Hard News 03/28/12
Today on Hard News the Black Ops 2 multiplayer might have leaked, PS4 could be very anti-used games, and Atlus is making their PSP games supercheap.
Black Ops 2 Leak - http://www.screwattack.com/news/rumor-black-ops-2-multiplayer-details-leak
PS4 hates used games - http://www.screwattack.com/news/rumor-ps4-codenamed-orbis-and-it-also-hates-used-games
Atlus cuts PSP prices - http://www.screwattack.com/news/atlus-cutting-prices-across-all-psp-games-psn
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It's good to hear that there shall be more games to play on the Vita....even if they are PSP games.
If I was getting a Vita, I may be interested. Good Hard News, nonetheless.
Persona 3 woo! Speaking of which, I still need to get persona 4.
It won't stop me from playing videogames, it would just change the videogames I play. If console gaming takes this turn I'll probably end up being a PC gamer. I had enough of the llimited backwards compatibilty of the 360, and the either you have it or not compatibility of the PS3 for it to happen for another generation. And the econemy has made it so as used games end up being the best way to try out games you wouldn't have thought. If this happens I would only be getting Resident Evil and Metal Gear games, because I wouldn't want to pay full price for any other games in case they ended up being rubbish and you couldn't return them.
Awww.. you missed reporting that the whole reason Atlus dropped their prices was that a thread popped up on their forums where a LOT of fans griped and discussed the fact Atlus games were unchanged in pricing and so any of them bought other companies games that were newer for cheaper.. which alerted the staff mods and .. well.. this was brought through channels and POOF they dropped prices. SO it was the fans who helped make it happen, and Atlus was great to actually listen and consider it. :) And according to a reply on the threads, the price drop is ongoing. Unless they drop prices again.. or feel some insane need to raise them.. they'll stay this way.
It's likely developers will not get much profit off used games. But if the game is good enough, it would win the loyalty of a consumer
If it is true that they are using AMD processors on the PS4 it makes it obvious that it won't be backwards compatible. Hardware differences means they would have to reprogram all the games. The games are specifically designed to work with the Cell Processor, the ram, and the nvidia video processor in the system.
It doesn't make sense that the PS4 will have a Bluray drive and won't play PS3 games? Have you heard about Bluray movie discs?
Also of interest, I'll mention that the PS3 can read DVDs, but most don't read PS2 games.
Buying used games entails HUGE benifits fo the developers as that even though they don't make any money, the used game makes the player a fan of the series. they then do indeed recieve the benifit!
Everyone, go and buy Persona 3! NOW!!!
Agreed. If any company does that, you can only expect to have their old games, and many of which are total shit, up for re download. It won't be so bad if you can get a free download in the future if you insert the disc, but seeing as how disc drives will pretty much become obsolete in the next generation, that also seems unlikely to happen.
agreed. I will be so pissed if any of the next-gen systems pulls that shit, especially if they end up doing some downloadable model, that's just a full on douche move.
Woot! My first Hard News as an advantage member, haha.
i would be interested in the atlus stuff but i don't actually own a PSP or PSV as i got the original DS and now i have the 3DS
I hope that PS4 rumour was completley false, no backwards compatibility and no used games sales would be a collosal pain in the ass.
I don't get the PS4 thing... If your system breaks or lose memory card data does that mean you have to pay a pass to play it again?
Not that I really care, but BlOps2 is essentially taking out every fun mode it had and is instead replacing it with the only style of game play that is disliked, nay HATED by pretty much every gamer?
Why do big companies seem to hate money?
Stop being such a cock jared. plz.
Actually Jared it does make sense why it plays Blu-Rays but can't play PS3 games. The current rumor is that Sony is ditching the Cell because of it's un-user friendliness for programming in favor of a CPU from AMD, and in doing so tapping AMD's graphics division ATI. This would give us the visuals and the resolution promised but then poses the problem with backward compatibility as the Cell and AMD's current line of CPUs could not be more different in how they are built. The counter to this is of course, is using software emulation to make PS3 games play on the PS4, but seeing how well Sony handled their pathetic attempt to do software emulation for PS2 games on the 1st generation 80GB PS3 this may not come to pass.
They're a hardware company, software has never been their jam, and now because of that they could very well be in a jam bigger than anyone expected.
very true... still awesome though XD