Originally Posted by Yrd
MS shows us how many restrictions are involved in playing their system.
Sony shows us how many of those restrictions are not present. The same shyt we've had since game systems were invented.
Isn't it a sad state of affairs when the biggest E3 bomb and conference ever was just Sony reaffirming our right to OWN our games!?
While I'm ecstatic that it's BAU, it's pretty sad were at this state. That MS thought they could pull this sh*t in this atmosphere/economy is laughable. Especially with gamers and tech enthusiasts, we know both the benefits of digital and that most corporations are NOT going to pass on the HUGE costs savings to consumers. Steam ultimatly gets away with it because they are fair, they do keep prices low, and their gamer CEO doesn't don't have shareholders worries driving dumb profit grabbing policies.
Originally Posted by CURX8
I just want some clarification. The whole DRM stuff sucks ass, we all agree on that. And I am happy that Sony said their console will not restrict used games, but isn't that up to the publishers? I mean I can see how Sony can say they won't restrict any games, but to get online I can see someone like EA or Activision requiring a license key to play multiplayer.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
Thats the current Sony/MS policy now. Look at the cheers in the video above.
If a publisher pulls it, they won't sell their game and other smaller publishers will undercut them with no DRM and advertise it as a feature (just like Sony did last night). I don't think we need to worry. The marketplace will speak and keep pressure on publishers to deliver convenience and low cost.