Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Next PlayStation due 2013, codename Orbis, won't play used games
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arutheunicorn Mar 28, 12
Excuse me, but you weren't clear on that. Casual gamers is used to insult Linux games in general.
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Aleksonfire Mar 28, 12
If they get rid of Used games they also get rid of Rentals. Which means that I will now have to buy a game to see if i like it first.... and then wont be able to sale it to someone when i don't. I understand the reasoning, but i think a better process would be to charge a one time transfer fee on used games. Because believe it or not IF that game is being resold it was bought originally, and logic proves that you can't have more resells than what is coming in. Just because its not billions of dollars doesn't mean these game companies aren't making money. It's simply a matter of greed. They want more and don't want someone else raking in on their cash cow.
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Solid Snake 4Life Mar 28, 12
Seriously are Microsoft and Sony trying to give away the upcoming console generation to Nintendo? If all the reports are to be believed then the Wii U is the only next gen console I'll be purchasing.

If you wanna boost game sales how bout we get rid of this $60 price tag? Considering the NFL 2K series used to sell for $20 new I'm sure publishers don't need to price titles as highly as they do to make a profit, and the cheaper something is the more people will buy it so everything evens out.

And I just checked gamestop, buying titles like Rayman Origins, MW3, Arkham City, and MGSHD will only net you savings of 2-5 bucks. So if used games really are the issue then the fact that gamers are trying to save only a handful of dollars should let publishers know that the current asking price is being deemed too high. Instead they choose to ignore it and apparently do some B.S. like this. When the next generation continues with declining sales I'm sure the publishers will blame something like most gamers not having a fast enough connection to download all the titles they'd like or some other crap.
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DNA2251 Mar 28, 12
Might be easier for them to port games to the Playstation if they intend to have it run on x86 architecture now.
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Supernova1332 Mar 28, 12
quote arutheunicorn
Excuse me, but you weren't clear on that. Casual gamers is used to insult Linux games in general.
My apologies for the mixup. Casual Gamer is also used for those that play facebook, phone, console, and generally any other platform which caters to games that take next to no skill. There are some games that appear on all that actually do take skill, they just aren't as prevalent.
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arutheunicorn Mar 28, 12
quote Supernova1332
quote arutheunicorn
Excuse me, but you weren't clear on that. Casual gamers is used to insult Linux games in general.
My apologies for the mixup. Casual Gamer is also used for those that play facebook, phone, console, and generally any other platform which caters to games that take next to no skill. There are some games that appear on all that actually do take skill, they just aren't as prevalent.
I agree, shovelware is all over the place.
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BlackScythe Mar 28, 12
Lets hope people boycott this garbage. I will not be supporting Sony by purchasing any of their products as long as they entertain this idea.
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Cain_Kousei_69 Mar 28, 12
I'm hoping this is a april fools joke. (I'm betting it is)
I doubt Sony would end rentals, used and packaged games unless they developed a allergy to money >_>
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BlackScythe Mar 28, 12
quote Cain_Kousei_69
I'm hoping this is a april fools joke. (I'm betting it is)
I doubt Sony would end rentals, used and packaged games unless they developed a allergy to money >_>
This rumor has been around for several months. It's not a joke.
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ashantiqua Mar 28, 12
A GPUs max supported resolution gives no real indication of its performance. I mean, the N64 supported higher resolutions than the games ran at, but because of performance it wasnt doable.

Will we see games at a 4k resolution? Maybe arcade games, maybe. Problem is, with such a high resolution as your native res, creating art assets to accomodate it will be some small challenge, and the raw size of the games will be potentially huge compared to todays arcade games for consoles.

Id be surprised if every game runs at a native 1080p. Heres hoping though.

As for backward compatibility, my heart isnt broken over it. Accomodating 4 very different generations of hardware and software is not small task, so i can see why it may not be a priority.

As for used games, ill be doing one of two things: a) hacking my ps4, or b) stay with PC.
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funeralmarche Mar 28, 12
No used games? I guess I just buy 1 game a year. I only play about 2 games a year anyways. (buy used though unless new ones are on sale)
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Boreas Mar 28, 12
Sony, tbagging their players one facepalm at a time
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uxnhoj123 Mar 28, 12
Sounds like a good time for me to accept growing up and to stop buying games.
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RabidChinaGirl Mar 28, 12
quote Cain_Kousei_69
...unless they developed a allergy to money >_>
The PSPgo did happen, you know.

Seriously though, it's all just rumors at this point. Hard to say what features will actually make it into the final PS4 product and what will be dropped. I've got a sneaky suspicion Sony allowed these rumors out so they can gauge the community's response.
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CoarseDragon Mar 28, 12
7 years after the first release date and they are making a new one? I don't think the PS3 has reached it's full potential yet. If there is a new release does "not backward compatible" mean it will not play PS3 games? I don't buy this rumor at all.
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