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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
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.
umm yes you can play pirated games on the Xbox and no they will not ban you they usually ban the dumb people that don't follow what the "scene" tells them. But even thou the Xbox has practically been pirated since launch the ps3 games that are on Xbox sell a hole lot less on the ps3. So probably Sony is worried about its third party support. Without third party support the system will be doomed just like the original Xbox.

Ps: about the xbox scene and any other scene i just like to keep myself informed.
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post #32 of 47
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umm yes you can play pirated games on the Xbox and no they will not ban you they usually ban the dumb people that don't follow what the "scene" tells them. But even thou the Xbox has practically been pirated since launch the ps3 games that are on Xbox sell a hole lot less on the ps3. So probably Sony is worried about its third party support. Without third party support the system will be doomed just like the original Xbox.

Ps: about the xbox scene and any other scene i just like to keep myself informed.
I'm not 100% sure, as I purchase all my games legally, but you won't be playing pirated games after a kernel update or if they catch you on XBL with a modded console o.O
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if they do this they'll loose me as a customer on so many games... if not in all of them except in FF Versus.
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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.....then **** SONY.
It would have to be a single key to prevent piracy. Sony and the studios/publishers hate the used market and see the rental market as a tinny portion of sales. In reality they think that there lose to piracy is more than the rental companies pay for the thousands upon thousands of copy but they dont look at people who rent first buy later. There is also the fact the sony is just pissed they failed and hard. Other OS feature you have been avenged.
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You can still play games offline if they banned your Xbox. With the PS3 it's probably harder because we have complete control, so theoretically it's possible to change MAC address or any ID in the console. For some games, having online play is essential, but for others, the single player campaign is what they play the game for. I'm still on 3.41fw, so no PSN for me, and I don't really care.
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Yeah but it's not exactly like Microsoft's "climbing in your window and snatchin you drives up" to fix the problem though.
Actually, they did and still are doing just that. They lock down your hard drives remotely, in essence snatching your drives up just not through your window.

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You can still play games offline if they banned your Xbox. With the PS3 it's probably harder because we have complete control, so theoretically it's possible to change MAC address or any ID in the console. For some games, having online play is essential, but for others, the single player campaign is what they play the game for. I'm still on 3.41fw, so no PSN for me, and I don't really care.
you can't change hardware ID no matter what control you have unless you swap it out with another real ID. When they ban your Xbox, they ban your key. You can't change that key unless you buy either another 360 and take the key off of it or a buy a key off of someone who has a spare 360. That isn't because you don't have a 360 jailbreak type software either. A keyvault (as its called on the 360) isn't just some software MAC address that can be simply changed with a few keystrokes.
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post #37 of 47
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You can still play games offline if they banned your Xbox. With the PS3 it's probably harder because we have complete control, so theoretically it's possible to change MAC address or any ID in the console. For some games, having online play is essential, but for others, the single player campaign is what they play the game for. I'm still on 3.41fw, so no PSN for me, and I don't really care.
Me two i have 2 games for my ps3
1.MW2 (Still wondering why i bought this garbage)
2.MGS4 was a good game i enjoyed it fun (Single player)

PSN was just a waste of time for me.
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Well, I think MW2 would be one of the games where online is important. But yea, MGS4 is definitely a single player game.
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I'm not 100% sure, as I purchase all my games legally, but you won't be playing pirated games after a kernel update or if they catch you on XBL with a modded console o.O
first off they have updated kernel multiple time already
second, who is saying i even have does systems any more or ever did
third, i know this stuff because i don't like to be ignorant in my post
and to top it off Microsoft have released a new drive the Hitachi lg on the xbox slim which is about all that they can do i this moment. If anything develops i will let you know.
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Hmm if they do go through with this I wonder if they will add an option to purchase a serial key via PSN for those people who buy games used.
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