Patapon 2 DOWNLOAD ONLY

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  1. fateastray
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    fateastray GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Sony decided to release Patapon 2 as a download-only game. This means that if you want to lend it out, give it away or sell it, you're screwed. Especially the people who sell games when they're bored with it, now you can only delete it. Another reason to pirate, huzzah.

    Source: http://psp.ign.com/articles/972/972368p1.html

    Opinions?
     
  2. soliunasm

    soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

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    As I said before, screw Sony's idea about this. Europe, Japan, and Australia got it UMD, why can't we?
     
  3. Opium

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    We have the UMD of it in store here in Australia but I'm not against online only distribution. I love Steam, even if I can't sell on games I no longer play.

    If the rumor about the online download only UMD-less PSP-4000 is true then it makes sense that they're testing the waters.
     
  4. soliunasm

    soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

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    I'm not against it either, but they should be doing a UMD and also a DL version. You can choose if you want the UMD, or if you want the Download from PSN.
    I'm a guy who loves physical media.
     
  5. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    While I was very happy to see Japanese Patapon 2 available for download via PSN for cheaper, I agree that SCEA should have given users a choice between UMD and DL.

    I think Patapon 2's North American price is lower than second-hand Japanese Patapon 2 UMDs to begin with. So even though you can't sell the game, you never paid much in the first place. (Or you can "share" it with 4 other people, possibly charge them?)


    And DL versions can become harder to pirate if Sony wanted it that way.
     
  6. Vague Rant

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    Digital distribution never bothers to take into account the fact that some countries have strict bandwidth limits; at least Sony are being considerate about this by releasing a UMD version in heavily restricted countries like Australia, while the US, which largely has unmetered bandwidth, gets a download-only version. Digital distribution is a great idea in countries where it's practical, so I have no problem with this.
     
  7. soliunasm

    soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

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    It's 20$ in the US, same with Loco Roco 2 and the original Patapon, however, some people like physical media. What if Sony goes bankrupt(God forbid), their servers shut down, and your Memory Stick requires a format? That's why physical media is good, because you can play the game regardless if the company exists anymore or not.
    However, this argument can be tied to DRM in general. Also, you're essentially buying a box with the code in it at retail.

    You can also pirate Downloadable games, just not the DLC.
     
  8. shakirmoledina

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    very nice just the part about it being download gives me a thumbs down
     
  9. ImaginationLand

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    i guess i have to buy a bigger memory stick.. [​IMG]