Bloodborne PS4 £34.99 @ PSN
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Bloodborne PS4 £34.99 @ PSN

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Found 31st May 2015
Bloodborne has 30% off in the playstation store this weekend. £34.99 for the full game or £49.99 for the swankier one.

To save a few extra quid though you would buy a £35 PSN voucher from CDKeys for £32.49 take away the 5% Facebook like discount and you have yourself the game for around £30.87

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Most people would prefer a physical copy at £33.95. You can sell/swap it when you've completed it.
Edited by: "NaughtyDog" 31st May 2015

Original Poster

And some like to keep games, not have to swap discs and get it straight away whilst saving a few quid.

I prefer physical media over digital since all those hacking attempts over the last few years has eroded my trust in PSN / Sony.

Me as well, I prefer physical and always have done and I will continue to do so. I'm not voting at all as I got mine new about a week ago in physical format for £26.50 on eBay (UK/PAL copy).

For the digital download it's a good price, I do like the fact you don't have to swap discs all the time but the added cost has always put me off. Also, using the word swankier deserves heat.

amazing game
deserves heat at this price
even if it's digital

Digital sucks. Especially on PSN. Anyone see Watchdog this week?

gaz84

And some like to keep games, not have to swap discs and get it straight … And some like to keep games, not have to swap discs and get it straight away whilst saving a few quid.


Yes but you can also say that unless you replace your ps4 with a lot bigger hard drive at some point you will have to delete stuff and if you want to play it again re download it which will take a lot longer than the few seconds to change a disc

Istanbul_Kop

Digital sucks. Especially on PSN. Anyone see Watchdog this week?


Apple and a lot of others are just as bad if not worse than Sony. Microsoft/ steam aren't any better and let's not forget games for windows when Microsoft would not give people money back for the games they bought when it closed. A middle ground needs to be found, let's be honest if Sony and others placed a refund policy many would take advantage of it buying games and then getting a refund once they finish, espically considering a lot of games can be finished n under ten hours but something needs to be done for those that have a genuine problem

Edit
To stop what happened to you should either be using psn cards or delete your bank details as soon as you buy something



Edited by: "voyager123" 31st May 2015

voyager123

Apple and a lot of others are just as bad if not worse than Sony. … Apple and a lot of others are just as bad if not worse than Sony. Microsoft/ steam aren't any better and let's not forget games for windows when Microsoft would not give people money back for the games they bought when it closed. A middle ground needs to be found, let's be honest if Sony and others placed a refund policy many would take advantage of it buying games and then getting a refund once they finish, espically considering a lot of games can be finished n under ten hours but something needs to be done for those that have a genuine problem EditTo stop what happened to you should either be using psn cards or delete your bank details as soon as you pay something



It's not just about payment details though...it's about the security of your account. If someone gains access, through whatever means, then sends out abuse/spam etc etc...you'll get banned and lose all your games...despite it not always being your fault. If you purchase games digitially, you'll never own them...you'll just subscribe to them for as long as the provider deems fit. That, to me...is scary, and why I'll always buy physical, especially considering the other benefits.

Personally I prefer to buy digital copies of games I want to keep (mortal Kombat x for example) so I don't have to swap discs. If this was 'the Witcher' I would have been interested lol.

Heat from me

Digital should only be used as a last resort in my opinion. Not only are you NOT in control of the product you're also at the mercy of internet disruptions, service outages and hackers.

When all of that seems ok,the service providers themselves are the greatest threat. I had my 8 year old psn account banned. How? I have no clue, Sony initially would not give me any information. However later I found a PS3 phat I traded in with game was banned also. When traded we did a system reset on it. However perhaps not fully done and the person who bought it might have hacked the console or done whatever and it ended up costing me. I lost my entire psvita collection, my whole psp collection, my ps1 ps2 PS3 and ps4 library. Also the £90 quid in my psn wallet (which according to Sony was forfeited). Never again.

When games for windows live shut down I lost about 30 games.

Steam recently messaged me that my copy of football manager 2010 (yeah 2010) was removed from my account due to the keys potentially having issues. An email to them took a month to reply with a big standard response. It took another THREE weeks for them to tell me to go back to the retailer. Amazon was the retailer and the game was a boxed copy. I still have the box and the manual with the game key printed on it. However steam wouldn't have it. Still told me to contact the seller. Amazon wouldn't do anything as after 4 years there was no legal recourse to them.

Not to mention games like sim city and others where people who paid legit for the game couldn't play it and my friend who pirated it not only got it EARLY but he was enjoying the game long before I was.

For those who like being modern and digital is their thing more power to you, however to me it reeks of modern day slavery. You hand over your money for a service not a product and are at the mercy of the service provider afterwards. Save a few quid and buy physical I say. If not then only buy digital if you can't live without it.

Istanbul_Kop

It's not just about payment details though...it's about the security of … It's not just about payment details though...it's about the security of your account. If someone gains access, through whatever means, then sends out abuse/spam etc etc...you'll get banned and lose all your games...despite it not always being your fault. If you purchase games digitially, you'll never own them...you'll just subscribe to them for as long as the provider deems fit. That, to me...is scary, and why I'll always buy physical, especially considering the other benefits.


That's going to happen no matter what platform you have. Would be no different on steam or Xbox.

heat, good price for digital copy. I too hate to swap discs

what's the difference between the 2 version's?

The 49.99 version isn't a swankier one, there's only one version of the game. No DLC or anything at this point. The other entry is the original price it was at before, they must have created a new store entry for the cheaper price (for some reason) You can't buy the 49.99 version at the moment

If anyone is thinking about buying games from PSN I would recommend they read about customers' experiences here and watch the Watchdog report on it on YouTube before doing so.

Sony have been denying any responsibility for hackers making fraudulent purchases on customers accounts, despite weak security on Sony's servers (they do not even use 2-tier authentication). They have refused to refund purchases which they acknowledge are fraudulent, effectively keeping money they know to be stolen. And they ban PSN accounts when people make a chargeback on their credit cards, denying then access to all the legitimate purchases they made in the past. Very dodgy, and a good reason to both remove card details from PSN and only buy games on disk.

You could pick up a £35 code from G2A for around £26, making this deal even sweeter

Due to the size of games this gen, I'm usually having to delete game data to make room for new games, so I prefer to have the disc for a rapid re-install (although there's still patches and DLC to redownload). A 40GB game would take 10-20 hours for me to download again.

Will upgrade my PS4 to 2TB soon, but still prefer discs. Just my preference.

deaddrama

Due to the size of games this gen, I'm usually having to delete game data … Due to the size of games this gen, I'm usually having to delete game data to make room for new games, so I prefer to have the disc for a rapid re-install (although there's still patches and DLC to redownload). A 40GB game would take 10-20 hours for me to download again.Will upgrade my PS4 to 2TB soon, but still prefer discs. Just my preference.



I used to judge this guy I know who got banned once because soeone stole his details and purchased on PSN. When he did a chargeback he was pushed out of the service by sony. He simply got a hacked ps3 and now sony lose money he would have paid for legit copies. He has a second one which goes online and plays the few online games he likes to play. He says he's also waiting for the next gen consoles to be hacked.

Whilst I don't entirely agree with him, I think his "policy" of one console online and one offline makes a lot of sense. Sorry but loyalty and ethics only towards companies who have similar loyalty and ethics towards its users. If they don't give a damn about you, why should you about them and digital purchasing is just asking for trouble. If you don't run into it now you will in the future, and the more games you accumulate the more you have to lose.

It's a decent enough price but I honestly just can't stand this game and wouldn't recommend it to anybody.

voyager123

Apple and a lot of others are just as bad if not worse than Sony. … Apple and a lot of others are just as bad if not worse than Sony. Microsoft/ steam aren't any better and let's not forget games for windows when Microsoft would not give people money back for the games they bought when it closed. A middle ground needs to be found, let's be honest if Sony and others placed a refund policy many would take advantage of it buying games and then getting a refund once they finish, espically considering a lot of games can be finished n under ten hours but something needs to be done for those that have a genuine problem EditTo stop what happened to you should either be using psn cards or delete your bank details as soon as you buy something



Xbox and Steam both use 2 tier authentication so if your account gets hacked on either of those services then it is far more likely to be your own fault.

Saying that, I don't buy that a lot of people who do have their accounts hacked are completely blameless anyway. A few years ago, Xbox account hacking was rife and most details were stolen because people gave their details to phishing websites that claimed to offer free account credit or Fifa points.

Digital doesn't suck but it does require common sense and basic IT security literacy, two things that seem to be lacking in most of the general population these days.

I tend to go physical for single player titles. and digital for multiplayer games. Just for the whole account sharing, it's cheaper sharing a title with a friend.

I'd never go digital on PSN, just not with the risk.

Spark

It's a decent enough price but I honestly just can't stand this game and … It's a decent enough price but I honestly just can't stand this game and wouldn't recommend it to anybody.


Because of the difficulty level?

Spidersmudge

Because of the difficulty level?

No because it's boring and repetitive

casavult

Me as well, I prefer physical and always have done and I will continue to … Me as well, I prefer physical and always have done and I will continue to do so. I'm not voting at all as I got mine new about a week ago in physical format for £26.50 on eBay (UK/PAL copy).



new or used?

I loved Bloodborne but it's the sort of game that I can't recommend to all my friends. You need to be persistent and love a challenge. You also need to keep an open-mind because there's a few design decisions that people won't like. For instance, you can't pause the game. So if someone knocks on the door and you're in the middle of a fight you need to make a decision lol. I chose my Amazon delivery once and came back to a corpse. When you die you drop all of your money (blood) and you will get killed a lot at first, but some people will think screw this and sell it. Others will keep on fighting on through. It's also the type of game where you need a good hour each time you play otherwise you could end up getting nowhere.

It's an excellent game, but watch a few videos before you decide to buy if you're unsure. If you've played Demon / Dark Souls and enjoyed them I'd definitely recommend Bloodborne.

I have to agree that physical makes more sense in this scenario, unless you have a bucket of credit on PSN. The price difference is negligible, the download is huge (over 30GB if memory serves) and the physical copy is tradeable at what will likely be a high price for a while. I used to be pretty militant on price alone when determining physical vs digital, but nowadays I really like having the boxes on the shelf and can swap them with friends. And this is most certainly a game to be seen on your shelf!

Spark

It's a decent enough price but I honestly just can't stand this game and … It's a decent enough price but I honestly just can't stand this game and wouldn't recommend it to anybody.



Care to outline your reasoning (particularly to justify recommending to *nobody*)?

I wish this game had an option with easy difficulty.I really like everything about it,and have no game to play,however I'm not 17 anymore and don't have patient,time and motive to play a very difficult game.

I like the look of this game but I'm more a causal gamer and I have never really been into rpgs to much and don't really like being lost in a open world and searching for clues and talking to other characters to find out snippets of info and having to pickup 100 items and work out when to use them.

I more like hack n slash, play for an hour or so, don't play for a few days and come back and play another couple of hours or so here and there.

Does anybody think this would be a game I would like from what I have said?

Physical is always better than digital. You can touch, feel, caress and take care of it, then you can just trade up once bored/completed.

rohitmkiller

new or used?

New.

casavult

New.

casavult

I even mentioned that it was New, re-read my post.

digital is good if you play on 2different PS4's or if you don't want to keep swapping discs. could therefore increase the life of the console disc drive

jg213

I like the look of this game but I'm more a causal gamer and I have never … I like the look of this game but I'm more a causal gamer and I have never really been into rpgs to much and don't really like being lost in a open world and searching for clues and talking to other characters to find out snippets of info and having to pickup 100 items and work out when to use them.I more like hack n slash, play for an hour or so, don't play for a few days and come back and play another couple of hours or so here and there. Does anybody think this would be a game I would like from what I have said?



No.

My few hours with the game = kill a dozen enemies, reach a boss, get killed in 2 hits, get respawned back at the beginning and have to kill every enemy again to get back to the boss, get killed in 2 hits, rinse, lather, repeat, eject disc, delete game data, list game on eBay.

No fun was had sadly, just a lot of frustration. Definitely one for people who want a huge challenge.

MadonnaProject

Digital should only be used as a last resort in my opinion. Not only are … Digital should only be used as a last resort in my opinion. Not only are you NOT in control of the product you're also at the mercy of internet disruptions, service outages and hackers.When all of that seems ok,the service providers themselves are the greatest threat. I had my 8 year old psn account banned. How? I have no clue, Sony initially would not give me any information. However later I found a PS3 phat I traded in with game was banned also. When traded we did a system reset on it. However perhaps not fully done and the person who bought it might have hacked the console or done whatever and it ended up costing me. I lost my entire psvita collection, my whole psp collection, my ps1 ps2 PS3 and ps4 library. Also the £90 quid in my psn wallet (which according to Sony was forfeited). Never again.When games for windows live shut down I lost about 30 games.Steam recently messaged me that my copy of football manager 2010 (yeah 2010) was removed from my account due to the keys potentially having issues. An email to them took a month to reply with a big standard response. It took another THREE weeks for them to tell me to go back to the retailer. Amazon was the retailer and the game was a boxed copy. I still have the box and the manual with the game key printed on it. However steam wouldn't have it. Still told me to contact the seller. Amazon wouldn't do anything as after 4 years there was no legal recourse to them.Not to mention games like sim city and others where people who paid legit for the game couldn't play it and my friend who pirated it not only got it EARLY but he was enjoying the game long before I was.For those who like being modern and digital is their thing more power to you, however to me it reeks of modern day slavery. You hand over your money for a service not a product and are at the mercy of the service provider afterwards. Save a few quid and buy physical I say. If not then only buy digital if you can't live without it.



Hate to interrupt but I'm pretty sure GFW Live is still up and running.
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