These rumors of the PS4 and XBox720 not running used games. (Wall of text)

#171ZephyrWind0205Posted 1/3/2013 8:43:32 PM
I just have one thing to say, Why do people keep naming the next Xbox ridiculous things? It was called 360 for a reason, calling the next one a 720 is just dumb.
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#172Xcalibur02Posted 1/3/2013 8:43:37 PM
Megagunstarman posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
It only effects poor people.


In a positive way.

Used games often have nasty scratches and smudges that can harm the disc drive of a console. M$ and Sony are just looking out for the little guy with this innovative feature.


AMG!!! Sony and M$ are contributing to the Socialist Agenda!!!!!!!!!! HERPADERP!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!!
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#173geneticsftwPosted 1/3/2013 8:50:02 PM
Xcalibur02 posted...
Megagunstarman posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
It only effects poor people.


In a positive way.

Used games often have nasty scratches and smudges that can harm the disc drive of a console. M$ and Sony are just looking out for the little guy with this innovative feature.


AMG!!! Sony and M$ are contributing to the Socialist Agenda!!!!!!!!!! HERPADERP!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!!

I'm switching over to pc
#174KaiKun91Posted 1/3/2013 8:56:44 PM
Enigma149 posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
It only effects poor people.


Or people who want to play older video games.

Oh, you want to play Halo 5 and it's 2020? Too bad - there aren't any new copies, unless you're willing to pay $150 for one on the internet.


Agreed. Even the worst game of all will sell for $100.
#175BurgerTime79Posted 1/3/2013 8:59:36 PM
gybugy posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
It only effects poor people.


You quote this from the front page, and it's FALSE.
It doesn't only affect poor people. In fact, poor people have nothing to do with this, so come on people, knock this off.

It affects consumers who buy games later after release, and may not be able to find the game new.
It affects collectors who later down the line won't be able to play a game they bought second hand unless they hack or emulate the hardware.
It affects the younger generation of gamers who's parents may not buy them $40-60 games because they deem that to be too expensive for a game.

The idea you guys throw around make it seem like there are people saving up their pennies and bottle redemption, a can't save the additional $2 for the new copy, or have to get the game when it goes down to $20.
This whole rumor gives the companies the power to cut supply of new games from the physical buyers and force digital distribution. Can't buy used, new copies are no longer in stores, but here is a bunch of 1's and 0's for the same price. This alone affects the younger gamers because there are parents who won't put their card information on the systems.
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#176Shinobi120Posted 1/3/2013 9:09:17 PM
sejan12 posted...
With a firm patent application, it seems more and more likely that at least one if not both of Nintendo's competitors are going to try to kill off used game sales. How will this affect the Wii U and 3DS?


Simple. The Wii U will become the next PS2 in sales.
#177dbhomiePosted 1/3/2013 9:19:28 PM
Yes we know that both next gen colsols wont play used second hand games but there is no proof how that will work... if it has a code inbedded in it or something?
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#178BurgerTime79Posted 1/3/2013 9:28:40 PM
dbhomie posted...
Yes we know that both next gen colsols wont play used second hand games but there is no proof how that will work... if it has a code inbedded in it or something?


We don't know yet. Could just be a code that oversteps their boundaries of what online passes currently do. Don't have the pass, can't play the game. No purchasing new ones.
This could have problems as well, since some people seem to claim that brand new still sealed games they've purchased out of stores or online have arrived with used online passes. They say used, but the messages usually list used as an "or". It could also be no longer active, or it wasn't in the company's database to begin with for some strange reason.
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#179clevermonikerPosted 1/3/2013 9:53:29 PM
EnVy_CaLiBeR posted...
Soanevalcke6 posted...
ElectricMole posted...
Gabe Newell doesn't see what the problem is and wonder why pc gamers aren't whining about the inability to sell unwanted games bought on Steam.


Because Steam sales make up for it.


This. Steam provides sales that can't be found anywhere else or it's hard to find. Console games are expensive as it is.


Yep. I might buy a game that I end up absolutely HATING, but if I only paid 5 bucks for it, no big loss. It's just as likely that picked up another $5 game that I'll end up absolutely loving, like I did with Alan Wake a week ago (true story).
#180ballermat982Posted 1/3/2013 10:28:01 PM
I sincerely hope microsoft and sony aren't dumb enough to do this.