People were content with buying a PC game and not being able to trade it in, because PC gaming has existed since before stores really popularized the idea. People would also buy $50-60 games back in the day with no knowledge of how good it was. These days a game could get score of 90, and people cry that $20 may be too expensive for it. PC gamers have also had to resort to emulation and hacking in order to play older PC games. Either that, or re buy the same games through websites digitally.
By blocked used games to be played on their system, Sony is either ensuring that they're system die off, or that they're giving the big middle finger to their loyal customers who don't give a **** about digital distribution.
PC gamers have also had to resort to emulation and hacking in order to play older PC games. Either that, or re buy the same games through websites digitally.
Er, really no. There's Doxbox for Dos-era titles (~ Pre 1995'ish after which most stuff started moving to Windows) but that's about it. And from a practical standpoint that's actually much easier than trying to get stuff to run properly on a real dos machine ever was.