"Playstation Plus" – in which you pay Sony so you can borrow demos and PS3 themes

There’s always a hardcore market. But $50/year may be too steep for what they’re offering. Early access to demos, special themes, and a handful of mini games? I don’t know. And it all disappears when your subscription ends. Sketchy! It’s like a Zune Pass except you don’t get access to like six million tracks, just the same stuff as everyone else a few days early, plus WipeOut HD and a few other perks. Ehh!

Oh – the first three months will be free if you sign up quick. But remember, it all turns back into pumpkins if you decide you don’t want to shell out.

And it seems you’ll get to keep themes and avatar stuff after the subscription runs out. Extremely generous on Sony’s part.