Streaming PS3 games on Gaikai will cost $6 per game

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#51 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35549 posts) -

Up to 6$ to own a game would be nice.

But rent? Not so much.

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#52 Edited by vincent380 (2244 posts) -

6 dollars really isn't bad IMO depending how long the rent is and the game title. I would do it if its a game i haven't been able to play instead of maybe finding it through a online store or paying more at major retailer.

So i don't see whats with all the negativity. Under those circumstances i think its a good idea. I still hope they offer a subscription though.

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#53 Posted by PSP107 (16980 posts) -

@clr84651 said:

@PSP107 said:

@GamingGod999 said:

Why can't they just follow the subscription system that Netflix uses?

Games may require a higher bandwidth.

I'd pay $6 to play Dark Souls 2 on my PS4.

Yea but how long will you have access to the game.

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#54 Edited by slimdogmilionar (989 posts) -

@GarGx1 said:

So when Gaikai starts streaming to Bravia HDTV's and mobile devices does that mean PS, PS2 and PS3 games are no longer exclusives?

Sony sold Bravia already which sucks because this is why I was looking forward to PS now because you could use it with all Sony products but seeing as how they sold Viao and Bravia that only leaves PS, and Vita, and I doubt anyone would by an xperia just for PS Now when you can get it on any other android phone.

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#55 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12401 posts) -

I thought Gaikai was $50 a year

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#56 Edited by Kjranu (1752 posts) -

This will be a total cash cow for Sony. I won't get into the whole Now thing though as I prefer to buy games and enjoy them over time as you would a book.

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#57 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -
@PSP107 said:

@clr84651 said:

@PSP107 said:

@GamingGod999 said:

Why can't they just follow the subscription system that Netflix uses?

Games may require a higher bandwidth.

I'd pay $6 to play Dark Souls 2 on my PS4.

Yea but how long will you have access to the game.

You tell me.

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#58 Posted by Zidaneski (8621 posts) -


$6 for one game,most likely a one-playthrough short game. That isn't that bad. And lets say you and friends just want to play something different one night or all try a game out. You all chip in and stream instantly. Not bad and you'll all know if anyone actually wants to buy the game now. I don't see myself renting any single game, I'll go for the monthly subscription but it still all depends on the types of games offered and how well they run streaming, that I think will be the deciding factors if this service takes off or not.

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#59 Edited by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

Not that happy about this. Paying $6 to rent a game isn't something I'd be interested in (especially if they put in any kind of time restrictions on how many days you have to play it), would rather buy games for probably $10-20. Plus if there's subscription fees on top of that then it's looking awful.

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#60 Posted by PSP107 (16980 posts) -

@clr84651 said:
@PSP107 said:

@clr84651 said:

@PSP107 said:

@GamingGod999 said:

Why can't they just follow the subscription system that Netflix uses?

Games may require a higher bandwidth.

I'd pay $6 to play Dark Souls 2 on my PS4.

Yea but how long will you have access to the game.

You tell me.

What if they say $6 for 72hrs, will you bite?

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#61 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

Depending on the time, that's really good. A game for rental at my local video place is like $8 for 3 nights.

@wis3boi said:

This is really funny considering how backwards it is. PC has been at the forefront of DRM, microtransactions, and second rate ports for years now.

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#62 Edited by treedoor (7648 posts) -

@R3FURBISHED said:

I thought Gaikai was $50 a year

I'm betting PS Now will be subscription-based with individual pricing for games on top of it; not one or the other.

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#63 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Depending on the time, that's really good. A game for rental at my local video place is like $8 for 3 nights.

@wis3boi said:

This is really funny considering how backwards it is. PC has been at the forefront of DRM, microtransactions, and second rate ports for years now.

cute alt account you made there

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#64 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4939 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

HAHAHA no.

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#65 Posted by cainetao11 (33912 posts) -

No thanks. And that goes for you too, MS. I'll just play them on the consoles. Don't really play anything from 6th gen or older anymore, anyway. When this goes to other devices it may make Sony some good income though. That's very much needed.

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#66 Posted by lamprey263 (35149 posts) -

it would be nice if they integrate it with the PS+ libraries people have for their PS3s, that way people can play their PS+ games on the PS4 through the streaming service

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#67 Edited by tymeservesfate (2230 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

I always like Ellen Page in TLOU.

Ellen Page isnt in TLOU...she's not associated with the game in the slightest.

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#68 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

@tymeservesfate: yes I know Ellen is not in TLOU. Remember how she was suing for her likeness being used though? It was all a big joke on my part. Still friends?

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#69 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (8106 posts) -

How long can you rent for?

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#70 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (1537 posts) -

It really seems pricy considering the quality of streams at this point in time, and the fact that you are still going to have to deal with input lag. That's not even considering how titles with multiplayer are only going to compound the lag.

This seems nothing more than a cash grab. To those saying that an emulator for PS4 is not possible, apparently its about to happen, just not from Sony.

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#71 Posted by Senor_Kami (8529 posts) -

@GamingGod999 said:

Why can't they just follow the subscription system that Netflix uses?

They might. It'd be packed with "Games With Gold" quality AAA titles from like 6 years ago. Every once a while you'd get something new. 90% of the games would be indie movies you'd never heard of. And for ongoing game series, You'd get CoD5 when CoD7 launches.

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#72 Posted by speedfog (4960 posts) -

Another ripp-off for cows.

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#74 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Depending on the time, that's really good. A game for rental at my local video place is like $8 for 3 nights.

@wis3boi said:

This is really funny considering how backwards it is. PC has been at the forefront of DRM, microtransactions, and second rate ports for years now.

cute alt account you made there

Nice rebuttal to the argument you got there.

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#75 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

@wis3boi said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Depending on the time, that's really good. A game for rental at my local video place is like $8 for 3 nights.

@wis3boi said:

This is really funny considering how backwards it is. PC has been at the forefront of DRM, microtransactions, and second rate ports for years now.

cute alt account you made there

Nice rebuttal to the argument you got there.

trolling != argument

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#76 Posted by Promised_Trini (3651 posts) -

And this why I will always stick with Physical Discs.

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#78 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

Bwahahahahaha, they're kidding, right?

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#79 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

@wis3boi said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Depending on the time, that's really good. A game for rental at my local video place is like $8 for 3 nights.

@wis3boi said:

This is really funny considering how backwards it is. PC has been at the forefront of DRM, microtransactions, and second rate ports for years now.

cute alt account you made there

Nice rebuttal to the argument you got there.

trolling != argument

You posted an inaccurate picture used to incite a reaction, and yet I'm the troll?

Must have woken up in Bizarro World this morning.

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#80 Posted by Caseytappy (2199 posts) -

@Pray_to_me said:

They're charging $25 for Balders gate ....

Are they now ?

http://www.bowlerfc2001.fsnet.co.uk/fih/images/baldrick.jpg

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#81 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@clr84651 said:
@PSP107 said:

@clr84651 said:

@PSP107 said:

@GamingGod999 said:

Why can't they just follow the subscription system that Netflix uses?

Games may require a higher bandwidth.

I'd pay $6 to play Dark Souls 2 on my PS4.

Yea but how long will you have access to the game.

You tell me.

What if they say $6 for 72hrs, will you bite?

No. I will likely only rent if it's for a month or more at a time. No one knows yet.

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#82 Posted by Zaibach (13466 posts) -

just keep your ps3...

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#83 Posted by gago-gago (12050 posts) -

Now we see why they're called cows, they get milked.

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#84 Posted by PSP107 (16980 posts) -

@gago-gago said:

Now we see why they're called cows, they get milked.

So why are people lems and sheeps?

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#85 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

think this belongs here

And that's why you don't have GTA V yet.

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#86 Edited by TheEroica (17522 posts) -

TCHBO.

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#87 Posted by handssss (1907 posts) -

@crashnburn281 said:

It really seems pricy considering the quality of streams at this point in time, and the fact that you are still going to have to deal with input lag. That's not even considering how titles with multiplayer are only going to compound the lag.

This seems nothing more than a cash grab. To those saying that an emulator for PS4 is not possible, apparently its about to happen, just not from Sony.

ps3 emulator and yeah it's not fucking possible. I don't care what PC you have, you aren't going to be able to pull it off. Maybe in the future with better hardware, but not now. The only other option is skyrocketing the ps4 price and changing system shape, probably making it much larger by including ps3 components in the system then.

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#88 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

It'll probably be $6 per day.

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#89 Posted by XaosII (16705 posts) -

That's ridiculous! Who would pay to temporarily stream a game that they don't even own? Imagine if someone tried to do this with movies!? It would be a colossal failure, like Netflix.

Oh... wait.

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#90 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@wis3boi said:

think this belongs here

And that's why you don't have GTA V yet.

You must've started gaming this gen to not realize the release schedule of GTA since 12 years ago

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#91 Posted by Dire_Weasel (16681 posts) -

I've been using my PS3 more and more lately so this service probably isn't something I'll use, but if it's $6 to rent a game until you beat it, that's not too terrible.

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#92 Edited by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@inb4uall said:

@wis3boi said:

think this belongs here

And that's why you don't have GTA V yet.

You must've started gaming this gen to not realize the release schedule of GTA since 12 years ago

Yes, keep desperately clinging to that hope.

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#93 Edited by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@wis3boi said:

@inb4uall said:

@wis3boi said:

think this belongs here

And that's why you don't have GTA V yet.

You must've started gaming this gen to not realize the release schedule of GTA since 12 years ago

Yes, keep desperately clinging to that hope.

your potato quota is low, peasant

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#94 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6976 posts) -

Sony should set up a plan similar to Netflix. Netflix lets you stream movies, series and TV shows for $7.99/month, Gaikai should do the same, but with games for about $10 per month.

$120 year playing as many games as you like.

If not, a basic monthly fee of $4.99 and then sell games dirt cheap, like $0.99-3.99 depending on the game.

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#95 Posted by KittenNose (2456 posts) -
@inb4uall said:

@wis3boi said:

think this belongs here

And that's why you don't have GTA V yet.

I actually agree. Given that GTA V is full of microtransactions for what used to be cheat codes, I am quite sure they are going to milk the heck out of the console market before releasing it on PC. The core PC market (except of course the insane 1%) would never tolerate such a thing when they can just mod it for free without being banned

.Luckily a slow month for the PC is only ten to thirty games released, so it isn't really missed.Gonna wait until it is five bucks on steam, just like GTA IV. I really have to get around to playing GTA IV... Too many games, too little time. Hey how are those launch titles treating you? =P

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#96 Edited by remiks00 (3797 posts) -

Nah, doesn't appeal to me. Not to be too cynical, but I feel like it's going to be a mediocre streaming service...

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#97 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

I'd rather pay a monthly or yearly subscription than to pay game by game. 6 bucks seems pretty steep, but we'll see how it turns out I guess.

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#98 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

This is for a rental, surely. I bet you pay $6 and have a week of rental time. No thanks. I stopped renting games many moons ago.

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#99 Edited by tymeservesfate (2230 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@tymeservesfate: yes I know Ellen is not in TLOU. Remember how she was suing for her likeness being used though? It was all a big joke on my part. Still friends?

sure why not.

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#100 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

@kittennose said:
@inb4uall said:

@wis3boi said:

think this belongs here

And that's why you don't have GTA V yet.

I actually agree. Given that GTA V is full of microtransactions for what used to be cheat codes, I am quite sure they are going to milk the heck out of the console market before releasing it on PC. The core PC market (except of course the insane 1%) would never tolerate such a thing when they can just mod it for free without being banned

.Luckily a slow month for the PC is only ten to thirty games released, so it isn't really missed.Gonna wait until it is five bucks on steam, just like GTA IV. I really have to get around to playing GTA IV... Too many games, too little time. Hey how are those launch titles treating you? =P

Launch titles? As in for the PS4 and Xbone? Early adopting is for idiots.