New Sony Patent Targets Used Game Market

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So this is a little bothersome.  The Escapist has an article about a new Sony patent application, if granted could make playing used games on future Sony consoles a thing of the past.  This new Sony patent essentially places an RF tag on a disk, which interacts with the console to create a unique DiskID-Console/AccountID that the system then stores as a legitimate combination.  In the future, if you were to sell the game to someplace like GameStop, another user would buying it and trying to play it would have an invalid DiskID-Console/AccountID combo, and be prevented from playing the game. Continue reading “New Sony Patent Targets Used Game Market”