Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Nov 2013 22:49 UTC
Games

Sony, June this year:

"PlayStation 4 won't impose any new restrictions on used games. This is a good thing," said Tretton, to huge applause from the audience in attendance. "When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to that copy of the game."

Sony's Software Usage Terms, updated today:

6.3. You must not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, adapt, or translate any portion of the Software.

7.1. You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorised by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher.

Liars. Similar language has been found on the boxes of previous PlayStation models, but that's hardly a comfort.

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RE[4]: Comment by chainq
by krinchan on Tue 12th Nov 2013 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by chainq"
krinchan
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People like you that go around doing their best to preach against PC gaming like this really, really rub me raw. Everything you just ranted about, Mr. Average Joe, is pretty much a relic of the 90s and early 2000s. You're out of the loop and you need to stop playing COD Madden Battlefield 2013 long enough to actually look at a laptop at Wal-Mart (or whatever the cheap, Made in China, micro-economy destroying retailer in your country is) these days.

I ran a Core 2 Duo, a GeForce 200 series card with 2 gigs of RAM (later upgraded to 4 gigs of ram for less than $30 and 10 minutes of my time), 500 GB 4200 RPM hard drive *just fine* for almost 5 years. I continued to buy games on Steam throughout it's life, even recent releases.

It's essentially like you saying, "I don't want to upgrade my computer to just to be able to play FPS-Whatnot that allow more than 64 players on the map." Then...don't, because I guarantee you FPS-Whatnot has an option to not show servers that allow more than 64 people per map.

Just because there's a group of enthusiasts out there who run around mouthing off if you can't run Game X on "Ultra" does not mean it defines the entire segment. Since around 2008-ish you can get a good 5 year run out of midrange. Just don't be bitter that someone can run it with some fancy lens flare or blurry focus effect.

So because someone out there can run on better settings, you argue that because you can't/won't/don't want to spend money on top end hardware, everyone playing and developing games should be gimped. Even if they make the effort to support your cheap, aging Wal-Mart E-Machine.

You don't need a $1500 machine and anyone that tells you you do is honestly overcompensating. $1500 isn't future proof, and it'll be obsolete just as quickly as the $500, albeit you'll still get a comparable life out of both. If you don't want to be bothered with spending a few hours to piece together an upgrade on the cheap reusing parts you never need to upgrade until failure (Hard drives, optical drives, MoBo/RAM), just buy a whole new minibox for the price of a console and a half with way better graphics.

EDIT: I accidentally too much 'Merica reference! I also forgot the concluding sentences. :-)

Edited 2013-11-12 18:30 UTC

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