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    News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Sony changes usage policy for sharing games.
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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    That settles it, as soon as I can get the HDD back into the PS3, it's going.

    Sony and third-party developers should now make more money from the sale of PSN games.
    A sale they'll never get in the first place.

    Screw you, Sony.

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    If I had a PS3 or PSP I'd do the same as aidanjt and sell them promptly.

    Pitiful customer service.

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    i don't get the outrage..you're pissed that you can't cheat em out of money anymore ?
    you can't have a legitimate reason for wanting it on more consoles, it's just to allow others to have a game which costs very little in the first place, for free

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    It's more of an inconvenience than anything else, if - as the article says - you can de-authorise consoles. It'll just make it a right pain in the backside to take your game round a friend's to play of an evening, without affecting the second-hand market.

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Hasn't the EU got some sort of policy on recycling ?
    Wouldn't this be in contravention to that by forcing people to buy new games when recycled ones could be made available but for this impending practice by Sony ?

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Will this affect reselling of games ? Can a PS3 game be only resaleble upto a 2nd buyer only then ?

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    i don't get the outrage..you're pissed that you can't cheat em out of money anymore ?
    you can't have a legitimate reason for wanting it on more consoles, it's just to allow others to have a game which costs very little in the first place, for free
    I don't see how you can support restricting customers in order for Sony and publishers to maximise their profit... Customers used to be free to play any game they bought where ever they'd like to. The major reason I use Steam is because I can go anywhere I like and still play my games if I log in to Steam. Take that away and I'll drop Steam.

    People have forgotten the freedom there used to be when playing games, you could use any number of devices to play your game on as often as you want; it's now getting too restrictive. How would you like to be forced to watch the DVD you bought by yourself and only in the first DVD player it enters? If that seems unfair then why is it not unfair to do the same for games?

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Will this affect reselling of games ? Can a PS3 game be only resaleble upto a 2nd buyer only then ?
    They've already been trying to knock that on the head with the "online serial numbers".....

    What really annoys me, is that they are doing everything possible to ensure they always sell more copies than they previously did, regardless of whether the game is good or not.....yet there seems to be no price reductions to reflect the increase in sales and the extra revenue from selling "online keys" to second-hand purchasers.

    So, yet another case of Sony taking away and not giving anything back......
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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    What annoys me the most is, my PS3 is not anywhere near the same machine which I purchased. They've been stripping capability after capability as only Sony can do. I suppose I should have known better, a leopard doesn't change its spots.
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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Wait, now that I've had some more time to ponder, isn't this breach of contract ?

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Quote Originally Posted by amdavies View Post
    Wait, now that I've had some more time to ponder, isn't this breach of contract ?
    I guess, removing OtherOS was also.....but somehow they got away with that!

    Next, I am sure you will need an online code to use each additional pad...
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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    Hang on, is this for games on disc, or just games bought from PSN?

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    I believe it's PSN only as that is where game trading currently happens.

    I swear these companies are potentially pushing down a dangerous road......they are starting to impose licensing restrictions that seem to be more along the lines of possession, rather then a license. If they aren't careful they will set a precedence themselves that could haunt them forever.
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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    If I'm understand the article right then I don't understand the outrage at all. If anything, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.

    People, myself included were abusing the system. What would happen is that my friends and I would split the cost of DLCs (CoD in particular) so £2 each and one of us would buy the DLC, then we would login said persons account, download it ourselves and we would then all have access to it at 1/5 of the cost. Once installed the DLC would by available regardless of the logged in account on the playstation, so we would all be able to play at the same time.

    Massive oversight by Sony in the first place, so it got abused, now Sony are trying to crack down on it, people rage.

    I always thought that this was one of the main reasons some DLCs like CoD came out a month after the XBox release.

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    Re: News - Sony cracks down on PSN game sharing on PSP and PS3

    @ Infinite

    The question then becomes would any of you have gotten the DLC otherwise?

    If I was using the system in that way my answer would be: NO! I doubt the amount of sales lost due to content being too expensive to afford is going to be large enough to consider, but you have to wonder at what point do they stop restricting customers in order to gain profit? So far it seems the answer is as much as customers will allow us, which is way too much for my liking.

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