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Sony adds Quests to PlayStation Rewards Program

Tuesday, 7th December 2010 14:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony has announced the addition of Quests to its beta for the PlayStation Rewards Program.

To help users advance their status as Select, Pro or Legendary, Quests will “provide yet another fun way for members to participate and earn progress”.

Quests are PlayStation-related activities Rewards members complete to add to the progress meter. To progress, participants can, as an example provided by the US PS Blog: “Earn progress for playing an eligible PlayStation Move game in the “Move It” quest, for watching PlayStation Network’s PULSE in HD on their PS3 system in the “Check Your Pulse” quest, or for visiting the Central Plaza in PlayStation Home in the “No Place Like Home” quest”.

Nine Quests will be released in the beta today, and more will be added throughout the year.

Remember, in order to continue adding experience to your progress bar, just keep playing games, watch the PlayStation Network’s original programming, review games, play around in Home.

PlayStation Rewards will officially become available in April.

So far, this is still US only, but we bet it eventually happens on the other side of the ocean as well.

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  1. Elrood

    So basically, they will “reward” us for buying their games?
    Who wants to show off with that? I mean we got the trophy system, which, well, gives you trophies for your successes in a video game, but being rewarded for just playing them?

    “Look! I bought every shitty game of this genre to get this *…* (whatever it is you get)”. Sounds kinda stupid to me.

    And by the way, who wants to “play around in Home” anyway?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. SilentNoise

    Instead of stupid stuff like this, how about simple things like fixing the online browser, give us a codec for MKV file support, Skype, and NTFX external hard drive support!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. SilentNoise

    *NTFS

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    atleast they allow a 3rd party hdd without modding

    #4 4 years ago
  5. typeface

    I find it amusing when people complain about free stuff.
    Honestly the thing is still in BETA and most people in the BETA wanted to know how to get more points.
    Sony wanted people to not really jump through hoops to get the points when it was first BETA’d. They didn’t want to force it in, however most BETA users want to know how to get more points, they wanted to test out more features and wanted a way to get more points. So this is pretty much as a result of that.
    So this is in response to that feedback. They just wanted to give points for doing stuff, but people wanted to be told how many points they’d get for doing stuff and things like that. This is in response to that feedback. If there’s anyone to blame it’s those who gave feedback.

    Honestly they wanted to avoid the scenario that others had, but hey people want to know how many points and rewards they get for doing actions and what they wanted to do more. So instead of the initial system this is now in place. But mind you this is still in BETA so there’s room for change.

    Plus it’s still free and not really even required doing. So whining about it is meh. Every company has rewards programs and each go about in different ways.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    @2 I heard the update we got last night fixed and added things to the browser to a lot of peoples liking.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ivycrew707

    I’ve played about 6 new games since accepting the rewards beta and my progress bar hasen’t moved

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    ^ damn that sucks :(

    #8 4 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    @2, NTFS is Microsoft proprietary tech, there’s a good chance that MS require a license fee for devices that want to support it naively. Not entirely surprising if Sony don’t want to cough up for every ps3 they’ve sold to date.

    It would actually make more sense for people to format their external drives in a file system unencumbered by parents and/or licensing but without the limitations of the old FAT systems and still be compatible with any operating system. ext3 springs to mind.

    But of course Microsoft tells you to format in NFTS, so you do.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    Got no problem with a rewards scheme, use my Tesco points card all the time & this is no different. Only grumble is this whole *quest* aspect, seems a little childish.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. osric90

    For each PlayStation 3 Paltinum Trophy, they should give us a free something. Even if it’s only a dynamic theme.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I agree with osric90, give us something!

    Did you guys play GT5? I bet to get to Platinum trophy it will be one of the HARDEST games ever on the PS3 to get it! So SONY should reward the HARDCORE players with some cool stuff!

    Uncharted 2 was an easy game for me to get a Platnium Trophy, but I still work my butt off in game to get it, Comon SONY, encourage the HARDCORE players who enjoy their games and not people with big wallets.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. TraceableX

    @osric90

    They won’t do this unless the competitors (Nintendo for example)are doing it.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    @11 and 12 + 1,000,000. Seriously I’ve put a lot of time and money in getting trophies alone. Its time to give the loyalist something back for free. I’m not asking for something crazy but how about a free PS1 CLASSIC for every 5 platinums you get.

    #14 4 years ago