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It doesn't matter what Sony does. The way they handled people's credit card numbers during rather large hacking problem they had has me completely off Sony. It seems most have already forgotten that, but I promise you I wont. Nintendo hasn't had a 1st party game I just had to have in a very long time so they are out as well really. I just hope M$ doesn't screw up too bad.
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:41 PM
I saw it and I don't think they will do it. Imagine if they do and Microsoft doesn't? Who will buy what console then? I think this is an option they want to make available to publishers.
They will leave it up to individual publishers to implement this.
I know Ubi and EA will jump on it someday. Who will be the first to try it out? AND FEEL THE WRATH!!!
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:51 PM
Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:29 AM
Who knows how it will play out? If Sony does this and Microsoft doesn't - and Sony sales tank in a backlash - then publishers will have to develop for Microsoft. How can we know how the market and the publishers will react?
However, I'm not interested in any console that does this.
Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:01 AM
My reasoning is just based on how many times I hear gamers complain about various things they don't like being forced on them, but swallowing it hook line and sinker simply because they want to be playing the lastest AAA titles being released by their favorite developers, etc. I would expect a lot of whining about it being done, but the week later I'd expect to hear how those games are making record sales.
Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:03 AM
Precisely, and I think the trick here would be to somehow convince the average gamer who likes those AAA titles to forego a generation or two of the series to allow the market to tank, even if slightly. Perhaps that market shift would be enough to convince publishers to offer their games on more consumer-friendly terms, and then gamers could go back to purchasing those AAA titles.
And if publishers do not heed, then a new crop of AAA titles will emerge to take the place of the old ones, I reckon.
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:15 AM
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:39 PM
I wasn't too worried when I heard about this because I called it a year ago
However I assumed this idea would be with the newest unreleased XBox and PlayStation so I didn't really worry about it. Afterall, I am not making the leap after this generation, I am happy with my PS3 and Wii and will have plenty of games for both to last me forever.
BUT today on Sessler's Something, Adam Sessler mentioned an idea that no one else did which has me worried. If you fast forward to 2:08 he discusses this patent and at 2:20 he postulates "playing used games either on the current PS3 or maybe on the PS4 or whatever it is going to be absolutely impossible" and that has me worried. All this time it never occured to me that Sony might find a way of killing my PS3's ability to play used games. If it does I'll be pissed.
Now, maybe Adam misinterpreted the rumor but it got me thinking, would it be technically possible that Sony could force an update on us for our existing PS3 that would block it from playing a used game? Surely not. I'm no programmer but it would seem to me this technology would have to have been built in to the console from Day 1 wouldn't it?
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