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This is a good point regarding cloud saves. Xbox does it seamlessly. I would disagree it’s MORE seamless than PS+ (they both just… work) but I agree it’s ‘better’ by virtue of being a baseline feature.
You may be right on GamePass… I have a bunch of prepaid time from the original xbox live loophole and double dipped recently to add 12 month on the EA Play loophole. On both PS+ and GP I am subbed til like 2024
Nevertheless, I think my point is still stands. And sure, I agree that some may complain on what PS+ offers but come on, look at the list this year so far:
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Control: Ultimate Edition
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Remnant: From the Ashes
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Star Wars: Squadrons
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
WWE 2K Battlegrounds
Hunter’s Arena: Legends
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Tennis World Tour 2
Overcooked: All You Can Eat
Predator: Hunting Grounds
Hell Let Loose
Mortal Kombat X
PGA Tour 2K21
That is a LOT of value for $10 extra a year over Nintendo Online. I don’t think it’s remotely close.
Oh, and also Nintendo’s cloud saves suck. They don’t work on many games (including first party titles!) and moving between Switch consoles is still incredibly annoying. When I bought my PS5 (which, by the way came with a great collection of games free with PS+) all my games saves were just there… it was so seamless.
Again, I LOVE Nintendo but they annoy the heck out of me.
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(PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold both cost $59.99 per year, albeit with fewer perks than Nintendo’s retro game offerings).
The article is implying PS+ and Xbox Live costs more but offers LESS than Switch’s offering? Because that is categorically wrong. PS+ offers a couple free games monthly and at least a couple times a year that includes a premium title that alone justifies the $60. It also is required for online gaming (on most titles), cloud saves and store discounts.
Xbox Live is weaker, but the premium GamePass option ($100 per year) is basically the greatest value in gaming.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind this move by Nintendo and will sign up myself. But we have to ad it Nintendo is usually behind on online services and this is kind of weak when compared with PS+ (for $10) more and certainly for GamePass for $40 more.
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It probably adds weight a little, but I doubt it ads much manufacturing complexity at this point since most likely the EV’s need a new production line anyways. But also, I think consumers LIKE them…
I mean, the new Ford F-150 Lighting is like $30k… that’s cheaper than a second trim up from the bottom Santa Cruz… how much more price conscious you want it?
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Agree. There ARE some games I dabble into higher skill levels (often due to the nature of the game, say LoL) but with limited game time for so many games, I prefer my difficulty sliders. The idea of difficult games as a gate for elitist players is kind of weird for me.
What exactly would be missing from Peacock? I get it’s not the content from "all" the NBC networks but it’s actually most of it.
Peacock has MSNBC shows, News, Dateline, SNF, SNL, Premier League, Spanish television, Wrestling, the late night shows…
Who else is paying $64.99 just to watch the few NBC shows that are not on Peacock?!
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Well, DS9 getting greenlit was straight up a reaction after finding out B5 was being developed. I think over time it kinda carved its own path but for me, it’s one of the weakest Trek series by far.
I am glad you and many others liked it, but it was a bore.
And come on… the departure from the "explorers in space" angle for the first time ever to coincide with B5 "station in neutral space" seriously borders on "ripoff"
Now I’ll go take cover!
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Nice Easter egg on the Inside Job trailer. Pause trailer video at the start of 2:10 and you’ll see a message inviting you to apply for a job at 475-COG-NITO (475-264-6486). I called. Pretty cool
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I mean that’s cool and all and more power to you… but I hope you can see how anyone interested in things like Sunday Night Football, The Voice, SNL, Parks and Rec, regional sports, etc. may be willing to put up with this annoyance.
I am with you thou, these squabbles are dumb and anti-consumer…
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It is terrible, but it has its niche (like WWE content). Considering that anyone who really wants NBC stuff can get peacock for $5 on the side, I say it’s good riddance if they leave YouTube TV and the price goes down for all.
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Actually, I am not sure what leverage NBC thinks it has… I agree man! Give me $10 off YouTube TV and that’s a better deal. That’s because I ALREADY pay the (discounted) 1 year no ads rate for Peacock for WWE PPV programming. So for anyone in my situation it’s juts a $10 a month gain.
But even for those not in my specific situation, I still agree with you. I would bet for the majority of customers $10 off with an option to get that missing content on another app for $5 w/ ads (YTTV has ads too that’s the real comp) is a better deal.