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Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby RustySpoon80 » 27 Mar 2013, 13:10

Kinda like PSHome then, will that ever come out of Beta. Probably when it's stream-able from PS4.

Now get ready for all the COD releated comments. :D
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby HelloLadies » 27 Mar 2013, 13:24

1 lb cod fish fillet
1/4 cup butter melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
paprika

If fish fillets are large, cut into serving pieces.

Mix butter and lemon juice.

In another bowl, mix flour, salt and white pepper.

Dip fish into butter mixture; coat fish with flour mixture.

Place fish in ungreased square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches.

Pour remaining butter mixture over fish; sprinkle with paprika.

Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven until fish flakes easily with fork, 25-30 minutes. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices if desired.
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby schubacca » 27 Mar 2013, 13:30

COD is in its element when it is fried, not baked.....

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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby TechnoWolf » 27 Mar 2013, 13:34

Is this really a good idea? I mean look at skyrim.
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby Two Pennys Worth » 27 Mar 2013, 13:40

WTF?
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby rhyfel » 27 Mar 2013, 14:22

this article just proves whats wrong with videogame industry, i have just purchased a new LG TV its got great sound but no picture? WTF thats basically what we have to put up with, demo's can be buggy and broken because you dont pay for them but as soon as they start charging for these so called alphas it become a pisstake.
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby billysastard » 27 Mar 2013, 14:27

well at least they are being partially honest, we customers realised long ago that this gen has been about selling us unfinished products then selling the rest as dlc and patching at least some of the more obvious bugs when they could be bothered (or in the case of fez on 360 never)
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby richomack360 » 27 Mar 2013, 14:35

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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby FishyGinger » 27 Mar 2013, 14:47

Ha, I'll bet KK agrees with that :P
Some say he's half man, half fish. Others say its more of a 70/30 split. Whatever the percentage, he's one fishy bastard.
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby Sirini » 27 Mar 2013, 15:03

This is what Bethesda have been doing all this gen

Fallout 3 still broken :(
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby TheLastDodo » 27 Mar 2013, 15:20

As others have pointed out, Bethesda were doing paid alphas before it ever crossed Sony's mind.

Personally I don't have an issue, so long as when you go to buy the alpha it's clearly labelled as an alpha, still a WIP and so on.

Also that gif is so true.
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby Cogglesz » 27 Mar 2013, 15:52

This can end up like DLC in my opinion.

Its a great idea, but it can be really abused by companies if they so wish to do.

Doing Alpha's right is a smart thing, minecraft was pretty much the start of all this, but i feel this is more fitted for the more indie or smaller companies to take advantage of, you can sell your game cheaper while still generating money in development to make the game better and bigger than it would have ever been on its own, fans will help with troubleshooting and find bugs and even help make the game themselves with suggestions and bug reports and not only that but they'll spread the word around and eventually the game could become massive, alot bigger than it could have on dev budgets and advertisement, i got Arma III in Alpha on steam, when it came out and it was only £20, i know this games going to be an absolute masterpiece, i've helped them support themselfs and i'm helping to dig out bugs while having a great time gaming, so it does work for bigger games as well, i cannot wait to see this in beta form and then to finally play it released with a brilliant story mode on top, the game doesn't even have a release date yet or nothing but i can happily enjoy whats been done so far, its actually pretty fun to do.

However i'd imagine some companies could take advantage of this, imagine instead of getting your free access to the multiplayer BF3 beta like we did, we'd have had to pay for it and then imagine having to go and buy the game again once its released to get the story and the other maps, i can really imagine that sort of thing happening, "pay to play early" with the advantage of having your multiplayer XP put into the final game you buy once its released i'm pretty sure this could start happening with the bigger companies by next gen and many people would go for that option, its just like DLC, its a brilliant idea and it brings pc like expansions into downloadable content for you to buy, things like episodes of liberty city, borderlands 2's cheap season pass and fallout and skyrim dlc, (besides hearthfire) however you can end up with really sour dlc like capcoms famous on disk DLC or the 800ms horse amor in oblivion, we'll need to take the good with the bad.

Good COD .gif :lol:
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby Barca Azul » 27 Mar 2013, 16:53

RustySpoon80 wrote:Kinda like PSHome then, will that ever come out of Beta. Probably when it's stream-able from PS4.

Now get ready for all the COD releated comments. :D


No, I can't ever see people paying for home. Its free and I've deleted it from the HDD.
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby Ludakriss » 27 Mar 2013, 17:34

You fuckin enablers, you =)

Enjoy the next stage of beautifully ignorant "consumer-enabler". If for whatever reason you start to see a major flaw in the concept mentioned in this article by an actual SCE!! Please, do look at this footage. Long, un-interrupted.

http://www.thevenusproject.com/
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Re: Sony open to having paid alphas on all platforms

Postby joaquin1119 » 27 Mar 2013, 20:08

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rofl so true!!
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