Admit it, we all know that the PlayStation Plus was not a good idea from the very beginning. Sure, you do get the occasional discounts on games that you will probably never buy and access free games that you will never get to keep but why do you have to pay for these things in the first place? Well fear not PlayStation Plus subscribers for Sony is now punishing you for paying them money: A new program will soon arrive in town called the PlayStation Rewards: It is in the beta phase at the moment but it will grant all - I know, that concept is hard to grasp - PlayStation Network users with goodies for just playing new games and buying stuff from the services offered by the PlayStation 3. It works similarly to Nintendo's own Club Nintendo (complete with tiered levels) but without having you registering codes into a website because everything is tracked via your PSN profile. The rewards include exclusive themes, avatars, sweepstakes, and other giveaways... Sounds rather familiar huh? I am sure that this service is only going to grow with better rewards because the current promises don't have enough pizazz. At least Sony is learning that the best way to get people to really engage in their world is by providing us a worthwhile service without the need to squeeze out the remaining amount of cash we have. They still need to cancel out PlayStation Plus though: I am so glad I am not a member. Maybe they will have to do just that once this new program is up and running.
Another reason to avoid the PlayStation Plus. Thanks Sony?