Sony was going to do the same as Microsoft!?

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#1 Edited by HelpWithPC (140 posts) -

delete this topic, my bad.

but if you want to know go here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6h9l5Gb5hE&feature=c4-overview&list=UU__Oy3QdB3d9_FHO_XG1PZg

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#2 Posted by darksusperia (6945 posts) -


should have posted in sys wars.

Doesnt matter though. I believe him. I said many times that if one did it, the other would too and that publishers wouldnt have double standards across both platforms.

I kept being told I was wrong.....

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#3 Posted by Geminon (1177 posts) -

@darksusperia:

100% positive this is true. there is no way one console would do it and the other wouldnt. it would cause too many problems and too inconsistent an experience for the consumer.

sony was just a hell of a lot smarter than MS, realize what they were doing, and reversed it before the damage was done.

my money is on the day 1 patch being a stealth patch that removes all the DRM crap that was initially supposed to be a part of the console.

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#4 Posted by SirSlimyScott (275 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Sony said that they don't desire a internet focused console due to many people not having the internet many years ago,also shortly after the announcement of the PS4 (February was it?) they stated that it won't require an Internet connection; Kotaku did a article about it I suggest you look it up.

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#5 Posted by RevanBITW (739 posts) -

@SirSlimyScrotum said:

I'm pretty sure Sony said that they don't desire a internet focused console due to many people not having the internet many years ago,also shortly after the announcement of the PS4 (February was it?) they stated that it won't require an Internet connection; Kotaku did a article about it I suggest you look it up.

DRM=/= Online required

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#6 Edited by nicecall (528 posts) -

all this drm crap these days. i miss the 90's

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#7 Edited by RevanBITW (739 posts) -

@nicecall said:

all this drm crap these days. i miss the 90's

Ah right, when games would come out buggy and there was no way for the developers to release patches. The good ol' days.

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#8 Posted by Falconoffury (1722 posts) -

@RevanBITW said:

Ah right, when games would come out buggy and there was no way for the developers to release patches. The good ol' days.

Developers would put up patches on their publisher's support website. There were also download sites like Fileplanet where patches were posted.

Sony had better make sure that no console ships with DRM software, even with the day 1 patch. I'm sure some curious hackers will be able to hack the pre-patch code and discover the DRM. It could be a huge problem for Sony, if this rumor is true. The rumor seems a bit far fetched to me. Didn't MS and Sony both reveal this stuff at the same trade show, E3 2013?

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#9 Posted by RevanBITW (739 posts) -

@Falconoffury said:

@RevanBITW said:

Ah right, when games would come out buggy and there was no way for the developers to release patches. The good ol' days.

Developers would put up patches on their publisher's support website. There were also download sites like Fileplanet where patches were posted.

Sony had better make sure that no console ships with DRM software, even with the day 1 patch. I'm sure some curious hackers will be able to hack the pre-patch code and discover the DRM. It could be a huge problem for Sony, if this rumor is true. The rumor seems a bit far fetched to me. Didn't MS and Sony both reveal this stuff at the same trade show, E3 2013?

I was thinking of consoles and who cares what Sony originally planned to do, they wanted DRM too ofc but saw the backlash and chosed otherwise, thats what matters. DRM is already the standard for Steam and I'm not seeing people complaining there, the real issue is the subscription based online multiplayer for the new consoles.

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#10 Edited by darksusperia (6945 posts) -

@RevanBITW said:

@Falconoffury said:

@RevanBITW said:

Ah right, when games would come out buggy and there was no way for the developers to release patches. The good ol' days.

Developers would put up patches on their publisher's support website. There were also download sites like Fileplanet where patches were posted.

Sony had better make sure that no console ships with DRM software, even with the day 1 patch. I'm sure some curious hackers will be able to hack the pre-patch code and discover the DRM. It could be a huge problem for Sony, if this rumor is true. The rumor seems a bit far fetched to me. Didn't MS and Sony both reveal this stuff at the same trade show, E3 2013?

I was thinking of consoles and who cares what Sony originally planned to do, they wanted DRM too ofc but saw the backlash and chosed otherwise, thats what matters. DRM is already the standard for Steam and I'm not seeing people complaining there, the real issue is the subscription based online multiplayer for the new consoles.

People dont complain about steam cause it gives you so much back in return.

the consoles give you nothing and just take take take.

Thats the difference.