“Playstation Now” is the most painfully retarded thing I’ve seen in a while. WTF even.
— JonTron (@JonTronShow) August 3, 2014
Now, on the surface, your focused on one word most likely… A “Retard” or “Retarded” Mr. Jafari has made here in this context wasn’t malicious to the mentally/physically illed people but an service that clearly makes out a poor business strategy that promotes that Playstation is aiming to acquire more money for playing a game for a few hours… which is horribly designed idea and there is limited words that can clearly describe this idea within 140 characters.
(thanks to http://egbako.tumblr.com/ for this video link)
If not retarded, Its a very greedy service that want to make more money per hour playing than giving a discount for the full game. A Pay to Try system is clearly backwards thinking since we have rental but its daily… “What the Fuck” is perfect statement I would make at playstation as an customer I wouldn’t use this service. I would wait for the full game to be at discount on steam or goto a place like gamestop and get a used copy. Why should I pay for hours playing a game… Granted there is pay to play games like World of Warcraft, Eve online and more and those games have a free trial to get into the game but you buy a 30 day period.
I’m less interested in his use of the word “Retarded” and more interested in Playstation’s horrible choice and find their idea/service as an design; thinking that people would be interested in paying for hours of play. Not everything can play a game in one setting and can beat it in a few hours… I think Jon was spot on when calling this service stupid to the extreme. I can’t find any other words out there myself out of frustration.
why don’t we take all the drama at JonTron and throw it at Playstation? because they need it… now!
What do you think? please comment below.