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gtotheunit91 said:
hinch said:

Yeah I love my God of War and Naughty Dog games but this generation has been a mess in terms of messaging and penny pinching. I don't understand how or why a multi-bllion dollar company can't get messaging right or know its consumers when it comes to launching a new service. And instead punish users for paying -in advance and essentially locking themselves into their ecosystem.

Its this one generation that's actually turned me off consoles. Still looking forward to the games but meh, Sony is doing a lot to turn users off their platform.

It's ultimately behind Jim Ryan's leadership. He only took over SIE in April 2019 and how many boneheaded/questionable decisions have been made during that time? 

I love PlayStation Studios games in general and always will, but Jim Ryan took a page out of Nintendo's book in regards to launching a service lol. I have no doubt it will get substantially better over time, but I'm going to be sticking to buying the PS5 games I want to play as it always has been. 

I mean you have to give him some credit.. the last few years of PS were pretty much on point when it comes to delivering games. So he does manage well.. and I mean I get it from a business POV; though going out your way to piss off your biggest customers isn't the best idea. When when launching a new service. Which, unfortunately is actually quite good just let down by (like you said) bone headed bean counting decisions.

However I can't agree with how they are treating their current customers (like shit) when it comes to their handling of current to new services. Especially when the competition is looking strong. And in some cases stronger seeing as Microsoft has Game Pass, which is getting more and more attention and competition is growing more every day.

In short term they'll gain money from users but long term and negative PR do have a long lasting impact on a success of console. Just look at how badly Don Mattrick hurt Xbox during the launch of Xbox One and their plans for family sharing - aka DRM. And its ongoing affect, only now they've turn the ship around and have made the Series consoles a lot more appealing with different price tiers and models without looking into a damn spreadsheet to see what you get by signing up to a service lol.

If anything they should be enticing people to come to play on PS not punishing them for their customs. But I digress..

Last edited by hinch - on 24 May 2022

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Not sure if this is the most appropriate place to put this but I thought it was funny (I ain't posting it in the Xbox thread, they'll think I'm trolling):



My Console Library:

PS5, Switch

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4

If Capcom is in on this service, that would be ace. 



^nice. Haven't played Dino Crisis in years!

Looking forward to replaying some of these old games. Especially Siphon Filter.



Runa216 said:

Not sure if this is the most appropriate place to put this but I thought it was funny (I ain't posting it in the Xbox thread, they'll think I'm trolling):

I guess it is better here where we are just going to have a light laugh than on their thread where it can spark bad stuff.

twintail said:

If Capcom is in on this service, that would be ace. 

Cool, never finished Dino Crisis nor Parasite Eve.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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the-pi-guy said:

As someone who did the Leviathan raid more than a dozen times in Destiny 2, I can confirm that is indeed a Cabal Bather



It seems like Sony has fixed the discounted PS+ tier pricing.



Are there any rumors about what this multiplayer project is? If not, I hope it's Resistance based! Still amazed Insomniac is already working on Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine concurrently, and now this. Although, it does make me wonder if it may be Marvel based?

 



gtotheunit91 said:

Are there any rumors about what this multiplayer project is? If not, I hope it's Resistance based! Still amazed Insomniac is already working on Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine concurrently, and now this. Although, it does make me wonder if it may be Marvel based?

 

It is probably not Marvel based, as they mention it being a new IP in one of the job postings.