Minimur, WTH Happened This Week? Golden PS1, DRM on Vita and Microsoft will ‘kill’ Sony

Man, some interesting stuff happened this week, there’s even a few game announcements you might like!

Right, its back to normal with the weekly now with being as there were no DVR’s announced this week (to my knowledge). So to quickly sum it up, we’ve got Mirrors Edge 2, Rayman Legends… again, and has David Hayter really got his voice back?

ltachiUchiha3836d ago

Dont forget The Last of Us 2 perfect scores & finally the multiplayer has been shown, well one of the modes atleast.

garos823836d ago

and this is only the beginning. the next couple of weeks and probably the whole month is gonna be a shit storm of craziness in the gaming world

MajorLazer3836d ago

Next week is going to be HOT! E3!!

minimur123835d ago

yeah, and my weekly roundup will be so much longer!!


What Sony’s $8 Billion Lawsuit Might Mean For The Gaming Community

Sony getting slapped with a hefty $7.9 billion lawsuit is probably not the win the gaming community thinks it is.

Kingrizzy9022h ago

Half of the people will buy games from the ps store again anyway so they will get some of it back anyways

derek22h ago

Just because a court doesn't dismiss a case from the outset for having zero merit, doesn't mean there is a likelihood of ultimate success.

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UpvotedOpinions22h ago

The heart of the matter lies in Sony’s alleged monopolistic control over the sale of digital games and add-on content through the PlayStation Store. The claim asserts that Sony’s stringent terms and conditions imposed on game developers and publishers, along with a hefty 30% commission on each purchase, have led to excessive prices for consumers

Greedy and evil sony and sonys pro-microtransfer fanbase is hurting the gaming community, shame on sony and playstation for milking players and their parents!

1Victor21h ago(Edited 21h ago)

@Upvote:” The claim asserts that Sony’s stringent terms and conditions imposed on game developers and publishers, along with a hefty 30% commission on each purchase, have led to excessive prices for consumers”

It’s a well known fact for years that ALL DIGITAL STORES prey on game developers for the same 30% fees on each purchase.
Microsoft,Nintendo,Sony,Valve ,Google,Apple of the top of my mind does the 30% fees on purchases on their store.
Is this excessive? Yes
Is this predatory? Yes
Is this greed at its finest? Yes
Is it fair to single out one store over all others? NO

rlow120h ago

I hear you but lawyers always have a strategy. Sony is a much easier target than an Apple or Google. If the lawsuit wins, then you set a precedence to take on the bigger guys.

Old_Scout19h ago

Excessive and predatory would be defined by the parties using the platform to sell. 30% for access can't be excessive if they are willing to pay for that access. They are profiting from the access or they would not be using the platform.
Greed. Greed is good. Especially if you hold, in this case, Sony stock.Keep in mind average people hold common stock, and in order to recive dividends (prefered stock has priority), they want companies to be greedy and maxamize that profit. It's the difference between holding stock and hoping to sell high later, and getting paid to hold stock.

Plague-Doctor2719h ago

The bigger problem is they need to prove how this effects the consumer. Since Epic only takes an 8-10% fee but the prices on Epic vs Steam are the same, how can they prove a lower cut would benefit the consumer at all

DivineHand12517h ago(Edited 17h ago)

Where is this only Sony is being singled out nonsense coming from?

Epic games have taken both Google and Apple to court for the same reason and they said the only reason they didn't include the console makers is because at the time they believed game consoles were being sold at a loss (That reason may no longer be true today).

The case against Apple was already settled with Apple winning, however, they had to remove their anti-steering rules. I believe this made it possible for Xcloud to be available on IOS.


The case against Google is still ongoing

Wolfire Games has also taken Valve to court and just last week the court ordered Gabe Newel to show up in person.

wiz719112h ago

@1Victor I don’t think the fee is necessarily the issue , from what I’ve been reading it’s the fact developers don’t have the option to avoid the fees on PSN like you can with the others. I seen Google and Apple was sued by Epic already and I think the eventually somebody will sue to get the 30% lowered

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shinoff218320h ago

Although I agree with the suit, 8 billion is a reach. I still prefer physical so I got no horse in the race

Chevalier11h ago


Oh look fake concern from a fake account. 🙄 Shocked

fr0sty10h ago

Every digital marketplace does the same... even Apple does it... so I don't see this going anywhere.

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Inverno21h ago

IDK what to think of this. Thing is I've seen games on sale on PSN and Steam and they're almost always cheaper on Steam, but idk the pricing on Xbox. This is just to fill their own pockets with money so honestly I hope they lose cause they aren't siding with consumers, just money.

BeHunted21h ago

Where can I buy PlayStation Digital games? Only on PlayStation Store

Where can I buy Xbox and Steam digital games? Cdkeys, Game, Argos, Amazon etc...

There's your answer. If Sony is going to do digital only console they have a Monopoly on their 3rd party Digital games.

anast21h ago

Almost all gaming runs through Windows OS, who owns Windows?

Inverno20h ago(Edited 20h ago)

Except you CAN buy PSN games on CDKeys and G2A. Sure the selection isn't huge, but there's your other option. Also games are available on other platforms and you aren't forced to buy a PlayStation. A monopoly would mean there aren't alternatives, which there's 5 other platforms you can game on without ever needing a PlayStation device.

BeHunted20h ago


Sony to Stop Retailers Selling PS4 Game Codes on April 1st 2019


Inverno20h ago

Sure, but despite that I still see a few games on CD keys and G2A. Plus I don't think that proves a monopoly because there isn't much of an point in buying a card for a digital game. Since most likely GameStop would also be the ones deciding the prices and digital games at the time were often cheaper on sale and GS most likely wouldn't have lowered the prices.

Extermin8or3_19h ago

Except those typically never decrease in price. You go try and buy a digital code of agame that's on sale on Nintendo store or ms store and it'll still be full price. You can buy top up cards and ps plus subs on cards. Tell me can you buy apps, gsmes, music off apples store via codes? Or the oogle store via codes for individual items? No.

DivineHand12516h ago

@anast I am not sure what point you are trying to make. Are you saying every game and software that is released on Windows have to pay Microsoft a royalty fee?

@Inverno While it is possible to purchase PS5 digital games from 3rd party sources, it is not for the general population. Right now, Sony still has a monopoly on the distribution of PS plus subscriptions and digital games.

The majority of the ps5 games I see on G2A are not keys but accounts with the game license assigned to them. Once in a while you will find a CD key for a ps5 game on CDKeys and this is usually when Sony bundles a digital code with the PS5 and the person wants to sell the code. Again, this is not for the majority of persons to take advantage of but the few that comes across it.

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