Black Knight Rebel
Well, I already bought a copy and could have also just registered his PSP as one of my own to lend him my digital copy, but like I replied to Crusina_Luachra below, it’s all about the path of least friction.
Legally, I’m allowed to share anything I buy digitally from PSN even with people not involved with the transaction and Sony makes sure to highlight that fact when an item is downloaded. The only caveat is that if all user accounts associated with the purchase are deleted no one is permitted to use the purchased copy (and of course the software locks up and refuses to launch without a verified purchasing account associated to it)
Eh, I could have also registered his PSP as one of my own and given him my own legally purchased copy. It’s all about the path of least friction.
- The easiest was to pay for a copy
- The next easiest is to download an unofficial copy since his PSP was already hacked for non-piracy related perks such as CPU speed modification
- The least convenient path is to physically get his PSP and register it under my account to lend him my own digital copy.
Well I’m not advocating a physical theft that would deprive someone else of a physical item.
Our actions deprived literal no one of anything, not even loss of income or profit since there was no legitimate way to purchase a PSP version of the title (which comes with extra levels and control options not found on the phone versions). Digital Distribution was the only way this game was available so we couldn’t even buy a physical copy. There STILL isn’t a way to pay them for the game even though this happened a few years ago so there obviously aren’t any plans to put this game back up for purchase any time soon.
I’m of the opinion that a total lack of availability of defunct software or other digital detritus is a legitimate use case for downloading a copy.
This weight sensation built into PS Move would be quite nice, not needed, but nice. The most important part of using a motion controller is accuracy of movement capture. I feel the same way about rumble vs motion on standard controllers.
While rumble is a nice feature and I really like the next gen rumble effects such as trigger shock on Xbox and the highly detailed directional rumble of PlayStation, if it ever comes down to motion input or rumble, I’ll always want motion since it is an actual input command and input commands are the most important part of any control device.
Even in that scenario, a legitimate second hand market exists where already sold copies can be re-sold to people who haven’t played it yet in the future, despite the court’s ruling.
Very true, but still a negative for the Digital Distribution model.
I bought Shift: Extended from PSN, liked it and told my friend to buy it since the PSP controls are better than the glassy phone display. It was gone from the PSN store, even though I could still download my copy from my Purchase History. We ended up pirating on the PSP since we couldn’t get a legit copy.
This wouldn’t have been an issue with a physical copy. Not saying I’d want a physical copy of a game as small simple and short as Shift, but apply the same logic to a bigger game and it becomes clear that physical media still has a place among our entertainment options.
me, when I was like 9 to 16 years old and that was BEFORE the news was dominated by stories of big companies screwing people over left and right like during the occupy Wall street news cycle and bank bailouts
The Sonic 3 Bonus Stage looks like a nightmare to navigate via Cake Projection Hopefully it’s all pre-recorded and not something you have to beat before everyone’s allowed to eat :"P
It’s 4:20 y’all, and I just took two tokes of albuterol from my asthma medicine
I’d ask that question and hope for yes, becasue I’d help them move Heavy funriture anyway so free Vita!
youvan apply any effect you want to male the game!e clwear or hazy I really don’t see what the vita has pbver other displays that would actually make that a concern.
Yeah they really should think about reimplementing XMB for the Vita OS and make the bubbles default for the handheld and XMB default for the TV model.
The only other major fault with the system is the 720p resolution but given that most Xbox and PS3 games and Netflix on the Xbox were 720p and no one had a problem with that (especially from couch distance) I don’t see that as too big a hurdle.
same here, I haven’t been following Naruto ever since the first series ended and I played the first ultimate ninja storm which covered everything before shippuden. I really only want to play again once the game is complete.
…. That article you cited was from….. 2009 and in that very same article it says that they are about to stop losing money on each PS3…. again…. in the year 2009.
bq. ….the PlayStation 3 probably is already at or near the tipping point for profitability."
I did say that it happened some time around 2009 and you’ve just proven my point. Thanks? O.o
They’ve been making money on each system sold since like 2009 and with the PS3 selling hotter than ever (currently sold more than the 360) and projected to be the best selling or second best selling console of the entire generation depending on how much support it gets in the twilight cycle (which Sony has a very good track record on)
Seems like you’re putting a lot of weight on old reports and not taking into consideration that it is an ongoing business and doesn’t stop cold turkey just becasue the PS4 is out.
Hell they could even start selling the PS3 as their flagship blu-ray player and give it another life as a low cost media device since it was so advanced in 2006, it still holds up well in 2013.
The US is the number one economy in the world by a wide margin with China and Japan taking up a distant 2nd and 3rd place. I wouldn’t be shocked to find out America outpaces all of Europe by a fair bit, especially with the heavy taxes some european countries enforce
That’s fucked up. Always setup your Craig’s list sales in a safe place in neutral territory like a police station or fire station.