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'Oh Noes! PS4 Exposed!' The recent craze in gaming reports.

EXVirtual | 820d ago
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If you've seen recent reports about the PS4, you'd know that the PS4 is apparently going to 'spy' on you and will block used games according to the European ToS for the PS4. Where do I begin?

First off all, you guys know that these were the exact same ToS in the PS3 right? Secondly, can we drop the PS4 DRM conspiracy theory? Because Sony confirmed that the PS4 has no DRM back in February and a million times after that. Links?

So, there you have it. The PS4 never had DRM in the first place. But people still want to come out and say that Sony are liars, that Sony never clarified this, even AFTER the E3 press conferences. Look at some of these tweets Yoshida has replied to.

"So do you have the old Microsoft DRM after all?" No
"Hi, ppl are canceling ps4 pre orders. they say its thanks to the new terms of services which have a lot of DRM policies! u guys lied?" No
"ToS 6.3 and 7.1, does it means I wont be able to rent games from gamefly or other services or sell the games I no longer want?" No, it does not mean that
From Shuhei Yoshida on twitter:
'If you are concerned about our new European TOS, we confirm that you are able to sell or share your disc PS4 products, including in EU.'

How many times do you have to hear it? You heard it when the PS4 was announced, you heard it after that and before E3 and you've heard it at E3, the biggest gaming event of the year.

So there you have it. The PS4 never had DRM to begin with and the day one patch is not used to remove DRM. Simple as that. But a lot of these reporters do not like to do their research.

With some 'journalists' it's just straight up denial. A prime example is MisterXMedia. I dare you to go read his blog and leave the site without an aneurism. It's full of conspiracy theorists making new innovative ways to spread misinformation and FUD. I also think MisterXMedia and his insiders were ReviewTechUSA's little bird 'sources'.
Well tweety tweet tweet, they got everything wrong on Rich's 'Next-Gen launch disaster' FUD video.

A lot of these 'gaming journalists' on Youtube or any other site with an active gaming community seem to be either misinformed, or don't do their research before reaching a conclusion. If they're not doing that, they're spreading melodramatic FUD about things as trivial as not being able to use MP3s and get DLNA access on a GAMES console. Weren't we all crapping on the XBO's initial reveal because of too much of focus on multimedia? Which is a part of the reason that it is running most games at a sub-1080p resolution?

Why do they do this? Because that's what gets the most attention. For how much everyone seems to dislike Fox News, they're still popular as hell due to their pessimistic and sensationalistic reports. That's what a lot of gaming journalists replicate. However MisterXMedia wants to bring Sony down, even though MS' position has improved MASSIVELY since E3 (which I'm actually quite glad about, keeps Sony on their toes a bit).

Anyway, thanks for reading guys. Tell me about what you think in the comments.

Ducky  +   820d ago
Who's going to pay my medical bills to treat these aneurysms?
MattyG  +   820d ago
We just better hope there isn't a rash of framerate drops as well. Then we'll really be in for it.
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DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   819d ago
I'm more worried about bugs
Pisque  +   816d ago
PS4 has no good games yet so don't worry about it. All the good multiplats are still good on the Ps3.
zerocrossing  +   819d ago | Well said
One thing I think a lot of people need to realise is, these video game journalists pull this kind of crap because it works. If gamers would just wise up and learn to ignore flame bait articles and blatant attempts to cause controversy through misinformation, then it will naturally stop.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   819d ago
Dare I say it's because most gamers are immature
zerocrossing  +   819d ago
That certainly plays into it, but there are many more variables to consider.
DragonKnight  +   819d ago
They may factor in to a small degree, but the entire climate of gaming journalism was changed by gaming journalists. Jim Sterling said it best in his latest Jimquistion video that rumour and speculation are at the top of the ladder now, and gaming journalists have smug sense of superiority in knowing something that the average gamer doesn't know. Throw in whine fests about not receiving products early, and you can see that gaming journalism merely tries to feed into the mentality that is the base problem in gaming discussion these days.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   819d ago
I agree, I also think vicious marketing plays a key role in forming a mass opinion. But like you said many variables.
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GotEnder  +   819d ago
when xbox announced no game resale and 24 hour check the collective outrage among gamers was tremendous, so tremendous that microsoft reversed those decisions. do i think any company would be dumb enough to try that again so soon? no.
EXVirtual  +   813d ago
Exactly. Even MS knew when to back off with the DRM. So to think that someone would try that again, while lying as well is inconceivable.
MacDonagh  +   819d ago

PS4 is a utopian paradise while the Xbox One is a dystopian nightmare.


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PHIBALNATION  +   818d ago
No one hates FOX news but blacks, wake up and be truthful and not allowed to speak the truth.
_FantasmA_  +   818d ago
I'm not black and I hate Faux News.
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The_KELRaTH  +   817d ago
Here's my 1 concern - Shuhei Yoshida IS NOT SONY CORP Ltd

He can say what he likes and it's NOT legally binding to Sony Ltd

What IS a legal document though is the T&C's which state you cannot resale disc or downloaded software

Now I'm not thinking Sony would be daft enough to try it in the short term but I bet it will come into force - and they'll just point to an old T&C and say it's been there since 2013

If Shuhei Yoshida says it's not going to happen then let him remove the paragraph from the T&C's - a simple enough solution, problem solved, END.
KingDadXVI  +   817d ago
You are absolutely correct sir. Don't expect Super Yoshida and his Bright Blue Cape tight spandex with PS4 emblazoned on the front to come flying through the air at mach 10 to save you from DRM.

At this early stage of the game with PS4 being the only real money maker and hope to save Sony Corp from having to sell their employees underwear (they can't sell their Global and North American head quarters twice) they have little choice but to toe the line that their noisy customers want.

If earnings are good enough for the PS4 to keep Sony out of bankruptcy and they make it back into the Black you will see things get far more heavy handed.
The_KELRaTH  +   817d ago
I guess their expecting the UK to bale them out as we're being hit with a price tag of $561 just for the base console :)

...... and not even an Amazon 2 for 1 in sight!

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