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    No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    A PATENT may allow Sony to ensure that no game would be playable from any console other than the one in which it was first read.

    Joystiq is reporting that this patent is the source of the many rumours that will mean as much to gamers as DRM is for music fans.

    The technology would allow an authentication code to be read and then rendered unreadable, making the software unplayable on any machine but the one which first read it.

    But this has caused considerable backlash from the gaming community. While many are aware of the double profit companies make on pre-owned games, this would ensure the death of trading games between friends and even going to a friend's house to play a little multiplayer.

    No less than Ken Kataguri himself is listed among the inventors, which makes it look like this is a move that came from very high up. It has already been pointed out that many Playstation users have had to replace their console, surely this would leave us high and dry in that event.

    While the PS3 hasn't been expressly mentioned in the patent in English or Japanese it would be the obvious place to employ this new technology, regardless of how little gamers will appreciate it. Between this and the DRM scandal, Sony could be looking at a serious drop in interest in the PS3. You can be sure you'll see more on this as it develops. As gamers, we can only hope that modern technology won't undermine the tried and tested barter system.
    Sauce: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=27568

    Sony's just shooting themselves in the foot if they do this, they might as well give the gaming industry to M$ on a silver platter. No borrowing, trading, buying cheap games, selling old PS3 games would be out of the question, no renting. With so many restrictions, and the whole bit if your PS3 were to break and you get a new one -- and we all know that will happen because this is SONY we're talking about -- you're ****ed.

    I really hope this isn't employed.

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    Re: No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    They may have gotten a hint from the Manga industry in Japan. The total Manga market in Japan is roughly 15% smaller then it was 10 years ago. The growth of used Manga shops, and Cafe shops with 'free' manga browsing have been a major contributor to this. The growing issue of software piracy of console games, and the bootleg market in counterfeit movie DVDs is also contributing to the increased use of Digital Rights Management routines...
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    Re: No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    I'm not sure I believe that story...I don't think that Sony would be that stupid. This could be something put out by the Xbox faction to try and curb more interest towards the 360. It would make no sense for any system to implement that kind of strategy.

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    Re: No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    Good for company...

    bad for poor, popular gamer...

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    I'll only start complaining if they won't allow you to play if they cannot match your fingerprints...

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    Re: No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    From a pure conspiracy theory point of view, if Sony, or any other console/entertainment system really goes through with this, who is to stop them from purposly sabotaging systems in order to make people keep buying and buying new ones? I know it's a long shot theory, but a lot of people would get suspicious right off the bat about this. Plus, does Sony, or anyone else for that matter, really think that the general customer would just take that? "oh, my PS3 broke; now I have to but a new one, plus replace all the games that now won't play on a new system" I just really don't think anyone would be that dumb, except maybe Bill Gates, cause he's a control freak, but that's beside the point.

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    Re: No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    Yeah I read that article yesterday, but thought it was a bit too ludacris to put into this site thinking you guys would ridicule me...and going back onto topic this is a pretty stupid thing to do for Sony. Let's just say even if they manage to get this done, there are always tech people who can break through

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    Re: No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    Lol, guess I'd better get me some techie friends!

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    Re: No Pre-Owned PS3 games

    i doubt they do it... i mean preowned games is a big industry.
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