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Ps3 Pre-owned Games Banned!


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#1 Mr Alpha

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 01:48 AM

Sony makes moves to stamp out lucrative second-hand market
Words: Matt Cundy


Wednesday 24 May 2006
High street games shops have been told by Sony that there will be no PS3 pre-owned sections in their stores as it will be illegal for customers to sell any next-gen PlayStation games that they've bought, retail sources have revealed to GamesRadar.

It seems that Sony is planning to adopt a licensing system that will mean gamers won't own the PS3 titles that they've paid money for. Instead, they will only be purchasing the licence to play the game and that the software itself will still be Sony property - meaning that the disc won't be the customer's to sell.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 02:28 AM

Sony often stabs itself in the foot, this looks like another one of those occasions!

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:08 AM

This is just a rumor. I've heard retailers say they think it's bologna. Even Sony isn't stupid enough to do this, because who wants to spend $60 on a game and then be forced to keep it the rest of their life, even if it's crappy? I think they were going to try this with the PS2 as well but that didn't happen.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 11:27 AM

Yea come on, this has already been done before. Right now, that would hurt so much more than it would (at all) benefit.

To me, though they have the patent on that, it just seems that many people are brining it up just to get people not to want to get a PS3.

Also, haven't you read the little updated portion of that which quotes a comment from Sony about this issue?

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 03:31 PM

This story again? This was already "big news" a while ago, and got the hell blasted out of it on just about every gaming forum i visit. It's already been established that Game Radar is an extremely uninformed and biased source.

First they came up short with the $499 PS3 not supporting wireless controller.

Second they came up with that the $499 PS3 HDD can't be upgraded.

Now we got this.

My advice: don't trust any of the crap that spews out of Game radar's domain..

Edited by Heretic Monkey, 25 May 2006 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:26 PM

Amen to that.

God, this is so stupid now. One stupid news post and now the entire internet is crawling around with a new (well.. 'revived') reason to bash Sony, though its bogus. Then again, watching the fanboy comments are kind of fun though.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:55 PM

I agree with you guys. Going through with this would be a public relations disaster; Sony isn't that stupid (though some claim otherwise :thumbsup: ).

Then again, watching the fanboy comments are kind of fun though.

LOL!!!! I LOVE reading fanboy/fangirl rants!!!! :flowers:

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:04 PM

its the coolest thing in the world. I tell you, school passes really fast by going to google news and searching for PS3 things and reading some of the comments people write. Sometimes I have to literally laugh out loud.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:38 PM

http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=17283

Ba-zing. This site is a pretty reputable place to get gaming news..... as opposed to the "gamesradar.com" that's gotten almost EVERY story regarding the Ps3 incorrect...

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:13 AM

Tah-Dah! Stupid false news posts trying to simply bring bad anti-sony news.

awsome, only four more posts to go.

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:19 AM

Goood work guys!

I thought it was not believable in the first place.
Only the license is purchased, not the software???
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:17 AM

I think the main source for this "breaking news" is that companies are looking forward to digital distribution. If anyone deals with Steam or Xbox live arcade, you know what's going on.

Instead of going to the store and buying the games, you have to pay for it and download it online. This means that you don't have a disc, you can't let friends borrow it, you can't sell it to a used game store, and you can't pick it up for cheap after a few people have had their hands on it.

I think we're still a while away from the completely digital distrubtion stage, though...... I hope, anyway....

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:19 PM

Yea, I relate it with Steam and I understand how it works but unless all the hard drives are detachable/able to connect to different PS3's so you can play your games at friends' houses and stuff, then having a system like that (in my opinion) would be stupid and would screw stuff up. However, I think where STEAM is way above what the rumour is that how its all done on the internet, all you have to do is log in on your user name on any computer and you can play any steam game (granted that that computer has all the game information downloaded). I don't think steam is that bad of a system, but I don't think you can compare how it would happen with a console and a PC just yet.

Though it would be interesting to see what would happen with gamestop once a total conversion is made, I mean, no used games? They couldn't buy your used games for 10 bucks and then resell them for 30-40 bucks.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:11 PM

doesnt PC software operate similar to this? i mean i buy MS Office and i cant just install it and turn around and sell it again.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:56 AM

doesnt PC software operate similar to this? i mean i buy MS Office and i cant just install it and turn around and sell it again.


Thats correct, you cant sell software like microsoft, etc etc, and not even supposed to put it on more than one machine, which i am guilty of but when ever you read the agreement it says that its only going to be put
on one machine blah blah.... but hardly anyone every reads that lol
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