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Sony PSN Game Content Activations on PS3 and PSP is Changing

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147w ago - Previously Sony confirmed that PSN users can activate downloaded games on to up to five different PS3 or PSP systems, but today PlayStation Network Operations VP Gordon Thornton has announced this policy is being changed to only two- possibly to curb game sharing.

One alternative for those on PS3 Custom Firmware is to check out the PlayStation 3 homebrew exdata license reactivation tool ReActPSN which currently reactivates PlayStation Network data.

To quote: We'd like to inform you of some upcoming changes to the usage policies for PlayStation Network game content.

As of November 18, 2011, the number of devices that can be activated on one PlayStation Network account for game content purchased from the PlayStation Store will be updated.

For game content purchased after November 18, 2011, a new policy will apply and the number of devices that can be activated will be as follows:

•PS3: Users will be able to play the game...
 

Video: David Jaffe Talks PSN Game Sharing and PS3 DLC

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226w ago - Not long ago several developers voiced their opinions on PSN game sharing, and today on his blog video game designer David Jaffe clarifies his [Register or Login to view links] against PSN game sharing as well as his stance on PS3 DLC.

For those unaware, David Jaffe is best known for directing the PlayStation Twisted Metal series and more recently God of War.

Check out the video below (starting at minute mark 2:42 onward) and from his blog entry, to quote:

"FINALLY got my video blogs working again! Pardon the bed head and the messy office. Between tons of work and 2 sick kids at home, it's been a hell of a week so far!"




 

Q-Games Developer Comments on PSN Game Sharing for PS3

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248w ago - Update: It appears Dylan Cuthbert is not alone on his stance towards PSN gamesharing, as David Jaffe also recently [Register or Login to view links] his thoughts against it.

Recently it was reported that the PSN European Terms of Service only allowed three activations, which was quickly corrected by SCEE's MusterBuster stating it was a typo and five activations are still allowed on the PS3.

During that time Dylan Cuthbert (developer of the upcoming PixelJunk Shooter) of Q-Games commented on PSN game sharing via [Register or Login to view links], to quote:

"Good news, 3 is plenty!"

When someone asked what will happen to the limit if his PlayStation 3 broke down, he responded with the following:

"If you had a lot of hardware failures Sony are actually quite receptive to resetting the count (if you ask them nicely)."

Finally, he added the following statement in regards to game sharing:

"Running on 3 accounts should be enough for anyone really, and re-downloading is unlimited - the 24hr lockout is fairest tho."

Finally, for those who...
 
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