Sony changed PlayStation 4 DRM policy after Xbox One outrage

PlayStation 4 DRM
It seems that Sony had completely other plans for the PlayStation 4, but decided to change that at the last minute. Previously, we found out that Sony initially wanted to ship the PlayStation 4 with PS Eye, and a $500 price tag. But after they found out that Microsoft was doing something similar, they opted for a lower price and no PS Eye.

Now it’s revealed that something very similar happened with the PlayStation 4 used game policies. Microsoft revealed a rather harsh used game DRM on the Xbox One, and Sony had something similar on the PlayStation 4.

But after the outrage and negative feedback from gamers regarding the Xbox One, Sony quietly reversed its policies, finally revealing at E3 that the PS4 will not feature used game DRM. This is according to none other than SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, who admitted the policy change in a recent interview with Japanese publication Famitsu.

Sony deliberately kept their cards close tot heir chests, and waited for Microsoft to be the first to announced a used game policy and price. Then Sony had the freedom to adjust. When Sony revealed a $399 price point and no DRM at E3, it was met with a minute-long applause from the crowd.

Microsoft has since done a complete 180, and removed the DRM and always-on Internet requirement for the Xbox One.

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  • Laud

    I figured as much.

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  • Stoppablemurph

    actually i was just watching a thing with michael pachter and thought he had a really good idea about drm on consoles.
    basically allow disc based games to function just like they always have and allow unrestricted resale of those games, but allow for an option to do an installation to the console and lock the game to that account afterward and allow for some of the positive features to be used like the “family sharing” microsoft had planned.
    that sounds way more fair to me and is actually how some games work on pc.

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    • TheRedButterfly

      And, in theory, that’s a flawless system (IMO)… However it’s a lot more difficult than simply allowing both… When Microsoft reversed the once-every 24hr check-in, they had to do away with some of the amazing features (installations, Family sharing, etc.) because, like I (and they) said, it isn’t as simple as allowing either or… They’re exploring ways to bring back those features, but it’s a little bit more complicated than a checkbox on a spreadsheet.

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  • Joel

    Looks like Sony decided to wait and let Microsoft get all the heat with Xbox One to make themselves appear as the big heroes to gamers everywhere.

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    • Philip Mudhir

      Smart really….

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      • bluSPECTRE

        More like deceitful.

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      • TheRedButterfly

        It sure does shoe that they had a lot of faith in their product, doesn’t it?

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        • Not_true

          Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.,

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    • Jarhead

      Sony did their conference first back in February followed by Microsoft in May. It was Microsoft’s turn to be first during the E3.

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      • Mason Rieber

        the only problem is that at the “reveal” all they actually did was tell you the console was coming out… it doesnt show you how the system will work or the details…. thats like two people walking down the path and then there are two boulders…. Sony takes the first that happens to weigh 5 lbs then says MS has to take the second… the second ends up weighing 100 lbs…. sad excuse to say MS had to go first when there was nothing on the line for Sony going first at some reveal.

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG..

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  • Keadin

    This surprises precisely no one. However, I feel that which of the two companies, Sony or Microsoft, implemented or reversed DRM plans is not that important. Microsoft took a shot, and for once gamers were fairly unified in saying “NO!”. And now both consoles have no DRM. I’d say that end result is what counts.

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    • Crusina .

      No DRM?

      Digital Games.

      End of story.

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  • SmashFinale

    Yeah, that sounds about right.

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  • Kasual7

    it’s funny because , if they didn’t change their price and policies, both consoles would be so much alike: $499, console + camera and drm policies. In that case sony wouldn’t have the upper hand. I’m still bummed that they planned on doing it int he first place.

    But as i noticed, guys at sony think on their feet pretty quick, with for instance the initial 4GB GDDR5 they changed when a developer moaned about it, the price and the policies now.

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    • Bayside

      I wouldn’t call it thinking on their feet with the policy change/price change. They saw MS got bad rep for the DRM so they said “screw that….people don’t want to pay $500? Screw that too. We will surely win now!” Had PS4 gone first at E3 then XB1 would have changed the policy (not the Kinect though since it has console uses). At that point Sony would have been the one behind all the jokes and flaming having to revert their policy, though the price gap would have made it much less than XBOX received….also note that PS4 changed their RAM dedication, speculated at 7gb for games/1gb for console its going to be 4.5 for games and 3.5 for console, making the XB1 superior by half a GB though slower RAM so I guess it could be even

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      • Benjamin Metheny

        I’m not so sure about that. Microsoft’s approach to the problem was initially, “Don’t like it? Tough.” If Sony had caught the shit first, Microsoft would’ve stuck with what they had, which was, at E3, a more powerful, smooth system, but I digress.

        But they went first, they tried to sell it with the, “Don’t like it? Suck it” approach, Sony saw it go over like a lead balloon and roasted Microsoft, and even then, Microsoft tried to hold on to it. I don’t think Microsoft has the business sense to do what Sony did at E3.

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      • TheRedButterfly

        Yeah, because the “get a second job to afford a PS3″ campaign worked so well the first time. XD

        “This time we’ll nock it down to $499 instead of $599.”

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        • Not_true

          LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111111

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  • Kasual7

    The only thing that remain is the compulsory ps+ … :)

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  • Jason

    That’s the way of the buisness world undercut your competitor. I’ve been a 360 fan since day one of 360. Sony convinced me to change my mind. Cheaper price no camera. Even though I was a fan of Xbox I never cared for the exclusives they carried. Before I get blasted by Xbox fans I don’t care for the camera for a reason I want a controller in my hands to play my game not jumping around my living room. I don’t care that Microsoft could “watch what I’m doing” if they want to see me half naked on my couch with my junk hanging out more power to them. I will own both like i did this generation but only when the Xbox comes down 100$ later or lose the camera now! No reason to hate on consoles. Gamers are gamers bc they love games. That’s why I’m going ps4 they seem to be more about games. I don’t need a cable box console. Cool concept, but not digging it.

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  • Madmagican

    Ah, so Sony was about to step into the pool only to notice Microsoft had decided to cannonball in only to discovered the waters were rather brisk and crazy so Sony decided to sit next to the pool instead
    Well played Sony, well played. (sorry for the strange analogy)

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    • The Clockwork Being

      Dont excuse yourself this was hilarious as hell. Plus it was a really good analogy.

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      • PS4/WiiU

        No it wasn’t, it made no sens. You’re just a dumb fuck

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        • Ace J

          really kid?? Your really going to call someone dumb and you can’t even spell “sense” correctly? Holy fuck your dumb ass can’t even use the auto correct feature. Thats a damn shame because its suppose to work automatically…..

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          • PS4/WiiU

            That’s* and it’s* HAHA!!!!

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          • Shane O’Shea

            I can understand where you’re coming from but if you’re going to be a “grammar Nazi” you really should do it correctly.
            On your 3rd word you spelled “your” it should have been this “you’re”. You should really focus on your apostrophes as they’re what are killing your chances of becoming a successful “Grammar Nazi”.

            Other than that I agree as to what you have said to “PS4/WiiU”. I understood it, you understood it and many others might as well.

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          • Michael Burden

            Actually his use of “your” is correct as he is using it in the possessive form and not the contraction.

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          • Coy Bush IV

            But it wasn’t used possessively.. therefore it’s WRONG!!!

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          • Michael Burden

            No, it is correct AND used possessively. If you make it the contraction, that post makes absolutely no sense. Try it by substituting “you are” then you will see how idiotic it sounds and how WRONG you are.

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          • tiredofdouchebags

            your an idiot also ,,, see what i did thar’ fucking internet morons.. YOU ARE or YOU’RE is 100 per cent the correct grammar Your is used possessively as in your opinion (which is retarded) or your mistake (which is much more accurate and likely even common). Another amazing thing is no-else has pointed out the word suppose should have a d on the end of the word because he’s not imagining or assuming or guessing at anything, rather he is pointing out something is SUPPOSED to work a certain way.

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          • Kaiser679

            (Wow, I found this article late) The sentence reads “Your really going to call someone dumb…” that is not possessive. “You are really going to call someone dumb…” yep, that works perfectly, so what the hell were you talking about?

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          • Ace J

            bro i was on mollies when i wrote this

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          • mary

            actually he did spell sense right… lol

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          • Ace J

            he edited it a lonb time ago bro. you’re kinda later

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          • Bailey Lawrence

            You’re doing the exact same thing he’s doing. You’re calling him dumb AND still making grammar/spelling mistakes. You can’t even capitalize or use commas. What the fuck, man?

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          • Ian Williams

            supposed, arse

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          • Ace J

            what????

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          • Ian Williams

            Your comment 10 months ago pony. Do you want me to continue?

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          • Ace J

            what the hell are you talking about? you’re not making any sense. what the hell does a horse have to with anything?

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          • Ian Williams

            Laughs.

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          • 54nakaD

            This article sounds made up.

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        • The Clockwork Being

          You really are a (Madhi)ck= Mad dick

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          • PS4/WiiU

            WOOOOOOWWW!!!!! Real clever. Congratulations you dumb fuck

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          • The Clockwork Being

            SHUT THE FUCK UP TROLL GO HOME!! CLEVER AS FUCK!!

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          • PS4/WiiU

            How am I a TROLL, all I did was not agree with what he had to say. You’re just a dumb fuck as usual

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        • DragonHawkSuperKnight

          Wow, don’t pop a blood-vessel, you little penis.

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        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Made perfect sense to me…

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          • PS4/WiiU

            This was a long time ago, I was just trolling. And what are you doing on an article that was posted 4 months ago

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          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Saw the video recently XD

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    • SkyStormXD

      its a good one….
      well, where could be nintendo?

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      • John Andalora

        They aren’t at the pool. They’re back at the hotel room making YouTube videos.

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      • Madmagican

        …Throwing a house party next door

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      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        Sitting in the Hotel room watching the two squabble. Sending out letters to everyone trying to advertise the Wii U, seeing how they have yet to do that properly

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    • Coy Bush IV

      Actually, the better analogy would be… “While Microsoft laid their cards on the table and stayed completely honest with gamers, Sony wanted to play politrix and 180 anything unpopular that they shared with Microsoft. Coward is a good word in this case.

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      • Iown You

        What you call being a “coward”, business-minded people identify as smart business. Only a moron would stick with pushing something the public has already rejected. Thank God you don’t run Sony.

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        • Coy Bush IV

          Microsoft didn’t stick with any of the policies that gamers rejected. The only thing they kept was Kinect. The DRM, Indie policy, and always online features were all scrapped in lieu of what gamers wanted.

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    • John Doe

      This entire article is fake. Yoshida never said anything of the sort. Why do you think it provided no links or quotes? Go check the actual interview. Yoshida never said anything this article claims. This article is bogus. Sony stated in Feb. that PS4 wouldn’t have allways online DRM. This was months before the Xbox One reveal and backlash. Whoever wrote this article needs to get punched in the face for lying.

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  • majora :D

    NO SHIT SHERLOCK! Saw it coming miles away :/

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  • SkyStormXD

    Actually regarding to its price, I think the Wii U, is a beast.
    Come on, the only problem the Wii U’s got is 3rd-party support.
    I mean, it has everything a decent gamer wants. The Controller can do mostly everything:
    Control TV from the couch,
    a 3.5mm jack to feel the game,
    a camera

    A touch screen
    Off TV Play
    And yeah, many more
    Best of all, its only 299$

    Well my bad, but I’m trying to get a PS3 or PS4, because of the lack of 3rd-party support for Wii U….

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    • Sqarticus

      they don’t have third parties because they don’t have an install base because they don’t have third parties because they don’t have an install base because they don’t have third parties because they don’t have an install base because they don’t have third parties because they don’t have an install base……

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      • Ace J

        exactly

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      • YogiGRB

        hey, but ps4 and XB(one) who both have an install base of exactly 0 (at the moment) while WiiU has over 4 million, still get that support (3rd party) …. very strange observation

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        • CharmanderRulz

          That’s a good point actually. Game devs like EA sports (Be I’m not interested in sports games but options aside) aren’t supporting the Wii U because of it’s small instal base yet they likely had the biggest time slot to show support at the Xbox 1.

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          • Thomas Fitzgibbon

            EA are in sssooooo much trouble it’s delicious. Their big buddies Microsoft are in for a massive ass whooping, so they are gonna be crawling back to Nintendo saying”Wha-oh-oh!!! Look, you guys hehehe…Frostbite 3 does work on Wii U hehe, well what do you know about that then eh? Funny huh? (Note: Frostbite 3 has been revealed to be compatible with Wii U anyway).

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          • bluSPECTRE

            no

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          • MalikLG

            How’d you do that with your neck?

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          • TheRedButterfly

            Hate to brake it to ya, but EA isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon… Battlefield 4 is the #1 preorder of both PS4/Xbox One, they’ve got the E3 2013 Game Of Show (Titanfall), DICE announced they’d also be releasing Battlefront (3) and Mirrors Edge 2, not to mention BioWare’s babies Mass Effect and Dragon Age (I know it’s kinda a niche game, but whatever)… They’ve also got the Need For Speed franchise, Dead Space, and many many others that are fairly popular… And this list doesn’t include any of the EA Sports titles that, whether we like it or not, sell like nobody’s business…

            EA signing on with Microsoft is in no way going to affect their business, except maybe bring them even larger profits by bringing Battlefield 4′s DLC exclusively to the “shooter console” for a month or so… No doubt Microsoft is paying them a large amount to do so, but they wouldn’t be agreeing to it unless they were going to profit off it. This IS EA we’re talking about…

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          • Thomas Fitzgibbon

            I know EA have some good franchises (I love Mirror’s Edge) but honestly they are still assholes. They rob you blind and are for things like Disc-Locked-Content, I mean how greedy and restrictive can you be? With companies like Nintendo I pay £40-£50 on a game, expecting my money’s worth with everything accessible to me and I GET EXACTLY THAT! Why are people buying things that annoy them? Everyone pans things like COD yet everyone buys it. Gamers are clearly their own worst enemy and are in for a difficult future if they allow companies like EA and Microsoft get their own way.

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          • TheRedButterfly

            The widespread hatred of EA is never a mindset that I subscribe to. I have no problem with DLC, as that 1.) adds additional content to the title, and 2.) profits go straight to the dev./pub. (cutting out the retailers and manufactures), and with the popularity of used games, these developers need all the revenue they can get!

            With the immense worlds and narratives that the industry has started to bring us (BioWare and Bethesda being at the forefront of this trend) it’s unrealistic to expect everything that the dev. wants to bring to be part of the initial retail purchase… There’s no way that all of Skyrim’s content could have been included in its retail release, else it would have taken another 1.5 years to complete!

            These companies have deadline windows that affect what they can ship, and in a project that took 2, 3, 4, YEARS to complete, there’s no doubt that there are all kinds of mini-stories and/or map packs (if it’s a Halo or a Battlefield installment) that the studio has to cut to meed their deadlines. The only exception to DLC, is when it ships on the disk and requires a few KB key to unlock… If it’s Downloadable Content, that’s fine… If it’s Disk-Locked Content, that’s a different story… (Best example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB-rxpD4nTQ)

            And then there’s the topic of pre-order DLC. And I’m perfectly fine with that. There are several weeks to a month between when a game goes Gold, and when it hits store shelves. Once again, this deadline window affects what multiplayer maps (DICE/Battlefield 4) can be shipped on the disk. However, the content is completed by the time that the title hits shelves. Therefore, to help boost pre-order sales, the content that’s completed between going Gold and hitting retail is included as an incentive to preorder the title.

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  • bizzy gie

    Business move and Sony won my business. Good job.

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  • companyoflosers

    see ps4 fans say microsoft is bad because they tried to screw gamers. playstation was going to do the same exact thing, just not tell us until closer to release. dont get me wrong both companies were thinking of the future of consoles as part of the reasoning but it is too soon. I’ts time to stop bickering and say that the ps4 and xb1 stand on about equal footing right now. dont argue hardware because information was released that proves the xb1 is just as powerful as the ps4. not more powerful but just as powerful. the only difference is the xb1 comes with the kinect which increases price. i wouldnt be surprised to hear them back off of even that so the price will be the same as ps4. all in all they are both the same thing. the only thing worth looking at are each console’s exclusives which i wont go into arguing about.

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    • John Andalora

      Difference is PS4 changed them to keep people happy rather than making a big mess about it and telling people who didn’t have good internet to buy the old one.
      Sony may have tried to implement the same policies, but changed them when people didn’t like it instead of trying to force people to like it.

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      • companyoflosers

        and microsoft didn’t change it to keep people happy? isnt satisfying people the key element in getting people to buy your product? just because they changed it later doesnt mean they didnt change it to please people. microsoft itself was not telling people to buy the old one, that was one person. yes, a high ranking person but that was his personal view and he said something he shouldn’t have. one person’s opinion does not represent an entire company and im sure they gave him heat for saying that. microsoft didn’t try to force people to like it, they tried to stand strong on their policies long enough to see how it effected pre-orders, which it did so they changed it. the fact is the only difference in this situation is that sony had the foresight to let microsoft be the guinea pig rather than damage their own reputation with gamers and it worked. they made it seem like they were the better choice when in reality, they were ready to “screw gamers over” too. that quote wasnt my words, it was the words of many outspoken gamers on both side of the argument. its not worth arguing over who tried to screw who more than the other right now. again, the only subject worth any debate right now are the exclusive games for each console.

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        • John Andalora

          No. It isn’t.
          Because they kicked and screamed and whined like a little kid until they directly saw it hurt their bottom line that they weren’t going to succeed with the “buy a 360″ campaign.
          And it wasn’t just one person. Remember the “Deal with it” twitter issue from Adam Orth? It wasn’t onw lone person thinking this: and if Microsoft really thought it to please their fans, they would have gotten rid of it the second they were told how terrible it was.
          Sony wanted to implement them, but at least they understood how unfavorable they would be to get rid of them rather than tell themselves it’s for the better.

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          • Crusina .

            He was trolling a personal friend (who then asked people to lay of Orth) and he wasn’t talking about the Xbox One he was talking about online things in general.

            You are yet another misinformed idiot.

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          • John Andalora

            Flattery will get you nowhere, sir.

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    • MalikLG

      Too soon? I never want anyone watching me as I play a video game, sorry…

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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      • companyoflosers

        lmao i posted this a year ago

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  • iceazeama

    well this is not surprising at all. of course microsoft would be stupid and take the hit. while sony sits back in the shades dealing drugs.

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  • PS4/WiiU

    Nintendo is the only smart company which would never do something as dumb as this

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    • John Andalora

      They released the Wii U, didn’t they?
      I’d say that was pretty dumb.

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      • The Clockwork Being

        The Wii U is a really good console. The only problem with it is just the name in my opinion

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        • John Andalora

          I think the Wii U inhibits itself by forcing the damn touchscreen on it. I think they should just have Gamepad work for off TV gameplay, and include a pro controller for on the TV. I think that would get people working on it and giving it at least some support.

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          • The Clockwork Being

            So you mean in one box they could have a Pro controller with the Gamepad and Wii U.

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          • John Andalora

            Yeah.

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      • TheRedButterfly

        Releasing it before any software was available… THAT was dumb… But there’s nothing terribly wrong with releasing ahead of the competition.

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        • John Andalora

          No, everything was dumb about releasing the Wii U at this stage. They had few developers working on HD games, causing massive delays, few games to put on it, very little officially lined up for the console past release, and games taken away and redone as multiplatform because of terrible sales (I’m looking at you, RayMan Legends). They should have waited one year, gotten more lined up, and made sure they were all ready to go before they push it out.

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          • TheRedButterfly

            - _ – Everything you just mentioned was about them not having any software lined up… which is exactly what I said.

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          • John Andalora

            But wait. There’s more!

            Then I think the GamePad is a dumb idea because people don’t want to have to make all the extra stuff for the added features with so small of a return for their money. Nintendo isn’t even doing much with it outside of what was already accomplished with handhelds and motion controls, and I feel nothing would’ve been missed from just a regular controller.

            Outside of that GamePad the Wii U is nothing more than an HD Wii that only slightly excels past what was made this generation. I’m not one of those guys who needs top of the line graphics to like a game, but most developers for next gen games aren’t going to spend their time working on dumbing down their games to support a console no one is getting money on anyways.

            And even further on this train, the games that are coming up (how little of them there are), either look dumb or just not what the Wii U needs. Games like 3D Super Mario World, Wind Waker HD and Donkey Kong Country Returns 2 are all very weak games, while Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros, even though they are typically good in content, only do well when more consoles are sold. GC SSB and MK sold about 7 mil each, while Wii SSB and MK sold about 30 mil each. Bayonetta 2 could be as good or as bad as people like, but the fact that few people actually know what Bayonetta is still is a rather big concern. While there are some 3rd party games some people might like, most of them are (of course) on current gen consoles anyways, so most people won’t need to get the new console to buy them. For Wii U exclusives, games like 101 and X may look kind of cool, but the fact that Nintendo has explained very little about those games makes me wary of purchasing them when they release.

            So, that’s pretty much a good chunk of what is dumb about the Wii U. It’s a 3DS minus one screen with gimmicky controls that no one cares to work for, pretty mediocre console no one cares to design for, and the games that are coming out are either about as impressive and innovative as a bowl of oatmeal or shrouded in so much lack of advertisement that few people know much about it.

            Does that satisfy your concerns?

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          • TheRedButterfly

            Hardly, as the majority of your “argument” was, again, that the software lineup is weak… And it’s now clear that you’ll say anything you can to belittle Nintendo’s console.

            With statements like [attached]? Yeah, it’s more than clear that you’re simply talking out your ass.

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          • John Andalora

            You said that “releasing it before software was out” was your main argument. Not that the lineup for future games is weak. I talked about the future because you referred to what was already out. Try to remember your own argument before belittling mine, you brain dead monkey.

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          • TheRedButterfly

            lol I said that “releasing it before any software was available…” Which is debatably the same thing, but for you to misquote me in an argument about “remember[ing] [my] own argument,” it’s laughable that you’d miss that.

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          • John Andalora

            It isn’t the same thing.
            You said “before software was available.”
            I said “software that is coming is weak.”

            They are not the same thing.

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  • sean

    even if sony had it in mind, they were wise enough to listen to their fans beforehand. microsoft wanted the drm policies, even to the point that their president basically said screw you to those who didnt have constant internet access. people want to commend microsoft for changing up, but honestly, we know they panicked and had to because if they hadn’t, the console would’ve been a major flop.

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    • TheRedButterfly

      Well, they weren’t listening to their fans… They were listening to Microsoft’s fans… All Sony ever said was “We’ll do the right thing” and apparently, that’s be a little bitch and let someone else see what everyone wants instead of developing a product that you feel people will want.

      That’s some tissue-paper-thin confidence you’ve got there Sony. I’d hate to be you.

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      • Not_true

        Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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  • Sora Morp

    sony still rules

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  • Eric Adams

    confused will the ps4 support used games?

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    • The True Gamer

      Yes it will

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  • Carl Andrews

    shows how well the xbox one reveal was received too as Don Mattick has just taken over at Zynga! so aswell as cocking up the xbox one he’s now going to finish the job of destroying zynga!!!

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  • Kory Christophersen

    Everybody bitched when X-1 was doing this, they switched and people don’t trust them… now the fanboys read that Sony did the same and applaud them for it. *scratches head*….

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    • James Michaelis Franklin

      what is the word I am looking to describe them ahh yes “HYPOCRITES”

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      • Not_true

        Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.,

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    • Patrick Francis

      The issue isn’t that Microsoft HAD the DRM, and always on, and everything else. The problem is the way they reacted to their customer’s outrage.

      Sony IMMEDIATELY changed their policies to make their customer’s happy.
      Microsoft fought tooth and nail and refused to do anything until they realised they were losing to PlayStation Pre-orders almost 2 to 1.

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      • Jordi Kloosterboer

        Microsoft was just trying to have a real next gen console.. Then they realized the world wasn’t up for it yet so they went back to last gen because of Sony..

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        • Luos Deifidom

          yip so now all the hopes for next gen features (what ever they may be) lie with Kinect, i’m hoping on some indie developer to come up with a massive idea to utilize the kinect in a way that flows with the way i game, kinda like the addition of trigger buttons. didnt have em didnt know i needed em and now i’d be fucked without em

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        • Not_true

          Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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      • Crusina .

        Sony changed because they would have lost money. Sony is out to make money.

        If you have a product, of course you are going to defend what it is and does. You are a absolute fucking moron to think that they would do otherwise.

        Neither Sony nor Microsoft cares about you. I know you jack off thinking a corporation actually cares about you, but all they care about is what is in your wallet. End of Story.

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        • MalikLG

          Got the BBQ sauce yet?

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      • TheRedButterfly

        Funny… The issue USED to be the fact that they HAD the DRM, but now that they don’t it’s the way they reacted to the customer’s outrage?? What, by removing everything that everyone was upset about!? You’re right! Shame on MS for getting rid of the DRM that everyone hated. Shame on them for getting rid of the mandatory Indie Publishers. Shame on them for allowing unlimited Used games. Shame on them for disabling the region-locking…

        You’re full of shit if you believe that Sony reversed their policies in order to make you feel all loved and supported. They changed their policies to look like the good guy, where in reality, they were planning on doing the EXACT. SAME. THING! They didn’t do it to make the customers happy, they did it to save their own skin, and unjustly play the part of Hero in doing so.

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        • Paul

          LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL hey Xbox fanboy guess what? The fucking Xbox has region lock now! Just quit trying to defend a stupid ass company.

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          • Chris

            The xbox is not region locked. research before you speak

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          • Paul

            The Xbox one isn’t available to so many countries on launch and they have to wait till 2014, that’s pretty much a slap in the face for people that want an xbox one on launch.

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        • MalikLG

          Let’s eat some chicken bro…get the BBQ sauce.

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        • You are flat out wrong

          Ah, that futile Xdrone rage. Xbox is garbage. Deal with it. ^_^

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            lol Living in the past won’t pan out for you. And Xbox One has only gotten even better over the months since my comment! Cry about the reality that the PS4′s throne isn’t stable.

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          • You are flat out wrong

            Half the frigging video is Titanfall and anyone who cares about that is getting it on PC. Also, that VG247 link? Middle-class retailer with about 47 shops that focuses on furniture and the man is referring to interest, not sales and certainly not total sales in the UK.

            PS4 is going to demolish Xbone at launch and will continue to do so every month afterwards. The only chance it’ll have is if it ditches Kinect once and for all.

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            The video is one person’s opinion, but he makes a few good points. And jsyk, even if the whole video was Titanfall, it would still be relevant. That’s a behemoth title, and being chiefly developed for Xbox One will ship some consoles. Here’s to betting that future installments will be true exclusives!

            He’s more of a retailer than you, and in tern, has infinitely more credibility when discussing how/why x will sell better than y

            At launch? I don’t doubt that. Sony’s pre-order numbers aren’t anything to shake a stick at (assuming the numbers they’re talking are accurate). But as far as general consumer purchases? Hardly anyone, anywhere, buys “Single-Purpose Machines”, which is what Sony is marketing the PS4 as: A gaming box built by gamers for gamers.

            Microsoft is playing a different game with Xbox One. They’re aware that people want everything in one device (just look at the closest Smart Phone or Smart TV). Everything in one box. That’s what Xbox One is all about. This will sell it to everyone instead of just gamers. Microsoft is smart, and they know what they’re doing. #DealWithIt

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          • You are flat out wrong

            “Some.” Not many. It’ll probably lessen the sales bump it’ll get for Halo Cooking or Halo Kart or whatever the fifth Halo game is too. Is Quantum Break out before or after Halo? I imagine that will be more important.

            The guy’s a technology buyer who wanted to drum up some PR for his shop. Everything he said went against wider expectations; it’s sad that Xdrones have to grasp at these straws now.

            And yes, I am firmly aware of MS’ garbage vision with the Xbone. Many other services do it cheaper and better. There’s no need to regurgitate the marketing.

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            The only one grasping at straws is the person bringing up an conversation that ended over two months ago, and who’s attempting to pretend that Halo isn’t one of the most significant and overarching successes in gaming history despite being an exclusive to the undeniable “underdog console.”

            And you know what? I’m just so sick and tired of this fanboy crap… but the fact is that it isn’t going to go away. So to combat that reality, I have one idea; just one. Instead of digging up discussions that don’t concern you just so you can attempt [and fail] to prove a point regarding your plastic of choice, how about you sit down and take a deep breath, and while your mouth is open, shove your dick in it. That way I don’t have to hear from you, and you can finally find some satisfaction.

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          • You are flat out wrong

            Halo is worn out now, like Resident Evil and Duke Nukem. It isn’t even done by Bungie anymore; it would be like being interested in a Metal Gear game not made by Kojima Productions.

            Also, you are very rude. I imagine that must be from the months of bitter frustration that comes from wanting something as awful as the Xbone.

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            The majority of 343 is made up of former Bungie members (like Respawn is made up of the Infinity Ward team), as well as seasoned artists from Retro Studios who worked on the Metroid franchise since its inception.

            If I’m rude, it’s because of the brats like you who either don’t know their place, or don’t know how to keep their opinions to themselves. You think Microsoft’s next console is going to be awful? That’s cool. But it gives me a big o’l boner… AN XBONER! HA GET IT!? I care not what plastic you spend your afternoons fondling in front of a TV, so how about you piss the fuck off about MY opinion!

            Also, you can drop the Bizzy Cheerleader act. If anything, it’s making you look even more desperate than your bringing up old arguments already have.

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          • You are flat out wrong

            If that’s the case, why was Halo 4 so poorly received? “But it sold so well!” Yeah, the Halo fanbase turns out for any old thing. Microsoft must love milking this stone.

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            Poorly received? I think you need to reexamine your definition… http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/03/halo-4-top-selling-microsoft-studios-game-of-all-time-in-us-says-microsoft/

            If anything, people had a problem with the multiplayer veering too far away from what the franchise was known to have, and that was because it was outsourced to a company outside of 343i. They have acknowledged this feedback and are bringing it back in-house for the next installment.

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          • You are flat out wrong

            Yeah, that’s what I was talking about. Still: can we believe Microsoft’s lies? IMO considering all we’ve seen so far is one 10 second CGI teaser trailer and the new focus is on the Halo TV series I reckon it’ll be pushed back to 2015.

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          • bluSPECTRE

            Did you even watch E3?

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          • You are flat out wrong

            I did. Did you? Halo, Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive at the minimum were all pre-rendered CG. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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          • Guest

            In that case, you should know that the trailer was actually 13.5 times longer than that, but whatever. And as far as the trailers go, no shit. That’s why it’s a fucking trailer!

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          • bluSPECTRE

            In that case, you should know that the trailer was actually 13.5 times longer than 10 seconds, but whatever. And I’m not sure what bubble you’re referring to.

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            You’re delusional if you believe that 343i is “lying” about bringing the MP back in house. http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/10/halo-5-343-will-do-much-better-next-time-oconnor-talks-next-gen/

            Well, seeing as how your opinion is based on misinformation, I wouldn’t hold a candle to it. And since you think the trailer is 10 seconds, here’s the video:

            Personally, I’d prefer that “Halo 5″ be released in 2015. The assumption that it’d be released next year is your problem. Nobody has said anythign about a release year, much less window! Hell! We don’t even have the full name yet! And 2014 is the 10th Anniversary of Halo 2, and I’m hoping for an Anniversary HD remaster (as is everyone who ever played it) instead of the next installment’s release.

            If the TV series is anywhere as well produced as the live-action web series (Forward Unto Dawn) it’ll be a masterpiece.

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          • Enraged_Psycho

            Poorly received? Commercially, critically, and in terms of the general public, Halo 4 was actually pretty well received on almost all fronts (very well in some) – the main audience that actually vocally rallied against Halo 4, and the nostalgiafgags, and they hate anything new anyway so their views are ignorant anyway.

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          • Enraged_Psycho

            It only further cements the notion that Sony’s current fanbase seems to be comprised of basement-dwelling foolchildren with nothing better to do (Not even actually playing games) then to post mostly presumptuous and memetic nonsense in order to fill the gaping void that must be the entirety of their existence, and to justify their decision. Because apparently it’s not good enough for them that they think they made the right decision. We all need to hear how good of a decision it was, and how bad ours might be.

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            Brilliantly worded!!! XD Couldn’t have said it better myself! Mind if I use that for a machinma I’m [hopefully] making? GOD that’s gold!

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          • Enraged_Psycho

            Sure. Just be sure to link me to the finished product. ;P

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          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            lol I totally will! (if I ever finish it ; n;)

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          • Not_true

            Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

            You are lying, malicious, evil, and hateful fanboy shill. You are clearly malicious and here to spread your hatred of PS4/Sony and spread lies. You have a negative value whereever you post. Nothing you say is remotely constructive or factual.

            You are worthless, lying, deranged, constantly wrong, hypocritical, evil, demented fanboy human waste.,,

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          • Not_true

            Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

            You are lying, malicious, evil, and hateful fanboy shill. You are clearly malicious and here to spread your hatred of PS4/Sony and spread lies. You have a negative value whereever you post. Nothing you say is remotely constructive or factual.

            You are worthless, lying, deranged, constantly wrong, hypocritical, evil, demented fanboy human waste.,

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          • Not_true

            Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

            You are lying, malicious, evil, and hateful fanboy shill. You are clearly malicious and here to spread your hatred of PS4/Sony and spread lies. You have a negative value whereever you post. Nothing you say is remotely constructive or factual.

            You are worthless, lying, deranged, constantly wrong, hypocritical, evil, demented fanboy human waste.

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          • Not_true

            “Microsoft is smart, and they know what they’re doing. #DealWithIt” AAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHH

            OH GOD THE HEAD EXPLODING STUPIDITY, WRONGNESS, AND IRONY IN THIS ARTICLE COMMENTS IS TOO MUCH

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          • Zohak Diaz

            Lol. keep living on the Mesozoic era with your prehistoric console. XB1= THE FUTURE

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          • You are flat out wrong

            It’s not the future, it’s DA FUCHUR. Wagglecam is gonna be so awesome!!!!!!

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          • Not_true

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

            HOW DOES 8.3 TO 4.5 MILLION SOUND TO YOU?

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

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          • Zohak Diaz

            Hahahahahhaha hahaha fuck u . Enjoy ur indies

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          • Ostnizdasht206 .

            I played Titanfall beta on PC and MAN is that game over-hyped. Is it bad.. not necessarily, but man that hype tho..

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          • Not_true

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

            HOW DOES 8.3 TO 4.5 MILLION SOUND TO YOU?

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

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        • Not_true

          Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.,,

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      • Mason Rieber

        no actually Sony bitched out and changed the policies before announced the system…. quite an untrustworthy thing to do… if they would have announced them how they initially were and whatnot its quit possible they could have gotten away with the policies seeing as both new consoles were the same but they had to try to undercut MS and make themselves seem glorified when in reality they are actually less trustworthy than MS

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        • Not_true

          Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG..

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      • Mr XBob

        Microsoft reacted to “customer outrage” by explaining why they believed it was a good plan.

        When they had tried and failed, they did the “right” thing and listened to the customers.

        Sony on the other hand flat out didn’t talk about their plans – meaning they were hoping to spring them on PS4 users before launch. The fact that they were entirely silent from Feburary (their original reveal) until E3 proves this beyond doubt.

        But this is ps4daily.com – where everyone is a PS4 fanboy. So I’m wasting my breath.

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      • Enraged_Psycho

        Actually, no, I’m pretty sure that the general public had a problem with the DRM in general, BEFORE all this PR cover-up and backpedalling nonsense. The person above has a valid point.

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    • Elkethus Degrace Lauzon

      ps fanboy logic

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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  • brcassell

    Microsoft’s DRM policy was essentially like a grocery store having security guards frisking every customer on their way out the door before they are allowed to leave in order to catch shoplifters. Will you catch a few? Sure, but at what expense? Treating every single one of your customers like criminals sounds like a really bad policy to me..

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    • The True Gamer

      No it doesn’t. Everybody knows its a crime to buy a companies product.

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  • robert

    this site is starting to piss me off, listen to jack tretton he will tell you that they made a model and stuck by it the never had plans for drm at all

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    • Nathan O

      Listen to Jack Tretton…HA!

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    • Tomo

      That’s the same as saying listen to Don Mattrick…

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      • rsco6969

        you know what i think i was drunk when i wrote that lol sounded better in my head lol what a tit i can be :)

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  • GK15

    $ony?

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    • Not_true

      Oh look a hateful deranged fanboy believing complete BS.

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      • GK15

        Bahahahaha! This was a comment that I made a year ago half joking. Stalker.

        You just keep proving how batshit crazy you are. At least your craziness is good for a laugh

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  • Ryan Thompson

    Haha, now the only thing that sony fans seem able to complain about is don matrick’s reaction to the always on. He said, “we have an offline console, this is for those with an internet connection.” and sony fanboys hear “hahaha screw you offline phaggots!”.

    I bet these are the sort of people who want days off work, and when the boss says “I need you to work that day, otherwise we will be understaffed” go on facebook and right “My boss is trying to ruin my life! THEY HATE ME!”

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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  • Anthony Burroughs

    You are all gay for arguing. Case closed.

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  • Freak11

    Scumbag sony
    Not even once!

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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  • Cole Brinley

    Sony always plays dirty. Ass holes.

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  • Jordon Patrick Mears

    Anyone with a brain and can use google to do research would have known that sony has had patents that almost mirror exactly what MS was planning to do for DRM features since December of 2012, this article without cold hard facts i.e.; quotes, photo’s and more, and sources for us to do our own research to prove that this article is 100% accurate is completely speculation, because before E3 even came around before Microsoft ever announced their DRM features, sony execs came outright and said they had patents for DRM features, but had no intentions of using them and that they only had them in case they needed them down the line, a better safe than sorry or better to have and not need than to need and not have type of situation for their patent. So to everyone who believes this article 100% I say re-evaluate your thinking, take this with a grain of salt, and focus on what we have now and what is to come, not what has happened in the past. Because as I see it, this is just propaganda for MS to win favor.

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    • Julio Alcantara

      $ony ps4gig ” propaganda” lol everything i read on like is anti microsoft and no this story is true i am sure sony had drm in the ps4 dont tell me they never wanted $ony fanboys are just like nintendo fanboys they act like $ony is a friend yes sony makes great games but at the end of the day they just want your money

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      • Not_true

        Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.,

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    • Julio Alcantara

      “focus on what we have now and what is to come, not what has happened in the past” yes this is why i am going to get a xboxone like you said sony fanboy forget about the past

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  • Sean Patrick DeMarco

    I think it is time for me to cancel my preorder of the PS4 console too. It is clear in multiple stories I have seen today that Sony planned to do the same thing as MS and thus I think supporting either company would be bad. I can now focus on buying games for the Wii U and pc. If I get a PS4, not a spy machine, I will make sure it is used and rent games and buy used games from wherever.

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    • DemonofRome

      Haha the funniest part of this post is that the whole reason these policies were going to be made were because of people like you. Pretty much what you are doing is saying “I don’t want to pay the developers for the games/ consoles instead I want to only give my money to the stores who sell/rent them and not give any money to the people who actually make/fund the games.”

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  • Alan Arellano

    This is retarded, where are the sources?

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    • Joe Vicious

      Lmao the president of Sony is the one who said it

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      • Not_true

        Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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  • Phil Balliet

    No Sony fan will ever believe this. Doesn’t matter now since all the attention is on Microsoft.

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    • Anthony Maxwell

      Of course they wont belive it. Even if it was the smartest move Sony has made in the past 2 years.

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  • Joe Vicious

    Lmao but “sony only cares about the gamers”. Hahahaha, look up the article about how Sony is actually screwing indie devs as well…. It’s a good read

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    • Tomo

      Sony trolls are the loudest, and it works for them…

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      • Not_true

        Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.,

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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  • Nicholas James Coon

    sounds like if xbox one just released a console with out a kinect they would be ahead but at least now they made the kinect turn all the way off and not always on but hey it would be no different than a smart phone, or a laptop with webcams. i respect xbox yes a few people said deal with it but he was quitting anyways so why would he care if he got yelled at or fired but they at least left nothing in the dark they straight up told you what you were going to get and truthfully i was kinda hoping for the drm so i would be able to play my games on any other profile on my console share with friends so they could have the same game and people where unhappy with everything and got it changed then everyone was like o it should be called the xbox 180 ha ha but xbox did see what everyone wanted and looked at sales and were like we need to do away with this and again with the kinect always being on they where like well this is sending people packing so lets do away with this so they put it where it acts just as the kinect 360 or you can set it to be one and i am kinda glad about this one as due that it seem as if xbox was not going to put a power button on the console and that worried me. and as price wise being $100 more the kinect is worth that if it is anything like the 360 kinect it would also serve as a second controller plus all of these other amazing features. and with ps4 they basically made a fancy controller and said o if you want to use this you have to pay 70 more and assuming as i said above buy another controller for another 70 to get what kinect offers straight from the box and ps4 also added that you have to pay for multiplier with a gui almost similar to xbox 360. the ps4 gui kinda of worry’s me they are a hard ware company for the most part what kind of security flaws are the going to have with this new design where as xbox is a software based company and the 360 had a design like xbox one is going to have so they are going to be more aware of security which i know by no means are they perfect but i still feel safer trusting a software company who has been making software for at least around 20 + years instead of a company that just really started with ps3 and now are making a complete over haul and i know they made software for ps1 and 2 but they didn’t really have internet gaming like the xbox original had with xbox live. but really its up to who you want to trust and until consoles come and we can see the cold hard facts i am leaning towards xbox but would gladly get a ps4 once i see how things are going but i know for sure hat i am going to wait at least a year after they come out so i can see what flaws they have what new features are going to be implemented and overall get a side by side comparison of both before i make my final opinion and to let you know i do own both ps3 and xbox 360 o if you want to say o you are from microsoft or a xbox fan boy its bull i have just been doing my research on each console waiting the better company to rise

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  • Steve

    Link to Source or I don’t believe you. Anyone could say this, so source please.

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  • Anthony Maxwell

    From a business perspective, of course Sony would make a move like this. Who’d blame them.

    I think it’s funny now that the PS joypad has a useless* blue light that can’t be switched off, originally designed to work with the packaged “eye”. If the eye was always supposed to be an add on peripheral then Sony would have at least designed the pad to switch the sensor off to conserve power.

    With regards to the whole DRM debacle. People wouldn’t care if the price of the game was a fifth cheaper. Ask any PC gamer, you never hear them complaining about DRM. Actually, unless it’s SimCity – but that’s EA, so you can expect the be screwed before you’ve even put the disc into your drive.

    Bottom line. PS4 and XB1 are pretty much the same; IMO the XB1 has a more comfortable joypad and better exclusives, they also make it easier to develop indie games and XBL is pretty stable.

    I’ve pre-ordered a PS4 and will be putting it on ebay for £500 the day it comes out, so we’ll soon find out if people are willing to pay that.

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  • Zohak Diaz

    What a disgrace of a corporation. I will never support anything from anyone who doesn’t have the balls to innovate and change the status quo of the video games industry. Now thanks to this disgusting the changes from this generation to the next are minimal.

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    • You are flat out wrong

      Good. Kinect is garbage and needs to die.

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      • Zohak Diaz

        lol. don’t be jealous

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        • You are flat out wrong

          Hard to be when your console is so shit. :)

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          • Zohak Diaz

            Hahaha garbage with the best titles coming out at launch ps4 titles list is getting smaller and smaller . Just a bunch of indies. Lol. The most powerful console for INDIES.

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          • You are flat out wrong

            lmao bragging about launch games when the Xbone has forgettable 360 ports and ex-Kinect games, then nothing for six months afterwards. Blunder of the century.

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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  • Suparaddy

    Hrm…source please? Unless I see a name to go with the words, this could be little more than fanboy speculation.

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  • Jason Mounce

    So, where’s the Source, a quote or anything?….Why does this sound like you guys pulled out complete BS out from your asses?. You give no proper source except IGN and nothing else.

    PS4Daily: “However, the Eye was cut at the last moment, according to an article from IGN. Sony planned to introduce the PlayStation 4 at $499, just like the Xbox One”

    “CUT AT THE LAST MOMENT”?…..and your source is IGN? Where IGN ACTUALLY says:

    “The PlayStation 4 camera (formerly known as the PlayStation 4 Eye). According to multiple sources, in the MONTHS LEADING up to E3, Sony nixed plans to include the camera add-on with every system”

    “in the months leading up to E3″ – MONTHS BEFORE….in comparison to ‘At the last second” and implying that by them changing it months before that it was influenced solely by Microsofts blunder?….”But after they found out that Microsoft was doing something similar, they opted for a lower price and no PS Eye.” – SAYS WHO?…..Grasping straws here, PS4Daily/James.

    My opinion on this article and the other of:

    http://ps4daily.com/2013/06/sony-initially-wanted-to-ship-playstation-4-with-eye-report/

    This website, or the article-creator, James, isn’t credible or trustworthy. You’re manipulating information into MISINFORMATION and warping what is said into something completely different. “At the last second” = MONTHS before an e3 reveal? Don’t make me laugh.

    PS4Daily: “It seems that Sony had completely other plans for the PlayStation 4, but decided to change that at the last minute.” – They imply that Sony caught wind that X1 was going Kinect-only when I really don’t think they had announced whether or not there was going to be an X1 SKU WITHOUT a Kinect and that WITH was the only one, so you’re also jumping to conclusions on that. You imply and have zero sources when they say they skewered the price down and removed the PS-Eye due to Microsoft when most interviews with Sony staff, they say themselves that they always had that price in mind and wanted to give their consumers a Choice and not force a camera on them just like they didn’t with PS3. Yet ‘PS4Daily’ has these magical unnamed sources telling them something completely false or made-up….How wonderful, eh?

    So, both Price, Camera and you saying that Sony had ALSO ‘reversed’ their own DRM saying: “Sony quietly reversed its policies, finally revealing at E3 that the PS4 will not feature used game DRM. This is according to none other than SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, who admitted the policy change in a recent interview with Japanese publication Famitsu.”

    You don’t lead to a Source where Yoshida ever said that, nor any pictures to boot. The only website who’s saying that? PS4daily and to my research? NO ONE ELSE says what is said in THIS article, except THIS site. Fishy? You bet your ass.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.820033-Shuhei-Yoshida-Xbox-One-Negativity-Made-Sonys-Decision-Easy

    “Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida to Famitsu magazine, “but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to bring it across, it was a very useful source.” The furore over Microsoft’s apparent restrictions on user rights was bad enough that the Xbox One became the Xbox One Eighty, and now Yoshida admits that this same reaction shaped Sony’s PS4 policies. After seeing what happened to Microsoft, Sony knew that the best way to appeal to the potential PS4 audience was to do the opposite of the Xbox One, and leave user rights strictly alone.”

    Yoshida didn’t even admit Sony HAD X1-like DRM policies in the quote that PS4Daily implies to have used without providing a source OR THE ACTUAL QUOTE. Yoshida says that Due to X1′s negative reaction, they knew what to do, they knew what NOT to do or meddle with and left it alone. This in no way, shape or form implies that Sony HAD policies that were similar to X1 NOR does it imply that they reversed ANY policies DUE to Microsoft.

    PS4Daily, I hope you have a good excuse for all this Bull.

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  • You are flat out wrong

    Hahaha, Xdrones can’t handle that MS tried to unilaterally kill the games industry until Sony told them where to stick their cancerous policies. Can’t wait until Steam Machines kick MS out of the industry and we can have the Valve/Sony/Nintendo Master Alliance we deserve.

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    • Zohak Diaz

      Delirious lol

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      • You are flat out wrong

        Don’t worry, I’m sure Nintendo will gladly embrace the bewildered Xbone refugees.

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        • Zohak Diaz

          hahaha you are actually funny . I stick to my ps3, thanks. ps 3.5 still hasn’t won my wallet.

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  • You are flat out wrong

    I found a better source for this.

    http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/26/4465674/sce-japan-heads-discuss-the-ps4-e3-and-the-near-future

    “There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to
    my Twitter account before E3,” SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei
    Yoshida told Famitsu magazine this week. “It’s not that our
    hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this,
    but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to
    bring it across, it was a very useful source.”

    Marketing, not policy. Eat it, Xdrones.

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    • Zohak Diaz

      go drink your medicines fanboy

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      • Not_true

        Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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        • Zohak Diaz

          Lol

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  • Phillip Morrison

    Its all about anti piracy measures. The trouble is the way the DRM policy was handled just didn’t sit well with consumers. It was the manner in which it was handled by Microsoft that was utterly suicidal from a business perspective. Sony didn’t want to be seen making the same mistake. Sure, they might have planned to use DRM, but they were not going to screw up like MS did. An educational approach would have worked better. Outlaying what DRM really is and why it’s there. the way Microsoft did was a PR disaster and they have themselves to blame. Now people think DRM is an evil thing without proper understanding about what it’s about.

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  • EX+

    Wait, where’s the quote? Where’s the interview? Because this is what I found:
    ‘”There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to
    my Twitter account before E3,” SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei
    Yoshida told Famitsu magazine this week. “It’s not that our
    hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this,
    but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to
    bring it across, it was a very useful source.”
    It was about how to bring it across, they didn’t decide to swing it at the last minute.
    A multibillion dollar company made up of investors, shareholders, etc, does not change something as major as DRM in a matter of hours. It just doesn’t happen.
    There are articles back from February consisting of interviews from Shuhei Yoshida (even one from Mark Cerny in May), stating that the PS4 wouldn’t have DRM. Explanation please?

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  • Loghorn

    This is all BS, people. B.S. Why? After the press conference in February. Shuhei Yoshida (President of Sony) said Sony will SUPPORT used games.

    Just look at this video UPLOADED 8 MONTHS AGO which proves it:

    More proof:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-21-playstation-4-does-not-require-an-internet-connection
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-21-sony-tells-eurogamer-playstation-4-will-not-block-used-games
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/08/sony-didnt-consider-always-online-for-ps4-yoshida-says/
    http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1949419/ps4_wont_require_an_internet_connection_confirms_mark_cerny.html

    And those were WAY before E3.

    Even the recent twitter link from Shuhei confirms that you can play PS4
    games without needing an internet connection in which was just 3 days
    ago when replying to someone about it:

    https://twitter.com/yosp/statuses/393802492229611520

    Sony never intended to have DRM on PS4 at all.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

    I’m just gonna put this here…

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  • You are flat out wrong

    Quick repost for the Xtards who haven’t got the hint yet.

    “There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to
    my Twitter account before E3,” SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei
    Yoshida told Famitsu magazine this week. “It’s not that our
    hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this,
    but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to
    bring it across, it was a very useful source.”

    http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/26/4465674/sce-japan-heads-discuss-the-ps4-e3-and-the-near-future

    Enjoy your hack and slash crap Ryse. It’ll flop hard. :D

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    • Jehan

      hey tell me how knack and the other 80 indie games goes for ya !

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      • You are flat out wrong

        Tell me how the Xbone failing goes for you.

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  • roy

    So hysterical. So all the Sony fanboy nonsense where fans were saying they felt betrayed by Microsoft and were going with Playstation… the fans can now go back to Microsoft? Na, just typical children over there at Sony.

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    • Not_true

      Mentally ill, evil, and WRONG.

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    • Matthew Bryant

      If you read the actual interview, he didn’t say anything remotely close to this. He simply said that the negative reaction on social media definitely helped Sony make decisions about the PS4. He didn’t mention used games or DRM as any of the decisions being made. He even stated that the company definitely doesn’t make decisions solely on consumer feedback. I have no idea how this site managed to misread the interview this badly, but this is article is complete crap.

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  • Hugh W Lawes

    is there any proof to this?

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    • John Pombrio

      I cannot read Japanese but you could check out the source, Famitsu.

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  • 54nakaD

    Where’s the source for yoshida’s admission to this?

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  • Rokie

    I love how so many take this article as truth when it doesn’t even link to the source of the speculation. Bad journalism.

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  • twistedelegance212

    This is bullshit. Heres what he said in the actual interview if you guys would care to research for yourselves:

    In an interview featured in this week’s Famitsu, Yoshida commented on the negative reactions Xbox One was getting online, “There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to my Twitter account before E3.

    “It’s not that our hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this, but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to bring it across, it was a very useful source.”

    Thats ALL he freaking said. How the FUCK do you get “Sony quietly reversed its policies” from this interview. Is there something Im missing?

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    • Matthew Bryant

      Exactly. Whoever wrote this article REALLY sucks at reading comprehension.

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  • Asswhooper

    And yet Phony Sony Tards love to pretend that M$ is all about $ and Sony isn’t. lol They actually think Sony loves them and doesn’t want their $$$. Sony is no different you idiots. They had the same plan but Sony derp fan girls keep their blinders on because the butt hurt reality is too harsh. lol More reality is coming dumb asses. Just like last gen. Failstation all over again. xD

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    • demfax

      WRONG.

      “Sony tells Eurogamer: PlayStation 4 will not block used games” Thursday, 21 February 2013

      Sony said BEFORE XBOX ONE WAS OFFICIALLY REVEALED that they would not restrict used game sales or have always online DRM check-ins for purchased games.

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-21-sony-tells-eurogamer-playstation-4-will-not-block-used-games

      Stop spreading fanboy FUD, LIES, and hate and get help. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

      Microsoft shills are far more likely to be constantly wrong or delusional and out of touch with reality. There is no PS equivalent to misterxmedia’s cult or dsogaming.

      Claiming Xbox is secretly more powerful than PS4, claiming Xbox is outselling PS4 or will soon start outselling it, claiming Sony is broke or bankrupt, accusing Sony of lying when they didn’t, accusing Sony of saying things they didn’t, lying about non-existent downgrades in games like Infamous, lying about PS4 having no games or only indie games, lying that PS4 is only selling “on hype”, lies about PSN, or delusional conspiracy theories in general.

      With the recent PSN DDOS microsoft shills flooded disqus to spread lies and hatred. They kept lying that PSN was hacked when it was just being DDOSed, lying that PSN is not improved at all from 2011, lying that Sony isn’t improving PSN, and lying that PS4 has hidden “always online” DRM when it doesn’t.

      PS4 will continue being successful despite the constantly WRONG shills spreading lies, FUD, and hate. You are helpless, nothing you can do will stop it.

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