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#1 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

@mdk12345 said:

@bezza2011 said:

@mdk12345 said:

@bezza2011 said:

@mdk12345 said:

Is it possible for Sony to take away a game you downloaded onto your hard drive. My friend says you have it for life and it's not impossible.

Yes Sony could block you from using your content if they saw fit, but it would never happen but it is possible, take for example someone was hacked a few weeks ago and the hacker had purchased a game, Sony blocked the system which had purchased the game and thus they will not be able to play it.

when you purchase a digital copy your not buying it out right, your buying a license to play it, yes once it's on your harddrive you can play it when ever you want, but lets say your system reboots, you lose your PSN account details and cannot get back on, them games you purchased are gone with it

so if you buy it digitally, you have the right to play it forever? What if you always keep your PSN details? Can Sony change the game on your harddrive if they wanted?

In a sense, yes you can play it forever, I think, but considering what has happened the last few days and people having trouble with there digital copies, something seems linked to PSN, so in one way you can play forever as long as you have your PSN details, but then on another lets say 10 years down the line and PS4 is just a past memory, whos to say half the games you downloaded will not be playable again, I mean Destiny for example online game, your'll never go back and be able to play due to it's online model, once the PS4 has gone and PS5 is here, Destiny will be obsolete.

but to your question, in theory Sony can block you from playing any game on your system, which has been digitally purchased. same with any digital format, the people who actually own the rights to the game or music or film, can pull the plug on it and block it, if they choose to, thats not to saying they ever will but they can.

Does Sony have any reason to block us from playing all our games? Ever? Would the other companies ever pull the plug? Has it ever been done? I'm not talking about online games. But my friend says it would never happen.

It probably will never happen no, but in theory and in practice they could pull your games and block your system, Sony has no reason to no, but I'm saying that it is possible they have the resources to do it, if they needed to

#2 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

@bezza2011 said:

and this was my biggest fear of the new gaming world, everything all linked to online and when servers go down boooom games become unplayable. I've been saying this since everyone wants to go digital, just look what happens when things go wrong.

Digital games have been working flawlessly while all this is going on

I was having major problems trying to get games to work the passed few days and it's more that they were linked to PSN, I'm not saying they don't work flawlessly but the amount of games were getting which are intergrated into online play at the same time, is a real fear that if we go all digital and the servers go down, we haven't nothing, if we end up going all digital there is no doubt everything will be DRM.

#3 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

@mikehockbourns said:

I like it, its fast and loads quick.

yeah im not saying it performs bad, it works very well.

Im talking about how too simple, annoying, limiting it is set up. The actual design of it sucks and things are a bit far too reach.

:S isn't simple what everyone wants, I mean it's perfect in the sense i know where everything is right from the get go, how are things far to reach, give me an example, I mean the friends list is right there, I defiantly want them to give me more folders so i can organize stuff, but other than that, they have at least cut down on what is shown on the games and apps bar, I'd rather them just give me one folder which has all the apps in, instead of spread out amongst my games but other than that small thing,

try using Xbox UI and then tell me the PS4 UI sucks.

#4 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

I think it has a good chance, I mean we have only seen 1 setting from the game, and I believe the game takes place over many countries, and the story seems solid, for any MGS fan this game is going to be EPIC.

is it going to be better than MGS3 well thats a hard one because that game was amazing, but i have faith in them, what i have seen and played so far, really makes me excited to what is coming. I mean the whole base construction thing is amazing in my eyes

#5 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

@mdk12345 said:

@bezza2011 said:

@mdk12345 said:

Is it possible for Sony to take away a game you downloaded onto your hard drive. My friend says you have it for life and it's not impossible.

Yes Sony could block you from using your content if they saw fit, but it would never happen but it is possible, take for example someone was hacked a few weeks ago and the hacker had purchased a game, Sony blocked the system which had purchased the game and thus they will not be able to play it.

when you purchase a digital copy your not buying it out right, your buying a license to play it, yes once it's on your harddrive you can play it when ever you want, but lets say your system reboots, you lose your PSN account details and cannot get back on, them games you purchased are gone with it

so if you buy it digitally, you have the right to play it forever? What if you always keep your PSN details? Can Sony change the game on your harddrive if they wanted?

In a sense, yes you can play it forever, I think, but considering what has happened the last few days and people having trouble with there digital copies, something seems linked to PSN, so in one way you can play forever as long as you have your PSN details, but then on another lets say 10 years down the line and PS4 is just a past memory, whos to say half the games you downloaded will not be playable again, I mean Destiny for example online game, your'll never go back and be able to play due to it's online model, once the PS4 has gone and PS5 is here, Destiny will be obsolete.

but to your question, in theory Sony can block you from playing any game on your system, which has been digitally purchased. same with any digital format, the people who actually own the rights to the game or music or film, can pull the plug on it and block it, if they choose to, thats not to saying they ever will but they can.

#6 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

a real shame your having problems, but I've had mine since launch and except from this silly problem i get when i've played a game for a length of time and the shop doesn't open once i got back to the menu and i have to turn it off and on again to get it to work, i've had no problems what so ever.

#7 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

I been saying this and showing my fear of going all digital, every game is linked to your PSN account, so once PSN goes down, most games will become locked, until it's back up, so in say 10years time and want to revisit your old games, most will be locked from playing, days have gone, where it was just plug in and play, it's a real shame

#8 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

Family parties and all that festive rubbish you have to do when you have kids, not managed to get on anyway so it's been ok, bought 3 games yesterday for half the price, The Crew, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, non were really on my radar but thought it was a good deal, i wanted wwe but it wasn't in stock so i think i may pass on that one and get next years installment once they put everything back in.

I did get to play DriveClub last night a couple of single player races, the weather system is unbelievable, really liked it, can't wait to sit down and play.

and then i sat down and thought about my plan for buying games next year, I was thinking about getting the bloodbourne steelcase edition, but I don't think I'll bother.

#9 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

If we only learn one thing from this hacker attack over christmas is, going all digital or cloud gaming has the biggest risks and should never become the norm, the day it all goes digital is the day i turn to my trusted PC gaming and stick with that, because sony nor microsoft consoles seem to not want to work when systems go down on there end.

Physical retail is here to stay

#10 Posted by bezza2011 (2577 posts) -

and this was my biggest fear of the new gaming world, everything all linked to online and when servers go down boooom games become unplayable. I've been saying this since everyone wants to go digital, just look what happens when things go wrong.