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No rentals from Blockbuster or swapping games with your friends allowed. Seems to me that your PS3 would have to be connected to the internet for this to be possible across the board.
Originally posted by yadboy
The patent in question doesn't specificly mention the Playstation 3, but this is without a doubt the biggest piece of hardware on the horizon for Sony. If they chose to inplement this hardware DRM in the PS3, it would pretty musc assure you could only play games you purchased on your system. No rentals from Blockbuster or swapping games with your friends allowed. Seems to me that your PS3 would have to be connected to the internet for this to be possible across the board. I haven't heard much about Sonys online strategy for the PS3, but this whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth after the rootkit fiasco.
Originally posted by ShakyaHeir
I'm a poor college student, but If I had any money to bet then I'd bet you that shortly after the Playstation 3 is released there will be modchips put out that allow you to download games onto a hard drive or play them from a burned DVD (if ps3 games are going to be in DVD format) as well as circumvent any digital rights management that might come with it.