EpicBattleCry - Is PlayStation Now Too Pricey or Just Stupidly Setup?

The recent launch of the PlayStation Now streaming service was met with quite a bit of confusion and outrage over the service's pricing model. Well, today on EBC we take a question from Frank Simko (@FrankSSimko) pertaining to the pricing and what we expect moving forward. Open up your minds (and your wallets) for this costly edition of EBC!

Got a question for the EpicBattleCry crew? Hit us up on Twitter via @EpicBattleAxe and tune in Monday-Friday to find out if your Q gets an A on EBC!

Subscribe to our channel on YouTube!

Follow us on Twitter!

Views: 236

Tags: EpicBattleCry, podcasts

Comment by Ian - Alexander Arts on August 13, 2014 at 7:20am

I like the idea of streaming a game for 4 hours as an extended demo basically. I used to love renting games back in the day but where I am living now (Taiwan) there aren't any services that offer game rentals online or in stores.

Being able to try before you buy is always a great help to consumers, I think.

Comment by StarBound on August 13, 2014 at 11:26am

Streaming as a demo form might be a good idea. Game demos are getting bigger and bigger and streaming might either be less bandwidth intense or put you off buying something completely when the game starts to buffer. 

When I think of a rental service I think 24 hours as a minimum and since the last time I played a rented game it was $1 if you convert but that was during the mega drive days when you would play and replay something over and over. 

But then you have something like MGS GZ that after you paid for 4 hours your left wondering what to do for the remaining 3h50m.

Comment by Tralamazza on August 13, 2014 at 3:11pm

The current price model makes complete sense for rolling out a new service. The last thing you want is a massive flood of players hammering an unstable service.

Comment by Equinoxe on August 14, 2014 at 1:04am

I didn't really follow all the news about Playstation Now, but as a streaming service it basically could run on any smart TV without the need for a console. In that case, the current pricing would make perfect sense.

Comment by Hokum on August 14, 2014 at 1:34am

Coupled with the Playstation TV the streaming service makes a lot more sense with this pricing. On a full console, with PS+, a Netflix like solution would probably fit better.

Comment by Michael Bumüller on August 18, 2014 at 9:14am
Guys.... U dont hav a idea how much i miss watching your videonpodcast.... But as me there are many that doesnt use or care that much bout youtube,,,,,.... Could u create a way to dowload it?... Maybe a weekly video compilation..... Maybe itunes or right here on eba.com
Comment by Chad Miettunen on August 24, 2014 at 5:59pm

Seeing as how you guys talked about Netflix so much and how Netflix got it's start shipping discs to you in the mail I'm surprised no one brought up GameFly. Here's the big what if, what if GameFly and Netflix were to team up? GameFly already seems to have some kind of deal going where they have games almost as soon as they come out and Netflix has the infrastructure to stream content. Sure it's not as easy as flipping a switch but all the ground work seems to be in place already.

The way I imagine this working (not that I think this will actually happen) would be that streaming games would be another tier in either subscription and money from that tier would be split between the two companies. Alternatively, what if Netflix decided to get into the streaming games business by themselves? How much would you guys be willing to pay (on top of a normal Netflix subscription) to also have access to video game streaming? Assuming of course that the games available would mostly be games from a year ago like the movie and TV shows Netflix already has.

Comment

You need to be a member of EpicBattleAxe to add comments!

Join EpicBattleAxe

The War Chest

Rankings

The Axe Factor Poll!

Do YOU Enjoy The Content (Not Policy) of DLC?
Yes. I find DLC really enhances a game0%
Rarely. I've only seen a handful of examples of good DLC0%
No. I never find anything of value in DLC0%
Usually. Most of the time DLC is pretty good.0%

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Community Blogs

The Axe Factor 174: This Podcast is Over!

Definitive graphics cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we talk over Triad Wars, the Sleeping Dogs Definitive edition, and the abysmal state of DLC.

-Download-

This Week:

What We’re Watching:

Triad Wars - Welcome to the…

EpicBattleCry - With Titan Cancelled, Are MMOs Dead?

We've got the cure for your case of Mondays, EpicBattleCry! Today, @gargaflaps asks if the cancellation of Blizzards long-gestating game Titan heralds a turn in the industry away from large scale MMOs.

Got a question for the EpicBattleCry crew? Hit us up on Twitter via @EpicBattleAxe and tune in Monday-Friday to find out if your Q gets an A on EBC!

Subscribe to…

Axe Lords & Axehead Army Round Table...!!

After hearing about the news of EBA discontinuing in about another 50 episodes I wonder how far into the future that puts us time wise. 

More importantly I am sad and to be very honest with you I feel like something great would die. This gaming community has more spirit and intelligent conversation to offer than any other..!

Heres what I think.....

We need to have an adobe video conference..!!
>> http://j.mp/1yvRjRK

I…

Thank you EBC Crew

Just finished listening to the last episode of EBC and very saddened by your anouncement. I've been a loyal listener since the very beginning and a big fan of the show. Thanks for the many hours of epic podcasts and the many years of entertainment you gave us.

Even though you don't even know me at all, I feel like I got to know you guys so well over the years. It really is so much more than just loosing a podcast, we are loosing 3 great friends that we hung out with every…

Building my own Prison from scratch (A Prison Architect Preview)

Two weeks ago the Humble Bundle Indie Bundle 12  was released and seeing how many great games made it into the Bundle i couldn't resist and added another unnecessary amount to my vast Steam game collection a.k.a. "games that will never been played but are nice to have". Well aware of the existing gems in the Bundle like Gone…

Forum

What has Epic Battle Cry meant to you?

Started by Michael Esguerra in Site Discussions. Last reply by Lucius Silver yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm kind of surprised that no one has started this topic yet, but with the recent announcement of Epic Battle Cry coming to an end, I thought a lot of people, like me, would like to share their…Continue

Tags: EpicBattleCry, Cry, Battle, Epic, End

Another Euclidean Tech Demo (VR Ready?)

Started by DefGeoff256 in Game Discussions. Last reply by best_jeppe on Thursday. 1 Reply

I don't usually go to Kotaku for much of anything, but a friend passed this on to me as a follow up to a past demo by this group regarding "Infinite Detail."While I still remain extremely dubious as…Continue

Tags: oculus, rift, Games, Graphics, Infinite

Calling All Guardians: Are You Ready To Represent?

Started by Abberjam in Game Discussions. Last reply by CrazyDays on Thursday. 10 Replies

Are you ready for Destiny? I mean really ready?? - You may think you are, but let me tell you my friend, you aren't fully equipped to tackle the dangers of the solar system until you have your…Continue

Misogyny

Started by Carnex in Off-Topic Discussions. Last reply by Averagus on Thursday. 3 Replies

Let me start with that I'm following this circus since it's debut on Gametrailers. I wanted to write many times but time and my writing on several other forums and publications ate my time and will…Continue

Tags: compaint, gender, Misogyny

© 2014   Created by Lorin Baumgarten.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service