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Originally Posted by glytyr View Post

Large corporation filing a patent for the goodness of the common people...idk, just doesn't sound right somehow.
Didn't some guy from Microsoft went on record and said the used games market is more harmful than actual piracy? They're just now acting on the issue.

It was mostly sarcasm really. They're likely just trying to make physical media go the route of Steam/Origin. I think this will, if anything, lead to an increase in piracy and cracking of console games though. It'll turn a legitimate market to a black market.
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Gamestop & Gamefly should sue
Gamestop will go down if this happens but I have a feeling game rentals will get a lot more business from this, here's my reasoning.

The technology stated says it's based on a tag system, the discs come with a blank which will be written to upon first use. They could easily make a disc with a rental pretag on it which allows them to be used as a rental but would not allow use of DLC to deter having the discs stolen and sold. The people who don't want to dish out $60 for a new game but really wanted to play it would now just rent it right away instead of waiting for the price to come down.

Now, that is just my opinion on the matter but I for one am against this on console. The whole thing that attracts console gamers is their ability to rent a game or grab their games and go to a buddies house to play games but not have to lug around a computer. Now you could argue it's not that difficult to grab your console and take it with you but why the need to do so if your buddy has the same thing and share the disc?

If your gamertag accounts are cloud-based this whole thing is a non-issue between consoles as you can just take your gamertag with you, would even be fine using a usb thumb drive. Used games is only a console thing now and it will soon change.
 
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Wait is it just me or weren't they just saying this about the 720 a couple months back? We know if either one of them tries it, both companies will probably do it. After all the rumors both companies are probably feeling out how they could possibly do it if things go down that path. rolleyes.gif
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This system is the backbone of Steam's success, yet no one complains.

Hypocrisy at its finest.
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post #35 of 545
Reducing the value of everybody's game libraries to zero with one wave of their magic wand is not right no matter how anybody here tries to justify it. Imagine if Toyota made it to where none of their cars would run for anybody but the original owner? That's the same basic thing Sony is trying to do and its ridiculous...
post #36 of 545
they said this same exact thing before the release of ps3.... it didn't happen then it wont happen now..... the price involved in maintaining it will push the price of the console itself to way beyond the reach of the average consumer, and honestly if you have THAT much money.... then used games are no concern to you anyways....
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post #37 of 545
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This system is the backbone of Steam's success, yet no one complains.

Hypocrisy at its finest.
Except Steam games are dirt cheap.
    
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Sony, one of only 3 companies that I flat our refuse to allow anything made by them to be brought into my house. Not even Apple has that distinction.
Same here, I have never liked Sony's business practices and flat out refuse to support them. They are the apple of the console manufactures. This will only push people away from the console, not a smart business move Sony...
post #39 of 545
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Originally Posted by wsnnwa View Post

Log in into your account and insert the disc, most of those "cool kidz" will have internet. I'm sure the system Sony is running will be similar to Steam, who do you think they learned it from?
Edit: Think of it as a Microsoft Live account too.

There's one very large difference. You can purchase games on steam a a ridiculous price, even if you cannot share it after you've bought.
   
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I actually don't see much of an issue with this besides the death of used games as well as sharing games amongst friends. Many popular platforms implement this already, namely Steam and Origin. On those systems games are tied to accounts, not machines which is convenient however sharing games with family or friends is impossible unless people play on your account. If this goes through I expect Microsoft to do the same with Xbox Live.
If games were tied to machines then expect the death of the platform, especially if the first units suffer catastrophic hardware failure (like the red ring of death).
It may in turn lead to the death of hard copies of games too as the lack of a used games market makes them all the more inconvenient/unnecessary.
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