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This is gonna failed. Sony just wasting there money and time. Since it seems to be easy for game cracker to crack a game on the same day it came out, same thing gonna happen for PS3.
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I feel a downfall comming
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The only people that are happy with this news are hackers themselves. Now that the ps3 is pretty much unlocked this will give them another sense of purpose in life if only for a few hours till it get cracked again. For sony I think it will be cheaper to start building a new system or just start banning people off PSN because, who wants to cripple a nice peace of hardware like the PS3.

Oh and who else wants something other than the same old XMB
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Originally Posted by darthspartan View Post
Well this will destroy the ps3 used game market. O and the rental market.
this is what I am really afraid of.
I hardly buy games for the ps3. I rent them from gamefly and if the game is good then I will buy it.

I wonder how this serial number implementation will be like. If the serial key is tied to a single console once used.....
    
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If $ony isn't smart about this, then this is going to backfire HARD! I guess we really need Microsoft with majority console market share too...
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What's really funny is you've been able to play pirated games on the 360 since it came out, Microsoft just said "Eh, pirates don't represent more than 1.5% of our user base, why spend millions trying to fix it?"
There is no value in pirating games for Xbox... I mean you can't play them online because you'll get banned.

Question is, why pirate when you aren't getting full value for the game. Sure, you may get away with it for a few months but as soon as they release a kernel update like they do twice a year, then say bye-bye to your console.

This is what developers/publishers have been doing for the past 18 months. Releasing down-loadable content that you can only get when you buy a game legally and unused and it has worked pretty well so far.

Slightly different for the PS3 now though.
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post #27 of 47
If they weren't so uptight about it nobody would care. So the PS3 has been hacked, big deal! The average consumer isn't going to care.

But by suing Geohot they've managed to push the hack to the front page on pretty much every tech site, so now everybody knows about it.

And now, as if they couldn't get any stupider, they've decided to start punishing their honest customers with the first stages of DRM!

The only plus I can take out of this is that people will realize that rampant piracy is a result of a company offending their customers, rather than some specific flaw in PC gaming.
    
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If the serial key is tied to a single console once used.....then **** SONY.
Well that would piss me right off cause I own and operate 2 PS3's currently
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post #29 of 47
Don't panic! It's alright!
Sony's serial keys are chosen by dice roll; guaranteed to be random.
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post #30 of 47
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Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
I wonder how this serial number implementation will be like. If the serial key is tied to a single console once used.....then **** SONY.
I'm pretty sure it'll be like the game downloads currently are which is the 5 system limit. What they do with rentals? I don't know.
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