The Playstation 3 is IDENTITY THEFT

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A thread for us to heal.

I AM NOT ONE TO PURSUE GAME, MY FRIEND - NO, INDEED. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:13 (fourteen years ago) link

The 'The Playstation 3 is a game system' thread will be one of the worst reconciliation threads ever made.

Suggest Gandhi (onimo), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:15 (fourteen years ago) link

widely alleged to own hardcore; I'll report back once the dude running my gameshare group picks it up

okamadablobisney (jamescobo), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:18 (fourteen years ago) link

its not a GAME SYSTEM it only does like just EVERYTHING

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

But it says "The Game is Just the Start" on the adverts. I seen it.

Geir Hypothesis (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah like what s1ocki said

Geir Hypothesis (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link


can we change the title to "the playstation 3 will be the system that was made"

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link


legit 40 (Lamp), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:23 (fourteen years ago) link

so it took nathan: drake to make this happen?

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:23 (fourteen years ago) link

it is a dope: game tho by all accounts

coz (webinar), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:25 (fourteen years ago) link

u dont even have a ps3 yet

cutty, Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link


Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:49 (fourteen years ago) link


how rad bandit (gbx), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:52 (fourteen years ago) link

How can I get £260 in one day? As in today.

coz (webinar), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:55 (fourteen years ago) link

broke britain itt

legit 40 (Lamp), Thursday, 29 October 2009 22:56 (fourteen years ago) link

i just got a ps3. i am updating the system. the only game i have is uncharted 2. i am excited.

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 7 November 2009 23:37 (fourteen years ago) link

congrats, prepare mind 2 be blown

cutty, Sunday, 8 November 2009 00:00 (fourteen years ago) link

i downloaded wipeout hd, which is pretty fun so far.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 8 November 2009 00:56 (fourteen years ago) link

The Fury expansion pack for Wipeout HD is essential as well. It doubles the content and adds in some fun new modes.

Jeff LeVine, Sunday, 8 November 2009 01:51 (fourteen years ago) link

The Playstation 3 is a game system selling for £199 in Sainsbury's (only the 120GB though).

I'm Still Stanning (onimo), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 17:39 (fourteen years ago) link

just got a notice from netflix that i'm getting the netflix disc for streaming on ps3 on thursday, exciting. anyone else got this yet? does it work ok?

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 17:46 (fourteen years ago) link

A dude I know got one and said it works fine.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 17:55 (fourteen years ago) link

The netflix disc works great. Can even stream some stuff in HD. I'm using it to rewatch Red Dwarf.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 18:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Mine arrives on Thursday!

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 18:28 (fourteen years ago) link

i just played uncharted 2 online in death match mode. this is the first time i have ever played video games online vs. other people. i was pretty bad at it, but i like that you're working in teams so your team can still win even if you're awful.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:11 (fourteen years ago) link

it's fun

we should play co-op sometime

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:13 (fourteen years ago) link

i think i added you as a friend. i have two friends now.

i'm assuming that the online mode for uncharted 2 is less "intense" than shit like modern warfare or whatever? i muted everyone so if people were calling me a fag i'm none the wiser.

here are games that i would like to get, based on stuff i've read:

mlb '09 (worried i might get frustrated with this but still looks fun)
orange box

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

bioshock and orange box are the dopeness; have played neither on ps3

because she looks awesome, like in the face (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:17 (fourteen years ago) link

ya they're both awesome and both easy to find cheap now

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

same with skate probs

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

basically co-op is the only way i'm going to play online from now on

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:19 (fourteen years ago) link

mlb '09 (worried i might get frustrated with this but still looks fun)

Yeah, I'd suggested renting it if you can.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:42 (fourteen years ago) link

mlb 09 is pretty awesome - just time intensive - something I had a little of this summer, but definitely not now - orange box is fun - I'll play team fortress 2 on that if you get that - the GTA games are fun. when buddies stop by to play something, they tend to like the cheap scares of dead space (which is now cheap in price) and the fun of street fighter 4 and little big planet - if you get those used, you won't be disappointed. I have a feeling once some of my friends spend some time with uncharted, borderlands and batman, they won't want to play LBP anymore. for a good racer, I'd suggest Grid - the 2k games basketball and ea hockey games are dope too, esp. with a crowd either local or online

BlackIronPrison, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Wipeout HD is everything I've ever wanted in a racing game.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:51 (fourteen years ago) link

i traded in my ds and games and got skate and orange box for cheap and i still have a bunch of credit left over. i like uncharted 2 and FPS games but they can be kind of stressful, i wanted something like skate where you can just cruise around and relax.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:16 (fourteen years ago) link


It writes the book on "cruise around and relax" gameplay.

its the only videogame my girlfriend will remain in the room when its on.

Its PSN though

my opinionation (Hamildan), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Free roam in Burnout Paradise & doing all the collecting stuff is good and relaxing gameplay.

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Some people find Pixel Junk Eden very relaxing (and the music is great).

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Hot Shots Golf is pretty stress free

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

WipeoutHD is not stress free but I find it relaxing, weirdly.

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:31 (fourteen years ago) link

portal is relatively relaxing.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Everyday Shooter is another good one.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Has anyone played Trine?

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:54 (fourteen years ago) link

kind of waiting for the inevitable $5 steam sale on that one

Nhex, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

trine is... ok. played it once, never felt the urge to go back.

If Planes Could Fly This Place Would Be an Airport (s1ocki), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 23:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Trine is pretty good, but I haven't gotten to the last level (which is widely alleged to be a bucket of nutsacks) yet. I gameshared it tho, so it was only ~6 bucks.

<3 The Show and Skate even if the learning curve on both is damn near vertical. Demon's Souls is simultaneously palpably essential and emphatically not for everyone (this is part of what makes it great); make sure you at least give it a rent. Valkyiria Chronicles is both a mindfuckingly gigantic ton of fun and be purty. the PSN will send you to the poorhouse; start off with Warhawk, Crash Commando, Wipeout HD, Critter Crunch, Inferno Pool, Pixeljunk Monsters (motherfuk Eden, this is The One), Flower, Shatter, Uno, and probably some others. also biggest protip ever: spend $5 and get a set of those trigger clips for your controller.

if you're looking for racing games, I would go for Motorstorm: Pacific Rift before anything else, even Wipeout HD or Burnout Paradise (both of which I love dearly); it occupies the precise midpoint between the former's unchecked HD arcade craziness and the latter's sprawling openness, and then tops both of them with some of the best uses of vehicle classes in gaming history. I think it's cheap now too.

okamadablobisney (jamescobo), Thursday, 12 November 2009 04:00 (fourteen years ago) link

ha i don't think i've played a racing game since the days of the C64, the idea just isn't very interesting to me. maybe i'll try wipeout though since everyone loves it

played around with skate a little bit yesterday, the controls are confusing at first but it seems like it'll be awesome once they get more intuitive

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 November 2009 14:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Where the hell do you get those trigger clips? On Ebay everyone selling them is either in the UK or Australia. Am I just searching wrong?

antexit, Thursday, 12 November 2009 14:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Suikoden 3 is supposedly the best, but I got distracted during my playthru and dropped off.

Jumped on Person 4 for $5.

The Thin Blue Slime (kingfish), Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:35 (eight years ago) link

Idk if I'd say Suiko3 is the best. For me it goes something like 1>2>5>3>4. Popular opinion is probably like 2>(1 or 3)>5>4.

GGGOAT: greatest goat game of all time (Will M.), Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:18 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

Question: does anyone know if there's a way to download the actual files for P.T. before it's deleted from the PSN store for people who don't yet have a PS4? I'd really like to download it to a USB drive or something as I was planning on picking up a PS4 sometime late this year. It seems asinine to not just cancel the project but scrub a widely-admired demo from the internet...

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Monday, 27 April 2015 15:40 (eight years ago) link

I don't know for sure how it will work in this case, but usually when a game is removed from PSN they still keep a copy up on the servers for people who previously bought the game so they can redownload it. So you can go to the PSN web store and "buy" the demo & checkout without owning a PS4, and this should tie a license to "redownload" the demo in the future to your PSN account. Of course Konami may want to wipe the existence of the game entirely and insist that no redownloads are allowed, and as no money has changed hands maybe the rules governing this may differ, but I doubt it.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 27 April 2015 15:53 (eight years ago) link

Thanks for reminding me, I went and checked it out.

Nhex, Monday, 27 April 2015 15:59 (eight years ago) link

once you "buy" it, you should be able to redownload it whenever you want from your "purchase history" later on

Nhex, Monday, 27 April 2015 15:59 (eight years ago) link

OK, cool. I was hoping that was the case and did it yesterday when this whole clusterfuck was announced, but I wasn't sure if it would stick around if I hadn't downloaded it once already. We'll see, I guess.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Monday, 27 April 2015 16:13 (eight years ago) link

hmmm apparently you can't redownload PT even if you 'bought' it, looks like Konami are going to pretend it never existed :/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 11:15 (eight years ago) link


You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:22 (eight years ago) link

Konami likely shortly to pretend they themselves never existed so

jennifer islam (silby), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 15:16 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

Would anyone like a free download voucher for Metal Gear Solid? I just picked up the "legacy collection" compilation with the goal of catching up and being at least semi-ready for MGS V before 2020, and unless it's bundled with VR Missions (which I don't have) as a single code, I should have an extra copy of the first game to give away...

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Friday, 14 August 2015 21:29 (eight years ago) link

yes please!

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 August 2015 22:04 (eight years ago) link

for what system? pc or ps4?

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 August 2015 22:04 (eight years ago) link

either way: yes please!

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 August 2015 22:05 (eight years ago) link

I just bought Goat Simulator (just released for PS3 this week) today after work. Completely ridiculous, as expected. I just fuck around an do dumb shit half the time when I play sandbox-y stuff so this should be good value.

Grilled Floam In A Gak Reduction (Old Lunch), Friday, 14 August 2015 22:46 (eight years ago) link

forks: ps3, I'm afraid, until they implement support for the "PSOne Classics" line on PS4. Still want it?

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Saturday, 15 August 2015 01:23 (eight years ago) link

bundled my ps3 up to make a clearer path to the teevee, thanks tho'!

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 August 2015 03:10 (eight years ago) link

four years pass...

It's kind of wild, looking back, that there was a (terrible, I assume?) trilogy of reboot Spyro games in 2006-2008, with Elijah Wood as Spyro, various voices as Sparx (David Spade! Billy West!), various voices as the villain-turned-friend Cynder (Cree Summer! Mae Whitman! Christina Ricci!!!), Gary Oldman and Mark Hamill.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:40 (three years ago) link

that can't be true, can it? you just made that up, right?

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:43 (three years ago) link

After getting through the Burned Lands and the Floating Islands, Spyro and Cynder arrive at Malefor's Lair and confront him. Malefor taunts Spyro by telling him that the destiny of all purple dragons is to bring about the world's destruction, to which Spyro denies. During the confrontation, the evil dragon releases the green chain that tethered Spyro and Cynder together throughout their trials, then corrupts Cynder back to his cause. Cynder attacks Spyro, only to break free from Malefor's control when Spyro refused to fight and stated that he has left Cynder nothing to fight for. Angered by this turn of events, Malefor binds Spyro and Cynder together once again to kill them both before beginning their battle airborne. As Spyro and Cynder fly after Malefor, the Destroyer completes its circle, marking the end of the world. The three dragons fall into the volcano the Destroyer had entered, and after fighting with Malefor, Spyro and Cynder plummet into the center of the earth as they continue their battle. Malefor proclaimed that he is eternal, unable to be defeated, but is then sealed away in the world's core by the spirits of the Ancestors. Despite Malefor's defeat, the world is still falling apart. As Spyro and Cynder wonder if this is indeed the end, Ignitus' spirit returns and gives Spyro hope. With the chain that bound them together broken with Malefor's defeat, Spyro tells Cynder to flee while he stops the catastrophe, but she refuses to leave him. As Spyro prepares to unleash a powerful Fury wave, Cynder verbally reveals that she loves him. The world is rebuilt by Spyro's magic, and we last see the remaining Guardians, Hunter, Sparx, and the survivors emerging from underground into the setting sun as stars in the sky formed into the figure of a dragon.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:46 (three years ago) link

I'm not saying it's not fanfic just because it's on Wikipedia...

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:47 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

So hey, heads up to the zero other people who still engage with videogames from two generations ago, but Sony is shutting down the PSN store for PS3 game sales on 7/1 and for Vita sometime in August (previous purchases will apparently still be available after those dates but who knows how long that will last). I'm wracking my brain to think of what I need to snag before then, since there's a good chance that PSN exclusive games will just...vanish from the earth once that happens. Which is very weird to think about. Is that the first gaming generation to feature games exclusive to a platform which are only available via that platform's store? Feels like a blow to videogame history unless someone's been emulating all of those titles. Which isn't impossible/unlikely.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Friday, 2 April 2021 02:35 (two years ago) link

Good list. I do still use my PS3 once or twice a year, my backlog is insane.
Also, didn't realize MGS1 was a voucher code in my Legacy Collection - guess I better redeem that. (Never opened it.) Not that I don't have already have various versions of MGS1 on disc elsewhere...

Shitty for titles like Asura's Wrath where the true ending to the game is locked behind paid DLC. I'd jump on that if I had the PS3 version. And all that Rock Band DLC!

Nothing on the PS3-exclusive-but not ported to any other systems list that I see is worth panic buying yet. Maybe Tokyo Jungle or Ico? Infamous 1/2 if you're one of the 10 hardcore completionist fans?

Nhex, Friday, 2 April 2021 03:31 (two years ago) link

PS3 and Vita are still my present-day consoles that I play all the time so this is a mega bummer. Aside from a handful of newfangled titles I'd like to try, I haven't felt much impetus to upgrade. At any rate, I too have an insane backlog so I should be good for a long time to come (or until my consoles die.......) even if I don't snap up many more games before the shop is kaput.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Friday, 2 April 2021 03:50 (two years ago) link

Here's a pretty good video highlighting titles which will soon be either impossible to play or, in some cases, only playable via some insanely-expensive copy of the game for a previous gen console:

And that's really just skimming the surface. It's kind of heartbreaking how many good games are gonna wind up being essentially wiped off the face of the earth.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 April 2021 13:06 (two years ago) link

was thinking of futureproofing my PS3 by swapping the hard drive for a 1TB SDD, anyone else done this? looks easy enough from YT guides, but sounds like others have had the same idea, the PS3 servers have been getting hammered since the closedown announcement.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 4 April 2021 13:14 (two years ago) link

Swapping a hard drive in a PS3 is super easy. You can actually go up to a 1.75 TB, I believe. And yeah, I was planning to do that eventually but eventually looks like it's gonna be sooner than I thought.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 April 2021 14:00 (two years ago) link

I wish they'd just let users back up PS3 downloads to an external drive. At least with Vita, I'm able to save all my game downloads to an external drive so I don't have to worry about the inevitable day when PSN no longer allows you to even download the previous gen games you bought.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 April 2021 14:03 (two years ago) link

I haven't dabbled in a while, but what's the state of PS2 and PS3 emulation? From what I heard both are pretty solid at this point.

Nhex, Sunday, 4 April 2021 16:35 (two years ago) link

That video was great, btw. Made me realize just how much of the PS1/PS2 era I'm unaware of. So many strategy RPGs! I took notes, trying to figure out which ones I'll buy before July. A real shame Sony doesn't care about preserving these - at least Microsoft seems to understand the value of having the back catalog, at least for now.

Nhex, Sunday, 4 April 2021 17:04 (two years ago) link

I've bought a bunch of the PS1 titles when they were on sale for $3, should've picked up more. Maybe Sony will do another big sale before the store closes down.

Nhex, Sunday, 4 April 2021 17:33 (two years ago) link

That's what people are banking on but I wouldn't count on it. I don't think they've had sales on any PS3 titles in a year, maybe even two. And I mean they still have PSP titles marked at $30 so I'm not even counting on a general price drop.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 April 2021 19:14 (two years ago) link

I dont understand the rationale behind not just fire sale-ing everything in the last few weeks of the PS3, PSP, Vita?

Surely any revenue from a PS3 game is better than none? I have a few games on disc but would be happier, just keeping the PS3 as a download only system.

I am not even sure I have the pS3 connected to a network anymore, my old Phat Ps3 died, and took most of my saves with it.

but I could easily start a few classic games if they were downloaded onto the system and I didn't have to go hunting for the disc.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Thursday, 8 April 2021 10:24 (two years ago) link

I dont understand the rationale behind not just fire sale-ing everything in the last few weeks of the PS3, PSP, Vita?

Well I think the rationale is "we've announced these are shutting down and oh look, suddenly we're making a ton of sales even at full price, so let's not discount anything".

JimD, Thursday, 8 April 2021 10:45 (two years ago) link

It's prompted me to look into hacking my vita though, which I've never considered before, and the revelation in there is that modded consoles can use microSD instead of Sony's obscenely overpriced proprietary vita memory cards! So yeah I'm in, even if I end up never pirating anything on there anyway (which I likely won't, because I already pretty much own everything I'd want to play on it), being able to keep 10x more of my legitimately owned games on the device at the same time is a huge plus.

JimD, Thursday, 8 April 2021 10:48 (two years ago) link

Oh, that's cool news. Maybe I'll just finish downloading all of my owned Vita games and just do that.

Not only have they not discounted any games, but up until very recently you could still (with some effort and jiggery pokery) access the PS3 and Vita stuff via their website. But they shut that shit down I guess when they made the announcement, so now you have to navigate the store via the respective consoles. The site has always been pretty janky but it's better than the alternative. So good luck finding stuff.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 April 2021 11:11 (two years ago) link

So I went through the hack process last night (still waiting for an SD card adaptor to be delivered so I've not done the fun bits yet). It's one of the dirtiest mods I've ever seen though ha! If you want to install pirated games, you don't even need to go hunting for roms or anything. You literally just install an app which mimics the PSN store, with a list of everything on there, and when you pick one it basically just goes "ok, just installing a fake licence for that, and then hey we'll trigger the download from the official store". So yeah people are pulling their pirate games direct from Sony's servers ffs. It's so rude.

That'll still work when the store closes down too, because the store closure will stop you buying new stuff but won't stop you redownloading stuff you already own. And this spoofs the "I already own it" bit.

The shaky part is that obviously Sony can see you downloading this stuff, and can also see that you don't actually own it. This thing's been running for 5 years and they've never banned anyone's account for using it (unlike similar PS3 mods where apparently they still regularly shut down accounts) so people seem to think it's unlikely they'll suddenly change their minds and boot everyone but still....I'm probably going to need to set up a burner PSN account just for the vita, just to be safe. And I'm yeah not even planning to pirate stuff, I'm just here for the MicroSD compatibility and maybe to have yet another place I can install retroarch then never use it.

JimD, Friday, 9 April 2021 15:17 (two years ago) link

lol, so glad I've given the PSN store hundreds (or thousands, more likely?) of my dollars. Clearly a very worthwhile investment.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 April 2021 15:23 (two years ago) link

managed to get the SSD installed, forgot how cumbersome installing games on the PS3 is. so much faffing about!
now to go thru my download queue, had both a UK and a US account, this may take some time ...

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 9 April 2021 15:24 (two years ago) link

lol so it took 5 days to download everything I wanted on the PS3 store and patch them, PSN is soooooo slooooooow
now to jailbreak this fucker

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:07 (two years ago) link

Poking around the various places on the internet, it sure looked like reactions were incredibly negative, with many people echoing my general feeling that, if Sony cares so little about preserving their legacy IP, I don't see myself buying any later gen Sony consoles in the future. So this is heartening!

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:28 (two years ago) link

vita isnt even a decade old yet. that's like if they discontinued the ps4 store next year

ciderpress, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:33 (two years ago) link

They've literally released new (shitty-looking, but still) Vita games on the PSN store in 2021.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:36 (two years ago) link

shocked that Sony actually paid attention! there must've been a surge of buying.

Nhex, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:37 (two years ago) link

Based on that blog post and what was discussed in a recent AMA with a former Playstation employee, it sounds like this decision all came down to not wanting to maintain whatever form of payment verification they maintain on the PS3/Vita side of the store. I guess if users have demonstrated that it's worthwhile to maintain, Sony is willing to eat the cost and manpower.

It was all just seems so stupid anyway. I get generally miffed when people/big corporate entities just sit on IP instead of releasing it to the public but doubly so when it's freakin' digital media. If you don't have to deal with the infrastructure of manufacturing/storing physical copies of a thing, the costs of making it accessible have to be minimal for a company of that size. Like you either keep the store up and you make maybe not a huge amount of money but at least some money off of this shit you have the rights to make money off of, or you shut it down and you make zero money and you engender ill will.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:49 (two years ago) link

It was all just seems so stupid anyway.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:50 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

i’d think if you had access to “all of Sony’s systems” you’d have more than 6000… log files? html? eh??

Tracer Hand, Monday, 25 September 2023 21:08 (two months ago) link

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