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SCEA Trademarks Online Bidding/Auction System, Incentive Reward Program For Games, Bid For Greatness

Now this is interesting. On the same day as their E3 2013 press conference, Sony trademarked the phrase “Bid for Greatness”. Now you might think that it’s just a part of the marketing campaign for the PS4, Greatness Awaits, but it seems to be far more intriguing. - PSLS

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doctorstrange1056d ago

Ooo, keeping an eye on this

komp1056d ago

I would think this is about selling your non disk games to other registered / verified PS+ members.

and so it begins...

OlgerO1056d ago

Would be awesome and would really persuade me to buy digital more. sounds like it would be much easier to sell this way then sending stuff by mail.

NewMonday1056d ago (Edited 1056d ago )

If this includes something like leveled up characters and unlocked Items this will be huge.

I would buy something like an unlocked "new game+" to play it from the start.

ZodTheRipper1056d ago

Selling your digital games would be unbelievable. Seeing the consumer friendly strategy that Sony is taking now I'd even say it's possible.

Anon19741056d ago

I was wondering when this was coming. Last year, courts in the EU ruled that the "no sale" clause that companies were putting into the End User Agreement simply wasn't valid. They concluded that a consumer should be able to sell their license to use software to another user, if they so choose to do so.

Obviously this court decision affects digital game sales. While the courts didn't go so far as mandate that companies had to facilitate the transfers themselves, it only makes sense that company's would want to get out in front of this and take control over how their licenses are transferred.

And it makes sense that if you're going to do this across the entire EU, you might as well do it for other regions as well and get it over with. Although the courts haven't ruled on this matter yet in the US, it's probably only a matter of time. I expect both MS and Sony will come up with some method to sell or transfer licenses.

http://www.escapistmagazine...

rainslacker1056d ago

Depending on how this is implemented, this may be a big step in the right direction in terms of ownership of Digital content. Ownership is my number one reason for not buying digital. Only other issue is I actually do like having a physical product...but still it's a step in the right direction.:)

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Majin-vegeta1056d ago

Oh im intrigued big time.

Arai1056d ago

SEN auction house :)

It can be very cool, if implemented well.
More choices for the consumer as well, there's a social aspect to it also.

Looking forward to see what/if they do something with this.

Sharius1056d ago (Edited 1056d ago )

oops, if i can resell my huge digital game then it's just simple AWESOME!!!!

Cam9771056d ago

That would be incredible! Right now I'm struggling to sell an account with 14 well known classics on it. I've failed despite knocking half the price off it! I need a buyer!! This would be perfect for me.

Alos881056d ago

I wonder if, assuming trophies can be sold, you can then effectively re-unlock them? I can think of several games I'd love to plat all over again.

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