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If the main thing you're concerned about is online multiplayer, then yes, all accounts on a single PS4 can play online if at least one if them has an active PS Plus subscription, and that PS4 console is set as the PS Plus account's "Primary PS4." From Sony's FAQ: PlayStation®Plus benefits available to other non-subscribing users on your Primary PS4™: ...


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You don't need to physically download the games to your device, but you do need to go into the storefront (either through an appropriate console or through the web interface) and "purchase" the items by adding them to your cart and going through the checkout process. Once you complete checkout, those items will be added to your Download List permanently and ...


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Once you've 'purchased' an Instant Game Collection game with PSPlus, you can access it as long as you're subscribed. Subscribe again, and you can access it again (or download it again, if you need to). From the PlayStation Plus FAQ: Q: What happens to the games and Add-Ons I downloaded free through a PS Plus membership, and I decide to not renew my ...


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Easiest way is to go to the Sony PSN website and look under Media (hopefully you've downloaded a few of the Instant Game Collection). You'll see the expiration date which correlates to your PS+ expiry date.


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You'll still have access to the games you've downloaded, even if they're removed from the collection or you've deleted them off your system, as long as you're still a subscriber. If your subscription ends, you won't be able to access those games, but they'll still be available again if/when you resubscribe.


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Yes, You will still be able to play games that you have purchased after your PS+ subscription has expired. Even if they are PS+ exclusives. Only games that you obtain for free from PS+ are no longer playable after your subscription expires.


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Yes, the PS+ time you buy is cumulative. This means that you basically have a buffer of 3 months time left. When you add 12 months, you'll have 15 months left. So once your first 3 months expire, you'll still have 12 months in your account, which will be used automatically.


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Sony has made it clear they will continue the free games promotion with PlayStation Plus and will have a free game every month (at least) for the PS4 (two the first month) and they will almost certainly continue the free games promotion for the PS3 and PS Vita as they have done for the last couple years. Unlike Xbox Live Gold, PlayStation Plus started as a ...


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It's in the settings menu, with your other Account information (I forget if this is it's own top level thing of if it's under Play Station Network) there's a "Services" section. Inside Services you'll see Playstation Plus and you can see the begining/end of your service date and your auto-renew setting.


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Yes, local accounts are those that exist - are/have logged in - on the same console, whether created there or elsewhere. The Playstation Plus subscription is tied to the SEN account, but that account can specify a single PS4 console as its primary PS4, which enables other (non-PS+) accounts to access everything on the console. So any account using that ...


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If it's a 30-day trial (that comes with some games now, definitely God of War: Ascension), rather than a 3/12 month card, then it's likely that they want you to enter your credit card details, so that when the trial runs out, your subscription will automatically take over. The way around this is as your friend suggests, enter the credit card details, and ...


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If the main thing you're concerned about is online multiplayer, then yes, all accounts on a single PS4 can play online if at least one if them has an active PS Plus subscription, and that PS4 console is set as the PS Plus account's "Primary PS4." From Sony's FAQ: PlayStation®Plus benefits available to other non-subscribing users on your Primary PS4™: - ...


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They do stack. If you have a look at the expiration date for any PS Plus content you've downloaded, you'll see it has been expanded by 1 year exactly. On PS3, navigate to any PS Plus game, press , select Information, then scroll down to Expires. On PS4, navigate to any PS Plus game, press OPTIONS, select Information, then scroll down to Valid Period (End) ...


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There's a Copy Multiple option that lets you select all content period. Just hit Square to change the sorting; you can sort by game title (stuff appears in folders) or by all. When not sorted by all you can use Copy Multiple to select all data at once rather than going through each folder. Best I can tell this copies everything, at least in the PS3 Data ...


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Yes, you are 100% correct in your understanding. To prevent access to the PSN store, you have two options. 1) turn off "auto-login" for PSN. This way anytime you want to purchase/download something you need to provide the password. 2) delete the wi-fi profile off of your Vita after it's activated so it can't connect to the Internet. From there you can ...


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You're limited by system activations, not per-game activations. Once your account has been activated on two different consoles, you can only play games owned by this account on these consoles, you can't "mix and match" games between an infinite number of consoles.


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Generally MMOs and Free-To-Play games do not require a PlayStation Plus subscription to be able to play online. Games such as a Final Fantasy XIV: Realm Reborn, War Thunder, and Warframe do not require PlayStation Plus because they are either an MMO or Free-To-Play. Also you are able to play the Destiny full game but it limits some features such as not ...


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According to this article, this has been happening increasingly ever since the 1.7 update which introduced several features. It's important to notice that this HAS happened before to other users but it wasn't as often or to as many people as now. It's important to notice that I did not find any official statement from Sony regarding this.


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For PS3, short answer is no. It will not back up every save you have on your system. When you play a game, you'll get a pop up asking you if you wish to back up the game's save to online storage. Also, it doesn't work for PS1, PS2, PSP, and MINI saves and you have only 1024 MB of space for saves, so depending on how large these saves are, you might not get ...


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If you buy a game that has a PS Plus discount, you will still have access to that game when your subscription expires. This is different from redeeming an "Instant Game Collection" title, that you lose access to.


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There are differences in local accounts and PlayStation Network (PSN) accounts. A local account is just a name to identify a user on the PS4. A PSN account is an email + password combination to that identifies you on Sony's servers. In your special case let's say you got two local account: Shudy Girlfriend both without any linked PSN account. And you ...


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Per the section on Online Storage: The maximum available storage capacity for one Sony Entertainment Network account is 1GB ... You get 1GB to share across all your devices. Other sources on the PlayStation website are less obvious, such as the PS4 section, which states that the maximum storage is 1GB (but does not specify per account or per console). ...


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Yes, they include all episodes. I downloaded the game and it has all episodes.


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You'll have the option if you want to overwrite or not. When copying data using the Save Data Utility, if the destination (whether the PS3, a storage device or the PS+ online storage) already has a save of the same game (on the same slot, if applicable), you'd see a prompt asking you if you wish to overwrite the save, so you can do the copy process without ...


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The drive is separate from your account, and the PS3 backup isn't reliant on PS+ subscription. You don't lose anything owned by your account by deleting it from your PS3. If your backup fails, try deleting unnecessary files like game install data (under Game Data Utility on the Game category on the XMB), I had a problem when install data for one game was ...


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This all depends on what region you bought your code from and what region your PSN account is. If you bought your code from Amazon.com (as opposed to say, Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.de/etc.), then it will be only be redeemable on a North American account, not a European one. I live in the EU and have European PS3. However, my PSN account is North American, so I ...


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Sony stated that online multiplayer requires a PlayStation Network account and a paid subscription to PlayStation Plus. Each subscription is tied to the console rather than the individual account, which means that multiple accounts on one console can play multiplayer without having to purchase individual subscriptions for each account. I found this on the ...


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PS+ has limited support for + features for other accounts on the console. PlayStation Plus benefits available to other non-subscribing users on your Primary PS4: Online multiplayer (subject to any parental control settings on sub accounts) Play downloaded games purchased with PlayStation Plus discount Play downloaded IGC games PlayStation ...


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Yes, it's likely to help as long as the savedata is uploaded to PS Plus before the corruption happens. It's a good idea to disable the auto-upload feature if you're worried about corrupted data being saved to the cloud. I haven't experienced any savedata corruption, but I assume that corrupted savedata would be uploaded to the cloud too as the cloud ...


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What matters here is whether Auto Renew is on or not; to check auto renew, go to Settings > PSN > Account Information > Services List > Playstation Plus. Here you should see a list with the PS+ activation record. Select that one that says "subscription" on the right, it should list your start/ending/next renewal date for the subscription. There's a big ...



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