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  1. 3 hours ago, Uzi said:

    Even Sony themselves seem to know the Premium tier is more of a streaming sell rather than retro. Whether they are right or wrong, they seem to think the majority of their audience don't really give a fuck about the PS1/PS2 library and I doubt they will go out of their way to bolster it. 


    You'd think Sony have done a fair bit of research on why their customers want PS5 / PS+ and it's not generally to play PS1 games.


  2. 23 minutes ago, bradigor said:

    This may have been answered and I may have already asked the question myself... but here we go. 


    My replacement 1TB card is coming today, I have installed a bunch of stuff on my 512. Now if for example I have Grid Autosport on my 512, can I just install it again on my 1TB and have it on both? Or do I need to delete it from my 512, before it allows me to install to the 1TB? If that makes sense.


    The reason I ask, is that if I get the 1TB to work this time around, I will then format the 512 so it is empty and use it for emulation or Windows. But I don't want to wipe it until I know my new card works. 


    Don't have a steamdeck yet, but couldn't you duplicate the 512 card using something like usbimager onto the 1tb, then extend the partition on the 1tb so it fills the disk (not sure what partition type SD uses) using eg gparted on linux.


  3. 1 hour ago, Ry said:

    Sony have stopped the ability to redeem codes for PSplus. Confirmed over at ERA. 


    It's not going down well as you can imagine. Sony really are being a shower of cunts so far this gen.


    Good job my ps plus is valid until Oct 2024 😁

  4. 2 hours ago, Ferine said:

    Historically there hasn't been an obvious limit on PlayStation subscription stacking. You could pre-pay for Plus up to 2030 if you really wanted to.


    Rather than them deciding to drastically change their policy without notice – which would carry potential legal ramifications, I imagine – it seems far more likely that something's gone wrong with the redemption system as they make backend changes.


    Yes that sounds reasonable, also I hope this wheeze works as I have ps+ up to 2024 and have just jumped on the ps now train with a 3 month sub.

  5. 11 minutes ago, Rex Grossman said:

    Well no, the people buying Steam Decks are buying them to play their Steam games.


    But then some will also be using them to play Nintendo games. It’s not that hard to follow if you just read it a little bit more slowly next time.


    I suppose with the small selection available on Steam getting Switch games on the snide is understandable.

  6. 23 minutes ago, Rex Grossman said:

    However I think the Deck will be a boon for people who don’t want to deal with a Switch, it’s joycons or pay full price for first-party Nintendo releases. I don’t think it will make a noticeable difference to Nintendo’s bottom line but there will be plenty of people pirating these games who simply wouldn’t buy a Switch anyway.

    Don’t want to pay for Nintendo games but will pay £350+ for a device to ponce them on 😄

  7. 3 minutes ago, rgraves said:


    You think MS are 'turning a blind eye' to that, lol. How amateur do you think they are? It's all planned in, it's not some 'mistake' we're all secretly in on (but they've not spotted yet so shhhhh lads). They know that bringing you into the ecosystem is well worth it for them even at that level (see the fact that a member spends more with them in the data above). The idea it's costing them and they are just totally carrying on and ignorning it, is mental. Corps like that *pore* over the data, they know what's going on. They know more about your buying habits than you do in all likelihood.


    "bringing you into the ecosystem" = building market share, that's exactly what I'm saying FFS!


  8. 8 minutes ago, rgraves said:


    At a guess, fewer machines that those owned by gamers who think "christ I've got a load of good stuff and I've saved loads, so absolutely I can splash out for something as good as Elden Ring".


    MS presented data on this really recently - they officially said that folks with GP seem to spend more time playing games, and spend more in the process - I can't fathom why this is continually ignored by people who apprently seem to know the business and financials better than MS themselves. Like this is some long-term philantropic venture they are on purely for the good of gamers who never spend any money with them.








    It's also well worth realising, that even just a "GP box" is value add for MS - 25 millions subscribers at even $5 a month gives you a $125m a month  ($1.5bn a year) warchest to work with even if you sell absolutely nothing else at all to them.


    That's unsurprising, taking the mean average. Highest spenders will have XGP AND spend a lot outside that.


    As for why would MS subsidize it, you obviously haven't seen how other large companies will take a loss on parts of their business to establish market share.

    I'm particularly thinking of them turning a blind eye to the gold conversion, which I've used myself. You would expect just like Netflix making noises about account sharing that this will end at some point.


  9. 3 minutes ago, Pelekophoros said:


    Absolutely this. There is zero chance of me buying Returnal, which is on sale again in the Spring sale this week. I expect my PSN expenditure to drop to absolute zero while I wait to find out what's on this service now.


    Related, I was talking to a friend who has XSX & XGP, he asked what games I was playing & I replied Elden Ring. "I don't want to get that, I'm waiting for it to appear on XGP".


    I wonder how many xboxes are just XGP machines now.

  10. 9 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

    I think it's more they haven't come out and said how extensive the backwards compatible library is. Is it shit they've already sold on Vita/PS3 or are they adding to it? The announcement is incredibly predictable and typically Sony in the specifics. Also I guess people aren't hopeful for it being decent because the actual boss has stated:

    "When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much. That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?"

    So it's understandable people are underwhelmed.


    I think it's true that the typical ps5 owner doesn't really care about playing original ps games.

  11. 2 hours ago, thesnwmn said:


    I mean of course it's not a requirement. But it's.as bad as the YouTube video titles themselves isn't it half the time. Here's a thing of which I'll only vaguely give you the content because I need ad revenue from you watching it (and to maximise my exposure via the YT algorithm).


    But 12 minutes is forever isn't it? Video is so terrible as a format to basically list pros and cons (and for almost everything that appears on the platform).


    The checklist is maybe a minute to read. Yes it takes the poster more time to write. But it's more useful. So at least give us the trailer... Why should we watch this particular video over typing "steam deck review" into Google? What drove you to think it was worth posting.


    Yeah obviously the best medium for a review of an audiovisual device is bulletpointed text 😆

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