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Sony was preparing a used games DRM for PlayStation 4, but might cancel those plans following the reaction to this week’s Xbox One announcement, the latest internet rumors suggest.

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While Sony is “leaning towards” not adding the used games DRM to the new console, a little more motivation never hurts.

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Edited by Blindrage606 - 5/27/13 at 8:01pm
 
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Sony will pick up a HUGE win if they don't implement used game DRM.
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I'm not big on consoles anymore but if the PS4 does end up being DRM free for used games and if I had to choose between the Xbone and PS4 it would easily be the PS4.
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Sony will pick up a HUGE win if they don't implement used game DRM.

QFT. That is a gigantic reason the Xbox One is getting so much hate. No amount of price difference is going to change that problem if Microsoft implements used game DRM and Sony decides to not implement it. Its a no brainer at that point. Used game drm affects not only used games. It ends up affecting the situation of taking games to your friends' houses, etc.
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all sony has to do, is to do the opposite of whatever microsoft does period.
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A huge win is an understatement. That 1 fact alone could/will decide the console war in a very shot time if one does and one doesn't implement the DRM.
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but if they both have the samething then there is nothing we can do, its not like everyone will boycott both systems
Edited by Qu1ckset - 5/27/13 at 8:58pm
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I don't think used DRM would kill Microsoft or anything. There will still be enough people buying the console and the games for it to be considered a financial success.

However, it would certainly swing enough people to Sony's camp that they would be the undeniable winners of this generation though, assuming Sony avoids used DRM as well (and doesn't screw it up any other way of course).

I owned both a 360 and PS3 this generation but am definitely going to avoid the XBOne (pronounced x-bone) this time around.
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but if they both have the something then there is nothing we can do, its not like everyone will boycott both systems

true but it depend on how easy it is for consumers to lend or sell games vs return cost. If its a 3-5$ fee and an internet connection it would still suck balls (not everyone has internet) but it would be better than MS offering
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Ya such BS that the XB1 is gonna have that, what a crappy thing to do, to just squeeze every little bit out of the consumer.

Under the fair use copyright law, that will get a class action law suit sometime in its life I guarantee it:

Basically it states that once an item is paid for a owner can do with it as they see fit, as long as they don't break copyright laws as in copying etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
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