Sony Scrambles to Plug PS3 Root Key Hole, Will Use Serial Keys for Games

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jdfskitz

Fuck that, I quit, mistake me if i'm wrong, but the connection isn't even worth it on a ps3, the only reason I got the ps3 and play games on it is for the graphics, the gameplay is terrible.

 

Revert back to nintendo games such as zelda, good gameplay, look at ps3, wheres the gameplay? everything is the same.

 

It's not worth the 45 seconds to take the time to enter a ridiculous cd key. It's called update your ps3 to be a little more hack protective. But they don't know how, hey sony, you did a good job. But you pissed me off, don't run all the systems that are newgen such as sega, and amiga out of business and then pull up this crap.

 

Feel free to remove my post moderators.

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jdfskitz

Double Post..  Had a php error, my bad..

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aarcane

How long until Sony releases the PS3 Solid(Copyright me, 2011), the new system with only a tiny SSD drive and no optical drive that will only play games you've purchased and downloaded from the internet directly?

I agree that console manufacturers need to make money, but the US and many other countries have laws that guarantee the rights of an individual to use hardware they own in any way they see fit.  the proprietary natures of these systems, combined with the DMCA and this blatant mis-enforcement of it are just tools to circumvent our (sony's consumers and supporter's) rights. 

How much money does sony make when I purchase a game from steam and play it on a vaio laptop?  Nada.  How much money does intel make if I buy an EA game and play it on my Desktop?  None.  How much does ASUS make when I buy a book from B&N and read it on my netbook?  Zip.  How much does Microsoft make every month when I pay my fees for the MMORPG of the quarter?  not a penny.

Is it unfair that console manufacturers can keep us in a monopoly?  Yes.  Is it illegal?  arguably.  Is it going to change?  Not unless we vote with our pocketbooks.

I for one will NOT be buying a PS3 Solid, and will instead continue to play the backup copies of my own legally purchased games on my PSP2000 with CFW. (And all my original disks are locked up safely with nary a scratch on them!  (except the used ones).).

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COMMANDER_COOK

My issue with the P$3 is that I am at the mercy of $ony with what I can do with it. If I don't agree with its system software EULA, can I put my own software on it? No.

I think there should be a "Get rid of $ony's crapware" button. They are bad programmers anyways.

I like that those codes have come out. Now I can just wait untill a decent CFW comes out and flash it.

Sorry about the dollar signs, the spam filter wouldn't take my comment..

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Danthrax66

I think this will be a good thing it if it will work like steam for the PC. Buy a game enter code, game is stored with your profile forever, digital distribution and whatnot.

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Markitzero

If they make were you have to validate over the web like the PC that will suck for the Gamers that are in a Rural area that can't get broadband because all they can get for a decent price is Dial-up because Satellite internet is expensive and very limited.

Also if they are going to do the 5 times only thing they should do like what Rockstar did wirth the DRM on GTA IV were you can uninstall and reinstall unlimited times as long as you unvalidate the Key.

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spentnickles

Doesn't anyone else here see where this is headed??  Sony is attempting to curtail the resell/rental of games - plain and simple.  Look at the PSPgo in comparison to the PSP (old style).  I have read multiple articles discussing businesses like gamestop and their reselling of material and how the manufacturers don't get any money out of the deal...and how it manufacturers such as Microsoft and Sony off.  

 

Here we set waiting for Sony to make this change - basically unable to do anything about it, knowing that it will mean if we want to go out and buy USED games that we won't be able to, because the key will be locked to someone else's console - and in order to re-obtain that key, we must pay Sony...See where I'm heading?   Ultimately Sony continues to obtain revenue - where does it end?  

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Shooter

I regularly print to PDF to read on my netbook on the commute.  Am I just slow or is the print button missing?

Regards,

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Caboose

Is the print button in your browser broken?

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Shooter

No, but using that button I would have to go to each individual page to print.  The print view button put the article in "one page", so that I could do that.

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michaelh

It's amusing that all the things console gamers gave PC gamers crap for have come to the console.

What? You have to install a game to your hard drive? I just drop it in and play.

You've got to download and install a patch for your game - and a firmware update?

You have to punch in some 16-digit serial number?

If you buy a new retail game it may be riddled with bugs and you wait weeks for a patch that fixes them?

Those could be remarks about PC games from 10 years ago - or PC gamers' remarks about console gaming now.

Me? I use Steam.

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Caboose

Steam FTW. Installs while it downloads. And if the game needs a key, its usually a simple C&P. Games auto-patch, and I'd say that the DRM is pretty good and non-intrusive.

Need to back everthing up? C&P the Steam folder to your backup location. Rebuild your PC? C&P the steam folder to its original location. Log in to another pc? Download the game (unless its already there) and just play.

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zepontiff

I wasn't told all future games would require an internet connection to play. Where do I sign up for the class action?

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s1r 70nk

About time someone announced they were going to do this. How long have pc gamers had to enter in keycodes for the latest game they bought. Its not that far of a job to have console gamers do it too. I'm surprised how long its taken for console makers to do this. you would think with the raise of piracy that their first move to combat it would be to have key-codes for games. The only downside of this I see is that videogame rental market might decline if the manufacture doesn't offer a multi-user linceses key-code. Iif they were to do so, They should be encoded that the code is only good for a certain number of days. Example, say Family video, buys a multi-user linceses agrement for the game God of war 4 (names are just for example). When the player puts the game in, they will be asked to enter a code. Once the code is entered a timer is started. That when the date is 3 days later, the game will not play.

I think doing something like this would help out the market. It would stop people from pirating games and stelling games from rental stores.

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Caboose

What happens when the store decides to sell the game after its been rented enough times (as all video rental stores end up doing)? You'd be SOL if you bought a game with a 3-day timer on it.

Good idea, but too many problems

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jlh304

Or you rent from game fly and have the game for more than 3 days.  That idea kills game fly.

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Caboose

Ah ya, I didn't even think of GameFly (We can't get it in Canada, at least last time I checked)

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COMMANDER_COOK

Or you post the code online for free rentals.

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Kamicrit

Isn't this a STEP BACKWARDS, sony is supposed to move forward with technolgy, do some type of hologram reader in the disk or something. Not have people manualy insterting charecters off of a code.

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dimitriz

What they really need to do is enable back Other OS, so I wont have to sit on 3.15 anymore.

 

These Serial Numbers will be the downfall of PS3.

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orca11

What a bunch of morons.  If I used my PS3 for anything other than a media client I'd probably be annoyed, but I haven't played a game on it in ages.  This really just seals the deal that I won't even consider buying a PS3 game now (not a huge loss).

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Blues22475

This crap doesn't work on the PC, so what makes them think it will work any better on consoles? The same concept that pirates are using for PC can be applied for the PS3. This change makes me NOT want to buy a PS3. It's enough I have to do this on PC; I don't need to be doing it on a console just as well.

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jlh304

So I guess Sony will win more sales of it's keyboard add on.  What a pain in the butt this is.  I don't mind it so much on a PC because I have a real keyboard, and now a days with Steam doesn't even seem to be an issue.  This can only hurt PS3 game sales.  They are going to piss off real users who pay money.  The pirate game players where more than likely never going to buy the game in the first place.  Now Xbox has a new marketing campaign you can just put our game discs in and play.  So now if you didn't upgrade your PS3 to keep Other OS on it, and you buy a new game you won't be able to play it unless you choose to loose Other OS.  I'm sure you can't return the game because you don't want to install a system update.  Are they going to start telling you on the outside package you need to enter in a key to play?

Also didn't PC games show that the keys could be faked?  Maybe the active server on Sony's site will fix that.

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Caboose

"Also didn't PC games show that the keys could be faked?"

Yup. Keygens run rampant through the PC world.

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damicatz

Serial numbers have never worked for PC titles so what makes them think it's going to work for consoles?

All this is going to do is piss off a bunch of console users because now they can't bring their games over to their friends house to play. Not to mention having to enter some 25 character sequence using a controler when all they want to do is play their new game. So now if you have a bunch of people over for a party or something everyone has to bring their own PS3. I a

Also, I hope that this puts a lid on anyone that says PC gaming is dying due to "piracy".

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jlh304

You bring up a good point about sharing games.  Maybe the real reason is to try and kill the used game market.

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