PlayStation Game Pass is expected to cost $30 a month as Sony looks to take on similar services like Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo eshop’s digital game downloads. What are your thoughts?
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As one reader checks out Control Ultimate Edition, the Tuesday Inbox is not pleased by the rates being paid for Castlevania NFTs.
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The pot is being stirred If even the CEO of Xbox is aware of the PlayStation version of Game Pass, I suppose it’s safe to assume it’ll come soon. And… I can’t think of any reason why that wouldn’t be beneficial? Or, to be honest, why they haven’t completed it yet.
Because people love to gripe, I expect the first party games and the price to be the two sticking points. Unlike Phil Spencer, I don’t think Sony will automatically include all first-party titles from the start. That’s a lot of money out of Sony’s pocket, and although I’m sure there will be exceptions and fudges, I don’t think it’ll be the norm as it is on Xbox.
Another consideration is the cost. The concept of three levels seems pricey before you even start, and the price of Game Pass is something I don’t see Sony matching. The monthly fee of Game Pass Ultimate is £10.99, while PlayStation Plus is £6.99 and PlayStation Now is £8.99. I expect the new service’s third tier to be more costly than any of them, which will lead to a lot of debate.
Phil Spencer is well aware that the two services will not be similar, and in my opinion, he is deliberately stirring the pot to raise expectations for PlayStation Game Pass, so that when it is declared to be less, it will come as a shock. Rushton
A fresh start I know it’s only a name and a logo, but I’d like to see Psygnosis make a comeback. Partly for the nostalgia, but also because it would be Sony’s first attempt to elevate a British developer, something they’ve never done before. If they do attempt to build a super studio in Liverpool and call it that, I believe it would be fantastic and could serve as a terrific hub for British development talent.
I only hope that none of their ideas are just remakes of previous IP. Colony Wars and G-Police may work since it’s been so long since a new one that technology would effectively turn it into a fresh new game, but I’d still want it to be entirely brand new.
A fresh Psygnosis creating new games would be a fantastic way to push this generation forward. I’m hoping that the plans are well enough along that we’ll hear anything this year. MKT
Not strange enough, I’ve been replaying Control for the first time in order to test out the DLC. I got everything on the PS4 but have been playing the Ultimate Edition on the PS5 since it came with PS Plus and the Remedy/505 games have no upgrade route, swines.
I loved it the first time I played it, but a second playing has convinced me that it isn’t nearly as amazing as all those game of the year awards it received from gaming websites imply.
I believe your initial evaluation is accurate. It’s not off-kilter or odd, despite its best efforts, and it’s pretty traditional in terms of gameplay and organization. It receives a better ranking because to the well-executed actions and skills. Simundo
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Download just for you On the Castlevania map, I’ve downloaded and changed the color of a single pixel.
I now own a one-of-a-kind object that no one else has. Not even Konami or the NFT’s owner, Con-ami.
I suppose it’s useless since it’s not official, and I can’t sell it because I don’t own it, but I can tell you one thing: it’s one-of-a-kind. In contrast to the NFT. Matt PS: Thank you, Jospeh, for the NFT Reader’s Feature. It was fantastic!
The short end of the stick I’ve just now learned what NFT stands for. I’m not a techie, but if my understanding is correct, an NFT is when a computer creates the voice for a character in a game, film, or other medium. I don’t see an issue with that; you won’t know until a whole game with it is out, so how can you claim it’s not right until you’ve heard it?
Give it a try; if it’s not for you, don’t put your hands in your pockets and purchase it. Developers will eventually figure out why their games aren’t selling as well. NFTs don’t seem to bother me in the least. Maybe if I hear it, I’ll alter my opinion, but who cares till then? David
GC: No, an NFT isn’t like that. You’re perplexed by the Troy Baker narrative, in which the object being sold was a simulated voice rather than the more common photos or in-game stuff. Everything is explained in more depth in last weekend’s outstanding Reader’s Feature.
Pokémon emulation I got up Pokémon Shining Pearl over the weekend for my kids to play (well, I’ll probably play it as well). I was looking forward to it since I had never played the originals when they were initially released, and I knew this was going to be a sloppy remake, so I modified my expectations appropriately. I didn’t think the art style was horrible in photographs, but it’s terrible in action.
Playing through the game’s introductory sequence got me thinking: considering that there’s a whole new generation of pokémon lovers today, I don’t understand why old pokémon games are only accessible on the second-hand market for outdated systems, making them very difficult to legally get and play.
I’d think it would be worthwhile for both The Pokémon Company and Nintendo to transfer the earlier games to the Switch; I’d love to be able to play FireRed or SoulSilver (or the originals, because Pokémon was never about visuals) without having to jump through hoops today. It’d be like printing money, and if there’s one thing The Pokémon Company loves, it’s money, judging by the enormous volume of stuff they make. Nintendo, on the other hand, is a different story.
I’m hoping for some Inbox enchantment… Carl
GC: A couple of the older games were released on the Wii U Virtual Console, and there were rumors that Nintendo Switch Online might receive a Game Boy emulator, but nothing has been heard about it in a long time. The cynical reason is that if you can acquire the originals for cheap, you’ll be less likely to purchase the more costly remakes, so they don’t bother.
Collection in its entirety After dusting my shelves, I chose to display my collection of gaming consoles amassed over the last 30 years as a player. I’ve mostly used the Xbox One, but I also like other consoles and have hundreds of games as well as numerous peripherals.
I just wanted to clear up any misunderstandings about me being an Xbox-only fan. Be rotting, gaz (gamertag)
Through the decades, there have been many different types of consoles (pic: gaz be rotten )
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You may pay anything you wish. It’s an interesting read on the current-gen console scalpers.
I think that products are only worth what customers are prepared to pay for them.
Those home shows on TV when folks pat themselves on the back for how much their house is worth. I can’t help but believe I wouldn’t pay that much for it, and anybody who does would be duped.
I have an N64 in my loft that is still in its original box, complete with plastic bags and wire ties. If anybody is interested, I’ll value it at £2.5 million and toss it the Expansion Pak for free.
My argument is that customers, not the individuals who sell the thing, wield power. Consumers have the money; there isn’t much you can do about it if someone is willing to pay the money. You, on the other hand, have complete control over whether or not you will part with your hard-earned money for something that is blatantly attempting to milk your wallet.
I believe Microsoft and Sony can learn from this, and if the PlayStation Game Pass rumors are real, Sony and Microsoft should contact their devoted consumers ahead of time and sell their future systems one at a time. That would almost probably put a stop to the scalpers and ensure a consistent audience for their games. highway 77
also-rans in your inbox I’m starting to wish that I didn’t know what NFTs were. Because doing so just serves to make everything look even more ridiculous. Especially when you learn that individuals really own that ridiculous Castlevania map… for £19,500! Melchor
Even I am surprised at how awful Battlefield 2042 is right now. Still, after making the same error twice with defective games with insufficient substance, I’m sure EA won’t make the same mistake a third time, right? (Battlefield 2142, please return!) Caro
The topic for this week’s Hot Topic is Reader Rackham proposed the topic for this weekend’s Inbox, asking, “What was the last physical game you purchased and why?”
Although digital game sales have surpassed traditional game sales, do you still purchase physical copies? And, if you do, can you tell me about the final one? If you’ve gone completely digital, what was the last physical game you purchased, and did it influence your decision?
What determines which of the two approaches you’ll use if you’re a hybrid? Are you generally pleased with the rise of digital sales, and what would be your worries if paper copies become obsolete?
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