Sony Reportedly Requiring Online Passes for All Future Games

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  1. Ritsuki
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    [...]As reported by the folks over at Destructoid, Sony Computer Entertainment of America has noted that they'll be requiring online passes for all of their future games, starting with next month's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

    "Online Pass will be incorporated into Uncharted 3 and future Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) games with online functionality," an SCEA representative told Destructoid. "We will provide further information in the future."[/p]

    Source : Destructoid
     


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    Don't see how this is news, it's obvious. PSP games have been doing them for a while now as well as some PS3 games, White Knight Chronicles 2 is one I can think of.
     
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    Hackers will bypass it leaving the legit folk still pissed off.

    Just like PC gaming.

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    'Cos like...its just been confirmed?
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    What if you're renting or buying used?
     
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    Great, soon Sony will be moving onto stuff like onlive to stop piracy, leaving offline gamers screwed and you cant actually own your games.
     
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    I don't see how you can do that with digital releases though... Probably if they release a title in PSN, that will most likely require online passes. But that basically should screw games with physical media.
     
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    Hackers will be able to pass it with time.
     
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    No they won't, hacked PS3s can't even get on PSN and PSP games have had passes for a long time now and hasn't been bypassed.
     
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    Anything can be bypassed with time and effort. You never know.
     
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    Then no online. I think they'll sell Online Pass separately. Some people say that they're doing it to make profit on used games (EA earned between 10 and 15M$ with their online pass system. Source : 1up)

    BTW, I thought that playing with a modified firmware was impossible... Is it wrong ?
     
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    Pretty sure SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo Delta Charlie Alpha Zeta Omega 3 used it too.
     
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    If you're buying the game, the get the code to play online.

    So I don't see why this is so bad. If you pirate the game, you cannot go online anyway, so I don't see the point in adding this.

    And if you buy it used, you shouldn't buy games used.
     
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    I wouldn't call yours or my posts shit...
    We have opposite opinions but you cant just go out and say that my opinions are shit.
    I know what im talking out you just dont understand my point of view.
     
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    That i have to disagree. some sony titles (example uncharted, resistance) can be damn expensive in other regions when new (over here such PS3 game will cost about $75 from sony). Preowned copies are much more affordable.
     
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    It is your choice to buy games used. You can feel free to do that. But I think it is OK for Sony/developers to do this. Since they make no money off used sales.
     
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    buying used games is not against the law and not illegal, and sony are not the law, also with this stupid forced online pass, gaining online trophies will be a blast now because you would have to pay to unlock them, great.

    also it's not ok to rip people off and charge full price for a retail game only for them to take half of the content away AND charge for the privilege to play online.

    people want their rights striped away from them, it's like going into a high street and shouting into a megaphone, "i want to be caged like a animal and i want my freedom taken away", this is basically what you lot are all saying, we live in crazy times now.
     
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    In legal terms, yes, buying games used it fully legal. Not going to say it isn't.

    But it is also right for developers to want to make money off their games.

    So, if you buy a game used, for let's say... $15 cheaper. You'll have to pay an extra $10(?) for the online pass.

    Still cheaper than buying the game new from retail, but Sony stills makes a profit.
     
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    Technically they could make the online component optional and pay-to-play. That'd still be normal for a lot of people (WoW is a good example of buying a game which doesn't even have single player + p2p model for everything). Also if you pay the full retail price, you do get the online pass without extra fees.. This has nothing to do with people's rights. Most of the time online play is something extra for people. Having servers running 24/7 costs money and sometimes the server costs are quite high. They could also just make one disc work per person, thus making buying used games obsolete.
     

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