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Wow.....just wow. People wonder why I boycott Sony Products. I saw this coming years ago. Sony is one of the most greedy and evil companies out there.....this just proves it even more.
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The Prius sells like hotcakes where I live. They literally have a waiting list on them because demand outstrips supply constantly. Then again, visitors do dub Seattle the Prius capital of the United States.
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Shockingly, no, there isn't. Sony's patent describes a system that would block used game sales, IF they choose to implement it, which likely they will not. Valve has been blocking the sale of used games since its inception. There are no shades of gray here. Anybody that boycotts Sony as a result of this but endorses Steam is the dictionary definition of a hypocrite. Seems like you simply don't understand the inherent differences between tangible and intangible property. What it boils down to is very simple. It is true with a used car sale, the manufacturer does not see any profit, nor should they. But the difference lies in the fact that eventually, the used car will stop working, and have to be replaced with a new car. If you have a problem with this, then you have a problem with capitalism. If everybody bought used cars, all the car manufacturers would go out of business. This is of course an even bigger issue with software because unlike a used car, it will NEVER break down.
Software is comprised of lines of code that will continue to function indefinitely. Another reason for the stricter laws governing software and intellectual property is due to the ease in making copies, which all have a marginal cost of zero. Another major difference from tangible property. This certainly will not happen on one major platform and not the other. If it does happen, except the same from Microsoft.

Except there is no differance between the two, You can buy generic car parts, Just the same you can buy generic house parts, Or parts for anything else, If my receiver blows a cap? Do i buy the parts from yamaha? no i go to badcaps.com and buy one from there.
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post

PC games can't be sold used, but they still decrease in price over time. However you're asserting that without a used games market console games won't decrease in price?
This patent is a stopgap to achieve the same effect as digital downloads that are currently not viable because of currently inconsistent broadband access in the United States. Nothing more, nothing less.
And I've already said this in this thread: from http://www.dollartimes.com/calculators/inflation.htm/
If you compare $50 for BF3 to the $50 that Atari Pong cost,
More than $60 for a game is not some crime against humanity.

Dude, you keep quoting that inflation calculator which is fine and dandy but means jack to a society who has not received cost of living increases every year to match inflation.

Case and point... I was working in manufacturing in 1994 making $15/hour (most of those jobs are now gone, shipped over seas) today I work in maintenance making $14/hour. I earn less money while that same money is worth less. Welcome to corporate America, son.

Your point is invalid.
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Anyone who plays console games know the disk is only 10% of the game. The other 90% is DLC's which should of been in the game in the first place.
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This is why I built a PC, sadly.
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you know what bothers me more than this blocking used game discs fiasco ? that the next gen consoles will require a constant internet connection. but thats a debate for another thread
    
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Except there is no differance between the two, You can buy generic car parts, Just the same you can buy generic house parts, Or parts for anything else, If my receiver blows a cap? Do i buy the parts from yamaha? no i go to badcaps.com and buy one from there.
I already explained the basic differences. You apparently don't understand them. smile.gif
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This would also nuke game rentals as well?

It's an interesting idea that Sony have patented, will basically prevent any other manufacturer doing the same thing without paying them licensing fees... even if it never shows up in a Sony product.


Patents don't mean tech will be used, they are for the protection of ideas (well, in theory.. these days they are all about paying for lawyers to get new boats and cars).

If Sony did go ahead with this on the PS4.. I would still buy the console for an exclusive game (GT6 or whatever) but would be more likely to purchase games online than buy the discs.

Imagine: Sony introduces a Steam based model that works as well as Steam and Sony also chooses to lock physical discs to an account it will pretty much kill game retail stores and eventually slash distribution costs overall as well as keeping a back catalog of games relevant and accessible.

It's a win for gamers really, as long as some of the cost savings are passed onto the consumer and games retail for say $50 instead of $130+ (NZ pricing).
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