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Finally got around to finding it tongue.gif
This was said back on 21st Feb this year.

Source - Sony tells Eurogamer: PlayStation 4 will not block used games
So until Sony prove otherwise I am willing to give them benefit of the doubt.

In the words of Ronald Reagan... trust, but verify.
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Finally got around to finding it tongue.gif
This was said back on 21st Feb this year.

Source - Sony tells Eurogamer: PlayStation 4 will not block used games
So until Sony prove otherwise I am willing to give them benefit of the doubt.

 

Xbox One doesn't block the use of second hand games either, you just have to pay to play them. biggrin.gif

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Reality is, behind closed doors, both companies probably agreed to this. If one pulls out, the other will too.


This is the sad truth. But the fact of the matter is that neither will pull out and PS4 will implement DRM. if both consoles have it, the playing field is equal just the same as if both consoles don't have it, and if you fanboys and fanboyettes actually think that MS will sit by and get buried while Sony rakes in all the goodwill profits from a console without DRM, then you just don't know how the business world works.
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Even if Sony did pull out and Microsoft stayed in, who do you think Publishers / Developers will support?

With every second hand activation, publishers and developers get a slice of the profit generated. Most of them would stand by Microsoft on this one and would probably leave Sony behind. After all the Xbox One will have an enormous user base whether we like it or not. Publishers and developers were probably the guys who instigated this whole scenario.
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Used game DRM will stop me from buying either system. It should be considered a crime.

What happens if my friend and I both have Xbox ones, and I want to take my game over his house to play? I have to setup my profile on his xbox just to play the game? That's just wrong.
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post #36 of 67
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Even if Sony did pull out and Microsoft stayed in, who do you think Publishers / Developers will support?

With every second hand activation, publishers and developers get a slice of the profit generated. Most of them would stand by Microsoft on this one and would probably leave Sony behind. After all the Xbox One will have an enormous user base whether we like it or not. Publishers and developers were probably the guys who instigated this whole scenario.

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That's what I'm most afraid of.... That if Sony sticks with the consumer-friendly option, the developers will leave them in the dust.

Honestly, though, I never sell Xbox games. After I buy one, I keep it forever. Not because I always play them all, but a used game 6 months after launch is rarely worth the gas to meet someone from Craigslist and sell for $10-15. Or shipping costs.
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Used game DRM will stop me from buying either system. It should be considered a crime.

What happens if my friend and I both have Xbox ones, and I want to take my game over his house to play? I have to setup my profile on his xbox just to play the game? That's just wrong.

Microsoft's system. They made it, they can put whatever foolishness they want into it. I'm not saying it's smart or even moral, but it IS legal.

If they required you to do 100 pushups verified by the Kinect sensor before you could play, that would be stupid and a very unwise business decision, but very very legal. It would then be your choice whether or not to purchase said push-up demanding console
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If they required you to do 100 pushups verified by the Kinect sensor before you could play, that would be stupid and a very unwise business decision, but very very legal. It would then be your choice whether or not to purchase said push-up demanding console

lol Mayor Bloomberg would be all over that..."ITS THE SOLUTION TO THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC IN NEW YORK"

I can see the news headlines now: Michael Bloomberg's invests 250 million of his own funds to back a new Microsoft initiative that will motivate kids to be active and stay healthy....tune in at 5pm for more...
 
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Used game DRM will stop me from buying either system. It should be considered a crime.

What happens if my friend and I both have Xbox ones, and I want to take my game over his house to play? I have to setup my profile on his xbox just to play the game? That's just wrong.

Actually that's awesome being able to do that. I love being able to go to my friend's house and logging in to my profile. All the kills and ranks I received while at my friend's place will actually be attributed to ME and not just some guest account. Too much one way thinking here.
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Even if Sony did pull out and Microsoft stayed in, who do you think Publishers / Developers will support?

With every second hand activation, publishers and developers get a slice of the profit generated. Most of them would stand by Microsoft on this one and would probably leave Sony behind. After all the Xbox One will have an enormous user base whether we like it or not. Publishers and developers were probably the guys who instigated this whole scenario.

Games have become such uniform experiences for the sake of maximizing their audiences, and yet publishers express disappointment even as their games sell 3-5+ million copies across all platforms. Regardless of how well Xbox One does, I can't imagine Sony losing enough of the market to the point where publishers wouldn't be significantly impacted by dropping support for PS4. Doing so would be throwing away hundreds of thousands, if not millions of sales of not just games, but DLC. The used games 'issue' likely pales in comparison.
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