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    i received a few round messages on my PS3 last night from a few people who are not linked apart from my friends list saying that in January Sony will be putting a charge on online gaming. i've had a quick look at work but cant find any such announcement but other forums that DO say its coming too.

    is there any truth in this or has anyone herd the same thing?

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Hmm, maybe for some games, but I can't believe that it would become a blanket charge.

    Games like LittleBigPlanet would almost be ruined by things like that... although I might consider it a possibility for things like FIFA where the online is a separate element to the main game.

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Make sure you forward it onto 10 people otherwise you'll be cursed...

    BS if i ever smelt it...

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Quote Originally Posted by gtech View Post
    Make sure you forward it onto 10 people otherwise you'll be cursed...

    BS if i ever smelt it...
    Not again

    That little girl who got dumped at the theatre is already due to murder me 18 times at 9:21pm

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Microsoft will give you £20 every time you post this in a forum, I received my cheque for £1.7m within 30 seconds....

    Gaming charge = nope
    Tiered (sic?)charging for content = probably

    I'd imagine it'll be something similar to the 360, get demos earlier, premium/early DLC, some new partnership with another company for their service over PSN/etc It's just not been released exactly how it'll work yet.

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Sorry this a rumor has been chinese whispered up to much. What has been announced is that PSN will be the underlying technology for all interlinked Sony tech (TVs, cameras, PCs, etc). As a content delivery system it will allow for premium content, either through one off purchases or subscriptions.

    PSN may get a premium subscription tier, much in the same way the US got Qore, although on a bigger scale. One option for the PSP is game rentals.

    Don't worry just yet, the sky isn't falling for the moment.

    Update: here is the offending slide http://golgotron.com/2009/11/sony-pl...harge-for-psn/

    All we know is "subscription", we don't know what having a subscription includes, or not having one excludes.

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    They already have that 'premium' nub Qore thing anyway don't they ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    You gotta be joking! Sony is out of Earth, it's a bit like the 360.

    SONY, DON'T MAKE ME PLAY ON THE WII!!!

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Quote Originally Posted by jbitkill View Post
    You gotta be joking! Sony is out of Earth, it's a bit like the 360.
    . . . . what?

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    waaaaah

    Quote Originally Posted by jbitkill View Post
    Sony is out of Earth, AHHH OUT OF THIS WORLD I SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE THERE!!

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Had about 50 of those messages arrive in my inbox..all deleted too.

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    They have already said that the free services will REMAIN FREE, and that includes playing online etc.. Just because they choose to add some OPTIONAL premium services is not an issue, as we dont have to buy them.

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Prime View Post
    i received a few round messages on my PS3 last night from a few people who are not linked apart from my friends list saying that in January Sony will be putting a charge on online gaming. i've had a quick look at work but cant find any such announcement but other forums that DO say its coming too.

    is there any truth in this or has anyone herd the same thing?
    I cant see this happening

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged

    Quote Originally Posted by p4ul View Post
    They have already said that the free services will REMAIN FREE, and that includes playing online etc.. Just because they choose to add some OPTIONAL premium services is not an issue, as we dont have to buy them.
    Pretty much what I heard and expect too...

    It would be a horrible idea for Sony to destroy one of their most appealing assets (the fact you can just jump online at anytime without being tied down to a period of time where you can actually do it) but I can imagine them with some sort of movie/music subscription, being Sony where they have huge stakes in media.

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged?

    on the other hand sony would see it as another way to get some money back on the PS3

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    Re: PS3 online to be charged?

    No, they've already stated that what is currently free will remain so.

    They're looking at ways of getting increased revenue from additional services rather than just micro-transactions.
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