Hey all - first post on epvp.
Thanks for bringing this topic up for discussion JohnHeatz, and for playing devil's advocate to spur it on.
In 25 years of playing video games and nearly as long tinkering with shit to see how far outside of its intended use one can get, I have yet to see the safety device that cannot be cracked. So I'd have to agree with some of the statements and opinions above: Sony is thinking 20th Century single-source propriety and they will find themselves limited in ways that they cannot yet fully comprehend.
The core video gaming community is not the people with which to fuck. We're fickle, determined and innovative... being, as we are, an extension of the core internet community.
That being said, one of the key points mentioned so far by JH:
I think the same way, in the one hand it is really good as piracy and so on will be harder to accomplish, yet, in the other hand it makes it so that people can't share games...
But well, rumors say that Microsoft is doing something similar with their upcoming XBox console...
Its obviously not possible to make a fool-proof key-ID system here, but Sony and Microsoft know that they don't have to. They have but to make it really difficult and annoying; that will get them 85% of their intended goal or better.
Supertrilo mentioned the short-lived (manufacturer-endorsed) PS3 OS hack above... a reminder of the direction console gaming could have gone; the direction Microshaft could choose to go if it decides that it wants to bury all of its console competition and commandeer the future of Hardcore PC gaming all in one swell BM: The all-new X-Box Ad Infinitum, a scalable computing platform primarily dedicated to video gaming with open OS options. MS would be in the vanguard of delivering a (pseudo-) new, innovative product (we all know that this is really a repackaging of what now exists as the PC-video gaming industry) with all bragging rights and a modification of single-source ancillary product production; that of a primary-source mod and add-on provider with after-market 3rd party choices to appeal to low price point markets. (Rocketfish, anyone?)
esto subira o elevara los precios de los juegos se los puedo asegurr :/
@diegobaba05: why do you think the price of games will increase because of this?