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    Customer Service Priority Access
    Priority access to PlayStation’s customer service both online and via phone should you need technical help or have questions about your products. This feature gives you support with little to no waiting.



    Exclusive Experiences with Sony Brands
    Get member-only access to attend exclusive Sony events and experiences throughout the year, including those offered by PlayStation, Sony Pictures, and Sony Music.



    Extended Console Warranty 3 Years
    Get your PS3 warranty extended to 3 years as part of your overall subscription (requires you to keep your subscription active). The standard warranty on your PS3 is 1 year.



    Access to Beta Games
    Get access to Betas of popular games not yet released at retail (Betas offer bigger experiences than typical game demos). You will have the ability to play these games before others do.



    Early Access to All Store Content
    Get early access to select free and purchasable game related content on the PlayStation Store before it’s available to everyone else. This includes games, add-ons, themes, avatars, as well as free game demos.



    Member Demo Sharing of Full Game
    Share a level of a game that you just purchased for your PS3 with a subscriber who doesn’t own the game. Your friends could do the same. This would be an exclusive demo not available otherwise to those who haven’t purchased the game.



    Cross-game Voice Chat Access
    Get exclusive member-only access to cross-game voice chat. This is the ability to use your headset to voice chat with friends on your PS3 regardless of what they are doing on the PS3.



    Full Title Trial – 1st Hour Is Free
    Download full versions of select Blu-ray and PSN game titles and have the chance to play the entire game (single or multiplayer) for free for the first hour. After that time you will have the option of purchasing the game to continue playing.



    Token Wagering
    Get a fixed number of tokens per month you can wager with other players in competitive online games. These tokens could then be built up and redeemed for free PlayStation Network games and other content.



    User-to-user Challenges
    Unlock developer-created challenges while playing games. Compete with your friends to see who can be the first to complete these challenges. The PS3 will automatically offer and track challenges and winners and would post results. An example of a challenge is ‘first to get 10 trophies’ in a particular game.



    Free Access to PSOne Classics, PSP Minis, and PS3/PSP Themes
    Get a fixed number of PSOne Classic games, PSP Minis (bite-sized games), and PS3/PSP themes per month to keep for free for as long as you are a subscriber. The PlayStation Store offers these types of content for $2-6 each.



    Discounts on Store Content
    Get weekly member-exclusive discounts on specific games, game add-ons and themes on the PlayStation Store. Discounts may range from 20-50% off regular retail prices.



    Member Only In-game Content
    Get exclusive member-only in-game content for your PS3 or PSP such as new game play options, unlocked in-game weapons or player slots, exclusive levels, costumes/skins, and PlayStation Home spaces.



    Trophy Alerts
    Get automated alerts on your PlayStation XrossMedia Bar, PlayStation.com, and via text message (if you so choose) that alert you when your friends get any trophy or a specific one. This feature is customizable – you can choose which friends to receive alerts from and what kinds of alerts.



    Cloud Storage Space for Games
    Store your game saves on a virtual secure saver. This would allow you to access your game saves at any point in time, and from any PlayStation 3 or PSP console you are logged in on.



    Online Music Service
    Get a streaming music service that allows you to choose your channel based on music style, artist type, etc. and listen to an unlimited number of tracks. This service would be for use outside of playing a game and similar to Pandora or a Last.fm.



    Online Music Video Service
    Get a streaming music video service on your PlayStation 3 that lets you stream music videos from a continuously growing catalog of music and allows you to create a custom playlist to play back.



    Automatic Downloads and Updates
    Customize the types of updates you want your PS3 to download automatically. These include game updates (patches) for games that you own, firmware updates, and game demos downloaded on your PS3 without manually having to select them and wait for them to finish downloading. Your PS3 can be set to automatically turn on for updates and turn off after completion.



    Loyalty Program Rewards
    Get rewards the longer you are a subscriber and also earn rewards by engaging with PlayStation such as buying games, downloading movies, and rating products. Rewards can include full versions of PlayStation Network games and digital movie rentals from the PlayStation Store.



    Facebook Connectivity
    Access to member-exclusive Facebook features on your PlayStation 3, such as viewing and linking your Facebook accounts with their PSN ID’s, updating your status, editing, uploading and sharing photos, and viewing photo albums of your friends on your TV.



    Catch-up TV
    Get access to popular TV shows and movies through service providers such as Hulu, simply by clicking an icon on your PS3 XrossMedia navigation bar.



    Netflix Access Without Disc
    Access the Netflix video streaming service on your PS3 without the need to insert a special disc into the drive each time to access the service. A separate Netflix subscription would also be needed to enjoy the service. Netflix offers over 17000 popular movies and TV shows for streaming on your laptop or a supported device such as a PS3.

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    (Original post by jermaindefoe)
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    A lot of those sound pretty cool tbh. I'd probably pay for that kind of content, maybe £5 a month or £50 a year or something. Worth it just for the extended warranty probably!
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    (Original post by .Andrew.)
    Failed isn't really the word.. :lol:

    If Sony decide to charge for PSN, then that will be why my PS3 will end up on ebay.. There is no way im paying for PSN.. :hmmm: Well, unless they improve it immensely... :teeth:
    The PSN will still be free (as well as online gaming), but if you want the premium service like JermainDefoe has stated, you'll have to pay.

    (Original post by jermaindefoe)
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    Not sure about that token wagering system. Could get ugly very quickly, and I'm not sure if gambling online is the right way to go on the premium PSN!
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    Only good thing is the Warranty thing.

    Why anyone would want to pay to use Facebook like that is beyond me.

    1st hour free? Seems kinda pointless... :/
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    Some of that stuff does sound pretty good actually. Just depends on how much they're wanting to charge.
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    (Original post by .Andrew.)
    Only good thing is the Warranty thing.

    Why anyone would want to pay to use Facebook like that is beyond me.

    1st hour free? Seems kinda pointless... :/
    I don't even need the warranty thing because I've already bought a 3 year warranty! I think I'll be sticking to the basic PSN service...
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    (Original post by geoff_yin)
    I don't even need the warranty thing because I've already bought a 3 year warranty! I think I'll be sticking to the basic PSN service...
    Same here.

    Most of the "premium" stuff i would get very bored of very quick, like i did with Home & the "moving themes"..
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    Hahahahah Sony have taken one of the major selling points of the console over the 360 and douched it up. Why am I not surprised? :rofl:

    And this one has really pissed me off...

    Priority access to PlayStation’s customer service both online and via phone should you need technical help or have questions about your products. This feature gives you support with little to no waiting.
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    I bet that service will still be a crock of ****, dispite paying for it.

    Will still be talking to Stupid indians who don't understand English... :ahee:
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    (Original post by geoff_yin)
    I don't even need the warranty thing because I've already bought a 3 year warranty! I think I'll be sticking to the basic PSN service...
    I have 1 year warranty. :ahee:

    What the **** is PS Home, or whatever you call it?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    What the **** is PS Home, or whatever you call it?
    A waste of time.
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    A glorified Habbo Hotel, only with more paedophilic perverts online.
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    (Original post by .Andrew.)
    A glorified Habbo Hotel, only with more paedophilic perverts online.
    :lolwut:

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    I think Geoff might have mentioned this earlier, though I can't find it. :holems:

    Heavy Rain UK date confirmed, out February 26th

    @Geoff: Your dog is :awesome:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    :lolwut:

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    There are alot of perverts on PS Home. I noticed when it first came out that if there was a "girly PSN Name" in the room, they would flock around it like flys around dog ****. Using their microphones to abuse them/talk dirty.. (when you could use the mic)

    :lol:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    :lolwut:

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    I think Geoff might have mentioned this earlier, though I can't find it. :holems:

    Heavy Rain UK date confirmed, out February 26th

    @Geoff: Your dog is :awesome:
    Thanks! :thumbsup:

    Yeah too many games coming out in February/March!

    Heavy Rain
    Bioshock 2
    God of War III
    Final Fantasy XIII

    :coma:
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    (Original post by .Andrew.)
    There are alot of perverts on PS Home. I noticed when it first came out that if there was a "girly PSN Name" in the room, they would flock around it like flys around dog ****. Using their microphones to abuse them/talk dirty.. (when you could use the mic)

    :lol:
    This is starting to sound like World of Warcraft. An MMPORG. :erm:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    This is starting to sound like World of Warcraft. An MMPORG. :erm:
    Never played World of Warcraft, so i wouldn't know.

    :o:
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    (Original post by .Andrew.)
    Never played World of Warcraft, so i wouldn't know.

    :o:
    Nor have I, but it reminds of that episode on TBBT when Penny gets addicted to WoW. :teehee: :rofl:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Nor have I, but it reminds of that episode on TBBT when Penny gets addicted to WoW. :teehee: :rofl:
    I was going to say that :lol:

    Age of Conan, i think; Queen Penelope :rofl:

    Classic.
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    (Original post by jermaindefoe)
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    I heard about this a few days ago, but it's still just a rumour at the moment, isn't it?

    Some interesting ideas there, though; 'cloud' storage of save games in particular would be fantastic. That said, I'd probably just stick to the free service myself... :dontknow:
 
 
 
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