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Master Geek
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Topic # 207261 16-Dec-2016 08:16
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Hi all,


So I will be lucky enough to get a PlayStation 4 for xmas this year, and will have two games to go with it for starters, which is all ill probably ever play for a long time, they are GTA 5 and battlefield four, I have not had a PlayStation in over ten years, my last gaming console was a ps2. To my shock when buying the console the sales guy told me you have to buy a subscription to play online! which costs $89.95 per year!


My question is, is this required for all games? and If not will I need it to play battlefield 4 and GTA 5 online?


Do these subscriptions ever go on sale? Or would my discount at noel lemming (cost + 5% + gst) save me some money on these?


Finally, I see online after a Google search there is plenty of people and videos explaining how to play online for free, my assumption is its all garbage info click bait, I am assuming that's all it is and nothing would actually work?





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Mr Snotty
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  Reply # 1690861 16-Dec-2016 08:52
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Yes - Playstation Plus is what it is called. It is required to play most things online however comes with other benifits such as free games every month etc.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1690873 16-Dec-2016 09:15
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The Playstation Plus membership isn't required for all games. I have Street Fighter V, but I can't play online without PS+, for example.


Sometimes the monthly free games are great, and sometimes they are meh. In my opinion, the subscription pays itself, and you always get discounts when buying DLCs or new digital games. December's free games:


Invisible, Inc., PS4
Stories: Path of Destinies, PS4
Hyper Void, PS3
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, PS3 (Cross buy on PS4 and Vita)
Color Guardians, PS Vita (Cross buy on PS4)

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