PS4 Will Not Block Used Games or Require an Online Connection

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PS4 Will Not Block Used Games or Require an Online Connection

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In which Sony wins E3.

PlayStation chief, Jack Tretton, has confirmed the PS4 will not impose any new restrictions on used games, nor will it require any kind of online connection for single player, disk-based games.

He also confirmed the system will cost $399, undercutting the XBox One by $100.

Your move, Microsoft.

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News Tomorrow from Microsoft:

We're making it offline capable and can use used games!

It'd take far more for me to move back to them.

Also why do I have the music from "Man of Steel" trailer keep playing in my head after seeing the Destiny trailer?

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And in related news, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division just committed ritualistic suicide.

Oh wait, that happened at the Xbone's release event.

SEE I TOLD YOU!!!! Yes I bloody called it :-P

Now to all those that said the PS4 would do the same crap as the XBone and cost $600, what have you got to say for yourselves?

*raises flame shield*

EDIT: Just called my EB games (Australia) and was told they expect it at $499 here in Oz (XBone is $599), which makes it very competative (since buying it overseas and shipping it here would cost around that). Not 100% confirmed but promising. I was told to keep an eye on the EB website as there will likely be an announcement soon.

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It could only be improved if Trenton announced all this at the end, dropped a mic, and just swaggered off-stage like a boss.

Ouch.

That's going to be a blow to Microsoft. One huge, terrible, painful blow. Doesn't change the fact that I don't want any of the exclusives and won't be buying it, but, still. Ouch. Super ouch.

I do believe this is the biggest burn I've seen online ever. All this was short on was a Last guardian trailer for the closing and people would have literally lost their minds.

Aaaaand, Microsoft got dumpstered.

Salt in the wound;

haha check and mate :D well played sont well played

The Pink Pansy:
Aaaaand, Microsoft got dumpstered.

Salt in the wound;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA

thats awesome and has made my day. what a dig at microsoft

Huh. So there's hope for the next generation after all. Excellent. :D

Welp Sony did what microsoft couldn't, made me interested in a next gen console. The games were great, I was satisfied by the price, and the only downside is that PS+ is required for online play. However, it is much better value than xbox live because of the free games they release every week.

But I rarely play console games online so thats not really a downside for me.

Plus, its cheaper!

Oh boy this is good. After months, no wait, YEARS of speculation the PS4 is the closest to staying true to a GAMING console. Sony you have the pretty much made all the right moves. Enjoy having a day one customer.

One bit of bad news though. It appears that online play may no longer be free on the PS4. Other than that. yeah, I'm putting in my pre-order tmorrow morning.

Grey you do realize that kiss was done unwillingly? It's basically like if I went in the street of a major city, grabbed a random attractive woman, and kissed her. Kinda sick, perhaps you could use a better picture.

OT: Well the people at Sony are gonna get really wealthy really quick. Sorry Microsoft but it seems I'm switching teams this generation.

Xbox One:
- Always Online, NO Used Games, 7.99 Monthly for Online + 499$ Pricetag

Playstation 4:
- No Internet Required, Used Games Available, 4.99 Monthly for Online + Free Games Monthly + 399$ Pricetag.

Oh, by the way, Playstation has two Tetsuya Nomura games. If you don't know, he was the mastermind behind Final Fantasy VI, the second best FF of all time. Playstation Wins.

........ So... what does one say about this... Wow?

I mean, really... Im speechless now...

Incase anyone was wondering how to do it.

Yup, I think it's fair to say that Sony has this thing in the bag. They have already proven themselves to be all about consumer trust, and that's only making the deal worse for Microsoft.
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I can't wait to see how they plan to pull themselves out of this incredibly deep grave.

The Pink Pansy:
Aaaaand, Microsoft got dumpstered.

Salt in the wound;

Embedded that for you :)

OT: That was a glorious press conference. It was like a breath of fresh air after the stink left by Microsoft earlier today.

Get wrecked Microsoft. Here's hoping it costs under $500 for the Australian price.

Great news about used games and connectivity! And I swear my heart skipped a beat at that price. Hopefully my 360 keeps going long enough to play Dragon Age 3 in 2014, after which I'll get a PS4. I am so relieved. GAMING LIVES!

well thanks for making my life easy Sony, looks like I will own a Playstation for the first time in my life.

Theres only really one thing I can say in reaction to this:

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So in other news, it's a normal ass console designed by sane people.
Somewhat.
There's still that share button but whatever.

At this point Microsoft is basically banking on exclusives and people who haven't grasped that you can use a TV as a TV yet.

The Pink Pansy:
Aaaaand, Microsoft got dumpstered.

Salt in the wound;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA

and I lost it XD!!! that was better then I'd though it was gonna be.

I can't wait to see the sad attempts MS is gonna make to get out of the hole they dug them selves.

Baldry:

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-

*Deep breath*

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

And...Sony sees where the wind is blowing on that one and SCORE!

Sarcastically, even. I love backing the right horse.

Well that pretty much settles it. Unless Sony announces that the console is made from the flesh of my dog I'm pretty sure I'm gonna buy one. 250 isn't even that expensive for a next gen console.

$399?

That's not bad honestly... much better than the PS3 was.

Now if only it had backwards compatibility, and then I'd be completely sold.

The Pink Pansy:
Aaaaand, Microsoft got dumpstered.

Salt in the wound;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA

ooooooh, ouch.
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bug_of_war:
Get wrecked Microsoft. Here's hoping it costs under $500 for the Australian price.

I edited above, I called my local EB and was told that they expect it to be $499 for PS4 and $599 for XBone. Not 100% official but they did say keep an eye on the website so fingers crossed. If it is $499 I'm preordering on Thursday.

Good news? Maybe, it's in the hands of the publishers now... We know some of the big publishers are desperate to try and restrict or stop used games, so what happens if they decide to throw in support for the Xbone and leave the PS4 in the dust?

The PS4 could end in up hole with Nintendo and have to try and survive on first party titles and whatever bones EA and the others throw Sony's way.

Xan Krieger:
Grey you do realize that kiss was done unwillingly? It's basically like if I went in the street of a major city, grabbed a random attractive woman, and kissed her. Kinda sick, perhaps you could use a better picture.

I've never read anything that suggests it was done unwillingly. Randomly, but not without consent.

It's worth noting that when Life Magazine tried to get the two people to come forward, three women claimed to be the nurse and eleven claimed to be the sailor.

this is going to be a long one guys so enjoy,
[ ] Not told
[X] Told
[X] Knights of the told Republic
[x] The Elder Tolds IV: Oblivious
[x] Command & Conquer: Toldberian Sun
[x] GuiTold Hero: World Told
[x] Countold Strike
[x] Unreal Toldament
[X] Half Life 2: Episode Told
[x] World of Warcraft: Catoldclysm
[X] Roller Coaster Toldcoon
[x] Battletolds
[x] S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shatold of Chernobyl
[X] Toldasauraus Rex 2: Electric Toldaloo
[x] Told of Duty 4: Modern Toldfare
[X] Pokemon Told and Silver
[X] Rampage: Toldal Destruction
[x] Told Fortress Classic
[x] Toldman: Arkham Told
[x] Super Mario SunTold
[x] Legend of Zelda: Toldacarnia of Time
[x] Mario Golf: Toldstool Tour
[X] Super Told Boy
[X] Left 4 Told
[X] Battoldfield: Bad Company 2
[X] Conker's Bad Fur Day: Live and Retolded
[x] Lead and Told: Gangs of the Wild West
[x] Portold 2
[x] Avatold: The Last Airbender
[X] Dragon Ball Z Toldkaichi Budokai
[x] Toldcraft II: Tolds of Toldberty
[x] Metal Gear Toldid 3: Snake Eater
[X] 3D Dot Told Heroes
[x] J.R.R Toldkien's Lord of the Told
[X] LitTOLD Big Planet
[x] Rome: Toldal War
[x] Gran Toldrismo 5
[x] Told Calibur 4
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[x] Castlevania: RonTold of Blood
[x] Guilty Gear XX Accent Told
[x] Cyndaquil, Chicorita, and Toldodile
[x] demon's told
[x] Tolden Sun: Dark Dawn
[x] Tic-Tac-Told
[X] Biotold 2
[X] Toldbound
[x] icetold
[x] Told of the Rings
[x] James Bond: Told Finger

If we're lucky, in the morning we'll be hearing about how certain execs over at Microsoft were given the boot.

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