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Old February 21 2013, 07:23 AM   #211
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Re: Is the Playstation 4 About to be announced??

billcosby wrote: View Post
I'm looking for a statement something like: "The Playstation 4 requires an online connection to use." If there's no physical media and no game discs to buy, Sony effectively will eliminate the second hand market, something the game industry is dying to do.

I'm enjoying this blog:
Take a drink if the Playstation 4 requires an always-on internet connection.
Take two drinks if always-on DRM is described as a benefit to consumers.
Finish your drink if the crowd cheers that previous statement.

I'll have no part of a cloud based console. What the fuck is the point of that? I'll happily go back to PC gaming if the future of the console market is based around getting assfucked by game companies that are going to bully consumers into paying for their bullshit no-media software, reeking of senseless "social media" features. I'm paying for it = I want to hold it and put it on my shelf. Non-negotiable.

(From Wikipedia):

Announced titles

This is a list of games currently announced for the PlayStation 4.
Title Publisher/Developer
Deep Down
(working title)[11] Capcom
[12] Bungie
Diablo III
[13] Blizzard Entertainment
[14] Evolution Studios
Final Fantasy
(TBA)[15] Square Enix
Infamous: Second Son
[16] Sucker Punch Productions
Killzone: Shadow Fall[17] Guerrilla Games
[18] SCE Japan Studio
Watch Dogs
[19] Ubisoft Montreal
The Witness
[20] Jonathan Blow

I didn't see anything that suggested no physical media. Seeing as how Sony invented Blu-ray and there are reports that the next Xbox will adopt a BD drive, I doubt Sony will abandon it now.

Always online would make me hesitate too. There are too many outages in my neck of the woods to tolerate that. Part of the advantage of console gaming is the added security of being on a closed system. There has been very little in the way of piracy on consoles.
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