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(Digital Spy)   Proving they hate their customers, Sony is working on technology that would make it impossible to play used or borrowed games on the PS4   ( digitalspy.com) divider line
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3063 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Jan 2013 at 8:49 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-04 09:29:36 AM  
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FinFangFark: Burr: I used to buy about one new game a month back in day, starting in the early 90's. Around 2000 that number started dropping. Now I either buy used (about 6-12 months after it comes out) and maybe 1 new game a year. It might be that I have changed somewhat, but it just seems like such a hassle anymore, and I grew up with making boot disks, CONFIG.SYS and HIMEM.

/has a library of at least 200 games over about 5 different systems, most of them are PC.

You know Nintendo won't go this route, and I think Microsoft was just throwing it out there to see if would stick.  But, with that said, if both companies DID do this, you can look at PC gaming to take a huge jump again, especially if people start throwing emulators out there that can crack these discs.

And discs?  Really?  Do flash drives have a lower life expectancy vs discs still?

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That's how we did it back in the day... also a lot harder to copy.

/everything old is new again
2013-01-04 09:25:35 AM  
1 vote:
this will be a vast improvement over the ps3 which simply did not have games
2013-01-04 09:20:32 AM  
1 vote:
This seems fairly straight forward, you are not buying a game you are purchasing a license to use the game on one specific device. It is equally straight forward that a license is worth much less to the customer base so should be priced at about 20% to 25% the cost of buying a copy of the game.
2013-01-04 09:11:00 AM  
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the opposite of charity is justice: That'll surely recover from the PS3 fiasco and retake the lead in the console wars.

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