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Submitted by TheGamingExperience 555d ago | opinion piece

Sony and the Used

"This day and age in the gaming industry more and more companies are becoming aware of the increasing “problem” associated with used-games sales. Sony took a huge step forward this past week with the patent filed for the technology that would not allow for users to play used games." (Next-Gen, PS3, Sony, Tech)

kingmushroom  +   555d ago
RIP Gamefly
MikeMyers  +   555d ago
If Sony is worried about the used market (Jack Tretton has already gone on record saying he doesn't think it's a good idea), then why don't they adopt their own service so that the money does come back to them and the publishers? Could they use Gaikai as a streaming rental service? Would they offer an exchange program where you can return your games, even digital ones, for credit towards new games?

There needs to be a way for it to work for both parties, the consumer and the publishers/hardware supplier.
kingmushroom  +   555d ago
Yeah I know, this is the dumbest rumor ever.
cliffyboy21  +   555d ago
i guarantee if they do go threw with it once they realize how poor sales are not because of the price but because you cant play used games they'll go right back to taking the program out the console so we can play used games
sway_z  +   555d ago
If Microsoft do not adopt this, then Sony won't do it....why would Sony alienate themselves...can't see it happening.

Fear not....the 2nd hand market is alive and well!
m-s-8-2  +   555d ago
Yeah people will be able to continue allowing themselves and publishers to be screwed while putting more money in the pocket of Gamestop. Nothing to worry about here folks.
Here is what Lionhead says..
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
mattsalie   555d ago | Spam
sway_z  +   555d ago
The very worst case scenario is Sony will block online component of games, and you will have to pay a fee to unlock that option. Its what most publishers are doing already....

That being said...if indeed both MS/Sony were crazy enough to block used games, then.....

Hello Nintendo and affordable PC :)
blackblades  +   554d ago
This is a over used topic it's been covered already, every time something revolve around sony there's a bunch of articles on it, I'm grateful for sony getting the attention, but go bring up some articles revolving around 360 cloud service problem.
Knight_Crawler  +   554d ago
The publicity Sony is getting from this is more than there marketing team accomplished last year.
sedx  +   554d ago
lower the prices for games. I bought far cry 3 for $39.99 and that's how all games should cost
Hicken  +   554d ago
Wow, did anybody read the article? The author's trying really hard to make Sony look as horrible as possible and then have Microsoft be the savior in all this.

Yeah, yeah, "Hicken's being a fanboy." Read the article and see.

"We all know Sony has not been the best of companies in the gaming industry as of late, coming out with some mediocre in-house games, and not a bunch of content offering for its loyal PlayStation plus members."

With that sort of view, it's pretty obvious.
TheGamingExperience  +   554d ago
Microsoft is the exact same way though... If the article was about Microsoft, it would not be Sony in that quote.
Belking  +   554d ago
The problem with people like you is that you take everything so personal. We all know journalist write some of these things just to get hits. The article is just a hypothetical situation. It's not about making sony look bad or MS being a savior. chill out dude and stop thinking everyone is out to make sony look bad. They can only do that themselves.
0pie  +   554d ago
im tired to see these stupid and useless article about this patent.
As far as i know Microsoft already have a patent like that and like sony they will probably never use it... Also, back in the days it was said that the ps3 would have this kind of thing and SUPRISE!!!!! IT DIDNT!!!

You should get over it and stop losing your time writing stuff and giving your oppinion on that matter.

Anyway this article is shit and its written by a xbox fanboy... We should downvote this stupid website.
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DivineAssault  +   554d ago
i honestly wouldnt care.. Its very unfortunate but if thats the way its gonna be, so be it.. Im still buying it as long as the great exclusives keep getting made..

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