And PS4 and PS5. You all know that it will eventually be for-real life "gaming.Steve Cougar 25th said:...waiting for the PS3.
BS!!!! Sony wouldn't be stupid enough to do something like that. Now, I might believe that they put a "virus" of some sort in the disc so that no one can make a COPY of it. But sharing the games and renting will be allowing. I would almost put money down on it.flawLess_whiP said:I hope you ps3 lovers are ready to only be playing the game you buy on the system you put it on because from now on you cannot play games that has been put on someone elses system. Reason being is because the disc have like a virus that only works on the system you put it on so In other words, no borrowing or renting games
sucks doesnt it?
They won't do this for the US versions, simply because of the amount of money that is made from pre-owned games and places that rent games.flawLess_whiP said: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.
I am glad someone else understands this. Those people who add chip speeds like that just do it to market it or to sound cool. Although they also think that if 20 of them were in a room togeather, they would have an IQ of 1000 and be geniuses.otakujohn said:I don't like how this figure is simply the sum of the FP performance of all the major chips in the system. That's not really how it works.....