PS+ Plus General PSN Game Talk

Aristophan wrote:

And Cid.

Not sure if joking...

Has anyone rented movies through PSN? Are they streamed, or downloaded?

El-Producto wrote:

Has anyone rented movies through PSN? Are they streamed, or downloaded?

I think they can be either one, but either way you only have either 24 or 48 hours to watch it once you first hit the play button.

OK thanks. As a cable free household, there is the odd movie that I can't get on Netflix.

I'm playing through the DS version of FFIV on my iphone at the moment, and it's pretty great. Not the best ever, but definitly fun and worth it. Especially since FFIV is one of the FFs that I never got around to finishing on the SNES.

Does Guardians of Middle Earth have single console MP?

Dissidia is surprisingly good, and I usually hate any of the Square games made in the past 5 years. I'm looking at you, anything Kingdom Hearts after II.

Hooray! More people playing Dissidia. Now I'm extra sad the game doesn't have online play.

Looks like we got Quantum Conundrum as an instant game collection title. Pleasantly surprised after I played about 2 hours worth of it. I have to say it's pretty good, with one exception: the floaty, slippery first-person platforming.

Charming game, though. Made by the creator of Portal.

I still have yet to fire up GoME, but it sounds like a casual MOBA-style game. Having never tried that genre, I'm excited to get my feet wet with it.

As a heads up, Final Fantasy V is not playable on the Vita. It will not allow you transfer the game. It allowed me to install it on my PSP, so they've specifically disallowed the Vita for some reason.

Doh, that sucks. I tried FF6 on Vita, and indeed the load times are lessened from playing the game on CD on PSOne. I think I could handle this. Not until I'm done with Persona 4 Golden though.

ahrezmendi wrote:

Doh, that sucks. I tried FF6 on Vita, and indeed the load times are lessened from playing the game on CD on PSOne. I think I could handle this. Not until I'm done with Persona 4 Golden though.

Yup. I'm probably going to give FFIX a go when I get the chance (read: after I beat P4G, and maybe after I beat an NG+)

Evo wrote:

Looks like we got Quantum Conundrum as an instant game collection title. Pleasantly surprised after I played about 2 hours worth of it. I have to say it's pretty good, with one exception: the floaty, slippery first-person platforming.

Charming game, though. Made by the creator of Portal.

I still have yet to fire up GoME, but it sounds like a casual MOBA-style game. Having never tried that genre, I'm excited to get my feet wet with it.

I think we've had Quantum Conundrum for a while now.. I really need to try it.
Just installing my new 320gb hard drive

Tanglebones wrote:

Yup. I'm probably going to give FFIX a go when I get the chance (read: after I beat P4G, and maybe after I beat an NG+)

Definitely do that. It's a criminally underrated game.

Vrikk wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Yup. I'm probably going to give FFIX a go when I get the chance (read: after I beat P4G, and maybe after I beat an NG+)

Definitely do that. It's a criminally underrated game.

I've watched over my wife's shoulder as she's played it, just never got around to it.

Evo wrote:

<--- Hugely bummed that US doesn't get Sleeping Dogs this update. I have plenty to play from what I downloaded when I signed up but this update strikes me as lackluster. I'll give GoME a try but I'd much rather have Sleeping Dogs and F1 Stars.

I'm pretty gutted that the US gets Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus on the Vita and the EU get Wipeout and Lumines woooooooo :P. Does anyone know why they don't/can't just release the same free games/content worldwide?

dissposablehero wrote:
Evo wrote:

<--- Hugely bummed that US doesn't get Sleeping Dogs this update. I have plenty to play from what I downloaded when I signed up but this update strikes me as lackluster. I'll give GoME a try but I'd much rather have Sleeping Dogs and F1 Stars.

I'm pretty gutted that the US gets Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus on the Vita and the EU get Wipeout and Lumines woooooooo :P. Does anyone know why they don't/can't just release the same free games/content worldwide?

Licensing. Different deals get signed at different times with different markets. Also, demand may be perceived/actually be different in different markets (e.g., FIFA's popularity outside the US, vs. FIFA's popularity within the US)

Wow, Lumines would be awesome. We did already get Wipeout I think? Hope we get Lumines at some point in the future though.

demonbox wrote:

I posted this originally in the VG Deald thread, guess I forgot to cross post here. Currently Sony is offering $50 PSN + a free year of PS+ if you get a PlayStation credit card (no annual fee), sign up to Sony Rewards (no cost), and make a purchase: http://www.sonycard.com/en/gateway/?...

As odd as it is to promote a CC, it's a great deal. I received the card and was told the purchase only has to be over $1, can be for any item (not just Sony related of course), and the $50 and PS+ will show up in a month or two. For anyone else looking for a good deal and willing at least temporarily open a line of credit, it's a pretty sweet deal.

As a follow-up, some real life experience to encourage others to take the plunge into a great deal:

I got the card within 3 weeks of applying. I made a small purchase (bought a pizza) and called customer service. I was told it would take 1 to 2 billing cycles for my coupon codes to arrive, and I received a couple of accounts of how they would get to me. Within a week of my purchase I got my codes. I just redeemed both of my codes tonight.

So, for the price of a pizza I got $50 and a year of PS+. My plan is to apply that $50 towards 15 months of PS+ (a current deal). That'll bring it to 27 months of PS+ for the price of a pizza.

I just want to go on record as saying I fully support Demonbox's new pizza-based currency system.

No f*cking way am I paying 4 sicilians for a bigger Vita memory card. No sir.

Hm... pizza for PS+... sounds yummy.

I decided to sign up for the deal as well. I bought a $5 game on PSN with the thing and received my PS+ and $50 certificates today. It's really an incredibly low investment deal as long as you're not likely to run up the card and not pay it off.

LobsterMobster wrote:

I just want to go on record as saying I fully support Demonbox's new pizza-based currency system.

I can't tell you how much I love this idea, thank you for crystallizing it. I'm looking forward to the next steam sale (assuming it's still on sale), and asking if DarkSiders is worth half a slice.

mateofalcone wrote:

I decided to sign up for the deal as well. I bought a $5 game on PSN with the thing and received my PS+ and $50 certificates today. It's really an incredibly low investment deal as long as you're not likely to run up the card and not pay it off.

Exactly. I recommend anyone who can consider a card with points anyway, though only if you know yourself well enough to be 100% that you'll pay your balance off monthly.

Stele wrote:

Hm... pizza for PS+... sounds yummy.

You don't get the pizza. You give up the pizza for PS+.

Jayhawker wrote:
Stele wrote:

Hm... pizza for PS+... sounds yummy.

You don't get the pizza. You give up the pizza for PS+.

Yeah, you can't have your pie and eat it too.

Well, as I was sitting on the couch this weekend, I realized that as someone who owns both a PS3 and a Vita, it would probably be a really good idea to sign up for Plus.

Between the two platforms, SO MANY GAMES. I hate I missed some of the earlier ones, but I can't wait to see what else we get.

I'm right to think that I just need to go and hit the download button, then cancel the download right? Then I'll be able to get it any time because it's in my purchased games?

necroyeti wrote:

Well, as I was sitting on the couch this weekend, I realized that as someone who owns both a PS3 and a Vita, it would probably be a really good idea to sign up for Plus.

Between the two platforms, SO MANY GAMES. I hate I missed some of the earlier ones, but I can't wait to see what else we get.

I'm right to think that I just need to go and hit the download button, then cancel the download right? Then I'll be able to get it any time because it's in my purchased games?

You don't even need to download, just complete the purchase for $0.00.

necroyeti wrote:

Well, as I was sitting on the couch this weekend, I realized that as someone who owns both a PS3 and a Vita, it would probably be a really good idea to sign up for Plus.

Between the two platforms, SO MANY GAMES. I hate I missed some of the earlier ones, but I can't wait to see what else we get.

I'm right to think that I just need to go and hit the download button, then cancel the download right? Then I'll be able to get it any time because it's in my purchased games?

Yup. You can even do it from the Sony Web Store, as of a couple of weeks ago.

I think the store has changed somewhat. I no longer have to "purchase" for $0 the last couple of Plus freebies. I only have the download option.

I just bought a 500 GB laptop drive and swapped it out on the PS3. I just download it all.