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Submitted by Lavalamp 510d ago | article

The Uplifting Story Behind a Digital Revolution

Kotaku: "On May 26, two weeks before E3, a man named Pete Dodd started a thread on the message board NeoGAF.

Microsoft had just announced their next-gen console, the Xbox One, and with it, customer-unfriendly policies like used game restrictions and a mandatory 24-hour Internet check-in. Meanwhile, Sony was staying quiet about their own possible plans for digital-rights management (DRM) on the PlayStation 4. So Dodd went to gamers with a request: go on Twitter and send messages to Sony executives using the hashtag #PS4NoDRM, asking them to keep those sort of policies off the next PlayStation." (E3, Industry, Microsoft, Pete Dodd, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

Shad0wRunner  +   510d ago
I think it's awesome how they got everyone united under the #PS4noDRM movement. It shows that people can do anything when enough of them stand up and speak out. However, Sony has stated that they never intended to add DRM restrictions to the PS4, from day one. It was never in the cards.

But still...it's nice to see people united under a common goal. Everyone who participated should feel proud, regardless. ^_^
Hicken  +   510d ago
That it was a success is excellent, but I think it's equally as sad that it was even needed in the first place.

Well, not for Sony, who maintained their line from announcement to E3 presser. But that such a movement was required to preserve our rights as consumers in the gaming industry is really a bad sign. It makes me worry about the future, especially if the apathetic apologists who are now crying "Give me back my DRM!" become a more vocal force.
Shad0wRunner  +   510d ago
Yeah, IKR.

It did Microsoft more good than it did for Sony. Sad thing is, even after MS lifted the DRM on the XBox One...the diehard fanboys are complaining about it. Like "We just liberated you, morons. You're welcome BTW."

I know what you mean tho. They're determined to drag us into their "glorious future" weather we like it or not. I swear, im gonna LMAO if MS decides to reinstate DRM once the XBox One launches. They'll all be like "Thanks MS. You're the bestest!"

Some people gotta learn the hard way, I guess. But I'll be damned if theyre gonna take me down with em. They can have their DRM....just keep it off MY console. LOL
Hicken  +   510d ago
Pretty much. I thought it was BS that ANY company would try it, so that's why I spoke out against it. But even doing so gets you labeled as a fanboy- rather than a fan of games and gaming as a hobby- and it's incomprehensible that people are UPSET that they don't have their options limited.

It didn't help that Microsoft rode that by removing a few features that could have been done just as easily without forcing a connection. That gave the fanboys- and really, what else could you call them?- all the reason they needed to say the DRM was necessary, and that the system is now worse without it.

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