Sony tries out new anti-piracy measure with PSP games

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  1. Vidboy10
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  2. Slyakin

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    Well, that's a turn for the worse. Now what will I do without my precious PSP game backups?

    *Shudders*
     
  3. Sylar1

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    This is funny, no point in buying a used copy if you have to pay $20 to register it so you can play online

    It doesn't go after pirates, it goes after people who buy it used.
     
  4. referencer

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    I find it hilarious how much effort companies are putting into making piracy more attractive.
     
  5. Slyakin

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    But... you can't register a backup, cause the code is in the case...? I don't know, I haven't bought a PSP game in a while.
     
  6. Sylar1

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    Pretty much, the code can only be used once, kind of like a CD key, if you buy it used, you can't use the code.
     
  7. Ferrariman

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    If you can crack a PC game...
     
  8. Slyakin

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    Yeah, I know! They're just advertising that you can now get free games with just a few workarounds. Nintendo has the right idea, not telling what the updates do, and just say that it's for "security."
     
  9. Hop2089

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    They're putting the used game stores out of business. Those codes can be cracked as well, and a crack may happen quicker than most people think.
     
  10. Seek01

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    Well SOCOM is from in house Sony right?

    Theres no guarantee that every other dev will pick up the AP
     
  11. Slyakin

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    But practically every dev. wants money, so chances are, they'll pick up soon enough, which sucks horridly.
     
  12. Excellentnuke

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    They did something similar for Phantasy Star Portable 2.
     
  13. Hop2089

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    Serial checks for the UMD version. The code inside had to be typed on the PSN prior to logging in to the PSN unless you had a digital download which I had and the download had a built in serial.
     
  14. Raika

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    Heh, Sony's just digging its own grave. This will DEFINITELY piss off buyers and their sales would go downhill.
     
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    Perhaps Sony should focus instead on having more than 3 decent games on their shit portable.
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    lol they tried that with bioshock 2...it failed [​IMG]
     
  18. Maz7006

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    Nuf said

    Only PSP game i liked was Loco Roco.
     
  19. Jamstruth

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    Oh ffs! Consoles should be exempt from this bullshit, I get quite enough of registering codes on my PC!!
     
  20. Raika

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    Sony should spend some time translating gems only released in Japan and release them in the US, instead of inventing new APs which would most likely be cracked eventually, even if it's not instantly.
     
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