New news about the "PS4"

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Discussion started by jacksoto , on 2728 days ago
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Britishchef
so, what new games anyone come across???
2705 days ago
 
jacksoto
I don't think so either... But game stop is making a killing selling games over and over again
2726 days ago
 
friscodasnake
not gonna happen & if it does, somebody will have the crack for it by the time it comes out lol....but to honest remember on the 1st version of the PS3 was backwards compatible (i happen to own that one) all the newer ones didn't play PS2 games, now as for the used games that will never come to fruition that would be suicide
2726 days ago
 
jacksoto
Man this is crazy!!! I will stay with 360 if this happens...
2728 days ago
 
Britishchef
i don'y think that will be the case @ release time..
it's all about money and that is net flix, blockbusters and other rental outlets..
sony would be shooting them selves in the bloody leg with that one!
2728 days ago
 
jacksoto
What if I told you that the next DVD/Blu-ray player you buy will only play newly bought discs? And if you were to buy used, borrow your friends' discs, or rent games, your machine would not play them?

Well, it has been reported that the new Sony PlayStation 4 console (or Orbis as it's said to be called) will not play PlayStation 3 games, and the console will also have anti-used-game measures built in. That means no more playing rental games or borrowing games from your buddy, and of course you can't play pre-owned games! What has been reported is that if you do use secondhand games, you'll have to pay an extra fee. Why all this madness?! It looks like game developers feel like used game sales are choking the industry. To be fair, it was reported earlier this year that Microsoft is considering blocking used games on the next version of the Xbox.

I don't know about you, but to me that's just crazy! My son and I buy used games quite a bit, and it would be a huge setback for both of us if they were to go through with this. I will probably just say no to a newer console, at least until the game prices are lowered, or I'll just refuse to buy a new console and go back to PC gaming until something changes.

So what do you all think about this? Are you willing to buy a console that locks out secondhand games? What do you think will happen to all those game outlets that sell pre-owned games or game rental services. Is their business model doomed? If companies like Sony and Microsoft go through with this, do you think it will have a negative effect on the game industry, or will it have no impact at all, because people will continue to buy new.
2728 days ago