Sony has officially announced its PSN Pass service, which is said to limit the number of times a game is used.
Do you guys think this is a good idea?
It will mostly affect retailers such as GameStop because they receive a lot of their profits from used game sales.
paying a few more dollars on a used game does not bother me that much, it's the locking a game to one console that is bad business.
Yes its an amazing Idea now Microsoft and Nintendo need to follow.
@bigevilworldwide Microsoft has drm on there os's and the 360 also uses ea's drm at the moment on the sports games just a fyi also this will make gaming a rental service you never own the product.
No of course it's not. The same stores selling their games are going to loose money, lots of money. Have you walked into a Gamestop lately? They have more used games than new. I personally dont like buying used games because gamestop always gives me discs that dont read.
just ur bad luck everytime i go to my closest gamestop everything works fine with me...just take ur stuff back and explain and get a swap out plain and simple...
This is pure BS im sorry people. But this is a story of greed. Gameshops have been going for many years. New and used. So why wait till now to complain. They still have money to buy homes nice cars, they get more money than most of the average hard working joe. Its shamfull
Yes i think its a good idea. More money to the developer and less to those shitty game stores. Pc games have been doing that for years now, just look at how successful steam is, this is basically the same thing.
Sucks big time for me because I rent all my games... I guess the creators and publishers have to make their money some how...
Maybe lenders may get a different version of the game....but sellers like EB Games may feel a tiny crunch.
If your renting it why would you need to play multi anyways seems like a waste of money
like the guy above u said eb games gamestop renting games and now gamefly have been around for some time so y start now....the creators and publishers just want more money than they r gettin cause now a days its all about the greed
Hopefully Sony doesnt screw this up and allow multiple accounts on the same ps3 be able to use it.
If it can help them make better games, then I'm for it.
It sucks pure and simple
i've lost respect for sony
Good I wish they would do this with all games i'm so sick of these retards that go to gamestop the day a game comes out looking for a used copy of the just released game because they are too cheap to spend the extra 5 bucks to buy a AAA game, I understand with mediocre or possibly bad games.But if you can't buy a AAA game new that you know will be good because your a cheap bastard you deserve to have to pay for multiplayer
5$? Try 15 or 20. Some people arent rich and some people cant afford a 60$ dollar game. You dont know everyone's situation.
I guess a rich person like you never buys stuff on sale or compares prices on items and you probably pay sticker price for a new/used car? Am i right?
Sony is forcing people to buy new, if they dont they have to fork over 10 dollars. So in a nut shell, a multi BILLION dollar company is trying to force more money out of its consumers.
Buying on sale still puts the money in the hands of the creator. Buying used only puts money into the store you are purchasing from. If you would rather make Games Stop rich, and not the developer that makes the games you like then thats your prerogative. But don't call out people just because they would rather support thier hobby and it's creators. It is almost as bad a pirating if you think about it. A pirated game vs. a used game still does not put the money into the right hands. But hey once again, it is a free country, and you can do as you choose. I choose to support the ones who make my hobby what it is.
its all about savin money because if u get the pro gamestop card if u spend 55 on a used game u save the original 5 plus and extra 10% which is another 5 which = $10 so yeah there is nothing wrong in doin that...now what if they did that to all games and u were goin to let family borrow ur game...well they would never get the chance to try online cause of the 1 system bull shit....this is a huge problem
who you these stupid people saying people are buying games for 55 :\ sometimes the games are like 40,45 the prices are all different so shut it with that stupid 5 dollar off crap
I dont go to Gamestop, hate that place.. so this is good news to me.
Personally i think its a good idea, i never bought a new game used in my entire life (did buy a used copy of halo2 on xbox when Halo3 came out so i could keep up with the story lol) The developer deserves to get the money. Screw Gamestop and EBGames, the sores where i live stopped carrying PC games a long time ago and most of the games on display for console are used ones, which btw are usually 5-10 dollars cheaper than a non used copy. And most of the time theres better deals at my local wallmart than the used game at ebgames and gamestop.
This only hurts the Middle class and Lower class People.. I not everyone can Afford the $60 price Plus $100 in DLC. These Companies are trying to suck every last dime out of people and close are every short cut. Most people Trade in old games to help pay for a newer game , I know that gamestop rips people off left and right but this is the only way. I would be fine if Sony pass would be for every games but not single out games,
they have absolutely no right to do anything to the preowned market. it's not illegal. in fact them preventing us from reselling our property is illegal. because this pass crap only relates to the online portion it is probably legal, but the reason behind it is to destroy the preowned market, which like i said, they have absolutely no right to do. this is just a stepping stone on the path to full steam style drm. i still think greed is going to bring about another game crash. i used to say that i didn't want to see that happen. but the sheer naked greed and lack of consideration for the customers in this industry is starting to get sickening. maybe a fresh start is what's needed, clear the decks so to speak. this industry simply cannot continue the way it is now.
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