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Published on August 30th, 2016 | by gareth


Points For And Against Sony’s New PS3 On PC Service

When Sony announced that several hundred PS3 games would be available to
Windows users, there was some real joy amongst fans that looked forward to
playing countless classics on their PC.
The announced price for an annual membership was $99.99 although one and
three-month memberships are available. The big question I had is would
gamers be willing to pay that much to play older games on their system. I
am a PS 3 and PS 4 owner so for me, I would not be as inclined as any PS 3
era games that I wanted I already have, and if not, can find used copies
in many cases for under 10 dollars.
So basic math states that for the service to be of use to me, I would have
to find ten games that I did not already have that I want to play. Yes I
know there are hundreds of others but as I said, I have the PS 3 games
that I want to play already.
So convenience is a huge factor as being able to call upon hundreds of
games without having to hunt for discs or have them taking up space is a
real bonus and that alone should appeal to many people.
However if you are a gamer who has moved on from the PS 3 era, the annual
price is roughly that of two new AAA games for the PS 4 so that is a big
dilemma as well.

I think it will appeal mainly to those who simply want access to the big
library of PS 3 games as well as those who came onboard Sony with the
release of the PS 4. They now have access to many games that they had
heard about but did not have the chance to experience.

When the new God of War ships, the appeal of being able to play all of the
former games will be big and this is a huge selling point as when a new
title is released, many gamers will want to catch up had they not played
all or any of the games in the series prior.
Regardless of your stance, Sony has done a great service to gamers by
offering them a large library of games at a price that comes out to just
over $8 a month for a full year.

About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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