all devices you own by a single subscription (like Netflix) would be pretty huge....provided tablets, smartphones and televisions get proper controllers made for them. To this date, all smartphone and tablet controllers suck ass.

the only 3 games worth playing on x360 are halo ce, halo 3 and gears 3. the rest like alan wake are on pc anyway, knowing m$ if they did a service like this they would charge ridiculous prices. i just want them to port halo ce hd to steam damn it

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#38 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4325 posts) -

I hope it will allow me to play the games in my collection without charge.. This is some cool stuff, its going to roll out much sooner than i thought.

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#39 Edited by hoosier7 (4166 posts) -

Good stuff, i really hope there's more of the PS2 back catalogue, they rarely got remakes or were on the UK PS store.

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#40 Posted by wolverine4262 (20725 posts) -

Interesting idea, but I already have dedicated gaming devices. I dont see the point.

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#41 Edited by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

So you pay a subscription or you pay to rent the games, sounds expensive to me but we shall see. Also quality remains to be seen, I mean, being able to play the games is nice, but if the quality is as bad as Onlive used to be then it will be pretty shitty.

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#42 Edited by DonnaTroy (245 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@donnatroy said:

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

How's that innovation exactly?

And Nintendo didn't bring anything innovative?That's why they tried to copy them and failed with Move?

Jelly confirmed.

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#43 Edited by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

@bobbetybob said:

So you pay a subscription or you pay to rent the games, sounds expensive to me but we shall see. Also quality remains to be seen, I mean, being able to play the games is nice, but if the quality is as bad as Onlive used to be then it will be pretty shitty.

Yeah. Input lag and compression were horrible.

I'd use this at least occasionally if it's good, but you no doubt have to have up to date high speed internet to get any good out of it. And the service itself better be cheap.

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#44 Posted by MonsieurX (35299 posts) -

@donnatroy said:

@MonsieurX said:

@donnatroy said:

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

How's that innovation exactly?

And Nintendo didn't bring anything innovative?That's why they tried to copy them and failed with Move?

Jelly confirmed.

So you can't answer properly?

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#45 Posted by uninspiredcup (20220 posts) -

As I suspected, the end of console gaming. This will be the future my friends, no PS5, it will simply be a streaming service on tablets.

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#46 Edited by Alucard_Prime (6953 posts) -

I just hope MS does not do this too, waste of time and resources in my opinion. Why don't you guys just keep your PS3 close by, you would prefer to play a laggy version of a game?

Rather than concentrating on the future, this feels like a step backwards to me, but to each his own there must be a market for it if they are doing it.

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#47 Edited by HavocV3 (8017 posts) -

This is a megaton.

We have the most fervent opposers of P2P online services now supporting P2P online AND P2P BC.

Paying for BC...top lel.

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#48 Edited by BruceBenzing (405 posts) -

TC aren't you going to thank me for providing the link?

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#49 Edited by silversix_ (23429 posts) -

I CAN PLAY DARK SOULS 2 ON PS4 oh gawd my life is complete.

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#50 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Let's just wait and see how this turns out