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    PS4 release date unlikely to be a joyous day for fans of used games


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    I don't understand. Sony already confirmed the PS4 won't block used games. o_O? So will it or won't it o_O?
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    SONY stated the PS4 would support used games. This article is based on one statement... PUBLISHERS would decide if THEIR game would support a model for used game resale or not.

    This article as it stands (and ones about MS as well) are still iffy and at rumors stages.

    IMO, if there are indeed games blocked from the used market, it will be a DEV/PUB doing on the software level, it will not be on the hardware level.


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    Sony should have the option there, but there first party games will not implement it, lead by example and we'll see how the consumers react.

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    It is completely up to publishers if they want to block their game from the used market or not.

    There is nothing really any single company can do to stop the current trend without pissing off publishers that want it. The only ones that are going to be able to do something about it are the consumers by not supporting publishers that block used games.

    A lack of third-party support would be far more damaging to Sony and Microsoft than leaving it up to publishers if they want to block their games from the used game market or not. The only reason Nintendo is current not involved in the current blocked used game talks is because of their third-party support/relations or lack thereof.

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    Everything in regards to advertising, media, news....it's all about phrasing. Sony may support used games....but that doesn't mean the 3rd party devs won't try and continue to make it more difficult for their games to wind up in the used game market. Much like today and the online pass BS or DRM.

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    That title seems like pure click bait (no judgment on OP, rather the source). I really didn't see anything in that article that backed up the writers' claim that PS4 is most likely to block used games.

    Rather, I saw Pete Hines being upset that gamers don't want to shell out for DLC and instead opt to trade-in their game. Which I thought was humorous when his company's games are notorious for being shoddy on the PS3 and the DLC for said games isn't any better.

    I really hope though that Sony doesn't block used games. Not really for the buying used games aspect, but because it would kill being able to borrow someone's game or bring your game over to a friends house.

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    If sony block used games, they won't be getting my money for a ps4. Will just stick to tablet gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    My sources say that quite a few publishers are ready to implement DRM on their next-gen console releases but that neither machine will implement DRM as standard.
    I would be very surprised if one of those publishers wasn't EA.
    Almost everyone will say: buy console that has games that you want, and those who say otherwise are ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shepard View Post
    mcdonalds: "made with 100% pure beef"
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    hardware makers should let there consoles play used games and let the game makers decide if there make will be able to play used or not or pay a small fee

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    Do Developers and Manufacturers not realise that preventing used games could be the kiss of death to many studios, because unless the game is a triple A title people are unlikely to invest in them as the risk on a 60 0r 70% game just wont be worth it, I think if this transpires then it could end up causing more problems than it solves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooper71 View Post
    SONY stated the PS4 would support used games. This article is based on one statement... PUBLISHERS would decide if THEIR game would support a model for used game resale or not. This article as it stands (and ones about MS as well) are still iffy and at rumors stages. IMO, if there are indeed games blocked from the used market, it will be a DEV/PUB doing on the software level, it will not be on the hardware level.
    Agreed. Sony said that they would leave it to PUB/DEV so by that statement I would assume that the hardware will still support used games if the PUB/DEV choose to support that as well.

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    Console launch dates are rarely good days for people that buy only used games. There wont likely be any used PS4 games on the shelves that day.

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    Well i guess Sony will be finishing in third place again. Not, because this isn't true.

    Sony knows what gamers want and they will deliver. Any company that pulls this used game block bull$#@! is going down in flames.


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    Should leave it up to developers.
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    Meh...doesn't affect me because I don't buy or sell used games. I purchase all my games new to support the developers that make the games I like. Even if its $10 more I will buy it new. If it isn't the price I want I just wait...I refuse to support Gamestop or the likes who do nothing but mark up games 50-100/200% what they pay a used game for. They add no value to gaming imo. I understand others feel differently but from what I've read this is just a publisher decision and has nothing to do with Sony.

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    not trying to be harsh but,

    i think this is just a desperate clickbait article from a no name site seeking hits. the Daily Mail and the Express newspapers spring to mind.
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    No one and I mean NO ONE. Would be stupid enough to block used games on their consoles. Its suicide and the last thing Sony needs is a box that cant move units because of a stupid design flaw like that
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    I still don't understand how people can blindly believe this is OK? I'd love to sit down with these people and get a thorough breakdown on how this helps an industry on a steep increase because of the casual players. But, lol, carry on. Hopefully this is just a bait article and the Publishers/Devs will use their reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jj03 View Post
    If sony block used games, they won't be getting my money for a ps4. Will just stick to tablet gaming.
    Ew?

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