Poll: Are the "free" PS+ games really free?

#11m0derationPosted 11/25/2012 2:14:27 PM
TheDarkNerd posted...
PS+ is a paid subscription that give you access to multiple benefits, one of which is free games.


PS_ is a paid subscription that gives you access to multiple benefits, one of which is full game titles without additional cost. FIXD

Free doesn't mean without additional cost or payment. It means WITHOUT ANY COST OR PAYMENT.

This is honestly like saying you paid your dues for your fraternity and they tell you that there is free lunch at every meeting you go to. Little do you know they use your membership fees to pay for the said lunch.
#12Cable_mvc2Posted 11/25/2012 2:15:22 PM
lol no its not free. Are movies on netflix free? No, you're paying for the service.
#13Cable_mvc2Posted 11/25/2012 2:17:09 PM
siberian142 posted...
No, but the content that you get offsets it to the point where it might as well be.


If you paid all the money for a Vita you're still in the red. Just look at the memory card prices.
#14FierceJelloPosted 11/25/2012 2:20:02 PM
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#15DragonyeuwPosted 11/25/2012 2:22:46 PM
Sheesh how many threads have we had on this Ps+ 'free' games now? No the games are not free. Ps+ is a service where the 'value' is in the eye of the beholder. If the games they give you as part of your subscription are games of interest to you to play, but not necessarily games you feel compelled to own, then the service is meant for me. If you see games available for purchase and being a ps+ member gives you discounts, then the service is for you. If none of those things apply to you, then the service is likely not for you.

But no the games are not free, you are being granted access to games at Sony's discretion in terms of selection, where you will need to continue paying a subscription in order to continue having access to said games( long after they're of any value to you if you're finished with them) and any games they choose to give you access to down the road. Its a glorified, but limited, rental service.
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#16MetalZoicPosted 11/25/2012 2:24:43 PM
hello_indigo posted...
Feels so good to get free games. Only had to pay $50 dollars for them :D
But now I also need to buy another memory card :D, for 50 more bucks, so that I can store all my PS+ downloaded content. Hooray for free stuff!


This cracked me up.
#17PlayaMadeTxn05Posted 11/25/2012 2:35:26 PM
sigh. PS+ games that you receive for your $50 a year subscription is equivalent to Gamefly's services. Except you pay a lot less, and receive discounts on other products. Now can we please stop with these redundant "PS+games" topics?
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#18Le_DerpstickPosted 11/25/2012 2:38:42 PM
When it comes down to it, it all depends on your perspective.
If you're someone who says the PS+ games "aren't free", then you have to also say that "not a single thing in life is free", or you become hypocritical.

The games are free as far as free goes, but there are other pieces to the puzzle that muddy the end result. A price is paid, but not for them, so is that free? Your answer determines your view of reality, whether things can be free or nothing is free.
#19MetalZoicPosted 11/25/2012 2:39:21 PM
PlayaMadeTxn05 posted...
Now can we please stop with these redundant "PS+games" topics?


Then again there isn't a single topic on the first page with the word "flop" in it.
#20Le_DerpstickPosted 11/25/2012 2:39:33 PM
PlayaMadeTxn05 posted...
sigh. PS+ games that you receive for your $50 a year subscription is equivalent to Gamefly's services. Except you pay a lot less, and receive discounts on other products. Now can we please stop with these redundant "PS+games" topics?


It's not though. If you pay for Gamefly, you're paying for games, and getting them. Those games are not free, you're specifically paying a price for them. Not a single thing is "free" in that exchange, from any perspective.