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This topic contains 8 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  PeterK 12 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #4760

    dillon
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    looks like on size fits all, well as far as PS3 games are concerned anyway

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  • #27057

    lk_
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    That’s good news, I hope they follow through with it.

  • #27060

    Nooptical
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    Sure, but by the time its released we will be driving hover-cars and eating meals in pill form…..

  • #27061

    gizmo
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    Ah nice. This seems to finish our little debate regarding Sony and their region locking problems in the courts… :D

  • #27139

    jediboy
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    now onto the home-brew and open source dev kits for the PS3 / PSP, how long do you think we’ll have to campaign for those ones???

    space pills and hover-cars…and a dog named Astro (pronounced Ras-Stro)

  • #27142

    gizmo
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    One step forward but two steps back it seems…
    Just noticed this article on The Inquirer…Clicky!

    Seems Sony doesnt want people playing pre-owned games, not very nice of them in my opinion…

    The technology would allow an authentication code to be read and then rendered unreadable, making the software unplayable on any machine but the one which first read it.[/quote:43ec746217]
    The problem being it would take a hardware mod (I reckon anyway) to stop the console from reading/writing to this file, not something many gamers would want to have to do.

    Now of course this hasnt been confirmed as a PS3 feature or anything, just one more piece of news to come out of the rumour mill but an interesting one nonetheless…

  • #26370

    PeterK
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    now onto the home-brew and open source dev kits for the PS3 / PSP, how long do you think we’ll have to campaign for those ones???[/quote:9e77cf9955]

    For PS3, they may be there from day one. Kutaragi has suggested Sony may include Linux on all PS3 hard disks.

    As mentioned in my thread in Programming (http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2065), you can now already download software dev kits for Cell for free, with a simulator for testing and running your code (runs of Fedora Core 4, which you can also get for free). Couple that with nvidia tools and you’d have something that looks and behaves very like any PS3 linux kit will, methinks, minus the performance of course!

    One step forward but two steps back it seems…
    Just noticed this article on The Inquirer…Clicky!

    Seems Sony doesnt want people playing pre-owned games, not very nice of them in my opinion…[/quote:9e77cf9955]

    Typical alarmist, anti-Sony FUD. That patent is older than PS2. Neither PS2 nor PSP used this system, so there’s little reason to suddenly think they’ll use it for PS3. Don’t know what kind of person trawls a patent database for 6 year old patents, and then suggests a link to future hardware (maybe someone with MS connections :roll: – no, it wouldn’t surprise me)

    As for region encoding, grain of salt methinks. Sounds like this guys own speculation, rather than something they’re actually considering. And Sony could make the hardware region-free, but publishers could still include region-encoding, as is the case with xbox i believe.

  • #27319

    gizmo
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    Well it does say its a rumour and to be honest if Sony did try it they would be slaughtered. I mean that would mean an end to Game rentals, mates bringing games over to each others houses, re-sale of games etc.. The point really is why would they want to patent it? As the article says it COULD be used on Blu Ray discs but I really doubt it to be honest…

    Oh and afaik the encoding methods on the XBox are at the discression of the developer, it has nothing to do with MS…

  • #27324

    PeterK
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