Got a question and wondered on your thoughts.... When the PSOne emulator come out, there is rumor that the games will cost about $15.
Now i'm not one to *****, but i've already paid for most of my games and was wondering, if i took a legal backup of my existing games, do you think that i will be able to use my own ISO, as apposed to the $ony downloaded version.
I mean, talk about squeezing a few more pennies out of us gamers!! I've read that some of the games need to be re-enginered (to get around the dual analogs etc) I understand it'a little early in the day to know the answer, but thoughts and ideas wouldn't go a miss.
I think that's Sony's grand scheme. Make the gamer pay for their games a second time. What better way to increase revenue off old games that can only be found second hand.
On the other hand, Sony would be wise to sell an application that will allow for legal transfers and conversions from purchased PSOne games to PSP compatible ones, or somehow contribute the games for free based of proof that one actually owns the game. Not sure how that would work, but there's smart people out there.
The entire Sony PSX EMU will be reversed engineered and hacked to bits to allow it to run on 1.0/1.5 Firmware and also to allow users to just simply copy their ISOs from their existing games to the Memory Stick Duo and run the games in that manner.
I think "Officially" Sony will try their best to make it so that you have to upgrade your firmware to some future version.. then have you pay XX amount for the Emulator (Which will come in CD form).. then pay $15 per title.. to obtain the title, the CD included with the Emulator package will have a internet program that has to be registered through Sony and will download a "trimmed" down version of the title.. I don't expect full untouched ISOs to be downloaded for use with the emulator. I expect movies and streamed audio to be ripped out of a lot of select titles. The chance the emulator gets hacked for use with untouched ISO has a very high probability. (Which I prefer to play my original PSX titles in their true form)