Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 08:10 UTC
Games Sony just won the console war for this generation. Not only is the PS4 going to be cheaper, Sony's CEO gloated on stage last night at E3 with the biggest possible grin as he detailed that all that nonsensical DRM crap that Microsoft is pulling, like blocking used games sales and stuff like that? Yeah, Sony's PS4 will have none of that. Sony even made an instructional video to explain how sharing games works.
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Damn you Sony!
by Carewolf on Tue 11th Jun 2013 08:23 UTC
Carewolf
Member since:
2005-09-08

We are supposed to hate you! I have had you on my evil corporation list almost as long as Microsoft. Microsoft is starting to look good due to comparisons with Apple, and now Sony is looking good in comparison to Microsoft.

Damn you Sony, I want to hate you!

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RE: Damn you Sony!
by Laurence on Tue 11th Jun 2013 09:18 in reply to "Damn you Sony!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I still wouldn't trust them as the PS3 was littered with reversed decisions (sometimes with Sony going so far as backporting the changes to existing PS3 owners - in the case of the OtherOS support).

So while Sony might be pro-used games for the first few years of the PS4's life, I don't trust that they wouldn't reverse their stance latter in the consoles life.

I hope for consumers sake I'm wrong - but I'm not going to risk my money regardless.

Edited 2013-06-11 09:19 UTC

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RE: Damn you Sony!
by Deviate_X on Tue 11th Jun 2013 10:36 in reply to "Damn you Sony!"
Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

We are supposed to hate you! I have had you on my evil corporation list almost as long as Microsoft. Microsoft is starting to look good due to comparisons with Apple, and now Sony is looking good in comparison to Microsoft.

Damn you Sony, I want to hate you!


I suspect that Apples success with DRM has emboldened the DRM-god at MSFT.

MSFT has included Apple style DRM with music, video and now games and gone even further than Apple by including region restrictions, TPM requirement, required internet (for media and games) and god knows what other type of unannounced traps, for their unsuspecting and _paying_ customers.

Hopefully the XBox One will die because of this and MSFT will be forced to learn a hard, and painful lesson.

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RE[2]: Damn you Sony!
by bnolsen on Tue 11th Jun 2013 12:51 in reply to "RE: Damn you Sony!"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

funny how ms forgot the lesson of their initial success. IBM gave up control of the PC platform and it beat out apple's more advanced but more tightly controlled system in the 80s. ios's loss of market share in the 2010s seems to be another replay of the same in mobile, this time with android being the open system. with ninty not doing well and Sony being Sony you might think this gen would be a slam dunk, but no, ms wants it all and may end up turning this into a fail.

I think ms needs to slash and burn their management and marketing departments, neither seem to understand consumers.

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RE[2]: Damn you Sony!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 11th Jun 2013 22:42 in reply to "RE: Damn you Sony!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Nobody fucking ever mentions Steam, which is the same fucking thing.

Guess what it hasn't hurt it.

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RE: Damn you Sony!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:39 in reply to "Damn you Sony!"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

As ars pointed out, all they did was not change their existing policy with used games. For that they are beloved now...

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RE: Damn you Sony!
by viton on Wed 12th Jun 2013 01:27 in reply to "Damn you Sony!"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Damn you Sony, I want to hate you!

Get a life!
If you just want to hate someone, why not to find a little more guilty guys than videogame companies?

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