New Sony Patent Blocks Second Hand Games

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    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/03/report-new-sony-patent-blocks-second-hand-games
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/sony-patents-tech-to-block-used-games-6401992
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57561943-1/sony-files-patent-for-tech-to-block-used-games/

    This is the true "piracy" issue Sony has always been concerned about. On the bright side, at least Gamestop will get to suffer and die.
     
  2. minty

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    sony employee 1:
    hey, let's inconvenience any and all customers we have so they stop buying shit from us

    sony employee 2:
    sounds like an awesome idea, let's bring it to the higher ups and see if we can get a raise out of this
     
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    I can hear the orgasms of pleasure from Jim Sterling of Destructoid.


    Now, a question for you EDiots, who will be buying PS4? Apart of @oddguy, who is now lusting for this jew-powered console
     
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    What do you expect? Sony has no business in the gaming industry. They should stick to making boomboxes.
     
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    Is that even legal?
     
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    At first glance yes, but it looks like the kind of law the European Parliament doesn´t approve
     
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    Sony has tried plenty of times to prevent second hand games, remember in the NES days where unlicensed games used a special way to bypass the chip. Pirated games on the other hand, since that runs rampant in East Asia (some governments actually help do this), Nintendo hasn't bothered to stop them.
     
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    Valve doesn't allow used games on Steam either and everyone still kisses their ass like crazy.


    so i dont see the big deal here tbh guys.
     
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    there are a few key reasons for that:
    -steam is a digital-distribution service. at no point do you have to buy physical discs.
    -on top of that, all games you buy via steam are linked to your steam account. as mentioned, nobody's sure what this system will be linking to
    -pc games are generally easier to pirate than console games, if someone is so inclined.
    -valve fanboys are retarded and would shell out $75 for a box of gaben's toenail clippings
     
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    I'm thinking if this comes to pass, and Nintendo/Microsoft decide against this method, we can pretty much kiss Sony goodbye as a console/game developer. People will flock in droves to the EXBAWKS and WEE, due to the fucking huge as fuck second hand market. Niggas loves that Gamestop, son.
     
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    I don't buy second hand games unless it's a relatively new game. I don't understand the point of buying an old game when there are new ones, to be completely honest.
     
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    I don't understand the point of buying games when you can just get them on the internet for free.
     
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    Speaking of which, are consoles actually any better than PC? I've played the same games on an Xbox as I have on my laptop and my laptop handles it a trillion times better than the Xbox.
     
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    Right, right. I just find computers a bit more convenient than consoles, to be honest.
     
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    Well they haven't applied it yet, it wouldn't surprise me either if they were using this as a "scare tactic" to try to slow down piracy, however it wouldn't surprise me if they went ahead and used it anyway.

    Do people still rent games? I'm behind the times...