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  • ivy-reisner - March 5, 2014 7:21 a.m.

    If it is under $20, I am so there. This looks outstanding, and I really hope Sony is able to pull it off. Then again, after the amazing job they did with the PS4, is there room for doubt?
  • FoxdenRacing - January 8, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    Depending on how it's done, this could either nicely solve the backwards compatibility and scarcity with age problems...or it could be another bellyflop like all that have come before it, Onlive all the way back to Sega Channel. I do like that it's a rental paradigm [either in single title or all-you-can-play form] rather than a purchase paradigm, though. A step in the right direction, that. And who knows, maybe they'll even cut devs a piece of the pie based on number of plays per month. Latency will always be an issue...no matter how fat your pipe is, there's still the extra steps of 'send input to server', and 'get video back from server'. If anyone's crapping their pants about this, it'll be Gamestop [whose two primary businesses are Retail Renters...use store credit to buy game to beat game to sell back for store credit...and overpriced recently-old titles]. As long as this supplements real physical things, and supplements DD [I don't personally like it, but there are plenty who do], I'll be ok with it. If they add disc-on-demand [on-time disc pressing] on top of the suite as well, I'll be ecstatic.
  • kenshinxx - January 8, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    Simply put: streaming will NOT be a truly viable option until Google Fiber is nation-wide (or some other cable company's equivalent, but cable companies are perfectly happy with the current slow-as-hell-way-over-priced model, so don't count on it anytime soon).
  • Brhyno - January 8, 2014 10:24 a.m.

    Heh, did anyone else notice that the pictogram for the "Data Center" on PG. 6 is an original model Xbox 360?
  • Darkhawk - January 8, 2014 7:06 a.m.

    This looks great. With the death of Blockbuster etc., it had been getting difficult to rent. When it comes to short single-player campaigns, it'll be a useful thing to have!
  • jh4911 - January 8, 2014 3:50 a.m.

    Well the latency will only be a real big problem on mp play. I don't see much of a problem with sp experiences.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - January 8, 2014 3:44 a.m.

    This is what I'm hearing: On top of already having to pay PS Plus, a newer subscription allows you to play specific old playstation games, ranging from a whopping amount of what you could play right now on your PS3. I mean really now, this is ignoring third parties mind you, but Sony doesn't have much exclusives to actually give you, mainly because %75 of them just had an HD collection released anyway, especially PS2 third parties, hell even kingdom hearts. So what exactly is it worth subscribing for? Sure I guess you could say streaming to any device, but that doesn't change the fact that the catalog itself will be worthless save for Playstation 1 games I guess, like Crash? But activation owns that now, then again Nintendo does still release DKC. Either way, it seems useless and meant for an almost but not really excuse to Backwards compatibility. You tried Sony.
  • Shigeruken - January 8, 2014 6:14 a.m.

    Yeah, there definitely needs to be a balance. Like if I could pay a small amount of money each year (maybe a ps plus discount?) to stream my existing PS3 digital library and whatever is in my disc drive I would be interested.
  • learn_2_game - March 7, 2014 12:08 a.m.

    I never owned a ps3 but when next gen came out I decided to go with ps4. So maybe there are other people out there like myself who never were able to play these HD remix versions. I would love to be able to play these games on my ps4. I'm also positive that they will have ps3 games on there that I was unable to play as well. Like Demon Souls/God of War. Just because YOU think it will be pointless doesn't mean OTHERS will. Sorry you tried.
  • MeanwhileGuy - January 8, 2014 2:48 a.m.

    This sounds great if they can get it working and nail any latency problems, but you missed out the part that says PS Now is only launching in North America this summer, and leaving us Europeans out in the cold. They've said it's due to problems with the vast difference in service providers and internet speeds across the UK and EU, which is an acceptable excuse, but it would be nice for them to give us an approximate date.
  • FoxdenRacing - January 8, 2014 10:44 a.m.

    The differences are wild in the US too...some cities have easy access to 50mb, while some places in the boonies 5mb cable [or slower] is still the only broadband option. I'm surprised the reasoning wasn't access to enough large enough data centers, given central Europe's sometimes-unfriendly topography [giant mountains] and smaller landmass-to-citizens ratio [740 million people squeezed into 3.9 million square miles, compared to 314 million people squeezed into 3.7 million square miles].
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - January 8, 2014 12:03 a.m.

    The fact that I can play The Last of Us and all the other PS3 games I missed is already a big plus. I wonder how many PS1 and PS2 games they'd ultimately bring to it though? Really the titles that come from those two systems will decide whether I sign up or not. I'm a huge nostalgia addict.
  • shawksta - January 7, 2014 11:42 p.m.

    I knew they were gonna do something awesome with Gakai and they nailed it. I wonder how they'll handle certain third parties or just stick with their first party. Especially considering licensing. Though i gotta agree with Ryan about it not being a replacement to backwards compatibility completely, but its still neat.
  • Shigeruken - January 7, 2014 8:25 p.m.

    If I can't stream games I already own as part of PS Plus I'm not interested. If I'll see the same percentage of regional price gouging already in the ps store I'm not interested. If games will be regionally locked like they are on the ps store I'm not interested in paying a subscription.
  • hazzilnut - January 7, 2014 6 p.m.

    I like the idea, but I'm hoping pricing is reasonable, somewhere around £5 to £10 seems okay. I'm still curious of when the whole idea of being able to hop into your friends game and watch them play in real time is going to come, presumably its related to gaikai
  • hester2 - January 7, 2014 6:23 p.m.

    My guess is that the subscription will be competitive with Gamefly's, which if I remember correctly, runs about $15 a month in the US.
  • cyco687 - January 7, 2014 8:33 p.m.

    closer to 20 with tax and all
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - January 7, 2014 5:56 p.m.

    It'd be cool to play PS3 games on my PS4, but I've still got my PS3 and a CD binder full of games
  • Talvari - January 7, 2014 5:34 p.m.

    Bleh, I like the idea, but not a fan of the execution. But hey I just wish it had normal backwards compatibility anyway so maybe i'm a little salty. Would prefer that outright buying the game was an option ontop of rent/subscription but hey, that would be asking too much ;_;
  • Elgyem - January 7, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    Finally, THIS is the kind of stuff I was hoping for when I got a PS4!

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