28w ago - Following up on their previous confirmation that the PlayStation 4 / PS4 console won't block used games, some top Sony employees have also responded to the Twitter movement (hashtags #PS4NoDRM and #PS4USEDGAMES) to accept used video games and remove DRM (digital rights management) protection from them.
The movement started (via neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=568033) with the intended goal being to convince Sony not to take the same route as Microsoft with the PS4. They also want people to tell Sony that the PlayStation 4 should be region free and have free online play.
Below are some excerpts from some high-ranking Sony staffers revealing that the company is listening to consumers and gamers alike, as follows:
John Koller, the head of Sony Hardware Marketing commented (twitter.com/jpkoller): This is why I love PlayStation fans- the passion bucket overflows #playstation
While Nick Accordino, an SCEA producer, added (twitter.com/Nikoro): Humbled by the outpouring of passionate PlayStation fans and their willingness to talk to us directly. Please know that we hear you. <3
PlayStation Software Product Development Head Scott Rohde has also chimed in (twitter.com/RohdeScott): I love passionate #PlayStation Fans!!
Finally, Sony senior business development manager Shadid Kamal Ahmed joined the discussion saying (twitter.com/shahidkamal): To all the fans, with a special mention to GAFfers, I *love* your passion. It convinces me that the path I chose 31 years ago was right.
While the Tweets above belong to the personal accounts of Sony employees rather than the official PlayStation Twitter the high level staff at the company involved in the PS4 are no doubt aware of what's going on.
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To be honest I don't even buy used games. Why? Because gamestop will sell you a used game for 5$ less than a brand new one and it will have chicken grease and scratches on it and you will be lucky if the manual is in good condition or there at all.
I'm picky about the condition of my games, especially since dirty or damaged discs can damage the system's laser.
I know the market is big for used games since people are looking anywhere they can to save money, but if I can afford it I'll always buy new anyway.
Oh, and I'm still against online code or other fees from a used game. Mainly because I like the idea of physically going to a friend's house and playing one of my co-op games with them in person. It beats this age of "online-only if you want multiplayer" gaming market these days. Long gone are the days where people actually got together to enjoy games together, and that feeling gets lost over the internet.