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People in this thread don't seem to realize that always on-line DRM is possible with the current consoles, leaving it up to the publishers and devs is how it should be, though I strongly condemn the practice of it. Sony has made the right decision in at least addressing the issue. Microsoft has fallen flat on it's face and seemingly ignored it's community's questions on the issue, which will probably end up hurting them.

That is if all the bro-fisting hipsters and sports fans that travesty of a press conference was geared towards don't just rush out to get an XboxOne.
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Originally Posted by perfectblade View Post

that doesn't mean they are necessarily going to require you to log on everyday. it could be more like steam (every 30 days) which is definitely nice in instances of internet outtage. or they might not require you to log on monthly at a-it could just be necessary for the online store (like itunes etc)
I truly believe the xbox one will be exactly like this.
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Originally Posted by redfroth View Post

People in this thread don't seem to realize that always on-line DRM is possible with the current consoles, leaving it up to the publishers and devs is how it should be, though I strongly condemn the practice of it. Sony has made the right decision in at least addressing the issue. Microsoft has fallen flat on it's face and seemingly ignored it's community's questions on the issue, which will probably end up hurting them.

That is if all the bro-fisting hipsters and sports fans that travesty of a press conference was geared towards don't just rush out to get an XboxOne.

There's a difference between online codes and OS-level used game protection. You're not seeing it, but you can if you actually try.
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I have a feeling publishers will require some type of online activation fee for second-hand games on the PS4.

This is perfectly acceptable and OK. I think publishers should charge a few bucks for their products if they were bought second hand, like Craigslist. That or the second hand product doesn't get access to online features, updates (except for critical bug fixes, they get those), or any DLC access.

I am just glad Sony as a console isn't going to require an online connection all the time, and won't do anything itself to block second hand. Leaving it in the hands of the developer, it is a very good move.
    
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I love that this seems like a big thing. Has Sony ever had a track record of trying to implement something like this? No. Their online policies have and will probably always be the best part of the Sony party.
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I love that this seems like a big thing. Has Sony ever had a track record of trying to implement something like this? No. Their online policies have and will probably always be the best part of the Sony party.

This could be quite annoying to people
http://www.myce.com/news/sony-pushes-out-ps3-drm-to-halt-illegal-movie-playback-32640/
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After how people reacted to the news about the Xbox one, Sony saw a change to score big points with the community and took it. Good for them. It seams that the PS4 is shaping up to be an all around better machine then the Xbox. Price is probably the biggest remaining question mark. If the PS4 is much more expensive then casual gamer's will be more inclined to go for a Xbox or Wii U.

MS will release a killer app title and everyone will accept the TOS in private like they always do. MS already knows this so they don't care about initial bad press.

Probably some Halo type thing where u team up with people in your geographical area and have city vs city comps. Nerd Neckbeard competitions will bleed into real life.

People who play the ONE will only be playing that title so they wont care able anything else.
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I love that this seems like a big thing. Has Sony ever had a track record of trying to implement something like this? No. Their online policies have and will probably always be the best part of the Sony party.

i agree with this. "but better social integration" they say. i have no clue why pc gamers make that argument.
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Because 1 publisher will do it and all will follow. Especially companies who make no money on sales who sell a few 1000 units.
No, You're all missing my point. Sony and publishers could do this right NOW on PS3 if they wanted to!

There is nothing to stop a PS3 game from requiring a handshake from a server before loading a level!

Ps4 isnt needed for this!
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No, You're all missing my point. Sony and publishers could do this right NOW on PS3 if they wanted to!

There is nothing to stop a PS3 game from requiring a handshake from a server before loading a level!

Ps4 isnt needed for this!

There's something you're missing that's currently behind a NDA. If you think about it, it is a logical progression. There is no benefit to doing it on PS3 other than bad press...
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