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Submitted by gokuking 884d ago | news

PlayStation Mobile's DRM Detailed

Viva la Vita: "
I did some Googling recently, and was startled to find that no one was talking about PlayStation Mobile's DRM. You would think that since the service launched in October, someone somewhere would've been inconvenienced by Sony's protection. Then again, looking at the sales figures for some of these games, maybe I am the only one ... A few weeks back I found myself in a situation where WiFi was no longer something I could use on my Vita. I hadn't realized that without regular WiFi access my PlayStation Mobile purchases would become useless. I suppose it makes sense, when booting up a PlayStation Mobile game you're usually required to connect via WiFi to Sony's servers to authenticate the game. It appears Sony gives users about a 30 day grace period before needing a WiFi check up. What happens if you don't boot up a PSM game with WiFi running after 30 days? You get the message above, and are unable to play any PlayStation Mobile game until you do connect to Sony's servers. Thankfully, connecting to WiFi while playing one game will set your entire PSM catalog back to a playable status. You don't need to go through each individual title and boot them while connected to the internet. " (Android, PlayStation Mobile, PS Vita)

GreenRanger  +   884d ago
Nobody is talking about it's DRM because nobody is talking about PlayStation Mobile.
Sony really need to advertise it, and release it in more countries.
You can forgive people for forgetting about it if it's not even available to them in the first place.
Sony should add this feature in for all countries as soon as they can, and while they're at it, they should add a basket into the Vita PSN.
I have to select 'Buy Now' on games if i want to see how much money i have, ffs.
JoGam  +   884d ago
When Playstation Mobile was released I was Happy however then became worried if it will take the same fate as PS Minis. I know PS Minis just changed over to PSM, but with the new branding you would think the word will get out about them. I loved those Minis, Sony just didn't advertised them enough.

Moving forward with this new advertising company Sony has, I just hope they'll get the word out about Playstation. With Playstation Plus, Playstation Mobile, Playstation Vita, Playstation Cloud gaming TBA, and everything else Playstation, there's a lot of great things people should know about. Gosh, if they had a commercial that advertised Playstation Plus, OMG, that alone could sell more consoles.
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Rockefellow  +   884d ago
What a pointless article. Of course no one's talking about it; it's not a big deal. Most people turn their Vitas on at least once a month, even if there isn't much to play on it.
JoGam  +   884d ago
False. I have the Vita 3G, and I catch the bus to and from work daily. When using the "NEAR" feature it amazes me how many people are playing their Vita's close by. Also the other day I get on the bus, sat down to play All Star for the 45mins ride home and some dude across from me was playing the same game.
Rockefellow  +   884d ago
Yes, I know. I own a Vita, and have experienced the same thing. I was making a joke that, even if people complain about the Vita not having software, it's unlikely they won't touch it for an entire month.
Kur0  +   884d ago
To anyone who wants to complain, Steam does this verification once a week.
PhillipSantanaMusic  +   884d ago
glad i got the 3g model and pay monthly for my connection. it is my cellphone after all via skype which i have my skype # since 2005/6.

but ps mobile is building up. i remember when the psn was bare like that, then the video section and now its soo much i cant find anything! lol
tubers  +   884d ago
So that's why I can't play my "free" Beats Trellis anymore.

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