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I have mixed feelings about this whole licensing-a-game-instead-of-buying-it thing that companies have been pushing for FOREVER.

On one hand, if I buy a product, I should be allowed to do whatever I want with it, including giving it to someone else.

On the other hand, I understand how when you buy a product, it is for one copy that should ideally be installed on only one system.

Maybe if the console makers and console-game makers lowered their prices across the board, this would be better accepted. I couldn't possibly care less about how my Steam games are locked to my account, since I spent $5-10 on them. If I spent $60 on them, I would be a little more upset if I only got a few hours worth of enjoyment out of them (ahemHOMEFRONTahem).

I wonder if this will push people away from consoles, and potentially back to PC.
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

It will be extra fun when the PS4's start breaking down a few years later and people can't just go out and buy a new one as there games would not work. Oh the joy.
Well perhaps more gamer's will move to PC and a new golden age of PC gaming will begin while Sony cries about them pirates on there hacked PS4's. One can dream right rolleyes.gif

With the reputatioin that Sony has with the Playstations reliability, this is just stupid. Go figure, I started a "Boycott Sony" thread a long time ago and got bashed for it. Maybe more people will just see how bad Sony really is. One thing is for certain, I cannot beleive they have the balls to do this with how bad their gaming department has been struggling lately. It is barely staying afloat and Sony has considered giving it the axe before, this just might push them to do it finally.

This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard and I will definately not own a PS4 if this becomes real.
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post #173 of 545
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sony has filed a patent but that still does not mean they are going to implement it. if they do it will be really bad.
my main concern is borrowing and sharing games with my friends will no longer be possible.
also sometimes a few friends may contribute money for a single copy of a game they want to play in each of their own systems . this will also not be possible then.
in short no sharing, contributing and buying cheap. mad.gif
in short sticking with the pc platform is still the best way to play games for cheap smile.gif
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sony has filed a patent but that still does not mean they are going to implement it.
Another teeny tidbit most people have missed. Microsoft has filed a patent for a system of monitoring people in a room with a Kinect and disabling the use of copyrighted content like movies if too many people are in the room. I highly doubt that is going to happen. I still can't get over the people here bashing this and religiously defending Steam, though. thumb.gif
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I wonder if this will push people away from consoles, and potentially back to PC.
Oh right, you mean to Steam? wink.gif
Edited by W4nderer - 1/4/13 at 12:56am
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Another teeny tidbit most people have missed. Microsoft has filed a patent for a system of monitoring people in a room with a Kinect and disabling the use of copyrighted content like movies if too many people are in the room. I highly doubt that is going to happen. I still can't get over the people here bashing this and religiously defending Steam, though. thumb.gif
Oh right, you mean to Steam? wink.gif

I don't think anyone here has religiously defended Steam. Steam is a trade off. A lot of people here find it acceptable to sacrifice some freedoms in trade for the low prices and convenience that Steam offers. If someone says they absolutely hate steam and everything it stands for I get that. I my self refused to buy HL2 for a long time due to the need for online activation. I't was only in the summer of 07 that I finally decided to give it a chance. Even after that I didn't actually buy a digital steam game until late 09 when I could no longer resist the christmas sales
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I still don't even own a PS3 so like I give a crap.
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As bad as this is for console gamers, it really shouldnt come as a surprise. Software is software, regardless of if its on a PC or console. With all of the measures that developers have taken recently to stop pirating and second-hand sales in the PC market, you should have figured eventually it would make its way to consoles.
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This thing will go live, and Sony won't bankrupt for it either. Know why? Because not because WE are educated customers means that the majority is. Lot's and lot's of those console will be purchased by parents that don't read these kind of forums and won't have an clue of what they are buying. I am pretty sure Sony won't be putting a big flashy sticker on the box advertising the fact that the games are tight to the console. Unfortunatly i think that we are in minority.
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Another teeny tidbit most people have missed. Microsoft has filed a patent for a system of monitoring people in a room with a Kinect and disabling the use of copyrighted content like movies if too many people are in the room. I highly doubt that is going to happen. I still can't get over the people here bashing this and religiously defending Steam, though. thumb.gif
Oh right, you mean to Steam? wink.gif

There's a HUGE difference between what Sony is proposing here, and Steam.

First of all, Steam is a haven for indie developers, and has been an absolute driving force in forcing the cost of games down. Skyrim was on sale for the Christmas sale within 2 months of it being released. Max Payne 3 was only $15 a few days ago. There are countless other examples.

Also, Steam lets you connect as many "certified" computers to your Steam account that you like. If you go to a friend's house, you can sign into Steam on their computer, download save files from the cloud, and play. If your computer kicks the bucket, then when you get a new one, simply download Steam and sign in to your account.

While Steam is certainly not without its fair share of criticisms (bloated software), the fact is that it's here to stay, and it is by FAR the least offensive of all of the modern digital distribution systems.
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I love this. It will help finish off those horrendous companies like gamestop or Ebgames and will contribute heavily to better games. I bet the number of companies that want to make games will triple when sony does this.

Its messed up that Eb games can sell the same game to 10 different people and the game makers stop getting money after the first sale.

I never bought used games so my life will only benefit from this.

Reducing non-excludability of prodcuts makes a more valuable product that more people are willing to invest in.

This can only make things better for gamers. People who resist this move by sony prefer to have crappy games that are cheap. Don't let your ignorance drive the gaming industry down! This is a good thing!
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