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#1 Edited by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

@handlas said:

@jsnyder82 said:

I have absolutely no idea how anybody can like this service. Why pay an obscene amount of money just to rent the game when you may as well just buy it cheaper? Not to mention the fact that you'll have guaranteed access to the game and wont have to worry about your internet connection being fast enough.

This service was designed with morons in mind. Sony wants to rob you, and I cant believe some people seem totally okay with that. Just look at N4G. That place is Sony fanboy central, and even a lot of them don't seem to like PSNow very much.

I don't really think anyone is giving it a pass. Everyone is complaining that the pricing is ridiculous. Even on the PSBlog where you will more than likely see everyone praise everything Sony does they are complaining about it.

Hopefully no one will use it and they will adjust the pricing to fix that. Hopefully it doesn't just die becuase I'd be interested.

Oh, I will totally admit that most people hate the pricing, which makes me happy to see. But I've seen articles trying to explain to me why it's actually a good deal, and I can't seem to wrap my head around it.

@metalbaofu said:

I don't think renting a game for 4 bucks for a week is me being a moron. At least one of them(Swarm) is 4 bucks for a whole 30 days, and Zeno Clash 2 is 5 bucks for 90 days.

And, I'm talking about those specific prices. I do agree that most of the prices seem crazy. I also don't know how much of the pricing is on Sony or the various game's publishers. The difference in pricing on the various games kind of makes me assume it's more the publisher's than Sony.

Basically, some of the prices seem fine and the rest are nuts. If you could buy the game for the rental price, then there is no point in renting.

No, $4 for a week is just an okay deal, in my opinion. That's a lot more like the kind of prices you'd see at Blockbuster, and that's fine. And if you decide to use the service every once in a while, for games like that, then sure, go for it.

But my concern is the pitiful "4-hour" rentals, and the unbelievably expensive 90 day rentals. 30 bucks, for a rental. You have access to a game for 90 days, you have to be online, and it costs you $30 of your hard-earned dollars. And at the end of 90 days, buh-bye. Whereas you could go to any store, pick up that same game for close to that same price, or even cheaper in some cases. And you have it as long as you want. Not to mention the fact that it will be lag-free.

#2 Edited by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

I have absolutely no idea how anybody can like this service. Why pay an obscene amount of money just to rent the game when you may as well just buy it cheaper? Not to mention the fact that you'll have guaranteed access to the game and wont have to worry about your internet connection being fast enough.

This service was designed with morons in mind. Sony wants to rob you, and I cant believe some people seem totally okay with that. Just look at N4G. That place is Sony fanboy central, and even a lot of them don't seem to like PSNow very much.

#3 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

Its easily the most boring game I've played on the PS4 thus far. I don't know how they managed to take a game where you turn into dust and neon lights so boring, but by God they did it. I probably got halfway through the game before realizing it was mind numbingly repetitive, and I haven't picked it up since.

#4 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

Mayo is gross.

#5 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

@mb said:

You are of course free to not use Steam...otherwise I'm not sure what the point of this topic is. Maybe you should go post this on the Steam Community forums and hope for some feedback.

The term 'Grammar Nazi' has become mainstream, so now I'm embarking on my mission to claim stake for 'Poor-Excuse Nazis', starting with "Don't like it? Don't eat." That is not a valid excuse; never was, never will be. As the market leading product for game purchases, it's kind of in their best interest to satisfy customers, not to sit around awaiting praise from fans, as your "don't eat" reply would imply. Someone in the thread said "feature-creep" and that's kind of what it is. Last-gen consoles experienced this too as time went on. The physical aspect of the console was never built to support all of the software additions. Likewise, Steam was built for a limited purpose, and was built using older tools (I assume). The point is, it doesn't feel like a modern app because it isn't. They keep releasing updates but a real change would require them to rebuild it from the ground up.

Well that's not fair. The "Don't like it? Don't eat it." excuse is perfectly valid, and completely different from the "don't like steam? don't use it" excuse. There are a ton of different things you can put in your mouth, and only a handful of PC gaming clients. Use a better analogy, dummy!

#6 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

Yeah, downloaded this huge, apparently 14 gb patch, and guess what? It didn't do jack shit. It actually seemed to make the stuttering worse on my PC. My PC that has16 gb of ram and a GTX 780ti. On medium settings...

I am so, so glad I got this game for free with my graphics card. Feel bad for anybody whose cash Ubisoft outright stole. I've never boycotted a company before, but Ubisoft will officially never see another dime of my money. It's just become increasingly clear with every new PC release that they simply don't give a shit.

#7 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

I can see MS totally improving the load times to get into achievements, since they've been updating practically everything about the system on a month basis. It's safe to assume now that the OS will only get better and better with more features and tweaks every month. Like @bigjeffrey above me says, next month will add snapping of achievements so you can follow them directly and actually have progress trackers. Really neat, I think.

It's still not near as bad as the PS3 XMB though. Man that takes ridiculously long to get into trophies. I actually haven't tried it yet on the PS4.

Oh my God, yes. Anybody who thinks either the One or PS4 are slow need to take another look at the XMB. One time it took a whole five minutes to open up my Trophies menu and get all the games to load.

Trophies sync in a couple seconds on the PS4.

#8 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

It's alright. Better than the PS4 UI, honestly.

I really don't understand why I can't organize my game library on either system. It's such an easy fix, yet nobody seems to care that their games are just sitting on there, completely un-alphabetized. Fix this shit, Microsoft and Sony! Even the Wii U lets me move my games around.

#9 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

I turn everything off when I go to bed.

I also have to physically unplug the Xbox One because even with it off I can still hear that damn fan.

#10 Posted by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

Definitely AC4 and Wolfenstein.

I would pass on Infamous, though. It's so boring and not anywhere near as good as people are making it out to be.