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    Default WipEout HD Free with PlayStation Plus

    According to my interpretation of Sony's currently ongoing E3 Press Conference:
    PlayStation Plus (The premium subscription package unveiled today) will be free for three months for everyone. And for the first month, WipEout HD will be offered for download for free.
    The catch is: you will own WipEout HD for as long as you maintain your subscription, which in the ends costs 50$ per year or 18$ per three months (Which you will need to pay after this free trial.)

    This has the potential to bring in much more fence sitters (Why would there be any, well for some even 30$ is a steep price for the whole HD Fury package unfortunately) to the game, and combined with the 3D available now, much more exposure to the game. Most likely much more than it has ever gotten before the release and during these two years that we have had the game (Low marketing, you know how it went.)

    This is great news for WipEout, and unlike I was thinking earlier, there might still be hope for something new for WipEout. But before that, Motorstorm Apocalypse must come out...

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    wow you are fast!
    i just saw the news in the live sony conference.

    its very good reason to buy the subscriprion although i guess anyone who wanted to buy WipEout have already bought it.
    i mean 25 Euro for the game plus fury, its a steal...

    unfortunately, as you said, Sony is currently investing on Motorstorm:Apocalypse and (surprise there) Twisted Metal...
    let's hope WipEout's comeback will not be long

    WipEout will never die!

    EDIT: according to the european playstation site, it seems that the WipEout will be free only in USA.
    europe will get instead free LittleBigPlanet (plus free 3 months) (if you subscribe before 3 August)
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    how do people go from boasting about how they don't have to pay to play games online to being excited for it?

    And don't say just because they give you something free, Xbox Live gives sales and special offers and exclusive stuff every month if you have a paid subscription.

    I'm not trying to start a console war by any means, my brain is just baffled by this logic lol

    Is there a link to Sony's E3 press conference? I haven't followed -any- of the Big Three's news lately and I wanna sit down and check them all out at some point.

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    here you go AG-wolf: http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/sony-e3/
    you can also check the official playstation site.

    Sony have really made things easy for Microsoft this gen.
    HUGE marketing mistakes, lost many exclusive games (final fantasy 13, devil may cry, tekken etc.),redundancies to Studio Liverpool, POOR customer support.
    what did they expected?
    i ' m a loyal Sony customer but i recognise the efforts from microsoft.
    yeah, the usually splash cash and buy companies, exclusive DLC and games, "buying" sites (gametrailers anyone?) BUT isn't that what Sony did 15 years ago with Playstation against SEGA and Nintendo?

    anyway, i hope they learn from their mistakes!

    at least PSN will STILL be FREE unlike Xbox LIve... XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by AG-wolf View Post
    how do people go from boasting about how they don't have to pay to play games online to being excited for it?
    You misunderstand me. I am excited for what this could mean for WipEout HD. It is a good publicity I think. I recognize that some features that could be implemented in the future for the PSN could arbitrarily deemed "premium" for Sony and put in the "You need to pay" bin.
    And this still does not mean that everyone will have to pay. Unlike the Xbox, you don't pay to play online on the PS3. Everything we have right now will stay free, that's what they said.
    The way they described PlayStation Plus, it seems as a fixed cost you pay to get more games, demos, DLC, invites to beta than you probably can by paying this 50$ to something else than PlayStation Plus.
    Quote Originally Posted by AG-wolf View Post
    Is there a link to Sony's E3 press conference?
    Sony's E3 Press Conference will be on the PlayStation Store for free download in 720p (Part one was there yesterday already.)

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    Isn't it cheaper to just buy it now? It isn't free, not even the PSN's free, seeing as I (being the user) still have to pay for the internet connection.
    Last edited by mdhay; 16th June 2010 at 02:25 PM. Reason: Grammar/ puncuation

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    It's nice to have a free trial and a free game, but I already have LBP and HD.

    But never mind, the trial might somehow convince me to get Plus. Although as long as the FreeSN remains as it is now there isn't much need for Plus. I really don't mind missing out on a 'beta' or missing timed content, but if it does start to interfere with my gaming interests they might force me to buy it.

    The free HD should populate the online severs a bit more though, and that's far from a bad thing!

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    cool we should be seeing a few more people online then

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    I hope those that do take up the new subscription service start playing Wipeout.
    But somehow I think those who will take up the service will be die-hard Sony fanboys who just have to be 1st on the block with the new.
    These will in all probability either already have Wipeout or are not interested in it.
    I can't see many taking up the new subscription services to be honest.
    Sony has manged to stuff up every new service it brings to the PSN, either due to technical issues or pricing or a combination of the two, so why pay for a even more incompetent service.
    There doesn't seem any value to it, and, as with all things Sony, I bet there will be "unspecified at the time of purchase" caveats to what EXACTLY will actually work and what setup is needed for something to work properly, the "fine print" [just like FULL product manuals] that are well hidden away on any of those electronic mazes that are called Sony sites.

    Paying for cross game chat seems to be what most are talking about.
    Not for Wipeout players when voice chat on HD/FURY doesn't work anyway?
    I can't fathom who want's to be suddenly interrupted by somebody talking about something unrelated to the game you are playing at the time anyway, it would be like trying to take a phone call while in the middle of a AVALON meet.
    So you might get a few demos, meh, big deal, I've had heaps of those sent to me, I've might of played through them once if they interested me and then deleted them, not even bothered downloading others, there's ways of getting those & beta trials unofficially if you really want something anyway.

    A few examples of Sony stuff up's and why I have little faith in these new services.

    HOME: Seemed like a good idea and I was really excited about the possibilities, but not being able to launch HD from within HOME and having club membership limited to so small a number made it pointless, and constantly having to re-download the various portions of HOME again and again have put most people off it, I haven't bothered with it for over a year.

    MOVIE downloads: The movies are standard definition, you are charged a price not much lower than if you were to buy a DVD copy, you can only view it a certain amount of times, it takes ages to download through the PSN and if things go wrong during the download Sony customer service says tough luck, no refund, add to that it is chewing up your monthly download quota, it's got FAIL! written all over it.

    PSTORE: The disparities between what is put up at the various regional stores, in product, release date & pricing.
    Despite constant and continued protest about these differences from day one of the PSN they still continue.
    Last edited by blackwiggle; 17th June 2010 at 05:37 AM.

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    From what I heard you can't keep the free games if you cancel the subscription. If so, it makes it rather pointless now doesn't it? Still I'm not terribly interested in it as it really has nothing much to offer.

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