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#16 Dane

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:19

Damn I was really hoping for Halo 3.  




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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:29

When Microsoft throws it's users a bone, they tend to aim for the head.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:32

Wow really?

 

It seems Microsoft are only giving away games for free that are either old or crap.

 

Fable 3 = Crap

Defence Grid = Old Crap

 

That is why I prefer PS+, they actually give away games that I actually wanted.

 

 

We could just get nothing which obviously is better than getting something for free.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:47

When Microsoft throws it's users a bone, they tend to aim for the head.

 

I lol'd

 

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The game got an 82 on Metacritic so it isn't a ###### game, just an old one.



#20 BajiRav

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:57

WTF, I knew Halo 3/AC may not be in this month but a ###### Arcade game? There is no excuse for this. Didn't they learn anything from E3 PR nightmare?

PSN+ is getting Battlefield 3, Saints Row 3, Pay Day, SpecOps: The Line and New DMC in next 2 months. Microsoft decide to release a 4 year old Arcade game and 5 year old Halo 3.[/size]

 
Rentals vs. free games. There is a difference (still ###### game)
 

When Microsoft throws it's users a bone, they tend to aim for the head.

:rofl:

#21 BajiRav

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 15:50

I don't see this as a free game yet, anybody tried it yet?



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 15:56

I don't see this as a free game yet, anybody tried it yet?

I tried earlier, still was showing as 800 points. My guess is MS are working on West Coast time so its still early for them  :rofl:



#23 trooper11

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 17:18

I was about to say that while Sony has been offering a good string of games for psn+, you don't actually own those games, its more of a rental a la Netflix. MS is giving you the game to keep even if you drop Gold. With all the uproar over consumer rights, you would think more people would glad to see someone offer content that you keep.

 

Regarding their choice of game, I agree that they need to work a bit harder to pick relevant games, this one isn't very popular obviously.

 

I wonder if the fact that they are giving you these games to keep is also affecting what games they can offer? Sony and MS surely have to pay something to debs/publishers when they offer these games. Sony can recoup these fees thanks to the policy that you only have access to the monthly rotated titles if your paying for ps+. MS' access may be different since they don't keep the games behind a paywall.

 

Whatever the reason, I hope MS can offer better titles as we go along. I seem to remember that the ps+ service didn't start out as such a great deal, but improved a lot up to now. I know they listed an end date for 12/31/13, but I would not be shocked if they continued it as standard beyond that after seeing the positive gamer response to the service.

 

On a side note, how in the world does this service and ps+ offer a good selection of titles on next gen consoles? There is no existing library to pick from, no older gamers at all. I doubt the will offer us brand new games for free. Sony is offering an exclusive demo for DriveClub I think. Otherwise, I think the value of offering games will drop considerably for a while, maybe for a year or so until the library on both consoles grows.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 20:20

This is what the PSN+ had to offer;

 

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And that's JUST for June.

 

The past year has been filled with quality games:

 

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#25 Lord Method Man

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 20:34

Not regretting letting my Gold expire one bit. Worthless.



#26 Andrew

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 20:41

There's nothing wrong with these games, it's just they are so damn old (AC2/DG/Halo 3). Fable 3 isn't the best in the franchise but at least more recent than the others.

 

MS can do a lot better, they just don't want to dip into their piggybank from the looks of things.

 

 PS+ is still lightyears ahead, understandably.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 21:12

PSN+ is getting Battlefield 3, Saints Row 3, Pay Day, SpecOps: The Line and New DMC in next 2 months. Microsoft decide to release a 4 year old Arcade game and 5 year old Halo 3.

 

Yeah, bad MS for releasing a game that's more popular than all of those put together ;)

 

face it though. both XBL free games and PSN+ is giving away games that have sold past the "curve". i.e. games that have already sold a lot and the vast majority of those interested in the game have bought it so very few are actually buying them anymore, hence they're "safe" to give away. 


There's nothing wrong with these games, it's just they are so damn old (AC2/DG/Halo 3). Fable 3 isn't the best in the franchise but at least more recent than the others.

 

MS can do a lot better, they just don't want to dip into their piggybank from the looks of things.

 

 PS+ is still lightyears ahead, understandably.

 

 

Difference is that MS is actually giving away full games for use forever. This is a lot more expensive and not all developers are willing to allow this either. so for the start we'll have to expect mostly MS developed/published titles. 



#28 Andrew

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 21:14

Yeah, bad MS for releasing a game that's more popular than all of those put together ;)

 

face it though. both XBL free games and PSN+ is giving away games that have sold past the "curve". i.e. games that have already sold a lot and the vast majority of those interested in the game have bought it so very few are actually buying them anymore, hence they're "safe" to give away. 

 

Was more popular.

 

The story in 3 is great, probably my favourite, but don't kid yourself for 1 second if you think it has anything on BF's MP numbers. It's a ghost town these days. It's expected though, Reach is the better game and many Halo 4 MP players have gone back to it because how terrible it is. 4 is still selling so they wouldn't pick that either. Anninversary..? Don't think MS needs any more jokes circulating about their business tactics right now...

 

Dmc isn't past it's curve either. I mean maybe in full price sales yeah, that's over within a few weeks. But it's only just reaching bargain prices right now when a lot of people pick up games. PS+ is cheaper than that still, so it's a great choice / deal for gamers.

 

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Difference is that MS is actually giving away full games for use forever. This is a lot more expensive and not all developers are willing to allow this either. so for the start we'll have to expect mostly MS developed/published titles.

 

Very true and kudos to them for that, but it's a little too late to make a dent in PS+ with 4/5 year old games that have already sold "past their curve" as you like to put it. There's really little value in them, even if they don't expire.



#29 MindTrickz

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 21:15

Yeah, bad MS for releasing a game that's more popular than all of those put together ;)

 

face it though. both XBL free games and PSN+ is giving away games that have sold past the "curve". i.e. games that have already sold a lot and the vast majority of those interested in the game have bought it so very few are actually buying them anymore, hence they're "safe" to give away. 

 

 

Are you.. er, are you for real? You are saying that the 5 year old ARCADE game Defense Grid: The Awakening is more popular than Battlefield 3, Saints Row 3, Pay Day, SpecOps: The Line and New DMC?

 

Edit; you are talking about Halo 3... to Which I say.. LOL!

 

64 games...... Enough said.

 

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#30 HawkMan

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 21:23

Are you.. er, are you for real? You are saying that the 5 year old ARCADE game Defense Grid: The Awakening is more popular than Battlefield 3, Saints Row 3, Pay Day, SpecOps: The Line and New DMC?

 

Edit; you are talking about Halo 3... to Which I say.. LOL!

 

64 games...... Enough said.

 

 

 

actually referring to Halo 3 which shoudl have been pretty obvious. PS3 also has arcae games and AAA games, why would a service that actually gives you full games be any different.