Sony may not allow for you to play your old or used games, based on a newly filed patent.
A patent application was published this morning from Sony Entertainment for a technology that would help Sony achieve something that has been rumored about for the past few years. The tech is designed to stop users from playing used/borrowed games without internet verification, but with a RFID ID stamped onto the disc that monitors where and when the game is played and limit the usage to one console.
This tech is rumored to be installed in the next Sony Console, Orbis, due to the fact the application was submitted about six months following the news of the console. Sony Japan, the branch that filed for the patent, has not confirmed on what this tech will be used for exactly.
The US Sony branch has yet to comment on the patent.
J.J. Abrams may be able t make you feel a little bit better about the world sucking though! The lens flare loving director recently held a screening of the newest Star Trek film for a fan who is on his deathbed.
User ideeyut on Reddit posted a plea for his dying friend, Dan, who only has weeks left to live. His friend’s wife wrote about her husbands love of the Star Trek films and how he would not live long enough to see it’s sequel.
“…My amazing healthy film buff husband diagnosed with leukemia (CML) at 38…he is my hero; I am his caregiver – I would do anything to help him…. he is now ravaged by a new TOTALLY UNRELATED cancer, (isn’t that a fucker?) an aggressive and EXTREMELY rare vascular tumor that is crowding out his healthy liver tissue… they grew under treatment; there is nothing left to do but make him comfortable…his body has had enough, he has weeks to live…we, his friends and family, the love of my life – WOULD LOVE him to be able to see the Star Trek movie but even the 10 minutes of the trailer would be AMAZING.”
Upon reading the plea, internet users took to all forms of social media, reaching out to the director in anyway they could. Just days later, the couple was contacted by Abrams himself who agreed to screen the unfinished film to the dying man.
“Thanks everyone, and a huge thanks to OP ideeyut for posting this. JJ Abrams just called Dan’s wife and left a message. He’s going to try to arrange a screening for Dan, either of the film or at least of the 9 minute promo reel. I’ll never say anything bad about JJ Abrams again. Seriously. He is now beyond reproach as far as I’m concerned.”
Dan’s wife also took to Reddit to thank the community for their help in making her dying husband wish come true. She also noted Abram’s concern that the couple would not enjoy the film in it’s unrefined form, but Dan’s wife assured him and the internet that they enjoyed the film “110%!”
Do you think that Sony will go through with this crazy patent?