PlayStation Owners Can Access Their Digital Games on Any PS4

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PlayStation Owners Can Access Their Digital Games on Any PS4



Logging into your account on a friend's PS4 will grant instant access to all your digital games.

Sony's strategy for selling the PS4 to gamers has, in no small part, been rooted in the idea of choice. Whereas other console makers have tried to <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/125204-Microsoft-Drops-Xbox-One-DRM-Restrictions-UPDATED>control player's access to things like used games, Sony and the PS4 came out with a <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/124815-PS4-Will-Not-Block-Used-Games-or-Require-an-Online-Connection>do-what-you-want message of player freedom that earned the new console more gamer <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/125219-PS4-Gets-Round-Of-Late-Night-Applause-For-Used-Game-Policies>brownie points than the company could probably ever have hoped for. To its credit, Sony actually seems to be making good on its sales pitch of freedom, something exhibited by some of the features the company has revealed.

Just recently, for instance, Sony outlined how the PlayStation 4's "play as you download" option would help players better utilize their digital library. One of the selling points to come out of the conversation was the ability of gamers to log on to any PS4 anywhere and immediately find themselves able to play their purchased games. "You can visit your friends house you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good," said Neil Brown, a team leader with Sony's R&D, speaking at Develop. "With Play As You Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world."

While you can probably still expect most PS4 owners to play games in the comfort of their own homes, the "play as you download" feature as it's been outlined will, in the least, give PS4 owners another reason to push their friends into the PlayStation fold. That being said, we can't help but wonder if any steps will be taken to mitigate the possible abuse of things like account sharing. After all, if access to your entire digital library is just a log-in screen away, what's to stop you from just handing a buddy your user name and password and letting them go to town on your games free of charge? We'll be interested to see how that pans out in the future.

Source: Official PlayStation Magazine


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Terramax

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Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?

I guess this isn't too different from lending games to people, but I suspect there is the possibility of abuse. That being said, I'm sure Sony have acknowledged this, but put the consumer in favour, rather than restrain them; something which I find rather admirable.

Captcha: Less is more.

Tell that to Wii U owners.....
 

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Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?

I guess this isn't too different from lending games to people, but I suspect there is the possibility of abuse. That being said, I'm sure Sony have acknowledged this, but put the consumer in favour, rather than restrain them; something which I find rather admirable.

Captcha: Less is more.

Tell that to Wii U owners.....
Bougth a Vita 2 weeks ago, have more games on it than my Wii U in 6 months.

:D

Probably played it more too between Uncharted, Unit 13 and Castlevania: SotN
 

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Well that's nice I suppose but from a Sony Fanboy: How is this news?

Maybe I'm just used to negative news (Xbone gives your mother cancer and shoots up playground full of children) or negativity in the comments section (Sony showed nothing new at E3, yet I didn't want them to change or add anything anyway).
 

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That sounds great until it's abused. I'm thinking that everyone and their dog is going to be trying to hack PS4 accounts.
 

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Teoes said:
That sounds great until it's abused. I'm thinking that everyone and their dog is going to be trying to hack PS4 accounts.
PSN titles already have this functionality though. Right now you can play any digital game you have on two consoles simultaneously. If you uninstall the game from one you can download it onto another.

It was abused, which is why they took the number from 5 down to 2, but I didn't hear much about account hacking. I mean presumably tons of people already try to hack people's accounts so Microsoft and Sony have to have pretty good security
 

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You can already do this on the Xbox 360, and I think that in the PS3 too, thats why its called an online account, its just like with Steam.
 

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BrotherRool said:
Teoes said:
That sounds great until it's abused. I'm thinking that everyone and their dog is going to be trying to hack PS4 accounts.
PSN titles already have this functionality though. Right now you can play any digital game you have on two consoles simultaneously. If you uninstall the game from one you can download it onto another.

It was abused, which is why they took the number from 5 down to 2, but I didn't hear much about account hacking. I mean presumably tons of people already try to hack people's accounts so Microsoft and Sony have to have pretty good security
Huh. I've not owned a PS since the first one, so chalk that up to pig-ignorance.
 

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BrotherRool said:
Teoes said:
That sounds great until it's abused. I'm thinking that everyone and their dog is going to be trying to hack PS4 accounts.
PSN titles already have this functionality though. Right now you can play any digital game you have on two consoles simultaneously. If you uninstall the game from one you can download it onto another.

It was abused, which is why they took the number from 5 down to 2, but I didn't hear much about account hacking. I mean presumably tons of people already try to hack people's accounts so Microsoft and Sony have to have pretty good security
It was a thing for a while where people would try get you to "account share" with them.
 

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Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?
Yes they could, but this is no different from giving someone the keys to your Steam account (and how many people do you trust enough to do that with?). Sony doesn't particularly stand to lose anything from this, if two people want to play a game at least one of them still has to buy it, if both want to play at the same time both still have to buy it.

Abusing it would take some hefty organisation (or console modding) so it's not worth bothering with from Sony's perspective, the cost versus the number who will wouldn't stack up.
 

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StewShearer said:
After all, if access to your entire digital library is just a log-in screen away, what's to stop you from just handing a buddy your user name and password and letting them go to town on your games free of charge?
Probably not being able to have the same account simultaneously log in on two different machines, so unless you and your friend perfectly coordinate your gaming time, you won't be able to both play at the same time.
 

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Jandau said:
StewShearer said:
After all, if access to your entire digital library is just a log-in screen away, what's to stop you from just handing a buddy your user name and password and letting them go to town on your games free of charge?
Probably not being able to have the same account simultaneously log in on two different machines, so unless you and your friend perfectly coordinate your gaming time, you won't be able to both play at the same time.
This is exactly what I was thinking. Likely, the user isn't allowed to be logged into two PS4s at the same time.
 

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Bougth a Vita 2 weeks ago, have more games on it than my Wii U in 6 months.

:D

Probably played it more too between Uncharted, Unit 13 and Castlevania: SotN
HELL YEAH! I love my Vita. I play PSone and PSP games on it more these days, but I've had an awful lot of fun on Everybody's Golf, Shinobido 2, and Wipeout 2048.
 

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Jandau said:
StewShearer said:
After all, if access to your entire digital library is just a log-in screen away, what's to stop you from just handing a buddy your user name and password and letting them go to town on your games free of charge?
Probably not being able to have the same account simultaneously log in on two different machines, so unless you and your friend perfectly coordinate your gaming time, you won't be able to both play at the same time.
Depends on whether there's an offline mode (or whether the account only has an offline mode on one system). Steam has this system, and i do occasionally let one or two of my friends play single player games on my Steam account if they want to give it a go. 'tis nice, since we can also both play the game at the same time. It's usually the case that if they like it, they buy it themselves though, since it's already downloaded. Plus, if you're offline you don't have your own 'cheevos/can't access friends lists ect.
 

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Teoes said:
BrotherRool said:
Teoes said:
That sounds great until it's abused. I'm thinking that everyone and their dog is going to be trying to hack PS4 accounts.
PSN titles already have this functionality though. Right now you can play any digital game you have on two consoles simultaneously. If you uninstall the game from one you can download it onto another.

It was abused, which is why they took the number from 5 down to 2, but I didn't hear much about account hacking. I mean presumably tons of people already try to hack people's accounts so Microsoft and Sony have to have pretty good security
Huh. I've not owned a PS since the first one, so chalk that up to pig-ignorance.
I have a PS3 and I didn't know about it until Sony announced they were lowering the number of installs, so I think it's fine that you didn't know =D. I haven't heard it anywhere, but I wouldn't be surprised if Xbox did something similar, most digital platforms have something like it
 

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Of course you can do that. Why the fuck is this news? Imagine if your PS4 died and you had to buy a new one. How else would you access your digital games if this option didn't exist? Jeez.
 

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Terramax said:
SkarKrow said:
Bougth a Vita 2 weeks ago, have more games on it than my Wii U in 6 months.

:D

Probably played it more too between Uncharted, Unit 13 and Castlevania: SotN
HELL YEAH! I love my Vita. I play PSone and PSP games on it more these days, but I've had an awful lot of fun on Everybody's Golf, Shinobido 2, and Wipeout 2048.
It's the best PS1 I've ever owned. I really enjoyed Uncharted and Unit 13 is decent if flawed and basic. I really hope Sony pulls it's shit together and supports it well in the coming generation with cross-buy and remote play.

I'm working my way through a few choice PS1 games at the moment and about the start Gravity Rush. I can't wait for Killzone: Mercenary as I'm a big fan of the franchise and it looks great.

Wish more stuff would come EU side! Muramasa and Dragons Crown in particular ): I don't wanna have to import.

It does need a price cut on storage cards though.
 

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I think Sony's banking on "a person will be able to play a game purchased by someone else, but they'll first have to own one of our consoles." It's probably a matter of "we (may) lose the sale of a digital title, but we (potential) gain the sale of a console." I can see it being worth it in the long run:

"I can play my friends' games for free? Cool! Let me just fork over the $399 USD for a PS4...Oh! Wait...I see what you did there, Sony. Well played."
 

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StewShearer said:
After all, if access to your entire digital library is just a log-in screen away, what's to stop you from just handing a buddy your user name and password and letting them go to town on your games free of charge?
Is that really any different than current setups, though? On the surface, it isn't. Maybe they're changing things up, but there aren't enough details to assume otherwise.
 

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Jandau said:
StewShearer said:
After all, if access to your entire digital library is just a log-in screen away, what's to stop you from just handing a buddy your user name and password and letting them go to town on your games free of charge?
Probably not being able to have the same account simultaneously log in on two different machines, so unless you and your friend perfectly coordinate your gaming time, you won't be able to both play at the same time.
Unless of course it works like the ps3 where you just need their account on your system but you dont actually have to be logged in. They can even play it while logged into their own account and get the trophies for themselves they just have to start the download on the account of whoever bought it.
 

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I'm pretty sure Sony has thought of the whole "sharing username and password" thing, and this leads me to believe that they don't care.

Speaking for myself, I'm not sure I'd WANT to give that information to my friends. Not because I don't trust them with my credit card, but because they'd basically be representing me whenever they play. And I wouldn't feel comfortable doing the same with their account. It's like handing someone your Facebook log-in info.
 

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Too bad 200kb/sec still isn't fast enough to even load the basic game engine on the first day. Kudos to them though for letting people with decent connections not have to wait forever!
 

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I am having difficulty understanding a situation where I would find myself compelled to go to someone's house and play THEIR console.
 

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So... It's still exactly like the ps3? (except for the play as you download thing) Or am I missing something?

Or did they remove the ability to buy/download games on one account and play on another? I hope not, I kinda like spending only 25 euros on plus each year...
 

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SkarKrow said:
It's the best PS1 I've ever owned. I really enjoyed Uncharted and Unit 13 is decent if flawed and basic. I really hope Sony pulls it's shit together and supports it well in the coming generation with cross-buy and remote play.

I'm working my way through a few choice PS1 games at the moment and about the start Gravity Rush. I can't wait for Killzone: Mercenary as I'm a big fan of the franchise and it looks great.

Wish more stuff would come EU side! Muramasa and Dragons Crown in particular ): I don't wanna have to import.

It does need a price cut on storage cards though.
Indeed, although, I bought the 32gb mem very early on, and on the whole run it's a damn good investment. Once you have the 32gb, a decent case, then the vita is just awesome.
 

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Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?
Sure, it's possible, but I don't think it's a real threat to game sales in the least. How many people have more than maybe one friend that they'd trust with their account details? And how many of them would go to the trouble?
 

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I am having difficulty understanding a situation where I would find myself compelled to go to someone's house and play THEIR console.
I have on my PSN account both Scott Pilgrim the Game and Super Sonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars. Both games are great to play with a group of friends. But being limited to my Console (plus 2 extra Downloads) has kept us from playing on some occasions.
Sure it's not something I need to have, but heck it's kinda nice.
 

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You see this, Microsoft? It's possible to do this without crazy DRM.
 

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Adam Jensen said:
Of course you can do that. Why the fuck is this news? Imagine if your PS4 died and you had to buy a new one. How else would you access your digital games if this option didn't exist? Jeez.
Well they could have gone the Nintendo route and just had you be SoL if your console dies.

OT: Sony is just on a roll with the good PR aren't they? Now lets see how impressive the PS4's library ends up.
 

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Vivi22 said:
Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?
Sure, it's possible, but I don't think it's a real threat to game sales in the least. How many people have more than maybe one friend that they'd trust with their account details? And how many of them would go to the trouble?
You're the second person to write this.

Am I the only one who has friends that I WOULD trust with my account? Sure, people can't have many good friends, if they couldn't truth them not to fuck up their game account?

Adam Jensen said:
Of course you can do that. Why the fuck is this news? Imagine if your PS4 died and you had to buy a new one. How else would you access your digital games if this option didn't exist? Jeez.
The same was as some PC accounts work - but figuring out where your internet collection came from.

If you try to play certain PC games, online, from other locations, you're blocked from playing, until you can prove you are, in fact the owner. Even if it's being played on the same laptop.

The main interest here is that Sony will allow anyone to play your game, no matter where from, or what console, without being any kind of awkward about it.
 

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SkarKrow said:
Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?

I guess this isn't too different from lending games to people, but I suspect there is the possibility of abuse. That being said, I'm sure Sony have acknowledged this, but put the consumer in favour, rather than restrain them; something which I find rather admirable.

Captcha: Less is more.

Tell that to Wii U owners.....
Bougth a Vita 2 weeks ago, have more games on it than my Wii U in 6 months.

:D

Probably played it more too between Uncharted, Unit 13 and Castlevania: SotN
I don't even own a Vita and own more games that I want on it than I would want to own on a Wii U. PS+ is awesome.
 

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What? An online service akin to Steam as an option? What's with Sony using common sense this generation?

I honestly don't think it will be abused much. I think it'll actually help them sell more games. It's almost as if trusting your costumers is good business.
 
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Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?

I guess this isn't too different from lending games to people, but I suspect there is the possibility of abuse. That being said, I'm sure Sony have acknowledged this, but put the consumer in favour, rather than restrain them; something which I find rather admirable.
Considering it's not a problem with Steam, GoG, or even current console profiles where you could do this exact thing, I doubt it will be much of an issue with the PS4.
 

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You see this, Microsoft? It's possible to do this without crazy DRM.
The 360 already has this feature (aside from the play as you download). I can play my entire digital library on any 360 I want. (I thought it was the same for the PS3 so that's why I was a bit confused as to why this is news...) So the sad part is that Microsoft already did manage to pull this off a generation before the Xbox One without the need for crazy DRM.
 

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Terramax said:
SkarKrow said:
It's the best PS1 I've ever owned. I really enjoyed Uncharted and Unit 13 is decent if flawed and basic. I really hope Sony pulls it's shit together and supports it well in the coming generation with cross-buy and remote play.

I'm working my way through a few choice PS1 games at the moment and about the start Gravity Rush. I can't wait for Killzone: Mercenary as I'm a big fan of the franchise and it looks great.

Wish more stuff would come EU side! Muramasa and Dragons Crown in particular ): I don't wanna have to import.

It does need a price cut on storage cards though.
Indeed, although, I bought the 32gb mem very early on, and on the whole run it's a damn good investment. Once you have the 32gb, a decent case, then the vita is just awesome.
I got one for £54.99 which is a rip off still but much better than the £80 price they ask as an RRP. If you have PS+ it basically pays for itself though.

I need to get a decent case, maybe something soft and padded rather than a hard shell though.
 

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nathan-dts said:
SkarKrow said:
Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?

I guess this isn't too different from lending games to people, but I suspect there is the possibility of abuse. That being said, I'm sure Sony have acknowledged this, but put the consumer in favour, rather than restrain them; something which I find rather admirable.

Captcha: Less is more.

Tell that to Wii U owners.....
Bougth a Vita 2 weeks ago, have more games on it than my Wii U in 6 months.

:D

Probably played it more too between Uncharted, Unit 13 and Castlevania: SotN
I don't even own a Vita and own more games that I want on it than I would want to own on a Wii U. PS+ is awesome.
I downloaded anything on PS+ on the off chance I got a Vita, so day one once I bought the Vita a week or two ago I had like 5 great games and all my PS1 stuff. The vita is an underated machine, particularly with the wealth of indie content available.
 

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Terramax said:
Isn't it possible that you could give your friend your online account details, and they could basically play your games at their house, whenever you're not playing it?

I guess this isn't too different from lending games to people, but I suspect there is the possibility of abuse. That being said, I'm sure Sony have acknowledged this, but put the consumer in favour, rather than restrain them; something which I find rather admirable.

Captcha: Less is more.

Tell that to Wii U owners.....
I assume this feature is going to be exactly the same as the 360 accounts are now (don't really know how the PS3 digital system works so I can't say but I imagine it's the same).

First, the digital library works in the following manner: Each game you buy digitally gets tied to your home console. This means that the license to play that game is tied to the console itself. Thus, anyone who logs in to your console can now access that game without a problem. Now, if you want to play the game at a friend's house, you can do one of two things: bring your hard drive (or other memory device with the game) or download it at your friend's place. The only other thing you now need to do is access the license to that game (remember it's been tied to your other console) and the way you do this is by logging in at the friend's house. The license is held by your account and console and by logging in with your account you've proved that you own it.

Now, you might not want to have to log in at your friend's house anymore and you've decided you're not going to be playing that game on your original console anytime now. What you can do then is TRANSFER the license to your friend's console. This means that now that game is accessible offline on your friend's console but not on your home console. From what I understand, you can do this license transfer indefinitely, but only once per month. I've done this a few times and the once a month limit is reasonable as most wouldn't be expected to change their home console more than once a month.

Keep in mind that this is the 360 system; I have no clue what the PS4 system will be like. Then again, the current system is the most sensible one I could think of where people can't abuse the feature and yet it's still quite easy to use.
 

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If your limited to two-ish (not sure what the actual limit is, I never had to hit it) systems able to play it at once, then it's pretty much identical. On the Xbox version are you allowed to access that downloaded file from any profile on the second system? cause if so, then yeah, identical.
 

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Sony you can stop now, xbox one has taken enough punishment from you
They haven't taken enough punishment. The extreme xbox bros fanbois need to suffer too. They need to suffer horribly.

captcha: tall building. *pushes xboners off of one*
 

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zalithar said:
Alek The Great said:
If your limited to two-ish (not sure what the actual limit is, I never had to hit it) systems able to play it at once, then it's pretty much identical. On the Xbox version are you allowed to access that downloaded file from any profile on the second system? cause if so, then yeah, identical.
I'm not sure I understood you correctly.

If a game's license resides on a console then anyone logged in on that system can use it. If it doesn't, then the content owner can transfer their license to that console and then anyone could use it on that console.

I just realized that this system is still possible to exploit and you could possibly give that game to a new person each month while all the previous people that had the license on their machine could keep that license as long as they stay offline.

I now realize that it seems they were trying to eliminate this loophole on the Xbox One with the 24 hour check-in, but there's a decidedly better solution in my opinion and that is a system similar to Steam's offline mode. For example, if you choose to game offline without the check-in, then you also can't do license transfers. It would be a simple switch and all the system would have to check before confirming you can do a license transfer is whether the console the game is tied to is set to online or offline mode. The only issue I can think of with this is if you set your console that has the license to offline mode and then it dies and you have to get a new one, you wouldn't be able to transfer your licenses...
 

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Indeed, although, I bought the 32gb mem very early on, and on the whole run it's a damn good investment. Once you have the 32gb, a decent case, then the vita is just awesome.
I got one for £54.99 which is a rip off still but much better than the £80 price they ask as an RRP. If you have PS+ it basically pays for itself though.

I need to get a decent case, maybe something soft and padded rather than a hard shell though.[/quote]

I own both a hard shell one and a padded soft one. I use the padded one all the time. It was actually a £9.99 one from Gamestation, and I'm really surprised at its quality.

Also, if you haven't already, I HIGHLY recommend screen protectors. You can buy a pack of 3 for about £4.00 on Amazon. I'm still using the 1st one in the pack after over a year! Excellent value.

I'll admit that, whilst I like the size of the Vita, it feels much better playing games with one of these--

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hori-Officially-Licensed-Attachment-PlayStation/dp/B0084SQEO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373603836&sr=8-1&keywords=ps+vita+grip

There are a few kinds of grips for the Vita, but ever since I've owned this one, I rarely play the console without it. It feels pretty much perfect with it.

Finally, if you go traveling, you should think of buying the battery pack. I did a review for it on Amazon here--

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SONY-COMPUTER-Portable-Charger-PlayStation/dp/B006H3PTS2/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1373603895&sr=1-1&keywords=ps+vita+battery

Well, that's about it really. I know buying all this stuff, + the card, makes the vita a very expensive investment. HOWEVER, as I stated in my review of the charger, the Vita is a long term investment. I bought this console intending to be playing it for up to a decade, maybe even more. In the grand scheme of things, an extra £100 for the extras is a small price to pay, especially when PS+ is put into the equation.

Hope you enjoy Gravity Rush. I did a review on Amazon of that game too.
 

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Of course you can do that. Why the fuck is this news? Imagine if your PS4 died and you had to buy a new one. How else would you access your digital games if this option didn't exist? Jeez.
Like you said this already exists, if you login to your PSN account on any PS3 you can go to the downloads list and re-download your games. The thing Sony are trying to emphasize here is the ability to login and start playing much faster, with the new play as you download streaming courtesy of Gakai it will be quicker to login and start playing instead of waiting for a whole 5-30GB game to download.
 

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I am having difficulty understanding a situation where I would find myself compelled to go to someone's house and play THEIR console.
It's not that weird. E.g my little brother isn't bringing his PS3 over to my house because bringing it out of the country is extra weight he doesn't need on a flight so he'll just log in on mine when he gets here and vice versa for when I go back home. It's not THAT necessary since we both have 3DSs to play on when visiting each other but its nice to have the option on the off chance that the situation arises.
 

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SkarKrow said:
Indeed, although, I bought the 32gb mem very early on, and on the whole run it's a damn good investment. Once you have the 32gb, a decent case, then the vita is just awesome.
I got one for £54.99 which is a rip off still but much better than the £80 price they ask as an RRP. If you have PS+ it basically pays for itself though.

I need to get a decent case, maybe something soft and padded rather than a hard shell though.
I own both a hard shell one and a padded soft one. I use the padded one all the time. It was actually a £9.99 one from Gamestation, and I'm really surprised at its quality.

Also, if you haven't already, I HIGHLY recommend screen protectors. You can buy a pack of 3 for about £4.00 on Amazon. I'm still using the 1st one in the pack after over a year! Excellent value.

I'll admit that, whilst I like the size of the Vita, it feels much better playing games with one of these--

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hori-Officially-Licensed-Attachment-PlayStation/dp/B0084SQEO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373603836&sr=8-1&keywords=ps+vita+grip

There are a few kinds of grips for the Vita, but ever since I've owned this one, I rarely play the console without it. It feels pretty much perfect with it.

Finally, if you go traveling, you should think of buying the battery pack. I did a review for it on Amazon here--

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SONY-COMPUTER-Portable-Charger-PlayStation/dp/B006H3PTS2/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1373603895&sr=1-1&keywords=ps+vita+battery

Well, that's about it really. I know buying all this stuff, + the card, makes the vita a very expensive investment. HOWEVER, as I stated in my review of the charger, the Vita is a long term investment. I bought this console intending to be playing it for up to a decade, maybe even more. In the grand scheme of things, an extra £100 for the extras is a small price to pay, especially when PS+ is put into the equation.

Hope you enjoy Gravity Rush. I did a review on Amazon of that game too.[/quote]

I'm looking for a soft case they avea few on amazon with soe good reviews so I'll likely pick one up after my next paycheck.

As for grips I don't really like that kind of thing and the Vita fits nice in my hands anyway, but my hands I've learned must be relatively small amongst men because I find the 360 controller way too fat.

Oh wow, I didn't know that the battery pack would give so much extra juice xD I'll definately pick one up before I go travelling. My Vita is usually charging when I'm not using it but oddly I don't feel irritated by the battery life, even though it's the same as the 3DS, maybe because it's so much more powerful a machine?

Playing Guacamelee` for now. It's friggin awesome.
 

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I'm looking for a soft case they avea few on amazon with soe good reviews so I'll likely pick one up after my next paycheck.

As for grips I don't really like that kind of thing and the Vita fits nice in my hands anyway, but my hands I've learned must be relatively small amongst men because I find the 360 controller way too fat.

Oh wow, I didn't know that the battery pack would give so much extra juice xD I'll definately pick one up before I go travelling. My Vita is usually charging when I'm not using it but oddly I don't feel irritated by the battery life, even though it's the same as the 3DS, maybe because it's so much more powerful a machine?

Playing Guacamelee` for now. It's friggin awesome.
Yeah, I've never had a problem with the battery life either. I've played this thing 100x more than my old DS, and I've only had the thing run out of juice twice, and that's when playing music from it for about 4 hours in one day.
 

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Terramax said:
SkarKrow said:
I'm looking for a soft case they avea few on amazon with soe good reviews so I'll likely pick one up after my next paycheck.

As for grips I don't really like that kind of thing and the Vita fits nice in my hands anyway, but my hands I've learned must be relatively small amongst men because I find the 360 controller way too fat.

Oh wow, I didn't know that the battery pack would give so much extra juice xD I'll definately pick one up before I go travelling. My Vita is usually charging when I'm not using it but oddly I don't feel irritated by the battery life, even though it's the same as the 3DS, maybe because it's so much more powerful a machine?

Playing Guacamelee` for now. It's friggin awesome.
Yeah, I've never had a problem with the battery life either. I've played this thing 100x more than my old DS, and I've only had the thing run out of juice twice, and that's when playing music from it for about 4 hours in one day.
It nearly died on me when I played Uncharted Golden Abyss for about 5 hours solid xD I really like the thing, it's a shame I have to go back to the 3DS for a couple of exclusives soon ):
 

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It nearly died on me when I played Uncharted Golden Abyss for about 5 hours solid xD I really like the thing, it's a shame I have to go back to the 3DS for a couple of exclusives soon ):
Heh, I used to own a 3DS. However, after not playing the thing for about 3 months, after getting a Vita, I sold it for more money for the Vita. Also, I couldn't bring two handhelds with me abroad.

I'll likely buy a 3DS again someday, when there are lots of exclusives for the system. However, I don't enjoy Nintendo exclusives half as much as Sony ones.
 

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Miss G. said:
CrossLOPER said:
I am having difficulty understanding a situation where I would find myself compelled to go to someone's house and play THEIR console.
It's not that weird. E.g my little brother isn't bringing his PS3 over to my house because bringing it out of the country is extra weight he doesn't need on a flight so he'll just log in on mine when he gets here and vice versa for when I go back home. It's not THAT necessary since we both have 3DSs to play on when visiting each other but its nice to have the option on the off chance that the situation arises.
I might be the exception here, but I've moved abroad, and I've had to rebuy a Sega Saturn, PS2, Dreamcast, Gamecube, N64, classic Xbox, and 360, and THEN rebuy all my favourite games for them. This accounts for a quite a pretty penny, as you can imagine.

Not having to rebuy games a second time over, and being able to play them in my mother tongue, rather than in Japanese, would've been all kinds of awesome.
 

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Terramax said:
SkarKrow said:
It nearly died on me when I played Uncharted Golden Abyss for about 5 hours solid xD I really like the thing, it's a shame I have to go back to the 3DS for a couple of exclusives soon ):
Heh, I used to own a 3DS. However, after not playing the thing for about 3 months, after getting a Vita, I sold it for more money for the Vita. Also, I couldn't bring two handhelds with me abroad.

I'll likely buy a 3DS again someday, when there are lots of exclusives for the system. However, I don't enjoy Nintendo exclusives half as much as Sony ones.
My 3DS last got used when Luigis Mansion hit, now I'm waiting for the new Mario & Luigi RPG to boot it up again, until then I'm filling my time with Guacamelee` and will start Gravity Rush later today. It doesn't help I've got a huge backlog atm.

Really waiting for pokemon on 3ds still -_-