By grrouchie 10-01-2011 02:33 AM
Ok - So I know this makes me way behind on the times and all but I wanted to just give my opinion on something I have started doing just recently - PS3 Game Sharing.
Now, from the info that i have gathered the PS3 is set up so that you can have up to 16 total accounts active on your PS3 at any one time.
And any one account can only be activated on up to 5 total systems.
So, someone creates an account and downloads a game or two and some DLC that he is sharing with 4 other people and they all share in the costs.
All fine and dandy really - you can get yourself some good games at a fraction of the price, much like I see people doing with the new FIFA currently.
However, if you are an active game sharing kinda guy (or chick) then I could see how you would easily rack up your 16 profiles on your system and be maxed out.
It also appears that most of the "groups" aren't in it for a long haul and multiple games over the course of time - it's more of a Lets share this one game now and that's it.
So, do a lot of you just use game sharing as kind of a rental where you can get a game for cheap and play it until you are done with it and then see if anyone else is willing to buy your share out (so then you delete it from your system and give someone else the login and password so that they can enjoy the game instead)?
Or are there a lot of you out there with a file of all the profiles you have access to for games and you just delete the ones off your system that you are not currently using - however you could reactivate them later and re-download the games if you wanted to?
I think the 2nd option seems less likely (at least on a regular basis), however I could see that being done for a game or two that you just really really love and don't want to part with.
I see the first option as being the most likely - essentially the same use I get out of Playstation+
Play the free games they give me then delete and forget about them.
For instance - Tonight I grabbed an account that had GOW 1, 2 and Origins on it for $14.
Now, I already have GOW 1 and 2 on disc - but I have been wanting to play Origins but not willing to spend the $39.99 to buy it - so $14 seemed reasonable. I do plan on getting the discs at some point, in which case my best bet would be to run through both games and beat them - then see if I can sell the account to someone else who would enjoy the game.
I know that was a lot of rambling for something that could have been summed up in just a few sentences, but whatever.
So, to you out there who game share, how to do you do it? do you just beat the games and then try to sell that particular account or do you keep the accounts in case you want to play the games later?
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|Oaxan - 10-01-2011, 03:48 AM|
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